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"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...

Continue reading "Neurosis played an intimate Saint Vitus show w/ Sumac (pics ++ full-set video from Warsaw)"

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...

Continue reading "Neurosis, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth & Sumac @ Warsaw (pics, review, setlist)"

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...

Continue reading "Neurosis played Warsaw, playing Saint Vitus Monday night"

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...

Continue reading "Maryland Deathfest 2015 adds more bands (Napalm Death, Anaal Nathrakh, Sodom, Martyrdod, Mother Brain, more)"


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...

Continue reading "Housecore Horror Festival expands lineup (Danzig/Samhain, Neurosis, Decapitated, Lustmord & more)"

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.

Continue reading "Mastodon streaming new album (listen + updated tour dates)"

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.

Continue reading "Corrections House releases another video, ready new LP"

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.

Continue reading "The Melvins ready 'Everybody Loves Sausage' covers LP"

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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Corrections House @ Saint Vitus, 1/21/2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Corrections House

Corrections House, the new supergroup comprised of Sanford Parker (producer/engineer, Nachtmystium, Minsk), Mike Williams (Eyehategod), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest, etc.), and Scott Kelly (Neurosis, who played this past weekend), kicked off their US tour at Saint Vitus last night (1/21) which was also their first-ever show. The band was joined by opening sets from York Factory Complaint (mems Believer/Law, Veins, ex-Drunkdriver) and Theologian, and featured "solo sets of spoken word, acoustic and experimental music with an end times collaboration to close out the night."

More pictures and a review of the show are over at Invisible Oranges.

photos by Greg Cristman; words by Andrew Sacher

"Back from Brooklyn. Full of Oasis falafel and grape leaves. Neurosis blew my mind and ears. Easily the loudest set I've seen a band play." - @HolyShitJustin

Neurosis @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple 1/19

Neurosis made a triumphant return to NYC over the weekend when they headlined a sold out show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Saturday (1/19), the same spot they played with Mastodon the last time they were in NYC, almost exactly five years ago. Neurosis are now without their graphic artist, so the lack of visuals may have made the room bit less ominous than it was five years ago (not to say it wasn't still totally life threatening) but the band still ripped like no other. Their 11-song, hour and a half encore-less set was bookended by two Through Silver in Blood tracks ("Eye" to open, "Locust Star" to close), and in between they focused entirely on their atmospheric, Steve Albini-produced era, relying most heavily on their two most recent albums, 2007's Given to the Rising and 2012's Honor Found in Decay.

People have varying definitions on what "heavy" music is, but if their albums don't already, it's undeniable that Neurosis' shows carry the weight of the word. They tore through boulder-crushing chords, razor-in-throat screams, and a storm-approaching atmosphere that you could feel in your bones (and eardrums). Some moshed, others headbanged in place, and others just watched in awe as the band delivered. There were some moments to breathe during the set, like the post-rock passage of "My Heart For Deliverance" and the half-sung intro of "The Tide," but moments like those are equal in intensity to the heavy sections, and are part of what keeps Neurosis so consistently interesting. They never let up during the set to talk to the crowd, and it was rarely ever silent, even while tuning their guitars. Just an onslaught of peaks and valleys that had command over the crowd throughout the entire set.

The show opened with an industrial drone set from No Fun boss Carlos Giffoni and an experimental guitar/drum/sampler duo set from James Plotkin and Tim Wyskida, who were both members of Khanate. More pictures from the show, Neurosis' setlist, and a video of them playing "At the Well" (via (((unartig)))) below...

Continue reading "Neurosis made their return to Brooklyn Masonic Temple (pics, video, setlist)"

Neurosis @ Fox Theater in Oakland, Nov. 2012 (more by Taylor Keahey)

