Entries tagged with: Saviours

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Corrosion of Conformity

Veteran crossover thrashers Corrosion of Conformity got back with guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan earlier this year, and now they have another round of dates announced for the fall with support from Saviours, Brant Bjork and Mothership. The rest of CoC's lineup for this tour is Woody Weatherman, Mike Dean and Reed Mullin, the same lineup that recorded 1994's Deliverance (and others), which got a 20th anniversary reissue on Prosthetic last year.

The tour hits NYC on December 4 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for NYC go on sale Friday (9/18) at 10 AM with Live Nation/Music Geeks presales starting Wednesday (9/16) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Corrosion of Conformity back with Pepper Keenan, announce fall tour (dates)"

by Bill Pearis

The Bevis Frond's 'Miasma'
bevis frond miasma

Venerable psych label Tee Pee Records are throwing a two-day festival at Brooklyn's The Wick on Saturday (9/5) and Sunday (9/6) they're calling the Cosmic Sonic Rendezvous. Here's more from the label:

While most of the bands on the Tee Pee roster have a definite guitar-based sensibility, there is quite a range therein that we and the bands are constantly exploring. Fans of underground rock know that they are witnessing a contemporary explosion of creative bands purveying in everything from joyous riff-rock to full-on psych; from the heaviest doom to neo-thrash; from bands who nod to the occult to a new wave of space-rock to bands who hearken to the blues; etc, etc.
Saturday's lineup features Oakland, CA's Saviours, The Skull (featuring Eric Wagner and Ron Holzneror of Trouble), Mirror Queen (ex-Kreisor), and UK psych-vets The Bevis Frond.

Sunday's lineup also includes The Bevis Frond, plus J Mascis and King Tuff's stoner rock band Witch, Pittsburgh riff-rockers Carousel, Brooklyn's The Golden Grass, and Boston-area band Worshipper. Tickets to both nights are still available.

It's been a while since these shores have seen The Bevis Frond, aka Nick Saloman who has been making '60s influenced psych-pop since the mid-'80s. Titles like his 1987 debut, Miasma, and 1988's Tryptich, are cult classics. After a seven-year absence, Saloman returned in 2011 with a new Bevis Frond album, The Leaving Of London, and then released The White Numbers in 2013 and his 22nd album, titled Example 22, is due out next week (9/11). You can stream Tryptich and The Leaving of London below.

These dates at The Wick areThe Bevis Frond's only North American shows scheduled, but he has some European dates coming up. All are listed below....

Continue reading "The Bevis Frond, The Skull (ex-Trouble), Witch, Saviours & more playing 2-day 'Cosmic Sonic Rendezvous' in Brooklyn"

By Doug Moore

Behemoth at Irving Plaza, 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)

Behemoth frontman Nergal is kind of a badass -- he's an extremely gifted musician and a live-performance powerhouse who's played an important role in putting the potent Polish metal scene on the international map over the past 20 years. He's also a cancer survivor; after his 2010 leukemia diagnosis, he underwent chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. Two years later, Behemoth were back on the road and plowing through high-energy live sets like nothing had happened. Again, badass.

Behemoth announced a 2014 release for The Satanist -- their tenth album, and their first in half a decade -- a few months ago. I admittedly haven't been too excited by their last few efforts, but after watching the NSFW video for leadoff single "Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel" (streaming below), my enthusiasm for the band has been rekindled. It's far moodier and more patient composition than the cluttered, robotic death/black metal that they've produced recently. They can still put the hammer down when they need to, though; the song's final minute is both the catchiest and most intense moment I've heard them produce since the mid-aughts. The video is pretty cool too, especially if you're into artsy black-and-white shots of evil rituals happening in slow motion.

In related news, Behemoth were also recently announced as part of the initial lineup for the 2014 edition of France's Hellfest, which will take place from June 20 through 22 (6/20-6/22). The lineup so far is huge and crazy: there's a "huge rock band" stage, featuring Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and Soundgarden, among others; a big-name thrash/black metal stage that spotlights Slayer, Death Angel, Emperor, Iced Earth, Behemoth, and more; a death metal stage that will include Death To All, Carcass, Opeth, Nile, Gorguts, Hail of Bullets, and Weekend Nachos; a smaller black metal stage topped off by Watain, Gorgoroth and 1349; a sludge/stoner stage featuring Electric Wizard, Monster Magnet, Unida, Kylesa, Godflesh, and Clutch; and a punk stage topped by Walls of Jericho, Millencolin, and Turbonegro. Wow. You can reserve tickets now, if you feel like parsing the Google-Translated ticket page.

