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Kingdom Of Giants

All The Hell You've Got To Spare

InVogue Records
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Rating: 3/5

 
 

 

 

Californian metalcore outfit Kingdom Of Giants released their latest album, All The Hell You’ve Got To Spare, earlier this month via InVogue Records, the album is now available on vinyl, CD and digital formats, including an extremely limited edition red variant. The full length follows on from their 2014 sophomore album, Ground Culture, and All The Hell You’ve Got To Spare has built on the foundation of their first nine years in existence, and it looks set to propel them beyond their first decade.

As is often popular practice with metalcore releases Kingdom Of Giants have got their friends round, the album features guest appearances from JT Cavey from Texas In July and ERRA, Daniel Gaily of Phinehas and Caitlyn Mae of Fighting The Villain, the latter of the guest appearances brings another welcome dimension to Kingdom Of Giants sound. From the off this is a full tilt wall of sound that carries all the hallmarks of metalcore, the technical elements of metal and the fury of hardcore are perfectly balanced on the blistering eleven track album, along with a few other influences that make their mark.

All The Hell You’ve Got To Spare manages to avoid falling into the trap of descending into a soundalike blur of cacophonous rage, the variation across the album is impressive to say the least as atmospheric elements sit alongside the metalcore fury. There is full blooded technical metalcore aplenty, but this sits alongside the mellower moments such as the moody instrumental Shades and the atmospheric closing track Gray Area, that for me is the highlight of the album as it has a more restrained rage that is complimented by the addition of Caitlyn Mae‘s stunning vocals. Kingdom Of Giants have made an album that will offer something different to established fans of metalcore, but it’s one that I feel is unlikely to crossover to fans outside of the genre.

All The Hell You’ve Got To Spare can be ordered here and the limited edition vinyl can be purchased here

Kingdom Of Giants  Facebook page can be found here

Video: Texas In July – Nooses

Texas In JulyIn the midst of their farewell tour, Texas In July has released a new music video for the song “Nooses.”

Watch the video on the band’s Facebook.

   

Texas In July Announce European Farewell Tour Dates

Texas In JulyTexas In July has announced plans for their final European tour.  The Farewell tour will kick off in June with a North American leg expected to follow.  Drummer Adam Gray expresses his gratitude to fans:

“I’ve had the best times of my life during the last eight years with this band… From years of playing for little to no audience – to stages and massive crowds all over the world I thought I would never experience. I’ve met some of the coolest people and am so thankful for all of the friendships I’ve made. It’s time to really dedicate my time to improving at my instrument and getting back to the drawing board. Thank you to all my fans and friends who have supported me and will continue to support me through whatever is next. I hope you see you all one last time on our European farewell tour. Thank you!”

A list of current upcoming tour dates can be found below.

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Texas In July – Time Lapse/ Digital Deluxe Version Of Self-Titled Album Announced

Equal Vision RecordsEqual Vision Records‘, Texas In July, will release a digital deluxe version of their most recent full-length album on July 16th, just prior to their two week run on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour. The self-titled album will feature three previously unreleased tracks, including Time Lapse which is streaming here. Time Lapse can also be found Equal Vision Records 2013 summer sampler.

Bassist/lyricist Ben Witkowski had this to say about Time-Lapse and the other two new tracks:

” We are so glad Warped Tour attendees are going to be some of the first people to hear ‘Time-lapse’ live!…Opening up our sound some more was in order for the deluxe songs, even throwing in new tunings and styles. I think our fans will enjoy the addition to our self-titled record, and that it will appeal to some new metal enthusiasts as well!”

Texas In July is set to be on tour all summer long. The band is starting out with a northeastern headlining tour, followed by their two week stint on Vans Warped Tour.

Tracklisting for Texas In July (Deluxe Edition) and upcoming tour dates can be found below.

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Silverstein Posts NOFX Cover, Tour Dates

SilversteinToronto’s Silverstein are preparing to release a new album entitled Short Songs on February 7th, 2012. 

Short Songs is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed fifth studio album Rescue, which debuted at #37 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. Produced by John Valeriote, who produced both Rescue and the Transitions EP, the two-sided release consists of 22 tracks comprised of brand new originals and seminal punk covers – all of which are under 90 seconds.

Some of the covers include “Coffee Mug” (originally by Descendents), “Destination: Blood!” (Orchid), “Scenes From Parisian Life” (The Promise Ring), and “The Ballad of Wilhelm Fink” (Green Day).

