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Corrosion of Conformity

The Animosity lineup of Corrosion of Conformity played all of their Animosity LP at Highline Ballroom on Sunday (10/10) with one-off help from Today is The Day, Keelhaul, and The Ghosts of Saturday Night (who I missed). The three piece headliner (Mike Dean/Reed Mullin/Woody Weatherman) ripped out jams from the fave LP while sprinkling in new material along the way. Look for that soon on Southern Lord.

Today Is The Day is currently writing new material for their forthcoming LP on Black Market Activities/Metal Blade Records. The band now features Ryan and Curran of Wetnurse in addition to TITD mastermind Steve Austin.

In related news, Wetnurse will play Fontana's on 10/23 with Powerglove, Meek is Murder, Pack of Wolves, Batillus, and The Binary Code. The show kicks off at 4PM, 3 hours before the kick off of the Official BV-BBG showcase at Union Pool with The Body, Cough, Inter Arma, and Royal Thunder. The Fontana's show is one of two for presenters MetalSucks & 1000 Knives who are also bringing A Life Once Lost, Baptized in Blood, and Carbomb to Europa on 10/20 (tickets).

Keelhaul is done opening for CoC dates for now, and will hit the road next weekend for a string of dates with Russian Circles and Call Me Lightning (none in NYC). Those tour dates, as well as more pictures and video from Highline are below...

Continue reading "Corrosion of Conformity played Highline Ballroom w/ Keelhaul & Today is the Day -- pics, video, more dates & stuff"

by BBG

Keelhaul at Santos (more by Keith Marlowe)

Keelhaul and a secret special guest have been added to the previously discussed Corrosion of Conformity show at Highline Ballroom on October 10th. Tickets are still on sale for the NYC show, and for the CoC one happening at Starland Ballroom too. Special guest announcement coming next week (Monday is the day).

In related news Craw (featuring Will of Keelhaul) reunited last night in their native Cleveland supporting Unsane who are on their way back to NYC after playing AmRep25. Thus far no pics or video have made its way out of the show, though we'll keep you posted.

Keelhaul's Dana Embrose used to be in La Gritona, a band we just recently posted a large feature on courtesy of Mike Hill.

Right before NYC, Corrosion of Conformity play Riot Fest in Chicago with Bad Religion (who announced three NYC shows), Negative Approach (who just played one), and many others.

Tickets went on sale Saturday for all three Bad Religion shows happening at Irving Plaza, and they are all currently still available (10/20, 10/26, 10/27).

Some recent video of Keelhaul, including Unsane performing with Aaron of Keelhaul, is below.

Continue reading "Keelhaul added to CoC, Craw reunited, Bad Religion on sale..."

DOWNLOAD: La Gritona - "Jupiter" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: La Gritona - "Tony Alamo" (MP3)

words by Michael Hill

La Gritona

I lived in Boston for most of the 90's. I moved there to be with a girl; it didn't work out. At the time Helmet has just come out with Meantime, Nirvana were on their way to rock stardom and the Rollins Band had released The End of Silence. The concept that you could play "punk rock" and make money was starting to sink into a lot of people's heads at the time. In Boston, a lot of the kids that were punks and hardcore kids in the 80's had graduated high school, went to college and started dabbling in rock music. Suddenly people were growing their hair longer, tuning lower and digging up Master of Reality.

It was amidst all of this that I discovered Suicide King, who would later become the band La Gritona. During this short-lived era, only three of the four that would assemble as La Gritona were present: Thos Niles (drums), Colins Burns (vocals) and (current Keelhaul member) Dana Embrose (guitar), the rest of the lineup were comprised of ex-members of Eye for an Eye: Kevin Norton and Dean Baltulonis. There was a club called Bill's Bar in Boston that used to have shows every Tuesday night, usually three band bills and all locals. It was fun, and I got to see a lot of really good bands like Suicide King. I recognized the singer from a band called Slaughter Shack that had won the WBCN Rock 'n' Roll Rumble several years earlier.

