Posted in metal | music | pictures on December 9, 2011

by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Dispirit - "Untitled rehearsal track" (MP3)

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Rites of Darkness

Rites of Darkness doesn't start for another few hours but the die-hards have already arrived in San Antonio, and spent their time at one of two pre-fest parties last night (12/8). I attended the "official" pre-party, featuring a headlining appearance from Ares Kingdom (mems Order from Chaos), spirtual black-metallers Dispirit (mem Weakling, Asunder, The Gault), death-metallers Drawn & Quartered, epic black metal from UK's Wodensthrone, Vasaeleth (mems ex-Demoncy, Dagon), and locals Sturmgewher (who I missed). Though Ares Kingdom ripped (especially guitarist Chuck Keller), Dispirit was clearly the highlight for me, combining psychedelia, epic black metal and an abundance of fog to create the prefect atmosphere for their extended compositions. Wodensthrone and Vasaeleth were also personal favorites, the latter playing Incantation-style death metal while the former specialized in sprawling pagan black metal.

Make sure and pick up a copy of Dispirit's cassette at your favorite local distro, and download a rough mix of a rehearsal track above. Stay tuned to BrooklynVegan for continuing coverage from Rites of Darkness 2011. More pictures from the pre-fest at Bonds 007 last night are below...

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Comments (13)

Rites of Sausage

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2011 3:27 PM

Rite #1 - No chix

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2011 3:32 PM

Rite #2- no krispy kreme shall go uneaten

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2011 3:49 PM

Rite #3 - Deodarant shall be banished to thy parent's basement.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2011 3:58 PM

Rite #4 - your pizza will only be delivered AFTER I'm done rocking out in my Chevelle

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2011 4:12 PM

Rots of Cancellations

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2011 4:34 PM

chix get in for free and drink for free

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2011 5:39 PM

Thanks for the coverage

Posted by Broke in Austin | December 9, 2011 7:48 PM

dispirit is phenomenal...strange to see pics of them without piles of fog

Posted by Anonymous | December 10, 2011 8:15 PM

worst sound ever. sound guy seemed like he was on crack. very disappointing!

Posted by boozer | December 12, 2011 10:28 PM

if you pussys went for the chicks instead of the metal your obviously into the wrong music.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2011 10:57 PM

Dispirit had better come to NYC in 2012. MAKE IT HAPPEN FRED.

Posted by Mike Nelson | December 13, 2011 11:15 AM

rites of darkness for the win

Posted by jordon | August 10, 2013 3:16 PM

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