Entries tagged with: Weekend Nachos
by Rob Sperry-Fromm
photo: Weekend Nachos at A389 Anniversary in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
We already mentioned that the stellar Chicago grindcore band Weekend Nachos are sadly planning on breaking up after the release of their upcoming album Apology, which they are about to start recording and which will be out at some point this year on Relapse.
Many venues on the tour were still TBA when we first posted, but now some have been revealed. The NYC show happens at Saint Vitus on May 20 with The Afternoon Gentlemen, Gets Worse and Mother Brain. Tickets are on sale now.
Also, Weekend Nachos-related deathy-hardcore project Like Rats have recently signed to Southern Lord and are preparing a new album called II for release on March 25.
Stream the perfect grindcore song "S.C.A.B." and check out updated Weekend Nachos tour dates and the Like Rats tracklist below...
photo: Burn at BNB Bowl 2015 (more by Jammi York)
Back in spring 2015, NYHC greats Burn reunited for hometown hardcore fest "Black N' Blue Bowl. At the time they were saying they weren't sure if it would be a one-off or not, but it looks like it turned into a full-fledged reunion. They've continued playing shows, including Berkeley, CA's 924 GIlman St in October and NYC's Santos Party House in December (videos of both below), and they've got a sold-out Philly show with American Nightmare coming up this spring. In December, they began recording an EP with ex-Burn (and Rival Schools) guitarist Ian Love involved, and they're planning to record an album at the end of January. Check out pictures of the recording sessions here.
Burn's current rhythm section is the same one who recently left Glassjaw, who have a new single off their long-awaited third album and an upcoming tour. In more related news, Ian Love's band States & Kingdoms are opening one of the BV-presented Shiner shows at Saint Vitus this month.
photo: MDC at Santos in 2011 (more by Jason House)
In other hardcore news, Austin vets MDC are touring with Deathwish this spring and hitting Brooklyn on April 15 at Grand Victory. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed, with a stream of 1982's classic Millions of Dead Cops, below.
Lastly, Chicago staples Weekend Nachos will release their fifth album Apology via Relapse and tour internationally all year, but they're calling it quits after that. The NYC show happens May 20 with The Afternoon Gentlemen at a TBA venue. Stay tuned for more info, and read the band's full statement with their list of tour dates, below.
Following the beating of Tom Alderson, allegedly by Heavy Chains' Ian Adams and Suburban Scum's Ryan "Karebear" Taylor, Suburban Scum dropped off NJ's Back to School Jam and Karebear stepped down as a co-promoter. Now, Long Island's Today's Mixtape Festival dropped the band too. Festival organizers write:
Suburban Scum will not be playing the festival. As we have posted several times already, please donate what you can to Tom. We have him in our thoughts and hope for a speedy recovery.Suburban Scum also posted a statement on the situation:
We would like to express our deepest sympathy to Tom Alderson, his family, and his friends at this time. Although it is clear that little can change the trauma this situation has caused Tom, the people close to him, and the community at large, we would like to extend our support to Tom and his recovery. We do not condone senseless violence in our community. We are all a part of this scene because we feel passionate about this music and this culture. It is a place for people who don't fit in to feel at home and it deeply saddens us that this situation has possibly changed that for some people.Note that Karebear's name is not signed. Commenters on their Facebook are theorizing that he is no longer in the band, but no details on exactly why they issued the statement without him have been released.
The bottom line is this should not have happened. We can only hope that people who know Suburban Scum as a whole, know the people we are and that we are not the people we have been painted out to be in this situation.
Please click on the link below to help with Tom's recovery.
Jeremy, Paul, Shawn & Dayn
Lambgoat also points out that at Suburban Scum's Massachusetts show on Saturday (8/1), Karebear discussed the situation and said, "The fact of the matter is, without saying too much, I'm a fucking man, and I've never in my entire life had to fucking jump someone to prove myself. And people are gonna talk. And people are gonna rally up. And everyone's gonna say something. The people that know anything are the people involved, and eventually if it comes cool, I'm letting you know on behalf of Suburban Scum, on behalf of these four guys I fucking love from the bottom of my heart, I've never fucking jumped a man in my entire life, and that's a fucking fact." You can watch that video below.
