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photo: Origin at Gramercy Theatre in February (more by Greg Cristman)

NYC never has a lack of good metal shows and metal tours passing through. Here's a roundup of a few upcoming ones that we haven't gotten a chance to talk about yet...

Long-running death metal band Origin play Maryland Deathfest in May and are going on a Metal Injection-presented tour with Krisiun, Aeon, Alterbeast, Soreption and Ingested in late summer/early fall. That tour hits NYC on October 1 at Saint Vitus. Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

OG DMers Master also play MDF, and they hit NYC not long beforehand on May 7 at Acheron for a show with Solstice, Dismemberment, Hate Storm Annihilation and Sunlord. Tickets are on sale now. Dates are listed below.

Swedish d-beaters Wolfbrigade play MDF too, and the day before their set at that festival they'll stop by NYC to play Acheron on May 22. Tickets are on sale. It's their only US club show.

New Hampshire black metal band Vattnet Viskar announced that their Sanford Parker-produced sophomore LP, Settler, will be out June 16, and that they're going on a short May tour leading up to MDF with Early Graves. That hits NYC on May 21 at Saint Vitus, the show that already included Anaal Nathrakh, Incite and Secrets of the Sky. Tickets for that stacked bill are still available. All dates are listed below.

Neurot-signed psych metallers U.S. Christmas are teaming up with related band Generation of Vipers for an April tour that hits Brooklyn on April 23 at Saint Vitus and Jersey City on April 24 at The Dopeness with Thera Roya and Sunrot. Tickets for Vitus are on sale now, and Jersey is $10 at the door (more info here). All tour dates are listed below.

Fulgora, a new project of Pig Destroyer and Agoraphobic Nosebleed drummer Adam Jarvis, play their first-ever NYC show on May 21 at Acheron with Wake, Sunrot and Scowl. Tickets are on sale.

Melodic death metal band Horrendous are playing another NYC show this year in support of last year's excellent Ecydysis. The new date happens May 29 at Saint Vitus with Pyrrhon, Huldra, Somnol and Sentience. Tickets are on sale.

Pyrrhon, who were dropped from Relapse but will release their new Growth Without End on June 2 via Handshake Inc (read their statement here), also play Saint Vitus on June 18 with KEN mode, Fight Amp and Couch Slut. Ticket info still TBA.

photo: Livver at Death by Audio in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)

Salem, MA noise-hardcore band Livver play Acheron on April 24 with Rozamov, Godmaker and Dead Empires. Tickets are on sale.

Portland's noisy, sludgy Wizard Rifle play Acheron on April 25 with Netherlands, The Austerity Program and Tween. Tickets are on sale.

Torrential Downpour, Syphilitic Lust and The Sheltering Sky play Acheron on May 1. Tickets are on sale.

Fit For An Autopsy, Aborted, Archspire, Dark Sermon and Alekhine's Gun play Saint Vitus on May 9. Tickets are on sale.

Beneath Oblivion, Sea of Bones and Fin'amor play Acheron on May 6. Tickets are on sale.

There are a few coming up this weekend too. There's LA death-grind vets Excruciating Terror playing two shows: Saint Vitus on Saturday (4/11) (tickets) and an all-ages Sunday (4/12) matinee at Silent Barn ($8 at door). Brooklyn doomers Blackout play Union Pool on Saturday with Hound and Hasj (tickets). At the Gates, Converge, Pallbearer and Vallenfyre play Webster Hall on Sunday (sold out); Inter Arma, Yautja and Forn play Saint Vitus on Sunday (tickets); and Cleric, Torrential Downpour, Morality Crisis, Bangladeafy and Hannibal Montana are playing Paper Box on Sunday (tickets).

Other previously-mentioned metal shows include Goatwhore / Ringworm / Black Breath / Theories, Crowbar / Lord Dying, Misery Index / Lord Dying, Bongzilla, Conan / Mantar, Samothrace, Dillinger Escape Plan / Mutoid Man / Prmitive Weapons, Girlschool, Today Is the Day, Elder / Kings Destroy / Apostle of Solitude, Van Halen, Scorpions, Royal Thunder / Wild Throne, Iron Reagan / Angel Du$t / Noisem, Liturgy / Psalm Zero, Ufomammut, Full of Hell / The Body, and more.

