To celebrate tonight’s tour kick-off, horror obsessed provocateurs DEATH VALLEY HIGH have surprised fans with a new song, “Raise Hell,” available today.
“I got sick of hearing the misuse of the term ‘witch hunt’ and the ignorance just throwing it around. I started to imagine a scenario bridging physical and metaphysical uproar,” says frontman Reyka Osburn. “‘Raise hell’ usually means to rebel rouse, but in this instance, I actually mean to devil rouse.”
DEATH VALLEY HIGH begins a nine-date west coast tour with electro-industrial outfit Silver Snakes tonight in San Francisco.
DEATH VALLEY HIGH
released a new EP entitled Duel this past summer via Minus Head Records. The band has described Duel as a sort of modern-day mix tape that defies the rules of a conventional release. While the first half of the record features covers, the latter half is an offering of intense remixes, lending to the record’s name. Each song on Duel features a special guest, including Chino Moreno (Deftones), Spirit in the Room, Chris Connelly and more, each of whom was challenged – along with DEATH VALLEY HIGH themselves – to venture outside of their comfort zone.
Swerving between the sarcastic and the saccharine, DEATH VALLEY HIGH deliver doom pop and death disco of the highest order. Outburn heralded them as the “New Face of Goth Rock,” while UK tastemaker Kerrang! advised fans of Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails to take note. But where most macabre music-makers craft anthems for the grave, DEATH VALLEY HIGH make songs to wake the dead. These guys don’t dwell in melancholy; this is a funeral procession to dance to. Universal monsters, Hammer films and haunted houses collide within their sonic psyche, earning them coveted spots on tours with likeminded rabble-rousers like Killing Joke, Combichrist, Crosses, Powerman 5000, and Orgy. DEATH VALLEY HIGH turns convention on its head, with unapologetic distaste for conformity and a tongue-in-cheek whimsy. DEATH VALLEY HIGH is unmistakably important, conjuring New Romantic majesty for the modern age.
DEATH VALLEY HIGH tour dates with Silver Snakes:
1/3 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
1/4 – Portland, OR @ Twilight
1/5 – Seattle, WA @ Funhouse
1/7 – Eugene, OR @ Old Nick’s
1/8 – Reno, NV @ Jub Jubs
1/9 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
1/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar & Billiards
1/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ 5 Star Bar
1/12 – Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
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