Our playlist series continues with another installment brought to you by Danny of At The Heart Of The World.
From Skinny Puppy and Tricky, to Ghostface to Neko Case he shows you
the eclectic influences that dispatch the ATHOTW sound on ‘Rotting
Forms’ and ‘Sonic Oblivion’. Playlist is now available on Spotify.
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In case you missed Slumberbox's interview on KISW 99.9 "The Rock"'s
Loud and Local show last week. They posted the full interview for
online streaming. Its a great interviewing cover the history of the
band, past bands, influences, and upcoming releases. Check it out.
Thank you Heavy Blog Is Heavy for the kind words about At The Heart Of The World’s
debut EP ‘Rotting Forms’. Limited 2nd press cassettes and cds are still
available in the shop! And now 20% off during our Black Friday sale
which started today! Enter code “tofurkey20” at checkout to save!
Check out the first installment of this playlist series we are
curating. Learn more about the artists and what influences them. First
up is singer/guitarist Ronald Navarro of @slumberbox. Link in bio. Share and enjoy.
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ATHOTW hits the road next month on their first US tour. This is riding the crest from their newly announced release "Sonic Oblivion Mixtape Vol. 1" which drops Friday 8/31.
Not to mention they will be playing day 1 (10/12) of this year's Cali Deathfest.
9/1 Portland, OR @ Blackwater
9/2 Reno, NV @ Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor
9/3 Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
9/4 Fresno, CA
9/5 Los Angeles, CA @ 5 Star Bar
9/7 Flagstaff, AZ @ Cottage House
9/9 Colorado Springs, CO @ Triple Nickel Tavern
9/10 Oklahoma City, OK @ Blue Note Lounge
9/12 Austin, TX @ Lost Well
9/13 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia Lounge
9/14 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
9/15 Nashville, TN @ TBA
9/17 Asheville, NC @ Static Age Records
9/18 Richmond, VA @ Hypercube
9/19 Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar
9/20 Philadelphia, PA
9/21 Holbrook, NY @ Ram's American Pub
9/22 Boston, MA @ Greek- American Social Club
9/23 Utica, NY @ Thunderdome
9/24 Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
9/25 Indianapolis, IN @ State Street Pub
9/28 St Paul, MN @ Caydence Records & Coffee
9/30 Omaha, NE @ Pop 20
10/1 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Underground
10/2 Idaho Falls, ID @ Kool Beanz Coffee
10/3 Boise, ID @ Java Downtown
10/12 Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House (Cali Deathfest Day 1)
The sophomore release from Portland, OR's sonic gatling gun. Since
their debut earlier this year with 'Rotting Forms'. ATHOTW returns with
three introspective tracks (including a Danzig cover), tracking their
navigation within their own brand of Industrial Metal.
"These new songs are a step forward in many ways. Heavier, more
electronic but still catchy. Sonically we are excited about the
direction we are heading." Says Danny Porter, guitarist and programmer of ATHOTW.
Thrusting and flexing their influences, you may detect subtle
acknowledgements to pioneers such as Atari Teenage Riot to NIN. Veering
into the more electronic lines of their lane. Giving us all a little
prelude on what to expect from the duo in the near future.
Purchase Sonic Oblivion now via cassette or digital now
Release drops Friday, 8/31.
Seattle's post hardcore power trio has just announced their plans to tour the entire United States region starting in September. This comes after their seminal debut LP release of "Wastelayer". Which recently came out at the end of May via Glory Kid.
08/31/18 Caldwell ID @ Rail Industries
09/01/18 Salt Lake City UT @ Gold Blood Collective
09/02/18 Denver CO @ Bar Bar
09/04/18 Milwaukee WI @ High Dive
09/05/18 Chicago IL @ Subterranean
09/06/18 Kalamazoo MI @ Satellite Records
09/07/18 Detroit MI @ KO Studio Gallery
09/08/18 Cleveland OH @ Plymouth House
09/09/18 Pittsburgh PA @ Howler’s
09/10/18 Albany NY @ Pauly’s Hotel
09/11/18 Easthampton MA @ Flywheel
09/12/18 Winooski VT @ Gloom Garden
09/13/18 Portland ME @ Sun Tiki Studios
09/14/18 Boston MA @ Trixie’s Palace
09/15/18 New Brunswick NJ @ In the West
09/16/18 Brooklyn NY @ Footlight
09/17/18 Philadelphia PA @ Pharmacy
09/18/18 Baltimore MD @ Sidebar
09/19/18 Washington DC @ Electric Maid
09/20/18 Raleigh NC @ Wicked Witch
09/21/18 Asheville NC @ Static Age Records
09/22/18 Charleston SC @ the Mill
09/23/18 Jacksonville FL @ Rain Dogs
09/24/18 St Petersburg FL @ Emerald Bar
09/26/18 Panama City FL @ Moon Lodge
09/28/18 New Orleans LA @ Circle Bar
09/29/18 Houston TX @ Insomnia Gallery
09/30/18 Denton TX @ Backyard On Bell
10/03/18 Tempe AZ @ 51 West
10/05/18 San Diego CA @ Tower Bar
10/06/18 Fullerton CA @ Programme
10/07/18 Sacramento CA @ Blue Lamp
10/10/18 Seattle WA @ Vera Project
"While Wastelayer holds on to a solid foundation of punk rock,
the fast paced and aggressive rhythms, stripped down instrumentation,
and a blistering, raw energy, Slow Code builds on this foundation to
create something really special. There are the dynamic elements of
post-punk, the evolved emotional aggression of post-hardcore, and a few
times they briefly dip into the clever experimentation of prog or the
sheer heaviness of doom or sludge."
Read full Interview here via Seattle Passive Aggressive
“More than anything, Wastelayer is an attempt to understand the
tectonic shifts happening below our feet in terms of culture and
politics. When meaning seems to be harder and harder to come by, making a
bunch of songs about it with your friends seems to offer some much
needed stable ground.” – Slow Code drummer Joshua Hill
Wastelayer is out in stores and digitally worldwide Friday, May 25th. Check out the track by track overview the band gives in this feature about their thought process and prime directives of the album's message.
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As part of this multi-faceted column covering different artists working under the "Goth/Dark Wave" umbrella. Tim Andrel interviews different artists on certain albums of influence, work flows, and other topics of interests in the hopes of pulling back the black certain of mysticism from consumer side to the Artists at hand.
Danny Porter of At the Heart of the World was asked about one of his most beloved albums from Concrete Blonde "Bloodletting". Check it out.
Stream the track "No Grandchildren" by Slow Code now courtesy of mxdwn.
This track is off their debut LP 'Wastelayer' which is out May 25th.
You may still preorder the album now through us, and limited color vinyl
variants are still available.
preorder LP: https://bit.ly/2HCmJQq
At The Heart Of The World is now playing this years California Deathfest with a bunch of rad bands. Check it out.
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