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by Doug Moore

YOB at the Bell House, 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
YOB

As we've said before, Oregonian psych-doom unit YOB may be the best slow-and-heavy band around today. Among their many accomplishments is the role they've played in the ascent of Profound Lore Records, which has become one of metal's premiere taste-making labels over the past decade. YOB signed to PFL after their brief mid-aughts hiatus for the release of The Great Cessation in 2009, and recently re-released their second album Catharsis through the label.

It thus comes as something of a surprise to hear that YOB have moved on to a different label. Specifically, they've signed on with Neurot Recordings, which is the in-house label for Neurosis (the other best slow-and-heavy band around today). The musicians involved have crossed paths before, having played shows together both under the YOB/Neurosis monikers as well as in solo or side-project formats. (More on that in a sec.) Comments Neurosis guitarist/vocalist Steve Von Till on the signing:

"This was meant to be. Neurot has always sought out to work with those who share in the purification of spirit through sound and who harvest their sound from originality and intensity. When I listen to YOB, see them leave it all on the stage, or share a conversation with them about life, I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that they embody what Neurot stands for completely and we are so very honored that we get the opportunity to work together with them on their next album."
The signing announcement also comes with some welcome news: YOB will release their seventh album later this year. Frontman Mike Scheidt has been quite busy with side projects lately, including both solo touring and the supergroups Vhol & Lumbar, so it's good to hear that the gears are turning in his main band too.

Speaking of Scheidt's solo material: he is one of the participants in the second edition of an ongoing series of Townes Van Zandt tribute LPs. (Neurosis dudes Von Till and Scott Kelly contributed to the first edition -- another connection between them and YOB.) Scheidt will perform "To Live is to Fly," "The Rake," and "Highway Kind"; John Baizley (Baroness), Nate Hall (U.S. Christmas), Stevie Floyd (Dark Castle), Dorthia Cottrell (Windhand), and Katie Jones are also on board. Neurot will handle that release as well.

Check out a Baizley/Jones duet rendition of the TVZ classic "If I Needed You" below...

Continue reading "Yob signed to to Neurot Recordings for new LP; Mike Scheidt, Baroness' John Baizley & others on Townes Van Zandt tribute"

by Doug Moore

We mentioned a ways back that Oregonian doom giants YOB are remastering, repackaging, and reissuing their classic sophomore album Catharsis. We just debuted another track from the remaster, "Aeons," over at Invisible Oranges. YOB are one of the best doom bands in the game, and we had a lot to say about them. Here's an excerpt from the writeup:

YOB's Catharsis-era rhythm section, which featured Isamu Sato on bass along with long-time drummer Travis Foster, was as good at slow-motion Sabbath swing as any. That swing served as a solid platform for Scheidt, who really began making his case for best-metal-frontman here. Doom is a conservative genre by nature, but Scheidt has a remarkable gift for honoring its past while pushing it forwards; he strings together traditional ideas with dissonant modulations and distorted growls. You can hear the tension between the two on Catharsis's 18-minute opener "Aeons". About halfway through the song, YOB drops into a restrained, almost genial blues section. The riff feels a little weird at first, surrounded as it is by psychic carnage, but YOB carry it off effortlessly -- that kind of riff is in their blood, no matter how rarely they deploy it.
You can check out the whole writeup over at IO.

In related news, one of Scheidt's side projects -- the Aaron Edge-led doom band Lumbar -- have unveiled a song from their upcoming debut, The First and Last Days of Unwelcome. Edge is responsible for the Catharsis package redesign, and TAD main man/fellow Lumbar collaborator Tad Doyle handled the remaster. They like to keep things in the family in the Northwest.

The Catharsis reissue will come out on November 12 on Profound Lore; the Lumbar album will be available digitally via their Bandcamp on the same day. Stream both remastered YOB tracks available to date & the Lumbar tune below.

Continue reading "YOB debuts another remastered 'Catharsis' track; Lumbar shares new song (streams)"

by Doug Moore

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Alright, once more with feeling on the Mike Scheidt newswire: we announced last week that the talented YOB frontman has joined a supergroup called Lumbar with Tad Doyle from TAD and Aaron Edge from Himsa. Earlier this week, we mentioned that YOB will be releasing a remastered version of their classic Catharsis through Profound Lore in November. And now, we're bringing you dates for Scheidt's upcoming solo tour with Uzala (who were just announced for Portland's Fall Into Darkness Festival), plus Mount Salem (who recently jammed up Chicago with Windhand) and Sabbath Assembly (who recently hit Europe with Hexvessel) on select dates.

