Entries tagged with: Full of Hell
photos by Greg Cristman, words by BBG
Dayton City Paper: How would you describe Mares of Thrace to a stranger?While I can't say that the above description provided by Therese of Mares of Thrace is entirely accurate, the band was hellbent on destruction when they played Saint Vitus on May 15th. The band, who is currently touring on the strength of their new LP The Pilgrimage (out now via Sonic Unyon), was joined by Brooklyn doom favorites Batillus (who played new tracks, some from their upcoming split with Whitehorse), Nashville post-metal quartet Sky Burial, and Brooklyn sludge-trio Mortals. Lots more pics from the show are below.
Frontwoman Therese Lanz: I would describe Mares of Thrace as an armada of angry drag queens riding nuclear warhead-equipped rabid rhinoceroses in a kamikaze mission of destruction into an Alabama Pentecostal megachurch service.
In related news, Batillus is scheduled to play with Whitehorse and Unearthly Trance at Acheron on June 12th. New band Skullshitter, which features a member of Mutant Supremacy, will open the show. Skullshitter is also scheduled to play on June 9th at Saint Vitus with Phobia, Strong Intention, Ramming Speed, and Full of Hell. Tickets are still available. Stream the Skullshitter demo along with the pictures below.
Pulling Teeth's final show at A389 anniversary (more by BBG)
A389 Records have dropped their annual mixtape sampler, a ridiculous and borderline obnoxious 52-track extravaganza featuring multiple new or unreleased songs from the likes of Masakari, Mighty Sphincter, Seven Sisters of Sleep, Ilsa, Homewrecker, and many many more in addition to contributions from names like Integrity, Ringworm, Pulling Teeth, Gehenna, Full of Hell, and many many more. Download your copy here for FREE.
Pulling Teeth's contribution to the sampler is a cover of Rorschach's classic "Lightning Strikes Twice" from their flexi of the same name (available here). Reminder: Rorschach plays Maryland Deathfest and the now sold-out Le Poisson Rouge show in the coming week.
Converge at MHoW (more by Johnathan McPhail)
Converge frontman Jacob Bannon has announced plans to release a split under the moniker Wear Your Wounds with Revelator (Ben Chisholm of Chelsea Wolfe's backing band) on the other side.
We've already mentioned how Converge has been added to a monumental show with Rorschach and Xaddax (who are throwing a record release show on Tuesday at DBA).
It might be cause of today's status as an unofficial holiday of sorts, but there are a hefty amount of shows going on in the next few days... one bigger show that has seemingly flown under the radar is sweep-picking death-metal lunatics Origin with Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, Rings of Saturn, Battlecross, Face of Ruin at Europa on April 24th. Tickets are still available, OR you can try and win a pair. Details are below. The show is part of a larger tour for the band and dates are also below.
On their way to Chaos in Tejas, The Mob (UK) will stop into Brooklyn to play Death By Audio on May 29th. The UK anarcho-punk band will be joined by Sickoids, Nomad, and Anasazi at the venue, and it'll set you back $10 at the door.
Speaking of release parties, Levil Uniform, the skater/extreme music zine, will be throwing a shownext friday at the Grand Victory for their fifteenth issue with local crew Syphilitic Lust and others playing through out the night. That same night, the great Hank Wood & The Hammerheads will bless Don Pedro's.. details are below.
Obnoxiously fun punk band Beer & Cable will officially christen the recently relaunched Acheron on May 5th as part of a show with The Regressives, Agitator, ZTs and Trepanning.
Some interesting additions to some May shows also happened this week. Meek Is Murder was tacked onto the coming Tournament show at Acheron on 5/4, while the supporting bill for the previously discussed Power Trip bill was fleshed out to include Crushed and Brain Slug.
More suggested shows, a stream of the new Rwake 7" (which only be available at their merch booth for Maryland Deathfest X, don't forget about their NYC show), a Code Orange Kids video, Homewrecker featuring Dylan Walker from Full of Hell, and a Black Breath video from their latest LP is below (don't forget about their NYC show). What did I miss?
photos by Rebecca Reed, words by BBG
Full of Hell at the remodeled Acheron
During the renovation at Acheron (iPhone pic courtesy of the venue)
One of the first shows in a newly-renovated Acheron went down on Wednesday, April 4th when Full of Hell teamed with Code Orange Kids, Birds in Row and Real Cops to play the space. Here are some pictures.
