From The Shadows – Rozamov


Rozamov, by Matt Lambert

Rozamov, by Matt Lambert

Boston’s sludge and doom metal merchants Rozamov are hitting the road next week with Moon Tooth on a tour that will take both bands through some new territories, surely making new fans. We caught up with the power trio recently to discuss the upcoming tour, the progress of their new album, their approach to songwriting, and that time when they saw Slayer warm up with a Journey cover:

 

Rozamov is hitting the road with Moon Tooth in June. What you most looking forward to for the tour?

Tom Corino: I’m most looking forward to getting to see a little bit of Canada and to play outside the country for the first time. I’ve wanted to get the band north of the border for a while, it feels great to be getting on the road again even for a short little run. It’s the first tour with Yianni so it’ll be a good way to see what it’s like to tour together with the new lineup too.

Matt Iacovelli Each tour has its own flavor and rhythm so it will be interesting to see how this group of people interact.

Yianni Tranxidis: For this short run, were most excited to visit Canada for the first time. This will be ours & Moon Tooth’s first Canada shows, so it’ll be an interesting experience to see how the shows will go.

Rozamov, by Matt Lambert

Rozamov, by Matt Lambert

After the tour, are you guys hitting the studio straight away, or are their more songs to write still for the new album? Can we expect the album in 2016, or next year?

Tom: We hit the studio last year and have the finished product ready to go. We recorded with Jon Taft at New Alliance East, which was a great experience. That studio is a great little room and Jon was great to bounce ideas off of. We’re working with a couple labels on different formats for release and we’re getting artwork and such together. It’s looking like an early 2017 release right now, we were hoping to get the record out this year but we didn’t want to rush anything considering how long vinyl turnaround can take these days. This way, everything will be out at the same time and no one will be left waiting around for vinyl to show up.

Matt: We are in the process of getting the artwork together.

Yianni: After this tour, we’re going to be writing more material, as well as finishing up the details for our upcoming album with Rozamov’s former drummer.

Matt: Hopefully it will see release early next year. We have some interested parties involved so things are looking good in that dept. I can’t give you any super specific details just yet.

 

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The ‘Ghost Divine’ track from the split 7-inch with Deathkings was great, and seemed to mark a new direction for the band. Will hear more of that style?

Tom: ‘Ghost Divine’ is a lot faster than the material on the new record but the vibe from that song will certainly be present on the record. The new album is by far the heaviest collection of songs we’ve done to date, reflecting the 2014-2015 winter when a good chunk of the record was written. I know I certainly was not in a good place at that time, being buried under 110 inches of snow will do that, so it’s a pretty dark record.

Matt: Not as far as speed or delivery but maybe in feel and over all tone..Ghost Divine was a step apart from really anything we’ve done. In truth we were building a record around that very song, it got picked up by Ryan from Midnite Collective and the rest is history..but the new material is slower and more deliberate its a little more bleak, a little more doom that before.

Yianni: “Ghost Divine” was definitely a huge shift in sound for the band, as it incorporates a mixture of heavy, complex, and driving riffs, while still keeping the core of our Doom sound. A lot of dynamics, and rhythmic changes, which definitely pushed us to write something we haven’t written before. I believe that we’re a band that will always have something different to offer, so I wouldn’t be surprised if our future material will sound a lot like this, and pushing the boundaries even more.

 

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What is the writing process like for the band? Is it a constant group effort, or do the individual members bring in their own material?

Tom: We usually write together in the practice space, it’s just the way Matt and I do best. Matt comes up with a good chunk of the original ideas for a riff and we’ll hash it out together in the space. Sometimes we bring in ideas that we’ve written on our own but a lot of those ideas either don’t fly or get dramatically changed in the room. Matt and I push each other to write stuff that’s interesting to the both of us and we can get pretty brutal on each other’s ideas. I think we both work best when we have someone to bounce ideas off of and to push someone in the right direction when they are onto something and struggling.

Matt: I think we just went for it and wrote 3 songs, as yet to be played live, they won’t see Canada this time. Every person has a personality so it will always change the vibe.

Yianni: In terms of the writing process, we all collaborate together. We’ll usually have one or two riffs that one of us have had, and bring them into the practice space, however we do a really good job at making fresh new riffs when we’re together. After that, we work on each segment, and figure out how we want to piece it all together. Being a new member, it’s always going to be interesting seeing how that will influence a band’s writing process, however when we work on riffs, we all talk about it together, and welcome ideas from all sides, so I’ve felt very welcome to bring my ideas to the tables.

 

You’ve had some turnover in the band the last few years, and now have a new drummer. With two longtime writing partners, how hard is it to incorporate a new person into the mix?

Tom: We try to always be writing. We were writing new material almost immediately after the recording sessions for the new record were over, before we had made the change behind the kit. Each change in the lineup has molded us and changed us as a band, and hopefully the same goes for those band mates. Yianni brings his own flavor to the band and allows us to try out ideas we’ve wanted to attempt but couldn’t before. We’re still getting used to him in a writing capacity so we’ll see where it ends up in the long run, but we’re just excited to bring a new outlook to the band.

