Recent Posts in metal - Page 4
September 26, 2014
by Andrew Sacher
photo by Matt Dayak
Pittsburgh's Broughton's Rules, whose lineup consists of current/former Don Caballero and Blunderbuss members, are set to release the followup to their 2010 debut this year. It's called Anechoic Horizon, was produced by Justin Pizzoferrato (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr) and is due November 11 via Relapse. The first single, "Umbra," is out now and like their debut (or Don Cab) it's instrumental rock that's part math, part post and a good listen if you're into this kind of stuff. Check that out below.
The band are currently on the road, opening for Torche on their tour, which hits PIttsburgh tonight (9/26) and storms into NYC this Saturday (9/27) at Saint Vitus. Also on that bill are Descender and Black Black Black. Tickets for that show are still available. If you're in Chicago, you can also catch their Halloween show with Marnie Stern.
All of their dates are listed, with the "Umbra" stream, below...
Decapitated at Inferno Festival 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
It was already announced that Polish death metal vets Decapitated would be supporting GWAR (who have new members) on the first leg of their upcoming tour, including one of the NYC-area dates: the NJ show happening on October 16 at Starland Ballroom with American Sharks also in tow (tickets). They've since announced that right after that tour ends, they'll headline a few US dates with direct support from fellow death metallers Misery Index. That includes a NYC show happening on November 16 at Saint Vitus with strong and well-matched local support from Pyrrhon. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Updated Decapitated dates are listed below.
Decapitated's new album, Blood Mantra (their second since reforming in 2009), comes out next week (9/30) via Nuclear Blast. Check out the recently-released lyric video for the title track, below.
Pyrrhon are currently on the road with Gigan and Artificial Brain (that tour hit NYC this past Friday, 9/19), and they've got another hometown show happening when it ends. It's a 3 PM matinee at ABC No Rio on October 25 with Starkweather, Sulaco and Torrential Downpour. $8 at the door gets you in. Their new album, The Mother of Virtues, came out earlier this year on Relapse. You can stream that, with their updated list of dates, below.
Misery Index also released a new album this year, The Killing Gods, on Season of Mist. You can also stream that, with the Decapitated video and dates, and the Pyrrhon LP stream and dates, below...
September 25, 2014
Windhand @ Saint Vitus - 9/20/14 (via Justine Morrow)
Melodic doomers Windhand brought their tour with psych rockers All Them Witches to NYC this past weekend for a sold-out show at Saint Vitus (9/20) that also included Ilsa and Polygamyst. Riffs were crushed. Heads were banged. Full set video of Windhand and a video of All Them Witches can be watched below (videos by Frank Huang). Did you go? How was it?
Windhand have also teamed up with fellow bringers of doomy riffs and witchy psychedelia, Salem's Pot, for a split 10" that they're putting out on Halloween via Riding Easy. That split can be streamed in full below...
by Andrew Sacher
Another stream out this week from one of the year's most anticipated metal albums (though an entirely different side of the spectrum from Blut Aus Nord) is the full LP stream of UK doom vets Electric Wizard's Time to Die, due 9/30 via Spinefarm Records. It follows 2010's Black Masses and about two decades of the band's expertly crafted doom, and it's a reminder that no one does it quite like Electric Wizard. The riffs are crushing, sharp and stick in your head, Jus Oborn still sounds distorted and demonic, and the interspersed clips of a news anchor linking teen death to "rock music associated with devil worship" shows they still have a sense of humor too. Stream the whole thing at NPR.
by Andrew Sacher
French black metal greats Blut Aus Nord recently announced they'd be concluding the Memoria Vetusta trilogy, started in 1996, on October 10 when they release Memoria Vetusta III - Saturnian Poetry via Debemur Morti Productions. Its new single "Paien" is out now and it's 8 minutes of atmospheric black metal greatness that shifts from monstrous blast beats and screams to gorgeous borderline-post-rock. Check it out below.
Sludgy thrashers Oozing Wound are releasing their sophomore album, Earth Suck, on October 21 via Thrill Jockey, and while no songs have been released from that yet they did put out the ripping "Drug Reference" as an Adult Swim single earlier this year and you can stream that below.
