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The third episode of BrooklynVegan's "In Residence" show on Spotify is now live.

For this one, BV editors Bill Pearis, Andrew Sacher and site founder Dave play some singles off 2016 records they're excited for, some Wolf Parade and LCD Soundsystem in anticipation their return, plus music and memories about David Bowie and Lemmy. There's also discussion of such topics as the Oscars and recent movies (someone doesn't like Star Wars?), band reunions, and more.

Pull up the playlist HERE and make sure to hit "follow" to add it to your Spotify collection. If you missed them, check out our first and second episodes.

Like all "Spotify In Residence" shows (like Hannibal Buress'), you need to be a Spotify subscriber to hear the host segments, but anyone can listen to the full playlist of all songs. Follow that link to subscribe and stay tuned for another new episode in February.

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by Andrew Sacher

photo by Angela Boatwright (feat. Jonathan Athon with Black Tusk)
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Black Tusk will release their new album Pillars of Ash on Friday (1/29) via Relapse (pre-order). They've already shared a few singles, and now they're streaming the whole thing. It's the last recordings they made with bassist Jonathan Athon, who sadly passed away in 2014, and Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust produced it. While their fellow Georgia sludge pals Baroness, Kylesa and Mastodon head into more melodic territory, Black Tusk are the ones staying massively routed in hardcore punk. All of those bands have gone on to make interesting music in their own ways, but if you wish Kylesa still sounded like their pre-Spiral Shadow era, then in 2016 Black Tusk is the band for you. It's not like Black Tusk haven't done this kind of thing before, but they seem angrier and more consistently fast this time. This thing whips past you at full-speed, and it's sure to knock you out every time. Check it out below (via Noisey).

The band is also touring, including a run with Holy Grail that hits NYC on February 27 at Saint Vitus with Blackest and Mammal. Tickets for that show are still available. All dates below.

Continue reading "Black Tusk streaming new album 'Pillars of Ash' (listen)"

by Rob Sperry-Fromm

photo: Black Tusk at The Studio at Webster Hall in 2013 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Black Tusk

Black Tusk have released a new song from their upcoming full-length Pillars of Ash. It's called "Desolation of Endless Times" and its another murky, sludgy ripper with tinges of thrash. Pillars of Ash is out January 29 on Relapse, and you can stream the new track below.

We mentioned that Black Tusk recently announced a tour, which his NYC at Saint Vitus on 2/27 with Holy Grail and Blackest. Tickets for that are still on sale.

Stream "Desolation of Endless Times" below...

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by Rob Sperry-Fromm

photo: Black Tusk at The Studio at Webster Hall in 2013 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Black Tusk

We already mentioned that Georgia swamp-metal lifers Black Tusk have a new album called Pillars of Ash on the way from Relapse on January 29. Now the band, always road warriors, have a bunch of tour dates to go along with that release (the first since the tragic death of founding member Jonathan Athon).

The extensive tour will feature support from Royal Thunder and Bask on one leg and Holy Grail on another. The latter leg will stop by NYC for a show at Saint Vitus on 2/27, with opener Blackest. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Black Tusk have also shared a second song from Pillars of Ash. It's called "Born of Strife," and it's, well, a Black Tusk song. Which is to say, it rips. Stream that, and check out all tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Black Tusk share "Born of Strife," announce 2016 tour dates"

by Rob Sperry-Fromm

Black Tusk - Pillars of Ash

Georgia sludge/thrash maniacs Black Tusk are readying their first album since 2011's Set the Dial. Today they released the single "God's On Vacation" from the upcoming Pillars of Ash, out January 29 via Relapse and produced by Toxic Holocaust's Joel Grind. This is the first album since the tragic passing of bassist Johnathan Athon in 2014, and it contains some of Athon's last recordings with the band.

The song's a classic "swamp metal" jam, all brutal sludge guitars and hardcore tempos, with some of the most immediate hooks of their career. No word yet on tour dates, although Corey Barhorst (Niche, ex-Kylesa) has joined the fold as permanent bassist, and they've always been road warriors, so hopefully those will follow.

Stream "God's On Vacation" below (via NPR)...

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Move over Maryland Deathfest and your Mobb Deep booking, the Bushwick Collective Block Party returns this June and will put quality metal like Black Tusk, Sannhet and Primitive Weapons up against... Fat Joe! There's also blues from Daddy Long Legs & RL Boyce, and other diverse bands like Black Black Black, Passaway, Marching Teeth, Capsized, DJ Evil Dee and more.

