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Iowa City band Aseethe is taking its minimalist metal sound back on tour

Aseethe, the Iowa City band made up of Brian Barr and Eric Dierks, has been kicking around the Midwest heavy music scene for a few years now, with an evolving sound based around Barr’s exploration of the raw sound of guitar, synth and samples. Having caught the ear of Thrill Jockey owner Bettina Richards, they went from selling her a T-shirt, to Thrill Jockey distributing their 2015 EP ‘Nothing Left Nothing Gained,’ to releasing their current record, ‘Hopes of Failure,’ on the label. […]

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Obsidian Sword and Third Base honor the Gospel of Doom, the Gospel of Brew

Iowa City’s archdruids of doom metal, Obsidian Sword, will celebrate the release of the second batch of its namesake IPA from Third Base Brewery on Sunday, March 19 at Otis’ Tailgators Sports Bar in Cedar Rapids. Long-time defenders of doom and Iowa powerhouse, Aseethe, who just released their new album Hopes of Failure on Chicago label Thrill Jockey, will support the show alongside Cedar Falls’ weedians, Megapunch. […]

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Album Review: Aseethe — Hopes of Failure

Aseethe Hopes of Failure aseethe.bandcamp.com/album/hopes-of-failure Iowa City trio Aseethe — Brian Barr, Danny Barr and Eric Diercks — broke last summer when they signed to Chicago’s Thrill Jockey Records (Future Islands, the Fiery Furnaces, Trans Am). The band drops its first album on that label on Feb. 24, and returns to Iowa City for a […]

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Iowa City doom trio Aseethe signs with Thrill Jockey

Iowa City doom metal trio Aseethe have signed with Chicago-based record label Thrill Jockey to produce their upcoming 2017 record. Guitarist Brain Barr, bassist Danny Barr and drummer Eric Diercks have been cutting records and performing their ambient sludge metal in the Midwest for nearly ten years. This is a big deal right? From a […]

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Get down with the darkness at Public Space One

Down for a gloomy and doomy metal show this weekend? Baton Rouge-based Thou and hometown heroes Aseethe will be at Public Space One this Saturday at 1 p.m. Thou is not for your casual listener. As the case with most doom metal, their lengthy songs often shift from calm to frantic in just one riff […]

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Album Review: Aseethe – Reverent Burden

Aseethe Reverent Burden www.aseethecreation.com With its debut full-length, Reverent Burden, Iowa City drone metal outfit Aseethe finally has enough wax to stretch out and show their stuff. The album is comprised of two mysterious, side-long pieces on a vinyl, without track titles or even clearly marked a or b sides. Aseethe opens the longer of […]

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