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by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Masakari at Acheron, Nov 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Masakari will headline Acheron on May 4 as part of the final Death First show with Trenchgrinder, Bill Bondsmen, and Curmudgeon. Tickets are on sale. Trenchgrinder recently played Acheron, playing support for Dropdead last weekend. Pictures from that show are available at InvisibleOranges.
Dark vibes will prevail at The Gutter on April 28, when Occultation headlines the space with help from Hessian, Seax and Galleon. $5 gets you into this great event for all of you 21+ folks.
Another busy week at Invisible Oranges, where we posted new tracks from Church of Misery / Circle of Ouroboros / Arckanum / Call of the Void, Skagos, Surachai, Black Moth, Bone Sickness and a little band called Black Sabbath. We also posted the new Haust and Corrections House videos, discussed the badass-edness of Chris Ulsh (Mammoth Grinder/Hatred Surge/Power Trip), the Nachtmystium hiatus and talked to some guy named Fenriz. NBD.
Head below for all Evillive-approved shows for the next two weeks. What did I miss?
words & photos by BBG
Integrity & Pulling Teeth @ A389 Anniversary
After Weekend Nachos played Sonar's smaller stage on Saturday, the party then moved to the larger stage, where Young and In The Way played their blackened-crust on a candle-lit stage. Black Metal aesthetics and a taut set made YAITW's performance one of my favorites of the day. Make sure and check out the band's new LP V: Eternal Depression, as well as their forthcoming 2LP Amen/I Am Not What I Am compilation due on the label this week.
Junior Bruce, featuring Scott Angelacos of Bloodlet on vocals, played stoner-doom which was a perfect lead-in to the great Seven Sisters of Sleep. The latter, who played Friday at Acheron (pictures on the way), play sludgy-hardcore and ripped out an excellent set of mid-paced pummeling. The always dependable Magrudergrind helped speed things up directly afterword.
Pulling Teeth played their final show after Magrudergrind, and had the crowd bouncing around and singing along to their set. Vocalist Mike Riley spent the final two songs bouncing between the stage and the crowd, as his backing band played material from across their output, including latter works like "From Birth" and "At Peace" from their latest LP Funerary. It's always sad to see a band of that caliber go away, but at least the Baltimore quintet does it with style and grace. Check out my interview with Dom of Pulling Teeth that we posted last week.
The caustic-negativity was ratched up for Gehenna, who played their black-metal-infused hardcore to a somewhat quieter audience. Mike Apocalypse staggered across the stage like a wide-eyed madman for the duration of their set, which seemingly confounded those looking to do some good old-fashioned moshing.
Integrity's metallic hardcore followed Gehenna, closing with the unfuckwithable trifecta of "Vocal Test" into "Hollow" into "Micha: Those Who Fear Tomorrow". The night at Sonar ended with Eyehategod, who dipped into all of the old classics for their set, as well as their "new" song "New Orleans is The New Vietnam" (which they have been playing for a few years now).
Overall, a great night with my personal highlights of the evening being Young and In The Way, Pulling Teeth, Weekend Nachos, Gehenna, Full of Hell, and Integrity. One final note... as much as I love Eyehategod both live and on record (a lot), the band is in desparate need of some new material... its been 12 long-years since Confederacy of Ruined Lives and they definitely have some creative-life left in them (see Soilent Green, Down, the recent Kill Life flexi and Mike's work in noise music, Hawg Jaw, Outlaw Order, Arson Anthem, etc).
Pictures from the first part of the day are HERE. The rest of the pictures from Saturday's A389 Anniversary show, aka everything mentioned above, are below...
words & photos by BBG
A389 Records descended upon Sonar in Baltimore on January 21st with sixteen bands, hailing from from places like Belgium and Canada, and all over the US. The 9+ hour show was headlined by Eyehategod and included repeat A389 Anniversary offenders Integrity, Gehenna, and Seven Sisters of Sleep. It featured bands, that while rooted in hardcore, dipped their toes into crust, powerviolence, grind, doom, sludge and everywhere in between.
