METAL SWIM 2 COMPILATION ANNOUNCED 

"Adult Swim presents the second volume of their Metal Swim compilation series, with Metal Swim 2. 

Metal Swim 2 is a massive collection of songs gathered from an array of prominent artists from across the extreme music underworld. Spanning thrash metal, doom metal, and everything in between, the compilation features fifteen diverse, original, new tracks from Alien Weaponry, Akvan, Author & Punisher, Baroness, Botanist, Dark Castle, Dreadnought, Eyehategod, Kat Katz + Andy Gibbs from Thou, Nervosa, Oathbreaker, Sunn O))), The Body, Vile Creature, and Volahn. Metal Swim 2 is completed with striking cover art by comic book creator Becky Cloonan (Batman, The Punisher, Southern Cross). 

Metal Swim 2 is a digital-only, streaming-only compilation which will be streaming in its entirety for free next Friday, May 3rd at http://adultswim.com/metal 

The track listing for the Metal Swim 2 compilation will be issued with the album stream next week."

For the full press release, visit EARSPLIT HERE

Curation by Laura Sterritt

Artwork by Becky Cloonan

 

BIG BRAVE + DREADNOUGHT ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES 

6/14 Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Karl Hall + 
6/21 Colorado Springs, CO @ Triple Nickel 
6/22 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive (TrveDadFest) 
6/24 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club 
6/25 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean Downstairs 
6/26 Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary 
6/27 Boston, MA @ Hong Kong 
6/28 Brooklyn, NY @ Kingsland 
6/29 Portland, ME @ Geno's 
7/01 New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine * 
7/02 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie *
7/03 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery * 
7/04 Richmond, VA @ Wonderland *
7/05 Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie's *
7/06 Saint Louis, MO @ Fubar *
7/07 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room *

+ = Big Brave only 
* = Dreadnought only 

Tour dates brought to you by Heavy Talent 
Dreadnought artwork by Mark Facey

NEW ALBUM "EMERGENCE" OUT MAY 10TH VIA PROFOUND LORE - NEW TRACK "BESIEGED" STREAMING 

Artwork by Mark Facey

Photo by Alvino Salcedo

Stream / Share DREADNOUGHT’s “Besieged” At https://youtu.be/bHm1zQkdhEs

Denver progressive doom alchemists DREADNOUGHT will release their anticipated new full-length, Emergence, on May 10th via Profound Lore. 

For their fourth long player, DREADNOUGHT follow-up their 2017 A Wake In Sacred Waves acclamation with an album that takes their singular multiplex and pictorial sound to new sonic realms even more heavily textile, complex, and vastly designed.  Emergence sees the four-piece — vocalist/guitarist/flute player Kelly Schilling, drummer/saxaphone player Jordan Clancy, keyboardist/vocalist Lauren Vieira, and bassist/mandolin player Kevin Handlon — delving more into heavier and darker sonic territory as well, an aspect that was evident with A Wake… but has become fully realized with Emergence. 

Engineered and mixed by Andy Patterson (Subrosa) and mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate), with art and design by Mark Facey Emergence will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats via with preorders to be available in the weeks to come. 

Emergence Track Listing: 
1. Besieged 
2. Still 
3. Pestilent 
4. Tempered 
5. The Waking Realm 

DREADNOUGHT have a host of live performances confirmed through the spring including an appearance at Psycho Smokeout in Los Angeles, California alongside Elder, Monolord, Belzebong and more, with additional shows in the plotting stages. 

DREADNOUGHT Live: 
3/22/2019 Fire In The Mountains Fundraiser @ Tooey’s Off Colfax – Denver, CO w/ Velnias, Wayfarer 
4/17/2019 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO w/ UADA, Cloak, Wormwitch 
4/20/2019 Psycho Smokeout @ Catch One – Los Angeles, CA 
4/21/2019 Club Red Mesa – Mesa, AZ w/ Monolord 
4/22/2019 Sister – Albuquerque, NM w/ Monolord 
5/26/2019 The Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO w/ Alien Weaponry 

There are a multitude of layers that establish DREADNOUGHT’s sound, making them one of the more unique sounding bands in today’s doom/dark/progressive metal circles. Comprised of a myriad of influences that seamlessly sew their sound together, from prog, doom, folk, jazz, classical/chamber, avant-garde, and even a little bit of black metal managing to find its way into DREADNOUGHT’s audial tapestry, Emergence is the culmination of the band’s continued development and evolution, one that began with 2013’s Lifewoven LP followed by 2015’s Bridging Realms and the aforementioned 2017 LP A Wake…. 

