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Integrity & Pulling Teeth @ A389 Anniversary
Integrity at A389 2012
Integrity at A389 2012

After Weekend Nachos played Sonar's smaller stage on Saturday, the party then moved to the larger stage, where Young and In The Way played their blackened-crust on a candle-lit stage. Black Metal aesthetics and a taut set made YAITW's performance one of my favorites of the day. Make sure and check out the band's new LP V: Eternal Depression, as well as their forthcoming 2LP Amen/I Am Not What I Am compilation due on the label this week.

Junior Bruce, featuring Scott Angelacos of Bloodlet on vocals, played stoner-doom which was a perfect lead-in to the great Seven Sisters of Sleep. The latter, who played Friday at Acheron (pictures on the way), play sludgy-hardcore and ripped out an excellent set of mid-paced pummeling. The always dependable Magrudergrind helped speed things up directly afterword.

Pulling Teeth played their final show after Magrudergrind, and had the crowd bouncing around and singing along to their set. Vocalist Mike Riley spent the final two songs bouncing between the stage and the crowd, as his backing band played material from across their output, including latter works like "From Birth" and "At Peace" from their latest LP Funerary. It's always sad to see a band of that caliber go away, but at least the Baltimore quintet does it with style and grace. Check out my interview with Dom of Pulling Teeth that we posted last week.

The caustic-negativity was ratched up for Gehenna, who played their black-metal-infused hardcore to a somewhat quieter audience. Mike Apocalypse staggered across the stage like a wide-eyed madman for the duration of their set, which seemingly confounded those looking to do some good old-fashioned moshing.

Integrity's metallic hardcore followed Gehenna, closing with the unfuckwithable trifecta of "Vocal Test" into "Hollow" into "Micha: Those Who Fear Tomorrow". The night at Sonar ended with Eyehategod, who dipped into all of the old classics for their set, as well as their "new" song "New Orleans is The New Vietnam" (which they have been playing for a few years now).

Overall, a great night with my personal highlights of the evening being Young and In The Way, Pulling Teeth, Weekend Nachos, Gehenna, Full of Hell, and Integrity. One final note... as much as I love Eyehategod both live and on record (a lot), the band is in desparate need of some new material... its been 12 long-years since Confederacy of Ruined Lives and they definitely have some creative-life left in them (see Soilent Green, Down, the recent Kill Life flexi and Mike's work in noise music, Hawg Jaw, Outlaw Order, Arson Anthem, etc).

Pictures from the first part of the day are HERE. The rest of the pictures from Saturday's A389 Anniversary show, aka everything mentioned above, are below...

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Young In The Way

Young In The Way at A389 2012

Young In The Way at A389 2012

Young In The Way at A389 2012

Young In The Way at A389 2012

Young In The Way at A389 2012

Young In The Way at A389 2012

Young In The Way at A389 2012

Young In The Way at A389 2012

Young In The Way at A389 2012

Young In The Way at A389 2012

Junior Bruce

Junior Bruce at A389 2012

Junior Bruce at A389 2012

Junior Bruce at A389 2012

Junior Bruce at A389 2012

Junior Bruce at A389 2012

Junior Bruce at A389 2012

Junior Bruce at A389 2012

Junior Bruce at A389 2012

Junior Bruce at A389 2012

Seven Sisters of Sleep

Seven Sisters of Sleep at A389 2012

Seven Sisters of Sleep at A389 2012

Seven Sisters of Sleep at A389 2012

Seven Sisters of Sleep at A389 2012

Seven Sisters of Sleep at A389 2012

Seven Sisters of Sleep at A389 2012

Seven Sisters of Sleep at A389 2012

Seven Sisters of Sleep at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind at A389 2012