In other heavy news, we premiered music from Venomous Maximus and House of Atreus over at Invisbile Oranges this week.

Still need more? Check out our NYC Metal Calendar.

Lists of tour dates below...

Continue reading "NYC heavy roundup: Origin, Master, Wolfbrigade, Vattnet Viskar, Horrendous, Generation of Vipers, Fulgora & more"

by Ian Chainey

Mother Brain at Saint Vitus in 2014 (more by Drew Gurian)

France's Department of Correction achieved two grindcore rites of passage this year, releasing a split with mincers Agathocles and wiggling themselves onto a six-way split (Monsters! from Kaotoxin). Busy? You bet, but they're not done. In August, the Persian quartet will tour the US with Jersey's blasting duo Budd Dwyer. The two will trek across the entire country, including stops in Baltimore, Austin, and Los Angeles. On August 8, they'll shake the floor at NYC's Saint Vitus along with stunning sludgesters Sea of Bones and the core craziness of Mother Brain. Tickets are $10 at the door and in advance.

Mother Brain, who released unrelentingly ripping Rise and Grind 7" back in March, will also be joining Department of Correction and Budd Dwyer at Obnoxious Noise Fest 2014 on August 9. The fest will take place on Long Island at Even Flow Bar and Grill in Bay Shore, New York and features a stacked bill including Malignancy, Artificial Brain, Pyrrhon, and more. Mutilation Rites were on the bill, but "had to drop off [due] to unfortunate circumstances. A replacement band will be announced shortly." Tickets are $20 at the door.

In related news, Pyrrhon will also be playing the Tombs record release show at Saint Vitus on July 25. Tombs also just released a beer. Mutilation Rites released their album Harbinger this week, which you can find discussed with other new releases in Invisible Oranges' Upcoming Metal Releases. And Sea of Bones are currently out on the road. The aforementioned August 8 date is their final stop.

All of the dates along with flyers, streams from Department of Correction, Mother Brain, Budd Dwyer, and Sea of Bones appear below.

Continue reading "GRIND: Department of Correction & Budd Dwyer touring (Sea of Bones too), playing 2 NY shows with Mother Brain (dates)"

by Wyatt Marshall

Erik Kluiber of Gypsyhawk with his cat

By this point, perhaps you've heard of the Metal Cats book, which is full of photos of metal musicians with their cats (Hai Doug!). With Buzzfeed, Huffington Post and more getting in on the Metal Cats rage, you know furry furor is reaching a fever pitch. The book is out now, and we scored a few unpublished photos originally intended for the book: Erik Kluiber of Gypsyhawk is above, and check out Steven Darrow of Sonic Medusa, animal activist Andrew Buchanan Carter and tattoo artist and piercer Alexander Nathan Ward with their feline friends below. Metal Cats is available to order from publisher powerHouse Books right meow.

A book release party is happening in NYC at Union Pool on May 17 with performances by gloomy experimentalist Planning for Burial, sludge purveyors Sea of Bones, doom band Belus (who just premiered a new song over on Invisible Oranges) with between-sets tunes from DJ Jake Boyle. There will also be an art exhibit, raffles (win "Catpathian Forest" prints) and vendors. Check the event's Facebook page. Tickets are $7 at the door with 100% of the proceeds going to Bobbi & the Strays, a no-kill shelter and rescue center in NYC.

Between Metal Cats and the Metal Meowlisha, the bonds between heavy metal and cats has never been stronger. More purrrfect (and unreleased) pics and flyer for the release show after the jump...

Continue reading "'Metal Cats' book is out (check out some unpublished pics); NYC release party w/ Belus & more"

Yob at Saint Vitus (more by Caroline Harrison)

After a raucous first night with Yob at Saint Vitus (2/10), the party continued Monday (2/11) with opening appearances from Batillus and Sea of Bones. The sold-out show featured no new material from Yob, though Batillus, who is readying the release of Concrete Sustain, did play a new track at the Brooklyn venue. Check out more pictures as well as video from last night (including that new Batillus jam) at Invisible Oranges.

