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by Doug Moore

Whitehorse at the Acheron, 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)

Both Australian sludge/noise unit Whitehorse and prolific and like-minded Americans The Body (who, for the record, are in fact currently based in Portland, OR) are both at Roadburn this weekend and will embark on separate European tours afterwards. Once they've wrapped those up, the two will reconvene for a NYC show at Saint Vitus on May 8. along with compelling local support from Gnaw & Theologian. Tix are available now.

This won't be your only opportunity to catch The Body live this spring/summer -- they'll be back on July 5 at ABC No Rio as part of their tour with Thou, whom they just released a collaborative EP with. Not to be outdone by their tourmates in the absurdly-prolific department, Thou have also released another EP, this one a standalone entitled The Sacrifice. You can stream it below. In a thematically appropriate but wholly unsurprising twist, it features a Nirvana cover ("I Hate Myself and I Want to Die," specifically), a band they've covered before.

(And speaking of Saint Vitus and Nirvana...)

Check out the Thou stream and all lists of tour dates below...

Continue reading "Whitehorse touring, including NYC w/ The Body before their tour w/ Thou (whose new EP is streaming) (dates)"

By Doug Moore

This is a pleasant surprise. ("Pleasant" admittedly being used a little loosely there.) We've known for a while that Louisana sludge unit Thou and Portland art-metallers The Body are in album-producing mode -- The Body just put out an impressive collaboration with The Haxan Cloak, and Thou dropped a more conventional full length recently. We also knew that the two bands were planning on touring together this summer, including appearances at this year's Gilead Media Fest. But until very recently, we had no idea that the two bands were working on a four-song, vinyl-only collaborative effort.

Turns out that they were (duh); the results, entitled Released From Love, are streaming at Invisible Oranges this afternoon. From our writeup:

I've never been a huge fan of The Body, but between this recording and their collaboration with the Haxan Cloak, I am increasingly impressed by their ability to work effectively in concert with outside musicians. They play a supporting role on Released From Love, but they play it to the hilt. Thou's massive sonic presence occupies the foreground for most of the record -- the massive slouch of "The Wheel Weaves as the Wheel Wills" could be a lost track from last month's Heathen LP, and the closing cover of Vic Chesnutt's modern classic "Coward" is right in line with Thou's historic love for out-genre interpretations. The Body mostly run interference around the flanks of Thou's bulk throughout. Chip King's distinctive shriek punches through the mire and then retreats; caustic electronic sounds seethe up through seams in the riffage. If these bands were a street-fighting tag team, Thou would be the big hulking dude who occupies your attention long enough for the small, shifty Body to sneak up behind you and jam a knife between your ribs.
Stream Released From Love below. While you're at it, check out the full run of Thou/The Body dates (which hits NYC at ABC No Rio on 7/5 for a matinee, plus a later show at a TBA venue) and the original version of that Vic Chesnutt tune...

Continue reading "Thou & The Body made a collaborative EP (stream it in full)"

Screaming Females at Bowery Ballroom in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Screaming Females

Shredding NJ trio Screaming Females, who were recently in NYC for the Don Giovanni showcases, don't have any plans to return here on their upcoming tour with The Julie Ruin (it does hit NJ's Asbury Lanes on 4/12 though), but they've since announced two intimate NYC appearances to go down this March before then. First they'll play the birthday surprise party for their friends/labelmates Shellshag at Silent Barn on March 7 with Tuff Tits and "Special Guests." Flyer below.

After that, and this is a weird but awesome pairing, they'll play a matinee at ABC No Rio on March 22 with sludge metal crew Thou. That's one day before Thou's Saint Vitus show (3/23) (tix), and Thou also returns to ABC No Rio in July on their summer tour.

Screaming Females singer Marissa Paternoster plays NYC again the day after the Silent Barn show when her other band Bad Canoes opens for Paint It Black at Brooklyn Night Bazaar (3/8). That show is also opened by the great Hop Along and Night Birds. Totally free.