In addition to the music, there's street and graffiti artists painting live, food trucks, a beer tent, face painting, a family/kids friendly section, balloon twisting, merchant vendors and more. It all goes down from noon-midnight Saturday, June 6 by Troutman and St. Nicholas in Bushwick. Full lineup and more info below.

Sannhet also have a Northside show with Viet Cong and Girl Band coming up, and Primitive Weapons are going on a tour with Dillinger Escape Plan and Mutoid Man, co-presented by BrooklynVegan.

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Athon (right) w/ Black Tusk @ Studio at Webster Hall (more by Keith Marlow)
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Jonathan Athon, bassist of Savannah, Georgia's Black Tusk died this morning (11/9) following a motorcycle accident Friday night (11/7). He was 32.

Fellow Savannah band Baroness posted a tribute on their Facebook:

Some folks shine more brightly than others. Today we lost our dear friend and brother Athon, who distinguished himself, unknowingly, by shining just a little more brightly than the rest of us.

I remember clearly the night I met Athon about 15 years ago. I was a punk rocker, new to Savannah, and I was struggling to find a group of kids who would accept me into their circle. I met Athon one night in the typically trash strewn back alley of a punk-house party on the west side of town. He was the only person there who didn't stonewall me, or seem to care that I wasn't a regular; and he immediately offered me a drink, a smoke and an told one of his many off-color jokes (as was his style). Our friendship started that night, but continued to develop over the years as we shared company at many more parties, shows, rehearsal spaces and eventually tours.

Read the rest below...

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By Doug Moore

Pelican at the Invisible Oranges CMJ Showcase, 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)

While North America will probably never be able to give the EU a run for its money when it comes to huge blowout metal festivals in the Wacken or Roadburn vein, the lands on this side of the Atlantic are hosting an increasing number of smaller but more targeted (and thereby more appealing, if you ask me) shindigs. Hot on the heels of yesterday's inaugural Deathwish Fest announcement comes another first-timer fest: Southern Darkness Fest, which will take place in Tampa, FL on August 23. As the fest site puts it:

Southern Darkness Festival brings the best of extreme and experimental music right to Tampa's historic district of Ybor. More than 20 bands will deliver a diverse range of heavy music, from Post Rock all the way to Grindcore. With a lineup that is second to none, SDF is bound to leave a mark in Florida's heavy music scene and turn heads worldwide.

Organized by music fans for music fans, SDF sets out to create a special experience for fans and artists alike. The historic district of Ybor is not only the perfect setting for an artistically minded crowd, but also houses Tampa's best live music venues - all in walking distance from one another.

Though Southern Darkness will take place in the historic seat of American death metal, its lineup ironically doesn't include any death metal -- Maruta and Yautja (see? they're everywhere) are as close as it comes. Most of the fest's big-name draws are post-metal or sludge bands: Pelican, Black Tusk, Zoroaster, Junius, Mouth of the Architect, A Storm of LIght, and so forth. There's also a solid grind/hardcore contingent -- the aforementioned Maruta, Phobia, Weekend Nachos, Coke Bust, Strong Intention, and more.

The fest will be organized along CMJ-esque lines; it'll take place at a number of venues simultaneously, with a single ticket pass earning you entrance to all of them. (If you know Tampa, you may be familiar with them: The Orpheum, Crowbar, Ybor Live.) Specific show details are still to come. Tickets will be $35 for presale and $40 on the day of the fest, which is pretty reasonable, given that most of this fest's attendees will probably have to travel for it. They're not on sale yet, but will be on an unspecified date in late April; in the meantime, you can keep an eye on the fest's Facebook for updates.

More bands will be announced soon, but the full initial lineup is below...

Continue reading "inaugural Southern Darkness Fest announced (Pelican, Black Tusk, Phobia, Sannhet, Maruta, Weekend Nachos & more)"

photos by Tim Griffin, words by Andrew Sacher

Black Tusk / Mutoid Man at IO SXSW showcase - 3/13/14
Invisible Oranges SXSW Showcase - 3/13/2014
Invisible Oranges SXSW Showcase - 3/13/2014

The night after our official SXSW showcase, and only a couple hours after our first of three day parties, we put on a metal showcase with our metal blog Invisible Oranges on Thursday (3/13) at the Quantum Lounge in Austin. It's not a venue you'd normally see a metal show in, and it was a little surreal that the blue-lit-up bar kept its TVs on, playing closed-captioned versions of Malibu's Most Wanted and VH1's '40 Greatest Pranks' as the bands blasted their heavy jams from a corner. But it was a great time.

