Recent Posts in metal - Page 3
November 6, 2014
Our favorite annual Austin music festival Fun Fun Fun Fest begins tonight/Thursday at various venues around Austin and continues for three days straight at Auditorium Shores, and each night at more local venues. The latter category is the 'Nites' when many bands play a 2nd FFF-affiliated show while in town for the fest.
BrooklynVegan is proud to present one of the Nites, and that is Dinosaur Jr., Meat Puppets and Cass McCombs at ACL Live Saturday night.
Our metal blog Invisible Oranges presents Pallbearer, local rippers Eagle Claw, Pallbearer's blackened tourmates Vattnet Viskar and JR Robinson's metal collective Wrekmeister Harmonies at Elysium Saturday night.
The Blood Brothers are one of the many bands featured in our 'emo revival guide to Fun Fun Fun'.
Death Grips will not.
Texas two-piece Burnt Skull sound pretty much like you'd expect them to with a name like that -- punishing, relentless bile. Dustin Pilkington (who's also in Total Abuse) and and Anthony Davis also make music together as Best Fwends, but this is decidedly nastier noise. Their album, Sewer Birth, came out early this year on Gerard Cosloy's 12XU label and you can stream it in full below.
Burnt Skull are playing their first-ever non-TX shows this weekend, both in the Northeast. On Friday (11/7) they play the Boston Hassle Fest with No Joy, Guerrilla Toss, Debo Band and more. (Full schedule for the two-day event below). Then on Saturday (11/8) Burnt Skull play Death by Audio with White Mice, Doomsday Student, Child Bite, and Necking.
Album stream, flyers for Boston Hassle and DbA show, below...
November 5, 2014
by Andrew Sacher
Sannhet at The Studio at Webster Hall in September (more by Greg Cristman)
Brooklyn trio Sannhet are one of the city's best bringers of post-rock and post-metal, and they've just announced that they've signed to the trusty The Flenser, making them labelmates with Have A Nice Life, Planning for Burial, Kayo Dot and more. On March 3, the label will release their second album, Revisionist, which follows their debut Known Flood that came out on Saint Vitus Bar's label, Sacrement Records. No music from the new album has been released yet, but they did just play a new song at Vitus when they opened for Virus there on 10/24. Check out a video of that below.
Sannhet's next scheduled hometown show is opening for France's Year of No Light at the second night of their two-night stand at Saint Vitus. That happens on November 14 and also includes Gnaw and Vilkacis. Tickets are still available.
by Rob Sperry-Fromm
Bongripper in Chicago in 2011 (more by Carmelo Espanola)
Chicago's finest and very reliable purveyors of debilitatingly stoned metal Bongripper have still never played NYC (they almost did in 2011), but assuming all goes well this time, they'll make a very exciting first-ever appearance here on December 6 at Saint Vitus. They'll be joined by NYC's Hasj and Philadelphia's Hound (mems Ted Leo + the Pharmacists, None More Black). Tickets are on sale now.
The Vitus show is the only Bongripper show that's currently announced besides a couple other European festival dates on the horizon. All known dates are listed, along with a video of Bongripper playing live at the Logan Square monument in Chicago as part of this summer's Gnar Fest, below...
November 4, 2014
by Rob Sperry-Fromm
Napalm Death at Knockdown Center (more by Greg Cristman)
There's yet another absolutely loaded, must-catch, all-star metal tour on the horizon, giving metalheads still more reason to get excited about 2015. Napalm Death, Voivod, Exhumed, Iron Reagan, and Black Crown Initiate are joining forces for the "Through Space and Grind" tour. This is just an absurdly stacked bill, and as if you needed more reason to go, they'll also be joined by Ringworm, Dayglo Abortions, Theories, and Phobia on select dates. These bands run the gamut from absolutely legendary to young and on-the-rise, from death-grind to political thrash, and they all have a reputation as absolute crushers in the live setting.
The tour will make a stop in NYC at Gramercy Theater on February 2, where Ringworm will mercifully be on the bill. Tickets for that show will be on sale Friday (11/7) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.
