Entries tagged with: Syphilitic Lust
Der Weg einer Freiheit - 'Stellar' artwork
Plenty of great metal, hardcore and other heavy shows in NYC are getting announced all the time. We don't get a chance to write about all of them, so here's a roundup of some recently-announced stuff coming up:
German black metal band Der Weg einer Freiheit have been at it since 2008, and earlier this year released their third album Stellar on Season of Mist. They'll support that album with their first-ever US tour, which hits NYC on October 7 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show will be on sale soon via Ticketfly. You can stream the new album below.
A less abrasive German band, the throwback stoner rockers Kadavar, will hit that same venue, Saint Vitus on September 30. Tickets are on sale now. Their new album, titled Berlin, comes out 8/21 via Nuclear Blast. You can watch the video for "Last Living Dinosaur" from that album, below.
Saint Vitus will also host the third annual NY Deathfest on October 3 & 4. Night 1 includes Dead Infection, Gutalax, Immortal Suffering, a surprise band and more; and night 2 includes Soils of Fate, Holocausto Canibal, Morpheus Descends, Dehumanized and more. Tickets (individual shows and two-day passes) are on sale now.
Long-running tech-death band Nile will release their new album, What Should Not Be Unearthed, on 8/28 via Nuclear Blast, and their 2016 tour in support of it hits NYC on January 14 at Gramercy Theater. Tickets for that show will be on sale soon via Ticketmaster. Listen to "Call to Destruction" from the new album, below.
Detroit stoners Acid Witch (not to be confused with San Francisco's likeminded and similarly named Acid King, who are also touring) play NYC on September 12 at Acheron with Shitfucker, Bonehunter and Syphilitic Lust. Tickets are on sale. Earlier this year, Acid Witch released the Midnight Movies EP, which had them covering songs from '80s horror films. You can listen to their take on "Partytime" below.
The previously-discussed Uncle Acid tour now has some pretty cool openers: Ruby the Hatchet and Ecstatic Vision. It hits NYC on September 12 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are still available.
photo: Neurosis at Brooklyn Masonic Temple in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
French grind band Department of Correction hits Vitus on Saturday with locals Mother Brain and Pyrrhon (tickets), and on Sunday that venue hosts the return of metalcore vets Catharsis (tickets). Neurosis, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth (ex-TAD) and Sumac (ex-Isis) play Warsaw on Sunday (tickets).
A little later this month is the BrooklynVegan-presented High on Fire, Pallbearer, Lucifer and Venomous Maximus shows at Irving Plaza (8/15) at MHOW (8/18) (tickets).
Other shows/tours announced since our last roundup: King Diamond / Exodus, Pentagram, Cult Leader, Deafheaven / Envy / Tribulation, Judas Priest / Mastodon, Abigail Williams / Today is the Day and Mayhem / Watain. Revisit our last roundup for more, including Ringworm, Alcest, Noisem, and Godflesh.
We're also streaming the new Gnaw Their Tongues album, with an interview with main member Maurice "Mories" de Jong, over at Invisible Oranges.
photo: Skinless at MDF 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Plenty of great metal, hardcore, and other heavy shows in NYC are getting announced all the time. We don't get a chance to write about all of them, so here's a roundup of some recently-announced stuff coming up:
Veteran New York death metal band Skinless ended a two-year hiatus back in 2013, and this year they played Maryland Deathfest and returned with Only The Ruthless Remain, their first album since 2006. Now they've got more shows coming up, including NYC on November 21 at Saint Vitus. Tickets are on sale.
November is looking like a good month to see veteran death metal in NYC. Two other long-running bands, but international ones -- Canada's Kataklysm and Austria's Belphegor -- are teaming up for a tour and hitting NYC on November 9 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets are on sale now.
Boston doomsters Fórn make their way back over here on August 22 at Acheron with Lycus, Funerary and Ooze. Tickets are on sale.
Union Pool has a couple heavy shows in August. They've got Mutant Supremacy, Locustra and Throaat on 8/1; and Natur, Pilgrim and Syphilitic Lust on 8/7. Then in September they have Anicon, Forest of Tygers, Infera Bruo and Belus on 9/19. No advance tickets for any of those.
