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photo: Neurosis at Saint Vitus in August (more by P Squared)

Legendary sludge band Neurosis are celebrating their 30th anniversary by playing some shows in their hometown of San Francisco with some equally legendary openers. The shows happen on March 4-5, the first night will be opened by Sleep and the second will be opened by Shellac. Those are some pretty amazing lineups, and Neurosis have promised 2-hour sets that will vary from night-to-night and cover their entire catalog. Tickets for both nights go on sale Friday (11/20) at noon PST.

Meanwhile, Neurosis frontman Scott Kelly is currently on tour with his Corrections House bandmate Bruce Lamont (also of Yakuza). The two are playing tonight (11/19) in Jersey City at Crazy & the Brains' venue The Funhouse and there are still tickets available for that.

Neurosis' only other upcoming dates are at Roadburn Fest in the Netherlands, which just announced that it will feature G.I.S.M.'s first ever non-Japan show.

Check out all upcoming Neurosis dates and video of their full set at Saint Vitus earlier this year below...

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G.I.S.M. were notorious for their confrontational attitude and violent live performances; frontman Sakevi was known for being particularly dangerous and unpredictable during live shows. Sakevi's live antics include running into the crowd with a chainsaw, attacking front rows with a lit flamethrower, beating random concertgoers with a club, and firing gun shots on stage with a revolver. Sakevi is also known to attack journalists and photographers who try to approach him. [Metal Archives]
Japanese crust punks G.I.S.M. got their start in the early '80s, and continued through the early '00s, releasing their final album SoniCrime TheRapy in 2001 and playing their final show in 2002. They've continued to be influential and grow their cult following since then, and now the band has announced a reunion for 2016. They're playing the Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands (April 14-17), which will be their first show outside of Japan ever. Curator Lee Dorrian talks about the booking, via Roadburn's site:
Over the years I've been fortunate enough to have been involved in some pretty amazing activities. This achievement is fairly high up there, in terms of things that have excited me the most. When I got asked to curate Roadburn 2016, I obviously drew up a list of favourite bands and started a process of elimination. I tried Rudimentary Peni but, alas, it was not to be. Then I thought about G.I.S.M..... I thought it was an extremely long shot for many reasons. Mainly because I knew that they had never performed outside of Japan but also, they hadn't even performed a show in Japan for over a decade.

Back in '93 whilst in Tokyo with Cathedral, G.I.S.M. vocalist Sakevi came to the show and invited me and some others back to his apartment the next day, where we all hung out, got stoned and watched human dissection videos (!) amongst other things. It's a night I will never forget. It's hard to under-estimate the influence that G.I.S.M. has had on extreme music, particularly hardcore punk over the years. I would say that alongside Discharge, they are probably the most influential in the raw and dirty world of metallic-edged, proper, noisy, hardcore.

Anyway, via mutual friends, I managed to track Sakevi down again and put forward a serious offer for G.I.S.M. to come over and perform at Rituals For The Blind Dead. After a couple of mails backwards and forwards, he agreed to come and play. I still can't quite believe that this is actually happening but the flights are booked and they are getting ready to come and boot you so brutally fucking hard in the ass!!!

The rest of the Roadburn lineup includes Neurosis, Paradise Lost, With The Dead, Misþyrming, Amenra, Abysmal Grief, Tau Cross, Pentagram and more. Tickets are on sale.

Stream G.I.S.M.'s debut album Detestation and watch a live video of Sakevi with a flamethrower in 1986, below...

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by Rob Sperry-Fromm

photo: Sannhet at MHOW in August (more by PSquared)

Local industrial metal artists Sannhet (who were recently named "Best Metal Band in NYC" by the Village Voice) have released a cover of Joy Division's "The Eternal." The cover features Josh Strawn of Vaura on lead vocals, and its a good one: a creepy, moody take on the moody (and sometimes creepy) band, arriving just in time for Halloween. Sannhet's command of atmosphere (no pun intended) is on full display here, as they manage to make the rare cover that sounds fully in the spirit of the original band while being unmistakably the work of a new artist.

The cover comes as part of a full album of Closer covers called Closer: The CVLT Nation Sessions, and also features covers by Rule of Thirds and Mirrors For Psychic Warfare ft. Scott Kelly. The CVLT Nation Sessions have previously released full covers albums of Joy Division's Unknown Pleasure, Sleeps Holy Mountain, Black Flag's Slip It In, Black Sabbath's Paranoid and Master of Reality and a few others. You can stream Closer: The CVLT Nation Sessions, below.

