We are formally inviting you aboard the IndieMerchstore Riverboat Party during SXSW! Join the IndieMerchstore crew for a 2 hour cruise up and down Ladybird Lake (formerly Town Lake) featuring complimentary open bar, snacks, swag bags, and a live set from Black Tusk (Relapse Records). The free event takes place on March 15th aboard the Lonestar Riverboat. Boarding will begin at 6:00PM at the south east side of South 1st Street Bridge and will return at 8:30PM. The boat has limited capacity, please be sure to arrive on time. The event is 21+ so bring your ID for RSVP, drinks, and a good time.
WHEN: Saturday, March 15th, 2014 @ 6:00pm
WHERE: Lonestar Riverboat – 100 S. 1st St (Boards at SE side of South 1st Street Bridge)
6:00pm : RSVPs will begin to be accepted †
6:15pm : boarding begins
6:30pm : boat launches
8:30pm : boat docks
† Please note that RSVP’ing does not guarantee access to this event. Line will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. Space is extremely limited.
Snag some official Black Tusk merch by clicking the banner below:
When Despised Icon announced their return to the stage after a lengthy hiatus, fans were beyond excited (IndieMerchstore was too!). Erik Jarrin, longtime guitarist of the band, recently took some time out to answer some questions about their upcoming European run as well as their Canadian appearance. Big thanks to Erik for doing this. Be sure to check the flyers below for full information and if you are in the area, head out to a show!
1. When did the conversation start to get back together to play these festival dates?
Ever since we announced the split about four years ago, we’ve been asked every year by festival promoters in Europe and North America to reunite. Back then, Alex Erian started Obey The Brave and I was rejoining my former band Heaven’s Cry while raising my twin daughters, so the timing wasn’t right. We both released albums with our respective bands and Alex went on a crazy tour schedule with his band so he wasn’t available at all to do anything besides this. Since some of the other guys had kids as well, no one was really into doing this until now. Then, about a couple of months ago, new offers came knocking at the door and Alex reached out to me saying he had down time with OTB as they were between album cycles so we said, fuck it, we all miss it, let’s do this!
2. Was this a collective idea to get the band back together for some shows or did you have to go through a movie style montage recruiting the guys to play some shows?
Actually, I’m pretty much the only one that kept in touch with everyone in the band. Alex would come to my place every now and then when not on tour, Benoit helped me a lot in the first weeks I had my daughters with home stuff, I went to see shows with Sebastien a couple of times, Grind and I kept in touch through email and he came visit me once and I went out for dinner with Steve once or twice. We’d also gather at my place for an annual BBQ in the beginning of every summer so when the time came, it was easy business for me to reach out to everyone. The only challenge was to accommodate everyone according to their respective schedule and make it all work.
3. What can fans out there expect from Despised on these reunion shows as far as merch and potential set lists?
Well, these are reunion shows! Meaning we didn’t write new stuff, didn’t plan on reviving the band so our focus is on getting back together for a couple of rehearsals in Grind’s basement and to have the time of our lives playing together again on stage. Looking back at our career, The Ills of Modern Man is pretty much the album that did it all for us, so expect a lot of material off of that album. We are also revisiting some of the more obscure stuff that hasn’t been played in years and obviously all the classics will be part of the show. Honestly, I think fans are in for a treat. Merch wise, well we didn’t do any new design, we decided instead to bring back some of the classic shirts, jerseys and hoodies that became our trademark for many years and hopefully, the fans will get their hands on some of these designs as we’ve been asked a lot about some of them that were discontinued for many years.
4. The response to the reunion has been fantastic. Do you see the band keeping an open door policy on playing shows in the future after this run?
The reality is that most of us have to take time off from work and for some of us, away from our families so this is a very unique opportunity to gather and do these shows. I don’t see it as something we’ll repeat over and over again. It’s been almost 4 years, fortunately for us, fans stuck to our music, stayed connected through our social media platforms and the timing was right so let’s assume that stars won’t be aligned all the time and let’s just make the most out of it. We should never say never, but the way it worked out and to see how difficult it was to get everyone available at the same time makes me believe that this won’t happen a lot in the future. So hopefully, all the fans will show up at some of theses shows and will share that love of extreme music with us once again. see you in the pit!
For full info on their shows head to Despised Icon’s Facebook Page.
The Sword’s headlining tour with Big Business and O’ Brother starts today! Dates are below so be sure to cruise out to watch some heavy rock and roll mayhem!
02/13 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
02/14 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
02/15 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
02/17 Nashville, TN – Exit Inn
02/18 Charlotte, NC – Tremont
02/19 Wilmington, NC – Ziggys By The Sea
02/21 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
02/22 Cambridge, MA – The Middle East
02/23 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg
02/25 Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
02/26 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
02/28 London, ON – London Music Hall
03/01 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palaces
03/02 Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop
03/03 Milvale, PA – Mr. Small’s Theater
03/05 Chicago, IL – Double Door
03/06 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
03/07 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
03/08 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
03/09 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
03/10 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
03/11 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
03/13 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
03/14 Boise, ID – Neurolux
03/15 Spokane, WA – The Hop
03/16 Seattle, WA – Neumos
03/17 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
03/19 Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
03/20 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
03/21 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
03/22 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
03/23 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
The band has also unleashed THREE righteous new designs that can be picked up by clicking the link below. If you can’t make it to a show be sure to pick up some fresh merch!
Carnifex’s headlining tour starts next week in SD! I Declare War, Here Comes The Kraken, and Assassins will be opening the show so be sure to cruise out. You can get VIP tickets and general admission by clicking HERE.
