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January 8, 2015

photo: 1349 at Inferno Festival 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)

Norwegian black metal vets 1349 are returning to North America for a tour in February, and they've got an excellent lineup of openers on board. They'll be joined by tech death freaks Origin (playing MDF 2015), Relapse DMers Abysmal Dawn and the blackened Wolvhammer. That tour hits NYC on February 23 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with videos from all four bands' 2014 albums, below...

Continue reading "1349, Origin, Abysmal Dawn & Wolvhammer touring together"

January 7, 2015

Scott Ian w/ Anthrax (more by Dana Yavin) / Jim Wilson w/ Daniel Lanois (more by Greg Cristman)
Scott Ian
Jim Wilson

While Anthrax are hitting the road this spring, Scott Ian is up to something else before that with his new band Motor Sister. Here's the premise:

Jim Wilson, guitarist/vocalist of Mother Superior (who doubled as Henry Rollins' backing band from 1997 to 2003) and longtime Daniel Lanois bassist, teamed up with Scott, Pearl Aday (Scott's wife, Meatloaf's daughter, and Jim's country collaborator), drummer John Tempesta (currently of The Cult, formerly of Exodus, Testament and other bands) and Joey Vera (who was briefly in Anthrax) last year to perform Mother Superior's music at a show in Scott's house as Scott's birthday present to himself. And now, Scott tells, the band have written an album, titled Ride, and Metal Blade is set to release it on March 10.

We still haven't heard any music from that album, but the band have begun announcing live shows, including one happening in NYC on February 12 at Saint Vitus with Static Summer. TIckets are on sale now.

Watch a video of Scott, Jim and Pearl performing one of Pearl's songs in 2007, along with a stream of a Mother Superior song, below...

Continue reading "Scott Ian & Mother Superior's Jim Wilson formed Motor Sister, releasing an LP, playing Saint Vitus"

photo: Dispirit at Rites of Darkness 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)

West Coast black metal greats Dispirit, featuring John Gossard of Weakling, have been around since 2000 but never played the East Coast in all of their time as a band. That will change when they hit Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on March 20 and 22 for two shows of different sets with different openers. They say, "We will play a different set each night as well, so between both shows we should perform all, or most, of the material from our two releases as well as a few newer unreleased songs."

Night 1 also includes Vorde, Theologian and Anicon; and night 2 also includes Occultation, Ominous Resurrection and Summons (with Ryan Jencks of Dispirit). Tickets for both shows are on sale now.

Flyer and a recent live video below...

Continue reading "Dispirit playing first-ever east coast shows w/ Vorde, Anicon, Theologian, Occultation & more"

January 6, 2015

photo: Nails in California in 2013 (more by Taylor Keahey)

Hardcore rippers Nails are heading out on a European tour with Terror in March, but right before that the Cali crew will stop in NYC for a one-off at Saint Vitus on March 3 with support from Incendiary and Deathcycle. Tickets are on sale now.

Nails recently released two new songs for Decibel's flexi disc series, "Among the Arches of Intolerance" and "In Pain." Listen to those HERE. Watch a recent live video, with their full list of dates and Saint Vitus show flyer, below...

Continue reading "Nails playing NYC one-off w/ Incendiary & Deathcycle before European tour (dates)"

photo: Pallbearer at FFF Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)

As if the Decibel-presented At the Gates / Converge / Vallenfyre tour wasn't already an unstoppable metal bill (of which 2015 has no lack of), it just got even better. Converge frontman J. Bannon announced that 2014's doom MVPs Pallbearer have been added to all dates as well! The NYC show happens April 12 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are still available.

List of dates, and a stream of Pallbearer's 2014 album, below...

Continue reading "Pallbearer added to At the Gates / Converge tour (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

photo by Ryan Zarra
Set and Setting

Florida instrumentalists Set and Setting signed to Prosthetic Records last year and released the excellent A Vivid Memory on the label in September. Though they're on a primarily metal label and often tour with metal bands, the album's really more post-rock than post-metal. It gets heavy at times, but it's mostly the kind of atmospheric beauty that we get from bands like Explosions in the Sky and Mogwai. If you haven't heard the album yet, take a listen below.

Set and Setting will be heading out on a tour this month, which hits NYC on January 23 at Acheron with Blackout and A Film in Color. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with the LP stream, below...

Continue reading "Set and Setting touring this month (dates & LP stream)"

Photo: Tombs @ Saint Vitus in December (more by Greg Cristman)

Tombs had a busy 2014, releasing their excellent LP Savage Gold and playing a ton of live shows, most recently opening for Yob. They've got more dates announced for 2015, including Maryland Deathfest, but before that they'll play a hometown show with another great local metal band, Black Anvil (who also put out a new record in 2014), at NYC's Acheron on January 30. Opening is Darkside NYC (the hardcore punk/metal band who added "NYC" on to their name, not the electronic band who got to stay just as "Darkside"). Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Both Tombs and Black Anvil are also on board for the Netherlands' Roadburn Festival. All known dates are listed, with the flyer for the Acheron show and streams of their 2014 albums, below...

Continue reading "Tombs & Black Anvil playing shows, NYC together (dates)"

January 5, 2015

Photo: Danava @ Bowery Ballroom in 2014 (more by PSquared)

Portland retro riffers Danava returned to NYC for the first time in a few years to open for Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats this past fall, and now they've announced they'll return yet again, this time to headline. It's a one-off happening February 5 at Saint Vitus with local support from Natur, Dirty Fences and Ruby the Hatchet. Tickets are on sale now.

Watch an announcement video for the show, below...

Continue reading "Danava playing NYC one-off w/ Natur, Dirty Fences & Ruby the Hatchet (tix on sale)"


As discussed, Swedish metal legends Nifelheim are coming to NYC for a show on March 15 with Ares Kingdom (ex-Order from Chaos). Since we last spoke, the venue has been announced (Saint Vitus), as have the two other bands on the bill (Slutvomit and Iron Force). And, tickets are on sale now. The show is being presented by NYC metal fest Defenders of the Old, which takes place the two prior days (March 13 & 14) at The Bell House.

Watch a Nifelheim video below...

Continue reading "Nifelheim NYC show full lineup, venue & tickets"

December 23, 2014

Mutoid Man
Photo: Mutoid Man and Little Punk Person Elliott Fullam

Converge/Cave In side project Mutoid Man recently wrapped up a short Northeast tour with Russian Circles, which hit NYC on December 11 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Backstage at that show, they were interviewed by Little Punk People's Elliott Fullam, the 10-year old punk enthusiast who tends to interview musicians much older than him (like J Mascis). As you'd expect if you've seen videos of Elliott's before, it gets pretty funny, and Elliott's questions are A+ ("martians or humans?" is an especially great one). Watch the interview below...

Continue reading "Mutoid Man played MHOW where they were interviewed by a 10 year old (watch)"