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by Ian Chainey

King Diamond
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Over the weekend, King Diamond turned into King Dynasty. First bassist Hal Patino quit over a pay dispute. Then, Kim Bendix Petersen responded with a seemingly well-reasoned letter of epic length (if you read it in a King Diamond falsetto, it makes the words fly by). Finally, Patino fired back with a screed beginning with "I'm NOT a drug addict!" Duly noted. All of this reads like. . . a conspiracy, ooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. Also, King Diamond is set to play a handful of Euro fests this summer and will be hitting North America for a tour this fall, including a date at FFF Fest and October 14 at NYC's Best Buy Theater.

Speaking of things that shouldn't have been made public, there's a petition on Change.org asking Ghost BC to break up. Says the petition, "We petition against Ghost of the heavy metal genre that continues to make albums and tour. Many people getting into metal think that they are the real deal and that we should forget the real bands like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, etc." Of course they're not real, they're ghosts. Some trvthers you are.

Want to drum for Slough Feg? There's now an opening. Harry Cantwell -- who also plays for Bosse-De-Nage -- will be leaving the band at the end of July, leaving open a spot on the stool. Leader Mike Scalzi: "Obviously this news brings up the question: what are we gonna do about a drummer? Well, we do have some stuff scheduled for a few months down the road, so we'll be auditioning drummers ASAP. If you think you're up to the task, then let us know!!!"

Could the next Slough Feg drummer be the newly elected president of Indonesia? Joko Widodo is indeed a fan, known to sport Napalm Death and Lamb of God shirts in pics. His first order of business? Declaring war on Ghost.

Finally, Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved) and Einar "Kvitrafn" Selvik (Wardruna) will curate the next Roadburn Festival. This year's edition was curated by Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth who dropped by Invisible Oranges this week for an interview.

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.

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Mortals shot a video using Brooklyn's the Archeron as the backdrop. Said the Acheron's Facebook, "Now we gotta find a new sound tech and bartender!!" This Heavy Lowdown just turned into Metal Careerbuilder. You can watch the video below.

For streams, Witch Mountain debuted "Psycho Animundi" from their forthcoming Mobile of Angels on NPR. The record is out September 30 via the mighty Profound Lore Records. Tech-deathers Beyond Creation dropped "Elusive Reverence" from Earthborn Evolution (October 24, Season of Mist - preorder). And friends in digital metal dissemination CVLTNation released their fourth covers record, this one taking on Joy Division. It includes renditions by Pinkish Black, Theologian, and Arctic Flowers and it's available for download. You can also listen to it and the Beyond Creation cut below.

Got it? Good. To shows we go:

TONIGHT (FRIDAY, 7/25): Crushers Tombs' homecoming show kicks off today at the Saint Vitus (tickets). They'll be joined by Pyrrhon, StatiqBloom, and Passage Between. Word is the Savage Gold beer will be available. Over at the Acheron, Fell Voices, Yellow Eyes, and Mongrel will make your Friday bleak and black, just the way you like it (tickets).

SATURDAY (7/26): The two-day New York Death Fest starts at Saint Vitus. Go fill up on slams (tickets for both days). If you're looking for slower and lower, Sadgiqacea, Hivelords, Insect Ark, and the super-promising Sangharsha play the Acheron (tickets).

SUNNNNNNDAY (7/27): New York Death Fest finishes up with a gurgle at Saint Vitus. Over at the Acheron, there's the progressive Blackest, Warm, and Dead Empires (tickets).

Looking for late adds and dates ahead? NYC Metal Show Calendar has got you covered.

Let's talk IO: We tracked all of the releases fit to buy in our weekly Upcoming Metal Releases. As previously mentioned, we interviewed Mikael Åkerfeldt (*swoons*). We premiered tracks from Sólstafir and Take Over and Destroy. We reviewed the newest from Wolvhammer, along with rounding up some singles like Bölzer's. We also went show crazy, sponsoring the Falls of Rauros with Obsidian Tongue and Oneirogen package and reporting on Black Anvil. Finally, we were bummed out by the Castevet break up. All of my blogger coffee has been poured out.