Those include a NYC stop at Saint Vitus on October 21 with Mount Salem opening. Advance tickets are not on sale yet but you can keep tabs via the venue's Ticketfly page. Check out the complete list of Scheidt/Uzala dates, and some live YOB footage (because why not?), below.

Continue reading "Mike Scheidt announces tour with Uzala, Mount Salem, Sabbath Assembly (dates)"

by Doug Moore

Mike Scheidt at Saint Vitus in February (more by Caroline Harrison)
Mike Scheidt

Mike Scheidt is having a good week. We mentioned a couple days ago, he's getting a new band off the ground with Tad Doyle of TAD and Aaron Edge of Himsa. Today, Profound Lore announced some more exciting news: Catharsis, his main band YOB's long out-of-print 2003 classic, has been remastered on its 10th anniversary by Doyle and re-artworked by Edge for a November release. From their statement:

Re-mastered from the original tapes by Tad Doyle, giving "Catharsis" a more complete and warmer sound than the original, along with featuring new artwork and presentation design by Aaron Edge, and liner notes by Mike Schedit, this re-issue of "Catharsis" is the definite presentation of this album with its original tracklisting in place.
There you have it -- perhaps the best doom metal band in the game is reissuing a nicer-sounding version of the album that launched their career. Fuck yeah. The PL post also includes a track from the remaster, "Ether," which smokes; stream it below, and keep an eye out for its release on November 12.

Continue reading "YOB to release remastered/repackaged version of 'Catharsis' (stream a track)"

by Doug Moore

Mike Scheidt at Saint Vitus in February (more by Caroline Harrison)
Mike Scheidt

Mike Scheidt is having a good week. We mentioned a couple days ago, he's getting a new band off the ground with Tad Doyle of TAD and Aaron Edge of Himsa. Today, Profound Lore announced some more exciting news: Catharsis, his main band YOB's long out-of-print 2003 classic, has been remastered on its 10th anniversary by Doyle and re-artworked by Edge for a November release. From their statement:

Re-mastered from the original tapes by Tad Doyle, giving "Catharsis" a more complete and warmer sound than the original, along with featuring new artwork and presentation design by Aaron Edge, and liner notes by Mike Schedit, this re-issue of "Catharsis" is the definite presentation of this album with its original tracklisting in place.
There you have it -- perhaps the best doom metal band in the game is reissuing a nicer-sounding version of the album that launched their career. Fuck yeah. The PL post also includes a track from the remaster, "Ether," which smokes; stream it below, and keep an eye out for its release on November 12.

Continue reading "YOB to release remastered/repackaged version of 'Catharsis' (stream a track)"

by Doug Moore

Mike Scheidt of YOB @ Saint Vitus in February (more by Caroline Harrison)
Mike Scheidt

Okay, so this lineup is absolutely insane. Mike Scheidt, the Lennon-esque frontman of astral doomsters Yob and metal supergroup VHOL, has joined forces with Tad Doyle of Sup Pop grunge heroes TAD and Aaron Edge of Himsa and a variety of other bands. Their new troupe is called Lumbar.

Here's what probably happened: Scheidt knew Doyle from their shared Northwestern background; Doyle also tracked Scheidt's Thrill Jockey solo album, Stay Awake. In turn, Doyle knew Edge from their time together in Brothers of the Sonic Cloth. According to his résumé, Edge was the art director for Southern Lord Records until late last year. Put it all together and boom, you've got a debut Lumbar album coming out via Southern Lord in November.

Details remain relatively scant, but we do know that Doyle tracked the album and that Edge composed most of the material, which meditates on his battle with multiple sclerosis. Intense. Check out the cover art, along with a live performance of a song from the Doyle-produced Scheidt solo record, below.

