Entries tagged with: Car Bomb
by Doug Moore
New Zealand's Ulcerate are one of the most exciting active metal bands in any genre. It's pretty rare for a band as esoteric and difficult to process as they are to draw a big fanbase, but their Neurosis-meets-death-metal approach has earned some pretty serious popular accolades for each of their albums since 2009's breakout Everything Is Fire. They're also both a dominating live band and a rare sight around these parts; they haven't made it to American shores since their brief tour with Tombs before the 2012 edition of Maryland Deathfest. (I was worried that they'd never come back after their van got robbed here in New York last time around.)
Ulcerate put out a killer album called Vermis last year, which you can stream below. They're also returning to MDF this year, and have just announced a more extensive North American tour alongside the equally-killer Inter Arma in the month leading up to the fest (May). The tour will hit NYC at Saint Vitus on 5/10, with Car Bomb providing additional local support. Tix are on sale now.
Check out the full tour dates and listen to Vermis below...
by Doug Moore
Over the past few days, there have been some noteworthy show/tour announcements for those of you who are into weird, creepy-sounding noise jams. Let's see if we can hit'em all in one fell swoop.
First, we mentioned a few weeks back that local skronk merchants/antagonistic self-dubbers Child Abuse had a North American tour in the works for October. That tour got underway yesterday with an Allentown show (with Sourvein, who canceled due to the death of bassist Mike Boone) and will last for the rest of the month. It'll wrap up with a Brooklyn show at Death By Audio on 10/27 with fellow locals Cellular Chaos and Nebadon. Child Abuse's full run of dates is listed below.
Incidentally, tonight's Child Abuse date in Philadelphia is with the great noise/metal troupe Cleric (not the death metal band Cleric from Austin, who also rule). Cleric have been around for over a decade, but haven't toured since a run of dates on Warped Tour about nine years ago. (If you haven't heard Cleric, stream a song below and contemplate how weird seeing them on such a tour would've been.) Cleric have announced a month-long run of North American dates in November, starting with a Brooklyn show at Coco 66 on 11/1 with fellow complicated-noise freaks Car Bomb and Torrential Downpour. No tix on sale yet, but keep an eye out. Cleric are also working on their first studio material since 2010's mind-bending LP Regressions.
Speaking of Philly, the long-running and innovative Philadelphian metalcore troup Starkweather have announced a show at ABC No Rio on 11/9 with the on-and-off metallic hardcore crew Darkside NYC, Canadian crusties Corrupt Leaders and Lords of Death. Starkweather play live very rarely these days, and they've already played one NYC show at ABC No Rio this year. Regression to the mean suggests that you're unlikely to catch them here again any time soon, so don't miss this one.
Check out both Child Abuse and Cleric's full tour schedules, and stream music from both bands plus Starkweather, below.
photos by Suren Karapetyan
Suffocation @ Saint Vitus, 11/25/2012
Two competing metal shows marked Brooklyn on the holy day of rest (Sunday, 11/25), when Suffocation teamed with Car Bomb, Mutant Supremacy and Trenchgrinder at Saint Vitus (rescheduled due to Sandy) while The Festival of the Unknown kicked off at Public Assembly across town. Though the latter's lineup was not announced before doors opened, the show featured performances from Nuclearhammer, Adversarial, Entrenched, Sacristy, and Sarcomancy.
Unfortunately, no photos of Car Bomb from the Saint Vitus show, but check out pictures from the rest of the bands, as well as video from the bulk of the Festival of The Unknown lineup below.
Neon Indian at Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
The previously discussed Suffocation show at Saint Vitus on Saturday (11/10) has officially moved to 11/25. Car Bomb, who were last seen playing 285 Kent during CMJ, are also now on the bill. Tickets are on sale and if you bought tickets before, those will be honored. Meanwhile, Suffocation play Cambridge, MA this weekend.