Alright, consider the decks cleared. What did we miss? What are your plans? Let us know and check out those streams, and other noted details below.

Continue reading "The Heavy Lowdown: King Diamond, Ghost BC, Slough Feg, Witch Mountain, Mortals, weekend shows & more"

by Ian Chainey

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Richmond, Virgina supergroup crossover stars Iron Reagan have released a new cut from their forthcoming album Tyranny of Failure. The song is called "Miserable Failure" and it thrashes and dashes for two quick minutes. Check out the track below. Tyranny of Failure will be out on Relapse on September 16 (preorder). "Miserable Failure"'s drop happens to coincide with Iron Reagan's tour kick off in Washington, D.C., with Eyehategod, Vektor, and Strong Intention. That stacked bill hits NYC at the Acheron on July 15 (tickets).

In other Relapse news, records from Brooklyn's Mortals and the grindy hardcore project of wrestler UltraMantis Black hit the streets this week. As expected, Mortals' Cursed to See the Future was a massive monument to crust, heavy metal, and Hellhammer. They'll be playing the Acheron on July 18 for their record release show. The related Belus will also be playing the Acheron on August 9 along with the Welcome to Deathfest screening. UltraMantis Black, on the other hand -- along with members of Pissed Jeans -- revived mid '90s metallic hardcore for his EP that spits an acidic dissonance. The towering wrestler will be playing Philadelphia's This is Hardcore on July 24.

Stream all of the releases below...

Continue reading "Iron Reagan released a new song from their LP on Relapse (stream it ++ recent streams from Mortals & Ultramantis Black)"

by Ian Chainey

Electric Wizard at MDF 2012 (More by Fred Pessaro)
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UK doomers Electric Wizard announced a new album. This one is called Time to Die and the title plays into a theme, according to singer/guitarist Jus Oborn: "All of our albums in the past have had a theme -- revenge, drugs, black magick -- and the theme of this one is death. Of course, death to us really means rebirth, so this album is a manifestation of a very primal occult belief in the final sacrifice. We have gone full circle -- it was inevitable, but we had to do it. We had to kill the band so we could be reborn. It was the only way to ensure we could come back even stronger." A release date hasn't been lined up, but Electric Wizard will be playing some select Euro fests this summer. Cover art and dates can be seen below.

In tour news, Empty Vessels, who recently played Punk Island, are hitting the road in support of the Kurt Ballou-produced Seizures Within Reason. This tour mainly swings through the West Coast. The full slate of dates and three tracks from Seizures Within Reason are 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.

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Wolves in the Throne Room are spinning Celestite (preorder) -- their kinda ambient, komische reworking of prior material -- in full at the Grey Lady. Will Shortz, huge weed hound. Plus, Judas Priest have put the entirety of Redeemer of Souls on iTunes. They'll be hitting New York in the fall. Wolvhammer have unveiled Clawing Into Black Sun (preorder). You can check that one out below. Finally, Mortals -- who will be playing a record release show at the Acheron on July 18 -- dropped the monstrous Cursed To See the Future (preorder), which you can play below. All four albums will see a physical release on July 8.

For single tracks and teasers, Bastard Sapling previewed "Forbidden Sorrow" from Instinct is Forever (August 26, Gilead Media). The blackened d-beaters Martyrdod are streaming the title track from Elddop (July 22, Southern Lord - Preorder). And the mighty YOB are providing another tantalizing peek at Clearing The Path To Ascend (September 2, Neurot Recordings). All songs and videos are available below.

Got it? Good. To shows we go:

TODAY (7/3): Wanna catch some up-and-comers before the holiday? Buckshot Facelift, Huldra, OTTO MAN, Dealers, and Thera Roya play Saint Vitus (tickets).

