Entries tagged with: Negative Plane
by Doug Moore
Kerry King of Slayer (more by Caroline Harrison)
Now that we're in December's not-terribly-icy-so-far clutches, things have finally begun to slow significantly on the heavy music front, but the newswire never goes cold! There was a lot to talk about this week, and some totally killer shows coming up this weekend -- most notably, Canadian war metal horde Revenge's two-night NYC debut at Saint Vitus, which starts tonight (12/6) with support from Abazagorath, Krieg, and Woe and which continues tomorrow (12/7) with support from Masoleum, Engorge, and Mutilation Rites. We celebrated this rare event with a war-themed East Village Radio show.
Here's some other stuff you might've missed:
This was an unusually busy week for music videos in the metal world. We debuted two: a Deicide video at Invisible Oranges and a Rabbits video here at BV. High on Fire popped one out too, and Watain tried their hands at the form for the first time. (Converge posted a teaser video for their upcoming Live at the BBC 7", if that counts.) But Behemoth won out easily, both with the quality of the video and of the accompanying song, which heralds their first new LP since 2009.
We also had some face time with big names: we interviewed Dave Vincent of Morbid Angel and Joakim Stermer of Necrophobic over at IO, plus some extensive thoughts regarding recent live performances by Slayer and Monster Magnet.
Some other odds and ends: Carcass, Gorguts and more will be on the road next year for the 2014 Decibel Tour. Metal Church, or what remains of them, announced a tour and a show at Vitus. Somewhat less-aged local phenoms Unlocking the Truth got their first taste of rockstar ad revenue. A ton of metal bands posed for photos with their cats at Obituary's behest for the benefit of feral cats in Tampa. And we ran down all the new metal releases that are fit to buy, as we do weekly.
Some other noteworthy shows this weekend: Negative Approach & the Casualties at Europa on Friday; Valkyrie with Sinister Haze & HASJ at the Acheron on Friday too; Cop Problem w/ Passage & Capacity at Acheron on Saturday (12/7); & Zevious, Hyrrokkin, and Pants Exploder at Union Pool on Sunday (12/8). Keep an eye on our snazzy NYC metal show calendar for your heavy show needs. It rules.
Danny Brown at 2013 Afro Punk Fest (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Even though the season doesn't official end until September 21, Labor Day (9/2) is generally seen as the end of summer and the last chance for NYers to get out of town and relax. Mind you some people find a half-empty city just as relaxing as a beach, and for those who will be in town this weekend there are lots of live music options. Head below for our Top 10 Labor Day Weekend music picks...
by Fred Pessaro // BBV
Vomitor @ Public Assembly, 12/10/2012
Australian black-thrash crew Vomitor concluded a string of East Coast/Midwest dates in NYC last night at Public Assembly (12/10), joined by tourmates Negative Plane with Salo and Ominous Resurrection. As expected, the Aussies ripped through a set of unholy thrash, snarling their way through close to an hour of rippers before calling it a night by the stroke of 1AM. Negative Plane, who play NYC a few times a year, had clearly benefited immensely from their spate of live shows, with the band ripping the most impressive set that I have ever seen from the crew.
More pictures from Public Assembly are below. The band play their last US date at Red 7 in Austin on Wednesday (12/12) with Hod and Oath of Cruelty.
Negative Plane at Union Pool (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Haunting reverby black metal crew Negative Plane and Australian death/thrash Vomitor will head out for a string of dates in December that will hit NYC for a show on 12/10 at Public Assembly. Ominous Resurrection will join the pair (more still TBA) and tickets are on sale.
Negative Plane's Stained Glass Revelations was a favorite of last year, while Vomitor's last release was 2010's Devils Poison. Stream some Vomitor material below alongside a list of all dates.
photos by Greg Cristman, words by BBG
Bone Awl @ Saint Vitus
Bone Awl celebrated their tenth anniversary with a sold out show at Saint Vitus on Friday (4/6), one of two area shows for the primitive black metal trio (who played Red Light District the next night). Bone Awl was joined by Negative Plane and Villains (who performed as a trio for the weekend) at Saint Vitus, with the latter then going on to play another whopper of a show at Acheron the next night with Midnight, Parasytic & Trenchgrinder (pictures on the way).
Check out pictures and some live video of Bone Awl, Negative Plane & Villains at Saint Vitus, below...
