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photo: Parquet Courts (w/ Lee Ranaldo) at Webster last week (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Parquet Courts

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Kevin Devine, Tigers Jaw, Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy), Cymbals Eat Guitars, Laura Stevenson, Owen @ Bell House
Everyone on this show (except Laura Stevenson) contributed to Kevin Devine's split singles series that he gradually rolled out this year. We're not sure what exactly to expect when they all come together tonight, but we're excited (and proudly presenting this show).

Joanna Newsom, Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi @ Apollo Theater
Joanna Newsom's new album Divers is yet another winner, and the new songs fit in perfectly with the old favorites (which we got a lot of at her Kings Theatre show earlier this week). Ryan Francesconi pulls double duty tonight, as a member of Joanna's band and also opening with Alela Diane. Their set is not to miss.

Parquet Courts, Pill @ Warsaw
Parquet Courts new EP, their first record for Rough Trade, has more in common with Metal Machine Music than the punky, jammy shout-a-longs on their more recent LPs, but you can expect a typically energetic show tonight. Go early for the skronky, in-you-face sax attack that is Pill.

Teenage Jesus & The Jerks, A Pleasure, Hollow Earth, Ancient Astronaut B2B (DJ Set) @ Trans Pecos
Nicolas Jaar's label Other People wraps up its four-night Trans Pecos residency with a rare live appearance from Lydia Lunch's iconic no wave band Teenage Jesus and the Jerks.

Speedy Ortiz, Downtown Boys, Eskimeax, Very Fresh @ Silent Barn
This is the first of two NYC shows on Speedy Ortiz's tour benefitting the Girls Rock Camp FOundation. Both have different (and good openers), and this time it's political punks Downtown Boys, Epoch member Eskimeaux, and Sadie Dupuis' past collaborator Cindy Lou Gooden's band Very Fresh.

Modern Baseball, Jeff Rosenstock, Tiny Moving Parts, Sorority Noise @ Webster Hall
Modern Baseball have been working on a new album, and early reports seem to indicate it's a noticeable progression. We're looking forward to hearing it, but in the meantime, tonight they'll probably play all the ones we already know, and it's gonna be a good time as alway. Jeff Rosenstock's shows are also nothing but good times, and the two other openers are worth catching too.

Hamilton Leithauser, Jack and Eliza @ Baby's All Right
With the Walkmen all but officially broken up, frontman Hamilton Leithauser took a slightly more adult turn on his old band's signature sound with last year's solo debut, Black Hours. We might get some new songs tonight. Sold out.

Patrick Watson, Timber Timbre (solo) @ Irving Plaza
With a distinctly Montreal blend of pop, classical and cabaret, Patrick Wilson's music is as widescreen as it gets. The dark folk of fellow Canadian Timber Timbre makes this a good double bill.

Andrew W.K. (solo show), Darren Keen, Rats Mouth @ Knitting Factory
As you know, Andrew WK and Christmas go hand in hand, and this is the eighth year he's done a solo holiday tour. This promises an AWK that is "up-close, intense, and partier than ever."

The Figgs, Doug Gillard @ Bowery Electric
Saratoga Springs power pop trio The Figgs are one of the most underrated bands of the last 20 years, bringing tight musicianship, catchy songs and a genuine sense of fun to their shows. Tonight's their annual holiday show which is one of the best times to see them. The great Doug Gillard opens.

Zomby, Vatican Shadow @ China Chalet
If you're into dark electronic music, this is a pretty amazing double bill with UK bass/garage/etc producer Zomby and Dominick Fernow's (also of Prurient) project Vatican Shadow.

milo, Hemlock Ernst (Samuel T Herring from Future Islands), Chris Misch Bloxdorf Dectet @ C'mon Everybody
milo released one of the year's best indie-rap albums with so the flies don't come, and tonight's his very last 2015 show in support of it. Hemlock Ernst, Future Islands frontman Samuel T Herring's rap alter-ego (who's featured on milo's album), makes this a very good double bill.

Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan; Michael Daves @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sara Watkins has been busy lately, playing shows as a member of Nickel Creek and Watkins Family Hour (featuring Fiona Apple). Now she's playing with yet another proejct, I'm With Her. For this one, she's joined by singer/songwriter Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O'Donovan (Crooked Still, Sometymes Why). Tonight's their second of two NYC shows this week.

Elvis Perkins @ Berlin
Elvis Perkins focused on his soft folky side for this year's I Aubade. Tonight he kicks off a two-night run at Jesse Malin's new-ish East Village club Berlin.

Yoshimo + Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Alex Macarte, Jeremy Hyman @ Trans Pecos
Boredoms' Yoshimio is in the midst of her five-show NYC run that has her playing a different collaborative set each night. Tonight's is with Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, who's a member of Om and plays solo as Lichens.

