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Hull at their final show
Hull

"Did we finally sell out a show after eleven years?" asked guitarist Nick Palmirotto from the stage. "I'm gonna fucking cry."

Snow, slush, and wintry rain couldn't keep a throng of metalheads from packing the house at CoCo 66 Saturday night to bid farewell to Hull. The progressive sludge band has been a staple of the Brooklyn metal scene for the past eleven years but have decided to disband as life takes each member in new directions.

...The band played a deliberately unhurried, two-hour set, pausing between songs to thank individuals in the audience for being part of Hull's history. (During one break, someone in the audience grabbed a mic to say, "You guys have been up here thanking everyone, and I think everyone should thank you guys.") The set featured tunes from the full catalog, stretching back to the epic one-song Viking Funeral LP from 2007. Sound guru Sean Ray of Stray Audio was on deck, mixing and recording the gig in addition to lending extra equipment to the band to ensure optimal sound, and the results were appreciable. About midway through, the third founding guitarist Drew Mack, who left the band in 2012, stepped onstage to revive the triple-ax attack of the original lineup. [Village Voice]

Beloved Brooklyn sludge band Hull has now officially called it quits, but went out with a bang at their sold-out final show at Coco 66 on Saturday (2/21). The review quoted above is full of praise, and we couldn't agree more. It's sad to see them go, but they were great as ever on Saturday, and so were all three openers: Elder, Wizard Rifle and Cleanteeth. More pictures of all the bands, and setlists, below...

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photo: Hull at CMJ 2011 (more by Markus Shaffer)
Hull

Brooklyn sludge metal band Hull have been at it for years now, releasing two albums -- 2009's Sole Lord and 2011's Beyond the Lightless Sky -- and most recently putting out the 2014 Swamp Goat single. But now the band are calling it quits.

Before they go out though, they'll play one last hometown show on Saturday (2/21) at Coco 66 with Elder, Wizard Rifle and Cleanteeth. They write, "That is it. This is all. All is well. Our final appearance. come on out. we'd love to see you." Tickets are on sale now.

Revisit Beyond the Lightless Sky, with a live video, below...

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by Rob Sperry-Fromm

Eyehategod at Acheron in July (more by Mathieu Bredeau)
Eyehategod

In welcome news that shouldn't be particularly surprising, after a year of hard touring behind their excellent new self-titled LP, Eyehategod will continue playing a bunch of shows in 2015. They've announced a two-night NYC run happening at Saint Vitus on February 6 and 7. The shows will feature excellent support -- the first night featuring crusty Brooklyn crushers Mortals, who also released a great album, Cursed to See the Future, this year, and just finished touring with Wolvhammer. That first night lineup is filled out by two more Brooklyn bands, the sludgy Blackout and the grindcore outfit Scowl.

The second night will be find Eyehategod joined by absolutely filthy PA grinders Full Of Hell, who recently put out a collaborative album with Merzbow and are also opening for American Nightmare at Webster Hall (sold out). Night 2 also has local doom/electronic project Cleanteeth and New Jersey sludge crew Clamfight. Tickets for both shows are on sale now.

Meanwhile, Eyehategod's Mike IX Williams on tour now with his other band Corrections House, having hit Saint Vitus this past Monday.

All upcoming Eyehategod dates listed, along with streams from some of the openers, below...

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Today is the Day at Gramercy Theatre in 2011 (more by Stephanie Crumley)
TITD

Noisecore vets Today is the Day recently announced their tenth album, Animal Mother, which will be out October 14 via Southern Lord, and they've since made a video (dir. David Hall) for its single "Masada." It's a super-heavy deranged crusher and the video is appropriately hallucinatory. Check it out below.

TITD will also be going on a tour surrounding the album's release with Chicago's blackened sludgers Lord Mantis (who also have a new album out this year). The tour hits NYC on October 12 at Acheron with Goes Cube/Hull-related sludge band Cleanteeth and harsh noise/PE project Swollen Organs. Tickets for that show are on sale now. There's also a TBA Long Island show on October 17.

All dates are listed, with the new video, below...

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by Doug Moore

Jucifer at Acheron, 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)

ALWAYS ON TOUR!!!! january to december every year!!

-Jucifer Facebook

RV-bound sludge duo Jucifer really are on tour pretty much perpetually -- check their website's show history page and prepare to scroll for about 5 minutes before you even reach the end of 2013. The band currently have a few Ohio dates scheduled to round out the month of April, followed by an appearance at the UK's Temples Music Fest in early May.

The month that follows is uncharacteristically quiet for them -- they currently don't have any further live appearances announced until June 6, when they'll hit NYC for a show at The Acheron alongside Cleanteeth & Mammal. Tickets for the NYC show are available now. No further dates announced yet, but as long as this band exists, it's a given that they're planning more appearances.

Check out the list of Jucifer's announced dates and stream their latest album (which is conveniently titled за волгой для нас земли нет) below...

