Posted in metal | movies | music | pictures on August 16, 2011

photos by BBG, Cough photos by Samantha Marble

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Slow Southern Steel blew into town on a typhoon-like Saturday night (8/13), bringing with it late night performances from Cough (with special guest/film director CT on vocals!), Apostle of Solitude, and Earthling. Though an unfortunate accident prevented the Jaegermeister from appearing as advertised, the show was an excellent night that both celebrated southern music and celebrated WITH it.

The main attraction was Slow Southern Steel, the oft-delayed documentary on the southern-fried metal phenomenon that has given birth to bands like Eyehategod, Buzzov*en, Rwake, Dark Castle, Kylesa, Zoroaster and more. Ninety minutes in length, the NYC showing was the first time that the film had been screened outside of director CT's (of Rwake) native Little Rock, Arkansas. While SSS does feature all of the usual suspects and pieces on the influence of bands like Eyehategod, the film focuses more on the people, culture, and the human side of southern rock. The influence of church, growing up with livestock, Katrina, and the hotly debated rebel flag were given as much attention as Buzzov*en. As a result, Slow Southern Steel is a broad but intriguing look into that music scene. With deliberate-pacing and an excellent sense of humor, this is a film for music fans of any genre or anyone interested in understanding the different cultures that exist within our own borders. Here's to hoping this documentary receives a proper release sometime soon.

Following the film, we were blessed by performances by Earthling (a Richmond thrash-meets-black metal crew), Apostle of Solitude (Indianapolis doom) and headliner Cough, who hadn't played NYC since The Charleston late last year. Earthling was a pleasantly-solid band and considering that they only have a demo to their name, they'll move quickly. Apostle of Solitude features Bob Fouts (ex-The Gates of Slumber) on low-end, and the band's traditional doom jams were much-better represented live than on their recent release. See them live if you can. Cough, as usual, delivered a killer performance of slow-crawling doom destruction and closed their set with a cover of "Tired of Being Alive" by Danzig with CT on vocals. It was an excellent end to an equally excellent night.

More pictures from Knitting Factory on Saturday night are below.

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Earthling by BBG

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Apostle of Solitude by BBG

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Comments (27)

redneck sausage

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 3:12 PM

BBG, do you just sit back and laugh at the comments on here? I hope you get as much enjoyment out of them as I do! Nice write up! Always look forward to your posts!

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 3:19 PM

could one stick of deodorant ever have done more?

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 3:26 PM

Apostle of Beards rules!

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 3:41 PM

Totally didn't catch that it was a Danzig song, so thanks for that info. Cough live is always awesome, with CT it that much better. Cheers.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 3:41 PM

I think the singer from Cough delivered my pizza the other week. He should be concentrating on that line of work.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 3:44 PM

Even more men for you hipsters to salivate at! The fun never ends!

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 3:49 PM

I think BBG is intentionally no longer taking photos of the females-less crowds in an effort to save the genre from further ridicule.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 3:52 PM

BBG probably doesn't give a shit about you nerds.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 3:59 PM

yeah why would he? There is tons of $ in photographing agro nerd bands....

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 4:01 PM

3:53 yeah, what's up with that? The crowd shots are the funniest part of these posts.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 4:06 PM

Yeah! They're even better than Playgirl, right?

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 4:10 PM

there is a band named 'Apostle of Solitude'?

lulz...

nice oxymoron guys.

now hurry up with that pizza....

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 4:15 PM

^ yeah. There is also a band named tUnE-YaRdS. Spelled that same way. Isn't that fucking retarded?

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 4:41 PM

4:41^ I prefer to say mongoloided, but yea it is.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 5:27 PM

Is the singer from Rwake in Cough now? I remember those dumb X men tattoos.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 6:41 PM

how am i supposed to tell the difference between this band and the 1000 others that look and sound just like it?

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 9:01 PM

"....those dumb X men tattoos."


lulz....formal sausage.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 10:17 PM

^10:17 no....classic sausage

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2011 11:29 PM

Haaaa!!! Delicate Steve owns these fucks!!!! Delicate Steve rocks SO hard my heart swells with man love! These metal faggots can fuck my ass, for real! Ha! LOLZ. You closeted sausage fags should blast my hipster ass like it was the a-cock-alypse. Haha! TuNe-YoRdZ NiGgAZzZzZ OOooOOooooOo.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 3:10 AM

The comments on here are ridiculous. I was stoked that the documentary was brought out here. There was a couple visiting from Italy that was leaving the next morning and was so excited that they got to be here to see it. Cough's set also fucking ruled. You fags just don't know....

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 1:49 PM

"These metal faggots can fuck my ass"

Alrighty, then.
Don't go whining to mommy when it happens, sweetie. You're gonna have one sore redeye.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 2:10 PM

no crowd shots because no one was there.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 2:42 PM

there were people there. it was amazing. CT put together a great documentary on Southern Metal. not that you dicks care. Beach yArDs Coast Heaven Iver were probably playing at some art loft coffee house while you tweeted with your unemployed, trust fund sucking friends. go and dance your fucking face off. douche bags.


mmmmmmm. fuel for the fire. tools.

Posted by Anonymous | August 17, 2011 3:12 PM

i care. and so did the other 19 people that came to this show.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2011 1:26 AM

there were people there. it was amazing. CT put together a great documentary on Southern Metal. not that you dicks care. Beach yArDs Coast Heaven Iver were probably playing at some art loft coffee house while you tweeted with your unemployed, trust fund sucking friends. go and dance your fucking face off. douche bags.


mmmmmmm. fuel for the fire. tools.


All those bands suck just like the 1000 other metal bands that look and sound identical to each other.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2011 2:03 AM

let's also note that for anyone who isn't an indie douche...all indie songs sound exactly the same and all of you indieshits look and wear exactly the same dumb ass BS. that's just how things go within genres. don't be so genre-centric..douche.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2011 10:52 PM

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