In related news, Weekend Nachos also dropped off Back to School Jam. They say, "While we appreciate that there will be additional money going to Tom and his family, we are still not comfortable being on the lineup with everything that has happened recently, and will therefore not be playing the show."
In other related news, Malfunction replaced Heavy Chains on the 'Life & Death Tour' with Bane, Turnstle, Backtrack and more.
If you'd like to donate to Tom Alderson's recovery, you can do so at this GoFundMe campaign.
Detroit hardcore band Freedom are following 2014's Pay the Price with USA Hardcore this October via Triple B Records. The album's first single is "Military Issue" which premieres below. Album artwork below too.
Freedom are beginning a tour this weekend with LA's great Fury, leading up to both bands' appearances at Berserktown II. It stops near NYC for a Long Island show on Wednesday (7/29) at Amityville Music Hall with Intent, Provider, Impact and Hangman. Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed on the flyer below.
The band will also be close to NYC for the 2015 Back to School Jam which happens at Howell, NJ's GameChanger World on September 12 with Trapped Under Ice (ending a two-year hiatus), Code Orange, Incendiary, 100 Demons, Suburban Scum, Weekend Nachos, Naysayer, Rude Awakening, Lifeless, Give, Blind Justice, Eternal Sleep and Manipulate. Tickets go on sale Tuesday (7/28) at noon. Flyer below.
Full of Hell at Chaos In Tejas 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
As mentioned, A389 Recordings is throwing its 11th Anniversary Bash at various Baltimore venues from January 15 - 17. Since we last spoke, more bands were added, day-by-day schedules were announced, and tickets are on sale. Full of Hell, Homewrecker, In Cold Blood, Magrudergrind, Like Rats, Of Feather and Bone, Lifeless, Iron Price, False Light, Warxgames and Condemn the Infected join a lineup that already includes Weekend Nachos, Noisem, Pharaoh and more.
There's still more events TBA. Meanwhile, check out the current schedule (with ticket links for each show) below...
Weekend Nachos at A389 Anniversary 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Hardcore and grind-oriented A389 Recordings have announced the first round of bands for their 11th annual Anniversary Bash, which takes place in Baltimore on January 15-17, 2015. Like in previous years, there are some exciting names booked so far including Haymaker, Weekend Nachos, Ilsa, Castle Freak, Genocide Pact, Pharaoh, Noisem, Sex Prisoner, Starkwather and Ampallang Infection. Many of these bands are on or associated with A389, and almost all of them, with the exception of Castle Freak, Genocide Pact, and Starkwather, played last year's event too. Stay tuned for more announcements, but in the meantime, this is reason enough to get excited.
Last year's A389 Anniversary Bash was co-sponsored by Invisible Oranges and included Systems Overload-era Integrity, Infest, Ringworm and more.
Along with Maryland Death Fest, the A389 Bash is one of at least two killer heavy festivals happening in Baltimore in 2015.
By Doug Moore
Pelican at the Invisible Oranges CMJ Showcase, 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
While North America will probably never be able to give the EU a run for its money when it comes to huge blowout metal festivals in the Wacken or Roadburn vein, the lands on this side of the Atlantic are hosting an increasing number of smaller but more targeted (and thereby more appealing, if you ask me) shindigs. Hot on the heels of yesterday's inaugural Deathwish Fest announcement comes another first-timer fest: Southern Darkness Fest, which will take place in Tampa, FL on August 23. As the fest site puts it:
Southern Darkness Festival brings the best of extreme and experimental music right to Tampa's historic district of Ybor. More than 20 bands will deliver a diverse range of heavy music, from Post Rock all the way to Grindcore. With a lineup that is second to none, SDF is bound to leave a mark in Florida's heavy music scene and turn heads worldwide.Though Southern Darkness will take place in the historic seat of American death metal, its lineup ironically doesn't include any death metal -- Maruta and Yautja (see? they're everywhere) are as close as it comes. Most of the fest's big-name draws are post-metal or sludge bands: Pelican, Black Tusk, Zoroaster, Junius, Mouth of the Architect, A Storm of LIght, and so forth. There's also a solid grind/hardcore contingent -- the aforementioned Maruta, Phobia, Weekend Nachos, Coke Bust, Strong Intention, and more.
