Entries tagged with: Coliseum
photo: United Nations at BV-SXSW 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
Modern Life Is War are playing their seminal 2005 album, Witness, on tour for its tenth anniversary, and since we last spoke openers have been announced. The Northeast shows have killer support coming from Geoff Rickly's screamo/powerviolence band United Nations, Florida post-hardcore newcomers (and past UN tourmates) Frameworks, and NJ hardcore band The Banner.
That run includes NYC on June 6 at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall, which tickets are still on sale for.
The West Coast shows have support from Cult Leader and Dangers, and the Midwest shows have support from Coliseum, Xerxes and True Love. All dates are listed below.
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Bang at Gramercy Theatre in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
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:
'70s proto-metal band Bang, who played their first-ever NYC show in 2014 and opened for Pentagram here later that year, will return to NYC again on May 10 at The Shop (234 Starr St in Bushwick). That show's with three much newer bands who owe a lot to the '70s hard rock scene Bang hail from, Ruby the Hatchet, Blackout and Mirror Queen. Tickets are on sale now. Show flyer below.
Maine black metallers Falls of Rauros return to NYC on June 6 at Saint Vitus with Wayfarer, Hivelords and Belus. Tickets are on sale now.
French drone doomers Monarch play Saint Vitus on August 14 with local support from the back-in-action Unearthly Trance and Gnaw (tickets).
Sludge duo Jucifer continue to tour constantly and will hit NYC on June 7 at the Acheron with Vaporizer and Family. Tickets are on sale.
Other heavy shows announced this week include GWAR, Down, Opeth, 1349 / Necrophagia / Vattnet Viskar / Black Anvil, and Power Trip / Foreseen / Red Death. Head to last week's roundup for way more, including Slayer, Nuclear Assault, Goatwhore, Ringworm, Crowbar, Bongzilla, Conan, and The Dillinger Escape Plan.
photo: Noisem at MDF 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
There's also some good new music streaming this week. Last we posted three songs from the new Noisem album, Blossoming Decay, due June 6 via A389. Now the whole album is streaming, and it's a thrashy, hardcore-leaning record that will seriously kick your ass. Listen below. Their tour with Iron Reagan hits NYC on June 4 at Saint Vitus. Tickets are still available.
Coliseum are also streaming their new album, Anxiety's Kiss, which drops next week (5/5) via Deathwish. The post-hardcore/heavy punk formula they've been perfecting for over a decade is in full force here, as are some new sounds like the desolate Bad Seeds/Patti Smith-style trip, "Driver At Dusk." Listen to the whole thing below. Their tour with Child Bite hits NYC on June 10 at Saint Vitus. Tickets are still available.
Vattnet Viskar put out the title track from their upcoming album, Settler, which is due June 16 via Century Media. Some of their atmospheric black metal roots are intact here, but it definitely moves far beyond black metal, including a middle section that's closer to straight rock than metal (besides the harsh vocals). Listen below, via Stereogum. In addition to their above-mentioned NYC show with 1349 (5/31 at Vitus - tix), they also have their tour with Early Graves hitting NYC on May 21 at Saint Vitus with Anaal Nathrakh and more (tickets).
Also out now is three tracks off Weedeater's upcoming Steve Albini-recorded album for Season of Mist, and a new one from the Baroness-related Valkyrie. Listen to those below.
photo: Coliseum at BK Bazaar in 2014 (more by Mathieu Bredeau)
Louisville heavy post-hardcore band Coliseum will return next week (5/5) with Anxiety's Kiss, their first new album since rejoining Deathwish. Ahead of the release, they put out videos for three songs which you can watch below.
Coliseum are heading on tour to support the new record in June. They'll be on the road with Child Bite for the first half of the run, and United Nations (whose frontman Geoff Rickly plays Maxwell's soon) join up with the band later on. White Lung, Pentagram and others are on select dates as well.
Check out all of Coliseum's upcoming dates, the tour flyer and all three videos from the new album, below...