Matt: It’s a constant group effort. I write a lot of the riffs but its a definite group deal. We are very serious about the sound and so we are brutal as fuck and… not every riff i write is good, honestly we kill more riffs than we keep.

The band has already shared the stage with some major acts and played a few large festivals. What is your favorite gig so far and the one gig to play or band in the world that is your dream to play with someday?

Tom: I’d say that my favorite show we’ve played so far was the Rubber Tracks gig with Slayer and Doomriders. I’ve been a fan of Slayer since I was in high school so to see those guys for the first time in a 500 cap room as the opening act was a dream come true. Playing with Doomriders was also absolutely great. Any day Nate Newton says your band was rad after your set is a good day in my book, and we’ve become friendly with those guys since.

Matt: Well Slayer and Pyscho (California) Fest were highlights for sure. Slayer had its own thing going, its own style and vibe. It was cool to see them sound check with some Journey….What?!

Yianni: Ever since I joined the band, we only played a couple of shows, however my favorite one was our show with Intronaut, Scale the Summit, and North, which was on March 30th at the Downstairs Middle East. That was a really fun time. I think the whole band would agree that sharing the stage with Mastodon would be a dream come true. We’re all very big fans of them, and highly influenced by their groundbreaking sound.

Rozamov, by Matt Lambert

Rozamov, by Matt Lambert

 

INTERVIEW BY KEITH CHACHKES

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Eyehategod Book Upcoming Tour Dates


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Eyehategod has booked a new string of upcoming shows. They are still supporting their 2014 released self titled album out now via Housecore Records.

May 15: Psycho California – Santa Ana, CA
May 16: Alice Cooper’stown – Phoenix, AZ
May 17: Highline Bar – Seattle, WA
May 21: Tiki Bar – Shreveport, LA
May 22: Fort Worth Metal Fest – Fort Worth, TX
May 23: Siberia – New Orleans, LA

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Music Video + Tour – Atriarch – Bereavement + Upcoming Live Dates


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Pacific Northwest atmospheric death/doomers Atriarch is streaming their music video for “Bereavement,” off of their latest album An Unending Pathway via Relapse Records. The band has a string of upcoming live dates coming up.

May 13: Starlite – Sacramento, CA (w/ Samothrace)
May 14: Complex – Los Angeles, CA (w/ Black Mare)
May 15: Psycho California – Santa Ana, CA (w/ Cult Of Luna, Eyehategod, Russian Circles, etc)
May 16: Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA (w/ Lycus)


Earth Confirm Upcoming Live Dates


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Photo Credit: Samantha Muljat

Seattle riff rockers Earth have a string of upcoming live dates. They are supporting their tenth full length album Primitive And Deadly, out now via Southern Lord.

May 09: Carson Creek Ranch – Austin, TX (Levitation)
May 11: Sister – Albuquerque, NM (w/ True Widow)
May 12: Club Congress – Tucson, AZ (w/ True Widow)
May 13: Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ (w/ True Widow)
May 14: Pappy & Harriets – Pioneertown, CA (w/ True Widow)
May 16: Observatory – Santa Ana, CA (Psycho California)
Jul 18: Revolution Hall – Portland, OR (Project Pabst Presents)
Sep 10-12: Ellnora Guitar Festival – Urbana, IL

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Happy EARTH DAY 2015 ! Just two weeks to go before we embark on our upcoming tour and we’re feeling pretty Earthy…

Posted by Earth on Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Mothership Confirm Upcoming North American Tour


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Mothership will venturing on an upcoming North American Tour entitled Spring Odyssey Tour with The Dirty Streets supporting.

May 01: Fubar – St. Louis, MO
May 02: Vintage Torque Festival – Dubuque, IA (Mothership Only)
May 03: Metal Grill – Milwaukee, WI
May 04: Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
May 05: Big V’s Saloon – St. Paul, MN
May 06: The Scene – Kansas City, MO
May 07: Moon Room – Denver, CO
May 09: Crazy Horse – Boise, ID
May 10: Hindenburg – Vancouver, BC (Mothership Only)
May 11: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
May 13: Volcanic Theatre Pub – Bend, OR
May 15: Whiskey Dicks – South Lake Tahoe, CA
May 17: Psycho California – Orange County, CA (Mothership Only)

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Eyehategod Book Upcoming May Tour Dates


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Eyehategod have confirmed a string of upcoming shows in May.

