Posted in Contests | metal | music on July 27, 2009

by Black Bubblegum

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Repulsion
Repulsion

Only four days left (July 31st) until the upcoming NYC debut of grind gods Repulsion along with the unfathomable support crew of Brutal Truth and Pig Destroyer at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Tickets are still available.

DecibelThe show will double as a book release party for Decibel's new book Precious Metal, which compiles 25 of their favorite "Hall Of Fame" LPs like Slayer's Reign in Blood, Napalm Death's Scum, Eyehategod's Take as Needed for Pain, Darkthrone's Transilvanian Hunger, Sleep's Jerusalem, The Dillinger Escape Plan's Calculating Infinity as well as the centerpiece for July 31st, Repulsion's Horrifed (Brutal Truth's Need To Control was also a Hall of Fame recipient, but didn't make the book). Decibel will also release a special "Decibill" at the show featuring pieces on all three bands by Decibel greats J. Bennett and Jess Blumensheld (cover of that is below).

In celebration of this momentous show, we asked Kevin Sharp (Brutal Truth), JR Hayes (Pig Destroyer) and Col Jones (Repulsion) to discuss one of the other bands on the bill, what they mean to them and extreme music. Their thoughts are below... a must read!

In addition, we'd be remiss if we didn't (again) mention another major show going down this weekend.... the Show No Mercy/BV-BBG event on Sunday, August 2nd at Public Assembly with Keelhaul, Minsk, Unearthly Trance, Defeatist, and STATS! So to get even MORE celebrate-y up in this mutha, we are happy to announce a MEGA-giveaway for BOTH shows. The prize includes tickets to both shows, records, the Decibel book and more.

Details on that prize and how to win it, the above-mentioned interview, as well as flyers for both shows, and more, below...

Repulsion

KEVIN SHARP of Brutal Truth on REPULSION:

Repulsion was far more important to grindcore than simple inovators... they created a genre through tone. Which is far more complicated or accidental depending on who you talk with. Colin Richardson made an error in the studio and the Discharge sound was created... Dave Lombardo kicked the thrash beat in the ass... Scott Carlson probably stumbled across a pedal in a garage sale... Does not matter - the end result was a sound that is identifiable to the core elements of grindcore. People often make the assumption that grindcore is breakneck speed. And although, the genre evolved into that... the beginning was simple bass evisceration - Godflesh was considered grindcore... I, myself, am coming to complete my tape trading aspirations... the birth of grindcore 101... School is in session... -Kevin
JR HAYES of Pig Destroyer on BRUTAL TRUTH:
Grind is a genre where it can be really hard to distinguish one band from another, but Brutal Truth have the ability to make their songs ferocious and catchy, which I think is why their records have stood the test of time better than some of their contemporaries'. When Need to Control first came out it totally upped the ante for extreme music. It sounded so violent and so deranged that it made aImost every other band look like a bunch of little girlymen. Over the years they managed to carve out their own unique sound, and I think that's the greatest thing a band can ever achieve. Plus, they've got the immortal Dan Lilker in the band...that dude should have his own wing in the Metal hall of fame. - JR
COL JONES of Repulsion on PIG DESTROYER:
Admit it, the first time you heard the name you just knew they had to be great, and to no one's surprise they were brilliant. The first time I heard Pig Destroyer the extreme metal landscape was littered with empty cans of white and black make-up, forest goblins, and the tortured screams of Quorthon's evil ghost. Sure, there were the power-violence and Crust crowds that brought the grind and the core but what was sorely missing were the bands that added that little touch of metal that melded the two so brilliantly like Terrorizer, Napalm Death, Repulsion, and now Pig Destroyer. Like true metal warriors, Pig Destroyer ignored the trends and delivered thrash inspired grind opuses like Prowler in the Yard and Terrifyer that not only continued to respect the traditions of the Old Masters but injected touches of modern death metal technicality and noise soundscapes to avoid cliches and bring new life to a vanishing art. Delivering grind free of compromise, Pig Destroyer has quickly distinguished themselves as the leaders of the second generation and is a band worthy of a place amongst the Godz in the pantheon of grindcore. - Col Jones
Decibill

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TO WIN OUR MEGA-GIVEAWAY: Email us at BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with a subject line of "Show No Blackened Mercy". ONE winner will be selected at random and notified soon. ONE winner will win everything listed below. Include your full name. This is what you will get:

