Entries tagged with: Royal Thunder
photo: KEN mode at IO Northside 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
As you probably know, there's thousands of artists to see at SXSW across several genres. For those seeking out the metal at SXSW 2015, here's a roundup of highlights:
We've got some heavy bands playing the three FREE BrooklynVegan day parties at Red 7, which happen on the 6th & Red River venue's two stages on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Our Friday show, co-presented by Invisible Oranges, has Power Trip, United Nations, KEN mode and the legendary Walter Schreifels' new-ish band Vanishing Life. There's also stuff on the punk/hardcore side (Single Mothers, Pianos Become the Teeth), a couple indie rock veterans (Swervedriver, Superchunk's Mac McCaughan) and more. Check out the full lineup at BV and RSVP here.
Our Thursday party has metal representation from Canadian riffers Cancer Bats. And not metal per se, but METZ, who, to quote ex-Invisible Oranges Michael Nelson, "are heavier than a lot of metal bands," hit the stage just an hour and a half after Cancer Bats. RSVP here.
photo: Weedeater at NYC's Saint Vitus in 2012 (more by Samantha Marble)
Now on to non-BV shows: There's a metal showcase Tuesday night (3/17) at Dirty Dog Bar with stoner rockers Royal Thunder, as well the teenaged Unlocking the Truth, Betrayal, Dead Earth Politics, Venomous Maximus and Excessum.
During the day on Wednesday (3/18) there's the Heavy Metal Pool Party at Club Metropolis with promising German band Mantar, along with Victim Mentality, Ruby the Hatchet, Speedozer, Thelma and the Sleaze, So Unloved and one more TBA.
Another chance to see KEN mode, Cancer Bats and Mantar is the Metal Injection showcase at Dirty Dog on Thursday (3/19) night. Also on that bill is Full of Hell, Felix Martin, Moon Tooth and Veil of Maya.
Weedeater headline the Tone Deaf Touring showcase at Dirty Dog on Friday (3/20) night with King Parrot, FOH NOISE, Lazer/Wulf, The Skull and Stinking Lizaveta.
The Black Smoke Conjuring showcase provides a night of heavy rock at The North Door on Friday night with
Kadavar, The Shrine, Elder, Heat (the Berlin band, not the Montreal band), Castle (the San Francisco band), and Ruby the Hatchet.
The final day of Converse Thrasher Death Match at Gypsy Lounge, Saturday (3/21), has a ton of heavy bands from noon to midnight including The Dillinger Escape Plan, Sick of It All, Ceremony, Power Trip, Code Orange, Om, Goatsnake, The Skull, The Shrine, Arctic, American Sharks and Blasting Concept. That one's free.
Both Power Trip and Code Orange also play in the indoor stage of Fun Fun Fun Fest's party at House of Vans at Mohawk on Saturday with Lust for Youth and other non-metal bands.
Another all-day show on Saturday is the Rock of Ages show at the Yellow Jacket Social Club with Goatsnake, Eagle Twin, The Roller, Coliseum, Pinkish Black, Publicist UK, Mantar, Bellringer, Mutilation Rites, Sores and Blasting Concept.
And a ton of bands play the returning Heavy Metal Parking Lot on Saturday including Weedeater, Full of Hell, The Skull, The Shrine, King Parrot and many more. That show's unofficial and tickets are on sale.
Full of Hell also appear at an all-day show at Sweetwater on Friday at 6 PM with Mutilation Rites and others, and they play a noise set at the Sux by Suxwest pre-party at 5715 Cherry Park on Saturday.
Coliseum also play the Metal BBQ at La Barbeque on Friday at 8 PM, and The Highball at The Alamo Drafthouse on Saturday at 2 PM.
Of course those are just a few highlights. What else?
UPDATE: Kadavar are no longer coming to SXSW. They write:
We're very sad to announce this, but we had to cancel all of our SXSW appearances. due to sickness and other unforseen circumstances, we are behind the schedule preparing for our next record and hence can't leave berlin right now. we are sorry and hope for your understanding - see you very soon!--
by Andrew Sacher
Retox - 'YPLL'
Justin Pearson's (of The Locust) current project, Retox, who have been on tour this month, are releasing their new album, YPLL, next week (5/28) via Epitaph. It's a short (12 songs in under 22 minutes) blast of furious hardcore, and you can stream the entire thing below.
