Thou And Emma Ruth Rundle Premiere New Song “The Valley”

Thou and Emma Ruth Rundle have premiered a new song titled “The Valley.” This track is from their new collaborative album “May Our Chambers Be Full,“ which will be released on October 30.

Rundle commented:

“‘The Valley‘ is a place. A landscape that lacks vistas and perspectives. An analogy for unrelenting, crushing mental illness, physical pain, addiction and the isolation that can arise as a result of these diseases. There is a choice one must make once initiated into The Valley‘s fold; to press on living where no hope will ever show itself or to dissolve into its bleak grayness.

On the journey, remains of those who came before us and succumbed are visible. Instead of hope, we turn to anger and defiance for fuel and with those we fortify ourselves. The ending doesn’t resolve, but successful escape from The Valley is unlikely.”

[via Revolver]

Thou & Emma Ruth Rundle Announce New Collaborative Album, Premiere New Song “Ancestral Recall”

Thou and Emma Ruth Rundle will be releasing a new collaborative album, titled “May Our Chambers Be Full,“ on October 30. The effort’s first single, “Ancestral Recall,“ can be streamed below:

Thou guitarist Andy Gibbs commented:

“It’s an easy marriage of our styles that was truly enhanced by everyone’s input during the arrangement process. When I first wrote the main two riffs (the first one being an homage to A Perfect Circle’s ‘Sleeping Beauty‘), I didn’t know if it would fit with the vibe we were pursuing because it didn’t sound ‘Thou-y’ enough nor did it sound like something Emma would normally put on a record. Ultimately, I realized how important that trait is; this record is all about exploring territory we wouldn’t usually explore with our own records.”

Rundle added:

“Andy originally wrote the riffs and I believe I referred to it as the ‘Guitar Hero’ jam — it was hard for me to keep up and I felt like I was doing an obstacle course (in the best way). Because of the differences in our guitar tunings, it was difficult for me to match the rest exactly and I ended up coming with a single note passage to play over the most difficult section.

For me this was a good example of the collaboration and that I was able to express my style despite my limitations in a way that added to Andy’s riff. Working with him on guitars was a challenge, but most rewarding, and I feel proud of our child.”

Watch Mastodon, Old Man Gloom, Etc. Members Cover Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared a video of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds covering Kate Bush‘s “Running Up That Hill“ with Emma Ruth Rundle, Bill Kelliher (Mastodon), Aaron Rieseberg (YOB), and Santos Montano (Old Man Gloom). You can check that out below:

Olds commented:

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Cult Of Luna Announce North American Tour With Emma Ruth Rundle & Intronaut

Cult Of Luna have announced a headlining North American tour. Emma Ruth Rundle and Intronaut will open.

Tour Dates:

02/25 Dallas, TX – Trees
02/26 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
02/28 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
02/29 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
03/01 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
03/02 Montreal, QC – Corona
03/03 Toronto, ON – Opera House
03/04 Chicago, IL – Metro
03/05 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
03/06 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
03/07 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
03/09 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
03/10 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre (no Intronaut)
03/11 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
03/13 Mexico City, MEX – Auditorio Blackberry (Cult Of Luna only)

More Bands Added To 2020 Roadburn Festival

A number of artists have been added to the 2020 Roadburn Festival including: Red Sparowes, Miserable, NGHTCRWLR, Cloud Rat, Russian Circles, Warhorse, Brutus, Hante., Rorcal, Alber Jupiter, Die Wilde Jagd, and Dead Neanderthals. The event will take place on April 16-19 in Tilburg, NET and it will be curated by Emma Ruth Rundle and James Kent (Perturbator), who both have special sets planned. Full Of Hell and Lingua Ignota will also be playing special sets as the artists in residence. Hide, Boy Harsher, HEALTH, She Past Away, and more will perform as well.

