Entries tagged with: Rosetta
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.
"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
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.
Rosetta at Gramercy Theater (more by Di Lynn Ring)
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...
Rosetta at Gramercy Theater (more by Di Lynn Ring)
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....NYC folks can catch Batillus with the SXSW bound Hull and Mutilation Rites as well as Trenchgrinder at Acheron on March 23rd.
- Collection of original metal and rock show posters
- Original illustrations featured in Decibel
- Other original Bruno Guerreiro works
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.
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...
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).
More shows happening this weekend are listed in Evillive.
The almost-full Suckfest lineup and the show flyer is below.
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...
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.
DOWNLOAD: City of Ships - "Low Countries" (MP3)
City of Ships at Union Pool (more by Brian Reilly)
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.
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.
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.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...
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.
words & photos by BBG
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...
Goes Cube at Bell House (more by Keith Marlowe)
Goes Cube will celebrate their bruising new LP In Tides And Drifts (due March 29th via The End) in the best way possible, by inviting a crew of killers along for the ride! The NYC band will be joined by a Rosetta (who just blew the roof off Santos), Naam (who are touring with Orange Goblin), and The Austerity Program at The Studio at Webster Hall on March 9th (they're celebrating a little early). Tickets for their Record Release show are on sale.
The March 9th show is the first of a string of tour dates for the band on the way to SXSW, where they'll play a gang of shows including The End Records Official Showcase on March 17th at The Ale House with Hull (who also plays Full Metal Texas this year), Braveyoung, Novembers Doom, Daniel Lioneye, and Dead By April. All Goes Cube dates are below.
In other Rosetta news, the band recently started a Kickstarter project to help raise funds for a split with Junius.
Rosetta had a great tour last month with Kylesa, but upon returning home we were faced with $2000 worth of repair work on our van. We had studio time scheduled with Andrew Schneider, who recorded A Determinism of Morality, booked for early March. Faced with potentially having to cancel those sessions due to lack of funds, we've decided to give the Kickstarter model a try --- letting our friends and fans help us finance the recording and be a part of the project as it's created.Look for that new recording soon, as the band has already raised $2600 towards their $900 goal!
All tour dates and some video is below.
photos by Samantha Marble, words by BBG
Compared to fellow Georgians Mastodon & Baroness, Kylesa have always been sort of the underdog. Now entering their 10th year as a band, it seemed like sweet justice on Wednesday (1/26) to see the band pack a headlining show at Santos Party House, and play with another THREE underrated bands in their own right.
Rosetta, East of The Wall, and Fight Amp all deserve bigger audiences than they usually draw. East of The Wall's Isis-meets-jazzy-tech is technically astounding, brutal, and endlessly watchable. Fight Amp conjure the best of Am-Rep, leaning towards hardcore. Rosetta's post-rock-meets-hardcore is spacey, atmospheric, emotional, and a live juggernaut.
I could tell from not only the crowd's size, but from some of the faces, that Kylesa's new LP Spiral Shadow has been attracting attention from some different corners of the music world. Nevertheless, the bulk of the crowd popped for fan fave "Hollow Severer" (from 006's Time Will Fuse Its Worth). Material from personal fave Static Tensions received the same warm welcome... if by welcome you mean stagedives and windmills. It was another excellent set from this crew, who unfortunately had some extra work to do the next morning.
More pictures from the show and the setlist are below...
photos by Chris La Putt, words by BBG
Kylesa's latest release Spiral Shadow is garnering its share of year-end accolades, and the band continues to play shows through the end of the year after recently completing a tour with High on Fire and Torche that brought them to Webster Hall in October. But Kylesa isn't content; they've already announced another tour for the new year!
BrooklynVegan is proud to present Kylesa's Spiral Shadow January 2011 tour of the East Coast, featuring appearances from Zoroaster, Rosetta, and Fight Amp along the way. The tour makes an NYC stop on 1/26 at Santos Party House with Rosetta and Fight Amp. Tickets are on sale now for the BV/1000 Knives co-production. All dates are below.
If this were science class, I'd propose the hypothesis that NYC loves Kylesa. I would then prove said theorum with the evidence of their recent surprise show with Hull at Public Assembly that took place one night after the above-mentioned Webster Hall show. It was an excellent turnout on short notice, on that possibly-hurricane-threatened day, and the Savannah band were great as they ripped through staples from previous burners as well as new classics like "Don't Look Back". Pictures from that show are HERE and HERE.
And a second set of pictures from the Webster Hall show is in this post. They continue with the tour flyer and all tour dates below...