The show is part of a string of dates for Full of Hell/Code Orange Kids, who both played SXSW, and who share the stage with Birds in Row before the band heads out for dates with Converge (including Music Hall of Williamsburg next week) and with Touche Amore, Defeater, and Code Orange Kids (including the Loft in New Brunswick on 4/20).
All tour dates and more pictures from Acheron, below...
photos by Greg Cristman, words by BBG
Trash Talk @ Scoot Inn, Austin, TX
The BrooklynVegan/Power of The Riff day show took over two stages at Scoot Inn on 3/16, and one day of the multi-day Converse/Thrasher Deathmatch at the venue. With a ticket price tag of free and a stacked lineup that included High On Fire, Trash Talk, Off!, Ceremony, Deafheaven, Black Cobra, Full of Hell, Dead In The Dirt, Code Orange Kids, Heartless, and Balaclava, its understandable that there was a line around the block for most of the amazing day.
We already posted one set of photos from the show at BV Austin, including shots of Heartless, Ceremony, Balaclava, Full of Hell, and Code Orange Kids. Here are some pictures & video of High on Fire, and Off!, and more of Balaclava, Trash Talk, and Ceremony. Photos of Dead In The Dirt, Deafheaven, Black Cobra, and others are on the way. More below...
Code Orange Kids (photo by Tanner Douglas)
Good news and bad news. Bad news first... unfortunately DNF has been forced to cancel their appearance at the BV/Power of The Riff day show as part of the Thrasher/Converse Deathmatch in Austin. Good news? We have added recent Deathwish signees Code Orange Kids! Full set-time details for that entire party are on the way.
In the days following SXSW, Code Orange Kids will team with Full of Hell and Birds in Row for a string of US dates that will include a stop in NYC at Acheron on April 4th with local addition Real Cops. All dates are listed below.
The Birds in Row appearance at Acheron is one of TWO for the band, who is also scheduled to play Acheron on March 24th with Loma Prieta.
Reminder: Loma Prieta play dates with Git Some, who added an NYC show with Morne, The Swan King, and Gang Signs at St Vitus on 3/30 (tickets are on sale for the BV-BBG production). Git Some is also playing MHoW on 4/14 with Converge and Pianos Become The Teeth (tickets).
As discussed, Full of Hell and Code Orange Kids will share a split via Topshelf Records in April. Check out the video for "Fox Womb" from that release along with all tour dates for Full of Hell, Birds in Row, and Code Orange Kids below.
Full of Hell at A389 Anniversary 2012 (more by BBG)
Full of Hell, who are preparing to head down to Austin to play the recently announced BrooklynVegan/Power of The Riff day party, will release a split this April via Topshelf Records with Code Orange Kids (who just signed to Deathwish Inc).
Full of Hell's "Fox Womb", which comes from said split, is the subject of a video produced by Lukas Hodge and filmed in Charlotte and Pisgah, NC. Check out that new video below for the first time.
Also check out a full album stream of Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home (now in its second pressing) as well as video from their entire set at A389 Anniversary below. While you're down there, also make sure and stream the recent Code Orange Kids 7", Cycles. All that and currently known dates (more TBA soon), below...
High on Fire at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by BBG)
March 16th, March 16th, March 16th! If you're going to be in Austin, save the date on your calendar folks! On Friday March 16th, 2012 at Scoot Inn (1308 e4th St), BrooklynVegan, The Power of The Riff, and Southern Lord will combine forces for a MARATHON of events that kickoff at noon and end waaaaay after the sun goes down.
The FREE daytime portion, in conjunction with the four-day Thrasher/Converse "Death Match" event at the venue, is an all-ages shindig that will kick off at noon and feature a skateramp with skaters and bands all day long. Shortly after doors open, expect to see eleven bands across two stages including sets from the following:
March 16, 2012 @ Scoot Inn, Austin, TX (noon-6pm)That's right... High on Fire AND Off! AND Trash Talk (playing their FOURTH year of SXSW shows with us) AND Black Cobra AND Ceremony all in the same space, not to mention the awesome undercard of bands like Deafheaven (playing their second year of SXSW shows with BV), new favorites Full of Hell, Balaclava, Heartless and Dead in The Dirt. It is going to be insane, so bring a hard hat.
