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Kylesa (Sludge Hardcore Metal)


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Latest news: Wed, Jun 18 2014, KYLESA

Latest release: "Ultraviolet"

Release date: Fri, May 24 2013, US Tue, May 28 2013

KYLESA just kicked off their massive European tour in support of last year’s album ‘Ultraviolet’. The genre-defying Savannah quintet will rock on through many European countries, including shows at prestigious festivals such as France’s Hellfest, Graspop in Belgium and the Swiss Edition of the Inferno Festival.

The last leg will take KYLESA through Russia until a final performance at the Volta in Moscow on July 16th. KYLESA will be joined by LAZER/WULF on personal invitation of the band for most concerts. A full list of confirmed and updated tour dates can be viewed below.


‘Ultraviolet’ is available through the Season of Mist shop in different formats. Artwork and tracklist can be viewed below:



  1. Exhale
  2. Unspoken
  3. Grounded
  4. We’re Taking This
  5. Long Gone
  6. What Does It Take
  7. Steady Breakdown
  8. Low Tide
  9. Vulture’s Landing
  10. Quicksand
  11. Drifting



KYLESA return as challenging and daring as ever on their sixth full length, “Ultraviolet”! Moving well beyond their trademark riffs, “Ultraviolet” has core members Laura Pleasants and Phillip Cope expanding and evolving. The dualism of Pleasants' versatile singing and Cope's shouted vocals melds perfectly with the constant change in sound. Shifting effortlessly from heavy hard rock riffs to punk-infused beats to even barren cold wave concoctions, “Ultraviolet” sees KYLESA progressing in fascinating ways. Yet the band from Savannah, Georgia stays true to their roots. These were planted by guitarist and singer Phillip Cope, who founded KYLESA with two members of his former band Damad during the year 2001. Deriving their name from the Buddhist concept of “kilesa mara” meaning delusionary states of the mind, the band cited NEUROSIS, KYUSS, early PINK FLOYD and BLACK SABBATH as influences, while critics named BARONESS and MASTODON as reference points. The addition of guitarist and vocalist Laura Pleasants contributed to the development of KYLESA's unique style in a major way. This was enhanced by the use of two drummers since third album “Time Will Fuse Its Worth” (2006), while “To Walk a Middle Course” (2005) was still recorded in the usual way. “Static Tensions” (2009) witnessed KYLESA fine tuning their formula, which gained them high acclaim from critics and fans alike. The hypnotic visions evoked by “Spiral Shadow” (2010) catapulted KYLESA into the next exciting phase of their continuous evolution. This album saw the band constantly on the road for the most parts of the following years. Yet KYLESA still found time for “a labor of love”, as Phil Cope called their collection of rare tracks “From the Vaults Vol. I” (2012). Now it’s high time to celebrate their latest masterpiece “Ultraviolet” and get lost in its sonic wonders!


Name Instrument
Phillip Cope guitar, vocals
Laura Pleasants guitar, vocals
Chase Rudeseal bass
Carl McGinley drums
Eric Hernandez drums

Releases Season of Mist



General information
: Fri, May 24 2013
: Tue, May 28 2013
: Sludge Rock
: SOM275
: available


From The Vaults Vol.1

General information
: Fri, Nov 16 2012
: Tue, Nov 20 2012
: Sludge Indie Rock / Metal
: SOM272
: available


Spiral Shadow

General information
: Mon, Oct 25 2010
: Tue, Oct 26 2010
: Sludge
: SOM220
: available
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