Entries tagged with: Wolvhammer
photos by Justin Hofman
Kudos to The Black Dahlia Murder, who will take out some excellent younger bands with them on their forthcoming US tour. Skeletonwitch and Fallujah are on board for the long haul, with additional support roatating in from Wolvhammer and Noisem. Full tour schedule is below, including Knitting Factory on 10/26. Tickets go on sale Friday (8/16) at noon.
Skeletonwitch is readying the release of their new LP Serpents Unleashed for Prosthetic Records, due on 10/29. Check out a behind the scenes on the track "Burned From Bone" below. The band recently played with Ghost BC at a Lollapalooza after-party at Double Door. Check out photos from said after-party below.
As Jeff Wilson's Wolvhammer project begins to kickoff their tour with Glorior Belli today (sponsored by Invisible Oranges and hitting Union Pool next week), he is also preparing for another major milestone, the release of Liar in Wait's Translations Of The Lost EP, due via Profound Lore on May 28. The band, which features members of Mourner, Iron Thrones and more in addition to the former Nachystium-er, focuses more on goth and deathrock in their new endeavor and you can stream a pair of tracks, including the new track "Faithless" below. Order yours via the label.
Check out the tour flyer for Glorior Belli/Wolvhammer and those Liar in Wait tracks below.
In addition to Jeff Wilson's undertakings (pardon the pun) in Wolvhammer and Chrome Waves, the guitarist has announced another new death-rock/gothic project in Liar in Wait. The band, which also features members of Mourner, Iron Thrones and more, have released the first track from their forthcoming EP for Profound Lore, Translations Of The Lost. Stream that below in full.
That EP will be released while Wilson is out on the road with Wolvhammer, part of a trek with Glorior Belli in late May/early June which sponsored by Invisible Oranges. Union Pool gets the look on May 24. Check out the tour flyer below.
Wolvhammer at Union Pool, Nov 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
When we last saw the great Wolvhammer, the Chicago by way of Minneapolis crew was playing Union Pool in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Now the band will return to the same spot, this time with French black metal crew Glorior Belli in tow! The May 24 Union Pool show is part of a set of Invisible Oranges-sponsored dates in the Northeast/Midwest. Full tour dates are below. Pray for clear skies.
Details on the NYC show, including support and ticketing information, is on the way. Until then, catch them at a city near you and stream all of The Obsidian Plains LP below.
Doomsday @ Union Pool -- 11/3/2012
After a stutter earlier this year, Wolvhammer played their first NYC show at Union Pool on Saturday with special guests Krieg and new project Doomsday (who have a new EP). The tour, part of a larger BrooklynVegan sponsored trek, concluded the day after with a show in Columbus, Ohio. Pictures from the Brooklyn show are in this post, and yes that's Jeff Wilson in the Chicago Tattooing Co shirt in all three bands. More below...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
If you were wondering about the third band on the upcoming Wolvhammer / Krieg / Doomsday tour, you aren't alone. Doomsday is yet another project from Jeff Wilson, current mastermind behind Chrome Waves and also-guitar-player behind Wolvhammer. He'll be serving as a member of all three bands during said tour, and joining his Chrome Waves bandmate Bob Fouts for Doomsday, a new black metal project.
Chicago-based Doomsday is preparing to drop their debut EP on Disorder Recordings, a blasting whallop of a release that speeds along six songs in 20+ minutes and includes a cover of GG Allin favorite "I Kill Everything I Fuck." Currently slated for release on CD/digital on November 6, the EP's fury is evident in the first song to emerge from the LP, aptly titled "The Punishment" which makes its debut in this post.
Don't miss Doomsday when they hit the road this fall at the tour listed dates below (including 11/3 at Union Pool -tickets), and while your down there stream the new track, check out the album art and tracklisting as well.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Jeff Wilson of Wolvhammer att Saint Vitus (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Wolvhammer will head out on the road with Krieg and Doomsday for a set of Midwest/Northeast dates brought to you by BrooklynVegan. The tour is the band's first headlining stint East (excluding their planned and canceled dates with Dragged into Sunlight), and they kick off in Chicago (home base for Wolvhammer and Doomsday), eventually making a stop in NYC towards the end of their trek. Look for the trio to hit Union Pool on November 3. Tickets are on sale.