Thematically, Emergence resonates with elements of flame, tying together similar structures between the ancient connection of nature’s most destructive yet purifying forces and the human condition. Emergence‘s five tracks follow the realities of this age-old cycle of rebirth, beginning with chaotic annihilation of what is, and leaving behind nourishing ash to enrich what is to come., the realities of this age-old cycle of rebirth, beginning with chaotic annihilation of what is, and leaving behind nourishing ash to enrich what is to come. A new being arises from the smolder, forged by the fires of self-destruction and trials of every lifetime before it. 

With the ferocity of a wildfire, DREADNOUGHT opens the album with “Besieged” painting the connections of the catastrophic events of life with witnessing the Earth ablaze. In memoir of the countless losses in the immolation, “Still” is an interlude that pays tribute to the mourning of fleeting life and memories. “Pestilent” speaks to intense struggle that we as humans battle to choose reality in moments of tribulations as we attempt to escape and resist the decimation left in the fire’s wake. Wisdom granted through the labours of rebirth leaves who was once seen as the victim, the true victor by their willingness to witness a broader perspective of transformation. “Tempered” captures the essence of this enlightened perspective, named by the process of strengthening metal tools using fires, the once destructive flames are seen as a purifying method to cultivate new life. 

The dust settles upon a masterful being, one that has endured a renaissance with struggles of hellfire and gained a wealth of worldly knowledge. As we enter the final track, “The Waking Realm,” DREADNOUGHT leaves us with this universal pattern of nature to reflect on as the final echoes of the album fade. No matter what cycle of rebirth we are currently in, nature’s perfected design lends comfort to those embarking on the journey of transformation as light from the fires of our own hell will guide the path forward.

SUMMER 2018 TOUR ANNOUNCED 

Dreadnought's 2018 Summer Tour has been revealed! See below for ticket info. Artwork by David Csicsely Illustration of The Flight Of Sleipnir.

7/18 Kansas City, MO - Riot Room

7/19 Des Moines, IA - Lefty's Live Music 

7/20 Minneapolis, MN - Hexagon Bar 

  • Free Admission // Event 

7/21 Milwaukee, WI - Frank's Power Plant 

  • $6 at the Door // Event 

7/23 Chicago, IL - Reggies 

7/24 St Louis, MO - Sinkhole 

  • $8 at the Door // Event 

7/25 Lexington, KY - Green Lantern 

  • $5 at the Door // Event 

7/26 Lansing, MI - Mac's Bar 

7/27 Detroit, MI - Sanctuary 

  • $12 at the Door // Event 

7/28 Toronto, ON CA - Coalition 

  • $10 at the Door // Event 

7/31 Colchester, VT - Groenfell Meadery 

  • Free Admission // Event 

8/01 Portland, ME - Geno's Rock Club 

8/02 Boston, MA - Great Scott 

8/03 Brooklyn, NY - Kingsland 

8/04 Baltimore, MD - The Depot 

8/06 Asheville, NC - Static Age Records 

  • Additional Info Coming Soon 

8/07 Charlotte, NC - The Milestone Club 

8/08 Atlanta, GA - 529 

8/09 Tampa, FL - Crowbar 

8/11 Lafayette, LA - Biergarten 

  • Additional Info Coming Soon 

8/12 Austin, TX - The Lost Well 

  • $7 at the Door // Event 

8/14 Santa Fe, NM - Rufina Taproom 

8/15 Flagstaff, AZ - The Greenroom 

  • Additional Info Coming Soon 

8/19 Las Vegas, NV - Psycho Las Vegas 

8/20 Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall 

9/01 Denver, CO - Hi Dive 

 

LIMITED QUANTITY OF BRIDGING REALMS LP AVAILABLE 

Sailor Records has located a very limited amount of "Bridging Realms" LP's from the first and only pressing (thus far), which are now available for purchase on BANDCAMP! Denver locals, a very limited amount will be available in person at the Gothic Theatre on March 9th. Act fast if you want one, as these will go quick! 

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