We are pleased to announce that have added a show in Zurich on April 10, 2016 at the Werk 21. More info here.


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BOTSC EU Tour pic The bellowing trio of Brothers of the Sonic Cloth (Tad Doyle, Peggy Doyle and Dave French) shall embark on their first European tour this coming spring, in support of their astoundingly heavy debut self-titled full-length, which saw release last year through Neurot Recordings. This tour will see the band start with a date in London and rumble through France, Spain, Italy, Austria and Germany, before wrapping it up with a set at this year’s Roadburn, the spiritual home of all things low-end and high-powered.

02/04/16 – London, Black Heart (w/ Pombagira)
04/04/16 – Paris, Glazart
05/04/16 – Nantes, La Scene Michelet
06/04/16 – Barcelona, Rocksound
07/04/16 – Montpellier, Black Sheep
08/04/16 – Bologna, Freakout Club
09/04/16 – Milan, Lofi Club
10/04/16 – Zurich, Werk 21
11/04/16 – Vienna, Chelsea
12/04/16 – Munich, Backstage
13/04/16 – Berlin, Comet\
14/04/16 – Cologne, MTC
16/04/16 – Tilburg, Roadburn Festival

    BOTSC.EU.Tour.2016.01Brothers of the Sonic Cloth is the sound of earthly decomposition and planetary demise; a slow, entrancing dance towards a looming apocalypse… thick, monolithic, deliberate and devouring. Fronted by Seattle’s legendary guitarist/vocalist Tad Doyle — formerly of TAD and Hog Molly — Brothers of the Sonic Cloth is a trio of longtime rock soldiers that includes veteran bassist Peggy Doyle and drummer Dave French (The Anunnaki). Their full-length 2015 debut maintains a long-held tradition of conjuring some of the heaviest music from the darkest depths of the Pacific Northwest.

  Released via Neurot Recordings, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth was captured at Robert Lang Studios and Doyle’s own Witch Ape Studio in Seattle, Washington and mixed by Billy Anderson (Sleep, High On Fire, Melvins et al). Thrusting forth five hauntingly heavy tracks, with two bonus hymns included on the CD edition the offering serves as Doyle’s first recorded release in nearly fifteen years. Brothers of the Sonic Cloth’s audio manifestations are welcomingly unfamiliar, splicing thick, jagged riffs through chilling post-punk drumming and hulking compositions that blow soulfully hot and desolately cold, sometimes within the confines of one track. Their long-form pieces present the kind of mature ideas and expansive progressions that outpace the listener’s short-term memory leading them off the proverbial map; familiar landmarks like sludge, post-metal, rock all but disappeared over the horizon. Authentic and authoritative, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth is as much a persistent thudding body punch of sonic destructive force as it is a thoughtful statement of awareness and the inescapable raw condition of life.

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“Perhaps his heaviest yet, tolling tombstone riffs at a pace that makes early Melvins resemble the Ramones… Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth impress with the monolithic power of their noise.” – MOJO

“Tad’s vocals and songwriting have broadened impressively during his sabbatical.” – KERRANG

 “Tad Doyle is back with a sludge rock, pagan rite of immense proportions… Brothers of the Sonic Cloth may seem to follow the arc of a tropical storm, with a building and threatening power that finally recedes away, but it’s certainly no noodling, progressive rock concept piece. This is truly heavy music.” – THE ARTS DESK

“Ultimately, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth’s LP is so tasty, it’ll have you unashamedly coming back for seconds, and thirds, and fourths, and dessert, and a cheese course, and just one tiny little wafer thin mint…” – DROWNED IN SOUND

“Moving between moments of gargantuan heaviness and passages of disorientating methylated noise, whilst the likes of opener Lava will be somewhat familiar to fans of 8-Way Santa, the sprawling mass of La Mano Poderosa, that takes in elements of both mid-era Killing Joke and the abrasive and tribal riffing of, say, High On Fire, is as surprising as the piano ballad outro.” – METAL HAMMER

“Brothers of the Sonic Cloth’s self-titled debut is a sludgy, psychedelic piece of work that occasionally reaches Conan-esque levels of thunder and will hit your psyche in all the right places.” – THRASH HITS

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BOTSC -SUMA -Black Bone Exorcism


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2015 Witch Ape Studio Releases

WAS Witch Ape Studio2015 was a really good year. I worked on twenty records of which some of these I recorded and/or mixed and/or mastered. Almost half of these artists we have worked with previously. We want to thank all of these bands and artists for having me work on their music with them.

Here is the list:

Greg Bennick releases coming soon
Hollow Earth release coming soon
Dark Matter Noise release coming soon
Kleine release coming soon
Nosis release coming soon
Pegadeth release coming soon
The Annunaki release coming soon
Total Isolation release coming soon
Rat King release coming soon
Verdun release coming soon
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BOTSC Roadburn 2016

Saturday, April 16, BOTSC will play ROADBURN 2016 on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the 013 venue, in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets are on sale!

“I’ll confess, I’m even more stoked at the thought of Brothers of the Sonic Cloth being added. I missed them when they came through on tour with Neurosis — I should put together a top 20 list of awesome shows I didn’t go to this year because of work and then shoot myself in the fucking face — and they were on my Roadburn 2016 wishlist even before that. An obvious pick, maybe, but necessary in the extreme.” – The Obelisk website

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