Entries tagged with: Kylesa
By Doug Moore
Behemoth at Irving Plaza, 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Behemoth frontman Nergal is kind of a badass -- he's an extremely gifted musician and a live-performance powerhouse who's played an important role in putting the potent Polish metal scene on the international map over the past 20 years. He's also a cancer survivor; after his 2010 leukemia diagnosis, he underwent chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. Two years later, Behemoth were back on the road and plowing through high-energy live sets like nothing had happened. Again, badass.
Behemoth announced a 2014 release for The Satanist -- their tenth album, and their first in half a decade -- a few months ago. I admittedly haven't been too excited by their last few efforts, but after watching the NSFW video for leadoff single "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel" (streaming below), my enthusiasm for the band has been rekindled. It's far moodier and more patient composition than the cluttered, robotic death/black metal that they've produced recently. They can still put the hammer down when they need to, though; the song's final minute is both the catchiest and most intense moment I've heard them produce since the mid-aughts. The video is pretty cool too, especially if you're into artsy black-and-white shots of evil rituals happening in slow motion.
In related news, Behemoth were also recently announced as part of the initial lineup for the 2014 edition of France's Hellfest, which will take place from June 20 through 22 (6/20-6/22). The lineup so far is huge and crazy: there's a "huge rock band" stage, featuring Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and Soundgarden, among others; a big-name thrash/black metal stage that spotlights Slayer, Death Angel, Emperor, Iced Earth, Behemoth, and more; a death metal stage that will include Death To All, Carcass, Opeth, Nile, Gorguts, Hail of Bullets, and Weekend Nachos; a smaller black metal stage topped off by Watain, Gorgoroth and 1349; a sludge/stoner stage featuring Electric Wizard, Monster Magnet, Unida, Kylesa, Godflesh, and Clutch; and a punk stage topped by Walls of Jericho, Millencolin, and Turbonegro. Wow. You can reserve tickets now, if you feel like parsing the Google-Translated ticket page.
Check out the Behemoth video and the full set of Hellfest announcements below.
Decibel Magazine is back with its annual top 40 albums of the year list. Two of the top three (including the #1 spot) are reunion albums from death metal veterans, though many younger bands place highly as well. And the one metal album we can safely expect on many non-metal lists, Deafheaven, makes it on there too.
Check out the full list below...
photos by Caroline Harrison
Kylesa @ Saint Vitus - 10/25/13
Kylesa, Pinkish Black and Sierra's BrooklynVegan/Invisible Oranges-presented tour wrapped up in Virginia over the weekend, after stopping in NYC for a sold-out show Saint Vitus Bar on Friday (10/25). We've got a set of pictures and a review over at Invisible Oranges. Here's an excerpt:
This was my first time seeing Kylesa, so I can't really compare this experience to seeing them in a larger setting, but playing in a small club worked for these guys. The house was packed, the sound was huge (and excellent), and the band crammed onto the tiny stage right up next to each other. Kylesa's dual drummer set-up sounded better closer to the stage -- they often double each other, and any nuance differentiating their parts can be lost at a distance. Regardless, this band knows how to play to their strengths, and it didn't hurt that the crowd was packed with folks who leapt at the chance to see Kylesa in a smaller setting like Vitus.Check out the pictures and full writeup over at IO. More pictures are in this post.
NYC locals So Hideous (whom we recently debuted a track by) opened this show. We missed them, but they're about to head out on tour. Check out those dates, along with more pictures of Kylesa (including one of their setlist), Pinkish Black and Sierra from Saint Vitus, below...
by Doug Moore
Castevet @ MDF 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
As we've mentioned a few times in recent weeks, Brooklyn's reclusive metal alchemists Castevet will playing their Invisible Oranges-cosponsored record release show Friday (10/25) at Union Pool, with Oneirogen and Vorde. You may recall that Andrew Hock of Castevet was recently named one of the 30 best guitarists under 30 by, um, Red Bull. There's no presale for this show, but tickets are $10 and doors are at 9pm.
Meanwhile, Wormed and 8(!!) other bands play the Paper Box tonight (10/24). (Tix here.). The NYC stop of the IO-sponsored Kylesa/Pinkish Black/Sierra tour will hit Saint Vitus tomorrow night as well (10/25). (Tix here.) The Weed Is Weed/Godstopper/Yoshiko Ohara/Imperial Triumphant show on Saturday (10/26) we mentioned a few weeks back has gotten a big boost in the form of new headliner (and death metal supergroup) Disma, which makes it one of the wildest (in terms of sheer oddness) metal bills in recent memory. No advance tix available, but doors are $10.
