Entries tagged with: Mutilation Rites

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By Doug Moore

Godflesh at Irving Plaza on 4/10 (more by Greg Cristman)

You've already stopped caring about work for the day. Might as well start sorting out your riff-centric weekend bands. HLD time! Let's knock out the news first.

Noted music writer and general good dude Hank Shteamer is currently running a Kickstarter campaign that intends to reissue a box set of out-of-print albums by the great '90s post-hardcore band Craw. The campaign has four days left and is a ways off from its goal. Pledge here if weird and smart are prereqs for your heavy music library.

Norwegian black metal stalwarts 1349 and NYC sludge supergroup Serpentine Path have both debuted singles from their upcoming albums. Get a piece below.

Local black metal mainstays Mutilation Rites have announced that their new album, entitled Harbinger, will be out this summer via Prosthetic. Antagonistic Floridian tech-grind crew Maruta have also announced plans to record a new album over the summer; Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer will track drums and mix the final product. Maruta will also tour the East Coast around their MDF appearance in May, including a previously-mentioned NYC appearance on May 21 at Saint Vitus alongside Cripple Bastards. The full run of dates are below.

While we're at it, Lord Mantis and Hell Militia have announced a brief tour around their respective Martyrdoom Fest appearances here in NYC in early June. Those dates are below as well.

The Psalm Zero-curated Chaos Bodies local showcase series has announced its next installment, again at Trans Pecos. This one's a doozy: Ocrilim (AKA Mick Barr), Child Abuse, Couch Slut, and Nebadon on April 26 (next Saturday). No presale tix -- $10 at the door.

As for this weekend...

Tonight (4/18): This year's edition of New York's Alright is in full swing, with Inmates, Anasazi, Omegas, Proxy, Warthog, and Mercenary blowing up Le Poisson Rouge (tix). Zyanose, La Misma, Aspects of War, and Life Chain are playing an aftershow at the Acheron that opens its doors at 10pm, but there are no presale tix available. Master are bringing their tour to Saint Vitus, with local support from Insatanity, Fist Hammer, Nervo Chaos, Hate Storm Annihilation, and Netherion (tix). If you wanna get even more old-school than that, you can catch Iced Earth with Sabaton and Revamp for an evening of clean solos and cleaner vocals at Best Buy Theater (tix).

Tomorrow (4/19): New York's Alright continues with Infernöh, Crazy Spirit, Gas Rag, Wiccans, Stoic Violence, and Murderer (tix). The Metal Alliance Tour, featuring Behemoth, Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate, will hit Irving Plaza, though it's sold out.

Sunday (4/20): The entire Metal Alliance lineup sans Behemoth -- that's Goatwhore, 1349, Inquisition, and Black Crown Initiate -- are playing an off-night show at Saint Vitus (tix). Nile are playing a surprisingly under-the-radar show at Stage 48 with Winter Nights, Imperial Crypt, and Sunlord (tix). Somehow, no noteworthy stoner sludge or Christian metal shows were booked for this date.

For more options, check out our NYC Metal Show Calendar. It rules.

Over on Invisible Oranges: we checked out new music by Wrong and Graves at Sea. We chatted with notable metal (and non-metal!) illustrator Randy Ortiz about his craft, and we straight-up chilled with Godflesh at their NYC show for our East Village Radio show -- don't forget to tune in next week at 10pm EST. And, as ever, we ran down all the metal fit to buy.

What'd I miss?

Continue reading "The Heavy Lowdown: 1349, Serpentine Path, Mutilation Rites, Maruta, Lord Mantis, weekend shows & more"

by Doug Moore

Black Breath at Knitting Factory in 2013 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Black Breath

Yautja are seemingly everywhere these days. (Which is okay, because they rule.) Not only did they just play a shitload of SXSW dates, including our Invisible Oranges showcase, and not only are they touring with the post-Gaza bangers Cult Leader (who are currently streaming their debut EP) in May, but they've also been announced as part of an exciting mini-tour with live favorites Black Breath & NYC fixtures Mutilation Rites, both of whom will be on their way to their respective Maryland Deathfest appearances. The short run will also include the grind band Theories, whom I don't know much about but whose recorded work sounds promising. (Check some out below.)

