Entries tagged with: Martyrdoom
photos by Greg Cristman
"There has been booze, puke, fake blood, ill-advised hook-ups, and plenty of destructive black metal. And though [on Monday it competed] with another large show (across the East River, Agalloch and Jex Thoth), Martyrdoom's fourth of five nights [was] packed with sweat-stained misanthropes ready to eviscerate their Monday." [IO]The third-annual, five-night metal fest Martyrdoom came to a close at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn last night (7/1). Our coverage so far includes a review and pictures from Monday at Invisible Oranges (Cult of Fire, Sargeist, Witchblood, Hexer), and a set of pictures from Sunday right here in this post (Heskeri, Prosanctus Inferi, Hell Militia, and Behexen). The rest is on the way.
Finnish black metal bands Sargeist and Behexen are now on tour around the United States, with Sargeist in Austin tonight (7/2) (Behexen played there last night). Both bands will be in Chicago this weekend.
Stay tuned for more. Read the review of Day 4 at IO. More pictures from Day 3 below...
by Ian Chainey
Anaal Nathrakh at Inferno Festival, 2012 (More by Fred Pessaro)
If you're not busy loading your pig's blood supersoaker, let's take a walk on the newswire:
I wish I could vomit contracts on you people: Ruthless black metallers Anaal Nathrakh are now on Metal Blade and will have a new album out later this year. In other signing news, Relapse is the home of Gruesome, the Matt Harvey-led death metal supergroup. Actually, that should be Death, with a capital D. Says Harvey, "Their support in our mission to keep the early Death sound alive means a lot, especially since they're the home of the Death catalog." This signing is not a test of power, this is not a game. Lastly, Old Wounds, the ultra-pissed hardcore monster, are now on Good Fight. The new EP, Death Projection, will be out on September 16.
Those labels giveth, "fans" are taking things away. Eyehategod were robbed in St. Louis. "Hey folks - wanted to put this out there in case anybody can help that last Wednesday June 18th in St. Louis, MO our van was broken into while we were on stage." Ugh. As far as financials go, it has been a rough tour for the reformed legends, shame since Mike IX Williams loves being on the road. Any leads, post to their Facebook. In addition to the EHG pilfering, someone made off with Shadows Fall's merch twice: "...so anyways our man Mikey leaped off stage and half the crowd gave chase too but unfortunately him and his buddy got away in a red Toyota/honda compact car with the license plate CFP4362 NC."
So, let that be a lesson: Treat these upcoming tourers better. Tech death speed freaks Origin will be hitting the road with King Parrot, Beyond Creation, Abolishment of Flesh, and Your Chance To Die in August. No venues announced yet, so check back for more. And occult doomers Castle are heading back out in support of Under Siege. On July 15, the band will swing into Saint Vitus. Tickets and support slots will be announced soon. All of the dates are listed below.
Don't forget to keep up with the rest of our metal coverage during the week.
Now that you're, ahem, fully briefed, let's recap all of the A/V transmissions.
Accept have a new video up for "Blind Rage" from Stampede (August 15, Nuclear Blast - Preorder). The band will be playing a few live dates with Raven in the US later this year. Voodoo Gods -- featuring Cannibal Corpse's George Fischer, Nuclear Rabbit's Jean Baudin, and Jean Baudin's stupid big bass (so many trees died for that thing) -- shot a flick for "Renaissance Of Retribution." Anticipation For Blood Leveled In Darkness will on shelves July 28. Finally, Kurt Ballou was tasked with creating a video for Stompbox Sonic, so he wrote and recorded an entire song. Because Kurt Ballou is a workhorse put on this planet to make you feel like crap about your own productivity. Sigh. All of the videos appear below.
A few full streams hit the web this week to coincide with their physical release. Powerviolence nutters ACxDC are streaming Antichrist Demoncore in full. The noisy Beige Eagle Boys put up the entirety of You're Gonna Get Yours. The super-heavy Rorcal are showcasing their Live in Geneva featuring a guest spot from droner KK Null. But Nunslaughter wins if we're basing this thing on pure volume. Angelic Dread's 31 tracks are now available on Hells Headbanger's Bandcamp. All streams appear below.
