Entries tagged with: Deathcycle
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Goosebumps @ Saint Vitus, 2/26/2013
Acheron just got a little bit wilder. New York punk crew Goosebumps have been added to the previously discussed White Lung suprise show at Acheron on April 15. Tickets for the Brooklyn-Vegan co-presented show, which also features appearances from Syphilitic Lust and Boca Raton, are still available. White Lung's other area appearance, supporting Iceage at Bowery Ballroom, is sold out.
Goosebumps, meanwhile, joined D.R.I., Deathcycle and Concrete Cross for a show at Saint Vitus on February 26. Belated pictures and video (plus a bonus Goosebumps video), minus Concrete Cross (who our photographer missed), are below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Behold... The Arctopus at Siant Vitus (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Behold.. The Arctopus and Helen Money will cross paths on a pair of tours at Saint Vitus on March 22 (tickets), with Helen Money eventually looping back to play The Acheron on March 24 with A Life Once Lost and the great Author & Punisher (tickets). The Acheron show is the close of A Life Once Lost and Helen Money's respective tours; Saint Vitus is the close of Arctopus's current trek. Tour dates for both are below.
Japanese hardcore killers Forward have cancelled their US tour. Bummer.
All Evillive-approved shows for the next two weeks and video of Deathcycle and Goosebumps from Saint Vitus is below. What did I miss?
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Catharsis at The Acheron, Jan 2013 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Influential metallic hardcore crew Catharsis took over The Acheron on January 19, playing to a sell-out crowd alongside the reunited Deathcycle, Gehenna, and Withdrawal. The show was one of only four dates for the band, one of which included an appearance at the A389 Anniversary (along with a reunited Left for Dead). Check out a full set of pictures from The Acheron on Invisible Oranges.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Gehenna at Acheron, Aug 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Good news/bad news situation here. Bad news? Radiation Blackbody has dropped off the previously discussed Catharsis show at Acheron on January 19. The good news? They've been replaced...... by GEHENNA. That's right, the infamous ones will team with their old split-mates to bring their nihilistic black-metal-induced hardcore back to NYC. The band will join Deathcycle (reunion) and Withdrawal for a whopper of a show that will follow ANOTHER whopper of a show the same day, the previously-mentioned late matinee with Vile Gash, Society Nurse, Slices (who released one of my favorite LPs of last year, this is their final NYC appearance!) and Believer/Law. Tickets are on sale for Catharsis/Gehenna, Vile Gash, or both together.
Of course Gehenna is on the East Coast to play A389 in Baltimore that weekend. Though advance tickets for the shows are sold-out, most of the bands will ALSO play pre-shows/matinees that have tickets at the door.
Catharsis's dates have grown since we last spoke, blossoming into an East Coast tour. All Catharsis dates and Gehenna video are listed below.
by Fred Pessaro
Vile Gash at Chaos in Tejas 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Who doesn't love an afternoon of killer punk and hardcore? Negative hardcore brutality from Vile Gash will headline a matinee, with Society Nurse, Slices (who released their Still Cruising earlier this year) and Believer/Law at Acheron on January 19. Show is at 5PM and ticketing info is on the way. The show is part of a larger set of dates for the final three bands on the bill, with NYC's Believer /Law also set to play WIERD soon.
Check out live video and audio below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
A389 has been like Fort Knox with respect to bands slipping out to play other shows on the East Coast. Word is that Left for Dead's one-time reunion at A389 will stick, but fortunately not so for Catharsis:
Catharsis was an influential American hardcore punk band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina that was active from 1994 to 2002. Catharsis were known for writing extremely lengthy songs (sometimes broken into multiple parts) with complex title names and unusual time signatures. They were related to anarchist collective Crimethinc...BrooklynVegan is proud to present the return of Catharsis along with a reunion from Deathcycle (who's last appearance was with the BV presentation of Winter) and A389's Withdrawal at Acheron on January 19. More details are still TBA, but tickets are on sale.
