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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.

Continue reading "SXSW 2014 announces third round of showcasing artists"

Soma

Windhand will return for another LP of doom greatness with Soma, the follow-up to the split with Cough that dropped earlier this year. Swing below for a stream of the new track "Woodbine" from the LP, which sticks to much of the same formula that made their debut so great (it was one of my a favorites of 2012). Preorder your copy.

The new track comes paired with a string of US dates which include a stop at Saint Vitus on September 6. Tickets are on sale. All dates are listed, along with the song stream, album trailer and more streaming audio, below.

Continue reading "Windhand ready 'Soma' & tour (new track stream, dates)"

Windhand

Windhand's colossal split-release with related band Cough is still sitting in a pile of recent listens, but the Richmond doomers are proud to announce their latest LP and debut full-length for Relapse Records. The new LP, titled Soma, is 75 minutes strewn across six tracks, all incorporating soulful vocals with harsh, fist-raising doom riffage. Fans of the band's excellent debut for Forcefield Records (one of my personal favorites for 2012), this is more of the same, in all of the best ways. Preorder your copy.

Details on the new record, an album trailer, streams of their excellent debut and that split are all below.

Continue reading "Windhand ready Relapse debut, 'Soma'"

Cough at Bell House, May 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Cough

The second annual Martyrdoom festival expands from one day to four this year, kicking off tomorrow (June 27) with a pre-festival show at Saint Vitus with Satanic Goat Ritual, Manticore, Krieg and Crypter (tickets). The next two days contain names like Morpheus Descends, a rare appearance from Bestial Mockery, Morbosidad, Cough, Crucifier, Hour of 13 and many more over two days at the Paper Box (on June 28 & 29). Set times for both days are available below, and tickets are still on sale.

The weekend wraps up with yet ANOTHER show as part of the festival, June 30 at Acheron featuring Rawhide, Churchburn, Pact and Bastard Sapling. Tickets are also still available. Get out and support the fest!

You can also attend the whole magilla for free as we're giving away a pair of tickets that gets you in to everything. Contest details, plus the full Martyrdoom schedule and audio of the performing bands, are below.

Continue reading "Martyrdoom is almost here (win tickets to the whole weekend!) "

Windhand at Acheron, Aug 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Windhand

Cough and Windhand are two of the strongest young doom bands on the scene, and not only do they share a hometowm of Richmond, VA and some influences, but they also share a member in bassist Parker Chandler and now a label home, Relapse. The label will release their new full-length, but before that Relapse has a split with Cough due next week. Stream that in its entirety below and order yours at the label.

Cough are currently touring their way toward Roadburn 2013 and Heavy Days in Doomtown, and Windhand will play US dates shortly thereafter. Those Windhand dates include a stop at Saint Vitus on June 7. Ticketing info is forthcoming.

All dates are listed, along with streams, below.

Continue reading "Windhand & Cough releasing split, touring (dates, stream)"

by BBG

Yob
YOB

Portland doom trio Yob were kind enough to swing through NYC on their way to Maryland Deathfest, playing The Bell House on May 23. They were joined by Richmond's Cough, also MDF-bound with both playing the doom-centric Sunday (5/27) lineup (with Electric Wizard). More pictures from Bell House are below.

Yob's Mike Scheidt performed a solo set to open the Bell House show, drawing material from his solo LP on Thrill Jockey and you can check out pictures from his performance below as well.

Continue reading "Yob played Bell House with Cough and Mike Scheidt (pictures)"

by BBG

Saint Vitus
Maryland Death Fest

Arguably the centerpiece of the entire Maryland Deathfest lineup was the return of the UK doom juggernaut Electric Wizard (pictures HERE), so suffice it to say that a large portion of the Sunday (on 5/28) roster leaned in that direction. Doom legends Saint Vitus headlined the second stage that night, while the bluesy Church of Misery, glacially-paced Cough, zen-like Yob and eclectic Rwake all represented for the genre.

The rest of the day fell all over the map, from speedy straight-edge to grind, black metal to crust, and death metal of the technical and primitive sorts. The odd-experimentalism of Bethlehem caught my ear the most, but sets from the always entertaining Suffocation, Disma, Pentagram (black/thrash from Chile), Ulcerate, Mortuary Drape and Agents of Abhorrence were similarly fun. I unfortunately arrived too late to catch Backslider or Coke Bust. Demonical's old school Swedish death metal sounded excellent but didn't put on much of a live show and my flirtation with Morgoth was interrupted in favor of Rwake's full set.