Organized by music fans for music fans, SDF sets out to create a special experience for fans and artists alike. The historic district of Ybor is not only the perfect setting for an artistically minded crowd, but also houses Tampa's best live music venues - all in walking distance from one another.
The fest will be organized along CMJ-esque lines; it'll take place at a number of venues simultaneously, with a single ticket pass earning you entrance to all of them. (If you know Tampa, you may be familiar with them: The Orpheum, Crowbar, Ybor Live.) Specific show details are still to come. Tickets will be $35 for presale and $40 on the day of the fest, which is pretty reasonable, given that most of this fest's attendees will probably have to travel for it. They're not on sale yet, but will be on an unspecified date in late April; in the meantime, you can keep an eye on the fest's Facebook for updates.
More bands will be announced soon, but the full initial lineup is below...
by Andrew Sacher
Power Trip at Acheron in 2013 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Dallas hardcore/thrash band Power Trip had a very busy 2013, doing a ton of touring and releasing their great Manifest Decimation album, which paired Kill 'Em All solos with venomous hardcore. They're now about to head back on the road with an East Coast tour that kicks off this week.
As discussed, the tour begins in NYC at Saint Vitus on Wednesday (1/15) with Suburban Scum, White Widows Pact and Manipulate. Tickets for that show are still available. Then the band makes its way around other Northeast cities before hitting the Invisible Oranges-sponsored A389 10th Anniversary Bash, which goes down in Baltimore from Thursday through Saturday. They play the Saturday (1/18) on the Baltimore Soundstage with Integrity, All Out War, Bloodlet, Weekend Nachos, Noisem and others. Tickets for just that day/stage are still available, as are whole-fest pass and other options via A389's site.
All dates are listed, along with a stream of Manifest Decimation, below...
by Doug Moore
Ilsa at the Acheron, 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
We announced back in September that Invisible Oranges would be sponsoring the A389 10th Anniversary Bash down in Baltimore on January 17 & 18, featuring Infest, Haymaker, All Out War, Bloodlet, and Systems Overload-era Integrity, among others.
The initial lineup consisted of two shows at the Baltimore Soundstage. Since then, two side shows have been added to the festivities:
On Thursday, January 16, Ringworm will top a bill at Sidebar Tavern, along with Frightened Teeth, Pharaoh, Occultist, & Ampallang Infection.You can buy whole-fest passes here; individual Baltimore Soundstage tix and Sidebar show tix are also on sale.
On Saturday, January 18, there will be a matinee show at Sidebar, featuring Ilsa, Like Rats, Sick/Tired, and Sokushinbutsu.
The whole lineup is below; you can stream a playlist of every band playing the fest (a perfect soundtrack for headwalking your way out of the office and into the weekend) below as well...
by Doug Moore
Over at Invisible Oranges, we just announced our sponsorship of A389 Recordings' 10th Anniversary Bash, a two-day metal/punk meltdown that will take place at Maryland's Baltimore Soundstage on January 17 and 18, 2014.
Tickets for the festival will go on sale Friday (9/27) at noon on Baltimore Soundstage's Ticketfly site. A389 will also be offering 100 early-bird passes starting at midnight tonight (9/26) on their own site.
