We are proud to finally reveal the first round of bands for the 2018 installment of Migration Fest, to take place July 27th-29th in Pittsburgh, PA at Mr. Smalls.

Many more bands are yet to be announced, including nightly headliners. More info soon.

The first batch of tickets will be available February 2018.

The lineup thus far:

Cloud Rat
Couch Slut
Mutilation Rites
Spirit Adrift
Tomb Mold
Yellow Eyes

Updates will be posted at migrationfest.com as they come through.



Our friends at DECIBEL are streaming the debut 2LP from PYROLATROUS in full. Listen to TENERAL now:


Guitarist / vocalist Nicholas Palmirotto had this to say regarding the release of the album:

“Teneral is a wandering pilgrimage of emotional turmoil, written in the aftermath of a disastrous political climate, lost relationships, and death. Pyrolatrous was formed nearing the end of HULL in response to the desire to create and connect with personal issues. Since it’s inception in 2012 and recording with Brett Romnes in 2015, Lev Weinstein and I worked hard on this album, and I am very proud to finally release Teneral on Gilead Media, a label that I truly respect. I couldn’t be happier with the lineup that was rounded out with Nolan Voss and Joe Merolla, and I’m looking forward to composing the next album together. Teneral is lovingly dedicated to my maternal grandparents, Alan and Joan Neese.”

The Teneral record release show will be on November 11th at the Union Pool in Brooklyn. CDs will be ready for the show but vinyl isn’t scheduled for completion until December. Get your advance tickets for the release show here: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1579324?utm_medium=bks

You can still pre-order either CD or 2LP now via the Gilead Media bandcamp, here: https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/teneral

The etched d-side on this release is going to look sick.


TOUR DATES (buildings, mutilation rites, thou, yellow eyes)

TOUR DATES (buildings, mutilation rites, thou, yellow eyes)

Lots of folks in vans this autumn, including me! There will be an Eroding Winds / Gilead Media booth at Days of Darkness festival in Baltimore October 28th-29th. Come say hello if you’re planning to attend, the lineup is rad.


My dudes in Buildings are hitting the road for a few dates out east and back. Including with UNSANE at St. Vitus!

Nov 10 – Chicago, IL -Quenchers w/ Fake Limbs Ribbonhead DEN

Nov 11 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class w/ Actual Form and Fringe Candidate

Nov 12 – Toronto, ON – Smiling Buddha w/ Group Hug, Bleach Bath, Tourist

Nov 13 – Boston, MA – Middle East (Zuzu’s) w/ Test Meat Aneurysm

Nov 14 – Providence, RI Machine with Magnets w/ Spitehouse, + TBA

Nov 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie w/ PLAQUE MARKS , Bardus , Rubber

Nov 16 – Brooklyn, NY – St Vitus with UNSANE and Cherubs

Nov 17 – Baltimore, MD – EMP collective w/ Multicult , Crawler, MOXA

Nov 18 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Rock Room w/ Glowworms , Unreliable Narrator, Aloe

Nov 19 – Grand Rapids, MI – Tip Top w/ Ashen Furies and Tired Blood


The NYC rats will be playing a few of the upcoming AURA NOIR shows here in the US…

Oct 18 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter

Oct 19 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle

Oct 20 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In

Oct 21 – Chicago, IL – The Beat Kitchen


Thou are on the road now for their last stretch of tour dates for the year. Many of their shows with City of Caterpillar have already passed, but a few coming up with Warning! Sick!

10.18.17 – Los Angeles at Teregram Ballroom (1234 W 7th Street) with City of Caterpillar and Touche Amore

10.19.17 – San Diego at Soda Bar (3615 El Cajon Boulevard) with City of Caterpillar

10.20.17 – Phoenix at Club Red (1308 W University Drive) at seven pm with Warning, The Body, and Worm Ouroboros

10.21.17 – El Paso at The Sandbox (5352 Donaphin) at nine pm with Pris and The Stalk

10.22.17 – Austin at Barracuda (611 East 7th Street) at nine pm with Warning and Portayal of Guilt

10.23.17 – Memphis at Growlers (1911 Poplar Avenue)

10.24.17 – St. Louis at Fubar (3108 Locust Street)

10.25.17 – Rock Island at Rock Island Brewing Company (1815 2nd Avenue) with Aseethe, No Heroes, and Closet Witch

10.26.17 – Chicago at Reggies (2109 S. State Street) at eight pm with Warning

10.27.17 – Pittsburgh at Roboto (5106 Penn Avenue) with Brown Angel, Slaves BC, Mires, and Pummeled

10.28.17 – New York at Le Poisson Rouge (185 Bleaker Street) at six pm with Warning

10.29.17 – Greenville at The Radio Room (110 Poinsett Highway) at seven pm with Recluse, Abacus, Tar Hag, and Wvrm

10.30.17 – New Orleans at Zeitgeist (1610 Oretha Castle Haley) at seven pm with Page Ninety Nine, Majority Rule, and City of Caterpillar


Yellow Eyes will be in Europe on the 26th for a short tour with ULTHA. They will have a very limited quantity of Immersion Trench Reverie tour edition LPs alongside the CD and tape version of the album.