All of these bands have been varying degrees of busy lately. Napalm Death have been playing festivals and touring internationally all year. Voivod released an album last year and have been playing some festival gigs in 2014. Iron Reagan, featuring "Landphil" Hall of Cannabis Corpse and Municipal Waste, and otherwise known as the busiest man in metal, have a new album out and released a split on Tankcrimes with tourmates Exhumed earlier this year. Ringworm dropped a ripper this year too.
All dates listed, along with a stream of the Iron Reagan/Exhumed split EP, a video of Napalm Death playing live in Chile earlier this year, Voivod's video for "Target Earth" and the Ringworm LP stream, below...
As discussed, poppy sludgesters Torche have a new LP on the way and that's now been officially announced. It's called Restarter and will be out on February 24 via Relapse, their first LP for the label. That's the album artwork above.
Torche are also teaming up with fellow riffers Clutch for a winter/holidays tour that hits the NYC-area just before New Year's Eve at NJ's Starland Ballroom on December 29 (like Clutch did last year). Lionize are on those dates too. Tickets for the NJ show are on sale. All dates, including NYE in Clutch's hometown-area of DC, are listed below.
White Mice @ SXSW 2010 (more by Samantha Marble)
Providence, RI's weirdest theatrical slingers of doomy industrial noise, White Mice, released a new song on Halloween titled "Stinky n' The Strain" which is a 10-minute gob of their brand of heavy. It's a free download at their bandcamp and you can stream it below.
Seeing White Mice live is where it's at, though, and the band don't have a tour planned but are coming to NYC to play one last show at Death by Audio on Saturday (11/8). It's part of night of similarly twisted bands, including Doomsday Student (for whom it's a record release show), Child Bite, Burnt Skull, and Necking.
Flyer for the DbA show, plus new White Mice song, and a live video, below...
Nashville's bluesy psych-sters All Them Witches have been busy lately, releasing a new album, touring with Windhand, and recently releasing a a dozen live recordings on their bandcamp page. Now they've released a new video, for the Lightning at the Door cut "Charles Williams," and announced another extensive run of dates. The tour will be stopping in NYC for a show at Mercury Lounge on February 5. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (11/7) at noon.
All dates are listed, along with the new video, below...
November 3, 2014
photos by Greg Cristman
Pentagram / Blood Ceremony / Bang @ Gramercy Theatre - 11/1/14
Doom legends Pentagram brought their tour with Bang and Kings Destroy to NYC last Saturday (11/1), where they played at Gramercy Theatre. Making this one doubly cool, it was one of two dates on the tour where they were joined by flute-bearing doomers Blood Ceremony.
Pentagram played, as they tend to, a set that focuses heavily on their classic material. They also broke out their cover of Nina Simone's oft-covered "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood." The other bands on the bill are well-matched to Pentagram's classic angle on doom. Bang are every bit as classic as Pentagram, and their Thin Lizzy/Black Sabbath-ish hard rock is a good counterpoint to the dramatic dooming of Pentagram. Witchy Torontonians Blood Ceremony are excellent modern torchbearers of the sound, and Kings Destroy brought an otherwise absent element of filth to the proceedings. Pictures of all the bands are in this post.
Most of the tour was with Radio Moscow, who sat out the Gramercy date but will be in NYC on Tuesday (11/4) to play Saint Vitus (tickets). Kings Destroy will also hit Vitus soon as part of YOB's two-night run. They play on night 1 (12/13), also with Tombs, which is a great triple bill (tickets).
More pictures from Gramercy, plus a few videos and Pentagram's setlist, below...
When we first mentioned the absolutely loaded (Geryon, Oneirogen, Psalm Zero, Sannhet, Gnaw, Vilkacis...wow) shows for French experimental/atmospheric doom-metal mainstays Year Of No Light at Saint Vitus, they were billed as YONL's first U.S. shows. It turns out that those aren't exactly their first U.S. shows, as they since announced and kicked off a tour here last week. The tour began in L.A. this past Thursday (10/30) and basically stays on the west coast with the awesome black/death rippers Take Over and Destroy until they head over to Vitus for their shows on November 13 and 14.
All dates and a stream of Year of No Light's latest album, also below...