Entries tagged with: Disma
by Wyatt Marshall
Deiphago at Maryland Deathfest in May (more by Fred Pessaro)
Filipino three-man black/death horde Deiphago are coming to terrorize the east coast for a few days this week, starting with a date in New Jersey before landing at Union Pool on Friday 12/13 with Obeisance and Inverted Trifixion. No advance tickets for this show, so grab 'em out the door before steeling yourself for some brutality. Deiphago was last this way in May when they stormed Maryland Deathfest, and Saint Vitus in Brooklyn a few days later. Did you go?
The evil trifecta of Deiphago, Obeisance and Inverted Trifixion will also be sharing the stage at Satan's Unholy Abomination Fest II in Hyattsville, MD, a two-day event with Disma, Engorge, Mausoleum, Sathanas, Hellgoat, Satanik Goat Ritual and many more. Details are available at the fest's Facebook page.
Dates and Satan's Unholy Abomination Fest lineup are listed below...
by Doug Moore
Castevet @ MDF 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
As we've mentioned a few times in recent weeks, Brooklyn's reclusive metal alchemists Castevet will playing their Invisible Oranges-cosponsored record release show Friday (10/25) at Union Pool, with Oneirogen and Vorde. You may recall that Andrew Hock of Castevet was recently named one of the 30 best guitarists under 30 by, um, Red Bull. There's no presale for this show, but tickets are $10 and doors are at 9pm.
Meanwhile, Wormed and 8(!!) other bands play the Paper Box tonight (10/24). (Tix here.). The NYC stop of the IO-sponsored Kylesa/Pinkish Black/Sierra tour will hit Saint Vitus tomorrow night as well (10/25). (Tix here.) The Weed Is Weed/Godstopper/Yoshiko Ohara/Imperial Triumphant show on Saturday (10/26) we mentioned a few weeks back has gotten a big boost in the form of new headliner (and death metal supergroup) Disma, which makes it one of the wildest (in terms of sheer oddness) metal bills in recent memory. No advance tix available, but doors are $10.
And finally, '90s-era NY metallic hardcore stalwarts Sworn Enemy will hit Saint Vitus Bar on Sunday (10/26) with Dehumanized, Alekhine's Gun, Leech, and Thorn Constellation . Tix for that show here.
Am I missing anything?
For more heavy shows, check out our NYC Metal Show calendar. It rules. Get icky with some streaming Disma below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Woe at Saint Vitus in Feburary (more by Fred Pessaro)
Black metal combo Woe's new LP Withdrawal is out now, and the band will head out for a string of dates in celebration. Look for Woe to team with Mutilation Rites & Mortals to play Acheron on May 10, and tickets are still available. All other dates are listed below.
This week has been a busy one at InvisibleOranges! We streamed the new Satan LP, Full of Hell LP, Cleric, Ruin Lust and Zolle, interviewed Todd Jones from Nails and James Kelly from Altar of Plagues, reviewed the new Melvins and took a deeper look at the thrash revival and Japanese hardcore.
Woe tour dates and two week's worth of Evillive-approved shows are listed, alongside teasers for the new Mumakil, Disma and Entrails, below...
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.
Loss in Nashville (more by Diana Zadlo)
After their injury and subsequent cancellation from last year's megashow with Disma, Oak and Coffinworm, Loss has been itching to make it back up to NYC to make up the lost date. Now the band has done it, and will team with the mighty Pallbearer for a show with Sewer Goddess at Saint Vitus on May 19th! Tickets are on sale for this BV/Order of The Serpent production.
Loss's Despond landed on my favorites list for 2011 and Pallbearer, who released their debut LP Sorrow & Extinction this week, is currently streaming their excellent LP at NPR. Pallbearer will be down at SXSW this year for shows including a thus-far-unannounced-BV event. We'll keep you up to date. If you missed it, I interviewed both Loss AND Pallbearer in the past year.
Stream all of Despond below.
