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Solid State Records signs Earth Groans

Saturday, May 06, 2017 1:52 PM PT


Earth Groans

Official press release:

Solid State Records has announced the signing of South Dakota quartet Earth Groans. Over the past two years, the band has enthralled audiences across the continental U.S. with their music and message.

"We want to be a ministry first, and a band second," says vocalist Jeremy Schaeffer. The debut EP, Renovate (which will have its Solid State release next Friday, May 12) is five songs of chaotic and dissonant metallic hardcore but deeply introspective.

The genesis of Earth Groans was during a deeply tumultuous period in Schaeffer's life. As he details, "I was going through what a lot of young people go through as they grow up. A lot of things I thought I was enjoying just turned out to be empty. Things in my life both professionally and personally just weren't fulfilling to me anymore. That's what 'Renovate' is about, doing work on yourself and getting down to the bare foundation. For me that foundation is my faith."

Rounded out by Brady Mueller (drums), Zachariah Mayfield (guitar) and Kaden Burton (bass), Earth Groans has toured relentlessly, many times on their own.

As Schaeffer relates, "South Dakota gets skipped a lot on big national tours. As a result we don't have a huge scene for our style of music but we love playing shows anywhere. When people complain about their scene and say it's kind of dead, we say the scene isn't dead until we are."

Case in point, Earth Groans will be embarking on their own "One Dollar Brawler" headlining tour. This entire Midwest run will just cost $1.00 to attend.

Earth Groans "One Dollar Brawler" tour dates:

5/13 Rapid City, SD @ Black Hills Vinyl
5/14 Bismarck, ND @ Side B
5/15 Fargo, ND @ Crawdad House
5/16 New Port, MN @ Opinion Brewery
5/17 Duluth, MN @ The Encounter
5/18 La Crosse, WI @ The Warehouse
5/19 Milwaukee, WI @ Mosh Haus
5/20 Lansing, IL @ Royal Skate Shop
5/21 Indianapolis, IN @ Showroom
5/22 Cincinnati, OH @ Q?s Dungeon
5/23 Louisville, KY @ Spinelli?s
5/24 Peoria, IL @ The Rail
5/25 Cedar Rapids, IA @ Groundswell
5/26 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot
5/27 Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
5/28 Sioux Falls, SD @ Icon Lounge


39 comments


anonymous
352 days ago
*groans*

anonymous
352 days ago
Earth Groins

anonymous
352 days ago
$1 shows? They must burn bio-diesel. Gas ain't cheap.

anonymous
352 days ago
__))
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toilet groan (^that's a but pooping)

anonymous
351 days ago
Glad to see how far you guys have come. Please don't ever stop making music.

Wholeheartedly,
AJW

351 days ago
wow haha these guys must have some real ties to mommy and daddy. kind of how bands like MMF started off. or they are completely wasting time and effort spent. either way. weird solid state was interested in this and what is wrong with everyone's hair in this picture?

351 days ago
They look like past victims of molestation

anonymous
351 days ago
Hard working dudes with bad hair.

anonymous
351 days ago
Terrible computer generated bands are stoked.

anonymous
351 days ago
South Dakota local shows probably take place on pig farms.

anonymous
351 days ago
They look so goofy ahahah

anonymous
351 days ago
Toddlers of Nodes of Ranvier fans will be jamming in no time

anonymous
351 days ago
Over/under of how many times someone tells them they deserve this? 25?

Record sales in the low teens.

anonymous
351 days ago
They have a number you can call on their facebook

anonymous
351 days ago
Played with them multiple times. Nice dudes, very smart and hardworking band.

anonymous
351 days ago
I was at this bands practice and all I saw was the, dressed up in traditional central african tribesmen garbs. I thought that was strange but also the fact the guitarist and bassist would make out midway though every song, mainly during the shred solos, it was totally weird.

anonymous
351 days ago
Glad to see these guys getting a deal and getting some recognition. Totally nice dudes and awesome musicians.

anonymous
351 days ago
Wonder which one of these dudes blew Silent Planet for this to happen

anonymous
351 days ago
All positive comments are straight from the band. This should be torture music in prisons.

anonymous
351 days ago
Heaviest band on solid state now

anonymous
351 days ago
FUUCK YOU, SOLID STATE, THIS BAND & JESUS.

BUT FIRST...

GIVE HEAD TO THE TURD AS IT SLIDES OUT MY ASS!

anonymous
351 days ago
This band literally sweated their balls off to make music a career. I've known the vocalist for the past ten years and only have good things to say about him. All the haters on here are probably just mega jelly. Anyone can be a critic, but not everyone can land a deal with Solid State.

anonymous
351 days ago
Toilet Groans lel. Funny because true fruits

anonymous
351 days ago
band member setting the record straight two up

anonymous
351 days ago
who are these Christian clown shoes? Lol lame

anonymous
350 days ago
earth gays

anonymous
350 days ago
band member setting the record straight two up

^^ are you jealous you piece of shit that they make real heavy music for the earth and are going to land so much tail while you eat cheetos in your basement gaygt

anonymous
350 days ago
"This band literally sweated their balls off to make music a career"

I think that's a slight miss use of the term career- they *might* be paying their bills right now, but it's not a career. See where they are in 5 years much less 15.

anonymous
350 days ago
band member setting the record straight two up

^^ are you jealous you piece of shit that they make real heavy music for the earth and are going to land so much tail while you eat cheetos in your basement gaygt

^ triggered band member

anonymous
350 days ago
I actually think the guy on the far right has great hair.

- Chad Fjerstad

anonymous
350 days ago
my ex-girlfriend used to be pretty good friends with the drummer back in the day. he was cool with us crashing their practices sometimes so we saw the band work out the kinks and find their signature sound. he would totally hit on her in front of me all the time but i didn't say anything. sometimes I would get mickey d's value meals for the guys when we would watch them. good times.

anonymous
350 days ago
corniest band. Curious as to how much they bought on for though

anonymous
350 days ago
are you jealous you piece of shit that they make real heavy music for the earth and are going to land so much tail while you eat cheetos in your basement gaygt

^^ go fck yourself, they aren't creating music for the earth nor are they trying to preserve it. I'm sure their carbon footprint is just as high as the next dime a dozen whatever genre music they are trying to play. Someone did it before them. But grats on the big contract, jesus obviously helped them. So not fair.

anonymous
349 days ago
This is a great website to visit when you want to hear the opinions of 13 year olds who can play "enter sandman" almost all the way through.

anonymous
349 days ago
Solid S h i t

anonymous
349 days ago
People who believe Jesus is real are stoked.

anonymous
348 days ago
Wait, Solid State is still a record label?

346 days ago
"are you jealous you piece of shit that they make real heavy music for the earth and are going to land so much tail while you eat cheetos in your basement gaygt"

I really don't want this to be a troll because I find it truly comforting to know some people are just this reprehensibly stupid

anonymous
342 days ago
"are you jealous you piece of shit that they make real heavy music for the earth and are going to land so much tail while you eat cheetos in your basement gaygt" hypocrite, Christians are not supposed to engage in sexual intercourse BEFORE marriage. YOU are the outcome of it's occurance