Monday, August 21, 2017

Self to mind. Mind to flesh. Flesh to bone.



Friendship Tour was killer. Thanks SOOOOOOOOOOOO much to everyone involved, the list is incredibly long. I might get around to a post that personally thanks folks. I fucking had one all typed out and ACCIDENTALLY DELETED IT I SWEAR TO FUCKING HOOD. Ugh. It was so cute and personal and heartfelt and real. For now you'll just have to suffice with this boring, disinterested "thanks, y'all."

Now we are back to a little break, probably til next year. Lots of plans/ideas for tours and junk. Still have two more splits to release. Maybe someday we'll start writing again. Next thing would definitely be a full length, but that won't be for quite a while so yeah. Go listen to Miley Cyrus' "Adore You", Halsey's "Now or Never", Rihanna's "Stay", Future, Migos and other good jammers. Get the Chopped and Screwed app and never listen to pop music the same again.

So I changed it so that you have to pay to download our albums on bandcamp. To be clear: we more than happily support free listening and downloading. There are lots of places where our shit is being shared around and it's pretty easy to find, not to mention you can still stream it via our bandcamp or spotify or etc etc etc.
If you feel inclined to give us money directly for our digital tracks, you can do so by downloading from our bandcamp. Thanks! If there are any questions, concerns, or if you wanna yell at us for being sellouts and all that, cloudratgrind@gmail.com hit us up. Love y'all, stay safe, talk soon.
-Whiskey

P.S. Fuck white supremacy, fuck the cops and fuck the government. Stay vigilant.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I'll be there for You...


Leaving for tour in a few days. Stoked. Hope to see many of y'all out there, let's hang. Here are all of the dates and info one last time:

