Entries tagged with: Vattnet Viskar
by Wyatt Marshall
Vattnet Viskar at SXSW 2013 (more by Greg Christman)
New Hampshire's Vattnet Viskar put out one of the strongest US black metal albums of the year in Sky Swallower, and here's a chance to hear some of it live before the year closes out. Vattnet Viskar is playing a couple of dates before 2014, including the Acheron on December 20 with So Hideous, Alekhine's Gun and Imperial Triumphant. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Vattnet has a couple of other dates scheduled, too and all are listed below.
Speaking of, New York City's So Hideous recently put out an album, Last Poem/First Light, and it's a doozy that blends atmospheric black metal and post-hardcore to epic effect. Listen to the whole thing below.
Imperial Triumphant, also New Yorkers, put out an EP of twisted black metal titled Goliath not too long ago. They also made a video for "Crushing the Idol" from their 2012 LP Abominamentvm. That video is a twisted nightmare trip into the dark side of prep school privilege. Watch it below.
Check out tour dates, streams and the video below...
by Doug Moore
Nachtmystium at Saint Vitus, 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Metal Insider have announced the details of their 2013 CMJ showcase. The show will be on October 18 at Europa and will feature Nachtmystium, who were supposedly on hiatus for the year and who haven't come around since their November 2012 Vitus date in support of Silencing Machine. Byzantine (who haven't played NYC in six years), New York's own Black Anvil, Ramming Speed (who played a sold-out Vitus gig with Windhand last week), and Vattnet Viskar round out the lineup. Tickets are available now.
The metal lineup around CMJ weekend is starting to fill out. The Invisible Oranges showcase, featuring two headlining Pelican performances, will go down on October 17 and 18. Lineup and venue details are still emerging; stay tuned for those. As we mentioned, the MetalSucks/Metal Injection showcase -- featuring Fuck the Facts, Fit for an Autopsy, Hivesmasher, Meek Is Murder, and Stomach Earth -- is at the Acheron on October 18. Tickets are available now. And Godflesh's first NYC date in basically forever is on October 19 at Irving Plaza. Tickets are still available for that one, somehow.
photos by Karen A. Mann, words by Doug Moore,
Gorguts @ Hopscotch Festival - 9/6/13
Reports continue to trickle in from Raleigh, N.C.'s Hopscotch Festival. The metal marched on during Friday (9/6) night with an extremely intimate set at Slim's, featuring Pig Destroyer, Gorguts, Vattnet Viskar, and Brooklyn's own Sannhet. Slim's has a capacity of just 100 people, and either Pig Destroyer or Gorguts could easily have sold the place out.
For Gorguts, the Hopscotch show was part of their short tour, which has come to a close, but they recently told us on the Invisible Oranges East Village Radio show that they're planning some more dates for the end of the year, and they're also confirmed for Maryland Deathfest 2014. Their new album, Colored Sands, is out now and can be streamed below (via Revolver).
Pig Destroyer also recently debuted a new song via Adult Swim. They'll be at Hudson, NY's two-day Basilica Sound Scape festival this Friday (9/13) with Pharmakon, Richard Hell (reading), Evian Christ, Julianna Barwick, and more. Tickets for both days are still available.
Drumgasm, the percussive alternative supergroup of Janet Weiss (Sleater Kinney, Wild Flag, Quasi), Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden), and Zach Hill (Death Grips, Hella), are streaming their self titled album at SPIN.
Texas garage punks Bad Sports (members of OBN IIIs) are streaming their new album, Bras, at SPIN.
Vattnet Viskar at Show No Mercy 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
The raison d'etre? Road-testing material from their forthcoming Century Media debut, Sky Swallower, which will see release on September 3. Look for a trial run of said material at the dates listed below.
Bloodiest at Saint Vitus 8/17/2012
Bloodiest celebrated the vinyl release of their recent LP, Descent, with a show at Saint Vitus on Friday (8/17), joined by Chrome Waves (current/ex-members of Nachtmystium, The Atlas Moth, The Gates of Slumber, Wolvhammer and more) and upstarts Vattnet Viskar. For the curious, Jef Whitehead (aka Wrest aka Leviathan) was not in attendance on bass for Chrome Waves, bowing out quietly before tour and was consequently replaced by the bassist from Gates of Slumber.
Pictures and video from the show are below, alongside a stream of Descent.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Vattnet Viskar at Lit Lounge (more by BBG)
New Hampshire black metal quartet Vattnet Viskar will play a pair of East Coast dates with VYGR in the coming days, including a stop in Philadelphia at JR's Bar on 7/13 and Brooklyn's The Charleston on 7/14 . $5 gets you into The Charleston.
Deafheaven at Public Assembly (more by Greg Cristman)
With only twelve days to go, Pitchfork's "Show No Mercy" have announced their Northside Festival showcase with Wierd Records. The June 15th show at Saint Vitus will feature an exclusive headlining appearance from Deafheaven, who will be joined by Austin psychedelics Indian Jewelry, gothic post-punk crew Pinkish Black (who we recently profiled) and black-metallers Vattnet Viskar. Tickets are on sale or you can get in with your Northside badge.