The five-date jaunt will hit NYC on 5/28 at Santos Party House. Tickets go on sale this Friday (4/4) at 10am. They're only $13 if you get them in advance (before fees), and it's also a 16+ show.

Black Breath were also initially announced for NJ pop punk festival Skate & Surf which takes place the weekend before their tour starts, but they're no longer listed on the festival's website. We haven't gotten any official word, but the site does say "lineup subject to change without notice."

Check out the full set of dates and some recent music by each band on the tour, below...

Continue reading "Black Breath touring w/ Mutilation Rites & Yautja (dates)"

by Wyatt Marshall

The Body at The Acheron, June 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
the body

As you may know, the Gilead Media Fest is happening in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on July 18 - 20 and has announced a number of additions to what was an already loaded lineup. Fest-goers can catch black metal bruisers Barghest, get solid doses of sludge and doom from Kowloon Walled City and Loss, and bear witness to what looks to be UK experimental black/death band Lychgate's debut US performance. That's in addition to performances from previously announced acts Ash Borer, Hell, Inter Arma, Hexer, Mutilation Rites, Oozing Wound and more. The Body and Thou will be collaborating for a performance, too, which will be one that will surely rattle ear drums. tickets are on sale now. Look for two more bands to be announced soon.

Speaking of The Body, they're touring again and hitting Saint Vitus on 3/22. Still no word on advance tickets for that one.

Gilead Media Fest lineup below...

Continue reading "Gilead Media Fest lineup expands with Barghest, Loss & more (tickets on sale)"

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Tickets for the Kanye West shows at Prudential Center, Mohegan Sun, Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, and Nassau Coliseum go on AmEx/VIP package presale today at 10 AM. (The Atlantic City show actually says AmEx presale starts Friday at 10 AM, but that's also the general on-sale start time.)

Tickets for the Black Lips show at Webster Hall with Natural Child go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Wild Beasts show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Ex Hex show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon. No presale for their Glasslands show.

Tickets to see Despise You, Full of Hell and others at Saint Vitus are on sale now. Tickets for Full of Hell's Acheron show with Mutilation Rites go on sale Friday (1/10) at noon.

Tickets for the Om show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for The Sword and Big Business show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Chromeo show at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

4AD-signed art pop artist Lo-Fang has been added as an opener to the three sold-out Lorde shows at Roseland Ballroom, and he'll also play his own NYC show on January 22 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

oOoOO is playing Glasslands on February 20. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tickets for the Timber Timbre show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Solids show at Mercury Lounge go on AmEx presale today at noon. Tickets for their Glasslands show are on sale now.

Tickets for the newly-added Josh RItter and Gregory Alan Isakov show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Bombay Bicycle Club show at Webster Hall with Royal Canoe go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for The Hidden Cameras show at Knitting Factory are on sale now.

Tickets for the Diamond Youth show at Acheron are on sale now.

Nomad, who were just announced for New York's Alright 2014, are also playing local shows on 2/21 at Acheron with Sad Boys, EEL, Mueco and Scab Eaters; and 3/8 at Acheron with System Fucker and Aspects of War. Tickets for both of those shows are on sale now.

Foxygen side project Diane Coffee is playing Glasslands on Saturday (1/11) with White Hinterland and Isadora. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

by Doug Moore

Full of Hell at Saint Vitus, 2013(more by Fred Pessaro)
Full of Hell

Maryland/Pennsylvania-based feedback blasters Full of Hell have announced a two-week North American tour with NYC live mainstays Mutilation Rites. The tour kicks off on Valentine's Day (roughly a month after Full of Hell play the IO-copresented A389 Tenth Anniversary fest) and wraps up with a Brooklyn date at the Acheron on 2/28. No tix for sale yet, but keep an eye out. Immediately after the tour ends, Mutilation Rites will head into the studio to record their next LP.

A few months later, Full of Hell will return to Brooklyn to play a one-off show with powerviolence legends Despise You at Saint Vitus on April 5. Draize, Chainsaw to the Face, and Mother Brain are also on the bill. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Check out some live footage from Full of Hell's last NYC stop and the full run of dates below...

