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photo: Om at LPR in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)

Al Cisnero (Sleep) and Emil Amos' (Grails, Holy Sons) band OM have a few dates coming up this year. They were part of today's initial NXNE lineup announcement, and also playing Santa Ana's Psycho California Festival (May 15-17) with Sleep, Pentagram (performing First Daze Here), Cult of Luna, Earth, Kylesa, Russian Circles, Eyehategod, Indian, Pallbearer, Old Man Gloom, Cave In, Tombs and more. Tickets for that fest are on sale, full lineup below.

RIght after NXNE, they'll stop in NYC for an Invisible Oranges-presented show at Saint Vitus on June 21. Other bands TBA, but tickets are on sale now.

Full tour schedule, a video, and the Psycho California lineup, below...

Continue reading "Om playing Brooklyn after NXNE (IO presents) + Psycho California w/ Sleep, Pentagram & many more"

by Doug Moore


Maryland Deathfest announced its (almost) final lineup of bands this afternoon. At this point, the festival really didn't need to add much to sell out its allotment of tickets, but there are some heavy hitters in this round of announcements nonetheless. Some highlights include Tryptikon (the post-Celtic Frost band, making their only US appearance), Dark Angel (the classic hyper-fast thrash band featuring Gene Hoglan of Strapping Young Lad/Fear Factory/Death), Inquisition (who released one of this year's best albums), the long-running powerviolence act Capitalist Casualties, and reunited Floridian grinders Maruta. The complete list of new announcements is below.

Tickets for the festival go on sale tomorrow (11/23) at 3pm. You'll be able to buy whole-fest passes for $255, and 3-day Friday->Sunday passes for each stage for considerably list. Individual tickets will go on sale in December.

MDF's organizers also announced more venue information, including a breakdown of which bands will play at which of the fest's three stages (though the only day-specific lineup that they've announced so far is for Thursday). You can find the complete lineup, divvied up by stage, along with the full list of new artist announcements, below...

Continue reading "Maryland Deathfest announces more bands & venue info"

Mike Boone (via)

Reports are trickling in that bassist Mike Boone of the longrunning stoner sludge band Sourvein has passed away.

Details remain scant, but multiple sources have made public mention of Boone's death. His side band S.O.L. posted the following on their Facebook:

Today we lost out brother Mike Boone. I (Keith) have known him since I was 12 and Mike Ramzi Ateyeh and I started our first band together. I love you Mike and will think of you everyday. You will be missed dearly brother."
Meanwhile, the Doom Stoner & Sludge fan page posted:
"RIP Mike Boone Bassist of SOURVEIN!"
For their part, Sourvein have not issued a formal statement regarding Boone, but they did cancel their scheduled appearance at Philly's Kung Fu Necktie last night at the last minute.

More details as they emerge.

Rest in peace, Mike. You'll be missed. Watch a video of Sourvein at Saint Vitus in 2012, below...

Continue reading "Mike Boone (Sourvein), RIP"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Saint Vitus at Saint Vitus, Sept 2012 (more by Samantha Marble)
Saint Vitus

Doom metal legends Saint Vitus are still in the midst of their US jaunt with Weedeater which hit Brooklyn in September, right before they opened for Down in Manhattan.Remaining dates, leading up to a tour-ending Austin show, are listed below.

In June, Saint Vitus also shared a bill with Down, and Sleep, at Scion Rock Fest 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Their set was one of the highlights of the fest. Check out video from that, of the doom metal greats ripping through "Blessed Night" along with an interview with frontman Wino, below.

Continue reading "Saint Vitus tour continues; watch newly-released live video"

photos by Samantha Marble

Saint Vitus @ Saint Vitus 9/25/2012
Saint Vitus

Saint Vitus, formed in the late 1970s and back from a nearly 16-year layoff, has become a touring and recording band again. (Its new album, "Lillie: F-65," is named after a barbiturate.) Mr. Chandler's long hair and beard went gray some years ago -- he's 54 -- and he relates to an audience in nudgy, sarcastic uptalk. It's the opposite of his riffs, which are simple and concise, often very slow but occasionally fast, and self-contained.... The riffs are based in an offshoot blues language that descends directly from Black Sabbath. Black Sabbath recorded a song in 1972 called "St. Vitus Dance." St. Vitus's Dance is a neurological disorder, also known as Sydenham Chorea, associated with an uncontrollable jerking of the feet, hands and face. Saint Vitus was a fourth-century Sicilian martyr who became the patron saint of entertainers and epileptics.

