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words by Doug Moore; photos by Drew Gurian, videos by unARTigNYC & Frank Huang

Pig Destroyer @ Saint Vitus -- 1/11/13
Pig Destroyer at Saint Vitus
Pig Destroyer at Saint Vitus

Our latest BrooklynVegan (and Invisible Oranges)-curated installment of Red Bull Sound Select went down at Saint Vitus on Saturday night (1/11) with Pig Destroyer, Dysrhythmia, Trenchgrinder and Mother Brain, hosted by Dave Hill. Steady rain in the late afternoon and early evening didn't keep Saint Vitus from filling up almost immediately, and the bands raged just as hard as we expected. From our IO writeup:

Mother Brain's new two-man format only intensifies the lean mayhem of their live delivery. Trenchgrinder have an Asphyx-esque gift for making their one-guitar death metal sound bigger than most bands with two axes can. Dysrhythmia are the most impossibly tight live metal act in New York City, which says something given the number of shred-inclined bands based here. And Pig Destroyer were Pig Destroyer, if a bit thicker and heavier for the addition of John Jarvis on bass. People go wild for that band, and for good reason. Opening with "Hymn" from the Benümb split: awesome curveball.
Photos and full-set vids of every band (Dave Hill's taint-filled intros included) are in this post. Thanks to everyone who came out; hopefully you had just as much fun as we did.

NYC Red Bull Sound Select shows happen every month and this year are curated by either BrooklynVegan, Afropunk, or Giant Step. The same happens in other cities, like the upcoming Earthless, Destruction Unit, Yakuza & Running show in Chicago. Stay tuned for our next BV one which is coming in April.

More pictures, videos and another look at the El Jefe-designed poster, below (and some really big versions of the photos at the BV Facebook too)...

Continue reading "Pig Destroyer, Dysrhythmia, Trenchgrinder & Mother Brain played the BV-curated RBSS show @ Saint Vitus (pics/videos)"

By Doug Moore

Kayo Dot
Kayo Dot

As we've established, it's thoroughly unpleasant outside, but metal bands are cool with that. It's been a couple of weeks since we've done this, so let's get up to speed:

Though long-running Christ-metallers Stryper have postponed their aforementioned Stage 48 show tomorrow night, the other NYC heavy shows this weekend have endured. Californian sludge two-piece Black Cobra made it into town in time to hit Saint Vitus tonight (1/3) along with locals Meek Is Murder, Blackout, & Throaat. Avant-garde heavies Kayo Dot are also sticking with their announced Trans-Pecos show with Lussuria & Jeremiah Cymerman tonight.

Both Kayo Dot and Throaat have announced other local shows, too -- the former will do double snow duty by playing a last-minute show tomorrow night (1/4) at Saint Vitus along with my buds in Imperial Triumphant & a solo ukulele performance by Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia, Vaura, etc.). Tickets are on sale. Meanwhile, Throaat will be joining fellow locals Trenchgrinder & Yellow Eyes for a FREE show at the Acheron on 1/28 (which is a birthday celebration for wide-ranging metal writer & occasional BV contributor Kim Kelly). Finally, brutal progsters/local live faves Child Abuse have announced a local gig at the Silent Barn on Monday (1/6) along with I Don't Hear Nothin' But the Blues (feat. Mick Barr of Krallice), Nebadon, & savage Minneapolis noise rockers Weakwick.

Some other noteworthy developments from the past week and change:

The great, resurrected Floridian deathgrind band Maruta has released a new video from their underrated 2011 album Forward Into Regression, which you can watch below. Ex-Discordance Axis grinders Gridlink have debuted the first 'single' (read: minute-long grind jam) from their upcoming farewell album; you can stream that below as well, or download it (with a bunch of other goodies) from Invisible Oranges. In a somewhat more gossipy development, Jef Whitehead (Leviathan)'s gender-bending, totally NSFW art for the upcoming third Lord Mantis album is causing a stir, thanks in no small part to the fallout from Whitehead's notorious 2011 altercation with his then-girlfriend. (Whitehead was initially charged with 34 raps of various descriptions, but was eventually cleared of all but one and ended up with a few years of probation.)

We're gradually emerging from holiday mode over at Invisible Oranges; it's important to pace yourself. We did take an in-depth look at the rather un-heavy new Alcest album today, though. (Stream a tune from that below as well.) We'll be back on East Village Radio this coming Tuesday at 10pm, too, where we'll no doubt be getting stoked for next Saturday (1/11)'s IO-presented Pig Destroyer/Dysrhythmia/Trenchgrinder/Mother Brain Vitus lineup.