Check out the Behemoth video and the full set of Hellfest announcements below.

Continue reading "Behemoth debut new song & NSFW video, playing 2014 Hellfest (line-up)"

by Doug Moore

Church of Misery at Cameo (more by Samantha Marble)

Japan's awesome "anti-stoner" (read: stoner) doom troupe Church of Misery just announced a long run of North American dates in October and November. The tour kicks off in Oakland, CA on October 18, and then loops up through Canada before hitting the Midwest and the Eastern seaboard. The kaleidoscope of supporting acts is crazy: Saviours, The Gates of Slumber, Wizard Rifle, and Against the Grain all hop on and off at various points. The NY date is November 12 at Saint Vitus with Gates of Slumber and Against the Grain and tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

The openers, though, are just icing on the cake. Church of Misery has been great for a long time, and they don't come around much (last year's run to Maryland Deathfest notwithstanding). Their new album, Thy Kingdom Scum, is one of the best doom releases of the year. Stream a track and check out the dates below.

Continue reading "Church of Misery released 'Thy Kingdom Scum,' touring North America this fall (dates & stream)"

Quicksand @ Webster Hall recently (more by Rebecca Reed) Quicksand

We get a lot of great free shows here in NYC (like The Walkmen and Solange as part of Northside this weekend) but we have to admit this week of free all-ages shows Converse has lined up at San Francisco club Slim's later this month is pretty crazy (though they may be pretty hard to get into). We'd happily spend the whole week there if we could. The line-ups are:

Converse Represent series in San Francisco

Jun 23 - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, DIIV, Metz, Tamaryn, The She's

JUN 24 -Deltron 3030, Juicy J, Blackalicious, Angel Haze, Special Guest

JUN 25 - Hot Chip, Tycho, Blackbird Blackbird, Social Studies

JUN 26 - Quicksand, Mastodon, High On Fire, Saviours, Hot Lunch

JUN 27 - Suicidal Tendencies, Rocket From The Crypt, Ceremony, Special Guests

The only way to go is to fill out the entry form before June 18 and "winning ticket holders will be notified via email soon after with instructions on how and when to retrieve their tickets." All events, "which lead up to the grand opening of the Converse San Francisco retail store on June 28", will take place at Slim's in San Francisco.

Meanwhile, for those in the Five Boroughs (and surrounding area) browse our NYC show calendar for more upcoming free shows.


today in NYC
* Big Terrific @ Cameo
* Darnaa @ Joe's Pub
* String Noise @ The Stone
* The Palimsetic Series @ Barbes
* Conor Hanick plays John Cage @ The Stone
* Mondo Generator, Saviours, Wino @ Saint Vitus Bar
* Leela Holt, Piper Hayes, Aisha Eustache, Calling August @ Cake Shop
* The Eggs, The Finks, The Neighbors, Linus in the Sapphire @ Glasslands
* NY Funk Exchange, Jane Lee Hooker, Jahn & The Bowerytones @ Mercury Lounge
* WIERD w/ DJs Frankie Teardrop, Christian Kount, Nick Mariano @ Home Sweet Home
* My Morning Jacket, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Joseph Arthur, Nicole Atkins, River City Extension, Tangiers Blues Man @ Paramount Theatre (Asbury Park)

New York is still in New Year's hangover/break mode with not a lot of shows going on. Maybe time to catch up on your holiday movies?

The biggest show of the night is the Hurricane Sandy relief benefit at Asbury Park, NJ's Paramount Theatre, featuring My Morning Jacket, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Joseph Arthur, RNDM, Nicole Atkins, and more. Tickets are still available.

WIERD tonight at Home Sweet Home is free.

Tonight's Big Terrific comedy show at Cameo will be the last to feature host Gabe Leidman who is moving to Los Angeles. Guests include Michael Showwalter, Jessi Klein, Eli Yudin and "a secret guest or two." As always, it's free. 8:30 PM.

