Pelican Postpone June Tour, Release New Live Album

Pelican have postponed their June tour with Inter Arma due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, there is some good news as the band have just released a new live album titled “Live at The Grog Shop” via Bandcamp. That effort was recorded during the group’s September 15, 2019 set at the Grog Shop in Cleveland, Ohio.

Pelican commented:

“It will come as no surprise that we are forced to postpone our June tour with INTER ARMA due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This decision was not reached lightly – sharing this music with people in the live environment is sacred for us; it brings a special sense of purpose and catharsis to our lives that we depend upon.

As a very minor consolation, we are sharing a new live album recorded at the Grog Shop in Cleveland of last year via our Bandcamp page. We’d been planning to share a recording from the Nighttime Stories tour at some point and now seems to be the moment – with no definitive sense of when we’ll be able to perform together again, we felt compelled to make this available now.

We’ve also made all out remaining shirts from recent tours available on the same page – all shirts come with an automatic download of the live album.

We hope we can revisit these songs in front of audiences again soon. Until then, please take care of yourselves; stay safe, stay healthy.”

Deftones, Faith No More, System Of A Down, Etc. Set For 2020 Hellfest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Hellfest Open Air Festival. The event will be held in Clisson, France on June 19-21 and the daily stage lineups can be found below.

June 19:

Mainstage 01: Deftones, Incubus, Opeth, Leprous, Ego Kill Talent, Soen, and Frog Leap

Mainstage 02: Volbeat, The Offspring, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Inspector Cluzo, Ghostemane, Danko Jones, The Wildhearts, and Laura Cox.

Altar Stage: Obituary, Death DTA, At The Gates, Entombed A.D., Grave, Unleashed, Cadaver, Necrowretch, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Temple Stage: Mayhem, Abbath, Rotting Christ, Primordial, The Great Old Ones, Seth, Mephorash, Numen, and Tremplin Voice Of Hell.

Valley Stage: Electric Wizard, Baroness, OM, Witchcraft, Black Mountain, Elder, ASG, Greenleaf, and Ecstatic Vision.

Warzone Stage: Body Count, Suicidal Tendencies, Powerflo, Youth Of Today, Dog Eat Dog, Slapshot, Jesus Piece, Higher Power, and In Other Climes.

June 20:

Mainstage 01: Faith No More, Infectious Grooves, Alter Bridge, Heaven Shall Burn, Thy Art Is Murder, Crystal Lake, and Fire From The Gods.

Mainstage 02: Deep Purple, Airbourne, Steel Panther, Alestorm, The Darkness, Last In Line, L7, The Dead Daises, and Galactic Empire.

Altar Stage: Sepultura, Sacred Reich, Flotsam And Jetsam, Exciter, Loudblast, Xentrix, Rectal Smegma, Brutal Sphincter, and Karras.

Temple Stage: Wardruna, The Hu, Ensiferum, Taake, Kamppfar, Einjerjer, Helheim, Aktarium, and Artus.

Valley Stage: Envy, Mono & The Jo Quail Quartet, John Garcia & The Band Of Gold, High On Fire, Pelican, Me And That Man, The Picturebooks, Duel, and Point Mort.

Warzone Stage: Social Distortion, The Toy Dolls, Agnostic Front, Reverent Horton Heat, Anti-Flag, Frustration, Guerilla Poubelle, Lion’s Law, and Grade 2.

June 21:

Mainstage 01: System Of A Down, Korn, Maximum The Hormone, BABYMETAL, Jinjer, Lacuna Coil, Kontrust, and Deadly Apples.

Mainstage 02: Judas Priest, Running Wild, Down, Michael Schenker, Doro, Delain, Sortilege, Battle Beast, and Tempt.

Altar Stage: Devin Townsend, Meshuggah, The Black Dahlia Murder, Periphery, Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Ingested, Dyscarnate, and Exocrine.

Temple Stage: Watain, Alcest, Belzebubs, Borknagar, Gaahls Wyrd, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Numenorean, Penitence Onirique, and Deliverance.

Valley Stage: Killing Joke, Perturbator, Life Of Agony, 3TEETH, Hangman’s Chair, Twin Temple, Inter Arma, Lysistrata, and Abrahma.

Warzone Stage: Walls Of Jericho, August Burns Red, While She Sleeps, Lionheart, Rotting Out, Landmarks, Moscow Death Brigade, and Wolfpack.

Pelican To Release New Album “Nighttime Stories” In June, Premiere New Song “Midnight And Mescaline”

Pelican have announced that their new album “Nighttime Stories” will be released on June 7. The effort’s first single, “Midnight And Mescaline,” can be streamed below. That track will also be released as a 7″, along with “Darkness On The Stairs,” as part of this year’s Record Store Day (April 13).

The following was said about the new album in a press release:

“‘Nighttime Stories‘ was an album title initially proposed for Tusk, the hallucinatory art-grind band that included PELICAN members Trevor Shelley de Brauw, Larry Herweg, and Schroeder-Lebec, in addition to vocalist Jody Minnoch.

The writing of Nighttime Stories was instigated shortly after Minnoch‘s unexpected death in 2014, and some of the dissonant viscera and dark psychedelic structures that were characteristic of Tusk‘s sound began to unconsciously inform the album’s direction.

In homage to their departed colleague, PELICAN applied the previously discarded title and pulled many of the song titles from notes Minnoch had sent to inspire the direction of the unrealized album. As the writing of Nighttime Stories progressed, [guitarist Dallas] Thomas also experienced a heavy loss with the passing of his father, to whom the album pays tribute on opening track ‘W.S.T.‘ (on which Dallas performed his guitar parts on his father’s Yamaha acoustic).”

“Nighttime Stories” Track Listing

01. “WST”
02. “Midnight And Mescaline”
03. “Abyssal Plain”
04. “Cold Hope”
05. “It Stared At Me”
06. “Nighttime Stories”
07. “Arteries Of Blacktop”
08. “Full Moon, Black Water”

Tour Dates (with Cloakroom):

06/20 Ferndale, MI – Loving Touch (with Greet Death)
06/21 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
06/22 Montreal, QC – Bar de Ritz
06/23 Boston, MA – Great Scott
06/24 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar (with Planning For Burial)
06/25 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle (with Planning For Burial)
06/26 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
06/27 Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe
06/28 Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht Club
06/29 Chicago, IL – Metro (with Young Widows)

Watch Isis (The Band), Cave In, Old Man Gloom, Etc. Perfom At Los Angeles Caleb Scofield Tribute Show

A special tribute show for the late Caleb Scofield (Cave In, Old Man Gloom, etc.) was held at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA yesterday (October 13) and it featured performances from Cave In, a reunited Isis (performing under the name Celestial), Pelican, Old Man Gloom, and 27. You can watch footage of the full concert below. Like the previous tribute show, Cave In were joined by Caleb‘s brother Kyle and Nate Newton (Converge, etc.). 100% of the proceeds from the show went towards Scofield‘s family, who you can still help out via GoFundMe.

Los Angeles Caleb Scofield (Cave In, Etc.) Tribute Show To Be Streamed Live

A special tribute show for the late Caleb Scofield (Cave In, Old Man Gloom, etc.) will be held at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA tomorrow (October 13) and fans will be able to stream it live via scofieldbenefit.merchtable.com. That concert will feature Cave In, a reunited Isis (performing under the name Celestial), Pelican, Old Man Gloom, and 27. 100% of the proceeds will go towards Scofield‘s family, who you can still help out via GoFundMe.