Entries tagged with: Magic Circle

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by Rob Sperry-Fromm

Nifelheim/Ares Kingdom

Metal festival Defenders of the Old Fest will take place in NYC on March 13 & 14 at The Bell House with Riot V, Machine of War, Exciter, Aggression, Brocas Helm, High Spirits, Natur and more. Tickets, including 2-day and single-day passes, are on sale now. Full lineup below.

In even more exciting news, the fest is presenting another NYC show the following day (3/15) at a TBA venue with Sweden's Nifelheim and Kansas City's Ares Kingdom (ex-Order from Chaos). Nifelheim are a legendary, utterly scuzzy and thrashy black metal crew who have been doing it since 1990, and Ares Kingdom are a veteran death/thrash outfit. While these two bands don't have locality or subgenre in common, they share a gnarled, old-school approach to ripping people's faces off. The show will feature a couple more bands who have not yet been announced, but given the headliners alone this should be huge. We'll keep you posted with further venue, ticket, and band info as that comes in.

Check out live videos of Nifelheim and Ares Kingdom, with the Bell House lineups, below...

Continue reading "Nifelheim & Ares Kingdom playing NYC after Defenders of the Old Fest at The Bell House (lineup)"

by Fred Pessaro

Radigan with Magic Circle at Chaos in Tejas 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Magic Circle

Magic Circle's lyrics communicate depression via loneliness, betrayal, death, and suffering, but Brendan Radigan's as likely to lash out as lament when he sings them. His voice cuts across Magic Circle and it, not the music, sets the album's tone. Even during the album's slowest and quietest moments, Radigan is there, howling, but never lacking for melody. Doom metal's not supposed to be cathartic like this.
The above review comes from Invisible Oranges, where we discussed the mammoth Magic Circle LP, undoubtedly one of the best doom releases of the year and released, somewhat curiously, by a gang of guys known for being in bands like Rival Mob, Mind Eraser, No Tolerance, Boston Strangler and a gang of other stellar hardcore bands from Massachusetts. If you aren't familiar with Magic Circle, I'd suggest two things:

1) Listen to their S/T LP in full ASAP, which is streamable in this post.

2) Catch them live at Acheron on September 7 with Trenchgrinder and more TBA. Tickets to this one-off show are on sale now.

Album stream below.

Continue reading "Magic Circle released stellar debut (stream it), playing NYC"

The Damned at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
The Damned

Chaos in Tejas has announced yet another round of bands, including  The Damned, Gehenna (who play next weekend in NYC with Catharsis), Tragedy, Rotten Sound, Rival Mob, New Zealand's The Bats, Andy Stott, Power Trip, Hoax (who play NYC this weekend), Iceage (who have a new song/tour coming), Anhedonist, Akitsa, Parquet Courts and many more. Full list of names are below, which join the previously announced names like Bolt Thrower, Infest, Abigail, Integrity, Iron Lung (who play DBA soon), Final Conflict, Manilla Road, Merchandise, Milk Music, Total Control, and many many more.

The announcement comes on the same day that passes for the Austin festival, which happens May 30 - June 2,  go on sale. Passes are on sale.

Continue reading "Chaos in Tejas lineup expands again, adds The Damned, Tragedy, The Bats, Gehenna ++ more"

Chaos in Tejas flyer

Chaos in Tejas 2013 (5/30 - 6/2) expands yet again with some mammoth additions to their lineup! Among today's announcements are names like Framtid (from Japan, playing their first and only US show!), Infest (who are also playing MDF), Total Control, the Men, Iron Lung, the Marked Men, Effluxus, Absu, Mammoth Grinder, Mitochondrion, Screaming Females, Step Forward, UV Race, Wiccans and Wrathprayer.

Full lineup so far is below, with 100+ bands still TBA. The announcement comes on the heels of last month's batch of bands that included Bolt Thrower, Final Conflict, Abigail, Manilla Road, and more. Ticketing info for the  weekend are forthcoming.

Check out the current Chaos lineup, as well as releated video, below.

Continue reading "Chaos in Tejas 2013 announces more bands (Framtid, Infest, Total Control, UV Race, Screaming Females + more)"

by BBG

A Storm of Light at the Tone Deaf showcase (more by Greg Cristman)
A Storm of Light

A Storm of Light plays NYC TONIGHT as part of a round of dates with Mustard Gas & Roses (mem Isis) and Magic Circle. Tickets are still available for the Saint Vitus show. The band recently played a round of dates surrounding SXSW including the Tone Deaf showcase (pictures). Tonight's show is in direct competition with Hull, Mutilation Rites, Batillus and Trenchgrinder at Acheron, the latter two of which played Lovejoy's as part of the BV Day Party. Hull also played Red 7 with Fear on 3/15, which was down the street from Pallbearer, Screaming Females, Ringworm & Power Trip (pictures).

