Entries tagged with: Psychic Limb
Psychic Limb at Cake Shop, the aftermath (more by Jason House)
Psychic Limb has a busy weekend in a couple weeks, as the band has been added to a pair of notable NYC shows. The first will go down at the previously discussed Coliseum/Gods & Queens date at Public Assembly, which also recently added Rise & Fall (their only NYC appearance) and Masakari (who'll also play ABC No Rio with Black Kites & Grudges that afternoon). $12 gets you in the door and tickets are on sale. The show is one of two dates scheduled for Coliseum, who'll also join The Austerity Program at Union Pool the next night (5/15, tickets).
Then the following day, Psychic Limb will join another Psychic band, The Psychic Paramount, in supporting The Dillinger Escape Plan at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 15th (tickets). The MHOW show is a one off solo show for DEP, who is currently playing dates with the Deftones and will hit Best Buy Theater for a pair of sold-out nights (on 5/13, 5/14). The Psychic Paramount will hit the road with Disappears in July.
All of the Psychic Limb shows are in celebration of their new LP, Queens, which is currently up for preorder via Clairvoyant Recordings.... my own new record label. Recorded by Colin Marston (Krallice, Dysrhythmia, etc), the LP, the label's first release, is limited to 500 copies with the first 100 coming on opaque yellow and the remainder on black. Psychic Limb sold small runs of their LP at recent shows with Nails and Unbroken/Jesuit.
Rise & Fall will enter God City Studios on Sunday, 5/1 to record a new LP with Kurt Ballou. No word on the details behind the LP, but we'll keep you posted.
All tour dates and some video is below.
"Last time we were in New York was in 1993 and we were supposed to play ABC No Rio. We got there and were told the show was cancelled" - Rob Moran of Unbroken
Santos was definitely not cancelled, and was packed to the brim with Unbroken fans on Saturday 4/9, as the band played one of two remaining gigs left on their schedule (the other being Chaos in Tejas). The two floor extravaganza was also marked by an appearance from Indecision, a reunion of Jesuit, a reunion of Damnation AD, and appearances from Portland's Unrestrained and NYC's Psychic Limb.
Psychic Limb opened the show in the basement of Santos at the clockstrike of 5:45, playing material from their new LP Queens in addition to a cover of Youth of Today's "Wake Up and Live". Mixing fierce grind with hardcore, the packed basement saw singer Brian Montouri thrash about during his unhinged performance... throwing drums & cases, swinging around the monitors, hanging upside down from railings, and whipping around the crowd to incite some movement. Though the audience was mostly stoic (a somewhat deer-in-the-headlights look prevailed) the band delivered a dependably good set.
Unrestrained followed on the bottom floor and was also met with a mostly stoic reaction, though the band's cover of Inside Out's "Burning Fight" provoked the crowd into momentary floorpunching mayhem. The Portland band was clearly tight and well-rehearsed, but we would have to wait until Damnation AD to come on stage before the lid came off.
Damnation AD got the pit moving quickly - there was crowdsurfing, sing-alongs, and movement galore. Vocalist Mike McTernan bloodied himself, bashing the microphone into his head repeatedly until a trickle of crimson started to drip all over the stage. The DC band's hardcore peppered with noise punk was tight and energetic, and featured a return from Colin of Most Precious Blood/Indecision on drums.
After Damnation AD, the show moved to the larger space upstairs for a one-time reunion of Jesuit. The Virginia Beach hardcore band might be (unfairly) known as Nate Newton of Converge/Brian Benoit of Dillinger Escape Plan's previous project. Jesuit was hands-down the most jaw-dropping performance of the night, mixing booming sludge-metal riffs and hardcore with pinpoint accuracy. As usual, Nate Newton was as energetic as ever on stage, but the masses were not as batshit crazy as they were for Damnation AD. Or maybe, hopefully, they were too much in awe. Make sure and pick up the Jesuit discography out tomorrow via Magic Bullet Records and featuring art from Florian Betmer. And if you can make it, try and check out Jesuit at Best Friends Day 2011... it'll be worth the trip.
Indecision was next on the main stage, and followed by Unbroken who tore the place apart by the time they got to their second song "Blanket" from Life. Love. Regret.. Energy and intensity were on full-display from both the band & the crowd. The packed Santos folk brimmed with excitement. Excellent work from the defunct San Diego crew, but to me the night belonged to Jesuit, despite what the moshing masses said to the contrary.
