Entries tagged with: The Faceless
photo: Pyrrhon at Saint Vitus in 2014 (more by Greg Cristman)
As always, there's a ton of metal, hardcore, and more heavy music happening in NYC. We don't get a chance to post about all of it, so here's a roundup of some recently announced stuff we haven't tackled yet:
German prog-metal band The Ocean are coming over the US for some shows with prog-doom band Intronaut, and North. This will include a stop at The Marlin Room at Webster Hall on March 29. Tickets for that go on sale Friday (1/8) at 10 AM. The Ocean recently released the song "The Quiet Observer" on a split with Mono, which you can stream below, alongside tour dates.
Last time Intronaut was in NYC they were on tour with prog-death heavyweights Between the Buried and Me, who have a tour coming up with August Burns Red, The Faceless and Good Tiger. That tour opens and closes in the NYC area. It kicks off in NJ at Starland Ballroom on March 4 and winds up at Webster Hall on April 17. Tickets for NJ and NYC go on sale Friday at 10 AM, with a venue presale for Webster starting today (1/7) at 10 AM (password = live). All dates are listed below.
And if you're really a prog-metal nerd, perhaps you'd like to know that Dream Theater play Radio City on April 23 (tickets).
This weekend, local tech-death monsters Pyrrhon are playing a show at Palisades on Sunday (1/10) with Vomit Fist, Cadaveric Spasm and Replicant (tickets).
More local technical monsters will join forces when Dysrhythmia (which involves Colin Marston of Krallice and Gorguts), Artificial Brain and Zvi (Ron Varod of Kayo Dot) hit the Acheron on February 26 (tickets).
Also at The Acheron, classic San Diego hardcore band Battalion of Saints have a show coming up with Phobia and Nomads on March 15 (tickets).
Abbath (who now have a very different lineup) just put out another new track called "Ashes of the Damned," and of course are headlining the huge Decibel tour with High On Fire, Skeletonwitch and Tribulation that stops in at Webster Hall on April 12 (tickets). Stream that below.
photo: Iron Reagan at Gramercy Theatre in 2015 (more by Mathieu Bredeau)
We already mentioned that Poison Idea show at the Acheron on February 14 with Child Bite and Chud, but now that show also features the killer crossover thrash revivalists Iron Reagan (tickets). Poison Idea's Long Island show initially had Iron Reagan billed too, but they'll instead be joined by fellow hardcore legends Sheer Terror at that show (tickets). Sheer Terror have other shows too.
Now for some reminders. There's always amazing metal coming up at Saint Vitus, like Russian Circles/Wildhoney/Cloakroom, Zevious, 1349/Tombs/Full of Hell, Horrendous, Whiplash/Blood Feast/Magus Beast/Anvil Bitch, Tengger Cavalry, Rivers of Nihil Krallice/Yellow Eyes/Acme String Trio, Meek is Murder, Coffins/Noisem/Ilsa, Bell Witch/Wrekmeister Harmonies, Black Tusk/Holy Grail/Blackest, Taake/Young and In the Way/Vattnet Viskar/Trenchgrinder, Bongzilla/Black Cobra/Lo-Pan, and Bloodiest.
More? Sure. You've got Venom Inc./Necrophagia, Abigail Williams/Fleshgod Apocalypse, Melvins/Napalm Death/Melt Banana, Cannibal Corpse/Obituary/Cryptopsy/Abysmal Dawn, Voivod/Vektor/Eight Bells, Megadeth/Suicidal Tendencies/Children of Bodom/Havok, Black Sabbath, Slayer/Testament/Carcass, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, and Nile.
Happy headbanging. Did we miss anything?
Morbid Angel at Maryland Deathfest 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
The annual Summer Slaughter tour is looking just a bit better this time around than it's been lately with Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, Goatwhore, Origin and more. The tour rolls through NYC on August 8 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show go on sale today (5/2) at 10 AM. All dates are listed, with the tour flyer and full lineup, below.
