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October 10, 2014

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Motörhead's MotörBoat Cruise
Motörhead's MotörBoat Cruise
Motörhead's MotörBoat Cruise
Motörhead's MotörBoat Cruise

Motorhead set sail aboard their own Motorboat cruise last month, leaving the coast of Miami on September 22 and returning on September 26. Joining the metal legends were other veterans (and newer bands) of the genre including Zakk Wylde, Testament, Anthrax, High on Fire, Down and more. Megadeth was supposed to play, but cancelled. To quote the fest's own press release:

The inaugural Motörhead's Motörboat, aka The Loudest Boat In The World, conquered the high seas aboard the Carnival Ecstasy from September 22-26. An international, multigenerational audience from over 30 countries came together to celebrate the legacy of the cruise's iconic namesake and escape into five days of true rock'n'roll living with no-holds barred! Highlighted by a pair of ear-splitting performances from Motörhead themselves, Motörhead's Motörboat featured more than 30 performances by 15 artists, including Anthrax Testament, Down, Zakk Wylde and High on Fire across four stages throughout the ship, as well as meet and greets with all of the artists, a book signing with Megadeth's David Ellefson, a spoken word performance by Anthrax's Scott Ian, an artist Q&A hosted by Jim Breuer, and some special rockin' from the Metal Allegiance featuring a slew of musicians from the bands performing.
Check out a ton more pictures from the whole trip, below....

Continue reading "Lemmy took a boatload of metalheads on vacation (pics from Motorhead Motorboat w/ Down, Anthrax, High on Fire, more"

Slayer

If you ever wondered what it would be like if sock puppets covered Slayer's "Raining Blood", today is your luckly today. Check out the going-viral video below.

If you're still wondering what it would be like to see the actual band Slayer live, well, it may not be the same, but you have the chance when the thrash metal legends hit the road with fellow legends Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus in November. Hopefully you didn't wait too long to get tickets to their NJ show at Wellmont (now sold out), but tickets are still available for 11/30 at Tower Theatre in Philadelphia (technically Upper Darby), AND we're offering a special offer on four tickets. Enter the code BVSLAYER in the 'offer code' box when placing your ticket order, and you'll get 4 total tickets to the Philly show. for the price of 3.. Order tickets HERE.

All dates HERE. That video below...

Continue reading "Slayer covered by sock puppets (watch), sold out Jersey (but get discounted tix to Philly!)"

I said what??? (more by Greg Cristman)
Black Sabbath

Ozzy Osbourne released the following statement last night:

OZZY OSBOURNE STATEMENT RE 'THE MAIL ONLINE' 9-11 NEWS STORY:

"Firstly, I never spoke to 'The Mail Online.' Several quotes were pulled from another interview I did for The Shortlist that was posted earlier in the day and were taken out of context to create 'The Mail Online' story [about 9-11]. I apologize to anyone who may see these quotes and believe this is actually how I feel. Please know that I would never want to offend or hurt anyone--that was never or would ever be my intention. You would think that at my age I would finally realize that any conversation with a journalist can be twisted, reprinted and made into another story. It's another life lesson learned.

My representatives have asked 'The Mail Online' to pull the piece, but of course, they've refused and now it has been subsequently picked up worldwide because of the sensational slant 'The Mail Online' put on the story.

Love and peace to everyone. May your God go with you."

--Ozzy Osbourne

In related news, Ozzy recently said that Black Sabbath are working on another album.

October 9, 2014

Liturgy in 2009 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Liturgy

Black metal transcendentalists Liturgy are a full band again (beastly drummer Greg Fox included), and it's good news (and perhaps not a surprise) to hear they'll be playing Death by Audio before it closes. They're playing night 1 of their Thrill Jockey labelmates Oozing Wound's previously discussed two-night stand happening at the venue on Mischief Night (10/30) and Halloween (10/31). Also on that first night is Child Abuse and Cellular Chaos. $10 gets you in.

The 10/31 show is DbA's Halloween Haunted House Party and also features the re-active Knyfe Hyts, The Fucking Ocean, Red Dawn II and Alien Whale, plus in the "Haunted Mansion" there will be Aa, Justin Frye (of PC Worship) and Chat Logs. (Sounds spooky!) $10 gets you into this one too, and the show goes lateeee (til 3 AM).