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Mondo Generator, Wino and Saviours hit Saint Vitus tonight (1/2). Though tickets are still available, you can also try your luck at winning a pair! Details on how to enter are below

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Wednesday?"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Incendiary at Knitting Factory, July 2010 (more by Meghan McInnis)

Incendiary will open for the 87-demo lineup of Breakdown when the band takes the stages of Public Assembly on December 22. The Long Island hardcore crew will be joined by The Last Stand, Get Involved and Shell Shock, and tickets for this Brooklyn-Vegan-presented event are still available. Get 'em while you can! Flyer is below.

Following their dates together with Clutch, Mondo Generator will team with Saviours and Wino for a show at Saint Vitus on January 2. Tickets are on sale. All tour dates are below. As you may have read, Nick of Mondo Generator is back with his old bandmates on the new Queens of the Stone Age record.

An avalanche of new tracks today, including the new title track from the forthcoming "Harmonslaught" 7" by Torche, a new Ghost track (HERE), a new Suffocation track from their forthcoming LP, and last but not least a new Portal track. The latter will appear on the band's forthcmong new LP (!) Vexovoid, due via Profound Lore on Feb 19, 2013. Check out all of those new tracks below.

All streams and a listing of all Evillive-approved shows for the next two weeks (and last two of 2012) year are below.

Continue reading "Evillive (Incendiary, Portal, Suffocation, Torche, Ghost, Saviours ++ more)"

Andy Nelson with Paint it Black at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by BBG)
Paint it Black

Mamiffer, Tombs, Locrian, Thou, Fuck The Facts, The Atlas Moth and many more contribute to the second part of our continuing series where we asked some of our favorite artists about their 2011 highlights. Part One HERE. Part Two below...

Continue reading "The Year in Heavy 2011 according to artists & friends (part 2)"

photos by Stephanie Crumley, words by BBG

Saviours @ Saint Vitus

Saviours headlined Saint Vitus on 11/30 with Ramming Speed, reeling in support from locals Elks and Bad Dream. Pictures from the show are below.

The show was part of a string of dates for Saviours/Ramming Speed, the latter of which will play solo dates across the country leading up to an all-ages New Year's Eve show in their hometown of Allston, MA at WWTAWWTAP. Full tour dates are also below...

Continue reading "Saviours played Saint Vitus with tourmates Ramming Speed (pics & more dates)"

by BBG

Nunslaugher @ the Acheron

Nunslaughter will team with Mausoleum, Vile Vindiction, Hypoxia, and Demized for a show at Saint Vitus on 11/19, the day after the previously discussed Black Anvil/Bloodiest show at the same venue. Check out a very belated set of pictures from Nunslaughter's last appearance in NYC at Acheron below.

The great Sulaco (mem Brutal Truth) combine groovy rhythms and blistering grind on their new LP Build & Burn available for preorder in physical forms via the Handshake Inc imprint. Stream it in full below, download it for free, and buy a copy via Handshake Inc.

Saviours are hitting the road for a string of dates with Ramming Speed, tagging Saint Vitus on 11/30 for a show with Elks and Bad Dream.

If you missed it, we are currently streaming the Trenches/Drainland split, streaming the Total Abuse LP, caught Batillus/Inter Arma/Belus, getting stoked for the return of Nasum, gearing up for our FFF Nites show with Doomriders & From Ashes Rise, streaming some new/old Void, streaming the new Panopticon and Wreck & Reference, and so much more.

Danava & Thrones play their 2nd of two NYC shows together tonight at Union Pool. If you're looking for a Halloween option head to Acheron on Sunday.

More suggested NYC shows, that Sulaco stream, and a Magrudergrind live set from Shea Stadium are below. What did I miss?

Continue reading "Evillive (Nunslaughter, Sulaco, Saviours & much more)"

by BBG

Saviours during Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by BBG)

There's a fine line between embracing your roots and aping them. While Oakland's Saviours wear their influences proudly ( Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Motorhead and gods of the 70/80s riff), the band has always distinguished themselves from their retro-leaning peers with great songwriting and a fun live show. Now Saviours have put away the pipe long enough to craft a new set of beer-soaked stoner jams out on September 6th!

