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Loma Prieta at Saint Vitus, April 2013 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Loma Prieta

After playing a show in NYC earlier this year. screamo favorites Loma Prieta will return to our coast for another NYC date, this time as part of a round of shows with Fucking Invincible. Kicking off in Cambridge, MA, the tour includes two dates in NYC on July 13: an all-ages day show at ABC No Rio with IDES and Nothing Matters and a 21+ night show at Coco66 with Psychic Limb and Meek is Murder.

In related news, Psychic Limb are readying their new LP Jamaica for release. The album, recorded with Colin Marston, is due for release this month and features another short blast of 12+ songs of hardcore/grind.

Full Loma Prieta tour dates are listed, along with their video for "Fly By Night," below.

Continue reading "Loma Prieta going on tour with Fucking Invincible (dates); Psychic Limb ready new LP"

by Fred Pessaro

Trap Them @ Saint Vitus, 6/22/2013
Trap Them

It has been some time since we last saw hardcore/Swedish Death Metal favorites Trap Them pass through NYC, and we're quite lucky to even get a show out of them considering only two were scheduled for the East Coast. That's probably why Saint Vitus on June 22 was a sold-out affair, or it could have been their pairing with the Invisible Oranges-sponsored Full of Hell / Seven Sisters of Sleep tour that crossed into town that same night. Regardless, the show also featured appearances from grindcore quartet Psychic Limb and South Carolinian screamo crew Apart, making for a pretty killer bill (if we do say so ourselves), and pictures from a packed-out Saint Vitus are below.

Check even more photos from the show and video over at at Invisible Oranges.

Continue reading "Trap Them played Saint Vitus with Full of Hell, Seven Sisters of Sleep & more (pics)"

Full of Hell at Chaos in Tejas 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Full of Hell

Full of Hell have a new video for "The Lord is My Light," a track which is from their latest long-player, Rudiments, of Mutilation. Filmed and directed by BV contributor Lukas Hodge, you can check out all of the new video below. Nice job, Lukas!

As mentioned, Full of Hell are on tour as part of an IO-sponsored set of dates with Seven Sisters of Sleep. The tour intersects with Trap Them at Saint Vitus on June 22 with special guests Psychic Limb and Apart. Tickets are still available.

Updated dates are listed, along with the full album stream and that video, below.

Continue reading "watch Full of Hell new video, "The Lord is My Light""

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Vektor at Saint Vitus, Aug 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)

Always something up their sleeve, Saint Vitus has rolled out another set of bangers for the new year. We already discussed shows with Torche, Deafheaven/Sannhet, Yob and Woe, but here's a few more shows to help wipe away your paycheck.

Vektor will expertly unleash their razor-sharp progressive thrash on the crowds at Saint Vitus on a special Valentines Day (2/14), when they team with Behold... the Arctopus for a show at the venue. Tickets are on sale. The show is one of only a few dates scheduled for the now-Philadelphia thrash crew, check out all other dates below.

Brutal Truth, Total Fucking Destruction, Psychic Limb and one band still TBA will play Saint Vitus on March 16. Tickets are on sale. The dates are the only shows scheduled for all three presently.

Crossover thrash legends DRI will hit the road for a string of dates in February, touring the US and eventually making it to Saint Vitus on 2/26. Tickets are on sale, and the full slate of dates is below.

All tour dates -- plus video -- are below.

Continue reading "Saint Vitus hosting shows with D.R.I. (who are touring), Vektor and Brutal Truth"

Brooklyn Invitational

The Fouth Annual Brooklyn Invitational Custom Motorcycle Show is more than just a parade of killer bikes, it will also feature drinks, photography and live music at its 131 N.14th St (in Williamsburg) location on Saturday (9/22). Starting at 3 PM and lasting until midnight, you can head by the otherwise lonely stretch of Williamsburg block to catch performances from Endless Boogie, Hessian, Multitudes, Hull, Brothers and Psychic Limb starting at 5PM. What's more, the entire event is free and open to the public! So get in on it.

The Brooklyn Invitational will kick off with a pre-party tonight (9/20) at Lone Wolf (1089 Broadway in Brooklyn) featuring Cocaine and Abel and Multitudes. Friday (9/21) will be occupied by a party at The Gutter at 9PM, where the organizers promise "Bowling Beer Bikes Bromance". Sounds enticing.