Keep an eye on our NYC metal show calendar for the latest. What have I missed?

Continue reading "heavy low-down: Black Cobra, Kayo Dot and Throaat in the single digits; new Gridlink & Alcest music ++ more"

by Doug Moore

pig destroyer

What are you doing on January 11, 2014? What's that? You can't plan things that far in advance? Welp, you have a plan now: Pig Destroyer, Dysrhythmia, Trenchgrinder and Mother Brain are playing a BrooklynVegan/Invisible Oranges-curated Red Bull Sound Select show at Saint Vitus. The very funny Dave Hill is hosting. Entrance will be $3 with an RSVP or $10 at the door otherwise (no advanced tickets). There is a 100% chance that it will be an utter shit show.

Pig Destroyer fully deserve their reputation as modern grindcore's most vital band; this show will mark their first NYC appearance with new (and first-ever!) bassist Scott Jarvis in the lineup. Dysrhythmia, who may well put on the most thrilling live show of any New York metal band, will put in a breather set (kinda, sorta, not really) between Kevin Hufnagel and Colin Marston's touring duties with Gorguts, whose Colored Sands is deservedly among the most acclaimed metal albums of 2013. Fellow locals Trenchgrinder and Mother Brain will deliver dirty death metal and maniacal grind, respectively -- both bands work hard and shred harder.

This is the first IO-curated Red Bull Sound Select show, but it's the third BV-curated one overall; our previous installments included Bouncing Souls/Brian Fallon/Aye Nako/Nude Beach and Foxygen/Amen Dunes/LODRO/Prince Rupert's Drops.

I seriously could not be more stoked about this lineup. Clear your calendars and stream music by all four bands below.

Continue reading "BV & RBSS present: Pig Destroyer, Dysrhythmia, Trenchgrinder, Mother Brain & host Dave Hill @ Saint Vitus!"

by Wyatt Marshall

Black Tusk at the Studio at Webster Hall, in May (more by Keith Marlowe)

East Williamsburg's metal and hardcore venue of record, the Acheron, is heading down to Mexico to host a two day festival, the first annual Acheron D-Fest on February 14 and 15 at Club Bombay in Mexico City. The festival will feature thrashers Toxic Holocaust and Black Tusk at the top of the nearly twenty band bill that includes psych punks Lecherous Gaze and death/grind specialists Skullshitter. If you're more into metal than love, this could be a good way to skip out on Valentine's Day. Head over to D-Fest's Facebook page for more details. Full lineup below.

Toxic Holocaust kick off their previously discussed tour with Ramming Speed in NJ on Saturday (11/16). That tour hits NYC at Saint Vitus on November 29 with In Defence. Tickets for that show are still available.

Toxic Holocaust's new album, Chemistry of Consciousness, is out now, and you can stream it, along with the video for "Acid Fuzz" below. They're also contributing the new track "Life Is a Lie" to Decibel's flexi-disc series, and you can stream that track here.

Also playing D-Fest is Trenchgrinder, who are playing with Eyehategod and Syphilitic Lust at the actual Acheron Saturday night (11/16). The show was recently officially announced after being a "secret," and tickets are still available, but they may not be for much longer considering Eyehategod sold out Saint Vitus last night (11/14).

Check out the full D-Fest lineup, along with all Toxic Holocaust dates, video and LP stream, below...

Continue reading "Brooklyn's Acheron hosting Mexico City festival w/ Black Tusk, Toxic Holocaust, Trenchgrinder, Skullshitter & more (lineup)"

by Doug Moore

BESAS

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.

In related news, the new Melvins album "Tres Carbones" is streaming at Pitchfork Advance.

Continue reading ""Big Easy Sludge All Stars" playing Acheron after Eyehategod show at Saint Vitus; Listen to the new Melvins album"

by Fred Pessaro

BL'AST!

Santa Cruz hardcore band BL'AST! split in the early 1990s, but not without a lasting impact. Now comes word that newly unearthed tapes will be remastered by Dave Grohl and released as Blood!, due on Southern Lord on September 2rd. The tapes feature guitarist William DuVall (current Alice in Chains), who blesses the lead track from the record "Tomorrow" available below courtesy of Revolver.

