Entries tagged with: Akimbo
by Wyatt Marshall
A couple weeks back we talked about Metal Meowlisha IV: A Headbangers Furball, death metal greats Obituary's fundraiser fest for feral cats in the Tampa area on 12/21 featuring Exhumed and Terrorizer (lineup below). Those in need of further proof of the inborn bond between metal man and kitty cat need look no further than the previously mentioned Metaldudes Cats book titled, fittingly, Metal Cats will be published in April 2014 and is meow available for pre-order. The book, cover art above, contains photos of over 100 metal musicians and fans with their cats, including:
Black Goat, Thrones, Isis, Lightning Swords of Death, Winterthrall, Wizards of Wor, The Cauterized, Book of Black Earth, Skarp, Harassor, Akimbo, Aldebaran, Atriarch, Oak, Ghoul, Ludicra, Holy Grail, Xasthur, Cattle Decapitation, Murder Construct, Exhumed, Anhedonist, Morbid Angel, Municipal Waste, Skeletonwitch, Gypsyhawk, Nausea, Phobia, Napalm Death.That's a lot of cats! A portion of the proceeds of Metal Cats will go to no-kill shelters.
In other metal book news, a new Slayer biography has emerged, titled Slayer 66 2/3: The Jeff & Dave Years. A Metal Band Biography. The book was written by DX Herris, who previously has written about Slayer in his 33 1/3 series entry, Slayer's Reign in Blood. The book clocks in at a whopping 628 and here's a description:
This timely rock biography answers burning questions, shatters popular myths, and uncovers new truths about Slayer, the iconic group that became the embodiment of heavy metal. This full-length, exhaustively researched account of the thrash kings' career recaps and reevaluates the years guitar hero Jeff Hanneman and drum legend Dave Lombardo were in the group. Over the course of 59 chapters, 400 footnotes and three appendices, it profiles the members and presents dramatic scenes from 32 years in the Abyss: A fresh look at the group's early days. Reign in Blood tours. A European invasion. The Palladium riot. The seat cushion chaos concert. Newly unearthed details from Lombardo's turbulent history with the band. Historical artwork and photos never seen in public before. The entire diabolical discography. Hanneman's hard times. The Big Four's big year. Lombardo's final exit...And a lot more -- sounds pretty thorough. It's currently available in an interactive e-book edition for... $6.66.
Slayer recently rolled through Madison Square Garden with Gojira on their first tour since the passing of Jeff Hanneman. We'll have photos soon -- did you go?
Meowlisha 2013 line-up below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Last week we debuted a song by Sandrider called "Gorgon" from the band's forthcoming (11/19) album Godhead over on Invisible Oranges. We liked it so much we thought we'd share it here, but first, here's what we had to say about it:
A day after Link Wray and Nirvana were nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it's only fitting that we premiere a riffed-out song from a Seattle band. Here's Sandrider's "Gorgon," the first debuted track off of their forthcoming album album Godhead. As I've been listening to Godhead over the past few days, the noise/southern sludge has taken hold. Some of the tracks on the album crunch along at mid-tempo; others have lofty ambitions and culminate in epic crescendos. "Gorgon" is here to party.I failed to mention in that writeup that two of the members of Sandrider used to play in the now defunct Seattle sludgy hardcore band Akimbo. You can listen to Akimbo's posthumous final release, Live to Crush, below.
Sandrider takes their name from the Frank Herbert novel Dune, and Godhead is the three-piece's second album. Fans of bands like Red Fang and Black Tusk (sticking to bands with colors in their names here) will dig Sandrider.
I did say that fans of Red Fang would find something to like in Sandrider. As previously mentioned, Red Fang recently hit the road with The Shrine on a tour that lands in NYC at Bowery Ballroom on 12/10 with Cancer Bats and Indian Handcrafts (tickets). On that tour, Red Fang will also play a single show with Sandrider in Vancouver (without the regular tour support, but with Bison B.C.) at the Rickshaw Theater on 11/10. See below for the rest of Sandrider's dates, none of which, sadly, will be in NYC.