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Yob @ Saint Vitus, 2/10/2013

Yob played their first of two NYC shows last night at a sold-out Saint Vitus (2/10), snagging support from Hull and Bezoar. The show is part of a BV/Invisible Oranges-sponsored short run of dates for the Portland crew, who play again at Saint Vitus tonight (2/11) with Batillus and Sea of Bones. Tickets are still available for tonight's show (which is on the verge of sell out), highly recommended.

There are plenty of doom bands out there that understand the power of a great riff and an impressive vocal, but what separates Yob from the pack is something entirely different. The trio's live show incorporates a swing -- a groove that deviates from standard pacing and hits off of the traditional downbeats. They're almost hard to headbang along to for the most part, but when they do lock in it just makes those parts seem more muscular and menacing.

More pictures and video from Sunday's show are below.

Continue reading "Yob played Saint Vitus w/ Hull & Bezoar (pics, video), do it again to night with Batillus & Sea of Bones"

words by Fred Pessaro // BBG, photos by Greg Cristman


Atriarch played Saint Vitus on 11/17 with support from Conneticut doomers and tourmates Sea of Bones along with local black metal crew Yellow Eyes. The show was the first venture into the tri-state area for the Northwestern doomy gothic black metal crew, and despite the fierce competition around town for the attention of metalheads (Dysrhythmia - pics here, and Deiphago), the band played like it was to a arena filled with screaming fans. Excellent set from this crew which, was captured to video. Watch that, with more pictures from the show, below...

Continue reading "Atriarch, Sea of Bones, Yellow Eyes @ Saint Vitus (pics/video)"


Deathrock/doom crew Atriarch are touring their way Eastward on the strength of recent splits with Alaric and a spanking new LP, Ritual Of Passing, due via Profound Lore this fall. Stream the new track "Altars" below. The Pacific Northwest quartet, which features members of Graves At Sea, Trees, Final Conflict and more, will fit in East Coast dates on their travels, logging a date in NYC at Saint Vitus on 11/17 with Sea of Bones and Yellow Eyes (who recently played Acheron). Tickets are on sale.

Full tour schedule for Atriarch is below, along with the flyer and that new song stream.

Continue reading "Atriarch plot East Coast tour, including Saint Vitus (dates)"

words & photos by BBG

Cough (and new stage)

Cough, Naam, Batillus, and Sea of Bones converged on a rainy Saturday (12/11) to play the packed-out Charleston as part of a BrooklynVegan-sponsored event. I haven't spent much time at The Charleston as of late, and in my absence some work has been done to the dingy basement.

A small stage now sits in the left corner and the sound booth has moved to the rear. The intimate basement feel is still there, but now the venue's steel supports obstruct the view of the newly-minted stage that most bands awkwardly only used as a drum riser. The stage was especially crowded when lined along the back with a wall of amps. Most of the guitarists and vocalists opted to play on the floor directly in front instead. Venue issues aside, a good performance can happen anywhere, and the audience got their share that night.

Sea of Bones opened the show, and though the band was sporting a considerably leaner lineup (guitarist count has gone from three to one), they were no less potent. As the band adjusts to the trio formation, look for them to get even more deadly.

Batillus was next, and even though their new record will be released next year on Seventh Rule, Saturday was Batillus's last show for a while to concentrate on new material. Good for them. The Brooklyn band's show at The Charleston did nothing but affirm my belief that Batillus is a live juggernaut and one of the best bands in NYC.

Naam followed Batillus, sporting tunes from their previous recorded efforts but it was no less interesting. Naam's melodic and bluesy showing was a refreshing change from the dire doom & gloom of the night.

Cough closed their US tour in support of Ritual Abuse with the Charleston performance. The time on the road has obviously benefited the band, as they were more powerful and impressive than their last NYC showing (which was also great). The crowd was similarly excited, as Cough's stuttering doom helped ignite a slow-motion pit.

