Thursday, September 17, 2009

This Week In Music Geek

It's always special when something beautiful and unique arrives in Umlaut's mailbox.. and today was special! To coincide with Black Cobra's tour of Japan this month, Red Cobalt has issued a BEAUTIFUL reissue in Japan of the band's Bestial CD that was designed by Umlaut Nation friend Alan Forbes:

This is a super-deluxe limited edition import version of Black Cobra's Bestial CD. This release includes:

* Foldout / Matchbook style jacket with green foil stamping, circle die-cut on thick cardboard.
* All new art by Alan Forbes including the following: b/w 2 panel insert, full color 4 panel insert, 6 panel poster, and sticker.
* Vellum insert
* Limited to 1,000 copies due to cost of materials.

Includes track "Dragon And Phoenix" from the U.S. version of the Feather and Stone CD. This was not available on the previous Japanese version of Feather and Stone.

Track Listing:

1. One Nine
2. Thrown From Great Heights
3. El Equis
4. Beneath
5. Omniscient
6. The Cry Of Melora
7. Broken On The Wheel
8. Sugar Water
9. El Doce De Octubre
10. Sombra De Bestia
11. Kay-Dur-Twenty
12. Dragon And Phoenix

"Limited edition"... "Foil stamping"... "Die cut"... "Vellum insert".. Music Geek Porn! Can a man fall in love with a CD package? Yes.. yes he can.

In other news: Jason and Rafa just left for their invasion of Japan and Australia. Highlights will include sharing a bill in Tokyo with Coffins (!) and 4 dates Down Under with Nick Oliveri.

  • Sep 19th - Tokyo, Japan @ Livehouse WALL w/ Slight Slappers
  • Sep 20th - Nagoya, Japan @ Club Zion (as part of Deep Connect vol.47 Extreme Festival)
  • Sep 21st - Osaka, Japan @ Fandango w/ Eternal Elysium
  • Sep 22nd - Kyoto, Japan @ Socrates w/ Eternal Elysium
  • Sep 23rd - Gifu, Japan @ 51 w/ Eternal Elysium
  • Sep 26th - Yokohama, Japan @ Club 24 West w/ DOT(.)
  • Sep 27th - Tokyo, Japan @ Earthdom w/ Melt Banana Lite & Coffins
  • Sep 30th - Hobart, TAS Australia @ The Brisbane Hotel
  • Oct 1st - Geelong, Victoria Australia @ The National Hotel
  • Oct 2nd - Melbourne, Victoria Australia @ The Arthouse
  • Oct 3rd - Adelaide, SA Australia @ Enigma Bar
  • Oct 4th - Melbourne,Victoria Australia @ The Tote
  • Oct 6th - Canberra, ACT Australia @ ANU Bar
with Nick Oliveri
  • Oct 7th - Wollongong New South Wales Australia @ The Harp Hotel
  • Oct 8th - Gold Coast, Queensland Australia @ The Del Plaza
  • Oct 9th - Brisbane, Queensland Australia @ The Step In
  • Oct 10th - Sydney, New South Wales Australia @ Hopetoun Hotel

The new Black Cobra album Chronomega drops on September 29th on the mighty Southern Lord Records and the lads will immediately march out on a U.S. Tour with Pelican.
  • Oct 20th - The Marquis Theatre, Denver, Colorado
  • Oct 21st - Club Vegas, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Oct 22nd - Neurolix, Boise, Idaho
  • Oct 24th - El Corazon, Seattle, Washington
  • Oct 25th - Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, Oregon
  • Oct 27th - The Independent, San Francisco, California
  • Oct 28th - The Troubador, Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 29th - The Casbah, San Diego, California
  • Oct 30th - The Clubhouse, Tempe, Arizona
  • Nov 1st - Emo’s, Austin, Texas
  • Nov 2nd - Granada Theatre, Dallas, Texas
  • Nov 4th - Outland Ballroom, Springfield, Missouri
  • Nov 5th - The Picador, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Nov 28th - The Shelter, Detroit, Michigan
  • Nov 29th - Soundlab, Buffalo, New York
  • Dec 1st - First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 3rd - Harper’s Ferry, Allston, Massachusetts
  • Dec 4th - Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington DC
  • Dec 5th - The Orange Peel, Asheville, North Carolina
  • Dec 7th - The Earl, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dec 8th - Bottletree, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Dec 9th - Cider House, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Dec 10th - Ravari Room, Columbus, Ohio
  • Dec 11th - Empty Bottle, Chicago, Illinois
Umlaut couldn't be happier for Jason and Rafa... Go forth and conquer, my brothers!