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MOTHERSHIP: Texan rockers return for UK/EU tour this summer | New LP out this month on Ripple Music

Texan psych rockers Mothership are set to cross the Atlantic this summer and crash onto European shores with a tour in support of their brand new studio album, High Strangeness.

Formed in 2010 by brothers Kyle and Kelley Juett and later joined by Judge Smith on drums, the trio have gained a solid reputation as non-stop road warriors, sharing stages with the likes of Slayer, Alice In Chains, Ghost and Baroness in the last twelve months alone. With a tireless work ethic that has seen them play countless festivals, nightclubs, bars and motorcycle parties across the USA, Canada and Europe, the band were rewarded for their efforts last year winning Dallas’ Best Metal Act at the 2016 Dallas Observer Music Awards.

Released on 17th March, High Strangeness is the third studio album and highly anticipated follow-up to their 2014 Ripple Music-released LP, Mothership II. Recorded by Ryan Lee (Crypt Trip) and mastered by Tony Reed (Mos Generator/Stone Axe) it delivers eight songs of “supersonic intergalactic heavy rock” in an amped-up take on ’70s rock and roll fury, laced with everything, from electrifying psychedelics to progressive space rock elements.

Returning to Europe later this summer the band kick off their journey with an appearance at Freak Valley Festival in Germany on 17th June before arriving in the UK for a string of dates with rising rockers Poseidon in support.

For the full list of dates (UK dates in bold) and a fierce poster by Robin Gnista, see below:

17th June – Siegen, DE – Freak Valley Festival
18th June – Berlin, DE – Badehaus*
19th June – Hamburg, DE – Hafenklang*
21st June – Landgraaf, NL – Oefenbunker
22nd June – Utrecht, NL – dB’s
23rd June – Brussels, BE – Magasin 4
24th June – Bourlon, FR – Rock In Bourlon
25th June – Milton Keynes, UK – Craufurd Arms**
26th June – Coventry, UK – The Phoenix**
27th June – Manchester, UK – Factory**
28th June – Edinburgh, UK – Bannermans**
29th June – Cardiff, UK – Fuel**
30th June – Bournemouth, UK – The Anvil**
1st July – London, UK- The Black Heart**
3rd July – Paris, FR – Le Glazart***
4th July – Nantes, FR – Le Scene Michelet***
6th July – Barcelona, ES – Rocksound
7th July – Turin, IT – Blah Blah
8th July – Povegliano Veronese, IT – Art Pollution Festival
9th July – Parma, IT – App Colombofili
10th July – Zerobranco, IT – Altroquando
11th July – Vienna, AUT- Arena
12th July – Nuremberg, DE – MUZclub
13th July – Munich, DE – Feierwerk
14th July – Erfurt, DE – Stoned From The Underground Festival

* W/ Yawning Man
** W/ Poseidon
***W/ Egypt

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Monolord return with Vænir and European Tour

“We’re not going to hold back from you discovering your new favorite band. Behold! Monolord.”
Decibel Magazine

“Remember that time you drove your battered old VW out into the woods, took an unfeasible amount of peyote and listened to nothing but Sleep, Ufomammut and YOB for four days straight? No? Well, this is going to trigger one hell of a flashback.”
Terrorizer

“No shit guitar solos, no questionable vocals, just relentlessly heavy riffs generated by this newly formed monolithic Swedish trio. Love their name, sound and heavyweight approach.”
The Bug

Initially formed as a side project in 2013 out of the ashes of Swedish bands Marulk and Rotten Sound – comprising of guitar player and vocalist Thomas Jäger, drummer Esben Willems and bassist Mika Häkki – Monolord emerged as one of 2014’s heaviest, loudest and best-loved breakout bands.

So for those left dumbfounded by the heady mix of mania and tinnitus that came free with the Gothenburg trio’s impressive debut album, the suggestion that this year could see an improvement of any kind might seem impossible to believe. Empress Rising was not just lauded over; many believed it raised the bar for the genre with its doom-metal powered by psychedelic grooves, immense heaviness and cosmic cohesion marking it out instantly for cult classic status. Voted number one doom release of 2014 by CVLT Nation it also featured in countless end of year lists (Metal Sucks, New Noise Magazine, Heavy Planet and Vinyl Factory to name a few); “This is a record no doom devotee can afford to miss, laying out a veritable smorgasbord of great riffs and electrifying moments. Remember the name.” (Rock-A-Rolla)

This April however Monolord return to unleash Vænir. Named after the biggest lake in Sweden, the overall effect of this eagerly awaited album can only be described as vast. Colossal in fact, with the only true metric of certainty being at forty-eight minutes long, across six epic tracks (including the recently released single ‘Cursing The One’) Vænir has the power to level everything it its path.

Vænir by Monolord will be released on 28th April 2015 via RidingEasy Records. For fans looking to experience the sheer power of the band live, Monolord take to the road this February across Europe with fellow Swedes and RidingEasy label mates Salem’s Pot. (See dates below.)

Tour Dates:

Feb 18th – KB18 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Feb 19th – Kufa Löseke (Hildesheim, Germany)
Feb 20th – Merleyn (Nijmegen, Netherlands)
Feb 21st – Vera (Groningen, Netherlands)
Feb 22nd – Het Bos (Antwerpen, Belgium)
Feb 24th – The Library (Leeds, United Kingdom)
Feb 25th – The Black Heart (London, United Kingdom)
Feb 26th – Glazart (Paris, France)
Feb 27th – Heretic Club (Bordeaux, France)
Feb 28th – Sala Sonora (Erandio, Spain)
Mar 1st – Wurlitzer Ballroom (Madrid, Spain)
Mar 2nd – RockSound (Barcelona, Spain)
Mar 3rd – The Black Sheep (Montpellier, France)
Mar 5th – Arena (Vienna, Austria)
Mar 6th – P.M.K. (Innsbruck, Austria)
Mar 7th – TBA (Munich, Germany)
Mar 8th – Alma (Leipzig, Germany)
Mar 21st – Kulturhuset Bastionen (Uddevalla, Sweden)
Apr 9th – Roadburn Festival (Tilburg, Netherlands)
Apr 10th – Crystal (Berlin, Germany)
Jul 10th – Lo-Fi (Milan, Italy)
Jul 11th – Stick And Stone Fest (Nikolsdorf, Austria)
Aug 14th – Leper Hardcore Fest (Leper, Belgium)