More pictures from the final day at Maryland Deathfest is below. If you missed it, check out pictures from day 1 HERE (and Rorschach HERE), day 2 HERE and day 3 HERE.

Continue reading "Maryland Deathfest Day 4: Saint Vitus, Mortuary Drape, Bethlehem, Rwake, Church of Misery, Disma and more"

by BBG

Mike Scheidt solo at Empty Bottle in Chicago (more by Carmelo Espanola)
Mike Scheidt

Mike Scheidt (of YOB) just may surprise you with "In Your Light" from his previously discussed solo debut Stay Awake due on May 15th via Thrill Jockey. Look for the Yob frontman to celebrate the tunes in NYC when he joins Richmond doomers Cough as support for his own band at The Bell House on May 23rd. Tickets are still available.

Yob, who just played Roadburn 2012, is also scheduled to hit Maryland Deathfest this year.

Cough will embark on a string of dates with Dragged into Sunlight following their appearance at Maryland Deathfest 2012. After those dates come to a close, look for DiS to hook up with Wolvhammer for a string of shows including Saint Vitus on 6/14 with The Year is One (tickets).

All tour dates and that stream is below.

Continue reading "Cough and Mike Scheidt (of Yob) added to Yob show"

photos by BBG, Cough photos by Samantha Marble

Cough
Cough

Slow Southern Steel blew into town on a typhoon-like Saturday night (8/13), bringing with it late night performances from Cough (with special guest/film director CT on vocals!), Apostle of Solitude, and Earthling. Though an unfortunate accident prevented the Jaegermeister from appearing as advertised, the show was an excellent night that both celebrated southern music and celebrated WITH it.

The main attraction was Slow Southern Steel, the oft-delayed documentary on the southern-fried metal phenomenon that has given birth to bands like Eyehategod, Buzzov*en, Rwake, Dark Castle, Kylesa, Zoroaster and more. Ninety minutes in length, the NYC showing was the first time that the film had been screened outside of director CT's (of Rwake) native Little Rock, Arkansas. While SSS does feature all of the usual suspects and pieces on the influence of bands like Eyehategod, the film focuses more on the people, culture, and the human side of southern rock. The influence of church, growing up with livestock, Katrina, and the hotly debated rebel flag were given as much attention as Buzzov*en. As a result, Slow Southern Steel is a broad but intriguing look into that music scene. With deliberate-pacing and an excellent sense of humor, this is a film for music fans of any genre or anyone interested in understanding the different cultures that exist within our own borders. Here's to hoping this documentary receives a proper release sometime soon.

Following the film, we were blessed by performances by Earthling (a Richmond thrash-meets-black metal crew), Apostle of Solitude (Indianapolis doom) and headliner Cough, who hadn't played NYC since The Charleston late last year. Earthling was a pleasantly-solid band and considering that they only have a demo to their name, they'll move quickly. Apostle of Solitude features Bob Fouts (ex-The Gates of Slumber) on low-end, and the band's traditional doom jams were much-better represented live than on their recent release. See them live if you can. Cough, as usual, delivered a killer performance of slow-crawling doom destruction and closed their set with a cover of "Tired of Being Alive" by Danzig with CT on vocals. It was an excellent end to an equally excellent night.

More pictures from Knitting Factory on Saturday night are below.

Continue reading "Cough, Apostle of Solitude & Earthling played w/ 'Slow Southern Steel' (pics)"

by BBG

Apostle of Solitude
Apostle of Solitude

Everyone, I have some bad news: due to a serious illness in his family, Jason has had to go to Utah for a couple of weeks, and we have to drop off SHoD XI [Stoner Hands of Doom] and the Slow Southern Steel premiere in NYC. I hope that you all understand... it's not something that we wanted to do, frankly we'd hoped to start getting busy again... but family has to come first. - [Karl of The Gates of Slumber]
Quite the past few weeks for BrooklynVegan metal events, with Loss cancelling their appearance at Saint Vitus (and subsequently being replaced by Unearthly Trance) and now the cancellation of The Gates of Slumber. Luckily, we roll deep and The Gates of Slumber will be replaced by fellow Indiana doom breathren Apostle of Solitude!