Saturday (7/5): Collaborators Thou and the Body play twice on Saturday, hitting ABC No Rio for an afternoon matinee with Mongrel and Vilkacis before heading to Palisades for a late-night show with Ghastly City Sleep and Pygmy Lush. ThouTickets are $8 at the door. If compacter punk is more your game, Warthog, Leather Daddy, Jock's Blood, and Ajax are playing Saint Vitus (tickets).

Looking for late adds and dates ahead? NYC Metal Show Calendar has got you covered.

Let's talk IO: Upcoming Metal Releases was slim, but as always, the quality was there. We had premieres aplenty from Mutilation Rites, Entrails, and Wrought Iron. We also blabbed with quite a few metallers, including Phil Hall (Cannabis Corpse), Craig Hayes (South of Heaven), and the legendary Ihsahn (Emperor). But the highlight of the week were the pretty pictures snapped at Agalloch and Martyrdoom.

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. And enjoy your July 4 Weekend.

Dates, streams, etc, below...

Continue reading "The Heavy Lowdown: Electric Wizard, Empty Vessels, Mortals, Judas Priest, Bastard Sapling, weekend shows & more "

by Ian Chainey

Phil Anselmo and Ben Weinman
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"Me and my uncle @philiphanselmo have a gang," Dillinger Escape Plan's Ben Weinman said on Twitter. "And these pants are our uniform." And now that's burned in your retinas, let's take a walk on the newswire:

At the Gates have hinted subtly and not so subtly about a new album for 2014. Now we have something of a timeline. At War With Reality will land around October/November through Century Media Records. One word, guys: GO! Check out a rehearsal update from singer Tomas Lindberg below. In other recording news, Norwegian grindsters Beaten to Death will be hitting the studio, too. Says bassist Mika Martinussen, ""Third time's a charm; Beaten To Death will record the follow-up to Dødsfest! in July, because - let's face it - we're not getting any younger, and ground-breaking records in the grindcore genre don't record and release themselves!" No? Thanks for crushing my dreams of a sentient grindcore bot. Check out some Beaten to Death GoPro-shot live footage below.

Don't forget to keep up with the rest of our metal coverage during the week.

Misery Index
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Now that you're, ahem, fully briefed, let's recap all of the A/V transmissions.

Misery Index shot a video for "The Calling" from their recently released album The Killing Gods. It's black and white, and pulls footage from a silent, bible-themed flick, thus giving it an early '90s death metal air. Appropriate, as Jason Netherton's book on the scene is out now. And the speedy Evil Invaders -- good metal sign: band named after a Razor song -- were captured live by a pro crew while covering Exciter. Find both videos below.

Quite a few artists decided to show off their albums in full this week. Mastodon put up a copy of Once More 'Round the Sun on iTunes (June 24, Reprise - preorder). The chamber folk outfit Musk Ox, fresh off their Agalloch collaboration, are now streaming Woodfall. And DRCALSONALBION, the guise of Earth's Dylan Carlson, is streaming all of Gold, his original soundtrack for the film of the same name. Woodfall and Gold were released this week and you can stream both below.

Dylan's main gig, Earth, also released a new song, this one from the forthcoming Primitive & Deadly (September 2, Southern Lord). "From the Zodiacal Light" features a guest vocal from Rabia Shaheen Qazi of Rose Windows. Earth is currently touring Australia. The nasty Nunslaughter are streaming another from the double disc Angelic Dread (June 24, Hells Headbangers - preorder).

Mortals killer crusty metal keeps coming. "The Summoning" is the latest track pulled from Cursed to See the Future (July 8, Relapse - preorder). On July 18, they'll swing into the Acheron for a record release show. Illustrations are showing off "Iron Rain" from their digital EP that will see a release this summer. The thrashin' Algebra -- the one you haven't forgotten -- put up a video for "Survival Nowadays" from Feed the Ego (September 7, Unspeakable Axe). The twisted tech metallers Diskord debuted "Lethargic Regression" from the mini-LP Oscillations (August, Australopithecus Records - preorder). And the first post-Cathedral band has formed. Guitarist Gaz Jenning's Death Penalty, are releasing a single via Rise Above Records. The title track, "Sign of Times" is available below along with the aforementioned streams and all of the tour dates.

