(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
Seattle-based bass and drum two-piece, Year Of The Cobra, have announced the next step in their sonic progression, the “Burn Your Dead” EP. It will be released through Magnetic Eye Records on October 27th and finds the duo of Amy Tung and Jon Barrysmith tackling new styles and new substance with vigor.
02. The Descent
03. Burn Your Dead
04. The Howl
05. And They Sang…
Produced much like their 2016 STB Records debut full-length, …In the Shadows Below, by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Melvins) at The Type Foundry in Portland, Oregon, Burn Your Dead still offers plenty of tonal density to go with its striking Joshua M. Wilkinson cover art.
Consisting of five tracks, the EP finds the pair delving ever deeper into musical explorations. The latest include forays into atmospheric progressive rock, punk and melodic rock at times. All of it really is the band’s own natural, organic evolution further into sonic realms already touched upon on previous efforts.
To celebrate the new release, Year Of The Cobra will embark on a U.S. tour alongside Ape Machine. The trek includes stops at several prestigious festivals and events including Stoned Meadow Of Doomed Fest, Highland Tap Room’s Metal Monday and this year’s Doomed & Stoned Festival 2017.
FYI – I will soon be revealing my own Review of Year Of The Cobra‘s “Burn Your Dead” EP.
Year Of The Cobra & Ape Machine on tour:
Thu Sep 28 – Bozeman MT – The Filling Station
Fri Sep 29 – Black Hills Vinyl – Rapid City SD
Sat Sep 30 – Stoned Meadow of Doom – Sioux Falls SD
Sun Oct 1 – Kansas City – TBA
Mon Oct 2 – Highland’s Taproom Metal Monday – Louisville KY
Tue Oct 3 – Frequency – Madison WI
Wed Oct 4 – Reggie’s Music Joint – Chicago IL
Thu Oct 5 – Green Bay WI – TBA
Friday Oct 6 – Doomed and Stoned – Indianapolis IN
Saturday Oct 7 – Doomed and Stoned – Indianapolis IN
Sunday Oct 8 – Des Moines IA – TBA
Monday Oct 9 – Denver CO – TBA
Tuesday Oct 10 – Salt Lake City UT – Beehive Social Club
Wednesday Oct 11- Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco CA
Thursday Oct 12 – Bunk Bar – Portland, OR
Friday Oct 13 – Manette Saloon – Bremerton WA
Saturday Oct 14 – Eugene OR – The Black Forest