Entries tagged with: Immolation
Napalm Death at Gramercy, Oct 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
The Decibel Tour, announced at the heavy mag's 100th issue show, has been confirmed and dates have emerged for the North American trek featuring Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death and Immolation. Look for supporting slots from Cretin, Beyond Creation, and Magrudergrind along the way and the NYC date at Music Hall of Williamsburg at June 5 is with Magrudergrind. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale on Wednesday (1/23) at noon and regular sale on Friday (1/25) at noon.
All tour dates and the tour flyer, below.
photos by Shaun Regan
Converge @ Union Transfer, Philadelphia, 1/19/2012
Congrats to Decibel Magazine on their 100th issue, who celebrated in style in their native Philadelphia on Jan 19th at Union Transfer. Featuring a headlining appearance from Converge as well as well as Pig Destroyer, Repulsion, Municipal Waste, Tombs and Evoken, the show was also chockful of guests including John Darnielle (of Mountain Goats, a regular contributor), J Bennett, Tomas Lindberg (Disfear, At The Gates), John Baizley (Baroness, who would open for Neurosis the next night at the same venue) and more. Pictures from Converge's set are in this post and a full review and photo set is available at at Invisible Oranges.
In addition, the magazine announced their annual tour which will feature appearances from Napalm Death, Cannibal Corpse and Immolation. So far details regarding dates are still TBA, but we'll let you know when those surface.
More pictures from Converge's set at Union Transfer, plus a few live videos, are below...
photos by Suren Karapetyan, words by BBG
Immolation @ Gramercy Theater
Immolation played Gramercy Theater on 10/10, just a cab ride away from a far different metal show at Mercury Lounge with Rwake/Hull/Primitive Weapons. Support for the NYDM kingpins came from touring partners Jungle Rot and Gigan, a pair of death metal bands that either lean on the gore-side of the genre or dabble in grindcore. More pictures from Gramercy Theater are below.
In other Immolation news, the band recently released the new Providence EP via Scion A/V. Get a copy on CD/vinyl for FREE at Immolation's merch table, or download your FREE copy for the price of your email, and check out a video from that release, "Illumination" with all tour dates and more photos, below...
Immolation at The Studio at Webster Hall (more by Greg Cristman)
Immolation will hit the road for a string of dates with Gigan and Jungle Rot, hitting Gramercy Theater on 10/10. Tickets for Gramercy, and all other US dates are currently on fan presale. Immolation recently released the new video for "A Glorious Epoch". Check that out below, alongside all other tour dates.
In other metal news, Warbringer, Lazarus AD, Landmine Marathon and Diamond Plate will team up to play Gramercy Theater on 10/18 as part of a larger campaign dubbed "America Torn Asunder". Tickets for all dates on the tour, which kicks off in October and runs through early November, are currently on presale and listed below.
Both Warbringer (who played Slaughter By The Water) and Landmine Marathon are preparing to release upcoming LPs ON THE SAME DAY, with the former welcoming Worlds Torn Asunder and the latter welcoming Gallows on 9/27. More details on those releases are forthcoming.
Landmine Marathon kick off a short batch of dates at the end of this month with a show with Toxic Holocaust/Holy Grail/Krum Bums in Canoga Park on July 29th. That Toxic Holocaust tour hits Europa on August 19th. Tickets are on sale. Stream all of Toxic Holocaust's new LP Conjure and Command at AOL.
All tour dates and some video is below.
Two outdoor tents, a club, and a theater hosted 26 bands. Perhaps by design, the premises lacked alcohol (except for the theater). So bad behavior was scarce. Fans happily bounced from venue to venue, queuing for some bands (Wormrot, Floor, Atheist, Obituary, Morbid Angel), and eating burgers from the Grill 'Em All trucks. To order the Witte Burger (beef, bun, cream cheese, deep-fried bacon, beer-and-Sriracha-soaked onions, malt vinegar aioli), my friend Robert merely pointed several feet away, where Dave Witte himself was standing.Saturday (3/5) was the left coast's turn for Scion Rock Fest 2011. The one day, multiple venue festival relocated to Pomona, CA this year, and housed legendary names like Morbid Angel, Obituary, Integrity, Agalloch, and many more alongside names of tomorrow and underground favorites like Bastard Noise, Anaal Nathrakh, Floor, Wormrot, and many more.
Kvelertak were supposed to play too. but their passports and visas were stolen at the airport moments before they boarded the plane to the US. As a result, they'll also miss some days of the Weedeater/Zoroaster tour, but should "be in the states by Friday" (3/11). That means they should have no trouble making it to SXSW where they're on board to play Full Metal Texas. The band was replaced in Pomona by Black Cobra.
More pictures and some videos from Scion Rock Fest 2011, below...