All Screaming Females dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Screaming Females playing 2 intimate NYC shows (1 w/ Thou!) before tour with The Julie Ruin (updated dates)"

by Doug Moore

Thou at ABC No Rio (more by Fred Pessaro)
Thou

It's been quite some time since arts-inclined Louisiana sludge unit Thou came to New York City. Now, with their fourth full-length album Heathen scheduled to drop on March 25 via Gilead Media, Thou are stepping into the live arena again. For starters, they've just announced a one-off NYC show at Saint Vitus on March 23. No openers yet, but tickets are on sale now.

The band are also preparing for separate tours with both Cloud Rat and The Body (who just released a song from their upcoming album, and who are playing Vitus the day before Thou). The former tour will be a West Coast tour, while the latter will return Thou to the East Coast. Both Thou and The Body will be playing NYC again on July 5 at ABC No Rio and a TBA NYC date the next night, plus they'll both be at the Gilead Media Festival in July as well.

All dates are listed (some venues still TBA), with a stream of Thou's last LP, below...

Continue reading "Thou releasing an LP, playing one-off before tour w/ The Body"

by Wyatt Marshall

The Body at The Acheron, June 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
the body

As you may know, the Gilead Media Fest is happening in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on July 18 - 20 and has announced a number of additions to what was an already loaded lineup. Fest-goers can catch black metal bruisers Barghest, get solid doses of sludge and doom from Kowloon Walled City and Loss, and bear witness to what looks to be UK experimental black/death band Lychgate's debut US performance. That's in addition to performances from previously announced acts Ash Borer, Hell, Inter Arma, Hexer, Mutilation Rites, Oozing Wound and more. The Body and Thou will be collaborating for a performance, too, which will be one that will surely rattle ear drums. tickets are on sale now. Look for two more bands to be announced soon.

Speaking of The Body, they're touring again and hitting Saint Vitus on 3/22. Still no word on advance tickets for that one.

Gilead Media Fest lineup below...

Continue reading "Gilead Media Fest lineup expands with Barghest, Loss & more (tickets on sale)"

by Wyatt Marshall

Inter Arma @ Hopscotch 2013 (more by Karen A. Mann)
Inter Arma

Gilead Media Music Festival has announced the first round of confirmed bands for the fest's second installation, set to take place from July 18-20, 2014 in Oshkosh, WI. Gilead Media label-mates Ash Borer, Mutilation Rites (who play Saint Vitus December 12 with Revenge), Inter Arma (who embark on a tour with Black Tusk soon that hits Saint Vitus on October 30), Thou and more will lead what is already a doozy of a lineup.

Two bands I'd want to check out would be Salem, Oregon's blackened/doom specialists Hell and Minneapolis-based black metal band False. Gilead says to expect around twenty-five bands when the full lineup is complete. Stream a track by False and see the list of announced bands below...

Continue reading "Gilead Media Music Fest's initial 2014 line-up announced (False, Inter Arma, Hell, Mutilation Rites & more)"

Woe at Acheron, May 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Woe

Names like Big Freedia, Cold Cave, Thou, Hop Along, Pity Sex, Dads, Inter Arma, Sundials, Woe and more will participate in Fall Line Fest, a two day festival in Richmond, VA on 9/6 and 9/7. The multi-venue festival has shows of all genres strewn across the city, with tickets set at a very affordable $20 for the weekend. Head below for the Fall Line Fest flyer.

The show is part of a large string of dates for the great Woe, who will hit the road with Inter Arma shortly after the fest. After IA breaks away, Woe will head home, and sew up the string of dates with a stop at Saint Vitus on 9/22 featuring Belus and Crypt Sermon. Tickets are on sale.

Fall Line details and Woe tour dates are below.

Continue reading "Woe touring in September (dates), including Fall Line Fest in Richmond with Big Freedia, Cold Cave & more"

Barghest/False art
False

Louisiana black metal crew Barghest (members of Thou) and Minneapolis crew False will team up for a split due on Gilead Media on September 17. The 12" LP will feature three tracks in total, two of which come courtesy of the former, with the third being a whopper/epic jam from False. Stream the entire thing (in two parts) below.