Wolves in the Throne Room
For the single tracks, Wolves in the Throne Room opened third-eyes with their celestial experiment "Initiation At Neudeg Alm" from Celestite (July 8, Artemisia Records). They'll be embarking on a short West Coast tour soon, dates are listed below. Long-running thrashers Overkill have debuted "Armorist" from White Devil Armory (July 22, eOne Music). Overkill will be touring with Prong soon. The Icelandic cowboys Solstafir have dropped "Lágnætti" from Ótta (September 2, Season of Mist - Preorder). And stoner rock riff bank Karma to Burn are now streaming "57" from Arch Stanton (August 8, Deepdive Records and FABA Records). Karma to Burn will be touring Great Britain this summer. All of the dates are listed, along with the streams, below.
Got it? Good. To shows we go:
FRIDAY (6/27): True to the fests name, Marytrdoom at Saint Vitus gets rolling with DOOM: Australia's Mournful Congregation, Imprecation, Begrime Exemious, Holocaustum, and Geryon (tickets). Elsewhere, powerviolence icons Infest, Magrudergrind, Hounds of Hate, and Chain Rank invade the Acheron, but that one is sold out; Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine plays with Negative Approach and All Torn Up at Highline Ballroom (tickets).
SATURDAY (6/28): More Martyrdoom at Saint Vitus with some nasty tremolo dealers: Sargeist, One Tail One Head, Typhus, Forteresse, and Sacrament Ov Impurity; If you want some tech and widdle, Malignancy, Goemagot, and Sexcrement are at the Acheron (tickets); and Dust Angel, Demencia Alkoholika, Justin Symbol, and the winningly named Vomit Fist are at ABC No Rio. Tickets are $8 at the door, doors are at 2 PM. Wish: a Vomit Fist/Sexcrement tour package, please.
SUNDAY (6/29): Martyrdoom continues at Saint Vitus with a black metal bill to blargh for: Behexen, Hell Militia, Prosanctus Inferi, and Hekseri. That one is sold out. So, the Acheron has your punk parachute with Angel Du$t, Criminal Instinct, Hard Stripes, and Brain Slug (tickets).
Looking for late adds and dates ahead? NYC Metal Show Calendar has got you covered.
Let's talk IO: The new releases were STACKED and we tracked them all with Upcoming Metal Releases. We had our share of killer premieres with Cardinals Folly, Fórn, and Sivyj Yar. We talked with the divisive Drew Daniel of the Soft Pink Truth and he played us his intro/outro mix. Scab Casserole went to go see Shadows Fall and HIS REACTION MAY SURPRISE YOU (sorry, always wanted to write that). Plus, Scab collected the weirdest and most nonsensical of metal's poets. Then, Joseph Schafer showed off everything he learned from Chris Black and his band High Spirits. Finally, SLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYER. We did a presale for their upcoming tour with Exodus and Suicidal Tendencies.
Alright, consider the decks cleared. What did we miss? What are your plans? Let us know and catch all of the dates, reams of streams, and other noted details below.
by Wyatt Marshall
Behexen (photo via their Facebook)
Sargeist and Behexen are two of the filthiest and best black metal bands out of Finland, and both are making it over to the US for dates surrounding the Martyrdoom Festival at Saint Vitus (6/27-7/1). You may notice that the tour dates, below, roughly line up --- the two bands are closely related and share a couple of members, including guitarist Shatraug. Though it's basically one tour, there are no dates where both bands play, though. If you're along the route, these are tours not to miss, as you may not get the chance to catch the two bands soon after.
Sargeist's excellent new album, Feeding the Crawling Shadows, recently came out --- stream a track below.
In related news, the noisy Philadelphia black metal crew Hexer were just added to Martyrdoom, and there have been a couple of other lineup shuffles in the past few weeks, so be sure to check out the current schedule below.
All dates, current Martyrdoom schedule, and stream below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Lord Mantis at Saint Vitus in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Lord Mantis just debuted a new song on Stereogum called "Negative Birth" from their forthcoming album, Death Mask, which comes out on April 29 on Profound Lore. The song, a big sludgy monster, features Dylan O'Toole of Indian on vocals--Indian also recently released their own filthy slab of sludge, From All Purity. Stream "Negative Birth" below.
