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Kylesa Set 'Spiral Shadow' For October Release
August 17, 2010
Kylesa will release 'Spiral Shadow', the eagerly anticipated follow-up to their breakthrough album 'Static Tensions', on Oct. 26 via Season of Mist. Recorded at the Jam Room in Columbia, SC earlier this summer, the eleven-track album was once again produced by band member and renowned producer Phillip Cope (Baroness, Withered).

Kylesa will join High On Fire and Torche for a five-week trek beginning Sept. 29 in San Francisco and wrapping up on Nov. 7 at the Fun Fun Fun Festival in Austin. The Georgia band also recently confirmed two additional festival appearances: The Soundwave Festival (Feb. 2011 touring festival in Australia) and the Raleigh-based Hopscotch Music Festival on Sept. 11.

European Tour w/ Converge:
8/12 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
8/13 - Jaromer, Czechoslavakia - Brutal Assault
8/14 - Mikkeli, Finland - Jurassic Rock Festival
8/15 - Leper, Belgium - Ieper Fest
8/19 - Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop Festival
8/20 - Dinkelsbuhl, Germany - Summerbreeze Festival
8/21 - Ludinghausen, Germany - Area 4 Festival

Hopscotch Festival:
9/11 - Raleigh, NC

North American Tour w/ High On Fire, Torche:
09/29 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
09/30 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House
10/01 - Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theater
10/02 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
10/03 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
10/05 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
10/06 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
10/08 - Rock Island, IL - Rock Island Brewing Co.
10/09 - Urbana, IL - Canopy Club
10/10 - Chicago, IL - Riot Fest @ Metro
10/11 - Bloomington, IN - The Bluebird
10/13 - Newport, KY - Southgate House
10/14 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
10/15 - Cleveland, OH - The Grog Shop
10/16 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
10/17 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street
10/19 - Halifax, NS - The Paragon Theatre
10/21 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
10/22 - Providence, RI - Club Hell
10/24 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
10/26 - Philadelphia, PA - Starlight Ballroom
10/27 - Carborro, NC - Cat's Cradle
10/29 - Gainesville, FL - The Fest 9

Fun Fun Fun Fest:
11/07 - Austin, TX

Soundwave Festival 2011:
2/26 - Brisbane, QLD - Brisbane
2/27 - Sydney, NSW - Sydney
3/04 - Melbourne, VIC - Melbourne
3/05 - Adelaide, SA - Adelaide
3/07 - Perth, WA - Perth
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Kylesa Return To Studio; New Album Due This Fall
May 30, 2010
Between extensive tours of Europe, Kylesa will enter the studio tomorrow, May 31, to begin recording the follow-up to the critically-acclaimed album 'Static Tensions'. The new album is the band's debut for Season of Mist Records. The sessions will take place over the month of June at the legendary Jam Room in Columbia, SC with Phillip Cope at the helm as producer.

The band is very excited about the new material, with writing ongoing since January of this year. After the completion of the recording the band will return to Europe supporting Converge through August, with US touring plans to be announced shortly.
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Coalesce's 'Ox' Now Streaming Online
June 3, 2009
Coalesce's long-awaited new album, 'Ox', is currently streaming in its entirety exclusively via 'Ox' will see its North American release date next Tuesday, June 9th followed by an international release on June 15th.

, the follow-up to 1999’s heralded '0:12 Revolution In Just Listening', was recorded with engineer Ed Rose at Blacklodge Studios. The CD version of 'Ox' is housed in a six-panel digipak with an embossed front cover and contains a 24-page booklet with seven distinctive die cuts. The LP comes packaged in a gatefold jacket with embossed front cover and a custom printed inner sleeve with a unique die cut center and a MP3 download card. Photos and pre-order options for the CD can be viewed here and LP here. ILike users can also enter to win copies of 'Ox' on both formats at this location.

are preparing to embark on their first-ever European tour in support of 'Ox'. This two-week headlining run will include Rock Sound Magazine sponsored dates in the UK, appearances at Hellfest and Pressure Festival, as well as shows with Voivod, Torche, Kylesa, and more. A complete listing of tour dates and cities can be found below.

