Recent Posts in metal - Page 6
March 17, 2015
photo: Mutilation Rites at Acheron in 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Brooklyn black metal band Mutilation Rites are on the road on the way to SXSW with promising German band Mantar. See what SXSW shows you can catch those bands at in our SXSW 2015 Metal Roundup, or in their lists of dates below.
After Austin, Mutilation Rites make their way back up North and play a hometown show without Mantar on March 31 at Acheron with Anicon, Iron Force and Sunrot. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
No NYC shows announced for Mantar yet, but meanwhile they're finally giving their great 2014 debut album, Death By Burning, a US release on May 19 via Brutal Panda Records. Here's what we said about it last year:
They're a bass-less two piece but with the total racket they make, they don't sound like they are. It's huge, thick guitars on top of bulldozing drums and a vocalist that sounds equally inspired by hardcore and black metal... it's a great fit that they're playing with the Melvins.Stream Death By Burning, and a track from Mutilation Rites' newest, Harbinger, below...
photo: Today Is the Day at Maryland Deathfest 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Noisecore vets Today Is the Day unfortunately had to cancel their last tour due to a van crash that resulted in injuries and destroyed gear, but fortunately they've recovered and are ready to hit the road again this spring. Most of the tour is with support from Lazer/Wulf, who played NYC last night (3/16).
The tour brings TITD and Lazer/Wulf to NYC for a show on April 26 at The Paper Box. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
It's in continued support of last year's Animal Mother on Southern Lord. All dates are listed, with the video for "Masada" from that album, below...
After teasing us with a couple tracks, the Game of Thrones "Catch the Throne II" mixtape is out now, kicking off strong with Method Man's Night's Watch riff on "The Oath" and running through Mushroomhead's rager, "The Crows," with cuts from Snoop Dogg, Mastodon, Estelle, Anthrax, Talib Kweli and more. It's all interspersed with dialogue from the series. You can stream it and download for free from Soundcloud below.
Game of Thrones' fifth season begins April 12 on HBO.
March 16, 2015
by Andrew Sacher
Blues Pills formed when Swedish howler Elin Larsson met former Radio Moscow members Zack Anderson (bass) and Cory Berry (drums), and connected over a love of early psych and proto-metal. They soon added French guitarist Dorian Sorriaux into the fold, and put out a few EPs and singles before signing to Nuclear Blast and releasing their self-titled debut album in 2014. (Cory left soon after and ex-Truckfighters drummer André Kvarnström took his place.)
The band have a ton of tour dates coming up, going from this month all the way through mid-August. Most of them are in Europe, but they are coming to the US in April to play Kirk Hammett's Fear FestEvil in California and a NYC show after that.
The NYC show happens April 16 at Saint Vitus with support from two likeminded local-ish bands, Philly's Ruby the Hatchet and NY's Dead Heavens, the band that gives hardcore legend Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, etc) a chance to indulge his love of the late '60s. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All Blues Pills dates are listed, with a stream of their album, below.
UPDATE: Actually Blues Pills had to cancel their US dates due to visa issues. They write:
hello friends from overseas... we unfortunately have no good news this time...Dead Heavens is one of two new-ish bands Walter Schreifels is pursuing, the other being the more post-hardcore-oriented Vanishing Life with members of Trail of Dead. That band is coming to SXSW this week, where they'll play the free BrooklynVegan Friday party at Red 7 with Power Trip, United Nations, KEN mode, Single Mothers, and many more.
due to unforseen difficulties with the US visa process, we will unfortunately not make it in april to USA, means we will not be able to attend at this years FEARFEST EVIL in CA san jose on 11th of april, as well as the show @ the st. vitus in brooklyn NY scheduled for 16th of april...
we want to thank both promoters for inviting us as well as the fans who was looking forward to our shows.
we are very sorry but are sure that time will come sooner than later, when BLUES PILLS get the chance to come over to north america.
all best from BLUES PILLS!
Ruby the Hatchet will be at SXSW too; they're one of the many metal bands we highlighted in our 2015 SXSW Metal Roundup.
Blues Pills tour dates and album stream, below...
photos by Greg Cristman
Nifelheim / Ares Kingdom @ Saint Vitus - 3/15/15
Metal fest Defenders of the Old went down at The Bell House on Friday (3/13) and Saturday (3/14), and the festival promoters also presented a third show this weekend at Saint Vitus on Sunday (3/15). This one had Swedish metal legends Nifelheim, who have been making thrashy black metal for over two decades and absolutely killed it last night. Before them was Kansas City death/thrash vets Ares Kingdom (ex-Order from Chaos) and support came from two local bands, Slutvomit and Iron Force. Pictures are in this post and continue below...
March 13, 2015
by Andrew Sacher
Norway's Haust first appeared on this site as a pack of snotty blackened hardcore brats back in 2011. Times change, and the band has grown up, shedding members as well as much of their previous sound. On their fourth full length, Bodies, the band has blended krautrock and psychedelia into their music, making it slower, stranger and altogether more sinister.Joseph Schafer wrote the above about Norwegian blackened punks Haust over at Invisible Oranges, along with the premiere of "Out Like A Light" from their new album and an interview with founding vocalist Vebjørn Guttormsgaard Møllberg and new bassist Henrik Øiestad Myrvold. Check out that song and previous single "Light," below, and read that interview here and here. Bodies is out now.
Haust will be coming to the US for SXSW, but first they stop in NYC to play Saint Vitus on Monday (3/16), opening for '90s SoCal skate punks Guttermouth (seriously), along with Counterpunch and Wonderboy. Tickets are on sale. (They were initially supposed to play Acheron on Saturday, but that's been cancelled.)