Continue reading "Full of Hell touring w/ Mutilation Rites before playing NYC with Despise You (dates)"

photos by Caroline Harrison

Eyehategod @ Saint Vitus - 11/16/13
Eyehategod
Eyehategod

Last week, "Big Easy sludge all-stars" Eyehategod brought their tour to NYC for their first two area shows since the tragic passing of drummer and founding member Joey LaCaze -- one at the Acheron on Saturday (11/16) and one at Saint Vitus on Thursday (11/14). After Dale Crover of the Melvins briefly filled in at Housecore Horror Film Fest, these shows were with LaCaze's permanent replacement, Aaron Hill.

We've got a review, pictures, and video over at Invisible Oranges. Here's a bit:

Long Island's The Communion opened the night with a brief set of blackened hardcore sludge and were followed by Brooklyn's own black metal horde, Mutilation Rites. Both bands performed admirably, but the focus of the evening was on Eyehategod. Once Mike IX and company took the stage, any doubt about the band's performance was immediately dispelled. Aaron Hill's drumming fits with the band perfectly, and the everyone played incredibly tightly considering this was only their sixth performance with a new drummer. In between songs Mike IX addressed the audience, and at one point officially introduced Aaron Hill and said a few words about his fallen friend, Joey LeCaze. But, in true Eyehategod fashion, most of the evening was spent whipping the adoring crowd into a substance-fueled frenzy.
You can scope the full writeup and photo set at IO. Some of the pics and a full-set video of EHG are below...

Continue reading "Eyehategod played two NYC shows with new drummer Aaron Hill -- pics & video from Saint Vitus w/ Mutilation Rites"

by Doug Moore

Immolation @ Gramercy, 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)

The Maryland Deathfest lineup for 2014 grows ever spookier. The fest's organizers have taken advantage of Samhain to announce a whole string of new bands -- no huge names in this round, but there are a bunch of notables, including Castevet (who just played an IO-sponsored record release show), Sweden's Entrails and the hilarious Birdflesh, Germany's Necros Christos, Japan's Coffins, Canada's Mitochondrion, Austrialia's Whitehorse, plus local favorites Immolation, Incantation, and Mutilation Rites. That's a lot of -ations.

This announcement is extra noteworthy because it included venue details, which have been the subject of much speculation since the fest announced that it would not return to the former Sonar compound. The short version is that MDF 2014 will take place in three places: a parking lot a few blocks from Sonar, the Baltimore Soundstage (again), and the Rams Head Live. Here's the full announcement:

3 stages, including the 2 main stages, will be located at 545 N. High Street (Edison Parking lot), which is 1-2 blocks from the old location of Sonar. The setup at the Edison space will eliminate a variety of logistical problems and will ultimately lead to a better experience for you at MDF next year. This space has an approved capacity that is significantly higher than what we're used to, we can open the entrance 2 hours before the first band each day, we won't be getting in the way of the Farmers Market on Sunday, we don't have to close off streets, and once again, we will have MORE space. In addition to adding more shaded areas, there is already existing shade here, so if it gets hot, you won't be roasting on concrete all day. As far as parking goes, there is an enormous parking lot next to the space we're using that you'll be able to park at, and as always, metered parking is possible under the highway that everyone is familiar with from previous years.

On Thursday, bands will only be playing at Rams Head Live, located in the Power Plant Live! section of downtown Baltimore at 20 Market Pl. On Friday-Sunday, bands (death and black metal) will be playing at Rams Head Live between the hours of 10 pm - 2 am, (bands will conclude at the Edison parking space at 11 pm).

On Friday-Sunday, once again, we are doing a grind/hardcore/punk/crust stage at Baltimore Soundstage, located across the street from Rams Head Live at 124 Market pl. Unlike last year, bands will play here all day/night and there won't be any large gaps between bands.

Generally speaking, this setup was the most sensible solution for us, as it allows us to book a lot of bands, give bands respectable set lengths, eliminate many issues/concerns from last year, and keep the fest close to hotels and other downtown conveniences that everyone is used to.

As early as next week, we will break everything down so you know who is playing where. We will also announce more bands at that time. We still have a few up our sleeve for the main stages, but mostly, we're down to rounding out the Soundstage billing before being completely finished with booking.

The parking lot in question was in use as an actual, y'know, parking lot at this year's festivities. Some of you undoubtedly drank beers out of a cooler there. The prospect of an mostly outdoor version of MDF makes me a little nervous, given the mid-Atlantic's rainy late spring, but we all survived last year, right?

Check out the full list of newly announced bands and the complete lineup to date below...