Endless Boogie also play ATP NY on Sunday (9/23).

For more wandering around Williamsburg, motorcycle-related fun, Saturday is also the annual Indian Larry block party (check out our pictures from the first one in 2004!).

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Gehenna shares the wealth at Acheron, 8/10/2012

Though death-doomers Ilsa were forced to bow out due to van issues, Gehenna still destroyed Acheron on Friday (8/10) with assists from North Carolina's Young and In The Way, Cali's Skin Like Iron and Greenpoint grinders Psychic Limb. The show was Gehenna's first appearance in over a decade and the band started it out right, playing the opening notes of Bolt Thrower's "World Eater" before moving into favorites like "83%" which rightfully opened up the pit.

The Gehenna appearance was the first of a few dates on their way to This is Hardcore 2012 (where they were joined by SLI). It was a rare appearance for Young and In The Way who played only two shows over the weekend before heading back south.

Pictures and video from The Acheron are below.

Continue reading "Gehenna, Young and In The Way, Skin Like Iron & Psychic Limb played Acheron, but Ilsa did not (pics/video)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Gehenna at A389 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)

For those of you not at This is Hardcore this weekend, tonight's can't miss show at Acheron (8/10) will feature Gehenna, the California crew that hasn't blessed NYC since sharing the stage with Catharsis at CBGB's in 1997 (their set was eventually turned into the Eat, Fight, Fuck. Live At CBGB's split with their tourmates). The band will be joined by North Carolinian gods of hellfire hardcore Young and In The Way, death-doom rollers Ilsa, California's Skin like Iron and NYC troublemakers Psychic Limb. $10 gets you in.

The rest of the weekend has similarly interesting appearances. Saturday (8/11) will see a reunion of Shriner at Gramercy, though across town Tommy's Tavern will host Neo Cons (ex-86 Mentality) along with Swaath, Correspondences and more. And make sure and end your weekend with an appearance from prog-thrash favorites Vektor, who will hit Saint Vitus on Sunday
(8/12, tickets) along with Bezoar (who have a new-ish album) and Soon.

Satan's Satyrs will join Nightbitch, Balam and Syphilitic Lust for a show at Acheron on August 24. Flyer for the show is below. For those unfamiliar with the ripping styles of SS, stream some material below as well!

In other news, the previously discussed Red Fang/Black Tusk tour is a reality, and you can check out all dates below. The band play on Bowery Ballroom on November 11 (tickets) and Saint Vitus on November 12 (tickets).

All suggested shows for the next two weeks are below. What did I miss?

Continue reading "Evillive (Gehenna, Vektor, Satan's Satyrs, and more)"

Hooded Menace at Union Pool (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Hooded Menace

It's been more than a year since Hooded Menace sat atop a stacked bill of Negative Plane, Ilsa and Anhedonist at Union Pool, but I remember it like it was yesterday. It was just one of those shows that sticks with you. Hooded Menace's crawling death-doom was booming, larger-than-life and just plain stunning on that gorgeous June evening.

Hooded Menace's focus was on their then-recent LP Never Cross the Dead but now the Finnish band has a new one: the forthcoming Effigies of Evil LP out via Relapse on September 11. Check out two new tracks from the LP, including "Summoned into Euphoric Madness" which makes its debut here. Both are below.

Speaking of that show at Union Pool, don't miss Ilsa when they team with Gehenna, Young and In The Way, Psychic Limb and Skin Like Iron at Acheron on Friday 8/10.

So far no US dates scheduled for Hooded Menace, but hopefully that will change soon. Until then, stream the two new songs below.

Continue reading "Hooded Menace readies 'Effigies of Evil' (stream two tracks)"

words by Lauren Jackson, photos by Shaun Regan

Rorschach at LPR - 5/26/12

After a killer set at Maryland Deathfest, Rorschach performed three times in one day this past Saturday (5/26) -- first at ABC No Rio, then in the early evening at Le Poisson Rouge and, finally, at a late night surprise show at Brooklyn's Acheron.

Both later shows were brimming over with enthusiastic fans of Rorschach as well as the supporting bands, especially at Le Poisson Rouge. Much like the venue itself -- polished, cool, even a bit too cool -- so too was the show. Decidedly more star-studded than its later counterpart, the penultimate line-up included noisy newcomers Xaddax (mem Dazzling Killmen), local heroes Indecision and the ever-popular Converge, who played alongside Rorschach to a predictably sold out LPR.

