LA underground rock band Silver Snakes has teamed up with Noisey.com today to unleash a new song called “Red Wolf” from their upcoming album, Saboteur, that’s due out via Evil Ink Records (U.S.) and Pelagic Records (Europe) on February 5th. Album pre-orders are available now from Evil Ink Records (U.S.) and Pelagic Records (Europe).
“Red Wolf was one of the last songs written for the album,” says vocalist/guitarist Alex Estrada. “We had this 8 minute long sludge track that I was having trouble with lyrically so I decided to rework all of the music while keeping the focus on the unconventional tuning. Lyrically it was inspired by the mysticism of protection spells, One in particular called the ‘7 knots untying’ and how that would apply to political and environmental activists seeking to sabotage their enemies.”
Silver Snakes will join Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw and I The Mighty on tour in February in support of Saboteur. Tickets are onsale now here. Follow Silver Snakes and Evil Ink Records for additional updates.
Hot off their support tour with Coheed and Cambria, Fire Deuce will be re-releasing their 2005 album Children of the Deuce with Evil Ink Records. The album is set for 01.08.16, but the first 250 pre-orders will be signed and delivered by 12.25.15. Pre-order here.
Children of The Deuce White 10″ Vinyl
Album features a new song “Deliverance”
Instant track “Children of The Deuce” will be sent via email at the time of purchase
Full Album Digital Download will be sent on the album release date
On the heels of their recent album announcement, LA rock band Silver Snakes has debuted a new lyric video for their song “Raindance.” The band will release their third studio album, Saboteur, via Evil Ink Records (U.S.) and Pelagic Records (Europe) on February 5th.
“‘Raindance,’ is a pummeling rock song that fits nicely between the atmospheric post-hardcore of Title Fight/Superheaven and the sludge-rock of Baroness/Torche. It’s an absolute ripper.” – BrooklynVegan.com
Silver Snakes will join Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw, and I the Mighty on tour in February in support of Saboteur. Pre-order the album now and follow the band on Facebook for additional updates.
Southern California’s rising underground alternative-rock band Silver Snakes will make their much anticipated return in 2016 with the release of their third studio album, Saboteur, via Evil Ink Records (U.S.) and Pelagic Records (Europe) on February 5th. Today, the band has teamed up with BrooklynVegan.com to debut their first new song, “Raindance,” unveiled the record’s artwork and track list and launched a pre-order for the album. Fans who pre-order the record will receive an instant download of “Raindance.”
Following the success their sophomore record, Year of the Snake, Los Angeles’ Silver Snakes forges down a darker path with radical turns on their forthcoming record Saboteur. The band, comprised of Alex Estrada (vocals), Mike Trujillo (bass), Jeremiah Bignell (guitar) and Garrett Harney (drums), continues their evolution of sound by incorporating influences of ‘90’s industrial and elements of doom metal into their post-hardcore sound. The result is cathartic and innovative. Heavy, stabbing riffs crescendo into massive walls of guitars that give way to atmospheric and at times ethereal moments of calm that relay underlying messages of sabotage and deception.
“Saboteur is a record summed up by its title. It’s about sabotage, it’s about using direct action to accomplish a goal,” Estrada explains. “It can be applied to many situations: Personal, Political etc. It’s about having the passion to do absolutely whatever it takes to make a point even if it’s potentially harmful.”
Thematic elements of sabotage are felt throughout the record and relatable to listeners, including on their new song “Raindance,” which speaks to the manipulation in relationships.
“”Raindance” was one of the first songs written for the record,” Estrada says. “It’s the follow up track to a song we previously released called “Sundance” which was about being caught up in abusive relationships. “Raindance” is about taking the plunge into new endeavors only to have voices from the past show up to steer you elsewhere. It’s the balance between sides, The person being torn down and the voice of negativity all speaking at once.”
Silver Snakes’ impending release also marks the beginning of their relationship with Coheed and Cambria guitarist/singer Claudio Sanchez’s label Evil Ink Records, who recently signed the band and will distribute Saboteur.
“We are very grateful to be working with Evil Ink Records for the release of Saboteur,” Estrada says. “Being part of a label founded by a musician as hardworking and successful as Claudio Sanchez is very exciting for us. We’ve had full creative control over every aspect of this release and could not be happier with the support they have shown us along the way.”
Silver Snakes will join Coheed and Cambria and glassjaw on tour in February in support of Saboteur. Pre-order the album now and follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/yearofthesnakes for additional updates.
