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And So I Watch You From Afar nominated for Progressive Music Awards 2015 

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And So I Watch You From Afar are proud to be nominated for the ‘Vanguard’ category in the Progressive Music Awards 2015 from Prog Magazine and Orange Amps

The winner of the ‘Vanguard’ category is determined by public vote, so VOTE HERE to help And So I Watch You From Afar get the award!

The Progressive Music Awards has established itself as one of the most respected events in the music calender. In its short but illustrious history, it has honoured and and hosted some of the world’s most renowned and respected artists including Peter Gabriel, Rick Wakeman, Ian Anderson, Genesis, and Rush. But this is about more than the old guard. Talent of tomorrow including Syd Arthur, TesseracT and Messenger have seen their careers go from strength-to-strength since picking up their award.

The 2015 awards will again take place at London’s Underglobe venue, beneath Shakepseare’s Globe Theatre, on Thursday September 3. This year, the event will be hosted for the first time by TV presenter Matthew Wright.

Chelsea Wolfe featured in Rolling Stone’s 10 Artists You Need To Know 

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Chelsea Wolfe Sounds Like: Lorde if she was actually goth, evil Björk on downers

For Fans of: PJ Harvey, Jarboe, Zola Jesus

Why You Should Pay Attention: She’s the reigning dark priestess of goth-scarred art rock, romanticizing “Grey Days” and “Simple Death” in hazy, haunting songs that span grinding industrial, sparse folk, doomy metal and droning noise. It’s foreboding stuff — and yet Queens of the Stone Age took her out on tour and the producers of Game of Thrones chose a track of hers (2013’s “Feral Love”) for the series’ Season Four trailers. Wolfe’s latest record, Abyss, is her most intense and dynamic yet. “We’ve been touring a lot for the past few years so I think naturally I had it in my head that I wanted my new album to have songs that would translate well live,” she says. “And what I was writing about was really heavy, so even the more subdued songs have that feeling to them.”

She Says: The album’s heavy subject matter includes Wolfe’s lifelong struggle with sleep paralysis, a phenomenon in which a person is unable to move or speak while passing between wakefulness and slumber; it’s often accompanied by a sensation of bodily pressure or choking, as well as terrifying hallucinations. “I’ve always had sleep and dream issues, since I was a kid,” Wolfe says. “I’ve dealt with sleep paralysis for a long time and recently starting talking about it with other people, comparing experiences. I didn’t set out to channel it into the music, it’s just, I think having that connection to an in-between state for so many years started creeping into the way I wrote about things — sometimes the anxiety or strangeness of it would follow me into my day.”

Hear for Yourself: Wolfe strings gossamer vocals over metal-on-metal scraping and piston-pumping percussion on Abyss’ unnerving yet strangely seductive opener “Carrion Flowers." 
by Brandon Geist

See the full post from Rolling Stone HERE

Mutoid Man “Bleeder” // Full album up on Noisey 

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Mutoid Man is a supergroup. Mutoid Man defies all of the trappings that come with that. But more than anything Mutoid Man is fun. At a recent “surprise” gig at Brooklyn’s St. Vitus, the trio boozily ran through selections from their debut EP and forthcoming Bleeder LP all while trading middle fingers in between complex instrumentation and covering Tom Jones’s “She’s a Lady.” No furrowed brow seriousness, despite their hardcore-meets-math complexity, just a badass riff fest and a damn good time.  

Their approach and the PMA that comes with it shines through on Bleeder, which hits on June 30 via Sargent House (get it on iTunes or in physical formats), and is streaming below for the first time. Check that out in full while you read an interview with Stephen Brodsky on the past and future of Cave In, the formation of Mutoid Man, and keeping it family.

STREAM THE ALBUM AND READ THE INTERVIEW HERE

And So I Watch You From Afar // North American Tour with The Fall of Troy 

And So I Watch You From Afar will be joining The Fall Of Troy on their North American Doppelgänger tour this September, along with Slothrust. Tickets for these shows go on sale Friday, June 26th. A full list of dates can be found below.

Stay tuned for more news about headlining US dates, coming soon - always check here for the most updated list of shows: http://asiwyfa.com/shows

Tour Dates with The Fall Of Troy
Sep 06 - St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
Sep 08 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
Sep 09 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade - Hell
Sep 10 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
Sep 11 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Sep 12 - Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly
Sep 13 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Sep 14 - Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
Sep 16 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Sep 17 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sep 18 - Boston, MA @ Royale
Sep 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Sep 20 - Ashbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
Sep 21 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
Sep 22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Altar Bar
Sep 23 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
Sep 24 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
Sep 25 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
Sep 26 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre

Chelsea Wolfe “Carrion Flowers” Official Video release 

Music video for “Carrion Flowers”

Chelsea Wolfe has released the stark black and white video for newest single, “Carrion Flowers,” directed by Wolfe herself and bandmate Ben Chisholm, with all editing by Chisholm. Shot in California and New York state, Wolfe shares,
 
“The visuals in the video allude to the drought in California and frustration about corporations being allowed to pump out all the water, destroying environments and communities, just to sell it back. While writing Abyss, I lived near where the water is piped into Los Angeles, but the lakes were dried up and the mountains were burned from fires. During filming we were exploring cracked lake beds and washed out roads - at one point I was laying in the middle of an abandoned canyon road with no chance of a car coming, and it was very surreal and quiet. I closed my eyes for a moment and when I opened them there were vultures circling overhead like I was some exotic roadkill, so we filmed them too.
 
