Entries tagged with: Full of Hell
KEN Mode at Saint Vitus in NYC earlier this month (more by Caroline Harrison)
Bad news: Pinkish Black has been forced to cancel tonight's appearance (March 16) at the BV / Invisible Oranges showcase at The North Door. A bummer for sure but valiant Canadian metallic-noise-rock crew KEN Mode (who played our SXSW day party on Friday) have stepped in in their stead, and a hearty thanks goes out to the trio for filling in at the last minute!
Here's tonight's full, updated line-up:
7PM doors openSee you there!
9PM KEN Mode
10PM Full of Hell
11PM Mutilation Rites
12PM John Baizley
by Bill Pearis, Fred Pessaro and Andrew Sacher
Savages @ CMJ 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
SXSW gets underway today (3/13) in earnest, with 83,207 bands* playing SXSW this year. Trying to figure out who to see can be an overwhelming feeling. (Actually, just standing on 6th St. on Friday night is an overwhelming feeling.) Hopefully this post will give you some inspiration if you're among the throngs of people. Or maybe just some new stuff to listen to if you're not there.
Of course you could just hang out at all our day parties (our first starts at noon today!) and evening showcases, as we're really proud of our line-ups. But there are bands who we are pumped to see who aren't playing too. So here are 40 bands we're genuinely pumped to see in Austin this week. We made a Spotify playlist of all the bands (at least the ones on the service) you can stream below.
Check out our list below...
*not the actually number of showcasing bands. But it feels accurate.
Pallbearer at Knitting Factory, Sept 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Invisible Oranges and BrooklynVegan are proud to announce an official SXSW showcase! The show will be the first ever Invisible Oranges showcase and looks like this
Saturday, March 16th at North Door in Austin:The show, which features everything from black metal to grind to doom to dark post-punk, will go down on Saturday, March 16th at North Door (formerly ND Studios, 501 Brushy, Austin, TX) Doors open at 7PM. Get there early to join in on the festivities, but if you cant make it we will be streaming the show in its entirety LIVE from the venue. Details on that are forthcoming, but you officially have no excuse to miss out!
John Baizley (Baroness)
Full of Hell
The official showcase is one of TWO BrooklynVegan Official nighttime SXSW showcases in 2013. The other is one night earlier, and not metal. The show is also one of TWO Invisible Oranges related events going down during SXSW. The second IO event will be a day party on March 15th as part of our residency at the old Emo's location. Details on that party are on the way, but save the date! You won't want to miss it.
Check out video of the bands playing the inaugural IO/BV showcase below!
Old Wounds at Acheron, Nov 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
After impressive showings at one of the final Precious Metal events and supporting Gaza at Acheron, New Jersey post-hardcore band Old Wounds are final ready to unveil their new baby. Enter From Where We Came Is Where We'll Rest which hits via Glory Kid Ltd today (2/26). Stream the LP in full for the first time, below.
In celebration of the new effort, look for Old Woulds to head out for a full US tour, linking up with Full of Hell and Homewrecker for a set of dates along the way. All tour dates are listed below.
The Damned at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Chaos in Tejas has announced yet another round of bands, including The Damned, Gehenna (who play next weekend in NYC with Catharsis), Tragedy, Rotten Sound, Rival Mob, New Zealand's The Bats, Andy Stott, Power Trip, Hoax (who play NYC this weekend), Iceage (who have a new song/tour coming), Anhedonist, Akitsa, Parquet Courts and many more. Full list of names are below, which join the previously announced names like Bolt Thrower, Infest, Abigail, Integrity, Iron Lung (who play DBA soon), Final Conflict, Manilla Road, Merchandise, Milk Music, Total Control, and many many more.
The announcement comes on the same day that passes for the Austin festival, which happens May 30 - June 2, go on sale. Passes are on sale.