Continue reading "Mike Scheidt (YOB), Tad Doyle (TAD), Aaron Edge (Himsa) form new supergroup Lumbar, releasing album in November"

MusicFestNW

Portland festival MusicFestNW is returning this year to multiple Portland venues from September 3-8 with a ton of bands including Animal Collective, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Superchunk, Deerhunter, Charles Bradley, Shuggie Otis, Joey Bada$$, Bonnie Prince Billy, Chromatics, Glass Candy, Flume, Youth Lagoon, Washed Out, The Thermals, TItus Andronicus, Bob Mould, Baroness, Austra, Ty Segall, The Bronx, The Men, Mount Eerie, White Lung, and many more. Ticket info is coming soon.

Initial lineup below...

Continue reading "MusicFestNW 2013 lineup announced (Animal Collective, Godspeed, Deerhunter, Shuggie Otis, Ty Segall & more)"

Yob at Saint Vitus (more by Caroline Harrison)
YOB

After a raucous first night with Yob at Saint Vitus (2/10), the party continued Monday (2/11) with opening appearances from Batillus and Sea of Bones. The sold-out show featured no new material from Yob, though Batillus, who is readying the release of Concrete Sustain, did play a new track at the Brooklyn venue. Check out more pictures as well as video from last night (including that new Batillus jam) at Invisible Oranges.

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Yob @ Saint Vitus, 2/10/2013
YOB

Yob played their first of two NYC shows last night at a sold-out Saint Vitus (2/10), snagging support from Hull and Bezoar. The show is part of a BV/Invisible Oranges-sponsored short run of dates for the Portland crew, who play again at Saint Vitus tonight (2/11) with Batillus and Sea of Bones. Tickets are still available for tonight's show (which is on the verge of sell out), highly recommended.

There are plenty of doom bands out there that understand the power of a great riff and an impressive vocal, but what separates Yob from the pack is something entirely different. The trio's live show incorporates a swing -- a groove that deviates from standard pacing and hits off of the traditional downbeats. They're almost hard to headbang along to for the most part, but when they do lock in it just makes those parts seem more muscular and menacing.

More pictures and video from Sunday's show are below.

Continue reading "Yob played Saint Vitus w/ Hull & Bezoar (pics, video), do it again to night with Batillus & Sea of Bones"

Argonauts at Union Pool, March 2012 (more by Di Lynn Ring)
Argonauts

Let's be honest, supporting Torche is not the most enviable of positions when you've got a sold-out show. It takes a band with balls to play right before them, and luckily the first of two openers for the sold-out show at Saint Vitus on March 2 has been revealed. Argonauts (mems of Revocation, East of The Wall, Burnt By The Sun, Municipal Waste) will play direct support to Torche, with more bands still to be revealed. As stated above, tickets are sold out, but as sponsors of the show, BrooklynVegan will be giving away a few pairs for free. Details on how to enter are below.

BV and Invisible Oranges are also proud sponsors of upcoming shows at Saint Vitus with Deafheaven / Sannhet, Acid King, and most imminently, two nights with YOB that kick off on Sunday (2/10). Tickets for all of those shows are still available.

UPDATE 6PM: Tonight's St. Vitus show (Dept. of Health, ANASAZI, Blackboot, A Truth) has been cancelled due to Nemo.

In related metal news, as we just updated in our list of Nemo-related cancellations, we thought we'd let you know that tonight's scheduled Gojira / Devin Townsend / Altas Moth show at Irving Plaza has been postponed till February 19. That's one day after their show at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Torche track stream and contest details are below.

Continue reading "Argonauts added to Torche's Saint Vitus show (win tix); tonight's Gojira / Atlas Moth show postponed"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Yob at Bell House, May 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Yob

It has been a relatively slow year so far for metal shows, but that will change drastically by the end of this month. The first big pair of shows will go down at Saint Vitus on Feb 10 & 11 when Yob descends on Brooklyn for a two-night campaign of destruction by way of doom riffs. Tickets are still available for both, for now, so don't get left out in the cold. Or the warm. Or whatever the fuck the weather is that week.

You may have caught wind of the controversy surrounding Church Whip (mem Merchandise) and their infamous "Raping the East" tour. The band offer up an explanation of the tour's title below, and regardless of your thoughts on their definition of the word, the band's full length is available digitally for free and is quite the burner of Japanese-influenced hardcore. Download that here (vinyl via Vinyl Rites) if you so desire, and catch them with Syphilitic Lust & Skullshitter at Grand Victory on February 6th. Full tour schedule is below.

All EVILLIVE-approved shows for the next two weeks, a video flyer for Church Whip, and more is below. What did I miss?

