More opportunities for free music from HIGHNESS

Jun 07 2013

A week after topping QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, VAMPIRE WEEKEND, and all the other new release Mp3 singles over at Insound with HIGHNESS‘ “Gaea (Strings),” we’re happy to continue offering more opportunities for everyone to hear the band’s music.

• #1: you can download/stream/own the “Gaea (Strings)” single for completely FREE via Insound here (you don’t even need to register email… just a straight direct download!)

• #2: HIGHNESS is giving away 3 copies of “Hold” on CD via a contest currently happening on their Facebook page. Just a few clicks and you’ve got a shot. Winners will be selected randomly on Monday.

HIGHNESS tops Insound for week of 5/28-6/4/13

Jun 05 2013

HIGHNESS got amazing news today in the form of topping INSOUND’s Mp3 chart for the week with their single “Gaea (Strings),” beating out contemporaries such as QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, VAMPIRE WEEKEND, THE THERMALS, and THE POSTAL SERVICE.

Thanks to everyone out there in internet-land for showing such tremendous support for the band and the album so far. HIGHNESS is currently writing for album no. 2 and planning live shows.

If you still haven’t heard the band, you can get “Gaea (Strings)” for free download here and see/hear for yourself…

INTEGRITY “Suicide Black Snake” CD’s available on tour Monday in Richmond

May 25 2013

UPS Overnight Saturday costs a fortune… thanks Memorial Day!

The good news is that INTEGRITY will have copies of Suicide Black Snake (the band’s 10th full length) starting on the Richmond, VA date of their tour Monday (and throughout all summer appearances).

Packaging is rather deluxe on this one, as we sprung for a 6p digipak with matte flood, spot high gloss UV, a 16 page lyric and art booklet, and full color disc face, all passionately assembled by Dwid Hellion.

The street date for the CD and LP is June 11. Look for everything in stores worldwide, with a digital release date of June 4 for those that can’t wait for physical copies. Thank you!

HIGHNESS “Hold” album can be downloaded for FREE until Friday!

May 15 2013

As a show of appreciation to all the people that have already supported HIGHNESS’ Hold debut album (released this past Tuesday), we’ve partnered with PureVolume to give new listeners the entire album for FREE!

The promotion runs until Friday and you can download every song here:
http://www.purevolume.com/news/highness-hold-album-download-stream

Enjoy!

New release: HIGHNESS “Hold” LP | CD | Digital

May 14 2013

Now in the webstore : HIGHNESS Hold.

This is the debut album from Brandon Evans, Brent Eyestone, Eric Richter, Graham Scala, and Ryan Parrish. It was recorded with Andrew Schneider at Translator Audio and mastered by Emily Lazar and Joe LaPorta at The Lodge.

Track List:
01. Gaea (Strings)
02. If You Found Out, I Would Stay
03. Stitched Together
04. Forking Roads
05. We’re All We Need
06. Crepuscular Rays
07. Shroud
08. You Know Everything
09. Stars Pass Us Over

For the vinyl version, there are three different colors in the first pressing:

• 180 GRAM GOLD
• 180 GRAM CLEAR
• 180 GRAM BLACK

Each LP comes in a sturdy jacket printed by Stoughton and design by Brandon and Yeliz. Download codes are also included.

The CD version features a stunning gatefold cover and inner sleeves that were also printed by Stoughton and configured with an alternate layout.

Copies of the LP and CD are now available in the webstore.

Digital version is now available on iTunes.

New release: CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE “First LP” LP | CD | Digital

May 14 2013

Now in the webstore : CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE First LP.

First issued twenty years ago, this is the debut LP from the short-lived and highly influential Denver band. We kept the mix the same, but remastered the entire thing so that it’s no longer victim to the compression issues of that era of recorded music.

Track List:
01. Turn
02. Dyed on 8
03. Long Out
04. Lot
05. Pipe
06. Dirt

For the vinyl, we went with three different variations for the first pressing:

• TRANSLUCENT BLUE
• CLEAR
• PINK/BROWN 2-TONE

The cover layout remains the same (we didn’t even adjust the leading issues with the type) to stay consistent with the original feel of the LP.