For the curious, Doomsday is another project for Bob Fouts (The Gates of Slumber) and Jeff Wilson (Wolvhammer) in addition to their Chrome Waves venture (who recently toured and played Saint Vitus).
All tour dates are listed below, along with the tour flyer and Wolvhammer live video.
Nihilistic hardcore crew Ancient Shores have announced that they will share a split with Cynarae for label A389 Records. The track features vocals from the one and only Chris Colohan of Burning Love (also, ex-Cursed), and both bands will team up at the Baltimore date of the Southern Lord tour, a free show at Talking Head on July 4th. We've got the premiere of "Omen," and look out for that split in the near future.
In related news, Cynarae recently released their self-titled 12" via A389 Records. Stream the track "Prescribed Burn" below and check out some live video while you're there.
In addition, A389 will also release the new Full of Hell/The Guilt of... 7-inch, which will feature a track from each band. Stream that in full below. For the unaware, The Guilt of... is Mike of Eyehategod with Ryan McKern of Wolvhammer.
Speaking of, the Southern Lord tour will swing through NYC at Bushwick club The Acheron on July 6th. Tickets are still available for the show which features appearances from Black Breath, Martyrdod, The Secret, Burning Love, Enabler and Grudges.
Videos and streams are below.
Wolvhammer and Dragged into Sunlight will team up for a string of dates that will include an NYC stop for a BV-BBG presented event at Saint Vitus on June 14th. Tickets are on sale. The show is the final stop on DiS's tour that kicks off at Maryland Deathfest and extends across the Eastern US including a stop at Chaos in Tejas. All dates are listed below.
Dragged into Sunlight's new LP, Widowmaker, is due later this year via Prosthetic Records. The band's last work, Hatred for Minkind, was re-released on US soil in 2011.
All Dragged into Sunlight tour dates, most of which are with Cough, with some video and the latest Chaos in Tejas lineup update, below...
DTV (Direct to Video) packaging for the novel and the disc
Soundtracks were all the rage in the 90s. Many of them left much to be desired, but a select few left an indelible mark on my young mind... namely records like the Judgement Night soundtrack ("Just Another Victim!"), Singles, and The Crow. So when I heard that bulldozing Motorhead-as-black-metal quartet Wolvhammer had taken on "Burn" by The Cure from The Crow soundtrack, I was more than intrigued. Stream "Burn" below; it's definitely an unexpected melodic turn from such a piledriving metallic workhorse.
"Burn" is going from one soundtrack to another. Wolvhammer's version is for the forthcoming soundtrack to he Andrew Bonazelli novel DTV (Direct to Video) which surfaces via Handshake Inc next week (3/30):
The book is a super-cool fusion of literary prowess and action-movie bravado, and though fully aware of the inherent, unintentional comedy found in the genre, Bonazelli has avoided the tongue-in-cheek route, instead crafting a story that celebrates the machismo, animal magnetism and culture of American action movies from the '80s and '90s. The novel itself is a brilliantly fun and poignant read, and could do for action movies what the nouvelle vague did for Hitchcock and Orson Welles.Wolvhammer joins names like Total Fucking Destruction, The Atlas Moth, Cretin, Liberteer's Matthew Widener, The Austerity Program, members of Zombi, Early Graves and more to contribute everything from new tracks to "covers of music from such films as Robocop, Double Impact, The Running Man and Out for Justice". Sounds about as amazing as the packaging, which looks like a VHS tape (above).
Speaking of bad film and fun bands, Graf Orlock (who are also on DTV) ALSO have a new release in Los Angeles which comes with three different covers inspired by the film Heat.
There are 600 copies of this bastard, broken down into three different covers. The covers will have actual me-shot bullets holes in them, so technically, each is a 1/1 because even though i have ridiculously accurate and tight firing patterns, no two are the same. For you wieners trolling discogs, they are all black vinyl.Order your "exclusive copy" at Vitriol.
