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Auditory Assault Fest assaulted Europa (pics) + upcoming metal shows & tix (like MDF, Repulsion & BBG @ Northside)

photos by Justina Villanueva, words by Black Bubblegum

The oh-so-Brutal Truth
Brutal Truth

Pummeling, fist-pumping, extreme grindcore was the order of the day at Europa in Brooklyn on Sunday (5/17). It was day two of the Auditory Assault Festival, and the godfathers of modern grind, Brutal Truth, met up with the mighty Misery Index, Rotten Sound (who released one of my fave records of 2008), Crowpath (them too), Total Fucking Destruction (with Richard Hoak of BT), Pigsty, Jig-ai, Sulaco, and others. Many bands on the AAF roster were making their first pit stop towards their eventual destination, Maryland Death Fest, which goes down this weekend in Baltimore with Bolt Thrower, Mayhem, Pestilence, Napalm Death, and about 50 of their closest friends.

The cavalcade of NYC shows surrounding MDF continues as Antigama / Complete Failure impacts Europa TONIGHT (5/20), Mayhem / Marduk / Cephalic Carnage / Cattle Decapitation Lair Of The Minotaur / Withered hit Irving TOMORROW (5/21, tickets here), Wolves In The Throne Room hit Europa on FRIDAY (5/22, tickets here) and then again on TUESDAY (5/26, tickets), Trap Them at Lit Lounge on MONDAY (5/25), and last, but certainly not least, Unearthly Trance / The Endless Blockade / Magrudergrind at The Charleston on 5/28.

Brutal Truth will be back in Brooklyn on July 31st with Pig Destroyer and Repulsion, who are playing ALL of the influential Horrified, as part of The Blackened Music Series at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Tickets are now on sale.

Tickets are also now on sale for our own showcase happening at Europa on June 14th.

More pictures from the Auditory Assault Festival below….

Sulaco…

Sulaco

Sulaco

Sulaco

Sulaco

Jig-Ai…

Jig-Ai

Jig-Ai

Jig-Ai

Jig-Ai

Jig-Ai

Jig-Ai

Jig-Ai

Pigsty…

Pigsty

Pigsty

Pigsty

Pigsty

Pigsty

Crowpath…

Crowpath

Crowpath

Crowpath

Crowpath

Total Fucking Destruction…

Total Fucking Destruction

Total Fucking Destruction

Total Fucking Destruction

Total Fucking Destruction

Total Fucking Destruction

Rotten Sound…

Rotten Sound

Rotten Sound

Rotten Sound

Rotten Sound

Rotten Sound

Rotten Sound

Rotten Sound

Brutal Truth…

Brutal Truth

Brutal Truth

Brutal Truth

Brutal Truth

Brutal Truth

Brutal Truth

Brutal Truth

Brutal Truth

Brutal Truth

Brutal Truth

Brutal Truth

Brutal Truth

Brutal Truth

Brutal Truth

Misery Index…

Misery Index

Misery Index

Misery Index

Misery Index

Misery Index

Misery Index

Misery Index

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