Reunited post-hardcore band Planes Mistaken for Stars are still going, and have just announced another tour for this summer. The tour brings them to the NYC-area on July 18 at Asbury Lanes and July 19 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for those shows are not on sale yet, but should be soon via Ticketweb and Ticketfly, respectively. All dates are listed below.
The band will also be reissuing 2006's Mercy on July 14 via Deathwish, the day before the tour begins. The reissue comes with new packaging, and was remastered from the original tapes by Brad Boatwright.
You can watch videos with members of Converge, Mastodon, Touche Amore, Coliseum and Wolves Like Us discussing PMFS, with the list of dates, below...
The 2015 edition of Toronto's NXNE Festival happens June 17 - 21 at venues all over the Ontario capital. The initial lineup has just been announced and includes Action Bronson, The New Pornographers, Angel Olsen, Zola Jesus, Om, Rae Sremmurd, Deafheaven, Best Coast, Blonde Redhead, Iceage, Real Estate, Lower Dens, A Place To Bury Strangers, Pentagram, White Lung and more. You can check out the full list of initial NXNE showcasing artists below...
Doomriders at House of Vans in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Nate Newton is a busy man. The Converge bassist has announced some shows with Doomriders, the band that he fronts, including NYC at Saint Vitus on December 5. They'll be joined by Black Black Black, Humanless and Mammal, and tickets for that show are on sale now. It's two days before they play what they're billing as their 10th Anniversary Show in Cambridge.
Before that they've got a Scandinavian tour with Louisville's fellow Deathwish signees Coliseum. Newton did double duty when Doomriders and Converge (who are touring with At the Gates) both played frontman Jacob Bannon's Deathwish Fest over the summer (which Coliseum also played).
Oh and did we forget Newton's third project? Old Man Gloom (with members of Cave in and Isis) have a new album called The Ape of God out on November 11 via Profound Lore. You've already heard "The Lash" from that album and they've since released "Predators" which you can stream below.
Oh and Newton is playing bass on the new Cavalera Conspiracy album Pandemoniom, also out in November (11/4). Hopefully Newton will have time to tour with all 4 bands. You can watch a video for a track from that below.
Check out all dates for Doomriders, a stream of the new Old Man Gloom song, and a video of a full Doomriders' set from Berlin earlier this year, also below...
Xerxes (photo by Mary Burks)
As discussed, Xerxes are releasing a new album, Collison Blonde, on October 21 via No Sleep and also playing their label's CMJ showcase (BV co-presents) that same day. Since we last spoke, they released another song from the LP ("A Toast") and played two others from it in an Audiotree session ("Use As Directed" and "Nosedive"). You can watch the Audiotree video and stream "A Toast" below. They also added more tour dates around that showcase, including a run with Coliseum surrounding both bands' appearances at The Fest. All of their dates are listed below as well.
The No Sleep/BV CMJ showcase, which is free and happens October 21 at The Paper Box, also includes Aviator, Rescuer, The Felix Culpa, John Nolan, Run Forever, Maps For Travelers and more. It starts at 6 PM, and those who show up early will receive No Sleep's 2014 12" vinyl sampler (limited to 150 copies), which includes new and unreleased music from Xerxes, The Felix Culpa, Aviator, Run Forever, Maps For Travelers, Old Lines, Puig Destroyer, Lee Corey Oswald and more. Those in attendance will also have a chance to win a No Sleep 2014 Vinyl Subscription, an Orbit Basic Turntable from U-Turn Audio, a gift certificate from Keep Company, and a snowboard and outfits from Glamour Kills.
Full tracklist for the No Sleep sampler, and the Xerxes dates/streams, below...
Coliseum at BK Bazaar in July (more by Mathieu Bredeau)
Coliseum recently rejoined Deathwish, who put out their 2009 "True Quiet"/"Last Wave" single, and the label will reissue their 2004 self-titled debut next week (8/19) in honor of its 10th anniversary. The reissue comes with eight bonus tracks recorded in that era, it was remixed by Toxic Holocaust singer Joel Grind, and features new artwork by Baroness singer John Baizley.
