The Browning’s Jonny McBee Calls Out Earache Records Over Alleged Unpaid Royalties And The Removal Of The Band’s Music From Streaming Services

The Browning’s Jonny McBee has called out Earache Records for alleged unpaid royalties and the removal of “Burn This World” and “Hypernova” from streaming services. He tweeted the following :

[via The PRP]

Sumo Cyco Added To Jinjer & The Browning’s North American Tour

Sumo Cyco have been added to Jinjer and The Browning’s upcoming North American tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

09/07 St Louis, MO – Fubar
09/08 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
09/11 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
09/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Whisky
09/13 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
09/15 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
09/17 Albuquerque, NM – Launch Pad
09/19 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live
09/20 Dallas, TX – GMBQ
09/21 San Antonio, TX – River City Rockfest
09/22 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
09/24 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
09/25 West Palm Beach, FL – Respectable Street
09/26 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
09/27 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
09/28 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
09/29 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
10/01 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
10/02 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
10/04 New Bedford, MA – The Vault @ Greasy Luck
10/05 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
10/06 Montreal, QC – Astral
10/08 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
10/09 Ottawa, ON – The Brass Monkey
10/10 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
10/11 Cleveland, OH – The Winchester
10/12 Cincinnati, OH Riverfront Theater
10/13 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
10/15 Indianapolis, IN – Black Circle
10/16 Angola, IN – The Eclectic Room
10/18 Columbus, OH – Al Rosa Villa
10/19 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
10/20 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache @ Intersection
10/22 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
10/23 Belvedere, IL – Apollo Theater
10/24 Waterloo, IA – Spicoli’s
10/25 Iowa City, IA – Wildwood Smokehouse
10/26 Racine, WI – Route 20
10/27 Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club
10/29 Calgary, AB – Dickens
10/30 Edmonton, AB – Starlite
10/31 Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theater
11/01 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11/02 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater

The Browning Premiere “Optophobia” Music Video

The Browning have premiered a new video for their song “Optophobia.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Geist“. Frontman Johnny McBee commented:

“‘Optophobia‘ is an extremely high energy song and so are our live shows. Our photographer Marc Sharp captured that energy from our last European tour and put it into this awesome video!”

The Browning Announce U.S. Tour With Betraying The Martyrs & Extortionist

The Browning have announced a spring U.S. tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Betraying The Martyrs and Extortionist.

Tour Dates:

03/15 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
03/16 Denver, CO – Moe’s
03/17 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
03/18 Spokane, WA – The Pin
03/19 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
03/20 Portland, OR – Paris Theatre
03/21 Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk
03/22 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewery
03/23 San Diego, CA – SOMA
03/24 Hollywood, CA – The Whisky a Go Go
03/26 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
03/27 El Paso,TX – Rockhouse Bar
03/28 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
03/29 Dallas, TX – 2513 Deep Ellum
03/30 Houston, TX – The Secret Group
03/31 New Orleans, LA – Southport Music Hall
04/02 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
04/03 Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
04/04 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
04/05 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Purgatory)
04/06 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
04/07 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
04/09 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
04/10 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
04/11 Manchester, NH – Bungalow
04/12 Erie, PA – Basement Transmission
04/13 Kent, OH – The Outpost
04/14 Joliet, IL – The Forge

The Browning Premiere New Song “Geist” Feat. Paul Bartzsch (We Butter The Bread With Butter)

The Browning are streaming the title track to their new album “Geist,” which is set to be released on October 26. This song features a guest appearance from Paul Bartzsch (We Butter The Bread With Butter).

The Browning Added To Eskimo Callboy & Attila’s European/UK Tour

The Browning have been added to Eskimo Callboy and Attila‘s upcoming European/UK Tour. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

10/17 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
10/18 Bristol, UK – Fleece
10/19 London, UK – Islington Academy O2
10/20 Newcastle, UK – Riverside
10/21 Glasgow, UK – Classic Grand
10/22 Manchester, UK – Club Academy
10/23 Birmingham, UK – The Asylum 2
10/25 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
10/26 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
10/27 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
10/28 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka
10/30 Bologna, ITA – Zona Roveri
10/31 Milan, ITA – Legend Club
11/01 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
11/02 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
11/03 Dresden, GER – Eventwerk
11/04 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
11/05 Prague, CZE – Lucerna Music Bar
11/07 Wien, AUS – WUK
11/08 Munchen, GER – Tonhalle
11/09 Dortmund, GER – Phoenixhalle
11/10 Hamburg, GER – Docks
11/11 Wiesbaden, GER – Shlachthof
11/13 Warsaw, POL – Proxima
11/14 Budapest, HUN – A38
11/15 Nurnberg, GER – Lowensaal

The Browning Premiere New Song “Carnage”, Reveal Details For New Album “Geist”

The Browning have premiered a new song titled “Carnage.” This track is from the band’s new album “Geist,” which will be released on October 26.

