Recent Posts in metal - Page 5
June 23, 2015
by Andrew Sacher
Windhand singer Dorthia Cottrell already released a solo album this year, and now the Richmond doomers are set to follow 2013's excellent Soma with their own new LP. It's called Grief's Infernal Flower, and it's due out September 18 via Relapse. They went with Seattle grunge vet Jack Endino (who's worked with Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney and more) to produce this one, which is a pretty amazing fit. Not only are the lines between grunge and doom metal thin to begin with, but I always felt like Windhand especially had elements of both. You can hear about two and a half minutes of the new album in the trailer video below.
Windhand will support the album on tour with two other psych-doom bands, Portland's Danava and Sweden's Monolord. The tour hits NYC on October 21 at Gramercy Theatre, which will be Windhand's biggest headlining show here yet. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/26) at 10 AM with Live Nation and Music Geeks presales starting Wednesday (6/24) at 10 AM.
All dates are listed below...
photo: Motorhead on their 2014 Motorboat cruise (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Rock legends Motorhead, whose 22nd album Bad Magic drops this August, have announced a tour for that month into September, surrounding their Riot Fest appearances. Direct support on select dates comes from thrashers Anthrax and NWOBHMers Saxon. Opening all shows is Crobot.
The run with Anthrax hits the NYC-area on September 16 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/26) at 10 AM with a Citi presale starting today (6/23) at 2 PM.
All dates are listed, with a stream of Motorhead's newest single "Thunder & LIghtning," below...
June 22, 2015
photo: Thou at ABC No Rio in 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
The tour hits NYC twice, first for a Saint Vitus show on July 31, and then for a matinee at ABC No Rio (8/1) the next day. Advance tickets for Vitus are on sale now. After that run, Thou will go on a collaborative tour with The Body in support of their collaborative album, You, Whom I Have Always Hated. All dates (with more TBA) are listed below.
Speaking of False, they finally followed their 2012 split with Barghest (who have members of Thou) with their first full length last week. Like their 2011 EP, it's untitled, and out now on Gilead Media. You can stream the full thing below.
The band, which takes their name from a garbage dump near their hometown of Haugesund, straddle that line quite well, to the detriment of many people who want to listen and enjoy their music but just can't. Well, here's a chance to give that uneasy feeling another try. Årabrot just released the third in a trio of EPs, You Bunch of Idiots via Eolian Empire for the band's first stateside release. This EP, streaming in its entirety below, is six tracks spanning just 19 minutes of hostile weirdness. The recording will be released in Europe as 12-inch vinyl via Fysisk Format.Norwegian noise rock band Arabrot are streaming their new EP, You Bunch of Idiots, via Invisible Oranges, where the above quote is also from. It's officially out Tuesday (6/23) via Eolian Empire and Fysick Format. Check out the whole thing below.
...Whether you think Årabrot is a triumph of high art from the lowest places or just a noise-rock mistake, (I'm not taking a side because I still haven't decided) there's no doubt that their music is loud, heavy, disturbing, and also entertaining in a creepy insane genius sort of way. Take it for a spin and tell us what you think. [Vanessa Salvia for Invisible Oranges]
Arabrot will be in North America soon for a tour that includes a run with the great Pinkish Black. Since we last spoke, GHOLD were also added to all dates. All three of those bands will hit NYC on July 19 at The Studio at Webster Hall. TIckets are still available.
Full tour schedule, with the EP stream, below...
Epic post-metal band Rosetta are putting their new album, Quintessential Ephemera, out physically at the end of the month (via War Crime), but the whole thing's out digitally now. As mentioned, it's the band fifth album and first as a five-piece, with Eric Jernigan of City of Ships as an additional member. You can download the whole thing (name your price) at bandcamp and stream it below.
June 18, 2015
The killer triple crossover thrash bill of Texas' Power Trip, DC's Red Death, and Finland's Foreseen announced a NYC show earlier this year, and it's since been revealed that that's part of a tour for the three bands.
