Showing posts with label debut album. Show all posts
Showing posts with label debut album. Show all posts

Monday, April 25, 2016

NEW RELEASE: Grindmother's Debut Album Age of Destruction Out April 28th

Here at ChiIL Mama and ChiIL Live Shows we love to see mothers pushing the boundaries of what's socially acceptable and expected and making a huge success of it. There's an unlikely viral star on the decidedly young, male, grindcore scene, a 67 year old Canadian mom. Check out her vocals. She's not just a gimmick, she's good!

Never has a mother screaming at her son been so sweet.


All hail the Grindmother!

She’s no mere novelty. Her vocals are paint-peeling face-rippers! 
-Dangerous Minds

Band: Grindmother
Location: Ontario, Canada
Title: Age of Destruction
Genre(s): grindcore, punk, metal
For fans of: Napalm Death, Slayer, Sepultura, System of a Down
Label: Independent
Format(s): CD, digital
Tracks: 10
Release Date: April 28, 2016

An unlikely grindcore star, thanks to her impressively ferocious vocals! 
-Daily Mail

We're literally watching a star being born in real time.
-OC Weekly

One of the coolest 67-year-olds you’ll ever come across!
-Alt Press

GRINDMOTHER is a 67 year-old grindcore vocalist!  She got her start in early 2015, when an adorable, yet hilariously bad-ass video where she records guest vocals for her son's band, Corrupt Leaders, went viral. Later that year, Grindmother released a video for her very own solo track "Any Cost", which features music by her son Rain Forest.  The video again went viral, and celebrities Ozzy Osbourne and Eric Andre posted the video on social media.  Most recently, a video about her posted by New York Post reached 2.5 million views in less than one week.

In Feb 2016 Grindmother announced her debut album, "Age of Destruction", which is due April 28, and a brand new video for the album's title track has been released.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

ABIOTIC Debut Album SYMBIOSIS Streaming Now--Available October 22nd on Metal Blade Records

Tracklisting and Album Artwork Revealed
Surfacing from the heart of South Florida, Miami's ABIOITIC transcends high above the rest with a most preternatural sound. By interweaving well-cultivated musical dexterity and pronounced lyrical finesse, ABIOITIC epitomizes an unwonted entity of unmatched musicianship. In a short amount of time since the quintet's inception in 2010, this ghoulish coterie has made a paramount impact in the death metal scene and support from the masses continues to grow.
There is no doubt that ABIOITIC has a bright future ahead. These young Floridians never cease to amaze their listeners, and they leave crowds mind blown and chanting for an encore at every live performance. The five piece assault indisputably strives to leave a mark in the world.
Symbiosis the band's debut album is set for a October 22nd release via Metal Blade Records.  TodayABIOTIC have revealed the album artwork, tracklisting and released the first single from their debut album.


    1. Metamorphilia

    2. Vermosapien
    3. A Universal Plague
    4. To Burgeon and Languish
    5. Hegira
    6. Conquest of Gliese
    7. The Singe
    8. Exitus
    9. Facades
    10. The Graze of Locusts
The five-piece group consists of vocalist Ray Jimenez, bassist Alex Vazquez, drummer Andres Hurtado and guitarists Matt Mendez and Johnathan Matos. The band has released two singles and a seven song studio EP entitled A Universal Plague. "Vermosapien", the second track on the EP, has recently been featured on the quintet's first music video, directed by Dan Drescher.
The first single from Symbiosis entitled "To Burgeon and Languish" is streaming exclusively HERE.  Get a first listen and be sure to pre-order your copy of the album.
ABIOTIC commented on their debut effort:
"This record will definitely show everyone what we're all about and we couldn't be more excited to release it! Sonic Assault Studios and Alan Douches did an amazing job on the production and the guest spots on it are top notch! We believe this record has something all metal lovers can enjoy!"
In support of their album, ABIOTIC will hit the road starting this September as a part of the "Return to Chaos" tour with Sea of Treachery, Float Face Down and The Burial.  A complete list of dates can be found below.  In addition the band has been confirmed to appear at this year's "Everything is Bigger in Texas" Festival scheduled for December 22nd in San Antonio, TX.
ABIOTIC w/ Sea of Treachery, Float Face Down and The Burial
9/14: Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Café

9/15: Wilmington, DE @ The Harmony Grange

9/16: Fredericksburg, VA @ KC's Music Alley

9/17: Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern

9/18: Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue

9/19: Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery

9/21: Orlando, FL @ Bombshells Tavern

9/22: Metairie, LA @ The Cypress

9/23: Houston, TX @ Walters

9/24: San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit

9/25: Ft. Worth, TX @ Tomcats West

9/26: El Paso, TX @ The Spot

9/27: Albuquerque, NM @ Amped Theater

9/28: Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Underground

9/29: Canoga Park, CA @ The Cobalt Café

9/30: Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome

10/1: Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk

10/2: Klamath Falls, OR @ The Shasta Grange

10/3: Tacoma, WA @ The Loch's

10/4: Boise, ID @ The Venue

10/6: Denver, CO @ Ichi's Pit

10/7: Wichita, KS @ The Sceneary

10/9: Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub

10/10: Peoria, IL @ The Brass Rail
10/12: Columbus, GA @ Gallery 13

10/13: Pompano Beach, FL @ Rocketown w/ Float Face Down

12/22: San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit (Everything is Bigger in Texas Fest)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

ChiIL Live Shows Streaming California Wives Art History HERE In Entirety #tour dates #album release Lincoln Hall 9/12

Check out Chicago's own new-wave quartet California Wives, upcoming debut full length Art History, arriving on September 4 via Vagrant.  Working with producer Claudius Mittendorfer (Interpol, Neon Indian, Wild Nothing), Art History is eleven tracks presenting a cohesive gallery of modern-day pop portraits framed with a retro '80s fit.

