Posted in metal | music | pictures on March 23, 2011

photos by Samantha Marble & Jonathan McPhail, words by BBG

Yob @ Emo's
YOB

After a monster show at Emo's featuring Kylesa, Trash Talk, and many esteemed others, the second of four BV-BBG Austin shows took place in the same venue on the next day (3/17) as part of Full Metal Texas. The BrooklynVegan/1000Knives (Emo's Inside) stage featured a rare appearance from YOB (their first in five+ years), and appearances from current hardcore greats Trap Them, alongside faves Hull, Kvelertak, The Funeral Pyre, All Pigs Must Die, and Goes Cube.

Meanwhile, the main stage at Full Metal Texas featured an appearance from Massachusetts faves The Red Chord, with last minute addition Motionless in White, Upon A Burning Body, Letlive, Elysion Fields, Better Left Unsaid, and the contest winner from Roadrunner Records SignMeTo, (congrats guys!) Head Crusher.

Killer and packed show from start to finish.

Despite having the least enviable of time slots, Goes Cube gave it their all and by the time they were half way through their set were playing to a 2/3s full room. The focus of their early day set was In Tides and Drifts, the band's new/forthcoming LP due on The End. Excellent set from this trio as usual, who also killed it at The Studio at Webster Hall at the start of their tour.

New Southern Lord signees/crusty d-beat supergroup All Pigs Must Die was a freight train of down-tuned riffs. The band conjured thoughts of Feral Ward bands while destroying the now mostly full room. Kevin of HopeCon's vocals are delivered with a furious energy that matches the intensity of APMD's killer riffage, and Ben Koller (Converge) behind the kit takes this already awesome band from impressive to explosive.

And speaking of combustibles, holy shit..... Kvelertak! The Norwegian triple-guitar attack is just plain jaw-dropping live, matching their party riffs/atmosphere with maniacal intensity. Tons of swinging guitars, and gang-style choruses to get the crowd pumped. And pumped they were, I heard quite a few singalongs, despite the language barrier (the band sings in Norwegian!).

Due to a family emergency, Rwake was forced to drop out a day before the show, but we quickly replaced them with The Funeral Pyre. It's hard to follow Kvelertak, but the LA black-metal band (sporting Early Graves guitarist Chris Brock) brought the party-vibe down and the bum-out to 11 with their blasting power. Catch them on tour now with The Secret (they play Union Pool on 3/27).

Triple guitar doomers Hull followed with a set that spoke to the old fans ("Viking Funeral") but leaned on newer material as well. The band's doomy thunder sounded amazing on the Emo's system and in speaking with members of the Emo's staff later in the week, I was told that Hull was their "favorite new discovery". Hull ruled, as usual. Catch them in NYC with Batillus, Horseback, and Caltrop on 3/26 at The Studio at Webster Hall (tickets).

After a bit of a lull, Trap Them's van rolled up just as their set time was supposed to start. After getting their gear on stage, the band played close to a full set opening with "Dead Digs with Digital Collars" (viewable below) and hitting points from the new LP Darker Handcraft like their lead single "The Facts". Killer set. My only regret is that I didn't get to see them twice.

And finally, the main event, YOB headlining the indoor stage while The Red Chord headlined the out. Kicking off with a new song (!), the mostly rhythmic, mostly open string track was short by YOB standards (7ish minutes?) but decimated the crowd on the fantastic Emo's system. By the time the band were a minute into their second track, "Burning The Altar", I knew that this was easily one of my highlights at SXSW. So. Fucking. Amazing.

I'd like to thank everyone at Full Metal Texas, Yeah Management, 1000 Knives, Branch Marketing Collective, Fireball Whisky, SignMeTo, Wacken Open Air, Bands On A Budget, Harpoon Brewery, March Is Metal Month, Evil Bong 3D, Sin Cal Industries, Metal Injection, Metal Insider, MetalSucks, Record Store Day and Put In Mouth. But most importantly, I'd like to thank the incredible bands, and everyone who took time out on a Thursday afternoon to RAGE at Emo's.

More pictures from the BV/1000K Stage at Full Metal Texas below...

