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photo: Enabler at Acheron in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)

Enabler, the now Ohio-based hardcore masters (not to be confused with Enablers, who play with Kayo Dot soon), are in the studio working on a new full-length titled Fail To Feel Safe, slated for release in "early summer 2015." The record is being produced by Greg Thomas, who worked on their 2012 effort All Hail The Void and was previously a guitarist in the band.

Enabler are currently out on the road, playing shows around the country with Call of the Void (whose new album is out now on Relapse) through the rest of the month and into early March. The band makes a stop in NYC at Saint Vitus on March 8 sans Call of the Void but with support from Hivesmasher, Moon Tooth and Shitkill. Tickets for the show are available now.

All of Enabler's upcoming dates and a stream of All Hail The Void below...

Continue reading "Enabler prepping new LP, going on tour (dates)"

by Ian Chainey

Rosetta at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Vladislav Grach)

Philadelphia post-metallers Rosetta will have a new EP out in October. Flies to Flame is due out on Translation Loss Records on October 14 (preorder) and, judging by the promo video you can hear below, it will be layered with the same weighty crunch of their previous atmospheric efforts.

Rosetta are set to play two record release shows to ring in the event, expanding into a quintet with the special addition of guitarist Eric Jernigan from City of Ships. The first takes place at NYC's Saint Vitus on October 17 with Tiger Flowers and So Hideous. Tickets are available now. The second will be a homecoming show in Philadelphia with Tiger Flowers and Ladder Devils the following day.

Tiger Flowers will also be on tour this fall, supporting their crushing Dead Hymns that was released back in April. They'll swing through places like Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Nashville. On September 27, they'll play NYC's the Acheron with the Daughters-/Dropdead-connected Fucking Invincible, along with Hivesmasher and techsters Torrential Downpour. Tickets for that show are available now.

All Tiger Flowers dates are listed, with a stream of Dead Hymns, and the Flies to Flame promo video and artwork, below...

Continue reading "Rosetta releasing a new EP, playing release shows in Philly & NYC w/ Tiger Flowers (who have other dates)"

By Doug Moore


MA-based techy grind act Hivesmasher come around the NYC area fairly often, but the next couple of months will see them in the tri-state area a lot even by their standards. The band is playing a string of shows next weekend with The Great Sabatini that will bring them to Brooklyn at the Acheron on 4/11, alongside a strong slate of locals that also includes Radiation Blackbody, Mother Brain, and Geryon. Tickets are on sale. They're hitting Long Island the following day (4/12) at Even Flow Bar in Bay Shore, along with FX Zero, Divider, & Forced.

Then in May, they'll be back in the area for Cognitive's record release show on 5/17 at Harper's Pub & Restaurant in Clementon, NJ along with Macerated, Without Remorse, Dark Waters End, & Writhing Afterbirth. (Again: that's a lot of openers! Consider bringing a sleeping bag.)

All announced dates are listed, along with a stream of their 2012 album Gutter Choirs, below...

Continue reading "Hivesmasher playing East Coast dates this spring"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Black Breath at Precious Metal, May 2009 (more by Paul Birman)
Black Breath

I can't tell you how many great bands I have seen over the years at Precious Metal at NYC club Lit Lounge on Mondays. The series, curated by Wetnurse/Today is the Day member Curran Reynolds, is responsible not only for the first appearances from some favorite bands but also many many personal friendships forged in that dingy basement. Now after more than six years as a series, Precious Metal is coming to an end:

Friends, I am proud to announce the Grand Finale of Precious Metal. After 6.66 years and over 300 events, the series I started in May of 2006 will come to an end on January 21, 2013.

We had a good run! Monday after Monday, we brought all sorts of heaviness from across the city and around the globe (Iceland, Italy, Australia...) into the den of Downtown grime and glamour that is Lit. These forces combined and added up to something special. I like to think we played a part in the resurgence of a New York City metal scene, one which now looks stronger than ever.

Upcoming events at Precious Metal include this Monday (12/17) with Tiger Flowers, Meek is Murder, I am Heresy and Black Table;  January 7 with Ghostlimb & The Year is One and yours truly on DJ duties; January 14 with Jar'd Loose, Gentlemen, End it and DJ Mike SOS; and the finale on January 21, a benefit for South Sound featuring Hivesmasher, Fashion Week, Flaming Tusk, SOS and DJ Zeena Koda. Make sure and get to the shows and wave goodbye to metal in the Lit Lounge basement. It will be missed.

Head below for the full statement on the end of Precious Metal NYC.

Continue reading "'Precious Metal' at NYC's Lit Lounge coming to an end in January with South Sound benefit"