Those in attendance were a curious mix of young and old (see: potbellied old schoolers surrounding a pit of fresh-faced and angsty teenagers). Most of the former faction left before Rorschach took to the stage, obviously drawn to the show less by the legends of both the headliner and Indecision and more by the celebrity of Converge.

Converge acted as a peculiar, if not entirely misplaced, bridge between Rorschach and Indecision. Their younger fan base and undeniably "edgier" aesthetic (frontman Jake Bannon sported a t-shirt for the band Master's Hammer, an obscure and experimental Czech black metal band) added a singular and ever-so-slightly awkward segue between bands. Their performance, however, was as brutal as fans have come to expect of Bannon and company.

In similar fashion, Rorschach delivered the night's crowning performance, bringing the show at LPR to a shrill crescendo. Though one might expect their final performance of the night to be more subdued than the two prior, their set at the Acheron was perhaps more uproarious than at LPR.

The show at the Acheron was significantly more intimate--and more raucous--than the two that came before... and not only because both frontmen of Concrete Cross and Psychic Limb ended up in various states of undress during the night. The true, dedicated, and bedraggled few trekked to Rorschach's final performance of the night, bringing with them an air of camaraderie and familiarity that Le Poisson Rouge lacked.

Characterized by sweat, laughter and grown men in underwear, Rorschach's last hurrah on Saturday was definitely the one everyone should have attended... if not for the striptease, then definitely for the fraternal atmosphere that shows these days too often lack.

More pics from LPR and a video from ABC No Rio are below...

Continue reading "Rorschach played ABC No Rio (video), LPR & Acheron (pics, review) after Maryland Death Fest"

by BBG

Old Man Gloom

Old Man Gloom's hypnotic, doom-laced hardcore made its return to NYC with a show at Europa last night (5/8), flanked by support from noise-core power-duo The Austerity Program and the alienating, anti-social hardcore of Psychic Limb. The semi-Boston supercrew, which contained Nate Newton (Converge, Doomriders), Caleb Scofield (Cave In, Zozobra), Aaron Turner (Isis, Split Cranium, Mamiffer, etc) and Santos Montano, is currently touring in support of its new surprise LP NO, news of which surfaced last week. The band had copies of the release at the venue last night and only a select few lucky folks managed to snag the vinyl, though cassettes were available (all?) most of the night.

Nate Newton will return to NYC in a couple weeks, this time along with Converge as support for Rorschach at Le Poisson Rouge. It'll be the second time in as many months that Converge plays NYC (check out pictures from MHoW)

Pictures/video from Europa are below, along with the Old Man Gloom setlist....

Continue reading "Old Man Gloom played Europa with The Austerity Program and Psychic Limb (pics/video)"

by BBG

Converge at MHoW (more by Johnathan McPhail)

As previously mentioned, Old Man Gloom (mem. Converge and Isis) have expanded their East Coast tour that will culminate at a show at Europa with The Austerity Program and Psychic Limb.

Converge frontman Jacob Bannon has announced plans to release a split under the moniker Wear Your Wounds with Revelator (Ben Chisholm of Chelsea Wolfe's backing band) on the other side.

We've already mentioned how Converge has been added to a monumental show with Rorschach and Xaddax (who are throwing a record release show on Tuesday at DBA).

It might be cause of today's status as an unofficial holiday of sorts, but there are a hefty amount of shows going on in the next few days... one bigger show that has seemingly flown under the radar is sweep-picking death-metal lunatics Origin with Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, Rings of Saturn, Battlecross, Face of Ruin at Europa on April 24th. Tickets are still available, OR you can try and win a pair. Details are below. The show is part of a larger tour for the band and dates are also below.

On their way to Chaos in Tejas, The Mob (UK) will stop into Brooklyn to play Death By Audio on May 29th. The UK anarcho-punk band will be joined by Sickoids, Nomad, and Anasazi at the venue, and it'll set you back $10 at the door.

Speaking of release parties, Levil Uniform, the skater/extreme music zine, will be throwing a shownext friday at the Grand Victory for their fifteenth issue with local crew Syphilitic Lust and others playing through out the night. That same night, the great Hank Wood & The Hammerheads will bless Don Pedro's.. details are below.