Continue reading "Evillive (Yob, Church Whip, more) "

Yob at Beat Kitchen in Chicago, Sept 2012 (more by Carmelo Espanola)
YOB

Nanotear, BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges are proud to welcome incendiary gods of doom, Yob for a two night stay at Saint Vitus on Feb 10 & 11! Support for will come from Hull and Bezoar on the first evening, while night two will feature an appearance from Batillus. That show is a rare, one-off appearance for the Oregon doom killers, and not part of a larger planned tour. Tickets are on sale for both 2/10 and 2/11.

photos by Taylor Keahey

Neurosis / Voivod at Fox Theatre, 11/17/2012
Neurosis
Voivod

Neurosis celebrated the release of their new LP Honor Found in Decay with a mega-show in their native Oakland, CA. The record-release event, which went down on Saturday night (11/17) on Fox Theater, featured appearances from legendary prog-thrash gods Voivod and doom titans Yob. Pictures, video and the Neurosis setlist are below.

Continue reading "Neurosis played record release show at Fox Theatre in Oakland with Voivod and Yob (pics, video, setlist)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Neurosis at Maryland Deathfest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Neurosis

Neurosis have let another track from Honor Found in Decay slip past the goalie! The band have released a second track from said forthcoming LP due via their own Neurot imprint on October 30. Stream the album opener "We All Rage In Gold" below along with the previously released "At The Well."

So far only one domestic Neurosis date to speak of... but its a fucking whopper! Neurosis will celebrate the release of their new LP with a show at the Fox Theater on 11/17 in their hometown of Oakland, California, joined by Yob (!) and Voivod (!!). Tickets are on sale. Besides that, the band is scheduled to play the previously discussed ATP's Nightmare Before Christmas curated by Shellac (with Oxbow) and a show with Godflesh in London. NBD.

All tour dates and song streams are below.

Continue reading "Neurosis releases a new song (stream it), adds tour dates and record release show in Oakland, CA with Yob & Voivod"

Aaron of Yob at Bell House, May 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Yob
You may recognize the sunny-haired Aaron Rieseberg of Norska. The Portland native currently plays bass for doom titans Yob and will take both projects on the road in the early fall and their tour schedule is below -- no NYC date unfortunately.

Norska's appearances are in celebration of the re-release of the band's debut, due on vinyl for the first time via Brutal Panda Records. Much like Yob, Norska focus their energies on pummeling doom/sludge dirge and purge, as exhibited on the fourth track from the release, "Cholera," streaming below. Look for the disc on September 18.

Speaking of Yob, Mike Scheidt played Saint Vitus this weekend, check out pictures and a review.

Continue reading "Norska ready debut LP for vinyl release (stream a song), touring with Yob (dates)"

words by Doug Moore, photos by Caroline Harrison

Mike Scheidt, 7/21/2012
Mike Scheidt


Saturday night (7/21) saw an unusual double header at Saint Vitus. The intimate first offering consisted of metal dudes playing decidedly un-metal acoustic music: Mike Scheidt (YOB), Nate Hall (US Christmas), and Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia). Prurient's post-midnight set offered latecomers a noise-addled second helping. (More on that later.)

Kevin Hufnagel is best known for shredding guitar performances in NYC prog-metallers Dysrhythmia and the death metal legends Gorguts. As a solo performer, Hufnagel cuts the volume dramatically; his recent run of live shows have focused on his baritone ukulele compositions. Though the medium has changed, Hufnagel's voice remained audible. His labyrinthine pieces demonstrated both scary chops and a gift for ghostly melody.

With a broad-brimmed hat casting his face in shadow, Nate Hall cut a Neil Young-esque figure onstage. His plaintive voice tended to wobble off pitch at times, but it's endearing--the kind of mistake that signifies sincerity. Hall fell in line with seemingly every metal musician who dabbles in acoustic balladry (Scott Kelly, Wino, Dax Riggs, Steve Brodsky, etc.) by paying tribute to Townes Van Zandt --his covers included "Kathleen" and "The Rake."

Mike Scheidt is one of the most talented musicians in metal today. His set made it clear that his voice is just as potent as his guitar work. (His considerable fretboard skill did make an appearance via a Doc Watson-influenced flatpicking exhibition.) Scheidt's vocal tone is simply superb; it reverberates with a fluid vibrato that many dedicated singers would envy. His voice illuminated a short but enthralling set that featured a cover of The Rolling Stones' "Dead Flowers" alongside a string of originals.

