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KYLESA - Hardcore Punk from United States - Biography & Full Album Download MP3


KYLESA


Hardcore Punk Band from United States formed in 2001


Kylesa is an American heavy metal band that was formed in Savannah, Georgia. Their music incorporates experimentalism with heavy riffs, drop-tuned guitars and elements of psychedelic rock. The group was established in 2001 by the former members of Damad, with the addition of guitar player Laura Pleasants who is from North Carolina. The band has since undergone line up changes; the remaining original members are Phillip Cope and Laura Pleasants. In 2006, the band added two drummers (Carl McGinley of Unpersons, from Savannah, and Jeff Porter). Eric Hernandez (of Capsule, from Miami) joined in 2008 to replace Porter. The dual drum tracks are often panned strongly to the right and left.

On April 28, 2016, the band announced in a Facebook post that they would be going on an indefinite hiatus, stating, "We have collectively decided to take a hiatus with no set date to reconvene."

History

Kylesa is a metal group that borrows elements of hardcore punk, psychedelic rock, stoner rock, sludge metal, and speed metal. They have two singers, Phillip and Laura. Kylesa formed in Savannah in 2001, taking their name from "kilesa mara", a Buddhist term denoting delusory mental states.Guitarist and singer Phillip Cope, bassist Brian Duke and drummer Christian Depken were former members of the Savannah sludge metal act Damad, which had released two albums in the '90s.

Philip Cope has been described as the Savannah "metal scene's godfather." He began playing in hardcore punk groups in the late 1980s, and in 1992 booked groups such as Buzzoven and Neurosis at a local all-ages club. From 1993 to 2001, Cope played in the group Damad. Pat Mathis of the Passive Fist label said that Damad "established a sound that's stuck-- that whole heavy, doomy Southern kind of metal. When you've got these old punk guys who listen to the Allman Brothers and start a metal band, that's kind of what you get." Damad changed their name to Kylesa in 2001 with the addition of Laura Pleasants, a native of North Carolina who attended the Savannah College of Art and Design.After recording the majority of their first record (S/T on Prank) in May 2001, Kylesa played their first show with Mastodon and Cream Abdul Babar in Savannah, Georgia on June 2, 2001. On June 6, 2001, Brian Duke died from an epileptic seizure during the course of the night. The band decided to finish the recording in Brian's honor, wrote and recorded two more songs (where local bass player and friend Michael Redmond stepped in and played bass). The self-titled record was released about one year later on Prank Records when artwork by Pushead was completed. Prior to the full LP, a single limited 7" was released on Prank also with Pushead artwork. The Pushead-designed Band Logo from these releases has been used on all the band's merchandise and releases ever since.

Replacing Duke with bassist and singer Corey Barhorst, the band wrote and recorded a split 7" with Memento Mori, on Hyperrealist, and a split full length with Cream Abdul Babar from Florida, on At A Loss Recordings. These records came out immediately following the release on Prank, although they were recorded much later, The long wait for artwork by Pushead delaying the release of the S/T LP. More singles and a placeholder EP, 2004's No Ending 110 Degree Heat Index followed right before Depken left the group.

Kylesa signed with the independent metal label Prosthetic Records and released their second proper album, To Walk a Middle Course, in 2005 with drummer Brandon Baltzley.

Following the release of that album, Baltzley left the group, replaced by a pair of drummers, Jeff Porter and Carl McGinley. Kylesa's third album, Time Will Fuse Its Worth, was released on Halloween 2006. Eric Hernandez replaced Porter and appears on Static Tensions, released in 2009. Two songs on this album were inspired by the shooting of Jason Statts, a Savannah musician. They toured with Mastodon after the release of this album, whose guitarist, Bill Kelliher, said that We took Kylesa on tour because we love those guys and have been hanging out with them for years. They blew a lot of people's expectations out of the water.

