Venice, CA "Destroyers of Rock 'n' Roll" The Shrine have announced a winter 2013 U.S. tour. The bad ass band will team up with retro rockers Graveyard for a four week trek that will launch on January 23 in Boston, MA and will fire up crowds across the country through February 23 in Houston, TX.
Texas occult metal band Venomous Maximus will release its new album Beg Upon the Light on October 30 via Occulture Records. The award winning group recorded at Origin Sound in Houston with a head space described as "somewhere between a Alejandro Jodorowsky film and a New Orleans voodoo den." Beg Upon the Light's striking cover art was designed by artist Dann Miller and builds on the band's ever-evolving thematic that involves, among other things, magic, alchemy, extra-sensory perception and astrology; wide-eyed themes that lay "on the outermost fringe of accepted forms of knowledge and discourse."
Oakland, CA heavy metal juggernaut High On Fire has announced a full North American tour in support of its new album De Vermis Mysteriis. The eagerly anticipated run -- the band's first since the release of the new LP -- will kick off on November 15 in Austin, TX and is slated to run through December 22 in San Francisco, CA.
Oakland, California's mighty Lecherous Gaze will release its debut full length album 'On the Skids' on October 9 via Tee Pee Records. The follow up to the band's celebrated, self-titled EP was recorded in Oakland's Earhammer Studios (Ghoul, Saviours) and is an up-tempo firebomb of awesome riffage, wailing solos, '70s fuzz tone guitar and grade-A, no-bullshit rock 'n' roll. Insidious, Mad magazine-esque cover art by Tim Lehi (High on Fire, Leviathan, Saint Vitus) only adds to the soul-withering mayhem this record dishes out!
Celebrated Canadian psych rockers Quest For Fire will team up with like minded music makers Black Mountain for a run of North American tour dates set to kick off on August 25 at the Waldorf Hotel in Vancouver, BC. The not-to-be-missed run of live dates will run through September 7 in Portland, OR.
Buzzworthy French-American psych rockers Blaak Heat Shujaa have signed with NYC's Tee Pee Records.