See the full list of facebook event pages at this master page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1905993299727966/


Thursday, 26.10.2017 – Cologne (DE) “Privat” (+Turia)*

Friday, 27.10.2017 – Trier (DE) “Ex Haus” (+The Ruins Of Beverast, King Dude, (Dolch))

Saturday, 28.10.2017 – Mannheim (DE) “Forum” (WIR SIND DIE TOTEN-festival w/ Grave Pleasures, Jucifer, MORAST, Bellrope, and more)

Sunday, 29.10.2017 – Leiden (NL) “Gebr De Nobel” (+Turia)

Monday, 30.10.2017 – Strasburg (FR) “Diamant D’Or” (+Paramnesia)

Tuesday, 31.10.2017 – Basel (CH) “Kaschemme” (+ THRON)

Wednesday, 01.11.2017 – Giessen (DE) “MUK”

Thurday, 02.11.2017 – Berlin (DE) “Urban Spree”

Friday, 03.11.2017 – Leipzig (DE) “IFZ” (+ Turia, UNRU)

Saturday, 04.11.2017 – Prague (CZ) “Klub Famu”

* without ULTHA

NORTHLESS – LAST BASTION OF COWARDICE 2LP pre-orders available now!

NORTHLESS – LAST BASTION OF COWARDICE 2LP pre-orders available now!

Since the band’s inception in 2007, Milwaukee’s Northless has been at the forefront of all things sludgy, noisy, and misanthropic. Now in their tenth year, the band brings us their newest full-length, Last Bastion of Cowardice, in partnership with Gilead Media & Halo of Flies (vinyl), Hand of Death (tape), and Init Records (CD).

Throughout the last decade, Northless has honed in on many of the darkest parts of the human condition as inspiration for their brooding, heavy dirges. Previous full-length albums Clandestine Abuse (2011) and World Keeps Sinking (2013) both touched on topics both intensely personal and universally identifiable, while this new record achieves a similar darkness by way of a conceptual narrative. Last Bastion of Cowardice tells a dark tale of revenge, sorrow, and redemption denied, as the protagonist learns the true wage of sin. To work in concert with these themes the band pushed sonically in many different directions to extremes previously unrealized by Northless. Dynamic, emotional, and expressive approaches are more varied than before through heavy nods to death metal, noise rock, and post rock.

Northless has always been known as a band that possesses incredible tone in their sound, an effort which is supported with the assistance of long-time collaborator and engineer Shane Hochstetler at Howl Street Studios, who recorded and mixed the album before sending it off to be mastered by Carl Saff. The theme of the album is tied in visually with artwork created by Paul Jeffrey.

Last Bastion of Cowardice will be available on November 17th.

Gilead Media (LP): https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/last-bastion-of-cowardice
Halo of Flies (LP): http://www.halooffliesrecords.com/
Hand of Death (tape): http://errorrecords.storenvy.com/
Init Records (CD): http://www.initrecords.net/

Please note: This release is part of the Gilead Media 2017 subscription club and will be shipped to subscribers automatically.

Yellow Eyes and Pyrolatrous pre-orders available now.

Yellow Eyes and Pyrolatrous pre-orders available now.

The new full-length album from Yellow Eyes is available to pre-order now on CD/LP.

Immersion Trench Reverie brims with a familiar shimmering resonance, but infused throughout is an aura of exigency in the songwriting. And so the hallucinatory melancholy of Yellow Eyes is cast in strange new light.

Pre-order now at the Gilead Media bandcamp page. Euro pre-orders coming soon from Dry Cough & Deathwish Inc EU.


The debut CD/2LP from the Brooklyn blackened death project PYROLATROUS is now available for pre-order. Featuring members of HULL, Krallice, and Anicon, a great deal of Pyrolatrous’ style is influenced by classic black and death metal, utilizing both sweeping, blasting tremolo passages and powerfully technical riff / percussion interplay.

Hear the opening track now over at Metal Injection: http://www.metalinjection.net/av/song-premiere/pyrolatrous-from-darkness-reigns-omnipotence

Pre-order at the Gilead Media bandcamp (EU pre-orders coming soon from Dry Cough / Deathwish EU): https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/teneral