YAUTJA To Kick Off US Tour; The Lurch Out Now On Relapse Records 

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Nashville underground trio YAUTJA will kick off their 2021 Winter tour TONIGHT, November 26th, in Birmingham, Alabama. The journey runs through December 18th. The band will be joined by Inter Arma, Yashira, Eye Flys, and Chepang along the way. See all confirmed dates below.

YAUTJA made their Relapse Records debut with their new album, The Lurch, released earlier this year. Recorded by Scott Evans at Steve Albini’s legendary Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, The Lurch amalgamates metal, punk, and noise rock into a ferocious hybrid that has propelled the band from the obscurity of the American South onto the international stage.

The Lurch, which features artwork by Brandon Guerts (Pig Destroyer, Melt Banana), is out now on CD, LP, and digital formats. Physical orders are available via Relapse.com HERE. Digital downloads/streaming services are available HERE.

View the band’s previously released videos for “The Weight” HERE, “Tethered” HERE, and “The Spectacle” HERE.

YAUTJA:
11/26/2021 The Firehouse – Birmingham, AL
11/27/2021 Graveface Museum – Savannah, GA
w/ Yashira:
11/28/2021 Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL
11/29/2021 Crowbar – Tampa, FL
11/30/2021 Archetype – Jacksonville, FL
12/1/2021 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
w/ Inter Arma, Eye Flys, Yashira:
12/2/2021 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
12/3/2021 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
12/4/2021 Reggies – Chicago, IL * Peace Simulation Midwest Pop-up Showcase w/ Primitive Man, Indian, more
12/5/2021 Spacebar – Columbus, OH
12/6/2021 DRKMTTR – Nashville, TN
12/7/2021 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
12/8/2021 Asheville Music Hall – Asheville, NC
12/9/2021 The Pour House – Raleigh, NC
12/10/2021 Golden Pony – Harrisonburg, VA
w/ Chepang:
12/11/2021 Atlas Brew Works – Washington, DC
12/12/2021 QXTs – Newark, NJ
12/13/2021 Apohadion Theatre – Portland, ME
12/14/2021 Rednawa – Middleton, CT
12/15/2021 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA w Blood Incantation, Primitive Man, more
12/16/2021 The Building – Allentown, PA
12/17/2021 O’Briens – Boston, MA
12/18/2021 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY

From the opening roar of “A Killing Joke” and the ominous noise waves of “Undesirables” to the churning cannonade of “Before The Foal,” The Lurch conveys the personal frustrations and sociopolitical observations of its creators. “We’ve got our bubble of friends and artists and businesses, but you drive 30 minutes out of town, and you see confederate flags or people wearing t-shirts that say, ‘Redneck Lives Matter,’” bassist/vocalist Kayhan Vaziri explains, “so there’s a lot of frustration there, and some the lyrics pertain to that.”

Elsewhere on the album, tracks such as “Tethered” and “Wired Depths” discuss the various technologies and systems in place befalling the great populace. Rampant displacement of local communities fuel Vaziri’s opening screams in the track aptly titled “Catastrophic” – “Forced under society!”

Featuring members of several other musical projects including Thou, Coliseum, Mutilation Rites, and more, YAUTJA‘s collective experiences across the underground and experimental subgenres drive their unique sound. The band’s palpable malaise, malcontent, and sharpened edges are matched by the album’s production – the attack of noisy, whirring guitars constantly veering on dissonance are met with a destructive, mangled low end, as they march on to some of the most creative drumming in the genre. The Lurch showcases a band that is daring, experimental, and unrelenting.

“The Lurch showcases an already exceptional band at a grander, more diverse peak.” – Decibel

“Every song YAUTJA creates is likely to contain a dizzying mix of bombastic sludge, furious hardcore, brutal grind, and nauseating noise rock. On The Lurch… YAUTJA hone and perfect their craft; they keep their ‘more is more’ spirit alive.” – Chicago Reader

“They play with the speed and ferocity of a hardcore band, but their riffs have sludge all over them, and their vocals are pure swamp-monster shit. In their hammering onslaught, you can hear echoes of early Mastodon, and that’s high praise…” – Stereogum

“…an unrelenting bludgeoning via energetic sludge.” – Metal Injection

“Everything about The Lurch feels primal. The stalking stab of dissonant guitar riffage. The unsettling atmosphere of tectonic tempo shifts. The murky morass of glacial fuzz and doom. The frenzied bark of disembodied vocals. It’s a record at tension with limbic flight and fight responses, that eternal dance between predator and prey, evoking the band’s namesake in both intent and present danger.” – New Noise Magazine

“It’s wild without being scattered, ruthless without overstaying its welcome, impactful without wearing you out. It’s another iteration from one of the best goddamn bands out there…” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

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REDEMPTOR: No Clean Singing Premieres “Les Ruines De Pompei” By Death Metal Act With... 

photo by Michał Xaay Loranc

No Clean Singing is hosting the exclusive advance stream of “Les Ruines De Pompei” by Krakow, Poland-based death metal outfit REDEMPTOR – unifying current and former members of Decapitated, Vader, Hate, Sceptic, Sothoth, Banisher, Deivos, and more. The track precedes the band’s new album Agonia, nearing release next week through Selfmadegod Records.

