Posts Tagged ‘xerxes’

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.

Chris No Sleep

Xerxes News

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

XERXES/ Midnight Souls 7″ split trailer from Max Moore on Vimeo.

Xerxes | Midnight Souls split 7" coverXerxes‘ next release will be a split with Midnight Souls from Belgium. Check out the haunting cover art to the left. The record will be out Spring 2011 on Mayfly Records (US), Assault Records (EUR), Fist In The Air Records (UK). For you collectors, I’m sure there will be a handfull of colors to pick up with three different labels having a hand in it.
Track listing:


1. I can feel you standing there
2. I don’t see you anywhere

Midnight Souls

1. Former Friends And Other Dead Ends
2. Widowmaker

In other news, there are plenty of shows coming up.

Upcoming Xerxes shows

February 25 – Decatur, IL @ Millikin University w/ Native
February 26 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The DAAC w/ Native
February 27 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop w/ Native

March 12 – Lansing, IL @ Nambi’s Pancake Haus
March 13 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Borg Ward
March 14 – Minneapolis, MN @ TBA
March 15 – Ames, IA w/ @ Ames Progressive w/ Former Thieves
March 16 – Kansas City, MO @ The Sport Complex w/ Former Thieves
March 17 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Saucy’s w/ Former Thieves
March 18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW w/ Former Thieves
March 19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW w/ Former Thieves
March 20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW w/ Former Thieves

April 1 – Louisville, KY @ Ear X-tacy Records w/ Former Thieves
April 2 – St. Louis, MO @ Lemp Arts Center w/ Former Thieves

May 20 – 22nd – Louisville, KY @ KrazY Fest

Leaving after KrazY Fest to go do another East Coast/South tour. dates TBA

Xerxes – Twins preorders up now

Saturday, April 24th, 2010
Xerxes - Twins

Xerxes - Twins

Since the Xerxes 7″ was delayed, pre-orders are just now available. So jump over to the Mayfly Records store and reserve your copy of Twins while you can. For $7 you can get both colors, or for $4 you can just grab the gray (400 recycled gray/100 purple). No idea what the shit ‘recycled gray’ is. Swirlie?

The new offical release show for the record will be on May 8th at Skull Alley. The lineup is Xerxes, Touche’ Amore’, The New Mexico, Voices of Arida, and Open Fields. 7pm, 3.75 Euros.

For more Xerxes info and to listen to some jams, check out

From the label’s description: “Louisville’s Xerxes play a mix of traditional hardcore and 90’s screamo that blends the best of bands like American Nightmare or Have Heart with the best of You and I or Orchid. With a raw sound and intelligent lyrics these high school seniors are prepared to make their mark! For fans of Touche Amore, Pianos Become the Teeth, and La Dispute.”  Oh, BTW, Xerxes still has CD versions of the 7″ that they released back in March in case you don’t have a record player. And according to Will, they will have purple available at their shows as well as the online store thing.