Continue reading "Sannhet, Scott Kelly of Neurosis, Rule of Thirds & more contribute to new Joy Division 'Closer' tribute (stream it)"

by Rob Sperry-Fromm

photo: Mike "IX" Williams w/ Eyehategod @ Acheron in 2014 (more by Mathieu Bredeau)

Corrections House, the heavy supergroup consisting of Mike "IX" Williams of Eyehategod, Scott Kelly of Neurosis, Bruce Lamont of Yakuza and Chicago mega-producer Sanford Parker, have released their new album Learn How to Carry a Whip, and its streaming now.

The album is definitely a weird one, perhaps even more so than their first record. The sound is coated in harsh, industrially-tinged electronics, which provide a counterpoint to the lurching, sludged-out guitar and the ravings of singer Mike Williams. Williams is in fine form here, moving from spoken word to screamed word at what always seems like the perfect time. There are also plenty of curveballs here; "White Man's Gonna Lose" is actually kind of dancey, "Visions Divide" is their take on an acoustic torch song, and "When Push Comes to Shank" breaks out the signature Yakuza saxophone. All in all, a compellingly bizarre document from some of the more accomplished metal minds around. Its worth a listen if you're a fan of this type of thing, and its streaming below (via Decibel).

Scott Kelly and Bruce Lamont are currently playing shows together (as solo acts), including a stop in NYC at The Acheron on 11/13 (tickets). Eyehategod are playing Housecore Horror Fest soon, and Yakuza's only upcoming date is a one-off at Chicago's Empty Bottle on December 5.

Stream Learn How to Carry a Whip below...

Continue reading "Corrections House (Eyehategod, Neurosis, etc) streaming new album 'Learn How to Carry a Whip' (listen)"

by Rob Sperry-Fromm

photo: Scott Kelly with Neurosis at Saint Vitus in August (more by P Squared)
Scott Kelly

Scott Kelly of Neurosis and his Corrections House bandmate Bruce Lamont (also of Chicago's Yakuza) are playing some shows together on the east coast this November.

The tour hits NYC for a show at The Acheron on November 13 with additional support from Kevin Hufnagel of Dysrhythmia and the current Gorguts lineup. Tickets for the Acheron show are on sale now.

Meanwhile, Corrections House release their new album Know How to Carry a Whip on Friday (10/23) via Kelly's label Neurot. They've already premiered two songs from it, "White Man's Gonna Lose" and "Superglued Tooth," both of which showcase a heavier industrial influence than ever for the supergroup (the band also includes Mike Williams of Eyehategod and metal super-producer Sanford Parker).

Scott Kelly also just released a video for a cover of Townes Van Zandt's "Lungs." Maybe he'll bust that one out on the tour. You can check it out, with the Corrections House songs and the list of tour dates, below.

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by Rob Sperry-Fromm

Morbid Tales!

Two very busy heavy music acts, Phil Anselmo and Child Bite have managed to find time to record a cover of Celtic Frost's classic To Mega Therion track "The Usurper." The cover is from an upcoming Celtic Frost tribute compilation called Morbid Tales! (what a title). It's about as weird as you would expect from this combination. It's got Child Bite's hardcore take on the material, but it features some seriously bizarre vocal mixing choices that place this squarely in the realm of "music that sounds like it was recorded for an Adult Swim show." Which is basically what I would hope for and imagine if I heard that Child Bite and Phil Anselmo were covering a Celtic Frost song.

The rest of the tribute album features bands like Acid Witch, Municipal Waste, Hayward ft Scott Kelly and Jason Roeder of Neurosis, and many others. You can pre-order the vinyl over at Corpse Flower records. The LP is being released in conjunction with an illustrated tribute book about Celtic Frost, which features writing from even more significant metal people like the aforementioned Scott Kelly, Tomas Lindberg (At the Gates), Ivar Bjornson (Enslaved), Shane Embury (Napalm Death), Joel Grind, Fenriz, Attila Csihar, and others. You can pre-order that at the same site.

As noted, both Child Bite and Phil Anselmo are very busy. Both will be playing Anselmo's Housecore Horror Fest, and then Child Bite are touring with both KEN mode and Negative Approach, both of which will take them through NYC for shows at The Acheron on 10/9 and 11/29, respectively (tickets).