Stream Sandrider and Akimbo songs and check out tour dates below...
by Fred Pessaro // BGG
Inter Arma have signed to Relapse Records. The band is planning a new LP for the label in the new year, and will head out on a string of tour dates that will kick off with their appearance supporting Pallbearer at Knitting Factory on September 11 (tickets). Full tour schedule is listed at the bottom of this post. Inter Arma played our 2010 CMJ showcase alongside another great young band, Royal Thunder (who will also play the Knitting Factory bill).
Barn Burner will head out on a string of dates supporting Gallows that will include a stop at The Studio at Webster Hall on November 3. Tickets are on sale and all other dates are listed at the bottom of this post. The band recently released the new NSFW video for "Scum of the Earth," which you can watch below.
And finally, Akimbo have called it quits. The band has "half of a record completed" but so far no plans to release that material... who will step up to the plate?
All suggested shows for the next two weeks are below along with other listed tour dates and videos. What did I miss?
Here is the initial lineup for Willamette Week's MusicfestNW, scheduled for Sept. 7-11, 2011 in Portland, Oregon, and it's pretty great. The multi-venue fest includes big outdoor performances by Band of Horses (Sunday, Sept. 11), Explosions in the Sky (Saturday, Sept. 10), and Iron & Wine (Friday, Sept. 9), in addition to shows with everyone from Archers of Loaf to Big Freedia to Butthole Surfers to Neurosis. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 3rd. Check out the full list below...
The 2009 Capitol Hill Block Party takes over Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood July 24-25. The Block Party is an annual music festival that draws upon and showcases the best indie and underground rock in the US, with a special focus on its Northwest artists. Launched 12 years ago, the Block Party has evolved into Seattle's most anticipated outdoor party. With over 40 bands on 3 stages, great food, and plenty of cheap beer, this is by far the best party of the summer.Initial lineup (including Jesus Lizard) and more info below...
words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Tim Griffin
Akimbo unfortunately did not make it to the stage of the Brooklyn Vegan day party on Oct 25th due to some equipment issues, but damn if they didn't burn the house down with Trash Talk and The Bronx at Fontana's on Oct 21st (our CMJ night-one 'heavy' pick). Akimbo's new record Jersey Shores dropped on October 28th. Stream the whole thing here.
Bison BC's great new record Quiet Earth was released on September 30th. Tim took some pictures of the band at the post-CMJ Beasts of the East Fest at Europa on Sunday (11/2). That's what you see in this post. More of them below...
by Black Bubblegum
DOWNLOAD:Made Out Of Babies - "Cooker" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD:Trap Them - "They Followed the Scent of Jihad All The Way to Thieves Paradise" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD:Akimbo - "Great White Bull" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD:Rival Schools - "Take One For The Team" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD:Vreid - "Raped by Light" (MP3)
Bring your earplugs. Although Saturday's show begins promptly at 12:15 PM with music of all types, the heavy'll blow the doors off the Knitting Factory at 3:15PM! May we present to you what I have dubbed "The Darkness in Daylight", OR, the heavy music lineup at our FREE CMJ show tomorrow (October 25th)....
by Black Bubblegum
DOWNLOAD: Wetnurse - Not Your Choice (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Made Out Of Babies - cooker (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Akimbo - Great White Bull (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Night Horse - The Dark can't Hide You (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Krallice - Wretched Wisdon (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Trash Talk - Dig (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Black Anvil - Ten Talons Deep (MP3)
It's here. I hope you got your sleep this past weekend.... you're gonna need it with all the riffage going around. May we present... the day to day guide to heavy at CMJ 2008, below....