Got it? Good. To shows we go:

TODAY (FRIDAY 6/20): NYHC, reform! Shape of the original '87 demo lineup of Breakdown. They're joined by White Widows Pact, Manipulate, and Heavy Chains at Saint Vitus (tickets).

SATURDAY (6/21): Filthy doomers Serpentine Path headline an Invisible Oranges/Signature Riff presented show with Churchburn, Throaat, and Dridge at Archeron (tickets). If you wanna go old school with the metal of death, Dr. Shrinker, Desolate, False Prophet, Kurnugia, and Sin Eater are at Saint Vitus (tickets). Then, there's the bill so nice they had it twice. . . and added a few more: Breakdown, Altered Boys, Heavy Chains, White Widows Pact, Born Annoying, and No One Rules hit Asbury Lanes (tickets). More punk? Sure: Oblivionation, Raw Nerves, Demon Brother, and Concrete Cross play Death By Audio. Tickets are $7 at the door. And finally, tech kings Meshuggah and Between the Buried and Me will play the Best Buy Theater, which is sold out.

SUNDAY (6/22): You can check out Black Flag, HOR, and Cinema Cinema at Europa (tickets). Hey, you don't have to tell people what year you saw Black Flag, just that you saw them.

Looking for late adds and dates ahead? NYC Metal Show Calendar has got you covered.

Let's talk IO: It wasn't as packed as most weeks, but the new releases were varied and Upcoming Metal Releases gave you the lowdown on which ones to buy. We streamed the full album for Diseased Reason and had a giveaway that's still ongoing. Listen, bang your head, and then comment to win. We interviewed Mike IX Williams of Eyehategod and Attila Csihar of Mayhem. And we checked out the Austerity Program, Incantation, and Trap Them in our round of reviews.

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.

Continue reading "The Heavy Lowdown: Phil Anselmo's pants ++ At the Gates, Misery Index, Earth, weekend shows & lots more"

By Ian Chainey

High on Fire at the Bowery Ballroom, 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
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While 3,000 more people buy Metallica's The Black Album, let's take a walk on the newswire:

Indeed, that figure above is no joke. Metallica's Black Album recently passed the 16 million album mark according to Nielsen Soundscan, which has been tracking album sales since 1991. That puts Metallica up top on the list of most popular albums since Soundscan came into existence. Last week, The Black Album moved 3,000 copies. 3,000 copies. 3,000 people dropped their CD on their car floorboard. That's also probably 3,000 greater people than those who remember Napster. YOU WIN LARS. YOU WIN.

Another Judas Priest teaser? ANOTHER JUDAS PRIEST TEASER. JUST GIVE ME THE ALBUM. Redeemer of Souls will be out on July 15 via Epic Records. Find a smidgen of "Halls of Valhalla" below.

High on Fire are back in the studio. Drummer Des Kensel is certainly stoked about it: "Everyone is asking what the new High on Fire music sounds like. Chew on some mescaline and listen to side B of Sabbath's Master of Reality backwards at 78 RPM and it might give you an idea." Black Sabbath on mescaline? So, late '70s Black Sabbath. Got it. Hopefully, the guys preview some of the new songs out on tour. You can find the full list of their non-US engagements (SAD) below.

A few other bands have new albums on the way soon. Mutoid Man, the ripping trio employing Stephan Brodsky (Cave In), Ben Koller (Converge), and Nick Cageao (the guy that makes every band at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus sound nice), have signed to Sargent House. The shredding slayers are targeting 2015 for a new LP. Their last, Helium Head, will also be seeing a re-release. Stream that one below.

The Earth record that was hinted at previously has a name. It's to be dubbed Primitive And Deadly, which is a technical term anthropologist have used to describe caveman farts. Jokes aside, the soulful slow-movers have added more dates to their world tour. Get envious of their travel plans below.