Anselmo will be playing Housecore with his band Superjoint, who are also going on tour with Danzig, including a stop at the newly-christened Playstation Theater on 10/21 (tickets). Anselmo's also started a new band called Scour with members of Pig Destroyer and Cattle Decapitation.

Meanwhile, Danzig's "Blackest of the Black" tour is underway, and Danzig apparently delivered a set that was both "cordial" and "ferocious" at Stubb's in Austin during ACL weekend"

For a certain portion of Austinites, Danzig front man Glenn Danzig will forever be associated with his 2011 debacle at Fun Fun Fun Fest, where he threw what has been described as the mother of all rock star tantrums, taking the stage close to an hour late and trying to incite a riot when his set was cut short by the fest's noise curfew.

He's been back to Austin at least once since then without incident and on Monday night could not have been more cordial - there's a weird adjective for a metal singer - or professional for the 90 thunderous minutes he and his three-piece backing band were on stage.

The beginning of that set started a bit shaky, as the singer's vocals sounded weak on opening songs such as "SkinCarver" and "Hammer Of The Gods." This was worrying since Danzig's bellowing screams are pretty much the main attraction live, though the blazing guitar work of longtime band guitarist and Prong member Tommy Victor was superb throughout.

Somewhere around the 15-minute mark, however, the singer found his voice and was a peak performer for the duration, leaning into the lines of "How The Gods Kill" and covers of Elvis Presley and Black Sabbath tunes that are part of the band's forthcoming "Skeletons" covers album. [Austin 360]

Skeletons is out on November 27 on Evilive and in addition to Elvis and Sabbath covers, will feature songs by Aerosmith, ZZ Top, and the Everly Brothers, among others.

Check out that Celtic Frost cover, some of those Danzig covers (recorded live), and all dates for Child Bite, below...

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photos by Psquared

"If the Vitus show was the last time I saw Neurosis, I would be fine. One of the best shows I've ever been to." - Jay

"Saw Neurosis and Sumac last night at Vitus. May have been the best metal show I have ever seen. Unbelievable rhythm sections on display." - Jeff Laughlin

"Neurosis at Saint Vitus Bar was one for the history books. They were absolutely incredible. Seeing them in a room that small was an extremely powerful experience" - Dave The Merciless


Following Neurosis' epic show at Warsaw, they played an obviously-even-more-epic show at another Greenpoint venue, the much smaller Saint Vitus, last night (8/10). While the Warsaw show ended with the insanely heavy "Through Silver in Blood," they opened with that one at Vitus and then went right into another crusher, "The Doorway." Scott Kelly busted his head on his mic during the set and continued to play with blood dripping on his forehead. (If that's not metal as fuck, what is?) Needless to say, this was (to quote Dave The Merciless above), one for the history books.

Sumac, the current band of former Isis frontman Aaron Turner, opened like they did at Warsaw. (Though Tad Doyle's new band Brothers of the Sonic Cloth sat this one out.) More pictures and the setlist from Saint Vitus and a full-set video from Warsaw (by unARTig) below...

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phhotos by Mathieu Bredeau, words by Andrew Sacher

Neurosis at Warsaw - 8/9/2015

Neurosis brought their ongoing tour to NYC last night (8/9) for its first of two shows here. Like most dates on the tour, it was opened by Brothers of the Sonic Cloth (fronted by Tad singer Tad Doyle) and Sumac (fronted by Isis singer Aaron Turner).

Both openers were excellent, but Brothers of the Sonic Cloth is the one that left the biggest impression on me. I think it's because Aaron Turner is coming pretty recently off Isis's consistently great career, so I expected greatness from Sumac and it's what I got. But while Tad Doyle certainly hasn't been inactive, the Brothers of the Sonic Cloth album is the first full length from a band he solely fronts in 15 years, and they were way more intense than I expected. They're on Neurosis' label, and their sound is up a similar alley, but BOTSC have a little more psych-doom in them. Considering other '90s grunge icons have gone on to write songs like "Best of You" and "Show Me How to Live," seeing Tad scream his lungs out over ten-ton power chords was even more surreal. The rest of the band was up to par too -- that maniac drummer especially.

