Entries tagged with: Loincloth
by Ian Chainey
The first wave of bands have been confirmed for the 5th Annual GWAR-B-Q. Held in Richmond, Virginia at Hadad's Lake on August 16, the fest will feature a lineup including Body Count, Meatmen, Iron Reagan, Goatwhore, Noisem, and Hatebreed, the last of which you can catch on May 17 at the Black N' Blue Bowl. Ticket details are still TBA for the GWAR-B-Q but a full list of bands is below.
The Ice T-led Body Count's appearance is being billed as "very special," with the press release adding, "...TV executives were bribed and beaten to get Ice T off the set of Law and Order SVU." The group have their fifth LP, Manslaughter, scheduled for release this year.
In addition to the live show, it was also announced that GWAR-B-Q will be preceded by a free-to-attend Dave Brockie memorial taking place on August 15, 4 PM to 7 PM, at the same grounds as the fest. The press release notes:
Fans, friends, family and bohabs will have the opportunity to pay their respects, as they drunkenly toast with a GWAR Beer in one hand, while wearing the commemorative Dave Brockie Fund vomit stained t-shirt as Oderus Urungus is set ablaze in a Viking Funeral Pyre on the lake.Dave Brockie, GWAR's singer and longest serving member, passed away last month. A fund was set up in his honor which you can find more information on here.
Catch the full band list, the GWAR-B-Q commercial, a Body Count set from 1992, and, for kicks, that one Black Sabbath song with Ice T on it (no, really) below.
One of the most eclectic lineups in the US, Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, NC, will be back for 2013 on September 5 -7. Pulling from all genres, this year's line-up includes names like Big Boi (who plays NYC tonight), Spiritualized, Sleep, Wolf Eyes (who have a new video), The Breeders (performing Last Splash), John Cale, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Gorguts, Inter Arma (who play NYC on Saturday), Double Negative (who played NYC this past weekend), Swearin' (them too), Pissed Jeans, Dan Friel, Waxahatchee and many many others. Three-day wristbands are on sale now with individual day tickets going on sale in June. Full lineup is below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
DOWNLOAD: Hoax - "Free The Land" (MP3)
Hoax at Power of the Riff East, 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
The brutal punk assault of Massachusetts's Hoax gets a video treatment for "Fantasy," which appeared on their recent 7" via Painkiller Records. Just as anti-social as the band itself, check out the fetish-laden video below. Not for the squeamish.
In other Power of the Riff news, look for the latest installment to go down on 12/20/12 in Los Angeles at Henry Fonda Theater. There the band will be joined by High on Fire (who play NYC twice this month), sunn o))), Corrosion of Conformity, Black Breath, Dead in the Dirt, Loincloth and Void ov Voices. Tickets are still available for this whopper of a show.
Check out that Hoax video below.
photos by Jonathan McPhail
Dysrhythmia @ Public Assembly
Dysrhythmia finished their round of dates in celebration of Test of Submission in Brooklyn at Public Assembly on Saturday (11/17). They were joined by a rare appearance from Loincloth (who we profiled here) and NYC's STATS and Rivers of Nihil. Though the latter band leans more toward the death metal end of things, the other three made it clear to see that the night was dedicated to math-y technical metal in different variations. Pictures from the show are in this post.
Dysrhythmia will join Wreck & Reference (profiled here and here), Soren (of Rosenkopf, who played his debut show at WIERD) and Planning for Burial on January 5th at Saint Vitus. The show is a rare appearance for Wreck & Reference, who are are visiting from their native Bay Area. Tickets are on sale.
More pictures from Public Assembly, though unfortunately none of Rivers of Nihil (who we missed), below...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Congrats to Dysrhythmia who welcome their new LP Test of Submission TODAY via Profound Lore and Nerve Altar soon. Stream the new LP from the Brooklyn technical metal gods below for the very first time anywhere!
Test of Submission will be celebrated with a string of US dates that kick off in Cleveland and extend into middle November. The dates conclude with a stint with the mighty Loincloth (who have a new LP) that includes a stop at Public Assembly on November 17th. Tickets are on sale.
All listed tour dates and the album stream are below.
With a few notable exceptions, the combination of the terms "progressive" and "Instru-metal" are enough to send me into a drooling mini-coma of cavernous fucking boredom. Loincloth is one of those exceptions.
Lets be frank, the name Loincloth and their debut album Iron Balls of Steel screams images of fantastical dragon battles, the Heavy Metal soundtrack and Manowar, but this couldn't be farther from the truth. The North Carolina band (featuring ex-members of the much lamented, and now reunited Confessor) specialize in a particularly brutal brand of technical (but not overbearingly so) metal, so it's obvious that their name, album title, and songs like "Underwear Bomb", "The Moistener", come from a deviant sense of humor (the best kind) and not any overtly apparent devotion to Boris Vallejo.
Loincloth definitely fall into that sweet spot between technicality and no-frills punishment, a groove (figuratively and in a musical sense, literally) occupied by the like-minded East of The Wall and Dysrhythmia. Loincloth isn't concerned with technicality for its own sake, but more in search of the perfect riff/associated bangover on their debut LP Iron Balls of Steel due on January 17th, 2012 via Southern Lord. Stream a pair of tracks from the LP for the first time below.
Song streams and "video" of some other tracks are below.