All Summer Slaughter dates are listed, with the flyer and some videos, below...
photos by Rebecca Reed
DEP @ MHOW, 4/27/2013
Converse Rubber Tracks Live returned on Saturday at Music Hall of Williamsburg (4/27), snagging strobe-loving math-core greats The Dillinger Escape Plan along with an assist from The Faceless, Royal Thunder and locals Primitive Weapons. The show was one stop on their current tour, which will roll through North American through most of next month.
The Dillinger Escape Plan are readying One of Us is the Killer for their new home Party Smasher/Sumerian. The band opened the MHoW set with the new track "Prancer" from the new LP. Head below for the rest of the setlist, as well as more photos from MHWW.
by Fred Pessaro
As discussed, The Dillinger Escape Plan is proclaiming One of Us is the Killer with a brand new LP, celebrating it with a set of new dates with The Faceless and Royal Thunder. Brooklyn's date at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 27th will also feature a set by Converse Rubber Tracks recording artists Primitive Weapons and a DJ set by yours truly. The Brooklyn show is totally free/open to the public, but you need to RSVP aka grab a free ticket. They become available at noon on Wednesday (4/10),
The Brooklyn show is part of the ongoing Converse Rubber Tracks Live series. The last one was with Vivian Girls, Widowspeak, Heliotropes and Eternal Summers.
DEP recently dropped a new tour promo, as well as a snippet from their forthcoming LP. Check them both out below along with all tour dates and a short documentary on Primitive Weapons and Saint Vitus...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
The Dillinger Escape Plan art by Brian Montouri
As discussed, The Dillinger Escape Plan have set aside a show for NYC in late April in celebration of One of Us is the Killer, the band's new LP (art above). But now comes word that said tour has expanded by leaps and bounds, adding multiple dates and support from The Faceless and Royal Thunder. Look for Primitive Weapons to provide the assist for the Brooklyn show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 27, which will also feature between set DJing by yours truly (Fred Pessaro). This Converse Rubber Tracks Live show is FREE and open to the public with RSVP (forthcoming).
A list of all tour dates for DEP, The Faceless and Royal Thunder 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...
DOWNLOAD: Shadow Of The Torturer - "The Walk" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Fatalist - "Internal Misery" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Mala Suerte - "Wine Like Clotted Blood" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Coffinworm - "High On The Reek Of Your Burning Remains" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Clone II Snippet Sampler (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Sleep - Demos 1990 (Mediafire Link, courtesy of Chunklet)
DOWNLOAD: Thou - "Don't Vote" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Thou - "I am the Leviathan" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Nirvana 2002 - "Mourning (Projections of a Stained Mind)" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Mala Suerte - "Entrance/Black Art" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Brown Jenkins - "Ashes In Her Mouth" EDIT (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Brown Jenkins - "Lords Of Suicide" & "Lifetaker" (Mediafire Link)
DOWNLOAD: Witchmaster - "Two Point Suicide" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Witchmaster - "Total Annihilation" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Gravehill - "Rites Of The Pentagram" (MP3)
Consider this the "Swedish Death Metal" edition as we'll focus on a few bands that have taken cues from the great sounds of Entombed, Dismember, Grave, and so many others. As such, lets start off with Fatalist! Though they hail from the land of sun and surf (California), Fatalist have nailed the tone of early (Stockholm) Swedish Death Metal sound, putting their own spin in their songwriting. Featuring ex members of Exhumed, Fatalist's debut album The Depths of Inhumanity is out on 11/23 via Ibex Moon and for a taste of the killer riffs that the band has cooked up, dig on "Internal Misery" above.
Lets get it out of the way, Nirvana 2002 is not a boxset from a certain Seattle band. In fact, Nirvana 2002 is the name of a lost Swedish Death Metal band who will finally release their full recorded output via Relapse Records, Recordings 89 - 91. The band that featured vocalist/guitarist Orvar Säfström (ex-Entombed) have released the "Mourning (Projections of a Stained Mind)" MP3, available for download above after it recently premiered on Decibel. If you love the sickening Swedish Death Metal buzzsaw sound, these long lost tracks are a welcome surprise. Orvar Säfström recently discussed his top 6 favorite Swedish Death Metal albums.