More pictures from the show are below.

Continue reading "Cough, Naam, Batillus & Sea of Bones played the Charleston (some on the new stage) -- pics"

photos by Tim Griffin, words by BBG

Slim Cessna's Auto Club at Spiderhouse, March 2010
Slim Cessna

Directly after the great Dub Trio teams up with CSC Funk Band, alt-country gothabilly band Slim Cessna's Auto Club play the late show at Mercury Lounge TONIGHT (11/10) with The Lingering Doubts. Tickets are still available for both the Dub Trio and the Slim Cessna show. Slim Cessna's appearance is part of a tour of the Northeast that will include Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ tomorrow, 11/11 (where Dex Romweber Duo play tonight).

Slim Cessna's Auto Club played the BrooklynVegan/AnSo day party at Spiderhouse in Austin this year, where these belated pics originate from. Check out more below.

Slim Cessna's Auto Club contains members of Delta 72, 16Horsepower, and Wovenhand. Wovenhand recently announced their participation in Roadburn 2011. Roadburn has also added a gang of other awesome additions in the past week or so, including Voivod (who also played a BV party this year), Rwake, Ludicra, Shrinebuilder (who were supposed to play last year, but played NYC instead), Liturgy, Black Mountain (who just played NYC with Black Angels), Cough (who just played the BV-BBG CMJ showcase), and Yob, who will play The Unreal Never Lived in it's entirety! Full lineup is below.

Speaking of Liturgy, the band recently signed with Thrill Jockey Records and will play Acheron on Dec 3rd with Orphan, Dope Body, and Elks. The show will celebrate Orphan and Dope Body's recent split release on Black Tent Press, pick it up. Liturgy are currently on tour, dig on dates below.

Cough and Naam (both of which will be hitting Roadburn) are scheduled to play The Charleston on 12/11 for a BrooklynVegan presented show with Batillus and new addition Sea of Bones. Congrats to Batillus, who recently signed to Seventh Rule for their new and Sanford-Parker-produced LP Furnace. Look for it next year and look for their tour dates below.

More of those Slim Cessna pics, and all tour dates are below.

Continue reading "Slim Cessna touring (dates & pics), Liturgy now on Thrill Jockey, Batillus to Seventh Rule, Roadburn expands & more"

Due to a scheduling issue with the venue, the previously discussed Lord Mantis / Sea of Bones show happening WEDNESDAY (5/5) at Union Pool in Brooklyn will now have DOORS AT 8PM as opposed to the previously announced 10PM. Get there! - BBG

by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Lord Mantis - "Lord Mantis" (MP3)

Lord Mantis
Lord Mantis

It's with great pleasure that BV and 1000 Knives are proud to present the great Lord Mantis with Sea of Bones at Union Pool on May 5th. $8 gets you in the door and the show starts promptly at 10PM. The NYC date marks a short stint of east coast dates for Lord Mantis behind Spawning the Nephilim (download the self-titled track above), the band's seriously underrated 2009 LP for Seventh Rule (one of my favorites of the year). Half of Lord Mantis is currently serving as part of Nachtmystium (oddly without long-time guitarist Jeff Wilson), who were forced to cancel their gig at New England Hardcore & Metal Fest this past weekend due to residual volcano issues.

Lord Mantis will be joined by the beyond thundering Sea of Bones, who rattled Cake Shop a few weeks ago along with Howl and Javelina. For the unfamiliar, snag Sea of Bones's Grave of The Mammoth; the band is offering it up for FREE DOWNLOAD.

Full Lord Mantis tour sked and some video is below...

Continue reading "Lord Mantis playing Union Pool w/ Sea of Bones & other dates ++ MP3s"

words by BBG, photos by Meghan McInnis

Flourishing is frightened!

Howl and Javelina were almost home by the time they hit Cake Shop on 3/25 with Sea of Bones and Flourishing. The pair of bands had burned through tons of dates on the way to and fro SXSW 2010 where Javelina played Emo's on 3/17 and both played Red 7 on 3/20. Check out the tour diary for Decibel Javelina did along the way.

