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by Andrew Sacher

photo: Meek Is Murder at Cake Shop in 2010 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Meek Is Murder

Plenty of great metal, hardcore, and other heavy NYC shows 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 of the recently-announced stuff coming up:

Ohio metallic hardcore band Enabler and Brooklyn mathcore trio Meek Is Murder (who currently share drummer Frank Godla) are going on a tour this June which ends in Meek Is Murder's hometown on June 14 at the Acheron. Tickets aren't on sale yet, but should be soon via Ticketfly. All dates are listed below.

Enabler are planning to release their new album Fail to Feel Safe this year via Century Media (release date TBA), and Meek Is Murder's new LP, Onward/Into the Sun, comes out May 5 via Rising Pulse Records. You can hear the killer single "Onward Toward A Red Horizon" below (via VICE), and the whole album can be previewed at the listening party TONIGHT (4/24) at Over the Eight in Williamsburg for MetalSucks and Metal Injection's Heavy Metal Happy Hour.

Brooklyn sludge weirdos Unearthly Trance have been broken up since 2012 (though members continued on in Serpentine Path), but they're now ready to come out of hibernation to release a new album on Relapse Records and play shows again. So far they have two hometown shows announced. They open the Samothrace show at Saint Vitus on May 24 with Trenchgrinder and Beefrot (tickets); and also play Acheron on July 17 with Churchburn and Belus (ticket info TBA).

The genre-crossing Kayo Dot have a Brooklyn show happening May 21 at The Paper Box with Hex Inverter, Disparager and Kevin Hufnagel (tickets). Frontman Toby Driver also has his Stone residency coming up in August.

Born Wrong

Ontario hardcore band Born Wrong have a new album and touring plans on the way, but most of that is still TBA. Meanwhile, they do have one show coming up, which happens in Brooklyn on May 9 at Acheron with local hardcore band Creeping Dose (whose new 7" Filth Is Power is out now) headlining, as well as Mommy, Pleasure Industry and Dilate. Tickets are on sale. We haven't heard anything from the new record yet, but if last year's angry, uncompromising Art District EP and the prior year's Holding Cell EP are anything to go by, we have high hopes. Stream those below.

Industrial one-man band Author & Punisher plays Fat Baby on May 7 with SpeakOnion, Digit216, Theologian and Bruzed (tickets).

Noisem, who will be in NYC in June on their tour with Iron Reagan, recently detailed their new album and released two songs. Blossoming Decay will be out June 6 via A389, and you can listen to the 2-minute hardcore rippers "1132" and "Graining Enamel," below. A third brand new track, "Replant and Repress," is streaming at Punk News.

The '70s hard rock-leaning Royal Thunder, who will be in NYC in June on their tour with Wild Throne, made a video for "Time Machine" off their new Relapse-released Crooked Doors. Watch below.

KEN mode, who will play NYC in June with Fight Amp, Pyrrhon and Couch Slut, shared a second track from their upcoming Steve Albini-reocrded album, Success (due 6/16 via Season of Mist). Like the first single, "These Tight Jeans" is a workout in AmRep-style post-hardcore, and you can listen below (via NPR).

Other previously-mentioned heavy NYC shows include Slayer with King Diamond and Code Orange, Slayer on their own, Nuclear Assault (final tour) / Murphy's Law / Whiplash, The Flex / Red Death, Vattnet Viskar, Horrendous, Wolfbrigade, Arabrot / Pinkish Black, Goatwhore / Ringworm / Black Breath / Theories, Crowbar / Lord Dying, Misery Index / Lord Dying, Bongzilla / Crypt Sermon / Hasj, Conan / Mantar, Dillinger Escape Plan / Mutoid Man / Prmitive Weapons, Today Is the Day, Elder / Kings Destroy / Apostle of Solitude, Repulsion, Ufomammut, and still many more.

Not about a show, but earlier this week we premiered a new song from NWOBHM vets Raven, called "Fight," over at Invisible Oranges. If you're into that, you may also be into reading IO's recent piece, "British Steel & Iron Maiden: 35 Years Later."

Tribulation
Tribulation

Last but definitely not least, Sweden's Tribulation released their death-metal-meets-classic-rock album The Children Of The Night this week on Century Media, and then put out the video for its opening track, "Strange Gateways Beckon." Watch that below.

