Posted in metal | music | pictures on July 21, 2011

photos by Greg Cristman, words by BBG

Batillus @ Le Poisson Rouge
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It's a a triple threat of events at Saint Vitus this weekend. Things kicks off Friday (7/22) with Hull/A Generation of Vipers/Marching Teeth, continue with Batillus/Mutilation Rites/Phantom Glue on Saturday and end with Dreams Were Made for Mortals, a collective art show on Sunday (7/24).

The art show features the work of Karlynn Holland (responsible for art that has appeared on LPs by Krallice, Dysrhythmia, many others) among many others. Karlyn describes it like this:

"My dreams, frequently, are broadcast across neural pathways in vibrant color. They are so vivid, the dreams feel more real than my waking life. It haunts me. Life feels like the dream, a series of passing moments. As I rise from paralysis, they evaporate from memory. How could something so real fade so quickly? I often find myself asking this question. Exploring the dawn hours of your fervent mind, please choose or create work that exposes our perishable nature and echoes human frailness so often deified by gods of rock and roll."
The one day show will kick off at 4PM and last until the wee hours, featuring a revolving group of DJs including yours truly. Samantha Marble, Brian Montouri, Justina Villanueva, and Angela Nacol will also have work on display. Support local artists and try and make it out if you can.

Batillus is currently on tour with Mutilation Rites and will return back to NYC on Saturday. Their last show was at LPR with Yob & Dark Castle. The NY Times was there:

[Mike Scheidt of YOB] did several things at once, singing in grunts and high precise wails, working bits of melody and middle-register guitar cries into the music without breaking the flow of the chord riffs. But there was also a feeling of conscious restraint: he didn't actually solo, in the usual sense, until nearly the end of the show. His chord repetitions were composed, micro-arranged, and they pulled you down, down, down; Mr. Scheidt uses a baritone-guitar tuning on a standard guitar, a perfect fifth lower than usual. You feel this music a lot; it's body-centered, in its rhythm and its mass. -[New York Times]
You already saw pictures from the show. Here is a second set. More of them with the Hull show poster below...

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Batillus @ LPR

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Comments (50)

Dirty, filthy doom

Posted by Jesus H | July 21, 2011 11:22 AM

Killer shots, Greg!

Posted by Carm | July 21, 2011 11:31 AM

sucky, boring, doom

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 11:33 AM

Ok, so what's NOT sucky and boring to you then? Don't worry, I'll wait.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 11:39 AM

Yawn, loser rock. take a shower dicks.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 11:41 AM

It is criminal Neutral Milk Hotel is no longer around yet Yob can tour and tour and tour and tour and release crap and crap and crap and crap and crap and crap.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 11:43 AM

How and why would you even compare those two acts?

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 11:46 AM

old men dressed like goth teens...sweet..

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 11:57 AM

saw Harvey Milk at St. Vitus.
Won't be back until they get a real PA.
Couldn't hear vocals at all.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 11:57 AM

Yob has actually not toured and toured....this was their first east coast dates since 2005 0r 2006....Also it is not anybody's fault except Neutral Milk Hotel's that they are no longer around. It is not like they can't reform if they wanted...go ask Jeff Mangum in September.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 12:06 PM

i wish some of these pictures were backlit

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 12:11 PM

nasty, I feel like I need a shower after looking at those pics

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 12:19 PM

"Yawn, loser rock. take a shower dicks."

Exactly what I think of when I see all these lame indie-ish "rock" flavor of the month bands and their trendy slimeball crowds.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 12:23 PM

@11:39 ROOOOOOTTTTT

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 12:29 PM

12:06- why even respond? The poster to whom you are responding is obviously an ignorant, wingey little cunt who has no idea what he/she is talking about.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 12:44 PM

What a weird subculture. Why would anyone want to live their life like this? I don't get the attraction at all. Seems like teenage misfit hot topic kind of shit. I'll pass.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 12:44 PM

Live their like how exactly? Lots of people making assumptions up in this piece.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 1:14 PM

no assumption, living their lives looking like angst filled teenagers, when they're clearly well on their way to middle age. They look ridiculous. Sorry.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 1:18 PM

yeah. why would you want to go to a show where the band actually performs? seems like some of you tits are afraid of sweat, or, have no testes.

EETIT

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 1:23 PM

^because I don't find this attractive at all, you dolt. It comes across as loser shit.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 1:25 PM

OMG I can't wait for the show in Orlando tomorrow. YOB AND DC RULE!

Posted by Jared Oates | July 21, 2011 1:45 PM

assuming it is loser shit is actually loser shit. loser.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 3:50 PM

this whole thread is nu-brooklyn personified.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 4:02 PM

that band is hot topic personified

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 4:29 PM

No, you bunch of little indie trolls, Hot Topic is the only thing YOU can think to compare them to because YOU live in a narrow, commercialized world where you probably go to Girl Talk shows where dudes wear neon and pastel and have no balls, nor skills to play instruments. Or you go see boring indie rock bands or whatever Pitchfork tells you to like this week. Eat a dick.