Apostle of Solitude's last LP, Last Sunrise, saw release on Profound Lore Records last year, and the band recently released a pair of splits with Dawnrider, Rituals of the Oak, and The Flight of Sleipnir. For the unfamiliar, Check out some audio of the old-school doom band (featuring members of The Gates of Slumber) below.

As discussed, CT of Rwake will be in the house to present his film Slow Southern Steel, so expect this Arkansas madman to do some collaboratiing with either Cough, Apostle of Solitude or Earthling on stage. Doors are at 10PM, tickets are on sale (limited seats available), and there will be a bunch of free Jagermeister for all of you maniacs.

Cough, Apostle of Solitude and Earthling are all on board for Stoner Hands of Doom XI, an annual festival in Frederick MD. The show will feature numerous doom luminaries over its three days (August 12-14), including Earthride, Hour of 13 and Windhand among many others. Windhand is also scheduled to play Acheron on August 19th.

Check out some streaming audio, alongside the film trailer below...

Continue reading "Gates of Slumber cancel shows, so Apostle of Solitude coming to Brooklyn instead"

by BBG

Napalm Death at Gramercy (more by Justina Villanueva)
Napalm Death

The tenth edition of Maryland Deathfest (May 24-27, 2012) has expanded further, adding names like Autopsy, Napalm Death, Noothgrush, Rwake, Deviated Instinct, Cough, Coke Bust, Infernal Stronghold, Backslider and Castevet to its already impressive lineup (Godflesh, Electric Wizard, Morbid Angel, Suffocation, etc). Full lineup is below. Tickets will go on sale in the coming months.

Cough and CT of Rwake will meanwhile appear at the Slow Southern Steel film premiere at Knitting Factory on August 13th with The Gates of Slumber and Earthling. Tickets are on sale.

Autopsy recently played Slaughter In The Water and Chaos in Tejas 2011.

Noothgrush plays several Power of The Riff shows in the second week of August. The band is preparing to re-release Erode the Person via Parasitic Records.

Full lineup and some video is below.

Continue reading "Maryland Deathfest expands 2012 lineup again"

by BBG

Slow Southern Steel

Its been a long time since news has surfaced on the forthcoming Slow Southern Steel documentary, produced by CT of the infamous Rwake. The film, "about underground heavy bands south of the Mason Dixon", features performances and interviews from some of the area's biggest troublemakers (like members of Eyehategod, Hank III, Kylesa, Torche, Dark Castle, Zoroaster, Weedeater, and many more) as they explore "living and growing up in the bible belt". Get familiar with the trailers below if you aren't already.

BrooklynVegan is proud to announce that we will host the exclusive Northeastern screening of Slow Southern Steel at Knitting Factory on August 13th! The screening, which will take place at 10PM, will feature FREE Jagermeister (for a limited time) as well as an appearance from the director CT. Then following the film, Knitting Factory will host performances from some of our favorite doom-y bands The Gates of Slumber, Cough, and Earthling. Tickets are on sale (admission includes the movie and the show).

CT of Rwake at LPR (more by BBG)
Rwake

Rwake have announced that they will release their new LP Rest on September 27th via Relapse. Preorder the new LP and check out the art that will bless the CD, digital, and the olive green and 180 gram black vinyl versions.

Rwake have a few dates scheduled in their near future, including July 30th at Downtown Music Hall in their native Little Rock, and a second show at the same venue as part of the Mutants of the Monster Festival from September 2-4. The festival will feature appearances from Rebreather, Suplecs, Deadbird (performing The Head and The Heart in its entirety) (not to be confused with the band of the same name), Across Tundras, Seahag, Pallbearer, and many many notable others. Full festival details are below.

A reminder: Weedeater will play NYC on 9/10 at Europa with Oxbow, Bison BC, and Fight Amp. Tickets go on sale Thursday at noon.

Another quick reminder: Torche play Music Hall of Williamsburg TOMORROW (7/20) with Big Business and Helms Alee. Tickets are still available. Helms Alee released Weatherhead in June, stream it.

