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photo: Rosetta at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Vladislav Grach)

As previously mentioned, spacey post-hardcore band Shiner are playing two BrooklynVegan-presented shows at Brooklyn club Saint Vitus on January 15 and 16. Since we last spoke, openers have been added.

Night 1 gets atmospheric metal band Rosetta, who released the great album Quintessential Ephemera in 2015. Also on that bill is sludge-gazers Spotlights, the project of Mario and Sarah Quintero of Sleep Lady (Mario is also a solo artist as Codas). They recently released the Demonstration EP on Crowquil Records, which you can stream below. Night 1 tickets are still available.

Night 2 gets Driftoff, the new-ish post-hardcore band with members of Junius, Rosetta, and City of Ships; and States & Kingdoms, which includes members of Small Brown Bike, Thursday, Rival Schools, and Burn. Before the Shiner show, States & Kingdoms play Matchless on Jan 9. Night 2 tickets are still available too.

Check out the flyer and listen to all the bands below...

Continue reading "Rosetta, Driftoff, Spotlights and States & Kingdoms opening Shiner's BV-presented Saint Vitus shows"

by Andrew Sacher


Driftoff is a new band featuring members of Junius, Rosetta and City of Ships, and if you listen to those bands you probably have some idea of what you're getting here. It's heavy, soaring post-hardcore that kinda sounds like Hot Water Music going through a big Hum phase, or mid-period Thrice or recent Baroness. It doesn't just sound like some side project though, this is pretty killer stuff. Their debut EP, Modern Fear, comes out October 30 via Science of Silence Records (pre-order digital, vinyl, or vinyl [Europe only]), and we've got the premiere of the new song "Ghosts of Hart Island" from that. Listen, with two other tracks from the four-song EP, below.

Driftoff have two shows scheduled at the moment, both in New York. One is at Brooklyn's Black Bear Bar on November 4 with Pittsburgh's proggy post-hardcore band Edhochuli (that's a great double bill) and the other is Long Island's Amityville Music Hall on November 7.

Continue reading "Junius, Rosetta & City of Ships members formed Driftoff (hear three songs from their debut EP), playing live with Edhochuli"


Epic post-metal band Rosetta are putting their new album, Quintessential Ephemera, out physically at the end of the month (via War Crime), but the whole thing's out digitally now. As mentioned, it's the band fifth album and first as a five-piece, with Eric Jernigan of City of Ships as an additional member. You can download the whole thing (name your price) at bandcamp and stream it below.

The band recently announced release shows, including NYC on July 11 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for that's show are still available. All dates are listed below.

Continue reading "stream/download Rosetta's new LP 'Quintessential Ephemera'"


Post-metallers Rosetta have announced release shows for their upcoming Quintessential Ephemera album happening in Baltimore, Brooklyn, and Boston.

The Brooklyn show happens July 11 at Saint Vitus with more bands TBA. Tickets are on sale. They also have a few other shows, including the Philly stop of the BV-presented Dillinger Escape Plan / Mutoid Man / Primitive Weapons tour.

Quintessential Ephemera drops June 22 via War Crime / Golden Antenna. Listen to singles "Untitled I" and "Untitled V," with their list of tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Rosetta announce three Northeast album release shows"

Volahn - 'Aq'ab'al' artwork

Plenty of great metal, hardcore, and other heavy NYC shows are getting announced all the time. We don't get a chance to write about all of them, so here's a roundup of some of the recently-announced stuff coming up:

Black metal project Volahn (aka Eduardo Ramírez, of the Black Twilight Circle collective) is playing the awesome Berserktown II festival in LA this summer, but before that he'll play NYC on July 23 at the Acheron with Hand of Glory, T.O.M.B. and wulfkrieg. Tickets are on sale now. Volahn's new album, Aq'ab'al, came out earlier this year and can be streamed below.

That Volahn show is part of the 'Dissociative Visions' festival that also includes a show the next day at Saint Vitus (7/24) with Aureole, Eos, Haethen, Lluvia, One Tail One Head, Sinmara, Sortilegia, Vilkacis, Vorde and more TBA. Ticket info coming soon.

California thrashers Warbringer are hitting the road in 2016 with Enforcer, Exmortus and Cauldron, and playing NYC on January 5 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show will be on sale soon.