A list of shows happening at the Lower East Side venue....
by Black Bubblegum
Akimbo's new monster, Jersey Shores, is due on October 28th via Neurot, just tres días after their previously mentioned not-CMJ appearance at the Todd P/Panache Warehouse Party at the Qoarket Zotel with Genghis Tron, DMBQ, An Albatross, and many many many more. One day before that, Akimbo play a very similar actual-CMJ show, this time at the Knitting Factory with Monotonix, The Mae Shi, Aids Wolf, DMBQ, The Apes, An Albatross, The Homosexuals, Shellshag, Catcall, Yip Yip, Sole (Anticon), Aa, Fiasco, and many more. Tickets are still available for that. Until then, the band is scooting from coast to coast, starting in Idaho on Oct 6th. The tour ends in Spokane, Washington on November 3rd.
An Albatross have a record of their own, An Albatross Family Album, due Oct 21st on Eyeball Records. "Floodgates Released" (downloadable above) is from that record. All dates below...
by Black Bubblegum
Mookie Singerman of Genghis Tron in Belfort (Photo Rod | Le-HibOO.com)
Good News: Genghis Tron announced another tour of the US.
Better News: It's a headlining tour.
Best News: The band has lined up one NYC date, October 25th (during CMJ), at Schmarket Schmotel (where they have played before) with an absolutely killer lineup of DMBQ, An Albatross, Akimbo, and Monotonix with more TBA.
When Genghis Tron finishes with their previously mentioned dates with Baroness in Canada, the trio will hit the road with checkboard-obsessives Yip Yip playing dates with Black Cobra, Behold The Arctopus, and Lovepump United labelmates (Mookie Singerman's label) Clipd Beaks.
Monotonix are also playing Knitting Factory on October 24th (one night before Market Hotel & also during CMJ). Monotonix are also on tour as we speak. All Genghis Tron dates below...
DOWNLOAD: Black Anvil - "Ten Talons Deep" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Transitional - "This Paradise Pt. 1" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Capricorns - "November Suicides" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Capricorns - "The Bell Rang Backwards" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Phobia - "Protest/Solution" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Phobia - "Savannah's Assault" (MP3)
Folkin' black proggers Agalloch has announced that they are at work on their fourth LP, the follow-up the the critically acclaimed Ashes Against The Grain! The band recently parted ways with The End and "have received several offers ranging from the ridiculous to the very interesting" with respect to a new home, but no decision is expected until 2009. Meanwhile, Agalloch also announced the release of The Demonstration Archive, a retrospective of songs from 1996 - 1998 before they signed to the label. For more info on The Demonstration Archive, including how to pick it up, head here.
As we announced a couple weeks ago, doomy instrumental trio Capricorns have released River Bear Your Bones in jolly old England, but the US will see the record on September 30th. Have no fear, as we have posted 25% of the whole record (above) for you to download!
World, Black Anvil. Black Anvil, world. I wish it was that easy, because word needs to get out on these grim lords constructed from ex-members of Kill Your Idols. Drawing from early black metal and thrash and with only an occasional foray into Emperor-style tremolo picking, their new LP Time Insults The Mind is an unholy creature of shadow. Check out "Ten Talons Deep" available for download above and the video of the band tearing through "Deathsomnia" (also from Time...). and pick up the record at Momentum Records when it drops. The band is also playing Traxx in Ronkonkoma on August 23rd and The Charleston on Sept 30th.
That video, plus Neurosis, Coalesce, Converge, Municipal Waste, Rosetta, sunn 0))), Corrupted and more after the jump...
by Black Bubblegum
Intronaut is about to get prehistoric on dat azz, when the new LP Prehistoricisms (full tracklisting below) hits the shelves on September 16th via their new label Century Media. Metalkult has a preview in the form of "Australopithecus" which is downloadable at their site. .Tickets are still on sale for their show at Knitting Factory on August 8th with Behold The Arctopus, Mouth Of The Architect, Deadsea, and Wetnurse (one helluva bill). Mouth Of The Architect drops Quietly this week and Wetnurse drops Invisible City on September 30th. Deadsea's S/T record is out now, catch it at their myspace. "Prehistoricisms" album art there to the right.
I have heard from a very credible source that the mighty sunn 0))) will return to NYC to play a special show in celebration of the ten year anniversary of The Grimmrobe Demos. Um, yowsers. As details come in, you'll get em.