Kevin Hufnagel will return to Saint Vitus on August 22nd for a date with Wino of the bar's namesake band and others (tickets).

Pictures from the early show at Saint Vitus are below.

Continue reading "Mike Scheidt, Nate Hall and Kevin Hufnagel played an acoustic show at Saint Vitus (pics)"

Krallice at House of Vans (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Krallice

Krallice have announced that their fourth LP, Years Past Matter, will see a self-release on CD/Digital with vinyl via Gilead Media "shortly thereafter". In celebration, the Brooklyn band will play NYC at Saint Vitus on August 25th. Tickets are on sale and support will come from Ancient Wound.

Reminder, Colin Marston of Krallise is readying Dysrhythmia's new LP which is due this fall. The band also has a record release show scheduled for  Saint Vitus, this one on September 22nd (tickets). Two-thirds of Dysrhythmia recently played Irving Plaza as 1/2 of Gorguts (pictures).

Another reminder though more on the imminent tip, Kevin Hufnagel of Dysrhythmia will play Saint Vitus on 7/21 (tickets) supporting Mike Scheidt (YOB) and Nate Hall (US Christmas).

Mike Scheidt at Bell House (more by BBG)
Mike Scheidt

Mike Scheidt of YOB will head out on the road on a string of tour dates with Nate Hall (US Christmas), hitting the East Coast as part of a celebration of both's recent solo releases. The dates include an NYC stop on July 21st at Saint Vitus with Kevin Hufnagel, and tickets are on sale.

Both Nate Hall's solo debut and Scheidt's Stay Awake are out now via Neurot and Thrill Jockey respectively. Check out a video for "In Your Light" by the latter below.

in related news, Dysrhythmia (which features Kevin Hufnagel on guitar, along with bandmate Colin Marston) will team with The Wayward and Praetura as part of their record release show on September 22nd at Saint Vitus (tickets). The band's Profound Lore debut is due this fall.

And while on the subject, Colin and Kevin are now members of the reformed Gorguts, who play next week with Death to All at Irving Plaza.

All listed tour dates and that video are below.

Continue reading "Mike Scheidt (YOB) and Nate Hall (USX) are on tour, including Saint Vitus show with Kevin Hufnagel (dates)"

by BBG

Hammers of Misfortune

We are proud to announce our sponsorship of the upcoming Hammers of Misfortune/The Gates of Slumber East Coast/Midwest jaunt! The dates include a kick-off show in Chicago before looping to Saint Vitus for a July 23rd date. Tickets are on sale and support is still TBA.

The Hammers of Misfortune released their Metal Blade debut 17th Street last year. The band features John Cobbett and Sigrid Sheie, who are also members of the previously mentioned West Coast "supergroup" with Mike Scheidt (Yob, and solo artist) and Aesop Dekker (Agalloch, who is coming soon).

The Gates of Slumber recently played NYC supporting Church of Misery (pictures).

All tour dates are listed below along with the tour flyer..

Continue reading "Hammers of Misfortune and The Gates of Slumber touring East Coast (dates)"

by BBG

Yob
YOB

Portland doom trio Yob were kind enough to swing through NYC on their way to Maryland Deathfest, playing The Bell House on May 23. They were joined by Richmond's Cough, also MDF-bound with both playing the doom-centric Sunday (5/27) lineup (with Electric Wizard). More pictures from Bell House are below.

Yob's Mike Scheidt performed a solo set to open the Bell House show, drawing material from his solo LP on Thrill Jockey and you can check out pictures from his performance below as well.

Continue reading "Yob played Bell House with Cough and Mike Scheidt (pictures)"

by BBG

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Maryland Death Fest

Arguably the centerpiece of the entire Maryland Deathfest lineup was the return of the UK doom juggernaut Electric Wizard (pictures HERE), so suffice it to say that a large portion of the Sunday (on 5/28) roster leaned in that direction. Doom legends Saint Vitus headlined the second stage that night, while the bluesy Church of Misery, glacially-paced Cough, zen-like Yob and eclectic Rwake all represented for the genre.