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Solstafir, fresh off of MDF, will release Ótta this summer. Preorders start at Season of Mist on June 10. And Opeth will finally get Pale Communion out into the wild on August 26. Preorders for that one begin on June 3 through Roadrunner Records. Opeth also released the cover art, which can be seen below. The wider, gatefold shot includes the pub's pool table.

Funeral doomers Lycus are looking to hit the road again for their 2013 release Tempest. Their slate of upcoming dates includes Martyrdoom Fest at Saint Vitus on July 1. Blast Tempest and check out their full run below.

Finally, speaking of Martyrdoom, Lord Mantis -- whose new record, Death Mask, we recently streamed in full at Invisible Oranges -- have solidified their upcoming tour schedule. They'll also be hitting the Martyrdoom Fest. All dates appear below.

Don't forget to keep up with the rest of our metal coverage during the week.

Now that you're fully briefed, let's recap all of the A/V transmissions, available for your streaming pleasure below.

Might as well get things rolling with a dose of utter insanity. The 30-year-old Mayhem are streaming Esoteric Warfare in full. The long-awaited follow-up to 2007's Ordo ad Chao will see a number of release options via Season of Mist on June 10 (preorder). The LP box comes with a booklet inscribed with this quote: "The will of man is broken." Mayhem have obviously never encountered a chipper Denny's server. Esoteric Warfare's tracklisting and Mayhem's upcoming Euro tour dates are below.

Wolves in the Throne Room set Metal Twitter alight with their Tangerine Dream-influenced woosh. The album details kind of made their M.O. clear, so not sure why everyone is in a huff. Celestite Mirror drops on July 8 through Artemisia Records. Clear your mind and check out the stream below. Unrelated, but does anyone want to start a keyboard-only Stooges cover band called the Mooges?

Noisy rockers Helms Alee and Young Widows have joined forces for a split. The hook-up will be out on Sargent House on June 3 and they're currently previewing the whole darn thing. Helms Alee, the current home for ex-Harkonen frontman Ben Verellen, also put out an LP titled Sleepwalking Sailors in February. The trio is set to hit the road for a short Northwest tour in June. Dates are below.

The NOLA black metal sludge slingers Goatwhore have a lyric video up for "FBS," a track from the upcoming Constricting Rage Of The Merciless that's ready to be unleashed by Metal Blade on July 8. Once the long-player hits the streets, the band will hit the road on The Summer Slaughter Tour, wrapping up their road engagements in August at GWAR-B-Q. Hopefully, by that point, I'll figure out what "FBS" means. Fat bottom stoners, you make the rocking world go 'round? Check out the full tracklisting and the sweet cover art below.

Goatwhore's Summer Slaughter tourmates Fallujah are offering "Sapphire" up for your clicks from their next album, The Flesh Prevails. The progressive slice of death will drop courtesy of Unique Leader on July 22 (preorder). Scope The Flesh Prevails tracklisting below and play, Is it a Death Metal Song or a Sade Song?

There's a new Trap Them smoker off the elegantly titled Blissfucker, something that will surely enter 2015's list of top baby names. This new track is named "Lungrunners." I'm going out a limb and saying it's about the underground lungfish trade. Probably not. Anyway, to ring in the release of Blissfucker (which I will find a way to type as many times as possible; Blissfucker), Trap Them are offering a limited edition seven inch of "Salted Crypts" (preorder). You can stream that Blissfucker track below.

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Mortals, the bringers of mighty death crust, are previewing another killer from Cursed to See the Future, available via Relapse on July 8 (preorder). The trio are celebrating the new release in style at The Acheron on July 18, complete with a music video screening party. The full future tour dates appear below. Relax, you won't be cursed by adding 'em to your calendar now.

Wrapping things up, Wreck and Reference, the unnerving ruiners of listener's underwear, have debuted a track off of Want, their next album due out June 10 on The Flenser (preorder). Get your void gazing in early before the weekend approaches. Want Want.

