Quicksand Announce 30th Anniversary Deluxe Vinyl Edition Of “Slip”

Quicksand are planning to celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Slip” with some new vinyl pressings. Pre-orders can be found HERE. Standard copies are expected to ship on March 31, while deluxe copies are expected to ship on May 26.

The following details were shared about the reissue:

“Available for the first time in over a decade, the 30th Anniversary Edition of Slip was completely remastered for vinyl using the original 1993 master tapes and includes the original bonus track “How Soon is Now?” The artwork was reconstructed using original art elements and color improvements. Complete with several limited beautiful vinyl variants.

The Limited-Edition Deluxe LP and 64-page hardcover book chronicles the release of this influential album. Includes a foreword by Walter Schreifels, never-before-seen photographs, original art, rare concert posters, show flyers, and ephemera from 1990-1994. Contributions from: Anthrax, Helmet, Sepultura, Thursday, Rise Against, Refused, Youth of Today, Thrice, Agnostic Front, Snapcase, Earth Crisis, Cave In, and many more. Limited to only 2000 numbered copies.”

Watch Video For Quicksand’s Remix Of New Age Doom And Lee “Scratch” Perry’s “Holy Dub”

A music video has been released for Quicksand’s remix of New Age Doom and Lee “Scratch” Perry’s “Holy Dub.” This track is from “Remix The Universe,” which will feature remixed versions of songs from “Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s Guide To The Universe.“ That effort will be available on January 27 and it will also feature contributions from members of Glassjaw, Team Sleep, etc.

Quicksand Premiere New Song “Felíz”

Quicksand have premiered a new song titled “Felíz.” The track was recorded during the sessions for the band’s latest album “Distant Populations“ and Walter Schreifels had the following to say about it:

“This one came together pretty easily, from what I recall coming off of tour we wanted to write something more aggressive for the set; listening now reminds me of something we might have written earlier in our career but still feels right at home with where we’re at currently. The lyrics speak to the fleeting nature of happiness which paradoxically is what makes feeling happy such a desirable thing.”

Shiner Drop Off October Shows With Quicksand

Shiner have dropped off their October shows with Quicksand. Spotlights will now be taking their place.

Shiner commented:

“Hello Shiner faithful:

It pains us to announce we had to bow out of the Quicksand shows scheduled from OCT 18-23. We’re so bummed about missing and were so honored to have been asked, but ultimately it was decided that Allen is needed at home with his family at a particularly crucial time in his wife’s recovery from hip surgery.

We sure do hope we’ll have another opportunity to rock with those sweet dudes and in the meantime, our rock spouses Spotlights will be ripping those gigs in our stead. Who knows, maybe they’ll work up a Shiner cover! (Hint hint Mario…!)

We’re very sorry for any inconvenience this creates on you guys and really really appreciate your understanding.

Huge thank you’s to everyone who came out over the past week to make some memories with us. It was a great tour. Thank you!!”

Tour Dates:

10/18 Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
10/19 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works
10/22 Garwood, NJ – Crossroads
10/23 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall

Quicksand Recruit Candiria Guitarist John LaMacchia For Upcoming Shows

Quicksand have recruited Candiria’s John LaMacchia to play guitar during their upcoming live shows. He will be filling in for the band’s touring guitarist Stephen Brodsky, who will be busy with Cave In.

LaMacchia commented:

“I am truly delighted to announce that I will be playing guitar for Quicksand for a bunch of tour dates they have coming up starting next week on October the 6th. In Las Vegas, NV.

I have been a fan of Quicksand since their first full length album ‘Slip’ came out in 1993. With this album the band completely changed the game in the underground music scene and have continued to inspire generations of bands to follow including my own.

Their latest album ‘Distant Populations’ was my favorite album that came out in 2021. The songs, the performances, the lyrical content and the production are some of the very best that Quicksand has had to offer since the bands inception. I absolutely love it and I can’t wait to get on the road to support it for this run of dates.

At this time the band is on the road with a great tour package led by the kings of stoner rock, Clutch along with alternative metal legends, Helmet and opening the tour is JD Pinkus (Butthole Surfers).

Slinging guitar for Quicksand up until October 5th is Stephen Brodsky of Cave In, Old Man Gloom and Mutoid Man. Steve has been a friend for many many years and he is a great guitar player and performer so I have some pretty big shoes to fill. I’ll be finishing up the Clutch tour and then also doing all of the remaining headlining dates the band has scheduled with another incredible band, Shiner! This is going to be epic.”

