Entries tagged with: Suffocation
Maryland Deathfest is less than a month away (May 21-24), and the lineup was already stacked with Neurosis, Napalm Death, Yob, Triptykon, Primordial, Inter Arma, Tombs, D.R.I., Conan, Ufomammut, Sodom and so many more. Yet MDF still felt the need to sweeten the deal, so they went ahead and added one more to the lineup: Mobb Deep.
You didn't read that wrong, and it's not some foreign metal band with a lawsuit ahead of them. The legendary Queensbridge hip hop duo Mobb Deep are playing at 11:30 PM on the Thursday of MDF (5/21) at Baltimore Soundstage, amongst this otherwise metal, hardcore, and metal-related lineup. It's not crazy -- it's not like Slayer wasn't on Def Jam, Anthrax never collaborated with Public Enemy, and metal and hip hop haven't had a crossover fan base for years -- but it should be interesting to see how this goes down. Tickets for just the Mobb Deep show are on sale, and anyone with an MDF 4-day pass or a Thursday Soundstage ticket can get in too.
Mobb Deep also have several other dates including a hometown NYC show this weekend at BB King's on Sunday (4/26) with Funkmaster Flex, Alchemist and Smif-N-Wessun. Tickets for Sunday's show are still available.
Meanwhile, their seminal 1995 album, The Infamous, turns 20 tomorrow (4/25). Listen to "Shook Ones Pt. II" from that record, with their tour dates and the updated MDF schedule, below...
photo: Portal at Knitting Factory in 2010 (more by Samantha Marble)
Australian death metallers Portal are coming over to the US for Maryland Deathfest in May, and not long after that they'll play an MDF-presented NYC show on May 27 at Saint Vitus with MDF-mates and related band Impetuous Ritual, plus Negative Plane. Tickets are on sale now. It's their only other US date we're currently aware of.
Since we last spoke, there's been some lineup updates to MDF. The day-by-day schedules can be viewed below and they include new additions Gnaw Their Tongues (also playing Apex Fest at NYC's Trans-Pecos and California Deathfest) and Blood Red Throne. Those are in place of Dragged Into Sunlight and Metal Church, who both dropped off. Certain shows are sold out, but all available ticket options are HERE.
Photos by Mathieu Bredeau
"Show was amazing. #CarnivalOfDeathTour was great! @suffocation @JungleRot & others did great! Started that pit! #OldSkoolDeathMetalLives" - Anthony Diaz
Suffocation / Kataklysm @ Gramercy Theatre 10/3/2014
New York's own heroes, Suffocation, led by the always elated and tongue-wagging Frank Mullen, filled the stage at some point before 9pm. The guys delivered a skull pounding performance that only a Suffo show can provide, inflicting auditory pain with fan-favorites like "Effigy of the Forgotten," "Catatonia," "Entrails of You" and "Infecting the Crypts," as well as tunes off of the new LP, Pinnacle of Bedlam, like "Purgatorial Punishment" and "My Demise." Towards the end of the set, Ricky Myers of Disgorge took over vocal duties for a memorable rendition of "Liege of Inveracity." Frank also announced that Ricky would be filling in for him after a few weeks of the tour. As many fans know by now, Frank has made it known that massive touring on his part cannot be done anymore, though, this in no way means he is leaving the band. Good luck and thanks for the killer set, Frank. [NextMosh]The face-melting extravaganza that is the Carnival of Death Tour brought Suffocation, Kataklysm, Jungle Rot, Pyrexia and Internal Bleeding to Gramercy Theatre last Friday (10/3). We caught Suffocation and Kataklysm (but missed the rest of the bill) and you can check out more pictures fromt their sets, plus setlist and an excited selfie from Suffocation, below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Tombs at Saint Vitus in July (more by Greg Cristman)
Maryland Deathfest is getting a little more New Yawk with the late addition of NY old-school death metal band Suffocation and Skinless and Brooklyn's own post-metal greats Tombs. Suffocation and Tombs will be playing will be playing the Edison Lot, and Skinless will be playing the 5/21 Ottobar show. MDF announced their third and supposedly final round of bands for the 2015 installation earlier in the week, a bunch that included Yob, Amorphis, Agoraphobic Nosebleed and more.