The first portion of the show took place on the smaller stage at Sonar, where Eddie Brock kicked off the evening followed by Homewrecker featuring fill-in bassist Joe Yanick of Masakari. John Hoffman of Weekend Nachos (who is touring with Homewrecker, and recently played ABC No Rio) and Dylan Walker of Full of Hell both dropped in to do vocals for Homewrecker.
Hatewaves, which features members of Pulling Teeth and Triac, followed the pair, opening their set with an appropriately absurd announcement: "Direct from a supporting slot from Don Ho, you wanted the second best, you got the second best... Hatewaves."
The crew deals in ridiculous lyrics over brutally fast hardcore, and delivered on both fronts despite an absurdly short-and-to-the-point set. Triac's blistering grind followed Hatewaves.
Low Places, who were a bit loose at times, played following Triac and pounded the crowd with their negative hardcore, eventually trashing the stage before Full of Hell got on. Full of Hell's noise-peppered hardcore brutality was the first set of the day to get the crowd really moving.
Pick Your Side, a new project featuring Jeff of Haymaker/Left for Dead/Chokehold and two members of Fuck The Facts, followed Hatewaves, and by the end of the second song Beckmann had already incited a pit and stage-dived. The band is prepping to release their new LP Let Me Show You How Democracy Works on A389, but had a select set of the LPs with special screened covers at the show.
Weekend Nachos batted clean-up on the small stage, which was packed to capacity by the time they took the stage. Possibly the most violent pit of the day, the Chicago crew had plenty of stage dives and singalongs to go along with their uber-brutal set.
The party then moved to the larger stage. More on that (with pictures) HERE. More pictures of everything mentioned above, below...
Coke Bust @ Acheron
Coke Bust and Sick Fix played TWO NYC shows on Saturday (11/19, at ABC No Rio and later at Acheron) as part of a string of East Coast dates for the pair. Miscegenator and DBCR joined the pair at ABC No Rio, while Acheron featured appearances from Masakari (who drove in from Cleveland specifically for the show) and Grudges (who played Saint Vitus the night before with Black Anvil/Bloodiest).
All four bands at Acheron ripped it; Grudges played a hardcore influenced set with death growl vocals that got the room primed for excellent sets by DC fastcore greats Sick Fix and the chaos that ensued during sets by d-beat-ers Masakari and also DC fastcore killers Coke Bust. Do your best to see any/all bands that played Acheron as soon as you can. More pictures from that show below...
Defeatist at Shea Stadium (more by BBG)
Defeatist have announced that "this turd has been circling the bowl long enough, so we have decided to flush it for good." The trio have a pair of NYC dates left on the calendar before they call it quits. on Saturday, 11/12 they play Acheron with Gaza, Tiger Flowers, & Don't Give A Fuck, and then their final date is on 12/17 at Death By Audio with the great Triac, Psychic Limb, Disciples Of Christ (mems of Magrudergrind), and Backslider. Advance tickets are not available, so make sure you get to the Acheron early to send-off NYC's best grind band right.
Defeatist recently released their final LP Tyranny of Decay. Stream it below in full and order your copy before they (the band and the LP) disappear for good.
Reminder: a pair of bands featuring members of Magrudergrind, Coke Bust & Sick Fix, will hit NYC on 11/19 at Acheron with Masakari and Grudges. Grudges will ALSO play Saint Vitus the night before (11/18) as part of a show with Black Anvil, Bloodiest and Mutilation Rites. Tickets are on sale for the BA show.
Stream that Defeatist, as well as other material from Masakari, Bloodiest and others below.
Masakari at Power of The Riff
Coke Bust will team with Sick Fix (both feature Chris from Magrudergrind) for a weekend that will include a stop in Philadelphia at Barbary on 11/20 and a stop in NYC at Acheron on 11/19. The NYC show will also feature an appearance from Cleveland d-beat faves Masakari (!) and Brooklyn's Grudges. More details are forthcoming, but for now save the date.
Check out some live video from Coke Bust's recent West Coast tour, alongside the show flyer and a full Masakari live set.
