TERA MELOS


Croatian Tour Stories…. the video

Tera Melos took time out in Croatia to tell tales of their EU journeys with Moja Rijeka. The band is still out on their headlining European tour now and will join up with The Dillinger Escape Plan for American shows when they return.

See ALL Tera Melos Tour Dates HERE


The Skinny UK Live Review: Liverpool - February 3, 2014

11.30pm: we are exhausted. And it’s not just due to the lateness of the hour – Tera Melos’ synapse-tangling assault is both brutal and complex, pulverising all thoughts with serrated rhythms and gut-trembling volume. Nick Reinhart’s guitar loops and distorted effects fracture our understanding of what’s going on even as drummer John Clardy pounds our eardrums into mulch. It’s only now, immediately after the nerve-fraying waves of noise have finally subsided, that we begin to make sense of what just happened.

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Tera Melos announce US Tour dates with The Dillinger Escape Plan

This just in Tera Melos will be joining The Dillinger Escape Plan tour as main support along with Vattnet Viskar opening the shows starting on April 27th. The band is currently on a headlining tour in Europe.

SEE ALL TERA MELOS SHOW DETAILS HERE

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The enigmatic Sacramento based 3 piece Tera Melos are no strangers to Circuit Sweet.

As previously stated Tera Melos have built up more than a reputation for themselves in the 10 attentive years their name has been known .Nick Reinhart and Nathan Latona found themselves in a tough position following the disbandment of their former outfit- no regard. Needing to continue their music; Tera Melos was formed in 2004 and has since released 1 split, 5 EP’s and 4 albums. Lost an original member, gained a new talent in drummer John Clardy, played copious amounts of live shows and signed to Sargent House.

We’ve had the privilige in interviewing the band on a few occasions including our live filmed interview during their 2012 European tour which you can see below-

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In an exclusive interview at Strange Matter, vocalist/guitarist Nick Reinhart and bassist Nathan Latona of Sacramento trio Tera Melos discuss their approach to innovative sound design, zany use of onstage props and music video collaborations with director Behn Fannin.

Tera Melos are currently on a headline tour in Europe. Don’t miss them all dates can be seen HERE


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There are few bands who can write a song that is equally melodic, complex, and crushingly heavy in quite the way that Tera Melos do. Even in their earlier, scuzzier part of their career – when the three-piece’s songs really just sounded like a patchwork of fairly disparate ideas and virtuoso instrumentalism – their first, self-titled release was a group of nine songs, ‘Melody 1′ to ‘Melody 8′.

The band have always shirked the “math-rock” genre that is often applied to them, and as their sound has developed it becomes easier to see why. Their sound has followed a very clear and unique progression that is unlike those of math rock bands that they are still lumped in with, like (good friends and label mates) HellaMaps and Atlases (who have had an interestingly divergent career) and even The Mars Volta.

This has led to their most cohesive, and most complex – sonically, and structurally – release to date, 2013s stunningly psychedelic X’ed Out. With that release, they managed to make their most nuanced and accessible recording, whilst still sounding unmistakably like Tera Melos. This might sound painfully obvious, but for a band whose sound has evolved so much over the years, it is very much worth noting.

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Digitech adds Nick Reinhart of Tera Melos to their endorsed Artists


Like a dream come true for Nick to be part of the endorsed artists at Digitech he’s been playing their pedals since his first day on the guitar.
Thanks for the support.


Modern Drummer Feature on John Clardy of Tera Melos - February 2014 Issue

Pick up a copy of the February 2014 issue of Modern Drummer and there is a great piece in the Up & Coming features on John Clardy of Tera Melos. Nice one JC. And Europe don’t miss your chance to see Tera Melos play live starting January 31st in Belfast, Ireland.

SEE ALL TERA MELOS TOUR DATES & DETAILS HERE


Hanging out with Rob Crow and a bunch of Toys - The Podcast and Videos

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When in San Diego, what better thing to do than to go hang out at Rob Crow’s basement and play some songs amidst the toys down there.
You can stream or Download the Podcast of Rob Crow’s Incongruous Show - Ep 22 with Tera Melos HERE - You should all go subscribe to RC’s podcast so you don’t miss out on future weirdness.

Oh and there was videos too… and Thanks Rob for letting Tera Melos go down to your basement.

DON’T MISS TERA MELOS LIVE IN EUROPE SEE ALL DATES BELOW

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El Cheapo Presents Live Video: Tera Melos “Ambassadors of All That is Good, 40 Rods to the Hog’s Head & Guy vs. D.C. Sniper”

Thanks to our friends at El Cheapo for filming this show and sharing this clip of Tera Melos playing some classics including “Ambassadors of All That is Good, 40 Rods to the Hog’s Head & Guy vs. D.C. Sniper” in Vancouver at the Media Club on their last tour.

EUROPE get ready for some old and new stuff to be played on their next tour there starting on January 31, 2014 in Belfast.