American death metal vets Deicide are headlining the 2015 Metal Alliance tour, which hits NYC on June 18 at Gramercy Theatre. Also on board is Hate Eternal, Black Crown Initiate, Lorna Shore, Svart Crown and Entombed A.D.. Tickets for NYC are on sale. Hate Eternal dropped a new song off their upcoming album, Infernus (due 8/21 via Season of Mist), this week which you can listen to below, via Decibel.

Max Cavalera's band Soulfly are taking out two death metal bands on tour with them this fall, Decapitated and Soilwork. That tour hits NYC on October 20 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets are on sale now.

We recently mentioned that Phil Anselmo's band Superjoint Ritual was working on new material, and now they have live dates announced too. Nothing in NYC, but they'll be close by on July 17 at The Chance in Poughkeepsie. Tickets are on sale.

Gnaw Their Tongues at Maryland Deathfest 2015 (photo by @mad_angel84)
Gnaw Their Tongues

There are some good metal and hardcore shows this weekend that we've previously discussed too. There's a late White Lung / Obliterations show tonight at Knitting Factory (tickets), and Obliterations also play The Studio at Webster Hall on Saturday with Give and Impact (tickets). Upstairs at the Marlin Room that same night is Modern Life Is War playing Witness in full with United Nations, Frameworks and The Banner (tickets). And at Vitus that night is Falls of Rauros (tickets). This weekend also has Apex Fest at Trans-Pecos with Gnaw Their Tongues and more on Saturday and The Body and more on Sunday. And there's metal representation on the Bushwick Collective Block Party this Saturday from Black Tusk, Sannhet and Primitive Weapons (not to mention Fat Joe is playing).

The High on Fire / Pallbearer / Lucifer / Venomous Maximus tour hits NYC for two BrooklynVegan-presented shows: 8/15 at Irving Plaza and 8/18 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for both are still available.

BV is also co-presenting the Dillinger Escape Plan / Mutoid Man / Primitive Weapons tour, which hits NYC on June 20 at Irving Plaza. Tickets are still available.

Other previously discussed upcoming heavy shows in NYC include Neurosis / Brothers of the Sonic Cloth (ex-TAD) / Sumac (ex-Isis), Old Man Gloom, Slayer, Godflesh / Prurient, Catharsis, Christian Mistress / High Spirits, Trap Them / Full of Hell, Harm's Way, Bell Witch / Akitsa, Power Trip / Foreseen / Red Death, Nuclear Assault, Goatwhore / Ringworm / Black Breath / Theories, Crowbar / Lord Dying, Bongzilla / Crypt Sermon / Hasj, and still more.

As for new music, Fight Amp are streaming their new album, Constantly Off, which comes out next week via Brutal Panda. Listen below. Their tour with KEN mode hits NYC on 6/18 at Saint Vitus with Pyrrhon and Couch Slut (tickets).

KEN mode are also streaming another song from their new album called "I Just Liked Fire," which you can hear below.

Rosetta released another track off their upcoming album, Quintessential Ephemera, which is due June 22 via War Crime / Golden Antenna. Stream "Untitled I" below.

What else?

Continue reading "new music from Rosetta, Fight Amp and KEN mode; Volahn, Decapitated, Deicide, Gnaw Their Tongues, more playing NYC"

by Andrew Sacher

photo: Rosetta at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Vladislav Grach)

One very prevailing trend in the punk scene right now is tons of bands bringing shoegaze into their sound, and coming out with a heavy/atmospheric blend that's making Hum look like a more influential band than ever before. Those bands are all making great records, but credit where it's due: a handful of metal bands have been keeping the heavy/atmospheric thing alive for years -- like Rosetta, who have been putting out killer albums for the past decade. Though Hum was never a band I tended to think of while listening to Rosetta (maybe more Neurosis or Isis), until today's release of new single "Untitled V."

