Entries tagged with: Bloodiest
by Rob Sperry-Fromm
photo: Bloodiest at Saint Vitus in 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
The always-interesting Chicago sludge experimenters/post-metallers Bloodiest have shared "He Is Disease" from their self-titled album, which is out January 15 via Relapse. One of the groovier outings in Bloodiest's catalogue, "He Is Disease" chugs and lurches through its running time with a jackhammer of a central riff, eventually exploding into the noisy chaos that is their stock-in-trade. It's a killer, and you can stream it below (along with two other already-debuted tracks from the album).
Bloodiest (which features Bruce Lamont of Yakuza and Colin DeKuiper, formerly of Russian Circles) will hit the road for some shows in support of the Sanford Parker-produced new album. Electric Hawk and Sweet Cobra are playing on all dates. That will take them through NYC for a show at Saint Vitus on March 7. Tickets will be available soon via Ticketfly.
Stream the new Bloodiest tracks and check out tour dates below...
Corrections House at Saint Vitus in January (more by Caroline Harrison)
Corrections House, featuring an all-star lineup of Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Sanford Parker (no longer Nachtmystium) and Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest), have a new video for "Grin With a Purpose" the A-Side of a 7" that includes the previously discussed "Hoax the System" track which also spawned a video. The 7" is currently available via War Crime Recordings, and will be a taste for what's to come... a planned full length due at the end of the year.
So far touring is light for Corrections House in 2013, but the band is planning a trip to the EU in December, with North American dates to follow in the new year. The tour will be their second trek, following their recent jaunt in January.
Check out both Corrections House videos below.
Corrections House @ Saint Vitus, 1/21/2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Corrections House, the new supergroup comprised of Sanford Parker (producer/engineer, Nachtmystium, Minsk), Mike Williams (Eyehategod), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest, etc.), and Scott Kelly (Neurosis, who played this past weekend), kicked off their US tour at Saint Vitus last night (1/21) which was also their first-ever show. The band was joined by opening sets from York Factory Complaint (mems Believer/Law, Veins, ex-Drunkdriver) and Theologian, and featured "solo sets of spoken word, acoustic and experimental music with an end times collaboration to close out the night."
More pictures and a review of the show are over at Invisible Oranges.
Eyehategod at Saint Vitus, Dec 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
As discussed, Corrections House is a supergroup of sorts, comprised of Scott Kelly (of Neurosis), Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Sanford Parker (producer/engineer, Nachmystium/Minsk) and Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest, etc). The upcoming tour will feature "solo sets of spoken word, acoustic and experimental music with an end times collaboration to close out the night." What we didn't know was that recorded material was also on the way...
Corrections House have produced a video for "Hoax the System," a new track that will appear on a forthcoming 7" on War Crime Records, a collaborative effort between Parker and Lamont. The flip will feature a second track, "Grin With A Purpose," though no additional recordings have been reported. Fingers crossed.
In the meantime, swoop below for a look at the new video and all tour dates. And if you want to see it live, Corrections House hits Saint Vitus on Jan 21 (tickets).
Video and a list of tour dates are below.
Mike of Eyehategod at Saint Vitus, Nov 2012 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Corrections House is a new band of the "supergroup" persuasion, featuring Scott Kelly of Neurosis, Mike IX Williams of Eyehategod, Sanford Parker of Nachtmystium, and Bruce Lamont of Yakuza/Bloodiest. Little is known about what this stellar lineup has conjured together yet, but you can look forward to a few live performances in the US soon. Those include a stop in Brooklyn at Saint Vitus on Jan 21. Tickets are on sale.
Don't forget that Neurosis also announced tour dates recently, including their first NYC appearance in five years. The band also recently added a few new ones as well, including at Union Transfer in Philadelphia on 1/20. Dates are below.
Both Eyehategod and Nachtmystium performed at St. Vitus in November, though Sanford was not on board as a member of the Chicago black metal crew this time around. If you missed it, check out pictures of Nachtmystium HERE and shots from Eyehategod HERE and HERE.
All tour dates listed below...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Bloodiest at Saint Vitus, Nov 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Saxophonist, vocalist and all around Chicago rennaissance man, Bruce Lamont welcomes Beyul today, the new LP from his long-running experimental metal outfit Yakuza. The longplayer is Yakuza's first LP in two years, and it has been just as long since the band last appeared in NYC with Triptykon. That will all change when Yakuza headlines the BV-BBG CMJ showcase on 10/20 at Saint Vitus with Royal Thunder, Fight Amp, Enabler, Helen Money and Sannhet. Tickets for that event (just $5) are still available, or get in with your CMJ badge.
