Posted in metal | music | tour dates on July 6, 2012

by BBG


Dark Castle guitarist Stevie Floyd takes a step into a different realm with Taurus, her new project with Ashley Spungin of Purple Rhinestone Eagle fame. The duo explore some of the same darkness and odd guitar tones that made the Dark Castle material so unique, yet they visit it in a more drone/experimental fashion on their debut LP Life. Stream all of the first side below. You can order a copy at their Bandcamp.

Taurus will hit the road for a string of dates with Agalloch this summer (including Music Hall of Williamsburg on 7/26, tickets), but they'll also be in NYC on July 14, blessing Rockwood Music Hall's bigger Stage 2 at 10pm that night. UPDATE: Due to a glitch in the Bandcamp app in Facebook, this is NOT the same Taurus scheduled for Rockwood Music Hall on 7/14.

All tour dates and that stream, below...

Jul 18 The Waiting Room Lounge Omaha, NE
Jul 20 Reggie's Rock Club Chicago, IL
Jul 22 Beachland Ballroom and Tavern Cleveland, OH
Jul 23 The Opera House Toronto, ON
Jul 25 The Middle East Downstairs Cambridge, MA
Jul 26 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
Jul 27 The Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA
Aug 01 The Earl East Atlanta, GA
Aug 02 Bottletree Cafe Birmingham, AL
Aug 03 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Aug 04 LaGrange Dallas, TX
Aug 08 Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ
Aug 09 The Casbah San Diego, CA
Aug 10 Echoplex Los Angeles, CA
Aug 11 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA



Comments (11)

There's an NYC band named Taurus that's been playing Rockwood for years - I can't imagine this is that band. You may want to confirm this...

Posted by texastab | July 6, 2012 9:28 AM

Taurus was the band that wrote the song that Led Zeppelin turned into stairway to heaven.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2012 9:37 AM

^ whoops. I'm wrong about that. "Taurus" was the song. Long live the new Taurus.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2012 9:38 AM

@texastab, this information comes from the band's Bandcamp:

Thanks for reading!

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2012 9:43 AM

cool photo

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2012 9:45 AM

I prefer Aries thankyouverymuch...

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2012 10:10 AM

the app that adds bands dates to bandcamp does so automatically. The Taurus that plays rockwood on July 14th is def a different band. Go to and click on the band, you'll see it's different.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2012 10:14 AM

Hey guys-
Sorry.... 10:14 was right. Taurus's only NYC show is at MHoW

Posted by Fred Pessaro // BBG | July 6, 2012 12:48 PM


Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2012 3:24 PM

^ almost forgot - not with bad musical taste, but rather without musical taste whatsoever. must be the herpes swelling up his brain again, poor thing. well, that's what happens when you get ass raped by a herd of pigs.

Posted by two way radios | March 8, 2013 1:55 AM

tarus love this band.

Posted by jordon | July 27, 2013 3:43 PM

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