Entries tagged with: Drugs of Faith
by Doug Moore
Drugs of Faith at Death By Audio in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Washington, D.C.'s Drugs of Faith (featuring Rich Johnson of Agoraphobic Nosebleed) are one of my favorite grind(ish) bands in the game right now, and one of the most underrated. We've got a new song -- "Insanity," from the band's upcoming 1-sided LP Architectural Failures -- and its accompanying video streaming over at Invisible Oranges. From our writeup:
"Judging strictly by the quality of Drugs of Faith's music, they should have a much larger following than they do. Their amalgam of grind, noise rock, and hardcore is both extremely caustic and fun to listen to, which is a rare combination...."Insanity" is pretty much more of the same approach that Drugs of Faith took on Corroded. That's a good thing -- the gravelly rhythm section pushes Johnson's exuberantly nasty guitar work forward at a fast trot for most of the song, before exploding into a frenetic blast at a crucial moment."Read the whole writeup over at IO.
Stream the "Insanity" vid and check out its cover art below. Architectural Failures will come out via Malokul in early/mid-November. No tour dates have been announced yet, but some are evidently in the works; given Drugs of Faith's tendency to play mostly East Coast dates, I'm hoping for an NYC appearance.
by Fred Pesarro // BBG
Drugs of Faith at Death By Audio, March 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
In addition to the Bad Powers/Sannhet/The Year is One show at Saint Vitus and Krallice/Mutant Supremacy/Feast of The Epiphany show at Acheron tonight (9/21), the great Drugs of Faith will take to the stages of Tobacco Road with Drones for Queens, Spirit of Saint Louis and Mother Brain.
Deiphago will team with Manticore, Abazagorath, Trenchgrinder and Infiltrator for a show at Acheron on November 17. The show is the end of the line for their US tour, though full schedule is still on the way.
Hoax have been added to the previously discussed D-Clone show at Acheron on October 6. Absolutely unmissable.
Panzerfaust will take on Acheron on October 17, joined by Syphilitic Lust and one more TBA.
All suggested shows for the next two weeks -- plus a stream of that killer Neurosis track (previously posted here)-- are below.
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Drugs of Faith @ Death By Audio
Drugs of Faith headlined Death By Audio on March 3rd, joined by a stellar support cast of the grind-duo Radiation Blackbody, noise-hardcore hybrid Livver, and progressive death-metal crew Pyrrhon. DOF's primary focus was their latest LP Corroded, a personal favorite from last year, with the band dipping into earlier material including their contributions to This Comp Kills Fascists, Vol. 2. You can take a look at the full setlist, and more pictures and video from the show, below.
Pictures and video from DbA, below...
You may recognize the name Drugs of Faith via the bountiful accolades they received for their Corroded record from last year. Or maybe you know the DC-area band via their connection to the mighty Agoraphobic Nosebleed. Either way, the band will showcase their own cocktail of furious and nihilistic hardcore with precision blasting at Death By Audio on 3/3. Look for Drugs of Faith to team with dizzying jazzy-grind combo Radiation Blackbody (ex Defeatist/Anodyne), hardcore noise-metal crew Livver (ex-Defcon 4), and death metal weirdos Pyrrhon (who also has an upcoming date with Hate Eternal). $8 gets you in.
Drugs of Faith recently reported that they're working on new material a vinyl version of Corroded. Stay tuned for more info.
Check some Drugs of Faith video, a Pyrrhon stream, some Livver material & dates, 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...