Much like Fatalist, Gravehill is also a sickening early death metal worship act from California. Gravehill's Rites Of The Pentagram LP is out NOW via Enucleation and the title track is available for download above. The band recently played the NJ Death Fest along with Acheron, who are releasing their latest LP and first in six years, The Final Conflict: Last Days Of God, on Ibex Moon.
Mala Suerte doom away on their latest crusty, dimly lit LP, The Shadow Tradition, available via Hellride Music. Download a pair of tracks from that Austin band's LP above. Mala Suerte have been around since the 90s and released a few LPs of their filthy Grief-like psychotic doom as well as a split with Japan's Coffins.
A Mala Suerte video for "Non Servium", Coalesce, Ghast, Eyehategod, Fuck The Facts, Zoroaster, Graveyard, thoughts on the new Slayer, and more as TWIM continues...
by Black Bubblegum
DOWNLOAD: Coalesce - "Questions To Root Out Fools" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Brutal Truth - "Sugardaddy" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Agoraphobic Nosebleed - "Agorapocalypse Now" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: General Surgery - "Restrained Remains" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Lord Mantis - "Lord Mantis"
DOWNLOAD: Mournful Congregation - The June Frost Medley (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Atomic Bitchwax - "Revival"
DOWNLOAD: Weekend Nachos - "Pain Over Acceptance" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Weekend Nachos - "Shot In The Head" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Ruins - "Suicidal Pulse" (MP3)
Coalesce LIVE at Scion Rock Fest (photo by Mike White)
Relapse is KILLIN' IT in the 09 so far. In one month's time, Relapse will destroy the Earth with THREE grind releases that could all potentially make my list of favorites for the year! First up, Mumakil's new album Behold The Failure which is out NOW on Relapse. Made up of ex members of Knut, Behold The Failure has been in constant rotation since it dropped on Mar 31st. Hear the whole thing here. Then on April 17th, Relapse aims to make you empty your wallets, by releasing both the new Brutal Truth (Evolution Through Revolution) and Agoraphobic Nosebleed (Agorapocalypse) on THE SAME DAY. In other ANb/Brutal Truth news, if you skate, dig on the ANb, Total Fucking Destruction (featuring Richard Hoak of BT), Crom, and Cryptic Slaughter decks for sale here. ANb and Crom dropped a split 7" which is fading fast.... head here to scoop it before it goes bye-bye.
A month or so after the grind mayhem, Relapse will drop the new Coalesce, Ox, their first record since the classic 0:12 Revolution is Just Listening which was release TEN YEARS AGO. The quartet recently debuted two new tracks; check out "Wild Ox Moan" streaming at their myspace and download "Questions To Root Out Fools" above!
Swedish gore-grinders General Surgery will drop their new album Corpus In Extremis on Listenable Records on April 7th, which includes the massive "Restrained Remains" available for download above! Check out their myspace page or their home page for a preview, dig on the album cover (to the right), and swing way low for tour dates.
Mournful Congregation recently dropped their new LP, The June Frost, on Enucleation Records, and if you like your guitar chords served up in first-gear (or maybe even in neutral) this funeral doom opus is for you. Check out the above snippet MP3 featuring moments from The June Frost above, and pick that record up here. For more on the band, check out an interview with Mournful Congregation here.
The Atomic Bitchwax will re-release their LP TAB4 on Tee Pee Records. Check out "Revival" available for download above and look for the record on 4/21.
Weekend Nachos have offered up two new songs from their upcoming LP Unforgivable due on Deep Six Records in May. Check out "Pain Over Acceptance" and "Shot In The Head" downloadable above.
