'Star Treatment' Release Day

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Wovenhand’s new album Star Treatment is officially out today in stores, streaming, and digital platforms. See some of the rave reviews already coming in below.

Wovenhand begin their European tour on Monday, September 12th and will be joined by Emma Ruth Rundle on most shows. Tickets are available HERE, with a full list of dates below.

WOVENHAND & EMMA RUTH RUNDLE LIVE 2016

Sep 12   COLOGNE, DE – Gebäude 9
Sep 13   FRANKFURT, DE – Zoom
Sep 15   BERN, CH – ISC
Sep 16   ZURICH, CH – Bogen F
Sep 17   VIENNA, AT – Flex
Sep 18   BUDAPEST, HU – A38
Sep 20   SALZBURG, AT – Rockhouse
Sep 21   MUNICH, DE – Ampere
Sep 22   LEIPZIG, DE – UT Connewitz
Sep 23   BERLIN, DE – Heimathafen
Sep 24   HAMBURG, DE – Reeperbahn Festival *
Sep 26   ARHUS, DK – Train
Sep 27   OSLO, NO – John Dee - SOLD OUT
Sep 29   HELSINKI, FI – Tavastia *
Sep 30   STOCKHOLM, SE – Nalen
Oct 01    LUND, SE – Mejeriet
Oct 02    COPENHAGEN, DK – Vega Jr.
Oct 04    EINDHOVEN, NL – Effenaar
Oct 05    AMSTERDAM, NL – Melkweg
Oct 06    LEUVEN, BE – Het Depot
Oct 07    GENT, BE – Handelsbeurs
Oct 08    CHARLEROI, BE – L’Eden
Oct 10    LILLE, FR – L’Aéronef
Oct 11    PARIS, FR – La Maroquinerie
Oct 13    ORLEANS, FR – L’Astrolabe
Oct 14    GRENOBLE, FR – La Belle Electrique
Oct 15    FEYZIN, FR – L’Epicerie Moderne
Oct 16    TOULOUSE, FR – La Rex
Oct 18    LONDON, UK – The Dome

* Wovenhand only

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“Edwards belongs to an older breed. He’s in there with Cave, Michael Gira, Carla Bozulich, Dan Higgs, Polly Jean Harvey, David Tibet. He’s a mystic wanderer, the type who seeks transcendence in darkness as well as in light. He never hides his voice. It’s a huge, barreling wail, a declamatory roar. And the music matches the majesty of that voice, calling on traditions that can sometimes go past ancestral country music and into tribal-chant territory. This is big music, a type of music that we don’t often hear anymore. It’s music for calling down heaven. There is plenty of great music coming out these days, but very little of it is concerned with summoning spirits in that same way. We don’t get many albums like this anymore.” - Stereogum, Album of the Week

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"Beyond the admirable sincerity and devotion, the record is full of emotive hooks, thundering percussion, psychedelic twang, ethnic rhythms, and formless meditations on what mysteries reside in the heavens above. Edwards’ musical palette has truly become limitless, and Star Treatment takes Wovenhand’s sound to its most realized and accomplished.” - Noisey

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“It may be bigger, bolder and louder these days but there are no discernible fissures in Edwards’ holy vision and his band of brothers march on with heads held high.” - Metal Hammer, 4/5

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“t’s quite thrilling: the galloping drums and strident guitar clangour of “Come Brave” perfectly evokes its Indian imagery, while “All Your Waves” develops a mysterious, tsunami-like power all its own. Majestic stuff.” - The Independent, 4/5

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“Star Treatment is actually a damn fine album. It's catchy, it's gritty, and it just feels like a rock n' roll album should.” - Metal Injection

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“Edwards resides firmly in the downbeat Nick Cave or Low mould, only unlike them he's getting louder and louder. Having grown progressively heavier since its alt-country beginnings, Wovenhand's dense music now has more in common with Gallon Drunk than Giant Sand, and with a Swans-esque intensity it's almost as if Edwards is evolving into the pious antithesis of the heathen Michael Gira.” - The Quietus

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“If the last album was drenched in heavy drone, then Edwards et al. now return to the heavy sway of early Wovenhand or 16 Horsepower, with 11 tracks that cover a lot of ground but mostly take the listener back to the band’s origin.” - SLUG Magazine

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“High expectations aren’t likely to be dashed for Star Treatment, as opener “Come Brave” more or less finds Wovenhand picking up where Refractory Obdurate left off, with a dense gallop.” - Treble

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“The hellfire realisations Edwards brings to Star Treatment are informed partly by his Christian faith, partly his wonderment at the cosmos, and more pertinently from a brilliant sense for theatre. There’s no real nuance to Star Treatment. It ramps up the excitement from the get-go and doesn’t release its grip. Played loud, it’s a truly mesmerising experience, like being dropped by helicopter onto a precipice, one foot from death but filled with awe.” - Soundblab

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“A manic, messy, exhilarating, exhausting affair, ‘Star Treatment’ is a dramatic boost to a genre in desperate need of new flesh. Hopefully a counter movement will grow from its produce, baptising the old body and breathing the soul, the sex and the storytelling back into its mouth, for the sake of the next generation of cosmic outlaws. An aural journey into lawless frontier towns and forbidden valleys of the underworld, ending on a note of redemption and optimism for the unknown. The future’s in your hands here, kids. Choose wisely.” - Louder Than War

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