Sweden's Burst have posted two new tracks from and announced a release date for (September 16th in the US) their new record Lazarus Bird. Dig on "Cripple God" and "(We Watched) The Silver Rain" streaming at their myspace. The band has commented "Expect an album that will NOT be Origo Part 2, but something new", and if this is any indication, should be a good 'un.
Speaking of good 'uns, the Bowery Ballroom show on July 25th featuring Early Man, Valient Thorr, and the mighty Monotonix should be a grand ole time. Wanna get in gratis? Email us at BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Denim Vests) with your first & last name, and we'll randomly pick two winners and drop 'em a pair of tickets each.
Lions Of Tsavo, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Akimbo, Obituary and more below...
by Black Bubblegum
Lemmy Is God (Rui M Leal)
I haven't even seen it yet, but I have hereby declared the following as one of the most metal movies of 2008. It's called Lemmy: The Movie. A feature-length documentary on the man, the legend, Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead. In case you had some doubt about how amazing this will be, check out this video of Lemmy and his then drummer "Philthy Animal" trashing a hotel room. Motorhead are one of the Metal Masters, and tickets are still available.
Downloadable above, check out the first tasty nugget from Akimbo, pulled from their upcoming Jersey Shores LP! Akimbo's new concept album, about how "sharks.... will totally fuck you up" is due later this year on Neurot Recordings. Akimbo are scheduled to play Jello Biafra's 50th BDay party with the Melvins.
While all of us are getting riled up for Monticello, All Tomorrow's Parties have announced the curators for 2008's Nightmare Before Christmas.... Melvins & Mike Patton! Info is limited so far, but we do know it'll take place between December 5 - 7 at Butlins Holiday Camp in Minehead and you can expect to see the following confirmed performers: Melvins, Isis, Neil Hamburger, Dälek, Big Business, The Locust, Zu, and Fantômas performing The Director's Cut! More deets are available here. Melvins will drop Nude with Boots this July on Ipecac. Mike Patton recently released a soundtrack to a short film, A Perfect Place.
by Black Bubblegum
Fugazi @ Gilman 1988 (acrofish)
Alternative Tentacles released a trailer for their upcoming documentary of the legendary punk venue 924 Gilman in Berkeley, CA. Check it out down below. For those of you east-coasters who aren't up on Gilman, here's a little bio courtesy of the world's most accurate encyclopedia:
The 924 Gilman Street project, alternately the Alternative Music Foundation, is the Berkeley, California street address and official business name of the all-ages, non-profit, collectively organized music club usually referred to by its fans simply as "Gilman.".... On December 31, 1986, the club held its first show. Since then, 924 Gilman Street has been one of the longest-running independent music venues in the United States..... 924 Gilman... was started in part because of the lack of punk venues in the San Francisco Bay Area during this era, particularly all-ages venues.Pretty much every major punk/hardcore act has passed through Gilman and some of it's regulars, like Green Day, Rancid, & AFI, went on to become major arena-filling acts.
Fugazi went on to break up which I'm really only mentioning so I can remind you again that you can catch one of their members live in NYC tonight (May 27).
The documentary trailer, and info on Jello Biafra's 50th birthday party, below.....
by Black Bubblegum
Oh you silly Cursed! Why, oh why, do you have an such a crushing new album (III: Architects Of Troubled Sleep) and yet you spurn us Americans? I mean only Burlington, VT and Niagara Falls, NY? Are we not big enough fans? Did we not read your interviews in Decibel, Chart Attack, and Exclaim? Until we get an answer, look below for some Canadian dates, European dates, and every other goddamn place dates.
Thrash metal legends Testament have posted a new song, "More Than Meets The Eye" from their new album The Formation Of Damnation on their myspace. Make sure and check them out April 6th (tickets are still available) at BB Kings.
Dwid Hellion has announced a new Integrity album, "The Blackest Curse", for Deathwish Inc this year, accompanied by a DVD film. Head over here for a FREE copy of their landmark album "Those Who Fear Tomorrow"! Integrity will hit the roads of Europe with Converge and Coliseum this summer.