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words and photos by BBG



It was billed as an for the Boris/Torche/Russian Circles beatdown, but Keelhaul and My America at Acheron was more of a party all its own on Friday (8/6). After playing a brutal set the night before at Santos with Unsane to a much larger room, Keelhaul brought it again with a flurry of wildly complex riffs that had the smart-ass crowd screaming "more technical!". Another great set from this fantastically killer band and from the young but pummeling My America, who delivered another powerful set of Louisville-informed noise rock.

If you haven't seen either band, please, right that wrong. Pics and some video from Acheron are below...

Continue reading "Keelhaul & My America played the Acheron (pics, video) "

words by BBG, photos by Keith Marlowe


The problem with most contemporary metal is that it just isn't heavy: Pristine digital editing, onstage drum triggers and other depressing innovations have sapped the genre of its primal force. Fortunately, there will be no such chicanery afoot at this walloping bill.

Cleveland's Keelhaul makes a habit of flouting convention. Some of its pieces last less than a minute, others nearly nine; vocals may enter three fourths of the way through a song, or not at all. The common denominator is an ultradisciplined brand of riff worship: The quartet builds diabolical obstacle courses out of asymmetrical phrases, then proceeds to run them with visceral gusto.

Headliner Unsane favors a much more straightforward bludgeon-anguished noise-blues that still sounds as obstinately primitive as when the local outfit formed two decades ago. As with the trio's billmates, no additives or preservatives are necessary. - [Time Out NY]

As stated before, Keelhaul destroyed Santos alongside a similary brutal duo of Pigs (mem-Unsane) and Disappearer. But what was missing from that previous post was photos of the main event, NYC noise-rock greats Unsane barrelling through a pair of sets: a front to back cover of Scattered Smothered & Covered followed by a second "hits" set that spanned their recording career. Photos from the tail end of the show incuding more Keelhaul, and some videos are below...

Continue reading "Unsane, Keelhaul, Pigs & Disappearer @ Santos (pics & video) "

words by BBG, photos by Meghan McInnis


Keelhaul played Santos last night (8/5), and damn if they weren't dizzying, jaw-dropping, amazing, [insert superlative here]. Good news: Keelhaul will play a late show at The Acheron TONIGHT. It kicks off at 12 with My America. $8 gets you in. The show is the official afterparty for The Blackened Music extravaganza at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Boris/Torche/Russian Circles (get yer tix, almost sold out).

As stated in the previous gushing paragraph, Keelhaul metled faces and ruled places (specifically, Santos) last night with headliner Unsane, Pigs, and Disappearer. Pics of of the support bands are below, Unsane is on the way...

Continue reading "Keelhaul played Santos w/ (Unsane and) Disappearer & Pigs (pics), playing the Acheron TONIGHT (after Boris)"

by BBG

Steve Austin isn't happy with you
Today Is The Day

The last time I caught the noisecore giants Today is The Day, it was at the half-full Knitting Factory when the band was supporting Axis of Eden. Backed by the tour-de-force David Hall film of the same name, the band blasted through killer renditions of Axis of Eden faves like "IED" and "Broken Promises and Dead Dreams" to a coordinated psychedelic acid-fried nightmare of a video. They ruled. Now with the band scheduled to appear at the Am-Rep Festival in Minneapolis, Steve Austin is hitting the road again and will play Santos Party House on September 3rd alongside A Storm of Light. Full tour dates are below, which include dates with Unsane and Keelhaul as well.

The genetic make up of Today Is The Day is ever shifting, incorporating members of Mastodon, Complete Failure, Nile, Hate Eternal, Shai Hulud, and many others, and now the band will feature Wetnurse members Ryan Jones and Curran Reynolds. Prepare for war.

Reminder: Unsane and Keelhaul will team up with Pigs and Disappearer at Santos Party House on August 5th. Tickets are on sale.

TITD Dates and a bunch of videos below...

Continue reading "Today is the Day touring, playing w/ A Storm of Light (dates) "

by BBG

Unsane at Union Pool (more by Paul Birman)

So far there have been a few contenders for my favorite show of 2010, but definitely on that short list was the return of the gods of NYC noise rock, Unsane, to Union Pool earlier this year (with a stellar supporting cast in Made Out of Babies, United Nations, and Dark Vibe).