Tombs and Suffocation will be touring this coming Fall, Tombs with Pallbearer and Vattnet Viskar (who are also playing MDF). That tour hits Saint Vitus on 10/27 and 10/28. The show on the 27th is sold out, but tickets are still available for the show on the 28th. Suffocation, meanwhile, will be headlining the "Carnival of Death" tour with Kataklysm, Jungle Rot, Pyrexia, and Internal Bleeding. That tour starts off at the Gramercy Theatre on October 3. Tickets are on sale.
All dates and updated MDF lineup below...
Vivian Girls at their last show (more by PSquared)
As previously mentioned, Cassette Store Day is returning this year on September 27, and since we last spoke, the first round of releases has been announced. There will be cassettes from Foxygen, Vivian Girls, Mutual Benefit, Dntel, Kevin Morby, Fear of Men, They Might Be Giants, Weedeater, Zero Boys, Kurt Braunohler, Enslaved, Immortal, Suffocation, Testament, Typhoon, The Rural Alberta Advantage, PUJOL, Chuck Ragan, The Gaslight Anthem, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Restorations, R. Stevie Moore and many more, as well as still more being added.
Check out the full initial list below...
by Ian Chainey
Suffocation at Saint Vitus, 2012 (More by Suren Karapetyan)
NYDM stalwarts Suffocation will be heading back out on North American roads starting in October on the Carnival Of Death Tour. ("There's a slam strummed every minute." - PT Borkum) They'll be joined by a full bill of respected old dogs including co-headliners Kataklysm, Jungle Rot, Pyrexia, and Internal Bleeding. The tour gets rolling on October 3 at New York's Gramercy Theatre. Tickets will be available soon via Ticketmaster. All dates are listed below.
Suffocation, Kataklysm, Jungle Rot, and Pyrexia all released new material in 2013. Internal Bleeding, who, like Pyrexia, have Suffocation CV connections, reformed in 2011. All in all, you probably won't find a more experienced death metal lineup this year. Jungle Rot is the baby of the bill, having only logged 20 years of experience. Collectively, the five bands have released over 30 full-lengths. Additionally, Suffocation, Kataklysm, and Jungle Rot will tour Europe (and Kataklysm goes to South Africa) separately this summer before the Carnival Of Death Tour begins.
All of the dates are listed, along with videos of the bands in action, below.
Queens music venue Blackthorn 51 opened up last year after the original Blackthorn club in the North Bronx closed down. It's located in the space that used to be another music venue known as Arena (80-12 51 Ave, Elhurst, NY). Venue owner and downtown superstar Nicki Camp, who you might know from Don Hill's and Limelight, said to Queens Ledger about the new space:
It's harder now than it was 20 years ago. The music industry has changed, the economy has changed and the world has changedThe venue does mostly book metal and harder rock. So far bands who have played include Pyrexia, Michale Graves, and a Metallica cover band.
It has been good, but it's not like Manhattan. We can't book bands from New Jersey and get people from right across the tunnel. There are two tolls, so it's harder in Queens. You have to find your niche.
I used to do strictly rock back in the old days, but I learned that if you have a space you can do anything. I can have comedians in here, I can do fashion shows. Just because you have a space doesn't mean you have to limit yourself to only doing one thing.
Judging from the picture of the venue's backline, it does look like a big place. Have you been? What do you think?
The venue currently has shows scheduled through August. One highlight is New York death metal originals Suffocation on May 10 as part of the Queens venue's Saturday Slamfest, an all day affair featuring support from a horde of more or less local death metal bands. Tickets for that one are on sale. That's Suffocation's only US show other than a European tour in the summer and Holland's Neurotic Deathfest along with Gorguts, Misery Index Malignancy and many more this weekend.
Other highlights: This Saturday, May 3, will feature a Big 4 tribute show, and Shai Hulud plays Blackthorn 51 on May 9 with a lengthy list of support bands. Brazilian veteran crossover thrash band Ratos De Parao play on May 23, giving Blackthorn 51 a good sampling of heavy happenings in May, not to mention the just announced Bullet Boys (!!) for August 7 and Tracii Guns (!!!) on June 12.