Punk rock crew Kim Phuc will team with Family Curse and Herzog Rising to play Death By Audio on April 7th. The show is one of a few notable and recently added shows at the space, including April 14th with White Suns (who have a new LP on Load, stream a song below), Pop 1280, and Richard, April 28th with Dysrhythmia, Kayo Dot & Vaura, and 4/29 with a mystery guest, Child Abuse, Behold...The Arctopus and PAK.

Check out the recent Decibel Flexi of In Solitude covering Samhain's "Mother of Mercy".

Youth Attack have updated their site with orders for the new Salvation House of the Beating Hell EP, new second Hoax EP, a new ARTS LP Thousand Wounds of War, and so much more. Head to their site for more details (I recommend the Hoax, ARTS and Salvation records).

If you missed it, we posted two sets of pictures from Deatmatch during SXSW (SET 1, SET 2), a set of pictures from Lovejoy's during SXSW, my official showcase during SXSW, and pictures from our bridge show. We welcomed a new EP from Cop Problem, interviews with Black God, new shows from Ilsa, Rorschach, Old Man Gloom, D-Clone, Young Widows, Autopsy and more. Got stoked and then immediately diappointed with the Kiss it Goodbye reunion and scratched our heads in disbelief at the "Death to All" reunion and Wolvhammer cover of The Cure (the latter in a positive way).

More suggested shows, a stream of a new Horseback song, the Split Cranium LP (with Aaron of Isis and members of Circle) a 16 song, an Author & Punisher song, a White Suns song and more is below. What did I miss?

Continue reading "Evillive (Kim Phuc, Horseback, Salvation, Split Cranium, 16, more)"

by BBG

Speedwolf at BV SXSW 2010 (more by Diana Zadlo)
Speedwolf

Speedwolf's Ride With Death will continue as part of the One Nation Under The Wolf tour, a string of mostly Midwest/Northeast dates that are all listed below. Make sure and catch Speedwolf in NYC at Acheron on March 29th with Dethroned Emperor, Coffin Dust, and Salo.

If you;ll be at SXSW, make sure and catch Speedwolf at BV day party at Lovejoys on 3/17 along with an exclusive appearance from Alcest along with a host of notables. All tour dates and flyers are below.

After their current trek with COC, Torche and more (that recently stopped at Gramercy - pics), A Storm of Light will hit the road for a string of dates with Mustard Gas and Roses (ex-ISIS) and Magic Circle (who recently played Public Assembly). Those dates include a stop in NYC at Saint Vitus on 3/23. Tickets are on sale.

Swedish crew Truckfighters are on the road and have US dates that terminate on March 17th at Public Assembly with Midnight Ghost Train and La Otracina. Tickets are on sale and tour dates are below. The band was the subject of a "Fuzzomentary" and you can view a snippet of that below.

We posted on the upcoming Marduk/1349/Withered/Weapon tour, posted a new Mares of Thrace song, posted an interview with Pelican conducted by Mike Hill of Tombs, posted an interview with Unsane by Erik Wunder of Cobalt/Man's Gin, posted a full LP stream of Primitive Weapons' new one, got stoked for Sham 69 in NYC, and so much more. I also announced my stage as part of Hotel Vegan on 3/14 in addition to my show at Lovejoys on 3/17 and TWO shows at Scoot Inn on 3/16. I ALSO have a bridge show on the night of 3/15 with Chaos in Tejas that I will be announcing on Monday. Stay tuned for that.

All tour dates, suggested shows and flyers are below. What did I miss?

Continue reading "Evillive (Speedwolf, A Storm of Light, Truckfighters, more)"

photos by Greg Cristman, words by BBG

Natur @ Public Assembly
Natur

Thrashy Brooklyn crew Natur headlined a mostly doom bill at Public Assembly on March 1st, featuring appearances from Richmond's Windhand, Providence's Pilgrim and Boston newcomers Magic Circle. The show, part of a larger tour for Natur & Pilgrim, was the first of a set of dates before both hit SXSW and a sort of celebration for Pilgrim's well-executed Misery Wizard LP.

For Magic Circle, which features members of Rival Mob, Boston Strangler, Innumerable Forms, Mind Eraser, and more, the Public Assembly date was their live debut. So far the band has nothing more than a demo to speak of, but we'll keep an eye out. In the meantime, keep on the lookout for Boston Strangler's debut LP Primitive (out now via Fun with Smack Records) and catch them live with Tragedy, Perdition & Sickoids. Tickets are on sale for this 5/12 show at Le Poisson Rouge.

Windhand tour dates and pictures from Public Assembly are below.