More pictures and some setlists from the whole show, below...
All Pigs Must Die at Full Metal Texas (more by Samantha Marble)
A bit of bad news... Burning Love has cancelled their scheduled appearance at Union Pool Friday with Nails, All Pigs Must Die & New Lows, and their show with Unbroken at Santos Party House on 4/9. Fortunately for both shows though, excellent bands have stepped in to fill their shoes. The slot at Union Pool will be filled by Psychic Limb and the Santos show will be replaced by special guests... Damnation AD! Santos will be Damnation AD's first NYC appearance since their reunion dates in 2007. Tickets are available at the door for Nails, but unfortunately Santos is sold out.
In related news, All Pigs Must Die have signed to Southern Lord for their new/forthcoming LP and recently dropped some details on that forthcoming LP:
The final master is approved for the GOD IS WAR lp and the artwork is currently being drawn by FLORIAN BERTMER. Just a matter of time before everything is ready to go to the pressing plant. More to come.Can't wait. All dates, flyers, and some video is below.
photos by Jason House, words by BBG
After a set in Pomona at Scion Rock Fest 2011, Fuck The Facts headed east for a short tour that ended at Cake Shop on Saturday. Celebrating their 10th anniversary, the Canadian band's material they showcased at the Manhattan show was spread across all of their output, touching on burners like "The Sound of Your Smashed Head" from Sigmata Hi-Five, to "Wake" from the band's latest Unnamed EP.
Psychic Limb directly supported FTF, and in speaking with the band following their set I found that the band played all of a forthcoming LP (!) in order. PL hopes to have the new LP up and out by their appearance supporting Unbroken at a sold-out Santos. We'll keep you up to date.
Radiation Blackbody is 2/3 (Josh/Joel) of Defeatist, and their uber-complex hardcore-meets-tech was fascinating and offered a good counterpoint to the late 90s post-hardcore stylings of Swords of Chaos from Iceland who were also on the bill. Josh of Radiation Blackbody/Defeatist is also the bassist for Castevet, who will play the BrooklynVegan/ProfoundLore show at Lovejoys in Austin on 3/19 followed by the Profound Lore official showcase at Valhalla later that night.
More pictures from Cake Shop are below...
Fuck The Facts at Cake Shop (more by BBG)
Fuck The Facts will return to Cake Shop on March 12th as part of a special round of new dates:
We've put together a special set for these shows that will have us playing songs from every album since 2001's 'Mullet Fever' all the way to new music from our upcoming 'Die Miserable' album, and all in chronological order from oldest to newest. Many of these songs we haven't played live in years and most likely won't after this, so we hope you'll enjoy this little blast into the past.Expect the nasty little canucks to fuck shit up at Cake Shop. Can't wait for Die Miserable.
Supporting the incredible FTF will be the always unfucwitable hard-grinders Psychic Limb, Radiation Blackbody (Joel/Josh of Defeatist), and Icelandic hardcore/screamo Swords of Chaos (mems of Jonsi's band, seriously).
Fuck The Facts have taken some time off as of late but many of the members have kept busy with other projects. Johnny Ibay recently played with Haymaker at the A389 Anniversary. Marc Bourgon teamed up with Steve Vargas of The Great Sabatini to record a new side project Greber. It's a little bit more in the hardcore vein (but still rules), and you can stream all of that EP below, and then pick up a copy and/or a t-shirt at their merch site.
Speaking of Joel from Defeatist, he'll debut his new band Praetura at Acheron on 2/5. The show will also feature The Osedax (ex-Psyopus), Backslider, and Misanthropic Noise. Defeatist will also play 5/22 at The Charleston with Internal Rot and Doubled Over.
Retro Grave (with Jeff Olson, ex-Trouble) will headline The Studio at Webster Hall on 4/23 and snag both Gnaw (who is also playing with Locrian) and Kayo Dot for support. The show is one of two scheduled for Kayo Dot, as they'll also play Bowery Electric on 3/25 with Vaura & Throat
Streams and more show listings below...
photos by Samantha Marble, words by BBG
After raging the night before at Union Pool, the Trap Them/Black Anvil/All Pigs Must Die destruction caravan made its way to the tiny basement of Cake Shop on 1/15, adding Psychic Limb as an exclamation point to the beatdown.