Obnoxiously fun punk band Beer & Cable will officially christen the recently relaunched Acheron on May 5th as part of a show with The Regressives, Agitator, ZTs and Trepanning.

Some interesting additions to some May shows also happened this week. Meek Is Murder was tacked onto the coming Tournament show at Acheron on 5/4, while the supporting bill for the previously discussed Power Trip bill was fleshed out to include Crushed and Brain Slug.

More suggested shows, a stream of the new Rwake 7" (which only be available at their merch booth for Maryland Deathfest X, don't forget about their NYC show), a Code Orange Kids video, Homewrecker featuring Dylan Walker from Full of Hell, and a Black Breath video from their latest LP is below (don't forget about their NYC show). What did I miss?

Continue reading "Evillive (Old Man Gloom, Origin, Rwake, The Mob, Code Orange Kids, Black Breath)"

by BBG

Old Man Gloom

Old Man Gloom is a sludge/doom metal/post-metal band originally formed in Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States [in 1999], but now based in Massachusetts. The group, formed by Aaron Turner of Isis and Santos Montano, has now expanded to become a sort of supergroup in the Boston hardcore and metalcore scene. The group is less a band than it is a recording project for a variety of talent. -[Wiki]
Old Man Gloom is a project that consists of members of many bands, and I am definitely excited to hear they are banding together again for what looks like an East Coast tour (!) including a stop in Brooklyn at Europa on May 8th with The Austerity Program and Psychic Limb. Tickets for that show are on sale. All (known) tour dates are listed below.

Old Man Gloom on the road will reportedly consist of Aaron Turner (Isis, Mamiffer), Santos Montano (Zozobra), Nate Newton (Converge, Doomriders), Caleb Scofield (Cave-In) and Luke Scarola. So far, no word on a follow-up to their massive Christmas LP from 2004.

All tour dates and a video of OMG at North Six in 2002,below...

Continue reading "Old Man Gloom scheduling East Coast Tour (initial dates)"

photos by Di Lynn Ring, words by BBG

Tombs @ Union Pool
Tombs, in four-piece formation and with special guest bassist Paul Delaney of Black Anvil, headlined Union Pool on March 3rd with support from Argonauts (with new vocalist Chris Alfano in tow), Psychic Limb and The Year is One. Here are some pictures.

The show was one of FOUR high-profile metal shows that night in NYC, with Deicide headlining Gramercy (pics forthcoming), Drugs of Faith at Death By Audio (pics HERE) and Catheter/Laughing Dog at 538 Johnson.

If you missed Tombs, you can catch them at Public Assembly on May 19th (the same night as Loss/Pallbearer's NYC debut show).

All Tombs dates and more Union Pool pictures below...

Continue reading "Tombs played Union Pool with Argonauts, Psychic Limb and The Year is One (pics & more dates)"

by BBG


Ulcerate will team with Tombs for a string of US dates that will include May 19th at Public Assembly, as part of their campaign towards Maryland Deathfest 2012. Ticketing info is forthcoming. The New Zeland band recently signed to Relapse for the follow-up to their much loved The Destroyers of All LP.

Tombs will also play a local show in the meantime, teaming with Argonauts, Psychic Limb & The Year is One for a show at Union Pool on March 3rd.

Tombs recently waved goodbye to long-time bassist Carson James, who will be temporarily replaced by Paul Delaney of Black Anvil for an upcoming LA show at The Roxy on 2/11 with Exhumed, Black Tusk, Revocation, and Royal Thunder as part of a Scion showcase for Relapse Records.

All tour dates and some streams are below.

Continue reading "Ulcerate to tour East Coast with Tombs before MDF"

by BBG

Kevin Baker of All Pigs Must Die @ Power of The Riff (more by Taylor Keahey)
Kevin Baker

Here is our third and final installment in a series where we asked our favorite artists about their highlights of 2011. This batach includes contributions from members of All Pigs Must Die, Altar of Plagues, Hull, "Grim" Kim Kelly, J.Bennett, Chris Bruni (Profound Lore) and many others. Part 1 is HERE. Part 2 is HERE. Part 3 is below...

Continue reading "The Year in Heavy 2011 according to artists & friends (part 3)"

by BBG

R.I.P. Defeatist.