today in NYC
* Sierra Noble @ Joe's Pub
* Greg Proops @ The Bell House
* Alejandro Escovedo @ City Winery
* John Zorn improv night @ The Stone
* Dillon Francis, GTA @ Webster Hall
* Anaka, Tired Wings @ Mercury Lounge
* SAVOY, Paul Basic @ Bowery Ballroom
* John Brown's Body, Kiwi @ Maxwell's
* The Smithereens @ BB King Blues Club
* Erin McKeown, Jenn Grant @ Littlefield
* Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely @ Joe's Pub
* Cracker, Camper Van Beethoven @ Stage 48
* Night Moves, Erika Spring @ Mercury Lounge
* Erik Satie Quartet, The Bue Vipers @ Barbes
* The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret @ Joe's Pub
* Tania Vulcano, Willie Graff + Filsonik @ Cielo
* Morrissey, Kristeen Young @ The Capitol Theatre
* San Fermin, Anais Kane, Great Caesar @ 92Y Tribeca
* Catharsis, Deathcycle, Gehenna, Withdrawl @ Acheron
* Thomas Wynn & The Believers, First Nature @ Glasslands
* Obits, The Psyched, Flying Teeth, Entartete @ Cake Shop
* Vile Gash, Society Nurse, Slices, Believer\Law @ Acheron
* Little, Big, Uncle Monsterface, ATTACK.WAV @ Cameo Gallery
* Janeane Garofalo, Judah Friedlander @ Eastville Comedy Club
* Mountains, Mind Over Mirrors, Golden Retriever @ Union Pool
* Sun Araw, ITAL, M Geddes Gengras @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* Born Loose, Foster Care, Don't, Mañana Couch @ Grand Victory
* Elysian Fields, Marissa Nadler, Ramona Lisa @ Le poisson rouge
* Dinosaur Feathers, Shark?, Spook Houses, Haybaby @ Silent Barn
* John Cale, Wordless Music Orchestra @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
* Soul Clap dance-off w/ Jonathan Toubin, Kyp Malone @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Maude, Old Monk, Tropical Ooze, Vulture Shit, Black Forest @ Pianos
* The A-Bones, The Swingin' Neckbreakers, The Piggies @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Palma Violets, The So So Glos, Indian Rebound, Soft Black @ Shea Stadium
* Wojcik, Bugs in the Dark, Butchers and Bakers, Christy & Emily @ Big Snow
* The Moho Collective, Sons of an Illustrious Father, The End Men @ Muchmore's
* Neurosis, James Plotkin, Tim Wyskida, Carlos Giffoni @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
* The The Bear Romantic, pow wow!, The Meaning of Life, Sharkmuffin @ Legion Bar
* Extra Life, Tyondai Braxton, Ben Vida, Oneirogen, Sam Mickens @ 285 Kent Avenue
* Mike Simonetti, Nancy Whang (The Juan Maclean/LCD Soundsystem), Joseph Quartana @ Le Bain
* Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, Lux Perpetua, High Life, Scott & Charlene's Wedding @ Death By Audio
* Brooke Pridemore, Crazy and The Brains, No One & The Somebodies, Thomas Patrick Maguire @ The LAB
* Novelization w/ Frank Conniff, Liam McEneaney, Marlow Riley, Heidi Vanderlee, Maggie Serota @ Union Hall
* Nightmare River Band, Watermelon, Rich Mahogany, Stone Cold Fox, D. Gookin, Aotear @ The Paper Box
* The Brooklyn What, Yellow Dogs, Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, Butter The Children, Wild International @ Public Assembly

Oakland, CA post-metal pummellers Neurosis play their first NYC show in five years tonight at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Sold out.

UK band Palma Violets, that NME called "the Sound of 2013," make their American debut at Shea Stadium tonight, the first of three NYC shows they'll play over the next week. Advance tickets are still available. You can stream Palma Violets' new single, "Step Up for the Cool Cats," below.

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Shout Out Louds, who will be in NYC soon, have released the video to their new single "Walking in Your Footsteps" (not a cover of the Police song) from their forthcoming album, Optica. You can watch it below.

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Eyehategod at Saint Vitus, Dec 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)

As discussed, Corrections House is a supergroup of sorts, comprised of Scott Kelly (of Neurosis), Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Sanford Parker (producer/engineer, Nachmystium/Minsk) and Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest, etc). The upcoming tour will feature "solo sets of spoken word, acoustic and experimental music with an end times collaboration to close out the night." What we didn't know was that recorded material was also on the way...

Corrections House have produced a video for "Hoax the System," a new track that will appear on a forthcoming 7" on War Crime Records, a collaborative effort between Parker and Lamont. The flip will feature a second track, "Grin With A Purpose," though no additional recordings have been reported. Fingers crossed.

In the meantime, swoop below for a look at the new video and all tour dates. And if you want to see it live, Corrections House hits Saint Vitus on Jan 21 (tickets).

In related news, Neurosis plays a sold-out Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Saturday, the same day as the mega-Catharsis/Deathcycle/Gehenna/Withdrawal show at The Acheron (tickets).

Video and a list of tour dates are below.

Continue reading "Corrections House release new video, announces single"

Mike of Eyehategod at Saint Vitus, Nov 2012 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Corrections House

Corrections House is a new band of the "supergroup" persuasion, featuring Scott Kelly of Neurosis, Mike IX Williams of Eyehategod, Sanford Parker of Nachtmystium, and Bruce Lamont of Yakuza/Bloodiest. Little is known about what this stellar lineup has conjured together yet, but you can look forward to a few live performances in the US soon. Those include a stop in Brooklyn at Saint Vitus on Jan 21. Tickets are on sale.

Don't forget that Neurosis also announced tour dates recently, including their first NYC appearance in five years. The band also recently added a few new ones as well, including at Union Transfer in Philadelphia on 1/20. Dates are below.

Both Eyehategod and Nachtmystium performed at St. Vitus in November, though Sanford was not on board as a member of the Chicago black metal crew this time around. If you missed it, check out pictures of Nachtmystium HERE and shots from Eyehategod HERE and HERE.

All tour dates listed below...

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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.

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