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At the Heart of the World Announces First US Tour Posted on August 26th, 2018

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)

At the Heart of the World Announce New Release, Stream "Dirt & Suffering" Now Posted on August 26th, 2018

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.

Slow Code Announce Full US Tour Posted on August 6th, 2018

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

Slow Code's 'Wastelayer' Get a Stellar Review via Seattle Passive Aggressive Posted on June 1st, 2018

"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

Slow Code's Opus 'Wastelayer' Now Streaming in Full via New Noise Magazine Posted on May 23rd, 2018

“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.

GO TO FEATURE

Summer Bummer Series on new Noise Magazine Features ATHOTW Posted on May 23rd, 2018

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.

Slow Code Talks Politics and Music with Chorus.FM Posted on April 4th, 2018

"Life presents you with so many dichotomies that you can feel pulled in way too many directions at once, your sense of meaning can get lost in the mix. It’s about attempting to recenter yourself and a restorative vision of the world amidst the messiness of contemporary life while avoiding the urges toward retribution."

Chorus.FM caught up with the Code last week and rapped with them a bit about the new record, leftist politics, and general direction the band is heading to with their upcoming full length 'Wastelayer'. Which is out May 25th.

READ FULL INTERVIEW HERE


At the Heart of the World Announce First West Coast Tour Posted on March 22nd, 2018


Portland, OR Black wearing darling's are hitting the road the first time in support of their debut release 'Rotting Forms'. They're starting off the tour here in the Pacific Northwest with Los Angeles outfit Chiildren, and then heading down the west coast to chase sonic oblivion.

4/3 Seattle, WA @ The Highline w/Children, The Blood of Others (event page)
4/4 Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge w/Children (event page)
4/5 Oakland, CA @ The Golden Bull w/Children
4/6 Los Angeles, CA @ 5 Star Bar w/ Cursed Moon (event page)
4/9 Meza, AZ @ The Underground
4/11 Salt Lake City, UT @The Beehive w/Carl, RX64, Epoch Strata (event page)
4/12 Idaho Falls, ID @ The Tautphaus House w/The Gerds, Thrown to the Wolves (event page)

Stellar Review on At the Heart of the World's 'Rotting Forms' Posted on March 13th, 2018

"Much of the material on the record brings forth a nostalgia for the band’s forbears, particularly material from Godflesh, Ministry, and Pitchshifter. However, Rotting Forms grows beyond just a parroting of influences as it progresses, and shows itself to be more of a bridge between two eras of industrial metal, linking their predecessors with well known contemporaries such as Youth Code."

A very solid and in depth review of the new At The Heart Of The World's debut release 'Rotting Forms'. Check out more of what they had to say.

Read the view via Svbterranean here

Slow Code Offers New Track From Upcoming LP / Presales Launched Posted on March 12th, 2018

Slow Code’s highly anticipated full length, ‘Wastelayer’ is now up for presale via limited 12” vinyl, and in digital format. Do not sleep on this, pick up your copy today. All vinyl preorders receive a digital download.
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Vinyl pressing is limited to 500, with two limited color variants. Clear/Teal Smoke (out of 100, mailorder exclusive), and Clear/Magenta Smoke vinyl (out of 150).
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Preorder: http://glorykid.com/artists/slowcode/store
Stream the track “Battlemage”: https://slowcodewa.bandcamp.com/track/battlemage