Entries tagged with: Gods and Queens
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Ceremony @ Le Poisson Rouge
As previously discussed, Ceremony headlined Le Poisson Rouge on 2/4 with a staggering lineup of support from Pissed Jeans, Rival Mob, Kim Phuc, Hoax, and Gods & Queens. Pictures and video from this show adorn this post.
Ceremony also swung by WNYU to play a live set as part of The New Afternoon Show. Stream that appearance in its entirety at WNYU.
Reminder: Hoax teams with Veins, Raw Nerve and Chain Wallet on April 8th.
Ceremony tour dates and more pictures and video from LPR, below...
DOWNLOAD: Ceremony - "Hysteria" (MP3)
Ceremony at LPR (via)
In the wake of their sold-out mega show at LPR, Ceremony have announced a US tour in support of their forthcoming effort Zoo due on Matador. The dates do not include an NYC date so far, but will stop in Austin for SXSW at Red 7 on March 17th. More details are forthcoming, but tour dates are below.
As discussed, Ceremony played a packed out LPR with Rival Mob, Hoax, Kim Phuc (who also played a late show) and Gods & Queens. Pictures from the show are on the way but until then, check out video below.
In related news, the great Hoax will also join on another upcoming NYC bill, this time with the mighty Veins and Raw Nerve, as well as Chain Wallet at 538 Johnson on April 8th. More details are available at the Facebook event page. The band, who will release a new EP via Youth Attack this year, will prepare for an upcoming tour with SQRM in the coming days and will play Chaos in Tejas this year.
All tour dates and videos, below..
Pissed Jeans at House of Vans (more by Chris La Putt)
Pissed Jeans, who haven't been very busy lately due to having kids, scheduled some shows this month including one in Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (1/22), joined by Protect-U and Pop.1280. The show was another one-off for the punk band, but one of a few dates for Pop.1280, who are welcoming their new LP The Horror (stream the LP in full at SPIN). Did you go last night? How was it? blogTo was at the Toronto show:
"Beyond the onstage antics, the band played an incredible set. The crowd's favourite seemed to be the official last song of the night, "False Jesii Part 2." As soon as the band started playing it the intensity in the room skyrocketed and the structural soundness of the floor was tested to the max as the crowd bounced to the high paced rhythm. As the last song came to an end, fans were left wanting for more.If you missed Pissed Jeans, here's some BIG news that should ease your mind. Pissed Jeans have been added to the now RIDICULOUS lineup of Ceremony/Rival Mob/Kim Phuc/Hoax/Gods & Queens at LPR on Feb 4th. Tickets are still available and only $5 in advance.
Pissed Jeans were happy to oblige, on one condition: "a rousing clap" was needed, at the request of Korvette. The crowd complied and the band played on. Ending their encore, the drummer, Sean McGuinness, leapt over his kit and into the crowd."
Kim Phuc will ALSO play an after-party with the new-look Night Birds & Nuclear Spring (ex-Nomos) later that night.
A short video from a recent Pissed Jeans show in Philly, below...
Jensen Ward of Walls on stage with Iron Lung at Chaos in Tejas (more by BBG)
Walls (mems Cold Sweat/Iron Lung) will hit the road for a string of West Coast dates with Aussies True Radical Miracle in the next week. The shows are celebration of both band's new releases due on Iron Lung Records (home of Total Control, Dead Language, Kim Phuc, Iron Lung, etc). Full tour schedule and flyer are below.
Both Walls and True Radical Miracle will welcome said releases, the new The Future is Wide Open LP and the Termites LP respectively, via their label on February 2nd or at the merch table on the previously discussed dates (EU fans, head to De Graan Republiek to get your copy). Stream the first four tracks from EACH LP below; fans of noisy, nihilistic hardcore will dig Walls while TRM contains strains of everything from post-hardcore, garage, noise, punk, and everything in between. Both are definitely recommended.
Total Control, who released Henge Beat via Iron Lung last year, was named one of our favorite LPs of 2011.
Stream that new Walls and True Radical Miracle material below, alongside more streams and all tour dates.