The early show kicked off with Psychic Limb a shade before 6PM, who played the entirety of their forthcoming LP Queens before turning it over to the positively fantastic crust-core killers All Pigs Must Die. Black Anvil followed the pair, trotting out a good selection of tunes from their latest LP Triumvirate before Trap Them whipped the anxious-and-circling-pit-dwellers into a frenzy, inciting crowd-surfing and gang vocals alike. Trap Them's incendiary live renditions of songs like "Damage Prose", "The Facts" and "Every Walk A Quarantine" from the band's forthcoming Darker Handcraft prove that these songs don't just kill on LP, but are also highly translatable live too.
More pictures from Cake Shop are below.
Trap Them at The Studio at Webster Hall (more by Greg Cristman)
Trap Them, who you may have recently caught at The Studio, are still on the road for the rest of November and most of December. Right now they're still touring with Every Time I Die and Howl. On December 5th their tour-mates change to Job For A Cowboy, Skeletonwitch and Misery Index, and as recently revealed, those are the bands they'll play with at the previously mentioned show at Santos Party House on 12/16. Tickets are still available.
That's not Trap Them's only upcoming NYC show though! BrooklynVegan and 1000 Knives are proud to present the band's return to NYC in 2011, with All Pigs Must Die, Psychic Limb, and one more band TBA. The show, Trap Them's only scheduled headlining gig at the moment, goes down at Cake Shop on January 15th, 2011 and tickets are on sale.
If you're wondering who All Pigs Must Die is, the band is a supergroup of sorts comprised of members of Converge, Bloodhorse, and The Hope Conspiracy. APMD released their debut EP via Shirts & Destroy and though there are elements from all of the aforementioned, the release heads down a crustier, blackened d-beat path. Pick up a copy now.
In other good/bands-being-revealed-as-actually-playing-Santos news, the previously discussed Watain show at Santos recently got a little more interesting with the addition of the incredible Goatwhore and Hamsoken. Tickets are still available. Goatwhore is currently on tour with Watain and Black Anvil, but was previously not going to go as far as NYC with the other bands (or so they said). Goatwhore played Europa with Black Dahlia Murder on 9/30.
Full Trap Them tour dates as well as some video, is below.
words and photos by BBG
Wormrot played Acheron on 10/3, one of three NYC dates that the band landed after cancelling their appearance at Santos earlier this month. The Singapore (!) grind greats were supported by some of NYC's finest including (for my money) the best grind band in NYC, Defeatist, the elusive/explosive Psychic Limb, and the fantastic Curandera (ex-ASRA, current Mutilation Rites). Mutant Supremacy, who have a new LP out now, also supported, adding a touch of darkness to an already pummeling grind fiesta.
If you missed it, you can catch Wormrot tonight (10/6) at Party Expo. Mutant Supremacy will also be on hand.
More pictures from the Acheron show, including a shot of Wormrot's setlist, lie below.
Wormrot have been forced to delay the start of their tour due to visa issues. That means they won't be appearing at Santos Party House tonight (9/2), though all the other bands on the bill still will. To make up for it, Wormrot have rescheduled their NYC show to this SUNDAY (9/5) at Bowery Electric at 11PM. From there they move to Cleveland and tour as planned, though now we can also announce one more show that was being kept a secret up until now: BrooklynVegan & 1000 Knives are proud to present Wormrot with Mutant Supremacy, Defeatist, Psychic Limb, and Curandera at the Acheron on 10/3!
Wormrot's Abuse was one of my favorite LP's of 2009. Updated tour dates and a video of Wormrot in action is below...
DOWNLOAD: D.I.S. - "Speak Of Hate" (MP3)
Psychic Limb at Cake Shop (more by Samantha Marble)
After a weekend of ragin' (if you went to MDF), grillin', or just plain chillin', it might be a good idea to blow off some (more) steam at TONIGHT's killer Monday night lineup at Lit. D.I.S. will headlining the fourth anniversary of Precious Metal (congrats Curran!) with a show alongside the always fun Psychic Limb and Olde Ghost. $6, as always, gets you in.
The show is part of a larger tour for D.I.S., who have released their new LP Critical Failure via Deep Six Records. Check out the lead track "Speak Of Hate" above. D.I.S. features Leon Del Muerte of Phobia/Exhumed/Intronaut among their ranks.
Full D.I.S. tour dates, as well as some video, are below.
