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WEEDEATER AND ASG ANNOUNCE U.S. SUMMER TOUR

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 7, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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ASG’S BLOOD DRIVE MARKS N.C. BAND’S HIGHEST DEBUT

June 7, 2013, Philadelphia – Weedeater and ASG have announced a four-week tour across the United States, kicking off on June 27 in Savannah, Ga. at The Jinx.

The tour comes as ASG celebrate their highest charting and most critically acclaimed album to date, the breakthrough release Blood Drive The twelve-song collection landed at #15 on Billboard’s Heat Seeker chart and also had impressive debuts on the trade magazine’s Hard Music (#32) and Indie (#67) charts.  The album is streaming via Bandcamp at link below:

http://asgnation.bandcamp.com

Stereogum said “Blood Drive is a heavy album, no question, but it’s primarily a catchy album, full of resin-sticky summertime metal.”  Revolver called the album “a catchy, melodic triumph of heavy music,” while Alternative Press asserted that “mentioning ASG in the same breath as riff-rockers Torche or Queens of the Stone Age is not only misleading, it might even be an understatement.”  Artist Direct went even further saying “every now and again a band puts out a record that changes the tides for them” and continued by describing Blood Drive as a “tipping point moment.”

ASG - Blood Drive - promo cover pic

Fellow North Carolinians, Weedeater recently performed at Maryland Death Fest and are currently featured in the premiere episode of Noisey’s Heavy Dicks series (http://youtu.be/nze_JpRrksQ).  The band is currently working on a follow-up to 2011’s Jason… The Dragon.

Weedeater & ASG presented by Brooklyn Vegan and Invisible Oranges:

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on the bands, click on the links below! Whoa!

Facebook: ASG

Facebook: Weedeater

http://www.weedmetal.com/

Facebook: Lo-Pan

Relapse Records: http://www.relapse.com

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LONG LIVE ASG.

LONG LIVE WEEDEATER.

LONG LIVE LO-PAN.

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ASG STREAMING NEW ALBUM, “BLOOD DRIVE” – VIA PITCHFORK ADVANCE

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 21, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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4 STARS FROM ALTERNATIVE PRESS; STEREOGUM SAYS “RESIN-STICKY SUMMERTIME METAL”

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May 21, 2013, Philadelphia – ASG, the North Carolina quartet who will release Blood Drive, their first new album in nearly six years on May 28, are streaming the 12-song release via Pitchfork Advance (http://pitchfork.com/advance/117-blood-drive/).

Alternative Press has awarded the album a four-star review, adding “mentioning these ASG cats in the same breath as riff-rockers Torche or Queens Of The Stone Age is not only misleading, it might even be an understatement.”  Decibel gave Blood Drive an 8/10 review and said “it’s refreshing to hear a metal band that doesn’t have to compromise heaviness on its way to pop nirvana.”

The band was just added to Scion’s Rock Fest on June 1 in Memphis and will also play the Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh in early September.  ASG play a hometown, record release show on Friday at The Soapbox in Wilmington, N.C.

ASG - Blood Drive - promo cover pic

Pre-order bundles for the CD/2xLP/Digital album are available now via Relapse:

(http://www.relapse.com/asg)

With a deluxe digital version available via iTunes: (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/blood-drive-deluxe-version/id616877399).

The 2xLP version of Blood Drive features an exclusive bonus track: “Mourning of the Earth.”

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on ASG, click on the links below!

facebook: ASG

http://www.relapse.com

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LONG LIVE ASG.

Stone.

ASG RELEASE LYRIC VIDEO FOR “AVALANCHE” AND CONFIRM APRIL TOUR DATES

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, hard rock bands, Music, psych-rock, psychedelic rock, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on April 4, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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BLOOD DRIVE AVAILABLE MAY 28; VINYL BONUS TRACK

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Philadelphia – ASG have released a lyric video for Avalanche, a song from the band’s forthcoming Relapse Records debut, Blood Drive (May 28).

Check out the Avalanche lyric video below!

The song will be available Tuesday via iTunes (pre-order link is: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/avalanche-single/id630889558).

The North Carolina Psych-Rock quartet has also added a handful of tour dates for later this month with stops in Philadelphia, Brooklyn and Boston.