Ross of Ceremony is hungry at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by BBG)
As discussed, Ceremony are playing a February an NYC show. Ends up its a whopper and taking place at Le Poisson Rouge on February 4th with the awesome lineup of The Rival Mob, Hoax, Kim Phuc, Gods & Queens, and "special guests". Best of all, it'll cost you only $5 in advance (!). Tickets are on sale.
Ceremony recently announced their Matador debut Zoo as well as some additional 7"s.
LPR will be Gods & Queens' first NYC show since their horrifying ordeal in Eastern Europe.
Andy Nelson with Paint it Black at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by BBG)
Mamiffer, Tombs, Locrian, Thou, Fuck The Facts, The Atlas Moth and many more contribute to the second part of our continuing series where we asked some of our favorite artists about their 2011 highlights. Part One HERE. Part Two below...
Gods & Queens at Public Assembly (more by Jason House)
Philadelphia band Gods & Queens ran into a frightening situation in the Czech Republic. Read their story below. Help out the band if you can by purchasing a copy of their EP via Bandcamp or contributing via paypal to jamiegetz(at)gmail.com.
A reminder: Chuck Ragan goes solo TONIGHT (5/16) at the Bell House, a night of downtime for his tour w/ Social Distortion that hit Asbury Park on Saturday (5/14). Sharks and Sean O'Neill both open the Brooklyn show.
Chuck will hop back on tour with Social D in Norfolk tomorrow night, eventually making his way to Krazy Fest in Louisville where he'll join his still-reunited band Hot Water Music who will also play a few other dates in the coming months in the Midwest, and at NXNE 2011. All tour dates are below. Krazy Fest tickets are still on sale.
In other punk news, The Bouncing Souls have announced the support bands for their upcoming discography dates in NYC & Philly. That includes Hostage Calm, Dave Hause, and Weston on the 7/6 show (dedicated to The Good, The Bad, and The Argyle, Maniacal Laughter, Wild Street, Yuppicide, and Star Fucking Hipsters on the 7/7 show (covering Self-Titled and Hopeless Romantic), Up For Nothing, Iron Chic & The Loved Ones on 7/8 (the How I Spent My Summer Vacation and Anchors Aweigh show), and Lost in Society & Tim Barryfor the 7/9 show (The Gold Record and Ghosts on the Boardwalk). Tickets for 7/8 have gone the way of the dinosaur, but tickets for 7/6, 7/7 and 7/9 are still available. The Bouncing Souls will ALSO make the trek down to Krazy Fest this weekend. All dates and openers are listed below.
Gods & Queens are scheduled to play the 7/15 date in Philadelphia, and also recently played Public Assembly with Coliseum, Rise & Fall, Masakari, and Psychic Limb.
All tour dates and a video is below.
words & photos by BBG, additional photos by Jason House
Coliseum @ Public Assembly (by BBG)
Coliseum played two Brooklyn shows with Gods & Queens over the weekend, each with different set lists! And different openers too. Tour-mates Rise & Fall and Masakari were both on the bill at the Saturday Public Assembly show, as was Psychic Limb (who supported Dillinger Escape Plan Sunday night at MHoW too). Sunday's Union Pool show featured Coliseum, The Austerity Program, The Year is One, and Masakari who initially had the day off until they hopped on the Union Pool show last minute in addition to playing a last minute show at C-Squat.
Pictures from Union Pool are forthecoming, but Public Assembly pics are in this post, and there are more of them below...
Art for the Superchunk/Coliseum split
Now that Coliseum has given their epic Goddamage EP a revamp (a must, if you don't have it already), the band is currently tearing up the streets of the EU with Rise Against. After returning from that trek, Ryan Patterson & the boys will hit the US highways/byways for a string of US dates that will include NYC twice: May 14th at Public Assembly with Gods & Queens & May 15th at Union Pool with The Austerity Program. Both shows are presented by BrooklynVegan/1000Knives.
Coliseum are waving their (black) flag in support of Record Store Day, and will team up with Superchunk to release a split 7" of Misfits covers. Limited to 2000 copies in three colorways (yellow, magenta, black), Superchunk will take on "Horror Business" while Coliseum tears down "Bullet". The 7" is not the first time that Coliseum has paid tribute to Danzig, as Coliseum teamed up with Doomriders in 2005 to record the Not of This World split of Danzig covers for Level Plane.