Tour Dates:

With Clutch, Helmet, and JD Pinkus:

09/27 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
09/29 Houston TX – Warehouse Live
09/30 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
10/01 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/02 Austin, TX – Emo’s
10/04 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
10/05 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
10/06 Las Vegas, NV – 24 Oxford (no Clutch/Helmet)
10/08 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
10/09 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
10/10 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
10/12 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
10/13 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/14 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
10/15 West Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
10/16 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall

With Shiner:

10/18 Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
10/19 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works
10/22 Garwood, NJ – Crossroads
10/23 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall

Quicksand Premiere New Song “Giving The Past Away”

Quicksand have premiered a new song titled “Giving The Past Away.” The band said the following about the track:

“The working title for this song was ‘Greatest Quicksand Song Ever‘ so you can imagine it was a very tough call leaving this song off ‘Distant Populations‘. The only reason we could agree on to leave it off was that we wanted to have some really strong material in reserve for later in the year. Ultimately the title came from the most prominent line in the song which is an embrace of the present which is very in line with our thinking with ‘Distant Populations‘, we’re super proud of this one and are very psyched to share it with the world.”

Quicksand Announce Fall Headlining Shows

Quicksand have booked some headlining shows around their upcoming tour with Clutch, Helmet, and JD Pinkus. Here’s the dates:

09/26 Tampa, FL – Orpheum Theater
10/06 Las Vegas, NV – 24 Oxford
10/18 Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar (feat. Shiner)
10/19 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Iron Works (feat. Shiner)
10/22 Garwood, NJ – Crossroads (feat. Shiner)
10/23 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall (feat. Shiner)

Clutch Premiere New Song “We Strive For Excellence”, Announce Fall Tour With Helmet, Quicksand, & JD Pinkus

Clutch have premiered a new song titled “We Strive For Excellence.” Neil Fallon said the following about that:

“‘We Strive For Excellence‘ looks back fondly on childhood summers filled with grand plans gone awry, inexplicable bruises, untreated injuries, and of course, the timeless wisdom of Evel Knievel.”

In other news, the band have also announced a fall tour with Helmet, Quicksand, and JD Pinkus:

09/13 Toronto, ON – Rebel
09/15 Boston, MA – House of Blues
09/16 New York, NY – Palladium Times Square
09/17 Baltimore, MD – Hammerjacks
09/18 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
09/20 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09/21 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
09/23 Louisville, KY – Louder than Life (Clutch only)
09/24 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
09/25 Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
09/27 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
09/29 Houston TX – Warehouse Live
09/30 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
10/01 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/02 Austin, TX – Emo’s
10/04 Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
10/05 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
10/07 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock (Clutch only)
10/08 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
10/09 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
10/10 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
10/12 Salt Lake City, UT – the Depot
10/13 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/14 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
10/15 West Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
10/16 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall

Sergio Vega Says His Departure From Deftones “Was Never About Money”: “It’s Purely About Belonging”

During a recent appearance on “The Jasta Show,” Sergio Vega (Quicksand) further discussed his departure from Deftones. The bassist says the split “was never about money,” adding that it was “purely about belonging.”

Vega said the following:

“On a creative level, they were always super open and super cool. And really, when we talk about the other end, the financial end, which is something that I get, you’re Chino [Moreno, DEFTONES singer] and you have dependents, you have a lot of family, and [if] things go [to] a five-way split [from] a four-way split, it changes things and that’s something that impacts your life. So the financial shift and the financial swing becomes something that’s hard to reckon with. But for me, even in my position and my asks or negotiations were never speaking to that. Not that it was even possible. Being on half of the band’s catalog, you’re not ever going to see money from things you’re not a part of. But it was never even about money. Because even the publishing was there; that’s fine. It’s purely about belonging; it’s purely about just wanting to [feel] like you’re in it.”

“At the beginning, I was up for anything. I was just, like, ‘My friends are in trouble, and I just wanna help.’ My thing was, ‘Whatever you need I got.’ If it was to be, ‘Hey, play these bass lines. We got this thing.’ I’m, like, ‘Yeah. Cool.’ Being a hired gun, there’s no room for creative input — that’s fine. That would have been a thing, and you wrap your head around that. Initially, my only goal was to put my best foot forward and be a help to people in need and people that I cared about. And it was only because of the way that it was presented to me as, ‘This is how it’s gonna go down,’ where something that I started to go, ‘Hey…'”

He also added:

“This was a perennial thing. This was something that would come up, ‘Hey, guys.’ ‘Okay, cool. We’re really happy with the status quo.’ And it was never about money. It was always, like, ‘Here’s another raise.’ I was, like, ‘It’s not about that.’ And it was something that I think is a misconception, like I’m trying to bring a contractual change during a pandemic. I’m not.