And finally, '90s-era NY metallic hardcore stalwarts Sworn Enemy will hit Saint Vitus Bar on Sunday (10/26) with Dehumanized, Alekhine's Gun, Leech, and Thorn Constellation . Tix for that show here.
Am I missing anything?
For more heavy shows, check out our NYC Metal Show calendar. It rules. Get icky with some streaming Disma below.
by Andrew Sacher
Brooklyn's Meek Is Murder are releasing their sophomore album, Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters, on October 22, and after revealing one of its tracks, the band are new debuting a second, "Ghost Moth," which makes its premiere in this post. Like most tracks on the album, it's a spastic, ever-evolving tune, and it includes some air-guitar-worthy shredding, not unlike what their producer Kurt Ballou did on "Sadness Comes Home" last year. The song only stays whiplash-inducing speed for so long though, before they pull a 180 and end in a head-nodding sludgefeast. Check it out below.
Meek Is Murder also have some previously discussed hometown shows coming up, including the Metal Injection/Metal Sucks CMJ showcase on October 18 at Acheron with Fuck the Facts, Fit For an Autopsy, Hivesmasher and the live debut of Stomach Earth, the new project of Mike McKenzie of The Red Chord (who once counted Meek guitarist Mike Keller as a member too). Tickets for that show are still available. After that, they join their friends So Hideous (who also have a new album on the way) for a day show (3 PM) on October 26 at ABC No Rio with NJ post-metal quintet East of the Wall and Mary Todd.
Meek Is Murder song stream below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Kylesa @ MDF 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
The second annual all-ages Southwest Terror Fest happens at Tucson, AZ's The Rock from October 10 - 13. This year's line-up is loaded with more than sixty bands including Red Fang (who recently played 285 Kent and are releasing a new album), Early Graves, Sacred Reich, Helms Alee and Subrosa. Single day tickets are on sale now. Most extreme music genres are covered, so feel free to pick your poison. Full line-up and set times are below.
Savannah sludge crew Kylesa (who played MHOW during Northside), Denton psych-weirdos Pinkish Black and Sierra, who are about to team up for a Brooklyn Vegan / Invisible Oranges sponsored tour will perform as the fest's headliners on October 10. Look to hear some of Kylesa's recent album Ultraviolet, Pinkish Black's excellent new album Razed to the Ground and Sierra's debut full-length Pslip (stream tracks from both Razed to the Ground and Pslip here) on that tour that hits NYC at Saint Vitus on October 25 (tickets).
Stream Kylesa's recent album, Ultraviolet, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Pinkish Black at WIERD in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
As discussed, Texas duo Pinkish Black are set to release their new album, Razed To The Ground, on September 17 via Century Media (the followup to their Handmade Birds debut), and the whole thing is now available to stream. Though they've got ties to the metal scene and elements of doom, it's really the goth/darkwave vibes that stick out most, and this should appeal to a pretty diverse audience. Check it out now, via Pitchfork, and you can also listen to two of its tracks below.
As you may know, Pinkish Black are set to head out on a BV/IO-presented tour with another band on the fringes of the metal scene, Kylesa. Also on the tour is Sierra, who recently released their debut full length, Pslip, on Kylesa's own Retro Futurist label (stream it below). The tour hits NYC on October 25 at Saint VItus, and tickets for that show are still available.
The tour dates are listed, along with streams, below...
Pinkish Black have just released another track from the their forthcoming Razed To The Ground. The track, "Ashtray Eyes," first surfaced at Roadburn and is on their first effort for Century Media (9/17) which is the follow-up to their Handmade Birds debut. Stream it and the previously released "Kites & Vultures" in this post.
Song streams below...
BrooklynVegan, in conjunction with InvisibleOranges, is the proud to announce our sponsorship of an upcoming tour featuring Kylesa, Pinkish Black and Sierra that will encompass the entire month of October. The shows head West from Kylesa's native Georgia on October 1, loop around the Northwest and head East by the end of the trek, hitting Saint Vitus on October 25. Advance tickets aren't on sale yet but you can keep checking Ticketfly. UPDATE: Tickets are on sale.
All tour dates are listed, as well as the tour poster, below.
