Big Elf is giving away a free download of their song “Counting Sheep” from their Cheat The Gallows album. Get your free download here!
BIGELF, will be kicking off their North American tour with two headlining shows in Lincoln, NE June 16th, and Kansas City, MO June 17th. From there, BIGELF will join forces with HURT, starting June 18th @ The Rock in Minneapolis.
Bigelf’s latest release, Cheat The Gallows, has been described as an epic blend of Beatles, Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath – 30 years behind and 5 years ahead of what’s happening in music today. Bigelf don’t just write music, they create orchestrations; progressive in the sense that they take hard rock into the future – embracing the past and reinterpreting it with a slant for the new millennium.
This fall, Bigelf will join Dream Theater and Opeth throughout Europe on the Progressive Nation tour. Bigelf front man/keyboardist Damon Fox says, “Being added to the Prog Nation tour feels like the planets have aligned for us and the elves have finally come home to Rivendell. The mentality of Dream Theater and Progressive Nation reminds me of a quote from the great Willy Wonka, “There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you’ll be free if you truly wish to be…”
“You must see them at your earliest convenience. Even if it’s not convenient, and you have to get time off work and a babysitter or donate plasma to afford a ticket, just do it. Easily one of the best things Blurt had the pleasure of seeing at SXSW 2009.” BLURT ONLINE (on Bigelf)
6/16 Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers
6/17 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
6/18 Minneapolis, MN @ The Rock (w/HURT)
6/19 Cedar Rapids, IA @ First Ave Live (w/HURT
6/21 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater (w/HURT)
6/22 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep (w/HURT)
6/24 Boise, ID @ The Knitting Factory (w/HURT)
6/25 Spokane, WA @ Big Easy (w/HURT)
6/26 Seattle, WA @ Crocodile (w/HURT)
6/27 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater (w/HURT)
6/29 Last Day saloon Santa Rosa, CA (w/ HURT)
6/30 Sparks Cantina Sparks, NV (w/ Hurt)
Check out Big Elf’s video, “Pain Killers” and HURT’s video, “Ten Ton Brick” below!
DREAM THEATER TO TAKE THEIR “PROGRESSIVE NATION 2009” TOUR TO EUROPE / UK IN THE FALL WITH SPECIAL GUESTS: OPETH, BIGELF AND UNEXPECT
New York progressive metal veterans DREAM THEATER will take their PROGRESSIVE NATION tour overseas for the first time with a run through Europe and the UK throughout Sept, Oct and Nov 2009.
PROGRESSIVE NATION founder and mastermind, DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, once again hand-picked the bands based on musicianship, originality and diversity…not necessarily by popularity and marquee value. He comments: “After the excitement of putting together two very cool PROGRESSIVE NATION packages for North America, I knew it was time to bring the concept overseas and share some of these other great bands with our amazing fans throughout Europe and the UK”.
Joining the tour will be DT’s tourmates from PN08 (and Roadrunner Records labelmates), the legendary OPETH from Stockholm Sweden. Vocalist/Guitarist Mikael Akerfeldt was excited to partake in another PROGRESSIVE NATION experience: “Once my man “The Port” suggested they’re going to bring PROGRESSIVE NATION over to Europe, I more or less begged him to get us on it, haha! We had such a great time doing it in North America and it did many great things for us as a band. It’s fair to say that I can’t wait to get going with this one. It will be a blast, believe me!!”
Los Angeles band BIGELF will bring their unique brand of psychedelic, progressive hard rock to PN09. Vocalist/Keyboardist Damon Fox adds: “When I first met Mike Portnoy, I felt like we were cut from the same cloth, a brother from another mother. We could talk rock & roll for eons (we probably will on tour, hell yeah!). Being added to the PROGRESSIVE NATION tour feels like the planets have aligned for us and the elves have finally come home to Rivendell. The mentality of Dream Theater and PROGRESSIVE NATION reminds me of a quote from the great Willy Wonka, “There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you’ll be free if you truly wish to be…” We eagerly await our return to Northern Europe and on a special note, we have never performed in England. This has driven us completely mad over the years. We are just brimming with passion and excitement to be able to bring our music back to the homeland which has inspired us so deeply.”
Big Elf has reinvented the musical landscape by infusing their own brand of rock with the sounds of Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd and the Beatles. Bigelf’s album “Cheat the Gallows” has received incredible reviews across the board and have captured the ears of all genres and walks of life.
Here is your chance to win an autographed copy of their new CD, “Cheat The Gallows”. Please click the link below to enter the drawing. You can also check out Big Elf’s video, “Money, It’s Pure Evil” below.
Check out the latest video by Big Elf, “Money, It’s Pure Evil”.
So where DID all the rock stars go? Did they all drown in a pool of excess or all go join Alice Cooper on the golf course? It’s not the excess that the world is missing out on………the world does not need any more hair sprayed bands in make up, and if you need a dose of excess past you can always go revisit chapters 1-30 of “The Dirt.” Where are the huge guitar riffs over multi layered walls of sound that drive you into sensory overload? Hallucinatory hard rockers Bigelf have solved this problem with their latest released “Cheat the Gallows.” You can’t help but be swept adrift by the doomed mist of infectious melodies and chilling harmonies that collide with an otherworldly embrace of the psychedelic on “Cheat the Gallows,” the band’s debut release for Linda Perry’s Custard Records. Bigelf does not create music they craft orchestrations . Having formed in 1995 in Los Angeles Bigelf has released two albums overseas where they developed a tremendous cult status following. These releases were followed by empty promises from major labels for worldwide success. But that is the past, and the future is here. Bigelf have cheated the gallows and come out stronger for the wear. Now it’s time for the world to pay the piper at the gates of dawn…
Big Elf’s new album, Cheat the Gallows will be available for purchase on August 12th.
You download the first single, Money, It’s Pure Evil, at the band’s myspace page. Check it out!