photos by Greg Cristman, words by BBG
Black Sabbath's seventh LP and one of their last with the original lineup was called Technical Ecstacy, a thought that echoed through my brain during Krallice's incredible set on Monday (5/2) at The Studio at Webster Hall. Brooklyn's technical black metal crew, supporting their new LP Diotima, decimated the Studio space at the final date of their East Coast tour with Withered who were touring around an appearance at New England Metal and Hardcore Fest in April.
Atlanta's Withered were similarly impressive on Monday night, though it was their slower, sludgier moments that were the most powerful; their icy precision blast-beats were always well executed and on cue, but the slower riffs were the most resonating on the system.
Ipsissimus opned the show, like they did the previous night in New Haven, CT. The band is preparing to release their Metal Blade debut later this year.
Krallice recently performed a mostly Orphan set at Union Pool in support of Brendan Majewski.
More pictures and some video from from The Studio (where Peelander-Z played 5 days later), below...
Ipsissimus | NYC @ The Studio at Webster Hall | 02 May 2011
Withered | NYC @ The Studio at Webster Hall | 02 May 2011
Krallice | NYC @ The Studio at Webster Hall | 02 May 2011
Withered -- 2011 Tour Dates
07/25/2011 Milwaukee, WI The Rave Bar *
07/26/2011 St. Paul, MN Station 4 *
07/27/2011 Winnipeg, MB The Royal Albert Arms *
07/28/2011 Regina, SK The Exchange *
07/29/2011 Edmonton, AB Pawn Shop *
07/30/2011 Calgary, AB The Distillery *
07/31/2011 Kelowna, BC The Sunplex *
08/01/2011 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre *
08/02/2011 Seattle, WA Studio Seven *
08/03/2011 Portland, OR Branx *
08/04/2011 San Francisco, Ca Slim's *
08/05/2011 Sparks, NV The Alley *
08/06/2011 Las Vegas, NV The Cheyenne Saloon *
08/07/2011 West Hollywood, CA Key Club *
08/08/2011 San Diego, Ca Ruby Room +
08/09/2011 Scottsdale, AZ Chaser's +
08/12/2011 San Antonio, TX Korova +
08/14/2011 Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory +
* w/ Exhumed, Macabre, & Cephalic Carnage
+ w/ Macabre