Entries tagged with: Anicon
by Zach Pollack
Brooklyn-based psychedelic sludge purveyors Hull welcomed their new Legend of the Swamp Goat 7" last month via their own Iron Orchestra Works label. The tune has been bouncing around for a number of years--according to the band, it was originally recorded in 2007 and laid dormant while they wrote material for their 2009 debut Sole Lord, then was subsequently forgotten about as they continued to tour and prep 2011's Beyond the Lightless Sky. Emerging from the depths, the single aims to blow your proverbial doors off with searing and bluesy thunder. Take a listen to "Legend of the Swamp Goat" at the bottom of this post. You can grab a 7" via Hull's bandcamp.
Hull will be properly celebrating their new 7" with a record release show at Saint Vitus on April 4, with support from fellow NYC outfits Anicon and Iron Force. Tickets are on sale now. After that, they'll be touring Europe surrounding their appearance at Roadburn 2014.
All Hull dates and a stream of "Legend of the Swamp Goat" lie after the jump...
By Doug Moore
Autopsy - Tourniquets, Hacksaws, and Graves cover
Welcome to another HLD. Lotsa cool live riffment options this weekend! Let's take care of that stuff first:
Tonight (2/21): OM & Zomes will play MHoW (tix), while Rivers of Nihill, So Hideous, Black Crown Initiate, and Torrential Downpour will hit Saint Vitus (tix). If you're out in Long Island, you can catch Deafheaven as part of the Between the Buried & Me / Intronaut tour (tix).
Tomorrow (2/22): Russian Circles, KEN mode, & Inter Arma are checking (back) into Saint Vitus for their second NYC show this week, which has been sold out for a while now. Anicon, Yellow Eyes, and Vorde are teaming up for a potent local black metal show at the Acheron (tix). Goosebumps, La Misma, Libyans, Mercenary, & Ajax are delivering the hardcore goods at 538 Johnson.
In other news:
Arkansan doomslingers Pallbearer are currently recording the follow-up to their critically adored 2012 effort Sorrow and Extinction. Hopefully their fans will be able to control their emotions. Prolific black/grinders Anaal Nathrakh are in the studio as well.
We mentioned yesterday that Gridlink's excellent swansong album is streaming in full. In a novel but almost certainly doomed effort to interfere with piracy of the album, their label Handshake Inc. has launched a campaign to flood illegal download hubs with unlistenable fake versions of it. Participants will (ironically) receive a free download code for the album, along with a chance to win a vinyl copy of the album. You can also win a test pressing of the album via Decibel's karaoke contest.
Death metal legends Autopsy will release Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves, their seventh studio album, on April 29.
Death metal kinda-legends Bloodbath announced that a) they still exist, b) they have ten new songs finished, and c) they have a new vocalist. Since their vocals slot has previously been occupied by Mike Akerfeldt of Opeth and Peter Tagtgren of Hypocrisy -- two of the best-regarded death metal vocalists ever -- the new guy has some big shoes to fill. The band has provided some oblique, birthdate-based hints as to his identity; journeyman vocalist Jörgen Sandström (Entombed, The Project Hate, etc.) is currently the metal blog world's best guess.
Motörhead are launching their own festival cruise in the vein of 70,000 Tons of Metal and such. Details are scant, but it will be called MOTÖRBOAT. The name alone should sell some tickets.
Local metallic hardcore stalwarts Tiger Flowers have released a great, First Blood-themed (that's Rambo-themed for you Philistines out there) video for "Cruisin' Til the Wheels Fall Off," the lead single from their upcoming full-length debut. You can stream it below. Frontman Jesse Madre told us an awesome story about the video shoot on our East Village Radio show last fall.
Speaking of which: this week's show was sponsored by the ongoing Children of Bodom / Tyr / Death Angel tour, which hits NYC on 3/28 and 3/29; we gave away tickets to the tour's San Francisco date during the show. Don't forget to tune in every Tuesday at 10pm EST to win more tickets to select dates of the tour.
Now, over to the Invisible Oranges corner: this week, we scoped out new music by Neige et Noirceur, Towers, Impetuous Ritual, Separatist, Hooded Menace, and the unpronounceable Kuolemanlaakso. Radio host and content editor Scab Casserole finished up his epic Babylon Whores career retrospective. And, as ever, we ran down all of the week's riffs fit to buy.
Oh, and one more thing: we debuted some awesome new songs from the upcoming Elemental Nightmares split-release series today, including new music from Vuyvr, Ashencult, Membaris, and Porta Nigra. You can stream those below too.
Whew! I think that's it. Anything missing?
