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by BBG

Aaron with Defeatist at their last show (more by BBG)
Aaron of Defeatist

I previously posted my highlights of 2011 but my opinion is obviously just one of many. To try and get a better feel for the year, we cornered some of our favorite artists and heavy music industry friends to ask them about 2011 in music, art, and memories. We have so many responses that we needed to split it into three posts. Here is the first. Head below to hear from members of Noisear, Monarch!, Mammoth Grinder, Pulling Teeth, Sulaco, Bloodiest, and many more...

Continue reading "The Year in Heavy 2011 according to artists & friends (part 1)"

by BBG

R.I.P. Defeatist.

New York waved sayonara to one of the greatest grind bands in the city on Saturday night (12/17) when Defeatist played their final show with a handpicked lineup of Triac, Psychic Limb, D.O.C., and Backslider. There is no malice between the three Defeat-ers, and in fact, Saturday night at Death By Audio was more of a celebration of the collective and the band was undoubtedly at their tightest. The dizzyingly impressive grind trio will be sorely missed.

Meanwhile, look out for material from Radiation Blackbody (Josh & Joel of Defeatist) and Praetura (with Joel of Defeatist) as well as some live shows by those bands.

If you missed D.O.C., make sure and check them out in the new year when they team with Coke Bust, Tenement & Rational Animals at Acheron on 1/4. Coke Bust, D.O.C., Sick Fix and Magrudergrind all feature drummer Chris Moore.

Check out some pictures from their final date below (though none of Backslider, who I missed), below...

Continue reading "Defeatist played their final show @ Death By Audio (pics)"

by BBG

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Coke Bust at Acheron (more by BBG)
Coke Bust

Coke Bust will return to NYC with Tenement, D.O.C. and Rational Animals to play Acheron on 1/4. The show is one of a few dates for the fast-hardcore crew. Chris of Coke Bust/Magrudergrind will also be playing drums with D.O.C. when they play Saturday (12/17) at Death By Audio with Triac, Backslider (who are streaming a new track), and Psychic Limb as part of Defeatist's farewell show. Defeatist's Tyranny of Decay was one of my favorite records of 2011, and the Coke Bust show at Acheron was also one of my favorites of the year.

Weekend Nachos have added a gang of dates with Homewrecker leading up to their appearance at A389 Anniversary. Those dates include a stop at ABC No Rio on 1/19. Full tour schedule is below.

Morbid Saint will hit the road for a pair of East Coast gigs that will include Europa on 1/20 with Deceased, Carcinogen and Midnight Hellion. Tickets are on sale.

Check out a new track from The Devil's Blood, as well as a teaser for a second track below. The band's new LP The Thousandfold Epicentre hits via Metal Blade on January 17th.

Maruta has called it quits.

Poison Idea will reissue Darby Crash Rides Again: The Early Years, The Fatal Erection Years (aka Pick Your King/Record Collectors are Pretentious Assholes), War All The Time, Ian Mackaye, Feel The Darkness, We Must Burn and Last Will & Testament via Southern Lord and TKO Records.

Pallbearer was great for the limited time that I saw them at Rites of Darkness (due to schedule changes), and now you can stream a new track from their forthcoming Profound Lore LP via Pitchfork. Look for Sorrow and Extinction via the label on February 21st.

Birds In Row will release Collected via Vitriol on January 17th, a prelude to their Deathwish release due next year. Collected features previously released tracks from the French sludgy-hardcore band, and is streamable in full below. Preorder your copy of Collected via Vitriol.

On another note, this will be the final Evillive until the New Year, so have a happy one and make sure and leave any notes/comments below. Thanks for reading, and supporting independent music in 2011. All suggested shows, Weekend Nachos dates, and some streams are below.

Continue reading "Evillive (Coke Bust, Weekend Nachos, Pallbearer, The Devil's Blood, Birds In Row & more)"

by BBG

Midnight at Rites of Darkness (more by BBG)

2011 was a year that I spent delving deep into record bins, in the pit at shows, and searching for the most brutal of the brutal at festivals across the country including Maryland Deathfest, Chaos in Tejas, Rites of Darkness, SXSW, the A389 Anniversary show, California Discord Fest, and many others. It was also a year when I revisited my hardcore roots, and went further down the rabbit hole with DIY shows and independent records.