DTV contributors Wolvhammer and The Atlas Moth will be in LA on March 31st to play a Scion label showcase along with Yob, Loss and Pallbearer. Entry is FREE with RSVP. Yob will be in NYC in May, as will Loss/Pallbearer.
Listen to both versions of "Burn" below...
Kevin Baker of All Pigs Must Die @ Power of The Riff (more by Taylor Keahey)
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...
Wolvhammer 2011 (photo by Samantha Marble)
"Motorhead meets black metal," was how Minneapolis's Wolvhammer was originally described to me. The "black n' roll" description is apt and got me salivating, but neglects to note the many other influences that crept their way in - an inevitably when dealing with four individuals.
Wolvhammer masheds up Eyehategod's misanthropic sludge to Craft's nihilistic black metal on their impressive debut LP Blackmarketeers Of World War III (which we streamed in its entirety), a path that is further explored on The Obsidian Plains, their new LP due on Profound Lore on 10/25. The band released "Writhe" from the new LP previously. Now their Sanford Parker-produced monster "Shadowhorn" makes its debut in this post. Check them both out below, alongside some questions that I asked drummer Heath Rave about the new song, album, and his adopted hometown of Chicago.
photos by Samantha Marble & BBG, words by BBG
Tombs @ Lovejoys
After a day of mayhem and floorpunches with Ringworm on Friday (3/18), the BrooklynVegan/Profound Lore Records day show on Saturday at Lovejoys centered more on the metal side of things. The 3/19 show featured nine bands in total, of which four called the label home. The amazing Tombs headlined, and I couldn't help but feel a large share of local (NYC) pride since three of the nine bands call Brooklyn home (Tombs, Castevet, Batillus).
Flyer, with art by Glyn Smyth of Scrawled Design
I am ecstatic to announce my partnership with the great Profound Lore Records for an Austin day party at Lovejoys (604 Neches St, right downtown) on March 19th! The free day show (lineup above) will run from noon-7pm and include Dark Castle, The Body, Deafheaven, Wolvhammer, Grayceon, Castevet, Batillus, Altaar from Norway (!), and the blasting NYC killers Tombs. Set times and more details are forthcoming but in the meantime save the date!
Altaar @ by:Larm 2010
March 19th is the last of FOUR BV DAY PARTIES catering to fans of heavy music, including the previously discussed Full Metal Texas show on 3/17 at Emo's with Trap Them, Rwake, Hull, All Pigs Must Die, and the recently added Kvelertak! Details on March 16th and 18th are still to come.
Moments after the BrooklynVegan/ProfoundLore day party comes to a close, the official Profound Lore SXSW showcase will begin at Valhalla! That show kicks off at 7PM and will feature a headlining set from Slough Feg, as well as performances from KEN Mode, Castevet, Grayceon, Bruce Lamont, and Wolvhammer. Check out the incredible show poster below and get a screened copy of it at the show from the artist, Glyn Smyth of Scrawled Design.
Show flyers, a stream of Deafheaven's awesome demo and more pictures of the mighty Altaar from Norway's by:Larm 2010 are below!
Inquisition @ Red 7
Will the whole thing be like this? I'm currently in Austin, TX prepping to see Fun Fun Fun Fest (tickets here) this weekend and already in the two days leading-up Red 7 has hosted a pair of killer shows. The Wednesday show featured the new Faiza Kracheni (ex-Hatred Surge) project Mindless alongside the crusty and blackened Wolvhammer. Last night (11/4), Chaos in Tejas hosted a free and eclectic heavy shindig headlined by Saviours and featuring Inquisition, Pack of Wolves, HOD, and Naw Dude.
The punishment at Red 7 continues through the weekend and into Sunday (11/7), when BrooklynVegan will host Landmine Marathon, Mammoth Grinder, Ratking (mems Made out of Babies, Gorilla Biscuits) and an act that was previously listed as "special guest" that we can now reveal as Floor! The Red 7 show is their only non-Fun Fun Fun Fest show (they play the festival proper that afternoon) coming up, and quite possibly could be their last show EVER. If you are in the area, get down to Red 7... it's free with your FFF writband and a measly $5 without.