A pair of tickets to Repulsion / Brutal Truth / Pig Destroyer
A pair of tickets to Show No Mercy / BV-BBG @ Public Assembly
A copy of Precious Metal
A silkscreened copy of the Josh Graham (A Storm of Light/Neurosis) designed flyer
A test press of Keelhaul's new LP Keelhaul's Triumphant Return To Obscurity
A one-of-a-kind hand made copy of STATS - Marooned
Repulsion - Horrified
Brutal Truth - Evolution Through Revolution
Pig Destroyer - Phantom Limb
Minsk - With Echoes In The Movement In Stone
Unearthly Trance - Electrocution
Defeatist - Sharp Blade Sinks Deep Into Dull Minds
Show No Mercy August 2nd!
Seldon SNM

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Comments (41)

If you are into grind and aren't going to this show, I really don't know what to say to you.

Posted by adam | July 27, 2009 4:53 PM

Saint Vitus
Europa
Oct 16TH

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 4:55 PM

This show will be violent.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 5:01 PM

If you are serious about liking any of this music, I really don't know what to say to you.

Posted by Don Juan de Marco | July 27, 2009 5:04 PM

July 27, 2009 5:04 PM :
A snarky, imitative comment on Brooklynvegan. How original. Go away and play now...go on.

Posted by adam | July 27, 2009 5:27 PM

"If you are into grind and aren't going to this show, I really don't know what to say to you."


How do you figure that? A $25 grindcore show in a 1000+ capacity venue, real true. Not to mention that Brutal Truth haven't been relevant in years and are atrocious live, PxDx have probably played NYC 20+ times, and Repulsion are shady scumbags who fuck over their fans every chance they can get. Not to mention the fact it's barely even Repulsion at this point.

If this is your idea of a grindcore show, then you're just as dumb as the clueless hipsters putting on the show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 5:58 PM

5:04, go read the post about the decemberists.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 5:59 PM

I'm a 43-year-old father of 2 who enjoys Moby. Well, the stuff from the car commercials anyway. Should I go to this show?

Serious replies only, thx!

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 6:05 PM

5:58 - explain the 'shady scumbags' comment, please.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 6:13 PM

when you're at the show, ask them if they're going to pay back all the money they owe to MDF

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 6:25 PM

July 27, 2009 5:58 PM : Funny. Brutal Truth were good when I saw them this Spring. Pig Destroyer have not played NYC 20X, I have no idea how you came up with that. Even if they did, I don't see how that has any relevance on the band's worth. Or are you one of those idiots who care if a band has some modicum of success? And to echo the previous poster, elaborate on how Repulsion are scumbags. I'm curious, or are you just an anonymous shittalker? And 25$ in a non-profit venue (it's a real Masonic temple for fuck's sake)is not really a lot of money unless you are a squatter.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 6:29 PM

But ‘It is with profound regret and great personal disappointment that REPULSION must cancel its appearance at the Maryland Deathfest 08. One of our band members has very recently suffered a personal loss and cannot attend.'
They had PROFOUND regret!

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 6:31 PM

Explain to me why I should give a fuck if they owe money to someone? Last I checked I wasn't a promoter. Great music from great bands. I'm not planning on forming a business with them so i don't care.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 6:44 PM

5:58
go away, you are probably a hipster in disguise

Posted by Jim | July 27, 2009 7:02 PM

Pig Destroyer have played NYC a bunch of times. They did the show at Europa with Genghis Tron, the shows at the KF and North 6 with Whitehouse, CBGB, the Relapse CMJ showcases, the KF's tap bar with Arctopus, etc. Not to mention all the other East Coast shows they've done. If you've been listening to grindcore for more than a year and live here, I'd imagine you've seen them multiple times by now. Still an amazing band, but nothing to get overly excited about at this point.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 7:04 PM

Brutal Truth sucked both times they play MDF. They sucked when they played AAF. They were tolerable at best when they played here with Macabre. The band is a shell of their former selves. Which is a shame cuz Venomous Concept were great live.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 7:07 PM

Is Pig Destroyer grindcore just because someone in the band is in another grindcore band? I think that makes Brutal Truth a 1980's thrash metal band who said "It's all in your head" in 9/10 of their songs.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 7:16 PM

You don't have to care about Repulsion's business dealings, but it just shines light on what they're all about at this point. MDF isn't the only show they've cancelled (and it was much shadier than their statement made it out to be). Which in the end just fucks over the people who made plans to see them. At least they didn't go the way of Terrorizer and Carcass I guess.