Continue reading "Maryland Deathfest announces venue details, tons more bands"

by Doug Moore

Earthling in 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Earthling

Gnarly Virginian thrashers Earthling played a DC show last night (9/26), and they're about to kick off a full East Coast/Midwestern tour this coming Tuesday (10/1). Their debut LP, Dark Path, is a ripper. You can stream it below.

The tour will hit NYC at Union Pool on Wednesday (10/2), where they'll share a bill with well-matched locals Mutilation Rites (who will be playing new/unreleased material) and Syphilitic Lust, who are destined to forever be described as "sickos." There's no presale for the show, but judging by that flyer (below), there will be plenty of raw beef and well-manicured hands available for all. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Syphilitic Lust play even sooner at the previously discussed Acheron show on Sunday (9/29) with Brainoil and Lecherous Gaze. Tickets for that show are still available.

All Earthling dates are listed, along with the tour flyer, show flyer and album stream, below...

Continue reading "Earthling touring, playing Union Pool w/ Mutilation Rites and Syphilitic Lust (dates & LP stream)"

by Wyatt Marshall

Inter Arma @ Hopscotch 2013 (more by Karen A. Mann)
Inter Arma

Gilead Media Music Festival has announced the first round of confirmed bands for the fest's second installation, set to take place from July 18-20, 2014 in Oshkosh, WI. Gilead Media label-mates Ash Borer, Mutilation Rites (who play Saint Vitus December 12 with Revenge), Inter Arma (who embark on a tour with Black Tusk soon that hits Saint Vitus on October 30), Thou and more will lead what is already a doozy of a lineup.

Two bands I'd want to check out would be Salem, Oregon's blackened/doom specialists Hell and Minneapolis-based black metal band False. Gilead says to expect around twenty-five bands when the full lineup is complete. Stream a track by False and see the list of announced bands below...

Continue reading "Gilead Media Music Fest's initial 2014 line-up announced (False, Inter Arma, Hell, Mutilation Rites & more)"

by Doug Moore

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The Canadian war metal band Revenge has announced an exclusive two-night stand at Saint Vitus Bar on December 6 & 7. Details are still emerging, but it appears that Woe, Mutilation Rites, and Mausoleum will be among the supporting acts.

Though Revenge is a taxing listen even by extreme metal standards, they've become bizarrely popular over the past few years, culminating in a record deal from the international metal label Season of Mist and a triumphant set at this year's Maryland Deathfest.

Stream a Revenge track below.

Continue reading "Revenge announces two Brooklyn dates in December"

by Fred Pessaro

Hellbent Hooker

If you've never experienced the over-the-top spectacle that is Hellbent Hooker, you're in luck. The sleazy trash metal four piece -- featuring members of Ramming Speed and Mutilation Rites -- put on a ridiculous live show, one that will be in full force on Saturday (8/24) at Union Pool with Hymen Holocaust and Trashawk. Ten bucks gets you in at the door, but prepare for a gross-out session... in the best ways possible.

Meanwhile, you can also catch Ramming Speed when the band joins Windhand and Golden Grass at Saint Vitus on September 6th. Tickets are still available.

Live video of Hellbent Hooker in action, including a full live set from Grand Victory, is below.

Continue reading "Hellbent Hooker (mems Mutilation Rites, Ramming Speed) playing NYC at Union Pool this weekend"

by Fred Pessaro

The Body at The Acheron last night (more by Fred Pessaro)
The Body

On their way out of recording three LPs in a row at Machines with Magnets in Providence, The Body played the first of two NYC shows at The Acheron last night (6/9). Mutilation Rites and Geryon, the latter of which features half of Krallice, provided support for the evening and you can check out more pictures and  video from that show at Invisible Oranges.

The Body  do it again at The Acheron tonight (6/10, tickets). Post-everything instrumental trio Sannhet provides direct support along with Theologian and Hasj (mems Bad Dream and Trenchgrinder).

Woe at Acheron on Friday (more by Fred Pessaro)
Woe

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)
Woe

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)"

Black Breath

After a Friday appearance at New England Metal and Hardcore Fest on Friday (4/19), OSDM/hardcore fiends Black Breath and Brooklyn black-metal punks Mutilation Rites teamed with Brooklyn's White Widows to play a pair of dates on the East Coast, including Saturday's stop at Knitting Factory on April 20.

