Record streams and pre-orders

You can now listen to both our new LP Rodin and our split 7″ with Amber! We will stream the albums through some exclusive sites until the record comes out April 1st and will be available from us and labels in the US, Europe and Canada. It’s so great to finally share these records, it might seem to fall quick on Kafka‘s heels but for us these have been years in the making! Huge thanks to all the labels that were able to be involved

You can stream Rodin here from Scene Point Blank. We decided to start the stream with the quicker second track ‘The Thinker’ but the record will actually begin with our longest track to date ‘The Burghers of Calais’.

You can stream our split 7″ with Amber from Scratch the Surface too, featuring our song ‘The Piazza’.

Records available from I.Corrupt (EU), Halo of Flies (US), Désordre Ordonné(CAN), and more links coming soon.

Both records are off to the plant and hopefully we should be able to share some new music shortly! April 11th has been set for the Rodin release show at the Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights, more details and bands to be announced soon. The recipe and packaging for the Locktender Imperial Stout is also almost finished, once we brew the beer we will post photos as well!
Here are the covers for our upcoming releases. Rodin was done again by our friend Jon Weed from Cassilis (who also have a new album coming out) and the photo was by Amy Kallicragas outside the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia. For the Amber split 7″ we got to work with Thee Ruiner again who did our last shirt. Can’t wait to share more!
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Records, beer, shows and Europe!

Been a while since we updated so lots of cool news to share. The split 7″ with Amber is wrapping up nicely and should be ready for a February release, as is our new full length Rodin which should be out in April. Our good friend Jon Weed, who did the art for Kafka and the Cassilis split, will be helping again and things are coming along nicely. On top of both albums we will be partnering up with our local microbrewery The BottleHouse and brewing a specialty themed collaboration beer for the album release show. Details still to come but expect a beer as brooding and heavy as the album.

More shows on the horizon we will be doing a little Midwest tour with our long time buddies in Yusuke at the end of February and playing South Bend, Peoria and Kalamazoo. Then we will be back in Illinois for Skeletal Lightning Fest 2 which should be more insane than last year.

Lastly this May we have the pleasure of returning to Europe for another tour, this time with our friends in The Reptilian! Ingo at I.Corrupt will be bringing us over again and we couldn’t be more excited! Some of the dates are still getting confirmed but here is what we have so far, hope to see you there-
5/16 tbc
5/17 Marburg, Ger (w/ Amber)
5/18 Muelheim, Ger
5/19 Enschede, Nl *tbc*
5/20
5/21
5/22 Hamburg, Ger
5/23 Berlin, Ger
5/24 Linz, At
5/25 Budapest, Hu
5/26 Zagreb, Hr
5/27 Vienna, At
5/28 Erlangen, Ger
5/29 Dresden, Ger
5/30
5/31

Recording 7″ and Rodin

So we will be hitting the studio this fall to record not only our second full length Rodin but also a split 7″ with our overseas friends in Amber! We couldn’t be more excited about these releases and have been hard at work not only on the songs for these two releases but also an EP to follow as well called Friedrich. We’ve decided on Herman Melville’s 1856 short story ‘The Piazza’ as the inspiration for our contribution to the split. You can read that here, check out Amber here and expect the split sometime later this year.
A tentative release schedule will look something like this

Winter 2013 – Split 7″ w/ Amber
Spring 2014 – Rodin LP
Later in 2014 – Friedrich EP

Anyone in the area, if you’d like to see us and preview some of these new songs we will be playing Basement Transmissions in Erie, PA on October on October 17th with Full of Hell, React and a bunch of other great bands. Hopefully we should have new T-shirts for sale by then with our awesome new design from Thee Ruiner as well!

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Kafka available /// Weekend Tour

Our debut full length Kafka is now available on 12″ vinyl and cassette! Records come with white or black vinyl, a black inner sleeve and a fold out poster/lyric sheet. Grab a copy from our merch store or through one of the labels; huge thanks again to Replenish, I.Corrupt, Désordre Ordonné and Skeletal Lightning!

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We’ll be on the road this weekend with our good friends in Brighter Arrows who also have a killer new record out! Come see us:

7/26/13 – Super Mega Slam Fest II @ Heaven’s Gate / Indianapolis, IN
w/ The Reptilian, Alta, Brighter Arrows, Canyons, Gas Up Yr Hearse & Air Hockey
7/27/13 – Township / Chicago, IL (Brighter Arrows LP release)
w/ Brighter Arrows, Cut Teeth & Ardvark
7/28/13 – DAAC / Grand Rapids, MI
w/ The Reptilian & Brighter Arrows

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August 9th Benefit Show

Our next Cleveland show will be Friday August 9th at the Grog Shop and a benefit for our good friend Sam who is fighting cancer like a boss. John G did the awesome poster which will be for sale and we get to share the stage with our friends in All Dinosaurs, Eddie Doldrum, Saint Ohio & Nope! We will have Kafka LPs and there will be a raffle for merch and other items, all of the proceeds of which will go to Sam! See you there!
Here is the link for the facebook event.

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Kafka pre-order and release!

We are so excited to finally release Kafka for pre-order, streaming and free download! Huge thanks for all the labels and everyone else involved to let this finally happen. The record will be out in one month, on July 25th, and we will be playing three awesome shows to support it: Super Slam Fest in Indianapolis, the Brighter Arrows LP release in Chicago and Grand Rapids with our buds in The Reptilian! Please enjoy and share!

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LISTEN / DOWNLOAD

PRE-ORDER LP
USA / CANADA / EUROPE

PRE-ORDER TAPE
SKELETAL LIGHTNING

We are keeping with our tradition of always giving our music away for free download but if you’d like to give back please consider a pay-what-you-will from Replenish Records. Our bass-player Jason’s roommate was recently diagnosed with cancer and 100% of digital proceeds will be going to help him through a difficult time. Cleveland fans keep tuned for a benefit show in the near future.