Posted in metal | music | tour dates on May 20, 2012

Ulcerate at Public Assembly last night
Ulcerate

We had our van broken into in New York last night at our accom. We've lost all our guitar gear (preamps, effects units), some drum equipment, stage banner and all of Svart Crown's merch was also ripped off. We're going to keep going but this is a fucking terrible start. We had phenomenal shows in Philadelphia and NYC last night so this is an absolute kick in the fucking teeth. -[Ulcerate]
Ulcerate and Svart Crown played Public Assembly last night (5/19) as part of a bill with Tombs. The band's tour forges on. Best of luck guys.

The show was the same night as the sold-out Loss, Pallbearer, Sewer Goddess show at Saint Vitus. Pallbearer also played a boozy aftershow at Acheron later that night.

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Comments (43)

don't.park.your.van.full.of.gear.in.brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:07 PM

LOL @ white People

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:25 PM

I guess someone's trust fund ran out.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:26 PM

It's Stupid to leave your gear in a van overnight..no matter where you are
Would you leave your pet in the car over night too?
fools

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:44 PM

Check Maindrag

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:47 PM

Funny, usually thieves target the actual delivery guy, not the Dominoes van.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:49 PM

No insurance on the gear I'm assuming? Psh figures, should've been prepared

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 1:59 PM

I can see leaving your preamps in your van...but your stage banner?!? That's just asking for trouble.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 2:01 PM

Paul Bearer > Pallbearer

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 2:10 PM

Don't blame the victim, people. Sure, leaving your stuff unattended in a van on a BK street isn't the smartest thing to do, but I doubt they had many other options. Garages here are insanely expensive, Ulcerate are a death metal band, they need to eat and sleep somewhere. I blame the assholes who broke into a van and stole all their shit. If those people didn't exist, we would all be able to safely park in public.

Posted by SourD | May 20, 2012 3:48 PM

Great!!!

Posted by Kiara | May 20, 2012 3:48 PM

a death metal should be a little more in touch with the evil that lurks .....

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 3:52 PM

at least have someone from the band sleeping in the van with all the gear. almost all band people i know who tour do something like that...

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 5:08 PM

at least have someone from the band sleeping in the van with all the gear. almost all band people i know who tour do something like that...


haahaa...so that guy could have got his ass kicked and robbed as well ...

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 5:15 PM

depends. if dude is big enough the robbers could be the ones getting their ass kicked.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 5:20 PM

That's fucked.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 5:32 PM

black people still live in bushwick.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 5:49 PM

its usually a guy who saw them or knows they are a band.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 6:18 PM

I think I saw the thugs who did it. Four guys cleaned out the band's van and piled their junk into their shitwagon. One guy had long dreads, another was wearing a doo-rag, and two others looked like they were wearing no pants, just boxers.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 6:18 PM

Interested in stealing gear? It's really simple. Drive to areas with lots of venues like North 6th or Grand, near the Knit. See a van parked nearby? Maybe even one with a trailer hitched to it? Hang around till load out. Then, follow the van. Oh and make sure they have out of town plates as they're probably going to crash with mates. When the van gets to its destination, hang. If the gear is not unloaded for 1-2 hours, it's staying for the night and ripe for the picking. Enjoy your new gear!

Oh, and don't forget... wait 8 months or a year prior to hawking the stuff to Main Drag or whatever. Not only will they not be on the lookout, but you've got 8 months of alibis on your side.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 6:23 PM

"I think I saw the thugs who did it. Four guys cleaned out the band's van and piled their junk into their shitwagon. One guy had long dreads, another was wearing a doo-rag, and two others looked like they were wearing no pants, just boxers."

Way to do nothing about it, coward.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 6:41 PM

Look at all you Anonymous lowlives making light of people having their shit stolen.

I bet if your shit was stolen you'd be upset about it, too, and spare me the "I wouldn't have parked my shit on the street" nonsense. You could get robbed anywhere anytime.

I feel bad for this band. Hopefully at least some if not all their gear can be recovered.

If you don't wish this band well shut the fuck up or keep being little assholes blaming and making fun of the victim.

Posted by D | May 20, 2012 7:20 PM

3:52 fucking right on

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:33 PM

I was upset when someone stole a bowl of hummus ( and the cheese platter) at an art gallery opening in Chelsea last week.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:36 PM

@7:20

Irrelevant since my shit wouldn't get stolen because I value it enough to not leave it unattended at any time. They deserve what they got. Wise people learn from their mistakes - I know that it's a stretch to expect a sausage to be wise, but a sausage could at least let the manager deal with it (contractually). No manager? Then do what a manager would do. Damn, I should be charging you for this common sense advice.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:37 PM

Even if they're without options regarding where they keep their shit, thieves like this only want easy scores. It's just naivete or laziness to make things as simple as breaking in.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 7:45 PM

Hodor. Hodor.

Posted by Hodor | May 20, 2012 10:05 PM

7:37pm Go fuck yourself you fucking dick.

What you wish on others is what you wish for yourself.

Posted by D | May 20, 2012 10:12 PM

"What you wish on others is what you wish for yourself."

How very vapid of you.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:22 PM

Damn this was their first concert in the states too !

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:50 PM

Way to kick people when they are down you fucking haters. They have toured Europe Australia and Nz with no problems I'm sure., something goes wrong in the USA and you all act like a bunch of spiteful haters. Those guys wouldn't travel without cover and know their shit so this would have been unfortunate event surely. What the fuck is wrong with you. The USA makes it almost impossible for outside bands to tour, good work at putting people off even more.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2012 10:56 PM

10:22pm Vapid? Try truth douchebag.

Posted by D | May 20, 2012 11:16 PM

"10:22pm Vapid? Try truth douchebag."

Yeah, D. Fortune cookie philosophy and the truth are, like, exactly the same thing.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 1:12 AM

LOL to racist people

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 4:06 AM

seriously, if 1 more band gets their van broken into while on tour, i'm going to scream. stop being naive idiots! and stop being lazy! take your gear inside with you! or your shit is going to get stolen. it's a fact of life

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 11:23 AM

MEMO TO ALL TOURING BANDS PLAYING NYC:

Don't leave your shit in a van parked unattended on the streets to avoid paying for secure parking.

You have been warned.

Sincerely,
The City Of New York

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 11:47 AM

you're ALL faggots.

Posted by LTHLTK | May 21, 2012 12:01 PM

what a wake up call ... band comes all the way from New Zealand and gets their gear stolen ... an expensive lesson I am sure but I give credit for these guys for moving forward and I hope they get a lot support from the fans

Posted by EarlGreyTea | May 21, 2012 12:15 PM

Someone ulcerated the van, stole the equipment, and gave the stupid newbies to NY ulcers.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 12:28 PM

1:12pm Fortune cookie philosophy? I don't think so. So what's "the truth" douchebag?

Thanks for showing me you're one of those people who wishes something bad would happen to himself/herself when wishing bad on others. You only show your self-hatred. Part of ill is ill-wishing so it stands to reason you suffer the ill you wish.

MEMO TO THE ASSHOLE AT 11:47AM:

Why don't you tell that to everyone who parks on the street? Lots of people leave shit in cars. Leaving your car with nothing in it is always a risky proposition.

Posted by D | May 21, 2012 12:31 PM

your ALL a bunch of douchebags

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 5:46 PM

These braves thieves did their part to alleviate the societal malady that is sausage rock. They should be given medals.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2012 6:11 PM

TOMBS should fucking headline anyway. Flight of the metal gear. Hooray for the Big Bagel!

Posted by Coming to America | May 21, 2012 7:11 PM

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