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November 12, 2014

Wino w/ Saint Vitus at Saint Vitus in 2012 (more by Samantha Marble)

Legendary doom band Saint Vitus (not the Brooklyn venue of the same name) have been on a European tour and today they posted a statement to Facebook saying that their singer Scott "Wino" Weinrich was detained in Norway for possession of illegal substances. Here's what they wrote:

Saint Vitus would like to regretfully inform all of our European fans that our lead vocalist Wino was detained by the Norwegian police and immigrations officers for possession of illegal substances since Sunday November 9th. As of 4 pm yesterday evening (Nov. 11th) we were informed by his Norwegian defense attorney that he would more than likely be released that same day and be able to continue the remaining dates of our European tour. This morning we received notification that Wino was being deported today back to the U.S. with no hope to remain in Scandanavia or anywhere in the EU.


Our sincere apologies to all of our fans, the promoters, booking agents and especially our Norwegian fans and promoter for the cancelled show. We will still deliver the HEAVY sound to all of our friends in Europe and it is our hope that everyone will understand our position to go forward with the remaining dates without Wino. David Chandler and Henry Vasquez along with a few surprise guests will take over vocal duties and this will be a rare opportunity to see Vitus with main songwriter David Chandler vocalizing his tormented tales of pain, heartache and DOOM. We hope to still see all of you on our remaining dates. FUCK THAT WEAK SHIT!!!!

Nice to see they're not letting a little deportation of their lead singer slow them down!

Watch a video of the band Saint Vitus playing the song "Saint Vitus" from their album Saint Vitus at Brooklyn venue Saint Vitus (and other songs) below...

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photos by Tim Griffin

Fun Fun Fun Fest 9 - Day 1 - 11/7/2014

Judas Priest brought 40 years of metal to their hour and a half set that had zero dull moments. Priest gave classic after classic and even when they worked in stuff from their new album they ripped as hard as the old favorites. Rob Halford is still the amazing frontman you'd want him to be, and really the whole band was on fire -- even the new guy Richie Faulkner they have on guitar. I'm usually iffy when the young, recently-added member of a legendary band tries to show off at all, but that dude shreds.
We wrote the above about Judas Priest's set at Fun Fun Fun Fest over the weekend and now we've got a set of pictures from their set in this post. More pics from the fest are still on the way.

Priest have been on tour with Steel Panther, who opened their NYC and NJ shows and played a FFF Nites show down in Austin while Priest was there for the fest. Like Satanicide, Steel Panther do the comedy hair metal thing and the crowd seemed to be loving it at the Barclays Center show. Their stuff probably goes over even better in a small venue, and you'll get to see them play one in NYC on their headlining tour which hits Gramercy Theatre on December 29. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All Steel Panther dates are listed, with more Judas Priest pics, below...

Continue reading "Judas Priest played Fun Fun Fun Fest (pics), on tour w/ Steel Panther who have other dates, including NYC"

November 11, 2014

by Rob Sperry-Fromm

Behemoth at Irving Plaza in 2014 (more by Caroline Harrison)

Man, legendary metal bands seem to enjoy touring together during the winter. The most recently-announced metal mega-tour set to brutalize North America during its coldest months will unite Poland's favorite (and Russia's least-favorite) satanists Behemoth with one of America's many favorite old-school Florida death metal bands, Cannibal Corpse. Behemoth rebounded from frontman Nergal's cancer diagnosis by releasing the absolutely stunning The Satanist earlier this year. The George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher-fronted iteration of Cannibal Corpse released a new LP, A Skeletal Domain, back in September, which was notable simply for being Another Cannibal Corpse Record.

CC also played last year's Decibel tour with Napalm Death, who are going on that other huge tour with Voivod and Iron Reagan, whose "Landphil" Hall also plays in Cannabis Corpse, which is a joke on Cannibal Corpse's name, and who told us that Chris Barnes, who is sadly no longer in Cannibal Corpse, is a super-chill dude who likes to smoke weed out of a knife-shaped pipe. And so everything comes full circle.

The Behemoth/Cannibal Corpse tour will feature support from Aeon and Tribulation. It will stop in NYC for a show at Webster Hall on February 28. Tickets for that show will go on sale this Friday (11/14) at 10 AM.

Both of these headliners are completely legendary, and Behemoth at least are still startlingly relevant (The Satanist is at or near the very top of the heap of metal albums released this year). All jokes about comically loaded metal tours aside, this is most certainly a must-catch.

All dates for the tour are listed, along with a stream of The Satanist and a video of Behemoth frontman Nergal playing guitar on the "The Voice of Poland" while a bunch of contestants sing "Born to Be Wild," below...

Continue reading "Behemoth & Cannibal Corpse announce co-headlining tour"

Valient Thorr at Gramercy in 2012 (more by Di Lynn Ring)
Valient Thorr

Two southern metal party animals, Nashville Pussy and Valient Thorr, will be heading on the road together for a co-headlining tour this December with support from Against the Grain. That tour hits NYC not long before the holidays on December 18 at Gramercy Theatre and Asbury Park the next night at The Wonder Bar (12/19). Tickets for those shows are on sale now.

All dates are listed, with a couple videos, below...