Saint Vitus, the excellent metal bar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, that opened in the spring of last year, was named after the band. Its proprietors have wanted to bring the father to the son from the start, and on Tuesday their wish came true. -[NY Times]

And to answer two pertinent questions: yes, Saint Vitus did play "Saint Vitus" at Saint Vitus on 9/25 and no, it didn't rip a hole in the space-time continuum. But the doom legends did rip, though, along with dependably great sets from fellow doom favorites Weedeater and Sourvein. Pictures from the show adorn this post.

If you missed the Saint Vitus cubed experience, you can still catch Saint Vitus on Friday (9/28) when they support Down at Best Buy Theater on 9/28. Tickets are still available.

More pics and video from the show are below.

Continue reading "Saint Vitus played "Saint Vitus" at Saint Vitus with Weedeater and Sourvein (pics/vid)"

Saint Vitus at Maryland Deathfest (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Saint Vitus
That one-off with Down at Best Buy Theater always looked so lonely, so Saint Vitus have scheduled a tour around that appearance that includes another stop in NYC! The Brooklyn-Vegan sponsored trek kicks off in middle September for a gang of dates with Weedeater and Sourvein which last through the tail end of October. The stops include a show at Saint Vitus on September 25 and tickets go on sale 8/3 at 1PM. Yes, Saint Vitus at Saint Vitus... I hope that doesnt cause a wormhole in the universe or something.

Weedeater and Sourvein, however, will NOT be on the Best Buy Theater bill, but you can catch the gang at the dates below.

Wino of Saint Vitus (the band) is gearing up to hit the road for a string of dates with Conny Ochs. Reminder, that tour ALSO hits Saint Vitus (8/22). Tickets are still available.

All tour dates and video are below.

Continue reading "Saint Vitus extends tour, adds dates with Weedeater & Sourvein (including.... at Saint Vitus)"

by BBG

Sourvein at Saint Vitus (more by BBG)

Sourvein will team with Order Of The Owl for a show at Acheron on March 9th, one of a few dates for the Southern dirge mavens in March. The shows directly follow a stint of dates for Hail! Hornet, who feature T.Roy Medlin of Sourvein on vocals.

Order of The Owl is the new project featuring ex-Zoroaster bassist Brent Anderson. So far the band has no releases to their name, but you can stream a couple demos from the band below.

Hail! Hornet hits Europa with Zoroaster (who just played Saint Vitus) on February 8th. There will also be a screening of Slow Southern Steel at the show. Tickets are still on sale.

Dates below...

Continue reading "Sourvein schedules dates after Hail! Hornet tour"

by BBG

Dixie Dave of Weedeater at Europa (more by BBG)

BrooklynVegan is proud to present the inaugural US tour of Hail! Hornet, the Southern supergroup consisting of "Dixie" Dave Collins (Weedeater, Buzzov*en), Erik Larson (Alabama Thunderpussy, Parasytic), Vince Burke (Beaten Back to Pure) and T-roy Medlin (Sourvein, Buzzov*en). The quartet recently released their second LP Disperse The Curse via Relapse and you can stream it in its entirety below.

In addition, the tour will feature TWO other notable appearances: Zoroaster (who play NYC next week with Black Cobra) and a screening of the excellent Slow Southern Steel which was directed by CT of Rwake (and which made its East Coast debut in August). Full tour dates are below, including Europa in Brooklyn on 2/8. Tickets for that show are $15/17 DOS and will be on sale soon.

If you missed it, Rwake's Rest made both the Decibel and Pitchfork favorites of the year.

All tour dates, that Hail! Hornet stream and the tour flyer, below...

