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.



10/06/2013 The Comet - Seattle, WA
10/07/2013 The Alleyway - Portland, OR
10/08/2013 The Ink Annex - Eureka, CA
10/09/2013 Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA
10/10/2013 The Void - San Diego, CA
10/11/2013 The Rock - Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest
10/12/2013 Café Calavera - El Paso, TX
10/13/2013 The Korova - San Antonio, TX
10/14/2013 Lost Well - Austin, TX
10/15/2013 The Taqueria - Dallas, TX w/ Mindless
10/16/2013 TBA - Little Rock, AR
10/17/2013 TBA - Nashville, TN
10/18/2013 529 - Atlanta, GA
10/19/2013 Static Age Records - Asheville, NC
10/20/2013 Barclay House - Baltimore, MD
10/21/2013 Terri's - South Philadelphia, PA
10/22/2013 TBA - Delaware
10/23/2013 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
10/24/2013 Cooler Ranch - New Brunswick, NJ
10/25/2013 Rock Room - Pittsburgh, PA
10/26/2013 TBA - Columbus, OH
10/27/2013 Full House - Indianapolis, IN
10/28/2013 Rancho - Chicago, IL
10/29/2013 TBA - Madison, WI
10/30/2013 Center Street Free Space - Milwaukee, WI
10/31/2013 Shegypt - Minneapolis, MN w/ Agitate, Custodian
11/01/2013 TBA - Omaha, NE
11/02/2013 TBA - Kansas City, MO
11/03/2013 TBA
11/04/2013 Rhinoceropolis - Denver, CO
11/05/2013 T-Annex - Albuquerque, NM
11/06/2013 Mia's - Flagstaff, AZ
11/07/2013 1725 E 7th - Los Angeles, CA
11/08-09/2013 Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA @ Six Weeks Records 20th Anniversary


10/18/2013 The Maritime - Appleton, WI
10/19/2013 Reckless Records (In-Store Matinee) - Chicago, IL
10/19/2013 Frank's Power Plant - Milwaukee, WI
10/20/2013 The Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL
10/23/2013 St, Vitus - Brooklyn, NY
10/24/2013 Roggie's - Boston, MA
10/25/2013 The Boneyard - Atlantic City, NJ
10/26/2013 Trickshots - Albany, NY

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