The rest of the day fell all over the map, from speedy straight-edge to grind, black metal to crust, and death metal of the technical and primitive sorts. The odd-experimentalism of Bethlehem caught my ear the most, but sets from the always entertaining Suffocation, Disma, Pentagram (black/thrash from Chile), Ulcerate, Mortuary Drape and Agents of Abhorrence were similarly fun. I unfortunately arrived too late to catch Backslider or Coke Bust. Demonical's old school Swedish death metal sounded excellent but didn't put on much of a live show and my flirtation with Morgoth was interrupted in favor of Rwake's full set.

More pictures from the final day at Maryland Deathfest is below. If you missed it, check out pictures from day 1 HERE (and Rorschach HERE), day 2 HERE and day 3 HERE.

Continue reading "Maryland Deathfest Day 4: Saint Vitus, Mortuary Drape, Bethlehem, Rwake, Church of Misery, Disma and more"

by BBG

Agalloch at Inferno 2012 (more by BBG)
Agalloch

Agalloch will be on the East Coast this month for Maryland Deathfest, and will be back to the East Coast for more shows very soon. The black-metal tinged crew will hit the road for a few confirmed dates that seem to be part of a burgeoning tour, including a date in NYC with Taurus and Musk Ox at Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 26th. Tickets are currently on AMEX presale and go on regular sale on Friday (5/18) at noon. All scheduled dates are listed below.

Agalloch recently completed recording their new EP Faustian Echoes with Billy Anderson. The new EP has no release date (or releasee) officially announced, but we'll let you know when that changes. Until then, you can order your copy of The Demonstration Archive 1996-1998 on 3LP boxset to catch up on the older material. Get yours via Eisenwald.

In other news, Aesop Dekker of Agalloch (Worm Ouroboros, ex-Ludicra, etc) will team with Mike Scheidt (YOB), Sigrid Sheie (Hammers of Misfortune, Amber Asylum), and John Cobbett (Hammers of Misfortune, ex-Ludicra) for a new band recording this fall. Details of this project are currently hazy, but we'll keep you informed. In the meantime, catch Yob on Wednesday at Bell House (5/23) with a solo Mike Scheidt and Cough. Tickets are still available. Yob will also be playing Maryland Deathfest.

Check out a recent live video of Agalloch in action along with a listing of all tour dates below.

Continue reading "Agalloch touring after Maryland Death Fest, playing MHOW (dates) and other related news"

by BBG

Mike Scheidt solo at Empty Bottle in Chicago (more by Carmelo Espanola)
Mike Scheidt

Mike Scheidt (of YOB) just may surprise you with "In Your Light" from his previously discussed solo debut Stay Awake due on May 15th via Thrill Jockey. Look for the Yob frontman to celebrate the tunes in NYC when he joins Richmond doomers Cough as support for his own band at The Bell House on May 23rd. Tickets are still available.

Yob, who just played Roadburn 2012, is also scheduled to hit Maryland Deathfest this year.

Cough will embark on a string of dates with Dragged into Sunlight following their appearance at Maryland Deathfest 2012. After those dates come to a close, look for DiS to hook up with Wolvhammer for a string of shows including Saint Vitus on 6/14 with The Year is One (tickets).

All tour dates and that stream is below.

Continue reading "Cough and Mike Scheidt (of Yob) added to Yob show"

by BBG

DTV (Direct to Video) packaging for the novel and the disc
DTV

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...

Continue reading "Wolvhammer covers The Cure for DTV (Direct To Video) soundtrack (listen); Graf Orlock prepare "Los Angeles""

by BBG

Mike of Yob playing solo at Empty Bottle in Chicago (more by Carmelo Espanola)
Mike Scheidt

After a string of dates with Tool teased at an NYC return, Yob have officially announced their return to the five boroughs with a show at The Bell House on May 23rd. Tickets are on sale. No word on the support for the bill, which is a one-off prior to their appearance to Maryland Deathfest, but we'll keep you up to date.

Also no word on if Mike Sheidt of Yob will do a solo set before plugging in with the doom trio at Bell House. As discussed, Sheidt is welcoming his new LP Stay Awake via Thrill Jockey later this year. Detals are forthcoming, but in the meantime you can catch Mike Sheidt on Apr 19th in Portland, OR at Mississippi Studios.

All tour dates and some video below.

Continue reading "Yob adds NYC show before Maryland Deathfest"

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