Ahead of the release, the band's made a brand new video for the album's opening track, "Detached" (dir. Joe Watson), which premieres in this post. The black and white video follows a skateboarder around, dragging a speaker around until he reaches his destination (we won't ruin the ending). Check it out, with the new artwork and tracklist for the reissue, below...
photos by Mathieu Bredeau, words by Ian Chainey
Trap Them / Coliseum @ BK Bazaar - 7/19/14
Before heading off to Deathwish Fest, Trap Them and Coliseum dropped into Brooklyn Night Bazaar on July 19 for a free show that also featured White Widows Pact and Incendiary. Trap Them are gigging around in support of Blissfucker, their new album out on Prosthetic Records. In his Invisible Oranges review, Rhys Williams said of the album:
Blissfucker, however, is now eternal, a testament to a singular moment of discord and loathing writ large for hardcore kids to play while punching holes through their bedroom walls for years to come. That moment, that time, there was nothing but rage. Rage and the familiar sound of that buzzsaw guitar, dragging discordant riffs across your veins.And while punched-holes in the pics below are conspicuously absent, there's no doubt Brooklyn Night Bazaar patrons were hit with big buzzes of HM-2 rage.
Brooklyn's White Widows Pact opened the night with a blast of '90s-styled metalcore. They cut a self-titled EP in 2013, which they followed this year with a cover of "Negative Creep" that honored "...Nirvana's induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, their huge influence on our music, and our contemporaries." You can check that one out below. They were followed by Incendiary, whose style skews more towards tough guy hardcore. They're set to hit This Is Hardcore this weekend (7/27) and the Mongoloids' final show at Back to School Jam 2014 held at GameChanger World in Howell, New Jersey on August 23. Lastly, before Trap Them hit the stage, there was Coliseum. The Kentucky punks just put out a deluxe set of remasters that freshens up their self-titled debut full-length and eight bonus tracks culled from their many splits and singles. You can also check out the new-sounding "No Salvation" below.
The whole BK Bazaar show is available to be streamed. More pictures, with those streams we mentioned, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Gainesville, FL multi-venue punk festival The Fest just announced even more bands, including Melvins, United Nations, Coliseum, Small Brown Bike/Casket Lottery-related Able Baker Fox (who haven't played in a while), Whores, Vacation, Plow United's Brian McGee and more. Full list of additions below.
The new additions join Descendents, Lifetime, Paint It Black, The Marked Men, Modern Life Is War, Mineral, Hot Water Music, Screaming Females, Touche Amore, Into It Over It, Circle Takes the Square and many, many more. Passes are still available.
Meanwhile, Melvins singer Buzz Osborne, or King Buzzo, recently released another song from his upcoming acoustic solo album, This Machine Kills Artists, which is due out on June 3 via Ipecac. Like previous single "Dark Brown Teeth," it's acoustic but it's not like Buzzo is going singer/songwriter on us or anything. It's pretty much a drum-less, distortion-less metal song. Check out the new track, titled "Instrument of God," below.
And in more related news, United Nations singer Geoff Rickly (who also used to sing a band called Thursday) recently wrote for The Talkhouse on how he paid $2,000 on StubHub to attend one of The xx's 40-person shows at the Park Avenue Armory in March. Here's how he described the show:
As the set progresses, the room changes. The night turns magic. The lights drop and "Fiction" starts playing. Now the beat is booming somewhere behind us. It's becoming increasingly clear that this small room is a facade and we're in a massive space. The walls turn into screens that are being projected on from outside. The ceiling starts rising above us, first one story, then two, then three. Liza grabs my hand as the soundtrack to her loneliness throbs in the air around us.Read the rest of his interesting (and pricey) story about how and why he ended up forking over two grand for the show, at The Talkhouse.
The walls blow off the room and lights come streaming through the air from great distances. The band is slinking through one number after the other. Music has never been sexier or more vivid. It felt like being inside the record sleeve. The sound roaring in the void around us, the lights echoing the artwork -- this is the closest I've ever been to the realization of a musical vision.