2011's choices for best of the year were tougher than I could have imagined, as opposed to my clear cut 2010 choice for favorite album of the year. That said, favorite records are about playability, and these are the LPs that wore out my needle and earned the most plays on my digital device (note: I made sure to remove a record that I was directly involved in because that would clearly be near the top of the list). I hope you enjoyed these records as much as I did in 2011 and if not, please share what you enjoyed below. I already can't wait for 2012.

My favorite records and shows of 2011 are below.

Continue reading "The Year in Heavy (BBG's favorite records & shows of 2011)"

by BBG

Defeatist at Shea Stadium (more by BBG)

Defeatist have announced that "this turd has been circling the bowl long enough, so we have decided to flush it for good." The trio have a pair of NYC dates left on the calendar before they call it quits. on Saturday, 11/12 they play Acheron with Gaza, Tiger Flowers, & Don't Give A Fuck, and then their final date is on 12/17 at Death By Audio with the great Triac, Psychic Limb, Disciples Of Christ (mems of Magrudergrind), and Backslider. Advance tickets are not available, so make sure you get to the Acheron early to send-off NYC's best grind band right.

Defeatist recently released their final LP Tyranny of Decay. Stream it below in full and order your copy before they (the band and the LP) disappear for good.

Reminder: a pair of bands featuring members of Magrudergrind, Coke Bust & Sick Fix, will hit NYC on 11/19 at Acheron with Masakari and Grudges. Grudges will ALSO play Saint Vitus the night before (11/18) as part of a show with Black Anvil, Bloodiest and Mutilation Rites. Tickets are on sale for the BA show.

Stream that Defeatist, as well as other material from Masakari, Bloodiest and others below.

Continue reading "Defeatist call it quits, announce final shows"

by BBG

Defeatist @ Acheron

There was a definite family vibe at Acheron on Saturday (10/7), with touring band Regents (mems Sleepytime Trio, Frodus, Acid Tiger, Thursday) sharing the stage with NYC grind greats Defeatist, Psychic Limb, and The Year is One. Artist Brian Montouri of Psychic Limb is responsible for Regents cover art and the ties between Defeatist, The Year is One and Psychic Limb go deeper than just sharing this stage, so there was a definite air of friendship that went all around.

Regents' blistering punk rock is propelled by Jason Hamacher's (Frodus) pummeling drums, with Drew Ringo and David NeSmith's dueling guitar and scream vocals. Lukas Previn (Acid Tiger, Thursday) filled in on bass, as the band tore through material off of their debut 7". Stream it in its entirety below.

The show was one of two that I caught on Saturday, the first being Thou, The Body, Alkahest, and Argonauts at ABC No Rio (pictures/review).

Reminder: Psychic Limb will appear aboard the Jewel on 10/22 with Tombs, Skeletonwitch, and Kvelertak as part of the Rocks Off/BV-BBG official showcase. Tickets are still available.

More pictures from Acheron and that 7" stream is below...

Continue reading "Defeatist, Regents, Psychic Limb & The Year is One played Acheron (pics & a Regents 7" stream)"

by BBG

Despise You
Despise You
Despise You

"He couldn't get through an entire set without fucking up once," Despise You's Chris Elder quipped while looking at Phil Vera before the final song of the Despise You set at Shea Stadium last night (9/11). It was a minor speedbump in an otherwise excellent set from the band and a stark contrast from Phil Vera's appearance with Crom in NYC in 2008. At that show, the protagonist and his cohorts were so obliterated, they barely got through a single song. Both were beyond entertaining albeit in entirely different ways. Ancient history aside, Despise You made recent history with their first-ever NYC appearance at Shea Stadium, blasting through a mix of classics and material from their recent split with Agoraphobic Nosebleed.

Sunday night's bill was completely dedicated to speed-arts in varying levels of popularity and venom. Despise you's tour-mates Magrudergrind and Defeatist represent the two ends of the grind spectrum, with the former being the most talked about and the latter being one of the most underrated. Both bands delivered excellent sets with the room at 1/2 - 2/3 capacity by the time Defeatist opened the show, and a moshing, crowd-surfing crowd by the time Magrudergrind hit the stage for their set (greeted, appropriately, by side one of Mobb Deep's The Infamous LP). Backslider and The Communion filled out the remainder of the bill.