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Goes Cube by Samantha Marble

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All Pigs Must Die by Samantha Marble

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Kvelertak by Samantha Marble

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Kvelertak - Offernatt [Live at SXSW 2011]

Kvelertak - Blodtørst [Live at SXSW 2011]

The Funeral Pyre by Jonathan McPhail

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The Funeral Pyre by Samantha Marble

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Hull by Samantha Marble

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Trap Them by Samantha Marble

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Trap Them, Live at Emo's (SXSW 2011)

YOB portrait by Jonathan McPhail

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Yob - Burning the Altar - SXSW 2011

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Comments (41)

Meh tal

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 3:11 PM

the WWE of music

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 3:16 PM

^ hahahaha - oh, snap. you got them good on that one.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 3:17 PM

I used to think that New Wave was the gayest genre of music. Boy, was I ever wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 3:18 PM

So BV, what the fuck?

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 3:26 PM

The only SXSW pics anyone wants to see are from the Vice Kills Texas party.

Put up or shut up.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 3:38 PM

lets all get covered in tattoos and play shitty music. fuck yeah!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 4:01 PM

if you don't like it go away

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 4:08 PM

rarrrrrrrrr!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 4:23 PM

come to brooklyn bowl! ask the bartender for tom! pussy fight!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 4:27 PM

YOB needs to come to NYC.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 4:52 PM

Metal shows always smell like balls

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 4:57 PM

Yob needs to come to NYC to smell my balls

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 5:05 PM

Good to see Yob follows the "cleanliness is next to godliness" routine down pat.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 5:06 PM

You wanna see Vice's hipster metal shots than go to Vice's website dork.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 5:09 PM

Why don't you come on down to Brooklyn Bowl and show me yourself, sister? That is, if you want to get the tar kicked out of you for being a total wiseguy. I mean it, skippy. You go up to the bartender, you tell him to get Tom, that his vegan friend is here. I'll come right out and show you what kinda metal we rock, son.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 5:16 PM

Noun

sausage fest (plural sausage fests)

1.(slang) A party or gathering where the vast majority of people are boys or men.

This party is a total sausage fest! Let's call Sarah and have her bring some of her girlfriends over.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 5:18 PM

YOB's first show in 5+ years? I saw them in Seattle on NYE.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 5:26 PM

I love metal but if you have an amplifier called DEMON SUMMONER clearly something is wrong with your brain.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 5:42 PM

hipster metal! so cool!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 5:54 PM

Full neck tattoos make me sad :(

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 5:58 PM

@5:18 - IP Blocking, it's a wonderful thing. You should be learning about it pretty soon. Have a nice life.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 5:58 PM

This wasn't a sausage fest. The room was slightly less than half women.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 6:04 PM

3:16 - LOL

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 6:05 PM

Everything that is wrong with the world can be summed up by this photograph
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/kvelertak/emos/12.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 6:07 PM

i prefer BEARD METAL!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 6:27 PM

Bring Kvelertak to NYC

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 6:28 PM

aswa great shows man! nice pics! really dig seein stuff at emos!

Posted by db | March 23, 2011 6:31 PM

@6:07... hardly. everything that's wrong with the world is evident in the fucking pointless comment threads on this site.

so thirsty for attention, you losers comment on posts you have no interest in? bravo.

this show ruled.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 7:53 PM

Hey 5:26. Their first AUSTIN show in 5+ years. Thanks!

BBG

Posted by BBGa | March 23, 2011 7:57 PM

right on 6:07

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 9:36 PM

5:16 - I doubt that you're really 'Tom the tough guy" but if you are, i'll be at brooklyn bowl in 35 minutes.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 10:06 PM

Pussy Fight at Brooklyn Bowl! Pussy Fight! Pussy Fight!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 10:13 PM

i hope that the same bartender works at brooklyn bowl every night. it would suck if no one could find Tom to take part in the pussy fight!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 10:18 PM

In my experience, if your dumb enough to show up at a bar looking for a fight you'll usually find one without having to look real hard. I have faith in @ 10:06, and in the aforementioned Tom At Brooklyn Bowl, and in the foolishness of man.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 10:28 PM

Thanks for posting so I can now kinda remember what this show was like, decent lsd & great 420 & free beer & fat chicks with little panties don't mix, well they do but they should not

Posted by Jery | March 23, 2011 10:51 PM

total posers. and neck tattoos? ... please.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 10:56 PM

I have a hummus tatoo on my neck. The girls love it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 12:25 AM

What happened to Ryan McKenney's pants, man?

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 12:31 AM

I always expect the singer from Trap Them to have a bloody nose

Posted by Awgwa | March 24, 2011 5:28 PM

biggest buch of pussy farts I've ever seen all in one thread. the commenters are pretty lame too.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 5:40 PM

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