Don't forget that every week, you can tune into Invisible Oranges on East Village Radio on Tuesday at 10 PM Eastern to listen for the latest and greatest in the heavy underground. If you missed it, check out this week's episode with JR Hayes of Pig Destroyer in the EVR archives and you can check out the playlist too. Next week we will host Bill Dozer, guitarist of Trenchgrinder, drummer of Hasj and owner of The Acheron in Bushwick, Brooklyn! Tune in Tuesday (8/6) at 10PM ET.

If you missed it, in the past week on InvisibleOranges we interviewed Incantation, delved deep into the lyrics of Babylon Whores, got pumped on Falls of Rauros finally being released on vinyl, streamed the new Gigan, Ulcerate and Ruins of Beverast, and got ready for a Sick/Tired tour.

For more metal/hardcore/punk shows, head to our fancy new NYC Metal Show Calendar. It rules.

Head below for a stream of that BL'AST! track.

Continue reading "Evillive (BL'AST!, Dave Grohl, Hasj, Trenchgrinder & more)"

Skullshitter at The Acheron, June 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Skullshitter

Bushwick punk/metal venue The Acheron will host a FREE day show on Saturday (6/29), featuring BBQ and appearances from Hectors Pets, Blackout, Skullshitter, Zoned Out and Cold Ones.

In related news, a pair of great Brooklyn metal bands, the Bolt-Thrower-leaning Trenchgrinder and the deathgrind of Skullshitter, will team up for a split 7" due this summer. More details are on the way, but look for it via the bands and Desgraca Records.

BBQ Flyer and a couple videos are below.

Continue reading "Hectors Pets, Skullshitter, Blackout & more playing free BBQ at Acheron on Saturday"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Masakari at Acheron, Nov 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)

Masakari will headline Acheron on May 4 as part of the final Death First show with Trenchgrinder, Bill Bondsmen, and Curmudgeon. Tickets are on sale. Trenchgrinder recently played Acheron, playing support for Dropdead last weekend. Pictures from that show are available at InvisibleOranges.

Dark vibes will prevail at The Gutter on April 28, when Occultation headlines the space with help from Hessian, Seax and Galleon. $5 gets you into this great event for all of you 21+ folks.

Another busy week at Invisible Oranges, where we posted new tracks from Church of Misery / Circle of Ouroboros / Arckanum / Call of the Void, Skagos, Surachai, Black Moth, Bone Sickness and a little band called Black Sabbath. We also posted the new Haust and Corrections House videos, discussed the badass-edness of Chris Ulsh (Mammoth Grinder/Hatred Surge/Power Trip), the Nachtmystium hiatus and talked to some guy named Fenriz. NBD.

Head below for all Evillive-approved shows for the next two weeks. What did I miss?

Continue reading "Evillive (Masakari, Occultation +++ more)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Dropdead at Acheron last night (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Dropdead

Providence powerviolence greats Dropdead hit Acheron in Brooklyn last night (April 14), a show on their return trek from Damaged City Fest. The night featured an eclectic lineup that ranged from punk by No Sir I, Won't, Brooklyn early-Earache-worshippers Trenchgrinder (members Skullshitter/Anicon/Gang Signs), noise/crossover punks Shoxx, police-themed powerviolence crew NARC (members of Dawn of Humans, Rosenkopf) to sludgy punk from Occult 45. Pictures from the Dropdead appearance are available at InvisibleOranges.

Dropdead at Europa, May 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Dropdead

We already knew that Rhode Island political hardcore crew Dropdead would be headed southbound for Damaged City Fest, but now comes word that the single date has sprouted into a weekend. Philly and NYC are also in the band's plans, and look for Dropdead to play Acheron on April 14 with No Sir I Won't and Trenchgrinder. Tickets are on sale.

All Dropdead dates, and some live video is below.

Continue reading "Dropdead add shows after Damaged City Fest (updated dates)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Homewrecker at A389 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Homewrecker

Ohio hardcore crew Homewrecker are currently out on a short string of winter dates, but will head down to NYC to play a show at Death By Audio on Jan 30. Look for the band to be joined by Death First and Trenchgrinder. In related news, Trenchgrinder and Mutant Supremacy share a drummer, and you can catch them at Acheron on Saturday (1/26) with Organ Donor and Flaming Tusk. Other Homewrecker dates are below.

Punk crew Who Killed Spikey Jacket? will headline a Sad Boys record release show, alongside appearances from Perdition, Goosebumps and Murderer at 285 Kent on Friday, February 1.

And last but certainly not least, Rhode Island doomers Pilgrim will team with Occultation, Insect Ark and Balam for a show at Bowery Electric on February 6.