Then finally came Neurosis. They're calling this current tour their most extensive North American tour in 15 years, and last night was their first NYC show in over two and a half years so it was going to be special regardless, but Neurosis fully brought it. With no new album to support, they gave us a good mix of Through Silver in Blood through Honor Found In Decay. (Only nine songs, but they played for almost two hours.) That last NYC show opened with the amps turned up to 11 and the place turning into a mosh pit within seconds, but Neurosis opted for a different approach this time. They took the stage with the lights entirely off, opening with the calmer "A Sun That Never Sets." They warmed up the crowd gradually, mesmerizing us, and then hitting us with the sheer force of "Locust Star"'s middle section.

The set went back and forth like that for a lot of the time, like putting the crushingly heavy "The Doorway" back to back with the most gorgeous song of the night, "My Heart For Deliverance" (that bridge is practically a Sigur Ros song). The best moment of the night though, was the very last two songs. They gave us "The Tide," which has one of their most satisfying transitions from brooding almost-folk music to walls of speaker-blowing sludge. And after that, they turned the heaviness up even more for "Through Silver in Blood," the set-closer and the only song of the night that really opened up a pit (at least as far as I could tell).

Neurosis and Sumac do it again tonight (8/10) at Saint Vitus without BOTSC (sold out). More pictures from Warsaw and Neurosis' setlist, below...

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Neurosis at Warsaw - 8/9/15 (photo via BrooklynVegan Instagram)

Neurosis' tour with Brothers of the Sonic Cloth (ex-TAD) and Sumac (ex-Isis) just hit NYC's Warsaw earlier tonight (more on that soon), and it was since announced that Neurosis and Sumac are hanging around Brooklyn to play a much smaller show. As we originally announced (but then were told it wasn't true), they play Saint Vitus on Monday (8/10). Tickets for Vitus go on sale Monday morning at 10 AM.

Updated dates are listed, with the flyer for Vitus, below...

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photo: Neurosis at Brooklyn Masonic Temple in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)

Yesterday, Neurosis, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth (ex-TAD), and Sumac (ex-Isis) announced a tour which includes a NYC show on August 9 at Warsaw. That's already awesome, but in even more awesome news it's now been revealed by Sumac that they're playing the MUCH more intimate Saint VItus (8/10) a day later! UPDATE: Though this show was announced in tour dates, we're now being told this is NOT CONFIRMED.

UPDATE TWO: Everyone involved with this tour is swearing to us the announcement was a typo and that the Saint Vitus show is NOT happening. Bummer!

However, Warsaw tickets go on sale Friday (5/29) at 1 PM.

Sumac also have some of their own dates coming up. Those are listed, with updated Neurosis dates, below...

Continue reading "Neurosis NOT playing Saint Vitus on tour with Brothers of the Sonic Cloth and Sumac? (updated dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Neurosis at MDF 2015 (photo via Jay Destro)

Post-metal gods Neurosis just played a six-song, hour-long set at Maryland Deathfest over the weekend (full set video below), and now they're set to go on a full North American tour this summer! They're calling it their "most extensive touring of the North American continent in over fifteen years," and it's certainly true that they don't tour too often. Their last NYC show was January 2013. It was part of a very short tour and it was their first gig here since 2008.

All dates on the upcoming tour are with Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, the new sludge metal band of TAD frontman Tad Doyle who are on Neurosis' Neurot Recordings label. There's various additional support bands on other dates, including a run with Sumac, the current band of ex-Isis frontman Aaron Turner which also includes Baptists' Nick Yacyshyn on drums and Russian Circles' Brian Cook (also ex-Botch, ex-These Arms Are Snakes) as their live bassist.

The Neurosis/Brothers/Sumac run hits NYC on August 9 at Warsaw. Tickets for that ridiculous triple bill go on sale Friday (5/29) at 1 PM. All dates are listed below.

After that tour, Aaron Turner will be on tour with his other band Old Man Gloom (which also features Converge and Cave In members) that hits NYC on 9/3 and 9/4 at Saint Vitus (night 1 sold out, night 2 on sale). The reunited Mare open both shows.

Watch Neurosis' full MDF set, stream the Sumac album and a track from the Brothers of the Sonic Cloth album, and browse the full list of tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Neurosis announce North American tour w/ Brothers of the Sonic Cloth (ex-TAD) & Sumac (ex-Isis), played MDF (video)"

Mobb Deep

Maryland Deathfest is less than a month away (May 21-24), and the lineup was already stacked with Neurosis, Napalm Death, Yob, Triptykon, Primordial, Inter Arma, Tombs, D.R.I., Conan, Ufomammut, Sodom and so many more. Yet MDF still felt the need to sweeten the deal, so they went ahead and added one more to the lineup: Mobb Deep.