Trash Talk at Acheron (photo by Marvic Paulo)
A hearty thanks to all who came to the Trash Talk/La Dispute/Cerebral Ballzy/Psychic Limb FREE all-ages rager at Acheron (the venue, not the band who just called it quits after 22 years) on Friday night after the Trash Talk / La Dispute show at Bowery. The new venue was absolutely shocking when I first checked it out. DIY spaces have a (rightful) reputation as cut to the bare minimum, but Acheron's sound and space was nothing like that. With a stage, a respectable PA, and plenty of space to fit 100+, it's nice to see that metal has a new and legitimately great place to play.
Moshpit dudes in fitted mouthpieces aside, the show was tons of fun and lived up to Trash Talk's other recent incredible performances I witnessed in Austin: at the our Pizza Party at Hoeks and at our Attitude Adjustment show at Red 7.
Tons more pics and video from the Acheron show, below...
DOWNLOAD: Trash Talk - "Explode" (MP3)
Trash Talk at Attitude Adjustment at Red 7 (more here)
Is there such thing as too much Trash Talk? I personally don't think so, which is why we invited them to play not only the Attitude Adjustment party at Red 7 in March, but also Hoeks Death Metal Pizza a few days prior. And it's also why BV & 1000 Knives are happy to present a FREE, late night, ALL AGES show featuring said destructors with La Dispute, Cerebral Ballzy and Psychic Limb at new space Acheron on Friday (5/21)! Flyer below.
Trash Talk and La Dispute open for Alexisonfire at Bowery Ballroom earlier that same night. That larger Manhattan show is sold out. Afterwards, they'll scoot on over to Acheron (57 Waterbury St. Brooklyn, L train to Montrose - One block east of Bushwick Ave b/w Scholes and Meserole) to play a second time. Get there right as doors open at 11:30 because the venue is small and it will "sell out".
Full Trash Talk tour dates, the show flyer, and tons of video (including some from Attitude Adjustment 2010) are below...
words by BBG, photos by Samantha Marble
"This is the first night of our European tour," Dave Verellen said as Narrows took the stage a shade past 11PM at Cake Shop on 4/24. As the first date of their tour before the band shipped off tour Europe, I guess he was technically right. The NYC show almost didn't happen though; guitarist Jodie Cox resides in the UK and was delayed due to the volcanic ash in Europe. But the hardcore gods were smiling upon the sweaty basement at Cake Shop, and molten magma could not stop the destruction to come.
Narrows was on point. The instrumental portion of the band were noisy and powerful, furious and tight - you would never know their members live on different continents. Over it all, ex-Botch mainman Verellen spent a good portion of the show leaning on the front row of the crowd. He spent the second portion doubled over and screaming his lungs out. There is a reason why some consider him to have one of the greatest voices in hardcore.
The BV/1000 Knives show also featured the badass Acid Tiger (celebrating their new LP, and with guitarist Jim Carroll of HopeCon on second guitar), the post-hardcore stylings of I Hate Our Freedom, and antisocial grind greats Psychic Limb. All four bands executed well, with Acid Tiger sounding particularly huge with the addition of the second guitarist.
Pics and tons of video from the show below...
Gospel at Union Pool (more by Samantha Marble)
The last benefit for Matty No Times featured Gospel, and the band is back again with a similarly awesome lineup of Cleanteeth, Psychic Limb, Rats In The Walls, and Black Kites at Public Assembly on 4/17. All of the $10 cover goes toward Matty No Times and his staggering medical costs:
Remember that Brainworms tour we were just talking about? Well, according to Punknews, Brainworms have called it quits. Capsule (featuring Kylesa drummer Eric Hernandez) will sally forth without them, playing all three previously discussed shows at Cake Shop (3/17), ABC No Rio (3/20), and the newly announced Glass Door (3/20). Support for Cake Shop will come from Nomos, Death First, and the great Pollution, while ABC No Rio gets Pregnant and Nightbirds +1 TBA. My favorite of the three goes to The Glass Door show, which will feature the incredible Defeatist, Ramps and MVRs (most valuable rookies) Psychic Limb. Git er dun.
Sorry broklyn nyc ,umm we are still in the studio and got to get done by the 1st so we cant come out the studio for the 6th how ever we will be doing a make up show in the early of march.please come out and bang ur head,stay tuned stay doom -[Sourvein]Sweet, dudes. Can't wait for the new material. Just make sure and use spellcheck a bit more often (like I can talk).