Catharsis took appreciable influence from Integrity, Neurosis, His Hero Is Gone, Breakdown, Starkweather, Amebix, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Diamanda Galás, GISM, Refused and the early demo recordings of Belgian hardcore band, Negate. - [Wiki]
Head below for streaming video and audio from Catharsis, Deathcycle and Withdrawal, and stay tuned for additional announcements.
photos by Greg Cristman, words by BBG
Wormrot, Winter, Deathcycle, and Kings Destroy played Union Pool on April 3rd, marking Winter's first show in many years and their warm-up for an appearance at Roadburn as part of the sunn O))) curated portion of the festival. The band played an hour-long set that opened with the crushing "Servants of The Warsmen" before transitioning into additional Into Darkness burners. Though admittedly nervous at the outset, the band hit their stride midset and ended with tons of "wow"s and "holy shit"s from onlookers leaving the venue. Winter's death-doom rep was intact, and I can't wait to catch them again.
Wormrot, who are coming off of a much larger US tour as part of their appearance at Scion Rock Fest, played their first show since the hurried release of their new LP, Dirge (available for free download). The Singapore band followed Winter, and were the perfect yin to Winter's yang with 1000 MPH drum blasts and jaw-dropping grind riffs. Menacing, and somehow more impressive than their showing in Austin at Lovejoys.
For Deathcycle, the show marked another reunion, and first since the band played a pair of shows in honor of fallen comrade Lee Altomare (who was shouted out at the venue that night, RIP). Vocalist Ron Grimaldi mixed it up with the crowd as he belted away vocals atop the searing hardcore riffery. Excellent set, I just wish that catching a Deathcycle show wasn't like seeing a shooting star... but as they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder.
For Kings Destroy, the NYC date wasn't much of a special occasion-, but they impressed the early crowd with their thundering doom riffs (mission accomplished). With the glacially-paced Winter, the mid-paced hardcore of Deathcycle, and the lightning-grind of Wormrot, it was nice to have a mid-tempo doom band to cleanse the palette. Diversity is always a good thing.
More pictures from Union Pool and some video is below.
photos by Greg Cristman, words by BBG
Stephen Flam of Winter @ Union Pool - April 3, 2011
Crushing down-tuned death-doom dealers Winter returned, for the first time since calling it quits in the early nineties, with an hour-long headlining set at a sold out Union Pool last night (4/3). They were supporting the lightning-fast Wormrot, and the bill was rounded out by the reunited DeathCycle and local doom thunder from Kings Destroy. For Winter, the show served as a warm-up for their appearance at the sold-out Roadburn overseas. Original members Stephen Flam and John Alman were both on board.
For Wormrot, Union Pool was their NYC date on a much larger tour organized to coincide with SXSW (check out pics from our show at Lovejoys) and Scion Rock Fest (pics here), and a it was a moment of triumph after a debacle caused the band to have to cancel their Boston show the night before NYC. The band posted this at the time:
"Apologies! WE ARE ALSO NOT PLAYING BOSTON @ O'Brien's pub.. due to PPA stole our licence plates and have no alternative transport atm and are still in stuck in Philly, we have been invited by Jo and Jamie to play in a show at The Barbary, 951 Frankfort Ave Philly 19125 at 2pm with Nails and more!"Though the issue still wasn't resolved as of last night, the band did find a way to make it to Brooklyn from Philly. Hopefully they work everything out before their next scheduled show which is April 5th in Peeksill, NY.
Wormrot recently released their new LP Dirge for free download.
A Deathcycle show in 2011 was a rarity, and the band currently has no additional dates planned. Kings Destroy does though, as the band will support Orange Goblin and The Gates of Slumber at Santos on May 28th with Naam. Tickets are still available.
A full set of pictures from Union Pool are forthcoming, but for now, check out some video from last night courtesy of (((unartig)))...
Wormrot at Acheron (more by BBG)
BrooklynVegan is proud to present Singapore grinders Wormrot with very special guests Goden, the reunited Deathcycle, and Kings Destroy who will all band together for a very special show at Union Pool on April 3rd. Tickets are on sale and trust me you won't want to miss this.