Code Orange Kids at Acheron, Nov 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
We have been robbed of over 10,000 dollars worth of stuff in New Orleans including all our cash, computers and bags. Not sure what we are gonna do from here but thought id let everyone know. Will post descriptions for help soon... if you feel like helping you can donate to our paypal at email@example.com. if not thats cool too. we aren't going home obviously so see you at these next few weeks of shows. - [Code Orange Kids]Code Orange Kids are a young and hardworking band with a future, so lets hope they bounce back quickly. Regardless, help them out if you can. The band are currently on the road with Full of Hell and Gaza.
Gaza / Full of Hell @ Acheron, 11/24/2012
Eager to shake off the post-tryptophan Thanksgiving blues, folks came out in droves to Acheron on Saturday (11/24) to catch the Gaza / Code Orange Kids / Full of Hell trek that also featured an appearance from locals Old Wounds. Pictures and video from the chaotic Brooklyn show is below.
The trek rolls onward, heading south and west and eventually ending in Gaza's stomping grounds of Salt Lake City. Check out remaining tour dates below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
In the wake of the sell-out of A389 2013 in Baltimore, the label has expanded the two-day fest into a full extended weekend! A389 Anniversary will kickoff with a pre-fest show at Ottobar on 1/17/13 featuring Integrity, Withdrawal, Vilipend and Dead Gods , then come to a close with a Sunday matinee on 1/20/13 at Charm City Art Space with Left for Dead, Iron Reagan, God's America and Eddie Brock.
In addition to the previously discussed Friday/Saturday shows at Ottobar, Saturday (1/19) will now feature a matinee at Sidebar with Despise You, Gehenna, Dead in The Dirt, Ancient Shores and WarXGames AND an afterparty with Nothing (who recently toured). None of the newly announced shows will have advanced ticketing; you can only buy them at the door. Full show details are below.
Catharsis has only one show during A389 festival, so what does that mean? Could a tour be in the works?
In other A389 news, the label will release Devoid of Everything, which collects Left for Dead's entire 1996-97 studio output remixed from the original 1/4" multi-track reels. Check out the art above and you can stream a track below. Left for Dead members went on to play in bands like Cursed, Haymaker, Pick Your Side, Burning Love, and many many more. This rare one-time reunion (I was assured!) is not to be missed. Check out some thoughts on the reunion via Chris Colohan here.
If you're wondering who Iron Reagan is, the band is prepping to release their 20-track debut Worse Than Dead via A389 in 2013. The band features half of Municipal Waste and members of Darkest Hour and you can stream their demo below alongside details of the A389 festivities.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Gaza at Saint Vitus, June 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Thanksgiving will be here soon, but don't forget some of the great shows that will go on during the days that follow the holiday! A few unmissable ones include Gaza, Code Orange Kids, Full of Hell, and Old Wounds at Acheron on 11/24 (tickets) and the Festival of the Unknown at Public Assembly. Though the lineup of the latter has yet to be revealed, I have on good authority that it will be well worth attending. Tickets are on sale.
Converge, who recently played Highline Ballroom (review), will headline the Decibel 100th issue Anniversary show in Philadelphia at Union Transfer on 1/19 (tickets). The band will be joined by Pig Destroyer, Repulsion, Municipal Waste, Tombs and Evoken. Check out the show flyer below.
That show flyer, some live video and more suggested NYC shows, below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Code Orange Kids at Acheron, April 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Code Orange Kids have spent a lot of time on the road in 2012, but the Pittsburgh hardcore/grind quartet managed to make time in the studio too, as the'll soon release Love Is Love // Return To Dust, the band's new Kurt-Ballou-produced LP due via Deathwish Inc on November 20. In all of their recent appearances (including our own SXSW day party), COK have shown tons of promise as a live band and Love mirrors those efforts. It's clear that the band grew up with Converge, but more importantly, Converge's sense of freedom to push boundaries. This is a young band, which makes Love Is Love // Return To Dust all the more compelling to listen to. Stream it in full below.
Code Orange Kids are teaming with another promising batch of young'ns, Full of Hell, as part of a string of dates with Gaza. The shows include an NYC stop at Acheron on 11/24. Tickets are still available.
Stream all of the band's LP and check out their new video for "Flowermouth (The Leech)" below.