Now I am pleased to announce that Unsane will return again, and this time the band will perform ALL of their landmark Am-Rep classic Scattered Smothered & Covered for one set, before returning to play a second set of material from their other releases. Supporting them will be none other than the Cleveland madmen Keelhaul (who played a BV show almost exactly a year before), Pigs (featuring Dave Curran of Unsane), and Disappearer. The whole shindig goes down at Santos Party House on August 5th (the day BEFORE Boris/Torche/Russian Circles at MHOW) . Tickets are on sale.

The NYC gig is one of eight shows where Unsane will perform the full album in August...

"We're really looking forward to the Unsane shows in August," Chris Spencer comments. "The idea of performing "Scattered, Smothered and Covered" in its entirety is something that I have wanted to do for a very long time. To do an album that I like that much from start to finish is going to be incredible. We've never done this before, and it's going to be both challenging and very exciting. The thought of being able to also do this at the AmRep anniversary show really kicks it up a notch!"
The AmRep anniversary show is August 27th at Grumpy's Bar in Minneapolis, MN. All dates (most of which Keelhaul is also playing), the NYC show flyer, video from Union Pool, and some classic Unsane videos are below...

Continue reading "Unsane playing classic album in its entirety at shows in August w/ Keelhaul (Santos Party House included) "

by BBG

Dave Verellen of Narrows (more by Samantha Marble)

Another year gone, but not without lasting memories! Eyehategod (x2). Akitsa. Rorschach (x2). BV-BBG @ CMJ. Ludicra. BV @ Northside. Keelhaul... Not to mention the tons of memories jogged by my turntable and iPod. Estimates place the number of albums released in 2008 at 115,000, and while similar data for 2009 is scarce, I think that number seems on the low side. With so many to choose from, you can imagine that it was tough to sift through 20 (22 actually) that represented my year...

Continue reading "The Year in Metal (BBG's best of 2009)"

Baroness @ Bowery Ballroom - 11/20/2009 (more by Tim Griffin)

BBG will publish his own list of the best metal albums of 2009, but in the meantime here's what Decibel Magazine had to say:

Continue reading "Decibel's Top 40 Metal Albums of 2009 "

by Black Bubblegum


They say that the clothes make the man, but in the music world, the drummer makes the band. That's the only way to explain the string of successes that have followed Dave Witte since he first sat behind the kit as a member of the influential yet under-appreciated Human Remains. Since then, Witte has played with some of the greatest bands in the heavy underground, laying the back beat to names as powerful as Municipal Waste, Discordance Axis, Anodyne, Black Army Jacket, Melt Banana, and we can't forget about Burnt By The Sun.

Burnt By The Sun recently released their swansong, Heart of Darkness, via Relapse Records. In celebration of this last LP, the band will embark on final tour of Europe in October with only one US date scheduled: October 2nd at Cake Shop with Tombs, Black Anvil, Bloodhorse, and Torchbearer. Considering the band members' current undertakings, it isn't out the question to say that this could be their last show for a very very long time.

With that as a primer, I fired some questions at Dave Witte about Municipal Waste, the end of Burnt By The Sun, and the possiblity of him returning to the kit for Human Remains, Discordance Axis or Black Army Jacket. The conversation is below....

Continue reading "an interview w/ Dave Witte (of Burnt by the Sun, Municipal Waste, Human Remains, Black Army Jacket...)"

words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Justina Villanueva


"...I am a huge fan. Keelhaul is a very esoteric band, and an only sporadically active one at that. But still, more people should know them. This is because they are simply outstanding at playing rock & roll. The show of theirs I caught last December--a warm-up for the recording of their latest album, Keelhaul's Triumphant Return to Obscurity (two tracks stream here), which comes out August 18 on Hydra Head--was solid, but this was much better. They'd been on the road for a few days, and their performance had that bullish energy that can only come from consecutive gigs..."
[Hank Shteamer of STATS]
The BV-BBG Show No Mercy event was a success, thanks in part to killer performances by Keelhaul, Minsk, Unearthly Trance, Defeatist, and STATS, but mostly due the people who made it out on a Sunday night! Thanks to everyone who was involved, especially the guys in Keelhaul who were stuck in the car for eight hours just before arriving/setting Public Assembly ablaze.