Dropdead at Europa (more by Keith Marlowe)
Chaos in Tejas have announced another round of bands for their 2012 shindig (first round here), including rare appearances from legendary post-hardcore band Moss Icon (a one-time only reunion), as well as Japan's Reality Crisis and Skizophrenia (their only US dates), and repeat offenders/favorites like Dropdead, Municipal Waste, Midnight, Ares Kingdom, Puerto Rico Flowers, Xeno & Oaklander, Thou, the Rival Mob, Boston Strangler, Crazy Spirit, Brain Killer, Power Trip, Wiccans (who just played one of the final shows at Emo's), and many many others. A full list of additions and the new flyer is below.
Since the original announcement, two previously announced bands have dropped off the original lineup: Mexican black metal band Nyogthaeblisz disappeared from the lineup after their anti-Islamic/Semitic/Abrahamic stance and involvement in known NSBM (National Socialist) label Satanic Skinhead was pointed out by a few blogs. That led to Antisect and The Mob even threatening to not play. Word then spread that Disma's Craig Pillard released nazi-glorifying records under the name Sturmfuhrer. Disma then dropped out as well due to "the drama" that ensued. Craig would not comment on the matter, but other members of Disma say he has changed.
In related news, Thou will hit the road for a string of dates with The Body this week on the West Coast. Both bands will also be at the inaugural Gilead Media festival (chaired by the Gilead Media label) in Oshkosh, Wi on 4/28 and 4/29 which will feature appearances from (in alphabetical order) Arms Aloft, Aseethe, Ash Borer, Baby Boy, Darger + Plague Mother, False, Fell Voices, Get Rad, Hell, Loss, Mutilation Rites, Northless, Protestant, A Scanner Darkly, and Sleepwalker. More details are available at the site.
All tour dates, new additions to Chaos in Tejas, and the show flyer is all below.
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.
Volume 8 of the incredible Chaos in Tejas will go down on May 31st through June 3rd in Austin, Texas, and this year and much like last, its chock full of incredible rare appearances from across the punk, crust, indie, and metal world. Among the announced are crust legends Antisect, The Mob (UK), the reformed and final lineup of Nasum, Best Coast (who recently got a new drummer), Tear it Up (who recently reunited in NYC), Varukers, Winter, Iceage, Forward, Ghoul, Double Negative (who play NYC next week), and so much more. The announcement is just the first batch of bands, with an additional 100+ still to come. Check out the Chaos in Tejas flyer above. Full list of bands below...
Inquisition @ The Studio
Inquisition are on their way to the crumbling four-day Texas festival known as Rites of Darkness, where they'll join-up with an ever decreasing number of bands. Since "finalizing" the lineup earlier this year, a staggering 20 of the 54 bands, most of them headliners and exclusives, have all fallen off of the lineup due to an issue with Paypal.
As the festival has grown closer, the list of casualties has increased. Some bands succumbed to the pleas of fans begging to stay on (like Zemial), and others tried but ultimately still had to drop off (like Pagan Altar). The festival issued a definitive statement on 11/30 which confirmed the lineup, but then six more bands cancelled. It has, to say the least, been a rollercoaster ride for Rites of Darkness ticketholders, who are now still awaiting confirmations from Zemial, Hell Militia and Nunslaughter. Regardless, I'll see you there this weekend.
Meanwhile, Northwestern black metal duo Inquisition played The Studio at Webster Hall on Friday 12/2, joined by Disma and Agrath (after Mortuary Drape and Negative Plane dropped off of the show). NJ death metal crew Disma were also scheduled to play Rites of Darkness but cancelled their appearance alongside related bands Evoken and Funebrarum, so the NYC show was unfortunately their last of the year.
Drenched in fog (courtesy of the itchy trigger finger of Tooth from Natur) and red lighting, both Inquisition and Disma ripped at The Studio, playing favorites from their recent LP offerings Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm and Towards the Megalith respectively. Agrath, which contains members of Negative Plane, opened the evening to a mostly packed house with their primitive blackened stomp.
More pictures from the NYC show are below.