Check out the full lineup and stream some Bloodlet (a personal favorite who will be reuniting for the fest) below...
by Doug Moore
Weekend Nachos at A389 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
As we mentioned, Weekend Nachos are preparing to release a new LP, Still, via Relapse Records. The band has also announced a North American tour around the album's November 12 release, in addition to a smattering of other dates. The run involves two NYC-area dates: a matinee show at ABC No Rio and a night show at No Fun Club in Island Park, both on November 14.
All dates are listed, along with two streaming rippers from Still, below. Don't forget to check out the archived version of our interview with Weekend Nachos on Invisible Oranges' East Village Radio show, either.
by Fred Pessaro
Weekend Nachos at A389 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Weekend Nachos are readying their new LP, Still, for Relapse Records, and dropped two new tracks from the effort last week. Make sure to catch an interview with the Chicago hardcore band on the IO Radio show on Tuesday (9/10) at 10PM ET to discuss their mammoth new LP, touring and more! If you missed this week's episode, you can catch up in the East Village Radio archives which features a massive interview with Gorguts.
Spain's Wormed will hit the East Coast for a round of dates that will include a stop at Paper Box on October 26 (tickets forthcoming) and NJ Deathfest on October 19 & 20 with a massive amount of others including Fuck the Facts, Terrorizer, Disma and many others. Check out the flyer and all tour dates below.
Meanwhile over at Invisible Oranges, in the past week we dug on the new Glorior Belli, geeked out on Deny the Cross, the new Gigan, the A389 lineup, the new Cosmic Church track and pondered why we would listen to Dillinger Escape Plan.
For more metal/hardcore/punk shows, check out our fancy new NYC Metal Show Calendar. It rules.
A stream of Carcass's Surgical Steel, Wormed's tour schedule and the NJ Deathfest flyer are below.
Chicago hardcore unit Weekend Nachos have announced their new LP Still, due via Relapse/Deep Six on November 8. That's the cover art above. The record features "S.C.A.B." and "Satan Sucker" that the band made available today at Mediafire. You can also stream them below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
In the wake of the sell-out of A389 2013 in Baltimore, the label has expanded the two-day fest into a full extended weekend! A389 Anniversary will kickoff with a pre-fest show at Ottobar on 1/17/13 featuring Integrity, Withdrawal, Vilipend and Dead Gods , then come to a close with a Sunday matinee on 1/20/13 at Charm City Art Space with Left for Dead, Iron Reagan, God's America and Eddie Brock.
In addition to the previously discussed Friday/Saturday shows at Ottobar, Saturday (1/19) will now feature a matinee at Sidebar with Despise You, Gehenna, Dead in The Dirt, Ancient Shores and WarXGames AND an afterparty with Nothing (who recently toured). None of the newly announced shows will have advanced ticketing; you can only buy them at the door. Full show details are below.
Catharsis has only one show during A389 festival, so what does that mean? Could a tour be in the works?
In other A389 news, the label will release Devoid of Everything, which collects Left for Dead's entire 1996-97 studio output remixed from the original 1/4" multi-track reels. Check out the art above and you can stream a track below. Left for Dead members went on to play in bands like Cursed, Haymaker, Pick Your Side, Burning Love, and many many more. This rare one-time reunion (I was assured!) is not to be missed. Check out some thoughts on the reunion via Chris Colohan here.
If you're wondering who Iron Reagan is, the band is prepping to release their 20-track debut Worse Than Dead via A389 in 2013. The band features half of Municipal Waste and members of Darkest Hour and you can stream their demo below alongside details of the A389 festivities.
Despite the awesome performance by Code Orange Kids (who rule, and just played Acheron), I'm still a bit bummed that DNF had to cancel our Thrasher Deathmatch show (which happened in Austin during SXSW).
The quartet, which features members of Trash Talk & Touche Amore, weave feedback-laced venom into sludge, hardcore and grind on their debut EP Hurt, out TOMORROW (4/17) via High Anxiety / No Idea. Stream all of that release below. Recommended for fans of Trash Talk and negative, uber-pissed off hardcore/grind. The EP is just a teaser for upcoming material according to the band, so we'll let you know when more material starts to surface.
