Gifts from Enola : European tour 2K11

06/01/2011 at 2:42 pm (Uncategorized)


After a first acclaimed trip in Europe last year, Gifts from Enola will be back on the old continent to play songs from its S/t album… and new unreleased tracks.
10.6.11- Derby, UK @ The Old Bell
11.6.11- Liverpool, UK @ Caledonia
12.6.11- Manchester, UK @ The Ruby Lounge
13.06.11 UK-Nottingham, The Chameleon
14.6.11- Leeds, UK @ The Bell
15.6.11- Oberhausen, Germany @ Drucklufthaus
17.6.11- Kiel, Germany @ Kiel Explode Fest
18.6.11- Copenhagen, Denmark @ Hust I Magstraede
20.6.11- Hamburg, Germany @ Astra Strube
21.6.11- Dresden, Germany @ AZ Conni
22.6.11- Prague, Czech Republic @ 007
24.6.11- Budapest, Hungary @ Trafik
25.6.11- Cluj, Romania @ Gambrinus Live Stage
26.6.11- Bucharest, Romania @ Control Club
27.6.11- Novi Sad, Serbia @ CK13
28.6.11- Vienna, Austria @ Rhiz
Gifts From Enola has created an album that finally and perfectly captures the intensity of their live show and expands upon all of their past ideas ten-fold. Or maybe they’ve simply taken past ideas to their logical extremes, destroyed them, and birthed brand new ideas from their ashes. Either way, the band continues to evolve at an astonishing rate and further pushes their sonic spectrum into an unclassifiable area that is all at once hard to explain, but impossibly easy to listen to.
And we don’t mean that in the “easy-listening” genre of music sense either. If anything, the band has become more technical and heavier than even the heaviest parts of “From Fathoms” (their critically acclaimed 2009 release), not in a “breakdown-and-beat-you-over-the-head” sort of way, but more in the album’s overall sound.With more attention to dynamics than ever before, and a recording that truly demonstrates a band approaching a creative zenith, the new Gifts From Enola album is a lock to defy expectations and raise the creative bar yet again. Easily staying ahead of the pack by pushing themselves to color outside any preset guidelines laid down before them, the band has never intentionally shunned convention – but simply write music with their collective heart on their sleeve.
The album was mixed and mastered by Moving Mountains guitarist/vocalist Gregory Dunn with artwork handled by Three Bears Design (mewithoutYou, Caspian, Reliant K). This marks the bands third full length release, following up “Loyal Eyes Betrayed The Mind” (2006, The Mylene Sheath) and “From Fathoms” (2009, The Mylene Sheath), as well as a split CD with Seattle, WA’s You.May.Die.In.The.Desert (2008, Differential). Gifts From Enola is a band through flirting with their potential, as this album proves, this is band that has fearlessly reached the next level.
Available in badass CD and beautiful deluxe limited LP, the album is on full streaming for free there
“Atmospheric guitar soundscapes ala Moving Mountains, Constants, Junius or even Jupiter-era Cave In atop a thundering platform of fuzzed-out bass and driving drums. These Harrisonburg, VA gents play dense, complex music that’s surprisingly easy to listen to… just sit back and let the beauteous sounds wash over you.” – Metalsucks, USA
“This is an album to be treasured, savoured over and over again and shown off to friends whenever you can corner them. Utterly engaging and simply brilliant there will be few releases this year to match the beauty and sonic power of Gifts from Enola. Available either in a digi-pack or on double vinyl (clearly the better option) and for a low price from the mylene sheath store, there is no excuse not to track this amazing work of art down. Simply stunning.” – Sonic Abuse, UK
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