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June 15, 2015
UK doom traditionalists Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats are following 2013's Mind Control with a new album, The Night Creeper, on September 4 via Rise Above. They recorded it with engineer Liam Watson (Electric Wizard, Tame Impala). That's the artwork above.
They also announced a North American tour, which begins a few days after the album comes out. It hits NYC on September 12 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/19) at 10 AM.
All dates are listed, with the video for their 2014 single "Runaway Girls," below...
June 13, 2015
photo: Prurient at Saint Vitus in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
We already knew Dominick Fernow would be playing NYC this weekend with his Vatican Shadow project at Nothing Changes on Sunday (6/14), but before that you can see him as Prurient at Saint Vitus TONIGHT (6/13). He was just revealed as the special guest on Pitchfork's Show No Mercy Northside showcase which also includes Bell Witch, Akitsa and Alberich. Tickets are still available, and you can also get in with a Northside badge.
Updated dates are listed, with a stream from Prurient's very good new album, Frozen Niagara Falls, below...
June 11, 2015
photo by Ester Segarra
Lucifer's a powerful name because it has social, religious and literary connotations. At the same time, it's sort of an anonymous name. It's not hard to conjure that name up out of our collective unconscious. Why that name?Last year, doom duo The Oath broke up a month after releasing their debut album, but vocalist Johanna Sadonis is now fronting a new band, Lucifer. Their debut album, Lucifer I, comes out next week (6/16) via Rise Above Records and you can stream the whole thing below via our metal sister site Invisible Oranges. IO also interviewed Johanna about their band name, working with ex-Cathedral guitarist Gaz Jennings for the album, and more. That's a quote above and you can read the rest here.
I had this name from the beginning. I was thinking about it for a while, whether I should do it or not, because I'm aware it's a very blunt move. [I knew] that people would say, "Who does she think she is, calling her band that?" If you look at Metal Archives, there are seven bands called Lucifer. I was actually surprised that there are only seven bands called Lucifer, because if you look up any other cliche word on Metal Archives, you will find tons and tons of bands. I thought, "The figure of Lucifer is so powerful and beautiful." I associate the band with it. Lucifer was a very misunderstood misfit. I thought it was a very beautiful metaphor and it's also a very catchy name. I thought it was great for that concept of having a heavily '70s-influenced heavy rock band. For both reasons: the superficial one -- it's a killer name for a band -- but also what Lucifer stands for. I thought it was very beautiful.
As a fan of this style of music, it has to be exciting working with Gaz Jennings.
Absolutely. I've been a Cathedral fan. He's one of the greatest guitar players of this genre that I know. He's so good. I'm thrilled to have him with it.
As previously mentioned, Lucifer are going on tour with High on Fire, Pallbearer and Venomous Maximus, which hits NYC for two BV/IO-presented shows: August 15 at Irving Plaza and August 18 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for those shows are still available.
High on Fire's new album is streaming now too. Full list of tour dates, and the Lucifer album stream, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Motorhead will release their 22nd album, Bad Magic, on August 28. It features a cover of The Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil" and 12 new original songs, including the newly-released "Thunder & Lightning." It's a hi-speed ripper that basically sounds like it could've been on Overkill or Ace of Spades, and there's no reason to complain about Motorhead doing what they do best 35 years later. Listen below.
The band also have a number of tour dates coming up, including their 2015 'Motorboat' cruise (with Slayer, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies and more), and the Toronto, Denver, and Chicago Riot Fests. All dates are listed below...
Horror icon, occasional metal musician, and all-around cool dude Christopher Lee died on Sunday (6/7) in a London hospital. He was 93. From Billboard:
According to media reports, Lee died on Sunday morning, June 7 at Westminster Hospital in London after being admitted for respiratory problems and heart failure. The Guardian reported that his wife, former Danish model and painter Gitte Kroencke, decided to release the news days later in order to inform family members first. The couple had been married since 1961.Lee was a staple of Hammer Films' horror films, played the (thrice) titular James Bond villain in The Man with the Golden Gun, freaked audiences out in The Wicker Man, and had roles in both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, and the Star Wars prequels (as Count Dooku, he was probably the least lame thing in those). But it wasn't until late in life that his love of opera, history AND heavy metal came to the fore, working with Rhapsody of Fire and Manowar before releasing his first symphonic metal LP, Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross, in 2010. You may also remember his 2012 metal Christmas single. Rest in peace, Christopher Lee. You led a long, awesome life.
