Ben Murray and Trey Derbes of HEARTSOUNDS have joined forces with Ryan Hansen (Light This City/Glacier Eater) and Bret Fontaine (The Business End) to create WILDERNESS DREAM, a thrash metal band from Oakland, California. The band’s 6 track debut EP is available for streaming in FULL now at Metalsucks.net – Check it out!
The preorder for the Self-Titled 12″ EP has been launched as well in our online store– These will ship before October 13th, 2015.
“Metal fans of a certain age and MetalSucks readers who were with us very early on (archive) may remember Light This City, a talented melodic death metal band from San Francisco who for a brief moment seemed poised to break through. The band broke up in 2008, but drummer and band co-founder Ben Murray continued making music with Heartsounds (together with LTC vocalist Laura Nichol) and releasing music by that band and others on his label, Creator Destructor.”
“Murray is back with another new project, this one decidedly more metal than Heartsounds (and possibly more than Light This City, too). In Wilderness Dream Murray drops his drumsticks in favor of a guitar pick and a microphone, and he’s joined by Ryan “Hollywood” Hansen (who played on LTC’s Stormchaser album) on guitar and Trey Derbes from Heartsounds on drums. Murray describes the band as sounding like “Sacrifice meets Ringworm meets Cursed,” and that’s really not that far off — it’s fast and furious, it’s got roots in both metal and hardcore and it’s melodic without being cheesy at all.”
“What can we say, this tour was so much fun! Even though Laura couldn’t make it out to the first 8 shows, we still had a blast and our brother Ryan ‘Hollywood’ Hansen did an amazing job taking Laura’s place for those dates. We played a weird different set-list for those shows, and we can’t thank our fans enough for coming out to support us on the East Coast, despite Laura’s absence. It was also a dream-come true to finally play Toronto and Montreal for the first time, and both shows did not disappoint. Toronto was wild, and POUZZA fest was a god-damn party! We had an excellent two-week vacation out there on the road, and we appreciate all of your support so much! Now we go back to the practice space to finish this new record….”
The band also posted two new Photo Albums on their Facebook Page from tour- The first album being a collection of photos taken by Heartsounds’ drummer Trey Derbes. The second album are all live shots from POUZZA, shot by the amazing Etienne Dionne of MUTE! Enjoy…
The Bay Area’s HEARTSOUNDS have posted a special announcement about their upcoming East Coast/Canada Tour Dates- Check it out below!
It’s been a while since we ran out of the first pressing of HEARTSOUNDS’ “Drifter” LP, so we decided to make another 250 copies of the band’s 2011 Epitaph/Creator-Destructor release for all the fans out there trying to complete their collection! This repress features 180g. Heavyweight ‘Electric Blue’ Vinyl w/ Multi-Colored Splatter, as well as a 350gsm heavyweight Matte Jacket! It looks and sounds great- Get your copy now by clicking here! As always, we ship everywhere!
The band will also have all three LPs for sale with them on their upcoming tour, so if you live in any of the cities below grab one at one of the shows!
The Bay Area’s HEARTSOUNDS have announced a run of 10 shows starting in Chicago, where the band will play 5 dates with COUNTERPUNCH. HEARTSOUNDS will then make their way out east to meet up with AFTER THE FALL for 3 shows in Boston, New York, and Albany. The band will also play two headlining shows in Buffalo and Toronto before their first appearance at this year’s POUZZA FEST in Montreal.
5/7 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen w/ Counterpunch
5/9 Cleveland, OH @ The Roc Bar w/ Counterpunch
5/8 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar w/ Counterpunch
5/10 Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler’s Cafe w/ Counterpunch
5/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy w/ Counterpunch
5/12 Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s w/ After the Fall
5/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron w/ After the Fall
5/14 Albany, NY @ The Low Beat w/ After the Fall, Drag the River
5/15 Buffalo, NY @ Sugar City
5/16 Toronto, CA @ Johnny Jackson
5/17 Montreal, CA @ Pouzza Fest
ANCHORS has been tapped as the support for the almighty A WILHELM SCREAM on their upcoming Australian tour! The band will be playing the Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney dates of the tour- Tickets available at the links below!
