by Black Bubblegum


Memorial Day is a day of rememberance..... a day to remember that every band on every bill at every show should be worth every minute of your time. Monday's show at the Knitting Factory in NYC (tonight - May 26) is one of those rare heavy shows, featuring co-headliners The Ocean and Kylesa, as well Lair Of The Minotaur and Withered. Tickets are still available.

Withered will open the show, touring to road-test some blackened crusty weight from their new Prosthetic debut Folie Circulaire, their first since the critically acclaimed 2005 LP Memento Mori. Mastered by Scott Hull and featuring Barney Greenway of Napalm Death, we've got the the track "The Fated Breath" for you to download above, and you can preview even more Folie Circulaire goodness at their myspace....

Folie Circulaire was recorded by one Philip Cope of Kylesa fame, who is currently at work on the new album, the follow-up to 2005's Time Will Fuse It's Worth. Laura from Kylesa recently revealed her most prized pieces of vinyl to Deciblog.

The Ocean and their XXXL tour bus (they have a string section, three guitar players, and two bass players among others) are at the top of the marquee, in large part due to the fact that the Knitting Factory marks their first trip to NYC on their first North American tour! The Ocean released Precambrian last year.

And what heavy music fan could pass up the axe-wielding madmen of Lair Of The Minotaur? Their new album, War Metal Battle Master is out NOW on Southern Lord. If you missed it, check out the very NSFW video for "War Metal Battle Master" below.

Ocean Flyer

Kylesa - "Where the Horizon Unfolds"

Lair Of The Minotaur - "War Metal Battle Master" UNCENSORED- NSFW!

The Ocean - 2008 Tour Dates
May 26 - The Knitting Factory (Main Stage) (US) New York City
May 27 - Peabody's (US) Cleveland, Ohio
May 28 - Reggie's Rock Club (US) Chicago, Illinois
May 29 - The End (US) Nashville, Tennessee
May 30 - Tremont Music Hall (US) Charlotte, North Carolina
May 31 - Masquerade (US) Atlanta, Georgia
Jun 1 - Back Booth (US) Orlando, Florida
Jun 2 - Brass Mug (US) Tampa, Florida
Jun 3 - The Beta Bar (US) Talahassee, Florida
Jun 4 - High Ground Venue (US) Metarie, Louisiana
Jun 6 - Red 7 (US) Austin, Texas
Jun 7 - Rubber Gloves (US) Denton, Texas
Jun 8 - Rock Bottom San Antonio, Texas
Jun 10 - Chic's Billiards (US) El Paso, Texas
Jun 11 - Gator's (US) Farmington, New Mexico
Jun 12 - The Clubhouse (US) Tempe, Arizona
Jun 13 - Audies Olympic (US) Fresno, California
Jun 14 - Annie's Social Club (US) San Francisco, California
Jun 15 - The Jumping Turtle (US) San Marcos, California
Jun 16 - Downtown Brew (US) San Luis Obispo, California
Jun 17 - The Knitting Factory (US) Hollywood, California
Jun 22 - HELLFEST (FR) Clisson
Jun 24 - Feierwerk w/ CULT OF LUNA (GER) Munich
Jun 25 - Arena w/ CULT OF LUNA (AT) Vienna
Jun 26 - Rock Cafe w/ CULT OF LUNA (CZ) Prague
Jun 27 - KFZ w/ CULT OF LUNA (GER) Marburg
Jun 29 - Sugarmill (UK) Stoke-On-Trent
Jun 30 - White Rabbit (UK) Plymouth
Jul 1 - Scala w/ CULT OF LUNA (UK) London
Jul 2 - Burgerweeshuis w/ CULT OF LUNA (NL) Deventer
Aug 16 - stage tba (B) Pukkelpop Festival
Aug 22 - City Ice-Skating Ring (CH) Le Locle (VNV Rock Altitude Festival)

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