The show is at the same time as the previously discussed show with Harkonen, The Atlas Moth, Fight Amp, and Whores show at Union Pool. The show features a rare appearance from Harkonen, one of their first in NYC since their 2005 dissolution and one of only three dates on the East Coast. Tickets are still available for that as well, or you can also get in with your badge.
Vattnet Viskar, who released a self-titled EP earlier this year, recently signed with Century Media for their next LP. The band played Lit Lounge last month as part of a Broken Limbs showcase (pictures).
Deafheaven appears on the latest Deathwish sampler, which is out now and FREE.
Flyer for the Show No Mercy/WIERD Northside show is below.
Vattnet Viskar and Yellow Eyes teamed for a Broken Limbs Recordings showcase at Lit Lounge last night (5/14). Black metal was the theme of the evening, with Yellow Eyes shooting for Weakling/Drudkh-style grandiosity while Vattnet Viskar attacked similar influences with a distinctly punk rock ethos. Yellow Eyes, who were playing their first NYC show, were impressive, especially considering their minimal experience as a live unit, but Vattnet Viskar was downright venomous.
More pictures from the night are below, alongside streams from both of their recent releases.
Art for Old Man Gloom's No
Old Man Gloom will welcome a new LP NO via Hydra Head this year! The band, who is currently on tour and heading towards a decimation of Brooklyn this coming week, will have copies of the record at the merch table. Unfortunately, those who can't make it to the shows will have to wait until June 16th to snag a copy. Check out a teaser trailer for the release below.
Black metal crew Assymmetry will team with Gravfolluth for a rare show at The Acheron on May 12th. $8 gets you in. The band has two demo releases on Kuunpalvelus, a label run by members of the mighty Circle of Ouroboros, and you can stream some material from them below. May 12th is a busy night, but this is their only US appearance scheduled so far... its a doozy.
Noise and ambient meets powerviolence on Gas Chamber's new 7" The Modern Vision of the Erect Nightmare, out now via Nerve Altar. The record is currently streaming in full below and available for purchase via the label. Make sure you catch them when the band hits Chaos in Tejas this year (if you're heading down that way).
Vattnet Viskar and Yellow Eyes will team up for a Broken Limbs showcase at Lit Lounge on May 14th. The band, who seemingly plays Precious Metal monthly, recently released a well-received self-titled EP which available for stream below.
Mark your calendars for May 16th at Home Sweet Home, I'll be DJing alongside Glenn from Cult of Youth and Zach from Freshkills as part of Wierd Wednesdays. The show is part of a Toxic State/Katorga Works event that will feature appearances from Massachusetts' own Cleansing Wave and Brooklyn's Nomad. More details are available on the Facebook event. My involvement aside, it's a hell of a night of punk rock.
More suggested shows and streams are below. What did I miss?
Built to Spill at BV SXSW 2012 (more by Ryan Barkan)
The Hopscotch festival in Raleigh, North Carolina will celebrate its third year from Sept. 6-8, 2012 in downtown Raleigh, with 175 bands in 15 venues. The initial lineup, released today, runs the gamut from traditional indie favorites to punk to noise music to hip hop to noisy black metal and all stops in between, featuring performances from Built to Spill, sunn 0))), The Roots, The Jesus & Mary Chain (who played SXSW), Liars (who have a show coming up at Webster Hall), Baroness, Deerhoof, Death Grips (who play NYC soon and have new material on the way), Danny Brown (who was at Coachella and plays Prospect Park soon), Pallbearer (who play an exclusive East Coast Show soon), Screaming Females (who recently played NYC and are on tour now), Thee Oh Sees, The Spits (who just played NYC twice), Tenement, The Mountain Goats (two sets, one of which will be an all metal-covers set!) and so many more.
(and now we know the Jesus & Mary Chain are coming back soon)
Tickets are on sale. The full lineup and flyer (update: and a few more announced J&MC dates) are below...
DOWNLOAD: Immolith - "Hymns to the Countess" (MP3)
Woe at Public Assembly (more by BBG)
Woe will hit Saint Vitus on January 30th for a show with Abigail Williams, Immolith, and Vattnet Viskar. Tickets are on sale. The show, a make up date for the cancelled Dark Funeral tour, is one of TWO dates for the Philadelphia/NYC black metal crew, who will also bless Saint Vitus again with Immolith, as support for the latter's record release, along with Dominium, Mortum, and Salo on March 2nd (tickets are on sale).
Immolith are preparing to release their new LP StormDragon via Metalhit. Check out the new track "Hymns to the Countess" above/streaming below and look for the LP on (how appropo) Valentine's Day. Because nothing says I love you like bulldozing black metal.
All tour dates, and some streams of material by Immolith, Woe and Vattnet Viskar are below.