The show kicked off righteously with Houston's retro/stoner doom band Venomous Maximus, and then came the metallic Mars Volta-isms of power trio Wild Throne. Up next was Yautja, who were one of the buzzier heavy bands at this year's SXSW thanks to a killer blend of sludge and utter weirdness. We had also caught them a couple nights earlier at Pitchfork's Show No Mercy showcase and they did not disappoint at either one.

Making things even more utterly weird, Toby Driver's experimental metal band Kayo Dot followed, covering tons of different genres throughout their set. And then Converge/Cave In side project Mutoid Man knocked everyone out of zoned-out mode with their bluesy swagger and tech-y fills. In addition to material from their 2013 debut LP, Helium Head, they did two covers, including a Dio-era Sabbath song for which they brought out female guest lead singer Sarabeth Linden (who fronts Dio cover band Holy Diva), and the intensely heavy version of The Animals' "Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" that they included on their album under the name "The Manimals." Finally, Savannah sludge masters Black Tusk wrapped up the show, in typically great form.

Around midnight, just before Mutoid Man's set, the venue took part in the SXSW-wide moment of silence to honor the victims of the tragedy that had taken place a day earlier.

Catch Kayo Dot in NYC on April 6 at the Acheron, another Invisible Oranges-presented show.

Thanks to everyone who came out. Pictures of the show are in this post, and they continue below...

Continue reading "Invisible Oranges 2014 SXSW show pics (Black Tusk, Mutoid Man, Kayo Dot, Yautja, Wild Throne, Venomous Maximus)"

by Doug Moore, Wyatt Marshall, Zach Pollack and Andrew Sacher

Black Tusk at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Black Tusk

SXSW may be all about catching the hippest bands--check out the SXSW schedule for a lowdown on what's going on (or browse our "SXSW" tag for some highlights) -- including three BV day parties and the BV official showcase -- but there's no shortage of metal to bang your head to, either. Our metal blog, Invisible Oranges, is putting on a showcase on Thursday, March 13 at the Quantum Lounge (303 W. 5th St.) with Black Tusk, Mutoid Man (members Converge/Cave In), Kayo Dot, Yautja, Wild Throne and Venemous Maximus, and there are a number of other showcases and parties bringing heavy vibes. Here's a rundown of those events (with flyers and more details below).

TUESDAY

On Tuesday night (3/12), Pitchfork's Show No Mercy showcase goes down at House of Vans at Mohawk (912 Red River) with Indian, Kylesa, Power Trip, Christian Mistress, Windhand and Iron Reagan outside; and Youth Code, Gnaw, Primitive Man, Psalm Zero, Sannhet and Yautja inside.

WEDNESDAY

On Wednesday (3/13), it's the first of four Converse x Thrasher Death Match day parties at the Scoot Inn (1308 E 4th St) from noon to 6 across two stages with heavy representation from Earthless and The Shrine, plus some fun non-metal like Black Lips, Trash Talk (who also play the free Thursday BV party at Red 7), Cherry Glazerr and more. Free to the public.

Stereofly is also throwing a free party at Javelina Bar (69 Rainey St) with Yautja, Primitive Man, Gnarwhal and more.

There's also a not-free Heavy Metal Parking Lot day-into-night party at The Lost Well (2421 Webberville Rd) with Wino's reformed Spirit Caravan, The Shrine, Kylesa, Lazer/Wulf, Truckfighters and more. You can get advance tickets to that one.

Wednesday night, Relapse Records (who signed Iron Reagan, who do play SXSW but not this show) throws their showcase at The Dirty Dog (505 E. 6th St) with Windhand, Christian Mistress, Nothing, Obliteration, Primitive Man and Pyrrhon. You can also catch Nothing for free at the Thursday BV party at Red 7 which Trash Talk is also playing.