Continue reading "Hail! Hornet hitting the road with Slow Southern Steel movie"

by BBG


Sourvein headlined Saint Vitus on Friday July 8th with support from Kings Destroy, Strong Intention, Pristina and Night Bitch. The Cape Fear band are touring in celebration of their new LP Black Fangs (out now on Candlelight), a tour which continues TONIGHT (7/11) with a date in Baltimore, MD at Sidebar. All tour dates are below.

Tombs & Primitive Weapons play Saint Vitus in Brooklyn tonight (7/11), and for free.

Unfortunately, I got to Saint Vitus a bit late and only caught Kings Destroy and Sourvein, missing Strong Intention, Pristina, and Night Bitch (mem Ipsissimus) entirely. Pictures of Sourvein & Kings Destroy are below...

Continue reading "Sourvein & Kings Destroy played Saint Vitus (pics)"

by BBG

Disma at Union Pool last year (more by BBG)

The previously discussed August 6th mega-record release at Saint Vitus for Disma with Coffinworm, an exclusive east coast appearance from Loss, and Oak will be a whopper of a show, and now tickets are on sale. Get 'em while you can. Meanwhile, Disma's mammoth new LP Towards The Megalith is due via Profound Lore next week and you can stream one new track, "Purulent Quest", for the first time below!

Raw Nerve, who ripped it at Chaos in Tejas, will team with White Load and Brain Slug to play Acheron on 7/24. Raw Nerve have a new LP and EP available now at Youth Attack. Speaking of Youth Attack, Mark McCoy's band Failures will play 538 Johnson on 7/31 with Vaccine, Confines, and Salvation. McCoy's other band Veins played the venue last week with Ceremony.

Reminder, tonight (7/8) is the return of Sourvein (who blessed our 2009 Northside showcase) at Saint Vitus with Kings Destroy, Strong Intention, Pristina, and Night Bitch. Cannabis Corpse has unfortunately dropped off.

The Austerity Program has scheduled a late show at The Charleston on 7/20 with a "special surprise guest". No word on who exactly it is, but we have our suspicions...

Ramming Speed will team with Barn Burner and Natur for a show at Saint Vitus on 7/31 as part of a larger tour for the former two. Their tour dates are below.

More suggested shows and some classic video from Dystopia, Keelhaul, Diocletian, and Benumb is below. What did we miss?

Continue reading "Evillive (Disma, Raw Nerve, Ramming Speed, Sourvein, Austerity Program & more)"

by BBG

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Disma at Union Pool last year (more by BBG)

Save the date folks. August 6th will unleash the most holiest of lineups as part of a record release for Disma's brand new tower of destruction, Towards The Megalith (due via Profound Lore in July). Disma will celebrate their record release at Saint Vitus with the return of Coffinworm (!), an exclusive east coast appearance from Loss (who I recently interviewed), and the mega-destructive Oak from Baltimore (who killed it at MDF)! Ticketing information is forthcoming, but the show will be $15 and kick off at 8PM. More details as they come available. The show is one of a few scheduled for Coffinworm this summer, and one of only two East Coast dates so far.

Indian team up with Bloodiest and Hallux at Union Pool TONIGHT (6/25) Win a pair of tickets at our Facebook page.

Dark Castle at Scion Rock Fest (more by Adam Murray)
Dark Castle

There are a few must-see shows this summer, and Yob/Dark Castle/Batillus (yep! thats right... Batillus just added) is definitely one of them. The trifecta of doom killers at Le Poisson Rouge on July 12th is one of the biggest doom shows of the year, as the Yob/Dark Castle tour checks into the tri-state area as part of a larger US tour that preceeds a European one. Tickets are still available. Both Yob and Dark Castle played Scion Rock Fest (the former in 2010, the latter in 2011) and if you missed the LA show (like I did) then live vicariously through videos of the band at the fest, which make their debut below.

Batillus play NYC again 11 days later (7/23) with Mutilation Rites and Phantom Glue at Saint Vitus. The tour is part of a larger set of dates for Batillus & Mutilation Rites in celebration of their split 7" with Shinebox Recordings. All tour dates are below.