Journalist David Peisner of Spin described them as "dark psych-metal titans," practicing an "aggressive [sound], but with a hazy, stoner vibe that suggests a strange amalgamation of Black Sabbath, Black Flag, and early Pink Floyd." As of 2010, they have sold 75,000 albums. In 2010 they signed to the Season of Mist records label to release the album Spiral Shadow on October 26 that year. A rarities compilation album titled From the Vaults, Vol. 1 was released later that year.Their sixth album, Ultraviolet, was released through Season of Mist in May 2013. The record is said to be darker lyrically and sonically than previous works, containing more vocals from singer/guitarist Laura Pleasants. The band embarked on a full North America headlining tour to promote the release with direct support from Blood Ceremony, White Hills and Lazer Wulf. In October 2015, the group released their seventh album Exhausting Fire through Season of Mist.

Band members

CurrentPhillip Cope – vocals, guitars (2001–present)

Laura Pleasants – vocals, guitars (2001–present)

Carl McGinley – drums, percussion (2006–present)FormerBrian Duke – bass, vocals (2001; died 2001)

Corey Barhorst – bass, vocals, keyboards (2001–2007, 2008–2011)

Javier Villegas – bass (2008)

Chase Rudeseal – bass (2013–2017)

Christian Depken – drums, percussion (2001–2004)

Brandon Baltzley – drums, percussion (2004–2005)

Jason Cadwell – drums, percussion (2005)

Jeff Porter – drums, percussion (2006–2007)

Tyler Newberry – drums, percussion (2007, 2010–2013)

Eric Hernandez –drums, percussion (2008–2009, 2013–2015)SessionMichael Redmond – bass (on Kylesa)

Bobby Scandiffio – guitar and crickets (on Time Will Fuse Its Worth)

Jay Matheson – bass (on "Exhausting Fire")Timeline

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Band Members :   Carl McGinley, Laura Pleasants, Phillip Cope, Tyler Newberry, Eric Hernandez, Corey Barhorst, Brandon Baltzley, Christian Depken, Javier Villegas, Brian Duke




- Biography -

20 albums

Kylesa - An Original Album Collection

An Original Album Collection

2017 - United States
Hard Rock, Stoner Rock, Psychedelic Rock
CD Album Compilation49 Tracks
Season Of Mist


Kylesa - Live At Maida Vale Studios (A BBC Recording)

Live At Maida Vale Studios (A BBC Recording)

2017 - United States
Sludge Metal, Progressive Metal
Vinyl 10"4 Tracks
Season Of Mist


Kylesa - Exhausting Fire

Exhausting Fire

2015 - United States
Stoner Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Vinyl LP10 Tracks
Season Of Mist


Kylesa - Live Studio Improvisation 3.7.14

Live Studio Improvisation 3.7.14

2014 - United States
Stoner Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Vinyl 12"2 Tracks
Retro Futurist


Kylesa - Ultraviolet

Ultraviolet

2013 - United States
Heavy Metal
Vinyl 12"11 Tracks
Season Of Mist


Kylesa - Violitionist Sessions

Violitionist Sessions

2013 - United States
Stoner Rock, Sludge Metal
Digital MP33 Tracks
Violitionist Sessions


Kylesa - Daytrotter Session

Daytrotter Session

2013 - United States
Stoner Rock, Heavy Metal
Digital MP33 Tracks
Daytrotter


Kylesa - Unspoken

Unspoken

2013 - United States
Stoner Rock, Heavy Metal
Digital MP31 Tracks
Season Of Mist


Kylesa - From The Vaults | Vol. 1

From The Vaults | Vol. 1

2012 - United States
Hardcore, Stoner Rock, Heavy Metal
Vinyl 12"12 Tracks
Season Of Mist


Kylesa - Spiral Shadow

Spiral Shadow

2010 - United States
Psychedelic Rock, Indie Rock, Heavy Metal
CD Album11 Tracks
Season Of Mist


Kylesa - Unknown Awareness / Drum Jam

Unknown Awareness / Drum Jam

2009 - United States
Hardcore, Psychedelic Rock
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
Hyperrealist


Kylesa - Kylesa /  Victims

Kylesa / Victims

2009 - United States
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl 7"3 Tracks
La Familia Releases


Kylesa - Static Tensions

Static Tensions

2009 - United States
Stoner Rock, Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock
CD Album10 Tracks
Prosthetic Records


Kylesa - Time Will Fuse Its Worth

Time Will Fuse Its Worth

2006 - United States
Punk, Hardcore, Stoner Rock
CD Album10 Tracks
Prosthetic Records