Inquisition at MDF (more by BBG)
"This is Danny, the promoter for Rites of Darkness. I understand people have been getting frustrated with lack of news so I personally apologize for that. We have gone through a rash of cancellations which were beyond our control.. Paypal froze the Festival's account which caused delayed flights for months. By the time Paypal decided to release our account flights escalated beyond our set budget. So the show is NOT cancelled by any means but the following bands will not be performing: Root, Akitsa, Interment, Demonical, Valkyrja, Dead Congregation, Hour of 13, and Strid"Rites of Darkness, the San Antonio festival in December that lined up an impressive slate of bands from around the world and many notable exclusives, has suffered a rash of cancellations (including Mortuary Drape), many of which were headlining bands.
The festival has remained silent about the situation for close to two weeks, but finally updated festival-goers today. Their message, excerpted above and available in full below, explains the situation, but neglects to mention that Pagan Altar also cancelled (they were slated for a two hour set) and that Zemial cancelled too. Another band that is currently in flux, Stargazer, is reportedly without flights (the band is from Australia) at the moment. The listing is missing General Surgery, and no announcement has been made about the pre-fest which includes France's Hell Militia. Previously announced cancellations include Ondskapt, Urfaust, Behexen, and Sargeist. RoD has added new Profound Lore signees Pallbearer.
UPDATE: Both Zemial and Pagan Altar are reconsidering their appearances. Statements from both are below.
UPDATED AGAIN: Disma, Funebrarum, Evoken, and Oak have all cancelled their appearances.
The most recent Rites of Darkness statement and the current lineup is below.
Seven Sisters of Sleep at A389 2011 (more by BBG)
Seven Sisters of Sleep (mems Tafkata) are two for two with releases in 2011, dropping both their excellent debut and their similarly crushing split with Children of God this year. Get both at A389. Though no full East Coast trek has been planned, Seven Sisters of Sleep will join the great All Pigs Must Die, labelmates Low Places, and NYC's Grudges for an NYC date at Acheron on 1/20, just a few days after the always awesome A389 Anniversary show at Sonar in Baltimore with Eyehategod, Gehenna, and many others.
All Pigs Must Die was recently given an "honorable mention" in Pitchfork's top metal of 2011 list (though no shout out for Seven Sisters of Sleep). Check out the full list, along with some streaming APMD material and a few videos below...
Disma at Saint Vitus (more by Greg Cristman)
Mortuary Drape have unfortunately cancelled their entire US tour with Inquisition, including their appearance at Rites of Darkness and their 12/2 date at The Studio at Webster Hall with Negative Plane who has also dropped off of the bill. Inquisition is still playing though and the new-look 12/2 show will NOW instead also include appearances from Disma and Agrath. Tickets are still available.
If you can't make it to The Studio at Webster Hall, Inquisition will join Dark Funeral, Abigail Williams, and Gigan for a string of US dates that will hit Gramercy Theater on 1/30. Tickets are still available. Full tour schedule is below
The Studio show is one of many lined up for Daryl Kahan of Disma who will also do double duty on 12/17, first as part of Citizens Arrest at ABC No Rio, and then with Funebarum who plays with Acheron (the band), Goreaphobia, and Mutant Supremacy that night at Saint Vitus (ticketing info forthcoming).
All Inquisition tour dates and some video is below.
Inquisition at Maryland Deathfest (more by BBG)
NYC's Studio at Webster Hall will soon host a trifecta of black metal greatness! Inquisition will headline the venue on December 2nd with a rare appearance from Mortuary Drape and Negative Plane. Tickets are on sale.
Italy's Mortuary Drape and Inquisition will then tour their way to Rites of Darkness 3 in San Antonio, Texas where they'll join the newly added Disma, but NOT Urfaust:
URFAUST vs RITES OF DARKNESS IIIThree day passes for Rites of Darkness 3 are on sale. Pictures from Urfaust's recent Brooklyn show HERE.
URFAUST is very sad to announce that we have to cancel our Intoxication Ritual at Rites of Darkness III in Texas, USA.
Our last Alcoholic Rites on US soil where splenditory, so this is just fucked up...
Nothing more to say about this, we hope to return to the USA and Rites of Darkness in 2012!