Painkiller have a few new releases including the new Scapegoat LP, the Brutal Supremacy 2x7" (with Mind Eraser, Hatred Surge, Scapegoat), a Stab cassette, and various represses by Vaccine and others. Check the webstore for more details, and download tracks from those releases above. In addition, Painkiller also has a new 7" by Put To Death, which features members of Mind Eraser and Hatred Surge playing "some good old fashioned No Comment style PV".

Pollution has called it quits. Bum. Out.

Sourvein have a new LP in Black Fangs (out now) , and the band will hit the road for a string of dates that will include Saint Vitus on July 8th. Full tour schedule is below.

More suggested NYC shows, tour dates and videos below...

Continue reading "Evillive (Disma, Indian, Dark Castle, Batillus, Scapegoat, YOB, Pollution, Sourvein, STAB & more)"

by BBG

Sourvein at BV-BBG 2009 (more by Jason Walker)

North Carolina's Sourvein will team up with Hull to take on The Acheron on August 27th. The all-ages jam will run you $10 and the festivities will kick off at 8PM. The show is one of a pair of shows lined up in the coming months for Hull; the band will also play THIS FRIDAY with Black Tusk, Zoroaster, and Dark Castle at The Studio at Webster Hall (tickets).

Florida's Khann will team up with Mockingbird, Before The Eyewall, and Divider for an all ages show at Acheron on August 24th. $10 gets you in the door. Khann are prepping their new LP, Erode, due on Black Market Activities later this year. The band recorded the LP with Chris Owens (Lords) during a recent East Coast tour that saw them appear at Lit Lounge with Tiger Flowers.

Canadian folk-black metal combo Woods of Ypres will hit the road for a short tour next week, tagging NYC on July at Bowery Electric with Vektor, Martyrd, and Fin'Amor. For the unaware, Woods of Ypres features the Madden brothers (bass, drums) of Woe amongst their ranks, and recently completed a tour diary for Decibel magazine.

Speaking of Bowery Electric, I have a pair of tickets available for giveaway for tonight's (7/6) Nominon / Evoken show. Details on how to win, as well as a gang of tour dates and some video, are at the bottom of this post...

Continue reading "Sourvein, Hull, Khann, Woods of Ypres, Nominon, Evoken & other upcoming metal shows"

by BBG

BrainwormsRemember that Brainworms tour we were just talking about? Well, according to Punknews, Brainworms have called it quits. Capsule (featuring Kylesa drummer Eric Hernandez) will sally forth without them, playing all three previously discussed shows at Cake Shop (3/17), ABC No Rio (3/20), and the newly announced Glass Door (3/20). Support for Cake Shop will come from Nomos, Death First, and the great Pollution, while ABC No Rio gets Pregnant and Nightbirds +1 TBA. My favorite of the three goes to The Glass Door show, which will feature the incredible Defeatist, Ramps and MVRs (most valuable rookies) Psychic Limb. Git er dun.

Ramps will play a couple weeks before that, as part of the rescheduled Sourvein date at The Charleston on 3/7 with with Akris. The original show was on February 6th, but...

Sorry broklyn nyc ,umm we are still in the studio and got to get done by the 1st so we cant come out the studio for the 6th how ever we will be doing a make up show in the early of march.please come out and bang ur head,stay tuned stay doom -[Sourvein]
Sweet, dudes. Can't wait for the new material. Just make sure and use spellcheck a bit more often (like I can talk).

Some videos and tons of tour dates (including Sourvein's tour with Eyehategod) are below...

Continue reading "Brainworms break up, Capsule tour anyway, Sourvein dates"

by BBG

Sourvein at BV-BBG/Northside (more by Jason Walker)

Sourvein has scheduled a new NYC show for 2/6 at The Charleston with Bezoar. The band is currently working on new material, and recently announced a new split 7" with Japanese greats Coffins on Forcefield Records.