ANCHORS continues to support their 2012 full-length, ‘Lost at the Bottom of the World’, which you can purchase on LP/CD right here! The band is currently writing new material for a new album, news of which to be announced later this year.
Sunday 26th April, Crowbar, Brisbane 18+ -Tickets available http://bit.ly/1Mc0cUW
Monday 27th April , Newtown Social Club, Sydney 18+ – SOLD OUT
Wednesday 29th April, Newtown Social Club, Sydney 18+ **FAN REQUEST SHOW**
Tickets on sale now: http://bit.ly/1EawJsk
Thursday 30th April, The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne 18+ **FAN REQUEST SHOW**
Tickets available Weds 4th March 9am: http://bit.ly/1Ccmh2O
Friday 1st May, The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne 18+
Michigan’s THE SWELLERS have announced the Bay Area’s HEARTSOUNDS and RUSS RANKIN (Good Riddance, Only Crime) as the support for their final run of West Coast shows in SF, Los Angeles, Anaheim, and San Diego! You can purchase tickets to all four shows at the links below- You don’t want to miss these! Join HEARTSOUNDS in sending off THE SWELLERS the right way, celebrating the band’s influential career!
HEARTSOUNDS continue to support their 2013 Full-Length LP “Internal Eyes”, which you can purchase on LP and CD by clicking here! The band recently announced that they are working on a new release, the details of which have yet to be revealed. HEARTSOUNDS will be on the road for a good portion of 2015, playing countries they’ve never played before, so be on the lookout for those announcements in the next few months!
We are a little less than a week away from the January 16th release of the upcoming ATLAS LOSING GRIP Double LP/CD, ‘Currents’, and we thought we’d catch everyone up with all the awesome news and happenings surrounding the record!
If you haven’t preordered your copy yet, you can still grab either version of the Double LP as well as the digipak CD version in the Creator-Destructor Online Store. Move fast though, the vinyl is running low already, and a repress will likely be on the way soon! Both versions of this first pressing won the title of PIRATES PRESS’ ‘Record of the Week’ as well- Check that out by clicking here! Lastly, Interpunk.com is featuring an awesome preorder of the release, which includes an exclusive poster as well!
The band has premiered two tracks from ‘Currents’ so far- A version of ‘Cynosure’ which features the band’s newest addition, vocalist Niklas Olsson (even though the official release of ‘Currents’ still includes the vocals of former singer, Rodrigo Alfaro). Just last week, ALG premiered the track ‘Shallow’ via the Speaking Tongues Compilation, which you can check out by clicking here!
Finally, the glowing reviews have been pouring in! Check out a bunch of great write-ups about the epic ‘Currents’, courtesy of Rock-N-Reel Reviews, Hit The Floor Magazine, Punk Rock Theory, Battle Helm Magazine, Renowned For Sound, + Many More!
The time has finally come! You can now preorder the epic upcoming Double LP/CD ‘Currents’ from Sweden’s ATLAS LOSING GRIP by heading over to our online store! We decided to press two different (and equally awesome) colored vinyl configurations- ‘White with Splatter’ and ‘Blue Swirl with Splatter’, which are limited to 200 and 300 copies, respectively. The 180 gram heavyweight vinyl comes in a beautiful reverse-board Gatefold Jacket, with a digital download included! There is also Digipak CD available for preorder, which comes with a massive 24 page booklet- Get into it!
DyingScene.com has premiered the track ‘Cynosure’, from Atlas Losing Grip’s upcoming LP, ‘Currents’, out January 16th! More details here!
The LPs/CDs that will be up for preorder soon will feature original vocalist Rodrigo’s vocals- Although, as you’ll notice, this version of ‘Cynosure’ features the band’s new singer, Niklas- More news soon!