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Eyehategod in Australia
Eyehategod

With a tour down under officially behind them, Eyehategod are here and ready to take on Saint Vitus tonight (11/27) and tomorrow (11/28). The shows are a rare look into the band's highly elusive new material (some of which recently surfaced via A389) and will feature different sets each night, with support for tonight coming from Magrudergrind, Cleanteeth and The Communion and tomorrow featuring Villains, Mortals and White Widows (mems Primitive Weapons, Grudges, Goes Cube). Tickets for both tonight and tomorrow are still available OR you can try your luck at winning a pair for BOTH nights! Details on how to enter are below, along with streaming audio.

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by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Fistula

Sludge-doom filth gods Fistula are on the road starting this weekend, embarking on the "Northern Aggression" tour that will take them to the NYC area early next week. Look for Fistula to join Cleanteeth (ex/mems Goes Cube, Hull), Generation of Vipers (who have a newish record, mems of US Christmas) and Toaster at Acheron on October 23. Tickets are on sale. Get there early, Fistula are on second and shouldn't be missed!

Cleanteeth has one other date on their calendar, heading down to Baltimore to play a show at Sidebar this Friday (10/19), joined by The Osedax, Hollenlarm and Baba Yaga. Tickets are on sale.

All  listed tour dates, video and streams are below.

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words by Klaus Kinski, photos by Sarah Coulter and Maclyn Bean

All Pigs Must Die (by Sarah Coulter)
All Pigs Must Die

On Friday March 9th, I toddled over to the Knitting Factory to see the triple bill featuring Clean Teeth, All Pigs Must Die, and Narrows. To be honest, All Pigs Must Die was literally the only reason for my being at that show, but the acts that book-ended them made me glad I got there early and left late.

Cleanteeth blasted off pretty much at 9pm on the nose. This particular show marked the first for their new drummer, who absolutely dominated the kit with incredible skill and aggression. The band was really great; they were heavy as hell and lacked a lot of the slow plodding monotony a lot of metal bands suffer from nowadays. It drives me absolutely fucking crazy that metal bands feel the need to drop their guitars down to some low ass note such as B; as though that somehow makes them heavier. Weren't the guitars on Obituary's Slowly We Rot, one of the heaviest albums to come out of the late 80s/early 90s metal scene, tuned to a standard E tuning? Yes. They were. Write heavy songs and stop leaning on the cliche low tuning crutch people. Anywho, Clean Teeth were great! They had my massive bald skull banging, that's for sure.

Next up was the centerpiece of the evening (for me), All Pigs Must Die. As a person very much into the whole late 80s, early 90s death metal stuff, newer metal is a lot harder for me to get into. There's is a lot of horseshit bands out there, bands who are covered in ink copping nice vintage gear and huge stacks and essentially just looking the part and producing nothing worth anyone's time. APMD, on the other hand, are the real article, creating some of the heaviest music to hit my ear drums in a loooong time. Sonically, they encompass a lot of elements that your man Klaus can't get enough of; speed and vocals bordering on Sick of it All, a guitar tone that reminds of me Entombed's monumental debut record Left Hand Path, and a dash of good old fashioned hardcore, grindcore, thrash, and death metal. I have missed every single NYC-area APMD since I saw their debut show at Union Pool in January 2011, so this was a show I had been looking forward to big time. Few front men have the power and presence of Kevin Baker. I've met him twice off stage and he couldn't have been nicer, but onstage he is the epitome of fury. If there was ever to be a systematic destruction of earth, whoever is in charge of the project should hire Kevin as project foreman. As he screams his way through the songs, his body language gives off the impression that he is about 1 second away from snapping and destroying everyone in the room. This was the first part of the evening where the crowd sort of woke up and started shoving which was good on two scores; first, it's great to see a typically flaccid NYC crowd actually get cranked about something. Second, someone dropped 10 bucks which I promptly ganked and used to buy an APMD shirt. Thanks, whoever you are!

Last up was Narrows who really shut things down with a big sweaty bang. Holy. I've been a huge fan of Botch forever, so for a Dave Verellen project to be happening in my backyard (with APMD no less) was double dope. What a phenomenal band to follow up APMD. I don't want to trivialize what they do by comparing them to other acts or bringing up their related projects, but Narrows is absolutely crushing. Do yourself a favor and seek them out any way you can; buy their shit, look at their vids on youtube... I cannot think of a better pairing than APMD and Narrows.

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APMD and Narrows play together again at the BV-BBG/Thrasher/Power of The Riff Official Showcase at Scoot Inn on 3/16, part of an all day BV/POTR event at the venue. Narrows will ALSO play the BV/Chaos in Tejas bridge show scheduled for the night of 3/15 at 2AM with Regents, Darkest Hour, and a special "Nighttime" guest. Make sure and see that bridge show... don't sleep!

More pictures from Knitting Factory below...

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