Coffins are one of many who are signed up for Maryland Deathfest 2010, a lineup which was recently finalized (D.R.I. were the final band added on December 15th). Dig on the flyer below, and make sure to get your tickets for MDF.

Continue reading "Sourvein schedules a show, announces a split w/ Coffins ++ Maryland Deathfest's final lineup (dates)"

by BBG

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Dark Castle @ Union Pool (more by Sam Marble)
Dark Castle

In recent months, the upswing in metal coverage on BV has rendered the moniker "Week In Metal" unnecessary. Small blurbs in "WIM" (as we call it around here) about Dark Castle have given way to photosets from their shows and posting of tour dates as they happen. Chalk it up to progress.

Starting this week, we will introduce a bit of a new direction for the old Week In Metal column, but without straying too far from the previous. The new column, entitled Short Wave Warfare, will scale back a bit, focusing on news that falls below the radar as well as shining a spotlight on new bands and upcoming shows in the NYC area. It won't be weekly. I hope you enjoy it.

Stay tuned for more upcoming shows in addition to Coalesce at Europa, Magrudergrind at Cake Shop, and The Hope Conspiracy at Union Pool, as well as a year-end best of 2009 post from myself and some of my favorite artists.

Thanks for reading. News on Portal, Oxbow, Master's Hammer, a collaboration between sunn O))) and Ulver, a new Haiyaino Daisuki & Gridlink, Amenra, Earthride, Kreator, Mammoth Grinder and so much more as (the new) Short Wave Warfare continues below....

Continue reading "Short Wave Warfare (12/9/09) (formerly This Week in Metal)"

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....

Continue reading "Saviours & Sourvein - Union Pool pics ++ Cake Shop added"

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Saviours - "Acid Hand" (MP3)


The last time we saw Bay Area badasses Saviours it was at The Charleston. This time the band has scheduled TWO NYC area shows, both with very different but kickass lineups. First up, Saviours are scheduled to take on Union Pool with Children and BV faves Sourvein on July 29th! Tickets are on sale. Then two weeks later on Aug 12th, Saviours will round out a very odd but nonetheless amazing bill with Dinosaur Jr and The Walkmen at Summerstage.

Saviours recently completed production on their follow-up to Into Abaddon, are gearing up to hit the road with Skeletonwitch and Trap Them, and are releasing a series of seven-inches. One of those tracks, "Acid Hand", is downloadable above. Full tour dates are below.

T-Roy of Sourvein's cousin, Dixie Dave of Weedeater, is hitting the road with Down & Melvins.

All dates below...

Continue reading "Saviours - 2009 tour dates (Union Pool and... Summerstage) "

photos by Jason Walker, words by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Pollution - "Tiny Black Burns" (MP3)
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DOWNLOAD: Defeatist - "Isolation Tactics" (MP3)

Unearthly Trance
Unearthly Trance

Call me greedy, but when I recently posted the Show No Mercy/BV-BBG lineup of Keelhaul, Minsk, and STATS, followed by that lonely "+1 TBA"... I got a little sad. Why just one? Luckily, Brandon Stosuy & I (we came up with the lineup together) were on the same page, so that +1 TBA is now +2, AND we are proud to announce the addition of Unearthly Trance and Defeatist to the August 2nd lineup at Public Assembly!

Defeatist, which contains members of the much lamented Anodyne (with Mike Hill of Tombs), recently dropped Sharp Blade Sinks Deep Into Dull Minds on Willowtip. The LP is actually a compilation of previously released EPs and splits that will have to sate us while we await the arrival of Sixth Extinction, featuring 19 new tracks recorded by Colin Marston. The band is scheduled to take on the destructive Texas duo of Mammoth Grinder (who we profiled here) and Hatred Surge (who I loved at SXSW) on July 17th at The Charleston.

Unearthly Trance recently played the BV-BBG bash at Europa, and are scheduled to take on Lit Lounge on Monday (7/13) with the mighty Harpoon, one of two dates for Harpoon (they headline The Charleston on 7/14). Full Unearthly Trance & Harpoon dates are below.