Now, time to sprint through the rest of the underground. All streams appear below.

Emptiness' eclectic black metal clatter is now streaming in full. This was a favorite on IO's Upcoming Metal Releases, so it's definitely worth a spin.

Bastard Feast's Osculum Infame infuses some much needed energy into the metallic hardcore thing, dropping in weirdo death metal with their core tumult. The album will be available through Season of Mist on July 22 (preorder). Get blasted by "Bloated City" below.

Rude, the OSDM troupe from Berkley, California, are streaming their recently released scuzzy delight, Soul Recall, in full. Yep, the tone matches the band name. Synergy!

If you wanted more weird metal covers, there's a banjo cover of Slayer. And a renfair one. Both are below. Maybe there will a new Kerry King album to add to the pile. Burn.

Lastly, The Lion's Daughter are streaming their new single and the proceeds will go to a good cause. The band will be helping out The Stray Rescue, an operation dedicated to stray dogs and cats in St. Louis. Stream the single below and feel good preordering the record.

Check out all noted streams below.

Let's talk IO: We dropped off a ton of MDF coverage last week in the form of wrap-ups and interviews with the legendary Tomas Lindstrom of At the Gates. We also reviewed this week's heavy hitters, including Black Anvil, Crowbar, and Misery Index. The rest of this week's new stuff resides, as always, in the exhaustive Upcoming Metal Releases. And we had a full day of Profound Lore, streaming the newest from Auroch along with a great chat with Chris Bruni, PFL owner and operator.

Alright, consider the decks cleared. What did we miss? Let us know and catch all of the dates, reams of streams, and other noted details below.

Continue reading "The Heavy Lowdown: High on Fire, Trap Them, Goatwhore, Mutoid Man, Solstafir, Lycus, Mortals, Mayhem & more"

by Ian Chainey

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Sludgy chuggers Mortals have premiered a new song off their sophomore LP, Cursed to See the Future. The Brooklyn-based trio are releasing the album through new label home Relapse on July 8 (CD/LP preorder, digital preorder) and will then tour the United States and Canada.

"View from a Tower" continues in the path of Mortals' doomier fare, falling somewhere between slowmo crust, Entombed, and Celtic Frost's Morbid Tales. Guitarist Elizabeth Cline and bassist Lesley Wolf -- whose other band, Belus, put out a new song this week too -- construct an intimidating wall of distortion, while drummer Caryn Havlik punctuates every groove with a kick to the gut. The track's first half is deathly, viciously ripping through riffs, while the finale showcases Mortals' ability to build momentum a la High on Fire. Yet, this isn't imitation; it's Mortals and Mortals alone. Besides, they have their Slayer cover band Slaywhore for that kind of thing, anyway.

After a one-off date in Philadelphia with touring funeral doomers Lycus -- who will be appearing at Martyrdoom III with Evoken, Lord Mantis, and Mournful Congregation at Saint Vitus on July 1 (tickets) -- Mortals will kickoff their summer schedule in Brooklyn at The Acheron on July 18 with a record release show. (Ticket prices and final lineup TBA.) Then, the band will weave their way throughout the Eastern and Central US and Canada.

All dates are listed, with the new song stream, below...

Continue reading "Mortals released a song off their new LP (listen), going on tour"

By Doug Moore

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The Chicago black/death metal act Immortal Bird put out a promising debut EP called Akrasia near the end of 2013 -- a polyglot effort that draws from a number of different metal disciplines while belonging to none of them. The band will take their show on the road for an Eastern US tour during February and March, including an NYC stop at the Acheron on March 5. They'll be joined by local notables Mortals, who have an LP of their own due out on Relapse some time this year. No presale yet, but keep an eye out.

All Immortal Bird dates are listed, along with streams of both Akrasia and Mortals' 2012 EP Death Ritual, below...

