by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Yob at Bell House, May 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
It has been a relatively slow year so far for metal shows, but that will change drastically by the end of this month. The first big pair of shows will go down at Saint Vitus on Feb 10 & 11 when Yob descends on Brooklyn for a two-night campaign of destruction by way of doom riffs. Tickets are still available for both, for now, so don't get left out in the cold. Or the warm. Or whatever the fuck the weather is that week.
You may have caught wind of the controversy surrounding Church Whip (mem Merchandise) and their infamous "Raping the East" tour. The band offer up an explanation of the tour's title below, and regardless of your thoughts on their definition of the word, the band's full length is available digitally for free and is quite the burner of Japanese-influenced hardcore. Download that here (vinyl via Vinyl Rites) if you so desire, and catch them with Syphilitic Lust & Skullshitter at Grand Victory on February 6th. Full tour schedule is below.
All EVILLIVE-approved shows for the next two weeks, a video flyer for Church Whip, and more is below. What did I miss?
NO APOLOGIES, NO COMPROMISECHURCH WHIP - 2013 TOUR DATES
RAPE, TO RAPE, TO BE RAPED, RAPING, RAPIST.
WE ARE NOT FOOLS, WE KNOW HOW THOSE WORDS MAKE YOU FEEL, AS A WOMAN, AS A MAN, AS A TRANSGENDER, AS A FAMILY MEMBER, ETC. IT'S DEPLORABLE! REPULSIVE! DESPICABLE! UNCONSCIONABLE! WE UNDERSTAND, JUST AS WE UNDERSTAND YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, NARROWING WITH EVERY PASSING MOMENT AS YOUR EMOTIONS RUN HIGH AND ARE SUBSEQUENTLY PRESENTED AS FACTS IN A FACELESS COWARDS FORUM FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF STRANGERS.
COME NOW, BLEEDING HEART, YOU KNOW BETTER... EMOTIONS ARE HARDLY FACT.
THERE ARE A MULTITUDE OF BRUSHES SUITABLE TO PAINT THE WORD RAPE WITH AND YOUR COMMUNITY HAS CHOSEN ONLY ONE, DISCARDING THE REST. YOUR TABOOS AND WILLFUL IGNORANCE ARE A CATARACT ON THE EYE OF TRUTH. YOU HAVE CHOSEN FOR US A CONTEXT THAT SUITS YOUR DISCOMFORT BEST, VEILING OUR STATEMENT WITH YOUR INSECURITIES AND COMPULSION TO PUSSYFOOT.
THERE IS NOTHING TO DISCUSS.
"RAPING THE EAST"
RAPING, IN THE INTENDED LITERARY SENSE, IS EXPLAINED AS HARM OR DESTRUCTION CAUSED BY USING A PLACE, SPECIFICALLY AN AREA OF LAND, IN AN UNSUITABLE WAY. SIMILARLY THE ACT OF DESTROYING OR SPOILING AN AREA IN A WAY THAT SEEMS UNNECESSARY (I.E. THE ROAD BUILDERS WERE ACCUSED OF THE RAPE OF THE COUNTRYSIDE). THE VERY WORD ITSELF ORIGINATES FROM THE LATIN VERB RAPERE: TO SEIZE OR TAKE BY FORCE. THE WORD ORIGINALLY HAD NO SEXUAL CONNOTATION AND IS STILL USED GENERICALLY IN ENGLISH BUT THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR. AS THIS WOULD BE DEVOID OF CONTROVERSY AND SCANDAL. THE TRAGEDY LIES IN THE FACT THAT YOU ALREADY POSSESS THIS KNOWLEDGE. PERHAPS IT IS US WHO SHOULD ACCUSE YOU. ACCUSE YOU OF "RAPING THE CONTEXT". NEVER ONCE DID WE ALLUDE TO ANY DISCERNIBLE SEXUAL CONNOTATION OR CLAIM WE PROLIFERATE RAPE APOLOGISM. YOU COWARDS, YOU FOOLS. HOW DARE YOU INFER SUCH FILTH. HOW DARE YOU CAMPAIGN TO SPIN OUR WORDS FOR YOUR OWN ENDS.
NOW, SOME OF YOU WILL ASK: "HOW CAN YOU RELIEVE YOURSELVES OF ALL WRONG DOING, WITHOUT REMORSE AND WITH SUCH BRAVADO?"
SIMPLE. WE HAVE DONE NOTHING WRONG. YOU HAMMER THE NAILS BLINDLY AND YOU CAST THE STONES IN IDIOCY. BE CAREFUL NOT TO DROWN IN THE WAKE YOU STIR.
2/2 Baltimore, MD, US
2/4 Bath Haus New Brunswick, NJ
2/6 Grand Victory Brooklyn, NY
2/11 Plush St Louis, MO, US
2/13 The Conservatory Oklahoma City, OK, US
2/1 - LetLive, HRVRD, This Is Hell, Conditions, Rescuer @ Saint Vitus
2/1 - Who Killed Spikey Jacket? Sad Boys, Perdition, Goosebumps, Murderer @ 285 Kent
2/1 - Visceral Disgorge, Abormality, Short Bus Pileup, Animals Killing People, @ The Acheron
2/3 - Cruel Hand, Rock Bottom, Papertrail, Zombie Fight @ The Morgan
2/4 - The Bronx, Hussle Club @ The Bowery Electric
2/5 - Deformity, Black Boot, GBX, GHEDE @ 538 Johnson
2/5 - The Bronx, Hussle Club @ The Bowery Electric
2/6 - Church Whip. Syphilitic Lust, Skullshitter @ Grand Victory
2/6 - Pilgrim, Occultation, Insect Ark and Balam @ Bowery Electric
2/6 - Swans @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
2/7 - Swans @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
2/7 - Black Black Black, Descender, Fake Hooker, Polygamyst @ Saint Vitus
2/8 - Fit for an Autopsy, Kin Conquer, The Last Ten Seconds of Life @ The Morgan
2/8 - Dead Serious, Miscegenator, Yo!Scunt, Agitator @ Acheron
2/8 - Dept. of Health, ANASAZI, Blackboot, A Truth @ Saint Vitus
2/8 - Gojira, Devin Townsend Project, The Atlas Moth @ Irving Plaza
2/9 - Bastard Sapling, Ashencult, Mortals, Hound, Cauldron @ The Acheron
2/9 - Villains, The Sheltering Sky, Skull @ Saint Vitus
2/10 - YOB, Hull, Bezoar @ Saint Vitus
2/11 - YOB, Batillus @ Saint Vitus
2/12 - Dead Kennedys, The Welch Boys, The Cryptics @ Gramercy Theatre
2/12 - Child Abuse, Radiation Blackbody, Oneirogen, Procatrosist @ Saint Vitus
2/14 - Vektor, Behold... The Arctopus @ Saint Vitus
2/14 - Testament, Overkill, Flotsam & Jetsam, 4arm @ Best Buy Theater
2/15 - Meshuggah, Animals As Leaders, Intronaut @ Roseland Ballroom
2/15 - Testament, Overkill, Flotsam & Jetsam, 4arm @ Best Buy Theater