List of all dates, and song streams, below...
March 12, 2015
Winnipeg's sludgy, noisy post-hardcore band KEN mode will follow their excellent 2013 album, Entrench, with their sixth album this year. Release date still TBA, but they announced that it's called Success and will come out on Season of Mist worldwide and on New Damage in Canada. Watch the album trailer below.
KEN mode are touring this year and playing two SXSW shows, one of which is the free BrooklynVegan Friday day party at Red 7 with Power Trip, United Nations, Single Mothers, Swervedriver, Mac McCaughan and more.
All dates are listed below...
Dominick Fernow's noise/power electronics/etc project Prurient is releasing a new album, Frozen Niagara Falls, on May 12 via Profound Lore, and he's now announced a NYC release show for it. It happens on April 18 at The Wick, part of Pitchfork and Blackened Music's ongoing 'Tinnitus' series, and has amazing lineup of electronic musician Andy Stott and instrumental post-metal trio Sannhet. Tickets are on sale now.
The day after Prurient's new album comes out, he'll play NYC again, but this time to present material off his 2006 album, Pleasure Ground. That's part of the big Nothing Changes party happening during Red Bull Music Academy residency on May 13 at Output with Merzbow, Genesis P-Orridge & Aaron Dilloway, Pharmakon, Ron Morelli, Marshstepper and Uniform. Tickets are still available.
Sannhet also have two other NYC shows. They play an album release show on March 27 at Saint Vitus with Kayo Dot and Oneirogen (tickets), and open the second of Viet Cong's two Northside shows on June 14 at MHOW (tickets).
Watch the Prurient album trailer below...
We're happy to announce that we're returning to Red 7 for three FREE BrooklynVegan SXSW day parties this year on the Thursday (3/19), Friday (3/20) and Saturday (3/21) of SXSW. RSVP in one spot for all three days.
We'll be taking over the 7th & Red River venue's two stages from noon-6pm each day, Thursday's lineup is HERE. Saturday's lineup will be announced soon, here's the Invisible Oranges co-presented Friday lineup!
FRIDAY, MARCH 20 @ Red 7 (FREE)Please RSVP for all three days.
12:30 Vanishing Life (featuring Walter Schreifels & mems of Trail of Dead)
01:15 Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band
02:00 The Velvet Teen
02:45 Single Mothers
03:30 KEN Mode
04:15 Power Trip
05:15 United Nations (featuring Geoff Rickly)
12:45 Rat Fist (No Age/Pissed Jeans)
02:15 Pity Sex
03:10 Pianos Become the Teeth
04:05 Mac McCaughan (of Superchunk)
The Friday inside show begins with Walter Schreifels' (of Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, Rival Schools, etc) new band with two Trail of Dead members, Vanishing Life, followed by a full-band set by long-running singer/songwriter Kevin Devine (who's in the midst of a series of splits with Nada Surf's Matthew Caws, Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves and more). Then comes The Velvet Teen, who just announced their first LP since 2006 on Topshelf Records. After that, the inside stage gets heavier, with snotty Canadian punks Single Mothers, sludgey post-hardcore band KEN mode, crossover thrashers Power Trip, and finally the screamo band of former Thursday singer Geoff Rickly, United Nations.
Outside, the day begins with Philly shoegazers Creepoid (who have a new LP coming), followed by Rat Fist, the new-ish punk band with No Age and Pissed Jeans members. Then it's Swedish post-punks Makthaverskan, their shoegazey Run for Cover labelmates Pity Sex, and atmospheric post-hardcore band Pianos Become the Teeth (who also have members in United Nations). The day wraps up with two veterans: Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan (who has his debut solo LP on the way) and reunited shoegazers Swervedriver.
This year we're proud to be partnering with DropKloud, a new app that is launching just in time for SXSW. Recently acquired by TuneCore, DropKloud uses GPS technology to allow people to unlock exclusive music content in specific geo-targeted locations. You'll be able to try it out at our parties at Red 7 where we'll have special content from the artists playing our shows. Once you unlock it, you can listen later. Stay tuned for more details, but meanwhile get that app on your phone via Google Play or iTunes.
Thank you also to esurance who will provide expedited access to our shows to some people who are following @Esurance on twitter each day, and to MailChimp who powers the daily BrooklynVegan newsletter you'll get on if you RSVP for our shows.
Listen to some of the bands playing, below...
March 11, 2015
by Bill Pearis
Mastodon have shared their contribution to Game of Thrones' Catch the Throne II mixtape which this time has both hip hop and heavy rock. (But not both at once, for that grab the Judgement Night soundtrack.) Much like the plot of the HBO series, "White Walker" takes its time building to a climax. The lyrics seem to be vaguely about the zombie hoarde in the North, though with lines like "They come down The Wall to save us all," Mastodon may have a different interpretation of what's going on than most of us. Stream it below.
Talib Kweli offered up his Catch the Throne II contribution, "Lord of the Light," last week and the whole thing (including tracks from Anthrax, Estelle, Method Man and more) will be online March 17.
In other news, if you'll be in Austin for the interactive or film portions of SXSW this weekend, be on the lookout for "SXSWesteros" from March 13-16 at 213 W. 5th Street during the day. (They've done it in years past as well.) There's also a panel discussion on Monday (3/16) titled "Game of Thrones: Creating Immersive Entertainment."
Elsewhere: this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly has Game of Thrones on the cover (four different covers, actually, that's Tyrion's above) and that will be out March 12. And there's a brand new trailer for the upcoming fifth season of Game of Thrones (premiering April 12 on HBO) which you can watch below....