New York waved sayonara to one of the greatest grind bands in the city on Saturday night (12/17) when Defeatist played their final show with a handpicked lineup of Triac, Psychic Limb, D.O.C., and Backslider. There is no malice between the three Defeat-ers, and in fact, Saturday night at Death By Audio was more of a celebration of the collective and the band was undoubtedly at their tightest. The dizzyingly impressive grind trio will be sorely missed.

Meanwhile, look out for material from Radiation Blackbody (Josh & Joel of Defeatist) and Praetura (with Joel of Defeatist) as well as some live shows by those bands.

If you missed D.O.C., make sure and check them out in the new year when they team with Coke Bust, Tenement & Rational Animals at Acheron on 1/4. Coke Bust, D.O.C., Sick Fix and Magrudergrind all feature drummer Chris Moore.

Check out some pictures from their final date below (though none of Backslider, who I missed), below...

Continue reading "Defeatist played their final show @ Death By Audio (pics)"

by BBG

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Coke Bust at Acheron (more by BBG)
Coke Bust

Coke Bust will return to NYC with Tenement, D.O.C. and Rational Animals to play Acheron on 1/4. The show is one of a few dates for the fast-hardcore crew. Chris of Coke Bust/Magrudergrind will also be playing drums with D.O.C. when they play Saturday (12/17) at Death By Audio with Triac, Backslider (who are streaming a new track), and Psychic Limb as part of Defeatist's farewell show. Defeatist's Tyranny of Decay was one of my favorite records of 2011, and the Coke Bust show at Acheron was also one of my favorites of the year.

Weekend Nachos have added a gang of dates with Homewrecker leading up to their appearance at A389 Anniversary. Those dates include a stop at ABC No Rio on 1/19. Full tour schedule is below.

Morbid Saint will hit the road for a pair of East Coast gigs that will include Europa on 1/20 with Deceased, Carcinogen and Midnight Hellion. Tickets are on sale.

Check out a new track from The Devil's Blood, as well as a teaser for a second track below. The band's new LP The Thousandfold Epicentre hits via Metal Blade on January 17th.

Maruta has called it quits.

Poison Idea will reissue Darby Crash Rides Again: The Early Years, The Fatal Erection Years (aka Pick Your King/Record Collectors are Pretentious Assholes), War All The Time, Ian Mackaye, Feel The Darkness, We Must Burn and Last Will & Testament via Southern Lord and TKO Records.

Pallbearer was great for the limited time that I saw them at Rites of Darkness (due to schedule changes), and now you can stream a new track from their forthcoming Profound Lore LP via Pitchfork. Look for Sorrow and Extinction via the label on February 21st.

Birds In Row will release Collected via Vitriol on January 17th, a prelude to their Deathwish release due next year. Collected features previously released tracks from the French sludgy-hardcore band, and is streamable in full below. Preorder your copy of Collected via Vitriol.

On another note, this will be the final Evillive until the New Year, so have a happy one and make sure and leave any notes/comments below. Thanks for reading, and supporting independent music in 2011. All suggested shows, Weekend Nachos dates, and some streams are below.

Continue reading "Evillive (Coke Bust, Weekend Nachos, Pallbearer, The Devil's Blood, Birds In Row & more)"

by BBG

Defeatist at Shea Stadium (more by BBG)

Defeatist have announced that "this turd has been circling the bowl long enough, so we have decided to flush it for good." The trio have a pair of NYC dates left on the calendar before they call it quits. on Saturday, 11/12 they play Acheron with Gaza, Tiger Flowers, & Don't Give A Fuck, and then their final date is on 12/17 at Death By Audio with the great Triac, Psychic Limb, Disciples Of Christ (mems of Magrudergrind), and Backslider. Advance tickets are not available, so make sure you get to the Acheron early to send-off NYC's best grind band right.

Defeatist recently released their final LP Tyranny of Decay. Stream it below in full and order your copy before they (the band and the LP) disappear for good.

Reminder: a pair of bands featuring members of Magrudergrind, Coke Bust & Sick Fix, will hit NYC on 11/19 at Acheron with Masakari and Grudges. Grudges will ALSO play Saint Vitus the night before (11/18) as part of a show with Black Anvil, Bloodiest and Mutilation Rites. Tickets are on sale for the BA show.

Stream that Defeatist, as well as other material from Masakari, Bloodiest and others below.