Art History tracklisting: 
1. Blood Red Youth 
2. Tokyo 
3. Marianne 
4. The Fisher King 
5. Los Angeles 
6. Photolights 
7. Purple 
8. Better Home 
9. Twenty Three 
10. The New Process 
11. Light Year 

Their album release party is 9/12 at Lincoln Hall, the guys will support the LP on a nationwide tour with STARS and Diamond Rings this September and October.

California Wives on tour:
9/20 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
9/21 - Boston, MA - Paradise
9/22 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
9/23 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
9/25 - Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
9/26 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
9/27 - Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre
9/28 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
9/29 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
10/2 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall
10/3 - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theatre
10/4 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe @ Old National Centre
10/5 - St. Louis, MO - Plush
10/6 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
10/9 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
10/10 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
10/11 - Little Rock, AR - Revolution Music Room
10/12 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's Upstairs
10/13 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre
10/17 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
10/18 - Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theater
10/19 - Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theatre
10/20 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

*All dates with Stars and Diamond Rings 

Wednesday, September 12 2012 8:00 PM
18+ $10.00

“I felt like I was asleep for years,” says California Wives’ lead vocalist / keyboardist Jayson Kramer of his decision in 2009 to leave behind a promising career in medicine for a professional go at music. Jayson's first experience with music began at age 6, playing classical piano up until he was 16. Along the way he started writing songs as hobby, taking influence from bands like The Smashing Pumpkins and Oasis, and later electronic music such as Autechre and Aphex Twin. The hobby continued through his undergrad years at Boston University as a pre-med student until, "a weird thing happened when I finished my MCAT and all the studying stopped. I was completely honest with myself for the first time in my life and recognized that I had no desire to go on to medical school. This is when I took a more serious turn toward music, which is something I realized I should have been doing all along." Around this time he moved back to his hometown of Chicago where he was introduced to drummer Joe O'Connor and bassist Dan Zima, who had be playing together since high school. 
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Photo Credit: Jo McCaughey 

Shut out of sold out North Coast, or wanna get in a little after party party?

PUJOL will be rocking Chi-town's Ace Bar this Saturday-9pm with 3 openers.   21+.   Just $8.

PUJOL, the animated and charismatic band of prolific frontman, Daniel Pujol, will be in Chicago at Ace Bar this Saturday, September 1st. As Spinner praised of a recent show, PUJOL "turned in a fiery performance...Really, just get involved now, because these guys are phenomenal."

Album Stream On Rolling Stone

Based out of Nashville, PUJOL bring a gritty intensity to the stage, one that builds on the catchy, intellectually driven rock and roll anthems of their fantastic debut album, UNITED STATES OF BEING, out now on Saddle Creek. Seeing what Rolling Stone calls the "scuzzy, catchy tracks that combine youthful energy with lyrical precociousness" played live takes the music to another level, with the band's dynamic, raw energy catapulting the sound around the room.

PUJOL arose from the ashes of MEEMAW in 2009 to carry on the Nashvillian ideals of DIY and self construction through adeptly crafted songs based firmly in meaningful lyrical content. It’s these motives and songs that have taken PUJOL from the basements of Middle Tennessee to stages across the country and have garnered notice from more than just those with their ear to the ground.

Releasing a plethora of singles and cassettes over the past two years on Jack White’s Third Man Records, Nashville’s Infinity Cat Recordings and Turbo Time Records among others, PUJOL has now partnered with Omaha's Saddle Creek. Following the critically praised Nasty, Brutish, and Short EP from last year, PUJOL finally has an official debut full-length ready for unveiling. UNITED STATES OF BEING continues on with PUJOL’s doctrine of trying hard everyday and ventures lyrically to a place that most contemporaries fail to reach. Addressing the current status of twenty-somethings in America’s present and capturing their shared dispositions, the album throws the brakes on "catharsis," and begs the listener to decide for themselves how to answer the robot's last question, "What is love?" With riff-oriented guitar playing reminiscent of greats like The Replacements and Beetlejuice-esque earworms, PUJOL now sits atop the fringes of the rock and roll and DIY vernacular.

Whether this strange world chooses to embrace PUJOL is of no matter, as the prolific frontman will continue to carry on as always - Taking Care of Business 24/7. The adrenalized, infectious debut full-length, UNITED STATES OF BEING, is out now on Saddle Creek.


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Upcoming Tour Dates

08/31 - Hangar 9 - Carbondale, IL
09/01 - Ace Bar - Chicago, IL
09/06 - Club Dada - Dallas, TX
09/07 - Stubb's BBQ - Austin, TX
09/08 - Old No. 2 - Laredo, TX
09/18 - Georgia Theatre - Athens, GA
09/19 - Sky City - Augusta, GA
09/29 - Starry Nights Festival - Bowling Green, KY
10/03 - 529 - Atlanta, GA
10/04 - Bottletree - Birmingham, AL
10/05 - JJ's Bohemia - Chattanooga, TN
10/06 - SoundLand Music Festival - Nashville, TN
10/10 - North Star Bar - Philadelphia, PA
10/11 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
10/14 - TT The Bear's - Cambridge, MA

Press Quotes

"They've got a gritty, garage-band sound, but with guitar riffs and catchy hooks that are hard to resist." NYLON

"This madman of rock 'n' roll speaks like a young philosopher king." Spinner

"Some twang and a skipped beat now and then, with a little self-revelation in the lyrics." NY Times

"Shimmers with power pop hooks and a slight dose of fuzz." Rolling Stone

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