All EVILLIVE-approved shows for the next two weeks, plus video from the A389 anniversary, are below.

What did I miss?

Continue reading "Evillive (Who Killed Spikey Jacket?, Homewrecker, Pilgrim, A389 Anniversary video + more)"

photos by Suren Karapetyan

Suffocation @ Saint Vitus, 11/25/2012
Suffocation

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.

Continue reading "Suffocation played Saint Vitus (pics/video) while The Festival of the Unknown kicked off at Public Assembly (video)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Zyanose
Zyanose

In addition to Saturday's show at Acheron (11/10), Japanese raw punks Zyanose will play a second show, this time with Anasazi, Neutron Rats, Osama Bin Laden Fan Club and Noise Masters Noise Matters at Lulu's in Greenpoint on Sunday (11/11). The show is free with donations accepted for the touring bands. As we told ya before, Zyanose's Acheron show will also feature Truncheons, Zatsuon, Nomad, Bortgang and Creeping Dose.

Cattle Decapitation will team with Grudges, Trenchgrinder and Skullshitter for a show at Saint Vitus on November 21. Tickets are on sale. Soon after the Saint Vitus show, look for Cattle Decap to hit the road with Dying Fetus. Tour dates are below.

And of course don't forget Clamfight teams with Kings Destroy and Black Pyramid for FREE show at Union Pool tonight (11/9). For all of you non-NYC-ers, catch the same bill at the tour dates below (see flyer).

All Evillive-approved shows for the next two weeks, plus a list of those Cattle Decap dates, are below.

Continue reading "Evillive (Zyanose adds free show, Cattle Decapitation)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Suffocation at MDF 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Suffocation

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.

by Fred Pesarro // BBG

Drugs of Faith at Death By Audio, March 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Drugs of Faith

In addition to the Bad Powers/Sannhet/The Year is One show at Saint Vitus and Krallice/Mutant Supremacy/Feast of The Epiphany show at Acheron tonight (9/21), the great Drugs of Faith will take to the stages of Tobacco Road with Drones for Queens, Spirit of Saint Louis and Mother Brain.

Deiphago will team with Manticore, Abazagorath, Trenchgrinder and Infiltrator for a show at Acheron on November 17. The show is the end of the line for their US tour, though full schedule is still on the way.

Hoax have been added to the previously discussed D-Clone show at Acheron on October 6. Absolutely unmissable.

Panzerfaust will take on Acheron on October 17, joined by Syphilitic Lust and one more TBA.

All suggested shows for the next two weeks -- plus a stream of that killer Neurosis track (previously posted here)-- are below.
What did I miss?

Continue reading "Evillive (Drugs of Faith, Hoax, Deiphago, Panzerfaust, more)"

Crazy Spirit at Tommy's Tavern, April 2012 (more by Sarah Coulter)
Crazy Spirit

July 4 isn't till Wednesday but you can catch fireworks -- the sonic kind -- at The Acheron in Bushwick, Brooklyn (57 Waterbury St) in the days leading up to and including Independence Day, with three punk shows in a row occupying an otherwise dry spell of NYC hardcore/metal.

It begins tonight (7/2) with a record release show/European tour kickoff for NYC wildmen Crazy Spirit. The band, who will be joined by Smart Cops (from Italy!), Warthog (formerly Chain Wallet, ex-The Men, demo here) and Deformity, is celebrating their new self-titled LP out now via Toxic State. Order yours now, but try before you buy. Video and the flyer are below.

Tomorrow night (7/3) will feature headliners Deadly Reign, which features members of World Burns to Death, Century of War, Scarred for Life, Kegcharge and more. Joining the Austin band will be supporting acts Broken, Trenchgrinder and Zatsuon.

Last but not least, Brown Sugar will head up a five band benefit for Brandworkers on Independence Day (7/4), an organization who's goal is "protecting and advancing the rights of retail and food employees." The great Creem will join said bill, along with Deformity, Death Camp and Altered Boys.

Flyers, videos and streams of some of the bands are below.

Continue reading "Crazy Spirit, Deadly Reign, Brown Sugar, Creem and more punk bands playing at The Acheron this week"

photos by Wyatt Marshall & Greg Cristman, words by BBG

Inquisition wishes Saint Vitus a happy birthday
in their own unique way (photo by Wyatt Marshall)
Inquisition

Happy Birthday to Saint Vitus, who celebrated the start of their second year with a string of shows at the venue that started with Young Widows (pictures), ended with Revocation and included sold-out appearances from Inquisition on 4/26 and 4/27. The pair of shows featured two completely different lineups, including Black Anvil, Woe and Trenchgrinder on the first night and Castevet (with new bassist Nick McMaster of Krallice) with Villains on the second. Pictures from both shows are below.