Official Announcement from Atlas Losing Grip:
We are very happy to announce the first tour dates of our “Currents World Tour”. The first leg is a 10 day tour through northern mainland Europe and the second one in February takes us further south, as we work our way through Europe to end up south of the alps before we head back home.
Don’t worry, we have lots of other areas to cover before this year is over!
Coast to coast and land to land.
Except for the tour, we have another announcement to make.
Rodrigo is no longer a part of ALG since a couple of weeks back.
We decided to part ways after long discussions back and forth about touring schedules, commitment and the fact that we see the band differently and live different lives, which determines how much one can be on tour or not.
We will not make a big fuss out of this.
It has been a great couple of years with Rodrigo in the band, the best years for the band so far, and we thank him for his contributions, dedication and talent. But there is no stopping us, so we look to the horizon for future adventures, and don’t be afraid, the magic and unstoppable machinery that is ALG will continue – not only like before, but in a higher gear with the release of “Currents”, our biggest and most majestic album to date.
Now we are proud to announce that ATLAS LOSING GRIP have found a new singer with a great voice and true passion for what we do.
He will fit perfectly for our music. His name is Niklas Olsson and you can hear his voice on this short video clip for “Sinking Ship”.
+++++ “CURRENTS EUROPEAN TOUR 2015 PART 1” +++++
(TICKETS: http://www.tinyurl.com/ALGLIVE )
22.01.15 (GER) Berlin
23.01.15 (CZE) Prag
24.01.15 (GER) Nürnberg
25.01.15 (GER) Strasskirchen
26.01.15 (AUT) Wien
27.01.15 (SUI) Zürich
28.01.15 (GER) Stuttgart
29.01.15 (GER) Frankfurt
30.01.15 (GER) Köln
31.01.15 (GER) Münster
12.02.15 (GER) Hamburg
13.02.15 (GER) Wiesbaden
14.02.15 (GER) Pforzheim
15.02.15 (NEL) Gouda
18.02.15 (ITA) Milano
19.02.15 (SUI) Solothurn
20.02.15 (SUI) Bulle
21.02.15 (GER) München
For those interested in following Rodrigo’s upcoming musical endeavours, feel free to visit and like his newly created page on facebook.https://www.facebook.com/rodrigovonhell
Holyoke, Massachusetts’ THE STEREO STATE called it quits in November of 2013 after playing their last show at Fest 12 in Gainesville FL, after a final East Coast tour with labelmates in Heartsounds and Cleave. Since their decision to disband, the band has had a change of heart and gotten back together to begin writing a brand new full-length record. THE STEREO STATE formed in 2008 and has released “Caffeine, Beer & Quoting Movies” (Neutral Territory 2010), “Have All My Friends Gone Deaf?” (Creator Destructor 2011) and “Crossing Canyons” (Creator Destructor 2012).
The band has stated that the new material will be reminiscent of their signature blend of 90’s skate punk and mid tempo melodic hardcore, but will also showcase newer lyrical and musical influences that have made an impact on their personal lives. The upcoming LP promises to be the emotionally hard hitting and timeless energetic punk rock that their fans have come to expect from them. The band is not planning any tours for the immediate future in order to focus on the new alubm. More details on the release will be announced next year.
Sweden’s ATLAS LOSING GRIP have announced part 1 of their European Tour in support of the upcoming Double LP / CD, ‘Currents’! Check out the dates on the flyer below, and make sure to stay tuned for some awesome updates on the record, including a new song premiere, preorder launch + more!
Atlas Losing Grip have revealed the cover art, title, and tracklisting for their upcoming album, ‘Currents’ – Out January 16th!
The track list is as follows:
01: Sinking Ship
02: The Curse
07: Kings And Fools
08: Cast Anchor
09: Unknown Waters
10: The End
12: Through The Distance
13: Cold Dirt
(Photo by Jens Nordström Photography, layout by Henrik Skog)
We are incredibly excited to announce that we will be releasing the upcoming full-length LP/CD from ATLAS LOSING GRIP in the US, Canada and Mexico. MANY more details coming soon…