False, who's monster self-titled debut hit last year (also via Gilead Media), will spend the tail-end of August through September on the road, tagging dates from coast to coast. The shows include a Brooklyn stop on September 8th at Acheron with Mortals.

All tour dates (the tour is still in the works) are below, along streams of the first False record and the split.

Continue reading "False ready tour (dates), releasing split w/ Barghest (stream it)"

by BBG

Black Witchery at Rites of Darkness (more by BBG)
Black Witchery

Hooded black metal miscreants Black Witchery will team with Burial Ritual, Agrath, and Winter Nights for a show at Saint Vitus on June 29th, the day before the inaugural Martyrdoom Festival hits NYC on June 30th. Tickets are on sale.

Cobalt's Gin is currently on preorder on 2LP!

Gilead Media Festival is going on this weekend. Bummed you can't make it? Pick up some of their great new releases, like the new Thou split with Hell at Gilead Media (order yours) or Barghest on vinyl! Stream all of that Barghest below.

Ruins Alone (aka Yoshida Tatsuya of Ruins, solo) will headline a show with Child Abuse, PAK and Behold... the Arctopus on Sunday at Death by Audio. Should be a good one! Colin's other band Dysrhythmia plays the same space on the night before.

Did you catch our pics of Young Widows & Pygmy Lush at Saint Vitus?

More suggested shows, that Barghest stream, a Grand Magus track, a remastered Coffinworm track from their forthcoming demo release on LP, TWO new Horseback songs, and a trailer for a new Slang 7" (!), below. What did I miss?

Continue reading "Evillive (Black Witchery, Slang, Horseback, Cobalt, Coffinworm & more)"

by BBG

Saint Vitus @ Irving Plaza in 2011 (more by BBG)
Saint Vitus

Chaos in Tejas (May 31-June 3 in Austin) have announced ANOTHER batch of bands to add to their ridiculous lineup including Saint Vitus, Church of Misery, No Statik, Toys That Kill, Pegasus, Martial Canterel, Anasazi, Bloodwing (mems of The Spits, who are on tour soon), Harm's Way, Hatred Surge, the Hex Dispensers, John Wesley Coleman, Joyce Manor, and many many others. The current full lineup and flyer is below and tickets are FINALLY going on sale TODAY (1/31).

Doom legends Saint Vitus are currently preparing their new LP Lillie: F-65 for Season of Mist. The record, their eighth and first in seventeen years (!), is tentatively set for release at the end of March. More details are forthcoming.

In related news, members of Mind Eraser also serve as personnel in Magic Circle, another Chaos in Tejas band. Look for Magic Circle to team with Pilgrim (who we recently interviewed), Windhand, and Natur at Public Assembly on March 1st.

The updated Chaos in Tejas lineup is below along with the flyer.

Continue reading "Chaos in Tejas 2012 expands again; tickets on sale today"

by BBG

Dropdead at Europa (more by Keith Marlowe)
Dropdead

Chaos in Tejas have announced another round of bands for their 2012 shindig (first round here), including rare appearances from legendary post-hardcore band Moss Icon (a one-time only reunion), as well as Japan's Reality Crisis and Skizophrenia (their only US dates), and repeat offenders/favorites like Dropdead, Municipal Waste, Midnight, Ares Kingdom, Puerto Rico Flowers, Xeno & Oaklander, Thou, the Rival Mob, Boston Strangler, Crazy Spirit, Brain Killer, Power Trip, Wiccans (who just played one of the final shows at Emo's), and many many others. A full list of additions and the new flyer is below.