Rosetta have done clean vocals before, though usually more in a higher-pitched fashion which does show up later on in the new song, but the low singing and thick heavy guitars that open this track are the unmistakable sounds of a band gazing away at those shoes. Perhaps part of that is because it's their first album as a five-piece, with Eric Jernigan of the Hum-ish City of Ships contributing guitar and vocals. Metalheads, fear not though. This sprawling seven-minute trip has plenty of screamed, aggressive moments as well. The song is from their upcoming album, Quintessential Ephemera (due this June via War Crime / Golden Antenna), and you can stream it below (via Noisey).

The Philly band have just a few shows coming up this June, one of which is opening their hometown stop of the BrooklynVegan/Invisible Oranges/Party Smasher Inc-presented Dillinger Escape Plan / Mutoid Man / Primitive Weapons tour, which happens 6/17 at Union Transfer (tickets). Unfortunately they're not on the NYC stop (6/20 at Irving), but tickets are still available for that one too.

All dates are listed, with the new song stream, below...

Continue reading "Rosetta releasing 'Quintessential Ephemera' (stream a track), playing the Dillinger Escape Plan Philly show & other dates"


Dillinger Escape Plan

The Dillinger Escape Plan, who played their first show in eight months in Austin this past weekend as part of the Thrasher Deathmatch at SXSW, will be heading out on the road this summer for a short East Coast headlining club tour proudly co-presented by Party Smasher Inc, BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges. Mutoid Man and Primitive Weapons, who shared a bill at Saint Vitus earlier this month, will be along for the ride. Rosetta also plays the Philly show.

Tickets go on sale Friday (3/27) and here are the dates and ticket links:

6/16 @ Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC (tickets)
6/17 @ Union Transfer, Philadelphia (tickets)
6/19 @ Royale Nightclub, Boston (tickets) -
6/20 @ Irving Plaza, NYC (tickets)
Your first chance to get tickets for these shows will be via the BV/IO presale which starts Tuesday (3/24) at 10 AM. Check back Tuesday morning for the password.


DEP's full itinerary also includes some festivals. All tour dates are listed, with more about the Austin show, below...

Continue reading "Dillinger Escape Plan, Mutoid Man & Primitive Weapons -- 2015 Tour Dates & presale (presented by BV & Invisible Oranges)"

Restorations (photo by Andrew Schwartz)

Heartland punks Restorations, who put out a great new LP this year and told us their favorite LPs of 2014, will return to NYC with their shoegazey Philly neighbors Creepoid for a free show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on January 2 (the Friday after New Year's Eve). Also on that bill is The Yum Dee Days.

As discussed, Creepoid will also be in NYC on New Year's Eve to open for Quicksand at Saint Vitus. Online ticket sales are sold out (20 more tickets remain at the venue's bar), but those looking for '90s post-hardcore/emo on NYE might also like to know that tickets are still on sale for the Rainer Maria / Moss Icon show, and tickets are still on sale to see ex-Drive Like Jehu band Obits at Acheron that night.

Restorations only have one other upcoming date, and that's a show in their home state with their post-metal Philly neighbors Rosetta (who put out a new EP not long ago). It's a special show though, with Rosetta playing a "quiet instrumental set" and Restorations playing acoustic.

All Restorations and Creepoid dates are listed, with videos from both bands, below...

Continue reading "Restorations & Creepoid playing a free NYC show the Friday after NYE (and other dates)"

by Ian Chainey

Rosetta at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Vladislav Grach)

Philadelphia post-metallers Rosetta will have a new EP out in October. Flies to Flame is due out on Translation Loss Records on October 14 (preorder) and, judging by the promo video you can hear below, it will be layered with the same weighty crunch of their previous atmospheric efforts.

Rosetta are set to play two record release shows to ring in the event, expanding into a quintet with the special addition of guitarist Eric Jernigan from City of Ships. The first takes place at NYC's Saint Vitus on October 17 with Tiger Flowers and So Hideous. Tickets are available now. The second will be a homecoming show in Philadelphia with Tiger Flowers and Ladder Devils the following day.

Tiger Flowers will also be on tour this fall, supporting their crushing Dead Hymns that was released back in April. They'll swing through places like Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Nashville. On September 27, they'll play NYC's the Acheron with the Daughters-/Dropdead-connected Fucking Invincible, along with Hivesmasher and techsters Torrential Downpour. Tickets for that show are available now.

All Tiger Flowers dates are listed, with a stream of Dead Hymns, and the Flies to Flame promo video and artwork, below...