Defeatist recently released a new song from their Tyranny of Decay LP, but now you can stream the ENTIRE LP below. Order a copy.

More pictures from the show and all Despise You/Magrudergrind tour dates are also below...

Continue reading "Despise You, Magrudergrind, Defeatist, Backslider & The Communion played Shea Stadium (pics)"

by BBG

Defeatist's Tyranny of Decay album art

NYC's greatest grind team Defeatist have returned to the studio to create the forthcoming Tyranny of Decay, their latest speed-test of vitriolic venom. It's the band's second full-length overall and follows last year's Sixth Extinction, and this year's three-way split with Triac/ASRA.

Speed is clearly the name of the game for any grind release, but Defeatist keep it interesting with strong songwriting that incorporates bits of sludge and hardcore, changes in time signatures and jazzy touches. "Symptoms of Rejection", one of the twelve total tracks from Tyranny of Decay, makes its debut in this post. Listen to it below and look for the entire thing next week on their Bandcamp for the price of "what-you-want". The band will also release the LP on limited vinyl, though details on that are still forthcoming.

Defeatist will team with Despise You, Magrudergrind, Backslider, and The Communion at Shea Stadium on 9/11 as part of the DY/Magrudergrind tour. Stream much of their discography, along with the new song below.

Continue reading "listen to new Defeatist (song premiere)"

by BBG

Victims @ Best Friends Day (more by Chris Boarts Larson)

Due to the oncoming apocalypse (how they are selling it anyway), the previously discussed Victims show with Defeatist, Grudges, and DBCR at Acheron on Sunday (8/28) has been cancelled. Stay tuned, as this show MAY be rescheduled. Saturday's show at Acheron, featuring Brickeater, Gang Signs and VYGR is also CANCELLED.

by BBG

Despise You

As previously discussed, Despise You will embark on their first ever East Coast tour with Magrudergrind, hitting nine cities with their unrelenting powerviolence attack. The tour will include a stop in Brooklyn at Shea Stadium on 9/11 with Chainsaw To The Face, The Communion, and Defeatist (thats a lineup). Full tour schedule is below.

Despise You and Magrudergrind are also scheduled to play the California Discord Festival in Los Angeles on September 24th and 25th, where they will team with Rattus (in their first US show and last show ever), Dropdead, Ghoul, Mange, Lack of Interest, and many more notables. Full festival listing is below, and tickets are still available.

Despise You and Agoraphobic Nosebleed released a split on Relapse earlier this year.

All tour dates and show flyers are below.

Continue reading "Despise You & Magrudergrind touring, playing California Discord Fest (dates & lineup)"

words & photos by BBG

Beer & Cable @ the Acheron
Beer & Cable

Saturday was also the day Bushwick venue The Acheron celebrated one year of depravity with a block party of sorts, an eight band bill featuring a barbecue that kicked off at 5PM that day. After Coliseum at Public Assembly, I managed to scoot over to catch the tail end of the show featuring beer-soaked performances from Beer & Cable, Defeatist & Batillus. Pictures and a video from that show are, below...

Continue reading "The Acheron celebrated a birthday w/ help from Batillus, Defeatist, Beer & Cable and more (pics)"

by BBG

Fuck The Facts at Cake Shop (more by BBG)
Fuck The Facts

Fuck The Facts will return to Cake Shop on March 12th as part of a special round of new dates:

We've put together a special set for these shows that will have us playing songs from every album since 2001's 'Mullet Fever' all the way to new music from our upcoming 'Die Miserable' album, and all in chronological order from oldest to newest. Many of these songs we haven't played live in years and most likely won't after this, so we hope you'll enjoy this little blast into the past.
Expect the nasty little canucks to fuck shit up at Cake Shop. Can't wait for Die Miserable.

Supporting the incredible FTF will be the always unfucwitable hard-grinders Psychic Limb, Radiation Blackbody (Joel/Josh of Defeatist), and Icelandic hardcore/screamo Swords of Chaos (mems of Jonsi's band, seriously).

Fuck The Facts have taken some time off as of late but many of the members have kept busy with other projects. Johnny Ibay recently played with Haymaker at the A389 Anniversary. Marc Bourgon teamed up with Steve Vargas of The Great Sabatini to record a new side project Greber. It's a little bit more in the hardcore vein (but still rules), and you can stream all of that EP below, and then pick up a copy and/or a t-shirt at their merch site.

