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Latest news: Tue, Apr 15 2014, KYLESA

Latest release: "Ultraviolet"

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

Critically-acclaimed, genre-defying quintet KYLESA has announced a summer European headlining tour. The tour, which begins on June 9th will see the band hitting various territories across Germany, Poland, Italy, France, Austria and more, before ending in Moscow on July 16th. Support on the tour will come from LAZER/WULF. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

KYLESA is touring in support of their newest record, 'Ultraviolet', which is the highest-charting record in the band's storied career, landing at #4 on Billboard's "Heat Seekers" chart, and impacting the Billboard top 200. 'Ultraviolet' is available on Season of Mist’s e-shop (North American residents please click here) and streaming here. Track list and artwork are as follows:



  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 released music videos for "Unspoken" and "Low Tide".

KYLESA European Tour Dates:
09 Jun 14 Braunschweig (DE) Kulturclub Hansa
10 Jun 14 Lyngby (DK) Temple
11 Jun 14 Malmö (SE) Babel
12 Jun 14 Oslo (SE) Vulkan Arena
13 Jun 14 Bergen (SE) Bergenfest
15 Jun 14 Kiel (DE) Pumpe
16 Jun 14 Drachten (NL) Iduna
17 Jun 14 Stuttgart (DE) Juha West
18 Jun 14 Siegen (DE) Vortex
19 Jun 14 Saarbrücken (DE) Garage
20 Jun 14 Clisson (FR) Hellfest
21 Jun 14 Vitoria (ES) Canopy
22 Jun 14 Porto (PT) Hard Club
23 Jun 14 Madrid (ES) Boite Live
24 Jun 14 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz 3
25 Jun 14 Toulouse (FR) Le Connexion
26 Jun 14 Montpellier (FR) La Taf
27 Jun 14 Lausanne (CH) Les Docks (Inferno Festival)
28 Jun 14 Dessel (BE) Graspop Open Air
29 Jun 14 Wiesbaden (DE) Schlachthof
30 Jun 14 München (DE) Strom
01 Jul 14 Pisa (IT) The Jungle
02 Jul 14 Bologna (IT) Freakout Club
03 Jul 14 Ljubljana (I) Gala Hala
04 Jul 14 Rijeka (HR) Delta Summer Street Session
05 Jul 14 Gleisdorf (AT) Bang Bang Club
07 Jul 14 Warsaw (PL) Progresja
08 Jul 14 Gdansk (PL) B 90
09 Jul 14 Berlin (DE) Magnet
10 Jul 14 Dresden (DE) Scheune
11 Jul 14 Erfurt (DE) Stoned From The Underground
12 Jul 14 Linz (AT) Ottenheimer Open Air
13 Jul 14 Mönchengladbach (DE) Horst Festival
15 Jul 14 St. Petersburg (RU) Zal Ozhidaniya
16 Jul 14 Moscow (RU) Volta




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

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Mon, Jun 09 2014 DE Braunschweig Kulturclub Hansa +Lazer/Wulf
Tue, Jun 10 2014 DK Lyngby Temple +Lazer/Wulf
Wed, Jun 11 2014 SE Malmö Babel +Lazer/Wulf
Thu, Jun 12 2014 SE Oslo Vulkan Arena +Lazer/Wulf
Fri, Jun 13 2014 SE Bergen Bergenfest
Sun, Jun 15 2014 DE Kiel Pumpe +Lazer/Wulf
Mon, Jun 16 2014 NL Drachten Iduna +Lazer/Wulf
Tue, Jun 17 2014 DE Stuttgart Juha West +Lazer/Wulf
Wed, Jun 18 2014 DE Siegen Vortex +Lazer/Wulf
Thu, Jun 19 2014 DE Saarbrücken Garage +Lazer/Wulf
Fri, Jun 20 2014 FR Clisson Hellfest
Sat, Jun 21 2014 ES Vitoria Canopy +Lazer/Wulf
Sun, Jun 22 2014 PT Porto Hard Club +Lazer/Wulf
Mon, Jun 23 2014 ES Madrid Boite Live +Lazer/Wulf
Tue, Jun 24 2014 ES Barcelona Razzmatazz 3 +Lazer/Wulf
Wed, Jun 25 2014 FR Toulouse Le Connexion +Lazer/Wulf
Thu, Jun 26 2014 FR Montpellier La Taf +Lazer/Wulf
Fri, Jun 27 2014 CH Lausanne Les Docks Inferno Festival
Sat, Jun 28 2014 BE Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting
Sun, Jun 29 2014 DE Wiesbaden Schlachthof +Lazer/Wulf
Mon, Jun 30 2014 DE München Strom +Lazer/Wulf
Tue, Jul 01 2014 IT Pisa The Jungle +Lazer/Wulf
Wed, Jul 02 2014 IT Bologna Freakout Club +Lazer/Wulf
Thu, Jul 03 2014 I Ljubljana Gala Hala +Lazer/Wulf
Fri, Jul 04 2014 HR Rijeka Delta Summer Street Session
Sat, Jul 05 2014 AT Gleisdorf Bang Bang Club +Lazer/Wulf
Mon, Jul 07 2014 PL Warsaw Progresja +Lazer/Wulf
Tue, Jul 08 2014 PL Gdansk B 90 +Lazer/Wulf
Wed, Jul 09 2014 DE Berlin Magnet +Lazer/Wulf
Thu, Jul 10 2014 DE Dresden Scheune +Lazer/Wulf
Fri, Jul 11 2014 DE Erfurt Stoned From The Underground
Sat, Jul 12 2014 AT Linz Ottenheimer Open Air
Sun, Jul 13 2014 DE Mönchengladbach Horst Festival
Tue, Jul 15 2014 RU St. Petersburg Zal Ozhidaniya
Wed, Jul 16 2014 RU Moscow Volta
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