Continue reading "Rosetta releasing a new EP, playing release shows in Philly & NYC w/ Tiger Flowers (who have other dates)"

photos by Vladislav Grach

the reviews are in: KEN Mode @ Saint Vitus, 8/9/2013
KEN Mode, Rosetta, Tiger Flowers, East of the Wall @ St. Vitus - 8/9/2013

KEN Mode and Rosetta's InvisibleOranges-sponsored tour played their Brooklyn date at Saint Vitus on Friday (8/9), adding on support from hardcore-influenced favorites Tiger Flowers and instrumental jaw-droppers East of the Wall. The show, which doubled as a celebration for Rosetta's new effort, The Anaesthete, featured impressive sets from all four bands, and you can check out pictures and video from all appearances in this post.

More below...

Continue reading "KEN Mode, Rosetta, Tiger Flowers and East of the Wall played Saint Vitus (pics)"

by Fred Pessaro

KEN Mode at Pitchfork 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
KEN Mode

As mentioned, KEN Mode play Saint Vitus tonight (8/9) as part of their larger tour with Rosetta (who have a spankin' new LP). The band will team with East of the Wall and Tiger Flowers for the appearance, a whopper of a four-band bill. Don't miss it, tickets are still available.

Grecian black metallers Zemial impressed at one of their last US appearances, Rites of Darkness 2011. Now the band have returned from a seven-year recording hiatus to offer NYKTA, their new LP due via Hells Headbangers on, appropriately, Halloween. Stream two new tracks from the effort below.

Sci-fi obsessed death metal troupe Gigan is readying Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery and Super Science, their new LP due on 10/15 via Willowtip. The effort features a pair of tracks that have made their way out, "Electro-Stimulated Hallucinatory Response" and "Influence through Ritualistic Projection," both of which are available for streaming 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. Next week we will host Pitchfork editor and Show No Mercy honcho, Brandon Stosuy! Tune in Tuesday (8/13) at 10PM ET.

If you missed it, in the past week on InvisibleOranges we posted photos from the Raspberry Bulbs release show, streamed the new Dead in the Dirt, War Master, Anicon demo, a snippet from the new Jesu, and new albums by The Howling Wind and Orbweaver .

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

Those Zemial and Gigan streams are below...

Continue reading "Evillive (KEN Mode, Zemial, Gigan, Rosetta & more)"

Rosetta at Public Assembly in NYC, April 2013 (more by Tod Seelie)

As discussed at InvisibleOranges, reverb-heavy Philadelphian post-rock/metal band Rosetta have decided to go the DIY route, releasing their new LP, The Anaesthete, on Bandcamp for the fan-friendly price of "whatever you want." Get your digital copy at Bandcamp.

That gives you at least 24 hours of lead time to get prepared for the band's performance at Saint Vitus in August 9 (tickets), part of the band's East Coast tour with KEN Mode that kicks off tonight (8/8) in Richmond, VA. All tour dates are listed, alongside a full album stream, below.

Continue reading "Rosetta released 'The Anaesthete' (stream it), on the road now with KEN Mode (dates)"

KEN Mode at 285 Kent, June 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
KEN Mode

As discussed in a recent interview by Invisible Oranges on East Village Radio (listen to the archived show), noise-core unit KEN Mode will hit the road for more dates this summer. With alternating support from Inter Arma and Rosetta, the shows include a stop at the Pitchfork Festival (who just announced set times) as well as Saint Vitus on August 9. Ticket info for that show is forthcoming.

Invisible Oranges and Brooklyn Vegan are proud sponsors of this tour, the dates of which are listed below.

Continue reading "KEN Mode announce tour w/ Rosetta & Inter Arma (dates)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Rosetta at Public Assembly, 4/19/2013 (more by Tod Seelie)

Post-metal Philadelphians Rosetta's weekend of shows kicked off in NYC at Public Assembly on April 19th when the band teamed with local support from post-hardcore band Primitive Weapons and post-rock-meets-post-black-metallers Sannhet. Check out more photos posted in a post about the post-everything show over at InvisibleOranges and please do so post-haste (yes, I meant to do that).

