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by Ian Chainey
The second annual New York Deathfest, put on by Useless Christ Records, happens at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus on July 26 & 27. The lineup for the two-day event looks a lot different from what was announced in February, adding genre heavyweights aplenty. Tickets for both days are still available. So, what can you expect? Death metal. A whole lot of death metal, plus a little grindy and thrashy variety.
As mentioned, day one (July 26) features Dallas slammers Devourment. Known for their speedy snare hits and stupidly big grooves, Devourment will certainly snap some headbanging necks. They released Conceived in Sewage in 2013 via Relapse. Joining them will be NYDM institution Mortician. Will Rahmer and Roger J. Beaujard's ultra-simplistic chug is love it or hate it, but it's hard to deny their truncated tales of blood and horror are pure death metal. Word is the drum-machine-assisted duo (though they find a human for live shows) are working on their first album in a decade. For some flavor, blackened speed metallers Midnight will be making an appearance. The Ohioan filth-merchants are releasing No Mercy for Mayhem, their second full-length, August 19 on Hells Headbangers. Rounding out the day are Mexico's Rottenness, the ultra-br00ful Lust of Decay, and the cosmic Plague Widow, among others. Check out the full day's festivities below.
Day two (July 27) collects some of the genre's biggest riffers, including Germany's techy Defeated Sanity. The now-20-year-old group cut the razor-sharp Passages into Deformity in 2013 for Willowtip, and are set to pinch-squee their way into the hearts of those who love technical nimbleness and massive chugs. Also making the trip from Europe are Giallo grinders Gruesome Stuff Relish, who unite an OSDM buzz with the gore-soaked mashing of Impetigo. Long Island brutal death metallers Internal Bleeding -- who will be hitting the road with Suffocation and friends later on in the year -- are also set to shake the stage with slams. Cleveland's Embalmer, Floral Park's Dehumanized, and possible fest-stealers Coffin Dust are also dropping in. Again, the full lineup appears below.
Check out the full New York Deathfest lineup, along with the poster, and streams from the mentioned bands, below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Cleveland's filthy punk and rock-fueled metal band Midnight is releasing a new album titled No Mercy for Mayhem on August 19, and the band is currently streaming the album's first single, "The Final Rape of Night." Give that a listen below--the thing drips venom.
No Mercy for Mayhem is being released on Hells Headbangers, and Midnight contributed "The Final Rape of Night" to the just-released seventh free Hells Headbangers sampler. The comp is loaded, with contributions from High Spirits, Zemial, Witch Cross, Inquisition and many more, and will be handed out at Maryland Deathfest, which kicks off today (5/22) without Triptykon--here's an updated Thursday schedule.
Midnight just played Scion Rock Fest along with the likes of Machine Head, Windhand and Bl'ast--our brethren at Invisible Oranges were there to catch the action. Midnight currently have two more dates scheduled, one of which is at New York Deathfest at Saint Vitus. That's a massive two day (July 26-27) affair, and Midnight will play with Mortician, Devourment and many more on day one, while day two will be headlined by Defeated Sanity. Head below for the full lineup. Tickets, including individual day tickets and a 2-day pass option, are on sale.
Not in NYC? Austinites can catch Midnight with Absu, Morgengrau and Hod on August 30.
Steam "The Final Rape of Night" and the rest of the HHR comp, and check out the rest of the NY Deathfest lineup below...
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.