If you're in the Los Angeles area, do not miss DNF when the band plays Self Help Graphics on April 27th with an embarrassingly impressive lineup of Lack of Interest, Weekend Nachos, and ACxDC.
DNF's label High Anxiety is run by Chris Colohan of Burning Love/Cursed/etc, in conjunction with Var Thelin of No Idea. Chris's band Burning Love will be touring in the coming months and hitting NYC twice. First at Acheron on April 29th with the mighty Salvation (who have an amazing new EP on Youth Attack), Shoxx (members of Pollution & Nomos) and Old Wounds and then again as part of the Southern Lord mega-tour with Black Breath (who played the BV-Power of The Riff SXSW showcase), Enabler (them too), Martyrdod (!), and more TBA. The band will release the Black Widow 7" via No Idea at the end of April.
All Burning Love tour dates and that DNF EP stream is below.
photos by Stephanie Crumley, words by BBG
Weekend Nachos @ ABC No Rio
Weekend Nachos teamed with Homewrecker for a string of dates that included a show last night at ABC No Rio (1/19), a stop on their way to the A389 Anniversary show with Integrity/Eyehategod/Gehenna and much more. The show also featured an appearance from Emetic. Pictures from the show are below.
A389 Anniversary will also feature appearances from Seven Sisters of Sleep and Low Places, both of which will team with All Pigs Must Die and Grudges at Acheron TONIGHT (1/20).
We recently interviewed A389 honcho Dom Romeo. Check it out.
All tour dates and more pictures from ABC No Rio are below.
DOWNLOAD: Pallbearer - Demo 2010 (Mediafire)
Coke Bust at Acheron (more by BBG)
Coke Bust will return to NYC with Tenement, D.O.C. and Rational Animals to play Acheron on 1/4. The show is one of a few dates for the fast-hardcore crew. Chris of Coke Bust/Magrudergrind will also be playing drums with D.O.C. when they play Saturday (12/17) at Death By Audio with Triac, Backslider (who are streaming a new track), and Psychic Limb as part of Defeatist's farewell show. Defeatist's Tyranny of Decay was one of my favorite records of 2011, and the Coke Bust show at Acheron was also one of my favorites of the year.
Morbid Saint will hit the road for a pair of East Coast gigs that will include Europa on 1/20 with Deceased, Carcinogen and Midnight Hellion. Tickets are on sale.
Check out a new track from The Devil's Blood, as well as a teaser for a second track below. The band's new LP The Thousandfold Epicentre hits via Metal Blade on January 17th.
Maruta has called it quits.
Poison Idea will reissue Darby Crash Rides Again: The Early Years, The Fatal Erection Years (aka Pick Your King/Record Collectors are Pretentious Assholes), War All The Time, Ian Mackaye, Feel The Darkness, We Must Burn and Last Will & Testament via Southern Lord and TKO Records.
Pallbearer was great for the limited time that I saw them at Rites of Darkness (due to schedule changes), and now you can stream a new track from their forthcoming Profound Lore LP via Pitchfork. Look for Sorrow and Extinction via the label on February 21st.
Birds In Row will release Collected via Vitriol on January 17th, a prelude to their Deathwish release due next year. Collected features previously released tracks from the French sludgy-hardcore band, and is streamable in full below. Preorder your copy of Collected via Vitriol.
On another note, this will be the final Evillive until the New Year, so have a happy one and make sure and leave any notes/comments below. Thanks for reading, and supporting independent music in 2011. All suggested shows, Weekend Nachos dates, and some streams are below.