Not far from there, Roadhouse Management / Nuclear Blast Records will be presenting their showcase inside at Red 7 (611 E. 7th St) with Orchid, Kadavar, Scropion Child, BP Fallon & the Bandits, Mothership, Sweat Lodge and The Well. (Not metal, but outside at that same venue on the same night is our BrooklynVegan showcase. And hey, there are some heavier bands like Touche Amore and Frameworks on the bill.)

Also on Wednesday night, you can catch Wrekmeister Harmonies at Remedy (209B W. 5th St) with a non-metal lineup of Sean Nicholas Savage, Audacity, Tyvek and more.

THURSDAY

Thursday (3/13), the free Converse x Thrasher Death Match parties continue with Windhand, Nothing and not exactly metal (not that Nothing is really metal either), but certainly loud bands Fucked Up, Destruction Unit, together PANGEA and Dirty Fences.

Then at night, it's our previously mentioned Invisible Oranges showcase at the Quantum Lounge with Black Tusk, Mutoid Man, Kayo Dot, Yautja, Wild Throne and Venemous Maximus.

We do of course hope you come, but you can also catch Scale the Summit, The Ocean, Rivers of Nihil, Felix Martin, Vattnet Viskar, The Atlas Moth and Silver Snakes at the Metal Injection showcase at the Dirty Dog (505 E. 6th St).

FRIDAY

It's the free Converse x Thrasher Death Match parties again on Friday (3/14) with the recently reunited NYHC band Judge, the recently reunited '80s-era SST vets Bl'ast, plus quality newer bands like Kylesa, Power Trip, Black Tusk, Sannhet, Lecherous Gaze, Iron Reagan, Southern Lord-signed LA band Obliterations (not to be confused with Relapse-signed Norwegian band Obliteration), Youth Code and more.

During the day on Friday, New England Metal & Hardcore Fest also has a free party at G Pen Annex (corner of 6th and Red River) with Xibalba, Alpha & Omega, Comeback Kid, Backtrack, Counterparts, Downpresser and more.

That night, MetalSucks puts on their showcase at The Dirty Dog (505 E. 6th St), headlined by Animals as Leaders, and also featuring sets by After the Burial, Ringworm, Iron Reagan, Mutoid Man, Whores and East of the Wall.

The last day of the free Converse x Thrasher Death Match parties happens on Saturday (3/15), and though there's no metal at all on this one, you can still rage to Perfect Pussy and Diarrhea Planet.

SATURDAY

Then, Saturday night, Tone Deaf Touring's showcase is at Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River) with Spirit Caravan, Iron Reagan, King Parrot, Vattnet Viskar, Lazer/Wulf, Pilgrim and Vaporizer.

And if you've got a badge, you can check out some of the metal panels during the day, including From Riffs to Bits with James Williamson (The Stooges) and Buzz Osborne (Melvins) on Friday at 12:30 PM, and Has Metal Lost Its Edge? with Brandon Stosuy (Pitchfork), Chris Gigg (Woe), Emilie Friedlander (The Fader), former BrooklynVegan contributor Fred Pessaro (Noisey), and Kim Kelly (Pitchfork) on Thursday at 3:30 PM.

That's a good amount of choices of the heavy persuasion for this year's SXSW, but if you're trying to narrow down the things you want to catch, we've put together a list of 11 metal bands we're looking forward to seeing. Check out that list (in alphabetical order) and along with flyers and set times for the above-mentioned shows, below...

Continue reading "metal @ SXSW 2014 -- show previews, lineups & our top picks"

by Doug Moore

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Invisible Oranges and BrooklynVegan are pleased to announce that we'll be hosting our second annual SXSW metal showcase on Thursday, March 13, at the Quantum Lounge (303 W. 5th St. in Austin, TX). People with festival badges and wristbands are welcome, and additional tickets will be available at the door. Doors are at 7pm, and the show begins at 8. Here's the lineup and running order:

INVISIBLE ORANGES @ SXSW
1:00 - Black Tusk
12:00 - Mutoid Man (members Converge/Cave In)
11:00 - Kayo Dot
10:00 - Yautja
9:00 - Wild Throne
8:00 - Venomous Maximus
We're extremely excited to bring such a diverse lineup of bands together; if you're not familiar with some of these acts, you can stream their music below. See you in Austin.

