KEN mode & Kowloon Walled City Cover Shallow North Dakota For Benefit Split Release

KEN mode and Kowloon Walled City have joined forces for a new split release to raise money for Shallow North Dakota‘s Tony Jacome, who is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. You can purchase the EP on Bandcamp and donate to Jacome via GoFundMe. The effort features an unreleased Shallow North Dakota song titled “Bearded Burly Man,” KEN mode’s covers of “Outside Dakota” and “Six Foot Foam Lover,“ and Kowloon Walled City‘s cover of “The Milkman.”

KEN mode commented:

“Two new KEN mode tracks.

So, we made a post a few weeks ago on FB and IG about our friend Tony, who plays in one of the heaviest bands of all time – Shallow North Dakota. He’s fighting stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and some people are trying to help raise funds for his fight and his family.

The music community started stepping up, and over the course of the week, we found out that Shallow North Dakota had a song from their final album, Mob Wheel, that never got released, and that they were planning to release this with our pals Kowloon Walled City as a special limited fundraising release LP.

KWC had done a SDN cover back in 2011 that also never got released. So we decided to muscle our way onto this, despite not having any material. We jammed on two SND songs on Jan 13, put down some drums, and ran with it. Jesse spent a bunch of time mixing it, Scott Evans and Sean Pearson (who engineered the other two tracks) helped provide feedback along the way, then Carl Saff was kind enough to rush out a killer mastering job on the whole batch, while our bud Sean Arsenian whipped up some art.

This whole record is one big fundraiser. We’re releasing it on bandcamp to start, with LP pre-orders and digital, and it’ll be available on various other streaming services next week. Think of it as the sickest, heaviest gofundme you’ve ever seen. The cause is heartbreaking and sucks, but we were stoked to be able to mobilize and try to do something under the circumstances.”

Watch Marissa Nadler Cover Journey‘s “Of A Lifetime” With Cave In, Converge, Etc. Members

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Journey‘s “Of A Lifetime“ with Marissa Nadler (Droneflower, etc.), Kurt Ballou (Converge), Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, etc.), Ian Miller (Kowloon Walled City, Puig Destroyer, etc.), and Nick Bellamore (Dee Snider, Toxic Holocaust, etc.). “Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“JOURNEY but it’s not where we get our sick shoes or that song from Family Guy. When Kurt Ballou (Converge, producer of every metal album you love from the past two decades) says he wants to cover the literal first Journey song you know he’s gonna make it shred! This is our 29th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at http://www.honorableswords.com.”

Neurosis Announce 2016 Pacific Northwest Shows

Neurosis will be playing some headlining Pacific Northwest dates in November/December. These shows will be in support of the band’s new album, “Fires Within Fires,“ which will be released on September 23.

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Tour Dates:

11/25 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre (with YOB & Kowloon Walled City)
11/26 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre (with YOB & Kowloon Walled City)
12/19 Seattle, WA – Neumos (with YOB & SUMAC)
12/20 Vancouver, BC – Venue (with YOB & SUMAC)

Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Nails, Etc. Set For Southwest Terror Fest V

The first set of bands have been confirmed for Southwest Terror Fest V: Houses Of The Unholy. It will take place in Tucson, AZ at 191 Toole, Club Congress, and Gary’s Place, on October 20-23, and will include: Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Infest, Nails, Power Trip, Final Conflict, Full Of Hell, SUMAC, Kowloon Walled City, Khemmis, CHRCH, Behold! The Monolith, Theories, Wake, Senior Fellows, The Drip, Disservice, Gay Kiss, Get A Grip, Grey Gallows, Junkie Vomit, Magguts, Nonpariel, North, Sex Prisoner, Sorrower, Trench, and Via Vengeance.

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Crowbar, Torche Etc. Set For 2015 Day Of The Shred Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Day Of The Shred Festival. The festival will take place at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA, on November 1 and will include:

Captain Beyond, Spirit Caravan, Crowbar, John Garcia, Mondo Generator, Torche, Elder, Saviours, Oxbow, Full Of Hell, The Body, Yawning Man, Kowloon Walled City, Black Bombaim, Fight Amp, Thou, Night Demon, Ides Of Gemini, Mos Generator, Great Electric Quest, White Manna, Poobah, Communion, Blackwitch Pudding and Duel.

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