Monthly Archives: February 2012

High On Fire

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We at Behindthewallofsleep are particularly happy to hear that High On Fire will release their new album on 3rd April and will go under the title of “De Vermis Mysterris” .  This will be the Oakland trio’s sixth full length LP and is the follow up to the 2010 “Snakes  for the Divine”.  It was Recorded in GodCity Studios with producer and Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou.

De Vermis Mysteriis


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Miami outfit  TORCHE will release a new record on Volcom Entertainment entitled “Harmonicraft”,  and will be out on the 24th April. Check out new track “Kicking” which appears on the album.

In other TORCHE related news, Singer/Guitarist Steve Brook’s other band FLOOR will be making an appearance at the  Mogwai curated  All Tomorrows Parties in May, alongside acts such as Mudhoney and Harvey Milk

Pentagram / Bobby Liebling Documentary

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“Last Days Here” is described as “a raw yet unexpectedly touching portrait of cult metal legend Bobby Liebling, chronicling his bid to resurrect his life and career after decades wasting away in his parents’ basement. Liebling made his mark in the ‘70s as the outrageous frontman of Pentagram, a ‘street’ Black Sabbath whose heavy metal riffs once blew audiences’ minds. But various acts of self-destruction, multiple band break-ups and botched record deals eventually condemned his music to obscurity. Now in his 50’s, wasted by hardcore drug use and living on the charity of his ever-patient mother and father (a former Nixon advisor), Bobby’s music is finally discovered by the heavy metal underground. For over three years filmmakers (and metal musicians) Argott and Fenton are witnesses to his unbelievable journey, following the triumphs and downfalls of this underground icon at the crossroads of life and death.”

He’s better than that……

Black Mountain

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Black Mountain’s Year Zero soundtrack is nothing less than the band’s full, powerful glory distilled down to one dense, 45-minute acid tab of music. Featuring five new songs and five previously released songs, the Year Zero soundtrack weaves crunching, analog psych metal; futuristic droneouts; and, somehow, a twisted saxaphone ditty.
The Year Zero Original Soundtrack will be released on vinyl and digital formats on 2nd April, 2012. has premiered the new song “Mary Lou,” – “an eight-minute charging rhino jam.”
Check out this trailer – Year Zero

Bad Weather California

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Bad Weather California – ‘Sunkissed’








Dreamy Flaming Lips style musicianship with echos of Wild Beasts and even the Meat Puppets. Not really of BTWOS interest but not bad all the same. Imagine the sun going down on a lonely desert highway as you drive with this on the stereo, it’d give you optimism until you find humanity again.

White Hills

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White Hills – Frying on This Rock








Our favourite space rock trio don’t let us down with this piece of plastic. ‘Frying on this Rock’ is a lot more raw than previous outings; however the trademark fuzzed out psychedelic guitar work and pounding drums are still in force. As if to make a point of this ‘Pads of Light’ packs incredible drumming with a killer riff bouncing around, swirling off into space. ‘Song of Everything’ rumbles and rolls into a Sonic Attack-like middle breakdown before sparking back to life. ‘I Write a Thousand Letters (Pulp on Bone)’ is a pounding slab of psych drone beauty. Enjoy….

The Men

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A quiet monday night in the Kazimer with The Men! This highly anticipated show at BTWOS HQ, somewhat lets us down. We arrived to witness the sub-Biffy Clyro mumblings of Being Jo Francis. Too much to watch. Just too much. We were back for The Men. The reviews said a cross between Husker Du and My Bloody Valentine. It was like it was 1990 all over again. However, a bad sound and too big a venue just seemed to dwarf them, making them sound like Gas Huffer.

Pelican European Tour

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All April European dates below :-

4/06/2012 Dunk! Festival – Zottegem, BE
4/07/2012 The Garage – London, UK w/ Chelsea Wolfe
4/08/2012 Vudu Club – Birmingham, UK w/ Chelsea Wolfe
4/09/2012 Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
4/10/2012 Stereo – Glasgow, UK
4/11/2012 The Ruby Lounge – Manchester, UK
4/12/2012 The Haunt – Brighton, UK
4/13/2012 The Cooler – Bristol, UK
4/14/2012 Roadburn Festival – Tilburg, Netherlands
4/15/2012 La Maronquinerie – Paris, France
4/16/2012 Jubez – Karlsruhe, Germany w/ Tombs
4/17/2012 Bad Bonn – Dudingen, Switzerland
4/18/2012 Magnolia – Milan, Italy
4/19/2012 Feierwerk – Munich, Germany w/ Tombs
4/20/2012 Cassiopeia – Berlin, Germany w/ Tombs
4/21/2012 Nosturi – Helsinki, Finland

Black Breath

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Seattle metallers BLACK BREATH will be releasing their 2nd full length LP ‘Sentenced To Life’ on SOUTHERN LORD records, due out 27th March 2012.  Have a listen to  new song ‘Mother Abyss’ on here :-  watch?v=QhJ9pAnSTug

Aswell as that, they will be heading to Europe this spring with VICTIMS , and also make an appearance at Roadburn Festival. Check out the dates below :-

03/29 Rotterdam, NL @ Baroeg
03/30 Antwerp, BE @ Trix Bar
03/31 Kortrijk, BE @ De Kreun
04/02 London, UK @ The Underworld
04/03 Manchester, UK @ Islington Mill
04/04 Cardiff, UK @ Club Ibach
04/08 Madrid, ES @ Caracol
04/10 Toulouse, FR @ La Dynamo
04/11 Schaffhausen, CH @ Tap-Tap
04/12 Stuttgart, DE @ Juha West
04/13  Tillburg @ ROADBURN FESTIVAL
04/15 Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
04/17 Stockholm, SE @ Debaser