By Doug Moore
Badass Milwaukee sludge combo Northless will take their clanking, creaking horror show on the road this coming March. They're touring in support of last year's excellent World Keeps Sinking, which roars out of the gates like a straight-ahead sludge/doom album before spiraling off in several more unsettling directions at once. You can stream it below.
Their tour will hit NYC at Saint Vitus on 3/18. They'll be joined by an impressive cast of locals, including Anicon, Belus (who will have copies of their recent EP for sale), and recent A389 signees Pharaoh (the NJ sludge band, not the Philly power metal band). Tickets are on sale.
Check out all the announced Northless dates, and stream both World Keeps Sinking and that Belus EP, below...
photos by Caroline Harrison
Tombs, Primitive Weapons, Empty Flowers, and Anicon teamed up for a show at Saint Vitus last Friday (11/8). The show served as a sendoff of sorts for Tombs, who left the following day for Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Morbid Angel)'s Mana Studios in Florida. The band will spend the next few weeks recording and mixing the follow-up to 2011's Path of Totality.
Consequently, Tombs played most of their new album -- which sounds very, very promising -- at this show. (Primitive Weapons trotted out some impressive new tunes too.) We've got a full writeup and photos over at Invisible Oranges. Here's an excerpt:
More people started filing into Saint Vitus's performance space as Primitive Weapons set up their equipment. Initially, the crowd had formed the familiar horseshoe pattern around the room that creates a gaping, empty space in front of the stage. Once Primitive Weapons were ready to begin, Dave Castillo, the band's manic frontman, ordered the crowd to approach the stage and chastised the probably-drunk couple sitting on the floor near the stage for getting in everyone's way. The crowd obliged and Primitive Weapons launched into a furious, energetic set. Castillo isn't one to shy away from getting in the crowd's face and even touching people. I spotted two young guys appearing to flee from the front of the stage to escape Castillo's attention.You can check out the full writeup and photo sets over at IO. You can check out some of the pictures below, along with footage of all four bands' sets. Make sure to give the Tombs footage a look; it's a full-set video, so you can hear most of the songs from the new Tombs record before it's even recorded.
by Doug Moore
Tombs @ The Studio, 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
With our NYC Metal Show Calendar growing increasingly crowded with killer tours, it'd be easy to miss some of the awesome local-oriented metal shows coming up in the next couple of months. Here are three you should hit for sure:
Behold the Arctopus, Child Abuse, and Geryon at The Acheron on October 3: Tech assassins Behold the Arctopus were just announced for Portland's Fall Into Darkness Fest, so they'll be bringing their A game at this gig as they prep for the big stage. (Which, to be fair, they always do.) Meanwhile, keyboard/bass/drums noise rockers Child Abuse (one of NYC's weirdest heavy bands, which is saying something) have a new album and an October tour in the works, though official dates/locations haven't been announced. Geryon, meanwhile, is Nick McMaster & Lev Weinstein of Krallice playing bass'n'drum death metal, which is about as strange as it sounds. Tickets are on sale.
Tombs, Primitive Weapons, Empty Flowers, and Anicon at Saint Vitus on November 8: As we mentioned a few weeks back, Tombs is only kind of a local band now; 3/4 of the members live elsewhere. The band is currently gearing up to record a new album late in the fall, so you can expect that they won't be around NYC much after this date. Primitive Weapons -- formerly something of a house band at Vitus -- have also dialed their local appearances way back as of late. Catch both NY heroes on one bill while you can; buy tix here.
Dysrhythmia, Zevious, and Geryon at Saint Vitus on November 17: Even if you don't like the noodly shit, or if you insist on rock music having vocals (lame), Dysrhythmia are one of the most jaw-dropping live acts in the game right now, thanks in no small part to drummer Jeff Eber's ability to slam the everloving crap out of his drums while dodging through Colin Marston (who just released a new album) and Kevin Hufnagel's zany parts. Main support Zevious also features Jeff, along with his brother Mike. With Geryon bringing up the fore, there is going to be a lot of good drumming at this show. Tix here.
Stream some Child Abuse, Geryon, and Zevious below:
photos by Caroline Harrison
Inter Arma at Union Pool, 6/15/2013
Unlike Heavy Blanket the week before, the free Invisible Oranges presented Summer Thunder show on Saturday (6/15) did NOT get any noise complaints and went on as planned. This could be because the bands played indoors, but still featured raucous sets from Inter Arma (who played with Torche at 285 Kent), Anicon (who are hitting the road) and Pyrrhon (currently in the lab, working on a new LP). Regardless, the perfect weather, cheap beverages and great bands made for an excellent day at Union Pool. Many thanks to the bands, venue and all who attended! Pictures from the show are in this post and even more are up at at Invisible Oranges.