Black Anvil, who is also scheduled to head out on the road with Watain on their make-up dates, is playing a second NYC show in the near future at Saint Vitus, this time with Phobia. Tickets are on sale.

Pictures and video from both nights of Inquisition at Saint Vitus are below.

Continue reading "Inquisition played one year-old Saint Vitus twice (pics/video)"

photos by Stephanie Crumley, words by BBG

Midnight @ Acheron
Midnight

The hooded Venom-worshipping trio known as Midnight played Acheron on 4/7, inciting pits and setting leather jackets on fire as part of their incendiary live show. The Cleveland band were joined by sleaze-metal favorites Villains (who played with Bone Awl the night before) as well as Richmond's Parasytic and NYC's own Trenchgrinder. Here are some pictures video from the show.

In other news, Villains will join beer-metal band Superchrist on April 23rd when the band hits Saint Vitus. Tickets are on sale. Superchrist, who recently played a show in Chicago (check out the pics), is welcoming their new LP Holy Shit this May via Hell's Headbangers and you can stream the new song "Take Me To The Graveyard", along with the pics, below....

Continue reading "Midnight played Acheron w/ Villains/Parasytic/Trenchgrinder (pics/video), add show w/ Superchrist (who have a new LP)"

photos by Samantha Marble, words by BBG

Hull

Hull will team with Caltrop and Family for a Brooklyn show at Saint Vitus on April 20th. U.V. PØP plays the same venue later that night. The early show will open doors at 8PM and will set you back $10. Tickets are on sale.

The show is part of a string of dates scheduled for Caltrop in celebration of their new LP Ten Million Years and Eight Minutes, out via Holiday For Quince Records on April 3rd. All Caltrop dates are below.

Speaking of U.V. PØP, that 4/20 appearance recently completed its lineup, adding the awesome Lost Tribe and DJ Plastic Flowers to the bill. Tickets are on sale. You can also catch U.V. PØP two nights earlier at Home Sweet Home.

Hull recently played a homecoming show at Acheron on 3/23 with Mutilation Rites, Batillus and Trenchgrinder. Pics & video from that show are in this post. More below...

Continue reading "Caltrop prepping LP, touring, playing NY w/ Hull (who recently played Acheron); Lost Tribe added to UV POP (dates & pics)"

by BBG

A Storm of Light at the Tone Deaf showcase (more by Greg Cristman)
A Storm of Light

A Storm of Light plays NYC TONIGHT as part of a round of dates with Mustard Gas & Roses (mem Isis) and Magic Circle. Tickets are still available for the Saint Vitus show. The band recently played a round of dates surrounding SXSW including the Tone Deaf showcase (pictures). Tonight's show is in direct competition with Hull, Mutilation Rites, Batillus and Trenchgrinder at Acheron, the latter two of which played Lovejoy's as part of the BV Day Party. Hull also played Red 7 with Fear on 3/15, which was down the street from Pallbearer, Screaming Females, Ringworm & Power Trip (pictures).

Punk rock crew Kim Phuc will team with Family Curse and Herzog Rising to play Death By Audio on April 7th. The show is one of a few notable and recently added shows at the space, including April 14th with White Suns (who have a new LP on Load, stream a song below), Pop 1280, and Richard, April 28th with Dysrhythmia, Kayo Dot & Vaura, and 4/29 with a mystery guest, Child Abuse, Behold...The Arctopus and PAK.

Check out the recent Decibel Flexi of In Solitude covering Samhain's "Mother of Mercy".

Youth Attack have updated their site with orders for the new Salvation House of the Beating Hell EP, new second Hoax EP, a new ARTS LP Thousand Wounds of War, and so much more. Head to their site for more details (I recommend the Hoax, ARTS and Salvation records).

If you missed it, we posted two sets of pictures from Deatmatch during SXSW (SET 1, SET 2), a set of pictures from Lovejoy's during SXSW, my official showcase during SXSW, and pictures from our bridge show. We welcomed a new EP from Cop Problem, interviews with Black God, new shows from Ilsa, Rorschach, Old Man Gloom, D-Clone, Young Widows, Autopsy and more. Got stoked and then immediately diappointed with the Kiss it Goodbye reunion and scratched our heads in disbelief at the "Death to All" reunion and Wolvhammer cover of The Cure (the latter in a positive way).