Speaking of Joel from Defeatist, he'll debut his new band Praetura at Acheron on 2/5. The show will also feature The Osedax (ex-Psyopus), Backslider, and Misanthropic Noise. Defeatist will also play 5/22 at The Charleston with Internal Rot and Doubled Over.

Retro Grave (with Jeff Olson, ex-Trouble) will headline The Studio at Webster Hall on 4/23 and snag both Gnaw (who is also playing with Locrian) and Kayo Dot for support. The show is one of two scheduled for Kayo Dot, as they'll also play Bowery Electric on 3/25 with Vaura & Throat

Streams and more show listings below...

Continue reading "Evillive (upcoming heavy shows) (Fuck the Facts & more)"

words and photos by BBG


Wormrot played Acheron on 10/3, one of three NYC dates that the band landed after cancelling their appearance at Santos earlier this month. The Singapore (!) grind greats were supported by some of NYC's finest including (for my money) the best grind band in NYC, Defeatist, the elusive/explosive Psychic Limb, and the fantastic Curandera (ex-ASRA, current Mutilation Rites). Mutant Supremacy, who have a new LP out now, also supported, adding a touch of darkness to an already pummeling grind fiesta.

If you missed it, you can catch Wormrot tonight (10/6) at Party Expo. Mutant Supremacy will also be on hand.

More pictures from the Acheron show, including a shot of Wormrot's setlist, lie below.

Continue reading "Wormrot played the Acheron w/ Defeatist, Psychic Limb, Curandera & Mutant Supremacy (pics) --- (Party Expo tonight)"

by BBG


Wormrot have been forced to delay the start of their tour due to visa issues. That means they won't be appearing at Santos Party House tonight (9/2), though all the other bands on the bill still will. To make up for it, Wormrot have rescheduled their NYC show to this SUNDAY (9/5) at Bowery Electric at 11PM. From there they move to Cleveland and tour as planned, though now we can also announce one more show that was being kept a secret up until now: BrooklynVegan & 1000 Knives are proud to present Wormrot with Mutant Supremacy, Defeatist, Psychic Limb, and Curandera at the Acheron on 10/3!

Wormrot's Abuse was one of my favorite LP's of 2009. Updated tour dates and a video of Wormrot in action is below...

Continue reading "Wormrot cancel some dates & add some others (playing Sunday instead of tonight & in October @ Acheron too) "

words by Kim Kelly, photos by BBG

Mel has a few choice words with the audience
Fuck The Facts

Summertime is the perfect time of year to crawl into a dingy, poorly-ventilated basement, shove up against a couple dozen long-haired dudes, and take in the aural splendor of a down'n'dirty grindcore show. Spend too much money on beer (or sneak in some forties), forget your earplugs, scream along, then leave slightly sore and soaked in a sure-to-be-unhealthy amount of other peoples' sweat. At least, that's what the fine folks of 1000 Knives and Brooklyn Vegan thought when they summoned up this unholy lineup and unleashed it upon the Lower East Side on Saturday (Aug 7th).

Hometown hellraisers Atakke stormed the stage with a characteristically furious thrash/death assault, battling through some slight technical difficulties and bringing the mosh, hard.

I've somehow never seen Defeatist before, but am kicking myself for not making a point of doing so earlier. They absolutely slayed, dealing out raw, chaotic grindcore interlaced with shards of noise and broken glass, seething with hate, and buried by grime and crust. Do not miss their next show (w/ Black Army Jacket at the Cake Shop on Sept. 4th).

Magrudergrind were on their grind as usual, busting out a short'n'nasty collection of up-tempo, bottom-heavy punk rock beatdowns. Their music is a thrashing crusty filthy mess, and god do kids love it - the entire venue erupted into chaos upon every manic exhortation and wicked bass drop. Killer.

Fuck The Facts are a strange, unruly collective, and a force to be reckoned with in a live setting. As the crowd collectively lost its shit, the Canadian quartet sweated through a head-spinning set of twisted, off-kilter grind. Frontwoman Mel Mongeon stalked the stage like a caged lion, guttural roars and all. She also showed herself to be much cleverer than the average metalhead, as her summery ensemble of tank top and paisley skirt was undoubtedly a sight more comfortable than the filthy black t-shirts and jeans the rest of us were stewing in. The sound at the Cake Shop did the band plenty of justice, and Fuck The Facts played just long enough to drive their point home. Fucking rad.