REDEMPTOR’s first new full-length in four years, the successor to their well-received Arthaneum album, Agonia delivers nine new tracks of technical, heavy, and atmospheric death metal heavily influenced by Gorguts, Morbid Angel, Immolation, and Death. With the drums recorded at dMb Studio, the album was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Zed Studios by Tomasz Zalewski (Decapitated, Kat, Deivos), and completed with artwork by the band’s vocalist Michał Xaay Loranc, known from his work for Behemoth, Necrophagist, Nile, Abysmal Tortment, and many more. Additionally, Agonia features guest contributions of viola from Monika Boroni and orchestral arrangement by Dominik Wawak on the song “Debris.”

Alongside the “Les Ruines De Pompei” premiere, REDEMPTOR’s Michal “Xaay” Loranc delves, “I could boast that not a groan or cry of fear escaped me in these perils, but I admit that I derived some poor consolation in my mortal lot from the belief that the whole world was dying with me and I with it. It’s hard to imagine the hell that unleashed over Pompei and Herculaneum. Especially if you consider that you’ve been there in 79 A.D., with no mobile, fast car or army vehicles coming to save your ass… Well, there was a man, Pliny the Elder, commander of the fleet, who went to rescue people on the coast. There was no happy ending once he arrived there… His story has been the main inspiration for the theme. This song is a threnody for an individual, who realizes that there is no chance to escape from the jaws of a greater force. He chooses not to flee, holds the ground to write down his last thoughts with hope that his words will be found by descendants. It’s our dismal salute to all people who have chosen duty and responsibility over their personal chance of survival.”

With the song’s debut, No Clean Singing writes, “The sound is immense and immersive, with a dramatic sweep and a titanic impact. It jolts and jars the senses, creating an atmosphere of imminent and frightening calamity, but the ring of piano keys carries a mood of confusion and loss through that grand and disturbing tumult and all the savage snarls. The music softens, combining syncopated beats with ringing keys and macabre gasps, as if confronting its protagonist with a terrible decision.”

Stream REDEMPTOR’s “Les Ruines De Pompei” first through No Clean Singing now at THIS LOCATION.

Selfmadegod Records will release Agonia December 3rd on CD, LP, and digital platforms. Find preorders at the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE. Also watch the official video for “Potion Of The Skies” HERE.

REDEMPTOR was formed in 2001 by Daniel Kesler (Only Sons, Sothoth ex-Sceptic), recording two demos in its first lineup. The debut album, None Pointless Balance, was recorded in 2005, while the band played many concerts, paving the way for a new chapter of their activity.

2007 brought with it revolutionary changes in the lineup, with well-known Polish artists such as vocalist Michał Xaay Loranc (responsible for the graphics of Nile, Pestilence, and many others), drummer Jakub Chmura (Sceptic, Thy Disease), guitarist Konrad Rossa (Decrepit Birth, Decapitated, Sothoth), and bassist Andrzej Pichlinski (Privateer) joining the band, recording the new demo, Nanosynthesis, performing together through 2010.

In 2011, Hubert Więcek (Banisher, ex-Decapitated, ex-Acid Drinkers) replaced Konrad Rossa on guitar and Piotr Tokarz joined on bass. In this lineup, REDEMPTOR played many concerts and recorded the 4th Density EP. In 2014, longtime drummer Jakub Chmura left the band, his place was taken by Kerim Lechner (ex-Decapitated, Septicflesh) as session drummer, and recording on the band’s self-released second full-length, The Jugglernaut, which was very positively received by fans and critics alike.

The next few years of the band’s activity marked a new era and a significant change of musical direction. In 2017 the band signed with Polish label Selfmadegod Records, releasing their third album, Arthaneum. At this time, Paweł Pavulon Jaroszewicz – then performing with Vader, Decapitated, Hate, and Antigama – became the new drummer, and Arthaneum was realized as the band’s greatest success, the album receiving enthusiastic reviews and greatly expanding their fanbase.

In 2018, Selfmadegod released The Becoming [2005-2011], a collection of REDEMPTOR recordings which compiles a reissue of None Pointless Balance, the Nanosynthesis demo, and the 4th Density EP. Now, as 2021 draws to a close, the band delivers their massive Agonia LP via Selfmadegod, with drums recorded by Daniel Rutkowski (Hate) bass from Kamil Stadnicki (Deivos, Ulcer, Only Sons).

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Swedish Rockers DICTATOR SHIP Release New Single “Sorry State” 

DICTATOR SHIP Return With New Single "Sorry State"

Sweden's Dictator Ship are back with their explosive new single "Sorry State". A dynamic and raw rock 'n' rock track with rhythmical variations, vocal harmonies, and melodies that stick. The new track is tied together by the same retro-inspired, live-recorded sound that could be heard on the band's 2020 debut album 'Your Favorites'. The band comments on their new single:
”'Sorry State' is a song about the blues, infidelity, and abuse. About losing what you believe is the only thing in your life that makes you as a person worth a damn."
”Sorry State” is out now on all streaming platforms via The Sign Records. 