In possibly related news, Pollution, a band that may or may not contain members of Unearthly Trance and/or Villains, has been added to the kick-ass Harvey Milk/Torche shindig at Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 26. Tickets are still available. The band is also scheduled to play Don Pedro's on Saturday (7/11) with The Choke and Bukkake Boys. Pollution dropped the nasty.DNA cassette, which will reportedly surface on LP via Feast of Tentacles. Check out "Tiny Black Burns" from that release above. Feast of Tentacles is responsible for the recent 2LP of another fave, Cough.

More pics and some thoughts on Unearthly Trance, Cough, Howl, Javelina, Doomriders, Sourvein, and Clouds at the BV-BBG at Europa on 6/14, as well as tour dates for Pollution and Harpoon are below....

Continue reading "bands added to BBG Show No Mercy show (@ Pub Assembly), more pics from the BBG show @ Europa (Northside Fest)"

photos by Zach Dilgard, words by Black Bubblegum


The first half of the BV-BBG showcase at Europa on 6/14 featured some excellent performances by the always dependable Wetnurse, "white-metallers" Liturgy, the intense weed-doom of Cough, galloping crusty-thunder of Howl, and sludgy-punk of Philly's Javelina. Though some equipment issues on the 2nd floor stage caused timing issues which ultimately led to both floors playing at virtually the same time, I managed to catch at least half of every set at Europa. Of what I saw, a few highlights come to mind:

Continue reading "Wetnurse, Cough, Howl & Liturgy @ Europa (BBG show)-pics "

by Black Bubblegum

Wetnurse in front of the downstairs bar @ Europa last night (Sunday, June 14, 2009)

A sincere thanks goes out to all that attended, supported, or otherwise big-upped last night's (6/14) BV-BBG Showcase at Europa (part of the first-ever Northside Festival). Special shouts go to the out-of-towners (Doomriders, Clouds, Javelina, Howl, Cough, Sourvein) and the mighty Unearthly Trance for filling in for the fallen Zoroaster at the last minute. More pics will be up soon, but until then, here are a few videos from the show of Doomriders performing three new songs, as well as the classic "Black Thunder" courtesy of our peeps at MetalInjection...

Continue reading "BV-BBG took over Europa last night - live Doomriders videos & thanks to all"

by Black Bubblegum

Nate Newton of Doomriders, mean-muggin' (photo by Cerebus Photography)

With supreme f'n excitement, we are pleased to announce the Official BrooklynVegan-BBG Showcase on June 14th at Club Europa as part of the inaugural Northside Festival! Hide your wallet, lock up your daughter, and scoot on down for the following lineup of miscreants, rapscallions, and ne'erdowells:

* Doomriders
* Zoroaster
* Clouds
* Sourvein
* Javelina
* Cough
* Howl
* Wetnurse
* and more TBA!

Stokeage! Tickets are only $12 and go on sale Wednesday 5/20. You can also get in with a Northside Festival badge.

Note: you won't find The Tallest Man On Earth at Europa on 6/14 (you'll find him at MHOW two days earlier at the first BV Northside showcase), but you may find some of the loudest (men on earth).

Doomriders recently completed recording their new album Darkness Come Alive due this summer via Deathwish. Europa is one of three shows that the band has scheduled so far, and the only NYC area date.

Zoroaster are touring off of their new album Voice of Saturn, and playing a string of dates with Mouth Of The Architect, followed by some dates this summer with Serpentcult and The Gates Of Slumber.

Doomriders, Zoroaster, and Sourvein tour dates, as well as a Zoroaster video from their last trip to Europa, below...

Continue reading "BV-BBG Northside Fest showcase announcement (Doomriders, Zoroaster, Clouds & more metal) "

by Black Bubblegum


My favorite of the two Oceans, the one missing a definite article in front of their name (Ocean of Maine), will be the next heavy band to headline Show No Mercy at Public Assembly (Feb 15th). As part of some sort of bizarre doom-off, Ocean will try to out rumble and underpace the mighty Salome, Riff Cannon, and Batillus who are also on board for the (anti-) festivities. Both Ocean (profiled here) and Salome (who we profiled in August) released full-length LPs last year... Pantheon of The Lesser and S/T respectively. Riff Cannon will drop their debut LP in 2009 and Batillus recently made their new self-titled EP available for free download here.