"Pentagram was very solid last night. Too bad the crowd was a bunch of hipsters with no respect." -graveyarns
"A lot of dudes with a Hipster Metal Parking Lot look at the Pentagram show. Might need to trip some of them." -Mr. Dave Hill
Pentagram @ Mezzanine (by Taylor Keahey)
"The headliners for the Power of the Riff fest were none other than doom legends Pentagram. I wasn't quite sure what to expect from them as Victor Griffin hasn't been in the band for a long long time and they've had a revolving door of musicians for quite some time now. Also, I wasn't very into their latest comeback album Last Rites, so I was a tad skeptical I would enjoy their performance. The one thing I did know was that I was more than ready for Victor to lay down some serious doom riffage. They opened with new song Treat Me Right off their latest and right away sounded fantastic. Bobby Liebling's voice has certainly held up over the years and he was belting out classics like Relentless, Forever My Queen and All Your Sins like they were going out of style. Victor's evil riffs rained down upon the crowd who eagerly lapped them up and were thirsting for more after each song. For the encore they came out with The Ghoul before finishing with two more before letting the audience catch their breath. As for my skepticism, it was smashed to bits and a serious appreciation for what they've meant to doom and metal in general was cemented in me with their performance. I hope Pentagram continues on down the dark path for a while more...." [ILSYDHT]The Power of The Riff "tour" has now come to a close after a pair of dates in Seattle at Neumo's on 8/18 and The Highline on 8/20. You saw pictures from the Los Angeles show and from Elbo Room in San Francisco. Now here is a set of pics from the third west coast date which took place at the Mezzanine in San Francisco on August 16th with Aeges, Baptists, Early Graves, Masakari, John Cobbett, Alpinist, Pelican, and Pentagram. They continue below.
Pentagram is now touring the East Coast with Jeff The Brotherhood and Valient Thorr. That tour hit Le Poisson Rouge last night with ELKS. Pictures from that NYC show are on the way. Meanwhile check out Power of the Riff below...
Masakari at Union Pool (more by BBG)
Masakari's fiery live show has a new clip of ammunition. The Cleveland band have teamed with Germany's Alpinist to release a new split LP due via Halo of Flies and in the EU via Alerta Antifascista. The fifteen track effort features seven from Alpinist and eight from Masakari including "Hexenhammer", "Subjection", "Steps" and "XXI. Progress". You can listen to all four in this post. The latter two make their premiere here, and one is via Crustcake. The song, all tour dates and the album art are below.
Masakari and Alpinist are heading out on tour will play multiple Power of The Riff shows as part of their tour together. Since we last spoke, The Power of The Riff has expanded significantly, as the festival will now descend on San Francisco and Seattle in addition to Los Angeles. The traveling festival will play two days in San Francisco with the first night boasting an unreal lineup of Winter, Noothgrush, Trap Them, Black Breath, All Pigs Must Die & Acephalix. Tickets for that show, which goes down on August 15th at the Elbo Room, are on sale. The second night is equally impressive, as Pentagram, Pelican, Alpinist, Masakari, Early Graves, Baptists, and Aeges will hit The Mezzanine on 8/16 (tickets). August 18th at Neumo's in Seattle, will bring the festival to a conclusion, and will feature Winter, Pelican, Noothgrush, All Pigs Must Die, Alpinist, Masakari, and Aeges (tickets). August 20th at The Highline in Seattle has From Ashes Rise, Black Breath, Trap Them, Baptists and Special Guests.
In case you missed it, yes you read right, a Noothgrush reunion!
Noothgrush is a sludge/doom band formed in early 1994 around San Jose, California, USA. Lyrically, they are heavily focused on self-hatred, general misanthropy and Star Wars.Noothgush 2011 is Gary Niederhoff, Russ Kent, and Chiyo Nukaga. Stay tuned for a forthcoming Noothgrush release on Southern Lord called: Live For Nothing. It contains 2 college radio broadcasts from the 90s.
The band name is a reference to the Dr. Seuss book "There's A Wocket In My Pocket", where a "noothgrush" appears annoyingly on the main character's toothbrush.