Gaza at Saint Vitus, June 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Salt Lake City's noisy hardcore ambassadors Gaza will team with Pittsburgh punks Code Orange Kids and Maryland hardcore misanthropes Full of Hell for a string of North American dates this November, hitting Brooklyn at Acheron on November 24th with special guest Old Wounds. All dates are listed below.
The tour is in celebration of Gaza's new LP No Absolutes in Human Suffering, out now via Black Market Activities. Its a whopper.
All tour dates, the tour flyer and some video is below.
Ryan Jarman of The Cribs (more by David Andrako) / Amadou & Mariam
today in NYC
* Coldplay @ IZOD Center
* Love Taps @ Joe's Pub
* Sidi Toure @ Joe's Pub
* Reptar @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Kenny Brawner @ Joe's Pub
* Maxwell @ Prudential Center
* Yemen Blues @ City Winery
* Judah Friedlander @ Carolines
* Jackson Browne @ Beacon Theatre
* Xombie, Gowanus @ Mercury Lounge
* Millie Jackson @ BB King Blues Club
* Michael Attias & Friends @ Barbes
* Mondo! indiepop dance party @ Cameo
* Banda Sinaloense De Los Muertos @ Barbes
* Strung Out, Handguns @ Highline Ballroom
* Nicole Atkins & the Black Sea @ Stone Pony
* Sound Of Urchin @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
* DMC U.S. Finals DJ Battle @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Chain and the Gang, Blues Control @ Maxwell's
* Turner Cody, Chris Tucci DJ set @ The Ace Hotel
* Amadou & Mariam, Theophilus London @ Summerstage
* Sebastien Drums, Chad Stark @ Santos Party House
* Superhuman Happiness, Beyondo @ Arlene's Grocery
* System of a Down, Deftones @ PNC Bank Arts Center
* KNTRLR, First Nature, Los Encantados @ Glasslands
* Dope Body, Call Of The Wild, Gentleman @ Union Pool
* Egyptrixx, Sinjin Hawke, Gobby, N0ms @ 285 Kent Ave
* Todd Barry, Janeane Garofalo @ EastVille Comedy Club
* Punch, Living Eyes, Born Wrong, Off Camber @ ABC No Rio
* The Gypsy West, The Walnuts, Infantree @ Bowery Electric
* Justin Jones, Queen Orlenes, Yoni Gordon @ The Rock Shop
* Will Stratton, Ice Water, Benjamin Seretan @ 92Y Tribeca
* Electric Umbilical Cord, Weeknight, Mos Fet @ Union Pool
* Guardian Alien, Rhyton, Queening, Ryo Inoue @ Shea Stadium
* Shake The Baron, Stone Cold Fox, The Yes Way @ Mercury Lounge
* Walls, Kim Phuc, Joint Damage, Death Evocation, Shoxx @ Acheron
* Mortem, Crucifier, Imprecation, Polterchrist @ Saint Vitus
* Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Erik Deutsch Trio @ Brooklyn Bowl
* I Am Lightyear, New Animal, New Myths, Old Abram Brown @ Pianos
* Flea Market, The Eeries, Organs, Eurotics, Nervous Ticks @ XPO 929
* Lemonade (DJ Set), Blondes (DJ set), Rewards (DJ set) @ Glasslands
* Pillars and Tongues, Olivia Salvadori, Hiro Kone (DJ set) @ Zebulon
* Frustrations, Bambara, Life Size Maps, Hamburguesa @ Death By Audio
* Les Racquet, The Black Cadillacs, The Floorwalkers @ Knitting Factory
* John Talabot DJ set, Jamie XX DJ set, JDH & Dave P @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Jamie XX, Pearson Sound, Lemonade, Sinjin Hawke, Zora Jones @ Warm Up P.S.1
* Tyvek, Wet Hair, Scott & Charlene's Wedding, Volunteers Park @ Living Bread
* Miniature Tigers, French Horn Rebellion, Joywave @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Dino's Boys, Games, The Babyshakes, Cy Barkley & The Way Outsiders @ Cake Shop
* Ryan Jarman (The Cribs), Jeffrey Lewis, Devin, Jen Turner (of Here We Go Magic), Penn Badgley @ Cameo
* Law & Order, Slothrust, The Toothaches, The Graveyard Kids @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
* Two Cow Garage, Uncle Leon & The Alibis, Ram's Head Lady Slipper, Sad and French @ Union Hall
* Nymph, Noveller, Black Crown Ceremony, GSOL, Dome Theater, Cool Places Soundsystem DJ set @ Secret Project Robot