Since the original announcement, two previously announced bands have dropped off the original lineup: Mexican black metal band Nyogthaeblisz disappeared from the lineup after their anti-Islamic/Semitic/Abrahamic stance and involvement in known NSBM (National Socialist) label Satanic Skinhead was pointed out by a few blogs. That led to Antisect and The Mob even threatening to not play. Word then spread that Disma's Craig Pillard released nazi-glorifying records under the name Sturmfuhrer. Disma then dropped out as well due to "the drama" that ensued. Craig would not comment on the matter, but other members of Disma say he has changed.

In related news, Thou will hit the road for a string of dates with The Body this week on the West Coast. Both bands will also be at the inaugural Gilead Media festival (chaired by the Gilead Media label) in Oshkosh, Wi on 4/28 and 4/29 which will feature appearances from (in alphabetical order) Arms Aloft, Aseethe, Ash Borer, Baby Boy, Darger + Plague Mother, False, Fell Voices, Get Rad, Hell, Loss, Mutilation Rites, Northless, Protestant, A Scanner Darkly, and Sleepwalker. More details are available at the site.

All tour dates, new additions to Chaos in Tejas, and the show flyer is all below.

Continue reading "Chaos in Tejas adds bands & loses some due to controversy; Gilead Media launches festival"

Andy Nelson with Paint it Black at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by BBG)
Paint it Black

Mamiffer, Tombs, Locrian, Thou, Fuck The Facts, The Atlas Moth and many more contribute to the second part of our continuing series where we asked some of our favorite artists about their 2011 highlights. Part One HERE. Part Two below...

Continue reading "The Year in Heavy 2011 according to artists & friends (part 2)"

by BBG

Seven Sisters of Sleep at A389 2011 (more by BBG)
Seven Sisters of Sleep

Seven Sisters of Sleep (mems Tafkata) are two for two with releases in 2011, dropping both their excellent debut and their similarly crushing split with Children of God this year. Get both at A389. Though no full East Coast trek has been planned, Seven Sisters of Sleep will join the great All Pigs Must Die, labelmates Low Places, and NYC's Grudges for an NYC date at Acheron on 1/20, just a few days after the always awesome A389 Anniversary show at Sonar in Baltimore with Eyehategod, Gehenna, and many others.

All Pigs Must Die was recently given an "honorable mention" in Pitchfork's top metal of 2011 list (though no shout out for Seven Sisters of Sleep). Check out the full list, along with some streaming APMD material and a few videos below...

Continue reading "Pitchfork lists the best metal of 2011, All Pigs Must Die & Seven Sisters of Sleep schedule a Brooklyn show"

by BBG

Thou @ ABC No Rio
Thou

DIY mainstay ABC No Rio erupted on Saturday afternoon (10/8) when Thou played a cover of Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" (video below), though by the time they launched into said cover the packed and sold out room was already knee deep in great riffs. Kicking off with an awesome set from Argonauts, the show also featured an appearance from Thou tourmates The Body and locals Alkahest. The show is one of a select few remaining afternoon matinees at the space, with the building being torn down and rebuilt in 2012.

Argonauts, on their way to a Philadelphia show that night, opened the show. The band, comprised of John & Dave of Burnt By The Sun, Brett of East of The Wall, and Dimitri of ex-Dillinger Escpae Plan fame, had many elements in common with Burnt By The Sun; groovy, noise-dotted metal-core riffs are central to the band's sound. Argonauts have no recorded material thus far, but when those records do hit, I'll be on the hunt for them.

Alkahest's doom followed Argonauts who were followed up with booming two-piece doom juggernaut The Body. In the close quarters of ABC No Rio, my friend remarked to me that this was the first time that he could hear the vocals so clearly and I agreed; Chip's no-microphone screams are usually buried amongst the wash of vibrating 10-inch speakers. Another fun set from the band, who promised me that they'd be back soon with their collaboration with Braveyoung.

Its been quite a treat to see favorites Thou in NYC lately, and the swaying crowd definitely agreed. Said Beasties cover closed out Thou's set at ABC No Rio, which saw the crowd erupting into moshpits and swinging back and forth. Thou will be on the road a lot more in the coming months, so if you missed them, look for them on the road soon, and live vicariously through the video below.