If you missed Primitive Weapons, Hopefully you have a ticket to the band's sold-out appearance at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 4/27, when the band supports The Dillinger Escape Plan/The Faceless/Royal Thunder.

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Rosetta at Saint Vitus, April 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)

Philadelphian astronaut metal crew Rosetta have added an NYC show to their itinerary, April 19 at Public Assembly. Tickets are on sale. The show is one of only two dates for the quartet, with the second being in Philadelphia at Kung Fu Necktie on Friday (January 11). Those headed to Philadelphia can expect some new material from the crew:

One is the song we played for the first time in November, the other is a totally brand-new-first-time-ever song which is 3 minutes and 30 seconds long. It's nasty-sounding.
I'd imagine there will be trickle-over on that new material at Public Assembly as well, so be prepared.

by BBG

"Giant squid sound like June of 44, neurosis and system of a down made an awesome three way music baby." [SethCDiamond

"hey LADIES, it's a great weekend to be a WOMAN in PUNK! canadian riot grrrls WHITE LUNG are in town tonite @ 538 johnson + tmw @ the acheron" -Maria Sherman

Giant Squid @ Saint Vitus
Giant Squid

Translation Loss celebrated their roster at two shows in the East Coast, including NYC at Saint Vitus on 4/21. The Philadelphia-based record label looped in west-coast cello-centric metal crew Giant Squid for the special occaision, filling out the rest of the bill with appearances from Rosetta (who headlined the evening), Fight Amp and East of the Wall. Pictures and video from Saint Vitus on Saturday are below.

Shortly after the close of the show, I braved the elements to head to the sweltering-hot-and-obscenely-packed Acheron to catch the tail end of Crazy Spirit before White Lung hit the stage for their second of two NYC shows (the first was at 538 Johnson the day before). Thankfully, I missed a fight that broke out at the venue during the show and managed to catch all of the bratty-punk set by White Lung who, despite microphone issues and too much stage volume (which forces the vocals too high in the PA), were totally fun and unique. Video from Acheron is below.

If you missed Fight Amp, the band will be in NYC very soon... look for the Am-Rep-meets-hardcore trio to bless Union Pool on June 14th as the special guest for the previously announced Harkonen/The Atlas Moth/Whores show as part of the BrooklynVegan-BBG/Brutal Panda Northside showcase. Tickets are still on sale OR you can use your Northside badge to get in.

All pictures and video from Acheron and Saint Vitus are below.

Continue reading "Rosetta played w/ Giant Squid; White Lung played w/ Crazy Spirit; Fight Amp added to Northside show (dates/pics/video)"

by BBG

Rosetta at Gramercy Theater (more by Di Lynn Ring)
Mike Armine

Whenever vocalist Mike Armine isn't handling vocals over spacey post-hardcore riffs with his band Rosetta, you can probably catch him crouching in the corner activating some of the samples and ambient tracks that provide texture and depth to their live show. Now Armine is welcoming an LP of tracks that further explore his ambient tendencies with Verse & Cleansing Undertones of Wake/Lift, a full-length that delves head-first into waves of noise, tones, and feedback, abandoning some of the clenched-fist approach of Rosetta in favor of introspection. Stream all of Verse & Cleansing Undertones of Wake/Lift below and look for the LP on Translation Loss Records this week.

Rosetta released a split with Junius and the The Determinism of Morality LP last year, and recently played with Kings Destroy at Saint Vitus on March 14th. The band will return to the space on April 21st as a special guest where they will join Giant Squid, Fight Amp and East of The Wall. Tickets are still available.

All tour dates and that Mike Armine stream below...

Continue reading "Mike Armine welcomes a new LP (stream it); Rosetta added to Translation Loss bill (dates)"

by BBG

Rosetta at Gramercy Theater (more by Di Lynn Ring)

Rosetta will team with Kings Destroy, Hollow Leg and Clamfight for a one-off date at Saint Vitus on March 14th. Tickets are on sale.

The Brooklyn show is one of a few select dates coming up for Rosetta, including an interesting show with Batillus, Restorations, and Sunburster in Philadelphia on 2/10 as part of a celebration of the art of Bruno Guerriero

Decibel Magazine presents the art of Decibel's head designer and chief illustrator Bruno Guerreiro with a special Kung Fu Necktie art show and musical showcase February 10th at 8pm....

