Entries tagged with: Transient
by Doug Moore
Portland grind unit Transient have finally capped a five-year run of EPs and splits with a killer self-titled full length (cover art above), which you can stream in full over at Blow the Scene. If you're not familiar with Transient, you might know frontwoman Krysta Martinez's other band Landmine Marathon, in which Martinez replaced original vocalist Grace Perry. You can buy the LP from Six Weeks Records. Transient are about to kick off a month-long North American tour in support of the album, including stops at Southwest Terror Fest and the Six Weeks Records 20th Anniversary Party. Check out the full run of dates below and stream a tune below.
Meanwhile, truly bizarre Chicagoan death metal spastics Gigan will release their third album, Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery and Super Science (!!!), via Willowtip Records on 10/15. The album is perhaps the weirdest death metal record in a year that's produced a lot of weird death metal; we've covered them a bunch over at Invisible Oranges, including a song debut. Gigan are also touring in support of their album, albeit for a shorter period; they're playing about a week's worth of Midwestern and East Coast dates. Check out those dates and stream a song below.
The two tours collide in Brooklyn on October 23 at Saint Vitus. Strong local support is slated too: Buckshot Facelift, Spirit of St. Louis, and recent Relapse signees Pyrrhon. Tickets are available here. That week will be a crazy one for metal shows, especially of the wacky and/or brutal variety: Spanish space-blasters Wormed hit the Paper Box in Brooklyn on the 10/24, Castevet will play their Invisible Oranges-sponsored record release show on 10/25, and the likewise IO-sponsored Kylesa tour will arrive at Vitus on the same night. (Tickets here.) Bring your earplugs.
All the dates from both tours are listed, along with song streams and the Transient tour poster, below.
by Wyatt Marshall
Kylesa @ MDF 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
The second annual all-ages Southwest Terror Fest happens at Tucson, AZ's The Rock from October 10 - 13. This year's line-up is loaded with more than sixty bands including Red Fang (who recently played 285 Kent and are releasing a new album), Early Graves, Sacred Reich, Helms Alee and Subrosa. Single day tickets are on sale now. Most extreme music genres are covered, so feel free to pick your poison. Full line-up and set times are below.
Savannah sludge crew Kylesa (who played MHOW during Northside), Denton psych-weirdos Pinkish Black and Sierra, who are about to team up for a Brooklyn Vegan / Invisible Oranges sponsored tour will perform as the fest's headliners on October 10. Look to hear some of Kylesa's recent album Ultraviolet, Pinkish Black's excellent new album Razed to the Ground and Sierra's debut full-length Pslip (stream tracks from both Razed to the Ground and Pslip here) on that tour that hits NYC at Saint Vitus on October 25 (tickets).
Stream Kylesa's recent album, Ultraviolet, below...
Landmine Marathon with Krysta Martinez
Landmine Marathon have waved goodbye to their enigmatic vocalist Grace Perry (on good terms!) and have welcomed the shredded throat of Krysta Martinez to the front position. The frontwoman, also of Portland's Transient, has already laid down vocals for the track "Dead Horses" from their recent Gallows and you can check that out below.
The band issued the following statement regarding Perry's departure and the arrival of Martine on lead throat:
"This summer, Grace decided to leave the band to pursue non-musical endeavors. We are grateful for all of her contributions to LANDMINE MARATHON and wish her nothing but future successes."Martinez offered the following regarding her recruitment
"I'm stoked to be creating music with Landmine Marathon and look forward to hitting the road with them in coming months. Grace is an amazing vocalist, and filling her shoes is a great challenge. Things have been incredibly enjoyable so far and the best is surely yet to come."Godspeed to Martinez, see you on the road.
Check out the revamped "Dead Horses" below, along with the original, plus a couple Transient streams as well.
Indian at Union Pool (more by BBG)
After killing Union Pool in June with Bloodiest and Hallux, Indian will return to NYC on 9/23 to play Public Assembly with Batillus, Castevet, and Alkahest as part of the latter's record release celebration for Milk & Morphine.
Meanwhile, Castevet will play Saint Vitus tonight (8/5) as part of a bill with The Communion and Artificial Brain, a show that originally included Oregon's Transient who has since dropped off:
On Saturday, while driving to Savannah, Georgia, local grindcore band Transient was involved in a head on accident when a SUV jumped the median and crashed into the band's van. Singer Krysta Martinez was airlifted to a local hospital but should be fine following surgery. The band is currently stranded in Georgia with a totaled van (plus a mountain of medical bills), so they are accepting donations via PayPal. -[Portland Mercury]The show will now serve as a benefit for the band, so get out and check out good bands for a good cause.
In somewhat related news, Will from Indian served as second guitarist for Wolves In The Throne Room who will hit the road for a string of dates that will include The Bell House on Sept 12th with Thou. Tickets are still on sale.
Here is the initial lineup for Willamette Week's MusicfestNW, scheduled for Sept. 7-11, 2011 in Portland, Oregon, and it's pretty great. The multi-venue fest includes big outdoor performances by Band of Horses (Sunday, Sept. 11), Explosions in the Sky (Saturday, Sept. 10), and Iron & Wine (Friday, Sept. 9), in addition to shows with everyone from Archers of Loaf to Big Freedia to Butthole Surfers to Neurosis. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 3rd. Check out the full list below...