More pictures and video from the show below...

Continue reading "Thou, The Body, Alkahest and Argonauts played ABC No Rio (pics & video)"

photos by Suren Karapetyan, words by BBG

Mutilation Rites @ DbA, WITTR backdrop on the wall
Mutilation Rites

"The most exciting music in American black metal today is being made by a collective of musicians who call themselves the Black Twilight Circle, and who combine for a dizzying array of line-ups under names like Arizmenda, Axeman, Kuxan Suum, the Haunting Presence, and Dolorvotre. Based in Los Angeles, the collective takes its inspiration from pre-hispanic cultures and, in solidarity with the Mexica movement, they reject terms like "latino" and "native American," and instead call themselves "Nican Tlaca," a Nahuatl phrase often translated to "we the people here," meant to refer to the indigenous population of the Western Hemisphere.

Black Twilight Circle's bloodthirsty music praises ritual sacrifice and the shamanistic exaltation of mind-altering drugs. The collective's vision of black metal combines traditional sounds and outré experiments, with Blue Hummingbird on the Left adding flutes and war drums to their instrumentation; others, like Arizmenda, churning out muscular, twisting 13-minute epics; and groups like Axeman hewing percussive BM anthems inflected with traces of '80s punk like GISM and Amebix. An intensely secretive group, the Circle's music appears in very limited editions, often on cassette; they favor off-the-beaten-path live performances..." [The Phoenix]

Mysterious black metal crew The Black Twilight Circle will head to the East Coast for a rare set of dates that will (if everything works out) include THREE NYC stops. As you can see in the list of dates below, two are still "TBA", but one is 10/3 at Acheron. The Black Twilight Circle member bands on the Brooklyn bill are Kallathon, Dolorvotre, Kuxan Suum, and Shataan. Mutilation Rites also play that show. Stay tuned for more info on the other dates.

The BTC, which is primarily based on the West Coast, recently played a showcase at Chaos in Tejas. Click the link for pics and more about that.

Mutliation Rites played Death By Audio on Wednesday 9/14 as part of a pair of NYC dates for Wolves in The Throne Room & Thou. Pictures from the show are in this post (pictures from The Bell House are HERE). Thou returns in early October.

In related news, Wolves In The Throne Room spent Saturday night (9/17) at Strange Matter in Richmond, with support from Megaton Leviathan (who re-released their demo) and Richmond favorites Bastard Sapling. Richmond show-goers might have noticed that Bastard Sapling had a new item on their merch table, Dragged from our Restless Trance, a new collection of tunes on cassette. Check out "Cold Winds Howled Across The Desolation" from said cassette below, and look for copies of it at Forcefield Records.

That song stream, more pictures from Death By Audio, and the Black Twilight Circle dates are all below.

Continue reading "black metal crew Black Twilight Circle coming east (dates), WITTR & Thou & Mutilation Rites played Death By Audio (pics)"

by BBG

Todd (left) with Tragedy at Chaos in Tejas (more by Keith Marlowe)
Tragedy

Todd Burdette of Tragedy also serves as vocalist for Warcry, who will hit the east coast for a round of dates with Ripper in late October, including 10/29 at Acheron. Full tour schedule is below.

Gaza will team with Defeatist, Tiger Flowers and Don't Give a Fuck for a show on 11/12 at Acheron, for what must be a burgeoning East Coast tour. Details are forthcoming.

If you are like me, then even though Thou played TWICE in NYC in the past week, you are ready to see them again. Hold 10/8 in your calendar, as the boys will play ABC No Rio as part of a round of dates with The Body. Wow.

Reminder: The Boston Strangler hits Acheron tomorrow (9/17). If you can't make it on Saturday, catch members of that band playing with Rival Mob at Acheron on 11/3 with Young Offenders, Airfix Kids, and Give. Give played Acheron last weekend with Night Birds.