6/26 - Washington D.C. @ Atlas Brew Works
2052 West Virginia Avenue Northeast
All Ages / $15 / 7:00PM
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/105133406693548/
Tix: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2909468
6/27 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
29 E Allen St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
All Ages / $15 / 7:00PM
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/297886230628118/
Tix: http://livemu.sc/2mV3yD2
6/28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Villain
50 N 3rd street, Brooklyn, NY
18+ / $15-$18 / 7:00PM
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/287862634987735/
Tix: http://ticketf.ly/2pazyFY
6/29 - Portland, ME @ Space Gallery
538 Congress St, Portland, ME, 04101
All Ages / $12-$15 / 7:30PM
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/992390974225276/
Tix: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1459954
6/30 - Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom
156 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA
18+ / $15 / 8:00PM
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1358072727569030/
Tix: http://bit.ly/2nHFUOW
7/1 - Providence, RI @ Aurora (Matinee)
276 Westminster St, Providence, RI
All Ages / $8-$10 / Noon
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/857191867766390
Tix: http://www.auroraprovidence.com/events/thou-cloud-rat/
7/1 - Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
1208 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY
16+ / $12 - $15 / 7:00PM
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/367026743696558/
Tix: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail…
7/2 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
68 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI
All Ages / $13-$15 / 7:00PM
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1827366457525393/
Tix: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail…
7/3 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
2011 W North Ave, Chicago, IL
All Ages / $15 / 4:30PM
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1940246476212220/
Tix: http://ticketf.ly/2ns2JWv
7/4 - Minneapolis, MN @ Disgraceland (Matinee)
Ask A Punk for Addy
All Ages / $10 / 1PM
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1839120426407391/
7/4 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
629 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN
18+ / $15 / 8:00
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/459332141065422/
Tix: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/mobile/index/1460334…
7/5 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews (Matinee)
212 4th Street, Des Moines, IA
All Ages / 5PM / $12 - $15
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1001874819948371/
Tix: https://tikly.co/events/1893
7/5 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews (Late show)
212 4th Street, Des Moines, IA
21+ / 9:30 / $12 - $15
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1001874819948371/
Tix: https://tikly.co/events/1894
7/6 - Denver, Co @ Hi Dive
7 S Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80209
18+ / 7PM / $12 - $15
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/273478939761748/
Tix: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1461729
7/7 - Denver, CO @ Mutiny Info Cafe (Matinee)
2 S Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80209
All Ages / 1PM / $10
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1310115995734171/
7/7 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Triple Nickel
26 S Wahsatch Ave, Colorado Springs, CO
All Ages / 7PM / $12 - $15
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1846775472256264/
7/8 - Boise, ID @ Wastelander Studios
1315 W Washington St, Boise, Idaho 83702
All Ages / 6:30PM / $12
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1969815353238070/
7/9 - Seattle, WA @ Highline
210 Broadway Ave E, Seattle, WA
21+ / 9PM / $13 - $15
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/776677422496103/
Tix: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1458711
7/10 - Tacoma, WA @ Real Art
5412 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409
All Ages / 7PM / $10 - $13
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1304998612921021/
Tix: http://www.strangertickets.com/…/thou-cloud-rat-false-moloc…
7/11 - Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
722 E Burnside St, Portland, Oregon 97214
All Ages / 6PM / $15
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/962686907200497/
Tix: http://holdmyticket.com/event/278520
7/12 - Salem, OR @ 110 Commercial St NE
All Ages / 6PM / $10 - $20
https://www.facebook.com/events/1300351583381851
7/13 - Eureka, CA @ Veterans Memorial Hall
1018 H St, Eureka, CA
All Ages / 6PM? / $12?
7/14 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
All Ages / 8PM / $12 - $15
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/312471662500597/
Tix: http://www.catalystclub.com/event/1459741-thou-santa-cruz
7/15 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
522 2nd St, Oakland, CA
All Ages / 7PM / $15
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1812599112325645/
Tix: http://oaklandmetro.org/event/278905
7/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
1154 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
All Ages / 8PM / $15
Event: http://www.theecho.com/event/1456527-thou-los-angeles/
Tix: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1456527
7/17 - Orange County, CA @ Chain Reaction
1652 W Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA
All Ages / 7PM / $13 - $15
Tix: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1457336
7/18 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
2303 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ
All Ages / 7:30PM / $13 - $15
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1411132948932901/
Tix: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1456611
7/19 - Albuquerque, NM @ Moonlight Lounge
120 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
13+ / 7PM / $15
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/267130913746009/
7/20 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links
2704 Elm Street, Dallas TX 75226
All Ages / 7PM / $15 - $20
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/394816800892929/
Tix: http://bit.ly/2nVWacv
7/21 - Austin, TX @ Lost Well
2421 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX
All Ages / 8PM / $20 - $25
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/877627059043448/
Tix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wounded-earth-brings-you-thou-…
7/22 - New Orleans, LA @ UU Church of NOLA
2903 Jefferson Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70115
All Ages / 7PM / $12 - $15
FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1202816286511351

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Friendship & The House Of Chains

Oi! First and foremost, today I need to address the fact that we have cancelled our appearance at Patchwork Festival next weekend, and we want to apologize to the festival promoters and anyone who was looking forward to our set. Hopefully we can make it up to y'all in the future. Some bummer shit has come up and is hobbling us a little bit.
In other news, our splits with Moloch and Crevasse are both available from Halo of Flies in the US, Feast of Tentacles in the UK and Contraszt in EU, and streaming still:
https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/stream-this-shit-hot-new-split-from-cloud-rat-and-crevasse
&
https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/cloud-rat-and-moloch-unite-in-grind-doom-and-friendship-on-a-new-split
Our split with Disrotted will be streaming at Invisible Oranges in a few days, along with pre-orders and all that. Phew! Thanks for sticking with us so far. Two more releases to go after those. LOL.
Love y'all. Take care, hope to see you soon.


