Band: Daikaiju
From: Huntsville, AL
Members: Secret Man (guitar), Rock Man (guitar), Smash Man (drums), Rumble Man (Bass)
Genre: Psycho-Surf / Metal / Prog
RIYL: Man…or Astroman?, Los Straitjackets, The Mermen, Dick Dale

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Daikaiju
“Double Fist Attack” (February, 2013)

DAIKAIJU
Who is the Daikaiju??? Premium action heroes deliver most high rocket music! Special reverb skill combo for full impact! Loud sonic boom for earful pleasure! Beautiful radiation of hyper-dimensional springy sound creates divine psychic wind for your special defense! Worship Psycho-surf band Daikaiju daily for good luck and health!

Daikaiju (Japanese for “Giant Monster”) is a psycho-surf band of kabuki-masked mystery men from the American South that has been touring relentlessly across the U.S., Europe, and Asia, developing a reputation for a not-to-miss live show characterized by muscular prog-metal riffs, math rock percussive complexity, and exotic reverb-drenched shredding. Pitchfork calls them “impressive” and Metal Injection gushes “very rarely am I this blown away by a band”. They’ve shared bills with Peelander-Z, The Protomen, Japanther, Speedy Ortiz, Legendary Shack Shakers, Rasputina, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, The Mermen, Faun Fables, and Dick Dale. Daikaiju’s self-titled debut album was released by Reptile Records and garnered a 7.8 from Pitchfork while receiving rave reviews from Coke Machine Glow, Hybrid Magazine, Cosmik Debris, The Philler, and Juice Magazine, among others. The follow-up release, Phase 2, landed on numerous surf, heavy metal, and progressive year-end best-of lists, including one compiled by Metal Sucks. The band released “Double Fist Attack” in early 2013 on a split 7” with Appalachian rockers Ampline and toured Southeast Asia over the summer (prompting an award of “Best Show by a Foreign Touring Act” by Timeout Beijing). Catch Daikaiju on the road throughout the U.S. this spring celebrating their recent release, “Spiral Serpent Strike,” which was included on Monsters of Surf (Feb 2014), Ding Dong Records’ international surf compilation featuring tracks by surf bands from Europe, North America, and South America, highlighting a fresh strand of heavier, more progressive, fringe, and experimental surf.

2014 SPRING TOUR DATES
5/2/14 Birmingham, AL – Black Market
5/13/14 St. Augustine, FL – Shanghai Nobby
5/14/14 Charleston, SC – Tin Roof
5/16/14 Johnson City, TN – The Mecca Lounge
5/18/14 Richmond, VA – Gallery 5
5/23/14 Columbus, OH – The Summit

2013 FALL TOUR DATES
10/13/13: Atlanta, GA – 97 Estoria
10/14/13: Columbus, GA – The Foxhole
10/18/13: Orlando, FL – The Peacock Room
10/20/13: St. Petersburg, FL – Fubar
10/23/13: Jacksonville, FL – Burro Bar
10/27/13: Charlotte, NC – The Milestone
11/05/13: Lancaster, PA – The Chameleon
11/06/13: Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
11/08/13: Brooklyn, NY – Don Pedro
11/10/13: Long Island, NY – Twisted Shamrock
11/17/13: Kansas City – Czar Bar

2013 SUMMER TOUR DATES
6/25/13: Denver, CO – 7th Circle Music Collective
6/26/13: Grand Junction, CO – Sabrosa Restaurante
6/27/13: Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s
6/30/13: Seattle, WA – The Kraken Bar & Lounge
7/2/13: Bellingham, WA – The Wild Buffalo
7/4/13: McMinnville, OR – The Deluxe
7/5/13: Portland, OR – The Blue Monk
7/6/13: Eugene, OR – The Black Forest
7/7/13: Medford, OR – Johnny B’s
7/8/13: Chico, CA – Dex Records
7/9/13: Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlour
7/10/13: Modesto, CA – Hero’s Sport Lounge
7/11/13: San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
7/12/13: San Diego, CA – Soma w/ The Protomen
7/13/13: West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theatre w/ The Protomen
7/19/13: Shanghai, China – YYT
7/20/13: Guanzhou, China – Secret Show
7/21/13: Hong Kong – Beating Hearts
7/23/13: Shenzhen, China – Hong Tang Guan
7/24/13: Xi’An, China – Aperture Club
7/26/13: Beijing, China – XP
7/27/13: Beijing, China – Temple
8/2/13: Seoul, South Korea – Rocky Mountain Tavern
8/3/13: Seoul, South Korea – Club FF
8/7/13: Busan, South Korea – OL55
8/9/13: Osaka, Japan – Sengku Daitouryo Live House
8/10/13: Kobe, Japan – Kobe108
8/23/13: Hatagaya, Tokyo, Japan – Club Heavy Sick
8/24/13: Tennocho, Yohohama, Japan – Orange County Brothers
8/25/13: Uguisudani, Tokyo, Japan – What’s Up