What else?

Continue reading "new music from Tribulation, KEN mode, Noisem, more + Meek Is Murder, Unearthly Trance, Born Wrong, more playing NYC"

by Bill Pearis

Severed Heads

Australian EBM/Industrial vets Severed Heads will be touring the US this fall, playing dates in seven cities including NYC on September 24 at Santos Party House. That's their first NYC show since 1990. Tickets to that show will be available soon via Ticketweb. All dates are listed below.

Formed in 1979, they began as tape loop manipulators not unlike Cabaret Voltaire but, by the late '80s, pop melodies became a major part of their sound and singles "Greater Reward" and "All Saints Day" were hits on College Radio and in alternative dance clubs. You can stream those below. Their last major tour here was with MC 900 Ft. Jesus (remember "Truth is Out of Style"? anyone?). Frontman Tom Ellard has kept the Severed Heads flag flying off-and-on ever since. Their website says a new album is due out this year.

Their tour wraps up in Chicago for the two-day Cold Waves IV Fest which happens at Metro on September 25 & 26 which also includes appearances from Godflesh, Front Line Assembly, Pow Will Eat Itself (Clint Mansell is not in this lineup, FYI), Lustmord, Lead Into Gold and more. Tickets for Cold Waves IV are on sale and full lineup is listed below.

Continue reading "Severed Heads touring in September, including 1st NYC show in 25 years + Chicago's Cold Waves fest w/ Godflesh & more"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Author & Punisher @ Acheron, 3/24/2013
Author & Punisher

Eclecticism is always an admirable virtue on a live bill, and such was on full display at The Acheron last night (3/24). The Bushwick venue played host to groove-oriented hardcore team A Life Once Lost (sounding more groove than hardcore nowadays) along with industrial one man crew Author & Punisher, and riveting cellist Helen Money.

Though each set had its merits, the most fascinating performance of the evening was definitely Author & Punisher. The one-man industrial doom/drone outfit, who wears its Godflesh influence proudly, fashioned machined-equipment as sample/synth triggers, creating a live show that is industrial stylistically and aesthetically. Giant knobs, sliders and clamps abound on his fascinating rig, which blasted out additional industro-doom thanks to the secondary PA carted in for the performance.

More pics and video from The Acheron last night are below.

Continue reading "A Life Once Lost played The Acheron with Author & Punisher and Helen Money (pics, video)"

Water line in the basement at Saint Vitus on Tuesday
Hurricane Sandy

Saint Vitus may have sustained some minor water damage to the basement, but the Greenpoint metal bar is open for business tonight (10/31) for a special Halloween event featuring Bottoms Up (a David Lee Roth era Van Halen tribute band). Entrance is free (or save your spot with a $1 ticket, on sale now), and the party starts at 9PM with complimentary booze (Red Bull and vodka) from 9 - 10 PM and continues until the time of "you-probably-should-be-in-bed".

The venue announced that Blackgates, which features Dan Nelson (ex-Anthrax) and Paul Bostaph (ex-Slayer), have cancelled their appearance on 11/3, but still no word on whether the rest of the bill will go on as planned or be scrapped entirely.

Meanwhile, The Acheron is proceeding with business as usual as well. The venue sustained no damage due to Sandy, and will host a show tonight featuring Author & Punisher with Panther Modern. DJ Derek Rush is also on board and $10 gets you into this 21+ show.

More pictures from Saint Vitus and Greenpoint on 10/20 is below...

Continue reading "Saint Vitus, despite flooding in the basement, is cleaned up and open tonight; Acheron open tonight too"

photos by Adam Murray, words by BBG

Moab

Moab is part of an elite society that knows that knows the difference between "classic" and "retro" and they abandon all notions of "old and tired" on their Kemado debut Ab Ovo which is out Tuesday (8/16). We premiered "So On" off of the power trio's new record last week, and now you can stream all 40 minutes of Ab Ovo below.

Moab celebrated the release of the record on July 29th in their native Los Angeles. The band, supported by The Fucking Wrath and Author & Punisher, was joined on stage by none other than doom legend Wino who helped them cover Pentragram (who head back out on tour soon!). Pictures from the LA show are, with the full album stream, below...

Continue reading "Moab - 'Ab Ovo' (full album stream & pics from their LA show with special guest Wino)"