Continue reading "Natur, Windhand, Pilgrim & Magic Circle ravaged Public Assembly (pics); Tragedy/Boston Strangler tickets on sale"

by BBG

Tragedy at Chaos in Tejas more by Keith Marlowe
Tragedy

Tragedy, who are also scheduled to play Hellfest in France this summer, will return to NYC for a show on May 12th at a venue TBA with support almost as impressive as the headliner; The Boston Strangler, Perdition, and Sickoids will all support the Portland melodic crust heroes. More details are to come. For now check out some live video below.

Boston Strangler's new LP Primitive is out now via Fun With Smack Records. Stream the title track below. Catch Boston Strangler member Justin Detore perform on March 1st with Magic Circle alongside Pilgrim, Natur, and Windhand at Public Assembly.

Dates, videos and some streams are below.

Continue reading "Tragedy adds NYC date (the real one, not the cover band)"

by BBG

Saint Vitus @ Irving Plaza in 2011 (more by BBG)
Saint Vitus

Chaos in Tejas (May 31-June 3 in Austin) have announced ANOTHER batch of bands to add to their ridiculous lineup including Saint Vitus, Church of Misery, No Statik, Toys That Kill, Pegasus, Martial Canterel, Anasazi, Bloodwing (mems of The Spits, who are on tour soon), Harm's Way, Hatred Surge, the Hex Dispensers, John Wesley Coleman, Joyce Manor, and many many others. The current full lineup and flyer is below and tickets are FINALLY going on sale TODAY (1/31).

Doom legends Saint Vitus are currently preparing their new LP Lillie: F-65 for Season of Mist. The record, their eighth and first in seventeen years (!), is tentatively set for release at the end of March. More details are forthcoming.

In related news, members of Mind Eraser also serve as personnel in Magic Circle, another Chaos in Tejas band. Look for Magic Circle to team with Pilgrim (who we recently interviewed), Windhand, and Natur at Public Assembly on March 1st.

The updated Chaos in Tejas lineup is below along with the flyer.

Continue reading "Chaos in Tejas 2012 expands again; tickets on sale today"

by BBG

Inquisition at The Studio at Webster Hall (more by BBG)
Inquisition

With the Dark Funeral dates officially off, Inquisition have announced a two night stay at Saint Vitus on April 26th and 27th. Ticketing info and support is forthcoming. Abigail Williams, who was also on the tour, have added a date at Saint Vitus on 1/30 with Woe in the wake of that cancellation.

Pitchfork is currently streaming the title track from the new Pilgrim LP, Misery Wizard, due via Metal Blade in February. Look for a new track on BrooklynVegan next week.

Inverloch, a new project featuring members of dISEMBOWELMENT (who, as dUSK, will play Roadburn this year) have signed to Relapse Records. Look for the band's new LP this Spring via the label. In related news, Huata have signed on for Roadburn as well. Stream their Atavist of Mann LP below. Download their new demo at Bandcamp, and stream it in full below.

Magic Circle, a new doom band that features personnel from Mind Eraser, The Rival Mob and The A-Team, will join Pilgrim, Windhand and Natur on March 1st as part of an incredible evening of (mostly) doom at Public Assembly. Its an unmissable night for doom fans, and tickets are on sale. Stream some Magic Circle material below.

Stream a new Pelican track from their forthcoming EP Ataraxia/Taraxis at Spin.

Check out a new Primitive Weapons song at Pitchfork, and look for their forthcoming LP, The Shadow Gallery, via Prosthetic this Spring.

Congrats to Code Orange Kids, who have signed to Deathwish. Stream their 7" below, and catch them on tour with Xerxes.

Tickets are now on sale for the Behemoth, Watain, The Devil's Blood, and In Solitude show at Irving Plaza.

I talked to Dave Smalley.

Last weekend I went down to Baltimore for the A389 Anniversary show. Pics and review HERE and HERE. A few of the bands also played Acheron one night earlier.

Suggested NYC shows and some streams are below.

Continue reading "Evillive (Inquisition, Pilgrim, Magic Circle & more)"

by BBG

Chaos in Tejas 2012

Volume 8 of the incredible Chaos in Tejas will go down on May 31st through June 3rd in Austin, Texas, and this year and much like last, its chock full of incredible rare appearances from across the punk, crust, indie, and metal world. Among the announced are crust legends Antisect, The Mob (UK), the reformed and final lineup of Nasum, Best Coast (who recently got a new drummer), Tear it Up (who recently reunited in NYC), Varukers, Winter, Iceage, Forward, Ghoul, Double Negative (who play NYC next week), and so much more. The announcement is just the first batch of bands, with an additional 100+ still to come. Check out the Chaos in Tejas flyer above. Full list of bands below...

Continue reading "Chaos in Tejas 2012 (initial lineup)"