All hail the madness!
Ix & Vrdrbr on behalf of Urfaust
All known Inquisition dates, the full Rites of Darkness lineup, and some video is below.
Woe @ Acheron in May
Get ready for the ONSLAUGHT of tours this fall! Woe have been added to next week's 40 Watt Sun show at Public Assembly (on 9/16) with one more still TBA. The Philadelphia black-metal crew will also support Mayhem on their upcoming tour. An unpublished set of pictures from their surprise appearance at Acheron in May with Bastard Sapling and Inter Arma is in this post.
Disma is playing the 9/17 at Cake Shop with Drawn & Quartered who play a pair of shows in NYC next weekend. Mausoleum, Death Sick, and Mutant Supremacy are scheduled to play both, the second being at Saint Vitus on 9/16.
A few big shows this weekend... Weedeater/Oxbow/Bison BC/Fight Amp at Europa and Despise You/Magrudergrind/Backslider/Defeatist at Shea Stadium.
Also going down this weekend, and FREE is the Hull/Wizardry/Dead Sands show at Union Pool on Saturday (9/10). Wizardry recently parted ways with long-time guitarist Matt Klickstein. The band's statement on his departure is below.
As previously mentionned, Anthrax are playing a private show at Best Buy Theater in NYC on 9/12 ahead of their "Big Four" appearance at Yankee Stadium. Tou can win tickets on our facebook page. Anthrax also just played Fallon and announed an October tour with Testament and Death Angel.
Some excellent album streams also also below, including Death Of This Dry Season by Brainoil (previewed here), and the Mournful Congregation collection The Unspoken Hymns. Also, don't miss out on the new track from Fuck The Facts' upcoming Die Miserable, "A Coward's Existence"
Serpentine Path (aka Unearthly Trance plus Tim from Ramesses/Electric Wizard) will release a new 7" on Parasitic Records.
Lo-Pan & Suplecs are on the road, and playing Union Pool on 9/20.
Roadburn adds Sleep, Maryland Deathfest solidifies its lineup with Autopsy.
The Body, Bruce Lamont, Man's Gin & Iron Tides played Saint Vitus on Monday.
Have a great weekend, and head out to the shows! More belated Woe pictures, the album streams, the Urfaust after-party details, some classic video and more suggested NYC shows for the coming weeks below.... What did I miss?
photos by Greg Cristman, words by BBG
Disma headlined Saint Vitus on a rainy Saturday night (8/6) in Greenpoint. They were celebrating the release of Towards The Megalith, their debut LP out which is now via Profound Lore Records. The show, which originally featured an exclusive Northeastern appearance from Loss, instead saw opening performances Coffinworm (who ripped), Unearthly Trance (back from the live-grave!), and Baltimore's Oak (fantastic). Pictures and video are in this post, including virtually all of Disma and Unearthly Trance's sets, a new/unreleased Coffinworm track ("Instant Death Syndrome"), and footage from the dimly-lit Oak set.
The show was one of only two Coffinworm shows on the East Coast, Disma's only NYC date, Unearthly Trance's first NYC date in more than six months, and was one of two Oak dates in two days. They also played Stolen Sleeves on Friday (8/5) with Convulsions and Grudges (who also play The Acheron on 8/28 with Victims).
We interviewed Daryl Kahan of Disma before the show. Check that out if you missed it.
More pictures, the videos and the Disma/Unearthly Trance set lists from Saint Vitus, below...
DOWNLOAD: Disma - Spectral Domination (MP3)
The NYC area is rich with veterans of the hardcore and metal scenes, but not quite as fertile with people who have done time in both. Daryl Kahan is one of those. Equally as likely to be found in an SSD shirt as he is to be seen in a Demigod one, Daryl's past is littered with multiple hardcore, blackened, and death metal bands that bear names like Funebrarum, Citizens Arrest, and Abazagorath. One weekend, Maryland Deathfest 2011, called for Kahan to hit the stage with both the blasting hardcore of Citizens Arrest and the unholy death metal of the reactivated Funebrarum. Kahan is an example that the word extreme isn't limited to any one scene.