Vocalist Jonny McBee commented:

“Our new album ‘Geist‘ is by far our most dynamic sounding record. It has the heaviest, and softest music The Browning has ever written. ‘Carnage‘ is tip of the hat to the classic sound we have but with a ton of intensity and a feature from Jake Hill. When I wrote this song, the only thing I had in mind was to make it as high energy and hyped as possible.”

“My end goal for The Browning is to be industrial-electronic-rock-metal. For this new album, I knew there needed to be a massive change not just musically for listeners, but for myself. That change had to come from the vocals. I’ve been working on finding the right voice for three years that’s powerful and melodic, but still extremely heavy and emotional. It was a long process, and I documented most of it live on my Twitch channel.”

“Geist” Track Listing:

01. “Sick Minds”
02. “Beyond Stone”
03. “Final Breath”
04. “Ever Lost”
05. “Optophobia”
06. “Awaken the Omega”
07. “Hellblade”
08. “Carnage” (feat. Jake Hill)
09. “Geist”
10. “Noctis”
11. “Amnesia”
12. “Skybreaker”

The Browning’s Jonny McBee Diagnosed With Bell’s Palsy

The Browning’s Jonny McBee has revealed that he been diagnosed with Bell’s palsy, which causes temporary paralysis on one side of the face. He said the following:

“I got diagnosed with bells palsy (partial face paralysis) . Its pretty interesting to me so I made a video explaining what it is and my experience with it so far. Fingers crossed this isnt permanent or going to have to figure some stuff out about vocals!”

[via The PRP]

The Browning Robbed While On Tour In Milan, Italy

While on tour in Milan, Italy, The Browning were victims of theft. The band was forced to cancel their remaining European dates and lost about $10,000 worth of gear, laptops, etc. You can help them out by donating HERE.

The band said the following:

“The last thing I want to do is type this right now but, we were robbed while on tour in Italy. The list of things taken is extensive and the cost to replace everything is over $10k, not to mention all of our luggage and clothing. Most heart breaking of all, they have stolen all of our musical equipment. We literally have no way, to play our music live as our show files lived on 3 laptops, and 4 separate external hard drives, all of which were stolen. We have to cancel the rest of our European tour and we have to rebuild our live show from scratch.

The Browning is a 100% self produced band. I create the electronics and write all the songs on my computers, then send the files to Cody (via hard drive), where we mix and master it on his computer. All of our computers, and back up hard drives were taken, and no-one else on the planet has these files. For The Browning to play another show ever again, I will 100% have to recreate all of our songs/electronics from scratch, with a computer, samples, plugins, synths, ect…. that I now do not own. Every single thing I’ve ever created in my life is now gone.

What happened? We got to Milan at around Noon. We didn’t have to be at the venue until 5 pm, so we went to this really nice mall. Parked the van in the parking lot, went inside ate, browsed the mall, was just wasting time till we could load into the venue. Came back out to the van and realized what happened. We immediately called the police and spoke to mall security. They look at the security footage and we clear as day watch the thieves break in to the van by smashing the locks at around 1pm.

Both the police and mall security said they know the people because they had stolen from the mall before. It was people from a gypsy camp nearby. Upon hearing that these thieves were familiar our hopes of recovering our gear rose. We go to the police station. After being at the police station about an hour and filing the report we ask if they’ve sent anyone to go to the gypsy camp and they hadn’t, so we begged them to do that. They sent a few officers, About 40 minutes later they sent a few more and said their boss was talking to the “gypsy boss.”

About an hour later all of the cops come back, and inform us ” they have nothing, we cannot help you.” Even though they knew the suspects, we can all see the people on film that stole everything from us, no-one was arrested, and nothing was recovered. The police would not let us go to the camp with them. So, there is literally nothing we can do about it, the police gave us the police report, and sent us on our way. We were lucky enough that the thieves did a quick run through and left small things, and our passports. But the main damage was done with 100% of our luggage, and electronic gear being taken.

This will be incredibly difficult to recover from. Cody and I both make 100% of our living on the computers that were stolen. Not only did we lose our computers but we lost irreplaceable files and the past 9 years of my life’s work gone, potentially damaging The Browning forever.

However bad it is financially, we won’t let that happen. I will do my best and be hard at work to recreate these songs from scratch once I can afford to get a new computer. I will not let some scumbags take the Browning from us, or our fans.

We have set up a Gofundme. We have never asked for our fans help because it should only be done when completely necessary, and to be completely honest, we NEED your help. The Browning will not let bad things that happen slow us down. It fuels our fire and forces us to push on. We cannot express the gratitude we have for any fan that supports us in any way past, present, and in the future. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Any amount of help even if it’s just moral support helps a ton at times like this. Thanks everyone!

Help spread the word!”