Upcoming Blackthorn 51 shows and Saturday Slamfest lineup below...
By Doug Moore
Suffocation at Saint Vitus Bar, 2012 (more by Suren Karapetyan)
New York death metal legends Suffocation have announced a one-off local show on December 28 at Webster Hall's Marlin Room with fellow Long Island crew Pyrexia. This show should be insane -- not only do both bands have mile-deep local roots that'll bring out the lifers in droves, but both also have very good new albums out this year (we debuted a Pyrexia track on Invisible Oranges not too long ago), and both are currently sharing blaster extraordinaire Dave Culross on drums. Oh, and both are super mosh-oriented by death metal standards, so it'll be a good opportunity to burn off some holiday calories. Tickets go on sale Friday (11/15) at 10 AM.
In the meantime, stream new music by both Suffo and Pyrexia below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Raw punk favorites Brain Killer have met their maker, but will resurrect for two final shows. Tonight at Death by Audio (March 1), look for the band to team with Perdition, In School and Missionary for a wild $8 show. Must see. Tomorrow (3/2) is the final Brain Killer date, which will see the band supporting Dropdead at The Cambridge Elks Lodge in Cambridge, MA alongside related project Blood Krow Butcher. Brain Killer will release The Complete Punk Recordings today on cassette via Framework.
Suffocation's new LP, Pinnacle of Bedlam, is out now via Nuclear Blast, and the band will tour with Exhumed, Jungle Rot, Rings of Saturn, Adimiron and Lord of War. Look for that lineup to hit Saint Vitus on April 5 (tickets). Check out the new video for "As Grace Descends" below.
Iron Reagan has dropped off of the Saint Vitus bill for Torche on March 2. The final lineup for the sold-out show will be Torche, Argonauts and Dirty Fences.
Devourment's Conceived in Sewage is out now and streaming in full below. The band has two Northeastern dates in celebration, including one in NYC at The Place on March 15 with Internal Bleeding, Malignancy, Dehumanized, The Merciless Concept, Nothing is Sacred, Torturous Inception. All tour dates and that stream is below.
All Evillive-approved shows for the next two weeks are listed, along with that Suffocation video and the Devourment stream, below.
What did I miss?
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.
photos by Suren Karapetyan
Suffocation @ Saint Vitus, 11/25/2012
Two competing metal shows marked Brooklyn on the holy day of rest (Sunday, 11/25), when Suffocation teamed with Car Bomb, Mutant Supremacy and Trenchgrinder at Saint Vitus (rescheduled due to Sandy) while The Festival of the Unknown kicked off at Public Assembly across town. Though the latter's lineup was not announced before doors opened, the show featured performances from Nuclearhammer, Adversarial, Entrenched, Sacristy, and Sarcomancy.
Unfortunately, no photos of Car Bomb from the Saint Vitus show, but check out pictures from the rest of the bands, as well as video from the bulk of the Festival of The Unknown lineup below.
Neon Indian at Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
The previously discussed Suffocation show at Saint Vitus on Saturday (11/10) has officially moved to 11/25. Car Bomb, who were last seen playing 285 Kent during CMJ, are also now on the bill. Tickets are on sale and if you bought tickets before, those will be honored. Meanwhile, Suffocation play Cambridge, MA this weekend.
Now on Saturday is another show that is a little bit different.... a relief benefit for Hurricane Sandy with a Neon Indian DJ set, plus live appearances from Buke and Gase, Bloodyminded, Believer/Law, and Walter Schreifels (solo set). $10 minimum donation required, all of which goes to the Red Hook Initiative. Buke & Gase have a new single which also contributes to RHI.
For Walter Schriefels, the show is one of two on his calendar with the second being an appearance at Matchless on 11/30 with Dave Hill, Census and Belgrade. He'll also play as a member of Gorilla Biscuits in Chicago in the coming months as part of their edition of Revelation Records 25th Anniversary.
In other-benefits-for-Red-Hook news, millionyoung and Cameron McGill will team up for a Hurricane Sandy Benefit at Pianos on Monday (11/12). Tickets are on sale.