Tickets are now on sale for Hull at Mercury Lounge.

More suggested NYC shows, some video from the amazing Despise You show, the latest video from Brainoil, a stream of the new ACXDC EP Second Coming, and much more is below. What did I miss?

Continue reading "Evillive (Warcry, Thou, Boston Strangler, Gaza, ACXDC, more)"

photos by Greg Cristman, words by BBG

Thou @ The Bell House
Thou

As discussed, Wolves In The Throne Room played their first of two NYC dates with Thou on Monday night (9/12) at The Bell House. Pictures and video from the show are in this post, and the pair do it again TONIGHT (9/14) at Death By Audio with Mutilation Rites. Advance tickets are sold out, but additional tickets will be available at the door.

Krallice supported at The Bell House, and the band will play one of their final dates of the year at Union Pool on Saturday (9/17), when they join Urfaust/Black Anvil as part of a trio of dates.

URFAUST & BLACK ANVIL - 2011 TOUR DATES
9/16 @ Golden West in Baltimore w/ Krallice & Oak (!)
9/17 @ Union Pool in Brooklyn w/ Krallice & Ruin Lust
9/18 @ Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia w/ Endless Humiliation
Did anyone catch Endless Humiliation with Raspberry Bulbs at Lit on 9/12?

The Urfaust show is one of two BrooklynVegan presented heavy shows taking place this weekend, with 40 Watt Sun hitting Public Assembly on 9/16 with the recently added Woe. In related news, 40 Watt Sun was added to Roadburn Fest 2012 with Agalloch and Sólstafir. The bands join the already confirmed appearances from d.USK (aka diSEMBOWELMENT), Voivod, Sleep, Saviours and Om.

More pictures and video from The Bell House below...

Continue reading "Wolves in the Throne Room, Thou & Krallice @ The Bell House (pics)"

by BBG

WiTTR last night @ the Bell House (photo by Greg Cristman)
Wolves In The Throne Room at Bell House

Wolves in The Throne Room played to a packed (sold-out?) Bell House last night with the utterly devastating Thou and similarly impressive Krallice. WITTR and Thou do it again at Death By Audio tomorrow (9/14) with Mutilation Rites.Wolves In The Throne Room, who has welcomed their new LP Celestial Lineage, is reportedly bringing their own PA rig to add to Death By Audio's system. Wow. Tickets go on sale at 11PM TONIGHT (they were on sale briefly at 11am yesterday but taken off sale).

Not only is Death By Audio their last NYC show on this tour, sources say that their current trek may be WITTR's last US tour ever... Confirmation on that is still forthcoming, but stay tuned. Check out some video from last night at The Bell House below...

Continue reading "Wolves in the Throne Room, Thou & Krallice played The Bell House (videos), DBA tix on sale tonight"

by BBG

Wolves in The Throne Room (more by Paul Birman)
Wolves In The Throne Room

Wolves in The Throne Room are here, and will begin their campaign of NYC darkness with Thou TONIGHT (9/12) at The Bell House with Krallice. Tickets are still available. The fun continues Wednesday (9/14) at Death By Audio in Brooklyn with Mutilation Rites (who replaced Krallice when Krallice switched to the Bell House show). Tickets for Death by Audio, previously unavailable, go on sale at 11AM (UPDATE: either we're crazy or the ticket on-sale has changed to 9/13 at 11pm).

Those opting for the Wednesday show still have a great option for tonight if you still feel like hitting some black-metal induced madness. Prescious Metal will host Raspberry Bulbs (mem Bone Awl), FFH, and Endless Humilation at Lit Lounge, one of two shows scheduled thus far for Raspberry Bulbs before they take a timeout to work on new material. If you can't make it, head out to Raspberry Bulbs' CMJ appearance at Saint Vitus on 10/18 where they'll team with Villains, Occultation (mem Negative Plane) & Skull. Ticketing info for the CMJ show is still forthcoming.

