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July. 28th 2009
We just had a killer time in main support to Coalesce, Kylesa and our slot at Supersonic Festival. We have more shows coming up in August, September and a Uk/European tour October which will be announced SOON. Check out the shows page.
- Feb. 12th 2009
So, after a hectic 2008 which saw us undertake several tours throughout the UK and Europe, and play some killer festival slots at Roadburn and Damnation amongst others, it is time to focus on the creative once again. While also enjoying some family time, we shall undertake writing for Taint album No. 3.
In the meantime though, we're aiming to release a four song E.P for the summer/autumn season, and playing select shows, festival slots and quite possibly an autumn tour around it. So, we shall not be disappearing by any stretch of the imagination. The E.P is as yet untitled and will feature four brand new songs.
We've also updated our merch page with some new designs. Check 'em out.
- Sept. 16th 2008
Our August tour was amazing. Thanks to everyone involved, especially Clutch and crew, Neurosis and family, and all new/old friends in Ireland and Europe. While domesticity threatens to reign us in for dreary British, autumnal nights we can proudly announce all tour dates and shows unti the end of the year:
Sat. 4th - MELTDOWN FEST, BARFLY, BIRMINGHAM
Sat. 25th - THESSALONIKI, EIGHTBALL CLUB, GREECE
Sun. 26th - KOMOTINI, VALHALL CLUB, GREECE
Mon. 27th -tbc, SKOPIA, MACEDONIA
Tues. 28th - ATHENS, TEXAS NECROPOLIS, GREECE
Weds. 29th - UNDERWORLD, LONDON
Thurs. 30th - NEWPORT, TJs
Fri. 31st - THE OLD ANGEL, NOTTINGHAM
Sat. 1st - BRISTOL tbc
Sat. 22nd - LEEDS, UNIVERSITY - DAMNATION FEST w/ Carcass, Napalm Death & more
Sat. 13th - ULU, LONDON - RISE ABOVE RECORDS ANNIVERSARY SHOW
- July 14th 2008
Little did I know, as a 17 year old and just starting this band, what would be up ahead of us. I didn't know how long we'd last, where we'd take the band or who we'd end up playing gigs with. One thing I did know, or feel, was that it is a part of me. Maybe I should've known that I'd still be doing it when I'm 30 years old, but at 17, you don't tend to project that far. If you do, I think it's fair to say that most of us would be likely to assume that we'll surrender to convention, 'normality' and the daily grind. Well, as 30-somethings, we have accepted a certain part of convention into our lives, in as much as we have rent to pay, and food to put in our belly, and have to work to do so. The constant juggling of this band, and our working lives has put us through some damn testing times, sometimes to the point where everything, and I mean everything has been put under the magnifying glass, and questioned rigorously. Strain has been put on our relationships as a band, and other external relationships, to the point where it could've been easier to just walk away and forget the whole thing. Like any relationship though, you have to commit, adapt, evolve and try your best to see the good over the bad. So, throughout unstable and dark times, we've held on to what is essentially our life's art. And while we're not rewarded with record-breaking album sales, hype du jour, and the riches of rock stardom, we're constantly rewarded with something far more dear to our hearts. After all, we never got into this game for anything else. And that thing is, the opportunity to play not only with kindred spirits and new friends that we never thought we'd meet, but also with our heroes. The chance to meet, play with and immerse ourselves in the bands that we grew up listening to. For them to take stock of what we're doing, and for us to continue to learn from them, in a way never before realized. That is the reward. That is the reward that makes all of this toil and trouble, tumultuous pleasure and pain, absolutely, positively, fucking worth it.
And so, with pleasure, I can announce that not only are we touring with our heroes Clutch once again, aswell as having the privelage to open a show for Neurosis, but we'll also be joining Carcass for their only U.k show this year.
26/7 - CUSSED FEST, Brudenell Social Club, Leeds w/ Gentleman's Pistols, Humanfly + more
9/8 - BULLDOG BASH w/ The Wildhearts, Orange Goblin & more
12/8 - GALWAY/WATERFORD/LONDONDERRY, (tbc)
13/8 - BELFAST, Auntie Annies Porterhouse)
14/8 - DUBLIN, The Boom Boom Room
15/8 - CORK, The Whiskey
16/8 - NOTTINGHAM, RESCUE ROOMS w/ Clutch
17/8 - SHEFFIELD, CORPORATION w/ Clutch
18/8 - OXFORD, ZODIAC w/ Clutch
19/8 - BURGERWEESHUIS, DEVENTER, HOL w/ Clutch
20/8 - COLOGNE, ESSIGFABRIK, GER W/ Neurosis + A Storm Of Light
21/8 - 013, HOL w/ Made Out Of Babies
22/8 - CARLO LEVI, LIEGE, BELGIUM
23/8 - NEGASONIC, AALST, BEL
28/8 - BRIGHTON / BARFLY w/ Clutch
29/8 - BIRMINGHAM /BARFLY w/ Clutch
30/8 - LONDON, ISLINGTON / ACADEMY w/ Clutch
27/9 - BLACK SWAN FESTIVAL, Bath Racecourse w/ Mayhem, Lordi, Discharge & more
4/10 - MELTDOWN FEST, BARFLY, BIRMINGHAM w/ Hellbastard + more
Please also note that we have a couple of new shirts/colours added to our range of fine threads. The hoodies have all gone, and won't be getting re-pressed. However, we're working on new designs as we speak.