Nightmare of You, Brian Bonz @ Bowery Ballroom
After The Movielife broke up, guitarist Brandon Reilly embraced his love of The Smiths and wrote the self-titled debut album for this then-new band Nightmare of You, which turns 10 this year. To celebrate its anniversary, they're playing the album in full tonight and original drummer Sammy Siegler (also of Judge, CIV, Youth of Today, etc) will be in tow for this show.

Foster Care, Running, Uniform @ Union Pool
Garage punk bruisers Foster Care are, along with Pampers, one of the best NYC bands in their field. This whole bill is pretty great if you like this kind of stuff, with Chicago's Running playing as well.

Yellow Eyes, Anicon, Vilkacis, Ozama @ The Acheron
Black metal fans take note: Yellow Eyes, Anicon and Vilkacis are three of the better local BM bands around, and tonight they're all on one bill.

Thievery Corporation, The Bins @ Terminal 5
Celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, DC's dub/reggae/etc-infused electronica duo will celebrate tonight at this sold-out show.

Z100's Jingle Ball feat. The Weeknd, Fetty Wap & more @ MSG
You probably want to avoid Z100's annual super-lame Jingle Ball (especially with so many good shows tonight), but there is some cool stuff on the lineup like The Weeknd and Fetty Wap.

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photo: Skinless at MDF 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)

Plenty of great metal, hardcore, and other heavy shows in NYC are getting announced all the time. We don't get a chance to write about all of them, so here's a roundup of some recently-announced stuff coming up:

Veteran New York death metal band Skinless ended a two-year hiatus back in 2013, and this year they played Maryland Deathfest and returned with Only The Ruthless Remain, their first album since 2006. Now they've got more shows coming up, including NYC on November 21 at Saint Vitus. Tickets are on sale.

November is looking like a good month to see veteran death metal in NYC. Two other long-running bands, but international ones -- Canada's Kataklysm and Austria's Belphegor -- are teaming up for a tour and hitting NYC on November 9 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets are on sale now.

Boston doomsters Fórn make their way back over here on August 22 at Acheron with Lycus, Funerary and Ooze. Tickets are on sale.

Union Pool has a couple heavy shows in August. They've got Mutant Supremacy, Locustra and Throaat on 8/1; and Natur, Pilgrim and Syphilitic Lust on 8/7. Then in September they have Anicon, Forest of Tygers, Infera Bruo and Belus on 9/19. No advance tickets for any of those.

There's stuff this weekend too. Tonight (7/17) there's Unearthly Trance at Acheron, more post-hardcore but Into Another and Fairweather at Gramercy, and more industrial-rap but kinda related but Dalek at Saint Vitus.

Instrumental stoner rock vets Karma to Burn will hit Black Bear Bar on Saturday (7/18) (tickets). Also that night is the '70s-style hard rock bill of Electric Citizen, Mondo Drag, Slow Season and Blackout at Saint Vitus; hardcore legends Government Issue at Acheron, two shows from noise band Wolf Eyes, and more noise at day 1 of the two-day Summer Scum festival.

Summer Scum continues on Sunday (7/19), and you can also see Arabrot and Pinkish Black at The Studio at Webster Hall that night.

Other previously-discussed heavy shows coming up in NYC include Ghost, Ringworm, Mutoid Man, Alcest / Emma Ruth Rundle, KEN mode, Windhand, Noisem, Revocation / Cannabis Corpse, Cult of Luna / Kylesa, Caspian / Circle Takes the Square, The Body, Earth, Slayer / King Diamond, Motorhead / Anthrax, Thou / False, Power Trip / Red Death / Foreseen, The Atlas Moth / Vattnet Viskar / Atriarch, Weedeater / Kings Destroy, Uncle Acid, High on Fire / Pallbearer / Lucifer / Venomous Maximus, Primitive Man, Neurosis / Brothers of the Sonic Cloth / Sumac, Old Man Gloom, Godflesh / Prurient, Catharsis, Christian Mistress / High Spirits, Trap Them / Full of Hell, and more.

Last week's roundup includes Deceased, Department of Correction, Severed Head of State, Gravehill, Krallice, Die Choking, Human Bodies & more.

A ton of great bands were added to Maryland Deathfest 2016 today too.

photo: Ramming Speed at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Ramming Speed

We also got some new music this week. The perfectly-named Ramming Speed released the political "Choke Holds & Bullet Holes" off their upcoming album, No Epitaphs (due 9/4 via Prosthetic), and throwback riffers The Sword released "Empty Temples" from High Country (due 8/21 via Razor & Tie). Listen below.

