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Formed in 2001 in San Diego and citing Japanese psych bands like Blues Creation, and Krautrock bands like Amon Düül II as early inspiration, Earthless have risen to the top of the hard rock / heavy psych scenes in recent years. Comprised of guitarist Isaiah Mitchell, drummer Mario Rubalcaba, and bassist Mike EgintonEarthless continue to deliver spellbinding performances every time they step onto a stage.

Whereas 2018 saw the band take a detour into shorter songs, and vocals from guitarist Isaiah Mitchell on much of the album — an unprecedented move for the San Diego power trio — their latest album is a return to the epic instrumentals Earthless made their unmistakable name on. ‘Night Parade Of One Hundred Demons’ is comprised of two monster songs — the 41-minute, two-part title track and the 20-minute Death To The Red Sun.

“My son is really into mythical creatures and old folk stories about monsters and ghosts,” explains, Mike Eginton, who also created the ‘Night Parade’ cover artwork. “We came across the ‘Night Parade of One Hundred Demons’ in a book of traditional Japanese ghost stories. I like the idea of people hiding and being able to hear the madness but not see it. It’s the fear of the unknown.”

“[The new material] definitely has a darker, almost evil kind of vibe compared to stuff we’ve done in the past,” Rubalcaba says. “There’s more paranoia and noise, and some of Isaiah’s whammy-bar stuff kind of reminds me of these Jeff Hanneman moments in Reign In Blood, where it just seems like everything is going to hell. It’s pretty fun.”

Throughout, Earthless’s flamethrower approach remains – their music melts and burns and completely envelopes an audience. Old fans and new will not be disappointed when they head down our way in March.

EARTHLESS March 2023 Australian Tour Dates

Saturday 11th March – Manning Bar, SYDNEY w/ The Neptune Power Federation, Nunchukka Superfly
Sunday 12th March – Golden Plains, MEREDITH [SOLD OUT]
Monday 13th March – The Gov, ADELAIDE w/ Kitchen Witch, Maisie
Tuesday 14th March – The Rosemount, PERTH w/ Datura 4, Giant Dwarf
Thursday 16th March – The Triffid, BRISBANE w/ Emu, Fumarole
Friday 17th March – Barwon Club, GEELONG w/ Dr Colossus, Neon Goblin
Sunday 19th March – Corner Hotel, MELBOURNE w/ The Devil Electric, Motherslug, A Gazillion Angry Mexicans, Neon Goblin, Heavy Amber

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