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Iron Age – Burden Of Empire

September 16, 2009

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Iron Age and Earthless Announce US Tourdates w/ Baroness

September 16, 2009

Shortly after releasing the sprawling modern heavy metal opus that is their new album, “The Sleeping Eye,” out now on Tee Pee Records, hardcore’s newly embraced Texas gems, IRON AGE, have announced regional US dates supporting the mighty Baroness this Winter. In addition, the band has also announced they’ll be coming to New York City (as well as various East Coast dates along the way) this October, shortly before they head to Europe w/ Deathwish recording artists Rise and Fall.

Joining Iron Age on said Baroness dates are Southern California’s psychedelic rock assault that is EARTHLESS. Known for being every other band’s favorite band, EARTHLESS features members Mario Rubalcaba (ex-Rocket From the Crypt, Hot Snakes, Blackheart Procession, Clickatat Ikatowi) on drums, Isaiah Mitchell (Nebula, Drunk Horse) on guitar and Mike Eginton (Electric Nazarene) on bass, and deliver one of the best live shows in all of modern, heavy rock today.

Iron Age Live!
Sept 19 Pedicab Bar San Antonio, TX
Sept 20 Red 7 Austin, TX
Oct 8 TBA Dallas, TX
Oct 9 Now That’s Clas Cleveland, OH
Oct 10 Championship Vinyl Lemoyne, PA
Oct 12 Poor Alex Theatre Toronto, ON
Oct 13 Zoo Bizarre Montreal, Quebec
Oct 14 Skalpel HQ Sherbrooke, Quebec
Oct 15 TBA Boston, MA
Oct 16 Cake Shop New York, NY
Oct 17 Generation Records (day show) New York, NY
Oct 17 The Charleston Brooklyn, NY

Europe w/ Rise and Fall
Nov 6 2009 Jh Tydeeh Mol
Nov 7 2009 Cafe Nova Essen
Nov 8 2009 The Hare and the Hounds Birmingham
Nov 9 2009 The Marquee Norwitch
Nov 10 2009 Joseph’s Well Leeds
Nov 11 2009 Bar Academy London
Nov 12 2009 La Peniche Alternat Paris
Nov 13 2009 Warm Audio Decines / Lyon
Nov 14 2009 Latte + Club Brescia
Nov 15 2009 Schlachthaus Dornbirn
Nov 16 2009 Feierwerk – Sunny Red Munchen
Nov 17 2009 Kuckucksnest Berchtesgarden
Nov 18 2009 TBA Wien
Nov 19 2009 TBA Warsaw
Nov 21 2009 JZ Riot Lichtenstein
Nov 22 2009 TBA Stockholm
Nov 23 2009 Hafenklang Hamburg
Nov 24 2009 Cassiopeia Berlin
Nov 25 2009 JUZ Mannheim
Nov 26 2009 Dynamo Eindhoven
Nov 27 2009 AJZ Bielefeld
Nov 28 2009 TBA Ghent

Iron Age w/ Baroness
Dec 2 Bottom of The Hill San Francisco, CA w/ Earthless
Dec 3 Troubadour Hollywood, CA w/ Earthless
Dec 4 The Casbah San Diego, CA w/ Earthless
Dec 5 The Clubhouse Tempe, AZ w/ Earthless
Dec 7 Emo’s Austin, TX
Dec 8 Warehouse Live Houston, TX
Dec 9 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA
Dec 10 The Social Orlando, FL
Dec 11 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA

Earthless Live! US w/ Baroness:
Nov 18 The Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, DC
Nov 19 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA
Nov 20 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Nov 21 Middle East Boston, MA
Nov 22 The Tralf Buffalo, NY
Nov 24 Magic Stick Detroit, MI
Nov 25 Reggie’s Rock Club Chicago, IL
Nov 27 Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
Nov 28 The Riot Room Kansas City, MO
Nov 29 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
Nov 30 Club Vegas Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 2 Bottom of The Hill San Francisco, CA w/ Iron Age
Dec 3 Troubadour Hollywood, CA w/ Iron Age
Dec 4 The Casbah San Diego, CA w/ Iron Age
Dec 5 The Clubhouse Tempe, AZ w/ Iron Age

Iron Age – The Sleeping Eye

September 14, 2009

Label: Tee Pee
Rating: 3 Guns

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Iron Age

Written By: Dashiell Arkenstone

The Iron Age was a period where mortals desperately sought the knowledge and worth of the riddle of steel. Through God favor, thievery and honor, they roamed the lands of a prehistoric existence, hoping to solve the riddle and find salvation in its significance. If this album had been available for the dogs and curs of old, the search for the value of this riddle may not of been such an undertaking.