Speaking of Salome, lead vocalist Kat will make her first Agoraphobic Nosebleedappearance on Agorapocalypse, the latest LP from Scott Hull's pummeling grindcore project. Due April 14th, Agorapocalypse won't be the lone AnB in 2009; the band plans a series of splits for this year with a wide array of bands including Despise You, ANS, Agents of Satan and Thrones!

Mayhem, Marduk, Cattle Decapitation, and Cephalic Carnage have added a date together in Seattle Washington @ Studio Seven on June 5th. Pleasegodletitbeafulltour... Pleasegodletitbeafulltour... Cattle Decapitation's The Harvest Floor dropped on Jan 20th.

Brutal Truth recently announced their involvement in the Auditory Assault Festival (with Gadget, Kill The Client, Jig-ai and others), and now comes word that the band will have released their new record before then! Enter Evolution Through Revolution, recorded at Watchman Studios by Doug White (Psyopus) and due on April 14th via Relapse. Stokeage. Brutal Truth drummer Richard Hoak will do double duty at the Auditory Assault festival, also playing with his Total Fucking Destruction project.

Isis announced their new album, Wavering Radiant, due on May 5th via Ipecac Records! Produced by Joe Baressi (Tool, Queens of The Stone Age), look for the wax to hit the streets on Apr. 21. Tool's Adam Jones contributed guitar tracks to a pair of songs on Wavering Radiant.

Sweet do, Jared Big Business!
Big Business

Big Business have announced their new album, Mind The Drift due in April via Hydra Head Records. Produced by Phil Ek (The Shins, Earth, Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill), the record is the first to feature new guitarist Toshi Kasai. Stream the new track "Gold and Final" at their myspace.

Ahhh... NOW I know why 1349 are heading out on tour.... Revelations Of The Black Flame is the name of the recently announced new album by the black metallers! Recorded at StudioStudio Nyhagen in Bøverbru, Norway, 1349 have enlisted Tom Gabriel Fischer to help man the boards! Look for it sometime this spring. Meanwhile, Tom Gabriel Fischer's new venture post-Celtic Frost, Triptykon, is currently in the demo phase. 1349 will be at BB Kings on March 2nd, tickets are available here.

The sickos in Sourvein have scheduled a few new dates, including an NYC date that looks to be part of an upcoming US tour. No details just yet, but set aside April 19th until then. Tour dates below.

The previously announced Converge show at Europa on March 27th (tickets here) just got a little bit nuttier with the addition of Genghis Tron, Ceremony, Rise and Fall, and Pulling Teeth.

Lair Of The Minotaur's new DVD, WAR METAL BATTLE MASTER is out NOW at Southern Lord. Meanwhile, bassist Nate Olp (Demiricous) has been sent in to replace the departed DJ Barraca for live gigs. DJ recently left LOTM to joined Harpoon, who's new record, Double Gnarly / Triple Suicide is due on Feb 10th via Interloper Records.

News on Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition, Weekend Nachos, Carcass, Blut Aus Nord, Lamb Of God, Javelina, and more below...

Continue reading "This Week In METAL (01/23/09)"

by Black Bubblegum (a BV metal correspondent)

Dillinger Escape Plan @ Blender Theater, NYC - Dec 16, 2007 (CRED)
Dilinger Escape Plan @ Blender

How long until A.O. Scott and Elvis Mitchell start reviewing films with "two devil horns up" or "4 1/2 Pentagrams"? First, the NY Times article on Sunn 0))) & Boris, then more recently articles on Enslaved & Behemoth, and now Dillinger Escape Plan? Great article that, although short, captures some of the fury that is a Dillinger Escape Plan show..... You know your metal band is doing something right (or reeally wrong?) when the New York Times describes your show as a "thickly textured maelstrom".

More metal below....

Continue reading "this week in METAL (12-26-07)"