Saviours are preparing Death's Procession, the band's latest set of ass-kickers due on Kemado. The new eight track LP features "The Eye Obscene" and "To the Grave Possessed", the latter of which makes its first appearance in this post. Stream both below, you can almost hear glasses clinking and motorcycles roaring in the background.

Though Saviours will be bypassing NYC on their current trek with Weedeater (are you kidding me?), they will be hitting a ton of East Coast dates. Weedeater though, plays a BrooklynVegan/Osiris event on September 10th at Europa with Oxbow, Bison BC, Fight Amp. Tickets are on sale.

Dates and songs below..

Continue reading "Saviours releasing "Death's Procession" (song premiere & upcoming dates too)"

by BBG

Dixie Dave on stage with Buzzov*en at MDF (more by BBG)

Apparently resurrected after their encounter with a frightening Mancoon, Weedeater (with a spankin' new website) will hit the road in early September for a round of dates through middle October. Support will come from Saviours, Bison BC & Fight Amp, except for NYC & Philly who Saviours will bypass, with NYC getting a rare appearance from Oxbow! The show goes down on September 10th at Europa (ticketing information is forthcoming). BrooklynVegan is the proud sponsor of the Europa date and the tour as a whole.

Oxbow played an acoustic set at The Stone last year, but havent appeared as a full band since playing Isis's 10th anniversary show at Irving Plaza in 2007.

All tour dates and that "Mancoon/Turkey Warlock" video is below.

Continue reading "Weedeater announce tour w/ Saviours, Bison BC & Fight Amp +++ NYC show w/ Oxbow (2011 dates)"

by BBG

Inquisition @ Red 7

Will the whole thing be like this? I'm currently in Austin, TX prepping to see Fun Fun Fun Fest (tickets here) this weekend and already in the two days leading-up Red 7 has hosted a pair of killer shows. The Wednesday show featured the new Faiza Kracheni (ex-Hatred Surge) project Mindless alongside the crusty and blackened Wolvhammer. Last night (11/4), Chaos in Tejas hosted a free and eclectic heavy shindig headlined by Saviours and featuring Inquisition, Pack of Wolves, HOD, and Naw Dude.

The punishment at Red 7 continues through the weekend and into Sunday (11/7), when BrooklynVegan will host Landmine Marathon, Mammoth Grinder, Ratking (mems Made out of Babies, Gorilla Biscuits) and an act that was previously listed as "special guest" that we can now reveal as Floor! The Red 7 show is their only non-Fun Fun Fun Fest show (they play the festival proper that afternoon) coming up, and quite possibly could be their last show EVER. If you are in the area, get down to Red 7... it's free with your FFF writband and a measly $5 without.

Unfortunately I missed all support for the Wolvhammer/Mindless show, as well as Pack of Wolves, HOD, and Naw Dude (all bands I was looking forward to seeing), but pictures of the rest, below...

Continue reading "Floor revealed as our Fun Fun Fun guest @ Red 7 -- where Wolvhammer, Inquisition, Saviours & others just played (pics) "

by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Metal Swim Compilation (Zipped MP3s)

Zoroaster at The Studio at Webster Hall (more by Markus Shaffer)

Adult Swim have posted an album of FREE downloadable tracks. The record, entitled Metal Swim features rare and unreleased tracks from some familiar names around these parts (Isis, Boris, Skeletonwitch, Ludicra, Zoroaster, Red Fang, etc) including new tracks from Withered's forthcoming LP Dualitas, Torche's Songs for Singles, AND Kylesa's Spiral Shadow among many many others. Download the album at the site or above, and dig on the tracklisting (and some video) below.

Continue reading "new tracks by Boris, Isis, Torche, Kylesa, others on free comp "

by BBG

Saviours at Union Pool (more by Paul Birman)

Saviours will team up with Priestess, Hamsoken (black metal featuring Nick Forte of Rorschach), and new Relapse signees Titan for a show at play Santos Party House NYC on August 22nd. Ticket info is forthcoming. The show will be the first for Saviours since supporting Saint Vitus in October of last year, and will take place a day after appearing at Ozzfest in Camden (tickets still available). Priestess last played NYC in April supporting High On Fire at Gramercy.

