Recent Posts in metal - Page 9
April 30, 2013
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.
photos by Rebecca Reed
DEP @ MHOW, 4/27/2013
Converse Rubber Tracks Live returned on Saturday at Music Hall of Williamsburg (4/27), snagging strobe-loving math-core greats The Dillinger Escape Plan along with an assist from The Faceless, Royal Thunder and locals Primitive Weapons. The show was one stop on their current tour, which will roll through North American through most of next month.
The Dillinger Escape Plan are readying One of Us is the Killer for their new home Party Smasher/Sumerian. The band opened the MHoW set with the new track "Prancer" from the new LP. Head below for the rest of the setlist, as well as more photos from MHWW.
April 26, 2013
photos by Wyatt Marshall
Death To All played Irving Plaza on April 24th, roping in the Human lineup to pay tribute the the great Chuck Schuldiner as part of a benefit show. The legendary death metal band were supported by Anciients and Rivers of Nihil on this go around. We have a review and pictured at Invisible Oranges with another set of pictures in this post that continue with the setlist below....
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Woe at Saint Vitus in Feburary (more by Fred Pessaro)
Black metal combo Woe's new LP Withdrawal is out now, and the band will head out for a string of dates in celebration. Look for Woe to team with Mutilation Rites & Mortals to play Acheron on May 10, and tickets are still available. All other dates are listed below.
This week has been a busy one at InvisibleOranges! We streamed the new Satan LP, Full of Hell LP, Cleric, Ruin Lust and Zolle, interviewed Todd Jones from Nails and James Kelly from Altar of Plagues, reviewed the new Melvins and took a deeper look at the thrash revival and Japanese hardcore.
Woe tour dates and two week's worth of Evillive-approved shows are listed, alongside teasers for the new Mumakil, Disma and Entrails, below...
April 25, 2013
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Never say never. A band that I thought I personally would never be able to see in my lifetime was Italian horror-prog band Goblin.
Formed in 1972, Goblin's roots lie in several other Italian prog-rock bands of the time... the group initially dubbed itself the Cherry Five and played British-style progressive rock in the vein of Yes, Genesis, and ELP. They signed with the Italian Cinevox label, and issued a self-titled debut in 1975, which performed disappointingly. However, it caught the ear of film director Dario Argento, who contacted Cinevox after growing dissatisfied with the jazzy work being done on his Profondo Rosso by composer Giorgio Gaslini. the Cherry Five rechristened themselves Goblin (in keeping with the horror movie theme), kept a small portion of Gaslini's work, and completely redid the remainder of the score in a heavier, harder-rocking style. The results helped make the film a hit, and the soundtrack album topped the Italian charts... [Argento] put Goblin to work creating a new soundtrack; this time, he shot the film only after hearing the music. The result, 1977's Suspiria, became Goblin's most acclaimed work, combining the band's heavy riffing and busy drum work with more eerie electronics than ever before, plus sinister, experimental vocal effects. The film and soundtrack were both hits once again, and the Goblin/Argento partnership was firmly established -[Allmusic]That all changed today when the previously discussed Housecore Horror Film Festival announced that Goblin's Maurizio Guarini and Claudio Simonetti will perform a live score of the classic film Suspiria during the Austin, TX festival! The appearance, which will occur at Emo's between October 25-27, is the band's first-ever performance in the U.S. The appearance will join the previously announced performers Down, Crowbar, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, EyeHateGod, Warbeast and Void ov Voices (aka Attila of Mayhem), who will perform "a live soundtrack for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari." Tickets are on sale.
Head below for the trailer for the legendary Suspiria.
Seattle's Lesbian cycle between ambient, black metal, doom and psychedelia through the veil of prog on their new longplayer Forestelevision. The record, which releases via Translation Loss on June 25, consists of a single blistering track with a massive 44 minute running time, an epic journey to be certain. Check out a snippet from the LP below for the first time, and order your copy via the label.
Lesbian has only one date on their calendar thus far, June 8 at Highline Bar in their native Seattle. Until more dates are announced, get familiar with their material below.
Killing Joke at Irving Plaza last week (more by Fred Pessaro)
The legendary Killing Joke is, like many of the great bands of our time, unique and generally unclassifiable. Punk in both ethos and origin, the UK band has dippied its toe in industrial, metal, funk and dance music in their close-to-35-year career, carving out their own niche and more importantly their own sound. Jaz Coleman and co are currently touring the US, and played Irving Plaza last week.
On May 14, Killing Joke will survey the damage caused with the new double-disc, The Singles Collection 1979 - 2012, due on Spinefarm. The two-disc set will come with a third for a limited time, with that disc adding rarites and more unreleased studio tracks including "Four Stations Of The Sun." Check out the studio version of that track, a remix of which appeared on the 1998 LP Wardance - The Remixes, for the first time, next to the "Timewave" demo, below.
April 24, 2013
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Rosetta at Public Assembly, 4/19/2013 (more by Tod Seelie)
Post-metal Philadelphians Rosetta's weekend of shows kicked off in NYC at Public Assembly on April 19th when the band teamed with local support from post-hardcore band Primitive Weapons and post-rock-meets-post-black-metallers Sannhet. Check out more photos posted in a post about the post-everything show over at InvisibleOranges and please do so post-haste (yes, I meant to do that).
If you missed Primitive Weapons, Hopefully you have a ticket to the band's sold-out appearance at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 4/27, when the band supports The Dillinger Escape Plan/The Faceless/Royal Thunder.