Posted in metal | music on April 4, 2011

photos by Greg Cristman, words by BBG

Stephen Flam of Winter @ Union Pool - April 3, 2011
Winter

Crushing down-tuned death-doom dealers Winter returned, for the first time since calling it quits in the early nineties, with an hour-long headlining set at a sold out Union Pool last night (4/3). They were supporting the lightning-fast Wormrot, and the bill was rounded out by the reunited DeathCycle and local doom thunder from Kings Destroy. For Winter, the show served as a warm-up for their appearance at the sold-out Roadburn overseas. Original members Stephen Flam and John Alman were both on board.

For Wormrot, Union Pool was their NYC date on a much larger tour organized to coincide with SXSW (check out pics from our show at Lovejoys) and Scion Rock Fest (pics here), and a it was a moment of triumph after a debacle caused the band to have to cancel their Boston show the night before NYC. The band posted this at the time:

"Apologies! WE ARE ALSO NOT PLAYING BOSTON @ O'Brien's pub.. due to PPA stole our licence plates and have no alternative transport atm and are still in stuck in Philly, we have been invited by Jo and Jamie to play in a show at The Barbary, 951 Frankfort Ave Philly 19125 at 2pm with Nails and more!"
Though the issue still wasn't resolved as of last night, the band did find a way to make it to Brooklyn from Philly. Hopefully they work everything out before their next scheduled show which is April 5th in Peeksill, NY.

Wormrot recently released their new LP Dirge for free download.

A Deathcycle show in 2011 was a rarity, and the band currently has no additional dates planned. Kings Destroy does though, as the band will support Orange Goblin and The Gates of Slumber at Santos on May 28th with Naam. Tickets are still available.

A full set of pictures from Union Pool are forthcoming, but for now, check out some video from last night courtesy of (((unartig)))...

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Wormrot @ Union Pool
Wormrot
Kings Destroy | NYC @ Union Pool | 03 Apr 2011

Deathcycle | NYC @ Union Pool | 03 Apr 2011

Winter - Goden | NYC @ Union Pool | 03 Apr 2011

Wormrot at Union Pool

Wormrot encore at Union Pool Brooklyn

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Comments (19)

For some reason I thought it said Winger!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 12:50 PM

no pics?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 12:55 PM

Did they do "Seventeen"?

Posted by hair metal rulz!!!! | April 4, 2011 12:55 PM

"For some reason I thought it said Winger!"

Exactly what I was going to post! Ah, the joys of first split-second reading.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:00 PM

I don't get all the hype about Winter. They're like a super-boring, apolitical Noothgrush without hooks. I totally bet Greg Anderson tried to get Noothugrush to reunite for Roadburn, Gary shot him down, and so he went to his second choice, Winter. This band's boring as fuq.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:00 PM

Representative Anthony Weiner is in Winter now?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:05 PM

Winter > Winning

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:07 PM

Hummus O)))

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:09 PM

troll postings..thanks brooklyn vegan..WINTER killed..thank you for the videos..
1989 in the house!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:16 PM

"Representative Anthony Weiner is in Winter now?"

Hey, all they need is Rahm Emanuel now and they're all set!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:16 PM

WORMROT > WINNING

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:46 PM

Show ruled. Thanks Fred.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 1:49 PM

what 1:49 said

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 2:01 PM

Weiner in Winter with Winger

I smell SUPERGROUP

no, sorry, I just smell same old shit on the bottom of my shoe

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 2:15 PM

"Representative Anthony Weiner is in Winter now?"

I clicked on the post to leave that comment, as I did saw 14 comments already, and pretty much figured someone would have this covered.

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 2:57 PM

anthony winter

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 3:38 PM

Edgar Winter pwns your puny ass!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2011 5:26 PM

DeathCycle ruled. Thats about it.

Posted by Klicka | April 5, 2011 4:38 AM

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