Constants have a new Justin Broadrick-produced record called If Tomorrow The War, out NOW. The band will celebrate by embarking on a short east coast tour which will include on 10/15 at Union Pool with the unstoppable (and unmissable) Rosetta and Cleanteeth (a BrooklynVegan/1000 Knives production). $10 gets you in to the Brooklyn show. The band will then take it on the road for a month+ tour in the US with Translation Loss representatives Irepress.
Rosetta dropped their new LP A Determinism of Morality via Translation Loss, and recently played NYC with KEN Mode at Union Pool on 5/28.
Constants dates, and some video is below...
words by BBG, photos by Brian Reilly
The unreal KEN Mode at Union Pool
My America opened the show at the stroke of 8:45 with their Louisville take on Am-Rep punk. It was my third time seeing the band as of late. Each time I left as impressed with the band's tone and intensity. And dudes have tunes!
As a fan of Engineer, it was fascinating to hear the band's set of mostly new material. With a greater focus on songcraft and melody, the songs seemed to have more light and shade and less pedal-to-the-floor bombast that could be found on earlier releases like 2008's The Dregs. That's not to say this band was anything but pummeling, it's just that the new material varies in it's assault.
I defy any fan of Unsane, Today Is The Day, Am-Rep, and/or noisy, thundering punk to not absolutely love KEN Mode. The Canadian band's high-energy performance was my highlight of my evening. Their take on noise rock filtered through a hardcore lens was furious, energetic, menacing and ultimately, very impressive. I already can't wait for their NYC return. Word is that the band will do their next NYC date surrounding the recording of their new LP at GodCity with Kurt Ballou! That LP will see the light of day on Profound Lore, though an official date is still TBD.
Rosetta headlined the evening, and as usual, the Philadelphia band played a swelling, but ultimately muscular set culled from their recent A Determinism of Morality LP (out NOW on Translation Loss). Less than 24 hours later, the band would play ABC No Rio (a different set, by the way) with Starkweather.
More pics and some video from the Union Pool show are below...
DOWNLOAD: Rosetta - "Ayil" (MP3)
Rosetta at Public Assembly (more by Brian Reilly)
In the age of the post-post-sub-subgenre, it can be a bit tough to carve a niche for your band, let alone make compelling and forward-thinking tunage. Rosetta know how to keep it fresh; the Philadelphia band has continually revamped their approach from LP to LP, drawing from the dreaded "Neur-Isis" gene pool, yet also delving into atmospherics, post-rock, and an amalgam of influences to create their own stew that is as effective on record as it is live (very effective).
Now Rosetta has a new LP, Determinism of Morality, that flexes a bit more of a slimmed down approach, and the results are great. Check out the track "Ayil" available for download above, and pick up a copy of the album on Translation Loss.
Rosetta is scheduled to play FRIDAY (5/28) alongside new Profound Lore signees Ken Mode, the unstoppable Engineer, and Am-Rep-by-way-of-Louisville faves My America as part of a BV/1000Knives production at Union Pool. You can also catch them at an all ages show at ABC No Rio in the afternoon one day later.
All Rosetta tour dates, and some video (including the band performing "Ayil" at Public Assembly) are below...
words by BBG, photos by Brian Reilly
Rosetta have no lack of releases they're a part of in 2010. Their new album A Determinism of Morality is on the way via Translation Loss (look for it May 25th). They also recently contributed to a three way split with East Of The Wall & Year of No Light, as well as volume 15 of The Silent Ballet compilation which also featured Year of No Light, along with notables Kodiak, Across Tundras, Aidan Baker, Heirs, SardoniS, and many others. Download that for FREE.
The band showcased material from the forthcoming LP at their recent show at Public Assembly (3/28) with City of Ships, Junius, and Immanent Voiceless (Starkweather cancelled). Pictures and video from that show continue below...
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Ryan of The Howling Wind w/ Unearthly Trance (more by Samantha Marble)
Ryan Lipynsky probably best known for his role as doom-destroyer in Unearthly Trance, but he's been around the block with projects as varying as Motive, Pollution, Thralldom and The Howling Wind, who will release their latest LP Into The Cryosphere via Profound Lore in April. The Howling Wind, which includes Tim Call of Parasitic Records, Aldebaran, and others, toils in icy doom and black metal much like the ripping "Teeth of Frost" available above. The band also has the Mortuary Library 7" due out later this year via Parasitic.
In related news, NYC doomers Unearthly Trance have hit the studio to record their new album V with Sanford Parker. The band currently has one show on their calendar, April 21st at The Charleston with Lair of The Minotaur as part of a string of East Coast dates in celebration of Evil Power, their new album due out on their own The Grind-House Records imprint. Look for that LP in middle April.