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Most folks in the U.S. are observing Veteran's Day today. As is VH1 Classic -- veteran metal bands, that is. It's "National Metal Day" (11/11) on the basic cable station and helping celebrate is that icon of shredding, canine celebrity (and one-time BV show host) Marnie the Dog. She's appearing in interstitial promos throughout the day. There are a bunch of them but only one has appeared online so far and you can check it out below. They're all directed by Les Savy Fav's Tim Harrington who did the music as well. The lyrics to the song, if you're wondering:

Sniff cerebrus' butt then mount that hound
Take a bone and stick it in the ground
We're dogs of war you hear our growling sound
We're ruff, ruff, ruff
we're ruff and tumble puppies
Meanwhile, Marnie the Dog, who can now also put CNN in her bio, hung out with another Marnie who shreds, Marnie Stern, at a Village Voice event at The Creek and Cave where they told outrageous stories from the road. Video of the whole thing can be watched below...

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November 10, 2014

Corrections House at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Corrections House

Heavy supergroup Corrections House have announced a winter tour with dark industrial project Statiqbloom. Corrections House is comprised of Eyehategod frontman Mike IX Williams, Neurosis frontman Scott Kelly, Yakuza's Bruce Lamont, and Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist (and producer of basically all the sweet metal coming out of the Windy City), Sanford Parker. This band is heavily pedigreed from far ranging styles of incredibly influential sludge, and their sound is an unholy beast culled from the diverse skill set of the members. The tour will make a stop in NYC on December 1 at Saint Vitus, where the two aforementioned bands will be joined by two-man noise outfit UNIFORM and local one-man hardcore/industrial/drone act Body Stuff. Tickets are on sale now.

All dates are listed, along with a video of what happened last time Corrections House played Vitus and a stream of the Body Stuff EP, below...

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Junius at Gramercy in 2011 (more by Greg Cristman

Heavy post-rockers Junius announced a NYC one-off which will be their label Prosthetic Records' holiday party happening December 4 at Saint Vitus. "Not only will the $15 admission get you a free glass of Prosthetic Imperial Black Ale brewed specially for the occasion by Sixpoint Brewery, but you will receive a limited edition screen print designed by us with art by Coven IllustraciĆ³n while supplies last." Likeminded locals So Hideous are on the show too, which is a great double bill. Tickets are on sale now.

Earlier this year Junius put out the Days of the Fallen Sun EP which you can stream with the show flyer below...

Continue reading "Prosthetic Records celebrating the holidays w/ signature craft beer, and party in NYC w/ Junius and So Hideous"

Full of Hell at Chaos In Tejas 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Full of Hell

As mentioned, A389 Recordings is throwing its 11th Anniversary Bash at various Baltimore venues from January 15 - 17. Since we last spoke, more bands were added, day-by-day schedules were announced, and tickets are on sale. Full of Hell, Homewrecker, In Cold Blood, Magrudergrind, Like Rats, Of Feather and Bone, Lifeless, Iron Price, False Light, Warxgames and Condemn the Infected join a lineup that already includes Weekend Nachos, Noisem, Pharaoh and more.

There's still more events TBA. Meanwhile, check out the current schedule (with ticket links for each show) below...

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November 6, 2014

FFF Fest

Our favorite annual Austin music festival Fun Fun Fun Fest begins tonight/Thursday at various venues around Austin and continues for three days straight at Auditorium Shores, and each night at more local venues. The latter category is the 'Nites' when many bands play a 2nd FFF-affiliated show while in town for the fest.

BrooklynVegan is proud to present one of the Nites, and that is Dinosaur Jr., Meat Puppets and Cass McCombs at ACL Live Saturday night.

Our metal blog Invisible Oranges presents Pallbearer, local rippers Eagle Claw, Pallbearer's blackened tourmates Vattnet Viskar and JR Robinson's metal collective Wrekmeister Harmonies at Elysium Saturday night.

Locals Residual Kid, who were just in NYC for CMJ, open for the Blood Brothers at one of the Nite shows, and now count Sire/Warner as their label home.

The Blood Brothers are one of the many bands featured in our 'emo revival guide to Fun Fun Fun'.

Freddie Gibbs, despite being involved in a shooting in NYC, will be performing at Fun Fun Fun with Madlib.

Death Grips will not.

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 begins (Freddie Gibbs included), Residual Kid signed to Sire, IO presents Pallbearer"

burnt skull

Texas two-piece Burnt Skull sound pretty much like you'd expect them to with a name like that -- punishing, relentless bile. Dustin Pilkington (who's also in Total Abuse) and and Anthony Davis also make music together as Best Fwends, but this is decidedly nastier noise. Their album, Sewer Birth, came out early this year on Gerard Cosloy's 12XU label and you can stream it in full below.

Burnt Skull are playing their first-ever non-TX shows this weekend, both in the Northeast. On Friday (11/7) they play the Boston Hassle Fest with No Joy, Guerrilla Toss, Debo Band and more. (Full schedule for the two-day event below). Then on Saturday (11/8) Burnt Skull play Death by Audio with White Mice, Doomsday Student, Child Bite, and Necking.

Album stream, flyers for Boston Hassle and DbA show, below...

Continue reading "Texas duo Burnt Skull released debut LP (stream it), playing Boston Hassle Fest and DbA this weekend"