Tons more pics and some videos below...

Continue reading "Fuck the Facts, Magrudergrind, Defeatist & Attake played Cake Shop (pics & video) "

by BBG

Fuck The Facts at Public Assembly (more by Justina Villanueva)
Fuck The Facts

What's summer in NYC with out a brutal, sweaty matinee? BrooklynVegan and 1000Knives are happy to do our part by announcing that Fuck The Facts will play Cake Shop on August 7th (a saturday) with special guests Magrudergrind, Defeatist. The show is all ages.

Fuck The Facts recently released a digital only EP, available NOW for free download.

To help celebrate St. Jean Baptiste This year, we offer a compilation specially concocted for the occasion, free download. This comp includes all the French songs of Fuck the Facts.
Warning, this download will only be available on 23 and 24 June
Shouts to the Google-bots for the rad translation. (Je ne parle pas francais bien)

The band also recently dropped the Disgorge Mexico DVD, the incredible Unnamed EP, and most recently dropped the "Wake" video from that EP. Pick up that limited DVD and limited EP via the band.

Check out our interview with Fuck The Facts guitarist Topon Das. Check out the "Wake" video and dig on tour dates for FTF below...

Continue reading "Fuck the Facts giving away an EP TODAY, playing NYC in August (and other dates)"

words by BBG, photos by Paul Birman


Malkuth teamed up with Radiation Black Body (2/3 of Defeatist), Hallux, and Inswarm for a show at Public Assembly on 2/28. The show was part of the ongoing Zona series at Public Assembly that will feature Rosetta, Starkweather, Junius, and Immanent Voiceless on 3/28.

Starkweather's new album This Sheltering Night is due this April via Deathwish, the same home as their forthcoming split with Overmars and the Pulling Teeth/Irons split which features a appearance from Rennie Resmini.

As previously discussed, Rosetta's new album A Determinism of Morality is on the way, as well as a split with Restorations.

Junius are hitting the road with Battlefields for a set of dates that will take the pair to SxSW. Stream all of Junius's last album, The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist.

Defeatist's new album, Sixth Extinction is out now via Willowtip Records.

More pics from the show are below...

Continue reading "Malkuth, Radiation Black Body, Hallux & Inswarm @ Public Assenbly (Zona Series) - pics"

by BBG

BrainwormsRemember that Brainworms tour we were just talking about? Well, according to Punknews, Brainworms have called it quits. Capsule (featuring Kylesa drummer Eric Hernandez) will sally forth without them, playing all three previously discussed shows at Cake Shop (3/17), ABC No Rio (3/20), and the newly announced Glass Door (3/20). Support for Cake Shop will come from Nomos, Death First, and the great Pollution, while ABC No Rio gets Pregnant and Nightbirds +1 TBA. My favorite of the three goes to The Glass Door show, which will feature the incredible Defeatist, Ramps and MVRs (most valuable rookies) Psychic Limb. Git er dun.

Ramps will play a couple weeks before that, as part of the rescheduled Sourvein date at The Charleston on 3/7 with with Akris. The original show was on February 6th, but...

Sorry broklyn nyc ,umm we are still in the studio and got to get done by the 1st so we cant come out the studio for the 6th how ever we will be doing a make up show in the early of march.please come out and bang ur head,stay tuned stay doom -[Sourvein]
Sweet, dudes. Can't wait for the new material. Just make sure and use spellcheck a bit more often (like I can talk).

Some videos and tons of tour dates (including Sourvein's tour with Eyehategod) are below...

Continue reading "Brainworms break up, Capsule tour anyway, Sourvein dates"

words by BBG, photos by Samantha Marble

Avi of Magrudergrind avec dudes going apey

Few genres of extreme music necessitate the technical proficiency and stamina required to play grindcore music. It features brief, violent bursts of blast-beat drumming accompanied by chugging, down-tuned guitars and vocals that are screeched, barked, growled, and always incomprehensible. The differences between acts are indecipherable to the uninitiated (twelve-tone music and Corsican polyphony present the same problem), but for the masochistic grind enthusiast, few groups reach the brutal purity of the Washington, D.C., band Magrudergrind. -[The New Yorker]
Magrudergrind headlined Sunday's early show at Cake Shop along with local grind faves Defeatist, Ramps, special guests Psychic Limb, and Black Kites. It was the first of two BV/1000 Knives productions over the weekend. The first was Tombs + Rosetta @ Union Pool one night earlier.