Raw and punishing Japanese grind returns with Grind Killers, the new LP from Unholy Grave! Recorded live in a Dutch studio in September 2008, these 23 tracks were mastered last year and will see a release on Selfmadegod Records in March 2010. Check out "Little Bastards" available for download above. Meanwhile, Selfmadegod will also release a Peel Sessions disc with Agothocles recorded in 1997 and The Grind Years from Psycho.
Coliseum with new drummer Carter Wilson (far right)
Coliseum has signed with Temporary Residence Limited! The band has completed recording their new LP with J Robbins which will see the light of day this summer and will feature appearances from Will Oldham, members of Young Widows, Jason Noble, and many others. Congrats boys!
Harvey Milk will release their new album, A Small Turn of Human Kindness via Hydrahead on May 18th! Can't wait. The current tracklisting is below. Make sure and catch Harvey Milk with Coalesce and The Atlas Moth on tour and at Le Poisson Rouge on 3/8 (tix).
The "De-cancellation Tour" routing is almost complete! Make sure and catch Ludicra on the road this spring doing select dates with Krallice including Europa on 4/18 as part of a BV/Osiris presentation! Tickets are on sale. Full tour routing is below.
The dark forces of Coffinworm have revealed more details from their upcoming shadowy effort for Profound Lore, When All Became None. Sanford Parker has helmed the sludgy blackened doom LP, which features six tracks and is due for release in April. Dig on "Start Saving For Your Funeral" from the LP, downloadable above. Coffinworm will appear at the BV/CC/1000K Pizza Party alongside Zoroaster, Landmine Marathon, and many others. Album art is below.
That album art, and news on Corrupted, Triptykon, Autopsy, Black Shape of Nexus, Virus, Darkthrone, Rosetta, and so much more, as Short Wave Warfare continues...
words by BBG, photos by Brian Reilly
Battlefields, at war.
Brooklyn's own (and future Mayhem/Ludicra tourmates) Tombs crossed paths with the ongoing Translation Loss Tour featuring Rosetta, City of Ships, and Battlefields at Union Pool on Friday, 1/22. The show was a BV/1000 Knives production, one of two happening this past weekend (the second was Magrudergrind/Defeatist at Cake Shop on Saturday).
Every band impressed, though the clear crowd pleasers were repeat NYC offenders Tombs and Rosetta. City of Ships matched the intensity of Look What God Did To Us with an equally bombastic live show while opener Battlefields blew me away once channeled through a decent PA (as opposed to the DIY jump-offs I've recently seen them play on). Tombs gets more explosive with every time out, and Winter Hours favorites like "Filled With Secrets" were as resonant as they were pummeling.
At the show, Rosetta announced another upcoming NYC show in addition to their show with East of The Wall & Goes Cube at The Charleston on 2/19. Look for the band at Public Assembly on 3/28 with Starkweather and Junius.
More pictures and videos from Union Pool, below...
Goes Cube at BV-BBG CMJ (more by Paul Birman)
Hull and Goes Cube will team up with Eyes of The Sun for a show in Brooklyn TONIGHT (1/8) at The Production Lounge in Greenpoint. Its one of of two shows on the calendar for Hull, as the band is scheduled to impact Ace of Clubs with Black Pyramid (originally profiled here), The Resurrection Sorrow, Archon, and Maegashira.
Goes Cube has another TWO shows on their calendar, as the band is scheduled to go acoustic (!) at Piano's with Nick Oliveri on 1/23 as well as team up with Rosetta, East of The Wall (formerly Biclops) and Restorations at The Charleston on 2/19. Rosetta will also be at Union Pool with Tombs, Battlefields, City of Ships on 1/22 as part of a BV sponsored show.
Full Goes Cube & Hull tour dates and tonight's flyer are below.
words by Ilya Blokh, photos by Jason Jamal Nakleh
Mike Armine of Rosetta with ppl rocking the f out.
Saturday (12/12) brought Tombs, Junius, Irepress and Rosetta to The Studio @ Webster Hall for a somewhat bizarre cross-section of heavy genres. Tombs are fresh off a month-long European tour promoting Winter Hours with Buried Inside, while Rosetta have just released a three-way split with Year Of No Light and (the newly revamped) East Of The Wall.
Rosetta opened the show with a mind-blowing set - easily the highlight of the show. Their vast, powerful, and almost nautical sound reminds me a lot of Russian Circles. The singer, Mike, was clearly not a fan of the stage and spent most of his time down on the floor with the crowd - always a welcome gesture. The crowning moment was when the audience literally peer pressured the guys into playing an encore - it's always great to see this sort of connection between band and fans. Can't wait for their next show in January with Tombs, Battlefields and City of Ships.
