TOMBS released their new album Savage Gold on June 10th to massive critical acclaim with Guitar World, Alt Press, Pitchfork, Terrorizer and many more calling it one of the best albums of 2014 so far. Savage Gold is available to order via Relapse HERE and iTunes HERE. The album is available in the following formats: Standard Black Vinyl 2xLP, CD and digital download.
Today TOMBS presents a video for their haunting cover version of David Bowie’s “Heroes”. The video was directed by Jaclyn Sheer & Samantha Astolfi. The song was originally recorded by David Bowie with Brian Eno in 1977. TOMBS covered the song in 2012 with the German vocals provided by Ralph Schmidt (Hëllström, Planks). Check out the exclusive premiere of the video courtesy of Steregoum HERE. The video can also be viewed on YouTube HERE.
“We recorded an mixed the song on our own with the help of Tim Schmoyer in Boston. We chose this version of the song because it was featured in the soundtrack of Christiane F, a 1981 German film by Ulrich Edel. It’s a dark drama about a young girl’s descent into drug abuse and prostitution. I’ve been listening to the soundtrack during the band’s many trips to Germany and have always wanted to cover the song, says vocalist Mike Hill of the video.
Mike Hill has launched a specialty coffee company, Savage Gold Coffee, inspired by his love for high quality, organic coffee. The first roast, Savage Gold Prime, is an Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee bean grown between 6,000 and 6,500 feet above sea level. It is an aromatic and dynamic coffee roasted to perfection with a large flavor profile. It is sourced from a co-op of Ethiopian farmers and is 100% Fair Trade, certified organic and wet (mechanically) processed. More info on the coffee is available via the official Savage Gold website HERE. Decibel Magazine’s “Deciblog” spoke with Mike Hill earlier this week about the new coffee company, read the interview HERE.
In support of Savage Gold, TOMBS will hit the road this fall for a three-week tour with Pallbearer and Vattnet Viskar. The shows kick off on October 16th in Louisville, KY and run through November 9th in Dallas, TX. A complete list of dates can be found below. The band will also take part in next year’s Maryland Deathfest on May 24th of 2014.
TOMBS Tour Dates:
***All dates w/ Pallbearer and Vattnet Viskar***
Oct 16 Louisville, KY The New Vintage w/ Vattnet Viskar
Oct 17 Nashville, TN Exit/In
Oct 18 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlie’s
Oct 19 Champaign, IL High Dive
Oct 20 Madison, WI The Frequency
Oct 21 Detroit, MI The Magic Stick Lounge
Oct 22 Chicago, IL The Township w/ Vattnet Viskar
Oct 23 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
Oct 24 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
Oct 25 Montreal, QC Il Motore
Oct 26 Boston, MA Great Scott
Oct 27 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
Oct 28 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
Oct 29 Philadelphia, PA Black Box at Underground Arts
Oct 30 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
Oct 31 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
Nov 01 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Nov 02 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
Nov 04 New Orleans, LA Siberia
Nov 05 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
Nov 08 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Festival Nites
Nov 09 Dallas, TX Three Links
May 24 Baltimore, MD Maryland Deathfest XIII (2015) @ Edison Lot
Formed in 2007 by singer / guitarist Mike Hill (Anodyne, Versoma) in Brooklyn, NY, TOMBS blends a wide array of influences including Black Metal and dark industrial music. The band went through a number of line-up changes with Hill the only remaining original member. Former members included Domenic Seita (Storm of Light) and Carson Daniel James. The band’s prior Relapse output included a self-titled EP and a split 12-inch with like-minded, Germanic darkness weavers Planks. Both records were release on Hill’s now-defunct label Black Box Recordings. The band’s first two Relapse releases, 2009’s Winter Hours and 2011’s Path of Totality both received massive reception from the press with the latter being featured prominently on many critic’s year end metal lists including Pitchfork, Brooklyn Vegan, NPR and MetalSucks. The crowning achievement was securing the 2011 album of the year for Decibel Magazine. In addition to their critically acclaimed releases, TOMBS has become known for their captivating live performances and have toured extensively throughout North America and Europe with bands ranging from Isis, Pelican, Wolves in the Throne Room, The Secret and Kylesa.