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December 19, 2012

Neurosis at Fox Theater in Oakland, November 2012 (more by Taylor Keahey)
Neurosis

At long last, Neurosis have announced their return to NYC! The Bay-Area crew will be back to haunt to the grounds of their last NYC performance, playing Brooklyn Masonic Temple on January 19. Tickets are on sale. The show is almost exactly five years (a week shy actually) from when the band headlined the same spot over two nights with supporting band Mastodon.

Neurosis, who recently slimmed down their lineup somewhat, released Honor Found in Decay earlier this year, celebrating with a release party with Voivod and Yob (pics). Stream all of that below alongside all tour dates.

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December 18, 2012

Deftones at MSG, Sept 2010 (more by Matthew Eisman)
Deftones

Deftones have announced a round of dates for the new year that fall directly after bassist Sergio returns from a stint with Quicksand. The shows include a trio of NYC-area dates as part of their campaign to spread the gospel of Koi No Yokan, the band's new LP. Look for Deftones to play March 9 at Terminal 5 a make-up show for their previously cancelled date due to Sandy. The T5 date falls in between two newly-announced shows: The Paramount on March 6 and Wellmont Theare in Monclair, NJ on March 10. Tickets for Terminal 5 are on sale now (and previously-purchased tickets will be honored), while tickets for Wellmont and The Paramount go on sale on Friday (12/21) at noon.

Deftones's new LP Koi No Yokan is out now. Stream that in full below alongside a list of all tour dates.

Continue reading "Deftones touring in 2013, including Terminal 5 make-up ++ two other NYC-area shows (dates)"

Jenks Miller with Horseback, March 2011 (more by Markus Shaffer)
Horseback

Mount Moriah / Horseback mastermind Jenks Miller stopped in BV's virtual HQ to offer his thoughts on 2012, dropping off a thoughtful piece on Scott Walker, Swans, Bobby Womack, metal and a few stops in between. Check out Miller's thoughts on 2012 below.

Though Horseback currently has no plans for the road, Mount Moriah does, part of a tour in celebration of their new album for Merge. Look for the band to hit Mercury Lounge on March 25 (tickets).

Jenks Miller's thoughts on 2012, as well as some streaming audio and video, below...

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Eric Cutler of Autopsy at Maryland Deathfest (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Autopsy

In 2008 I was diagnosed with Avascular Necrisis. This disease interrupts blood flow to bone causing it to die. I have had my left hip replaced twice since then and have had complications and great difficulties after both surgeries. Simple things like walking have been hard and a sneeze or cough can cause me to buckle over in pain. Doctors had me taking 20 pills a day and I needed a cane most of the time to walk. Flying to locations to play shows have been brutal and I have had to limit my activites. In November 2012 I have had a breakthrough and no longer take pills or use a cane! I am now doing physical therapy and improving each day. Medicals have piled high and I am in the process of paying them off. Due to these bills I have been selling off my personal music collection but I am getting by and that is most important. To everyone concerned I say : Thank you and don't worry about me, for I am not going anywhere and look forward to laying down the brutality!

Cheers and Beers,

Eric Cutler

The great Eric Cutler of Autopsy has been auctioning off rare memorabilia at his eBay account to help cover some of those medical bills. Currently, all of his items have concluded bidding but surely more will surface. Bid hard to get a piece of death metal history and to help a worthy cause.

Autopsy is currently working on a new LP, though no word as to when that may surface. Until then, you can get some older material via the band.

December 17, 2012

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Comadre

My best guess is that you'd probably call Bay Area band Comadre's sound an offshoot of screamo, but that dirty word is far from fitting for a band this adventurous. On their fourth and self-titled effort, due via Vitriol Records in January 2013, the band mixes bits of emotional hardcore with post-punk, Murder City Devils-style punk-n-roll, and all manner of rocking to come up with tracks like "Cold Rain", "Summercide" and the latest to slip out of the gate, "King Worm," which makes its debut here. Order yours via the label and stream it below, along with a few other tracks and live video.

Don't forget, Vitriol's Ghostlimb will play one of the last Precious Metal shows ever on January 7 at Lit Lounge, alongside The Year is One, new addition Old Wounds (who last played NYC with Gaza) and myself, Fred Pessaro, on the wheels of steel.

Streams are below...

Continue reading "Comadre welcomes new album (stream some tracks)"

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

""There ain't no pioneers/I just sort what I like from what's already there" #MonsterMagnet" - Ted Leo

Monster Magnet / Royal Thunder / White Hills
Monster Magnet
Royal Thunder
White Hills

Monster Magnet performed all of their fan favorite Spine of God as part of a select set of dates that included Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday (12/14). Pictures, video and the setlist from that Brooklyn show, which included support from Royal Thunder and White Hills, are in this post. More below....