For more information on Coalesce, visit the Relapse Records website at, the Coalesce website at and the band's Official MySpace page at

June 07 - Kansas City, KS - The Beaumont
June 16 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Winston Kingdom
June 17 - Sheffield, United Kingdom - The Corporation
June 18 - Plymouth, United Kingdom - The White Rabbit
June 19 - London, United Kingdom - Underworld
June 20 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix Club (w/ Voivod, Torche, Kylesa)
June 21 - Clisson, France - HellFest
June 22 - Zurich, Switzerland - Dynamo
June 23 - Milano, Italy - Circolo Magnolia (w/ Kylesa, Torche)
June 24 - Vienna, Austria - Arena (w/ Kylesa, Torche)
June 25 - Prague, Czech Rep. - Futurum (w/ August Burns Red, Kylesa, Torche)
June 26 - Berlin, Germany - Cassiopeia
June 27 - Juz Papestrasse, Germany - Pressure Festival (early show)
June 27 - Munich, Germany - Feierwerk
June 28 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Jubez (w/ Wolves In The Throne Room, Kylesa, Torche)
June 29 - Cologne, Germany - Werkstatt (w/ Kylesa, Torche)
June 30 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
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Kylesa To Join Mastodon On Tour, Off Dates With Intronaut
March 4, 2009
Kylesa, the co-ed psych-sludge quintet from Savannah, will join Mastodon for their forthcoming tour launching Apr. 10 in Birmingham, Alabama.

'Static Tensions', the band’s new album which is set for a Mar. 17 release on Prosthetic Records, is already earning high praise with Revolver awarding it four stars and adding that the new set features the “sweetest and sunniest hooks of their career." Decibel Magazine has given the record a 9 out of 10 rating and remarked that it’s the group’s best release to date.

Pre-order details for the album can be found on both on Kylesa’s MySpace page and at The pre-order special includes a limited edition t-shirt and CD for $20.

'Static Tensions’ artwork was created by Baroness’ John Dyer Baizley and was produced by the band’s own Phillip Cope (Baroness, Withered). A vinyl edition will be released the same day on 20 Buck Spin.

Dates below w/ Mastodon (except where denoted by "*" or "**" as outlined below):
4/10 - Birmingham, AL - Workplay Theater
4/11 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
4/13 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theater
4/14 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
4/15 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
4/16 - Phoenix, AZ - Martini Ranch
4/17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echoplex *
4/18 - Santa Cruz, CA - Santa Cruz Veteran's Hall **
4/19 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
4/21 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
4/22 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's
4/23 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
4/24 - Calgary, AB - MacEwen Ballroom
4/25 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Ballroom
4/26 - Saskatoon, SK - The Odeon
4/28 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick
4/29 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Hall
4/30 - Chicago, IL - Metro
5/1 - Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom
5/2 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
5/3 - Buffalo, NY - Club Diablo **
5/4 - Montreal, QC - Le National
5/5 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
5/6 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt **
5/7 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
5/8 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA
5/9 - New York, NY - Fillmore @ Irving Plaza
5/10 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
5/11 - Baltimore, MD - Talking Head **
5/12 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
5/13 - Carbarro, NC - Cat's Cradle
5/14 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
5/15 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage

* - w/ Intronaut & Made Out of Babies
** - w/ Intronaut

w/ Skeletonwitch:
3/13 – Charlotte, NC – The Milestone
3/14 – Johnson City, TN – The Hideaway
3/15 – Nashville, TN – The Muse
3/16 – Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music
3/17 – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone Cafe
3/18 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
3/19 – San Antonio, TX – Rock Bottom Tattoo Bar
3/20 – Austin, TX – Red 7 (SXSW Tone Deaf Touring Showcase)
3/21 – Houston, TX – Rudyard's
3/22 – New Orleans, LA – Candle Factory
3/23 - Tallahassee, FL - Big Daddy's
3/24 – Tampa, FL – Brass Mug
3/25 – Savannah, GA – The Jinx
3/26 – Wilmington, NC – Lucky’s Pub
3/27 – Asheville, NC – Rocket Club
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Mastodon Confirms North American Tour
March 4, 2009
Grammy-nominated hard rock juggernaut, Mastodon, have confirmed dates for their Spring US tour in support of their second album for Reprise Records, 'Crack The Skye'. This first tour behind the groundbreaking new album will sweep across the US and Canada playing to smaller theaters and clubs to insure a maximum and up close intimate environment in which to be exposed to brand new songs and old favorites for Mastodon fans.

Keep an eye on the Mastodon web sites for ticket pre-sale this Wed, Mar 4. General sales begin Sat, Mar 7. Go to: and for details. Ticket pre-sale password is "CracktheSkye." You won't want to miss these shows. Mastodon will perform 'Crack The Skye' in it's entirety along with career-spanning surprises and plenty of visual stimulus in store.

Yet another highly collectible Mastodon item will become available for sale in the coming weeks. This time, a special Limited Edition 12" vinyl Paul Romano album artwork picture disc of "Divinations," backed with the instrumental Score version of the track. This disc will go on sale beginning Tue, Mar 10, at select Hot Topic retail store locations and at www.Hottopic.Com.

