Quick Hits: CirKus, Lightning Swords Of Death, Red Fang, Mansions, FIB 2011

posted March 19, 2011

  • On March 22nd, cirKus are set to release their single "Bells" on Booga Bisquit. A video for the single was produced by Sweden's Deguass and directed by Daniel Annefelt and Fredrick Furstenbach. The video follows a series of cloned men, being spit out of the machines that built them, into another. They continue on in a repetitive, zombie-like existence, as a cog in this other machine, this time enduring more and more abuse.
  • LA black metal collective, Lightning Swords Of Death, who were slated to kick off a month-long US tour supporting death metal legends Master earlier this month, were forced to head back home when the headliners were prevented from entering the country. Commented vocalist Autarch of the unfortunate tour cancellation: "Know this: Lightning Swords of Death was thoroughly prepared for this tour only to be thwarted by circumstances beyond our control. I assure you all, we shall return with a vengeance in the near future. Already the black teet of kaos have begun to drip strange opportunity upon the ashes of this Master disaster. I shall reveal more details as they materialize."
  • Red Fang are currently streaming "Dirt Wizard," taken from their forthcoming album "Murder The Mountains," exclusively via AltPress.com. "Dirt Wizard" is the third preview track from "Murder The Mountains" that has been posted online, along with "Number Thirteen" and "Wires." Additionally, "Hank Is Dead" is being played exclusively via Sirius/XM Radio. "Murder The Mountains" will see its North American release on April 12th (April 18th internationally) on CD, 12" vinyl, and deluxe digital.
  • Mansions front-man Christopher Browder are gearing up for the April 5th release of his sophomore album, "Dig Up The Dead" on Burning House Records/Kings Bones Recordings. A new acoustic video for "Close That Door" was also released. Says Browder on the video, "The video was filmed in the Bronson Caves in Griffith Park in LA. I was a huge fan of Batman growing up, especially the old 1960's TV show with Adam West... When I heard that you could hike up to the caves where some of the Batman TV show was filmed, I was all over it. Lyrically the song has a lot to do with forgetting the past and starting over, so it was a suitably nostalgic place to perform, not to mention the great reverb."
  • Brandon Flowers, The Go! Team, Crystal Fighters, Anna Calvi, Tame Impala, Violens, Logo and Nudozurdo are the new additions to the FIB 2011's line up. These new confirmations now add up to the already confirmed Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Mumford & Sons, Portishead, The Strokes, Primal Scream, and others.