Continue reading "Immortal Bird touring, including NYC w/ Mortals (dates)"

by Doug Moore

Mortals at the Acheron (more by Fred Pessaro)
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Brooklyn's own Mortals signed to Relapse Records this past spring and announced plans to record new material over the summer. The band haven't revealed any details about the release of that material, but they have announced a month-long North American tour in October and November.

The tour kicks off in their hometown with a 10/23 date at the Acheron with fellow local favorites Black Anvil. Keep an eye out for ticket information here. Watch some Mortals live footage and check out the full run of dates below.

Continue reading "Mortals on Relapse, announce fall tour (dates)"

Woe at Acheron on Friday (more by Fred Pessaro)
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Philadelphia's Woe kicked off their string of dates with a show in NYC at Acheron on Friday (May 10). There, the band joined a pair of local favorites in Mutilation Rites and Mortals. Pictures of both bands -- plus video -- are available at InvisibleOranges.

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Sadgiqacea

Say it with me, Sadgiqacea. OK, i'll be the first to admit that "sad-juh-kay-sha" isn't the most easily read name in heavy music, but for every ounce of irritation that their name causes, they make up for it in riffs. The Philadelphia duo have released their new LP False Prism today via Candlelight, and you can stream it in full below or via InvisibleOranges. The duo's primary MO is in the realm of epic sludge-doom, but look for post-rock, Neurosis-y riffage and black metal to dot the landscape along the way.

In related news, Woe-honcho Chris Grigg sat in to help produce the new Sadgiqacea effort, and he will be a special guest on the InvisibleOranges special airing on East VIllage Radio tonight (5/7) at 6PM EDT. And don't forget that Woe plays Acheron on Friday (5/10) with guests Mutilation Rites and Mortals (tickets), part of a larger tour for the band.

Album stream is below.

Continue reading "Sadgiqacea released 'False Prism' (stream it), Woe to guest on IO special on East Village Radio tonight"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Woe at Saint Vitus in Feburary (more by Fred Pessaro)
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Black metal combo Woe's new LP Withdrawal is out now, and the band will head out for a string of dates in celebration. Look for Woe to team with Mutilation Rites & Mortals to play Acheron on May 10, and tickets are still available. All other dates are listed below.

This week has been a busy one at InvisibleOranges! We streamed the new Satan LP, Full of Hell LP, Cleric, Ruin Lust and Zolle, interviewed Todd Jones from Nails and James Kelly from Altar of Plagues, reviewed the new Melvins and took a deeper look at the thrash revival and Japanese hardcore.

Woe tour dates and two week's worth of Evillive-approved shows are listed, alongside teasers for the new Mumakil, Disma and Entrails, below...

Continue reading "Evillive (Woe, Mumakil, Entrails + more)"

Bastard Sapling

Bastard Sapling, which features members of Inter Arma (who have a new LP coming), Celebrity Murders, CR, and other bands, will emerge from their cave in Richmond to play a string of East Coast dates this weekend with Ashencult. The dates include a stop in NYC at Acheron on Saturday (2/9) with special guests Mortals, Cauldron & Hound. Tickets are on sale.

Bastard Sapling released their latest LP Dragged From Our Restless Trance late last year. Stream that in its entirety along with more material and all tour dates below.

Continue reading "Bastard Sapling and Ashencult playing show together, including NYC at Acheron (dates)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Jimmy Bower of EHG/Mike, Brian and Gary of EHG @ Saint Vitus, 11/28/2012
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Eyehategod

Eyehategod completed their two-night stay at Saint Vitus last night (11/28) tagging support from Villains, Mortals and new band White Widows . Pictures from the show adorn this post. As discussed, the band played a grip of new material which they announced would be recorded when they returned home from tour. No word as to the home/release date for the new EHG material, but you can check out the setlist from the show below. If you missed it, check out pictures/review from night one HERE.

More pictures from Saint Vitus are below alongside the setlist. I split early from Eyehategod to head to WIERD to catch Pinkish Black, and pictures from that performance are HERE.

