KEEP OUR HEADS tape compilation

by Sioux

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  • Eolian Empire's "Keep Our Heads" tape compilation
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    KEEP OUR HEADS is a 99-minute soundtrack to the Portland heavy
    underground featuring 26 exclusive tracks from stalwarts in the local
    metal / sludge / doom / prog / punk / rock / thrash / hardcore / noise community, like some twisted, many-headed beast raised on the soundtracks to River's Edge, Lost Highway, and Repo Man. With but a few exceptions, all the tracks were recorded in Portland specifically for this compilation, a first from Portland's extreme/outsider music label Eolian Empire.

    ELN11 ::: 26-song cassette
    [ 500 copies ]

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Recently out of hibernation, Portland’s extreme/outsider label Eolian Empire is preparing to release the most ambitious and dedicated project on their diverse roster this Spring, with the newly-completed KEEP OUR HEADS label compilation.

The tiny D.I.Y. label more focused on maintaining a kinship with their regional underground music scene than attaining national acts or breaking into charts, the clan at Eolian has literally dedicated thousands of hours to arranging, collecting, compiling, mixing and preparing this massive offering of what they consider the best of their local underground, with KEEP OUR HEADS. Aligning metal, sludge, doom, prog, punk, rock, thrash, hardcore, noise and unclassifiable anti-genre acts from across the region into a herculean ninety-nine-minute soundtrack to the Portland heavy underground, KEEP OUR HEADS bears twenty-six exclusive tracks from stalwarts in the scene, like some twisted, many-headed beast raised on the soundtracks to River’s Edge, Lost Highway, and Repo Man, practically all the tracks recorded in Portland specifically for this release.

KEEP OUR HEADS features acts: Acre, The Ax, Big Black Cloud, Crag Dweller, Diesto, Drunk Dad, Fist Fite, Gaytheist, Gone to Croatoan, Honduran, Hot Victory, Humours, Ix, LKN, Lord Dying, Nasalrod, Norska, Order of the Gash, Palo Verde, Prizehog, Rabbits, Redneck, Sei Hexe, Sioux, Tiny Knives, and Towers. The comp will see release digitally and on a limited-run cassette on May 1st, the cassette run including both a digital download and a slick beer koozie. View the full track/band listing below, and place preorders here.

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released April 26, 2013

Sioux's track recorded and mixed by Adam Pike at Toadhouse Studios
Mastered by Ryan Foster at Freq Mastering.

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SIOUX Portland, Oregon

"I don’t believe I’ve heard expansive songwriting of this kind since Baroness’ days of reigning over the progressive sludge genre."

Noah Vanderwerf - Headbang n' Buttonmash

"Demonstrating both an improved range and an expansion of prowess, this release is more than a step forward. It's a glazed, cosmic bootprint on an already leathered sludge metal landscape."

Seth Grennan, Heavy Planet
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