You didn't read that wrong, and it's not some foreign metal band with a lawsuit ahead of them. The legendary Queensbridge hip hop duo Mobb Deep are playing at 11:30 PM on the Thursday of MDF (5/21) at Baltimore Soundstage, amongst this otherwise metal, hardcore, and metal-related lineup. It's not crazy -- it's not like Slayer wasn't on Def Jam, Anthrax never collaborated with Public Enemy, and metal and hip hop haven't had a crossover fan base for years -- but it should be interesting to see how this goes down. Tickets for just the Mobb Deep show are on sale, and anyone with an MDF 4-day pass or a Thursday Soundstage ticket can get in too.

Mobb Deep also have several other dates including a hometown NYC show this weekend at BB King's on Sunday (4/26) with Funkmaster Flex, Alchemist and Smif-N-Wessun. Tickets for Sunday's show are still available.

Meanwhile, their seminal 1995 album, The Infamous, turns 20 tomorrow (4/25). Listen to "Shook Ones Pt. II" from that record, with their tour dates and the updated MDF schedule, below...

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photo: Portal at Knitting Factory in 2010 (more by Samantha Marble)

Australian death metallers Portal are coming over to the US for Maryland Deathfest in May, and not long after that they'll play an MDF-presented NYC show on May 27 at Saint Vitus with MDF-mates and related band Impetuous Ritual, plus Negative Plane. Tickets are on sale now. It's their only other US date we're currently aware of.

Since we last spoke, there's been some lineup updates to MDF. The day-by-day schedules can be viewed below and they include new additions Gnaw Their Tongues (also playing Apex Fest at NYC's Trans-Pecos and California Deathfest) and Blood Red Throne. Those are in place of Dragged Into Sunlight and Metal Church, who both dropped off. Certain shows are sold out, but all available ticket options are HERE.

Continue reading "Portal playing NYC w/ Impetuous Ritual after Maryland Death Fest, which added Gnaw Their Tongues & Blood Red Throne"

by Wyatt Marshall

Tombs at Saint Vitus in July (more by Greg Cristman)

Maryland Deathfest is getting a little more New Yawk with the late addition of NY old-school death metal band Suffocation and Skinless and Brooklyn's own post-metal greats Tombs. Suffocation and Tombs will be playing will be playing the Edison Lot, and Skinless will be playing the 5/21 Ottobar show. MDF announced their third and supposedly final round of bands for the 2015 installation earlier in the week, a bunch that included Yob, Amorphis, Agoraphobic Nosebleed and more.

Tombs and Suffocation will be touring this coming Fall, Tombs with Pallbearer and Vattnet Viskar (who are also playing MDF). That tour hits Saint Vitus on 10/27 and 10/28. The show on the 27th is sold out, but tickets are still available for the show on the 28th. Suffocation, meanwhile, will be headlining the "Carnival of Death" tour with Kataklysm, Jungle Rot, Pyrexia, and Internal Bleeding. That tour starts off at the Gramercy Theatre on October 3. Tickets are on sale.

All dates and updated MDF lineup below...

Continue reading "Maryland Deathfest adds a few more bands"

Napalm Death at Hardcore Activity In Progress (more by Greg Cristman)
Napalm Death

Maryland Deathfest 2015 recently announced its initial lineup, and now more bands have been added, including Sodom, Demlich, Napalm Death, Anaal Nathrakh, Primordial, Martyrdod, P.L.F., Noxa, Water Torture, Early Graves, Fulgora, Mother Brain and Pizzahifive.

The first lineup announcement, which Invisible Oranges dissected, included Neurosis, D.R.I., Tripykton, Bulldozer, Melt-Banana, Portal and more. Early bird tickets are sold out but the regular ticket sale begins in a few months.

UPDATE: IO dissected the new lineup announcement too.

Full list of confirmed bands below...

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Phil Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Fest returns to Austin from October 23-26 at Austin, and since we last spoke the lineup was expanded to include a headline performance from both Danzig and his reunited band Samhain (who have other dates including NYC), as well as Neurosis (also playing Maryland Deathfest), Decapitated, Lustmord, King Parrot, Hobbs' Angel of Death, comedian Brian Posehn and more.

Updated lineup below...