The next TWO Show No Mercy events are already mapped out! September will showcase the first EVER show for GNAW featuring Alan Dubin of Khanate (we profiled them here), as well as a solo Mick Barr, and Castevet with one more TBA. As discussed, the October edition will take place at Market Hotel and will feature Mt Eerie, Liturgy, and the recently added Malkuth.

More pictures from Sunday below...

Continue reading "Keelhaul, STATS, Defeatist, Unearthly Trance & Minsk @ Public Assembly (Show No Mercy) in Brooklyn - pics "


Public Asembly Back Room
Show No Mercy and Brooklyn Vegan's Black Bubblegum Present

8/2, back, 8 pm, $12
Unearthly Trance

The first 100 people to get to this show tonight will get free promos courtesy of Hydra Head and Solid PR. Full flyer & a Keelhaul video below...

Continue reading "BBG show still inside, still tonight, but now w/ free stuff "

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Repulsion "The Stench Of Burning Death" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Brutal Truth "Evolution Through Revolution" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Pig Destroyer "Loathsome" (MP3)


Only four days left (July 31st) until the upcoming NYC debut of grind gods Repulsion along with the unfathomable support crew of Brutal Truth and Pig Destroyer at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Tickets are still available.

DecibelThe show will double as a book release party for Decibel's new book Precious Metal, which compiles 25 of their favorite "Hall Of Fame" LPs like Slayer's Reign in Blood, Napalm Death's Scum, Eyehategod's Take as Needed for Pain, Darkthrone's Transilvanian Hunger, Sleep's Jerusalem, The Dillinger Escape Plan's Calculating Infinity as well as the centerpiece for July 31st, Repulsion's Horrifed (Brutal Truth's Need To Control was also a Hall of Fame recipient, but didn't make the book). Decibel will also release a special "Decibill" at the show featuring pieces on all three bands by Decibel greats J. Bennett and Jess Blumensheld (cover of that is below).

In celebration of this momentous show, we asked Kevin Sharp (Brutal Truth), JR Hayes (Pig Destroyer) and Col Jones (Repulsion) to discuss one of the other bands on the bill, what they mean to them and extreme music. Their thoughts are below... a must read!

In addition, we'd be remiss if we didn't (again) mention another major show going down this weekend.... the Show No Mercy/BV-BBG event on Sunday, August 2nd at Public Assembly with Keelhaul, Minsk, Unearthly Trance, Defeatist, and STATS! So to get even MORE celebrate-y up in this mutha, we are happy to announce a MEGA-giveaway for BOTH shows. The prize includes tickets to both shows, records, the Decibel book and more.

Details on that prize and how to win it, the above-mentioned interview, as well as flyers for both shows, and more, below...

Continue reading "Repulsion, Brutal Truth & Pig Destroyer metal mega-post (interview, contest, shows this weekend & more)"

photos by Jason Walker, words by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Pollution - "Tiny Black Burns" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Unearthly Trance - "Diseased" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Defeatist - "Isolation Tactics" (MP3)

Unearthly Trance
Unearthly Trance

Call me greedy, but when I recently posted the Show No Mercy/BV-BBG lineup of Keelhaul, Minsk, and STATS, followed by that lonely "+1 TBA"... I got a little sad. Why just one? Luckily, Brandon Stosuy & I (we came up with the lineup together) were on the same page, so that +1 TBA is now +2, AND we are proud to announce the addition of Unearthly Trance and Defeatist to the August 2nd lineup at Public Assembly!

Defeatist, which contains members of the much lamented Anodyne (with Mike Hill of Tombs), recently dropped Sharp Blade Sinks Deep Into Dull Minds on Willowtip. The LP is actually a compilation of previously released EPs and splits that will have to sate us while we await the arrival of Sixth Extinction, featuring 19 new tracks recorded by Colin Marston. The band is scheduled to take on the destructive Texas duo of Mammoth Grinder (who we profiled here) and Hatred Surge (who I loved at SXSW) on July 17th at The Charleston.