Stream the new Buzzo song, with the full list of Fest additions, below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Converge at Saint Vitus, May 2013 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Deathwish Inc.'s inaugural Deathwish Fest announced that it will be switching venues, moving down the street from the Sinclair in Cambridge, MA to Cambridge go-to The Middle East Downstairs, a bigger venue that allows for the two-day event to be all ages. The hardcore/metal fest is still happening on July 22-23, and tickets already purchased will be honored at The Middle East. With the move comes fifty more tickets for each day and, unfortunately, Code Orange Kids' cancellation.
Filling the hole in the lineup on the fest's second day are Shipwreck AD and Coliseum (who just rejoined Deathwish), while Philadelphia's Blacklisted (whose singer George Hirsch's solo project Harm Wulf was already playing day two) will be added to day one for good measure. Both night's are headlined by Converge (whose Jake Bannon runs Deathwish) and Trap Them, so it should be a wild time whether you make it to one or both nights. Head below to see full lineups, which also include Modern Life Is War, Doomriders, Self Defense Family and more. Tickets go back on sale Wednesday (5/14) at noon.
Updated Deathwish Fest lineup below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Andrew Hock with Castevet at Saint Vitus in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Psalm Zero, the Brooklyn experimental metal duo comprised of Andrew Hock (Castevet) and Charlie Looker (Dax Riggs, ex-Zs/Extra Life), just finished prepping their debut album, The Drain, due out on March 4 on Profound Lore. It's an album to look forward to--Psalm Zero's material so far has managed to uniquely blend industrial, metal and a clean/harsh vocal mix to strange and compelling effect. Listen to the album's title track, and watch a video of them performing it at the soon-to-be-closed 285 Kent, below.
Psalm Zero's playing a show on February 9th at the Acheron with Yautja, Geryon (also featuring a member of Castevet) and Kevin Hufnagel (Dysrhythmia, Vaura, Gorguts). Tickets are on sale for what's sure to be an interesting evening--between Psalm Zero, Yautja's grind, Geryon's bass-guitar-only death metal and Kevin Hufnagel's chilled-out experimental wizardry, things are gonna get weird. Flyer below.
Psalm Zero will also be playing down at SXSW. Stay tuned for more details on that.
Meanwhile, Yautja, whose lineup includes members of Coliseum, Gnarwhal, and Nameless Cults, have a few EPs and splits out and they'll release their debut album, Songs of Descent, in February via Forcefield Records. You can stream its single, "Concrete Tongue" (via Lambgoat), along with the tracklist below.
All streams, video and flyer below...
by Doug Moore
Coliseum @ the Acheron, 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
A few days later on 2/4, Coliseum will be releasing a digital-only live album via their Bandcamp. The recording captures their 2013 Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites set at Red 7 alongside True Widow and Pelican, whose guitarist Trevor de Brauw joined the band onstage for their rendition of "Fuzzbang" from their 2013 LP, Sister Faith (out now on Temporary Residence).
Speaking of Temporary Residence and Saint Vitus, Young Widows just announced a two-night stand happening at the venue just a few days before the Coliseum show.
Get a sense of what to expect by checking out some live video of Coliseum's BK show at Acheron from 2013 below...
Decibel Magazine is back with its annual top 40 albums of the year list. Two of the top three (including the #1 spot) are reunion albums from death metal veterans, though many younger bands place highly as well. And the one metal album we can safely expect on many non-metal lists, Deafheaven, makes it on there too.
Check out the full list below...
Red Hare at House of Vans in August (more by David Andrako)
Post-hardcore supergroup Red Hare, whose lineup features three members of DC hardcore band Swiz (including original Dag Nasty vocalist Shawn Brown), released their debut LP, Nites of Midnite, earlier this year via Dischord. The first pressing of that LP has since sold out, but it's being re-pressed on blue vinyl with updated cover art (below). The band also just made a video for its single "Be Half," which features live footage from the Baltimore stop of their spring tour with Coliseum. The video makes its premiere in this post, and you can check it out below.
Red Hare just kicked off another tour with Coliseum in LA last night (10/6), which continues on the west coast through next Monday (10/14). All of those dates are listed, along with the new video and cover art, below...
