Thursday, November 27, 2008


TOM PELOSO is using his break from Modest Mouse to release a solo album called THE LAST SATURDAY OF THE YEAR. Recorded earlier this year at MONKEYCLAUS STUDIOS in Nelson County, Virginia, the album is set for release on December 27. Tom enlisted help from some old friends on the recording, and here is a word from Tom to fill you in on some details...

The album is entitled “the last saturday of the year” there is no band name as of yet.

The project or session i called laundry songs, was recorded in a months time at monkeyclaus recording studio

in beautiful nelson county virginia. it involved friends coming from a variety of backgrounds and bands

(the fugs, elliott smith, hickey and the statler bros. to name a few).

right now, it looks like there will be 11 songs on the record with titles including

“the night sky” , “hold on to what you got” and “the last saturday of the year”.

the music is based on riffs and ideas i have been gathering for quite some time

and earlier this year seemed like the right time to record it all. abel okugawa and raphael wintersberger

were able to capture the ideas and create some amazing tones and sonic wonderfullness.

scott mcpherson layed down a majority of the drum tracks and matt rissler is featured on guitar throughout the record.

there are other contributors including darell hyden, terry la fon, austin fitch, matt boyle, rob widdicombe and coby batty.


The first single "Leaves And The Trees" is already streaming on some websites, with a video coming soon. The album will be available to download from MONKEYCLAUS with a small tour set to begin early 2009.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Lamb Of God are set to release their fifth studio album, Wrath, available February 23rd 2009. The record will be their first album with new label Roadrunner Records, outside of North America, and released on Epic here in the States. Produced by Josh Wilbur, and recorded in studios in New York, Virginia and New Hampshire, the album promises to be as brutal as ever.

This album is going to surprise a lot of people," stated drumming Leviathan Chris Adler. "Typically bands that get to where we are in our career, begin to slack off, smell the roses and regurgitate. We chose a different path. No one wants to hear another band member hyping a new record. Wrath needs no hype. We have topped ourselves and on February 23rd you will feel it."

The band Kicked off yet another World Tour in their hometown of Richmond, Virginia at The National Theater, and the show was a powerful yet intimate affair. Guitarist Mark Morton was celebrating a birthday that night, and L.O.G.s diehard mass of fans swirled in the pit while old friends of the band stayed in the V.I.P section getting hammered.

Lamb Of God Tour Dates:
11/24/08 - Richmond, Virginia The National (With Municipal Waste and This Time Is War)

Metallica with Lamb of God and The Sword:
12/1/08 - Seattle, WA Key Arena
12/2/08 - Vancouver, BC GM Place
12/4/08 - Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
12/6/08 - Saskatoon, SK Prairieland Exhibition Hall (Lamb Of God and The Sword only)
12/7/08 - Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
12/9/08 - Spokane, WA The Knitting Factory (Lamb Of God, The Sword and Faceless only)
12/10/08 - Portland, OR Roseland Theater (Lamb Of God and Three Inches of Blood only)
12/11/08 - Chico, CA Senator Theater (Lamb Of God, The Sword and Faceless only)
12/12/08 - Ontario, CA Citizens Business Bank Arena
12/13/08 - Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
12/15/08 - San Diego, CA Cox Arena
12/16/08 - Anaheim, CA The Grove (Lamb Of God, Job For A Cowboy and Faceless only)
12/17/08 - Tucson, AZ The Rialto (Lamb Of God, Job For A Cowboy and Faceless only)
12/18/08 - Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues (Lamb Of God, Job For A Cowboy and Faceless only)
12/19/09 - Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura (Lamb Of God, The Sword and Faceless only)
12/20/08 - Oakland, CA Oracle Arena

European Tour:
2/6/09 Frostbite Festival - Finland
2/8/09 Belfast/ Mandela Hall
2/9/09 Dublin/ Academy
2/11/09 Bristol/ Academy
2/12/09 Birmingham/ Academy
2/13/09 Manchester/ Academy
2/14/09 London/ Brixton Academy
2/15/09 Glasgow/ Academy
2/21/09 Brisbane/ RNA Showgrounds
2/22/09 Sidney/ TBC
2/27/09 Melbourne/ Ras Showgrounds
2/28/09 Adelaide/ Bonython Park
3/2/09 Perth/ Bassendean Oval
3/4/09 Tokyo/ Blitz
3/5/09 Tokyo/ Blitz
3/6/09 Nagoya/ Diamond Hall
3/7/09 Osaka/ Hatch