by Wyatt Marshall
Michael Rekevics of Fell Voices at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Two of the Pacific Northwest's best black metal bands are heading to Brooklyn in the coming weeks. First, new news: longwinded atmospheric black metal masters Fell Voices are coming to the Acheron on 7/25 with NYC's Yellow Eyes and Mongrel. That should be great--last time Fell Voices was in town, they leveled Saint Vitus without mics. Tickets for the show, Fell Voices' only one this year, are on sale.
As we've mentioned, Yellow Eyes will also be joining Arcata, California's Ash Borer at the NYC stop of their tour with Portland's doom duo Hell happening at Saint Vitus next Saturday, 7/12. Also on that show is the excellent NYC black metal band Vorde. Like Fell Voices, Ash Borer are specialists in huge, sweeping black metal. Hell are kindred spirits in doom. Tickets for that show are still available. Updated dates are listed below.
Fell Voices and Vorde also have something in common--drummer Michael Rekevics, who also plays in the killer new(ish) black metal band Vilkacis. They were excellent a few weeks back at Pitchfork's Northside metal show at Europa, and you can catch Vilkacis tonight (7/1) at Saint Vitus for the final night of Martyrdoom with Evoken, Lord Mantis, Lycus and Australian funeral doom legends Mournful Congregation. That gets started at 8P--there will be tickets at the door.
Vilkacis also have other shows coming up, including a few dates on the Thou / The Body tour, such as the NYC matinee on Saturday (7/5) at ABC No Rio at 3 PM. All Vilkacis dates are listed, with the updated list of Ash Borer / Hell dates, below...
Ash Borer & Hell -- 2014 Tour Dates
07.01.14 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
07.02.14 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
07.03.14 - Marfa, TX - Padre's
07.04.14 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
07.05.14 - New Orleans, LA - The Mudlark Public Theatre
07.06.14 - Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree
07.07.14 - Nashville, TN - The Rutledge
07.08.14 - Greensboro, NC - TBA
07.09.14 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
07.10.14 - Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
07.11.14 - Philadelphia PA - Millcreek Tavern
07.12.14 - New York, NY - St. Vitus w/ Vorde, Yellow Eyes
07.14.14 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Shop
07.15.14 - Detroit, MI - Trumbullplex
07.16.14 - Indianapolis, IN - Belt and Leather Shoppe
07.17.14 - Chicago, IL - Club Rectum
07.18.14 - Oshkosh, WI - Gilead Media Fest
07.21.14 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
07.22.14 - Omaha/Lincoln, NE - TBA
07.23.14 - Denver, CO - TBA
07.24.14 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
07.25.14 - Boise, ID - The Crux
Vilcakis -- 2014 Tour Dates
Tuesday July 1st- MARTYRDOOM FEST (Brooklyn, NY)
at St. Vitus Bar
Mournful Congregation, Lycus, Vilkacis, Lord Mantis, Evoken
Wednesday July 2nd- Philadelphia, PA
at The Millcreek Tavern
Vilkacis, Hæthen, Death Orbit
Thursday July 3rd- Washington D.C.
at The Pinch (3548 14th st. NW)
Thou, The Body, Pygmy Lush, Vilkacis, Jail Solidarity
Friday July 4th- Baltimore, MD
at The Sidebar (218 E Lexington St.)
Thou, Wetbrain, Curse, Nuclear Hellfrost, Boddicker, Citadel, Vilkacis, Dendritic Arbor, and more...
Vilkacis plays at 9 PM.
Saturday July 5th- NY, NY
at ABC No Rio (156 Rivington St.)
Thou, The Body, Mongrel, Vilkacis
*matinee, begins at 3pm.
Thursday July 10th- Boston, MA
at secret location. Contact for address.
Sangus, Vorde, Vilkacis, Grue
Friday July 11th- Providence, RI
at Penny Gaff. Contact for address.
Sandworm, Vorde, Vilkacis, Mairs Laig