There's stuff this weekend too. Tonight (7/17) there's Unearthly Trance at Acheron, more post-hardcore but Into Another and Fairweather at Gramercy, and more industrial-rap but kinda related but Dalek at Saint Vitus.
Instrumental stoner rock vets Karma to Burn will hit Black Bear Bar on Saturday (7/18) (tickets). Also that night is the '70s-style hard rock bill of Electric Citizen, Mondo Drag, Slow Season and Blackout at Saint Vitus; hardcore legends Government Issue at Acheron, two shows from noise band Wolf Eyes, and more noise at day 1 of the two-day Summer Scum festival.
Summer Scum continues on Sunday (7/19), and you can also see Arabrot and Pinkish Black at The Studio at Webster Hall that night.
Other previously-discussed heavy shows coming up in NYC include Ghost, Ringworm, Mutoid Man, Alcest / Emma Ruth Rundle, KEN mode, Windhand, Noisem, Revocation / Cannabis Corpse, Cult of Luna / Kylesa, Caspian / Circle Takes the Square, The Body, Earth, Slayer / King Diamond, Motorhead / Anthrax, Thou / False, Power Trip / Red Death / Foreseen, The Atlas Moth / Vattnet Viskar / Atriarch, Weedeater / Kings Destroy, Uncle Acid, High on Fire / Pallbearer / Lucifer / Venomous Maximus, Primitive Man, Neurosis / Brothers of the Sonic Cloth / Sumac, Old Man Gloom, Godflesh / Prurient, Catharsis, Christian Mistress / High Spirits, Trap Them / Full of Hell, and more.
Last week's roundup includes Deceased, Department of Correction, Severed Head of State, Gravehill, Krallice, Die Choking, Human Bodies & more.
A ton of great bands were added to Maryland Deathfest 2016 today too.
photo: Ramming Speed at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
We also got some new music this week. The perfectly-named Ramming Speed released the political "Choke Holds & Bullet Holes" off their upcoming album, No Epitaphs (due 9/4 via Prosthetic), and throwback riffers The Sword released "Empty Temples" from High Country (due 8/21 via Razor & Tie). Listen below.
by Andrew Sacher
Plenty of great metal, hardcore and other heavy shows in NYC are getting announced all the time. We don't get a chance to write about all of them, so here's a roundup of some recently-announced stuff coming up:
California old school-style death metallers Gravehill are playing shows in support of last year's Death Curse, including NYC on August 12 at the Acheron. It's a good lineup all around with their Dark Descent labelmates Ghoulgotha and Horrendous, plus Brooklyn locals Mutant Supremacy. Tickets are on sale. Stream Death Curse below.
Long-running death/thrashers Deceased are still active and will celebrate their 30th anniversary with a NYC show on November 14 at Saint VItus. Opening that show will be Bat, Iron Force and Grey Skies Fallen. Tickets are on sale now.
Crust supergroup Severed Head of State (with members of World Burns To Death, Tragedy, J Church and more) come to NYC on July 30 at the Acheron with Razorheads and Indignation. Tickets are on sale.
Local black metal faves Krallice appear to be hinting at a new album on their Facebook. While details on that aren't confirmed, a live show for July 27 at the Acheron is. Radiation Blackbody and Feast of the Epiphany open. Tickets are on sale.
The doom and gloom of Planning for Burial returns to the stage on July 24 at Grand Victory with Iron Gag and Prostitution. Tickets are on sale.
Mexican black metal veterans Xibalba Itzaes (previously known as Xibalba, but changed to Xibalba Itzaes in 2010 to avoid confusion with the California hardcore band Xibalba) have been at it since the early '90s and will play their first-ever NYC show on Halloween at the Acheron. Opening is Fantom Warrior and Occult Burial. Tickets for what sounds like a pretty spooky Halloween are on sale now.
Die Choking are a new-ish Philly grindcore band with members of Total Fucking Destruction and Cop Problem. They debuted last year with two EPs, titled I and II, and you can stream both in all their brutal rapid-fast glory below. They're coming to NYC for a show on July 29 at Saint Vitus with Blänk, Sangharsha, Ides and Hounds. Tickets are on sale.
