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Krum Bums @ Europa
Krum Bums

A blackened crust band. An updated NWOBHM band. A poppy street-punk band. A blackened thrash band. A slow crusty doom band, and a traditional doom band with female vocals. Outside of a grind band and a hardcore band, I'd say that almost all heavy bases were covered on Friday night at Europa and Acheron. My night started with the Toxic Holocaust / Holy Grail / Krum Bums tour which hit Europa with support from Salo. Though the crowd was insanely into both Toxic Holocaust and Holy Grail (I preferred the former way more than the latter), Krum Bums were my favorite band at Europa that night. Their high-energy street punk awoke the quiet crowd, who were circle-pitting by their set's end. Toxic Holocaust had the audience eating out of their hand too, with the much larger circle-pit giving way to on-stage sing-alongs for favorites like "Wild Dogs" and "War is Hell".

side note: Toxic Holocaust's fans at Europa need to take a cue from the book of hardcore when it comes to stage-diving; thirty seconds of hesitation and searching for the right spot to dive isn't just embarassing, its just plain pointless.

After Europa, I headed over to the free after-party at Acheron featuring Windhand with local Belus. NYC's Belus is only on their second show, but the band shows maturity and songwriting way beyond their years. Make sure and catch them whenever you get the chance. Windhand was all the makings of an amazing traditional doom band: great vocals, memorable riffs, and bombastic sound. Can't wait to see them again.

All pictures and some recent video (including some from Europa) is below.

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Salo @ Europa

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Salo at Europa, Brooklyn, NY 8/19/11

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Holy Grail @ Europa

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Holy Grail at Europa, Brooklyn, NY 8/19/11

Toxic Holocaust @ Europa

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Toxic Holocaust at Europa, Brooklyn, NY 8/19/11

Belus @ Acheron

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Windhand @ Acheron

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Windhand @ Stoner Hands Of Doom Fest XI 08/12/11

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Comments (13)

The singer from krum bums is total clown shit

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2011 6:48 PM

Frohawk strikes again!

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2011 11:18 PM

Yes its true Frohawk was in top form that night.

Posted by Anonymous | August 22, 2011 11:42 PM

Is this a joke?

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2011 1:12 AM

That guitar case should've said FRO)))

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2011 1:56 AM

Cool pics!

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2011 3:01 AM

What the fuck does Windhand mean?

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2011 3:52 AM

I hear good things about the krum bums....would like to catch them sometime.

Posted by Blag the destroyer | August 23, 2011 8:01 AM

All this talk about "clown shit" is hilarious. Real funny stuff. I'd hate to be on the receiving end of those barbs. Ouch.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2011 9:36 AM

Ah, manic panic, hair coloring product of choice for the distinguished mall punk.

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

is this comedy? total clown shit. is that mohawk glued on? amazing that old guy has that much hair!

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2011 10:54 AM

If someone doesn't name their new band "total clown shit" by the end of the year, I am retiring from Planet Earth.

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2011 11:09 AM

fuck ya'll.. daves not even that old, been rockin hard for at least 11 years now, though. go to a show & then talk shit

Posted by Anonymous | August 23, 2011 1:36 PM

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