Kylesa is a metal band that was formed in Savannah, Georgia. Their music incorporates experimentalism with sludgy riffs, drop-tuned guitars and elements of psychedelic rock. The group was established in 2001 by the former members of Damad, with the addition of guitar player Laura Pleasants who is from North Carolina. The band has since undergone line up changes; the remaining original members are Phillip Cope and Laura Pleasants. In 2006, the band added two drummers (Carl McGinley of Unpersons, from Savannah, and Jeff Porter). Eric Hernandez (of Capsule, from Miami) joined in 2008 to replace Porter and plays on Static Tensions. The dual drum tracks are often panned strongly to the right and left, respectively, and create a rhythmic ambience.
Kylesa recently released Spiral Shadow, the eagerly anticipated follow-up to their breakthrough album Static Tensions, on October 26 via Season of Mist. Recorded at the Jam Room in Columbia, SC earlier this summer, the eleven-track album was once again produced by band member and renowned producer Phillip Cope (Baroness, Withered, Dark Castle).
Spiral Shadow has received glowing reviews thus far and the band looks forward to touring heavily on the record in 2011.
Todays tune "Tired Climb" and is taken from Kylesa's fifth full-length album "Spiral Shadow", was released on October 25, 2010. Enjoy!
Kylesa recently completed a tour with High On Fire and Torche which ended Nov. 7 at the Fun Fun Fun Festival in Austin. The Georgia band also recently confirmed The Soundwave Festival (Feb. 2011 touring festival in Australia) as well as a few dates with Clutch at the end of December in the southeast US.
Here are the immediate US dates:
December 2nd- Media Club, Vancouver BC, 8:00pm
December 3rd- Funhouse, Seattle WA, 8:00pm
with Clutch, Righteous Fool:
December 27th- The National, Richmond VA, 7:00pm
December 28th- Northern Lights, Clifton Park NY, 7:00pm
December 29th- House of Blues, Cleveland OH, 7:00pm
December 30th- Bogarts, Cincinnati OH, 7:00pm
December 31st- The Orange Peel, Asheville NC, 7:00pm
This album is available as Vinyl 12" (LP) in two diffrent versions. The normal one that comes in following pressings Black (180 Gram), Grey (Opaque), Orange (Opaque), Yellow (Opaque) and Clear (Not for sale to the public.) And a (2LP Deluxe Gatefold Double LP) Mastered at 45 RPM for hi-fidelity sound. Limited to 400 pieces and Includes exclusive 11x17 poster and record slipmat and comes in Purple (Opaque).
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