- Collection of original metal and rock show posters
- Original illustrations featured in Decibel
- Other original Bruno Guerreiro works

NYC folks can catch Batillus with the SXSW bound Hull and Mutilation Rites as well as Trenchgrinder at Acheron on March 23rd.

In other news, King Destroy will welcome their new LP And The Rest will Surely Perish via The Maple Forum this year. In the meantime, if you can't make Saint Vitus, then head to Chaos in Tejas (which is officially on sale) to catch them, and check out their new video for "The Toe" below.

Continue reading "Rosetta playing an art show; Hull/Batillus add an NYC date; Kings Destroy prep new LP"

photos by Di Lynn Ring

Cynic @ Gramercy Theater

The inaugural Metal SuckFest had its final night on Saturday at Gramercy Theater (11/4) with a headlining appearance from Cynic, and support from Obscura, The Red Chord, 3, Fight Amp, Rosetta, Scale The Summit, Last Chance To Reason, A Life Once Lost and Ultrageist. Pictures from the show (none of Ultrageist) are in this post.

Before the show (on 11/2), Cynic headed to East Village bar Idle Hands to play an intimate acoustic show in celebration of their new EP Carbon-Based Anatomy. Check out an interview taken at that appearance, their Gramercy setlist as well as more pictures from the whole Gramercy show (night one HERE), below...

Continue reading "Metal Suckfest @ Gramercy --- night 2 pics, more Cynic dates"

by BBG

Magrudergrind at Music Hall of Williamsburg (more by BBG)

Metalsucks have announced most of their lineup slated for the Metal Suckfest 2011 at Gramercy Theater on November 4th and 5th. Joining the previously announced artists will be God Forbid, Howl, Black Tusk, Ramming Speed, Prime Evil, A Life Once Lost, Scale the Summit, Fight Amp, and Ultrageist across the two days. Tickets are on sale for both 11/4 and 11/5, or you can buy them packaged with tickets for Mayhem who play the day before (Metalsucks Pre-Game). Lineups by day and the show flyer is below.

Reminder: TWO of the artists slated to play the Metal Suckfest will play NYC this weekend. Fight Amp will support Weedeater/Oxbow/Bison BC at Europa on Saturday (9/10, tickets) and Despise You/Magrudergrind/Backslider/The Communion/Defeatist are at Shea Stadium (9/11).

Woe is also scheduled to play that Mayhem date at Gramercy, but will be in NYC next week as part of a show with 40 Watt Sun at Public Assembly on 9/16.

More shows happening this weekend are listed in Evillive.

The almost-full Suckfest lineup and the show flyer is below.

Continue reading "updated Suckfest lineup (tix on sale), Weedeater this weekend"

by BBG

Rosetta at Santos (more by Samantha Marble)

Philiadelphia astro-metallers Rosetta create another georgeous and sprawling epic on their upcoming split with fellow delay-pedal fans Junius. The new release, due 9/27 on Translation Loss Records, features a song from each band, including a melancholic new Rosetta burner "TM-3" which makes its debut here. Stream it below.

Rosetta have confirmed their involvement in the Metal Suckfest at Gramercy Theater on 11/5 (aka the second day of the festival), and with Cynic, The Red Chord and Obscura. Though the lineup has yet to be fully announced by day, that may mean that Municipal Waste, Today Is The Day, and Magrudergrind are all on board for the first day (11/4). Ticketing info is still on the way.

Rosetta also have a Philly show coming up. Dates and the "TM-3" stream below...

Continue reading "Rosetta releasing split w/ Junius (listen to a new song) "

by BBG

Rosetta at The Studio at Webster Hall (more by BBG)

Rosetta, Obscura, and The Red Chord will join forces with Municipal Waste and Cynic at Gramercy Theater as part of the Metal Suckfest on November 4th and 5th according to a Facebook post by The Red Chord and a reader tip (thx Eric!). With the three bands, that brings the total tally to five of the twenty locked-in for the two day festival. More details are forthcoming, including ticketing info.

by BBG

DOWNLOAD: City of Ships - "Low Countries" (MP3)

City of Ships at Union Pool (more by Brian Reilly)
City of Ships

After two years away from the studio, Richmond's City of Ships have followed up the much acclaimed Look What God Did To Us with Minor World, the Richmond band's new LP due on July 19th via Translation Loss & Sound Study Recordings. With shades of bands like Quicksand, Trail of Dead, Isis, Junius, Caspian, and some of the quieter moments in Rosetta's catalog, the band blends melodicism and clean vocals with big riffs to mold somber songs that pay homage to a hardcore past. Check out the third track from the LP, "Low Countries", which makes its debut in this post.