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ASG Tour Dates:

April 21     Philadelphia, PA     North Star Bar *

April 22     Brooklyn, NY     Saint Vitus Bar *

April 23     Cambridge, MA     Middle East Downstairs *

April 26     Virginia Beach, VA     Smoked Out

April 27     Kill Devil Hills, NC     Outer Banks Brewing Station

* – with Orange Goblin and KEN mode

Blood Drive was recorded in the Fall of 2012 with producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Fu Manchu).  An album trailer, featuring a portion of another new song, “Days Work,” is available via YouTube: (http://youtu.be/nYH71HgTXNY).

Pre-orders bundles for the CD/2xLP/Digital album are available now via Relapse:(http://www.relapse.com/asg).

The 2xLP version of Blood Drive features an exclusive bonus track: Mourning of the Earth.

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ASG:

Jason Shi – guitar & vocals

Andy Ellis – bass

Scott Key – drums

Jonah Citty – guitar

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on ASG, click on the links below!

facebook: ASG

www.asgshop.com

http://www.relapse.com

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LONG LIVE ASG.

ASG F’N ROCKS. ‘NUFF SAID.

Stone.

ASG – Set May 28th Release Date For “Blood Drive” And Kick Off New Tour

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on February 22, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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TOUR INCLUDES SXSW STOP

Philadelphia – ASG, North Carolina’s favorite Psych-Rock quartet, have set a May 28 release date for Blood Drive, their Relapse Records debut.

Blood Drive was produced by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Fu Manchu) in the Fall of 2012.  “Days Work,” a new song from the album, was released as a split 7″ with Red Fang on Tuesday (http://www.relapse.com/split-7in-ep-blue.html). The new album will be available on CD/2xLP/Digital.

The band also kicked off a new round of tour dates, including a stop at SXSW, with a Wrightsville Beach performance last evening at Red Dog’s.

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Tour dates Are:

February 21     Wrightsville Beach, NC    Red Dog’s

March 9     Myrtle Beach, SC     Island Bar

March 12     St. Augustine, FL     The Standard

March 13     Pensacola Beach, FL     The Break

March 16     Austin, TX     SXSW (Details TBA)

March 19     Little Rock, AR     Downtown Music Hall

March 20     Nashville, TN     The End

March 22     Charlotte NC     The Chop Shop

March 23     Raleigh, NC     The Maywood

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ASG:

Jason Shi – guitar/ vocals

Andy Ellis - bass

Scott Key - drums

Jonah Citty - guitar

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on ASG, click on the link below!

facebook: ASG

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LONG LIVE ASG.

Stone.

ASG’S RELAPSE RECORDS’ DEBUT TITLED “BLOOD DRIVE”

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, psychedelic rock, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on January 24, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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BAND KICKS OFF NEW TOUR THIS WEEKEND IN NORTH CAROLINA

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Philadelphia, Jan. 24, 2013 – ASG, the psych-rock quartet from North Carolina, have named their Relapse Records debut Blood Drive.

The album, which was produced by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Fu Manchu, Monster Magnet) at Sunset Lodge in Los Angeles during the fall, is due out this Spring with an exact date to be announced soon.  “Days Work,” a new song from Blood Drive, will be available as a limited edition split 7″ with label mates Red Fang  via Relapse on Feb. 19 (pre-order link: http://www.relapse.com/redfangasg).

ASG hit the road this weekend, kicking off a brief Southeastern tour on Jan. 25 at The Soapbox in Wilmington, N.C.  The band will be at SXSW with more details to follow.

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Tour dates are:

January 25    Wilmington, NC    The Soapbox

January 30    Savannah, GA    The Jinx

January 31    Charleston, SC    The Skatepark of Charleston

February 1    Port Cavanveral, FL    Rusty’s

February 2    Jacksonville Beach, FL    Lynche’s

February 7    Vero Beach, FL    Filthy’s

February 8    New Smyrna, FL    Beachside Tavern

February 9    Boca Raton, FL    Black Rose Irish Pub

February 10    Lake Worth, FL    Propaganda

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on ASG, click on the links below!

www.facebook.com/asgnation

www.relapse.com

www.facebook.com/relapserecords

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LONG LIVE ASG.

Stone.

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