Entries tagged with: Ashencult
by Doug Moore
Ashencult at Saint Vitus, 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Time is ticking down before Maryland Deathfest 2014, but as ever in the music world, festival lineups are subject to change until the bands actually hit the stage. The festival issued a pretty substantial lineup and logistics update yesterday (4/20) that nixed a few previously announced bands while adding a bunch more.
Let's do the bad news first:
The following bands on Friday at Soundstage have cancelled: ROTTING OUT (due to surgeries that a band member must undergo), ANTISECT (due to a family matter that a band member must be present for), and ENDORPHINS LOST (van broke down and they can't tour now)....The three Soundstage cancellations have been replaced by Impaled, Pneumatic Slaughter, & ACxDC (who have a new album on the way).
Also, on a recent visit to the US embassy, ORATOR was told that they cannot come to the US next month, so they will not be playing on Saturday at the Edison Lot. The band is confident that they'll be able to come here next year, and if so, we will book them then. We will be giving most bands playing on Saturday at the Edison Lot a longer set time and NOT announcing a replacement.
The festival has also announced the lineup for free shows at the nearby Sidebar (218 E. Lexington Street) on every night of the festival, with doors opening for each show at 8pm and bands starting at 9. This means that there are basically 20 more bands on the MDF lineup. Some notable names include Bastard Sapling, Skelptarsis, Ashencult, Old Lines & Yautja (THEY ARE EVERYWHERE). This is all on top of the fest itself and the Misery Index / Immolation / Black Breath / Noisem preshow on Wednesday the 21st. So yeah, you'll have no shortage of metal show options in Baltimore that week.
Check out the full lineup for those free Sidebar shows (organized by date), and the day-by-day schedule for the fest, below...
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 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
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Fell Voices art
Fell Voices will play a rare set of East Coast dates on their way towards Europe and Roadburn 2013, logging shows with Anicon and Ashencult (who recently played Acheron) in Philadelphia and NYC. The West Coast black metal crew will play Saint Vitus on March 23 and tickets are on sale (Philly show goes down 3/24 at Millcreek Tavern).
As mentioned, Anicon plays 538 Johnson tonight (2/22) with Vorde, Ghede and Negation.
Related black metal crew Ash Borer (they share members) recently released a new track from their forthcoming 12" due on Gilead Media. Stream that track below, alongside a list of all tour dates.
Bastard Sapling, which features members of Inter Arma (who have a new LP coming), Celebrity Murders, CR, and other bands, will emerge from their cave in Richmond to play a string of East Coast dates this weekend with Ashencult. The dates include a stop in NYC at Acheron on Saturday (2/9) with special guests Mortals, Cauldron & Hound. Tickets are on sale.
Bastard Sapling released their latest LP Dragged From Our Restless Trance late last year. Stream that in its entirety along with more material and all tour dates below.