* High on Fire
* Trash Talk
* Black Cobra
* Full of Hell
* Dead in The Dirt
* DNF (members of Trash Talk, Touche Amore)
As the day show comes to a close, we'll get ready for our night show at the same venue... amounting to a total of FOURTEEN HOURS of destruction! Not to mention the food trucks, a full bar, and so much more to keep you fed and hydrated (or buzzed, depending on your poison) during the onslaught.
Stay tuned to BrooklynVegan for details regarding the official night showcase (it has been announced), and for more about the day show (or our OTHER day show on Saturday at Lovejoys), including set times. In the meantime, head below for video of some of the bands playing our MEGA-show at Scoot Inn on March 16th!
words & photos by BBG
Integrity & Pulling Teeth @ A389 Anniversary
After Weekend Nachos played Sonar's smaller stage on Saturday, the party then moved to the larger stage, where Young and In The Way played their blackened-crust on a candle-lit stage. Black Metal aesthetics and a taut set made YAITW's performance one of my favorites of the day. Make sure and check out the band's new LP V: Eternal Depression, as well as their forthcoming 2LP Amen/I Am Not What I Am compilation due on the label this week.
Junior Bruce, featuring Scott Angelacos of Bloodlet on vocals, played stoner-doom which was a perfect lead-in to the great Seven Sisters of Sleep. The latter, who played Friday at Acheron (pictures on the way), play sludgy-hardcore and ripped out an excellent set of mid-paced pummeling. The always dependable Magrudergrind helped speed things up directly afterword.
Pulling Teeth played their final show after Magrudergrind, and had the crowd bouncing around and singing along to their set. Vocalist Mike Riley spent the final two songs bouncing between the stage and the crowd, as his backing band played material from across their output, including latter works like "From Birth" and "At Peace" from their latest LP Funerary. It's always sad to see a band of that caliber go away, but at least the Baltimore quintet does it with style and grace. Check out my interview with Dom of Pulling Teeth that we posted last week.
The caustic-negativity was ratched up for Gehenna, who played their black-metal-infused hardcore to a somewhat quieter audience. Mike Apocalypse staggered across the stage like a wide-eyed madman for the duration of their set, which seemingly confounded those looking to do some good old-fashioned moshing.
Integrity's metallic hardcore followed Gehenna, closing with the unfuckwithable trifecta of "Vocal Test" into "Hollow" into "Micha: Those Who Fear Tomorrow". The night at Sonar ended with Eyehategod, who dipped into all of the old classics for their set, as well as their "new" song "New Orleans is The New Vietnam" (which they have been playing for a few years now).
Overall, a great night with my personal highlights of the evening being Young and In The Way, Pulling Teeth, Weekend Nachos, Gehenna, Full of Hell, and Integrity. One final note... as much as I love Eyehategod both live and on record (a lot), the band is in desparate need of some new material... its been 12 long-years since Confederacy of Ruined Lives and they definitely have some creative-life left in them (see Soilent Green, Down, the recent Kill Life flexi and Mike's work in noise music, Hawg Jaw, Outlaw Order, Arson Anthem, etc).
Pictures from the first part of the day are HERE. The rest of the pictures from Saturday's A389 Anniversary show, aka everything mentioned above, are below...
words & photos by BBG
A389 Records descended upon Sonar in Baltimore on January 21st with sixteen bands, hailing from from places like Belgium and Canada, and all over the US. The 9+ hour show was headlined by Eyehategod and included repeat A389 Anniversary offenders Integrity, Gehenna, and Seven Sisters of Sleep. It featured bands, that while rooted in hardcore, dipped their toes into crust, powerviolence, grind, doom, sludge and everywhere in between.
The first portion of the show took place on the smaller stage at Sonar, where Eddie Brock kicked off the evening followed by Homewrecker featuring fill-in bassist Joe Yanick of Masakari. John Hoffman of Weekend Nachos (who is touring with Homewrecker, and recently played ABC No Rio) and Dylan Walker of Full of Hell both dropped in to do vocals for Homewrecker.
Hatewaves, which features members of Pulling Teeth and Triac, followed the pair, opening their set with an appropriately absurd announcement: "Direct from a supporting slot from Don Ho, you wanted the second best, you got the second best... Hatewaves."