More pics below
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Fell Voices @ Saint Vitus, 3/23/2013
West Coast black metal crew Fell Voices performed their first East Coast dates ever this past weekend as part of a stop before a tour in the EU. Philadelphia and NYC were the lucky winners, with Saint Vitus on Saturday (3/23) hosting Brooklyn upstarts/touring partners Anicon (mems Krallice, Trenchgrinder) along with Philadelphia's Ashencult.
Much like The Body, Fell Voices forgo microphones in favor of muffled, pained screams. Coupled with the band's vicious blasts and almost war-metal style guitar tone, Fell Voices are positively relentless, and totally enthralling. More pics, as well as video, from Saint Vitus are below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Couple of important changes to note: Psychic Limb has been added to Floor/Thrones show at Saint Vitus on March 29, and tickets are still available but not for long. Call of the Void's previously discussed show has been moved to Left Field on March 25 (87 Ludlow).
Russian Circles at Saint Vitus is now sold out! Hope you got tickets.
Is KEN Mode responsible for the Brooklynization of metal? Check out the article, which neglects to mention the fact that Pitchfork covered metal for years before writer Brandon Stosuy moved the column to Stereogum.
Grind and Punishment has a must-read oral history on the great Anodyne.
That's it for this week. A list of all Evillive-approved shows for the next two weeks, a stream of all of the new Iron Lung, along with streams of new Altar of Plagues and Uncle Acid, are below
Woe at Public Assembly, Sept 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Woe has a new look thanks to the addition of drummer Shawn Eldridge (Disma) and the return of Grzesiek Czapla (Infernal Stronghold) to the fold. The band will hit the road for a weekend of East Coast dates in late January, including a stop at Saint Vitus on 1/31 with Anicon (who impressed at Saint Vitus in support of Von - pics) and Skullshitter. Tickets are on sale.
photos by Greg Cristman; words by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Von / Magic is Kuntmaster @ Saint Vitus, 12/11/2012
The Venien version of black metal greats Von played their first ever East Coast show at Saint Vitus on Tuesday (12/11), joined by experimental performance art troupe Magic is Kuntmaster and promising new black metal crew Anicon. Pictures from the show adorn this post, along with video of the bulk of their sets.
While a Von show is easily met with skepticism considering the band's early years and the lack of original personnel, Venien's crew was good. Unfortunately, as with any sort of band that lives in the shadows only to emerge later, the reality of the band could never live up to the legend. The show lacked the dark, rawness that could only be captured in those early primitive demos... but then again could anything possibly top that? Some things, maybe, should be left in shroud.
The support was pretty convincing though. The most fascinating moments of the evening came from Magic is Kuntmaster, whose stage show consisted of noise and a performance piece that must be seen to be believed. Watch that below... unmissable. Anicon, which featured Lev from Krallice and Own from Trenchgrinder, were positively impressive in their debut outing.
More pictures and some video from Saint Vitus is below.
As discussed, resurrected American black metal crew Von play their first ever east coast show at Saint Vitus tonight (12/11), joined by support from Magic Is Küntmaster and Anicon. Tickets are still available, or you can try your hand at winning a pair. Details on how are below along with a few audio streams.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Mutilation Rites at Saint Vitus, Nov 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Mutilation Rites have added a last minute show with Slaughter The Prophets, Exshitence, Nerve Gas Attak, Hell Bent and Crusty P at The Swamp (258 Johnson) TONIGHT (12/7):
Mutilation Rites playing a benefit show at 258 Johnson tomorrow night - used to be the Lake. Its now called "The Swamp." It goes to a kid named Tomasz who got hit by a drunk driver on his bike and is now in a coma.In other news, Providence noise oddballs Tinsel Teeth play a two night stay in NYC this weekend, logging shows at Death By Audio tonight (12/7) with Necking, Lushes and Psychic Blood; and 255 McKibbin Lofts on Saturday (12/8) with BIG UPS, Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, Advaeta and Yeah Well, Whatever.
$5-$10 DONATIONS AT THE DOOR
258 JOHNSON AVE / L TO MONTROSE
DOORS 8pm / BANDS 8:30PM
Support for Von show at Saint Vitus on Tuesday (12/11) has been announced, including Magic Is Küntmaster and Anicon, the latter of which features Owen Rundquist (Trenchgrinder) and Lev Weinstein (Krallice). Tickets are still available. Swing below for streaming Anicon tracks, it's worth a listen.
Head below for all Evillive-approved shows for the next two weeks and a new Despise You video (it's a bit hard to watch and reportedly their "first and last music video").