More suggested shows, a stream of a new Horseback song, the Split Cranium LP (with Aaron of Isis and members of Circle) a 16 song, an Author & Punisher song, a White Suns song and more is below. What did I miss?

Continue reading "Evillive (Kim Phuc, Horseback, Salvation, Split Cranium, 16, more)"

by BBG

Best press photo ever? Gang Signs.
Gang Signs

Hardcore/sludge/crust hybrid Gang Signs have been a go-to-NYC local as of late, and for good reason. The once duo with a Black-Cobra-like-tone have officially grown 50% bigger in personnel and infinitely thicker with the recent addition of Denis Bramley (ex-Atakke, current Trenchgrinder) on low-end. The band previously released a demo sans Bramley, but now you can stream their newest demo, with bassist included, below for the first time.

As previously mentioned, Gang Signs will play Saint Vitus TONIGHT (3/9) with Hate Eternal as well as the upcoming BV event with Morne, The Swan King, and Git Some on March 30th. Tickets for both Hate Eternal and Morne are still available.

In related news, Atakke have released their long-shelved LP to Bandcamp. Stream that below and head to their site to pick up a copy.

Reminder: Trenchgrinder play March 23rd at Acheron with Hull and Batillus.

All streams are below.

Continue reading "stream Gang Signs' new demo, see them in NYC tonight"

by BBG

Art for Bone Awl's Meaningless Meaning Less
Bone Awl

I'm proud to announce that BV & Order of the Serpent will present a rare show celebrating the tenth anniversary (!) of primitive black metal fiends Bone Awl at Saint Vitus on April 6th. The band will team with NYC sleazoids Villains and reverb-y gods of black metal Negative Plane. Tickets are on sale for this event.

Bone Awl's last release was a split with Ashdautas (of the Black Twilight Circle, who recently played NYC) which hit via Crepusculo Negro late last year. The show is their only current show scheduled so far.

The Saint Vitus show is the day before Villains play Acheron with Midnight, Parasytic and Trenchgrinder (on April 7th).

by BBG

Rosetta at Gramercy Theater (more by Di Lynn Ring)
Rosetta

Rosetta will team with Kings Destroy, Hollow Leg and Clamfight for a one-off date at Saint Vitus on March 14th. Tickets are on sale.

The Brooklyn show is one of a few select dates coming up for Rosetta, including an interesting show with Batillus, Restorations, and Sunburster in Philadelphia on 2/10 as part of a celebration of the art of Bruno Guerriero

Decibel Magazine presents the art of Decibel's head designer and chief illustrator Bruno Guerreiro with a special Kung Fu Necktie art show and musical showcase February 10th at 8pm....

Showing:
- Collection of original metal and rock show posters
- Original illustrations featured in Decibel
- Other original Bruno Guerreiro works

NYC folks can catch Batillus with the SXSW bound Hull and Mutilation Rites as well as Trenchgrinder at Acheron on March 23rd.

In other news, King Destroy will welcome their new LP And The Rest will Surely Perish via The Maple Forum this year. In the meantime, if you can't make Saint Vitus, then head to Chaos in Tejas (which is officially on sale) to catch them, and check out their new video for "The Toe" below.

Continue reading "Rosetta playing an art show; Hull/Batillus add an NYC date; Kings Destroy prep new LP"

by BBG

Villains at Europa (more by BBG)
Villains

Brooklyn street metal sleaze-oids Villains dropped Road to Ruin on the venerable Nuclear War Now last year, and now the band has unveiled a video for the album closer "Land Hag". Check that out below.

A reminder: Villains will support a mammoth lineup of Midnight (who released one of my favorite LPs of 2011), Parasytic, and Trenchgrinder at Acheron on April 7th. The band will also support Superchrist at Saint Vitus on 4/23, and ticketing info for that show is forthcoming.

All tour dates and that video, below...

Continue reading "Villains reveal 'Land Hag' video & April show with Superchrist"

by BBG

Kevin Baker of All Pigs Must Die @ Power of The Riff (more by Taylor Keahey)
Kevin Baker

Here is our third and final installment in a series where we asked our favorite artists about their highlights of 2011. This batach includes contributions from members of All Pigs Must Die, Altar of Plagues, Hull, "Grim" Kim Kelly, J.Bennett, Chris Bruni (Profound Lore) and many others. Part 1 is HERE. Part 2 is HERE. Part 3 is below...

Continue reading "The Year in Heavy 2011 according to artists & friends (part 3)"

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