Titan have recently completed their new album Sweet Dreams for their new label Relapse Records. Recorded with Brendan Tobin (of Made of Babies, etc) at Translator Audio in Brooklyn, the LP will hit shelves on October 12th.

Saviours are currently touring Europe with Weedeater and Black Cobra. Black Cobra will be back in NYC on July 30th with the great Howl, Struck By Lightning, and East of The Wall at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets are on sale. It's not the only great metal show coming to that venue; Zoroaster, Black Tusk, Dark Castle, and Hull play there this Friday (July 9th). Tickets are on sale.

All Saviours dates, and some videos are below...

Continue reading "Saviours, now on tour w/ Weedeater & Black Cobra, add a NYC show w/ Priestess & Titan between Ozzfest dates "

by BBG

Goatwhore classes up Ozzfest

Die, die, die already! After 2008's Ozzfest featured just a single date and 2009 was non-existent, I figured that maybe, just maybe, Ozzfest had finally been put to bed. I was sadly mistaken. Over six dates across the US, 2010's Ozzfest will feature appearances from (I think) an almost completely missable main stage of Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, Halford, Devildriver, and Nonpoint along with a semi-respectable second stage featuring Black Label Society, Drowning Pool, Kingdom of Sorrow, Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch, Saviours, and Kataklysm. Ozzfest hits Hartford, CT on 8/21 and Camden, NJ on 8/22. Tickets go on sale 5/22. All dates and some videos are below.

Continue reading "Ozzfest 2010 (has a decent second stage) - dates, lineup..."

photos by Jessie Barber, Christopher Mumma

Matt Martinez of Landmine Marathon belts it out (by Jessie Barber)
Landmine Marathon

While BBG and Kim Kelly were trolling about the blackened stage at Bernie's, getting southern-fried by the Louisiana frighteners Thou, and checking out the thundergods known as YOB, Chris and Jessie were on the case at the other Scion Rock Fest on 3/13 in Columbus, Ohio. Pictures from their travels which include some (more) shots of Landmine Marathon, as well as Shrinebuilder (right before they played NYU), Pelican, D.R.I., Black Tusk, Voivod (who then made their way to SXSW), Magrudergrind, Saviours, and so much more, below....

Continue reading "Scion Rock Fest pics (part 2) - Cannibal Corpse, Voivod, Black Tusk, Magrudergrind, Pelican, Shrinebuilder, Deadsea & more"

by BBG

Shrinebuilder at LPR (more here)

Atlanta no more! Scion Rock Fest 2010 will take place in Columbus, Ohio on March 13, 2010. The show will officially expand its reach from one to FOUR venues in Columbus: Circus, Newport Music Hall, Skully's, and Bernie's Distillery. 2010's lineup contains zero return bands from the 2009 festival but does contain sets from bands that released my favorite albums of last year (namely Magrudergrind, Yob, Absu) and played my favorite shows of last year (Lightning Swords of Death, Landmine Marathon, Trap Them, Black Tusk, Ludicra) in addition to sets from headliners Cannibal Corpse, Voivod, Shrinebuilder, Brutal Truth.

The rest of the lineup, the show flyer, and RSVP info is below...

Continue reading "Scion Rock Fest 2010 (March 13 in Ohio) - lineup announced"

by BBG

Laura of Kylesa (more by Paul Birman)

Earlier I discussed my favorite LPs of the year, but why leave the fun to just one? I asked some of my favorite artists and promoters for their 2009 highlights. The responses were great. You already saw some of them. Justina listed some quotes, Liam Wilson talked about Philly, and Josh Graham listed good things about 2009. They continue below. You'll find lists of favorite songs and albums of the year, not to mention answers to crucial questions like:

  • What are Coalesce's favorite pizza toppings?
  • Which one of my top 20 artists of the year tried to get in a cab with Kirsten Dunst?
  • What is the #1 sauce/condiment of 2009?
Find out the answers to those questions and more, below...