The night was a special one for the great Flourishing, who celebrated the release of their new EP A Momentary Sense of the Immediate World on The Path Less Traveled Records. The absolutely mammoth Sea of Bones also were on board, with their two guitars, two basses, and four (usually six!) full stacks behind them, rumbling through doom riff after thundering doom riff.

More pics and video from the show are below...

Continue reading "Howl, Javelina, Sea of Bones & Flourishing @ Cake Shop (pics & video) "

by BBG

Javelina at The Charleston (more by Chloe Rice)

Are we gluttons for punishment? That is the only way to account for the fact that Javelina will beat us down at TWO BrooklynVegan events in the coming weeks.

We are pleased to announce that Javelina will play one of the two stages at the BrooklynVegan Day Party at Emo's in Austin on 3/17 along with the previously announced Fucked Up and the incredible Torche.

Then, just a shade over one week after we destroy Austin as part of SXSW, BrooklynVegan and 1000 Knives will team up to present Javelina again, this time with another SXSW-er, Howl, as well as Sea of Bones and Flourishing at Cake Shop in NYC on 3/25.

More upcoming shows, flyers and videos, below...

Continue reading "Javelina playing BV shows (in NYC & Austin), 'Full Metal Texas' announces lineup, Your Demise & more "

words by BBG, photos by Dianalee Zadlo

DOWNLOAD: Sea of Bones - The Harvest (Mediafire, Zipped MP3)

Sea of Bones
Sea of Bones

Sadly, due to the death of someone very dear in one of our families (and by extension, the Goes Cube family as a whole), Goes Cube will be unable to play our show with Cable and Liturgy on 12/3 at Fontanas...

We apologize for having to cancel and appreciate your understanding. We have some big news coming up, and we DO have another FREE show on 12/18 (at Spike Hill in Williamsburg with some other great bands). Please stay tuned, stay in touch, and be well. -David, Kenny, and Matt.
Best to you and your family, Goes Cube. Cable and Liturgy will still be a-rockin' TONIGHT (12/3) at Fontana's though, joined by the newly added Sea of Bones. The FREE show will feature some FREE suds as well, and will double as a party for the black metal documentary Until The Light Takes Us, which also just had a party at Knitting Factory, and which drops (into theaters) Friday (12/4).

Sea of Bones released The Harvest independently, as in by themselves... for free download, earlier this year. Check out that LP above. The band also recently played with Across Tundras, Monolith, and Bubonic Bear at Mill Creek Tavern in Philadelphia on 11/25 and Union Pool on 11/26 with Gwynbleidd as part of AT's previously discussed east coast tour. If you missed Gwynbleidd, catch them Fontana's on Sat (12/5) fri with B.I.T.E. and Rattling Cages.

More pictures from the Philly show are below...

Continue reading "Sea of Bones replacing Goes Cube on Liturgy/Cable show, played Brooklyn & Philly w/ Across Tundras - pics "

by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Across Tundras - Herds of Fathomless Valleys (Mediafire, Zipped MP3 album of demos & live tracks)

Across Tundras
Across Tundras

Nashville's Across Tundras are hitting the road for a short burst of dates at the end of November, including NYC at Union Pool on 11/27 (Black Friday) with Sea of Bones and Gwynbleidd.

Recently relocated from Denver, Colorado to Nashville, Tennessee ACROSS TUNDRAS have realized a long-evolving sound that merges elements of doom and drone with psychedelic rock, folk and traditional Americana. This unique sound brings an interesting country twang to heavy music, conjuring images of the strange waters between EARTH, NEIL YOUNG, BLACK SABBATH, WOODY GUTHRIE and NEUROSIS.
The show will do double duty; as a coming out party for Herds of Fathomless Valleys (a collection of demos and live tracks released earlier this year and available for download above) and as a celebration for Old World Wanderer, their new LP due on Robotic Empire.

Prog metallers Gwynbleidd recently released their new LP, Nostalgia.

The "Herds of Fathomless Valleys" tracklist and all dates, below...

Continue reading "Across Tundras - free album download, 2009 Tour Dates"