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The 2014 SXSW Festival is coming up soon -- March 11 - 16 in Austin, Texas -- and they've just announced the third round of showcasing bands which is a massive update. That includes Mary Timony's Ex Hex (who we just speculated about), Dum Dum Girls, Natural Child, Ratking, Buffalo Daughter, Action Bronson, Perfect Pussy, Nothing, Windhand, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Vic Mensa, Deniro Farrar, Roosevelt, Pure Bathing Culture and a whole lot more. Full list of third round bands is listed below.

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by Wyatt Marshall

Black Tusk at the Studio at Webster Hall, in May (more by Keith Marlowe)

East Williamsburg's metal and hardcore venue of record, the Acheron, is heading down to Mexico to host a two day festival, the first annual Acheron D-Fest on February 14 and 15 at Club Bombay in Mexico City. The festival will feature thrashers Toxic Holocaust and Black Tusk at the top of the nearly twenty band bill that includes psych punks Lecherous Gaze and death/grind specialists Skullshitter. If you're more into metal than love, this could be a good way to skip out on Valentine's Day. Head over to D-Fest's Facebook page for more details. Full lineup below.

Toxic Holocaust kick off their previously discussed tour with Ramming Speed in NJ on Saturday (11/16). That tour hits NYC at Saint Vitus on November 29 with In Defence. Tickets for that show are still available.

Toxic Holocaust's new album, Chemistry of Consciousness, is out now, and you can stream it, along with the video for "Acid Fuzz" below. They're also contributing the new track "Life Is a Lie" to Decibel's flexi-disc series, and you can stream that track here.

Also playing D-Fest is Trenchgrinder, who are playing with Eyehategod and Syphilitic Lust at the actual Acheron Saturday night (11/16). The show was recently officially announced after being a "secret," and tickets are still available, but they may not be for much longer considering Eyehategod sold out Saint Vitus last night (11/14).

Check out the full D-Fest lineup, along with all Toxic Holocaust dates, video and LP stream, below...

Continue reading "Brooklyn's Acheron hosting Mexico City festival w/ Black Tusk, Toxic Holocaust, Trenchgrinder, Skullshitter & more (lineup)"

by Doug Moore

Slayer at Mayhem Fest, 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
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Slayer's first North American tour since the demise of founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman (RIP) earlier last year draws nigh; its first date is tonight (10/25) in Las Vegas, though it doesn't start in earnest until its 11/8 Minneapolis date. At this point, only half of the classic Slayer lineup remains. Guitarist Kerry King and bassist/vocalist Tom Araya are still plugging away, while Hanneman has been replaced (seemingly for keeps) by Exodus guitarist Gary Holt. Drummer Dave Lombardo -- who quit the band over a financial dispute with his bandmates -- is being covered by Paul Bostaph, who spent most of the '90s as a member of Slayer.

Perhaps in an attempt to dispel any misgivings about the tour, Slayer has announced that they'll be playing an "old school" set that spotlights material from their first five releases. So says the press release:

"Slayer's "Old School Slayer Night" set will include tracks from 1983's Show No Mercy, 1985's Hell Awaits, the genre-defining and Gold-certified Reign In Blood (1986), 1988's South of Heaven, also certified Gold, and Seasons.

"The final set list is still coming together," added Araya, "but we're going to give the fans what amounts to 'decades of aggression.' It's going to be a great night of music and moshing for everyone."
Hard to complain about that. Though Slayer will obviously never be the same after losing half the lineup that recorded those classics, Holt and Bostaph are more than competent enough to replicate them faithfully. After all, Slayer have been in working-stiff mode for a decade now; they exist for fan service, and they seem to know it.

Slayer's tour with Gojira and 4ARM hits NYC on November 27 at the Theatre at MSG. It also includes area shows at CT's Oakdale Theater (11/26) and NJ's Susquehanna Bank Center (11/29), and tickets for all three are still available.

Before the NYC-area dates, the tour hits Austin for Fun Fun Fun Fest, where we're doing two FFF Nites shows. One of them is a metal show, presented by our metal blog Invisible Oranges, which doubles as the Austin stop on the ongoing Black Tusk/Inter Arma tour. The show happens on Saturday, 11/9 at Hotel Vegas with the sludgy Black Tusk headlining at 12:45 AM, preceded by the psychedelic black metal of Inter Arma (11:45 PM), Chicago experimental metal band Yakuza (11 PM), and local Austinites Eagle Claw (10:15 PM). I've said this a few times, but if you haven't caught Inter Arma's live show, you should really do that. Their new album, Sky Burial, is handily one of the year's best, and their live treatments of it only emphasize its charms. Entry is free with a FFF Fest badge.

