Posted in metal | music | pictures on July 9, 2012

words by Kim Kelly, additional words and photos by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Black Breath leads a singalong
Black Breath

Southern Lord's been keeping plenty busy on the live front with their various Power of the Riff showcases, but have only recently ventured into the wonderful world of curating tour packages. Pleasantly enough, the lineup on this inaugural run is pretty damn unassailable, featuring as it does up and coming SL acts like Enabler and Burning Love (featuring ex-members of BBG favorite Cursed) as well as Swedish crusties Martyrdod and the Entombedcore stomp of Black Breath. The tour tacked on a handful of SL affiliates and friends at various locations (if only Noothgrush could have been magically whisked out to Bushwick), and the NYC date at The Acheron on 7/6 saw Italy's The Secret perform.

The G train is bullshit and I showed up to the gig far later than desired, squeaking my way into the sold-out venue just in time for Martyrdod. Longtime fans in the audience may have grumbled over the band's decision to focus mainly on newer material (including cuts from their latest record, Paranoia, which was recently unleashed courtesy of the 'Lord) but their overall performance was totally on point. Brutal, blackened kängpunk destruction - here's hoping they make it back soon!

Black Breath's reputation as a formidable live act has been cemented a dozen times over by now, but they still saw fit to drive that shit home with a frenetic, captivating onslaught of d-beaten hardcore and shades of vintage Stockholm death. The Acheron's newly-expanded innards were packed tight well before the band even went onstage, and as soon as those first notes were struck, it was chaos. Sweat and blood flowed, hair flew, heads banged, and Black Breath kept on raging 'til the bitter end. -Kim Kelly

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It was a pretty incredible night at Acheron on July 6th. NYC's Grudges opened the show, mixing up elements of grind, slam, and crust to a respectably large crowd at 8PM. Enabler's Tragedy-influenced hardcore followed, winning over many new fans according to the chatter on the street following. Chris Colohan of Burning Love spent good portion of the show pushing his way through the crowd. The Secret's Converge-y, black metal-tinged hardcore was definitely well received by the raging, headbanging room. And nobody got stabbed. - BBG

More pictures from the show of all the bands, plus video, are below.

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Comments (23)

Mineola Hedge Fund corporate outing 2012

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/burninglove/acheron/7.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 5:32 PM

Ungh! Wherez guydid bye voysez when u need them i say again ungh!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 5:49 PM

LOL 5:32, LOL

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 6:13 PM

5:32, you are so funny. How did you come up with that? So witty. We should hang. I'm sure you're a lot of laughs IRL. Keep slaying us with your humor.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 6:21 PM

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 6:23 PM

Another home run 6:23! Your humor is so cerebral.

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 6:25 PM

I wonder if the Secret read the Secret???

WhiteZombie Soldout!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 7:44 PM

I laughed at 6:23

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 7:49 PM

^I know, right? So fresh and funny. Nothing worse then stale jokes. 6:23 is hilarious!

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 8:04 PM

Ladies and Gentlemen, the 2012 Fulbright Scholar is awarded to ....

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/secret/acheron/5.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 8:04 PM

Posted by Anonymous | July 9, 2012 8:35 PM

Needs more rose tattoos & bar chords to be tough enough.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 12:10 AM

Two Thousand Twelve!!
One night only at Acheron.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 12:12 AM

@8:35 for some reason your joke doesn't work as well.

STILL WAITING.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 2:55 AM

^ Did you forget to input a "lulz"?

HIV is taking it's toll it seems.


...still waiting

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 10:02 AM

Marty's Dad brings the best appletinis at our cocktail brunch.

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 11:41 AM

love how martyrdod is jocked so hard right now even though havoc put out an LP of theirs in 2005 (and that wasn't even a debut!). what, were you guys too busy listening to slipknot and staind? also, black breath kinda sucks. how much entombed can you take? jesus. fucking stupid.

/rant. sorry.

Posted by Tommy | July 10, 2012 1:02 PM

lulz at this thread

8:35 learn to write a joke....

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 1:09 PM

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 1:22 PM

Sounds like 1:09 was at that event then (or is one of the two in that photo).

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2012 2:25 PM

There were a ton of chicks at this show.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2012 2:49 PM

Still waiting

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2012 3:22 PM

black breathe is amazing.

Posted by jordon | July 27, 2013 2:32 PM

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