Tuesday, August 21, 2007

COALESCE Reissue "There is Nothing New Under The Sun" Today on Hydra Head!

Reissue "There is Nothing New Under the Sun" TODAY on Hydra Head * New "Salt and Passage" 7" September 11th on Second Nature * Continued live destruction!

"There's no shortage of great bands doing their own thing, but few capture the intensity, lyrical vision, and technical drive, that Coalesce owned in the late 90's" - Pastepunk.com

"A ferocious blend of brutal hardcore and vicious metal... incredibly infectious" - Metal-Observer.com

"One of the finest heavy bands in recent memory" - PunkNews.org

Generally speaking, covering the songs of Led Zeppelin sounds like a bad fucking idea. After all, the reason Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones all played those monster jams is so you don't have to. But the astute gentlemen of COALESCE have never let a bad idea get in the way of good music, so they released a 7-track EP of shit-hot Zeppelin covers upon an unsuspecting world back in 1999, played a few shows, and then promptly broke up for a second (or was it a third?) time. We're not really sure, but what we do know is this: Eight years later, the cease and desist letter still hasen't rolled in. Which is precisely why "There is Nothing New Under the Sun" is now being presented with eight additional jams, including those from Coalesce's split EP w/ Boy Sets Fire, the band's first attempt at "Supernaut" not included on the In These Black Days Sabbath tribute seven-inch series, an Undertow cover, and a Get Up Kids cover. Think of it as the hammer of the gods pounding a few extra stakes into the music industry's litigious heart. But don't actually say that out loud: You'll sound like a dick and we might get sued.

Coalesce, along w/ all the Hydra Head bands of the 90's, destroyed, re-conceptualized, and rebuilt hardcore to be 100 times more fierce, courageous, and audacious. While kids ready to cut it up in the pit whined about breakdowns now having off time drumming and manic, inventive guitar lines, true fans of progression rejoiced. Coalesce were legendary in the live arena, and the first row at their shows can attest to how "surprising" it can be receive a drum-kit in the face.

A ton of hardcore bands tried their hand at covering some classic band. But not many ever thought they had the spectrum and vision to tackle an entire album's worth of covers by one artist, and have that artist be Led Zeppelin. But then again, Coalesce weren't concerned w/ whether Ray Cappo or Ten Yard Fight fans would approve. At the time, the first issue of "There is Nothing New Under the Sun" was an underground smash.

Hydra Head is pleased to announce this release as a "+" edition, now featuring other covers we can'r believe they actully did AND did really well - Boy Sets Fire, Undertow, Get Up Kids, and even their first stab at cover Ozzy and the boys. And there's a Coalesce original on here too!

"There is Nothing New Under the Sun" Tracklist:

1. Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin)
2. Heartbreaker (Led Zeppelin)
3. Black Dog (Led Zeppelin)
4. Out on the Tiles (Led Zeppelin)
5. Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin)
6. That's the Way (Led Zeppelin)
7. Thank You (Led Zeppelin)
8. I'm Giving Up On This One (The Get Up Kids)
9. Vehicle (Boy Sets Fire)
10. In The Wilderness (Boy Sets Fire)
11. Bob Junior (Coalesce original)
12. Supernaut (Black Sabbath)
13. Casting Away
14. That's The Way Redux (Led Zeppelin)
15. Thank You Redux (Led Zeppelin)

"Salt and Passage" Tracklist:
1. Son of Son of Man
2. I Am This

Salt and Passage, out September 11th, 2007 on Second Nature, is Coalesce's first release of new material since 1999's Revolution in Just Listening, was recorded by Ed Rose of the Get Up Kids, and features the now-legendary lineup of Sean Ingram (vocals), Jes Steineger (guitar), The Casket Lottery's Nathan Ellis (bass) and Nathan "Jr" Richardson (drums). This vinyl-only release will be pressed on deluxe screen printed gatefold packaging and limited colored vinyl and audiophile 70 gram vinyl.

Aug. 21 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick w/ Daughters
Aug. 22 - Arlington Heights, IL @ Knights of Columbus w/ Daughters
Aug. 23 - Iowa City, IA @ Picador
Aug. 24 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
Aug. 25 - Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck

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