Entries tagged with: Sexcrement
By Doug Moore
Municipal Waste at Santos Party House, 2012 (photo by Wyatt Marshall)
This week ran a little slow as the music industry geared up for the clusterfuck that is SXSW, but it saw some notable developments anyhow. (And if you're going to Austin, here's our guide to metal at SXSW.) Here's the low-down.
First, live stuff for this weekend: Dehumanized is topping a brutal death metal bill at The Acheron tonight (3/7). Tortuous Inception, Kalopsia, Forced Asphyxiation, & Hypoxia provide support (tix). On Saturday (3/8), there are two shows with Japanese headlining acts: experimental weirdos Vampilia will put in the first of a few NYC appearances alongside Mick Barr, Kevin Hufnagel, & MV Carbon at Silent Barn, while punkers System Fucker will team up with Aspects of War, Nomad, Herpes, & Warthog for an Acheron show (tix).
Some other developments:
Swedish punks Infernöh's aforementioned TBA appearance on April 12 has been slated for the Acheron.
NY Death Fest II has announced the rest of its lineup. Notable additions include long-running West Coast punks Nausea and New York death metal icons Mortician. The full lineup is listed below.
Speaking of SXSW: if you're headed to Austin and you've got an ear for the heavy, check out our Metal At SXSW 2014 rundown for all of your schedule-building needs.
Over on Invisible Oranges, we took a gander at new jams by Solstice, Tiger Flowers, Metsatöll, and a host of underground black metal, including Skogen, Sujo, & Rhinocervs. We warmed up for Tankcrimes' upcoming Brainsqueeze II Festival by bringing you a compilation showcasing every band on the bill, including some exclusive tuneage from Municipal Waste, Fucked Up, & The Shrine. We spoke to Slough Feg main man Mike Scalzi about his controversal 2010 IO columns, among other things. We returned to East Village Radio -- this week's show was brought to you by the Children of Bodom Halo of Blood tour, which also features Tyr & Death Angel. Tune in every week for ticket giveaways, interviews, bad jokes, and tons of good metal jams.
By Doug Moore
Defeated Sanity at the Silent Barn, 2011 (more by Samantha Marble)
New York City is developing a solid crop of small underground metal festivals. Martyrdoom is heading into its third year, and New York Death Fest has just announced that it'll return for a second installment. This year's edition will take place at Saint Vitus Bar on July 26, and it'll be an all-day affair -- the Facebook invite suggests that it'll run from 2pm until midnight and that 20(!!!) bands will play during that span. Better hope that all those death metal drummers practice breaking down their 15-piece kits quickly.
Most of the ten bands announced so far are regional concerns, but there are a couple really notable acts slated -- chiefly German tech-death monsters Defeated Sanity, who are one of the most compositionally zany bands in the genre and one of the only death metal bands ever to feature a father-son musician team. (Wolfgang Teske, father drummer Lille Gruber, played guitar in the band for 14 years before dying of cancer in 2008.) Also of note are Spain's long-running Gruesome Stuff Relish and California's excellent Portal-esque grinders Plague Widow, who are putting in their first NYC appearance.
Tickets aren't on sale for the fest yet, but keep an eye out. We'll keep you posted regarding lineup updates, too. For the time being, check out the full lineup and some head-spinning footage of Defeated Sanity's last NYC appearance in 2011 below...
by Doug Moore
Dying Fetus at Santos Party House, 2010 (more by Suren Karapetyan)
The last week of 2013 is shaping up to be a good one for death metal of the ignorantly technical (it's a thing), slam-heavy variety. We already mentioned that Suffocation and Pyrexia will be playing a show at Webster Hall's Marlin Room on 12/28 (tix here). Two days later, Pyrexia will join the long-running and even more slam-centric Dying Fetus for another gig, this time at Saint Vitus on December 30 (tickets here). Dying Fetus typically play substantially larger venues -- they headlined Gramercy last time they came to town -- so expect close quarters at this one.
The following day (12/31), both Dying Fetus and Pyrexia will head to Hartford, CT for a New Year's Eve show at the Webster. (Not to be confused with Webster Hall here in NYC.) Revocation, Internal Bleeding, and Sexcrement (yeah...) will join in the fun. Tickets for that show are on sale as well.
Chances are pretty good that DF will sell out the Vitus gig, so you'd be wise to pick up a ticket in advance if you're interested. Stream their peak effort Destroy the Opposition below.
The Boston hardcore and metal scene has banded together in the wake of the marathon attack, forming a benefit show for the victims of the tragedy. The lineup is nothing less than stellar, featuring a headlining appearance from Slapshot along with Converge (who will play MDF), Dropdead (who recently played NYC), Wrecking Crew, Doomriders, New Lows, The Revilers, For the Worse, Insult & Sexcrement. The show goes down at South Shore Music Hall in May 6 in Quincy, MA. Tickets are still available.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Ramming Speed at Saint Vitus, June 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Massachusetts thrash animals Ramming Speed continue in the raging party-hard tradition of Municipal Waste, following more in the vein of punk rock than some metal traditionalists may like. The band will embark on a short stint of dates next week with Sexcrement (nominee for greatest band name ever) that will include a stop in NYC at Acheron on Jan 13. Advance tickets are on sale now.
Ramming Speed has roped in Brad Boatright (Audiosiege, mem From Ashes Rise) to engineer their forthcoming LP. So far no home for the thrasher's new effort, but we'll let you know if that changes. In the meantime, catch them at the dates listed below.