The crew deals in ridiculous lyrics over brutally fast hardcore, and delivered on both fronts despite an absurdly short-and-to-the-point set. Triac's blistering grind followed Hatewaves.
Low Places, who were a bit loose at times, played following Triac and pounded the crowd with their negative hardcore, eventually trashing the stage before Full of Hell got on. Full of Hell's noise-peppered hardcore brutality was the first set of the day to get the crowd really moving.
Pick Your Side, a new project featuring Jeff of Haymaker/Left for Dead/Chokehold and two members of Fuck The Facts, followed Hatewaves, and by the end of the second song Beckmann had already incited a pit and stage-dived. The band is prepping to release their new LP Let Me Show You How Democracy Works on A389, but had a select set of the LPs with special screened covers at the show.
Weekend Nachos batted clean-up on the small stage, which was packed to capacity by the time they took the stage. Possibly the most violent pit of the day, the Chicago crew had plenty of stage dives and singalongs to go along with their uber-brutal set.
The party then moved to the larger stage. More on that (with pictures) HERE. More pictures of everything mentioned above, below...
Integrity at A389 in 2010 (more by Chris Bavaria)
The annual A389 Anniversary bash returns for its eighth year in 2012, expanding to TWO stages of acts at Sonar in Baltimore. The show goes down on January 21, 2012 and will feature appearances from Eyehategod, Integrity (a staple for the bash), Gehenna (who recently revisited their Land of Sodom 7" and Upon The Gravehill and played A389 in 2010), Starkweather, Weekend Nachos, Seven Sisters of Sleep, Starkweather, and Pick Your Side all in their only area appearances, in addition to appearances from Full of Hell (who is streaming their new record), Triac, Low Places, Hatewaves, and many others. Full lineup is below. Tickets are on sale now.
In related news, A389 will release a new flexi from Kill Life, a band featuring members of Integrity, Crass, Fucked Up, Magrudergrind and Pulling Teeth. Kill Life is joined by none other than Mike IX Williams of Eyehategod on the D.E.A. (Dead End America) 7", which is up for order now.
For those of you who can't wait until January, you can catch Integrity in Connecticut in October.
Full lineup is below, alongside some video.
Full of Hell at Public Assembly (more by Greg Cristman)
I know what you're thinking... with a name like Full of Hell, this Maryland band must be the latest in the ongoing batch of Entombed/early Swedish Death Metal worship that is so prevalent these days. And while Full of Hell dont shy away from that mouth-wateringly down-tuned guitar crunch, their hatred is channeled into a negative hardcore, crust, noise and grind on the new LP Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home. Stream it in all of its fury below and preorder it now at A389 Records.
Full of Hell's live show was similarly good at Public Assembly when they supported From Ashes Rise. The band has no upcoming dates, but make sure and look for them on the road soon. Until then watch some live video with the LP stream below...
From Ashes Rise
From Ashes Rise returned to NYC on Monday night (8/15), their first NYC date since their reunion and since playing BB King's in 2005 with Subhumans and Leftover Crack. The show was one of three East Coast dates (two were in Philly with one as part of 'This is Hardcore'). The band plays Power Of The Riff in Seattle on 8/20.
I was fortunate enough to catch From Ashes Rise in their first go around, and Monday was probably my favorite performance by the Portland band. Taut, focused and fantastic, the crusty neg-hardcore band played favorites from Nightmares and beyond, including new material. No word on when/where that will surface, but keep your fingers crossed.
Support at Public Assembly came from a diverse cast that included Canadian thrash/grind favorites Fuck The Facts, surf-punks Night Birds, and brutal hardcore from Full of Hell. Fuck The Facts is always impressive live, with Monday's focus being on their upcoming LP Die Miserable with some stops to deliver older material like "Wake". Night Birds musically falls in the groove between Dead Kennedys, Adolescents and Agent Orange, and their live show is similarly energetic. Full of Hell may not be old enough to drink, but the band definitely knows how to rage; negative, fierce hardcore with black metal, powerviolence, and grind touches. Look for their new record on A389 soon.
More pictures from the show, including setlists, below...
DOWNLOAD: Full of Hell - "Endless Drone" (MP3)
Fuck The Facts at Cake Shop (more by BBG)
Fuck The Facts will now join Night Birds (who have a new LP) and Full of Hell at the previous discussed From Ashes Rise show on August 15th at Public Assembly! The show will be Fuck The Facts first since completing their new LP, Die Miserable, due on Relapse this fall. Details are forthcoming.