In addition to the NYC show happening August 1 at Palisades with The Pose (tickets), the tour has other NYC-area stops at Warren, NJ's Warren American Legion on July 31 with Razorheads and Big Bad Wolf ($12 at door, more info), and Long Island's Amityville Music Hall on August 2 with Detriment and Carcosa (tickets).
Power Trip and Foreseen also both play This Is Hardcore. All dates are listed, with music from all three bands, below...
June 17, 2015
photo: The Atlas Moth at Irving Plaza in 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Chicago psychedelic sludge band The Atlas Moth will continue supporting last year's The Old Believer on tour this summer. It's with excellent openers, Vattnet Viskar (who recently played NYC twice) and Atriarch.
The tour hits NYC on August 25 at Saint Vitus. Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
Vattnet Viskar's brand new album, Settler, is out now on Century Media. Stream that, with The Old Believer, below...
photo: Primitive Weapons at Saint Vitus in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
Heavy hardcore locals Primitive Weapons, last seen opening for Refused and at the Bushwick Collective Block Party, are currently on a tour with The Dillinger Escape Plan and Mutoid Man, co-presented by BrooklynVegan. The tour kicked off in DC last night, hits Philly tonight (6/17), Boston on Friday (6/19), and wraps up in NYC on Saturday (6/20) at Irving Plaza.
The band recently put out a video for a new song, "The Electric Drama." The video, directed by Zev Deans, has manipulated black-and-white footage of the band playing Saint Vitus (the venue three members of the band co-own or work at), and the song is a ripper. Check it out below (and look for ex-BrooklynVegan editor Fred Pessaro in the crowd). Their next album, The Future of Death, is due out this fall via PartySmaher Inc. the label/media platform run by Dillinger Escape Plan's Ben Weinman. The record was recorded by Dean Baltulonis (American Nightmare, Hope Conspiracy) at The Wild Arctic Studios in 2014
As a young band, Weedeater plied their trade touring. They logged countless hours on the road, and it's that work ethic centered around bringing the riffs to the people that continues to guide the latest version of the group, one that features former Zoroaster bassist Travis Owen taking over behind the kit after Kirkum's departure. "For us, it's all about the live show," Collins says. "Bands just sound better live than they do on record. If you think you're better on record, then you're not as good a band as you thought you were." From that vantage point, Goliathan, the band's fifth full-length, is a smashing success.Stoner doom crushers Weedeater recently dropped album #5, Goliathan (their first for Season of Mist), and the quote above is from Invisible Orange's piece on the record, by writer Chris Brown (not that Chris Brown). Read the rest here.
Not only does the record capture the spirit of Weedeater's live performances, but it's also a culmination of the work that came before it. Acoustic, mellow bits that were only ever hinted at before find room to breathe on long-player number five. Tracks like "Bow Down" and "Claw of the Sloth" already sound like battle-tested numbers ready to be deployed on eager fans, but the most earth-shattering moment on Goliathan comes at the very beginning.
Like that quote says, Weedeater are relentless road dogs. They already visited us once this year and they're set to do so again this summer. The new dates are with '70s-inspired doomers Kings Destroy (who put out their self-titled third album earlier this year), and they hit NYC on August 11 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, with streams of Goliathan and Kings Destroy, below...
photos by Greg Cristman
British hard rock/heavy metal vets Girlschool wrapped up the North American leg of their tour, after hitting NYC on Sunday (6/14) at Saint Vitus. To a packed, into-it house, Girlschool delivered a fun set that leaned most heavily on their 1981 sophomore album, Hit and Run. They also gave us two from their upcoming Guilty As Sin album, "Take It Like A Band" and "Come, the Revolution."
Support came from 2000s-era Swedish hard rockers Crucified Barbara, plus Old James, Velvet Black and Tang. More pictures of the whole show, with Girlschool's setlist and a video, below...