Entries tagged with: Acephalix

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Kiss it Goodbye

Kiss it Goodbye are no longer just a reunited band:

After calling it quits in 1998 and more than a half dozen attempts at a jump start since then, Kiss It Goodbye have returned to active band status. Original members Tim Singer and Thom Rusnak... have finally found the missing components, adding Alex Miller (of Triplehorn) on guitar and Thom's longtime friend and band mate, Neal Witmer on drums. West coast dates including the Revelation Records 25th anniversary are scheduled for this June. Kiss It Goodbye is slated to tour Europe in September and are working on dates for the east coast, Japan, Australia and South East Asia later this year.
We'll keep an eye out fore more details.

Backtrack, who play United Blood this weekend, will headline a show with Urban Blight, Creem, Violent Future at Acheron on April 6th. Backtrack will undoubtedly bring the ruckus, but make sure and get there early to catch the also awesome Urban Blight and Creem. The show jumps off at 11PM.

Wolfbrigade has welcomed "Feed The Flames" a new track from their upcoming Damned LP due via Southern Lord. Stream it at below.

Acephalix have revealed a new song from their forthcoming Southern Lord LP Deathless Master. Check out "On Wings.." at Cvlt Nation and look for the LP on April 10th. Word has it that the band may be on the East Coast sometime soon....

Black Monolith, a black-metal/d-beat project loosely related to Deafheaven, have released a new song via bandcamp. Stream that below. Reminder, Deafheaven team with Alcest & Vaura at Public Assemblyon Saturday (3/31), I'll be DJing. Advance tickets are gone, but there will be some available at the door on the day of the show.

Suggested NYC shows, that Black Monolith stream, a stream of a Trevor de Brauw (Pelican) performance, a new Municipal Waste video, a new Ufomammut video, and an Ancestors album trailer, below....

Continue reading "Evillive (Wolfbrigade, Ufomammut, Acephalix, Municipal Waste, Kiss it Goodbye & more)"

photos by Keith Marlowe and Harriet Roberts, words by BBG

The Spits
The Spits

While I was going hardcore at Emo's, metal and garage were well represented at Red 7 on Thursday. Split across the venue's two stages, the outdoor patio was reserved as a Garage stage with The Spits, The Arrivals, Shellshag, TV Ghost (who are on tour with The Spits), High Tension Wires, and OBN III's, while the indoor stage housed metal from Hooded Menace (who played Union Pool before Texas), Undergang, Acephalix, Bone Sickness, and Mammoth Grinder. Pictures of many of the bands from from both stages at Red 7 are below.

Origin of M
Origin of M

After the show, I met up with Keith and Harriet to trek over to The Broken Neck, a DIY venue hosting an afterparty with Tragedy (who played Europa before Texas) and Origin of M. We arrived just in time, as they were letting one in and one out due to capacity issues. We were able to slide in after a short wait. Origin of M played a crusty hardcore set with some rock style leads (ala Thin Lizzy) and sounded good, though the singer's drunken ranting in Japanese was a bit off-putting/odd. Slamming beer after beer, he loved to crowdsurf almost as much as loved to rip beer-cans apart in his mouth and chew on the aluminum. Yum. Tragedy, as usual, were unbelievable despite a PA system that was clearly DIY (and on the brink of toppling over).

Chaos in Tejas continues. Pictures of everything else I did earlier in the night HERE. Mictures from Red 7 and Broken Neck, below...

Continue reading "Chaos in Tejas 2011 in pics & review (part 2)"

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DOWNLOAD: JEFF The Brotherhood - "Shredder" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: JEFF The Brotherhood - "Diamond Way" (MP3)

Pentagram at Europa (more by Keith Marlowe)
Pentagram

As discussed, Pentagram will play a string of shows with JEFF The Brotherhood & Valient Thorr. That tour has now been announced and will include a NYC show at Le Poisson Rouge on August 21st. Ticketing info is forthcoming. All dates are listed below.

Another date on the Pentagram schedule goes down on August 13th at Echo Park in LA aka the 2011 Power Of The Riff festival. The current lineup also includes Winter, Pelican, Trap Them, Masakari, Alpinist, Acephalix, All Pigs Must Die, and more TBA. Unlike last year, the fest costs money this time. Tickets are on sale. Poster below.