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by Ian Chainey

MDF 2014 (via Invisible Oranges Instagram)

Maryland Deathfest XIII happens May 21 - 24, 2015, and today the first round of confirmed bands were announced. 32 in total were listed to whet the appetites of early birds interested in snatching up their tickets when they become available on Saturday, July 19 at 3 PM EST through the Maryland Deathfest website. The bands include such heavyweights as Neurosis, D.R.I., and Triptykon, who missed this year's fest due to the passing of H.R. Giger. Triptykon leads a number of bands who will be making MDF their exclusive US appearance in 2015. Others include Australia's Portal, Sweden's Wolfbrigade, and Norway's Arcturus. The full list that's full of pleasant surprises -- Hello, Bulldozer! Hello, Melt-Banana! -- appears below.

So, while the bill will look different, the venues will remain the same. Per the promoters:

We were satisfied with the venue situation this year, so we've decided to use the same set up again next year. What does this mean? We will use the Edison Lot (located at 545 N. High St) for our 2 main stages, Rams Head (located at 20 Market Pl) will be used each night and will host death/black metal bands, and Soundstage (located at 124 Market Pl) will be used each day/night for grind/hardcore/punk bands. On Thursday, only Rams Head will be used.
The full list of bands along with the trailer for Welcome to Deathfest that documents the 2013 event and screens in NYC soon, below...

Continue reading "Maryland Deathfest 2015 initial lineup announced (Neurosis, DRI, Triptykon, Bulldozer, Melt-Banana, Portal and more)"

by Rob Sperry-Fromm


Progged-out sludge-metal royalty Mastodon return next week, releasing their sixth full-length, Once More 'Round the Sun, on Warner imprint Reprise. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Alice in Chains, Deftones, Rush), you can stream it in its entirety over at iTunes Radio. You can also preorder the album for download there, or you can reserve a cool vinyl package here. There's even the option to pay using bitcoin.

The album is a tight, classic rock-vibing continuation of the Atlanta boys' more traditional songwriting approach that they brought to The Hunter, but with a heavier, knottier feel that registers as a bit of a throwback to their Blood Mountain days. It features the usual howling cameo from Neurosis' Scott Kelly, as well as a truly bizarre guest spot from fellow Atlanta-dwellers The Coathangers. Throw in some of the downright catchiest choruses they've yet concocted and this thing ends up a seriously satisfying addition to the band's canon.

The band has a couple North American shows left before they hit Europe for a massive tour with Slayer, Ghost and Gojira, after which they'll be back in the US for a stop at Riot Fest and more. We've got those dates listed, as well as the video for the single "High Road," below.

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by Doug Moore

YOB at the Bell House, 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)

As we've said before, Oregonian psych-doom unit YOB may be the best slow-and-heavy band around today. Among their many accomplishments is the role they've played in the ascent of Profound Lore Records, which has become one of metal's premiere taste-making labels over the past decade. YOB signed to PFL after their brief mid-aughts hiatus for the release of The Great Cessation in 2009, and recently re-released their second album Catharsis through the label.

It thus comes as something of a surprise to hear that YOB have moved on to a different label. Specifically, they've signed on with Neurot Recordings, which is the in-house label for Neurosis (the other best slow-and-heavy band around today). The musicians involved have crossed paths before, having played shows together both under the YOB/Neurosis monikers as well as in solo or side-project formats. (More on that in a sec.) Comments Neurosis guitarist/vocalist Steve Von Till on the signing:

"This was meant to be. Neurot has always sought out to work with those who share in the purification of spirit through sound and who harvest their sound from originality and intensity. When I listen to YOB, see them leave it all on the stage, or share a conversation with them about life, I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that they embody what Neurot stands for completely and we are so very honored that we get the opportunity to work together with them on their next album."
The signing announcement also comes with some welcome news: YOB will release their seventh album later this year. Frontman Mike Scheidt has been quite busy with side projects lately, including both solo touring and the supergroups Vhol & Lumbar, so it's good to hear that the gears are turning in his main band too.

Speaking of Scheidt's solo material: he is one of the participants in the second edition of an ongoing series of Townes Van Zandt tribute LPs. (Neurosis dudes Von Till and Scott Kelly contributed to the first edition -- another connection between them and YOB.) Scheidt will perform "To Live is to Fly," "The Rake," and "Highway Kind"; John Baizley (Baroness), Nate Hall (U.S. Christmas), Stevie Floyd (Dark Castle), Dorthia Cottrell (Windhand), and Katie Jones are also on board. Neurot will handle that release as well.

