Posted in metal | music | pictures on September 13, 2012

words and photos by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Brett of Pallbearer at Knitting Factory, 9/11/2012
Pallbearer

The Pallbearer/Royal Thunder steamroller came into town on Tuesday (9/11), hitting Knitting Factory as part of their set of BrooklynVegan-sponsored dates together. Joining the pair were Richmond favorites, sludgy-black metal crew Inter Arma and NYC's Kings Destroy, the former of which used the NYC date as a tour kick-off. Pictures and video of all bands from Knitting Factory are below.

As before, Pallbearer's set focused on their lone LP Sorrow & Extinction, and included a final jam to close out the evening. Royal Thunder was similarly, and some ways more, impressive in their showing, with frontwoman Mel alternating between belting out blues vocals and ripping a primal scream. The CVI songs, which I love in the first place, sound much more regal and powerful live.

The remainder of the bill was similarly great. Inter Arma, as usual, played a taut set of entirely new material that will appear on their forthcoming Relapse debut. Look for that. And Kings Destroy, who have just returned from a tour in the EU, set the standard for the evening by playing their ozzy-influenced doom jams to open things up.

All pictures and video is below.

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Comments (45)

Pallbearer's album was amazing, and they play their instruments fantastically live... but damn it get him some live auto-tune for his voice! Cringe-worthy.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 10:46 AM

Beardbearer amirite

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 11:00 AM

Yeah, not a good show for Pallbearer. They sounded horrible live, and this is coming from someone who loves the album.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 11:02 AM

I Think it was to loud.They were better at Saint Vitus

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 11:15 AM

Love the record, but man, someone needs to tell the singer to shut himself up in the AK wilderness for 1-6 months to practice his vocal delivery. St Vitus show wasn't much better in that regard. Hopefully next time will be better.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 11:20 AM

Deliverance sausage

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 11:31 AM

^ Still a pathetic, shut-in loser.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 12:01 PM

^ you are what you eat. sausage.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 12:04 PM

^ Still a pathetic, shut-in loser.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 12:05 PM

What was the name of last song Inter Arma played? You know...the one that melted my brains?

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 12:21 PM

12:01/12:05 - you should stop describing yourself in that way. You're not really a shut-in.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 1:18 PM

ugly dudes. pallbearer needs a shape up.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 1:23 PM

^ Still a pathetic, shut-in loser.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 1:35 PM

Pallbearer is ok but they have no image or live appeal. The album is great but they're boring live.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 1:35 PM

Crap band

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 1:42 PM

Hobbit Rock

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 1:44 PM

^ You're a hobbit.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 1:46 PM

^ You're retarded.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 1:49 PM

10:46 nailed it. The hobbit can't sing. They should really get a new singer.

Epic hobbit failure.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 1:52 PM

I'd have thought it was an off-night, but every live video of them is the same thing. He was either completely auto-tuned in the studio for both their demo and the album, or he needs a new in-ear monitor.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 2:02 PM

Gimley

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 2:07 PM

Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6

They should totally do a song with clips from the schwimmer movie interspersed throughout

When superman died, his pallbearers were batman, robin, green lantern, aquaman, wonder woman and the flash

Undertaker's manager was Paul Bearer

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 2:19 PM

I have a wife and 2 beautiful children. What you got? Oh, some sausage out of a can. Yikes!

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 2:50 PM

^ Your wife is fat and your children are future shut-ins.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 2:51 PM

This band is from Providence Rhode Island. They say they live in the south, but we know the truth. Rhode Island fuggin sugggssszzz

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 3:05 PM

Yeah, it's been said before but the singing was off. I thought it was passable at the show, but watching that video is a little rough.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 3:13 PM

Oh, and that guy who decided to crowd surf gets an early nod for doosh of the year. Everyone should have let him fall so he could learn a lesson.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 3:14 PM

Sorry brah, sometimes I just get so into the music I lose control, why you want a surfer to suffer?

Posted by Silver "Crowd" Surfer | September 13, 2012 3:31 PM

this shit was tight

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 5:42 PM

11:49/2:43 has a crush on the bass player.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 6:25 PM

i like dudes with beards

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2012 11:46 PM

hillbilly sausage

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2012 7:02 AM

Sausage commenter is a sausage packer at Hebrew National.

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2012 1:48 PM

Sausage is a fudge packer at St. Vitus glory hole

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2012 2:05 PM

Still waiting.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2012 4:29 AM

"Pretty much," says the both of us in joint communion.

Posted by motherchirp and kraft bensen | September 15, 2012 5:17 AM

Undertaker's manager was Paul Bearder.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2012 10:53 PM

Kings Destroy sounded awesome

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2012 8:49 AM

I lost a game of chess to a dog, then jacked off til the world stood still.

Posted by Garn: wrote: Garn: wrote: Garn: | September 19, 2012 6:14 AM

Thanks for sharing the information, It's very informative and helpful.

Posted by serasa | September 21, 2012 6:35 PM

Him: Are you a robot, or a be-bot?

Me: I'm neither.

Posted by Saint O'the Pines (tip it twelve to dick it back hither) | September 22, 2012 6:22 AM

his bread is great.

Posted by jordon | July 22, 2013 1:45 PM

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