2012 TOUR DATES
June 22nd: Ocean Springs, MS – Squeaky Lizard
June 23rd: New Orleans, LA – Saturn Bar
June 24th: Hattiesburg, MS – The Tavern
June 25th: Tuscaloosa, AL – Egan’s
June 27th: Athens, GA – Caledonia Lounge
June 28th: Atlanta, GA – Sriracha House
June 29th: Birmingham, AL – Das Haus
June 30th: Douglasville, GA – Surf Fest
June 30th: Douglasville, GA – Irish Bred Pub (Surf Fest Afterparty)
July 2nd: Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box
July 3rd: Pensacola, FL – Handlebar
July 4th: Valdosta, GA – Red Door Records
July 5th: Tallahassee, FL – Shark Tank
July 7th: Tampa, FL – New World Brewery
July 8th: Sarasota, FL – Pastimes Pub
July 9th: Cape Coral, FL – Rack ’em Billiards
July 11th: Miami, FL – Churchill’s Pub
July 12th: Lake Worth, FL – Propaganda
July 13th: Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
July 14th: Jacksonville, FL – Burro Bar
July 15th: Savannah, GA – Taco Abajo
July 18th: Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
July 19th: Asheville, NC – The Get Down
July 21st: Chattanooga, TN – JJ’s Bohemia
08.03 – Copper Top – Huntsville, AL
08.04 – Rockabilly Luau (early attack) – Atlanta, GA
08.04 – Estoria (late attack) – Atlanta, GA
08.05 – Irish Bred Pub – Opelika, AL
08.06 – Springwater – Nashville, TN
08.07 – Murphy’s – Memphis, TN
08.08 – Vino’s – Little Rock, AR
08.09 – Big D’s BBQ – Shreveport, LA
08.10 – Victoria House – Beaumont, TX
08.11 – Donkey Paw Print Shop – Houston, TX
08.12 – Hotel Vegas – Austin, TX
08.13 – The Grand – Austin, TX
08.14 – Muddy Waters – Dallas, TX
08.16 – Winning Coffee Co. – Albuquerque, NM
08.17 – Downtown Bar – Pueblo, CO
08.18 – Mouthhouse – Denver, CO
08.19 – Surf Side Seven – Fort Collins, CO
08.21 – Barley St. Tavern – Omaha, NE
08.22 – Czar Bar – Kansas City, MO
08.23 – Barleycorn’s – Wichita, KS
08.24 – Crystal Pistol – Tulsa, OK
08.25 – The Pleasure Chest – Fayetteville, AR
08.26 – Smoke n’ Barrel – Fayetteville, AR
08.27 – CBGB’s – St. Louis, MO
08.28 – The Verve – Terre Haute, IN
08.29 – Cat House – Louisville, KY
08.30 – Al’s Sidecar – Lexington, KY
08.31 – Mainstays – Cincinnati, OH
09.01 – Hoosier Dome – Indianapolis, IN
09.02 – TBA – Fort Wayne, IN
09.03 – Blind Bob’s – Dayton, OH
09.04 – TBA – Columbus, OH
09.05 – Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
09.06 – Annabelle’s – Akron, OH
09.07 – Buzzbin Art and Music Shop – Canton, OH
09.08 – Royal Oaks Bar – Youngstown, OH
09.09 – Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA
09.10 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
09.13 – The Rambler – Eindhoven, The Netherlands
09.14 – Pacific Parc – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
09.15 – Villa Friekens – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
09.18 – SUB071 – Leiden, The Netherlands
09.20 – De Onderbroek – Nijmegen, The Netherlands
09.21 – Kinky Star – Ghent, Belgium
09.22 – ADM – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
09.27 – Das Gaengeviertel – Hamburg, Germany
09.28 – CCCP – Berlin, Germany
09.29 – Badel – Badel, Germany
10.13 – Honky Tonky – Milan, Italy
10.17 – La Sale Gueule – Marseille, France
10.27 – Surf Fest – Leige, Belgium

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