Integrity at A389 in 2010 (more by Chris Bavaria)
The annual A389 Anniversary bash returns for its eighth year in 2012, expanding to TWO stages of acts at Sonar in Baltimore. The show goes down on January 21, 2012 and will feature appearances from Eyehategod, Integrity (a staple for the bash), Gehenna (who recently revisited their Land of Sodom 7" and Upon The Gravehill and played A389 in 2010), Starkweather, Weekend Nachos, Seven Sisters of Sleep, Starkweather, and Pick Your Side all in their only area appearances, in addition to appearances from Full of Hell (who is streaming their new record), Triac, Low Places, Hatewaves, and many others. Full lineup is below. Tickets are on sale now.
In related news, A389 will release a new flexi from Kill Life, a band featuring members of Integrity, Crass, Fucked Up, Magrudergrind and Pulling Teeth. Kill Life is joined by none other than Mike IX Williams of Eyehategod on the D.E.A. (Dead End America) 7", which is up for order now.
For those of you who can't wait until January, you can catch Integrity in Connecticut in October.
Full lineup is below, alongside some video.
Despise You / Magrudergrind tour flyer
While we prepare for the ONSLAUGHT of pre/post MDF destruction, prepare for some incredible news that Despise You and Magrudergrind will team up to play NYC in September as part of the former's first East Coast tour! No news on the whens/wheres or even the other whos, but we'll keep you up to date.
Ruin Lust has been added to the previously discussed Wolvserpent/A Story of Rats show at Acheron on June 4th.
Unfortunately, KEN Mode has dropped off of the previously discussed Deafheaven show at Cake Shop on 6/17 with Gholas. More details are forthcoming.
More suggested NYC shows, a new Engineer track (!) and a stream of the entire Weekend Nachos album Worthless is below...
Though the label is currently preparing for their annual Anniversary show at Sonar in Baltimore (January 22nd with Integrity, Haymaker, Dropdead, Rot In Hell, many notable others), A389 Records is also are prepping for 2011's release schedule. In addition to new burners from Integrity, Seven Sisters of Sleep, Pale Creation and forthcoming material from Gehenna, Ringworm, Xibalba, Deathammer, Rot In Hell, and others, A389 also has a new Weekend Nachos 7", and LPs from new signings Ancient Shores and Full of Hell. Check out "Black Earth" from Weekend Nachos (the 7-inch's namesake), as well as "BTK" from Ancient Shores's Step To The Edge 7", above. Both MP3s are available for the first time above. Also grab Full of Hell's "Black Iron" from The Inevitable Fear of Existence up there too. All songs are also streaming, with some videos, below...
Arab on Radar
Arab on Radar are a Providence, Rhode Island based noise rock band founded in the mid-1990s. They went on hiatus in 2002. Members of the band went on to form or join the bands The Chinese Stars, Athletic Automaton, Made in Mexico... Arab on Radar's early sound was typified by thickly distorted, repeated bass grooves, 4/4 drum beats, and two deafening guitars that employed contrasting melodies and near-unison chords that drew comparisons to the Contortions.Arab on Radar will reform to headline Dudefest 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 9th and 10th. The band will join a stacked lineup that includes Municipal Waste (playing Knitting Factory Thursday, tix), Trap Them, Voetsek, Landmine Marathon, Weekend Nachos, Get Rad, Coffinworm, and many notable others. Full lineup for the show is below. More info is forthcoming.
It's one of two notable shows recently announced for the Midwest this summer, with the incredible 25th anniversary of Amphetamine Reptile being the second! That show goes down in Minneapolis at Grumpy's on 8/28, and features a plethora of the label's greats including Melvins, Boss Hog, Today Is The Day, God Bullies, a Hammerhead reunion, and many others. For those considering the trek to Minnesota, the label has set up group rates for a hotel. Show flyer is below. Somewhere I hope that Unsane and pre-Betty Helmet's phone is ringing....