Unearthly Trance recently played the BV-BBG bash at Europa, and are scheduled to take on Lit Lounge on Monday (7/13) with the mighty Harpoon, one of two dates for Harpoon (they headline The Charleston on 7/14). Full Unearthly Trance & Harpoon dates are below.

In possibly related news, Pollution, a band that may or may not contain members of Unearthly Trance and/or Villains, has been added to the kick-ass Harvey Milk/Torche shindig at Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 26. Tickets are still available. The band is also scheduled to play Don Pedro's on Saturday (7/11) with The Choke and Bukkake Boys. Pollution dropped the nasty.DNA cassette, which will reportedly surface on LP via Feast of Tentacles. Check out "Tiny Black Burns" from that release above. Feast of Tentacles is responsible for the recent 2LP of another fave, Cough.

More pics and some thoughts on Unearthly Trance, Cough, Howl, Javelina, Doomriders, Sourvein, and Clouds at the BV-BBG at Europa on 6/14, as well as tour dates for Pollution and Harpoon are below....

Continue reading "bands added to BBG Show No Mercy show (@ Pub Assembly), more pics from the BBG show @ Europa (Northside Fest)"

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Keelhaul - "Pass The Lampshade" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Minsk - "Three Moons" (MP3)

In my opinion, Keelhaul should be enjoying the same level of success as bands like The Fucking Champs and Pelican. - Mike Hill of Tombs


I agree with Mike. And if there is such thing as justice, maybe Keelhaul's ironically titled new album, Keelhaul's Triumphant Return to Obscurity will have just the opposite effect. Due via Hydra Head on August 18th, Triumphant Return (is what I am calling it) marks their fourth LP in their ten years as a band, and their first LP since 2003's Subject To Change Without Notice.

Keelhaul, who recently played a string of dates with Isis (that also included Tombs & Pelican at points), is currently streaming two new songs at their myspace, one of which, "Pass the Lampshade", is available for download above!

The band has scheduled a few shows for the coming weeks including a NYC show. More on that below, but first....

Long an admirer of both the Show No Mercy column, as well as the series of Brooklyn shows with the same name, it is my privilege and honor to announce the August edition at Public Assembly on the 2nd, co-curated by Brandon Stosuy (doy) and yours truly! Despite having one band still TBA, I'd say that we already have a pretty massive lineup. And it is: Keelhaul, Minsk, and STATS! More to come.

Minsk recently dropped With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone, easily my favorite album of theirs to date, and the picture perfect definition of the word epic. Check out "Three Moons" from Echoes above. Minsk is currently on the road with the great Wolves In The Throne Room, but recently announced a European tour with A Storm of Light. All dates below.

STATS recently dropped their new EP, Marooned for gratis (if you want) download. Download the EP above and don't forget to donate to the band if you can. STATS currently has one show on their calendar besides Show No Mercy. That is Death By Audio on July 19th with Talibam! and Altamira.

Show No Mercy JULY is this Sunday (7/5) at Public Assembly, and features performances by AxCx (recently played Europa), Fuck The Facts (who released Disgorge Mexico on limited vinyl), Locrian (playing twice this weekend) , Copremesis (who are giving away almost their entire catalog), and Gwynnbleidd. Want to go for free? I have two pairs of tickets to give away at BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with a subject line of "AC". Please include your first and last name. Winners will be notified the afternoon of July 3rd.

Minsk and Keelhaul tour dates, as well as the album art for Keelhaul's Triumphant Return to Obscurity, are below...

Continue reading "Keelhaul - new MP3, a NYC show w/ Minsk & STATS (aka the BBG editon of Show No Mercy in August), other dates "

interview by Black Bubblegum, photos by Toby Tenenbaum

DOWNLOAD: Tombs - "Gossamer" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: King Generator - "Tell Me Why" (M4A)
DOWNLOAD: King Generator - "Plagues" (M4A)
DOWNLOAD: Tombs - "Course Of Empire" (M4A)
DOWNLOAD: Tombs - "Darker Than Your Nights" (M4A)
DOWNLOAD: Versoma - "Symbols & Abbreviations" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Versoma - "The Black Train" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Sino Basila - "Draconian" (MP3)


Recently I was talking to a record label owner about Tombs which quickly moved to a discussion about Tombs frontman Mike Hill. The label owner responded:
"He's a lifer."
It's evident by Hill's years slugging away in the metal underground, his many projects, recordings, and his label Black Box Recordings that Hill most definitely IS.