St. Lucia will headline Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 8 and tickets for that show go on sale at noon today.
Toots & the Maytals celebrate their 70th birthday at The Capitol Theatre on December 7. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Dead Kennedys (sans Jello Biafra) are playing Gramercy Theatre on February 12. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Black Marble are playing Glasslands on December 7 with a DJ set from TRUST. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
There's a listening party for Toro Y Moi's forthcoming album, Anything in Return, happening at Project Parlor in Bed-Stuy. It's from 5 - 10 PM and features an art installation from Chaz (who is Toro Y Moi) with drawings for all 13 tracks on the new LP. It's free and complimentary drinks will be served.
Tickets to see The Airborne Toxic Event at Webster Hall are on sale today at noon.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Suffocation at MDF 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
New York death metal greats Suffocation will bring their tongue-wagging brutality to Brooklyn for a show at Saint Vitus on November 10. The quintet will be joined by stellar local support from Mutant Supremacy (who play the same space with Gravehill this weekend) and Trenchgrinder. Tickets are on sale.
Suffocation, who were recently inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, are currently working on a forthcoming LP titled Pinnacle of Bedlam. So far no release date has been set, but look for drummer Dave Culross to play on the record's ten tracks and Chris "Zeuss" Harris to sit in as producer/engineer.
The star-studded end to Down's set
With all of the drag queens, bikini-clad girls, and slow-rolling neon cars blasting hip hop, it would be perfectly understandable to mistake East 7th Ave in Ybor City for another Saturday night on the strip. Yet the clubs of East 7th had been invaded by the the black-shirted, devil-horn weilding crew: the fourth-annual Scion Rock Fest was in town.
Ybor City is located north of downtown Tampa, Florida and was the site of 2012's edition, boasting names like Sleep, Merzbow, Oxbow, Repulsion, Sick of it All, Suffocation and many others across four stages (The Orpheum, CZAR Bar, Crowbar, and The Ritz). Though I never made it over to the Orpheum, I saw my fair share of incredible performances across the remaining three stages, many of which will likely never happen again.
Thoughts on Scion Rock Fest 2012, pictures, and video from many of the sets are below.
Arguably the centerpiece of the entire Maryland Deathfest lineup was the return of the UK doom juggernaut Electric Wizard (pictures HERE), so suffice it to say that a large portion of the Sunday (on 5/28) roster leaned in that direction. Doom legends Saint Vitus headlined the second stage that night, while the bluesy Church of Misery, glacially-paced Cough, zen-like Yob and eclectic Rwake all represented for the genre.
The rest of the day fell all over the map, from speedy straight-edge to grind, black metal to crust, and death metal of the technical and primitive sorts. The odd-experimentalism of Bethlehem caught my ear the most, but sets from the always entertaining Suffocation, Disma, Pentagram (black/thrash from Chile), Ulcerate, Mortuary Drape and Agents of Abhorrence were similarly fun. I unfortunately arrived too late to catch Backslider or Coke Bust. Demonical's old school Swedish death metal sounded excellent but didn't put on much of a live show and my flirtation with Morgoth was interrupted in favor of Rwake's full set.
Church of Misery at Inferno Festival (more by BBG)
Scion Rock Fest have announced their first round of 2012 bands, including some very interesting and out-of-the-box choices. Among the announced so far include the impressive Repulsion, All Pigs Must Die, Merzbow, Sleep (who just played Roadburn), Church of Misery (them too, and they play NYC soon), and Oxbow, but the lineup also includes names like Terror, Psychic TV, and Cerebral Ballzy and more... bands that seem a bit out of the ordinary for a traditionally all-metal festival entering its fourth year. The show goes down on June 2nd across four venues in Tampa FL. As always, the show is free (with RSVP that opens on 4/20 at noon).
UPDATE: Full lineup has been released, check out the flyer and lineup below.