Continue reading "Eyehategod played Saint Vitus again, with Villains, Mortals and White Widows (pics, setlist)"

Eyehategod in Australia
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With a tour down under officially behind them, Eyehategod are here and ready to take on Saint Vitus tonight (11/27) and tomorrow (11/28). The shows are a rare look into the band's highly elusive new material (some of which recently surfaced via A389) and will feature different sets each night, with support for tonight coming from Magrudergrind, Cleanteeth and The Communion and tomorrow featuring Villains, Mortals and White Widows (mems Primitive Weapons, Grudges, Goes Cube). Tickets for both tonight and tomorrow are still available OR you can try your luck at winning a pair for BOTH nights! Details on how to enter are below, along with streaming audio.

Continue reading "Eyehategod are here, play Saint Vitus tonight and tomorrow (win tickets)"

photos by Greg Cristman

False at The Acheron, 9/8/2012
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False and Bellow are currently touring their way through the US, but took time out on a Saturday evening (9/8) to damn The Acheron. The show also featured appearances from Brooklyn's Mortals and Yellow Eyes, the former of which recently recorded new material with Kevin of Triac and while the latter was playing their third live show ever. Pictures from their performances are below.

Continue reading "False played The Acheron with Bellow, Mortals and Yellow Eyes (pics)"

by BBG

Sky Burial at club 1808 during SXSW (more by BBG)
Sky Burial

Tennesee's Sky Burial's new LP Where Four Rivers Flow is out now via Replenish Records. The album ebbs and flows with a clear nod to post-rock, but somehow steers clear of the well-worn pensive-brutal-pensive paths laid by Isis by employing the opposite direction... post-rock kids discover hardcore and doom. Stream Where Four Rivers Flow below in full, download your copy for free and get a physical copy via Replenish Records.

Sky Burial will embark on a string of East Coast dates in May and join on for the previously discussed Mares of Thrace show on May 15th at Saint Vitus, which now ALSO includes Batillus (who is touring with Whitehorse) and Mortals. Tickets are on sale. All tour dates and that LP stream. below.

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by BBG

Toxic Holocaust

On a silent and snow-covered street in Brooklyn, Toxic Holocaust demanded a circle pit. The eager crowd at the Acheron on Wednesday (1/12) was willing to oblige them, but settled on a plain old mosh pit instead, which just raged even harder. That's the mark of a great live band. They say. The crowd does. The snowfall brought out the rage in the band too.

"Fuck snow! It took forever to shovel out fucking van. So it's great to have everyone out tonight!"

Toxic Holocaust was in town to launch a tour following the completion of their new-and-forthcoming LP for Relapse Records. Details are limited, but it is expected to be out "late spring 2011". Their tour continues tonight in Pittsburgh. All dates below.

Mortals was the lone support for Toxic Holocaust after a last minute (snow-related) cancellation by The Ominous Order of Filthy Mongrels, and the all-female trio delivered a heavy/sludgy batch of tunes to set off the evening right.

More pictures and some video from the show, with more tour dates, below...

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Unearthly Trance at Union Pool (more)
Unearthly Trance

A few notable updates to some previously announced shows.... Unearthly Trance, who released the incredible V (one of my faves of 2010), has been added to the previously discussed Doomriders/Sweet Cobra riff-a-thon happening February 12th at Union Pool. Tickets are still available.

On the much more imminent tip, Mortals and The Ominous Order of Filthy Mongrels have been added as support to the Toxic Holocaust show at Acheron on 1/12. Mortals recently returned from tours with Mutilation Rites and Wizardry and have a new album out now called Savanager. Stream that below, and pick up a copy via their bandcamp. TOOoFM recently dropped their demo on Chainsaw Safety Records, and are currently writing their first full-length LP.

108 play TWO shows today, Saturday, 1/8. Cake Shop during the day (at 3PM) and Death By Audio at night.

A full list of great shows in the coming weeks and that Mortals stream is below.

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