Saboteur Track List:
Silver Snakes Tour Dates:
Jan 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Silverlake Lounge
Jan 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Silverlake Lounge
Jan 25 – Los Angeles, CA – Silverlake Lounge
Feb 1 – Los Angeles, CA – Silverlake Lounge
Feb 22 – Boston, MA – House of Blues (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw)
Feb 25 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theater (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw)
Feb 26 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw)
Feb 27 – St. Paul, MN – Myth Live Event Center (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw)
Feb 29 – Columbus, OH – The LC Indoor Pavilion (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw)
Mar 1 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw)
Mar 2 – Washington, DC – Echostage (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw)
Mar 4 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw)
Mar 5 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw)
Mar 7 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw)
Mar 8 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw)
Mar 10 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw)
Mar 11 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw)
Mar 12 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw)
Mar 14 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw)
Mar 15 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw)
Mar 17 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw)
Mar 19 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw)
Mar 21 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw)
Mar 22 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw)
Mar 23 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw)
Mar 25 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw)
Mar 26 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw)
Mar 27 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium (w/Coheed and Cambria, glassjaw)
Periphery has announced tour dates and support for their Juggernaut tour next year. Our very own Thank You Scientist will be supporting, along with Nothing More and WOVENWAR. Grab tickets at the links below:
Pre-order Thank You Scientist’s new album, “Maps of Non-Existent Places” (available 9/30) at VVinyl.com or in person at Vintage Vinyl and receive a wristband for their instore performance & signing on Tuesday, October 14th at 7pm. (While supplies last, wristbands are limited.) Each album purchased includes ONE wristband. Each person attending needs their own wristband in order to get into the signing. Wristband purchases are NON-RETURNABLE. Only a limited number of wristbands will be available, so order yours while supplies last!
“My Famed Disappearing Act” from the band’s latest album, Maps Of Non-Existent Places, available September 30th. Pre-order today.
Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez has officially launched his record label Evil Ink Records and his first signing is New Jersey’s young experimental progressive rock septet Thank You Scientist. The newly formed label, distributed by INgrooves, will be releasing a fully remixed and remastered version of the band’s 2012 debut full-length record, Maps of Non-Existent Places, on September 30th, in time for their run with Coheed and Cambria’s “Neverender:IKSSE3 Tour.”
In anticipation for the upcoming release, Thank You Scientist has premiered “My Famed Disappearing Act” today on SoundCloud.
Maps of Non-Existent Places will be released digitally, Digipak CD and for the first time on vinyl. The double LP, available on both blue and black 180 gram vinyl, can be pre-ordered now here.
Claudio Sanchez knows a little bit about progressive music. His career has spanned 12 years and 7 albums, likely encompassing the longest concept album arc in the history of rock and roll. Now, in effort to further support and promote his beloved complex genre, he has launched a label dedicated to sharing a wealth of future talent with the first signing being the extremely talented seven-piece band Thank You Scientist.
For the uninitiated, Thank You Scientist was forged from the music program at Montclair State University in New Jersey when guitarist Tom Monda met saxophonist Ellis Jasenovic and trumpeter Andrew Digrius. The three bonded over their love for Frank Zappa, Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Beatles and Harry Nilsson. Those influences would become the seeds for what Thank You Scientist would evolve into today.
With the addition of vocalist Salvatore Marrano, bassist Greg Colacino, drummer Odin Alvarez and violinist Ben Karas, Thank You Scientist’s lineup of virtuoso musicians was complete. The band would go on to self-release an EP, The Perils of Time Travel, in 2011 followed by their debut full-length, Maps of Non-Existent Places, in 2012, which caught the ear of Sanchez, a fellow purveyor of progressive stylings, and led to his signing of the band.
To pinpoint Thank You Scientist’s sound would be inconceivable. On Maps of Non-Existent Places they hold a virtual master class on musicianship, fusing elements of progressive rock with jazz fusion, classical, metal, psychedelic and pop for a head spinning, mind-blowing listening experience. The seven-piece band, who collectively play some 20 instruments, boasts a hyper-composed sound which is indebted to their experience and formal training in both classical and jazz idioms.
A Frank Zappa for the indie generation? Incubus jamming with the Mahavishnu Orchestra? Mr. Bungle and Steely Dan joining forces to fight Godzilla? King Crimson and the Brecker Brothers serenading you at your bedside? It all seems so strange on paper, yet it’s sure to satisfy your ears in the best of ways.