Continue reading "The Year in Metal continued (BBG asked countless others to make lists... and here they all are)"

by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Shadow Of The Torturer - "The Walk" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Fatalist - "Internal Misery" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Mala Suerte - "Wine Like Clotted Blood" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Coffinworm - "High On The Reek Of Your Burning Remains" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Clone II Snippet Sampler (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Sleep - Demos 1990 (Mediafire Link, courtesy of Chunklet)
DOWNLOAD: Thou - "Don't Vote" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Thou - "I am the Leviathan" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Nirvana 2002 - "Mourning (Projections of a Stained Mind)" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Mala Suerte - "Entrance/Black Art" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Brown Jenkins - "Ashes In Her Mouth" EDIT (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Brown Jenkins - "Lords Of Suicide" & "Lifetaker" (Mediafire Link)
DOWNLOAD: Witchmaster - "Two Point Suicide" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Witchmaster - "Total Annihilation" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Gravehill - "Rites Of The Pentagram" (MP3)


Consider this the "Swedish Death Metal" edition as we'll focus on a few bands that have taken cues from the great sounds of Entombed, Dismember, Grave, and so many others. As such, lets start off with Fatalist! Though they hail from the land of sun and surf (California), Fatalist have nailed the tone of early (Stockholm) Swedish Death Metal sound, putting their own spin in their songwriting. Featuring ex members of Exhumed, Fatalist's debut album The Depths of Inhumanity is out on 11/23 via Ibex Moon and for a taste of the killer riffs that the band has cooked up, dig on "Internal Misery" above.

Lets get it out of the way, Nirvana 2002 is not a boxset from a certain Seattle band. In fact, Nirvana 2002 is the name of a lost Swedish Death Metal band who will finally release their full recorded output via Relapse Records, Recordings 89 - 91. The band that featured vocalist/guitarist Orvar Säfström (ex-Entombed) have released the "Mourning (Projections of a Stained Mind)" MP3, available for download above after it recently premiered on Decibel. If you love the sickening Swedish Death Metal buzzsaw sound, these long lost tracks are a welcome surprise. Orvar Säfström recently discussed his top 6 favorite Swedish Death Metal albums.

Much like Fatalist, Gravehill is also a sickening early death metal worship act from California. Gravehill's Rites Of The Pentagram LP is out NOW via Enucleation and the title track is available for download above. The band recently played the NJ Death Fest along with Acheron, who are releasing their latest LP and first in six years, The Final Conflict: Last Days Of God, on Ibex Moon.

Mala Suerte doom away on their latest crusty, dimly lit LP, The Shadow Tradition, available via Hellride Music. Download a pair of tracks from that Austin band's LP above. Mala Suerte have been around since the 90s and released a few LPs of their filthy Grief-like psychotic doom as well as a split with Japan's Coffins.

A Mala Suerte video for "Non Servium", Coalesce, Ghast, Eyehategod, Fuck The Facts, Zoroaster, Graveyard, thoughts on the new Slayer, and more as TWIM continues...

Continue reading "This Week In METAL (11/03/09)"

by BBG

Saint Vitus

Twenty three years. That's a long time, and even more pent-up doom frustration. Luckily, Saint Vitus were happy to oblige the crowds at Europa on 10/16 by playing an incredible set of doom classics to an electrified crowd who spent their energy moshing.... slowly.

Saviours had already taken the stage by the time I made it to the packed (sold out?) Europa (I missed both Orphan and Bassoon). The Oakland band gave a predictably awesome and thrashy performance filled with Maiden-style dual leads, touching on both their recent Into Abaddon and their upcoming Accelerated Living. As much I dig their records, their magnetic live show is where it's at. Like the Cali boy he is, vocalist/guitarist Austin Barber spoke between songs in his heaviest smoked-out Jeff Spicoli.

"Who's ready for Vitus! Yeee-ah, brah!"

I was, and so was the crowd (no offense brah).

As Saint Vitus was setting up, Dave Chandler was checking his gear by riffing on "Nervous Breakdown" by Black Flag and it reminded me of their connection to the legendary band and SST Records. Signing to SST on Henry Rollins' advice, Saint Vitus were easily the diametric opposite of the hardcore and punk mindset that came along with the label; while everyone was pushing tempos to the brink, Vitus were playing at speeds infitely slower. The band played to mostly punk crowds, pissing off the bulk of them and creating a legend in the process. THAT is punk.

Save for a few wrinkles and hair that had gone monochrome, I'd venture to say that Saint Vitus was every bit as good as I would have imagined them to be. Songs that suffered from thin and hollow production came alive and rattled with power at Europa. The band was tight and did justice to their legacy.