Continue reading "a 'Slow Southern Steel' screening & concert in NYC, new Rwake, Mutants of the Monster Festival & more"

photos by Jonathan McPhail & BBG, words by BBG

Ringworm @ Lovejoys (by BBG)
Ringworm

Ringworm headlined the BrooklynVegan/1000Knives Day Show at Lovejoys on 3/18, the third of four BV-BBG metal shows at SXSW this year. Kicking off a little after noon, the show featured nine bands that mostly were of the hardcore/grind ilk, with the exception of doom overlords Cough.

Owen Hart was the first band of the day and could have been the band of the day. Their furious riffy hard-grind was an excellent way to kick things off, and was one of my favorite sets of the week. Owen Hart fucking rules, so get out and catch 'em at a local house show before they start playing bigger stages.

Salvation left the Lovejoys floor bloodied and battered with their furious hardcore, and were followed up by the always incredible Kill The Client. Vocalist Morgan spent as much time shredding his throat as he did crowdsurfing during the Dallas grinders' killer set. They're an incredible live band propelled by the great Bryan Fajardo (Phobia, Noisear, etc) behind the kit.

KEN Mode's set mirrored the set they played two days earlier at Emo's in intensity and power, and slowed things up a bit before Richmond's 10-ton doom monster Cough. Primarily focused on their latter material, Cough is never anything less than impressive, and the walls shook outside the venue with their high volume doom riffery. Magrudergrind was on tour with Cough and sharing backline, so their slower parts packed an extra umph on Cough's (considerable) gear. Another quick and ballsy set from the always awesome Magrudergrind.

Gaza arrived a bit later than the rest of the gang due to their set at New England Metal & Hardcore Fest, and their off-time, dissonant hardcore was a big hit to the capacity Lovejoys crowd. Inciting gang chants of "He! Is! Never! Coming! BACCCCK!", vocalist Jon Parkin paced back and forth in front of the crowd as his Salt Lake City backing band concentrated their set on latter material.

Wormrot is one of the hardest touring and most impressive grind bands on the scene, and for good reason. Drummer Fit and his lightning fast feet clobber the bass drum and propel the tunes forward with unbelieveable precision and velocity. Meanwhile, guitarist Syid matches Fit's pummeling timing, but does so with a calm/collected manner; at these speeds you'd think Syid would be huffing, puffing and drenched in sweat. Amazing live set.

Ringworm's setlist was focused on Birth is Pain, the band's LP released in 2001 and were every bit as blistering as they were a few months earlier at Fun Fun Fun Fest. Pitting began, Human Furnace's drenched hair whipped about, and the band bruised the crowd past the 7pm curfew playing on an awesome full set. Cleveland's finest, indeed.

In all, I'd like to thank Lovejoys for being so accomodating, Left Hand Brewing for fueling the mayhem, all of the incredible bands, Andy, Merrick, Ron, my partner 1000Knives, and most importantly, everyone who came out to the show! More pictures & some videos, below...

Continue reading "Ringworm, Wormrot, Gaza, Magrudergrind, Cough, KEN Mode, Kill The Client, Salvation & Owen Hart @ Lovejoys (BV-BBG Austin Day 3 pics & video)"

photos by Adam Murray and Genie Sanchez, words by BBG

Morbid Angel
Morbid Angel

Two outdoor tents, a club, and a theater hosted 26 bands. Perhaps by design, the premises lacked alcohol (except for the theater). So bad behavior was scarce. Fans happily bounced from venue to venue, queuing for some bands (Wormrot, Floor, Atheist, Obituary, Morbid Angel), and eating burgers from the Grill 'Em All trucks. To order the Witte Burger (beef, bun, cream cheese, deep-fried bacon, beer-and-Sriracha-soaked onions, malt vinegar aioli), my friend Robert merely pointed several feet away, where Dave Witte himself was standing.
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Saturday (3/5) was the left coast's turn for Scion Rock Fest 2011. The one day, multiple venue festival relocated to Pomona, CA this year, and housed legendary names like Morbid Angel, Obituary, Integrity, Agalloch, and many more alongside names of tomorrow and underground favorites like Bastard Noise, Anaal Nathrakh, Floor, Wormrot, and many more.

