Posted in metal | music | pictures on November 15, 2010

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Monarch!
Monarch!

The ongoing Bloody Panda/Monarch tour (they stop at O'Briens in Boston tonight, 11/15 ) made its first stop in NYC on Friday (11/12) where the pair teamed up with the off-their-rocker Providence band Tinsel Teeth (warning: link NSFW). There was considerably less nudity in the performances following Tinsel Teeth, but the bands made up for it in thundering riffs and eardrum-bursting feedback.

Monarch! & Bloody Panda then wowed NYC a second time at Union Pool one day later, 11/13, with Evoken as support. Pictures from the Brooklyn show are on the way. More pictures and some (((unartig))) video from the Cake Shop show, including all of Monarch!'s set, is below...

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Monarch | NYC @ Cake Shop | 12 Nov 2010

Bloody Panda | NYC @ Cake Shop | 12 Nov 2010

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Comments (11)

two swans shirts, and the gism and saxon shirt look similar with the wings. Way to coordinate!

Posted by john | November 15, 2010 3:06 PM

^^^I was just thinking the same thing

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 3:20 PM

It really doesn't fit at all to see these Swans shirts on the metal type crowd all the time who just discovered them in the last five years.

Monarch does seem worth listening to a bit more though.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 5:19 PM

5:19 Have you ever heard of Neurosis? Nine Inch Nails? The entire industrial metal movement? Its pretty ignorant to say that metal guys "just discovered them in the last five years".

Listen to the earliest Swans stuff and it's clear to see that its about as close to metal as you can get

All that said, Monarch does rule.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 5:28 PM

SLOWER was the best heckle of the night

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 9:32 PM

5:19, that's a very ignorant thought by a very ignorant person. and before you even respond, i've been listening to swans before they were signed to a record label.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 10:15 PM

I've been listening to swans since they were just a bird and not a band.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 3:13 AM

Swans, or Gira is not a metal fan, or at least 99 percent of that genre and hates the "industrial metal" label and all of that playing dress up like NIN etc. He's friends with Foetus which may fit in real "industrial", but again that label was hated by Thirweil and Gira and they had nothing to do with it. Watch his own words on a documentary that was put out about ten years ago. So it's not ignorant.

Ive been listening to them since Circus Mort, pre Swans. Early Swans(Filth and Cop) was minimalist blues, not metal at all in any way shape or form.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 6:46 AM

Whether he listens to metal isn't the point. The point is that Swans influenced metal and other genres for many years and not just "the past five".

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 7:46 AM

who gives a shit what shirts band members are wearing. for all I care they could rock Michael Jackson T's

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 9:48 AM

Do dudes who have giant blocks of total blackness on their arms have something naughty underneath that they had to cover up? Or is that a style?

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 12:44 PM

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