Kylesa - To Walk A Middle Course

To Walk A Middle Course

2005 - United States
Punk, Hardcore, Heavy Metal
Vinyl LP10 Tracks
Havoc Records


Kylesa - Kylesa

Kylesa

2004 - United States
Hardcore
Vinyl, All Media 7"4 Tracks
Bacteria Sour


Kylesa - No Ending

No Ending

2004 - United States
Punk, Hardcore, Stoner Rock
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
Prank


Kylesa - Cream Abdul Babar / Kylesa

Cream Abdul Babar / Kylesa

2003 - United States
Punk, Hardcore, Thrash
Vinyl LP9 Tracks
At A Loss Recordings


Kylesa - Split EP

Split EP

2002 - United States
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl 7"3 Tracks
Hyperrealist


Kylesa - Point Of Stillness

Point Of Stillness

2002 - United States
Punk, Hardcore, Heavy Metal
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
Prank




- Videos KYLESA -

88 Videos

Bottom Line
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Kylesa Bottom Line
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01 - To walk a middle course - In memory
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07 - To walk a middle course - Eyes closed from birth
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In Memory
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Kylesa- crashing slow
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To Walk Alone
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Kylesa (live) - Nature's Predators - 09-21-09
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Static Tensions [Full Album]
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Don't look Back [Live at Maida Vale Studio]
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Long Gone [Live at Maida Vale Studio]
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Quicksand [Live at Maida Vale Studio]
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Spiral Shadow
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Scion A/V Presents: Kylesa Tired Climb
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To forget
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Tired Climb
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Kylesa Spiral Shadow trailer
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Forsaken
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Forsaken (HQ)
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Dust
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Lost and Confused (Official Video)
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Shaping The Southern Sky (Official Premiere)
KYLESA
Falling
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Night Drive
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Paranoid (Black Sabbath Cover)
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Unspoken (Official Video)
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The Warning
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Where The Horizon Unfolds
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Hollow Severer
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Time Will Fuse It's Worth (Full Album)
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Ignoring Anger
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Hollow Severer
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Unknown Awareness
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A 100º Heat Index
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Pain And Suffering
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The curse of lost days III
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A 100º Heat Index
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Intro
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Inverse
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Set the Controls For the Heart of the Sun
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111 Degree Heat Index
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Paranoid Tempo
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End Truth
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Bottom Line II
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Wavering
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Bass Salts
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Drained
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Between Silence and Sound II
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Drum Jam
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Unspoken
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Back and Forth
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Don't Look Back
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"Unspoken" - 6/14/13 Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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End Truth
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Said and Done (Live @ Brutal Assault 2012)
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Spiral Shadow - 31.07.2012 - Esslingen, Komma
KYLESA
Falling
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Tired Climb
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Tired Climb
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"Hollow Severer" (Violitionist Session)
KYLESA
Running Red - Live @ Clacson
KYLESA
Tired Climb [OFFICIAL VIDEO] (Scion AV)
KYLESA
Low Tide
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"To Forget" (Violitionist Session)
KYLESA
Paranoid (Black Sabbath Cover)
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Hollow Severer
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Unspoken
KYLESA
Crusher
KYLESA
Exhausting Fire ALBUM REVIEW
KYLESA
Unspoken
KYLESA
Clutches (Nausea cover)
KYLESA
To Walk Alone
KYLESA
Come As You Are (Nirvana cover)
KYLESA
Tired Climb
KYLESA
Where The Horizon Unfolds
KYLESA
Lost and Confused (Official Video)
KYLESA
Scapegoat
KYLESA
"Unknown Awareness" [Live @ Scion Rock Fest 2009] (Scion AV)
KYLESA
Running Red
KYLESA
Unknown Awareness
KYLESA
Live at The Sandbox El Paso Texas
KYLESA
Shaping The Southern Sky (Official Premiere)
KYLESA
Unspoken Live Chicago 2015
KYLESA
The Scarab
KYLESA
Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
KYLESA
We're Taking This (official lyrics video)
KYLESA
In Memory
KYLESA
To Forget
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