Some videos and tons of tour dates (including Sourvein's tour with Eyehategod) are below...
STATS at Public Assembly (more by Justina Villanueva)
The city is always brimming with great art, whether from MSG to a loft in Bushwick. Here are some more NYC shows that are definitely worth a look over the coming weekend...
words by BBG, photos by Samantha Marble
Avi of Magrudergrind avec dudes going apey
Few genres of extreme music necessitate the technical proficiency and stamina required to play grindcore music. It features brief, violent bursts of blast-beat drumming accompanied by chugging, down-tuned guitars and vocals that are screeched, barked, growled, and always incomprehensible. The differences between acts are indecipherable to the uninitiated (twelve-tone music and Corsican polyphony present the same problem), but for the masochistic grind enthusiast, few groups reach the brutal purity of the Washington, D.C., band Magrudergrind. -[The New Yorker]Magrudergrind headlined Sunday's early show at Cake Shop along with local grind faves Defeatist, Ramps, special guests Psychic Limb, and Black Kites. It was the first of two BV/1000 Knives productions over the weekend. The first was Tombs + Rosetta @ Union Pool one night earlier.
Magrudergrind and Defeatist delivered positively blistering sets (as expected - they both destroy), but the biggest surprise to me was Psychic Limb. Fronted by NYC artist Brian Montouri, the band played a spazzy-pummeling grind that was beyond fun, though a little on the way-too-short side (10ish minutes). Catch them if you get the chance, but don't blink.
PL shares a member with Ramps, who was sandwiched in between them and Defeatist. If you missed Ramps, then you're in luck; the band will hit The Charleston on 2/6 with Sourvein (but not Bezoar).
Tons of pics, and some must-see Magrudergrind and Psychic Limb video below...
words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Ryan Muir
"Charleston show was hands down the best show I have ever seen. I still cant comprehend it. It was so jam packed, that if you made it on top of the crowd you were just kinda up there for a bit. Played essentially the same set too but in different order and a bit shorter I think. Hellbastard headlined too.After a triumphant set at Santos, the rough got rougher and sweatier when Rorschach hit up the Brooklyn Vegan/Chronic Youth co-sponsored show at The Charleston, a venue around 1/5 of the size. This "secret show" was hinted at heavily, and then fully announced on Friday. It also featured an appearance from crusty UK thrashers Hellbastard who were on their first EVER US tour after reuniting a couple years ago after a 10+ year hiatus. Like Rorschach, Hellbastard also played a show earlier in the evening. There's was at Europa.
Rorschach opening with "Raw Nerve" at Santos Party House and later doing "Mandible" right into "In Ruins" blew my fucking mind. Un fucking real." [p @ theB9]
Psychic Limb opened the show at The Charleston. Unfortunately, Ryan Muir and I both missed them (I was at Santos & Europa, he at Julian Plenti), but Klaus Kinski affectionately referred to them as sounding like "old Napalm Death".
Then came Rorschach. Though they had only left the stage at Santos less than two hours earlier, none of their energy had dissipated. In fact, (and I could be biased here) I feel like Rorschach, considering their salad days at ABC No Rio and similar small venues around the tri-state, was probably more in their element at the basement of The Charleston. The crowd in the packed room, which included Ted Leo (who sang at the first show) and Tim Harrington among many others, enjoyed a somewhat shorter set than Santos, but a powerful one. People even crowdsurfed despite the the low 10 foot ceilings above. Amazing show, amazing setlist, and any doubters can check out the video below.
After a mix-up with the Hellbastard folks that caused a delay in their already-late-show start time, the UK band eventually hit the stage and burned out a set of crust-meets-early-Celtic-Frost pummel to the remaining spectators (the room was still about 2/3 full). They definitely won over some of the unconverted.
Reformed U.K. thrash metal/crust punk band HELLBASTARD has inked a deal with Poland's Selfmadegod Records. The label will issue "The Need to Kill" on CD, as well as the newly recorded "Eco-War" CD EP, in late October 2009. "The Need to Kill" features six re-recorded HELLBASTARD ragers, while the six-track "Eco-War" release includes a track originally on the band's 1986 demo as well as a SLAYER cover. [Blabbermouth]Full picture set, and a video of Rorschach performing "Checkmate", "Someone", "Raw Nerve","Impressions", "21st Century Schizoid Man" and "My War" at The Charleston, below...