Coilguns are one of those perfectly hidden secrets in the metal underground, so consider this an olive branch — this is your chance to get acquainted with them. Comprised of a large portion of The Ocean (yeah, seriously!), Coilguns take art-y angular hardcore and intensify the energy in a way that only members of that aforementioned German collective could and, their debut, Commuters is the imagining of exactly that. Metal.de has a full stream of the album, the article may entirely in German, but thankfully soundcloud players are a universal language so get stuck in.
Fans of The Chariot and early days Every Time I Die will find qualities to latch onto here and there, but the main difference being that Coilguns aren’t afraid to slow things down to a funeral march and explore the sparser tempos of post-metal as in the 11 minute long ‘Commuters Part 2‘ or the brooding album closer ‘Earthians‘. But if you don’t have time to fit in a whole album today, at the very least, lend your lug-holes to the minute and half bruiser of ‘Plug-In Citizen‘ — you’d be hard pushed to find another track so instantly satisfying this year.
If you want a visual accompaniment to the track however, there’s an in-studio performance video after the jump! View Full Article »
If you’re like myself, then you love you some hardcore music. Everything from The Chariot and Every Time I Die to Terror and Converge, when the feedback kicks in and the sound turns up, your blood gets pumping and all you want to do is mosh. I saw Intronaut on Sunday (interview coming soon!), and there was one of two opening bands that go by the name of Carnivores At Grace. They play a mix of hardcore and sludge, and it works really well. This trio of dudes really go hard with their music, and while watching them live I couldn’t help thinking to myself, “Wow. These guys are really freaking good.”
Two decades after Australian instrumental post-rock gods, Dirty Three, commenced their trail blazing career, it seems as if instrumental music is finally gaining some momentum in this country as audiences re-awaken to the fact that vocals are not an essential gateway to musical accessibility and emotional engagement. In 2012, there were a number of interesting Australian instrumental releases, including from Kettlespider, Dumbsaint, and the Dirty Three themselves. However, of all the Australian bands now trying their hand at instrumental music, the one with the greatest resonance appears to be post-rockers sleepmakeswaves, who in 2012 issued a United States release of their Australian Record Industry Association Awards nominated debut album, …and so we destroyed everything. Consisting of four members only, sleepmakeswaves create surprisingly dense and layered soundscapes that are padded with electronics and suggestive of a larger complement of instruments, and evoke brightly vivid imagery such that the music has, at times, somewhat of a cinematic soundtrack quality…in a very good way! Furthermore, like most post-rock albums, …and so we destroyed everything relies heavily on build ups and starkly varied dynamics as a means by which to stimulate interest within the listener. However, the reasons, perhaps, why this album has such broad appeal are firstly that there is a noticeable Australian heavy progressive rock influence on the sleepmakeswaves sound, and secondly, that unlike many of the post-rock bands out there, sleepmakeswaves produce music that is wholly unpretentious. To the contrary, it is generally upbeat, rarely repetitive, produced well, and feels like a genuine attempt to create emotionally involving music, rather than an exercise in demonstrating how much more musically enlightened and intellectual the band is than everyone else. Have no doubt, sleepmakeswaves are a band on the move, and are a shining example of just how rocking and engaging instrumental music can be. – GS
For many people, this tour will be a nightmarish trek that sees many sources of pure hatred together in one convenient place to avoid at all costs. For others, it’ll be a mecca of brodowns and good times. The Devil Wears Prada and As I Lay Dying have come together to announce a co-headlining tour, which features For Today, The Color Morale, and The Chariot. At this point you all know good and well if this tour is worth your time — such is the nature of such a polarizing genre — so without further ado:
For Today (2/22 – 3/5 and 3/8 – 4/4)
The Color Morale (2/22 – 3/7)
The Chariot (3/8 – 4/4)
Tickets on sale Friday Dec. 21st02/22 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theater Half House
02/23 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
02/24 Chico, CA Senator Theatre
02/26 Reno, NV Knitting Factory Concert House
02/27 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
02/28 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
03/01 San Diego, CA Soma
03/02 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
03/03 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
03/05 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre
03/06 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live
03/07 Dallas, TX House of Blues
03/08 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Events Center
03/09 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
03/10 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre
03/12 Nashville, TN Rocketown
03/13 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend
03/14 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
03/15 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
03/16 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
03/17 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
03/19 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock
03/20 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater
03/21 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
03/22 Williamsville, NY Club Infinity
03/23 Toronto, ON The Sound Academy
03/24 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
03/25 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
03/27 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
03/28 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
03/29 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
03/30 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
04/02 Lawrence, KS The Granada Theatre
04/03 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
04/04 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
I love it when my metal gets infused with math and hardcore, and just goes bonkers. Nothing tickles me more than some guitar feedback over driving bass lines (The Chariot, anyone?). So out of nowhere, a video popped up on my recommended list on YouTube, and I figured I’d check it out, considering it only coincides with my tastes about 50% of the time. What I found was simply awesome.