Kvelertak were supposed to play too. but their passports and visas were stolen at the airport moments before they boarded the plane to the US. As a result, they'll also miss some days of the Weedeater/Zoroaster tour, but should "be in the states by Friday" (3/11). That means they should have no trouble making it to SXSW where they're on board to play Full Metal Texas. The band was replaced in Pomona by Black Cobra.

More pictures and some videos from Scion Rock Fest 2011, below...

Continue reading "Scion Rock Fest 2011 in pics & video (Morbid Angel, Obituary, Integrity, Agalloch & more) (but not Kvelertak)"

by BBG

Ringworm at FFF Fest 2010 (more by BBG)
Ringworm

I've been super busy booking bands for FOUR upcoming metal shows in Austin, TX. Let's recap what's announced so far. You know about the free show with Profound Lore on 3/19 at Lovejoys (with Tombs, Dark Castle, The Body, many others) and the free Full Metal Texas (with Trap Them, Hull, Rwake, and more.. stay tuned for the rest of the lineup, including one last addition to our stage).

Now I'm happy to announce the third party which is happening 3/18 at Lovejoys! BrooklynVegan/1000 Knives are proud to present eight more bands including Ringworm! The gods of Clevo-core who will headline an unfucwitable day of 10,000 MPH speed and destruction! Well, destruction for sure. Speed? For the most part.

3/18 at Lovejoys (noon -7pm)
Ringworm
Wormrot
Gaza
Magrudergrind
Cough
KEN Mode
Kill The Client
Salvation
Owen Hart
As if the door price wasn't great enough (FREE), Left Hand Brewery will provide gratis suds while supplies last. More details are forthcoming, but if you're headed to Austin (or already there), for now make sure and block off noon - 7PM on 3/18 for this (21+) event!

Check out some videos of some of the bands below...

Continue reading "BrooklynVegan/1000 Knives Austin Day Party @ Lovejoys (lineup includes Ringworm, Wormrot, Gaza & more)"

by BBG

Brian Gibson and Jason Kendall of Megasus at Acheron (more)
Megasus

After releasing their punishing self-titled LP with 20 Buck Spin (and playing an equally punitive live show at Acheron), Megasus is back to release a new 5" mini-EP with Brutal Panda Records. The Menace of The Universe 5" features a pair of new tracks from the Providence beatdown artists including "Damned Hammer" and the title track, which is streaming below. Guitarist Ryan Lesser is responsible for the (impressive) artwork duties on the release, which will include die-cut six-panel packaging. You can see the art and pre-order the EP at Brutal Panda's site.

Megasus, the only band that has the distinction of having a record on Brutal Panda and 20 Buck Spin all while having a song in Rock Band 2, currently have no dates on their calendar. Neither does Lightning Bolt who share drummer/bassist Brian Gibson.

In between working on his fretwork and art for the upcoming release, Ryan Lesser also found time to tell us what his favorite things were in 2010. Check out that list while you listen to the song stream for "Menace Of The Universe" below.

Continue reading "Megasus releasing an EP (listen to a track), Ryan Lesser told us his 20 Favorite Music Things of the year (check it out)"

words & photos by BBG

Cough (and new stage)
Cough

Cough, Naam, Batillus, and Sea of Bones converged on a rainy Saturday (12/11) to play the packed-out Charleston as part of a BrooklynVegan-sponsored event. I haven't spent much time at The Charleston as of late, and in my absence some work has been done to the dingy basement.

A small stage now sits in the left corner and the sound booth has moved to the rear. The intimate basement feel is still there, but now the venue's steel supports obstruct the view of the newly-minted stage that most bands awkwardly only used as a drum riser. The stage was especially crowded when lined along the back with a wall of amps. Most of the guitarists and vocalists opted to play on the floor directly in front instead. Venue issues aside, a good performance can happen anywhere, and the audience got their share that night.

Sea of Bones opened the show, and though the band was sporting a considerably leaner lineup (guitarist count has gone from three to one), they were no less potent. As the band adjusts to the trio formation, look for them to get even more deadly.

Batillus was next, and even though their new record will be released next year on Seventh Rule, Saturday was Batillus's last show for a while to concentrate on new material. Good for them. The Brooklyn band's show at The Charleston did nothing but affirm my belief that Batillus is a live juggernaut and one of the best bands in NYC.