* Pass Kontrol, Not Blood Paint, Backwords, Bad Credit No Credit, Katie Mullins, Gunfight, Springs, Uzuhi, Activists/Dictators, The Winter Ring @ The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House
* Ancient Filth, All Torn Up, Barbarian, Tribal Force @ Acheron
While Lollapalooza and Osheaga have sucked away a good portion of name bands for the weekend, there are still plenty of fun music things to do. This afternoon Amadou & Mariam and Theopolis London play a free show at Central Park Summerstage; Union Pool's afternoon Summer Thunder series continues with Baltimore noisemakers Dope Body, plus Call of the Wild and Gentlemen; and Rippers out in Rockaway Beach is throwing a boardwalk party with Clouder, Dead Stars, Friend Roulette, Huntronik, Eastern Hollows and Blackout. All of these shows are FREE.
You could also head to Cameo tonight to see Ryan Jarman of The Cribs (whoa-oh!) play his first-ever NYC solo show with Jen Turner from Here We Go Magic, Jeffrey Lewis (!), Devin (!!), and Penn Badgley (?!? the Gossip Girl dude?). Tickets are still available. Then stick around Cameo for Mondo! which is the city's premier indiepop dance party.
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Lower Dens have released a new video for "Candy" from their recent NooTropics. Check that out below.
Full of Hell have unleashed a new song from an upcoming split with Calm the Fire due on Holy Roar Records this September. Check out "Return to the Mines" featuring Mike Riley (ex-Pulling Teeth) below.
Check out the new song "The Eliminator" from Maserati's Maserati VII due via TRL on 10/2. While you're down there, don't miss "Dream Odyssey" by Mono also due from TRL on 9/4.
Nihilistic hardcore crew Ancient Shores have announced that they will share a split with Cynarae for label A389 Records. The track features vocals from the one and only Chris Colohan of Burning Love (also, ex-Cursed), and both bands will team up at the Baltimore date of the Southern Lord tour, a free show at Talking Head on July 4th. We've got the premiere of "Omen," and look out for that split in the near future.
In related news, Cynarae recently released their self-titled 12" via A389 Records. Stream the track "Prescribed Burn" below and check out some live video while you're there.
In addition, A389 will also release the new Full of Hell/The Guilt of... 7-inch, which will feature a track from each band. Stream that in full below. For the unaware, The Guilt of... is Mike of Eyehategod with Ryan McKern of Wolvhammer.
Speaking of, the Southern Lord tour will swing through NYC at Bushwick club The Acheron on July 6th. Tickets are still available for the show which features appearances from Black Breath, Martyrdod, The Secret, Burning Love, Enabler and Grudges.
Videos and streams are below.
Merchandise at Mouse Trap in Chicago last month (more by Jimmy Forabi)
Merchandise's Children of Desire has been on heavy rotation since the LP dropped a few months ago via Katorga Works (download it for free). When not on the road, the band has been busy releasing tons of videos from the effort, including the recently released "Time." That video, along with some streams and more videos from the album are available below.
The only East Coast dates that Merchandise have scheduled at the moment are a few in their native Florida. One of those shows is the impeccably curated 305 Fest featuring names like Bastard Noise, Iron Lung, Dropdead (who played Europa recently), Torche, Floor, Mauser, Full of Hell, Black Mayonnaise, Fistula, and so many more. Full lineup is below and tickets for the fest are on sale.
All Merchandise dates, videos, streams, and the 305 Fest lineup is below...
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.