Magrudergrind at A389 2012

Magrudergrind at A389 2012

Magrudergrind at A389 2012

Magrudergrind at A389 2012

Magrudergrind at A389 2012

Magrudergrind at A389 2012

Magrudergrind at A389 2012

Magrudergrind at A389 2012

Magrudergrind at A389 2012

Magrudergrind at A389 2012

Pulling Teeth

Pulling Teeth at A389 2012

Pulling Teeth at A389 2012

Pulling Teeth at A389 2012

Pulling Teeth at A389 2012

Pulling Teeth at A389 2012

Pulling Teeth at A389 2012

Pulling Teeth at A389 2012

Pulling Teeth at A389 2012

Pulling Teeth at A389 2012

Pulling Teeth at A389 2012

Pulling Teeth at A389 2012

Pulling Teeth at A389 2012

Pulling Teeth at A389 2012

Pulling Teeth at A389 2012

Pulling Teeth at A389 2012

Pulling Teeth at A389 2012

Pulling Teeth at A389 2012

Pulling Teeth at A389 2012

Pulling Teeth at A389 2012

Pulling Teeth at A389 2012

Pulling Teeth at A389 2012

Pulling Teeth at A389 2012

Gehenna

Gehenna at A389 2012

Gehenna at A389 2012

Gehenna at A389 2012

Gehenna at A389 2012

Gehenna at A389 2012

Gehenna at A389 2012

Gehenna at A389 2012

Gehenna at A389 2012

Gehenna at A389 2012

Gehenna at A389 2012

Gehenna at A389 2012

Gehenna at A389 2012

Integrity

Integrity at A389 2012

Integrity at A389 2012

Integrity at A389 2012

Integrity at A389 2012

Integrity at A389 2012

Integrity at A389 2012

Integrity at A389 2012

Integrity at A389 2012

Integrity at A389 2012

Integrity at A389 2012

Integrity at A389 2012

Integrity at A389 2012

Integrity at A389 2012

Integrity at A389 2012

Integrity at A389 2012

Integrity at A389 2012

Integrity at A389 2012

Integrity at A389 2012

Integrity at A389 2012

Integrity at A389 2012

Integrity at A389 2012

Integrity at A389 2012

Integrity at A389 2012

Integrity at A389 2012

Integrity at A389 2012

Eyehategod

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

Eyehategod at A389 2012

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Comments (27)

why does mike williams wear long sleeve shirts under his t shirts at EVERY show? kewl pics though maaaaaaan.

Posted by Johnny "8 Inch" Sausage | January 23, 2012 1:26 PM

tracks.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 1:30 PM

Show was amazing. Eyehategod was not pleased when the lighted were turned on during their set, though.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 2:02 PM

bing. thank you 1:30.

Posted by Johnny "8 Inch" Sausage | January 23, 2012 2:02 PM

I don't really think you qualify as being "in the know" if you know that Mike had a heroin problem.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 2:12 PM

i'm "in the know" enough to know that you don't have a lot to do this afternoon.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 2:19 PM

looks like a great show good to see EYEHATEGOD playing .. And Integrity still putting out great albums 20 years into it ..

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 2:28 PM

Integrity STILL not allowed back in NYC? Can't that band sneak one show in the NYC area; or, he still scared all those DMS kids are going to beat his ass again? Bloodlet were truly and awful, awful band.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 3:24 PM

what happens if they hire other people to come to NYC and play Integrity songs - like old ladies. would DMS kick the old ladies?

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 3:38 PM

When did Dwid get beefy, and therefore get hot?

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 3:52 PM

what happens when they get sick of their tattoos cause they thought they were cool and badass when they got them but are now just part of mainstream culture?

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 4:04 PM

What happens when your mom has to go another boring parent-teacher conference and doesn't have time to clean the mess I left on her mouth?

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 4:28 PM

They just get more ridiculously upset.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 4:36 PM

2:19- Actually, I am a psychologist who doesn't have fieldwork today and has some office time. Swing and a miss, jackass.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 4:43 PM

Eyehategod playing with Integrity is proof that the obit for this scene needs to be written.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 4:56 PM

4:56- Actually, I would say anonymous, whiny posts like yours are indicative of what's wrong with the "scene" (as though bands from all over the country are a scene).

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 5:17 PM

Mike Williams is clean but still dresses like a junkie.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 5:28 PM

4:28-you make the mess you clean the mess buddy. also, let me know when you want to quit your teaching job and go into porn.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 5:39 PM

sausage fest. hillbilly sausage fest. the absolute worst.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 5:46 PM

^It's fat rock too. Disgusting. Have some pride about yourself people.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 5:53 PM

5:58:I'm in good shape. But I don't care about what other guy's bodies look like. You know, that whole liking women thing. Any man who cares what another man's body looks like secretly/openly wants to fuck them.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 8:58 PM

What's with every person in every one of these photos wearing such stupid looking pants?

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 9:16 PM

Great pics. Sad to see Pulling Teeth go. Incredible lyrics that actually tackle serious issues without sounding trite or corny, amazing riffs courtesy of Dom, and an astounding live show. Oh well, at least we got Hatewaves.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 9:18 PM

4:28: seriously, I think you might of made him cry with that one. Doh, that was a tough one!

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2012 11:01 PM

i am gonna pull of your fucking teeth bitches

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2012 4:24 PM

These guys look too cool!

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2012 6:01 PM

lots of smiles and fun.

Posted by jordon | August 7, 2013 3:53 PM

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