Full dudefest lineup and AmRep flyer/more detals are below.
by Black Bubblegum
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YOB Live (hevisto)
Out this week, the return of the mighty YOB with their absolutely colossal new album The Great Cessation. If you were a fan of masterful, thundering, sickening doom or the previous material by YOB or Middian/Age Eternal, this album is HIGHLY recommended... possibly their best LP yet? The Great Cessation is currently on sale at the Profound Lore, and the band recently was interviewed by Hellbound.
The brutal band with the awesome name, Weekend Nachos, are hitting the road at the end of August and into September bludgeoning the Northeast with dates including Rockstar Bar on Sept 4th! The band is currently supporting their new LP Unforgivable out now at your favorite distro or via the band. Check out "A Few Blocks South" from Unforgivable and make sure and get out to Rockstar Bar on 9/4, if you ain't chicken.
Cave In is BACK officially with the release of the Planets of Old 12", and the song "Retina Sees Rewind" available now on iTunes! The ultra-limited 12" is available July 28th, and in much larger numbers at their comeback show on July 19th in Allston, MA.
Maryland Deathfest has announced the inital 2010 lineup and.... whoooa nelly!
ENTOMBED, OBITUARY, EYEHATEGOD, PENTAGRAM, SINISTER, INCANTATION, PORTAL, HAEMORRHAGE, IMPALED, GRIDLINK, INGROWING (Czech Republic), GRIDE (Czech Republic), 16, BIRDS OF PREY, MASSGRAVE (Canada), FUCK THE FACTS (Canada), TOMBS, HOWL
Out now via 20 Buck Spin, the collaborative LP between Nadja & Black Boned Angel. Black Boned Angel is probably best known as the alter-ego of Campbell Kneale of Birchville Cat Motel, who collaborated with Nadja over 2+ years to create the three tracks which formed this LP, as well as the Christ Send Light EP. The graphic artwork is very indicative of the collaborative spirit of the LP as well, as it is also a collaboration between revered artists Stephen Kasner and David D'Andrea. Check out a snippet of one of the tracks on the LP above. Also out now, BBA's new LP Verdun available via Riot Season.
Union Pool has gone metal! Besides the previously mentioned Dysrhythmia show and the Hull / Giant Squid / Grayceon shindig, the venue has also lined up a few other notable shows in the coming months including the mighty Atomic Bitchwax on August 1, f'n Cable on August 15th (3 days before the release of The Failed Convict), and finally Neurot signees It's Casual on August 23rd. Full Cable tour dates are below. Stream the new Dysrhythmia album, Psychic Maps, here.
Baroness have completed work on their new album due in October via Relapse Records!
Burnt By the Sun are preparing their FINAL album for release, Heart Of Darkness due on August 18th via Relapse Records. Check out "Inner Station" available for download above, which is also on the Relapse Contamination 2009 comp available for $5.99 on iTunes. The band has scheduled a gang of Euro-dates, but none in the US so far... although with Dave Witte gearing up to release Municipal Waste's Massive Aggressive, I'm guessing it might be a while.
Check out a video interview with Municipal Waste, live video of Saint Vitus, as well as a new project featuring Chris Colohan of Cursed, Pentagram, Burzum, 3 Inches Of Blood, Kayo Dot, and much more as This Week In Metal Continues...
by Black Bubblegum
DOWNLOAD: Coalesce - "Questions To Root Out Fools" (MP3)
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DOWNLOAD: Agoraphobic Nosebleed - "Agorapocalypse Now" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: General Surgery - "Restrained Remains" (MP3)
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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...
by Black Bubblegum
My favorite of the two Oceans, the one missing a definite article in front of their name (Ocean of Maine), will be the next heavy band to headline Show No Mercy at Public Assembly (Feb 15th). As part of some sort of bizarre doom-off, Ocean will try to out rumble and underpace the mighty Salome, Riff Cannon, and Batillus who are also on board for the (anti-) festivities. Both Ocean (profiled here) and Salome (who we profiled in August) released full-length LPs last year... Pantheon of The Lesser and S/T respectively. Riff Cannon will drop their debut LP in 2009 and Batillus recently made their new self-titled EP available for free download here.