Midnight at Rites of Darkness (more by BBG)
I am sure that I don't need to remind some of you metal fans that tonight and tomorrow are two killer shows... both featuring Villains! Tonight (4/6) features Bone Awl and Negative Plane at Saint Vitus while tomorrow's jump-off will be Midnight/Trenchgrinder/Parasytic at the newly renovated Acheron. Onslaught, who also rules and is in the US for the first time, plays on Saturday at Saint Vitus (sans Villains), so that's a bummer/tough choice.
More uggested shows and some full live sets by Born Against, Neurosis and Thou are below... what did I miss?
EMM of Occultation on stage with Negative Plane at Union Pool (more by BBG)
Negative Plane's Stained Glass Revelations was a triumph of darkness, utilizing unnerving and reverb drenched guitars to create a vision that was unique to black metal. Negative Plane isn't the singular vision of darkness for its members though; members of the band also serve time in bands like Agrath and the harrowing Occultation.
Unlike Agrath, Occultation shies away from black metal in technique for the most part, instead co-opting the genre's sense of dread to their gothic rock laced with psychedelia. Much like contemporaries in Jex Thoth and Sabbath Assembly, female vocals are the focus of Occultation, with bells, eerie organs and guitars playing second fiddle to overall atmosphere. The band is preparing to release Three & Seven via Profound Lore in North America and Invictus Productions overseas on April 17th and you can stream the new songs "Living Portrait" and "Dreamland In Flames" below, the latter of which makes its debut here today.
Reminder: Negative Plane will join Bone Awl for their 10th anniversary at Saint Vitus on Friday (4/6, tickets). The show is one of two for Bone Awl, who will also play a show at Red Light District on 4/7 in the Rockaways with FFH and Pharmakon.
Stream those tracks below.
Art for Bone Awl's Meaningless Meaning Less
I'm proud to announce that BV & Order of the Serpent will present a rare show celebrating the tenth anniversary (!) of primitive black metal fiends Bone Awl at Saint Vitus on April 6th. The band will team with NYC sleazoids Villains and reverb-y gods of black metal Negative Plane. Tickets are on sale for this event.
Bone Awl's last release was a split with Ashdautas (of the Black Twilight Circle, who recently played NYC) which hit via Crepusculo Negro late last year. The show is their only current show scheduled so far.
The Saint Vitus show is the day before Villains play Acheron with Midnight, Parasytic and Trenchgrinder (on April 7th).
Inquisition @ The Studio
Inquisition are on their way to the crumbling four-day Texas festival known as Rites of Darkness, where they'll join-up with an ever decreasing number of bands. Since "finalizing" the lineup earlier this year, a staggering 20 of the 54 bands, most of them headliners and exclusives, have all fallen off of the lineup due to an issue with Paypal.
As the festival has grown closer, the list of casualties has increased. Some bands succumbed to the pleas of fans begging to stay on (like Zemial), and others tried but ultimately still had to drop off (like Pagan Altar). The festival issued a definitive statement on 11/30 which confirmed the lineup, but then six more bands cancelled. It has, to say the least, been a rollercoaster ride for Rites of Darkness ticketholders, who are now still awaiting confirmations from Zemial, Hell Militia and Nunslaughter. Regardless, I'll see you there this weekend.
Meanwhile, Northwestern black metal duo Inquisition played The Studio at Webster Hall on Friday 12/2, joined by Disma and Agrath (after Mortuary Drape and Negative Plane dropped off of the show). NJ death metal crew Disma were also scheduled to play Rites of Darkness but cancelled their appearance alongside related bands Evoken and Funebrarum, so the NYC show was unfortunately their last of the year.
Drenched in fog (courtesy of the itchy trigger finger of Tooth from Natur) and red lighting, both Inquisition and Disma ripped at The Studio, playing favorites from their recent LP offerings Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm and Towards the Megalith respectively. Agrath, which contains members of Negative Plane, opened the evening to a mostly packed house with their primitive blackened stomp.
More pictures from the NYC show are below.
Disma at Saint Vitus (more by Greg Cristman)
Mortuary Drape have unfortunately cancelled their entire US tour with Inquisition, including their appearance at Rites of Darkness and their 12/2 date at The Studio at Webster Hall with Negative Plane who has also dropped off of the bill. Inquisition is still playing though and the new-look 12/2 show will NOW instead also include appearances from Disma and Agrath. Tickets are still available.
