Richmond's IRON REAGAN have shared a new music video for "A Dying World" the opening track off their new album Crossover Ministry! The video is directed by Dennis Williford and shot at President's Park in Williamsburg, Virginia. Watch it now exclusively via CLRVNT at this location.
Additionally, IRON REAGAN is currently on tour throughout North American with Power Trip in support of Crossover Ministry! See all remaining tour dates below.
Crossover Ministry is out now and comprised of 18 tracks in just thirty minutes and was mixed by Kurt Ballou and recorded by Iron Reagan guitarist Phil “Landphil” Hall. Crossover Ministry is a further continuation of the band’s punchy, thrashy gallops and unique hardcore punk attitude. Hear their vicious sermon at a circle pit near you in February and March (dates below) when Iron Reagan tours North America with Power Trip. Listen to Crossover Ministry in its entirety here.
Watch the previously released, official music video for "Fuck the Neighbors" at this location. Animation for the video was done by none other than Robot Chicken / Supermansion animator Johnny McHone, and depicts a claymation Iron Reagan dealing with a claymation disgruntled neighbor who is trying to bust up a house show that features a claymation circle pit, claymation destruction, and so much more.
Order 'Crossover Ministry' via Relapse HERE
IRON REAGAN Tour Dates: ---All dates 2/27 - 3/17 with Power Trip ---
Feb 27 Raleigh, NC Kings *
Feb 28 Richmond, VA Broadberry *+
Mar 01 Baltimore, MD Soundstage *+
Mar 02 New York, NY Marlin Room +&
Mar 03 Pittsburgh, PA Spirit +$
Mar 04 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class +$
Mar 07 Boston, MA Elk's Lodge
Mar 08 Montreal, QC Les Foufounes Electriques
Mar 09 Ottawa, ON Brass Monkey
Mar 10 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground
Mar 11 Detroit, MI Marble Bar
Mar 12 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
Mar 13 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
Mar 14 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
Mar 16 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
Mar 17 Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street Collective
*w/ Genocide Pact
--- With Wrong 3/22 - 3/24 ---
Mar 22 Orlando, FL Will’s Pub
Mar 23 Miami, FL Churchill’s
Mar 24 Tampa, FL Crowbar
Mar 25 Greensboro, NC Blind Tiger
Explosive new work from reformed experimental group... Their first proper studio album since 2002.
After some years of sporadic activity and the unexpected deaths of primary members Chris Moriarty and Joe Papa, this double-length album marks a serious return for Paul Lemos’ venerable noise-prog-jazz-ambient-dub behemoth. Through the years, Controlled Bleeding have provided a rather schizophrenic mix of genres, from outright power electronics to industrial dance to ambient to sacred music hybrids. Now, with new members, the band has found a focus on a wild out-jazz, prog-rock, post-rock madness that refuses to “fit” anywhere comfortably, but it sounds just amazing.
Opening with the frenzied prog-rock intensity of “Driving Through Darkness”, the album leans in for a darker, funky post-punk grind in “Carving Song”, which will more than please fans of “Filth”-era SWANS a bit. “Trawler’s Return” is a feverish jazz-thrash attack that careens headfirst into a Lemos guitar shredding, set to a pace that would please any classic punk rocker. “As Evening Fades” is a sweet and mellow ambient dub piece, leading into the 22-minute closer, “The Perks Of Being A Perv”, which ends the first album in a tour-de-force of pounding post-industrial rhythms lashed alongside Lemos’ maniacal guitar. Call this one more jazz-prog-thrash, every bit as intense as any metal could hope to be. The track evolves/devolves into pounding experimental improv noise, a sort of harkening back to the band's famous days as one of America's premier industrial noise groups.
The second disc is “The Bisi Sessions”, recorded live in the studio back in 2011 with legendary NYC producer Martin Bisi (known for his work with SWANS, Sonic Youth, Live Skull, and tons more). These 7 tracks (well, 8, as there's an unlisted bonus cut) are an ideal accompaniment alongside the initial “Larva Lumps” disc — weird, complex rhythms and genre-busting arrangements all centered around the remarkable guitar chops of Lemos himself. Approaching a kind of hyper speed-core on most cuts, Controlled Bleeding’s potent musical ramblings (all instrumental here aside from a rather pop-oriented "Trang's Song", with sweet vocals from longtime collaborator Trang) are both befuddling and somehow invigorating.
Music doesn’t need to belong to any category or genre, and Paul Lemos and company have spent many years proving that great music comes, rightly, from far outside the mainstream. Cheers, Paul, and here’s to many more releases and reissues.
- TODD ZACHRITZ
Maryland doom legends THE OBSESSED will unleash Sacred, the band’s first studio album in over 20 years.
Guitarist Scott “Wino” Wenrich commented on the new album: “I can honestly say, I think this is the best sounding recording of my career, and I am excited to release it on Relapse. This song “Razor Wire”, I have been carrying around the title concept and main riff in my pocket for a couple years. The full song was born after applying real life experiences, with a little wishful thinking!” Fukk control – Wino 2/8/2017”
April 7, 2017 will see the worldwide release of Sacred via Relapse Records on CD/LP/DLX. 2xLP/Digital. Physical pre-order and bundles are available via Relapse.com HERE and digital downloads can be pre-ordered by Bandcamp AT THIS LOCATION. The Deluxe 2xLP bundle includes an enamel logo pin, signed art print and two bonus tracks.
With renewed energy and purpose, THE OBSESSED sounds heavier and more relevant than ever before. On Sacred, the band doubles down on enormous, heaving riffs and pummeling low-end across 12 tracks of eternal doom. Rounded out by Wino’s lyrical honesty and iconic throaty vocals, Sacred is an album that further pushes THE OBSESSED into the annals of heavy metal history, well worth the two-plus decade wait. The band will perform once again as three piece featuring Wino, Reid Raley and Brian Costantino.
1. Sodden Jackal
2. Punk Crusher
5. Perseverance of Futility
6. It’s Only Money
7. Cold Blood
8. Stranger Things
9. Razor Wire
10. My Daughter My Son
11. Be the Night
13. On So Long (Bonus)
14. Crossroader Blues (Bonus)
Additionally, THE OBSESSED will perform at this year’s Berserker Fest IV in Detroit, Michigan the weekend of April 14-15. Stay tuned for further tour announcements in the future.
THE OBSESSED Tour Dates:
Apr 14-15 Detroit, MI Berserker Fest IV (With GWAR, Eyehategod, OFF!, Weedeater, Brain Tentacles, and more)
From late 1994 to early 1996, the members of Camp Lo worked with producer Ski on a series of demos in Ski's home studios at Valentine Ave in the Bronx, 110th Street in Spanish Harlem, and 1520 Sedgewick Ave. in the Bronx (the home of hip hop's first parties with Kool DJ Herc).
These cassette demos were the foundation for the group's debut album, as well as a collection of slick tracks that never made it to the public.
Found in a basement nearly twenty years after they were recorded, these demos show Camp Lo at their finest, and represent that true 1990s hip hop flavor, On The Way Uptown. You can listen to the entire album on Okay Player.
SPIN has a very good piece about it, you can read HERE.