Friendship Tour (Cloud Rat // False // Moloch // Thou) June 26 - July 22:

6/26 - Washington D.C. @ Atlas Brew Works 
2052 West Virginia Avenue Northeast
All Ages / $15 / 7:00PM

6/27 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
29 E Allen St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
All Ages / $15 / 7:00PM

6/28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Villain
50 N 3rd street, Brooklyn, NY
18+ / $15-$18 / 7:00PM

6/29 - Portland, ME @ Space Gallery
538 Congress St, Portland, ME, 04101
All Ages / $12-$15 / 7:30PM

6/30 - Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom 
156 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA
18+ / $15 / 8:00PM

7/1 - Providence, RI @ Aurora (Matinee)
276 Westminster St, Providence, RI
All Ages / $8-$10 / Noon

7/1 - Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall 
1208 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY
16+ / $12 - $15 / 7:00PM

7/2 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
68 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI
All Ages / $13-$15 / 7:00PM

7/3 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean 
2011 W North Ave, Chicago, IL
All Ages / $15 / 4:30PM

7/4 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
629 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis, MN
18+ / $15 / 8:00

7/5 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews (Matinee)
212 4th Street, Des Moines, IA
All Ages / 5PM /  $12 - $15

7/5 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews (Late show) 
212 4th Street, Des Moines, IA
21+ / 9:30 / $12 - $15

7/6 - Denver, Co @ Hi Dive 
7 S Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80209
18+ / 7PM / $12 - $15

7/7 - Denver, CO @ Mutiny Info Cafe (Matinee)
2 S Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80209
All Ages / 1PM / $10

7/7 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Triple Nickel 
26 S Wahsatch Ave, Colorado Springs, CO
All Ages / 7PM / $12 - $15

7/8 - Boise, ID @ Wastelander Studios
1315 W Washington St, Boise, Idaho 83702
All Ages / 6:30PM / $12

7/9 - Seattle, WA @ Highline
210 Broadway Ave E, Seattle, WA
21+ / 9PM / $13 - $15

7/10 - Tacoma, WA @ Real Art
5412 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409
All Ages / 7PM / $10 - $13

7/11 - Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
722 E Burnside St, Portland, Oregon 97214
All Ages / 6PM / $15 

7/12 - Salem, OR @ 110 Commercial St NE
All Ages / 6PM / $10 - $20

7/13 - Eureka, CA @ Veterans Memorial Hall
1018 H St, Eureka, CA
All Ages / 6PM? / $12?

7/14 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst 
1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
All Ages / 8PM / $12 - $15

7/15 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
522 2nd St, Oakland, CA
All Ages / 7PM / $15

7/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex 
1154 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
All Ages / 8PM / $15

7/17 - Orange County, CA @ Chain Reaction 
1652 W Lincoln Ave, Anaheim, CA
All Ages / 7PM / $13 - $15

7/18 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge 
2303 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ
All Ages / 7:30PM / $13 - $15

7/19 - Albuquerque, NM @ Moonlight Lounge
120 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
13+ / 7PM / $15

7/20 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links
2704 Elm Street, Dallas TX 75226
All Ages / 7PM / $15 - $20

7/21 - Austin, TX @ Lost Well
2421 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX
All Ages / 8PM / $20 - $25

7/22 - New Orleans, LA @ TBA

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Deadhouse Gates

Greetings from the Void beyond the event horizon. I do hope this finds you well, friends.
Since the last update, we played three One Fest gigs on the east coast and my 30th birthday weekend, all went super well with a lot of energy and good folks around. The most fucked, lit party after the bday gigs too, WOAH. Thanks  <3 br="">
We also finally finished recording/mixing/mastering for all five upcoming releases. (!!!)
It was a wild six/seven months. We worked incredibly hard to make what is (I think) our best material yet. Each release is quite different, while still maintaining our heart and sound somehow. There's a piano ballad, a gothy trip-hop number, an 18-minute doomy epic, four down-tuned sludge grinders, an Electric Deads cover, and a bunch of CR-flavored grindy/punky/metally/saddy tracks. 66 minutes of new material, fuckin hell. Too much. lol.

The release schedule has changed a bit. Split LP with Moloch will be released April 1st, streaming this weekend!
Then split 7" with Crevasse.
Then split LP with Disrotted.
Split LP with The World Is A Vampire should be in there somewhere, too.
Split 7" with Test should be due out in the Fall.

All except the Test split should be out in time for the summer Friendship Tour with Moloch, False and Thou, June 26 - July 22. Dates will be up very soon.