Next up were Irepress. Instead of focusing on a coherent sound, they threw a pile of disconnected elements - dance beats, proggy guitar noodling and some basic breakdowns - on top of each other, in a quantity over quality approach. Why have a keyboardist if he spends most of the show playing air drums? In any case, part of the crowd was clearly into it and there was a decent amount of "dancing", including a strangely epileptic mix of drum'n'bass moves and flying kicks.
Junius played next, with a heavier take on the old goth/darkwave sound that moved from straight pop songs to darker and more complex pieces, straying even into some Radiohead'ish moments. Not my cup of tea really, but it was well put together, soothing and a nice break before the last band.
The excellent sound at Webster Hall was a good match for Tombs' wall-of-sound approach, which tends to get lost on sub-par sound systems. Easily the most consistent and hard-working band in the NYC scene, the guys tore through a solid set with their trademark, all-business approach (have you ever seen one of them smile?) which, as always, ended with at least one band member smashing their instrument on the ground. They are at their best when the drums slow down and a little groove enters the mix and hopefully we'll see more of that in the future.
More pictures from the show are below...
Tombs at Cake Shop (more by Samantha Marble)
As previously discussed, Tombs will do battle with Rosetta, Irepress, and Junius at the Studio @ Webster Hall today (Saturday, 12/12, tix here), but that isn't the only show scheduled for the Brooklyn killers/year-end list toppers.
BrooklynVegan is proud to present Tombs with Rosetta, City of Ships, and Battlefields at Union Pool on January 22nd in association with our friends at 1000 Knives. Flyer for that show is below.
In other Rosetta news, the band recently dropped a three way split with Year of No Light and East Of The Wall on Translation Loss. Pick that up here. The East of The Wall lineup on the split differs slightly from the lineup today:
EAST OF THE WALL is excited to announce its new lineup. Joining the band are guitarist Chris Alfano and drummer Seth Rheam. Both played in the band Biclops with EAST OF THE WALL bassist Brett Bamberger and guitarist Kevin Conway. Due to the merging of the two bands' lineups, all music created by the aforementioned collective, along with guitarist Matt Lupo, will be released under the name EAST OF THE WALL. This will include the release of the groups next record, Ressentiment, due out next summer through Translation Loss Records.More on the band merger here.
With this lineup change, EAST OF THE WALL has parted ways with original drummer Mike Somers. The band would like to thank Mike for his outstanding musicianship and hard work since the inception of the band.
January is turning out to be a nutso month, with the previously announced Magrudergrind/Defeatist show at Cake Shop and HopeCon/Blacklisted at Cake Shop (TICKETS), not to mention the previously discussed Disembodied show at Santos.
Rosetta/Battlefields/City of Ships & East of The Wall dates, along with the Tombs flyer, below...
by Black Bubblegum
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Tombs @ Gramercy (more by Chris La Putt)
The killer Burnt By The Sun / Tombs / Black Anvil / Bloodhorse / Torchbearer rockstravaganza blasts off TOMORROW (10/2) at the motherlovin' Cake Shop, but if you were to have to miss Friday (why?), luckily, another Tombs show is right around the corner. (BBTS, that's another story... )
After supporting gigs with the likes of Marduk, Isis and Pelican, and Genghis Tron, Tombs have scheduled a headlining show of their own at The Studio @ Webster Hall with star-gazing post-metallers Rosetta, the emo-meets-Isis stylings of Junius, and the ever-technical Irepress. Tickets are on sale. Yikes! 'Tis a good 'un.
Tombs play Richmond tonight with Cannabis Corpse and Infernal Stronghold, a pairing that will hit NYC on Saturday (10/2)! Cannabis Corpse plays ABC No Rio during the day and then hits The Charleston with Infernal Stronghold that night. We premiered two new tracks from Infernal Stronghold, and now you can check out a new song from Cannabis Corpse's EP The Weeding available above!
BBTS/Tombs extravaganza isn't the only massive show of the weekend. BV is also proud to present Woe, Aluk Todolo, Malkuth and Castevet at Union Pool on 10/4! It's only $8 to get in, but a lucky TWO WINNERS will receive a pair of tickets gratis! Just email us at BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line of "Woe is ME!" (include your first and last name).
Rosetta is preparing to release a three way split with the awesome Year of No Light and East Of The Wall on Translation Loss. Preorder that bad boy here. Irepress recently released Sol Eye Sea I on the same label.
Full Tombs and Cannabis Corpse tour dates and an awesome Cannabis Corpse video is below!