Coliseum is also teaming up with Burning Love (ex-Cursed, hitting the road with Converge in May) for another split, this time a live record recorded at the Atlantic in Gainesville, Florida in 2010. Sound Study Recordings will release the limited LP of 1000 copies, with a CD version due via Tee Pee with bonus tracks (and also limited to 1000). You can see the cover art for that, below.
All tour dates and some videos below...
DOWNLOAD: Gods & Queens - Untitled II EP (RAR'd MP3)
Germany's Zann will team up with Gods & Queens and Black Kites for a killer three band bill at Stolen Sleeves TONIGHT (9/10). The German hardcore band is prepping to release the X 7" on Protagonist Music. Black Kites recently dropped an LP on the same label, entitled Songs Written While Things Were Changing. Order a copy. Gods & Queens recently played Death By Audio with another German hardcore band, Planks, and released the available-for-free-download-EP Untitled II. Dig on that above.
Video of Back Kites and Zann from a recent show is below. Shit is brutal.
photos by Justin Tyler, words by BBG
The show was Planks' first in NYC, and were very impressive as they ran through songs from their self-titled 12" in addition to newer material (watch their ENTIRE set below). Tombs played a good portion of new material as well, and are even more venomous with the addition of a second guitar (video below). Gods & Queens channelled song structures from greats like Quicksand, Helmet, and other 90s bands, killing it in the process (video below). Radiation Black Body's instrumental grind/hardcore brought to mind a jazzier Bastard Noise without the electronics. In all, a fantastic string of four bands.
Justin and I arrived at the venue late, missing Dawn and Yautja. Pictures and video of the rest of the show, continue below...
Floor at The Earl (more by Rich Gaccione)
South Florida's FLOOR were around for roughly 10 years and recorded well over a dozen times during their on-and-off existence... and only in the wake of their demise did underground audio followers finally take note...And now, that next level is RIGHT HERE IN NYC! Brooklyn Vegan & 1000Knives are pround to announce the return of Floor with Unearthly Trance on June 26th at Club Europa in Brooklyn as part of the Northside Festival! Tickets go on sale at NOON TODAY for this all-ages, early show (7pm doors), or get in with your Northside badge. It's gonna be a rager.
From the living rooms and basements of 1992 to the studios of 2001/2002, FLOOR had an incredible evolution from the GODFLESH and early-MELVINS-inspired sludge worship, to the unrivaled sugary doom/pop amalgamation which would eventually pave the way for TORCHE, HOUSE OF LIGHTNING and others. The changes in sound from recording-to-recording... against what would eventually follow, it becomes crystal clear that FLOOR were consistently operating on that fabled "next level". [Robotic Empire]
It's one of two shows the reunited Floor are going to play during their visit North. The first will take place one day earlier, 6/25 at First Unitarian Church in Philly with two great openers, Gods & Queens and Javelina.
And it's one of two shows that the great Unearthly Trance has in store for NYC, including June 3rd as part of the Tones of Death monthly shindig (which includes Gnaw, Bubonic Bear and Sin of Angels this week, May 6th). For more on that show, head to the Facebook invite.
Floor at Eruopa is an earlier show, so you should be able to make it across town to catch at least part of BV's other show that same night at MHOW, with Memory Tapes, Twin Sister, DOM and ZAZA. Tickets are up, or try to use your Northside badges.
Floor are supporting their recent mega-boxset, out NOW on Robotic Empire.
Show flyer for Europa and some video from their show at The Earl on 4/3, below...
words by BBG, photos by Brian Reilly
The progressive hardcore of Blacklisted and the noisy post-hardcore of Gods & Queens crash landed in NYC on Saturday, March 6th, at Cake Shop as part of a BV/1000 Knives production. Support came from dissonant hardcore greats Tiger Flowers and stoner punks Chambers. It was Blacklisted's second appearance in close to two months (last time was with The Hope Conspiracy). The show was one of the last of a string of dates for Blacklisted and Gods & Queens, culminating in a final homecoming show the next night in Philadelphia.
Blacklisted are one of many bands scheduled to play United Blood in Richmond, Virginia on March 26t. Also on the bill: Madball, Death Threat, Mind Eraser, Paint It Black, Alpha and Omega, and many others.