Stream "Sorry State" here:

Dictator Ship - "Sorry State" (Audio)

About DICTATOR SHIP:
Dictator Ship is a direct and immediate outburst in raw and primitive Rock’N’Roll, accompanied by the supreme vocal set up from the soul bands of the ‘60s. The sound has a short and direct approach that seems almost impossible to contain, like a wild animal in a cage – as if The Saints met up with The Four Tops. It is a constant fistfight between the greatness of the ‘70s and the ’60s. Dictator Ship is the prime and natural energy source that the world has been searching for. Hook up the power net and let the world enjoy! So begins the story of the band now known as Dictator Ship...
The foundation of the band is the harmonies in the vocals and the feedback from the amps, backed by the most intense drumming – almost impossible to comprehend – and the aggressive hammering on the bass. Dictator Ship released their debut album ”Your Favorites” in April 2020 on The Sign Records. The album was praised by both fans and the media. UK’s Classic Rock Magazine described it as ”An astounding live-in-studio debut from a raw twin-guitar-fronted quartet of Swedes, all of whom double on vocals, channeling the MC5’s explosive, action-rock remodel of 60s soul”.
Line-up:
Petter Heinemann - Vocals and Guitar
John Sijbren Leonard - Vocals and Guitar
Viktor Henriksson - Vocals and Drums
David Ericsson - Vocals and Bass

Swedish Rockers DICTATOR SHIP Release New Single “Sorry State” 

DICTATOR SHIP Return With New Single "Sorry State"

Sweden's Dictator Ship are back with their explosive new single "Sorry State". A dynamic and raw rock 'n' rock track with rhythmical variations, vocal harmonies, and melodies that stick. The new track is tied together by the same retro-inspired, live-recorded sound that could be heard on the band's 2020 debut album 'Your Favorites'. The band comments on their new single:
”'Sorry State' is a song about the blues, infidelity, and abuse. About losing what you believe is the only thing in your life that makes you as a person worth a damn."
”Sorry State” is out now on all streaming platforms via The Sign Records. 

Stream "Sorry State" here:

Dictator Ship - "Sorry State" (Audio)

About DICTATOR SHIP:
Dictator Ship is a direct and immediate outburst in raw and primitive Rock’N’Roll, accompanied by the supreme vocal set up from the soul bands of the ‘60s. The sound has a short and direct approach that seems almost impossible to contain, like a wild animal in a cage – as if The Saints met up with The Four Tops. It is a constant fistfight between the greatness of the ‘70s and the ’60s. Dictator Ship is the prime and natural energy source that the world has been searching for. Hook up the power net and let the world enjoy! So begins the story of the band now known as Dictator Ship...
The foundation of the band is the harmonies in the vocals and the feedback from the amps, backed by the most intense drumming – almost impossible to comprehend – and the aggressive hammering on the bass. Dictator Ship released their debut album ”Your Favorites” in April 2020 on The Sign Records. The album was praised by both fans and the media. UK’s Classic Rock Magazine described it as ”An astounding live-in-studio debut from a raw twin-guitar-fronted quartet of Swedes, all of whom double on vocals, channeling the MC5’s explosive, action-rock remodel of 60s soul”.
Line-up:
Petter Heinemann - Vocals and Guitar
John Sijbren Leonard - Vocals and Guitar
Viktor Henriksson - Vocals and Drums
David Ericsson - Vocals and Bass

WORMWOOD Release Deluxe Edition of New Album ‘Arkivet’ – Featuring Covers of Nick Cave & Loreena... 

WORMWOOD Release Deluxe Edition of New LP 'Arkivet'

Featuring Covers of Nick Cave & Loreena McKennitt

WORMWOOD have released three new bonus tracks on the Deluxe Edition of their newest studio album, 'Arkivet'. The deluxe version includes covers of Nick Cave's "The Weeping Song" and Loreena McKennitt's "Caravanserai", and is available for streaming now!
Commenting on the bonus tracks for 'Arkivet', the band says:
"The reason we picked 'Shipwrecked & Northbound' is because most of our listeners haven't heard our first EP 'The Void: Stories From the Whispering Well'. It was a time of experimentation and getting to know each other's styles. We picked this song specifically because it had fragments of that sound that we wanted to pursue. That sound led to the creation of Ghostlands. Now - years later we decided to re-make it with the knowledge, possibilities, and skills we lacked back then. It's a homage to the old and new.
Speaking on the two covers from the deluxe version, they add:
"The two covers on this deluxe edition were picked because they meant something deeply for some members of the band. Most people know Nick Cave and his mastery of words and music, but fewer know about the enchanting Loreena McKennitt. With our style and vision, we created these two covers with respect to their virtuosity but with our own twist!"

Stream/Buy 'Arkivet' (Deluxe) Here

Tracklist:
1. The Archive
2. Overgrowth
3. End of Message
4. My Northern Heart
5. Ensamheten
6. The Slow Drown
7. The Gentle Touch of Humanity
8. Shipwrecked & Northbound - Redux (Bonus)
9. The Weeping Song (Bonus)
10. Caravanserai (Bonus)