There are still a few of our limited Taint/Ken Mode Euro tour posters, so please drop us a line if you'd like one.
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- Mar 4th 2008
TAINT & KEN MODE - EUROPEAN TOUR 2008
Dates announced! Go to shows page..
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FEB UK TOUR - FINAL DATE CONFIRMED
Feb 13th - Newport, Tj's
Feb 14th - Brighton, Engine Room **just confirmed!**
Feb. 15th - Sheffield, The Casbah
Feb. 16th - High Wycombe, The Roundabout
Feb. 17th - London, The Purple Turtle
Yes, we had issues with the 14th, but now it's booked and looking to be a kick-arse Valentines show in the lovely town of Brighton. We had a great time there with Baroness and Kylesa last week, and are looking forward to getting down there again so soon.
SWEATY IN SAVANNAH
So, thanks to our Savannahian brethren once again for making our shows together so much fun, and to all that turned out early to catch our miserable carcasses. Good times!
EURO DATES SOON
Our Euro tour for March 21st to April 5th is still in the process of booking. We will let you know all dates as soon as humanly possible. We shall be hitting Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and France, and really can't wait to get over there and meet all our old(er) and new friends.
The 'Secrets And Lies' double vinyl is nearly done. We're hoping to have it next week for the rest of our Uk shows, and if not shall definately have it in time for the Euro invasion.
Attention Londoners! - We've also just been confirmed as main support to the mighty Cursed when they pass through on May 1st. It's at the Underworld, and will be a kick-arse show.
- Jan 16th 2008
Ok, so taint.co.uk is back in action. As I'm sure all of you can relate - the ease of the infamous Myspace has meant our beloved site has taken somewhat of a back-seat lately. However, no more! Jimbob's schedule has allowed for some 'spare' time (ahem), the fruits of which you're looking at and coveting, most royally, as we speak. The news will be kept up to date, and other relevent content currently being added to each section. Look at this page as the 'quality' version of our Myspace, where select pieces of images and other media will be added. Let's hope this baby doesn't get hijacked and flagrantly ripped off by our new plagiarist/terrorist friends (not sure what we're talking about? check out our Myspace blog from May 10th)
Jan/Feb UK Tour Announced
Got to shows page.
Secrets And Lies
As you may know, 'Secrets And Lies' had it's Uk/Europe release in October, and has been recieved very well for the most part. Rocksound Magazine (Uk) gave it 'Album Of The Month', while other rags Terrorizer, Kerrang, Metal Hammer and Zero Tolerance also gave pleasantly warm responses. You can see more reviews at the media page. All our American friends can expect the U.S release in Feb, through Candlelight.
After 2007's outings with Clutch and other great bands, we're happy to announce some more killer road-action for 2008. We'll be heading out with the likes of Baroness, Kylesa, Art Of Burning Water and Ken Mode in Feb/Mar/Apr. We've also been invited to play the Roadburn '08 in Holland, joining Celtic Frost, Isis, Capricorns, Trouble, Witchcraft and Scott Kelly amongst others. Look out for European tour dates imminently.
Check out the shows page for more details.
EURO TOUR - March 21st to April 5th
Dates coming soon!
We have a nice bunch of new Taint merch for you. It comes in the shape of a new 'Secrets..' design, in three varieties of nicely coloured t-shirt. Hoodies are on their way too.
Go to the merch page for more info.
So, until next time - "I'm Chevy Chase...and you're not!"
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Previous news archive - March '07 and beyond...
April Tour & Rocksound feature
Greetings all. We're gearing up for the our Uk tour with Clutch, which is only a few weeks away. The final dates are listed below, and please note that the London show has now moved up to the Astoria. This means that doors are now at 5.30pm and Taint will be onstage at 6pm.
We're featured in the April issue of Rocksound (Uk) magazine too, which should be on the shelves as we speak. Look out for the lovely photo of us, taken in Athens, Greece by our beloved French-Fry.
