Posted in metal | music | tour dates on July 29, 2014

by Wyatt Marshall

Prurient at Saint Vitus in January (more by Greg Cristman)

NYC label Hospital Productions is hosting a special, non-Wednesday, early (8PM) Nothing Changes party at Home Sweet Home on Sunday, August 10 in mark of the 21st anniversary of the death of Euronymous of the forerunning Norwegian black metal band Mayhem, who was notoriously killed by Varg Vikernes of Burzum. Prurient, Clay Rendering, Lussuria, Dual Action, Sandness and DJ Akitsa (of Montreal black metal band Akitsa) will perform. That's a pretty good smattering of Hospital heavyweights, touching on ambient and noise, and it's a relief for NYC area people who didn't get the chance to catch the "Summer Always Summer" tour with Clay Rendering, Lussuria, and Dual Action, which skipped the area. They'll be playing Mayhem's classic debut album De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in its entirety at midnight.

Without having to make a case for links between noise/PE and black metal, Hospital Productions has many direct ties to black metal, having released records by Sargeist, Akitsa and Dominick Fernow's own Ash Pool, to name a few, and not to mention that the Hospital store was a trove of black metal obscurities. Also noteworthy is the relatively recent news that Prurient signed to the influential metal label Profound Lore, and Prurient's next album will be produced by Arthur Rizk, who has worked with Power Trip in the past.

Mayhem, and Øystein "Euronymous" Aarseth in particular, were massively influential in shaping black metal as we know it today. Aarseth ran the record label Deathlike Silence Productions, responsible for the earliest releases of second wave black metal, and owned the record store Helvete, a nexus of the early Norwegian black metal scene, in Oslo. Euronymous was notoriously murdered by Varg Vikernes, of Burzum, who had recorded with Mayhem and released records on Deathlike Silence. Vikernes served about 15 years of his 21 year sentence in prison for the murder of Euronymous, and was recently found guilty of "inciting racial hatred and glorifying war crimes" in France.

As Hospital sometimes does for live performances, there will be two new tapes released at the show, a Dual Action 8-cassette box titled nightmare angel of the expressways, and Various Algae - Civic Occult Biology, a comp of, presumably, Hospital artists. The show appears to be Prurient's last before heading to Russia, Norway and Austria.

Flyer for the Euronymous tribute show below...





Comments (13)

At CityFest 2014, some post city kidz will be doing a karate demonstration. Hi-yaaaaa! Then the posties will be escorted out. CityFest 2014 is no place for children.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | July 29, 2014 4:10 PM

^ Is black.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2014 4:34 PM

such stupid.
much dumb.
only hipster posers will attend.

Posted by bmetal | July 29, 2014 5:08 PM

Should be badass...

Here's a great way to scope out the entire Hospital Productions catalog --

Posted by lblbro | July 29, 2014 7:28 PM

Fuck this A&R bullshit. Home Sweet home is the worst venue in the city. It's like watching a band play in a hallway with $10 beer and $16 mixed drinks.

Posted by Cold Cave Fan | July 29, 2014 8:09 PM

Hospital released a Behexen record?

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 9:07 AM

they did put out a sargeist 7" but nothing from behexen as far as i am aware.

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 9:53 AM

Cool. A bunch of posers that worship Varg are celebrating the dork he murdered.

Posted by Varg | July 30, 2014 10:00 AM

I have to admit that I find this event to be retarded.

Posted by Oystein's ghost | July 30, 2014 10:22 AM

@9:07, 9:53, whoops, yeah, fixed

Posted by W | July 30, 2014 11:23 AM

sausage turmoil

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 7:14 PM

a good occasion to wear my Burzum tshirt

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2014 10:52 PM

Pay tribute to them.... ."Summer Always Summer"

Posted by UniJda | January 5, 2015 4:23 AM

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