More pictures from the NYC show below...
DOWNLOAD: Gods & Queens - "Untitled 8" (MP3)
Gods & Queens at Lit Lounge (more by Justina Villanueva)
Tonight (March 4th) Gods & Queens kicks off a string of dates with Blacklisted that lead them to Cake Shop on Sat (3/6) where they will team up with Tiger Flowers and Chambers for an afternoon show presented by BV/1000 Knives. Be there! Advanced tickets have gone the way of the dinosaur, but there are tickets at the door.
Following another short batch of US dates, which include a second NYC show on 4/17 at Bushwick Music Studios with Drowning With Our Anchors, Gods & Queens will hit Europe through the end of May including stops in Italy, home of their current label Sons Of Vesta. The imprint will be the home of G&Q's new EP which includes the track "Untitled 8" above. The six track record, one of which features Aimee Argote of Des Ark, is scheduled to impact in the tail end of April to coincide with the EU tour. Full tour dates are below...
DOWNLOAD: Tiger Flowers - "The Weight" (MP3)
Tiger Flowers at Union Pool (more by Samantha Marble)
Even though The Hope Conspiracy with Blacklisted at Cake Shop on Friday (1/15) is close to sold out (only a few tix left at the door), we have on pair available for giveaway! Details are below. If you don't win and aren't one of the lucky few to scoop those door tickets, rest easy in the fact that Blacklisted will return to NYC with Gods & Queens, Tiger Flowers, and Chambers as part of a BrooklynVegan/1000 Knives production at Cake Shop on March 6th!
Though Blacklisted's recent and surprise LP No One Deserves To Be Here More Than Me is still in diapers, the PA band isn't the only one who is working a new release. Tiger Flowers recently completed recording The Last Horse, their new EP due later this year. Dig on the angular, brutal noisecore of "The Weight" from that upcoming release available for download above. "The Weight" is blistering to be sure, but it says nothing of their live show which you can catch TWICE before the Blacklisted show: for FREE at Studio at Webster on 1/18 with Sleeping At The End Of The World and KID:NAP:KIN, and then again on 2/18 with My America at The Charleston as part of a tour with The March of Echoes.
Tour dates, a few videos, details on how to win tickets, and the show flyer are below...
by Black Bubblegum
DOWNLOAD: Asphyx - "Scorbutics" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Gods & Queens - "Head To Wall" (Quicksand cover, MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Catalyst - "I Hate The Future" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Planks - S/T (Rapidshare, Zipped MP3)
DOWNLOAD: They Are Cowards - Demo (Mediafire, Zipped MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Overmars - "Born Again" (MP3 Snippet)
Asphyx's Death... The Brutal Way is due out in the US on August 18th, but it's shipping NOW at the Ibex Moon site. It's a sickening death/doom trip that's part down-tuned riff fest, part beastly conjuring, but 100% heavy heavy heavy. Recommended for fans of old school death metal, Entombed, Dismember, Autopsy, and the like. Check out one of the tracks, "Scorbutics", available for download above.
Gods & Queens currently have a new split 7" on the way via Hawthorne Street with the mighty Medusa, and have taken the time to drop off a killer cover of the Quicksand classic, "Head To Wall"! Download that above.
Weedeater have announced that Steve Albini will record their new album, which will be available in Spring 2010.
Swallow Your Teeth is the end of a long road for Richmond's The Catalyst, as the band has dropped multiple releases over their seven year history but THIS is their first LP! The noise-core merchants are currently streaming their Swallow Your Teeth at Scene Point Blank, but you can download the sick opening track, "I Hate The Future", above! The Catalyst have a few shows in the very near future, including The Glass Door on August 14th and a TBA show lined up for Aug 15th in Manhattan. Full tour dates are below. Pick up a copy of Swallow Your Teeth here.
Attention hardcore fans! Lambgoat is reporting that the legendary Disembodied will release Psalms of Sheol on Prime Directive in August, comprised of thirteen tracks of rare and unreleased material that includes the Existence In Suicide MCD and the Confession 7". Disembodied has reunited and sporadically played shows recently.