Though it was great to see Wino JUST on vocals (he's usually an axeslinger too), taking an active role with the crowd by shoving the mic in their face for singalongs, Dave Chandler was the most enigmatic of the bunch. It's hard to miss Chandler with his shock of grey curls held back by a bandana; his look would have fit in with Lynryd Skynrd perfectly... in 1974. "Born Too Late", indeed.

70's look aside, Chandler would snarl, yell, feedback, and mouth the words while riffing at the speed of a tortoise. In between songs, Chandler would riff odd songs like "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and "Batman" before transitioning into classic Saint Vitus tracks. Odd? Yes. Kinda funny and genuinely fascinating? Definitely.

Lets hope that Vitus gets the show back on the road. I hope to seem them again sometime very soon.

Full setlist and more pics are below....

Continue reading "Saint Vitus & Saviours played Europa, Brooklyn - pics, setlist"

by BBG

Dark Castle
Dark Castle

Lest we forget, doom legends Saint Vitus have scheduled THREE east coast dates kicking off Friday night at Europa when they team up with Saviours, Orphan and Bassoon. Tickets may still available, but I also have TWO PAIRS OF UP FOR GIVEAWAY! More details on how to win at the bottom of this post.

Orphan played Lit Lounge on 9/7, supporting Dark Castle, The Body, and Malkuth. Pics from that show are below. Dark Castle are on the road through the bestter portion of the rest of the year. If you haven't seen them live, you must. Dates below too...

Continue reading "Saint Vitus kick off East Coast shows Friday, Brooklyn (win tix) w/ Saviours & Orphan (++pics from Dark Castle show) "

photos by Chris La Putt


"The show opened with Saviors, a heavy metal band out of California... there wasn't anything too original about this band. The second act was The Walkmen, an indie-rock band from NYC. They played mostly new music, saying they'd be recording these new songs this week. It was good, but once again, nothing original and nothing I'd pay to see. Dinosaur Jr. came on around 5:45pm with the sun still blazing away, which made taking pictures a bit difficult. Dinosaur Jr. formed in 1984 and is a band that many consider to be one of the grandfathers of alternative rock." [soundZtastee]
Nothing original?! Granfathers?! Ouch! Dinosaur Jr. pictures and setlist HERE. Saviours and Walkmen below...

Continue reading "Saviours & The Walkmen @ Central Park Summerstage - pics "

by Black Bubblegum

Saviours at Union Pool (more by Paul Birman)

Saviours have been added to all three previously announced Saint Vitus dates, which include Europa on 10/16 (tix). In addition, the band will play Summerstage for FREE on Aug 16th with Dinosaur Jr and The Walkmen.

Saviours have also jumped on the previously discussed Kylesa tour, replacing Doomriders who can't make it due to Nate Newton's commitments with Converge (meaning, their impending tour with Mastodon & High On Fire):

"We've gotten alot of messages regarding our dropping off of the Kylesa tour and yes....unfortuately the news is true. Due to scheduling issues between Doomriders and Nate's other band, Converge, we had to pull out of the tour. Our deepest apologies go out to our friends in Kylesa, and also to anyone who had planned on coming to see us play on the tour. We love Kylesa, and we love our brothers in Saviours who have taken our spot on the tour and encourage everyone to go to these shows and have a blast! It's going to be a great tour and we're all very sad that we won't be a part of it. We will hopefully be announcing some exciting tour plans for later in the year very soon. We're sorry everyone! We'll see you next time!" -[Lambgoat]
Saviours new album, Accelerated Living, is due out on CD and 2LP via Kemado on 10/27. All dates below...

Continue reading "Saviours added to Saint Vitus shows, replace Doomriders on Kylesa tour (because Converge is touring w/ Mastodon)"

words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Paul Birman


Saviours and Sourvein took over Union Pool on 7/29, with an assist going out to Children. The date was one of three for Saviours in the coming weeks, including supporting The Walkmen & Dinosaur Jr, as well as Cake Shop on 7/31 where they will team up with Pollution and Bezoar.

Pics from Union Pool (is that Natalie Portman?) and tour dates are below....

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