Retox will bring their tour through Austin this week to open for The Dillinger Escape Plan when DEP bring their previously announced tour with Royal Thunder and The Faceless to Mohawk on Friday (5/24). Tickets for that show are still available.
DEP's tour (without Retox) also hits El Paso the day before the Mohawk show, and Retox play their own show in Houston that day (5/23) too. Check out pictures of DEP's recent NYC show on BrooklynVegan.
All remaining dates are listed, along with the album stream, below...
photos by Fred Pessaro & Greg Cristman
After a week of SXSW shows, the first annual Invisible Oranges SXSW showcase (in partnership with BrooklynVegan) at The North Door on Saturday night, March 16th was a good comedown, mixing the brutal with introspective in an inviting venue. Featuring a headlining set from melodic doom favorites Pallbearer (who also played our day party earlier that week at old Emo's), a mesmerizing performance from John Baizley (of Baroness) with surprise guests Bruce Lamont and Mel from Royal Thunder, punk-y black metal from Mutilation Rites, nihilism and powerviolence from Full of Hell, metallic noise-core from KEN Mode (who filled in for an ailing Pinkish Black), and grunting hardcore beatdowns from Homewrecker, it was a great night of heavy music. Invisible Oranges/BrooklynVegan would like to send a personal thank you to all of the bands and fans who attended/streamed the show live. Iif you missed it, look for video from the show to surface very soon!
Until next year!
More photos from the show are below.....
photos by Greg Cristman
Skeletonwitch / Trash Talk / Vattnet Viskar
The Pitchfork Show No Mercy showcase on March 13th was one of several Vans shows at Mohawk that week, encompassing two stages of heavy music that ran the gamut from crusty hardcore to thrash to 70s-style hard rock to Pinkish Black's unclassifiable oddness (a compliment, if there ever was one). Featuring a headlining set from Skeletonwitch on the large large outdoor stage and local heroes Power Trip on the indoor, the show also had appearances from Trash Talk, Royal Thunder, Wetlungs, Pallbearer, Encrust, Mutilation Rites, Vattnet Viskar, Inter Arma, Batillus and more. A full set of pictures and full sets of video from both stages are below.
Pitchfork will be returning to Austin for a number of SXSW events, including two at Mohawk and two at 1100 Warehouse (1100 E 5th St.).
They've got a SXSW Interactive Official Showcase on Tuesday (3/12) at Mohawk at 8 PM with John Talabot, Cloud Nothings, Marnie Stern, Hundred Waters, Torres, and more; and a Show No Mercy metal show on Wednesday (3/13) at Mohawk at noon with Skeletonwitch, Trash Talk, Pallbearer, Royal Thunder, Pinkish Black, and more.
Then, they'll throw a free day party at 1100 Warehouse on Thursday (3/14) at noon with Youth Lagoon, Toro y Moi, Foxygen, Delorean, Andy Stott, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Mac DeMarco, White Lung, Parquet Courts, Merchandise, Waxahatchee, Autre Ne Veut, Rhye, and more; and an official showcase that night at the same venue at 8 PM with Rustie, Disclosure, Ryan Hemsworth, Savages, Pissed Jeans, and more.
That's the flyer for the Interactive showcase above. The rest of the flyers, full lineups, and set times for all four shows below...
Savages at BV-CMJ 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Last month, SXSW revealed its first round of artists for their 2013 festival, which happens from March 12-17, and now they've revealed a second announcement with way more artists. The new announcement includes Allo Darlin', Angel Haze, Audacity, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Blood Diamonds, Bonde Do Role, Deap Vally, Dessa, Eaux, Sky Ferreira, Flatbush Zombies, Foxygen, Girl Unit, Hundred Waters, Hunters, Major Lazer, Ms Mr, Nguzunguzu, Nu Sensae, Palma Violets, Paws, Peace, PS I Love You, Ratking, Rhye, Savages, Shout Out Louds, The Soft Moon, Thee Oh Sees, Toro y Moi, Ume, Wavves, and many more.
Full list below...