Now on Saturday is another show that is a little bit different.... a relief benefit for Hurricane Sandy with a Neon Indian DJ set, plus live appearances from Buke and Gase, Bloodyminded, Believer/Law, and Walter Schreifels (solo set). $10 minimum donation required, all of which goes to the Red Hook Initiative. Buke & Gase have a new single which also contributes to RHI.
For Walter Schriefels, the show is one of two on his calendar with the second being an appearance at Matchless on 11/30 with Dave Hill, Census and Belgrade. He'll also play as a member of Gorilla Biscuits in Chicago in the coming months as part of their edition of Revelation Records 25th Anniversary.
In other-benefits-for-Red-Hook news, millionyoung and Cameron McGill will team up for a Hurricane Sandy Benefit at Pianos on Monday (11/12). Tickets are on sale.
by Caroline Harrison
Car Bomb at 285 Kent, 10/20/2012
Pitchfork's unofficial Show No Mercy CMJ showcase on Saturday (10/20) at 285 Kent featured New York acts Car Bomb, Batillus, Pyrrhon, Primitive Weapons, and Theologian. Special guest Andy Stott, who played earlier in the day at a Pitchfork & MoMA PS1 CMJ show, DJ-ed starting around 1:30.
Industrial electronic group Theologian played the first set of the night, followed by Primitive Weapons who slammed through an energetic set. Singer Dave Castillo's hardcore frontman antics kept the crowd engaged.
Brooklyn's Pyrrhon played two of the new tracks up on their bandcamp during their set and anyone who worried that the bizarro metal outfit couldn't keep up the anxious intensity of their debut LP needn't have worried. Pyrrhon is even weirder than ever, and they were at the top of their game on Saturday. New York doom metal fixtures Batillus played a roaring set after Pyrrhon. Their sludgy doom was a definite genre shift following the previous three bands.
Next up was Car Bomb who assault the senses when they play. Besides immense sound and dizzying technical prowess, the band has built -- yes, built -- a number of light effects triggered by different band members. The effect is a disorienting light show not suitable for people prone to motion sickness or seizures. (Word has it that Kimbra and her band showed up to see Car Bomb.) Following the last set of the night, Andy Stott's electronic set marked a shift in the evening, and the crowd turned over.
Pyrrhon will be playing at Saint Vitus on October 27th with Tombs, 16, and Serpentine Path. Batillus will also be playing at Saint Vitus, but on Nov. 19th supporting Nachtmystium, Jarboe, Bruce Lamont (of Yakuza, who played our own BBG's CMJ showcase on Saturday), and Lord Mantis. Primitive Weapons are playing with Vision of Disorder at Music Hall of Williamsburgon November 24 and supporting Into Another at Bowery Ballroom on December 16.
Car Bomb recently self-released w^w^^w^w, their first album since leaving Relapse Records. It is available digitally on their bandcamp page, and physical copies will be available "sometime in mid-October." Andy Stott's new album, Luxury Problems, is out on October 29 via Modern Love.
More pictures from 285 Kent are below.
Car Bomb at CMJ 2010 (photo by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Car Bomb will headline the Pitchfork-Show No Mercy unofficial CMJ event that will go down on October 20 at 285 Kent, tagging Batillus, Pyrrhon, Primitive Weapons and Theologian plus "special guests." Tickets are on sale. The show is one of three Pitchfork shows announced during CMJ.
Car Bomb have decided to go it alone with w^w^^w^w, their new album and first release since leaving Relapse Records. Stream all of that LP below and order the CD/vinyl via the band (due in "mid-October").
The show is the same night as the $5, complimentary-while-supplies-last PBR/Sailor Jerry/Mercy-drink, BBG showcase at Saint Vitus featuring exclusive CMJ appearances from Yakuza, Royal Thunder, Enabler, Fight Amp, Helen Money and Sannhet. Tickets are on sale.
Pitchfork flyer and LP stream are below.