Baroness has a new album on the way, which we knew, but we now can attach a name to that effort Blue Record! The LP was recorded in Dallas, Texas with producer/engineer John Congleton (Explosions In The Sky, Black Mountain) and will hit the racks in October. Meanwhile, dig on the cover art (to the left) and the tracklisting below!
First of all, The Endless Blockade would like it be known that they "have not broken up". As a matter of fact, they finally released their split with Agoraphobic Nosebleed and have a split with The Bastard Noise out soon (stream the new BN track here). The boys in TEB "just figured another band would give us even less time in our lives to do anything else". That new band? Slaughter Strike.
Candlelight records has signed the mighty midwestern band The Atlas Moth, whose new album A Glorified Piece of Blue Sky will be released on Oct 6th. The band dropped their massive EP, Pray for Tide, on Witch Trial last year.
Planks have reissued their 2008 split with Tombs as the "European edition" featuring artwork by Mike Wohlberg. If you never got a hold of the Black Box Recordings version, it is highly recommended. Pick that up through the either of the bands on tour. Meanwhile, Planks recently made their massive S/T LP (where these two songs came from) available for free download! Pick that up above. Mike Hill of Tombs has posted all of the lyrics from the massive Winter Hours via his blog.
Crucial Blast is set to release Overmars's 2008 LP Born Again. The LP combines electronics, ambient soundscapes, Swans industrial dirge, and the thunder of Neurosis to create a different and powerful take on post-metal. The band is scheduled to hit the US with the mighty Battlefields, logging a pair of dates in NYC: Europa on August 16th and September 3rd at The Charleston. This will destroy.
The premiere of the NEW Goes Cube video for "Saab Sonnet", more news on Black Sun, Absu, Trap Them, Kylesa, Anaal Nathrakh, and Darkthrone as This Week In Metal continues.....
Gods & Queens played the eensy weensy Lit Lounge on Monday 2/2 along with My America Is Watching Tigers Die, Ain't Rights (mems Pollution, Battletorn), and Praqtiss. The occasion was the weekly 'Precious Metal' party that Curran Reynolds does at the East Village venue.
Gods & Queens is currently gearing up for a European tour in April, but have a pair of shows before that, including one with Ghastly City Sleep (ex-pg.99 & City Of Caterpillar, Gregor Samsa) at Union Pool in Brooklyn on March 26th.
The band dropped their untitled LP filled with untitled songs on Robotic Empire in the tail end of 2008. Decibel went apeshit over it and named it as their 19th fave of the year.
Jamie Getz of G&Q also played in Versoma with Mike Hill. Mike Hill and his new(er) band Tombs play Union Pool TONIGHT (2/4) with Dysrhythmia. Check out our new interview with Mike if you didn't already.
All tour dates, and more pictures from Lit Lounge, below...
by Black Bubblegum
Robotic Empire has dropped a kick-ass debut from a semi-Brooklyn band (their myspace lists them as Philly-BK-Bethlehem) of kick-ass lineage. Gods & Queens is the new band from guitarist Jamie Getz of the fallen but ferocious Philadelphians Lickgoldensky (members are now in Lords, Javelina) and Versoma (with Mike Hill of Tombs/Anodyne, as well as members of Orchid and Saetia).
Recorded by Jason LaFarge (Devendra Banhart, Angels Of Light, Akron/Family, Khanate) and mastered by Nick Zampiello (Isis, Jesu, Converge, Torche), imagine Fugazi or an Am-Rep band drowning in a sea of shoegazy reverb and noise... panicking and thrashing, desperately trying to claw their way out.
Gods & Queens untitled debut record is out NOW on LP (with requisite CD companion) and Cassettes, but you can dig on two new tracks available for download above... check out the awesome "Untitled #3" and "Untitled #2" (yes, that's correct, seven untitled songs on one untitled LP) and get out to see the band ASAFP. They'll be at Union Pool in Brooklyn on December 12th. All tour dates are below.
In other ex-Lickgoldensky news, Javelina is currently touring the southeast and are scheduled to land in NYC on Dec 7th with Nachtmystium, Malkuth, Bloody Panda, and Velnias. The band is also working with Sanford Parker on a follow-up to their debut LP. Those tour dates are below too...