The band also re-recorded NOFX‘s It’s My Job To Keep Punk Rock Elite with some reworked lyrics to make it into It’s Your Job To Keep Punk News Elite. The song, which will not appear on the album, can be streamed at PunkNews.org

The band will be heading on a national tour in support of the album starting in January. Joining them will be August Burns Red, Texas In July with Letlive and I The Breather on assorted dates. The eight week US and Canadian trek kicks off on January 13th at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ and circles around North America, wrapping up in Philadelphia at the TLA on March 3rd.

The dates are below.

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Take Action Volume 10 Benefit Tour And Rarities Compilation Announced

Hopeless Records’ non-profit organization Sub-City has released pre-order details regarding the tenth installment of their Take Action compilation series.  The double disc includes previously unreleased songs and remixes from Silverstein, Bayside, All Time Low, Circa Survive, The Swellers,  The Wonder Years, Texas In July, and Chiodos to name a few.  The album will come in three potential packages, including basic CD version, with others throwing in wristbands, t-shirts, and hoodies.

The album is currently set for an April 26, 2011 release.  This year’s proceeds will benefit awareness charity SEX, ETC, which is a teen-focused program of the award-winning national organization based at NJ’s Rutgers University, Answer. The mandate is to improve teen sexual health information and resources across the US.  Executive director Elizabeth Schroeder further explains the organization’s goals:

“Our organization’s tag line, ‘Sex Ed, Honestly,’ reflects our core belief that young people have the right to receive honest, accurate and age-appropriate information about the entire range of topics related to sexuality… for 30 years, we have reached millions of young people, community and school professionals, and parents throughout the United States.”

The compilation supports the accompanying Take Action Tour featuring Silverstein and Bayside with Polar Bear Club, The Swellers and Texas in July.  A full track and tour listing can be found below.

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Texas In July New Album Details

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The band will also be continuing their heavy tour schedule both with August Burns Red, Set Your Goals, Born of Osiris and on the Take Action 2011 tour, dates below.

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Tours: August Burns Red, Set Your Goals, Born of Osiris, Texas In July (Canada)

August Burns RedCurrently hard at work on their forthcoming fourth album, August Burns Red has announced plans for a string of tour dates with Set Your Goals, Texas In July and Born Of Osiris (on select dates).  The tour will kick off on March 28th in Lemoyne, PA right after they get out of the studio. The dates are below.

After the fifteen date tour, the band will continue, by themselves, for two dates in Alaska than head overseas for a European tour.

The band is currently recording their as-of-yet untitled new album with Jason Suecof at his Audio Hammer Studios outside of Orlando, FL.

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Tours: Bayside / Silverstein / Polar Bear Club / The Swellers / Texas In July

BaysideHopeless Records has announced the dates for the 2011 Take Action Tour!. Tis year’s event will be co-headlined by Bayside and Silverstein, with support provided by Polar Bear Club, The Swellers and Texas In July. The tour kicks off on April 22nd in Boston, MA.

Every year, proceeds from the tour goes to various charities. This year the tour  will benefit SEX, ETC., which according to the tour’s website is “the Teen-to-Teen Sexuality Education Project of Answer, a national organization dedicated to providing and promoting comprehensive sexuality education to young people and the adults who teach them.”

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Tours: Texas In July

Texas In JulyEphrata, PA-based band, Texas In July, will head out on a short headlining tour this Christmas season right before their run on the Motel 6 Rock Yourself To Sleep Tour in the new year.

Joining Texas In July on the A Metal Christmas tour will be Destruction Of A Rose, A Hero A Fake, With Life In Mind, and Like Moths To Flames.

The dates are below.

Texas In July is currently in Hadley, MA recording their new full-length album with producer Zeuss [Hatebreed, Shadows Fall]. The record will be released on Equal Vision Records next year.

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Tours: Texas In July

Texas In JulyTexas In July will kicked off their full U.S. headlining tour, The Bro-down Showdown Tour 2010, Friday in Mount Airy, MD.

Joining Texas In July on the road will be This Or The Apocalypse. Also performing on select dates will be: With Life In Mind, Destruction Of A Rose, and Where The Ocean Meets The Sky.

Texas In July is currently touring in support of their latest release, I Am. The dates are below.

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Equal Vision Records Signs Texas In July

Texas In JulyEqual Vision Records has signed Texas in July. The group is currently overseas supporting their 2009 full-length release, I Am, but will return to the US later this month to tour alongside With Life and Mind. A complete tour itinerary can be found below.

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