Speaking of Salome, lead vocalist Kat will make her first Agoraphobic Nosebleedappearance on Agorapocalypse, the latest LP from Scott Hull's pummeling grindcore project. Due April 14th, Agorapocalypse won't be the lone AnB in 2009; the band plans a series of splits for this year with a wide array of bands including Despise You, ANS, Agents of Satan and Thrones!
Mayhem, Marduk, Cattle Decapitation, and Cephalic Carnage have added a date together in Seattle Washington @ Studio Seven on June 5th. Pleasegodletitbeafulltour... Pleasegodletitbeafulltour... Cattle Decapitation's The Harvest Floor dropped on Jan 20th.
Brutal Truth recently announced their involvement in the Auditory Assault Festival (with Gadget, Kill The Client, Jig-ai and others), and now comes word that the band will have released their new record before then! Enter Evolution Through Revolution, recorded at Watchman Studios by Doug White (Psyopus) and due on April 14th via Relapse. Stokeage. Brutal Truth drummer Richard Hoak will do double duty at the Auditory Assault festival, also playing with his Total Fucking Destruction project.
Isis announced their new album, Wavering Radiant, due on May 5th via Ipecac Records! Produced by Joe Baressi (Tool, Queens of The Stone Age), look for the wax to hit the streets on Apr. 21. Tool's Adam Jones contributed guitar tracks to a pair of songs on Wavering Radiant.
Sweet do, Jared Big Business!
Big Business have announced their new album, Mind The Drift due in April via Hydra Head Records. Produced by Phil Ek (The Shins, Earth, Fleet Foxes, Built To Spill), the record is the first to feature new guitarist Toshi Kasai. Stream the new track "Gold and Final" at their myspace.
Ahhh... NOW I know why 1349 are heading out on tour.... Revelations Of The Black Flame is the name of the recently announced new album by the black metallers! Recorded at StudioStudio Nyhagen in Bøverbru, Norway, 1349 have enlisted Tom Gabriel Fischer to help man the boards! Look for it sometime this spring. Meanwhile, Tom Gabriel Fischer's new venture post-Celtic Frost, Triptykon, is currently in the demo phase. 1349 will be at BB Kings on March 2nd, tickets are available here.
The sickos in Sourvein have scheduled a few new dates, including an NYC date that looks to be part of an upcoming US tour. No details just yet, but set aside April 19th until then. Tour dates below.
Lair Of The Minotaur's new DVD, WAR METAL BATTLE MASTER is out NOW at Southern Lord. Meanwhile, bassist Nate Olp (Demiricous) has been sent in to replace the departed DJ Barraca for live gigs. DJ recently left LOTM to joined Harpoon, who's new record, Double Gnarly / Triple Suicide is due on Feb 10th via Interloper Records.
News on Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition, Weekend Nachos, Carcass, Blut Aus Nord, Lamb Of God, Javelina, and more below...
by Black Bubblegum
Some days you just have to get down on your knees and thank the dark lord below for blessing (damning?) you with shows like the one tonight, August 14 - the first night of a six day tour by GridLink, Hayaino Daisuki, and ASRA. The show is at The Wreck Room in Bushwick in Brooklyn. All dates (including a Jersey City show) below.
So if Weekend f'n Nachos are headlining (reason enough to risk life & limb), why would we highlight GridLink & Hayaino Daisuki? For two reasons.... first, because both GridLink & Hayaino Daisuki's new albums (Amber Grey and Headbanger's Karaoke Club Dangerous Fire respectively) slay, and second, because they both feature the honorable Jon Chang, formerly of the legendary Discordance Axis. Hayaino Daisuki is a full-on thrash-grind-stravaganza (think Slayer on fast-foward), while GridLink takes the "screw thrash, lets bludgeon" approach to grind. Check out tracks from both GridLink and Hayaino Daisuki's new albums above!