Magrudergrind and Defeatist delivered positively blistering sets (as expected - they both destroy), but the biggest surprise to me was Psychic Limb. Fronted by NYC artist Brian Montouri, the band played a spazzy-pummeling grind that was beyond fun, though a little on the way-too-short side (10ish minutes). Catch them if you get the chance, but don't blink.

PL shares a member with Ramps, who was sandwiched in between them and Defeatist. If you missed Ramps, then you're in luck; the band will hit The Charleston on 2/6 with Sourvein (but not Bezoar).

Magrudergrind will be back in NYC on 2/20 with Misery Index at Union Pool (tix), one show of a greater tour between the pair. Magrudergrind is also confirmed for MDF 2010.

Tons of pics, and some must-see Magrudergrind and Psychic Limb video below...

Continue reading "Magrudergrind, Defeatist, Ramps, Psychic Limb & Black Kites @ Cake Shop - pics & video"

by BBG

Laura of Kylesa (more by Paul Birman)

Earlier I discussed my favorite LPs of the year, but why leave the fun to just one? I asked some of my favorite artists and promoters for their 2009 highlights. The responses were great. You already saw some of them. Justina listed some quotes, Liam Wilson talked about Philly, and Josh Graham listed good things about 2009. They continue below. You'll find lists of favorite songs and albums of the year, not to mention answers to crucial questions like:

  • What are Coalesce's favorite pizza toppings?
  • Which one of my top 20 artists of the year tried to get in a cab with Kirsten Dunst?
  • What is the #1 sauce/condiment of 2009?
Find out the answers to those questions and more, below...

Continue reading "The Year in Metal continued (BBG asked countless others to make lists... and here they all are)"

by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Defeatist - "Heresy Delusion" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Defeatist - "Without Will" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Defeatist - "Extinction Throne" (MP3)

Defeatist @ The Charleston (more by Justina Villanueva)

"Defeatism is acceptance of defeat without struggle. In everyday use, defeatism has negative connotation and is often linked to treason and pessimism, or even a hopeless situation such as a Catch-22. The term is commonly used in the context of war: a soldier can be a defeatist if he or she refuses to fight because he or she thinks that the fight will be lost for sure or that it is not worth fighting for some other reason. Again in connection with war, the term is used to refer to the view that defeat would be better than victory. The term can also be used in other fields, like politics, sport, psychology and philosophy." [Wikipedia]
In case you weren't pummeled enough this holiday season (helloooo empty wallet), NYC band Defeatist has added a last minute Brooklyn show at The Charleston on Dec 19th with Bezoar and Rats In The Walls. Details are below.

Defeatist will do a short set of dates in mid-January in support of their new full-length, Sixth Extinction, for release on Willowtip in Feb 2010. Dig on three tracks from that album above. In addition, the band is scheduled to team up with Magrudergrind at Cake Shop on 1/23 as part of a BV presentation (their second BV presented show). Full Defeatist dates are below.

In related news, 2/3 of Defeatist, AKA Radiation Black Body, are scheduled to play Lit Lounge on Dec 21, along with My America, Torchbearer, and Rising Up Rising Down as part of the ongoing Precious Metal series.

Defeatist played The Charleston on July 17th with Hatred Surge and Mammoth Grinder. Mammoth Grinder are scheduled to play NYC again on 1/12 , also at The Charleston.

All Defeatist dates, the show flyer, a second BV show flyer, and a live video from The Charleston are all below.

Continue reading "Defeatist adds a Brooklyn show to their December/January schedule (dates), Radiation Black Body play Lit"

by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Magrudergrind - "Excommunicated" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Magrudergrind - "Lyrical Ammunition For Scene Warfare" (MP3)


We are proud to announce the latest in the ongoing BV series of heavy music (this time in conjunction with 1000 Knives): Magrudergrind will team up with Defeatist, Black Kites, and Ramps to decimate Cake Shop on 1/23 as part of our first hardcore matinee. $8 will get you in the door, although you may need a stretcher to get out.