"girls against boys. last time i saw these dudes i was 15 years old. @ Bowery Ballroom" - @silenziosa
Girls Against Boys w/ David Yow at Bowery Ballroom - 9/11/13 (via Irene Tien)
Post-hardcore veterans Girls Against Boys came back in action earlier this year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Venus Luxure No 1 Baby, but they're not just doing the nostalgia thing. They've now got a new EP on the way, and they're continuing to tour even with the Venus Luxure No 1 Baby tour behind them. Last night (9/11) they headlined a NYC show at Bowery Ballroom, and were joined on stage by Jesus Lizard/Scratch Acid frontman David Yow, as you can see above. A newer band carrying the post-hardcore torch, Coliseum opened the show. Did you go? How was it?
DOWNLOAD: Girls Against Boys - "It's a Diamond Life" (MP3)
Girls Against Boys - 'The Ghost Life'
As discussed, post-hardcore vets Girls Against Boys are touring again and will be playing NYC on September 11 at Bowery Ballroom. It's already been announced that newer (and also great) post-hardcore band Coliseum will open that show (and a few others), and since we last spoke, the shows got even more exciting. The Jesus Lizard/Scratch Acid frontman David Yow (who released his first solo LP this year) will be making a special appearance at all of GVSB's September shows, including the MHOW one and DC's Black Cat 20th Anniversary, which includes Ted Leo and others. Tickets for the MHOW show are still available.
In addition to touring again, GVSB are also releasing new music this year. Their new EP, The Ghost List, will come out on September 24 via Epitonic. That's the artwork above. You can download one of its tracks, "It's a Diamond Life," above, and stream another, "60 Is Greater Than 15," along with the album tracklist and the list of all tour dates, below...
by Fred Pessaro
A 24-hour layover lead to a free show at Acheron last night (August 5), when Louisville punk outfit Coliseum made a stop to team with instrumental post-rock/metal trio Sannhet and Am-Rep/hardcore trio My America. The InvisibleOranges show was spurred on by the band's return from a string of European dates, and featured material from their new effort, Sister Faith, as well as House with a Curse and even earlier efforts like Goddamage. Pictures and video from Acheron are in this post.
All dates are listed, along with more pics and some video from their Acheron show, below.
Coliseum at Knitting Factory, May 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Invisible Oranges and BrooklynVegan's FREE Summer Thunder show at Union Pool last month featuring Inter Arma, Anicon and Pyrrhon was so much fun that we've devised a plan for another FREE show, this time scheduled for Monday August 5 at The Acheron! Look for "black magic punks" Coliseum to team with with post-metal/post-rock instrumental trio Sannhet and post-hardcore/noise-rock trio My America for a FREE show at 9PM, for those 21+.
Coliseum recently released a video for "Doing Time" from their new LP, Sister Faith. Check out that video below.
How many Neko Case bandmembers can you squeeze into a dressing room?
We've already posted a bunch of videos this week like The Weeknd's Portishead-nicking new song, Earl Sweatshirt, Titus Andronicus covering "Glory Days", David Bowie, and more. But unfortunately we don't get to all the cool videos that come out during the week (or weeks), so here's our attempt at playing catch-up. Check out videos from FIDLAR (featuring more of Nick Offerman than you may be ready for), Johnny Marr, Braids, CocoRosie, Coliseum, Mikal Cronin, The Flaming Lips, Neko Case, one of Vampire Weekend giving advice to teenage girls, and more, below.
Coliseum at Knitting Factory last month (more by Greg Cristman)
Coliseum's Sister Faith is garnering a bit of attention lately, and the Louisville punk band will stay out on the road in continued celebration/plugging of the release, including, as mentioned, for the the reunited Girls Against Boys at Bowery Ballroom on 9/11 (tickets). New dates have been added to their tour and those are listed below.
While the band was in NYC, Coliseum stoped into Braund Sound to record a video session which surfaces for the first time here. Check out Coliseum running through "Late Night Trains" and "Doing Time" below.