City of Ships are currently touring Europe with Rosetta. The band has no US dates on their sked as of yet. We'll keep you up to date if that changes. Rosetta however, WILL head back to the NYC area to play a pair of shows at Acheron on August 5th and ABC No Rio on August 6th with Braveyoung. Check out all dates the song stream and some video below.

Continue reading "City of Ships releasing 'Minor World' (MP3 premiere) ---- Rosetta touring in August (dates)"

by BBG

Wolvserpent at Acheron (more by BBG)

Let it be known that strength doesn't always lie in numbers. Wolserpent, the Idaho duo that absolutely floored me in their last outing at Acheron, will hit the road with A Story of Rats to play Acheron again on June 4th with a another show TBA. More details forthcoming, but if you aren't in NYC, make sure and catch this magnetic two piece on the road. They practice in ritualistic doom, and will rule that space in Bushwick that is turning 1 year old. All tour dates below.

Rosetta will team with Tidal Arms, Drummers, East of the Wall, and Don't Give a Fuck for a show at The Charleston on June 11th. The show is one of two dates on the band's calendar in the US. All dates are below.

Clouds are back in action, and will team with Disappearer to play new Brooklyn bar Saint Vitus on June 3rd. The show is one of two dates for the reactivated (?) band, with the second going down in their home base of Boston. All dates are below.

Coliseum are on tour in NYC for two shows this weekend. Enter to win a pair of tickets to either Public Assembly or Union Pool on the BrooklynVegan Facebook.

A rare and unmissable Black Flag tour documentary from 1986(!) was recently put on the Internet...

20 years ago I completed a one hour Super-8 sound film called "Reality 86'd". This film documented the last Black Flag tour in 1986, which I was a part of (I drummed and sang in Painted Willie). Greg Ginn signed us to his SST Records label and brought us on the road for six months that year, which turned out to be Black Flag's swan song. The tour and subsequent documentary also included Greg Ginn's Gone (who opened the show.) For reasons I will never really understand, SST Records owner / Black Flag guitarist and sole original member, Greg Ginn refused the film's release. Furthermore, he has held this film prisoner ever since.

So many years since I completed the documentary I continue to get messages from fans the world over asking me about the film. It's only music, and music needs to be shared, and it's for everybody. If you agree, feel free to share and pass this along.
-David Markey

Hostage no more, you can view Reality 86'd in its entirety on Vimeo. Kudos to Markey for preservation of such a crucial time capsule. A big list of upcoming NYC shows, below...

Continue reading "Evillive (Wolvserpent, Rosetta, Clouds, a 1986 Black Flag tour documentary & more)"

words & photos by BBG

Goes Cube
Goes Cube

Goes Cube celebrated the release of their new LP Of Tides & Drifts and kicked off their campaign toward SXSW with a show at The Studio at Webster Hall last night (3/9). Support came from The Austerity Program, Rosetta, & Naam. Goes Cube's new material thundered through the venue and impressed live, while The Austerity Program's live show was empassioned and awesome despite their own opinion on the subject ("It was OK, I'd give it a 3.5 out of 5"). As usual, Rosetta knocked it out of the park with their delicious reverb-drenched space metal. Pictures from that show are in this post.

Goes Cube's trek SXSW calendar includes a set at Full Metal Texas on 3/17, where they'll play the BV/1000K stage alongside headliners YOB, Trap Them, Hull, Kvelertak (I hope), Rwake and All Pigs Must Die.

The flyer for Full Metal Texas and more pictures (though I unfortunately missed Naam), below...

Continue reading "Goes Cube @ the Studio w/ Austerity Program & Rosetta (pics)"