02/21/14 Soma – San Diego, CA
02/22/14 Nile Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
02/23/14 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
02/24/14 Odessa, TX @ Club Patron
02/26/14 Czar Bar – Kansas City, MO
02/27/14 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
02/28/14 Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK
03/01/14 Tomcats West – Fort Worth, TX
03/02/14 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR
03/04/14 Nashville, TN @ The End
03/05/14 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
03/06/14 Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea
03/07/14 Empire – Springfield, VA
03/08/14 Wilmington, DE @The Harmony Grange Hall
03/09/14 Revolution – Amityville, NY
03/10/14 Albany, NY @ Bogies NY
03/11/14 The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
03/12/14 Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
03/13/14 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
03/15/14 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
03/16/14 Skyway Theatre, Studio B – Minneapolis, MN
03/19/14 Mesa Theatre – Grand Junction, CO
03/21/14 Jub Jubs Showroom – Reno, NV
03/22/14 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
03/23/14 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
03/24/14 The Hop – Spokane, WA
03/26/14 Assembly – Sacramento, CA
03/27/14 The Whisky – West Hollywood, CA
03/28/14 Industry Theatre – Lancaster, CA
03/29/14 Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Remember in the 90′s when your favorite bands would release remix albums and Eps? The Sword does!
Presenting the Hidden Masters/Arcane Montane double 7″ remix set!
- The Hidden Masters 7″,Green vinyl in black sleeve, A-side Album Version, B-side Remix Version by Dylan C
- Arcane Montane 7″, Pink vinyl in black sleeve, A-side Album Version, B-side Remix Version by Dylan C
- Full Color jacket holding both 7″s
- Download code
Canadian legends Despised Icon will be reunited for some select shows this year! We are stoked for the band as they have been with IndieMerchstore for a very long time.
Here is a statement from the band:
“It’s been over 3 years already since we played our last shows and long story short, we genuinely miss it. After a few talks and a couple of beers, we decided to get back together temporarily to play a handful of shows. We’re excited to announce that we’ll be returning to Europe in April on the Impericon Festivals in Vienna, Manchester and Cologne. To our friends in Canada and the US, we’ll have some good news for you as well in a few weeks. Thanks for sticking around with us after all these years. Can’t wait to see you all and crush the stage, one more time. Keep it brutal,
To celebrate the event, Despised Icon is releasing three of their classic shirts for a limited time! These long out of print designs won’t be around for long so be sure to pre-order one today by clicking the store banner below:
While Aborted prepares for their highly anticipated new album, the band has discounted some classic designs and put them on sale! These items won’t be printed again so be sure to pick them up at a fraction of the price before they are gone forever!
IndieMerchstore will keep you updated on Aborted’s new album details as well. We can’t wait!
UPDATE: The band has just released their first song from the album titled “Dragged Into The Grave.” Check it out below and be sure to pre-order the new album!
Pre-order the highly anticipated album from Carnifex titled “Die Without Hope!” The record comes out via Nuclear Blast Records on March 4th and can be purchased in a variety of packages including the Collectors Bundle:
- Die Without Hope CD
- Godmachine Tee
- Riddick Tee
- Riddick Zip Up Hoodie
- Defend Death Metal Snapback
- 10″x12″ Back Patch
- 3′x3′ Banner Flag
- 11″x17″ Poster
- 7.5″x3.75″ Bumper Sticker
- 4 Button Pack
- Signature Drumsticks
1. Salvation Is Dead
2. Dark Days
3. Condemned To Decay
4. Die Without Hope
5. Hatred And Slaughter
6. Dragged Into The Grave
7. Rotten Souls
8. Last Words
9. Reflection Of The Forgotten
10. Where The Light Dies
The band has also announced a five week US headlining tour with Betraying The Martyrs, I Declare War, Here Comes The Kraken, and Assassins! Dates are on the flyer above. We are thrilled to be sponsoring this!
Be sure to check out new merch from the band at the Carnifex Official Merchstore!
We are proud to sponsor this years Metal Alliance Tour featuring Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, Inquistion, and Black Crown Initiate! Dates are on the flyer above.
To celebrate the tour, IndieMerchstore is giving away a ticket to EVERY date on the tour. Click on the banner below to enter. One entry per person. Good luck!
Head to the link below to get tickets including VIP packages that include meet and greets, posters, VIP laminates, and more! See you there!!!
* Pre-Order: Expected to ship on or around February 18, 2014 *
Lionize are a four piece rock band from Maryland and “Jetpack Soundtrack” is their most intense and developed album to date. Check out a making of video to catch the vibe of what to expect from the highly anticipated new album:
More rock influenced than their previous releases, the intentional soulful layering and attention to dynamics reveal a creative and performing leap you would expect from a group that played both the Warped Tour and Bonnaroo festival in the same year.
The eleven tracks on this album were produced by Machine at the Machine Shop in Belleville, NJ and Jean Paul Gaster (Clutch) co-produced the record, guiding the process every step of the way. Paul Logus signed off as the mastering engineer. The result is a more accelerated, multifaceted album that truly defines this band. This “is” Lionize.
The relationship between Lionize and Clutch developed over a long period of time, through touring together and finding common musical ground. Clutch was excited to help the group continue it’s evolution and proudly signed Lionize to Weathermaker Music, (the label owned and run by Clutch and their manager.)
Pick up the Ultimate Collectors bundle today which includes a shirt, LP (limited to 1000 pieces), and CD!
01 – Intro
02 – Breather
03 – Evolve
04 – Electric Reckoning
05 – Jetpack Soundtrack
06 – Replaced By Machines
07 – Reality Check
08 – Lazarus Style
09 – Amazing Science Facts
10 – Skynet
11 – Sea Of Tranquility