Check out a full live set by the current Slayer lineup, a full stream of the new Inter Arma, and Slayer's complete run of dates with Gojira and 4ARM, below...

Continue reading "Slayer playing "old school" set on tour; Black Tusk, Inter Arma, Yakuza & Eagle Claw playing IO-presented FFF Nite show"

Inter Arma at Union Pool in June (more by Caroline Harrison)
Inter Arma

Savannah sludge trio Black Tusk and their psychedelic-metal Relapse labelmates Inter Arma have announced that they'll be teaming up for a tour of the US this fall. The tour hits NYC on October 30 at Saint Vitus with more TBA. Tickets for the show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Inter Arma, who have hit NYC multiple times this year, are still touring behind this year's Sky Burial LP. Black Tusk, who also hit NYC earlier in the year, are supporting their more recently released Tend No Wounds EP. Streams from both of those releases, along with the list of tour dates and tour flyer, below.

Continue reading "Black Tusk & Inter Arma announce tour, playing Saint Vitus"

by Fred Pessaro

Black Tusk at The Studio at Webster Hall, May 2013 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Black Tusk

Ready for this one? Black Tusk only have four tour dates right now, and none are in NYC. I know thats a hard pill to swallow considering the hard-touring nature of this Savannah swamp metal band.

But Black Tusk still isn't taking a true break though, readying the release of Tend No Wounds, a new six-song EP via Relapse on July 23, 2013. Head below for the video for "In Days of Woe" along with a shockingly small amount of tour dates.

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Kvelertak at By:Larm 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Kvelertak

Kvelertak's highly anticipated Meir hits on March 26, and the band has a brand new viscera-filled video to show for it. Check out "Månelyst" from the LP below. You can also stream the album in full at Stereogum and look for the band on tour this spring with Cancer Bats & Black Tusk.

Continue reading "Kvelertak releases "Manelyst" video from new LP "

by Andrew Sacher

Kvelertak at Full Metal Texas 2011 (more by Samantha Marble)
Kvelertak

Guitar swingin' Norwegians Kvelertak are streaming their great new album, Meir, in its entirety a week ahead of its 3/26 release date. If you liked their 2010 self titled debut -- a devilish mix melodic rawk riffage, punk speed, and black metal darkness -- you're bound to like this one too. The riffs are harder and sometimes less "catchy" than the debut (except times like "Tordenbrak"), but the vocals are even stronger. It's some of the same, some different, and at least as great as the first album. Check it out below (via Stereogum).

The band's tour with Cancer Bats and Black Tusk hits NYC on May 17 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are still available.

Black Tusk were initially not billed for that show, but after their tour with Today is the Day (who played one of our Invisible Oranges SXSW shows), KEN Mode (who played two of our IO SXSW shows), and Fight Amp passed through NYC, they were officially added.

Stream Meir below...

Continue reading "Kvelertak streaming new LP; Black Tusk opening NYC show"

photos by Caroline Harrison

Today is the Day

Today is the Day played Saint Vitus last night (March 6th) joined by touring partners Black Tusk, KEN Mode and Fight Amp with Brooklyn band Fashion Week rounding out the evening. Pictures from the show are at Invisible Oranges. Saint Vitus was the second date on the touring package's North American tour that will take them to The Studio at Webster Hall tomorrow (3/8) all the way to SXSW. Look for half of that bill, Today is the Day and KEN Mode, to play the Invisible Oranges stage at BrooklynVegan's SXSW day party at the old Emo's location on March 15.

If you missed out on Saint Vitus last night, head to The Studio at Webster Hall on Friday (3/8). Tickets are still available OR you can try your luck at winning a pair! Details on how to win are below.

Continue reading "Today is the Day played Saint Vitus with KEN Mode, Black Tusk & more; play Studio @ Webster tomorrow (win tix)"

Today is The Day at Maryland Deathfest, May 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Today is The Day

Noisecore favorites Today is The Day will hit the road in March on a campaign toward SXSW. The band will be joined by a formidable supporting cast of Black Tusk, KEN Mode and Fight Amp with the tour kicking off with TWO NYC dates: Saint Vitus on March 6 (tickets), followed by a second show at The Studio at Webster Hall on March 8 with a "special guest" TBA (tickets). All tour dates are listedbelow.

