Kat (ex-Salome) joins Batillus on stage
With the upstairs packed to the gills (and a few of hardcore stragglers making their way downstairs), The Studio at Webster Hall had a party of their own on 3/26 with the convergence of the homecoming show of the Hull/Batillus tour (which previously hit SXSW) and the NYC debut of Horseback with NC breathren Caltrop. As usual, Hull & Batillus's pyrotechnics were impressive, with Batillus getting the extra-nod for inviting the awesome and now band-less Kat (ex-Salome) to guest on stage (awesome stuff). If you haven't seen either band, you are missing out on some of the finest metal bands that NYC has to offer.
Horseback was a revelation though... though their set only consisted of only three tracks - "Invokation", "The Invisible Mountain", and a cover of The Stooges' "TV Eye"- the songs traddled the lines between western, post-rock, stoner, and black metal. Caltrop, who shares members with Horseback, brought a technical, yet southern swing with touches of big riffs. Caltrop opened the show, but probably should be playing to much bigger crowds; these dudes smoke.
More pictures and video from the show, below...
Caltrop by Markus Shaffer
Batillus by Markus Shaffer
Batillus by Greg Cristman
Batillus - ...and the world is as night to them
Batillus W/ Kat, (formerly of SALOME) "Cast" @ The Studio 3.26.11'
Horseback by Markus Shaffer
Horseback by Greg Cristman
Horseback - The Invisible Mountain
Hull by Markus Shaffer
Hull by Greg Cristman