With Beyul out now and CMJ officially here, we asked Bruce Lamont about the new record, his other projects and hometwon of Chicago. That conversation is below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Nachtmystium at The Studio at Webster Hall, Sept 2010 (more by Markus Shaffer)
"Nachtmystium, regretfully, has to reschedule its upcoming US tour due to an unavoidable family emergency. The band (and Nachtmystium co-horts Lord Mantis) will still be able to perform the last four dates of the tour on the east coast, but all other dates will be rescheduled for the near future. Nachtmystium apologizes to all the fans and promoters as this was an unavoidable circumstance and we wish that things were different. However, we are beyond excited to come play for you soon. To those fans who will still be able to see us in November, we can't wait to destroy your eardrums. See you soon!"As stated above, Nachtmystium's tour has shrunk considerably, but what it doesnt mention is the loss of Canadian black metal terrorist Weapon from the bill as well. Though the bulk of the dates are cancelled, Saint Vitus on 11/19 is still a go and now with Jarboe, Bruce Lamont and Batillus. Tickets are still available.
In the meantime you can also catch both Bruce Lamont AND Batillus this weekend, though at different shows. The latter will perform at 285 Kent as part of the Show No Mercy showcase while the former will be on stage as part of Yakuza's exclusive NYC showing at Saint Vitus (aka the BV-BBG showcase). Tickets for the latter show are still available or use your CMJ badge (a limited number allowed in). Entry includes PBR, Sailor Jerry's and Mercy drink while supplies last.
All tour dates and the BV-BBG showcase flyer is below.
Bruce Lamont of Yakuza, with Bloodiest, Aug 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Chicago experi-metal-ists Yakuza are welcoming their new monster, Beyul, via the venerable Profound Lore Records next week (specifically, 10/16). The record is currently available for preorder and "The Last Day" from the record can be found at Pitchfork, but now you can stream the entire Beyul record in full below!
Yakuza have two dates scheduled in celebration of the LP, a record release show in Chicago with Dysrhythmia on 10/16 at Empty Bottle and the official BV-BBG CMJ showcase at Saint Vitus on 10/20 with Royal Thunder, Enabler, Fight Amp, Helen Money and Sannhet. Tickets are still available and $5 (or use your CMJ badge), plus complementary PBR/Sailor Jerry/Mercy drink while supplies last.
Bloodiest at Saint Vitus 8/17/2012
Bloodiest celebrated the vinyl release of their recent LP, Descent, with a show at Saint Vitus on Friday (8/17), joined by Chrome Waves (current/ex-members of Nachtmystium, The Atlas Moth, The Gates of Slumber, Wolvhammer and more) and upstarts Vattnet Viskar. For the curious, Jef Whitehead (aka Wrest aka Leviathan) was not in attendance on bass for Chrome Waves, bowing out quietly before tour and was consequently replaced by the bassist from Gates of Slumber.
Pictures and video from the show are below, alongside a stream of Descent.
by Fred Pessaro /// BBG
Welcome to another edition of Evillive.
Bloodiest and Chrome Waves will team up to play an NYC show at Saint Vitus on August 17th with Vattnet Viskar and more TBA. Tickets are on sale. The show is the first NYC date for the black metal super crew, which contains current and former members of Nachtmystium, The Gates of Slumber, Wolvhammer, The Atlas Moth, Leviathan and more. That's right, you read correct... Jef Whitehead will be performing with the band. Chrome Waves released their new LP via Gravedancer Records earlier this summer.
Speaking of The Gates of Slumber, Profound Lore signees Occultation have been added to the previously discussed show with Hammers of Misfortune/The Gates of Slumber at Saint Vitus on July 23rd. Tickets are still available of you can win one of two pairs to this BrooklynVegan event! Details on how to win are at the bottom of this post.
Maryland Deathfest announced its official lineup earlier today.
Misery Index announced a tour.
The first of two American Nightmare shows goes down at Webster Hall tonight.
More suggested heavy NYC shows , the contest details and a flyer for that Hammers of Misfortune show, below...
Bloodiest @ Saint Vitus in Nov. (more by BBG)
When music documentarian (((unartig))) was first asked about a year end contribution, his initial reflex was: "Sausage - Hummus - Hitler!", the first two clearly being worse than the third. But then a performance enhancing Hewlett-Packard printer got in the way and spat out the list of 10 bands, video shot (((unartig))) included, that is below...
Aaron with Defeatist at their last show (more by BBG)
I previously posted my highlights of 2011 but my opinion is obviously just one of many. To try and get a better feel for the year, we cornered some of our favorite artists and heavy music industry friends to ask them about 2011 in music, art, and memories. We have so many responses that we needed to split it into three posts. Here is the first. Head below to hear from members of Noisear, Monarch!, Mammoth Grinder, Pulling Teeth, Sulaco, Bloodiest, and many more...