Sangharsha also play a Nepal benefit a bit sooner at Acheron on July 15 with Tiger Flowers, Skullshitter and Brute Mukti (tickets).
Boston black metal/punk blenders Human Bodies will descend upon NYC on July 21 at Acheron with One Master, Syphilitic Lust and Salo (tickets). Earlier this year, they put out the MMXIII-MMXIV, which compiles last year's No Life with 2013's MMXIII demo and includes two previously unreleased tracks. It's raw, eerie, and surprisingly kinda catchy. Stream it in full below.
Anthrax's Scott Ian is spending a lot of time at Saint VItus this year. His band Motor Sister played there in February, and now he's set to return for spoken word shows on August 4 and 6. Tickets for both are available. Scott's also taking part in the NYC performance of The Doomstar Requiem, the metal opera (or "Klok-Opera") from the Metalocalypse/Dethklok guy, Brendon Small. Tickets are available for that too.
Tucson sludge band Godhunter are making their way to NYC for a show on August 13 at Saint Vitus with Destroyer of Light and Immortal Bird. Tickets are on sale now. They released their debut album, City of Dust, last year. You can stream that below.
Death metal locals Artificial Brain play Saint VItus on July 30 with Cognitive, Organ Dealer and Skullshitter. Tickets are on sale.
Throwback riffers Ruby the Hatchet play Acheron on July 24 with Joy, The Golden Grass and IYEZ. Tickets are on sale.
Destroy Cleveland is a documentary film by Matt Greenfield about Cleveland Hardcore from 1987 through the early 2000's.Other previously discussed heavy NYC shows coming up include Windhand, Noisem, Revocation / Cannabis Corpse, Cult of Luna / Kylesa, Caspian / Circle Takes the Square, The Body, Earth, Slayer / King Diamond, Motorhead / Anthrax, Thou / False, Rosetta, Power Trip / Red Death / Foreseen, The Atlas Moth / Vattnet Viskar / Atriarch, Weedeater / Kings Destroy, Uncle Acid, High on Fire / Pallbearer / Lucifer / Venomous Maximus, Primitive Man, Ghost, Neurosis / Brothers of the Sonic Cloth / Sumac, Old Man Gloom, Godflesh / Prurient, Catharsis, Christian Mistress / High Spirits, Trap Them / Full of Hell, and more.
Featuring interviews and performances by Integrity, Ringworm, Judge,H100s, Cider, Hatebreed, Quicksand, Apt 213, 9 Shocks Terror, Inmates, In Cold Blood, Quicksand, Civ, Dwid Hellion, Aaron and Lenny Melnick, James Bulloch, Tony Erba, Tony "Chubby Fresh" Pines, Paul Schlacter, Steve Peffer, Chris Pellow, and many more!!
Speaking of Christian Mistress, their new album To Your Death comes out September 18 via Relapse and they recently put out its single "Open Road." Listen below.
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.
Still need more? Check out our NYC Metal Calendar.
Lists of tour dates below...
by Ian Chainey
Forest of Tygers
Forest of Tygers, the Nashville husband n' wife duo that deliver oodles of 'oh my' riffs, will be touring the South and East Coast shortly in support of Bruises, their new EP that's a genre Voltron of many metals. We recently streamed the entire thing on Invisible Oranges, with then-editor Doug Moore singing, "This suggests that they have not only chops, songwriting skills, and the wherewithal to manage a decent production unassisted, but also patience and the ability to self-edit. Count me in for whatever they do next." Well, Doug, consider yourself counted when the band heads out on tour next week. When we first posted the dates, venues hadn't been announced but they now have. The NYC dates happens at The Acheron on June 1 where they'll be joined by the raw Throaat and nasty Syphilitic Lust. That show is a free matinee. The 3 PM start time means the sun will still be shining, but it'll be Tartarus-dark inside.
Started in 2011, Jim and Rachel Valosik's Forest of Tygers construct pocket-sized super novas of sludge, noise rock, doom, black metal, and the snap of a psychotic break. Think Unsane if they were only fed a trough of Deathlike Silence's nine releases. Speaking of, Throaat, who are also playing the IO presented Serpentine Path show at The Acheron on June 21, go full-kvlt, blasting like it's 1993. And Syphilitic Lust are driven by reptilian impulses, tuned to DGAF and set to 'sleaze.' Should be the ugliest kind of fun to have on a Sunday.