Arabrot at By:Larm 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Norway's Arabrot have teamed with Kylesa's Laura Pleasants to bring us "Arrabal's Dream," the first track from Arabrot's forthcoming self-titled LP, due on Fysisk Format on September 3. The sludgy new offering is one of two Arabrot releases in 2013, as the band recently dropped a split with Rabbits. You can check out the 7", plus "Arrabal's Dream," below.
still from Kylesa's "Unspoken" video
Psychedelic sludge band Kylesa just brought their tour through NYC for a great show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, and have now just revealed the video for "Unspoken," one of the standout singles on their new record, Ultraviolet. Check it out below...
by Andrew Sacher
Kylesa @ Music Hall of Williamsburg - 6/14/13
After spending most of my Friday night (6/14) of the Northside Festival at the Invisible Oranges showcase (pictures on the way), I headed over to Music Hall of Williamsburg, which was hosting a pretty like-minded bill, to catch headliners Kylesa. Kylesa's current tour is surrounding the recent release of their psychedelic new album, Ultraviolet, but they've actually only been playing a few cuts off of that, instead choosing to split their set pretty evenly between material from their last five albums. The album that got the most representation was 2009's breakout album, Static Tensions, and they dug even further back to tracks like "Where The Horizon Unfolds" and "Bottom Line" too.
With Kylesa's ever-changing sound, their fanbase is becoming pretty split. Those who prefer the older material were probably happy to see how generous Kylesa were with providing it, but everything that characterizes them as a band today was present at the show too. Phillip Cope is now equipped with a more massive electronic rig than usual, allowing him to throw the band's increasingly drone-y atmospheres into their sludgefest, and their light show is more similar to Tame Impala's than it is to most other metal bands. And with Laura Pleasants singing more than ever before on the new album, she fronted the band at the show as much as Phillip did. Needless to tell anyone who's seen them before, but if you haven't, they totally rip on stage. Not a boring moment the entire show.
Check out some videos and the full setlist from the show below...
As mentioned, Kylesa will release their new LP Ultraviolet on May 28, another expansion on their already ever-changing sound. Begin their new chapter by streaming the LP in full below care of Metal Hammer.
Kylesa are currently in the midst of a US tour with Blood Ceremony, White Hills and Lazer/Wulf that will hit Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 14th (tickets). All other dates are listed, along with the album stream, below.
Kylesa are streaming the new track "Vulture's Landing," which is from their forthcoming effort Ultraviolet. The record, which blasts off on May 28 via Season of Mist, is available for preorder now. Listen to it below.
As mentioned, White Fence's new album, Cyclops Reap, is out this week on John Dwyer's Castle Face label. Tim Presley doesn't seem to be running out of songs and this is another quality batch of paisley-scented psychedelia. You can stream "To The Boy I Jumped In The Hemlock Alley" below and hear the whole record over at Pitchfork.
White Fence will be in Brooklyn for the Northside Festival in June, playing two shows: the Panache showcase at Brooklyn Bowl on June 13 and then a late show at Knitting Factory on June 14. Tickets to the Knitting Factory show are on sale now; no word on Brooklyn Bowl tickets just yet.
The whole Panache showcase line-up is still forthcoming but we do know its being headlined by Mac DeMarco and we have updated dates for him below as well.
These are just a couple of the additions to the 2013 Northside line-up that includes that free Walkmen show in McCarren Park. Other new additions, Kylesa, Torche, Sonny & the Sunsets, Nü Sensae, Kisses, The Luyas and more. Northside line-up as it stands now is below.
White Hills at MHoW, Dec 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Brooklyn psychedelic-fuzz crew White Hills have teamed with the jammy Earthless for a split live EP available for FREE via Scion A/V. The effort will feature one track from each band culled from a recent Roadburn-curated event, and you can check out both below including a new interview with White Hills. The WH track and interview make its debut here on BV.
In related news, members of Earthless serve in Golden Void, who will team with Pontiak to play Union Pool on Saturday (4/6) alongside My God Music's Terrible. Tickets are still available. The show is the lone US date for Golden Void (who are on their way to Roadburn in the days following), and one of two shows for Pontiak, dates of which are listed below.
Kylesa at Maryland Deathfest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
The previously discussed Kylesa NYC date at Music Hall of Williamsburg has predictably blossomed into a full North American tour, kicking off in Florida and heading across the US and into Canada in the months of May and June. Blood Ceremony, White Hills and Lazer/Wulf will support on all dates, including Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 14. Tickets are still available for MHoW.
All tour dates are listed, along with a stream of new track "Quicksand" from their forthcoming LP Ultraviolet, below.
Kylesa at Maryland Deathfest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
As discussed, Kylesa have released the new track "Unspoken," from their forthcoming LP Ultraviolet, due via Season of Mist on May 28. The crusty-sludge five-piece have stayed off of the road for the most part as well, but have a single date scheduled so far, and it is set for NYC. Look for Kylesa to headline Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 14 with the awesome Blood Ceremony, White Hills and Lazer/Wulf. Tickets go on AmEx presale on Wednesday (3/13) at noon and regular sale on Friday (3/15) at noon.