Noothgrush went on a hiatus in 2001. They briefly resurfaced in 2006. -[last.fm]
As previously discussed, Power of the Riff LA happens on 8/13, and with Pentagram, Winter, Pelican, Trap Them, Masakari, All Pigs Must Die, Masakari, Alipinist, Acephalix, and the recently added Black Breath, Harrassor and Plagues. Tickets are on sale.
In the meantime, pick up a repress of APMD's debut EP and look for details on All Pigs Must Die's new LP God Is War below. The LP is due on Southern Lord on August 16th, but we'll have a stream of a new song on BrooklynVegan this week!
All details on the upcoming Power of The Riff shows, tour dates and song streams are below.
Pentagram at Europa (more by Keith Marlowe)
As discussed, Pentagram will play a string of shows with JEFF The Brotherhood & Valient Thorr. That tour has now been announced and will include a NYC show at Le Poisson Rouge on August 21st. Ticketing info is forthcoming. All dates are listed below.
Another date on the Pentagram schedule goes down on August 13th at Echo Park in LA aka the 2011 Power Of The Riff festival. The current lineup also includes Winter, Pelican, Trap Them, Masakari, Alpinist, Acephalix, All Pigs Must Die, and more TBA. Unlike last year, the fest costs money this time. Tickets are on sale. Poster below.
Discover the best in recent independent cinema with BAMcinématek's annual festival, collecting the most dynamic and innovative new work from festivals in the US and around the world and bringing them to New York City audiences. Now in its third year, BAMcinemaFest 2011 is our biggest festival yet, screening 26 feature films, including 20 New York premieres and one world premiere, as well as 24 short films, an outdoor screening, parties, live music, a photo exhibition, and more.The film festival will also feature a few other music-related films, including a documentary on Genesis P-Orridge entitled The Ballad of Genesis & Lady Jaye on June 23rd which will be followed by a free concert by Thee Majesty (which features Genesis). Singer-songwriter Goh Nakamura stars in the feature Surrogate Valentine which screens on June 23rd which will be followed by a concert at nearby Frankie's Lounge.
As previously mentioned, Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals) will be the focus of a film as well, as a screening of Seperado! on June 18th will chronicle his journey "from his native Cymru all the way to Patagonia to look for his long-lost Argentine uncle, the poncho-clad Welsh-Latin singer René Griffiths". Gruff Rhys returns to play NYC a few days before that, on June 15th at Mercury Lounge with Y Niwl and Brakes (Solo Acoustic). Tickets are still available.
In other news, JEFF The Brotherhood released a new video for "Hey Friend" from their forthcoming We Are The Champions. View that, and all tour dates below.
words & photos by BBG
After an awesome show the night before at Public Assembly, Coliseum played a second show in Brooklyn at Union Pool last night/Sunday (5/15), this time with The Austerity Program, The Year is One, and Masakari who was added to the bill late on Saturday night, and ended up playing four shows during their two-night NYC stay (Public Assembly, ABC No Rio, and C-Squat as well).
If you missed Coliseum last night or Saturday, it may be some time before you catch them again. Guitarist/vocalist Ryan Patterson announced that this tour would be their last for a while, as the band is taking some time to focus on their follow-up to their well-crafted LP House With A Curse.
Seeing Coliseum twice this past weekend confirmed what I already knew, that this Louisville band has a deep and varied catalog that not only destroys, but also challenges. Coliseum could easily churn out record after record of well-crafted by-the-books d-beat, but they want more. And with their excellent songwriting, I think they'll get it. It'll be interesting to see where Patterson & the boys take it next.
More pictures from Union Pool below...
words & photos by BBG, additional photos by Jason House
Coliseum @ Public Assembly (by BBG)
Coliseum played two Brooklyn shows with Gods & Queens over the weekend, each with different set lists! And different openers too. Tour-mates Rise & Fall and Masakari were both on the bill at the Saturday Public Assembly show, as was Psychic Limb (who supported Dillinger Escape Plan Sunday night at MHoW too). Sunday's Union Pool show featured Coliseum, The Austerity Program, The Year is One, and Masakari who initially had the day off until they hopped on the Union Pool show last minute in addition to playing a last minute show at C-Squat.