Daryl's new project, the bulldozing death-metal machine Disma, recently released their latest LP Towards The Megalith and are preparing for their record release party with Coffinworm, Unearthly Trance, and Oak (at Saint Vitus on 8/6, tickets).
I sat down with Daryl to discuss Disma, Citizens Arrest, Funebrarum, Assuck, and cassette trading culture. The results are below.
Washed Out is here, and is preparing to celebrate the release of the Sub Pop debut Within and Without at a SOLD OUT Bowery Ballroom TONIGHT (7/11) with Grimes and Blood Orange. If you need something to do afterwards, theres's a free afterparty at Tammany Hall with "DJ Sets by Dog Bite (memb. of Washed Out), F?I†H & YOUNG LIFE, MATCH & DUKE."
Eleanor Friedberger recently played Europa during Northside, and will play 4Knots this weekend for FREE. Ted Leo was the special guest at Europa that night, and played the 4Knots kick-off over the weekend. Our pics and review is coming shortly.
Disma will play their Record Release show on August 6th with Coffinworm, Loss, and Oak at Saint Vitus. Tickets are on sale. Disma premiered "Purulent Quest" at the end of last week and now you can hear the whole album. Stay tuned for our forthcoming interview with Daryl of Disma (who also happens to play with Ted Leo in Citizens Arrest).
Disma at Union Pool last year (more by BBG)
The previously discussed August 6th mega-record release at Saint Vitus for Disma with Coffinworm, an exclusive east coast appearance from Loss, and Oak will be a whopper of a show, and now tickets are on sale. Get 'em while you can. Meanwhile, Disma's mammoth new LP Towards The Megalith is due via Profound Lore next week and you can stream one new track, "Purulent Quest", for the first time below!
Raw Nerve, who ripped it at Chaos in Tejas, will team with White Load and Brain Slug to play Acheron on 7/24. Raw Nerve have a new LP and EP available now at Youth Attack. Speaking of Youth Attack, Mark McCoy's band Failures will play 538 Johnson on 7/31 with Vaccine, Confines, and Salvation. McCoy's other band Veins played the venue last week with Ceremony.
Reminder, tonight (7/8) is the return of Sourvein (who blessed our 2009 Northside showcase) at Saint Vitus with Kings Destroy, Strong Intention, Pristina, and Night Bitch. Cannabis Corpse has unfortunately dropped off.
The Austerity Program has scheduled a late show at The Charleston on 7/20 with a "special surprise guest". No word on who exactly it is, but we have our suspicions...
Ramming Speed will team with Barn Burner and Natur for a show at Saint Vitus on 7/31 as part of a larger tour for the former two. Their tour dates are below.
More suggested shows and some classic video from Dystopia, Keelhaul, Diocletian, and Benumb is below. What did we miss?
Disma at Union Pool last year (more by BBG)
Save the date folks. August 6th will unleash the most holiest of lineups as part of a record release for Disma's brand new tower of destruction, Towards The Megalith (due via Profound Lore in July). Disma will celebrate their record release at Saint Vitus with the return of Coffinworm (!), an exclusive east coast appearance from Loss (who I recently interviewed), and the mega-destructive Oak from Baltimore (who killed it at MDF)! Ticketing information is forthcoming, but the show will be $15 and kick off at 8PM. More details as they come available. The show is one of a few scheduled for Coffinworm this summer, and one of only two East Coast dates so far.
Dark Castle at Scion Rock Fest (more by Adam Murray)
There are a few must-see shows this summer, and Yob/Dark Castle/Batillus (yep! thats right... Batillus just added) is definitely one of them. The trifecta of doom killers at Le Poisson Rouge on July 12th is one of the biggest doom shows of the year, as the Yob/Dark Castle tour checks into the tri-state area as part of a larger US tour that preceeds a European one. Tickets are still available. Both Yob and Dark Castle played Scion Rock Fest (the former in 2010, the latter in 2011) and if you missed the LA show (like I did) then live vicariously through videos of the band at the fest, which make their debut below.
