Posted in music | tour dates on February 21, 2014

By Doug Moore

Autopsy - Tourniquets, Hacksaws, and Graves cover

Welcome to another HLD. Lotsa cool live riffment options this weekend! Let's take care of that stuff first:

Tonight (2/21): OM & Zomes will play MHoW (tix), while Rivers of Nihill, So Hideous, Black Crown Initiate, and Torrential Downpour will hit Saint Vitus (tix). If you're out in Long Island, you can catch Deafheaven as part of the Between the Buried & Me / Intronaut tour (tix).

Tomorrow (2/22): Russian Circles, KEN mode, & Inter Arma are checking (back) into Saint Vitus for their second NYC show this week, which has been sold out for a while now. Anicon, Yellow Eyes, and Vorde are teaming up for a potent local black metal show at the Acheron (tix). Goosebumps, La Misma, Libyans, Mercenary, & Ajax are delivering the hardcore goods at 538 Johnson.

Sunday (2/23): The Sword, Big Business, & O'Brother are playing MHOW, but it's also sold out. And for even more shows, check out our NYC Metal Show calendar. It rules.

In other news:

Arkansan doomslingers Pallbearer are currently recording the follow-up to their critically adored 2012 effort Sorrow and Extinction. Hopefully their fans will be able to control their emotions. Prolific black/grinders Anaal Nathrakh are in the studio as well.

We mentioned yesterday that Gridlink's excellent swansong album is streaming in full. In a novel but almost certainly doomed effort to interfere with piracy of the album, their label Handshake Inc. has launched a campaign to flood illegal download hubs with unlistenable fake versions of it. Participants will (ironically) receive a free download code for the album, along with a chance to win a vinyl copy of the album. You can also win a test pressing of the album via Decibel's karaoke contest.

Death metal legends Autopsy will release Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves, their seventh studio album, on April 29.

Death metal kinda-legends Bloodbath announced that a) they still exist, b) they have ten new songs finished, and c) they have a new vocalist. Since their vocals slot has previously been occupied by Mike Akerfeldt of Opeth and Peter Tagtgren of Hypocrisy -- two of the best-regarded death metal vocalists ever -- the new guy has some big shoes to fill. The band has provided some oblique, birthdate-based hints as to his identity; journeyman vocalist Jörgen Sandström (Entombed, The Project Hate, etc.) is currently the metal blog world's best guess.

Motörhead are launching their own festival cruise in the vein of 70,000 Tons of Metal and such. Details are scant, but it will be called MOTÖRBOAT. The name alone should sell some tickets.

Local metallic hardcore stalwarts Tiger Flowers have released a great, First Blood-themed (that's Rambo-themed for you Philistines out there) video for "Cruisin' Til the Wheels Fall Off," the lead single from their upcoming full-length debut. You can stream it below. Frontman Jesse Madre told us an awesome story about the video shoot on our East Village Radio show last fall.

Speaking of which: this week's show was sponsored by the ongoing Children of Bodom / Tyr / Death Angel tour, which hits NYC on 3/28 and 3/29; we gave away tickets to the tour's San Francisco date during the show. Don't forget to tune in every Tuesday at 10pm EST to win more tickets to select dates of the tour.

Now, over to the Invisible Oranges corner: this week, we scoped out new music by Neige et Noirceur, Towers, Impetuous Ritual, Separatist, Hooded Menace, and the unpronounceable Kuolemanlaakso. Radio host and content editor Scab Casserole finished up his epic Babylon Whores career retrospective. And, as ever, we ran down all of the week's riffs fit to buy.

Oh, and one more thing: we debuted some awesome new songs from the upcoming Elemental Nightmares split-release series today, including new music from Vuyvr, Ashencult, Membaris, and Porta Nigra. You can stream those below too.

Whew! I think that's it. Anything missing?




Comments (26)

Motorboat tickets are hard to buy after seeing all this news about Lems doing good/bad depending on the day.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 4:54 PM

^ r.i.p. L U L Z Y

all my prays

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 4:58 PM

Deafheaven show is in Long Island, not NJ

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 5:03 PM

I just hope the Pallbearer singer is learning to control his voice. Because that out-of-key croaking during live performances is a major turn-off. If you can't hit the notes live don't put it on the record.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 5:28 PM

So you mention deafheaven as though BTBAM are a bunch of scrubs? Deafheaven can't touch them -- or even intronaut for thatmatter. OVER. RATED.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 6:33 PM

it's all OUR prays

if you're going to post the meme get it right

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 6:45 PM

"Old McDimebag Had A Sausage"

Dimebag Darrel was a sausage


And at St. Vitus he sucked some sausage


Posted by Elenidis 07 | February 21, 2014 7:44 PM

death-fascinated homo-erotic blood-sausage

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 7:52 PM

my dad owns a BMW motherfuckers.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 8:24 PM

Your dad owns a black micro weenie?

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 9:27 PM

my dad likes sausage

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 10:11 PM

my dad never gave me enough attention motherfuckers

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 10:31 PM

vorde yellow eyes anicon saturday at the acheron

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 11:10 PM

what is that some kind of secret sausage password? ape kong pong 3 foot taps under the stall yap hoop.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 11:25 PM

my dad owns a BMW motherfucker.

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2014 11:39 PM

My dad owned a Pinto you asshole!

Posted by Elenidis the Piggy | February 22, 2014 12:44 AM

Scarf daddy issues, why am I not surprised? I'm so sorry to hear about the realization about those troubling memories of those "special times" with daddy. Look on the bright side, at least he didn't share you with his friends.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2014 8:44 AM

BMW guy is as tiresome as iPods guy

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2014 12:00 PM

6:33 yesterday: Couldn't agree more if I tried. Deafheaven are probably the most over-hyped and over-rated of bands mentioned here this year.

But I'm not surprised, either. Since Deafheaven for some reason caught on with the Pitchfork-BV scene, and that BTBAM lean more toward being good with the proggers (in other words, couldn't be further away from the Pitchfork-BV scene) instead, I'm not surprised the latter is being ignored on this site.

Intronaut am cool cats, though.

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2014 7:04 PM

I have 2 dads

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2014 11:49 PM

Don't lie to me
Don't lie to me
I know what you are
I know you're a sausage
Don't lie to me

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2014 12:07 AM




Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2014 12:22 AM

5:28 - agreed. Funny that BV and other sites put up live videos and talk about great performances and never mention how he can't hit the high notes.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2014 10:18 AM

^ LOL taking sausage rock seriously


He hits the high notes, he doesn't hit them, it makes absolutely no difference. It's all about the costume you are wearing, and preening and trying to hold a straight face while looking all sausage.

oh, and of course the fellacio amitite

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2014 4:36 PM

Deafhaven is tard music!

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