Posted in metal | music | pictures on June 26, 2012

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Black Cobra @ Saint Vitus
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Black Cobra played a thundering set at Saint Vitus last night (6/25), joined by tourmates Gaza and with opening sets from Sannhet and Marching Teeth. Due to technical difficulties I missed Marching Teeth, but I managed to catch the last few moments of Sannhet's set which was accompanied by a highly impressive light show. I only got pictures of Black Cobra and Gaza and they are in this post.

Gaza's set saw vocalist Jon Parkin pacing along the floor for the majority of their tenure, playing songs from their latest LP No Absolutes in Human Suffering, as well as favorites like "Calf," "He is Never Coming Back" and "Slutmaker" from previous LPs. The crowd parted for the close-to seven-foot tall frontman, forming a mini-melee around him as he bounced from end to end, encouraging crowd singalongs at strategic moments. Gaza is a live juggernaut.

Black Cobra are a bit of an enigma to me; I will forever be puzzled at how two guys and only one amplifier can churn out some of the heaviest punk-influenced sludge-doom. Though Black Cobra has been anything but flawed on the live stage in my recent memory, their Saint Vitus set was a stunner. The crowd was positively electric and performances of songs like "Chronosphere" from 2009's Chronomega LP rank amongst the best I have seen them (I have seen that song performed quite a few times). Great set, so much so that I almost didn't mind that someone spilled an entire whiskey and soda on my camera (adding to my already ongoing gear issues).

More pictures from Saint Vitus are below.

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Comments (17)

still waiting

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 2:28 PM

homo hipster

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 2:41 PM

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/gaza/saintvitus/8.jpg

I'm sure this guy is a corporate lawyer when not pursuing the finer arts of fronting a sausage band in his spare time.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 2:47 PM

wow those are some awesome pics!! and it seem like this was an epic time!

Posted by Affordable Boudoir Photographer | June 26, 2012 2:51 PM

absolutely fantastic, fantastic show. one of the best i've seen this year, if not the best.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 3:46 PM

would have liked to see some sannhet pics, but nice article

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 4:36 PM

2:47: Kind of makes some lawyers cooler in my book. Don't think I would see a scarf do that.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 4:53 PM

The entire show was awesome from start to finish.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 6:39 PM

Gaza just kills. I don't think there's a metal band out there right now that leaves me as dumbfounded as them after a set. The decaying guitar riffs, the insanely offbeat yet composed drumming, and the dudes howl. Holy hell that new album's gonna wreck.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 7:38 PM

a seven foot tall sausage? Vlade Peenrock, amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 7:52 PM

clown shit.

sausage.

hedge fund.

still waiting!

TURBOQUEER!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 8:53 PM

Brutal 2:47. You just slayed that guy. Nuked him. You're a boss. We should hang. Gimmie your number. We'll hang out, crush some beers, slay some ho's, and rank on some sausage. Seriously, you're like the coolest dude ever.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 9:07 PM

7:52- no, you're just an idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 1:03 PM

Shaquille O'Kneal, amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 1:07 PM

Hipster = coke blowjob.

Posted by Anonymous | June 27, 2012 6:08 PM

what about hipsters?

Posted by jordon | July 28, 2013 1:02 PM

best music for the fans. great site and post.

Posted by inflora condo | October 13, 2013 12:55 AM

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