pics & words by BBG, Archon pics by Ilya Blokh
Unearthly Trance headlined a night of doom-y destruction at The Charleston with the ridiculous Coffinworm, along with Archon (who will play Acheron with Wolvserpent) and Syphilitic Lust. Unfortunately, I only caught the tail end of dueling-vocal doomers Archon from afar, and missed SL entirely. The show was one of a short set of shows for Coffinworm, as the band drove directly from Indianapolis (their home) to Philadelphia on Friday before damning The Charleston on Saturday night.
Coffinworm was a four-piece for the evening, as the recent departure of Tony McGuire on guitar left guitarist T Garrett O'Sha on double duty. Though some complementary parts were missing, the band was nothing less than ferocious and the next time that the Indy band swings through it'll be as a five piece; Coffinworm will replace him with When All Became None cover artist Josh 'Chubbs' Shrontz on drums and current drummer Carl Byers moving from behind the kit to guitar (Josh also plays in World Eater with Coffinworm vocalist Dave). Coffinworm kicked things off with the driving and acidic punk tones of "Start Saving For Your Funeral" before moving into faves from the new LP like "Blood Born Doom", "High on the Reek of Your Burning Remains" and the set closer "The Sadistic Rites Of Count Tabernacula". A pit erupted multiple times during their incredible set.
Unearthly Trance was last up, closing out the evening with two new nods ("The Horsemen Arrive in the Night" and "Solar Eye") to their upcoming LP V due on Relapse this fall. In addition to the new horned beasts, the NYC band burned through UT faves like "Raised By Wolves", "God is a Beast" (the encore) and their cover of Winter's "Servants of the Warsmen" (viewable below). As usual the band delivered a searing set of fiery doom, and I already can't wait to see them with Doomriders and Sleep at Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Septmeber 6th (one of two Sleep shows, 9/8 is sold out)
More pictures and videos from the show below...
Coffinworm at The Charleston, 8/14/10
Unearthly Trance cover Winter's "Servants of the Warsmen" at The Charleston, 8/14/10