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Tera Melos announce headline tour dates for EU, UK and Russia

Tera Melos returns to Europe with a whole slew of shows starting in Ireland on January 31, 2014. Don’t miss them see all show details below.


LOS ANGELES - November 15th SHOW HAS MOVED to The Church on York

Sargent House presents the first ever rock show to take place at the new All Ages venue called The Church On York - located at 4904 York Blvd - Los Angeles, CA . The show was originally to be set in Hollywood at The Troubadour if you bought advance tickets for that show you need to get your 100% refunded from the place you purchased your tickets, please do this because those tickets can NOT be used for this new show (sorry for that hassle). 

To GET tickets for this show only $10 go HERE (no fees!)

The NEW Venue has a rad story and is a place that we all really support started by our friend Graeme Flegenheimer you can read more about why he opened this new place and the philosophy behind it HERE

We are also happy to announce the addition of the new band Creepers featuring Dan and Shiv from Deafheaven joining us on the show, which will be their First LA show ever. You can check out more about them HERE  also on the bill is our tour mates  Zorch and the fantastic Sister Crayon from Sacramento.

TERA MELOS // ZORCH TOUR 2013

Nov 06 - Asheville, NC @ Isis Music Hall
Nov 07 - Athens, GA @ New Earth Music Hall
Nov 08 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
Nov 09 - Broussard, LA @ The Station
Nov 12 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Nov 13 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Nov 14 - La Jolla, CA @ Che Cafe Collective ^^
Nov 15 - Los Angeles, CA (MOVED) to @ The Church on York ^^
Nov 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop ^^
Nov 17 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place ^ (no creepers)
Nov 20 - Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
Nov 21 - Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
Nov 22 - Eugene, OR @ Cozmic Pizza
Nov 23 - Reno, NV @ Holland Project Space

^^ w/ Sister Crayon and Creepers


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Tera Melos play this Fri., Nov. 1, with Fang Island + Zorch at First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St. - Philadelphia
See full Tera Melos show schedule HERE


One afternoon last summer, Nick Reinhart drove from New York City to Philadelphia with a special traveler: a plushy, anthropomorphic frankfurter.

“I had my mom make this hot dog man. It’s a stuffed, human hot dog man. It has pants, a shirt, a hot dog for a head and hands and feet and everything,” says the Tera Melos guitarist/vocalist, speaking to PW in early May 2013 before the Sacramento trio took the stage for two sold-out Philly shows. “There was people on the freeway taking pictures. Literally, there’s a big, giant, human hot dog sitting next to me right now, which is pretty surreal and weird.  But it’s just kind of par for the course in this band now to have bizarre things happening.”

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NOISEY Premiere: Nick Reinhart’s Scary Sounds

imageimageimageListen. Not to put all kinds of pressure on you, but if you play some lame-ass songs like “Monster Mash” at your Halloween party this year, expect a significant dropoff in attendance next year. People don’t wanna hear the same old cliche songs year after year. (Except for the Ghostbusters theme song because that song RIPS.)

If you wanna really creep the hell out of your party guests and/or trick-or-treaters this year, play this insanely weird, Halloween-themed ambient noise album from Nick Reinhart of the Sacramento band, Tera Melos, called Scary Sounds. Nick has the highest qualification one can possess for creating a Halloween album, aside from being an actual serial killer: He worked at a Party City for years. Although, that actually might lead one to become a serial killer.

Amazingly, all of the creepy weirdo noises on the album was produced with a guitar. It’s true. “Every single sound on the recording came from a guitar, albeit a very processed guitar, but 100% guitar,” said Nick. “My dream would be for people to play this on their porch to scare the shit out of trick or treaters.”

Make Nick’s dream come true by playing Scary Sounds on your porch while kids come to ring your bell. Then, jump out from behind the bushes dressed as an irate Party City employee. They’ll drop all their stuff and take off running. Boom, free candy.

And catch Tera Melos now on their tour with Zorch and Fang Island on East Coast shows.  Be sure to shout out requests for your favorite ambient jam. “Play ‘Graveyard’ wooo!”

TERA MELOS // ZORCH TOUR 2013
Oct 28  - Hamden, CT @ The Space *
Oct 29 - Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street *
Oct 30 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
Oct 31 - Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
Nov 01 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
Nov 02 - Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel *
Nov 03 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Nov 04 - Greenville, NC @ Tipsy Teapot
Nov 05 - Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
Nov 06 - Asheville, NC @ Isis Music Hall
Nov 07 - Athens, GA @ New Earth Music Hall
Nov 08 - Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
Nov 09 - Broussard, LA @ The Station
Nov 12 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Nov 13 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
Nov 14 - La Jolla, CA @ Che Cafe Collective ^^
Nov 15 - Los Angeles, CA (MOVED) to @ The Church on York ^^
Nov 16 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop ^^
Nov 17 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place ^
Nov 20 - Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
Nov 21 - Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
Nov 22 - Eugene, OR @ Cozmic Pizza
Nov 23 - Reno, NV @ Holland Project Space

* w/ Fang Island
^^ w/ Sister Crayon and Creepers