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.
Friday, October 12th
At the Heart of the World
"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
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)
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
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.
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).
Stream the track “Battlemage”: https://slowcodewa.bandcamp.com/track/battlemage
from industrial crush to distorted expanses to electronic haze, ATHOTW
brings together Ruiner guitarist Danny Porter and Joshua Greene of Hands
of Thieves, whose combined efforts unleash what will certainly be
counted among 2018’s heaviest, most uncompromising releases.
You may now stream At The Heart Of The World's debut record 'Rotting Forms' in full, courtesy of CVLT Nation. Preorders are being shipped. Record officially out Friday. 1/26.
Stream record via CVLT Nation