Clutch / The Sword / Taint - Uk Tour 2007
April 3rd - Sugar Mill, Stoke
April 4th - Academy Manchester
April 5th - Garage Glasgow
April 6th - Barfly Birmingham
April 7th - Zodiac Oxford
April 8th - Astoria London **5.30pm doors, Taint onstage at 6pm**
April 10th - Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth
April 11th - Soundhaus Northampton
April 12th - Rock City Nottingham
April 13th - T.J.'s Newport
April 14th - Arts Centre Colchester
April 15th - Corporation Sheffield
We begin recording 'Secrets & Lies' on May 26 th '07. We're heading to Foel Studios in Powys, Wales and will be recording 9 songs in total. We'll be producing it ourselves again, with Chris Fielding working as in-house engineer.
Alex Newport will handle the mix again, from him own Hothead studios in Los Angeles, CA. Rise Above will be releasing the album in October '07 with SuperFi handling the vinyl version once again.
See you on tour!
Taint of South Wales.
Our visit to Greece was amazing. Thanks so much to Nikos, Lydia, Noiselust and all our friends in Athens/Thessaloniki. See pics at our myspace page.
Thanks to Orange Goblin again for showing us a good time in the capital at their Christmas show last weekend. Was killer, cheers guys.
See you all next year. Taint of South Wales.
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Appologies for the lack of recent updates. We've been busy with the band and lives for the past coupla months, and I hate to admit it, but our myspace page is easier to update.
SO, the shows with Mondo Generator were fun, our slot at Ieperfest in Belgium was fun, the recent shows in Wales were great, the video shoot for 'Drunken Marksman' was also fun and should be in post-production in the next few weeks. Yes, there was swords, guns and blood. Killer.
We're getting ready for a show in Cardiff with Baroness and Torche on Oct. 25th and then shows in Bristol, Athens and Thessaloniki in November. Yes, we're going to GREECE! We can't wait to sink a few Gyros with all you MALAKAS! Check shows page for more details.
Then, we're going to carry on writing for the next album. We have 7 songs so far, and are happy that the material is a definate progression from 'Roma'. Some song titles are 'Barnstorn Zombie Revival', 'Mass Appeal Sadness' and 'Goddamn This City'.
Check out our myspace page for some recent photos, and for all the lovely things people have to say about us. www.myspace.com/taintuk
Taint support Nick Oliveri's Mondo Generator
Just confirmed, Taint will be main support to Mondo Generator on the follwing dates:
Wed 14th June: Barfly, Cardiff
Thu 15th June: Barfly, Birmingham
Fri 16th June: Barfly, London
Back from tour, more shows this summer
Hi all, we're back from tour (a few weeks ago now actually) and all is good. We had a killer time in Europe with our new bros Blutch and got devastated everynight with our partners in crime Knut.
The Uk was fun too, and we have to thank all the great individuals who helped us in hours of need. Our bacon was saved. Thanks Skywalker, Doris, Julien, Dave, and to everyone who put us up. To read the eventful blog go here - Taint tour blog
There will be loads of additions to the photo/video page very soon. Once all footage has been gathered.
We're hitting a few festivals this year, which is pretty damn mindblowing (re: Hellfest). We're joinging some incredible bands, and will inevitably return home drunk and sun-burnt. There may be some more Uk dates announced soon, so keep your eyes peeled. Check out the shows page for more details.
Taint in Decibel Magazine (U.S)
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Euro / UK Tour : April '06
Our European tour dates are confirmed so we're really looking forward to heading out on a conquest with Blutch and Knut. All dates are confirmed and can be seen on the shows page. We're fucking excited.
Taint in Decibel & Revolver
Check out reviews and interviews with Taint coming up in U.S magazines Decibel and Revolver.
Album of the week at Lambgoat.com
Those good folks at Lambgoat.com have awarded us album of the week. Check out one of the biggest e-zines in the States at..
Euro / UK Tour : April '06
Our European tour dates are confirmed so we're really looking forward to heading out on a conquest with Blutch and Knut. The UK dates are being confirmed and will be posted on the shows page imminently.
Close-Up Festival, Stockholm
We're blown away to have been invited to take part in Close-Up magazine's festival in April. More info. www.closeupmagazine.net
Give It A Name '06
We're also heading back up to London and Manchester for our biggest shows yet, at Give It A Name '06. Check out www.giveitaname.co.uk
Taint - The Ruin Of Nová Roma : Double vinyl and U.S release
The Ruin of Nova Roma will see its release in the U.S through Candlelight on March 7th. SuperFi records will also be handling the double vinyl release, and is looking at an April release.
Magic Bullet Records comp.
Fredericksburg, Virginia's Magic Bullet records have pressed their latest compilation. Taint have contibuted Poison Pen Attack to the proceedings.
We've also confirmed our slot at this year's Hellfest. It's on June 24th in Clisson, France. There's sure to be loooooads of great bands playing.
more info at www.hellfest.fr
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