Posted in metal | music | pictures on May 22, 2012

photos by Greg Cristman, words by BBG

Mares of Thrace

Dayton City Paper: How would you describe Mares of Thrace to a stranger?

Frontwoman Therese Lanz: I would describe Mares of Thrace as an armada of angry drag queens riding nuclear warhead-equipped rabid rhinoceroses in a kamikaze mission of destruction into an Alabama Pentecostal megachurch service.

While I can't say that the above description provided by Therese of Mares of Thrace is entirely accurate, the band was hellbent on destruction when they played Saint Vitus on May 15th. The band, who is currently touring on the strength of their new LP The Pilgrimage (out now via Sonic Unyon), was joined by Brooklyn doom favorites Batillus (who played new tracks, some from their upcoming split with Whitehorse), Nashville post-metal quartet Sky Burial, and Brooklyn sludge-trio Mortals. Lots more pics from the show are below.

Sky Burial were on a tour of their own in support of a new record Where Four Rivers Flow which is out now via Replenish.

In related news, Batillus is scheduled to play with Whitehorse and Unearthly Trance at Acheron on June 12th. New band Skullshitter, which features a member of Mutant Supremacy, will open the show. Skullshitter is also scheduled to play on June 9th at Saint Vitus with Phobia, Strong Intention, Ramming Speed, and Full of Hell. Tickets are still available. Stream the Skullshitter demo along with the pictures below.

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Comments (13)

tanks free good

Posted by forums | May 23, 2012 12:04 AM

Mares of Thrace seemed like a band worth checking out live. Wasnt there another girl originally in the band playing drums.

Otherwise this whole "indie metal" or "doom" metal trend is just goofy the way its image based & the bands sound so identical to each other, but they pretend thats not so.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 2:31 AM

agree man, they can pretend all day long in my opinion their music has very little to do with art

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 3:00 AM

Any nude pics of Therese Lanz?

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 8:37 AM

2:31- please tell me you aren't into indie rock if you have a problem with image being at the forefront of doom metal.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 11:01 AM

yeah where is the other girl...all the photos showed mares is two ladies.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 11:25 AM

weird. i kinda thought that "mares" would signify women... which is what their band was made up of, unless that dude actually is the old drummer with a lot of makeup and a wallet chain.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 11:33 AM

That self-description is the most obnoxious thing I've read in a while, especially considering the band is pretty dull.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 11:40 AM

is this the new band from the hipster grifter?

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 11:48 AM

Saw Skullshitter's first show, they're fucking killer live.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2012 1:24 PM

11:01 AM No Im not into indie music.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2012 3:19 AM

That self-description is the most obnoxious thing I've read in a while, especially considering the band is pretty dull.

Posted by Sooq | May 26, 2012 3:38 PM

great beats.

Posted by jordon | July 30, 2013 3:03 PM

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