From Ashes Rise
From Ashes Rise returned to NYC on Monday night (8/15), their first NYC date since their reunion and since playing BB King's in 2005 with Subhumans and Leftover Crack. The show was one of three East Coast dates (two were in Philly with one as part of 'This is Hardcore'). The band plays Power Of The Riff in Seattle on 8/20.
I was fortunate enough to catch From Ashes Rise in their first go around, and Monday was probably my favorite performance by the Portland band. Taut, focused and fantastic, the crusty neg-hardcore band played favorites from Nightmares and beyond, including new material. No word on when/where that will surface, but keep your fingers crossed.
Support at Public Assembly came from a diverse cast that included Canadian thrash/grind favorites Fuck The Facts, surf-punks Night Birds, and brutal hardcore from Full of Hell. Fuck The Facts is always impressive live, with Monday's focus being on their upcoming LP Die Miserable with some stops to deliver older material like "Wake". Night Birds musically falls in the groove between Dead Kennedys, Adolescents and Agent Orange, and their live show is similarly energetic. Full of Hell may not be old enough to drink, but the band definitely knows how to rage; negative, fierce hardcore with black metal, powerviolence, and grind touches. Look for their new record on A389 soon.
More pictures from the show, including setlists, below...
Full of Hell by Suren Karapetyan
Full of Hell by Greg Cristman
Night Birds by Suren Karapetyan
Night Birds by Greg Cristman
Fuck The Facts by Suren Karapetyan
Fuck The Facts by Greg Cristman
From Ashes Rise by Suren Karapetyan
From Ashes Rise by Greg Cristman
From Ashes Rise @ Public Assembly
Fuck The Facts @ Public Assembly
Night Birds @ Public Assembly
Full of Hell @ Public Assembly