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Xerxes – February song+video

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Xerxes has released their new song and video entitled February this week via the NoiseCreep site. NoiseCreep got it a little wrong and thought it was Calvin in the video I guess (based on the blog post title, maybe I’m reading it wrong though), but everything else is on point. Max filmed and edited the footage and it looks fantastic. The song should be coming out on Xerxes’ upcoming full length release on No Sleep Records entitled ‘Our Home Is A Deathbed’. The new record is scheduled to be released on March 31st. Some more info on the upcoming release as well as pre-order/merch info is available on the No Sleep blog.

Xerxes pre order info

Also available now is Xerxes’ live set from the Sound & Fury Fest in California last year. It’s available for free from the band’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/xerxesband.

Oh, and they’ve also got a new site/Tumblr blog going that they’re updating from tour right now (which extra dates were added to I think, go check out the site for more info).

Xerxes announce Full 2012 US Tour Dates w/ Code Orange Kids

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Xerxes Debut Full Length Album Produced by Kevin Ratterman Out Winter 2011/2012 on No Sleep Records!

Following news of the recording of their upcoming debut full-length album with Kevin Ratterman (Coliseum, My Morning Jacket), set for a Winter 2011/2012 release on No Sleep Records, ferocious Louisville-based hardcore band Xerxes are announcing upcoming US tour dates, and first ever full US tour, taking place in early 2012 with main support from friends Code Orange Kids (touring in support of their new “Cycles” 7″ in Mayfly Records).

Although not currently releasing venue information, the band has confirmed the complete itinerary for the 41-date trek, which includes every major region of the country, stretching along both coast lines, and stopping in almost every major city in the continental United States along the way.

Featuring artwork by Adam Vass of La Dispute, the new Xerxes album is rumored to feature 12 new songs by the band (11 tracks + a B side) and will be supported by a series of non-stop US and worldwide tour dates, all of which to be announced shortly.

Xerxes took shape in early 2009 in Louisville, KY with a sound that channels the energy and passion of mid-90’s originators You and I and Saetia, while adding the more upbeat and brutal thrash mentality of contemporaries such as Trash Talk and Ampere, making for a sound that runs the gamut of blast-beat aggression and emotional rumination.

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Xerxes prepare No Sleep Records release

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
Xerxes by Ryan Tassi

Xerxes by Ryan Tassi

Xerxes has just wrapped up initial recording with Kevin Ratterman for their upcoming 11-song record for No Sleep Records. Here’s the No Sleep press release from a few days back:

Louisville’s newest youngbloods Xerxes have entered the studio today with the amazing Kevin Ratterman (Coliseum, My Morning Jacket) to begin production on their debut full-length.

The new record will feature artwork by Adam Vass of La Dispute, and will contain 11 new songs w/ one b-side to be produced as well.

Look for the new record Winter 2011/2012.

September 9 – Barnesville, OH @ The Lakeview House *
September 10 – DeKalb, IL @ Middlewest Fest *
September 11 – Columbus, OH @ Carabar *
September 18 – Chattanooga, TN @ Southeast Hardcore Fest

* = w/ Pianos Become The Teeth

Xerxes took shape in early 2009 in Louisville, KY. What was once may soon again be the hub of some of the most ferocious and original music coming out of the country’s punk and hardcore underbelly. Xerxes’ sound channels the energy and passion of mid-90’s originators You and I and Saetia, while adding the more upbeat and brutal thrash mentality of contemporaries such as Trash Talk and Ampere, making for a sound that runs the gamut of blast-beat aggression and emotional rumination.

xxx,
Chris No Sleep