The show was Mutilation Rites' first appearance back in Brooklyn since their recent Invisible Oranges-sponsored run with Inter Arma throughout March and the beginning of April, and their enthusiasm to be back in the borough was felt as they played a tight and dirty set. Emphasis on the 'dirty,' considering the bandmembers' inclination for spitting on each other in between riffs and growls.

More pictures and video of the pandemonium at Knitting Factory are over at InvisibleOranges.

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

The Body at Acheron, Sept 2010 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
The Body

There was a time not too long ago when you could set your watch to appearances from The Body in NYC. Not so much anymore, but time has come again. On their way to the studio, The Body will play two shows at Acheron on June 9 & 10. Support on each night is similarly stellar, with 6/9 featuring Mutilation Rites and Geryon and 6/10 featuring Sannhet, Theologian and Hasj. Tickets for both shows are on sale.

As discussed, The Body recently dropped the new video for "The Ebb and Flow of Tides in a Sea of Ash,' due on their forthcoming Master, We Perish. Watch that below.

Continue reading "The Body playing two NYC shows with Mutilation Rites, Sannhet, Theologian ++ more"

KEN Mode at Saint Vitus in NYC earlier this month (more by Caroline Harrison)
KEN

Bad news: Pinkish Black has been forced to cancel tonight's appearance (March 16) at the BV / Invisible Oranges showcase at The North Door. A bummer for sure but valiant Canadian metallic-noise-rock crew KEN Mode (who played our SXSW day party on Friday) have stepped in in their stead, and a hearty thanks goes out to the trio for filling in at the last minute!

Here's tonight's full, updated line-up:

7PM doors open
8PM Homewrecker
9PM KEN Mode
10PM Full of Hell
11PM Mutilation Rites
12PM John Baizley
1AM Pallbearer
See you there!

by Bill Pearis, Fred Pessaro and Andrew Sacher

Savages @ CMJ 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Savages

SXSW gets underway today (3/13) in earnest, with 83,207 bands* playing SXSW this year. Trying to figure out who to see can be an overwhelming feeling. (Actually, just standing on 6th St. on Friday night is an overwhelming feeling.) Hopefully this post will give you some inspiration if you're among the throngs of people. Or maybe just some new stuff to listen to if you're not there.

Of course you could just hang out at all our day parties (our first starts at noon today!) and evening showcases, as we're really proud of our line-ups. But there are bands who we are pumped to see who aren't playing too. So here are 40 bands we're genuinely pumped to see in Austin this week. We made a Spotify playlist of all the bands (at least the ones on the service) you can stream below.

Check out our list below...

*not the actually number of showcasing bands. But it feels accurate.

Continue reading "40 artists we're excited to see at SXSW"

Pallbearer at Knitting Factory, Sept 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Pallbearer

Invisible Oranges and BrooklynVegan are proud to announce an official SXSW showcase! The show will be the first ever Invisible Oranges showcase and looks like this

Saturday, March 16th at North Door in Austin:
Pallbearer
John Baizley (Baroness)
Mutilation Rites
Full of Hell
Pinkish Black
Homewrecker
The show, which features everything from black metal to grind to doom to dark post-punk, will go down on Saturday, March 16th at North Door (formerly ND Studios, 501 Brushy, Austin, TX) Doors open at 7PM. Get there early to join in on the festivities, but if you cant make it we will be streaming the show in its entirety LIVE from the venue. Details on that are forthcoming, but you officially have no excuse to miss out!

The official showcase is one of TWO BrooklynVegan Official nighttime SXSW showcases in 2013. The other is one night earlier, and not metal. The show is also one of TWO Invisible Oranges related events going down during SXSW. The second IO event will be a day party on March 15th as part of our residency at the old Emo's location. Details on that party are on the way, but save the date! You won't want to miss it.

Check out video of the bands playing the inaugural IO/BV showcase below!

Continue reading "Pallbearer, John Baizley & more playing Invisible Oranges / BrooklynVegan SXSW Showcase (which will also stream live)"

Inter Arma

Inter Arma are readying the release of their Relapse debut, Sky Burial. Due on March 19, the Richmond crew have created their most fertile and organic release yet, mining familiar territory like Neurosis and epic black metal, all mixed with a southern groove. Check out the new track "'sblood," streaming below.