Krallice will also play Union Pool on Saturday with Urfaust/Black Anvil/Ruin Lust. Tickets are still available. The show is one of two BrooklynVegan heavy events scheduled for this weekend, with a second taking place on 9/16 at Public Assembly with 40 Watt Sun and the recently added Woe.

Wolves in The Throne Room welcome Celestial Lineage this week via Southern Lord. Cop it.

All tour dates and some recent video, including a full Raspberry Bulbs set, is below.

Continue reading "Wolves in the Throne Room are here (DBA tix now available), Raspberry Bulbs playing shows too (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

"Circle takes the square and pg 99 were a once in a lifetime experience, black cat wasn't ready" - Alec Simke

CTTS

In 2004, the experimental post-hardcore quartet Circle Takes The Square released one of the decade's most interesting records, As the Roots Undo. Covering more ground in one song than many bands do in an entire career, they frantically tore through different genres as male/female vocals screamed, spoke, whispered, sang and did just about anything else you could think of. After seven years and a few lineup changes, the band are finally set to release the much-anticipated follow-up which started to seem like it would never see the light of day. Vocalist/guitarist Drew Speziale and vocalist/bassist Kathy Coppola are now joined by Caleb Collins of Mare and David Rabitor and plan to unveil their second LP, titled Decompositions Volume 1, this November on their own Gatepost Recordings. The album was produced by Anthony Stubelek who also produced As the Roots Undo.

The band released Chapter 1 of Decompositions Vol. 1, a four song EP titled Rites of Initiation, last week. You can stream the entire thing at their bandcamp and download it for $8. The tracklist and artwork are below. The EP isn't quite as schizophrenic as As the Roots Undo, but it sounds great and is getting me pretty excited for the full length.

CTTS played their first show in over three years at Black Cat in DC this past Saturday to a sold out crowd with the recently reunited pg.99, who they released a split 7" with in 2002, and Thou (who have two upcoming NYC shows with Wolves in the Throne Room). You can stream CTTS's entire set at NPR (and pg.99's set too!) (and Thou). No other dates have been announced yet, but hopefully more to come soon.

Album art, tracklist & DC show setlist below...

Continue reading "Circle Takes The Square are back w/ a new EP (listen), played Black Cat in DC w/ pg. 99 & Thou (listen!)"

by BBG

WITTR at NYU (more by Meghan McInnis)
Wolves In The Throne Room

As I said in July, "Thou's appearance at The Bell House comes as a bit of a surprise, considering the band's staunch stance at playing only all ages establishments." At the time Wolves in The Throne Room and Thou's only NYC show was scheduled to take place on 9/12 at the 21+ The Bell House. Well, now comes word that the pair have added a second show happening on 9/14 at the always all-ages Death By Audio!

No advance tickets for Death By Audio, but tickets for The Bell House are still on sale. Updated WITTR dates are below.

Continue reading "WITTR & Thou add all-ages 2nd NYC show (updated dates)"

by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Naam - "Drain You" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Naam - "Pennyroyal Tea" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Thou - "Sifting" (MP3)

Naam

Nirvana's influence goes far and wide, not just to bands like Meat Puppets, Jeff The Brotherhood, or EMA who appear on the recent Spin compilation. Brooklyn's Naam has felt the burn of those riffs too, and are preparing to release their tribute in the form of a new and limited-to-300 7" via Tee Pee. The record features Nevermind's "Drain You" & In Utero's "Pennyroyal Tea". Download both covers above or stream them below. The rest of the colorful 7" art is also below.

The release will be celebrated this weekend, on July 30th at Union Pool where the Brooklyn band will be joined by Dead Stars and Unstoppable Death Machines . Show flyer below.

Thou also paid tribute to Nirvana in the recent past, recording "Sifting" from 1989's Bleach for the 2010 Baton Rouge, You Have Much to Answer For EP, and performing the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" B-side (which is also on Incesticide, rarity comps) "Aneurysm" on the road. Thou will play The Bell House on September 12 with Wolves In The Throne Room. Tickets are on sale.

