Sacred Mother Tongue announce UK Tour to showcase new material before the yet to be named album is released.
The band will showcase the new material on tour, giving fans an exclusive preview prior to the album release in the summer and before the band start taking it to this year’s festival stages…
“We are really looking forward to finally being able to share the tracks we’ve been slaving over in recent months; this album was written entirely by the current line up and we are incredibly proud of what we feel we’ve achieved. As musicians and individuals we’ve found some deeper roots to pull on, so technically, and personally, we’ve grown and taken it to the studio and we are pretty excited by what we’ve produced. Now, we’re taking it to the stage – let’s hope everyone else digs it too!”
- Darrin South (vocals)
The DVD film documents the band’s first activity following the extended hiatus that followed the cycle of second album, ‘Down II: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow’ (2002). The band’s iconic frontman, Phil Anselmo describes the film thus; “The idea of reforming Down had been stirring in our collective guts since the Spring of 2005. There wasn’t a member of the band who hadn’t felt the pull…we just needed to get together and jam. It’d been four years since we’d all stood in the same room, let alone played music together. With no record label, no publicity, no opening band, nothing (!), we decided to test ourselves by basically doing a ‘word of mouth’ 6-week tour of Europe. Adding more fire in our bellies was that the tour would be capped off by playing an ‘unannounced guest’ opening slot on the main stage at the Download Festival. Down had never been overseas in the band’s existence. The film is documented footage of the tour, screw ups and sour notes included. It’s raw and real and shows the re-rebirth of a little ‘side project’ from New Orleans that’s managed to stand the test of time for damn near two decades.” The main feature runs for two hours and incorporates the documentary footage, interspersed with live performance tracks as follows:
Intro / Lysergic Funeral Procession / Lifer / Losing All / Rehab / New Orleans Is A Dying Whore / Ghosts Along The Mississippi / Learn From This Mistake / Underneath Everything / Temptations Wings / Something On My Side / Hail The Leaf / Lies / Perfection Of The Seed / Eyes Of The South / Jail / Stone The Crow / Bury Me in Smoke
As well as the DVD, there’s a twin audio CD set that includes a full ‘never-before-released’ live set from that same European tour. Tracklisting runs as follows:
Losing All / Lifer / Lysergic Funeral Procession / Rehab / Temptations Wings / Ghosts Along the Mississippi / Learn From This Mistake / Hail the Leaf / New Orleans Is a Dying Whore
Lies (I Don’t Know What They Say But….) / Underneath Everything / The Seed / Eyes of the South / Jail / Stone The Crow / Bury Me In Smoke
Video with full lyrics released!
You can watch a pre-release video of the new track with all the lyrics on the band’s YouTube and Facebook pages.
The single Murdocracy will become a new word in the English language for uncaring Greed
illuminatus on Tour!
illuminatus will be playing a few exclusive shows with Vancouver-based metallers CITY OF FIRE in October 2010.
4 October 2010 – Nottingham Rock City
5 October 2010 – Manchester Academy
9 October 2010 – Bristol Thekla
10 October 2010 – London Underworld
Pre-sale copies of the new album GLASNOST will be available to buy at each show.
Alerternative Progressive Metal Band Illuminatus continue their quest with more superb quality metalwork