May 15: Psycho California – Santa Ana, CA
May 16: Alice Cooper’stown – Phoenix, AZ
May 17: Highline Bar – Seattle, WA
May 21: Tiki Bar – Shreveport, LA
May 22: Fort Worth Metal Fest – Fort Worth, TX
May 23: Siberia – New Orleans, LA

USA Summer Dates:May 15 – Psycho California – Santa Ana, CAMay 16 – Alice Cooper’stown – Phoenix, AZMay 17 – Highline…

Posted by EYEHATEGOD on Monday, April 27, 2015


Album Stream + Music Video: True Widow – Circumambulation + S:H:S


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Texas trio True Widow have confirmed upcoming May live dates, in support of their latest album Circumambulation, out now via Relapse Records. The record was recorded at The Echo Lab in Argyle, TX with producer Matt Pence (Yuck, Jay Farrar). Stream the album below, as well as their music video for “S:H:S.”

May 11: Sister – Albuquerque, NM (with Earth)
May 12: Club Congress – Tucson, AZ (with Earth)
May 13: Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ (with Earth)
May 14: Pappy & Harriet’s – Pioneertown, CA
May 16: The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA (Psycho California)
May 17: Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
May 19: White Owl Social Club – Portland, OR
May 20: Highline – Seattle,WA
May 21: Neurolux – Boise, ID
May 22: Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
May 23: Lost Lake – Denver, CO
May 24: The Opolis – Norman, OK


The Atlas Moth Announce May Tour Dates


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The Atlas Moth have booked a string of upcoming May tour dates:

May 12: Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
May 13: Shred Shed (aka Music Garage) – Salt Lake City, UT
May 14: Bunkhouse – Las Vegas, NV
May 17: The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA (‘Psycho California‘)
May 18: Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA
May 19: Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
May 20: Rebel Lounge – Tempe, AZ
May 23: Errors Records – Urbana, IL


Eyehategod Book European Tour


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Eyehategod will be venturing across Europe for an upcoming tour. They are still supporting their self titled album out via Housecore Records. During the tour, band guitarist Jimmy Bower and vocalist Mike IX Williams will appear on an special Q&A panel on April 10th at the Roadburn Festival in Tillburg, The Netherlands to discuss the documentary NOLA: Life, Death and Heavy Blues From The Bayou.

EYEHATEGOD – Staggering Backwards European Tour:
Mar 30: Kuudes Linja – Helsinki (FI)
Mar 31: Kuudes Linja – Helsinki (FI)
Apr 01: Klubi – Tampere (FI)
Apr 03: Debaser – Stockholm (SW)
Apr 04: Truckstop Alaska – Gothenburg (SW)
Apr 05: 1000Fryd – Aalborg (DK)
Apr 06: Atlas – Aahus (DK)
Apr 07: Loppen – Kopenhagen (DK)
Apr 08: Hafenklang – Hamburg (DE)
Apr 09: Roadburn Festival 2015 – Tilburg (NL)
Apr 10: Roadburn Festival 2015 – Tilburg (NL)
Apr 11: Durbuy Rockfestival 2015 – Durbuy (BE)
Apr 12: Bastard Club – Osnabrück (DE)
Apr 13: Cassiopeia – Berlin (DE)
Apr 14: Schlachthof – Wiesbaden (DE)
Apr 16: Lo Fi Club – Milano (IT)
Apr 17: Init – Roma (IT)
Apr 18: The Cage – Livorno (IT)
Apr 19: Freakout Club – Bologna (IT)
Apr 20: Gaswerk – Winterthur (CH)
Apr 21: Usine – Geneve (CH)
Apr 22: Mjc Totem – Lyon (FR)
Apr 23: Molodoi – Strasbourg (FR)
Apr 24: Le 106 – Rouen (FR)
Apr 25: Desertfest 2015 @ Electric Ballroom – London (UK)
May 15: Psycho California @ The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
Jun 20: Hellfest 2015 – Clisson (FR)

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TOUR STARTS TOMORROW in Helsinki!http://eyehategod.ee/gigs.html Mar. 30 – Kuudes Linja – Helsinki, FinlandMar. 31 -…

Posted by EYEHATEGOD on Sunday, March 29, 2015


True Widow Book Upcoming May US Tour


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Texas trio True Widow have confirmed a string of live dates in May, including an appearance at Psycho California in Santa Ana, CA. Their latest album Circumambulation was released in 2013 via Relapse Records. The album of hypnotic, heavy-but-melodic shoegaze was recorded at The Echo Lab in Argyle, Texas with the band reuniting with producer Matt Pence (Yuck, Jay Farrar). Stream the album here.

Watch the music video for “S:H:S” here or below.

True Widow Tour Dates
Mar 15: City Tavern – Dallas, TX (with Moon Duo)
May 11: Sister – Albuquerque, NM (with Earth)
May 12: Club Congress – Tucson, AZ (with Earth)
May 13: Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ (with Earth)
May 16: The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA (Psycho California)
May 17: Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
May 19: White Owl Social Club – Portland, OR
May 20: Highline – Seattle,WA
May 21: Neurolux – Boise, ID
May 22: Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
May 23: Lost Lake – Denver, CO
May 24: The Opolis – Norman, OK