Naam followed Batillus, sporting tunes from their previous recorded efforts but it was no less interesting. Naam's melodic and bluesy showing was a refreshing change from the dire doom & gloom of the night.

Cough closed their US tour in support of Ritual Abuse with the Charleston performance. The time on the road has obviously benefited the band, as they were more powerful and impressive than their last NYC showing (which was also great). The crowd was similarly excited, as Cough's stuttering doom helped ignite a slow-motion pit.

More pictures from the show are below.

Continue reading "Cough, Naam, Batillus & Sea of Bones played the Charleston (some on the new stage) -- pics"

by BBG

Cough at CMJ (more by Keith Marlowe)
Cough

Did I book this show and not realize it? Cough will team up with Naam and Batillus to play The Charleston on 12/11. If you missed them at the BV-BBG show, this is an excellent chance to catch Cough in a small (and suuuper loud) environment. Must.

The previously discussed Incantation-plays-all-of-Onward to Golgotha show with Mortician, Funerus, and Fatalist has a new home :Europa on 11/20 (tickets) (a BrooklynVegan/1000Knives production). The show is the day before Gaza teams up with Tiger Flowers and Meek is Murder at Cake Shop.

Nachtmystium will hit Best Buy Theater on March 3rd, 2011 supporting Cradle of Filth, with Turisas and Daniel Lioneye as part of the "Creatures From The Black Abyss Tour" which also hits Starland Ballroom on March 5th . Tickets are on sale. All dates below.

Those looking to get away from their families after Christmas can scoot on down to Best Buy Theater to join Gwar with The Casualties, Infernaeon, and Mobile Deathcamp on 12/26. Tickets are on sale. Both Gwar and The Casualties will also play this weekend at Fun Fun Fun Fest (11/5 - 11/7, tickets). Gwar's new album, Bloody Pit of Horror hits store shelves next week via Metal Blade. They recently appeared on Fallon. Video of that with all dates below.

Speaking of FFFF, Suicidal Tendencies are on tour and will play the fest this weekend and are scheduled to play Terminal 5 on 11/14 with Cro-Mags, Underdog and Death Before Dishonor. Tickets are still available or you can try your luck at winning a pair! Details are at the bottom of this post with updated dates.

Dub Trio will play Mercury Lounge with CSC Funk Band on November 10th. Tickets are on sale.

Great day show at ABC No Rio on 11/13 with Cali killers Punch and Loma Prieta teaming up with the great Vaccine and Death First. Shows start early, and this is a pretty killer bill so get there!

Kayo Dot will support Newspeak at a record release party for the band's new album Sweet Light Crude. loadbang will support at the Littlefield shindig on November 14th. Tickets are on sale for $8 or you can buy entry with a CD for $15.

All tour dates, details on how to enter the Suicidal Tendencies contest, and some video is below.

Continue reading "Cough, Nachtmystium, Suicidal Tendencies, Gwar, Incantation, Kayo Dot, Punch & other upcoming shows & tours"

photos by Keith Marlowe, words & RT photos by BBG

The Body
The Body

A big thanks go to all the bands who played the BrooklynVegan-BBG CMJ showcase at Union Pool on Saturday night (10/23), and to everyone who made it out the sold out show. Early entries were treated to free Sailor Jerry's, Bushmills, Firefly Vodka, and earplugs courtesy of Earpeace while Salome's Terminal burned on the system.

A blistering set from Royal Thunder provided the first excursion of the evening, and their killer blues-y jams were quickly followed by the punishing doom of Batillus. The double Richmond attack of Inter Arma and Cough victimized the crowd next, each bringing a different perspective of destruction; Inter Arma's blasting black metal cleansed the palette before Cough battered the crowd with their snail's-pace doom punishment. The Body, who was sporting a third member on noise/keys/samples, sealed the deal with low-end thump and screeching vocals, drawing from their recent All The Waters Of The Earth Turned To Blood.

Union Pool tonight, 10/27, means another BrooklynVegan production, this time with the great Eugene Robinson (of Oxbow) and the awesome Man's Gin supporting. Doors are at 9, and $10 gets you in. Get there!

More pictures from the CMJ show, below...