As mentioned in Heavy Lowdown, Lord Mantis joined the Martyrdoom lineup along with Evoken after Knelt Rote dropped off the bill. In other lineup news, Sein Und Zeit has been moved to the Sunday billing. Full day-by-day lineups below--if you're around, this is a great way to catch a bunch of rare appearances by killer black metal bands including Sargeist, Behexen, Forteresse and many more, not to mention the fest's doom headliner, Mournful Congregation. Sargeist recently premiered the title track from the band's forthcoming album Feeding the Crawling Shadows, and Forteresse streamed a new track, too. Tickets to Martyrdoom, which runs from June 27-July 1 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, are on sale.
In other Martyrdoom news, the festival will have a Metal Flea Market at Saint Vitus during the days of June 28th and June 29th, with vendors like The Omega Order, Broken Limbs, and Fallen Empire Records. More vendors and info on that on the event's Facebook page. Fallen Empire Records, one of the premiere underground black metal labels in the US, just appeared on the Invisible Oranges on East Village Radio show and premiered new material from Vorde, Lluvia, Death Fortress, Haethen and In the Court of a Broken Flesh. Check out the playlist and stream over on IO.
Lord Mantis stream and Martyrdoom lineup below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Mournful Congregation at Rites of Darkness 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
The lineup for Signature Riff's third annual Martyrdoom festival was just announced, and it's a doozy--Australian funeral doom masters Mournful Congregation are headlining along with international black metal-heavy top billings of Sargeist, Behexen, Cult of Fire and more. Support is supplied by California's doom masters Lycus, Texas's blackened death originals Imprecation, Portland's brutal grind act Knelt Rote, Ohio black/death specialists Prosanctus Inferi, the incomparable Quebec atmospheric black metal masters Forteresse and about a dozen other notables. The festival will be held in Brooklyn at Saint Vitus from Friday, June 27 through Tuesday, July 1st. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, January 21 at noon via Saint Vitus's web page. Schedule is to come.
Full schedule and flyer below...
Cough at Bell House, May 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
The second annual Martyrdoom festival expands from one day to four this year, kicking off tomorrow (June 27) with a pre-festival show at Saint Vitus with Satanic Goat Ritual, Manticore, Krieg and Crypter (tickets). The next two days contain names like Morpheus Descends, a rare appearance from Bestial Mockery, Morbosidad, Cough, Crucifier, Hour of 13 and many more over two days at the Paper Box (on June 28 & 29). Set times for both days are available below, and tickets are still on sale.
The weekend wraps up with yet ANOTHER show as part of the festival, June 30 at Acheron featuring Rawhide, Churchburn, Pact and Bastard Sapling. Tickets are also still available. Get out and support the fest!
You can also attend the whole magilla for free as we're giving away a pair of tickets that gets you in to everything. Contest details, plus the full Martyrdoom schedule and audio of the performing bands, are below.
Public Assembly during CMJ 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
According to sources at the venue, Williamsburg venue Public Assembly will close down for the bulk of the summer, as it begins on-site renovation. Reportedly, the front room will close to the public in early May with the back room to follow in mid-July. Both rooms will remain dark until a projected reopening date of September 1. Further details on the closing remain outstanding.
One thing is for certain, the closing will displace a whole lot of shows, include ones for Northside Fest (like a TBA InvisibleOranges one), one night of NYC Popfest 2013, the second edition of Martyrdoom, and loads of others. Details on rescheduling are still forthcoming.
photos by Greg Cristman; words by Fred Pessaro / BBG
Grave Miasma / Dead Congregation at Martyrdoom 2012
The inaugural Martyrdoom festival at Public Assembly on Saturday (6/30) was a resounding success, showcasing 11 death-metal-tinged bands hailing from Greece to the UK to New Jersey. Kicking off at 8PM and coming to a close shortly after 2AM, the two-stage fiesta featured rare appearances from Cruciamentum, Dead Congregation, Grave Miasma, Sanguis Imperem, Encoffination, Father Befouled, Prosanctus Inferi and Anu, as well as apperances from Evoken, Kommandant and Perdition Temple.