In the meantime, we are playing in Toledo 3/31 for our bff JC's birthday (engineer behind Qliphoth and all splits since then) and then Milwaukee 4/1 with bff's False, Pigs Blood and others. Will be good.

Be good to each other. Sorry I don't have more to say at the moment. Read Malazan: Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson, there is way more interesting/relevant stuff to read there. Cheers loves.
-WDRB

Friday, December 30, 2016

The Wailing

OI MATES.

Well, it's been another four months since I last updated this. Three months since we last practiced lol (that's about to change tonight). Whatever.
I hope that you, dear reader, have somehow had a fabulous 2016. I'm noticing the recent social media trend of hopefulness and what not for 2017, which is nice, albeit probably misguided. Who am I kidding though? I start counseling next week, hoping to better myself and get on a path to fixing my broken fucking brain, which in turn will help me become more productive (Fitter, Happier). I'm hoping to quit smoking again. So I guess the hope bug has me in its pincers a little bit too. Better than the alternative. I think?
2017 will see Cloud Rat releasing a shitload of material over five split records throughout the year, as well as touring a bit here and there, with one big one in the summer. We had to cancel our Australia/SE Asia and Europe plans due to financial and scheduling issues. Of course! I'm really not sure how to make crazy stuff like that happen anymore. We need to make a lot more money doing this in order for that kind of thing to work out. BIG HAHA THERE HUH? Nah, it'll all happen someday. Just slower and less frequent than I'd like. Anyways, here's what's on the books:


1/27: 1FEST NYC @ Silent Barn w/ ACxDC, Backslider, Die Choking, Escuela, Goolagoon, Grindmother, Chepang, Death Vacation, Sick Shit
Doors at 7, Show @ 8
Ticket link:http://prekindle.com/promo/id/24796391415925837
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1310349812343559/


1/28: 1FEST Syracuse @ The Warehouse w/ ACxDC, Die Choking, Escuela, Goolagoon, Grindmother, Dyalisis, Meth mouth, Street Feet, Media Limits, Hallucination Realized, Zooters
ticket link: http://prekindle.com/promo/id/24796391416515114
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/185335798552783/


1/29: 1FEST BOSTON @ Hardcore Stadium w/ ACxDC, Die Choking, Escuela, Goolagoon, Grindmother, Ascend/Descend, Suffer on Acid, Lunglust, D-Sagawa
ticket link: http://prekindle.com/promo/id/24796391416514813
FB Event:https://www.facebook.com/events/1593787314256580/

2/11: RORIK'S 30TH BIRTHDAY CLUSTERFUCK
*4PM All Ages Matinee show @ The Hall of Heroes comic shop (
1620 S Mission St, Suite P. Mt Pleasant, MI 48858) w/ Disrotted, Phoolan Devi, One More TBA. $5-$8 Sliding Scale Suggested Donation.
*9PM 21+ show @ Rubbles Bar
(112 W Michigan St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858) w/ Disrotted, Choose Your Poison, Lowhangers, One More TBA. $8-$10 Sliding Scale Door.

4/1: TBA AWESOME MIDWEST GIG
6/26 - 7/23: HUGE TOUR TBA
Late October: FEST AND SMALL TOUR TBA.

That's about it for 2017, aside from hopefully a string of local MI gigs and some one-offs here and there. Keep ya eyes peeeeeled. I, personally, would like to do some more short weekends with friends but it's hard. All of our schedules and financial sitches are fucked. Not to mention our collective mental illnesses. UGH.


I think our release schedule is going to go something like:
split 7" w/ Crevasse - March
split LP w/ Moloch - April
split LP w/ The World Is A Vampire - May
split LP w/ Disrotted - June
split 7" w/ Test (tentative) - Fall.
Over an hour of new material that we are reeeeeeally stoked on. There are talks of maybe even doing a music video, after all these years. We'll see. LOTS OF SHIT HOLY FUCK TOO MUCH WORK.

Hails. Stay up.
Love, 

Whiskey Dad