Continue reading "the BV-BBG CMJ show @ Union Pool in pics (The Body, Cough, Inter Arma, Batillus & Royal Thunder)"

by BBG

Cough at Cake Shop (more by Samantha Marble)
Cough

Batillus have joined on to an already stacked bill at Union Pool on 10/23, when the venue will house the BV-BBG Official Showcase with The Body, Cough, Inter Arma, and Royal Thunder. 7PM is the time, $5 is the cost, and deaf is how you'll be left unless you bring a pair of ear plugs or get there early to pick up a free pair courtesy of Earpeace. There will be, as I like to call them, drunk specials as well.

The CMJ show will double as a release party for Cough's upcoming split with The Wounded Kings on Forcefield Records. The new 12", entitled An Introduction To The Black Arts, sees each band contributing a single 15+ minute track of riff-y sludge brutality. Check out the Cough track as well as all tour dates below...

Continue reading "a new Cough track (stream) ++ NYC show now w/ Batillus"

by BBG

DOWNLOAD: The Body - "A Curse" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Cough - "A Year of Suffering" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Inter Arma - "Epicenter" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Royal Thunder - "Mouth of Fire" (MP3)

The Body at Acheron (more here)
The Body

It's with pride that I present to you my official BV-BBG CMJ showcase lineup, going down at Union Pool on Saturday, 10/23 at 7pm:

The Body
Cough
Inter Arma
Royal Thunder
+more TBA!
The Body released (to quote myself from June) "one of the most unrelenting, riveting, odd and just plain special records of the year" in All The Waters Of The Earth Turned To Blood. Both, Cough, and Inter Arma hail from the uber-fertile Richmond scene with the former recently signing to Relapse for their new fist-shaking sludgy-doom offering Ritual Abuse and the latter releasing the underrated but excellent Sundown via Forcefield Records. Atlanta's Royal Thunder deliver blues-y doom riffs fronted by a smokey female voice... think Black Math Horseman or Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde fronting Black Sabbath.

And most importantly, every band on the bill have an INCENDIARY live show, so it'll be worth the measly $5 it'll cost you to get in. Limited CMJ badges will also be let in the door. Drink specials TBA.

If you are a fan of heavy music and particularly the heavy underground, I hope to see you there.

If you aren't a fan of heavy music (or even if you are), check out the other official BrooklynVegan CMJ showcase happening at MHOW two nights earlier. Day parties TBA.

Tour dates for all bands, as well as a bunch of videos, below...

Continue reading "official BV-BBG CMJ showcase announcement & other dates"

words by BBG, photos by Samantha Marble

Naam
Naam

Naam headlined the Cake Shop on a rainy Wednesday (6/9) with help from newest Relapse signees Cough, Massachusetts doom trio Elder, and Brooklyn metali-garage punks Elks. The show was part of a tour for Cough / Elder, which lead them up into New England before heading back down to Cough's home territory of Richmond, VA.

Though you can't tell much from their MySpace page, I could tell that Brooklyn's Elks are on to something. The band kicked out a brief but ripping set of punk-y garage inflected metal, providing an ample kick start to the show and a perfect lead-in to the Massachusetts big riffers Elder. Cough followed Elder and blew me away with their unstoppable doomy sludge pummel. It was my second experience with the band in NYC (the first was at Northside) and now that Cough has a second guitarist in tow, they are sounding more massive than ever! Naam's bluesy space-a-delic sounds were well executed as usual, though my personal highlight was seeing the trio rock "Black Ice". It's good to know that although they normally let the riffs breathe, they can (when they want) pummel as fast and furious as any of the bullet-belted folk. More pics from the show are below...

Continue reading "Naam, Cough, Elder & Elks played Cake Shop (pics) "

by BBG

Bundy of Naam @ the Charleston (more photos by Samantha Marble)
Torche

The pointer in the above photo taken at the Torche (who just announced another Brooklyn show) show at The Charleston is none other than Bundy of Naam, who will play a BV/1000 Knives show alongside Elder, Elks and BV-BBG Northside alums Cough on Wedneday (June 9th) at Cake Shop.

In other Cough news, the Richmond band has announce that they have signed to Relapse Records (!) and are currently working on their new LP Ritual Abuse with Sanford Parker which will see the light of day this fall via the label.