All of Forest of Tygers' tour dates (which don't include Pan Tang, sadly) are listed, along with streams of FoT, Throaat and Syphilitic Lust, below.
Endless Boogie at ATP NYC 2012 (more by Luis Ruiz)
Jammy Brooklyn rockers Endless Boogie are about to kick off a residency at hometown venue Union Pool for the month of January (something they've done before). They'll be playing every Wednesday this month, starting this week (1/8), and there's different openers every night.
Photographer and DJ Josh Wildman, a regular at the now closed Max Fish where Endless Boogie could also often be found, will be doing "his amazing freak out squelching guitar ramblings" to open up the first night (1/8) of the residency that also features Lungfish's Dan Higgs on the bill.
Syphilitic Lust, whose 1/2 show at Acheron with Mutilation Rites was cancelled, will make their next appearance as part of the second week (1/15) of the residency along with Jack Rose collaborator and D. Charles Speer & the Helix member Hans Chew who maybe you caught opening for the Boogie back at their album release show in February.
Spacin', Mike Wexler + Band, Call of the Wild, Steve Gunn and a few others TBA will likely be confirmed for the 1/22 and 1/29 dates, so stay tuned for more concrete details on that. No advance tickets for any of the four shows; admission is $9 at the door.
Endless Boogie also open one of the two sold-out Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks NYC shows in February.
Some videos and the full schedule below...
by Doug Moore
So this is intriguing: over the weekend, the Brooklyn venue Acheron announced a show headlined by "the Big Easy Sludge All Stars" on November 16. The show also features locals Trenchgrinder and Syphilitic Lust.
The show's flyer, below, describes the heretofore-unknown Big Easy Sludge All Stars as "featuring members of Down, Mystick Krewe of Clearlight,
Melvins and Outlaw." (UPDATE: There's no Melvins member involved. It was a mistake on the initial flyer and the new flyer can now be seen below.) You may also recall that Eyehategod -- which features Jimmy Bower of Down and the Mystick Krewe of Clearlight, and who recently played the Housecore Horror fest with Dale Crover of Melvins on drums -- are about to hit the Northeast for a few dates. The band is playing Saint Vitus on 11/14 (tickets), but the show on the November 16 is listed as "TBA at TBA". Oh, and the Acheron show has a $25-per-ticket presale already going. You do the math.
Eyehategod announced their permanent replacement drummer on Friday. Check out the full set of upcoming Eyehategod dates, and the show flyer, below.
by Doug Moore
Earthling in 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Gnarly Virginian thrashers Earthling played a DC show last night (9/26), and they're about to kick off a full East Coast/Midwestern tour this coming Tuesday (10/1). Their debut LP, Dark Path, is a ripper. You can stream it below.
The tour will hit NYC at Union Pool on Wednesday (10/2), where they'll share a bill with well-matched locals Mutilation Rites (who will be playing new/unreleased material) and Syphilitic Lust, who are destined to forever be described as "sickos." There's no presale for the show, but judging by that flyer (below), there will be plenty of raw beef and well-manicured hands available for all. All dates are listed below.
All Earthling dates are listed, along with the tour flyer, show flyer and album stream, below...
photos by Lukas Hodge
White Lung at Acheron - 4/15/13
White Lung are on a tour with Iceage which hits NYC for a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom on Saturday (4/20) with Parquet Courts and Burial, but earlier this week (4/15) they stopped by NYC for their own headlining gig at Acheron. Support at the show came from Goosebumps, Syphilitic Lust and Boca Raton, the latter of whom we unfortunately missed. Pictures of the other three bands are in this post.
photos by Tim Griffin
Vancouver punks White Lung are in NYC, and will play Acheron tonight (April 15) as part of a surprise appearance with Goosebumps, Syphilitic Lust and Boca Raton. Tickets are still available for this BV-presented, $8 show, a one-off from their current trek with Iceage (that hits a sold-out Bowery on Saturday [4/20]).
White Lung went absolutely wild with shows at SXSW 2013 (including one of our day parties), and played Austin again at Beerland last week (4/6) with Feral Future. More pictures from that show are below.