Continue reading "Death By Audio announces final Halloween show, part of Oozing Wound's 2-night stand (now w/ Liturgy too)"

October 8, 2014

Photos by Mathieu Bredeau

"Show was amazing. #CarnivalOfDeathTour was great! @suffocation @JungleRot & others did great! Started that pit! #OldSkoolDeathMetalLives" - Anthony Diaz

Suffocation / Kataklysm @ Gramercy Theatre 10/3/2014
SuffocationKataklysm

New York's own heroes, Suffocation, led by the always elated and tongue-wagging Frank Mullen, filled the stage at some point before 9pm. The guys delivered a skull pounding performance that only a Suffo show can provide, inflicting auditory pain with fan-favorites like "Effigy of the Forgotten," "Catatonia," "Entrails of You" and "Infecting the Crypts," as well as tunes off of the new LP, Pinnacle of Bedlam, like "Purgatorial Punishment" and "My Demise." Towards the end of the set, Ricky Myers of Disgorge took over vocal duties for a memorable rendition of "Liege of Inveracity." Frank also announced that Ricky would be filling in for him after a few weeks of the tour. As many fans know by now, Frank has made it known that massive touring on his part cannot be done anymore, though, this in no way means he is leaving the band. Good luck and thanks for the killer set, Frank. [NextMosh]
The face-melting extravaganza that is the Carnival of Death Tour brought Suffocation, Kataklysm, Jungle Rot, Pyrexia and Internal Bleeding to Gramercy Theatre last Friday (10/3). We caught Suffocation and Kataklysm (but missed the rest of the bill) and you can check out more pictures fromt their sets, plus setlist and an excited selfie from Suffocation, below...

Continue reading "Suffocation, Kataklysm & more played Gramercy Theatre (pics)"

October 7, 2014

photos by Greg Cristman

Om / Watter @ LPR - 10/5/14
Om
Watter

Earlier this year, Sleep and Holy Sons played NYC and now Sleep's Al Cisneros and Holy Sons' Emil Amos are on the road with their collaborative psychedelic band Om (which also features Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe aka Lichens live). That tour hit NYC on Sunday (10/5) at Le Poisson Rouge with tourmates Watter, whose lineup includes members of Grails (which Emil is also in) and Slint. Om didn't have a new album to support this time around, but had plenty to pull from including their most recent (and fifth) album, 2012's Advaitic Songs. Watter on the other hand, played off this year's debut, This World, which came out back in May.

More pictures of both bands and a video below...

Continue reading "Om and Watter played Le Poisson Rouge (pics & video)"

October 2, 2014

photos by Mathieu Bredeau

Prong @ Santos - 9/30/14
Prong

Long-running metal band Prong released their fourth album since their 2002 reunion and ninth overall, Ruining Lives, earlier this year and they've been on tour with another veteran metal band Overkill. That tour included a NYC show without Overkill that happened this past Tuesday (9/30) at Santos Party House (moved from Gramery Theatre). Though they're out supporting Ruining Lives, the band's been offering an even mix rather than just focusing on the new album (plus including their cover of Chrome's "Third From The Sun"). Sunlord opened the show. Pictures, including one of the setlist, are in this post.

Prong's not the only metal show that was recently moved from Gramercy to Santos. The Deicide / Septicflesh / Abysmal Dawn / Carach Angren / Inquisition show set for October 9 at Gramercy will now happen at Santos as well. Tickets are still available.

More pictures from the Prong show, below...

Continue reading "Prong played Santos Party House w/ Sunlord (pics & setlist)"

Fred Pessaro

Ex-BrooklynVegan metal writer Fred Pessaro went to New Orleans to creat a 7-part Noisey Youtube documentary on the "people and culture that helped spawn bands like Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Acid Bath and so many others." We mentioned when the first episode was released. They're now up to number four which you can watch with one, two, and three below.