In other news, look for the great Blood Ceremony to play the Wings of Metal festival in Montreal at Katacombes on August 30 - 31. There the band will be joined by Satan, Midnight, Manilla Road, Megiddo and many others. Tickets are on sale.
Check out "Unspoken" from Ultraviolet below.
Autre Ne Veut @ Church of the Messiah, 2011 (more by Erez Avissar)
Desaparecidos @ Stone Pony, 2/15/2013 (more by Guy Eppel)
today in NYC
* Slap @ Barbes
* Ab-Soul @ S.O.B's
* Henry Butler @ The Stone
* Star Talk Live @ The Bell House
* Advaeta, Milk Dick @ Big Snow
* Simon Townsend @ Joe's Pub
* James Hunter @ The Bell House
* Mrs. Magician, Writer @ Maxwell's
* The Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* Julie Benko's Wandering Star @ Joe's Pub
* Bob Mould, Now Now @ Bowery Ballroom
* Dead Leaf Echo, Lorelei @ Mercury Lounge
* Clinical Trials, Saint James @ Cameo Gallery
* Doe Paoro, Isaac Delusion @ Mercury Lounge
* WIERD w/ Xeno & Oaklander @ Home Sweet Home
* Autre Ne Veut, Majical Cloudz @ Santos Party House
* Free Blood, Baby Alpaca, Gold Lake @ Bowery Electric
* John Brodeur, Dylan James Brock @ Pete's Candy Store
* Double King, Cold Fronts, The Suzan @ Public Assembly
* Deidre & The Dark, Infinite Party, The Wives @ Glasslands
* Arnold Dreyblatt Ensemble, Megafaun @ Merkin Concert Hall
* Ludwig Persik, El Sportivo, Rumors, Cascading Slopes @ Pianos
* Desaparecidos, Joyce Manor, States and Kingdoms @ Webster Hall
* Woodsman, Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, Takka Takka @ Brooklyn Bowl
* New Myths, Peanut Butter Lovesicle, Ben Kenney @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Heaven's Gate, Hurricanes of Love, Buck Gooter, Dyin' Breed @The Ho_se
* Soon-Another, Wolves as Friends, The Chapin Sisters @ The Living Room
* Little Big League, Pocket Hercules, Kerbivore, The Brooklyn What @ Shea Stadium
* Big Terrific w/ Max Silvestri, Kevin Barnett, Mike Recine, Sabrina Jalees @ Cameo
* Mechanical River, Teen Commandments, Pajama People, Painted Zeros @ Death By Audio
Tonight is the last-ever WIERD party at Home Sweet Home. Xeno & Oaklander are the musical guests.
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AlunaGeorge revealed another cut off their anticipated debut album, Body Music, called "Attracting Flies," which you can stream below. The official single will be out on March 10 with remixes from Baauer (the dude who does "Harlem Shake"), S-Type, and others.
Psychedelic sludge metal crew Kylesa are returning with a new album, Ultraviolet, on May 28 via Season of Mist, and they just revealed its first single, "Unspoken," which you can stream below.
Today is John Lennon's birthday, and so Yoko Ono is giving Lady Gaga an award, in Iceland. John would've been 72. Check out a gallery of the former Beatle's drawings (like the one above) over at the Huffington Post. Yahoo Canada takes a look at some of his letters.
Speaking of Lennons, Martha Wainwright's new album Come Home to Mama, which is also streaming at NPR, was recorded "mostly at" Sean Lennon's home studio in New York City. We're giving away tickets to see Martha at Le Poisson Rouge on Thursday (10/11) via our Facebook.
We are also giving away tickets to The Walkmen's 10/18 show at Terminal 5 with Dum Dum Girls; and Doveman: The Burgundy Stain Sessions featuring Owen Pallett, Dawn Landes, and Steve Salett at Le Poisson Rouge on 10/12.
Speaking of Doveman shows and Wainwrights, help support marriage equality later this month at the Beacon.
In other milestones, Rage Against the Machine's self-titled debut turns 20 this year. To commemorate, the band are reissuing it as a box set, with "never-before seen early concert footage and full 2010 Finsbury Park Victory Concert along with remastered debut album, original demos and treasure trove of videos and music." Yours for only $136.
Likewise, Rancid are celebrating their 20th anniversary by releasing their entire discography as a huge box of 7"s. Pre-orders began today.
