Recent Posts in metal
January 27, 2015
As mentioned, Liturgy are releasing a new album this year and they've now announced a tour in support of it. The tour includes the Brooklyn band playing a hometown show on April 15 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show will be available soon via Ticketfly. All dates are listed below.
The new album's called The Ark Work and is due out March 24 via Thrill Jockey. Listen to the very non-metal lead single "Quetzalcoatl," below...
January 26, 2015
photo by Dustin Rabin
Last week, alt-metal freaks Faith No More were announced for Heavy Montreal, and now the band have revealed that they'll be going on a North American tour sooner than that. The tour hits NYC for shows at Webster Hall on May 13 & 14. Tickets for those shows (and the whole tour) go on sale on Friday (1/30) at 10 AM local time, and there's a fanclub presale starting Wednesday at 10 AM. A password for the presale will be required. More details at FNM's site. All dates are listed below.
Before they head out on tour, the band will release a new single, "Superhero," as a 7" on March 17 and digitally on March 31. This follows their 2014 single, "Motherfucker," their first new song in 17 years.
Revisit "Motherfucker" with the list of dates and "Superhero" artwork, below...
by Andrew Sacher
photo by Janette Valentine
We're still about about a month away from the new Torche album, Restarter (due 2/24 via Relapse), and today we get its third single, "Loose Men," via Rolling Stone. Following the two four-plus minute sludgesters they've released so far, this one's a punk-paced ripper clocking in at under two and a half minutes. It's also got one of the most addictive riffs of any Torche song, and this is band with a lot of great riffs. Check it out below.
As mentioned, Torche are going on a tour with their labelmates Nothing, and since we last spoke Miami's Wrong (not to be confused with the Wormed black metal side project of the same name) were added to that tour too. It hits NYC on March 26 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show are still available.
Updated tour dates, and the new song stream, below...
January 23, 2015
photo: Old Wounds at Acheron in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
As previously mentioned, in honor of Ensign bassist Nate Gluck, who's sadly battling cancer, a bunch of NY/NJ hardcore bands (and one from Canada) are coming together for NateFest. When we last spoke, the venue and ticket info was TBA, but it's since been announced that it will happen at Howell, NJ's GameChangerWorld on March 21 & 22. Tickets go on sale at 3 PM on Monday (1/26).
In case you missed it, the lineup includes Sick of It All, Kill Your Idols, Indecision, Killing Time, Endeavor, Purpose, Grade, Ensign, None More Black, NORA, For The Love Of, Shai Hulud, Mouthpiece, Strength 691, Bigwig, 45 Revolutions (mems Judge, Gorilla Biscuits, CIV), Old Wounds, Stag Party and more TBA.
Meanwhile you can also catch Old Wounds in NYC for free this weekend when they open for long-running metalcore band Sworn Enemy at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Saturday (1/24). Also on that bill is 96, Ides and Dead Tricks. That show is before Sworn Enemy hit the road with Biohazard, which includes another show with Old Wounds: NJ's Asbury Lanes on April 1. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Sworn Enemy also have a show at Queens venue Blackhorn 51 and a Long Island stop on the Biohazard tour. All dates are listed below.
Old Wounds also have a tour supporting Cult Leader (aka 3/4 of Gaza). They're not on the NYC-area dates though (Purge is), which happen March 11 at Uncle Slevs in Montclair, NJ and March 12 at Amityville Music Hall on Long Island. Tickets for the Amityville show are on sale now. No advance tix for Montclair at the moment.
All lists of dates for Cult Leader, Old Wounds, and Sworn Enemy, below...
Venom, the legendary NWOBHM/thrashers whose 1982 album title became the name of a certain metal subgenre, plan to return next week (1/27) with their fourteenth album, From the Very Depths, which is coming out on Spinefarm (pre-order). Two of its songs, "Grinding Teeth" and the awesomely-named "Long Haired Punks," are out now, and both are speed-fueled rippers that have Cronos sounding like pure evil. Listen below.
January 22, 2015
Faith No More @ Williamsburg Waterfront, 2010 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Hard rock fest 'Heavy Montreal' takes place again in Montreal from August 7 to 9, 2015. No lineup yet, but Faith No More were just confirmed as being one of the bands playing!
In November 2014, Faith No More released "Motherfucker", their first new song in 17 years. The band is currently working on a new album, due for April 2015. For their new tour, fans can expect an explosive show with a collection of their best hits and a selection of new songs. It's a long awaited come back that the band, formed in 1981, is about to make in North America and HEAVY MONTREAL is proud to be part of it.You can listen to 'Motherfucker' below...
January 21, 2015
photo: Inter Arma at IO Northside 2013 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Richmond metal experimenters Inter Arma returned this past fall with their one-song, 45+ EP The Cavern on Relapse, and they've now announced another tour in support of it. Opening are Nashville sludge weirdos Yautja, who also put out a killer album in 2014 and who also love the road. The tour brings both bands to NYC on April 12 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show will be available soon via Ticketfly.
After the tour with Yautja, Inter Arma play Maryland Deathfest. All dates are listed, with streams of both bands' 2014 releases, below...
So Hideous (photo by Bobby Bates)
As discussed, This Will Destroy You are touring and hitting NYC for a BrooklynVegan-presented two-night stand at Saint Vitus (Feb. 26 & 27). We already announced that Planning for Burial and Sannhet are opening night 2, and we're now excited to announce that local post-metallers So Hideous and experimental composer Christopher Tignor are opening night 1. Tickets for both are still available (UPDATE: Night 2 is now sold out).
So Hideous last released Last Poem/First Light in 2014. Christopher Tignor (also of Slow Six and Wires Under Tension, and who worked with Philip Glass and did sound at CBGB and Brownies in the '90s), has collaborated with This Will Destroy You before, and he released his sophomore solo LP, Thunder Lay Down In The Heart, last year as well. Stream that and the So Hideous album below.
January 20, 2015
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Erez Avissar
To quickly recap, Brooklyn black metal band Liturgy put out Aesthethica, their best-received album yet, in 2011. Not long after, their not-so-secret weapon Greg Fox (drummer) left the band. They then began playing as a duo with a drum machine (also without bassist Tyler Dusenbury), and this past summer, they regrouped as a full band. Now they're finally ready to release the follow-up to Aesthethica, The Ark Work (due 3/24 via Thrill Jockey), and first single "Quetzalcoatl" has them abandoning black metal, using entirely clean singing and sounding closer to dark industrial rock.
Listen for yourself below...
UPDATE: PRESALE PASSWORD HERE.
photo: Mastodon in Austin in 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Two bands that toe the line between hard rock and metal, Mastodon and Clutch, will be heading out on a co-headlining tour this spring, and fellow riff-bringers Graveyard and Big Business will be on board as openers on select dates. The tour will continue to support Mastodon's 2014 album Once More 'Round the Sun and Clutch's 2013 LP Earth Rocker, and a press release notes that "fans can expect surprises" from these two bands who have collaborated on stage before.
The tour hits NYC on May 19 at Central Park Summerstage with Mastodon closing the night and Graveyard opening. Tickets for that show go on sale at noon on Friday (1/23) with an Invisible Oranges/BrooklynVegan pre-sale starting at noon on Thursday (1/22). Check back here Thursday morning for the password (note: the presale was originally starting Wednesday, but got pushed back a day).
UPDATE: PRESALE PASSWORD HERE.
All dates are listed below...