Check out a Baizley/Jones duet rendition of the TVZ classic "If I Needed You" below...

Continue reading "Yob signed to to Neurot Recordings for new LP; Mike Scheidt, Baroness' John Baizley & others on Townes Van Zandt tribute"

by Fred Pessaro


West Coast sludge crew Brainoil will play a string of East Coast dates with Lecherous Gaze this fall, tagging The Acheron on September 29th. The shows are the band's first dates on the east side, so don't miss them. Tickets are on sale and a stream of material from the band's last lp is below.

Don't forget that every week, you can tune into Invisible Oranges on East Village Radio on Tuesday at 10 PM Eastern to listen for the latest and greatest in the heavy underground. If you missed it, check out this week's episode in the EVR archives and you can check out the playlist too. Tune in Tuesday (8/27) at 10PM ET.

Meanwhile, in the past week on InvisibleOranges we checked out new tracks from Corrections House, Ringworm, Pantheon of Blood, Pinkish Black, Grave Miasma, Ulcerate, and Watain, new videos by Imperial Triumphant and Pelican, and got stoked on new additions to MDF. Lastly, don't miss a fascinating article over at IO on being a metalhead parent. Great read.

For more metal/hardcore/punk shows, head to our fancy new NYC Metal Show Calendar. It rules.

Head below for a stream of Brainoil's last LP, as well as an awesome Neurosis video from 1996. Unmissable.

Continue reading "Evillive (Brainoil, Lecherous Gaze, Neurosis, more)"

Corrections House at Saint Vitus in January (more by Caroline Harrison)
Corrections House

Corrections House, featuring an all-star lineup of Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Sanford Parker (no longer Nachtmystium) and Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest), have a new video for "Grin With a Purpose" the A-Side of a 7" that includes the previously discussed "Hoax the System" track which also spawned a video. The 7" is currently available via War Crime Recordings, and will be a taste for what's to come... a planned full length due at the end of the year.

So far touring is light for Corrections House in 2013, but the band is planning a trip to the EU in December, with North American dates to follow in the new year. The tour will be their second trek, following their recent jaunt in January.

Check out both Corrections House videos below.

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Melvins, winners of the best light show of all time

Melvins have released the another link from their forthcoming LP, Everybody Loves Sausage, in the form of the Venom cover for "Warhead" with Scott Kelly of Neurosis on vocals. Dig into the stream below.

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by Fred Pessaro / BBG

Everybody Loves Sausage art
Melvins art

In a possible nod to the BrooklynVegan readers (doubt it), Melvins have announced their new LP Everybody Loves Sausage. The long-player is a collection of covers that range from Venom to Roxy Music and features guest appearances from Scott Kelly (Neurosis), JG Thirwell, Jello Biafra and more. Check out the tracklisting and a stream of their cover of The Fugs' "Carpe Diem" below.

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John Baizley of Baroness at Union Transfer, Jan 2013 (more by Maclyn Bean)

The driver of a coach that plunged 30ft (9m) from a viaduct near Bath is to be charged with dangerous driving.

Norman Markus was driving the band Baroness in the coach after a Bristol gig at the time of the crash in August.

...German national Mr Markus, 39, also faces charges of using a vehicle with defective brakes and breaching a 7.5 tonne weight limit.
...Mr Markus is also facing charges of insufficient daily and weekly rest periods and using a vehicle in a condition likely to cause danger of injury.

He has also been charged with not having the correct licence entitlement to drive the coach involved in the crash.

He is due to appear before Bath Magistrates' Court on 5 April. -[BBC]

In the months since the accident, John Baizley and the Baroness crew have recovered slowly but surely, and Baizley along with guitarist Pete Adams have ventured out to play some live gigs. Check out photos from their Philadelphia date with Neurosis at Invisible Oranges and a couple photos of John Baizley at the Decibel show.

Primavera 2013

Primavera Sound have announced their 2013 lineup, set to go down on May 22-26 in Barcelona, Spain. The announcement came via an animated video and artists performing include Phoenix, The Postal Service, Blur, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, My Bloody Valentine, Tame Impala, Wu-Tang Clan, Dead Can Dance, Grizzly Bear, The Knife, and loads more. Current lineup is below along with the flyer and video...

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