Stream Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross via Rdio and watch the video for Lee's "The Bloody Verdict of Verden," below.
June 10, 2015
photo: Primitive Man at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Denver sludge/metal/punk/etc bashers Primitive Man have been pretty prolific this year. They already put out the Home Is Where The Hatred Is EP on Relapse in February, they have a split LP with Northless on the way via Halo of Flies (trailer below), and this week they dropped a new free single, "Futility." You can stream that and the EP in full, below.
The band also have a ton of tour dates coming up, including a leg with Opium Lord that hits NYC on July 23 at Saint Vitus. Also on that bill is Opening Bell, and tickets are on sale.
All dates are listed, with the song streams, below...
Dalek in 2015 (via)
Why did you decide to revive Dälek in 2015?Industrial hip hop project Dalek quietly went on hiatus not long after their 2009 album, Gutter Tactics, but now they're back in action with live shows and new music. Their first show back was this past April at Over the Eight in Brooklyn, and they'll play here again on July 17 at Saint Vitus with Cleanteeth and Final Boss. Tickets are on sale now.
The short answer? I just missed the noise.
I started playing a few Dälek songs on the iconAclass European tour in 2013 and it just sparked that love for that noise and heaviness again. I had a good conversation with Oktopus about it all in mid 2014, and though he didn't want to pursue it, he was cool with the fact that I wanted to head out on the road as Dälek again. It kind of took off quickly after that. I asked rEk if he'd be interested in re-joining as the DJ. rEk was the original DJ in Dälek; he was out there grinding with me when we were sleeping on people's floors, playing basement shows for gas money. He came out on our first European tour opening for The Lapse in 1999. He never got to experience the "good times" with Dälek, when we got luxuries like our own beds to sleep in!
With the DJ secured, I told former Mikey Manteca, who I had started Fill Jackson Heights with, my plans and that I had thought about asking him to rejoin. I thought he wouldn't be interested because he had recently started a brewery called Secret Engine. Thankfully I was wrong. Now, after just a few months, we got some new joints finished and a month-long EU tour ahead of us. [Noisey]
Watch the video for their new 2015 single "Masked Laughter (Nothing's Left)" below...
June 9, 2015
photos by Greg Cristman
Gnaw Their Tongues at Trans-Pecos - 6/6/15
Maurice de Jong's noise/ambient/metal project Gnaw Their Tongues headlined day 2 of NYC's Apex Fest at Trans-Pecos on Saturday (6/6), just a couple weeks after playing Maryland Deathfest. He handled bass and vocals, and was accompanied by a woman who did all the samples/computer stuff. Their set was relentless, punishing, and downright fantastic.
Other sets throughout the day included Menace Ruine, IRM, Sutekh Hexen and Barren Harvest. Unfortunately, Burial Hex cancelled the day before the show, and Trepaneringsritualen played too but we missed them.
Pictures continue below...
In addition to Stardust and Martyrdoom, Brooklyn venue Saint Vitus will host yet another multi-day metal festival this year. This one's the third installment of Rage of Armageddon, and happens from Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 18 with a number of veteran death and thrash bands including Broken Hope, Embalmer, Dr. Shrinker, Razor, Morbid Saint, Blood Feast, October 31 and more. Tickets, including 3-day passes, are on sale now.
It's billed as Broken Hope's only east coast appearance, and Razor (who play Saturday and Sunday) are promising a different set each night. Full day-by-day lineup below...
photo: at Best Buy Theater in 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
Swedish costumed occult rockers Ghost (aka Ghost BC) recently announced that their new album, Meliora, would be out August 21 via Loma Vista, and today they announced a North American headlining tour to support it. Opening on all dates is London psych rockers Purson.
The tour hits NYC on September 27 at Terminal 5, their largest headlining show here yet. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/12) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (6/10) at noon.
All dates are listed, with the video for "Cirice" from Ghost's new album and a Purson video, below...