Continue reading "Today is the Day schedules North American tour including two NYC shows (dates)"

Black Tusk at Santos, June 2012 (more by Wyatt Marshall)
Black Tusk

In addition to Bowery Ballroom tonight (11/11) or Saint Vitus tomorrow (11/12), Black Tusk will play a special late night show at Acheron tonight. The show, a benefit for Hurricane Sandy relief, begins with doors at 11:30 PM with an $8-10 sliding scale entry fee. All money will go towards OccupySandy, specifically the purchase of goods to help the relief effort. Head to the show to support a good cause or if you cant make it, purchase some relief goods on your own.

In related news, Indian Handcrafts were supposted to play dates on the tour but due to issues at the border, the band has been replaced by Lord Dying on all dates. Lord Dying's last NYC show was at Saint Vitus with Witch Mountain back in June.

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Indian Handcrafts

Indian Handcrafts have welcomed their new LP Civil Disobedience For Losers, which is out now via Sargent House. Stream a pair of tracks from that release and check out a video below.

The band's mix of Queens-of-the-Stone-Age-meets-Melvins melodic riffery, which makes sense considering the production of Toshi Kasai and the guest appearances from Melvins drummers Dale Crover and Coady Willis, will fit nicely alongside Red Fang and Black Tusk, and as such you can catch the trio on tour together for the East Coast leg of their tour. Dates are below, including on 11/11 at Bowery Ballroom (tickets) and 11/12 at Saint Vitus (tickets).

All tour dates are listed below, along with those song streams.

Continue reading "Indian Handcrafts releasing new LP, on tour with Red Fang (dates, streams)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Red Fang at Orion Festival, 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Red Fang

Outside of laying down a riffy groove, if there's one thing that Red Fang knows, its drinking. A close second has to be videos; the Portland band have released a few, all have been drenched in hilarity (and beer). Now that Red Fang is prepping to headline a tour in the US with Black Tusk, the boys have offered a different sort of approach in the video for "Dirt Wizard" from their current offering Murder the Mountains which you can watch below.

As discussed, check out Red Fang at one of two dates in NYC Bowery Ballroom on 11/12 (tickets) and Saint Vitus on 11/11 (tickets). Until then, "Dirt Wizard" awaits below.

Continue reading "Red Fang made a video for "Dirt Wizard" (watch)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Gehenna at A389 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Gehenna

For those of you not at This is Hardcore this weekend, tonight's can't miss show at Acheron (8/10) will feature Gehenna, the California crew that hasn't blessed NYC since sharing the stage with Catharsis at CBGB's in 1997 (their set was eventually turned into the Eat, Fight, Fuck. Live At CBGB's split with their tourmates). The band will be joined by North Carolinian gods of hellfire hardcore Young and In The Way, death-doom rollers Ilsa, California's Skin like Iron and NYC troublemakers Psychic Limb. $10 gets you in.

The rest of the weekend has similarly interesting appearances. Saturday (8/11) will see a reunion of Shriner at Gramercy, though across town Tommy's Tavern will host Neo Cons (ex-86 Mentality) along with Swaath, Correspondences and more. And make sure and end your weekend with an appearance from prog-thrash favorites Vektor, who will hit Saint Vitus on Sunday
(8/12, tickets) along with Bezoar (who have a new-ish album) and Soon.

Satan's Satyrs will join Nightbitch, Balam and Syphilitic Lust for a show at Acheron on August 24. Flyer for the show is below. For those unfamiliar with the ripping styles of SS, stream some material below as well!

In other news, the previously discussed Red Fang/Black Tusk tour is a reality, and you can check out all dates below. The band play on Bowery Ballroom on November 11 (tickets) and Saint Vitus on November 12 (tickets).

All suggested shows for the next two weeks are below. What did I miss?

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by Fred Pessaro // BBG

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I'm starting to notice a trend. When we last spoke, I hypothesized that since Red Fang is from Portland and Black Tusk is from Savannah, the then-single-date at Bowery Ballroom on 11/11 (tickets) must be part of a tour. While a full schedule hasn't been revealed, Tickets are now on sale for a second show with the same lineup (Indian Handcrafts too) at the considerably smaller Saint Vitus on November 12th.

Still no full tour details, but all known tour dates are listed below.

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