Earth formed in 1990 and led by guitarist Dylan Carlson. Mostly instrumental, their early work grew out of the Seattle area grunge scene and is recognized as pioneering the genre of drone doom an experimental offshoot of doom metal, characterised by droning, minimalist, lengthy and repetitive structures.
Their early albums could be seen as a variation of the experimental doom-influenced metal of The Melvins. They now feature a markedly different sound, slow-paced and lengthy featuring strong elements of country music and jazz and the addition of a drummer.
Released earlier this year, Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light II is ultimately a completely unanticipated direction for Earth, and a very welcome one at that. Well respected by their musical peers, Earth were invited by Portishead to be apart of their curated ATP festival in 2011 and were subsequently asked to perform at ATP 2012, curated by Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel).
Earth are heartfelt, haunting and deliver slow moving music that stretches into other worlds. Dont miss your chance to see them in their first Australian tour this September.
OFF Festival 2014
Dolina Trzech Stawów, Katowice, Poland
2,014 going 3,796 shouts
SCS #043 || Earth (US) + Kasan (DE) + Joscha Bauer (DE)
UT Connewitz, Leipzig, Germany
32 going 2 shouts
Lido, Berlin, Germany
44 going 2 shouts
Pristanište TEF / plaža Banj, Šibenik, Croatia
186 going 7 shouts
Arena, Wien, Vienna, Austria
17 going 1 shout
Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany
11 going 2 shouts
Bogen F, Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Point Ephémère, Paris, France
Freakscene's Summer Bummer
Zuiderpershuis, Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
Tivoli de Helling, Utrecht, Netherlands
- KidBeta went to Earth at The Hi-Fi Sydney. November 2012
- AudienceTesting added Bonnie Mercer to the lineup of Earth at The Hi-Fi Sydney. September 2012
- nealwd13 went to Earth at The Hi-Fi Sydney. September 2012
- Terashima went to Earth at The Hi-Fi Sydney. September 2012
- unicornbear went to Earth at The Hi-Fi Sydney. September 2012
- akirrraaa is going to Earth at The Hi-Fi Sydney. September 2012
- JustoJocks is going to Earth at The Hi-Fi Sydney. September 2012
- gertrood1 is going to Earth at The Hi-Fi Sydney. September 2012
- artrush is going to Earth at The Hi-Fi Sydney. September 2012
- Knotenherz is interested in Earth at The Hi-Fi Sydney. September 2012