To quote Merge Records, "You're Living All Over Me by Dinosaur Jr., the groundbreaking album from the masters of alt-guitar rock, turns 25 this fall. To celebrate, Merge Records is releasing Chocomel Daze, a rare live show (featuring the classic, original line-up of J, Lou, and Murph) recorded in 1987 at Dorrnroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands. Limited edition on 150-gram vinyl for the first time, this release follows their recent I Bet on Sky." Listen to one of the tracks at the bottom of this post.
Mark Eitzel is going on tour later this year.
Bummer All Tomorrow's Parties news: ATP Japan has gone from postponed to canceled.
AND more stuff below...
Sergio of Deftones, on stage with Quicksand, 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
With Quicksand (who just played Bowery and MHoW) gearing up to play their last show in the forseeable future at FYF in LA, Deftones are gearing up for what looks to be a string of US dates this fall. In addition to dates in Cali and Colorado, an NYC show at Terminal 5 on 10/30 with Scars on Broadway has also emerged. Tickets go on AMEX presale on September 5 at noon, with regular sale hitting Friday, September 7 at noon. Tour dates are below.
In related news, Deftones members have intermingled with members of Isis to form Palms. Now comes word that Isis will release Temporal, a rarities compilation featuring audio and video and packaged in a 2CD/DVD box. Full details on that are below, look for it on November 6.
Speaking of rarites comps, Kylesa have also produced one of their own titled From The Vault, Vol.1. Look for that in November via Season of Mist. Tracklisting for that is below.
Kylesa and Isis LP details and all Deftones dates are listed below.
As we found out not long after posting the dates, Bowery accidentaly announced the old tour lineup with the new High on Fire dates. If you missed the post update, note that neither Kylea or Torche are opening for High on Fire at Bowery Ballroom or Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets on sale at noon.
High on Fire at the BV/POTR Deathmatch (more by Greg Cristman)
Knowing the High on Fire guys, it's safe to say that the Oakland metal trio will probably try to tour their asses off on the strength of their recent LP De Vermis Mysteriis'. Continuing to prove that true, now comes word that the band will headline a pair of NYC shows which will also feature appearances from Torche and Kylesa (who are currently touring with Gwar). The three bands, a repeat lineup from a previous tour, will hit Bowery Ballroom on August 1st and Music Hall of Williamsburg on August 2nd. Tickets for both the Bowery show and the MHoW show go on AMEX presale on April 25th at noon, and regular sale on Friday.
UPDATE: Torche and Kylesa are no longer on these shows, and have disappeared from the Bowery sites.
The shows are in addition to High on Fire's appearance as part of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival tour which hits Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ on 7/27, Saratoga Performing Arts in Saratoga Springs, NY on 7/31, and The Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT on Aug 5th. That tour includes names like Slayer, Anthrax, Slipknot, Motorhead, and many others, which vary by date. More details are available at the Rockstar site. All tour dates are listed below.
Miami four-piece Torche recently played NYC at Gramercy, are scheduled to hit the Orion Festival, and have a new LP in Harmonicraft. Stream that in full at Spin.
All tour dates and some classic video below.
DOWNLOAD: Whores - "Fake Life" (MP3)
The new Whores LP is another in a long string of wins for Brutal Panda, who will release the band's sludgy noise-core debut Ruiner on December 20th. Stream two songs by Whores below including the new track "Fake Life" (which makes its debut here) and check out other tracks that recently surfaced on Decibel and Metalsucks. Pre-order your copy at the Brutal Panda site - for fans of Unsane, Today is The Day, and latter favorites like Fight Amp.
The trio will follow-up the release with a string of dates that will include New Year's Eve at The Earl with Kylesa and Royal Thunder in their hometown of Atlanta, as well as Saint Vitus in Brooklyn on January 4th with sludge-monsters Javelina (!), the always amazing Tiger Flowers and recent gothic punk favorites Psychic Teens. Ticketing info is forthcoming, but $10 gets you in the door for this 8PM show.
All streams, the tour poster and dates are below.
Youth of Today at Chaos in Tejas (more by BBG)
After many years away from the road, Youth of Today will return to play a free CMJ show at Santos Party House in NYC on Saturday, 10/22. This is the same show that Trash Talk & Kylesa are playing, not to mention AraabMUZIK, Action Bronson, Mr. Motherfuckin eXquire, Main Attrakionz and many others for what will be an eclectic mix of stoner, hardcore, and hip hop. Converse's "True Til Def" will be hosted by the venue's own Andrew WK and is open to the 21+ public, but RSVP is required. Full lineup and flyer for the show is below.
Trash Talk also plays at least two other CMJ shows.
Converse lineup and flyers below...