Posted in metal | music | pictures on October 23, 2012

by Caroline Harrison

Car Bomb at 285 Kent, 10/20/2012
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Pitchfork's unofficial Show No Mercy CMJ showcase on Saturday (10/20) at 285 Kent featured New York acts Car Bomb, Batillus, Pyrrhon, Primitive Weapons, and Theologian. Special guest Andy Stott, who played earlier in the day at a Pitchfork & MoMA PS1 CMJ show, DJ-ed starting around 1:30.

Industrial electronic group Theologian played the first set of the night, followed by Primitive Weapons who slammed through an energetic set. Singer Dave Castillo's hardcore frontman antics kept the crowd engaged.

Brooklyn's Pyrrhon played two of the new tracks up on their bandcamp during their set and anyone who worried that the bizarro metal outfit couldn't keep up the anxious intensity of their debut LP needn't have worried. Pyrrhon is even weirder than ever, and they were at the top of their game on Saturday. New York doom metal fixtures Batillus played a roaring set after Pyrrhon. Their sludgy doom was a definite genre shift following the previous three bands.

Next up was Car Bomb who assault the senses when they play. Besides immense sound and dizzying technical prowess, the band has built -- yes, built -- a number of light effects triggered by different band members. The effect is a disorienting light show not suitable for people prone to motion sickness or seizures. (Word has it that Kimbra and her band showed up to see Car Bomb.) Following the last set of the night, Andy Stott's electronic set marked a shift in the evening, and the crowd turned over.

Pyrrhon will be playing at Saint Vitus on October 27th with Tombs, 16, and Serpentine Path. Batillus will also be playing at Saint Vitus, but on Nov. 19th supporting Nachtmystium, Jarboe, Bruce Lamont (of Yakuza, who played our own BBG's CMJ showcase on Saturday), and Lord Mantis. Primitive Weapons are playing with Vision of Disorder at Music Hall of Williamsburgon November 24 and supporting Into Another at Bowery Ballroom on December 16.

Car Bomb recently self-released w^w^^w^w, their first album since leaving Relapse Records. It is available digitally on their bandcamp page, and physical copies will be available "sometime in mid-October." Andy Stott's new album, Luxury Problems, is out on October 29 via Modern Love.

More pictures from 285 Kent are below.

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Comments (10)

enough with the 5-string basses, nerds.

Posted by bro | October 23, 2012 3:04 PM

I wonder if Car Bomb will go the pussy way of The Muslims and change their name.

In this day and age, odds are they will.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 4:24 PM

5:50, I said milk, TWO sugar.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2012 6:21 PM

It's funny how this image concerned metal thing is so similar to that Ministry wax trax era when they turned metal after The Land of Rape & Honey.
All you have to do is spend thousands of dollars on guitar amps & pedals then the E & D chords really ring.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 2:39 AM

6:21 (i.e. Buckeye), I think you're confusing that with the code you must use to enter the Saint Vitus glory hole (i.e. "dick, TWO balls").

Amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2012 9:14 PM

Aaaaand where are the pictures on this? They've disappeared,

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2012 10:21 PM

Me to! I post to let people know how cool is this page. I don't know is about the money but is cool! I just wait until the next time!

Posted by Romantic images | November 13, 2012 11:29 AM

Theres about maybe 10 interesting metal bands who have been around for a while out 10,000 or so that pop up every 5 mins lately.

Posted by Download Firefox | December 10, 2012 7:51 PM

why is the glass empty?

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