Dispirit at Elbo Room (more by Taylor Keahey)
Even though it's now "sold out" (but there's a waiting list), Scion Rock Fest has finalized their free festival lineup, adding Anaal Nathrakh, Immolation, Atheist, Anaal Nathrakh, Dispirit, Cough, and Dark Castle to an already jaw-dropping lineup that includes Morbid Angel, Agalloch, Floor, Black Breath, and many others. Full lineup is below, including the finalized flyer.
Dispirit features John Gossard (ex-Weakling) and they released their Rehearsal At Oboroten cassette last year, and it made quite a few Best of Lists.
Immolation played NYC last year, as did Cough who played the BV-BBG Official Showcase for CMJ. Dark Castle has played NYC a few times last year, and DC drummer Rob Shaffer also sat behind the kit for Monarch.
Agalloch will be in NYC in March.
DOWNLOAD: Thou - "By Endurance We Conquer" (MP3)
Sleep at Brooklyn Masonic Temple (more)
Lists are very subjective. A "best of" list is always an amalgam of personal experiences - that fateful moment when you press "Play" for the first time, in addition to a grade of excellent songwriting. The records I've listed below had a profound impact on me this year, as did many of the shows that I attended and put on in the past twelve months. I'd like to thank all the artists who made this list as well as the ones who didn't, in addition to people like 1000 Knives, Osiris, Bill Dozer, Ian Dickson and venues like Union Pool, The Studio at Webster Hall, Acheron, Santos Party House and a slew of others for keeping heavy music alive in NYC. But mostly, thank YOU, the reader and the listener!
Alright, enough with the sappy bulshit, let's RAGE...
words by BBG, photos by Greg Cristman
Immolation, shouting out the old school!
In the metal machine known as the "touring package" and the "festival circuit", it's a rarity for a band to be able to spread their wings and deliver a full set instead of the usual 20 minute set between deathcore-#2 and melodic-symophonic-black-metal-#7. Wednesday was one of those nights though, as New York Death Metal greats Immolation headlined a show at The Studio at Webster Hall with Arsis and New Jersey death metal killers Disma.
As a fan of their generally hard-to-come-by demo, I was pleasantly surprised with the turnout for Disma; I guess word gets around when you share members of Icantation/Funebrarum/Evoken. The five piece band of linebackers (looked like it anyway) did not deliver the most energetic set of the evening (that distinction goes to Immolation), but were technically sound, water-tight and great. Arsis is honestly not my thing (a bit too clinical for my tastes, I like my DM blatantly filthy), but rocked an energetic and cohesive set though the guitars seemed to be a bit low in the mix.
Immolation was fantastic, and it is awesome to see Ross absolutely belt it out and Vigna do his crazy guitar theatrics (swinging his axe like it was... an axe, doing odd guitar picking to make fun hand gestures) in such a small environment. Lots of NYDM leather vests were represented, and every single song was dedicated to five people who had "been there from the beginning". Their hour-plus set was across most of their output, with a slightly heavier nod to their latest LP, Majesty & Decay.
Tons more pics from the show are below...
DOWNLOAD: The Blackened Mixtape (ZIP File)
Black Cobra at The Charleston (more by Chloe Rice)
Metal metal everywhere! Starting TONIGHT, the heaviness gets underway with a marathon of killer shows designed to make your neck tired from all that bangover.
Thursday means Innumerable Forms and Mammoth Grinder at The Acheron (unmissable).
Saturday is Deathcycle at 538 Johnson, and we cap it all off with a night of pitch perfect darkness with Altar of Plagues/ Velnias / Castevet / Man's Gin at The Studio @ Webster Hall on Sunday (8/1, tickets).
Speaking of these shows, I have a three free pairs of tickets available for giveaway for three of the shows listed above: Black Cobra, Altar of Plagues, and Immolation. Details on how to win are at the bottom of this post.
Meanwhile, dig on a few songs available for download above featuring contributions from Disma, Immolation, Arsis, Torche, Boris, and Russian Circles.
A reminder, Boris/Torche/Russian Circles play Music Hall of Williamsburg on August 6th (tickets), a show that will double as a release party for the Boris/Torche split. In celebration, the label will giveaway pins with a download code for the Torche contribution - but only at this show.
Videos and details on how to win free tickets are below...
Gods of New York Death Metal, Immolation, will play The Studio at Webster Hall with Arsis on July 28th. Tickets for the show, part of the ongoing Blackened Music Series, are on sale. The show is a one off for Immolation, who will hit the road in late September with Vader, Abigail Williams, Lecherous Nocturne, and Pathology, tagging the Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale on September 30th (ticket info forthcoming). Arsis played the Crazy Donkey on Sunday (6/6) with Misery Index and Dying Fetus. How was that show?
Immolation released the sure-to-be-year-end-fave Majesty & Decay earlier this year. Full tour dates and some vids are below...