Oozing Would will also be kicking off a tour a few days after the new LP drops, and they'll come to NYC for a two-night stand at the soon-to-close Death by Audio around Halloween. First they play 10/30 with Child Abuse and then play the venue's Halloween Haunted House Party on the 31st with more
UPDATE: Liturgy and others were announced for the shows.
All dates are listed, with the "Drug Reference" stream, below...
September 23, 2014
photos by Mathieu Bredeau
NOLA sludge metal masters Crowbar are in the middle of a month-long run following the release of their 10th full-length, Symmetry In Black. The tour is with an all-around well-matched lineup of Revocation, Havok, Fit For An Autopsy and Armed For Apocalypse, and it stopped at NYC's Gramercy Theater on September 14. Pictures of all five bands are in this post.
Crowbar are also featured in a new Noisey documentary called NOLA: Life, Death and Heavy Blues from the Bayou that takes a look at the origins of the New Orleans metal scene. Along with members of Crowbar, the film features members of DOWN, Pantera, Eyehategod, Corrosion of Conformity, Goatwhore, Acid Bath and more. The description reads, "From the crawfish-littered tables of the secluded Anselmo compound to a fishing boat with Eyehategod in the swamps, we'll discuss the bands, Hurricane Katrina, drugs, suicide, murder, and records that helped shape the New Orleans sound known the world over."
The first episode of the documentary is out now. You can watch it, with more pictures from Crowbar's Gramercy show, below...
September 22, 2014
Inter Arma at IO Northside 2013 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Richmond, VA psych metallers Inter Arma are set to follow last year's excellent Sky Burial LP with the one-song, 40-minute EP The Cavern on October 14 via Relapse. The trailer is out now, and features a few clips of the song including one with guest vocals from Dorthia Cottrell of fellow Richmond band Windhand (whose tour just hit NYC over the weekend). Watch/listen below.
Inter Arma are on board for the 2015 edition of Maryland Deathfest, and the only other date they have announced so far is the Metal Injection/MetalSucks CMJ showcase happening at Bushwick's Acheron on October 21 with King Parrot, So Hideous, Lazer/Wulf and Moon Tooth. Tickets for that show are on sale now. No word yet if other CMJ shows will be added.
UPDATE: Other dates were announced including a European tour with Mantar (who we highlighted in our Fest preview). All are listed, with The Cavern trailer, below...
Blothar at Riot Fest Chicago (more by James Richards IV)
Vulvatron at Riot Fest Chicago (more by James Richards IV)
After some confusion about who GWAR's new members are and what they do, most notably Vulvatron, GWAR have issued a public statement:
GWAR, the most brutal band in existence, has bolstered its ranks leading up to the GWAR Eternal Tour. The Berserker Blóthar and Vulvatron are the latest intergalactic warriors to be banished to the pathetic mudball known as Planet Earth. Blóthar; a fat, filthy, frozen space viking, will take over as GWAR's lead vocalist. The role of the red-hot cybernetic spitfire known as Vulvatron is more mysterious...Both will feature prominently in the anticipated GWAR Eternal Tour - which promises to be the most shocking and entertaining rock show of the year! Get to know your new masters before they grind you to a bloody pulp!As previously mentioned, Blothar is played by Michael Bishop, formerly Beefcake the Mighty. More details on each character are listed below.
It was recently reported (and re-reported all over the place) that Vulvatron was "co-frontperson", but as we can see now, she is actually just "more mysterious". Both characters were already seen live at Riot Fest Chicago (and Blothar played the GWAR-B-Q). Both can be seen again on all the tour dates listed below...
September 19, 2014
Today is the Day at Gramercy Theatre in 2011 (more by Stephanie Crumley)
Noisecore vets Today is the Day recently announced their tenth album, Animal Mother, which will be out October 14 via Southern Lord, and they've since made a video (dir. David Hall) for its single "Masada." It's a super-heavy deranged crusher and the video is appropriately hallucinatory. Check it out below.
TITD will also be going on a tour surrounding the album's release with Chicago's blackened sludgers Lord Mantis (who also have a new album out this year). The tour hits NYC on October 12 at Acheron with Goes Cube/Hull-related sludge band Cleanteeth and harsh noise/PE project Swollen Organs. Tickets for that show are on sale now. There's also a TBA Long Island show on October 17.
All dates are listed, with the new video, below...