Batillus play NYC again 11 days later (7/23) with Mutilation Rites and Phantom Glue at Saint Vitus. The tour is part of a larger set of dates for Batillus & Mutilation Rites in celebration of their split 7" with Shinebox Recordings. All tour dates are below.
Painkiller have a few new releases including the new Scapegoat LP, the Brutal Supremacy 2x7" (with Mind Eraser, Hatred Surge, Scapegoat), a Stab cassette, and various represses by Vaccine and others. Check the webstore for more details, and download tracks from those releases above. In addition, Painkiller also has a new 7" by Put To Death, which features members of Mind Eraser and Hatred Surge playing "some good old fashioned No Comment style PV".
Pollution has called it quits. Bum. Out.
Sourvein have a new LP in Black Fangs (out now) , and the band will hit the road for a string of dates that will include Saint Vitus on July 8th. Full tour schedule is below.
More suggested NYC shows, tour dates and videos below...
Only in Japan will you find the unique combination of bratty punk rock, crust, doom, and drone all rolled into one. After releasing the well-received Ill Innocence in 2007, Gallhammer is back albeit without founding member Mika Penetrator. The now-duo hit the studio late last year to record their follow-up LP, The End, which will see its release via Peaceville on May 31st. Recorded by Maniac (Skitliv, Mayhem), the new LP (thats the art to the left) visits familiar blackened themes from their previous Fenriz-approved debut, like the riot-grrl inspired new song "Aberration". Stream that below and preorder a copy at Peaceville.
And you can make Sunday a day of heavy music, as Woe has added a last minute show in NYC, and its an early one. The show goes down at 3PM at Semi-Legit (6 Charles Place in Brooklyn) and will also feature appearances from Primitive Savagery, and MAD. $5 gets you in to the early 3PM show. Flyer below.
Bastard Sapling at BV-BBG CMJ (more by Keith Marlowe)
Check out some snippets from the upcoming Autopsy LP Macabre Eternal at their mini-site. We recently posted the first track, "Always About To Die".
Dark Castle is streaming a new song from their forthcoming Surrender to All Life Beyond Form at Invisible Oranges. The band will go on tour with YOB (with Rob Shaffer of DC on drums) and hit Le Poisson Rouge on July 12th (tickets). Invisible Oranges is also hosting a pair of interviews with Earth.
Stereogum is currently hosting a new track by Premonition 13 due on the forthcoming 13 via Summer Solstice/Volcom on 6/21.
Blake Judd admits that Nachtmystium's Addicts was inspired by his own battle with heroin, and that he is working on new Nachtmystium material with members of Avichi as well as Sanford Parker. Judd is also scheming new material with Von! Speaking of Avichi, look for their new LP, The Devil's Fractal, via Profound Lore on 7/19 (thats the art work). Check out "Under Satan's Sun" available for download above.
Last but not least, Disma will release their new LP Towards The Megalith via Profound Lore Records. Check out the new song "Spectral Domination" available for download above and look for the LP on 7/19. More brutal death from these long-time metal/hardcore vets.
That Gallhammer stream and some suggested NYC shows are below...
The Gates of Slumber
I'd never been [to Union Pool] before, but it was Hour of 13's first show in the US, and I wasn't about to miss that, remembering how much ass their 2007 self-titled CD kicked and hoping to pick up a copy of this year's The Ritualist on Eyes Like Snow. They didn't wind up having any for sale, but their set, which they played to a packed house of faces both familiar among the NYC doom faithful and not, was worth the trip anyway.The Gates of Slumber headlined Union Pool on Saturday (10/16) with the US debut of doom greats and recent Earache signees Hour of 13 and the fantastically vile Disma (mems Incantation, Funebrarum, Citizens Arrest).