Black Anvil @ Saint Vitus (by BBG)
With Turbonegro/Andrew WK at Santos and Judas Priest at Izod Center, Friday night in the NYC area was heavy on metal/punk outings. A third choice that night was at Saint Vitus, where Black Anvil headlined a show with Bloodiest, Mutilation Rites & Grudges. Here are some pictures from that one.
The Brooklyn show was a true one-off for Bloodiest, who came in to NYC to specifically play the Saint Vitus date, and one of two over the weekend for Grudges, who also opened a show at Acheron the next night with Coke Bust, Masakari and Sick Fix. Check Grudges's demo below.
In related news, Black Anvil have announced that they will hit ABC No Rio on December 3rd with Inhuman and Tombs. The show is one of the last at the ABC No Rio space before renovation.
More pictures and video from Saint Vitus, as well as some song streams, are below.
Defeatist at Shea Stadium (more by BBG)
Defeatist have announced that "this turd has been circling the bowl long enough, so we have decided to flush it for good." The trio have a pair of NYC dates left on the calendar before they call it quits. on Saturday, 11/12 they play Acheron with Gaza, Tiger Flowers, & Don't Give A Fuck, and then their final date is on 12/17 at Death By Audio with the great Triac, Psychic Limb, Disciples Of Christ (mems of Magrudergrind), and Backslider. Advance tickets are not available, so make sure you get to the Acheron early to send-off NYC's best grind band right.
Defeatist recently released their final LP Tyranny of Decay. Stream it below in full and order your copy before they (the band and the LP) disappear for good.
Reminder: a pair of bands featuring members of Magrudergrind, Coke Bust & Sick Fix, will hit NYC on 11/19 at Acheron with Masakari and Grudges. Grudges will ALSO play Saint Vitus the night before (11/18) as part of a show with Black Anvil, Bloodiest and Mutilation Rites. Tickets are on sale for the BA show.
Stream that Defeatist, as well as other material from Masakari, Bloodiest and others below.
words & photos by BBG, more photos by Greg Cristman
Indian headlined two shows in NYC over the weekend. The second took place during and near the epicenter of the Pride celebration (at Generation Records on 6/26). The first was a proper nighttime gig featuring the NYC debut of seven-piece Chicagoans Bloodiest (featuring Bruce Lamont on vox), and the return of Hallux. Saturday's Union Pool show started a bit late due to the free K-Holes gig outside, but ran past curfew with all bands getting their full (booming) sets.
Hallux, who shares a drummer with D. Charles Speer, opened the Brooklyn show at 9:45, playing a ripping set of sludgy pummel. It had been a while since I last saw Hallux's awesome early-Melvins riffs... definitely way too long.
The seven-piece (all fitting on Union Pool's stage!) Bloodiest followed, and the Relapse-signed band played a post-rock influenced set with touches of later Earth and Morricone, punctuated by Neurosis style riffing on three guitars. Passages from the 40 minute set were dressed up with keyboards and the unique vocal stylings of Bruce Lamont, taking it from more standard post-metal fare to something more interesting. Following their set, Bloodiest quickly loaded out of the venue to return to Chicago for a double-header of shows with Califone the next day.
The Relapse-signed Indian headlined the night, playing uber-evil sludgy doom with members of favorites like Wolves in The Throne Room and Lord Mantis. The band's booming full stacks bellowed tracks from their latest monster Guiltless, which has recieved some significant rotation over here at casa del BBG.
More pictures and some video from Union Pool, below...
Chicago metal bands Indian and Bloodiest both released killer albums on Relapse in the past year, and the two bands will team up to play a Brooklyn show together at Union Pool on June 25th. Hallux is also on the bill. $10 gets you in the door. Flyer below.
Indian and Hallux will also team up for a free show at Generation Records at 2PM the next day (6/26). More info is available at the Facebook invite.
Indian returned to the studio and released their latest LP Guiltless in April via Relapse. The sludge/doom release is their first in three years, as the band has been occupied in other projects like Lord Mantis, Wolves In The Throne Room, and A Storm of Light.
A Storm of Light kicks off their tour with Tombs at The Studio at Webster Hall in NYC WEDNESDAY with Bastard Sapling (Panzerbastard has sadly cancelled their appearance). Tickets for the NYC show are still available. Flyer below.
Bloodiest, which features the great Bruce Lamont (of solo/Yakuza fame), also recently released their LP for Relapse, Descent. Stream that LP in full, with all dates and flyers, below....