Hailing from the depths of a no doubt destitute quarter of Austin, this thrash quintet channels bellies full of Lone Star into a breed of aggression only found in the sun burnt south. Raw and crude riffage ushers a fierce blend of pure heavy-metal and d-beat fury with occasional fits of sludge on their sophomore release, The Sleeping Eye.

Undemanding in essence, “The Sleeping Eye” offers nothing new to metal, but contributes a powerful and hostile force all the same. “Dispossessed” and “Burden of Empire” are tracks that, while rudimentary in composition, thrive with adept execution; and inflectional, patterned vocals that retain the same brutal honesty throughout the album.

Eye flourishes with atmospheric interludes and borderline concept in its 44 minutes, and binary guitar work pairs for solos lacking no candor, and ventures beyond a utilitarian role. With a solid skinsman holding down the rhythm for the merciless bombardment, Iron Age evokes a feverish and rabid disposition to accompany any wanderer on his inexhaustible passage through the wastes.

The album reaches its finale at “The Way is Narrow” with an intro that of the likes of a great stoner-epic, and slowly disassembles itself as it falls into a droning chime before a triumphant return at minute 10, for one last reminder of the genuine power that these Texans bear.

By Mitra, “The Sleeping Eye” has carved its place in the halls of fallen heroes, and will remain a symbol of honor for all eternity.

Like IRON AGE? Check out: (New) High on Fire, Municipal Waste

Iron Age Releases "The Sleeping Eye"

June 19, 2009

Download – Iron Age – The Sleeping Eye

Austin, Texas’ Iron Age have been slugging it out in hardcore and punk circles since the middle of the decade, touring the North America and abroad with such contemporary hardcore luminaries as Rise And Fall, Cold World, Fucked Up, and Trash Talk while steadily honing the riffed-out hardcore sound established on their 2006 debut Constant Struggle.

With The Sleeping Eye, Iron Age remains a modern torchbearer for the long tradition established by the crossover classics (Corrosion of Conformity’s Animosity, Crumbsuckers’ Life of Dreams, Cro-Mags’ Best Wishes, etc), but twists the NYHC-inspired thrash of their debut to create something bigger and darker, enhancing the violence of their former efforts with mammoth Lovecraftian atmopshere. Gargantuan guitar riffs conjure images of astral behemoths while unnamed terrors lurk in the unwavering, resolute rhythm section. The demon doesn’t truly emerge though until the blood-curdling, blasphemous growls of Jason Tarpey crawl to the startling forefront. Fans of the vocal madness of King Diamond or G.I.S.M.’s Sakevi can rejoice at this reverb-drenched shrieking.

The Sleeping Eye is a sprawling modern heavy metal opus that doesn’t forsake its hardcore roots, but follows them to their sonic extremities, forging a sound that honors the crossover forefathers while treading new ground in brutal atmosphere and doomy ambiance.

Fans of unconventional hardcore, ripping thrash, and heavy music in general should look out for early June dates with Sex Vid and Mind Eraser around the North East, a July-August west coast tour, and more as 2009 unfolds.

Tee Pee Records is proud to present The Sleeping Eye.

The Sleeping Eye Tracklisting:
1. The Sleeping Eye
2. Dispossessed
3. Burden Of Empire
4. Materia Prima
5. A Younger Earth
6. Arcana Pt. I
7. Arcana Pt. II
8. The Way Is Narrow

Tour Dates:
May 24th: Red 7 – Austin, TX**
June 6th: Cake Shop – New York, NY (Early Show)*
June 6th: Death By Audio*
June 7th: The Barbary – Philadelphia, PA*
June 8th: TBA – Providence, RI*
July 31st – El Rodeo Community Center – Oxnard, CA (Sound and Fury Fest)

* w/ Sex Vid and Mind Eraser
** w/ Annihilation Time, Cro Mags, Amebix and more

UPCOMING RELEASES:
5/05: HOPEWELL – GOOD GOOD DESPERATION
5/19: THE WARLOCKS – THE MIRROR EXPLODES
6/09: QUEST FOR FIRE – S/T
7/07: NEBULA – HEAVY PSYCH
7/21: SPINDRIFT – THE LEGEND OF GOD’S GUN
8/04: IRON AGE – THE SLEEPING EYE
9/18: NEBULA – LET IT BURN VINYL REISSUE
FALL 2009: NAAM – TITLE TBA
FALL 2009: ANCESTORS – TITLE TBA