The CD version of this album comes in a sharp-looking digipak that is intended to perfectly complement the S/T/”Stereo” CD/DVD we reissued prior.

Copies of the LP and CD are now available in the webstore.

Digital version is available now on iTunes.

INTEGRITY unveil new album track via Pitchfork

May 08 2013

From Earsplit PR:

As the villainous INTEGRITY prepares to release the band’s tenth LP, Suicide Black Snake, another new track has uncoiled today via Pitchfork.

While the band’s vast catalog of albums, EPs and 7” releases have continually shown new sides to the act’s sound, the intense Suicide Black Snake shows some of the most extreme musical progressions in INTEGRITY’s intense lineage. While the band’s characteristic mournfully harmonized guitar style huge metal solos are apparent, the album’s seventh and longest track “There Ain’t No Living In Life” boasts classic blues-ridden and even Southern American rock elements which infiltrate the endtime INTEGRITY message in a unique style of apocalyptic sorrow, fusing undistorted guitars, somber spoken word passages and even harmonica into a crushing and epic culmination.

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/15422-integrity-there-aint-no-living-in-life/

Suicide Black Snake sees worldwide release June 11th, the vinyl pressing via A389 Recordings and the CD with Magic Bullet Records. INTEGRITYwill embark on an extensive tour leading up to and through the album’s release, starting with a one-off in New Haven, Connecticut May 23rd alongside Overcast. The next two days will take the band’s wrath to our northern allies to the first time ever as the A389 Canadian Invasion slams Montreal and Toronto with support from Homewrecker and Ilsa. Directly following the Canadian Invasion INTEGRITY will take part in the annual Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore, followed by a brutal tour through the Southeast states with Gehenna and Full Of Hell as the three acts trek to Chaos In Tejas 2013. A massive European festival assault will consume the end of July and much of August including multiple festival performances.

New and restocked distributed titles in the webstore

May 07 2013

We just restocked a bunch of stuff into the webstore:

• CONVERGE “All We Love We Leave Behind” 2xLP
• CODE ORANGE KIDS LP
• DEAFHEAVEN “All Roads…” LP
• DEAFHEAVEN|BOSS-DE-NAGE split LP
• EYEHATEGOD “New Orleans is the New Vietnam” 7″
• GAZA LP
• GEHENNA “Land of Sodom II” 7″/CD
• GEHENNA “Negotium…” LP
• ILSA “The Maggots…” LP
• ILSA “Intoxicantations” LP
• IRON REAGAN “Worse Than Dead” LP
• LUNGFISH “Talking Songs..” LP
• LUNGFISH “Indivisible” LP
• MIGHTY SPHINCTER “Resurrection” 7″
• MINOR THREAT “Salad Days” 7″
• MINOR THREAT “Demos” 7″
• MINOR THREAT “Out of Step” 12″
• MINOR THREAT “Two 7″s” 12″
• SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP “S/T” LP
• SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP|CHILDREN OF GOD LP
• SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP “SSOS” 7″|CD
• SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP “Opium Morals” LP
• SICK FIX “Vexed” LP
• VOID “Sessions 1981-83″ LP

INTEGRITY Spring & Summer tour dates

Apr 19 2013

05/23: New Haven, CT @ The Dark Room w/Overcast
05/24: Montreal, QC @ Foufounes (A389 Canadian Invasion)
05/25: Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar (A389 Canadian Invasion)
05/26: Maryland Death Fest
05/27: Richmond, VA @ Kingdom w/ Gehenna, Full Of Hell
05/28: Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall w/ Gehenna, Full Of Hell
05/29: Nashville, TN @ The End w/ Gehenna, Full Of Hell
05/30: New Orleans, LA @ Siberia w/ Gehenna, Full Of Hell
06/01: Austin, TX @ Chaos In Tejas
07/26: Oberhausen, Germany @ Druckluft
07/27: AS, Belgium @ Vlamrock Festival
07/28: Port – Le Pub (Great Britain)
07/29: Leeds, UK @ Wharf Chambers
07/30: Dublin, Ireland @ Fiber
07/31: Newcastle, UK @ Trillians
08.01. London, UK @ Underworld
08/02: Viveiro, Spain @ Resurrection Festival
08/03: Karlsruhe, Germany @ New Noise
08/04: Paris, France @ Péniche Alternat
08/05: Toulouse, France @ Le Saint Des Seins
08/06: Bordeaux, France @ TBA
08/07: Luynes/Aix en Provence, France @ Le Korigan
08/08: Paris – Les Combustibles (France
08/09: Comacchio, Italy @ Voodoo Club
08/10: Nova Goricia, Slovenia @ Mostovna
08/16: Hohenstein, Germany @ Voice Of Art Festival
08/17: Fredericia, Denmark @ Days Of Fury Fest
08/18: Hengelo, Netherlands @ Innocent
08/19: Hannover, Germany @ Bei Chez Heinz
08/20: Berlin, Germany @ Cassiopeia
08/21: Hamburg, Germany @ Headcrash
08/22: Oslo, Norway @ Bunker Festival
08/23: Linkoping, Sweden @ L’ Orient