Today Is The Day at Highline Ballroom (more by BBG)
And so it has begun. After a fun Maryland Deathfest 2011 (pictures of day 1, 2, 3, 4), the festival has announced confirmations for MDF 2012 including some amazing names (Bethlehem, Demigod, Ghoul, Church of Misery, The Devil's Blood, Dragged Into Sunlight, Ulcerate, others) and even a true a headscratcher (Anvil?). Full lineup thus far is below. Maryland Deathfest X kicks off on May 24th, 2012 at Sonar. No tickets yet
In related news, Today is The Day, whose rhythm section once was home to half of Mastodon and now features members of Wetnurse (Curran & Ryan), have completed their new LP Pain Is A Warning and are preparing its release for August 16 on Black Market Activites/Good Fight. Preorder it now, and check out the lead track "Expectations Exceed Reality" streaming below.
All MDF additions, that new Today is The Day, and some video is below.
The tongue-wagging vocalist Frank Mullen will return to NYC, as NYDM gods Suffocation, The Faceless, and Decrepit Birth will team up with Fleshgod Apocalypse and Through The Eyes Of The Dead to soil Gramercy Theater on 10/16. Tickets are on sale. The show is part of a greater tour for the bands dubbed the Decibel Defiance tour. Full dates are below.
And while we're on the subject of classic 90s death metal, Incantation have announced that Mortician, Fatalist (who we profiled here), and Funerus will open the NYC show at Rebel on 11/20. Ticket info still unavailable. The show will be part of a short stint of dates for Incantation, Fatalist, and Funerus.
All dates and some videos below...
Misery Index at BV-BBG CMJ (more by Samantha Marble)
In lieu of my forthcoming Short Wave Warfare column (formerly known as This Week in Metal), I figured I would present a short blast of interesting shows coming up - for the dark side in you.
The biggest news of the pack is that Death metal greats Deceased will team up with the defenders of the filth, Superchrist, for the Slaves To The Grave tour which includes Union Pool on April 17th. Deceased is scheduled to make an appearance at MDF this year, while Superchrist is recovering from the release of Defenders of The Filth last year.
All Deceased tour dates and many more upcoming shows, continued below...
Godflesh (1988-2002) - Mission is TerminatedBefore Greymachine, J2 or Jesu, there was Godflesh, the highly influential industrial metal juggernaut featuring Justin Broadrick in one of his first post-Napalm Death roles (check out our interview with Justin HERE). Godflesh has announced that they will reform for a single European performance at Hellfest in France on June 18-20, 2010.
"On April 10th 2002, I disbanded Godflesh. This was something I had painfully been pondering since GC Greens' departure from the band in Oct 2001. Regrettably it took until the day of leaving for a lengthy U.S tour for the realization to finally take its toll on me.
"Unfortunately the finality of the decision and the responsibilities of making the decision proved too much for me to bare, and I collapsed under the weight. I found that without GC Green, Godflesh is not Godflesh, and him leaving proved to be an omen for me. I also feel that everything we originally intended or even imagined with Godflesh we have done....
"JUSTIN K BROADRICK / MAY 2002"
Godflesh joins the recently confirmed 16, Asphyx, Crowbar, Katatonia, Omega Massif, Sick Of It All, and the mighty Ulver as well as quite a few others who have recently been confirmed and Agnostic Front, Suffocation, 7 Seconds, Black Cobra, Weedeater, Rwake, and many more who were previously confirmed. Full (current) lineup below...
Baroness @ Bowery Ballroom - 11/20/2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
BBG will publish his own list of the best metal albums of 2009, but in the meantime here's what Decibel Magazine had to say:
by Black Bubblegum
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Battlefields are hitting the road (again) this time with Overmars and TWO dates in NYC. Europa gets the bands on August 16th and The Charleston gets them on Septemeber 3rd. Full tour dates are below. Battlefields' massive Thresholds of Imbalance was released earlier this year while Overmars' Büccolision EP dropped in the tail end of last year.
Asphyx's Death... The Brutal Way is out now overseas, but the LP will drop on Ibex Moon in the US on September 1. Look for the LP honors to be handled by War Anthem Records and the limited edition CD to come with a DVD of their 2007 reunion show in Germany. Until then, dig on the music video for the title track below. In related news, Martin Van Drunen's other band, Hail of Bullets, will release a limited MCD (2000 copies) entitled Warsaw Rising on July 17th.
