ROADBURN_saturday16-web-2BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH are honored and stoked to be sharing the main stage at Roadburn 2016 with our friends NEUROSIS, CONVERGE, AMENRA, TAU CROSS and SKEPTICISM. This will be the last show of the BotSC EU Tour 2016. Unfortunately this show is sold out currently but if you purchase a festival-wide pass, that will get you in to all shows on all dates. we look forward to seeing you all at Tilburg.

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VERDUN – “The Eternal Drift’s Canticles”

Arisen in 2011 from the fertile scene of Montpellier, France, VERDUN made a name in the realm of slow and heavy music on the basis of a simple three-tracks demo, leaving a strong impression on every witness of the band’s thunderous live shows. With a line-up solidified after a few european tours and opening slots for forefathers such as Electric Wizard, Eyehategod or YOB, the band finally delivers their long-awaited debut album, mixed and mastered by Tad Doyle.

You can pre-order VERDUN’s “The Eternal Drift’s Canticles here.

The Eternal Drift’s Canticles is the fruit of three years of crafting; far from simple amp-worship, the band excels at creating memorable tracks with their science of instant-classic riffs. A richer background emanate from these guitars, able to tint their sludge/doom roots with metallic hardcore toughness or burden-of-the-world melodies. Another strong component of VERDUN’s trademark sound comes from these charismatic vocals, switching between echoed screams from outer space, spoken words or mournful clean vocals. With an arid, heavy as hell sound, The Eternal Drift’s Canticles is a 55-minutes dark and painful procession that transcends the heritage of too-often codified scenes, running away from any form of memorabilia.

— Recorded by Mathieu Croux
Mixed and mastered by Tad Doyle
— Artwork by Dadoo Jaxa
2xLP & CD out this spring on Throatruiner Records, Head Records and Lost Pilgrims Records

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Brothers of the Sonic Cloth European Tour Video

The Bros. are officially two and a half weeks away from our first European tour and we are excited!
We are really looking forward to seeing our friends and making new ones. Thanks to everyone who has been working on this with us. Special thanks to William Haldane, Chris Rahm, Ben Ward, Lauren Barley at Rarely Unable, Liz at Earsplit PR, Suzanne at Neurot Recordings and Orange Goblin for loaning us some of their backline.

Brothers of the Sonic Cloth European Tour 2016 from WitchApeStudio on Vimeo.

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BOTSC EU Tour pic(photo credit – David Choe)


  The bellowing trio of Brothers of the Sonic Cloth (Tad Doyle, Peggy Doyle and Dave French) shall embark on their first European tour next month, 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 power through France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, 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

   Brothers 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.

2016euTour    Released via Neurot Recordings, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth was captured at Robert Lang Studios by Chris Rahm and by Doyle himself at 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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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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