They opened with "Call to Satan" from the self-titled, and it was an appropriately ritualistic beginning to a set of occult doom worship. I knew that Hour of 13's core duo of guitarist Chad Davis and vocalist Phil Swanson had assembled a band around them, but I was a little surprised to see a second guitarist sharing the stage, as amiable a job as the neck-tatted Brandon Munday did. I guess something in me just always pictured Hour of 13 as a single guitar band, bringing out more of the desolate, abandoned feel. Killer tones all around, and I'd hardly call it a disappointment (hell, Judas Priest did it), it just wasn't quite what I was expecting. -[The Obelisk]
Disma, who recently sigend to Profound Lore for their forthcoming LP, delivered blackened death to the early arrivals (which there were many) before Hour of 13 swooped in with their classic doom approach. The Gates of Slumber with new drummer J. Clyde Paradis of ex-Sourvein fame in tow followed shortly after, dipping into two new tracks (the title, and a second) from their forthcoming, and possibly tentatively-named LP The Scourge of Drunkeness.
More pictures from the show, below...
Ted Leo of CITIZENS ARREST (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
After months of talk (and practice sessions), the word is finally out via Hardcore Gig Volume: "Citizens Arrest (reunion) / Mind Eraser @ Knitting Factory, Brooklyn on Friday December 17th. Ticket info coming soon." For the unaware, Citizens Arrest was....
...a New York-based band that existed from 1989 to 1991 and reformed in 2010. The group often blended hardcore punk, Grindcore and Powerviolence styles. Their main inspiration in the early days of the band were from Boston area hardcore from the 1980s like DYS and SSD. They also derived influence from early Powerviolence pioneers - [Wiki]The reunion will include the original lineup of: DARYL KAHAN, JANIS CHAKARS, JOSEPH MARTIN, PATRICK WINTER, and TED LEO. Yes, that is Ted Leo of Ted Leo & The Phramacists fame and Daryl Kahan of Born Against/Funebrarum/Disma fame. Not sure whether Ted Leo will sing this time around. The band explains the past and present lineups like this:
1988-1990:Stay tuned for more info, dates, etc.
VOCALS: DARYL KAHAN (DRUMS ON DEMO)
GUITAR: JANIS CAKARS
VOCALS: TED LEO (DEMO)
BASS: JOSEPH MARTIN
DRUMS: PATRICK WINTER
VOCALS: DARYL KAHAN
GUITAR: JANIS CHAKARS
GUITAR: TED LEO
BASS: JOSEPH MARTIN
DRUMS: PATRICK WINTER
Speaking of the supremely BRUTAL Disma, the new-ish five piece has joined on as support for the previously announced Hour of 13 / The Gates of Slumber show happening 10/16 at Union Pool . As previously discussed, the show will be Hour of 13's North American debut. Disma supported Immolation at The Studio at Webster Hall in July. The band is currently working on material for release on Profound Lore, but have a Limited Edition 7" in The Manifestation on the way via Necroharmonic Productions.
words by BBG, photos by Greg Cristman
Immolation, shouting out the old school!
In the metal machine known as the "touring package" and the "festival circuit", it's a rarity for a band to be able to spread their wings and deliver a full set instead of the usual 20 minute set between deathcore-#2 and melodic-symophonic-black-metal-#7. Wednesday was one of those nights though, as New York Death Metal greats Immolation headlined a show at The Studio at Webster Hall with Arsis and New Jersey death metal killers Disma.
As a fan of their generally hard-to-come-by demo, I was pleasantly surprised with the turnout for Disma; I guess word gets around when you share members of Icantation/Funebrarum/Evoken. The five piece band of linebackers (looked like it anyway) did not deliver the most energetic set of the evening (that distinction goes to Immolation), but were technically sound, water-tight and great. Arsis is honestly not my thing (a bit too clinical for my tastes, I like my DM blatantly filthy), but rocked an energetic and cohesive set though the guitars seemed to be a bit low in the mix.
Immolation was fantastic, and it is awesome to see Ross absolutely belt it out and Vigna do his crazy guitar theatrics (swinging his axe like it was... an axe, doing odd guitar picking to make fun hand gestures) in such a small environment. Lots of NYDM leather vests were represented, and every single song was dedicated to five people who had "been there from the beginning". Their hour-plus set was across most of their output, with a slightly heavier nod to their latest LP, Majesty & Decay.
Tons more pics from the show are below...