Horrified is still a classic, but some people expect a little more integrity out of the underground scene. Probably a foreign concept to people whose idea of the underground is going to see Anal Cunt play shows sponsored by Pitchfork and were nowhere to be found when Unholy Grave played NYC.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 7:22 PM

@ 7:22 - nailed it.

Repulsion shot their credibility and milked the importance of an eighteen track fossil years ago, PxDx play all the goddamn time and, BxTx are cancer live and anything playing Masonic is infected.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 7:36 PM

the fact PxDx are represented by the agency group now is pretty sad too

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 7:57 PM

July 27, 2009 7:04 PM : I know, I saw them at all of those shows and others, but that still doesnt equal a lot of shows considering how long they have been playing.7:36: What exactly do you consider "all of the time"? Because they certain don't play NYC very often. What's with the comment about bands that have played at Masonic? I guess you consider Neurosis "infected" then?

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 8:06 PM

Probably the best comments on a Black Bubblegum post ever. Accurate.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 10:11 PM

"the fact PxDx are represented by the agency group now is pretty sad too"

Statements like that just make it painfully obvious that the shit talker in here is a promoter (as if a fan knows or cares what company books the band), probably from Maryland Death Fest who they alledgedly owe money (I assume they were given an advance to play the show?). The average person does not care about this stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 8:34 AM

"And 25$ in a non-profit venue (it's a real Masonic temple for fuck's sake)is not really a lot of money unless you are a squatter."

I am not on the side of the haters, but that is a weird way to justify the price.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 8:36 AM

Maryland Deathfest promoters talking shit as usual.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 9:13 AM

mdf is booked by people from md, not nyc. logic please.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 9:24 AM

Didnt the MDF guys put on the Auditory Assault festival? I am sure they didnt do that alone.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 9:40 AM

mdf/aaf have always been just ryan and evan, who live (more or less) in md.

repulsion pulled the same shit with the UK deathfest or neurotic deathfest (holland), so it's not just the east coast they fuck over.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 9:55 AM

"mdf is booked by people from md, not nyc. logic please."

We're on the Internet, not in nyc.

Also,
"Didnt the MDF guys put on the Auditory Assault festival? I am sure they didnt do that alone."

correct

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 10:29 AM

This has got to be the longest BV comment discussion between 3 people ever!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 10:42 AM

i'm the fourth, and no one answered my Pig Destroyer as 'grindcore' question.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 11:12 AM

Then I must be number 5. I asked this question:
"Didnt the MDF guys put on the Auditory Assault festival? I am sure they didnt do that alone."

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 11:28 AM

why wouldn't they be grindcore? just because they add other elements to their sound, doesn't change what the core of the band is.

and what do their side bands have to do with anything? if you're talking about ANb, they're not even straight up grind.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 11:28 AM

11:28 - i think they answered you at the bottom of the 10:29 post

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 11:29 AM

aha - there's my answer(?)!

i just think that's a weird tag for PxDx (who are great) because there's nothing political or punkish about them

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 11:32 AM

you don't have to be political to be grindcore. look at a band like birdflesh.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 12:01 PM

and actually, pxdx do have some political songs anyway. even the band name is, lol.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 12:12 PM

what childish posts in here!

If you have $25 for beer you can afford to buy a ticket. I think it sucks when people complain about ticket prices. P.C. bullshit is for the birds

I think Repulsion canceling a couple festivals isn't ripping off their fans. Don't go to a fest to see 1 band. I'm young and have never seen them play so this is really exciting to me.

Brutal Truth have always ruled and still do.

Pig Destroyer are okay at best but it's more of a personal preference. I really don't care for the vocals or song composition.

Overall, this is definitely a solid line-up and really look forward to seeing everybody!!!

Posted by LA BRUJA | July 28, 2009 4:45 PM

i don't have $25 for beer, and i don't have $25 to get in to this show.
anything over $10 that isn't a full-on fest is a rip off.
too many middlemen, i can't afford to tip them all out. for shame.

Posted by sasha | July 30, 2009 8:11 PM

NYC PxDx shows are so rare that they're already playing here again in October...

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2009 10:23 PM

5:58 - explain the 'shady scumbags' comment, please.

Posted by 2011 | September 26, 2010 10:08 AM

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