Posted in metal | music | pictures on August 10, 2011

by BBG

Black Witchery
Black Witchery

As the clock ticked towards 2AM on Monday night (8/8), a five band bill of raw and dissonant black metal was entering its seventh hour. Plagued by equipment issues and over-long sets, the blackened school night in Greenpoint featured an early-Tuesday morning appearance from Spain's Proclamation, along with support from Black Witchery, a reunited Abazagorath, Deceiveron, and Villains.

Early support was a mixed bag, ranging from tongue-in-cheek and fun, to horrid, and not in an "ugly black metal" sort of way. Brooklyn's Villains match over-the-top and revolting in on-stage banter, with seriously great blackened street-punk. Deceiveron followed Villains, and were probably the low point of the evening. Besides being out of tune for the duration of their stage time, their set was long and uninteresting. Due to equipment issues, Abazagorath (who was next) took close to 45 minutes to set up and were relegated to a 13 minute set. Despite that considerable setback, the reunited New Jersey band's thrashy black metal was engaging. Make sure you catch them on an upcoming go-around.

Black Witchery had the largest crowd of the evening, possibly due to the hour that the band hit the stage (around 12:30). The trio's blackened blasts of war metal incited pits while the band kept it interesting with an animated and costumed live show. Black Witchery's theatrical and anti-melodic black metal was my favorite performance of the evening.

The audience had thinned considerably for Spain's Proclamation, and though they they delivered an excellent set of Blasphemy-style war metal, their late set-time and much-more-energetic direct support of similar-influence made it hard to stay enthralled.

More pictures and video from Europa are below.

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Villains | NYC @ Club Europa | 08 Aug 2011

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Abazagorath | NYC @ Club Europa | 08 Aug 2011

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Black Witchery | NYC @ Club Europa | 08 Aug 2011

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Proclamation | NYC @ Club Europa | 08 Aug 2011

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Comments (53)

I bet these assholes don't even record to a click.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 10:23 AM

Good think those people didn't have to work the next day lol.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 10:29 AM

are those dudes serious?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 10:33 AM

Spinal Tap to the fullest.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 10:35 AM

Do you think everyone went out for sausage buns at St. Vitus after?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 10:39 AM

kahan is no longer in abazagorath?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 10:39 AM

Retards in black & bullets!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 11:01 AM

Black Hummus!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 11:13 AM

Where are all the Jort Girls?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 11:25 AM

I wonder if King Sausage was there

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 11:30 AM

11:01- How is exactly is someone "in bullets"? Right, and THEY'RE the retards.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 11:35 AM

the fact that a grown man or woman would attend an event like this is astounding

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 11:36 AM

^the fact that another said "grown man or woman" would waste their time commenting on such attendance is even more astounding.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 11:59 AM

Tokie Wartooth!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 12:07 PM

Do you folks like coffee?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 12:12 PM

This is like the metal equivalent to Skarhead/Onelifecrew/Madball, right?!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 12:13 PM

Just finished mine, 12:12! Get me another! DD!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 12:21 PM

mo sausage!


Is that black metal frohawk?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 12:29 PM

look at these assholes

my god

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 12:38 PM

DUNKACINN(O)))

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 1:01 PM

1:02 is that some sort of comparison based defense?

Showing two example of other ridiculous things doesn't make this not ridiculous as well.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 1:04 PM

1:04- Never said it did. I just find condescension coming from those in a scene in which many look as ridiculous as those in the metal scene to be irksome.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 1:07 PM

And it reeks of hypocrisy.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 1:07 PM

dude ridiculous shit is just ridiculous shit no matter where it is coming from. I laugh at it all equally.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 1:15 PM

1:07 hypocrisy? There a LONG thread on BV making fun of all those brooze cruise kids

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 1:18 PM

ENTHRALLED! nice shirt, villain!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 1:18 PM

1:18- I am quite aware. Doubt many of the "sausage" posters here are as critical of non metal shows. Just a hunch.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 1:30 PM

i make sausage posts and retard hipsters posts. i'm an equal opportunity insulter.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 1:35 PM

Woaaaaaaaaa....Rock is Life

Posted by BucksPaid | August 10, 2011 1:37 PM

1:35- then the comment was not targeted at you.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 1:39 PM

Black Witchery rules!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 2:25 PM

BW and VILL were fucking great!

DECEIVERON were really bad.

It was way too long and late of a show.

BW should have headlined.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 3:19 PM

cartoon sausage?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 3:44 PM

Every show at Europa has sound problems and they always run late. As much as I like the place it gets irritating that they don't really seem to care.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 5:20 PM

They were pissed that the euroclub polish crowd couldn't come red bull rave that night. black Witchery rules, Floorida all day... And fuck, the guy from Proclamation is the guy from Teitanblood, so that's just royalty right there.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 6:38 PM

for having driven 3 hours about 5 min. time before getting on stage, i don't think Decieverion did that bad...

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 8:33 PM

Looks like I made the right decision in being lazy. Also looks like Villains had some lineup changes.. anyway, Europa sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2011 10:02 PM

I felt awkward for some of the crowd. They made me feel embarrassed to tell people I play black metal.

Posted by CLG | August 11, 2011 1:56 PM

10:02 Yes Villains had a lineup change, the chick hasnt been in the band for 2 or 3 years

Posted by Nightstriker | August 11, 2011 4:54 PM

Villians changes their lineup every time I see them.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2011 8:20 PM

Villains sucks really hard wtf. Worst band ever and drummer looks absolutely retarded wahahaha

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2011 7:28 AM

@4:54

You are incorrect.
The chick is still in the band. She plays guitar & sings now.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2011 4:07 PM

Dear internet
8/ 13 / @ 4:07

eat a plum, get a job and keep beating your played out dead horse universe core.

Posted by Desecrator777 | August 13, 2011 4:22 PM

Just to clear the air... I have never said a bad word about Villains since I left the band a few years ago. I wish them nothing but success and hope that these comments can stop.

Posted by Ryan Matthew Lipynsky | August 13, 2011 8:11 PM

8:11, This is the internet dude, wake up, it is a place where any moron with internet access can harass, torment, or talk shit about anything.

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2011 9:52 PM

eat a dick Lipynsky

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2011 2:11 AM

I take back what I said above abt the guy who quit Villains. I shouldnt have aired the opinion in public.

Posted by Nightstriker | August 14, 2011 2:56 AM

I wonder if King Sausage was there,Thanks

Posted by Redes de proteção | August 14, 2011 12:26 PM

Good think those people didn't have to work the next day .Thanks.

Posted by Telas de proteção | August 14, 2011 12:28 PM

I really liked your post, really interesting this article.

Posted by Redes de Proteção | December 19, 2012 1:35 PM

and always a pleasure to visit this site are the post too. thanks

Posted by Envidraçamento de sacadas | February 16, 2013 7:26 PM

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