Wormrot is prepping their new LP Dirge (a song is streaming below) for release on May 3rd via Earache Records and will tour the US in March hitting Scion Rock Fest on March 5th and heading down to SXSW to play a strong of dates including the BrooklynVegan/1000 Knives Day Party on March 18th at Lovejoys. Stay tuned for the full announcement!
The Union Pool show comes right in the middle of a Wormrot tour with Tombs who are not on the bill of the Brooklyn show, but are playing the BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on March 19th (one day after Wormrot at the same Austin venue).
Deathcycle called it quits in 2009, but have reunited on occasion to play special shows such as the Lee Altomare benefits last year. Deathcycle features Gary Bennett and Paul Delaney of Black Anvil/Kill Your Idols.
Kings Destroy, featuring members of Uppercut and Killing Time, recently dropped their debut LP And the Rest Will Surely Perish via The Maple Forum. Download "The Mounty" and "The Whittler" above and pick up a copy of the LP. Kings Destroy will also support at the upcoming Orange Goblin show at Santos.
All Wormrot dates and the new track from Dirge, "Erased Existence", is below.
Vision of Disorder at Irving Plaza (photo by Keith Wick)
More hardcore reunions!
Reunited Long Island metalcore-rs Vision of Disorder have a new show scheduled at Gramercy Theater on August 20th. Tickets are on sale, but no word on who will support the reactivated team. VOD is currently working on new material that will appear on an upcoming LP.
Yuppicide brought their ska-influenced hardcore to their first show in twelve years at Black & Blue Bowl, and the band has added a second NYC show at Santos on July 10th with Primitive Weapons and Old Yorke. Tickets are on sale. The show is one of two US dates currently scheduled, as the band is also scheduled to play El N Gee Club in New London, CT on 7/31 after their appearance at the Full Force Festival in Germany on 7/3.
NYC's Inside Out will play their first show in 21 years at Santos Party House with Razorblade Handgrenade, No Tolerance, Vigilant Hotel and Activator on August 14th (tickets). NYC's Inside Out is not to be confused with the west coast version, which featured Zach of Rage Against The Machine and Vic of 108/Burn.
Finally, Grey Area will reunite for a show at Cake Shop on June 25th with Static Radio and The Revelling. Tickets are on sale (for the show that IS at Cake Shop - not Europa like the ticket link says). For the unfamiliar, the band features members of Warzone, Kill Your Idols, Black Train Jack, and Token Entry melding their sound into a more melodic approach to NYHC that yielded two LPs. At one point the band featured bassist Syd Butler (of Les Savy Fav), though it is not known who will fill in on bass at Cake Shop. It's one of two upcoming shows or the band. The other is in Philly. Flyer below.
Don't forget the forthcoming Deathcycle show (at 538 Johnson on 7/31, and a second TBA) as well as 1.6 Band, who originally reformed in 2009 and will play Cake Shop (not The Studio at Webster Hall) on June 27th with Substratus and Dump Body.
On a different note, Sick of It All played Gramercy on 6/11 (Friday). How was it?
words by BBG, photos by Greg Cristman
Paul Delaney wants YOU!
Reunion shows July 30th and 31st, Long Island and Brooklyn. 2 shows to honor the passing of our friend Lee Altomare, who died unexpectedly on 4/16/10. We will Be joined by all bands that were in the direct circle of Lee's friendship. Still sorting out all the details, so we will make the announcement as soon as we have our facts straight. Sat, the 31st is definitely at 538 Johnson St. in Brooklyn.More details on Long Island as they come in.
Meanwhile, two members of Deathcycle (Paul Delaney and Gary Bennett) are plugging away at their current (and awesome) project Black Anvil. The band has a handful of shows sprinkled throughout the summer (while Paul plugs away at a new None More Black album) including the absolutely unmissable show at Europa on SATURDAY (6/12) with Eyehategod, Brutal Truth, Nachtmystium and Tombs (tickets). Full tour dates are below.
Black Anvil played Brooklyn Masonic Temple on 3/30 with Immortal. We posted the Immortal pics, but never the opener. The belated pics from that show, and all dates, are below.