Pictures from Union Pool are forthecoming, but Public Assembly pics are in this post, and there are more of them below...
Psychic Limb at Cake Shop, the aftermath (more by Jason House)
Psychic Limb has a busy weekend in a couple weeks, as the band has been added to a pair of notable NYC shows. The first will go down at the previously discussed Coliseum/Gods & Queens date at Public Assembly, which also recently added Rise & Fall (their only NYC appearance) and Masakari (who'll also play ABC No Rio with Black Kites & Grudges that afternoon). $12 gets you in the door and tickets are on sale. The show is one of two dates scheduled for Coliseum, who'll also join The Austerity Program at Union Pool the next night (5/15, tickets).
Then the following day, Psychic Limb will join another Psychic band, The Psychic Paramount, in supporting The Dillinger Escape Plan at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 15th (tickets). The MHOW show is a one off solo show for DEP, who is currently playing dates with the Deftones and will hit Best Buy Theater for a pair of sold-out nights (on 5/13, 5/14). The Psychic Paramount will hit the road with Disappears in July.
All of the Psychic Limb shows are in celebration of their new LP, Queens, which is currently up for preorder via Clairvoyant Recordings.... my own new record label. Recorded by Colin Marston (Krallice, Dysrhythmia, etc), the LP, the label's first release, is limited to 500 copies with the first 100 coming on opaque yellow and the remainder on black. Psychic Limb sold small runs of their LP at recent shows with Nails and Unbroken/Jesuit.
Rise & Fall will enter God City Studios on Sunday, 5/1 to record a new LP with Kurt Ballou. No word on the details behind the LP, but we'll keep you posted.
All tour dates and some video is below.
The Body at Europa (more by Tim Griffin)
With their triumphant All The Waters Of The Earth Turned To Blood available to gen pop, The Body has started filling in holes on their massive US tour and will start with an NYC show on July 22nd. The Acheron will host the Providence band alongside a killer lineup of Atakke, Bad Dream, and Curandera (mem ASRA). $8 gets you into the all-ages event.
Acheron has quite a few other notable shows in the coming month as well, starting Friday (July 9th) when the venue will host Cleveland crustcore killers Masakari! The new Southern Lord signees (we profiled them last month) will team with Terror Level Red, Death First, and Zhenia Golov for the show,.
City of Ships and Constants will team up for a show with Vaste Burai and Wizardry for a show at Acheron on August 14th ($8 gets you in). It's one of two shows for the great Wizardry at Acheron, who will also play July 18th as part of a homecoming show after a tour with Bezoar. Teething and Defender support, $8 gets you in.
All dates and videos below...
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Thou at Scion Rock Fest (more by Christopher Mumma)
The grotesquely prolific Thou is forever on the move, and in addition to their out-now Baton Rouge, You Have Much To Answer For EP and the upcoming studio LP Summit due in July on GIlead Media (CD) and Southern Lord (Vinyl), the band has a pair of splits on deck. First up is the band's split with The City Is The Tower entitled Dwell in the Darkness of Thought and Drink the Poison of Life. Thou contributes two songs of the five, both of which are available above. Preorder that record.
Last, but certainly not least, the band has split with fantastic UK sludge-doomers Moloch, due on Perpetual Motion Machine in 12" and cassette formats (preorder it). Download one Moloch track, "Dry Cough", and all of Thou's contribution to that split above. Moloch has a badass debut 10" on Feast of Tentacles and recently contributed a Rorschach cover to Clone Vol II (which also featured Thou, Shadow Of The Torturer, and many others)
Landmine Marathon have filled out the rest of their US tour dates which include two NYC shows, July 13th and Union Pool and July 15th at Cake Shop both with Salome. Meanwhile, Salome is currently working on their new LP, and debut for Profound Lore.
Profound Lore has signed Agalloch! The band is currently crafting their new LP in their lair in Portland through the end of July. More details are forthcoming. Aesop Dekker of another fantastic west coast black metal band, Ludicra, serves as their drummer. While we're on the subject of Ludicra's new LP The Tenant is out on 2LP courtesy Throne Records.