The Armedare a band from the Motor City that take influences from The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Chariot, and the like. Below, you can stream their latest release, ‘Young & Beautiful,’ which is available on Bandcamp for free! Who doesn’t love free stuff, right?!
[Good Fight Music]
The Chariot are one of the few bands where you can feel the emotion they put into their music as much live as on their records. They are constantly referred to as one of the greatest live act in music and their fans are every bit as rabid and unpredictable as they are. Seeing The Chariot live is nothing short of a gift and a privilege, because the experience they give their fans is unlike anything experienced before. Their latest offering, One Wing, capitalizes on the successful quartet of albums that came before it, not only by refining their signature brand of hardcore, but also expanding on it and adding elements many people would have never thought would end up on one of their records. Just as frontman Josh Scogin said, “let’s get weird.”
When the upcoming Converge tour with Torche and Kvelertak was announced, it looked like it was going to be one of the more energetic and crazy live US tours we were going to be seeing in the coming months. However, Every Time I Die want in on the action as they announced their upcoming headlining tour featuring The Chariot, letlive., and Kills and Thrills! Every Time I Die are all about The Party™ and The Chariot are one of the most energetic and chaotic live bands the scene has to offer, so even without considering the other half of the bill, this tour’s promised to rock faces.
Here are the dates:
11/29 Louisville, KY @ Headliners
11/30 Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
12/1 Dallas, TX @ Centennial Hall (Fair Park)
12/2 Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
12/4 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
12/5 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
12/6 Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
12/7 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
12/8 Providence, RI @ The Met
12/9 Holyoke, MA @ The Waterfront Tavern
12/11 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
12/12 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
12/13 Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theater
12/14 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
12/15 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
12/16 Madison, WI @ The Loft
12/17 Palantine, IL @ Durty Nellies
12/18 Lansing, MI @ The Loft
12/19 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
The Chariot‘s One Wing is one of the more exciting releases coming down the pipeline, and the general public is getting their first taste of the record with the new track ‘in’. If you’re wondering why the band would have a song titled simply ‘in’, then you need to check out the tracklist:
I believe I’ve said it before, but I’ve got to weigh my obsessive need for clean and proper ID3 tags against how unbelievably cool it is that The Chariot keeps putting poems in their tracklist.
Back on topic though, you can stream the track ‘in’ via Altpress, who has the exclusive stream. As you’d expect, the song is a killer slab of chaotic hardcore with enough groove and heart to really hit home. You’ll be able to hear it in context when One Wing drops August 28th on eOne/Good Fight Music.
The Chariot, one of the most explosive live bands on the planet, are getting ready to release their new album One Wing. Details are now coming in, with a tracklist (in the form of a poem in true The Chariot fashion) recently announced:
If you’re like me, you’re going to have to weigh your hatred of tracks titled “in” and “and” against how cool the poetic tracklist is. The album’s artwork was also revealed (above), and a behind-the-scenes video showing the album’s creation can be viewed after the jump!
You may know him by is his signature beard and as the blur on stage that hangs from rafters, throws his bass into the air, and stage dives while playing. He is Jon ‘KC Wolf’ Kindler, and it has been announced that he has officially left The Chariot.
This really sucks. He was a huge part of their live shows, and though I have never seen them live, Chris (twice) and Jeff have both raved about them, and the videos I have seen and the tales I have heard are proof positive that he is a true showman and master of his craft.
His statement, below:
“For the last 6 years I have been blessed to be a part of The Chariot, a place where God has taught me to create and worship freely. I am most thankful for the relationships I have been blessed with; my brothers in The Chariot, and the countless friendships that I have gained all over the world.
Thank you for your support, your love and your life. know that you aren’t alone, you were made with immense purpose, and you do have a savior, his name is Jesus and He is worthy. Come to Him and find rest. I love you all. Long live The Chariot, Long live the King.”
Long Live, Jon. Long Live. One Wing is due out August 28th on Good Fight/eOne, and there’s also a tour with Every Time I Die in the works. Not to be missed, that one.