Entries tagged with: Alaric
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
One Tail One Head at Inferno Festival, April 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
2012 was a year of considerable personal growth for me, as a person, a photographer and a music fan. As I recounted in my favorite photos of 2012, I got to shoot some of my favorite bands of all time and travel the globe in search of new ones. The beginning of the year was spent dealing with personal drama, and if it werent for key records in my life I shudder to think at where I would be right now. To every band on this list and many who aren't, I cant thank you enough.
First order of business, my musical pallette is much much larger than just a series of metal records. This is NOT a list of my favorite records of the year, because that would surely include other entries from across many different genres. This is, however, a list of some of my favorite heavier records.
To me, the term "heavy" can be defined in many ways, from the elongated riff on a doom record to a noise squall to a particularly punishing punk-rock beatdown. While most of the following records are "heavy" in the traditional "distortion and loud guitars" sense, a few are not. You'll see metal, you'll see deathrock, you'll see raw punk, you'll see hardcore, and many spots in between in the numbered list below. And to answer your question, yes you'll see Swans... right beside D-Clone and Asphyx.
My favorite records of 2012 are below. Hopefully you'll see a connection in favorites or maybe discover something new. Regardless, I hope you found your own favorites of the year whether in this list or outside of it.
Deathrock/doom crew Atriarch are touring their way Eastward on the strength of recent splits with Alaric and a spanking new LP, Ritual Of Passing, due via Profound Lore this fall. Stream the new track "Altars" below. The Pacific Northwest quartet, which features members of Graves At Sea, Trees, Final Conflict and more, will fit in East Coast dates on their travels, logging a date in NYC at Saint Vitus on 11/17 with Sea of Bones and Yellow Eyes (who recently played Acheron). Tickets are on sale.
Full tour schedule for Atriarch is below, along with the flyer and that new song stream.
Public Enemy at ATP NJ 2011 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Chica Libre @ Barbes
* Brain Cloud @ Barbes
* Jon Bibbs @ Joe's Pub
* Daniel Higgs @ Zebulon
* DJ Muro @ Bowery Electric
* Tony Scherr @ Living Room
* Urban Tango Trio @ Joe's Pub
* NYC Broken Comedy @ Bar Matchless
* The Campilongo Quartet @ Living Room
* The Gowanus All-Stars @ The Rock Shop
* Ladysmith Black Mambazo @ City Winery
* Public Enemy, Salt-N-Pepa @ Wingate Park
* The Mystery Lights, Brontide @ Mercury Lounge
* Dirt Done Cheap, Snakes and Arrows @ BB King's
* Kristen Schaal's last-ever Hot Tub @ Littlefield
* Blizzardo, No Glow, Motion Studies @ Cameo Gallery
* Kool A.D., Fat Tony, Lakutis, Tecla @ Mercury Lounge
* Reverend Vince Anderson & His Love Choir @ Union Pool
* Bombay Bicycle Club, Plants and Animals @ Webster Hall
* A Silent Film, Anchor & Braille, Carousel @ Bowery Ballroom
* Gary War, White Out, Hahn Rowe, No Fun Acid @ Le Poisson Rouge
* This Is Cinema, North America, Dutch E Germ, Wet Hop @ Cake Shop
* Team Spirit, The Static Jacks, Beast Make Bomb, Our Mountain @ The Studio at Webster Hall
BrooklynVegan is presenting a free screening of "Celeste and Jesse Forever" tonight at 7 PM at Landmark Sunshine Cinema.
Tonight is Kristen Schaal's last-ever Hot Tub before she moves to LA. Tonight's sold out show is with Janeane Garofalo, Eugene Mirman, Leo Allen, and a "secret surprise guest."
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Liars have a new video for "Brats." Check it out below.
Alaric have a new video for "Weep." Check it out below.
Frankie Rose has a new video for "Know Me." Check it out below.
Witchcraft has a new song called "It's Not Because of You," which you can stream below.
Russ of Alaric on stage with Noothgrush (more by Taylor Keahey)
Alaric, an Oakland based crew featuring members of Noothgrush and Cross-Stitched Eyes, deal in deathrock, the crossroads of goth and post-punk/punk with a horror aesthetic that spawned bands like Christian Death, Rudimentary Peni, The Birthday Party and Killing Joke. Alaric released their excellent self-titled LP last year, and this year they are teaming with Portland-based goth-doom crew Atriarch to release a new split LP out on 5/15 via the venerable 20 Buck Spin.
The release sees Alaric handle three tracks while Atriarch tackles two, both of which are a seismic shift in direction from that of the material on the band's recent favorite Forever The End LP (100% less doom, more deathrock with touches of black metal). Stream the entire Alaric/Atriarch split in full below and for the first time, and pick up your copy via the label.
All streams are below. No tour dates to speak of which of course means no NYC yet, but fingers are crossed.
Preorders are up for the new Bastard Noise LP, Skulldozer, the Cripple Bastards Frammenti Di Vita LP/EP, as well as Reproach's The Bitter End LP at Deep Six Records.
The Endless Blockade offer their swansong on a split with Pig Heart Transplant (mem Iron Lung). The split 7"is available now via Iron Lung.
Reminder: Defeatist hit Acheron on Saturday (10/8) with Regents (mem Frodus), Psychic Limb, and The Year is One. $8 gets you in.
Stream a new Panopticon track from the forthcoming Social Disservices LP due on Flenser Records. Preorder it now.
Reminder: Black Twilight Circle at The Charleston tonight. Check out video from Monday night, along with new songs from Dysrhythmia and Hex Machine, and a big list of upcoming NYC shows, below...