In other BV Cake Shop news,this Saturday (6/5) brings two BV-affiliated shows. There's the FREE Yeasayer show on Governor's Island. And, Monolith, Voyager, Seraphim and Altered State are set to tear down Cake Shop. Doors for that one at 5PM.

Tour dates, flyers, some videos, and current Cough dates are below...

Continue reading "Cough now on Relapse & on tour w/ Elder - BBG show @ Cake Shop Wednesday w/ Naam (and other one this Saturday)"

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Naam at the Action PR showcase at SXSW (more here)
Naam

Naam will headline Cake Shop on June 9th alongside support from Richmond's downtuned miscreants Cough, the rifftastic Elder, and Brooklyn's own Elks as part of a BV/1000 Knives production. $10 gets you in the door.

The show is one of a pair that Naam will play with the mighty Elks, as both will support Karma To Burn and Year Long Disaster at Knitting Factory on Friday (5/14). Want to go? I have two pairs of tickets and one copy of Karma to Burn's new album Appalachian Incantation to give away, details on how to win are at the bottom of this post. Appalachian Incantation hits store shelves on 5/18.

Naam is also scheduled to play the NY Eye & Ear Fest on My 23rd. Black Dogs, Liturgy, Effi Brest, Twin Stumps, Blondes, Hunters, and more will all play the fest over the show's two days. Tickets are still up for May 22nd, May 23rd, or both.

Cough last played NYC as part of the BV Northside Fest show at Europa alongside Doomriders, Sourvein, Unearthly Trance, and many others. Unearthly Trance will be back for Northside Fest this year, this time as part of the BV/1000 Knives production of Floor at Europa. Tickets are still on sale or you can get in with your Northside badge.

Some videos, full Cough dates, and details on how to win Karma To Burn tickets are below...

Continue reading "Naam playing Cake Shop w/ Cough, Knitting Factory w/ Karma to Burn (win tix & an album) & other dates "

photos by Jason Walker, words by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Pollution - "Tiny Black Burns" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Unearthly Trance - "Diseased" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Defeatist - "Isolation Tactics" (MP3)

Unearthly Trance
Unearthly Trance

Call me greedy, but when I recently posted the Show No Mercy/BV-BBG lineup of Keelhaul, Minsk, and STATS, followed by that lonely "+1 TBA"... I got a little sad. Why just one? Luckily, Brandon Stosuy & I (we came up with the lineup together) were on the same page, so that +1 TBA is now +2, AND we are proud to announce the addition of Unearthly Trance and Defeatist to the August 2nd lineup at Public Assembly!

Defeatist, which contains members of the much lamented Anodyne (with Mike Hill of Tombs), recently dropped Sharp Blade Sinks Deep Into Dull Minds on Willowtip. The LP is actually a compilation of previously released EPs and splits that will have to sate us while we await the arrival of Sixth Extinction, featuring 19 new tracks recorded by Colin Marston. The band is scheduled to take on the destructive Texas duo of Mammoth Grinder (who we profiled here) and Hatred Surge (who I loved at SXSW) on July 17th at The Charleston.

Unearthly Trance recently played the BV-BBG bash at Europa, and are scheduled to take on Lit Lounge on Monday (7/13) with the mighty Harpoon, one of two dates for Harpoon (they headline The Charleston on 7/14). Full Unearthly Trance & Harpoon dates are below.

In possibly related news, Pollution, a band that may or may not contain members of Unearthly Trance and/or Villains, has been added to the kick-ass Harvey Milk/Torche shindig at Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 26. Tickets are still available. The band is also scheduled to play Don Pedro's on Saturday (7/11) with The Choke and Bukkake Boys. Pollution dropped the nasty.DNA cassette, which will reportedly surface on LP via Feast of Tentacles. Check out "Tiny Black Burns" from that release above. Feast of Tentacles is responsible for the recent 2LP of another fave, Cough.

More pics and some thoughts on Unearthly Trance, Cough, Howl, Javelina, Doomriders, Sourvein, and Clouds at the BV-BBG at Europa on 6/14, as well as tour dates for Pollution and Harpoon are below....

Continue reading "bands added to BBG Show No Mercy show (@ Pub Assembly), more pics from the BBG show @ Europa (Northside Fest)"

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