by BBG


California's Xibalba (not the Mexican black metal band of the same name) know their way around a downtuned groove. One listen to their new LP and it becomes apparent that not only does the band love its low-to-floor guitar sound (seriously doomy!), but they're not afraid to break it down for those in the mood to pick up some change. With their almost baritone guitar sound coupled with frontman Nathan Rebolledo's uber-pissed vocals, Xibalba distinguishes themselves from the droves of Hatebreed/Madball-sound-alikes.

Get therapy guys! Or maybe just keep on making brutal releases like the self-titled debut which is still available on vinyl via A389, and will soon be released via CD with additional material as Madre Mia Gracias Por Los Dias via the venerable Southern Lord on 6/21. Stream all of Madre Mia Gracias Por Los Dias below.

Xibalba are currently touring the East Coast and will play Party Expo TONIGHT at 7PM (6/16) with Cipher, Doomsday Mourning, and Brooksite as part of a string of dates with Foundation. Get out and try to buy some merch, they'll need all the dough they can get without a van... All tour dates, the LP stream, and a recent video for "Cold" is below....



06/16/11 Brooklyn, NY Party Expo
06/17/11 Philadelphia, PA BSM (Upstairs)
06/18/11 Baltimore, MD Charm City Art Space
06/19/11 Richmond, VA The Warehouse
06/20/11 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox
06/21/11 Atlanta, GA The Boneyard
06/22/11 Orlando, FL Hoops Tavern
06/23/11 Pembrook Pines, FL The Talent Farm
06/24/11 Tampa/Gainesville, FL Venue TBA
06/25/11 Tallahassee, FL The Farside
06/26/11 Tupelo, MS The Spot
06/27/11 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music Hall
06/28/11 Ft Worth, TX 1919 Hemphill
06/29/11 El Paso, TX Venue TBA
06/30/11 Phoenix, AZ The Slurp
07/01/11 San Diego, CA Che Cafe
07/02/11 Pomona, CA Aladdin Jr
07/03/11 Berkeley, CA 924 Gilman St