Unfortunately I missed all support for the Wolvhammer/Mindless show, as well as Pack of Wolves, HOD, and Naw Dude (all bands I was looking forward to seeing), but pictures of the rest, below...
Wolvhammer's debut LP Blackmarketeers of World War III (album art above) is Midwestern bludgeon done right. The record is chock-full of well-crafted daggers of black-metal/doom/crusty goodness, achieving one of the hardest things for an artist: a sound and an identity. The record is out now via Init Records, but before you fork over some cash, dig on a full album stream available below...
DOWNLOAD: Wolvhammer - "Suicide Brigade" (MP3)
Minneapolis's Wolvhammer can't decide what they are, and that's the best part. Black Metal? Post-metal? Crust? Sludge-doom? Wolvhammer chooses it all.
Its that kitchen sink mentality - nothing is off limits, that makes the band's debut album Blackmarketeers Of World War III such a compelling listen. The LP's lead track, "Suicide Brigade", is a perfect example; beginning with a blasting black metal intro, the song evolves into a half speed Hellhammer style punk groove before slowing entirely to a doom piece by the halfway point. It rips, and more importantly underlines a key point: with barely two years in existence, Wolvhammer has an identity and a sound all their own.
With Blackmarketeers Of World War III due via Init Records on July 13th (yet currently available via their mail order), we sat down with bassist Micah Leonetti to discuss the origins of the band, Minneapolis, and the new LP. Get the MP3 above. Read our chat below...
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Ryan of The Howling Wind w/ Unearthly Trance (more by Samantha Marble)
Ryan Lipynsky probably best known for his role as doom-destroyer in Unearthly Trance, but he's been around the block with projects as varying as Motive, Pollution, Thralldom and The Howling Wind, who will release their latest LP Into The Cryosphere via Profound Lore in April. The Howling Wind, which includes Tim Call of Parasitic Records, Aldebaran, and others, toils in icy doom and black metal much like the ripping "Teeth of Frost" available above. The band also has the Mortuary Library 7" due out later this year via Parasitic.
In related news, NYC doomers Unearthly Trance have hit the studio to record their new album V with Sanford Parker. The band currently has one show on their calendar, April 21st at The Charleston with Lair of The Minotaur as part of a string of East Coast dates in celebration of Evil Power, their new album due out on their own The Grind-House Records imprint. Look for that LP in middle April.
Raw and punishing Japanese grind returns with Grind Killers, the new LP from Unholy Grave! Recorded live in a Dutch studio in September 2008, these 23 tracks were mastered last year and will see a release on Selfmadegod Records in March 2010. Check out "Little Bastards" available for download above. Meanwhile, Selfmadegod will also release a Peel Sessions disc with Agothocles recorded in 1997 and The Grind Years from Psycho.
Coliseum with new drummer Carter Wilson (far right)
Coliseum has signed with Temporary Residence Limited! The band has completed recording their new LP with J Robbins which will see the light of day this summer and will feature appearances from Will Oldham, members of Young Widows, Jason Noble, and many others. Congrats boys!
Harvey Milk will release their new album, A Small Turn of Human Kindness via Hydrahead on May 18th! Can't wait. The current tracklisting is below. Make sure and catch Harvey Milk with Coalesce and The Atlas Moth on tour and at Le Poisson Rouge on 3/8 (tix).
The "De-cancellation Tour" routing is almost complete! Make sure and catch Ludicra on the road this spring doing select dates with Krallice including Europa on 4/18 as part of a BV/Osiris presentation! Tickets are on sale. Full tour routing is below.
The dark forces of Coffinworm have revealed more details from their upcoming shadowy effort for Profound Lore, When All Became None. Sanford Parker has helmed the sludgy blackened doom LP, which features six tracks and is due for release in April. Dig on "Start Saving For Your Funeral" from the LP, downloadable above. Coffinworm will appear at the BV/CC/1000K Pizza Party alongside Zoroaster, Landmine Marathon, and many others. Album art is below.
That album art, and news on Corrupted, Triptykon, Autopsy, Black Shape of Nexus, Virus, Darkthrone, Rosetta, and so much more, as Short Wave Warfare continues...