If you can't make it to The Studio at Webster Hall, Inquisition will join Dark Funeral, Abigail Williams, and Gigan for a string of US dates that will hit Gramercy Theater on 1/30. Tickets are still available. Full tour schedule is below
The Studio show is one of many lined up for Daryl Kahan of Disma who will also do double duty on 12/17, first as part of Citizens Arrest at ABC No Rio, and then with Funebarum who plays with Acheron (the band), Goreaphobia, and Mutant Supremacy that night at Saint Vitus (ticketing info forthcoming).
All Inquisition tour dates and some video is below.
Inquisition at Maryland Deathfest (more by BBG)
NYC's Studio at Webster Hall will soon host a trifecta of black metal greatness! Inquisition will headline the venue on December 2nd with a rare appearance from Mortuary Drape and Negative Plane. Tickets are on sale.
Italy's Mortuary Drape and Inquisition will then tour their way to Rites of Darkness 3 in San Antonio, Texas where they'll join the newly added Disma, but NOT Urfaust:
URFAUST vs RITES OF DARKNESS IIIThree day passes for Rites of Darkness 3 are on sale. Pictures from Urfaust's recent Brooklyn show HERE.
URFAUST is very sad to announce that we have to cancel our Intoxication Ritual at Rites of Darkness III in Texas, USA.
Our last Alcoholic Rites on US soil where splenditory, so this is just fucked up...
Nothing more to say about this, we hope to return to the USA and Rites of Darkness in 2012!
All hail the madness!
Ix & Vrdrbr on behalf of Urfaust
All known Inquisition dates, the full Rites of Darkness lineup, and some video is below.
Negative Plane at Union Pool (more by BBG)
If you are a fan of the blackened arts and aren't checking out Ash Borer, Ruin Lust, ITHI, and Anchorites at Acheron on Saturday (7/16),
most likely you'll be checking out an impressive bill of Negative Plane, Occultation, and Ominous Resurrection at Lone Wolf (1089 Broadway in Brooklyn). The show, which kicks off at 8PM, is 21+ and is FREE with a suggested donation of $5 (or more) at the door if you so choose. FREE is great, but is pretty much a steal for this bill, so if you can then donate hard. Negative Plane cancelled.
Check out some live video of Negative Plane, who released the awesome Stained Glass Reflections on Ajna this year, below.
While Tragedy was tearing down Europa with Citizens Arrest, Hooded Menace played a rare show Tuesday at Union Pool (5/31) as part of a short stint of dates that included Maryland Deathfest (pictures from their appearance) and tonight's show at Red 7 for Chaos in Tejas with Undergang, Acephalix, Bone Sickness, and Mammoth Grinder. Tuesday was Hooded Menace's first NYC date and one of four total (they played Philly the day before). Ilsa and Anhedonist, and Negative Plane also played the Brooklyn gig. Pictures from the show are in this post.
Ilsa's new LP (which we interviewed them about) was brought to life at the venue and sounded fantastic, but it was Anhedonist that truly knocked my socks off that night, as the Seattle band played all new material from a forthcoming LP. Negative Plane's reverb-drenched black metal was piercingly loud and blasting, and was quickly followed up with a conversely low-end Hooded Menace. Hooded Menace's doomy riffs sounded great on the Union Pool system; I can't wait to catch them again tonight.
More pictures from Union Pool and some video courtesy of UN:ART:IG, below...
DOWNLOAD: Negative Plane - "Angels Of Veiled Bone"
BrooklynVegan & 1000 Knives are proud to present a four-band bill of darkness, headlined by the NYC debut of Finnish death/doom dealers Hooded Menace! The show, which will take place on 5/31 at Union Pool, will see the Roadburn-bound band team up with Negative Plane (!), Anhedonist, and Ilsa as part of a string of dates in between appearances at MDF and Chaos in Tejas 2011.
Hooded Menace released Never Cross the Dead in 2010, and are preparing to release a split 7" with the mighty Asphyx via Doomentia Records. The band is also heading to the studio in February to record two new tracks, though no word on where those will land. Full tour schedule is below.
Negative Plane needs no introduction, as the Brooklyn band's Et In Saecula Saeculorum was a fave among the blackened set. The band recently released the CD version of their new LP Stained Glass Revelations via The Ajna Offensive which features "Angels of Veiled Bone", downloadable for the first time here (it premiered at Invisible Oranges) and streaming below.
For the unfamiliar, Ilsa was named a band to watch by Darkthrone madman Fenriz. The band released their seriously ripping new LP of death/doom odes, Tutti Il Colori Del Buio, via Contagion Releasing. Order a copy, it's pretty great.
All tour dates, the song stream and some video is below.