Meanwhile, Full of Hell are also preparing an LP of their own, Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home. The long-player, the band's first, will be released via A389 Records and features "Endless Drone" which is available for download above/streaming below. Look for it in mid-August.
Check out that Full of Hell track and some Fuck The Facts songs below alongside all tour dates.
From Ashes Rise (photo by Christine Boarts Larson)
Save the date. After playing This is Hardcore a few days prior, NYC will be blessed with the return of From Ashes Rise (!), their first NYC date since their reunion in 2009! The August 15th show at Public Assembly show will see support from Maine's Full of Hell and NJ's own Night Birds, with one more to be announced in the coming days. $10 will get you in, and ticketing details are forthcoming.
After PA & NYC, From Ashes Rise will head back to their home turf of the Pacific Northwest to play a Seattle date of The Power of The Riff on August 20th at The Highline with Black Breath, Trap Them, Baptists and more to be announced.
The Seattle show is one of five confirmed 'Power of the Riff' shows on the West Coast, including Los Angeles, two in San Francisco, and another Seattle date with Winter/Pelican/Noothgrush. Other dates include appearances from Eyehategod, Masakari (who have a new split), All Pigs Must Die (who have a new album), Winter (who just played Terminal 5), Pentagram (whose vocalist/mastermind is the subject of a new film and who play LPR on 8/19), Noothgrush (who are back together!), Early Graves (who have a new vocalist in John from The Funeral Pyre), Seven Sisters of Sleep, and many notable others.
All From Ashes Rise tour dates and some videos below.
Gehenna at A389 Anniversary 2010 (more by Chris Bavaria)
Vestiges are currently on a US tour that will take them from coast to coast in celebration of their new LP The Descent of Man, available HERE for free, and on CD/vinyl/cassette via the band and on tour. Lake of Blood will provide the assist on the West Coast, while the East Coast will get Full of Hell. Look for both Vestiges and Full of Hell (with Pharoah) at Stolen Sleeves on June 28th. Full tour schedule below.
Full of Hell are preparing to release a new 12", Roots of Earth Are Consuming My Home, at their new home, A389 Records.
In other A389 news, the infamous Gehenna will revisit their Land of Sodom 7" (reworked and re-titled Land of Sodom II) and Upon The Gravehill for a single release on A389 Records. The 7"/CD package will also include a poster and is one of several releases that the members of Gehenna will release in the coming months on the label. Gehenna also has a 7" with Rot In Hell, Integrity, Vegas, and Cape Ov Bats available now. Gehenna play Outsleazed Fest in Las Vegas on July 1st, and nothing else at the moment.
Another release due from A389 is the Practitioners of Fell Sorcery 12" by the mighty Gravehill! Limited to 500 copies, this early incarnation of the band that were so fun at MDF featured Mike Apokalypse of Gehenna on throat, as well as Shane BastardDemon on guitar who also serves as a member of another Gehenna project, Penetration Panthers. Penetration Panthers, which features DC Grave of Gehenna, will also release a new three song EP on the label entitled Perpetual 80s, which nods to early hardcore.
And last but not least, DC Grave is also involved in Witch-Lord, who will release their Atomized In The Black Solarian 12" via A389. Hardcore this is not. Witch-Lord fits more in the glacially-paced doom realm, while dipping it's toes into strong hallucinogens.
Though the label is currently preparing for their annual Anniversary show at Sonar in Baltimore (January 22nd with Integrity, Haymaker, Dropdead, Rot In Hell, many notable others), A389 Records is also are prepping for 2011's release schedule. In addition to new burners from Integrity, Seven Sisters of Sleep, Pale Creation and forthcoming material from Gehenna, Ringworm, Xibalba, Deathammer, Rot In Hell, and others, A389 also has a new Weekend Nachos 7", and LPs from new signings Ancient Shores and Full of Hell. Check out "Black Earth" from Weekend Nachos (the 7-inch's namesake), as well as "BTK" from Ancient Shores's Step To The Edge 7", above. Both MP3s are available for the first time above. Also grab Full of Hell's "Black Iron" from The Inevitable Fear of Existence up there too. All songs are also streaming, with some videos, below...