Continue reading "Monster Magnet played 'Spine of God' in its entirety with Royal Thunder & White Hills (pics, video, setlist)"

December 14, 2012

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Incendiary at Knitting Factory, July 2010 (more by Meghan McInnis)
Incendiary

Incendiary will open for the 87-demo lineup of Breakdown when the band takes the stages of Public Assembly on December 22. The Long Island hardcore crew will be joined by The Last Stand, Get Involved and Shell Shock, and tickets for this Brooklyn-Vegan-presented event are still available. Get 'em while you can! Flyer is below.

Following their dates together with Clutch, Mondo Generator will team with Saviours and Wino for a show at Saint Vitus on January 2. Tickets are on sale. All tour dates are below. As you may have read, Nick of Mondo Generator is back with his old bandmates on the new Queens of the Stone Age record.

An avalanche of new tracks today, including the new title track from the forthcoming "Harmonslaught" 7" by Torche, a new Ghost track (HERE), a new Suffocation track from their forthcoming LP, and last but not least a new Portal track. The latter will appear on the band's forthcmong new LP (!) Vexovoid, due via Profound Lore on Feb 19, 2013. Check out all of those new tracks below.

All streams and a listing of all Evillive-approved shows for the next two weeks (and last two of 2012) year are below.

Continue reading "Evillive (Incendiary, Portal, Suffocation, Torche, Ghost, Saviours ++ more)"

Harley Flanagan

After problems with the case surfaced earlier this year, charges against Harley Flanagan have been dismissed according to a report via New York Natives. Harley Flanagan was charged with attacking two current members of his former band Cro-Mags at a July show, weilding a knife and stabbing them both. Check out a video statement from Harley Flanagan below.

Speaking of Cro-Mags, the band will team with Sheer Terror for a show on December 30 (tickets). Expect metal detectors at that one.

The Sheer Terror show will mark the final appearance from Gary Bennett on guitar. The also-Black Anvil guitarist will play Saint Vitus on 12/21 with Evoken (tickets).

Head below for Harley's statement.

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Raspberry Bulbs at Saint Vitus, Oct 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Raspberry Bulbs

The previously discussed Raspberry Bulbs / Salvation / Pharmakon show at Saint Vitus on January 13 (tickets) has expanded to an extended weekend tour. Check out the dates of the four-day run below. Raspberry Bulbs contains members of Bone Awl, Rorschach, Italian Horn and more, and the band recently reissued Demos 2009/2010 via Personnel Records (a subsidiary of Seed Stock).

UPDATE: Raspberry Bulbs have also joined on as support for the previously discussed Iceage show at 285 Kent (tickets)

Pharmakon is hitting the road for a string of dates with Soren and Foreplay on the West Coast next week.

Members of Salvation also serve time in Night Sins, who have a new LP and recently played NYC.

All tour dates are listed below along with video.

Continue reading "Raspberry Bulbs add 2013 tour dates with Salvation and Pharmakon, opening for Iceage in NYC"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Black Breath at Precious Metal, May 2009 (more by Paul Birman)
Black Breath

I can't tell you how many great bands I have seen over the years at Precious Metal at NYC club Lit Lounge on Mondays. The series, curated by Wetnurse/Today is the Day member Curran Reynolds, is responsible not only for the first appearances from some favorite bands but also many many personal friendships forged in that dingy basement. Now after more than six years as a series, Precious Metal is coming to an end:

Friends, I am proud to announce the Grand Finale of Precious Metal. After 6.66 years and over 300 events, the series I started in May of 2006 will come to an end on January 21, 2013.

We had a good run! Monday after Monday, we brought all sorts of heaviness from across the city and around the globe (Iceland, Italy, Australia...) into the den of Downtown grime and glamour that is Lit. These forces combined and added up to something special. I like to think we played a part in the resurgence of a New York City metal scene, one which now looks stronger than ever.

Upcoming events at Precious Metal include this Monday (12/17) with Tiger Flowers, Meek is Murder, I am Heresy and Black Table;  January 7 with Ghostlimb & The Year is One and yours truly on DJ duties; January 14 with Jar'd Loose, Gentlemen, End it and DJ Mike SOS; and the finale on January 21, a benefit for South Sound featuring Hivesmasher, Fashion Week, Flaming Tusk, SOS and DJ Zeena Koda. Make sure and get to the shows and wave goodbye to metal in the Lit Lounge basement. It will be missed.

Head below for the full statement on the end of Precious Metal NYC.

Continue reading "'Precious Metal' at NYC's Lit Lounge coming to an end in January with South Sound benefit"