Continue reading "Defeatist call it quits, announce final shows"

Acheron photos by Stephanie Crumley, Union Pool photos by BBG

Danava at Acheron

Danava and Thrones completed a round of NYC dates over the weekend. They tagged Acheron on an icy Thursday night with Caltrop and Psychic Limb, and then hit Union Pool on Friday (10/28) with La Otracina & Ben von Wildenhaus (mem Federation X). Thrones, Danava, and La Otracina were then set to head out on the road together together, but were forced to cancel their Boston date at Midway Cafe the next night due to the freak snowfall that blanketed the Northeast, but resumed their tour in Providence last night (10/30) and are on their way north towards Portland, ME now. Full tour dates are below.

Thrones, Danava, La Otracina and Ben von Wildenhaus, aka the Friday lineup, ALL have new releases to celebrate. Thrones, aka Joe Preston, recently dropped a split with Sedan on his own Joe Preston's Solid Gold Records. La Otracina were literally assembling and selling their new Skyblazer 7" at the show, out now via In For The Kill Records. Ben von Wildenhaus released his new LP Great Melodies From Around this past Tuesday (10/25) via Riot Bear Recording Co. And of course, Danava's new LP is out now too.

Of the previously mentioned, only BvW has another NYC date in his near future, at Zebulon on Thursday (11/3) with Pure Horsehair and DJ Porkchop in celebration of Great Melodies From Around.

Pictures from Acheron and Union Pool, as well as video from Acheron, are below...

Continue reading "Danava & Thrones played Acheron & Union Pool (pics, video), cancelled Boston"

by BBG

Batillus @ Acheron

Batillus headlined Acheron last night, their last show of the year on their homebase of NYC and a primer for their forthcoming West Coast dates with The Atlas Moth and Kowloon Walled City. Batillus's appearance featured a new song, one of several that band has already written for their follow-up to Furnace, the band's celebrated debut with Seventh Rule. Details on that are forthcoming.

Richmond crew Inter Arma were the lone touring band on the bill, joining locals Belus at the Acheron. Inter Arma linked up with Balaclava on earlier dates. Balaclava played Acheron a few days earlier.

Acheron will host another noteworthy show (that I booked) TONIGHT (10/27) at 9PM with Thrones, Danava, Caltrop, and Psychic Limb (who recently played a boat). It's one of two Thrones/Danava dates in NYC. The second is Thursday at Union Pool with La Otracina and Ben von Wildenhaus at 8PM.

More pictures and videos from last night and all tour dates are below...

Continue reading "Batillus, Inter Arma & Belus played Acheron (pics & video), Danava & Thrones kick off 2-night NYC run there tonight"

photos by Jonathan McPhail & Greg Cristman, videos by (((unartig))), words by BBG

Kvelertak on the Jewel (photo by Greg Cristman)

A hearty thank you goes out to Rocks Off crew and the audience who baorded the Jewel on Saturday to set sail on the East River for the BrooklynVegan/Rocks Off official CMJ showcase. The show, headlined by Kvelertak and featuring Skeletonwitch, Tombs and Psychic Limb, was the second of three NYC shows for the Norwegian band, who played a surprise show at Saint Vitus directly following their Europa gig the night before. Europa was with Skeletonwitch, Turbid North, Battlecross, and Barn Burner.

As the boat pulled away from the dock, Psychic Limb took to the stage with their nihilistic hard-grind. Vocalist Brian Montouri's stage antics were as negative and wild as usual, at one point grabbing a case of beer set aside for the bands and throwing it into the crowd and screaming "free beer" into the microphone. The crowd swarmed the case and after the sound man headed to the front to move the case behind the band (its original spot), Montouri found it again and threw it back to the frothing alcohol-hungry wolves. They won't be asked back on the boat any time soon.

Tombs followed. The cold late fall air whipped through the top tier of the boat and the Brooklyn band managed make it even a little bit more icy. Another well-executed set of black metal-tinged with hardcore from Brooklyn's finest, who performed part of their set with the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop. Surreal and awesome.

Skeletonwitch's uber-fun and tongue-in-cheek blackened thrash kicked the party into overdrive, and was followed by Nowegian party-metal crew Kvelertak. Crowd-surfing, moshpits and general dancing insanity were the center-piece of both sets, which mirrored Kvelertak's set at Europa (but differed from Saint Vitus) (I went to all three). Kelertak literally brought the boat's ceiling down with them during their set, with the bands and audience members ripping the drop ceiling and tiles out of place and leaving a huge mess by the end of the night.