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photo: Wolvserpent at Acheron in 2010 (more by Fred Pessaro)

Tonight (6/26), the three-day metal festival Stardust begins at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus and continues through Sunday (6/28). Since we last spoke, the lineups have changed a bit. Taake, Bethlehem, Wolvhammer, Young and in the Way, and Inter Arma all dropped off, and Wolvserpent were added to two of the shows. The lineups now look like this:

Fri, 6/26: Wolvserpent, Fell Voices, Anicon
Sat, 6/27: Tombs, Black Anvil, Svart Crown, Vorde
Sun, 6/28: Wolvserpent, Fell Voices, Svart Crown, Mutilation Rites
Tickets for all three, including a three-day pass option, are still available.

photo: Tombs at Saint Vitus in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)

Metal festival Stardust returns for its fifth installment this June at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus from June 26-28. Night 1 has Taake, Fell Voices, Young and in the Way, Wolvhammer and Anicon; night 2 has Bethlehem, Tombs, Black Anvil, Inter Arma and Vorde; and night 3 has Bethlehem, Fell Voices, Svart Crown, Mutilation Rites and Anicon.

Individual tickets for night 1 are unfortunately already sold out, but three-day passes and tickets for night 2 and night 3 are on sale now.

photo: Mutilation Rites at Acheron in 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)

Brooklyn black metal band Mutilation Rites are on the road on the way to SXSW with promising German band Mantar. See what SXSW shows you can catch those bands at in our SXSW 2015 Metal Roundup, or in their lists of dates below.

After Austin, Mutilation Rites make their way back up North and play a hometown show without Mantar on March 31 at Acheron with Anicon, Iron Force and Sunrot. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

No NYC shows announced for Mantar yet, but meanwhile they're finally giving their great 2014 debut album, Death By Burning, a US release on May 19 via Brutal Panda Records. Here's what we said about it last year:

They're a bass-less two piece but with the total racket they make, they don't sound like they are. It's huge, thick guitars on top of bulldozing drums and a vocalist that sounds equally inspired by hardcore and black metal... it's a great fit that they're playing with the Melvins.
Stream Death By Burning, and a track from Mutilation Rites' newest, Harbinger, below...

Continue reading "Mutilation Rites playing NYC after tour & SXSW w/ Mantar (who are releasing their debut in the US on Brutal Panda)"

photos by Greg Cristman

Yellow Eyes
Yellow Eyes

Local proggy black metal outfit Anicon and more straight ahead Brooklyn black metallers Yellow Eyes wrapped up their tour together in their hometown this past Saturday (12/13) at Union Pool, where they joined forces with fellow NYC metal band Kosmodemonic. Anicon and Yellow Eyes' tour experience was noticeable at this homecoming show, with super tight sets from both bands. The psychedelic Kosmodemonic were great too, making for a solid show all around.

More pictures of all three bands below...

Continue reading "Anicon, Yellow Eyes & Kosmodemonic @ Union Pool (pics)"

by Rob Sperry-Fromm

Yellow Eyes at Saint Vitus in July (more by Greg Cristman)
Yellow Eyes

Fellow NYC metal outfits Yellow Eyes and Anicon are currently on tour together, and they'll wrap up their run of dates with a hometown show at Union Pool on Saturday (12/13). Joining them will be local psych metal band Kosmodemonic. This should be a fun show, as Anicon's proggy approach provides a strong complement to the powerful, straight-ahead black metal practiced by Yellow Eyes. Tickets will be $10 at the door.

All dates listed, along with streams from all three bands, below...

Continue reading "Yellow Eyes & Anicon touring, playing NYC w/ Kosmodemonic"

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...

Continue reading "Hull released a new 7" (stream it), playing Saint Vitus w/ Anicon & Iron Force"

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.

Sunday (2/23): The Sword, Big Business, & O'Brother are playing MHOW, but it's also sold out. And for even more shows, check out our NYC Metal Show calendar. It rules.

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?

Continue reading "The Heavy Lowdown: new Pallbearer & Autopsy on the way, Motorhead cruise, weekend shows, Gridlink contests & more"

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...

Continue reading "Northless touring in March, including NYC (dates, streams)"

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.

Continue reading "Tombs played most of their upcoming LP at Saint Vitus with Primitive Weapons, Empty Flowers & Anicon (pics & videos)"

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:

Continue reading "Tombs, Dysrhythmia, and Behold the Arctopus playing (separate) NYC shows"

photos by Caroline Harrison

Inter Arma at Union Pool, 6/15/2013
Inter Arma

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

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by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Fell Voices @ Saint Vitus, 3/23/2013
Fell Voices

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.

Continue reading "Fell Voices played Saint Vitus with Ashencult and Anicon (pics, video)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Fell Voices

As mentioned, Fell Voices play their first East Coast show ever on Saturday at Saint Vitus (March 23, tickets) with Anicon and Ashencult. The date is a rare appearance before the band jets to Europe.

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

Continue reading "Evillive (Fell Voices, Call of the Void, Iron Lung, the "Brooklynization of metal" and more)"

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
Magic is Kuntmaster

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.

Continue reading "Von played Saint Vitus with Magic is Kuntmaster and Anicon (pics, video)"


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.

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by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Mutilation Rites at Saint Vitus, Nov 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Mutilation Rites

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.

DOORS 8pm / BANDS 8:30PM

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.

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").

Continue reading "Evillive (Mutilation Rites, Despise You, Tinsel Teeth, Anicon + more)"