Mike Hill came up as a member of Anodyne, the noise-hardcore band formed in the fertile scene of Boston in the 1990s, a scene that also gave birth to Converge, Isis, Disrupt, Grief, and countless others. Over the course of eight years, two cities (Boston & NYC), two LPs, two EPs, and three 7-inches, Anodyne toured the world until finally dissolving in 2005. Hill's next project, the short-lived Versoma with Jamie Getz of Lickgoldensky, was a sharp left turn from Anodyne, but nonetheless lead to the critically-lauded EP, Life During Wartime. Jamie Getz went on to form Gods & Queens.

Outside from his time on stage, Mike Hill also stayed involved behind the scenes as owner of Black Box Recordings and as an engineer/producer. With Brian McTernan (Battery), Mike Hill co-founded Salad Days Studios which lead to a string of production/engineering work in multiple studios for a veritiable who's who of the hardcore underground including Isis, Premonitions of War, American Nightmare, Hot Cross, Burnt By The Sun, Lickgoldensky, and many others. As Anodyne came to a close, Mike Hill kicked off his Black Box Recordings imprint with The First Four Years: Discography Vol 1, a compilation of Anodyne's recorded output, eventually releasing records by Engineer, ASRA, The Wayward, and a retrospective by the late, great Black Army Jacket.

Which brings us to Tombs, Mike Hill's latest undertaking with Andrew Hernandez (ex-ASRA) and Carson James, who are readying their second LP and Relapse debut entitled Winter Hours. A tour de force of jaw-clenching hardcore, frosty black metal, and swirling shoegaze psychedelia, Winter Hours is one of the few records to stand head and shoulders above the pack in this young new year. We sat down to talk with Mike Hill about the new record, his collaboration with Dave Witte (Discordance Axis, Municipal Waste, others) as King Generator, his time in Versoma, and who he feels is a truly unsung band from the heavy underground.


Winter Hours is very powerful... not just in a "killer riffs" sense, but more importantly, in an emotive sense. That said, do you care to share your thought process on or where you were (emotionally/personally/spiritually) when you were writing "Merrimack"? Seems to me to be a very cathartic track.

It's about choosing the wrong path with someone and completely destroying something that could have been beautiful. Basically, the character in the song gave into selfishness, ego and immaturity and ended up alone at the end of it; it's similar to gambling, thinking that you can achieve more than you need and losing it all.

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by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Vitamin X - "Deal With It" w/ John Brannon of Negative Approach (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Vitamin X - "You Suck" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Hooded Menace - "Grasp Of The Beastwoman" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Mammoth Grinder - "God is Stuck in a Black Hole" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Saros - "Reversion" (MP3)

Cattle Decapitation live @ Gilman, photo by Taija Lynn
Cattle Decapitation

Cattle Decapitation have announced dates in support of their new record, The Harvest Floor due on 1/20/09. Supported by Psyopus, Book Of Black Earth, and Gigan, full tour dates are below, but no NYC just yet.

Adding insult on top of insult to injury, Maryland Death Fest have added powerviolence bad-asses Despise You (with Phil Vera of Crom), as well as grinders Pigsty. This is on top of Mayhem, Bolt Thrower, Enslaved and soooo many others... Unfortunately, Repulsion have cancelled their appearance.

Vitamin XNeed a fix of fun, skull-splitting hardcore? Vitamin X have dropped their new record, Full Scale Assault on Tankcrimes and it is one awe-inspiring slab of lightning riffery and old-school hardcore punk produced by none other than Steve Albini at Electrical Audio Studios. Sporting ultra-suh-weeeet artwork by John Baizley of Baroness, the band has been kind enough to drop off a pair of MP3s from the record... check out "Deal With it" featuring John Brannon of Negative Approach and "You Suck" downloadable above and pick up the album here.