Posted by Marble | July 21, 2011 5:45 PM

Lol these bands are hottopic compared to ones like necros christos.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 6:43 PM

These bands are amazing.

Posted by f | July 21, 2011 6:43 PM

I usually dread the comments for Batillus on brooklynvegan.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 7:22 PM

5:45 nailed it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 7:44 PM

Thanks Carm!

Posted by greg C | July 21, 2011 9:40 PM

Marble makes some excellent points.
Do the indie trolls care to counter?

Better yet, why not come out to some sucky boring doom show and pass out your band's demo? I'm sure once us "old men who dress like goth teens" will change our ways for you awesome band.

Posted by Anonymous | July 21, 2011 11:26 PM

Well 5:45 PM maybe the hardcore and metal that doesnt play dress up trying to impress and posture like Battits. Take away the image then maybe the trendy sludge grr indie metal crowd would realize theres many bands doing what there doing with doomy keyboards, low E and D chords (been done a million times & doesnt take talent or originality usually) with a pause to rumble the reptile brains, and sleeve tattoos. Are some of the people in this scene incestuous or clones of their favorite 2 or 3 bands? Most likely.

EyehateGod says in interviews that they copped a lot from the Melvins and Black Flag which is refreshing to have them be honest about things even though they have their own sound.

At least bands on say Profane Existence are genuine about it. Thats not Hot Topic.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2011 12:17 AM

Does the key chain have to hang down to the knees for some practical reason or is that for looks?

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2011 12:24 AM

why don't you ask him personally? maybe he'll rip your face off? he'll more then likely give you a straight up answer. then again, if you have to ask, you don't deserve a face.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2011 10:39 AM

So then its just macho knuckle dragger dress up that is more required for a costume and formulaic low D metal.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2011 4:40 PM

They cant take any criticism other wise they would want to fight like little authoritarian kids.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2011 4:46 PM

have you ever heard lowD metal!! it is amazing. the notes literally make you shit your pants. douchetroll.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2011 5:19 PM

douche troll is the name of your band?
There is a lot of imbecile metal band names so it's possible.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2011 8:17 PM

What is up with all the judgment? Can't we all just be friendly because we share heavy music as a common interest.... and god forbid that someone dresses in an alternative way because they like that style. Do we all have to dress/look the same? Maybe yall who are so critical should look into why you're being so closed minded.

Posted by f | July 23, 2011 8:32 AM

"Do we all have to dress/look the same?"

Anyone who cultivates a look at all is a faggot. This "sameness" of which you speak is a matter of not giving a fuck about fashion in anything but the most generalized sense, and that's infinitely more sane than looking like these chimps. They just partake of a more narrow and specialized brand of conformity, and for them it is way past its sell-by date.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 10:25 AM

I don't think there is anything wrong with having style. Many artists do. You're being super judgmental. The way they dress has nothing to do with conformity, it has to do with dressing the way they like. I know these dudes. They're great guys, and definitely intelligent individuals. Also, how would you feel if people were judging you and calling you a faggot for how you dress, look, etc. Wouldn't hurt for you to mature some.

Posted by f | July 23, 2011 1:38 PM

such hipster douchebags here. other than the vocalist, Batillus looks like your company's IT crew.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 6:56 PM

Ive actually talked to many people who say the singer is a fairly stuck on himself guy and having that whole get up like Rob Zombie or trying to imitate actual punks just reeks of the "non conformist" being a close minded conformist with posturing costume.

Yes that look or trying to have one as some identity plainly says your vain.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2011 10:35 PM

I know the singer fairy well. He's one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. Let go of the superficial stuff. It's ok for people to dress a little different. I don't think that you'd appreciate someone judging you for how you look.

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2011 9:07 AM

The comments in this thread have made it clear that all you Brooklyn faggot hipsters are some of the most closed minded, judgmental, arrogant fuckhead kids on the planet. I will never move to NY for this reason. All of you, shut your mouths and keep to your own business. If you're bashing bands like YOB and Batillus and comparing it to drop-D goth nu-metal, you clearly don't know shit about metal, even though you think you know everything. My band played at this show, and even though I don't like the look of dreads and sleeve tattoos myself, I don't knock the people who have it. Shut your dumb faggot holes for once and use your ears. Scenester fucks, go get hit by a car.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2011 6:22 PM

P.S. half of you are probably trust fund hipster babies anyway. Stop talking, forever. It's indescribable how much you suck.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2011 6:26 PM

^^ NIGGA, PLEASE

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2011 6:33 PM

"I will never move to NY for this reason."

Yeah, that and the fact that you don't have a real job/career are keeping you away.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2011 6:49 PM

Trust me, the rest of us here in NYC do not like what has happened to Brooklyn either. It's like the guido problem that plagues the eastern portion of the city - Queens/Long Island heavily; the only people who think these club going orange tanned roided idiots are cool, are other guido's. It's disappointing for me whenever a band I would like to see is going to be playing in Brooklyn, and I have to make my way through all the unshowered, bearded, box rimmed, capri wearing, flannel/argyle cardigan drones... Fuck off Brooklyn hipsters...

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