In related news, the previously discussed Bobby Liebling documentary is hitting NYC on June 22nd, as Last Days Here will play BAM Rose Cinemas as part of BAMcinemaFest.

Discover the best in recent independent cinema with BAMcinématek's annual festival, collecting the most dynamic and innovative new work from festivals in the US and around the world and bringing them to New York City audiences. Now in its third year, BAMcinemaFest 2011 is our biggest festival yet, screening 26 feature films, including 20 New York premieres and one world premiere, as well as 24 short films, an outdoor screening, parties, live music, a photo exhibition, and more.
The film festival will also feature a few other music-related films, including a documentary on Genesis P-Orridge entitled The Ballad of Genesis & Lady Jaye on June 23rd which will be followed by a free concert by Thee Majesty (which features Genesis). Singer-songwriter Goh Nakamura stars in the feature Surrogate Valentine which screens on June 23rd which will be followed by a concert at nearby Frankie's Lounge.

As previously mentioned, Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals) will be the focus of a film as well, as a screening of Seperado! on June 18th will chronicle his journey "from his native Cymru all the way to Patagonia to look for his long-lost Argentine uncle, the poncho-clad Welsh-Latin singer René Griffiths". Gruff Rhys returns to play NYC a few days before that, on June 15th at Mercury Lounge with Y Niwl and Brakes (Solo Acoustic). Tickets are still available.

In other news, JEFF The Brotherhood released a new video for "Hey Friend" from their forthcoming We Are The Champions. View that, and all tour dates below.

Continue reading "Pentagram, JEFF the Brotherhood, Valient Thorr dates announced, Power of the Riff 2011 & new JEFF video too"

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Vastum at Thee Parkside (photo by Taylor Keahey)
Vastum

Underground metal label 20 Buck Spin (who, speaking of Pentagram, are named after a Pentagram song) have welcomed Vastum to the roster. Vastum are an unholy and punishing death metal beast from the Bay that features members of incredible acts like Infest, Acephalix, Saros, and Hammers of Misfortune. Carnal Law is the band's debut offering of galloping, mid-paced crusty death metal that draws more from the Autopsy/Entombed/Bolt Thrower school and forgoes flashy technical wizardry. Remember when death metal was truly brutal and not filled with post-production studio trickery? Vastum does. Stream Carnal Law in its entirety below and order a copy at 20 Buck Spin.

Meanwhile Acephalix is also preparing to release Interminable Night, their new disc for Southern Lord/Agipunk on May 24th. Drawing from similar influence as Vastum (Acephalix makes up 3/4 of Vastum), the band's new LP picks up where the band's pummeling debut full length Aporia left off with more crusty death metal and mixing in touches of d-beat destruction. Get the record on LP via Agipunk and the CD via Southern Lord, and look for them on a mostly West Coast tour that includes a stop at Chaos in Tejas (no NYC at the moment unfortunately).

All current dates, and the album stream, below...

Continue reading "Vastum released 'Carnal Law' (stream it in full), Acephalix's 'Interminable Night' out soon, a tour follows"

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Rorschach at The Charleston (more by Ryan Muir)
Rorschach

Last year's jaw-dropping lineup at Chaos In Tejas was sick, and 2010 is proving to be no different. For four days across four different Austin venues, May 27th to the 30th at Emo's, Mohawk, Red 7 and Beerland, the festival will offer some of the most impressive names in the independent/underground scene including the indestructible Rorschach, the first ever US appearance from Australian punk greats X, a one-time reunion of Japanese crust-core band Bastard, the quirky cutesy indie pop-punk of Grass Widow, Gehenna (who just played A389), Subhumans, Bastard Noise (who have a new record), Bone Awl, BV faves Jeff The Brotherhood, The Spits, Psychedelic Horseshit, Ty Segall, The Ponys, Iron Lung (who recently played Cake Shop), Poison Idea, Inquisition, and many many many others.

In addition to the obvious mayhem that will ensue over the four days, Chaos in Tejas will also showcase art from some of the scene's most interesting names including Tim Kerr (of Big Boys), Winston Smith (responsible for tons of collage work, including the Dead Kennedys best album art), and Bryan Ray Turcotte (best known for his book Fucked Up and Photocopied).

The full (and intimidating) list is below...

Continue reading "Chaos in Tejas 2010 (May 27-30) - intial lineup (Rorschach, Bastard reunion, Spits, Bone Awl, Ty Segall, much more)"