How many times has a headliner you dug dropped off a bill, and you were actually pleased with the results? In a bit of shuffling, Doomriders have dropped off their bill with Tombs at Union Pool on 12/20 (frown), BUT Bloodhorse (who are working on a new record), Keelhaul(!), and Acid Tiger (Ben from Cave-in, Converge) have been added! So Keelhaul in NYC, huh? Exciting, and it sounds like they have more than just the show on their agenda...

We are going to Brooklyn to record another cd with Andrew Schneider in December. Yee haw.-[Keelhaul myspace]
NOICE! Meanwhile, look for Tombs to play a show at Death By Audio on Dec 6th, play a few shows opening for Don Caballero at both Maxwell's and Europa, and embark on a short tour in the new year with Dysrhythmia. Full Keelhaul and Tombs dates are below.

Doomers My Dying Bride have revealed details of their new album, For Lies I Sire due in 2009 via Peaceville! Spanning nine tracks and recorded with producer Mags, vocalist Aaron Stainhorpe recently discussed the new record with Beyond The Dark Horizon.

Acrid PlainsSaros, the Bay Area blackened prog metal band contructed from members of the almighty Weakling and Amber Asylum, will drop their new album Acrid Plains on Profound Lore 2/17/09. Album art is below and check out the new MP3, "Reversion" available for download above.

Mammoth Grinder are scheduled to rage through the tri-state in the new year. The trio will be in town on Jan 3rd to double up.. playing shows at ABC No Rio (matinee) AND The Charleston (night) in support of their long-player Rage & Ruin and No Results 7" due together on Assassinated Records. Alternating between thundering doom and crusty hardcore, check out heavily doom-oriented "God is Stuck in a Black Hole " from Rage & Ruin, downloadable above.

Gracial death-doomers Hooded Menace are responsible for the massive Fulfill The Curse on Razorback Records. It's out NOW and it's absolutely frightening.. highly reccomended for fans of Coffins and death-doom in particular. Check out the track "Grasp Of The Beastwoman" from Fulfill The Curse and pray for your own safety that these Finns never make it to the US... it'll be a massacre.

More news on Intronaut, Pelican, The Sword, Krallice, Saint Vitus, Total Fucking Destruction and more as The Week In Metal continues...

Continue reading "This Week In METAL (11/20/08) "

DOWNLOAD: Cynic - "Integral Birth" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Darkthrone - "Hiking Metal Punks" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Architect - Death & Taxes (Rough Mix) (MP3)


We kick things off with the reunited prog-death of Cynic and their new record, Traced In Air, due on Season of Mist on Oct 28th. Traced In Air is Cynic's first album in 15 years, since the release of the now cult classic Focus. Comprised of founders Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert, both members of the legendary Human-era Death members, "Integral Birth" (downloadable above) is the first song to emerge from Traced In Air. Metalkult has posted a pretty extensive interview with Paul of Cynic.

Darkthrone have posted a new song from their upcoming album Dark Thrones and Black Flags, due Oct 20th on Peaceville. The record will be released on three formats: a regular edition in jewel case, a vinyl edition, and a special edition in a slipcased jewel case package with exclusive new video footage. Check out "Hiking Metal Punks" available for download above and head on over to their mini-site to stream two others!

Keelhaul have announced a handful of midwest & southern dates, though no NYC dates so far. The band is currently working on new material for a new record, the follow up to 2006's massive Subject To Change Without Notice, "and quite possibly a dvd". No word as to the details of when that record would emerge but when pressed, the band offered that they "are old & slow".

YOB, who recently reformed, have signed to Profound Lore and added a new bass player Aaron Reiseberg.


Doomriders & Disfear will team up for a split seven-inch available via Deathwish Records. A "Tour Edition" of the split will be available from the bands during their upcoming European tour with SSS, but the rest of us will have to wait for the preorder. Doomriders have a new album due next year.

As we discussed before, Neurosis is curating the "Beyond The Pale" event at Roadburn 2009, and last week they announced four of those bands... The Young Gods, Guapo, Akimbo, and US Christmas.

The Roadburn Flyer, Brutal Truth, The Gates Of Slumber, Gojira, YOB, and more as The Week In Metal continues....

Continue reading "This Week In METAL (10/09/08)"