Entries tagged with: Mass Grave
Saint Vitus @ Irving Plaza in 2011 (more by BBG)
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.
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists at Bell House (more by Erik Erikson)
The Chaos in Tejas lineup expands more with another round of additions including the first Breakdown show in 25 years with the 87 demo lineup, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists (one of two upcoming Austin shows for Ted), the Clean (first Texas show ever), Deviated Instinct, Death Evocation (1st show), Mass Grave, Pierced Arrows, Australian garage rockers Royal Headache, No Fucker, New Orleans Bounce artist Katey Red, the Impalers, Cold World, Creem, Avon Ladies, Backtrack, Bi-Marks, Phobia and many others. Full list of new additions and the latest flyer is below.
Chaos in Tejas will add another 40+ bands in the coming weeks and tickets will go on sale on January 31st. More details are forthcoming.
Show flyer, video, and the list of all new additions below...
words and photos by Ilya Blokh
Mass Grave at Acheron
Friday, June 4th was my first time at the new Acheron venue to see the all-out thrash/sludge/grind attack of The Claw, HOG, Atakke and Mass Grave. The sound was excellent and $2 beers helped take the edge off the stifling heat - my only complaints are the long, narrow layout and the ridiculously high stage, especially for a DIY space. Hopefully more singers (if not entire bands) will find their way down into the crowd at future shows.
Philly's The Claw opened up with furious, riff-heavy thrash. Led by two guitarists, they banged out a good mix of shredding and an occasional breakdown on stage, while singer Jason howled crust-soaked vocals from the floor. HOG followed with some North Carolina sludge, which reminded me of early Mastodon, including the bellowed-from-down-below vocals. Guitarist/singer James even looks like the some unholy offspring of Troy Sanders and Brent Hinds. They're working on an EP for an August release.
The Acheron is home-turf for Atakke and the band looked comfortable and in great form - they know how to space their shows out enough to keep fans thirsty. Heaps of fist-pumping thrash bravado from the guys, while Chloe did held her "invisible orange" proudly to the sky as she shred her vocal chords to bits.
There's something about crust/grind that hits harder than many other subgenres. Maybe it's the mix of punk speed and simplicity with the unrelenting drive of the d-beat and sheer weight of the riff? Whatever the formula is, Mass Grave have it down to perfection - they are unstoppable live. Woody and Lenny's dual vocals both expand the band's sonic range and create a monstrous stage presence as they play off each other and thrash around on stage, while the rest of the band pounds out ferocious 'core. Who knew Vancouver could spawn something this intense? This was Mass Grave's first show in New York, but hopefully more will follow shortly.
More pictures from the show below...
Japanese hardcore hits the US shores when Slang crash lands at Chaos In Tejas 2010. Luckily for the rest of us, these headcases will hit the road for a string of dates including NYC twice as part of the ongoing Hardcore Gig Volume series! First up, Slang will team up with faves Mind Eraser, Nomos and The Rival Mob for a show at Death By Audio on June 9th. Three days later, Slang will join Perdition to support World Burns To Death (!) when the band plays Cake Shop on June 12th, their first NYC show in close to three years. Full tour dates and Slang tour flyer below.
Ceremony have a new album Rohnert Park due via Bridge Nine Records, and the band will be hitting the road hard over the summer as a result, doing their first pass at NYC with Blacklisted, Skin Like Iron, and The Men at Cake Shop on June 19th. The show will be an early show, and ending in time so that you can catch the previously scheduled Eddy Current Supression Ring/Pissed Jeans show at its new venue, Death By Audio (was Market Hotel). Ceremony will also be back in NYC with Punch for a pair of shows on August 7th and 8th at ABC No Rio and Death By Audio respectively.
Finland's Kyklooppien Sukupuutto are playing a pair of NYC dates as part of a larger tour for the Finnish band. Block off May 14th (Friday - TONIGHT) or May 15th (Saturday) to catch them at The Charleston (with Dry Spell, The Ominous Order of Flithy Mongrels, & Pollution) or ABC No Rio (with Acid Reflux, Staring Problem, & Crazy Spirit) respectively to catch this band before they scoot down to Chaos in Tejas 2010. Full dates are below...
In related Chaos in Tejas news, the Leatherface cancellation at Knitting Factory was just the beginning! The UK band has also cancelled their US tour including their appearance at Chaos in Tejas.
In other awesome festival news, the onslaught of post-MDF tours continue, as Mass Grave will play June 4th at new venue The Acheron (57 Waterbury St.) in Brooklyn alongside Atakke, HOG, Disma. The show originally included Bay Area d-beaters Stormcrow (and was at Rock Star Bar), who have since cancelled their appearance. Stormcrow will, however, team up with another MDF band, Coffins, for a split on 20 Buck Spin. The label doesn't have a release date, but is "hoping" to have it out by the time MDF rolls around.
Another pair of MDF'ers Jesus Crost and Rompeprop will hit the road for a tour as well, tagging Fontana's on May 26th with Ingrowing (who are also playing The Charleston on May 21st), before the festival. The show is the only other US date for the pair so far. Jesus Crost is currently streaming three new songs from their LP 010 at their myspace. Pick up that record via Bones Brigade. JC will also record a few songs later this year for a split with Phobia.
Texas terrors PLF have also scheduled an NYC show with Czech grinders Gride as part of a larger tour for the pair surrounding their MDF appearance. Power Cup, Unmen, and InTheShit will support the pair on the May 25th show at Bushwick Bike Shop.
Slang tour flyer, tons o' tour dates, and the Stormcrow/Coffins art is below