Invisible Oranges is proud to sponsor the forthcoming Mutilation Rites/Inter Arma tour (no NYC date, unfortunately). Check out that new song stream, some video, the tour flyer and all dates below.

Continue reading "Inter Arma ready 'Sky Burial' (stream a new track)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Black Breath at Acheron, July 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Black Breath

Once Mutilation Rites return from their Invisible Oranges sponsored trek to SXSW, look for the band to team with Black Breath and White Widows for a show at Knitting Factory on April 20. Tickets are on sale.

The show is the same weekend as the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival (April 19-21 in Worcester, MA) that will feature both MR and BB, though no word as to if the dates will expand into a larger tour. NEMHCF will also feature appearances from Nails, Xibalba, Trap Them, Power Trip, Expire, Municipal Waste, and many more. Tickets are on sale, and the full lineup and a stream of Black Breath's excellent Sentenced to Life are below.

Continue reading "Black Breath and Mutilation Rites play East Coast shows after SXSW (dates)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

One Tail One Head at Inferno Festival, April 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
One Tail One Head

2012 was a year of considerable personal growth for me, as a person, a photographer and a music fan. As I recounted in my favorite photos of 2012, I got to shoot some of my favorite bands of all time and travel the globe in search of new ones. The beginning of the year was spent dealing with personal drama, and if it werent for key records in my life I shudder to think at where I would be right now. To every band on this list and many who aren't, I cant thank you enough.

First order of business, my musical pallette is much much larger than just a series of metal records. This is NOT a list of my favorite records of the year, because that would surely include other entries from across many different genres. This is, however, a list of some of my favorite heavier records.

To me, the term "heavy" can be defined in many ways, from the elongated riff on a doom record to a noise squall to a particularly punishing punk-rock beatdown. While most of the following records are "heavy" in the traditional "distortion and loud guitars" sense, a few are not. You'll see metal, you'll see deathrock, you'll see raw punk, you'll see hardcore, and many spots in between in the numbered list below. And to answer your question, yes you'll see Swans... right beside D-Clone and Asphyx.

My favorite records of 2012 are below. Hopefully you'll see a connection in favorites or maybe discover something new. Regardless, I hope you found your own favorites of the year whether in this list or outside of it.

Continue reading "The Year in Heavy (Fred Pessaro // BBG's favorite metal, punk & other records of 2012)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Mutilation Rites at Saint Vitus, Nov 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Mutilation Rites

Mutilation Rites have added a last minute show with Slaughter The Prophets, Exshitence, Nerve Gas Attak, Hell Bent and Crusty P at The Swamp (258 Johnson) TONIGHT (12/7):

Mutilation Rites playing a benefit show at 258 Johnson tomorrow night - used to be the Lake. Its now called "The Swamp." It goes to a kid named Tomasz who got hit by a drunk driver on his bike and is now in a coma.

$5-$10 DONATIONS AT THE DOOR
258 JOHNSON AVE / L TO MONTROSE
DOORS 8pm / BANDS 8:30PM

In other news, Providence noise oddballs Tinsel Teeth play a two night stay in NYC this weekend, logging shows at Death By Audio tonight (12/7) with Necking, Lushes and Psychic Blood; and 255 McKibbin Lofts on Saturday (12/8) with BIG UPS, Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, Advaeta and Yeah Well, Whatever.

Support for Von show at Saint Vitus on Tuesday (12/11) has been announced, including Magic Is Küntmaster and Anicon, the latter of which features Owen Rundquist (Trenchgrinder) and Lev Weinstein (Krallice). Tickets are still available. Swing below for  streaming Anicon tracks, it's worth a listen.

Head below for all Evillive-approved shows for the next two weeks and a new Despise You video (it's a bit hard to watch and reportedly their "first and last music video").

Continue reading "Evillive (Mutilation Rites, Despise You, Tinsel Teeth, Anicon + more)"

Pallbearer at Knitting Factory, September 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Pallbearer

Decibel Magazine has compiled their annual list of top 40 albums of the year. As usual, there are some surprises but the 2012 top ten is basically a list of nine veterans with only a single newcomer to the bunch. The full list of top records of the year according to Decibel Magazine is below, along with a tweet from the winning band. Buy your copy HERE.

Continue reading "Decibel Magazine's top 40 LPs of 2012"

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