IDES OF GEMINI “Hexagram 45″ streaming now at Decibel, Pitchfork

Apr 16 2013

In just a few short days, you’ll be able to brave the crowds at your favorite local record store and come away with a brand new IDES OF GEMINI 7″ titled Hexagram 45, featuring two exclusive songs issued for Record Store Day 2013.

For those that can’t wait, our friends at Decibel have been so kind as to stream the whole damn thing in advance. You can check it out here.

Pitchfork has also been so kind as to stream “Spectral Queen” for us. You can view that article here.

The band is already out on the road with GHOST! Tour dates as follows:

4/16/2013 — Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse +
4/18/2013 — Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
4/19/2013 — Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
4/20/2013 — Phoenix, AZ – Lost Leaf *
4/22/2013 — Tempe, AZ – Rocky Point Cantina *
4/23/2013 — Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater
4/25/2013 — San Francisco, CA – The Regency
4/26/2013 — Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
4/27/2013 — Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
4/28/2013 — Bellingham, WA – Shakedown *
4/29/2013 — Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
4/30/2013 — Calgary, AB – Republik
5/01/2013 — Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
5/03/2013 — Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Center
5/04/2013 — Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
5/06/2013 — Toronto, ON – Opera House
5/07/2013 — Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
5/08/2013 — Quebec City, QC - Theatre Petit Champlain
5/10/2013 — Boston, MA – Royale
5/11/2013 — New York, NY – Webster Hall
5/12/2013 — Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
5/13/2013 — Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
5/15/2013 — Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
5/16/2013 — Bloomington, IN – The Bishop *
5/17/2013 — Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
5/18/2013 — Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
5/19/2013 — Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class *
5/20/2013 — Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge *
5/21/2013 — Lincoln, NB – Zoo Bar *
5/22/2013 — TBD *
5/24/2013 — Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex #

* IDES OF GEMINI only
” IDES OF GEMINI w/ Author & Punisher
+ IDES OF GEMINI w/ Demon Lung
# IDES OF GEMINI w/ Boris, Deafheaven

INTEGRITY “Suicide Black Snake” cover art, track list revealed

Apr 11 2013

INTEGRITY
Suicide Black Snake
CD | LP | Digital
Available 06.11.13 from A389 & Magic Bullet

1. Suicide Black Snake
2. I Know VVhere Everyone Lives
3. Beasts as Gods
4. There is a Sign
5. +Orrchida
6. All is None
7. There Ain’t No Living in Life
8. Detonate VVorlds Plague
9. Into the Night
10. Lucifer Before the Day Doth Go

HIGHNESS “Gaea (Strings)” song premiere, courtesy of Revolver Magazine

Apr 11 2013

Late last week, Revolver Magazine premiered “Gaea (Strings),” the first song from the upcoming HIGHNESS debut album Hold, along with a short feature on the band. To read the piece, you can check it out on the Revolver Magazine site.

RVA Magazine (out of the band’s partial hometown of Richmond, Virginia) also ran a recent feature on the band, which you can check out on the RVA Magazine site.

Hold will be in stores everywhere on May 14, 2013, along with a reissue of the first LP from singer Eric Richter’s former band CHRISTIE FRONT DRIVE. We anticipate it being a rather exciting day for fans of his work.

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