Tragedy at Le Poisson Rouge (Keith Marlowe)
Tragedy are confirmed for Chaos in Tejas (with Los Crudos) and Maryland Deathfest this year, but now comes word that the Portland d-beat heroes will play NYC too! Look for Tragedy to take 285 Kent on May 27, snagging support from the great Shoxx and Altered Boys. Ticketing information is on the way.
photos by Sarja Hasan
Goosebumps @ Saint Vitus, 2/26/2013
Acheron just got a little bit wilder. New York punk crew Goosebumps have been added to the previously discussed White Lung suprise show at Acheron on April 15. Tickets for the Brooklyn-Vegan co-presented show, which also features appearances from Syphilitic Lust and Boca Raton, are still available. White Lung's other area appearance, supporting Iceage at Bowery Ballroom, is sold out.
Goosebumps, meanwhile, joined D.R.I., Deathcycle and Concrete Cross for a show at Saint Vitus on February 26. Belated pictures and video (plus a bonus Goosebumps video), minus Concrete Cross (who our photographer missed), are below.
White Lung at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Bruno Simoes)
White Lung's appearance with Iceage at Bowery Ballroom on April 20 is now officially sold out, but that's not gonna stop them from playing to their fans. Word's just come that White Lung has added another show on April 15 at Acheron, snagging support from Syphylitic Lust and Boca Raton. Tickets are on sale.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Yob at Bell House, May 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
It has been a relatively slow year so far for metal shows, but that will change drastically by the end of this month. The first big pair of shows will go down at Saint Vitus on Feb 10 & 11 when Yob descends on Brooklyn for a two-night campaign of destruction by way of doom riffs. Tickets are still available for both, for now, so don't get left out in the cold. Or the warm. Or whatever the fuck the weather is that week.
You may have caught wind of the controversy surrounding Church Whip (mem Merchandise) and their infamous "Raping the East" tour. The band offer up an explanation of the tour's title below, and regardless of your thoughts on their definition of the word, the band's full length is available digitally for free and is quite the burner of Japanese-influenced hardcore. Download that here (vinyl via Vinyl Rites) if you so desire, and catch them with Syphilitic Lust & Skullshitter at Grand Victory on February 6th. Full tour schedule is below.
All EVILLIVE-approved shows for the next two weeks, a video flyer for Church Whip, and more is below. What did I miss?
Aun, Thisquietarmy, and Planning For Burial will embark on a trio of dates on the East Coast in early June, including stops in Boston (on 6/6), Philly (6/8 at Eris Temple Arts) and a NYC show at Acheron on June 7th with special guest Mario Diaz de Leon. $8 gets you in the door for this Annihlvs/BrooklynVegan event. For those unfamiliar with the muscular ambient-drone-psychedelia of Aun, you can stream "Return to Jupiter Jazz" from Aun's Full Circle 10" at Denovali where its available for order. Meanwhile, Thisquietarmy recently released a collaborative LP with the great Year of No Light. Flyer and more streams are below.
It's the season for killer shows! Maryland Deathfest and Chaos in Tejas are right around the corner and as such we have MANY upcoming shows to thank for it. If you arent heading to either fest, make sure to check with BV for coverage and listings of bands heading through town on their way to and fro!
In related news, MDF-bound Nashgul have added a second show in addition to their previously discussed appearance with Ghoul. Look for Nashgul to join forces with Marrow, Skleptarsis, Cold Inside at Saint Vitus on May 31. Tickets are on sale. Needful Things & Agents of Abhorrence will also play NYC surrounding MDF, adding a show at Acheron on May 29 with Dissent and Chainsaw to the Face.
Brooklyn thrash favorites Natur have added a show with Occvlta, Syphilitic Lust and Hessian at Acheron on June 15th. Stream a track by Occvlta below... pretty ripping.
All suggested shows are listed below along with some streams. What did I miss?
Converge at MHoW (more by Johnathan McPhail)
Converge frontman Jacob Bannon has announced plans to release a split under the moniker Wear Your Wounds with Revelator (Ben Chisholm of Chelsea Wolfe's backing band) on the other side.