Full Of Hell & Lingua Ignota To Serve As Artists In Residence At 2020 Roadburn Festival

Full Of Hell and Lingua Ignota have been confirmed as the artists in residence at the 2020 Roadburn Festival. That event is set to take place on April 16-19 in Tilburg, NET.

Full Of Hell be playing four sets including a collaborative set with Lingua Ignota, a “Weeping Choir” set, a “Trumpeting Ecstasy“ set, and a set featuring material from “Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home” and their first 7 inch releases.

Lingua Ignota will be playing the aforementioned set with Full Of Hell, as well as a covers set, an “All Bitches Die” set, and a set featuring a “grand re-imagining” of “Caligula.”

In other news, curators Emma Ruth Rundle and James Kent (Perturbator) have booked some artists for the event, with Rundle having recruited Hide and Kent having recruited Boy Harsher, HEALTH, and She Past Away. A number of other artists have also been added to the festival including: Dool, Bada, and Acid Rooster.

As previously reported, the festival will be commissioning original pieces of music with Perturbator and Cult of Luna’s Johannes Persson set to collaborate. Jo Quail will also be collaborating with the New Trombone Collective as well. Furthermore, Vile Creature and Bismuth are working on a piece called “A Hymn of Loss and Hope” and Julie Christmas is planning to debut new material with a backing band featuring Laura Pleasants (ex-Kylesa) and Persson.

Emma Ruth Rundle & James Kent (Perturbator) To Curate 2020 Roadburn Festival

Emma Ruth Rundle and James Kent (Perturbator) will be serving as curators at the 2020 Roadburn Festival. That event will take place on April 16-19 in Tilburg, NET. In other news, the festival will be commissioning original pieces of music with Perturbator and Cult of Luna’s Johannes Persson set to collaborate. Jo Quail will also be collaborating with the New Trombone Collective as well. Furthermore, Vile Creature and Bismuth are working on a piece called “A Hymn of Loss and Hope” and Julie Christmas is panning to debut new material with a backing band featuring Laura Pleasants (ex-Kylesa) and Persson.

Thou, Racetraitor, Etc. Contribute Songs To “Riffs For Reproductive Justice” Compilation

Thou, Racetraitor, Emma Ruth Rundle, and more have contributed songs to metal journalist Kim Kelly’s new “Riffs For Reproductive Justice” compilation. The release can be purchased via Bandcamp and the proceeds will go towards the National Network Of Abortion Funds and the Yellowhammer Fund.

The Cure, Pixies, Deftones, Chelsea Wolfe, Etc. Set For Pasadena Daydream Festival

The Cure have announced that will be headlining and curating the 2019 Pasadena Daydream Festival. The event will take place at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles, CA on August 31 and it will also feature: Pixies, Deftones, Mogwai, Throwing Muses, The Joy Formidable, Chelsea Wolfe, The Twilight Sad, Emma Ruth Rundle, Kælan Mikla, and The Chill Out Zone Experience.

Deafheaven, High On Fire, Power Trip, Etc. Set For 2019 Levitation Festival

The first set of bands have been announced for the 2019 Levitation festival. The event will take place in Austin, TX on November 7-10 and it will feature the following:

November 7: Angel Olsen, Devendra Banhart, High On Fire, Power Trip, Kikagaku Moyo, Holy Wave, Minami Deutsch, and Hoover iii.

November 8: Deafheaven, Black Mountain, Kikagaku Moyo, Russian Circles, Broncho, Brutus, Emma Ruth Rundle, Death Valley Girls, Stonefield, Frankie & The Witch Fingers, Jaye Jayle, and Lingua Ignota.

November 9: John Cale, The Black Angels, Chelsea Wolfe, Allah Las, Red Fang, White Fence, Torche, Acid King, Monolord, Here Lies Man, Ioanna Gika, Zig Zags, Warish, and Blackwater Holylight.

November 10: Kurt Vile & The Violators, Dinosaur Jr., Black Moth Super Rainbow, A Place To Bury Strangers, The KVB, Dallas Acid, and Numb.er.