Recent Posts in metal - Page 5
May 1, 2013
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Windhand at Acheron, 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Richmond, Virginia, doomers Windhand have announced US dates for the East Coast and beyond. The band, who recently dropped a split 12-inch with Cough and released one of my favorite albums of 2012, will bless NYC in Brooklyn as part of that routing, tagging Saint Vitus on June 7. Tickets are on sale for this InvisibleOranges-sponsored event.
Belus, Clamfight and Kings Destroy will join Windhand at Saint Vitus, with the latter celebrating the release of their new album A Time of Hunting due on Wartime Records (run by Bruce Lamont / Sanford Parker). Check out the video for the lead track "Stormbreak" which makes its premiere below.
Windhand recently announced their signing to Relapse, so look for the band to road-test material at the dates listed below.
Sure, Sweden's Antichrist sound like they've just emerged from a time capsule, but in this case that's a good thing. Their punk-y and demonic take on thrash metal is a rarity in this day and age, and the band will follow up their well-recieved LP Forbidden World with a new release, the Burned Beyond Recognition 7" due on July 2 via Electric Assault Records. Featuring the title track and a cover of Evil Blood's "Kill With Napalm" on the flip, you can look for the preorder for the new record at Electric Assault Records. Highly reccommended for fans of forefathers like Slayer or Possessed, yet Antichrist never fall into mimickry.
Stream the A-side (via InvisibleOranges) below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Agrimonia's mix of crust, black metal, and doom interrupted by moments of post-rock, ambient and solo pinao/guitar recalls a different take on the epic style of Neurosis. The band, which features members of At the Gates, Martyrdod and Skitsystem, have welcomed their latest monstrosity with Rites of Separation, the new album out now via Southern Lord. Check out the stream, also available at InvisibleOranges, below.
April 30, 2013
Kreator at Best Buy, September 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
German thrash gods Kreator will team with Overkill as part of a string of North American dates this fall, InvisibleOranges reports. The co-headlining dates will see the bands on the road for four weeks, including two NYC shows at Stage 48 on November 23 & 24. Ticketing info is on the way.
Tour dates and some streaming audio is below, including a stream of Kreator's latest release, 2012's Phantom Antichrist.
Melechesh at Gramercy Theatre, October 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
InvisibleOranges have the details on a burgeoning Melechesh, Vreid, Lightning Swords of Death, Reign of Lies tour that will see the bands play dates from coast to coast over a little more than two weeks. The black metal tour includes a date on the East Coast in our neck of the woods: Gramercy Theatre on June 30. Ticketing info is on the way. Head below for all known tour dates and some video.
As discussed, The Body are preparing to hit the road this summer and will road-test material from their Master, We Perish 12" as well as a forthcoming release on Thrill Jockey. Look for the band to play two nights at The Acheron on June 9 and June 10 (tickets). All other tour dates are below.
The Body have released a new video for "Worship" from Master, We Perish and you can check that out as well as another video for "The Ebb and Flow of Tides in a Sea of Ash," below.
As discussed at InvisibleOranges, the great post-hardcore/post-rock band Envy are celebrating twenty years as a band, and doing so with a massive boxset that will compile all of their recorded output: 95 songs in total, across 14 LPs. Titled Invariable Will, Recurring Ebbs and Flows, the set will also drop with color booklets in each vinyl, a 100-page coffee table book, and a previously released 100-minute DVD. Translations of the lyrics from Japanese to English will be available in this limited-1000-copies run, and you can stream a track from the release below, alongside the tracklisting.
Opeth at Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (more by Caroline Harrison)
Progressive metal was the theme for the evening at Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (4/29), when Opeth & Katatonia played a sold-out show at the venue as part of a larger tour. Check out some pictures and a review from the show over at InvisibleOranges. It was the lone NYC date for the pair, who have already moved on to play Norfolk, VA tonight. Check out their tour dates HERE.
Goatwhore at Saint Vitus last night (more by Fred Pessaro)
Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood, Revocation and Ramming Speed played a sold-out Saint Vitus last night (4/29), part of a touring package that saw Goatwhore headlining US dates and 3IOB headlining in Canada. Check out pictures from the circle-pitting mayhem at InvisibleOranges.
In related news, Boston thrash team Ramming Speed who opened the show have announced a new LP, Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die, due on Prosthetic later this year. Check out a lyric video below.
April 29, 2013
Idolize has a bit of a storied history, considering the originally intentioned home for the recording, Translator Audio. As you may know, Translator Audio would later fall victim to Hurricane Sandy, but with it washed away the band's sessions as well as all of their gear. Luckily, Dave Curran of Unsane/Pigs was able to step in to set up recording sessions, which later came to fruition with Andrew Schneider at Seaside Lounge and Spaceman Sound studios.Thankfully, Idolize, the band's second LP, will finally see the light of day on May 31 via Solar Flare. Stream the new track "Steven the Slow" below, and look out for a guest appearance from Dave from Unsane. By the way, you can help out Translator Audio by buying the new East of the Wall track... win/win!
That new track stream and a video that documents the band's trek to the US are below.