The show was one of two last weekend for Dead Congregation and Sanguis Imperem, who also played Saint Vitus on Sunday (7/1). Lots more pictures from Martyrdoom -- plus a few videos -- are below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Mutant Supremacy at MHoW (more by Greg Cristman)
Mutant Supremacy rounds out the lineup for the post-Martyrdoom show on July 1 at Saint Vitus. The NYC death metal favorites will join the previously announced Dead Congregation, Sanguis Imperem and Dethroned Emperor, and you can get in with a ticket or via a reduced admission with your Martyrdoom bracelet.
We've got a sorta slow few weeks of shows coming up, although there is a ton of excellent punk rock around the July 4th week, not to mention the unmissable Black Breath/Martyrdod/The Secret/Burning Love/Enabler bonanza (now with 100% more Grudges)! Tickets for the latter, which goes down at Acheron on July 6th, are still available. The show is brought to you by BV and Southern Lord, the same dastardly duo responsible for the just announced Power of The Riff festival in NYC.
Shows over the next week worthy of the Evillive seal of approval are llisted below. Otherwise...onward to MARTYRDOOM!
Dead Congregation at MDF 2011 (more by BBG)
After the dust has settled on Saturday's Martyrdoom 2012 (6/30), Dead Congregation will stick around to play a second show at Saint Vitus on Sunday (July 1st). The band will also be joined by Sanguis Imperem, Dethroned Emperor and one more TBA. There are two ways to get in, either at the door for a reduced admission with your Martyrdoom wristband or you can head directly to the show with a separate ticket, on sale now.
Martyrdoom goes down at Public Assembly on Saturday. Encompassing two stages and more than 10 metal bands, the show will feature unmissables like Grave Miasma, Cruciamentum, Dead Congregation and many many more. Tickets are still available.
HR with Bad Brains at Music Hall of Williamsburg (more by Erik Erikson)
The two-day benefit for Lucinda's Kids at Bowery Electric begins today (4/29) with Marah, Jesse Malin, Willie Nile, Jimmy Gnecco, Dave Milone, Jim Boggie, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Ptter Ericson Stakee.
H.R. of Bad Brains plays night two, Monday, of that Manhattan benefit, but first he'll headline a Brooklyn show of his own at Public Assembly tonight (4/29) with support from Paranoid Social Club, The WonderMics, Groundswell, Matt Pless, and Jay Samel. Tickets are on sale.
The show is one of a few notable events at Public Assembly in the coming months. Xeno & Oaklander will headline Public Assembly on May 11th with David J (Bauhaus), Frank (Just Frank), and DJ sets by CREEP and Todd Pendu. Tickets are still available. Xeno & Oaklander are currently touring in the Midwest.
Also going down in the near future at Public Assembly, Idiot Glee (who we profiled last year) will play with Nick Diamonds (of islands), Celestial Shore, and DJ Udbhav on May 11th. $8 gets you in. Idiot Glee recently posted a new video for "That's All For Everyone" which is viewable below. The track comes from the band's Don't Go Out Tonight 7" and is a cover of Fleetwood Mac. Pick up a copy.
Public Assembly will host The X-Ecutioners, Da Beatminerz and "special guests TBA" alongside resident DJs Total Eclipse and Gen.Erik on May 3rd. Details, including cost, are forthcoming but prepare for a night of jaw-dropping turntablism.
Check out that Idiot Glee video and more videos below.
Dead Congregation at Maryland Deathfest (more by BBG)
Signature Riff, BrooklynVegan, Order of The Serpent, and Catharsis PR are proud to announce the inaugural Martyrdoom fest! The two-stage Brooklyn metal extravaganza will feature exclusive area performances from Dead Congregation (Greece), Grave Miasma (United Kingdom) and Cruciamentum (United Kingdom), along with rare appearances from names like Sanguis Imperem (California), Kommandant (Illinois), Prosanctus Inferi (Ohio), Anu (North Carolina), Encoffination (Georgia / California), Father Befouled (Georgia / California), Perdition Temple (Florida), and Evoken (New Jersey), and will go down across two stages at Public Assembly on June 30th. Tickets are on sale NOW and will set you back $20 in advance and $27 at the door.
Show flyer and some video is below.