Magrudergrind are also on board for Maryland Deathfest 2010, which recently added a pre-party featuring greats like General Surgery, Birdflesh, Iron Lung, PLF, and many others. Tickets are available here. The full lineup for MDF is below.

Magrudergrind's new S/T full length was recently named one of Decibel's top 40 albums of 2009. The band is also scheduled to play Hellfest with Godflesh as well as team up with Pulling Teeth when DRI hits Baltimore on 12/13. DRI was originally scheduled to impact Gramercy Theater on 1/17/10, but tickets were taken off sale.

Full MDF lineup, and flyers for the BV/1000 Knives show as well as the MDF Pre-Fest are below.

Continue reading "Magrudergrind playing Cake Shop (BV Presents), Maryland Deathfest (lineup) & Hellfest (dates)"

words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Justina Villanueva


"...I am a huge fan. Keelhaul is a very esoteric band, and an only sporadically active one at that. But still, more people should know them. This is because they are simply outstanding at playing rock & roll. The show of theirs I caught last December--a warm-up for the recording of their latest album, Keelhaul's Triumphant Return to Obscurity (two tracks stream here), which comes out August 18 on Hydra Head--was solid, but this was much better. They'd been on the road for a few days, and their performance had that bullish energy that can only come from consecutive gigs..."
[Hank Shteamer of STATS]
The BV-BBG Show No Mercy event was a success, thanks in part to killer performances by Keelhaul, Minsk, Unearthly Trance, Defeatist, and STATS, but mostly due the people who made it out on a Sunday night! Thanks to everyone who was involved, especially the guys in Keelhaul who were stuck in the car for eight hours just before arriving/setting Public Assembly ablaze.

The next TWO Show No Mercy events are already mapped out! September will showcase the first EVER show for GNAW featuring Alan Dubin of Khanate (we profiled them here), as well as a solo Mick Barr, and Castevet with one more TBA. As discussed, the October edition will take place at Market Hotel and will feature Mt Eerie, Liturgy, and the recently added Malkuth.

More pictures from Sunday below...

Continue reading "Keelhaul, STATS, Defeatist, Unearthly Trance & Minsk @ Public Assembly (Show No Mercy) in Brooklyn - pics "


Public Asembly Back Room
Show No Mercy and Brooklyn Vegan's Black Bubblegum Present

8/2, back, 8 pm, $12
Unearthly Trance

The first 100 people to get to this show tonight will get free promos courtesy of Hydra Head and Solid PR. Full flyer & a Keelhaul video below...

Continue reading "BBG show still inside, still tonight, but now w/ free stuff "

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Repulsion "The Stench Of Burning Death" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Brutal Truth "Evolution Through Revolution" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Pig Destroyer "Loathsome" (MP3)


Only four days left (July 31st) until the upcoming NYC debut of grind gods Repulsion along with the unfathomable support crew of Brutal Truth and Pig Destroyer at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Tickets are still available.

DecibelThe show will double as a book release party for Decibel's new book Precious Metal, which compiles 25 of their favorite "Hall Of Fame" LPs like Slayer's Reign in Blood, Napalm Death's Scum, Eyehategod's Take as Needed for Pain, Darkthrone's Transilvanian Hunger, Sleep's Jerusalem, The Dillinger Escape Plan's Calculating Infinity as well as the centerpiece for July 31st, Repulsion's Horrifed (Brutal Truth's Need To Control was also a Hall of Fame recipient, but didn't make the book). Decibel will also release a special "Decibill" at the show featuring pieces on all three bands by Decibel greats J. Bennett and Jess Blumensheld (cover of that is below).

In celebration of this momentous show, we asked Kevin Sharp (Brutal Truth), JR Hayes (Pig Destroyer) and Col Jones (Repulsion) to discuss one of the other bands on the bill, what they mean to them and extreme music. Their thoughts are below... a must read!

In addition, we'd be remiss if we didn't (again) mention another major show going down this weekend.... the Show No Mercy/BV-BBG event on Sunday, August 2nd at Public Assembly with Keelhaul, Minsk, Unearthly Trance, Defeatist, and STATS! So to get even MORE celebrate-y up in this mutha, we are happy to announce a MEGA-giveaway for BOTH shows. The prize includes tickets to both shows, records, the Decibel book and more.

Details on that prize and how to win it, the above-mentioned interview, as well as flyers for both shows, and more, below...

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