Part of this weird dynamic was that having a dual kind of role in a sense of being a core and key writer, arranger and collaborator but also being someone who’s being paid on a salary created a dissonance. And not for myself, but for the whole thing. And so it’d be, like, hey, you’re home and you’re getting paid. But I’m, like, these are the parameters that I’ve been trying to change. I just wanna be in the same boat. Not about equal money or anything, but when times are good, times are good. When there’s income, we can draw from it. When there’s no income, you just hold on to your thing.

It was never about money and it was never about any of that. It was just about literally being in the same situation so that it didn’t create these opportunities for dissonance, where it was, like, ‘Oh, you’re doing this, but we’re paying you while you’re doing this.’ I got a call that was, like, ‘We’re hemorrhaging a lot of money on storage space and you.’ And I was, like, ‘That’s my problem. I’m compared to a storage space. I’m a line item.’ It’s not the money. It’s just the dynamic. So it wasn’t me asking for anything during the pandemic; it was the contract being canceled, which is their right. And then I was, like, ‘Okay, cool. This doesn’t work for anybody. We can finally address a total restructure.’ But at the end of the day, we weren’t able to really come to terms on that. So that’s fine. Basically, everything that I had said in [my initial video] statement is what kind of happened. And I totally understand their position. But mine is I have to respect my situation and my position as well, that it wasn’t something that… having that dissonance, for lack of a better word, was something that was pervasive, and it was something that ultimately was affecting me mentally as well.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Sunny Day Real Estate Added To 2022 Furnace Fest

Sunny Day Real Estate have been added to the 2022 Furnace Fest. That event will take place at the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL on September 23-25 and the updated daily lineups can be found below.

Lineup:

September 23:

  • Thrice (performing “The Illusion Of Safety“)
  • New Found Glory
  • Alexisonfire
  • Midtown
  • Shadows Fall
  • Quicksand
  • ’68
  • The Acacia Strain
  • Anti-Flag
  • Belmont
  • Capra
  • Close Your Eyes
  • Counterparts
  • Crossfaith
  • The Darling Fire
  • Dead To Fall
  • Doll Skin
  • Drug Church
  • E.Town Concrete
  • Fauxdeep
  • Fiddlehead
  • Forced Neglect
  • Games We Play
  • Glasseater
  • Impending Doom
  • Integrity
  • Madball
  • Movements
  • Norma Jean
  • Open Hand
  • Soul Glo
  • Stretch Arm Strong
  • Strung Out

September 24:

  • Sunny Day Real Estate
  • Manchester Orchestra
  • The Ghost Inside
  • Elliot (performing “False Cathedrals“)
  • Blindside (performing “Silence“)
  • Poison The Well
  • Advent
  • The Appleseed Cast
  • Bleeding Through
  • Cursive
  • Demon Hunter
  • Earth Crisis
  • Figure Four
  • Five Iron Frenzy
  • Hidden In Plain View
  • Idle Threat
  • The Joy Formidable
  • Joy Boy
  • Life In Your Way
  • Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster
  • Misery Signals
  • Mock Orange
  • Morning Again
  • Most Precious Blood
  • MyChildren MyBride
  • Pedro The Lion
  • Roadside Monument
  • The Showdown
  • Spill Canvas
  • Squad 5-0
  • Stairwell
  • Stay Lost
  • Vitreous Humor

September 25:

  • Mastodon
  • Gojira
  • Descendents
  • The Story So Far
  • In Flames
  • American Nightmare
  • Avail
  • A Wilhelm Scream
  • Agnostic Front
  • Angel Du$t
  • As Friends Rust
  • Comeback Kid
  • Dying Wish
  • Free Throw
  • Four Year Strong (performing “Enemy Of The World“)
  • Get The Shot
  • The Higher
  • Jesus Piece
  • Just Like Heaven
  • Koyo
  • Kublai Khan TX
  • Lagwagon
  • Mom Jeans
  • The News Can Wait
  • Nothing
  • Orbit Culture
  • The Red Chord
  • Sick Of It All
  • Slow Crush
  • Spiritbox
  • Stick To Your Guns
  • Strike Anywhere
  • Wristmeetrazor