Lastly, fans who keep a close watch on and will be rewarded with insight on 'Crack The Skye' directly from the members of Mastodon. Spoken introductions to new songs from 'Crack The Skye' followed by a preview of new music over a 6 day period will be revealed via mobile. Fans that pay particular attention will discover secret menu options leading to additional personal messages from the band and codes which can be redeemed for discounts on new Mastodon merchandise.

Confirmed Mastodon tour dates w/ special guests Kylesa and Intronaut:
4/10 - Workplay Theater - Birmingham, AL
4/11 - House of Blues - New Orleans, LA
4/13 - Granada Theater - Lawrence, KS
4/14 - Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO
4/16 - Martini Ranch - Phoenix, AZ
4/18 - Coachella - Indio, CA
4/19 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
4/21 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
4/22 - Neumo's - Seattle, WA
4/23 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
4/24 - MacEwen Ballroom - Calgary, AB
4/25 - Starlite Ballroom - Edmonton, AB
4/26 - The Odeon - Saskatoon, SK
4/28 - The Garrick - Winnipeg, MB
4/29 - Fine Line Music Hall - Minneapolis, MN
4/30 - Metro - Chicago, IL
5/01 - Crofoot Ballroom - Pontiac, MI
5/02 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
5/04 - Le National - Montreal, QC
5/05 - Opera House - Toronto, ON
5/07 - House of Blues - Boston, MA
5/08 - Theater of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
5/09 - Fillmore @ Irving Plaza - New York, NY
5/10 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
5/12 - 9:30 Club - Washington DC
5/13 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC
5/14 - Orange Peel - Ashville, NC
5/15 - Center Stage - Atlanta, GA

Be prepared for a full-range of all new Mastodon merchandise available for sale at the shows as well as their online shop.

An important reminder to fans: Stock of both the Limited Edition "Oblivion" T-shirts and single bundles as well as the Special Limited "Tunnel Book" CD + DVD Edition with lithograph are nearly sold out. Head immediately to and to avoid disappointment.

'Crack The Skye' is available for pre-order on iTunes now. The album is slated to hit store shelves on March 24, 2009.
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HOME TOWN: Savannah, GA
Phillip Cope - Vocals/Guitar
Laura Pleasants - Vocals/Guitar
Corey Barhorst - Bass
Brandon Baltzley - Drums

Since this Savannah, Georgia, quartet -completed by vocalist/guitarist Laura Pleasants, vocalist/bassist Corey Barhorst and drummer Brandon Baltzley- first formed in early 2001, worrying about genre limitations has never been a priority. Taking musical chances, however, has been. While Kylesa are as heavy as any band out there, they are beholden to no one scene�punk, hardcore, metal, stoner rock, crust, or otherwise."Lots of people like to stick to one kind of music," Cope elaborates, "and even with the underground lots of people segregate themselves into small little categories and place lots of imaginary rules on these scenes." Kylesa ranges far and wide, using their utter disregard of musical boundaries to bring together avante-gard experimentalism with the pure fury of dirty, sludgey riffs and raw, impassioned male and female vocals. There is a relentless intensity to their music, from the ambient noise interludes that sometimes link songs to the doom-inspired punishment they are capable of dishing out with dual drop-tuned guitars.Kylesa�s second album (and first for Prosthetic), To Walk A Middle Course, was produced by Alex Newport (At The Drive-In, Melvins, The Mars Volta) at Hot Head Recording in Los Angeles and it accurately captures the fullness and musical diversity of the band�s sound. Songs link together seamlessly, drawing a continuous musical strand from the crushing guitar avalanche of �In Memory� to the contemplative psychedelia of the closing "Crashing Slow." Free from any stylistic confines, Kylesa nonetheless create a unified sound that�s progressive without being difficult and heavy without being oppressive. The vocal dynamic between Cope and Pleasants is perhaps the defining element of Kylesa�s sound. The pair not only trade lines throughout songs, they also add harmonies behind each other. It is an unconventional arrangement-not unlike John Doe and Exene Cervenka in X or Amy Miret and Al in Nausea-rarely heard in punk or metal, but it works effectively in Kylesa�s profoundly expressive sound.The band�s reluctance to attach itself to one sound or scene has ultimately made it that much more versatile. Their heavy touring schedule has found them sharing bills with bands as diverse as High On Fire, Circle Takes the Square and Darkest Hour, among many others. It�s a route that has brought them to where they are today. "While we are no kings of one scene," says Cope, "we have, in a sense, just developed our own thing."