Posted in metal | music | pictures on June 7, 2011

photos by Taylor Keahey, words by BBG

Solitude Aeturnus in Las Vegas
Solitude Aeturnus

"It's time to Sab out on y'all," said the Yeti-sized longhair covered in more ink than the Sunday New York Times.

The dude is question was John Fitterer, frontman for L.A. metallers Crowned in Fire, and the "Sab" he was referring to was Black Sabbath.

It was a telling statement early on at the Doom in June fest Saturday at the Cheyenne Saloon, where the aforementioned Brit metal pioneers loomed almost as large over the event as the monster riffs that defined the day...

All the way from Finland, Hooded Menace brought some crippling death doom in the form of a monstrously heavy, elephantine crawl that rumbled like tectonic plates colliding.

Maryland's Iron Man followed, overcoming some drummer troubles (they had to play with a replacement) to wow with their upper-register, trad metal classicism.

Scott "Wino" Weinrich made the acoustic guitar sound electric during his unplugged set, which he ended by walking into the crowd.

And then there were headliners Solitude Aeturnus, who quickly demonstrated why they were perched atop the lineup... The band played the fan favorite "Opaque Divinity" early on in their set, and fittingly so: For doom lifers, it was a moment that at least approached the divine. -[Las Vegas Review-Journal]

The second installment of doom and stoner rock fest Doom in June went down in Las Vegas at the Cheyenne Saloon on June 4th. The lineup included Solitude Aeturnus, Wino, Hooded Menace, Iron Man, Stone Axe, Wofat, Leeches of Lore, White Witch Canyon, Meth Leppard, Hallowed Engine, Psilocybin, ...Of The Horizon, Crowned By Fire, Dead Neon, and Swamp Donkey.

Hooded Menace's short tour also brought them to Maryland Deathfest, Union Pool, and Chaos in Tejas. I hope they don't think we're stalking them.

Wino played Mercury Lounge in February, and as part of Saint Vitus at Irving Plaza in March. Wino's Shrinebuilder bandmate Al Cisneros plays with his band Sleep at Terminal 5 on June 22nd with Winter and White Hills.

More pictures from Doom in June II, below.

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Doom in June

Dead Neon

Dead Neon

Dead Neon

Dead Neon

Dead Neon

Swamp Donkey

Swamp Donkey

Swamp Donkey

Swamp Donkey

Crowned by Fire

Crowned by Fire

Crowned by Fire

Crowned by Fire

Crowned by Fire

Crowned by Fire

Crowned by Fire

Crowned by Fire

...Of The Horizon

Of The Horizon

Of The Horizon

Of The Horizon

Of The Horizon

Of The Horizon

Of The Horizon

Psilocybin

Psilocybin

Psilocybin

Psilocybin

Psilocybin

Meth Leppard

Meth Leppard

Meth Leppard

Meth Leppard

Meth Leppard

Hallowed Engine

Hallowed Engine

Hallowed Engine

Hallowed Engine

White Witch Canyon

White Witch Canyon

White Witch Canyon

White Witch Canyon

Leeches of Lore

Leeches Of Lore

Leeches Of Lore

Leeches Of Lore

Leeches Of Lore

Leeches Of Lore

Leeches Of Lore

Wofat

Wofat

Wofat

Wofat

Wofat

Wofat

Stone Axe

Stone Axe

Stone Axe

Stone Axe

Stone Axe

Stone Axe

Stone Axe

Hooded Menace

Hooded Menace

Hooded Menace

Hooded Menace

Hooded Menace

Hooded Menace

Hooded Menace

Hooded Menace

Hooded Menace

Iron Man

Wino

Wino

Wino

Wino

Wino

Wino

Wino

Wino

Wino

Wino

Wino

Wino

Wino

Solitude Aeturnus

Solitude Aeturnus

Solitude Aeturnus

Solitude Aeturnus

Solitude Aeturnus

Solitude Aeturnus

Solitude Aeturnus

Solitude Aeturnus

Solitude Aeturnus

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Comments (21)

First austinvegan, now vegasvegan?

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2011 1:04 PM

vegansausage?

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2011 1:13 PM

aww crap! now i have to look at that dude's ass from dawes for however long bv has whored itself out?

le sigh ...

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2011 1:20 PM

nice pics! lotsa unknowns but wino, iron man, and solitude aeternus would be a killer lineup!

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2011 1:26 PM

how could Dawes even afford that? Labels still pay for shit like that? Is it Paul Allen's kid's band or something?

Anyway, I look forward to making fun of Dawes for the next week or so...

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2011 1:27 PM

Wino FTW!

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2011 1:29 PM

wow, solitude aeturnus on the front page of BV. this band has been overlooked for far too long. nice to see them getting some recognition.

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2011 1:31 PM

It looks like DAWES needs more tattoos and a black t-shirts. It's kinda hard to tell from that angle, but they look white enough....

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2011 1:32 PM

^ ^ well, it would appear that dawes are the "most promising purveyors of new-school country folk" so the must be great. right? i'll wait to see what the 'fork tells me think of them. then, and only then, will my mind be made up and not clouded with dreams of delicious billyburgers.

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2011 1:32 PM

If Dawes plays their cards right they could be the next Jacoozi Boyz....

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2011 1:39 PM

based upon all the people there to see dawes in that photo, they must be fab! if only the had robyn as an opening act.

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2011 1:50 PM

weiner is the new sausage

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2011 1:52 PM

"le sigh ..."

Le gay.

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2011 2:05 PM

"brought some crippling death doom in the form of a monstrously heavy, elephantine crawl that rumbled like tectonic plates colliding."

WHAT DOES THIS EVEN MEAN?

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | June 7, 2011 2:49 PM

2:49 lulz


underneath the tattoos and stupid costumes, metal dudes are total dorks. The artifice is not an accident if you know what I mean....

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2011 3:00 PM

Mumford and Sons > Dawes

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2011 3:05 PM

"WHAT DOES THIS EVEN MEAN?"

It means that they brought some crippling death doom in the form of a monstrously heavy, elephantine crawl that rumbled like tectonic plates colliding.

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2011 3:07 PM

Vegas is the new Austin.

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2011 10:17 AM

So fucking great to see Solitude Aeturnus getting coverage on BV. Talk about an underrated American band - this is definitely one of them. So great, especially live. I really wish I could have went to this just to see them and Wino.

Posted by Hellbound Metal | June 8, 2011 12:13 PM

I was there,some really great bands.Drummer
on Iron was just a drunken tool

Posted by db | June 8, 2011 10:34 PM

How come there are no pics or info about Psilocybin??

Posted by mom | June 10, 2011 11:33 AM

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