One of those "other" bands featured in the movie is Goatwhore who are playing three shows with the reunited-sort-of Samhain at the end of October (Philly, DC and NYC). Goatwhore also play a bunch of shows before and after then including a pre-Samhain headlining show at the Bug Jar in Rochester (with Mortals and Wolvhammer), and one before that at Cobra Lounge in Chicago (also with Wolvhammer). In November they tour Europe with Dying Fetus, Malevolence, and Fallujah. All dates are listed with those videos below.

Samhain recently played Riot Fest in Chicago (and was joined by Randy Blythe of Lamb of God).

Entertainer Dave Hill is not in the documentary or on tour with Goatwhore, but he did have special guest Phil Anselmo on his first-ever WFMU "Goddamn Dave Hill Show", and he had Mike IX Williams from Eyehategod on the most recent episode. Every episode can be streamed at at WFMU.org. Catch Dave live and in the flesh and telling secrets and playing with his band Valley Lodge and with Mike Doughty (who probably has absolutely no ties to New Orleans metal) and others at Union Hall on Friday (10/3).

Continue reading "Episode 4 of 'NOLA' doc released (video); Goatwhore touring around Samhain shows (dates); Dave Hill doing stuff too"

by Andrew Sacher

Relapse

Relapse Records just put out its 26-song 2014 sampler which you can download (name your price) at bandcamp and stream below. It's a good reminder of how diverse their output has been this year, with tracks from indie pop-turned-black metaller Myrkur, shoegazers Nothing, metallic hardcore band Ringworm, math/post rockers Broughton's Rules, pro-wrestler-gone-metaller UltraMantis Black, sludgesters Tombs, death metal legends Obituary, and plenty more. There's also a track from that new Nux Vomica album which has gone overlooked in some places (we haven't had a chance to write about it here) but is one of the most interesting albums I've heard in any genre this year. Check that one out if you haven't already.

Also on the sampler is Publicist UK, a new band whose lineup includes some familiar faces like bassist Brett Bamberger (Revocation, ex-East of the Wall), drummer Dave Witte (Discordance Axis, Melt-Banana, Municipal Waste, etc.), guitarist David Obuchowski (Goes Cube), and vocalist Zachary Lipez (Freshkills). They've got a two-song demo out now which is kind of a heavy take on dark post-punk, and they're recording their debut LP for Relapse very soon. Stay tuned for that, and listen to the demo below.

In other related news, Iron Reagan, whose recent "Miserable Failure" video and recently announced dates we posted HERE, have now released a blooper real from that video. Check that out below too.

Continue reading "Relapse released its 2014 sampler, signed Publicist UK; Iron Reagan released bloopers video ++ Nux Vomica LP stream"

September 30, 2014

Oneiorgen at IO show in August (more by Greg Cristman)
oneirogen

Two quality NYC bands, Geryon and Oneirogen will team up this week for an Invisible Oranges-presented show in their hometown which also includes New Firmament (ex-Extra Life) and Toronto's Gates (not to be confused with NJ's Gates). Here's what IO had to say about the show:

Geryon's one we're excited for. The experimental death metal drums and bass duo from Krallice's Nicholas McMaster and Lev Weinstein brought a shot of innovation to the genre with its debut LP late last year. Canada's Gates speaks a different language, a captivating brand of ambient experimental doom that moves from droning to chaotically crushing. ONEIROGEN's no stranger to IO-presented shows--the one man band's experimental and ethereal looping metal is a thing of beauty. New Firmament, from Baltimore, creates lush, deep and dark ambient soundscapes.
The show happens Thursday (10/2) at Trans Pecos (915 Wyckoff in Ridgewood, Queens). More info at the Facebook event. Show flyer below.

Geryon and Oneirogen will team up again with another ex-Extra Life band, Psalm Zero, when that killer trio of bands opens the first of two Year of No Light shows at Saint Vitus on November 13 (tickets). Oneirogen plays again with Father Murphy at their Acheron show on October 9 (tickets). Geryon play again opening the second of two Virus shows at Saint Vitus on October 25 (tickets).

Continue reading "Geryon, Gates (Toronto), Oneirogen & New Firmament playing IO-presented NYC show this week"