The scribbles and ropes in the video are about my own madness and self-doubt, and costume designer Jenni Hensler made me a human cocoon from this insane fabric - it represents a feeling of claustrophobia, like you just want to scratch your way out of it. And there is anger in this song; it’s got a sense of revenge for anyone who has suffered or died because of injustice."
 
The track is also featured in the newly released official trailer for Dark Places, the upcoming film adapted from Gone Girl’s author Gillian Flynn, starring Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks, Chloe Grace Moretz and more. Watch here.
 
In anticipation of the August 7th release of her fifth album Abyss, Wolfe has released tracks “Iron Moon” and “Carrion Flowers” to great acclaim. NPR called “Carrion Flowers” as “dark and bottomless as a river at night . . . beautiful and terrifying,” while Rolling Stone called Abyss “her darkest and most personal album yet . . . a haunting, doomy exercise in loud-quiet dynamics.” The FADER loved “Iron Moon” for being “half-scorched-earth, take-no-prisoners psychedelic metal, half delicate folk ballad . . . completely transcendant,” and Pitchfork noted it as “the most metal-leaning Wolfe’s ever been, and it’s a welcome entrance.” Wolfe will take her tremendous live show on the road this summer and fall, kicking off at the end of August and making her way across North American through October. All dates are below.
 
Sleep paralysis plagues singer/songwriter Chelsea Wolfe, and that strange intersection of the conscious and the unconscious has inadvertently manifested itself within her work. Across the span of her first four albums, there is an underlying tension, a distorted and nebulous territory where dark shadows hover along the edges of the sublime and the graceful. But until now, Wolfe’s trials and tribulations with the boundaries between dreams and reality have only been a subconscious influence on her work. With her fifth album, Abyss, she deliberately confronts those boundaries and crafts a score to that realm she describes as the “hazy afterlife . . . an inverted thunderstorm . . . the dark backward . . . the abyss of time.”
 
Abyss arrives August 7th via Sargent House with pre-order links on iTunes and via the label, and fans can read the full statement behind the album here.
 
Chelsea Wolfe North American Tour
Aug 27 - Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar +
Aug 28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge +
Aug 29 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater #
Aug 31 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club #
Sep 1 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall #
Sep 2 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop #
Sep 3 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
Sep 4 - Montreal, QC @ Theater Fairmont
Sep 5 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair #
Sep 9 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #
Sep 10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts #
Sep 11 - Washington DC @ U Street Music Hall #
Sep 12 - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival #
Sep 14 - Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5 #
Sep 15 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge #
Sep 17 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks #
Sep 19 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk #
Sep 20 - Dallas, TX @ The Kessler #
Sep 22 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls #
Sep 23 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad #
Sep 24 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar #
Sep 25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater #
Sep 26 - San Francisco, CA @ Grand Ballroom at Regency Center #
Sep 28 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater #
Sep 29 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's *
Sep 30 - Vancouver, BC @  The Rickshaw *
Oct 2 - Bellingham, WA @ Shakedown
 
+ with Upsilon Acrux
# with Wovenhand
* with Mamiffer
 

Don’t miss Chelsea Wolfe on her North American tour - see all dates and purchase tickets HERE.

Marriages “Salome” in Time Out London’s Best 25 Albums of 2015 So Far 

Marriages debut LP “Salome” has been included in Time Out London’s ‘The 25 Best Albums of 2015 So Far’ alongside other incredible artists like Blur, Sleater Kinney, Bjork, and many more.

To read the full article click HERE.

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MARRIAGES ON TOUR: Don’t miss Marriages on their upcoming US headlining summer tour where creepoid will join them in Denver for the remaining US dates. In August, they will be heading to the UK to play ArcTanGent in Bristol with Sargent House family deafheaven, Emma Ruth Rundle, Helms Alee, + Mylets and finally London with deafheaven at The Scala.

For all show/ticket details click HERE

Mutoid Man Live Review - Boston @ The Royale 

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Mixing brutality with levity, Boston via NYC’s Mutoid Man stormed the Royale stage recently while supporting The Dillinger Escape Plan. With a new release almost here (Bleeder, out through Sargent House on June 30th), Mutoid Man treated fans to a slew of those new tracks which fit in seamlessly alongside tracks from 2013’s Helium Head.

Steve Brodsky brought it. Ben Koller brought it. Nick Cageao brought it. In an unbelievable sync throughout frenetic time signatures and time changes, Mutoid Man laid waste to the Boston crowd with a smile on their collective faces. Nothing makes a live performance more enjoyable than actually seeing that the band in front of you is having fun and not just going through the motions. Whether Brodsky was playing around with some wonky feedback or Koller was going through drumsticks faster than he could finish songs, Mutoid Man delivered a scorching set that looked effortless from start to finish.

Powering through HH tracks like “Scrape The Walls”, “Gnarcissist”, and “Scavengers”, the set was broken up by what Brodsky called “Bleeder Blocks” which focused on the new album. Now Helium Head rocks, you guys. That’s understood. But the moment “Bridgeburner” (which opens Bleeder) started, any memory of Helium Head was eviscerated as Brodsky mixed a clean delivery with those unforgettable screams, Koller pummeled with vicious staccato attacks, and Cageao began the song with an unforgettable bass drone. Cageao also added some sweet low end to “Sweet Ivy” and complemented Koller’s controlled chaos on other new tracks “Reptilian Soul” and “Beast”.

Oh, and you want diversity? How about a cover of the Eric Burdon/The Animals classic “Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” (Or “The Manimals” on HH) which showed off Brodsky’s croon despite the bombastic interpretation.

Bleeder is out on June 30th through Sargent House. Head over here for pre-orders.

(via Rock and Roll Fables)

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