We've already mentioned how Converge has been added to a monumental show with Rorschach and Xaddax (who are throwing a record release show on Tuesday at DBA).
It might be cause of today's status as an unofficial holiday of sorts, but there are a hefty amount of shows going on in the next few days... one bigger show that has seemingly flown under the radar is sweep-picking death-metal lunatics Origin with Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, Rings of Saturn, Battlecross, Face of Ruin at Europa on April 24th. Tickets are still available, OR you can try and win a pair. Details are below. The show is part of a larger tour for the band and dates are also below.
On their way to Chaos in Tejas, The Mob (UK) will stop into Brooklyn to play Death By Audio on May 29th. The UK anarcho-punk band will be joined by Sickoids, Nomad, and Anasazi at the venue, and it'll set you back $10 at the door.
Speaking of release parties, Levil Uniform, the skater/extreme music zine, will be throwing a shownext friday at the Grand Victory for their fifteenth issue with local crew Syphilitic Lust and others playing through out the night. That same night, the great Hank Wood & The Hammerheads will bless Don Pedro's.. details are below.
Obnoxiously fun punk band Beer & Cable will officially christen the recently relaunched Acheron on May 5th as part of a show with The Regressives, Agitator, ZTs and Trepanning.
Some interesting additions to some May shows also happened this week. Meek Is Murder was tacked onto the coming Tournament show at Acheron on 5/4, while the supporting bill for the previously discussed Power Trip bill was fleshed out to include Crushed and Brain Slug.
More suggested shows, a stream of the new Rwake 7" (which only be available at their merch booth for Maryland Deathfest X, don't forget about their NYC show), a Code Orange Kids video, Homewrecker featuring Dylan Walker from Full of Hell, and a Black Breath video from their latest LP is below (don't forget about their NYC show). What did I miss?
DOWNLOAD:Noisear - "Endless Reincarnation" (MP3)
Unearthly Trance at Saint Vitus (more by Greg Cristman)
Unearthly Trance shows are few and far between nowadays, but the band will awaken from their live slumber to play Acheron on March 1st as part of a bill that includes The Communion, Water Torture, and Syphilitic Lust. $8 gets you in the door. Check out the flyer below.
Horseback has completed their new LP Half Blood due via Relapse this Spring. Details are limited so far, but Roadburn has more details about the record and its "amalgamation of drone, doom, black-metal, psychedelia, post-rock, noise, and ambience recorded with a wide array of instruments including guitar, bass, drums, keys, piano, bells, contact mics, field recordings, drum programming, noise and various signal processors." Yep, sounds like a Horseback record!
Check out a new Noisear track from their upcoming three-way split with Antigama and The Kill above. The track features vocals by Mitchell Luna of ex-Maruta fame.
Perdition will join Varix, Murderer and Sad Boys at Heaven Street Records TONIGHT (2/3). Door entry will cost you zilch and beers will cost you a dollar. Sounds like a winning night of furious, crusty punk to me.
Drainland will share a split 7" with Crows due on Suburban Mayhem Records. Stream the material from that release below.
One interesting and important footnote to the upcoming Behold the Arctopus show at Saint Vitus on Feb 24th... Support will come from Mindless Blasting and Geryon, two bands which feature Mick Barr with Nondor Nevai and Nick McMaster with Lev Weinstein respectively. Basically, a night of Krallice-related projects... should be interesting. Tickets are on sale.
No NYC dates, but Ringworm, Cancer Bats & Primitive are touring from Ohio to SXSW and then back to Ohio together. OFF! were also recently announced on the SXSW lineup.
Mastodon/Opeth/Ghost tickets went on sale earlier today.
Saturday's Ceremony, Pissed Jeans, The Rival Mob, Hoax, Kim Phuc, Gods and Queens show @ Le Poisson Rouge is now sold out.
Converge announced a tour.
YOB recently visited NJ with Tool. Right before that, they headlined their own show in Chicago with Anatomy of Habit and an opening set by YOB's Mike Scheidt who is going to release a solo album this year on Thrill Jockey. BV Chicago has pics from the Chicago show.
A list of suggested NYC shows with song streams, the "Beaten & Left Blind" video by Landmine Marathon, and a set of European SUNN O))) tour dates, below...