That video, plus news on Dark Castle, Suffocation, Saviours, Gaza, sunn 0))) and more as This Week In Metal continues...
by Black Bubblegum
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Welcome to this week in Metal! This week we'll start with the pedal to the floor with Harpoon of Chicago, who will release their new LP Double Gnarly / Triple Suicide on Interloper Records. Featuring members of 7000 Dying Rats, the band recorded the LP in August 2008 with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos), sending it off to metal-mastering go-to Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed) for the finishing touches. The trio takes advantage of the drum machine gun to create a relentless grind assault reminiscent of Plague Bringer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, or Genghis Tron (sans keys). Check out "Frogs, Boils, Locusts..." available for download above, and cop it on limited LP (400 in black, 100 in white & blue marbled vinyl) when it drops on Feb 10th! Harpoon recently added bassist DJ Baracca (ex-Lair of The Minotaur) to their ranks and have added a few live dates in and around the Chi (dates below).
Absu have announced a new self-titled album, posting the ripping new track "Girra's Temple" to their myspace. Due on Feb 24th on Candlelight Records, the band have also lined up a few dates including SXSW on Mar 20th at Spiros and at... you guessed it... Maryland Deathfest. Meanwhile, Absu is garnering alot of media attention lately... check out features in Metal Maniacs, Terrorizer, and Zero Tolerance.
Hot off of the release of his first solo album Punctuated Equilibrium, Wino will play his first show with his solo band (featuring skinsman extraordinaire Jean-Paul Gaster of Clutch) at the 9:30 club in Washington, DC on Sat Feb 7th! Wino will be joined by King Giant and the mighty Salome, who will be in NYC with Ocean on Feb 15th. In related news, Clutch have released their first digital single "King Of Arizona" (iTunes users, buy it here), from the upcoming remastered Slow Hole to China, Rare & Unreleased. The band have lined up a few dates with their alter ego (most of 'em anyway), The Bakerton Group including Feb 27 at The Chance in Poughkeepsie and Feb 28 at The Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale. Full tour dates below.
As much theorized and finally realized, The Auditory Assault Festival will take place at Club Europa on May 16 & 17.
Complete Failure announced a short tour of the east coast and the midwest with Polish grinders Antigama including an NYC date at Europa on May 20th. Details are forthcoming, full tour dates are below. The Pittsburghers (CF) have posted a trio of demo tracks at their website, check them out above. Antigama is prepping for March 3rd, when Relapse will drop their new album Warning.
Mastodon's Crack The Skye artwork
Mastodon is currently streaming "Divinations" from the upcoming Crack The Skye. Check it out kids... it's a burner! The single is also available for sale with a limited edition tee. Mastodon and Genghis Tron are playing the Coachella festival this year.
Rise Above dropped the new album by Belgians Serpentcult, a doomy hybrid of Electric Wizard and High on Fire fronted by Michelle Nocon, a female with some SERIOUS pipes. The Weight of Light was produced by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Neurosis, Melvins) and the band is streaming three of those tracks at their myspace, with the title track available for download above. So far the band haven't added any North American dates, but if they do, we'll let you know (european tour dates below). Meanwhile, dig on an interview that Serpentcult did with Hellride Music here.
Coliseum have announced a slew of tourdates (below) as well as a new seven-inch entitled "True Quiet / Last Wave" on Deathwish! Full tour dates are below. Coliseum with join Converge, Genghis Tron (who was recently added), Ceremony, Pulling Teeth, and Rise & Fall at Europa on March 27th.
Blut Aus Nord have posted "The Formless Sphere (Beyond The Reason)" to their myspace page, the first new song from the upcoming Memoria Vetusta II - Dialogue With The Stars. Look for in Feb 23rd on Candlelight.
Valient Thorr have added a February 6th show at The Shank in Greenpoint (98 Bayard @ Leonard) with Acid Tiger, Golden Error, with Tournament. This show makes it TWO NYC dates.... don't forget about their upcoming show with Anthrax and a half pipe.
Minsk, Slayer, Battlefields, Devourment, Obituary, and more below...
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 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.
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...