Lots more pictures and video from the Rocks Off Boat Cruise, below...

Continue reading "Kvelertak, Skeletonwitch, Tombs & Psychic Limb rocked the boat (pics & video)"

by BBG

Kvelertak at Parkside in SF (more by Taylor Keahey)

While we couldn't be more excited about our own official showcase with Kvelertak, Skeletowitch, Tombs and Psychic Limb aboard the Jewel on 10/22 (tickets, the only boat show during CMJ and Tombs's only appearance), there are plenty of other noteworthy heavy events that go down this week.

CMJ isn't exactly thick with heavy music events, so we've taken the liberty of expanding a bit to accomodate for punk, hardcore, dark, and anything that experiments with the darker ends of the spectrum. Our guide is below. It encompasses all of the night shows (there are no day events for heavy music, sigh). Check it out....

Continue reading "BBG's guide to the heavy @ CMJ 2011"

by BBG

Defeatist @ Acheron

There was a definite family vibe at Acheron on Saturday (10/7), with touring band Regents (mems Sleepytime Trio, Frodus, Acid Tiger, Thursday) sharing the stage with NYC grind greats Defeatist, Psychic Limb, and The Year is One. Artist Brian Montouri of Psychic Limb is responsible for Regents cover art and the ties between Defeatist, The Year is One and Psychic Limb go deeper than just sharing this stage, so there was a definite air of friendship that went all around.

Regents' blistering punk rock is propelled by Jason Hamacher's (Frodus) pummeling drums, with Drew Ringo and David NeSmith's dueling guitar and scream vocals. Lukas Previn (Acid Tiger, Thursday) filled in on bass, as the band tore through material off of their debut 7". Stream it in its entirety below.

The show was one of two that I caught on Saturday, the first being Thou, The Body, Alkahest, and Argonauts at ABC No Rio (pictures/review).

Reminder: Psychic Limb will appear aboard the Jewel on 10/22 with Tombs, Skeletonwitch, and Kvelertak as part of the Rocks Off/BV-BBG official showcase. Tickets are still available.

More pictures from Acheron and that 7" stream is below...

Continue reading "Defeatist, Regents, Psychic Limb & The Year is One played Acheron (pics & a Regents 7" stream)"

by BBG

Dick Dale shows his MLB colors
Dick Dale

Surf guitar great Dick Dale is currently on the road and will swing by NYC for a pair of area dates in late October, none of which are CMJ related. Look for Dale on 10/20 at Maxwell's in Hoboken and 10/23 aboard a Rocks Off Concert Cruise. Tickets for both Maxwell's and the Rocks Off show are on sale. Coincidentally, the film that arguably recharged his popularity, Pulp Fiction, is on blu-ray today.

Just one day before that boat show will be another, more insane boat show with the previouslay announce lineup of Skeletonwitch, Kvelertak, and Tombs, plus new addition Psychic Limb (the BV-BBG/Rocks Off official showcase!). Tickets are still available, or get in with your CMJ badge.

Psychic Limb also play Acheron on Saturday (10/8) with Defeatist (who have a new album), Regents (a new 7"), and the newly added The Year is One (who played Union Pool last week).

And so concludes the world's first Dick Dale/Defeatist/LA Dodgers post. All tour dates and some video is below.

Continue reading "Dick Dale on tour, playing Maxwell's & a boat (one day after Psychic Limb play a boat) ---- dates"

words & photos by BBG, additional photos by Jason House

Coliseum @ Public Assembly (by BBG)

Coliseum played two Brooklyn shows with Gods & Queens over the weekend, each with different set lists! And different openers too. Tour-mates Rise & Fall and Masakari were both on the bill at the Saturday Public Assembly show, as was Psychic Limb (who supported Dillinger Escape Plan Sunday night at MHoW too). Sunday's Union Pool show featured Coliseum, The Austerity Program, The Year is One, and Masakari who initially had the day off until they hopped on the Union Pool show last minute in addition to playing a last minute show at C-Squat.

Pictures from Union Pool are forthecoming, but Public Assembly pics are in this post, and there are more of them below...

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