Xasthur's new full length LP on cassette, All Reflections Drained has sold out. "The 2xLP should be out shortly"
More on The Auditory Assault Festival, Om, Coffins, Dark Castle, Lord Mantis, The Holy Mountain, Church of Misery, Minsk, and sooo much more as The Week In Metal continues...
words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Justina Villanueva
"Cynic was formed in 1987 by guitarist (and now singer) Paul Masvidal and drummer Sean Reinert who met in elementary school. Soon after they recruited bassist Mark Van Erp and singer Jack Kelly. In 1988, the band made their first recording, simply called the '88 Demo. After the demo, Paul Masvidal took over vocal duties, while continuing to play guitar. The band also added a second guitarist, Jason Gobel. Another demo followed in 1989, this one titled Reflections of a Dying World. 1989 also brought the addition of bassist Tony Choy. In 1990, the group went to the studio to record their third demo, plainly titled '90 Demo. In 1991, Cynic signed with Roadrunner Records and recorded their fourth and final demo, known as Demo 1991." [Wiki]The reunited Cynic and promising newcomers The Faceless rounded out a whopper of a triple bill with headliner Meshuggah at Irving Plaza on 2/19. The sold-out show marked the return of the highly influential tech-death Cynic to the NYC stage, part of their first US tour since the early 1990s.
Reports from our camp were mixed... photographer Justina Villanueva raved about all three bands, while contributor Klaus Kinski chimed that "Cynic was the low point of the evening", adding that while Cynic were technically impressive, they lacked stage prescence... a sentiment he did not echo for Meshuggah. Unfortunately, I did not make it to the show (blasphemer!), but that's OK... word is, alot more touring is in Cynic's future.
Meshuggah did not allow photography during their set, but Cynic and The Faceless did. More of them below...
by Black Bubblegum
In what has to be a convention of future carpal tunnel and repetitive stress sufferers, the highly technical Meshuggah will team up with the recently-reunited-and-also-super-technical Cynic and technical upstarts The Faceless for a North American Tour in 2009, including one date in NYC on Feb 19th. Venue and ticket info is still forthcoming, tour schedule (so far) is below.
Meshuggah, Cynic, and The Faceless all released critically-acclaimed new albums in 2008... obZen, Traced In Air, and Planetary Duality respectively. Check out a track from each of those albums above.
Cynic is currently touring Europe with Opeth. Opeth's Per Wiberg is also part of The Bakerton Group.
The Faceless are currently on the road with Lamb of God and will hit the road in summer 2009 as part of the Summer Slaughter tour of Australia and New Zealand with Necrophagist, Dying Fetus, and Aborted. Tour dates are below....
by Black Bubblegum
DOWNLOAD: The Sword - "Fire Lances Of The Ancient Hyperzephyrians" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Soilent Green - "Antioxidant" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Iron Maiden - "Intro", "Aces High", & "Two Minutes To Midnight", Live in Tokyo Feb 16th, 2008 (VIDEO, WMV)
Neurot Recordings have announced details for THREE Neurosis-related releases in the next two months! First up, a new solo album from the mighty Scott Kelly, who will release The Wake on May 5th, his first release in the seven years since his debut Spirit Bound Flesh. Two weeks later, the world's most intense elementary school teacher Steve Von Till drops A Grave is a Grim Horse, his first non-Harvestman release in six years (Harvestman recently collabo'd with Fear Falls Burning). More details on A Grave Is A Grim Horse can be found here. The third we knew about, but has now gone official: A Storm Of Light's debut And We Wept the Black Ocean Within will be released on June 2nd. Read our recent interview with Josh Graham here.
Tickets for the previously mentioned second At The Gates show go on sale Thursday April 3rd at 10 AM here. Tomas Lindberg's other band, the mighty Disfear, have announced a few more dates, including another show in Brooklyn at Europa on May 22nd with Trap Them and Bloodhorse! Ticket info for Disfear at Europa isn't available, but there are still tickets for their show at the Knitting Factory. New tour dates are down below.