Nevermind's iconic art was recently banned from Facebook in adherence to their "no nudity" policy. That has since changed. Nirvana (the real one) recently announced the tracklisting on the deluxe edition of Nevermind. Check that out below.

Continue reading "Naam pays tribute to Nirvana on new 7" (listen to & download both songs, party Saturday @ Union Pool)"

by BBG

Wolves In The Throne Room

Wolves in The Throne Room and Thou will team up for a show at The Bell House on September 12th as part of a larger tour for WITTR which will include a few dates with Thou. Tickets for the 21+ Blackened Music Series Brooklyn event are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Wolves In The Throne Room are welcoming their new LP Celestial Lineage on the following day (9/13) via Southern Lord. The new LP will feature an appearance from Jessika Kenney and her choir (which blessed Two Hunters and Malevolent Grain EP) as well as Aaron Turner (Isis, Mamiffer). Check out all of the album art (by Aaron Turner) below.

Thou's appearance at The Bell House comes as a bit of a surprise, considering the band's staunch stance at playing only all ages establishments. Nevertheless, the band is confirmed and will most likely visit material from their The Archer & the Owle 12" EP. As discussed, you can stream that in its entirety via Metalsucks, and check out the new Barghest LP which may/not have members of Thou.

WITTR Album Art and all dates are below.

Continue reading "Wolves in the Throne Room releasing new LP, schedules dates with Thou (Bell House included)"

Justin Broadrick with Godflesh at Roadburn 2011 (more by Stefan Raduta)
Justin Broadrick

Maryland Deathfest 2012 is looking insane with some killer additions! Names like Electric Wizard, Godflesh, Winter, Confessor, Tsjuder, Negura Bunget, Looking For An Answer, Haemorrage, and many others. Full lineup thus far is below.

Stream the new Thou EP, The Archer and The Owle, at Metalsucks. Members of Thou may or may not be in the band Barghest, who recently released their debut LP via Gilead. Order a copy via the label and stream it in its entirety below. Be on the look out for upcoming Thou dates on the east coast....

Gilead is also welcoming the new LP from False, a two song self-titled 12" of black-metal misanthropy. Furious stuff, check it out for yourself below.

Stream a new song by The Atlas Moth from their forthcoming An Ache For The Distance at Stereogum. Look for the Lp on Profound Lore in September, and look out for upcoming tour dates, including the East Coast!

If you missed it, From Ashes Rise will be in NYC on 8/15 with Full of Hell & Night Birds.

Tickets are on sale for the previously discussed Weedeater/Oxbow/Bison BC/Fight Amp show at Europa on 9/10. A reminder, tickets are still available for the previously discussed Toxic Holocaust/Holy Grail/Krum Bums show at Europa on 8/19.

Ampere will play Stolen Sleeves on Saturday (7/23) in celebration of their new LP Like Shadows due on No Idea. Stream four new tracks.

Rwake is streaming a new song at NPR from the LP Rest due on September 27th via Relapse. A reminder, CT will be in NYC for the Slow Southern Steel premiere at Knitting Factory on 8/13 with The Gates of Slumber, Cough, and Earthling.

More reccomended shows, updated Despise You/Magrudergrind dates and a video flyer, the MDF 2012 linuep, streams and more are below.

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by BBG

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Lists are very subjective. A "best of" list is always an amalgam of personal experiences - that fateful moment when you press "Play" for the first time, in addition to a grade of excellent songwriting. The records I've listed below had a profound impact on me this year, as did many of the shows that I attended and put on in the past twelve months. I'd like to thank all the artists who made this list as well as the ones who didn't, in addition to people like 1000 Knives, Osiris, Bill Dozer, Ian Dickson and venues like Union Pool, The Studio at Webster Hall, Acheron, Santos Party House and a slew of others for keeping heavy music alive in NYC. But mostly, thank YOU, the reader and the listener!

Alright, enough with the sappy bulshit, let's RAGE...

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