Coliseum at Knitting Factory earlier this month (more by Greg Cristman)
Post-hardcore rippers Coliseum just brought their tour through NYC earlier this month for a headlining gig at Knitting Factory, and they've since announced that they'll make their return to NYC later this year. They'll be here to open the previously discussed Girls Against Boys show on September 11 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show are still available. Updated Coliseum dates are listed below.
Coliseum released their very solid new album, Sister Faith, this past April. You can stream that album via a Spotify widget, along with the video for its single "Black Magic Punks," and a Girls Against Boys track that we recently premiered, below...
Photos by Greg Cristman
The Pere Ubu and Eddie Money-covering Coliseum toured throuch NYC this week and played a show at Kniting Factory in Brooklyn with Red Hare (mems. Swiz, Bluetip, Garden Variety) and Pampers on Tuesday night (5/21). Here are some pictures. They continue below...
Coliseum's Sister Faith is clearly too big to be contained in a single release. As such, the new album (out now via TRL) has spawned a companion piece in Sister Chance, a new 7" available from No Idea or via the band driectly. Stream the b-side, a cover of the Pere Ubu favorite "Final Solution" (also famously covered by The Dead Boys), below for the first time. Speaking of, Pere Ubu play NYC in September.
As mentioned, Coliseum is on the road starting Friday, and will play Knitting Factory on May 21 (tickets) with Red Hare (who also have a new LP). All forthcoming dates are listed, along with streams/video from Sister Faith, below.
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today in NYC
* Megan Hilty @ Joe's Pub
* Maceo Parker @ Blue Note
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* Ben Holmes Quartet @ Barbes
* Furthur @ The Capitol Theatre
* Generationals, Future of What @ Rock Shop
* Bleached, Hunters, Ex Cops @ Bowery Ballroom
* Splashh, Beverly, Prissy Clerks @ Shea Stadium
* Steve Coleman and Five Elements @ The Stone
* Barren Girls, Sleepies, Advaeta @ Death By Audio
* White Prism, Home Video, Desert Stars @ Glasslands
* Oberhofer (Les Yeux), Carmen Villain, Splashh @ Pianos
* The Gantry, The Wilderness of Manitoba @ Mercury Lounge
* The Warlocks, Cosmonaut, The Vandelles @ Mercury Lounge
* Goat, Holy Wave, Bear in Heaven (DJ) @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie @ Best Buy Theater
* Leif Vollebekk, My Name is You, Caroline Rose @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Brazos, Friend Roulette, Doug Keith, Boyd Shropshire @ Cameo Gallery
* A Brief Comedy About Death, Peopling, Sam Mickens, Enforcer @ Silent Barn
* The Mean Season, Dan Abraham, Crime and Punishment w/ Kate Berlant @ Cake Shop
* O'Death, The Hungry March Band, Wild Yaks, Amour Obscur @ Le Poisson Rouge
* The Black Furs, Owen McCarthy, Pink Mexico, Chris Ahkao, Nice Apartment @ Pianos
* The Hollows, Alana Amram and The Rough Gems, Rocket and the Ghost, Balthrop, Alabama @ Brooklyn Bowl
Snoop Lion is doing an in-store signing of his new album and film, both titled Reincarnated, at VP Records retail store (170-21 Jamaica Avenue) in Jamaica Queens today from 5 - 7 PM.
Splashh, who opened for Generationals at Bowery Ballroom last night, play two NYC shows tonight. One is a BV-presented show with Oberhofer and Carmen Villain at Pianos (tickets), and the other is at Shea Stadium with Prissy Clerks and Beverly (whose lineup includes Frankie Rose on drums).
Meanwhile, Generationals also play again tonight at The Rock Shop with Future of What. Tickets for that show are still available.
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Coliseum are streaming their ripping new post-hardcore LP Sister Faith, a week ahead of its April 30 release date. Check it out over at Pitchfork. Coliseum's tour hits NYC on May 21 at Knitting Factory (tickets).
Shout Out Louds made a video for "Illusions" off their 2013 album, Optica. Check it out below.