Dispirit at Rites of Darkness (more by BBG)
As discussed, I am currently in San Antonio, TX at Rites of Darkness preparing to see the likes of Zemial, Mournful Congregation, Midnight, Inquisition, Weapon, Demigod, and many more. Stay tuned to BV for pictures and daily reports from the festival. I will ALSO be live-tweeting the festival at my twitter as well.
After almost 30 years in existence, Onslaught have announced their first ever US tour, including a stop at Saint Vitus on April 7th. Support will come from M-Pire of Evil (mems Venom). Full tour schedule is below. THe band will reportedly be performing "an exclusive set list spanning through all their studio albums such as: Power From Hell, The Force, In Search Of Sanity, Killing Peace and their latest release Sounds Of Violence."
As we wind down for the year-end, Natur will present a holday gift to NYCers. Look for the recently-Earache-signed band to play a FREE show on 12/10 (Saturday) at Saint Vitus with La Otracina, Syphilitic Lust, and Ain't Rights. You must be 21+ to get in.
More suggested shows and some live video of Brainoil and Spazz (not together), below....
Leviathan's True Traitor True Whore
Leviathan's True Traitor True Whore was hands down my most anticipated release of this year, especially considering my reverence for his last LP Massive Conspiracy Against All Life. True Traitor True Whore is Jef Whitehead's personal statement toward the recent charges brought upon him, according to his interview in Pitchfork, and it is also one of his most daring and overtly "rock" leaning records yet. TTTW is one of my favorite sort of records, opening itself up more and more with repeated listening, and is definitely another notch in his already storied career as an outsider artist. Stream three Leviathan tracks below, which previously posted at Pitchfork (x2) and Invisible Oranges, and get your copy via Profound Lore.
The same night that Torche and Part Chimp attack Mercury Lounge (11/9), Exhumed will team with Goatwhore and Havok to play Europa. Tickets are still available to both Europa and Merc, but I have a pair of tickets available for giveaway for the Europa show. Head below for more details on how you can win. The Torche/Part Chimp split, which we previewed recently, is currently streaming in full at Spin.
And last but not least, The Ocean have added a show at Saint Vitus on 11/8 with Family, Alekhine's Gun, and The Binary Code. All US dates and some in their home base of the EU, are below.
More details on how to win those Exhumed tickets, an incredible Neurosis video and more suggested NYC shows are below.
DOWNLOAD: The Atomic Bitchwax - "The Local Fuzz" EDIT (MP3)
Black Skies has cancelled their appearance at Acheron, but will double up on Brooklyn shows TONIGHT (5/20) as part of a larger tour. First up is their appearance at Saint Vitus where the band will open a Tee Pee Records show featuring appearances from The Atomic Bitchwax, Mirror Queen, Weird Owl, and Heliotropes. Black Skies goes on at the early hour of 7:30PM, so get your Happy Hour on and party with the band.
Alternatively, if you can't make it to catch Black Skies at Saint Vitus, the North Carolinians will headline Union Pool later tonight on a lineup that also includes Syphilitic Lust, Company Corvette, and Gondola. The show kicks off at 9PM.
Black Skies has a new LP, On The Wings Of Time, currently available on their Bandcamp (stream it below). Produced by Kyle Spence of Harvey Milk, the thundering record is anchored by bluesy southern doom that touches into punk rock, and features dueling male/female vocals.
Both The Atomic Bitchwax and Weird Owl (not to be confused with Weird Al, who played New Brunswick yesterday) have new albums on deck too, with the former releasing The Local Fuzz on 6/21 and the latter releasing Build Your Beast A Fire on 7/26. Check out an edit of the 42 minute jam "The Local Fuzz" above.
The Union Pool show isn't the only date scheduled for Syphilitic Lust either, as the sleaze-rock locals will also support thrashers Nocturnal on May 25th at Bowery Electric with Witchaven and Villains. Nocturnal are currently touring the East Coast on their way to Maryland Deathfest (which is now back at Sonar). Speaking of Villains, if you missed it, their new album Road To Ruin is out now via Nuclear War Now.
All tour dates, the album stream, some video of Black skies performing the new material and The Atomic Bitchwax at Roadburn is below.