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by Ian Chainey

YAITW making a bloody mess (via @kc_xiii)

Charlotte black n' crust collective Young and in the Way went full The Shining on Sunday, "spraying" pig's blood during the Empire Tattoo showcase at Lexington Avenue Brewery in Asheville, North Carolina. This caused the venue to shut down and call the Buncombe County Health Department to assess the damage. Lexington Avenue Brewery general manager Benjy Greene said (via WLOS):

After a private music event in our back room, we voluntarily closed and contacted the Buncombe County Health department to advise us the best cleanup procedure for our back room.
Young and in the Way have yet to issue a statement, though Empire Tattoo have apologized for the event:
Though the actions and result of Sunday nights show were out of our hands we are sorry another local business is suffering. We have been in contact with Buncombe County health inspector over the matter and are aware that the "contamination" was confined to the back room of the LAB. We were also made aware by the health inspector that LAB was given "go ahead" to re open as soon as they wished without re inspection. Our mission for this party was to celebrate our business and customers with another local business. We hope for everyones sake we can all move forward from this in a positive manner. We appreciate everyones support on this matter.
Lexington Avenue Brewery hopes it can have the stage cleaned by Saturday for the David Bowie cover band Wham Bam Bowie Band. Godspeed, cleaning crew. Remember, we can be heroes.

Young and in the Way will be in NYC opening the BV-presented stop of the Oathbreaker and Cult Leader tour which happens July 24 at Acheron with Badr Vogu and the recently-added Meek Is Murder. Tickets are still available and the show is now 18+ (rather than 21+). Luckily, Brooklyn doesn't have any history with bands wielding pig's blood. Nope. None.

You can check out a local news report -- which might as well be presented by Perd Hapley -- regarding the incident, below...

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by Wyatt Marshall

Blood and fire: Watain @ BKNB 6/52014 (photo via @jullietmartine)

The Swedish black metal band Watain -- they of the bloody, fiery stage show -- played Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Sunday night (6/15) as part of the Northside Festival and the Blackened Music Series with Kosmodemonic and T.O.M.B. The show, the band's only one in North America this summer, was advertised as being the first time Watain has ever brought their full Euro-style festival stage show to the US. While there were Watain's burning tridents on either side of the stage, it wasn't quite on the Euro level, which, perhaps should have been expected -- how could you shoot fireballs into the air in an indoor venue, let alone a Brooklyn flea market? Those burning Ws did, howeve, make the showroom feel like a boiler room.

As anyone who has been to a Watain show knows, the band is comprised of showmen -- it's a total spectacle to catch Watain live, full of the gore and ritualistic elements that aim to turn five guys playing black metal into five guys who live black metal. Danielsson and his guitar wielding compatriots grimaced and stomped around, delivering faithful and enthusiastic renditions of their songs. The volume could have been turned up -- from the middle of the hall, it wasn't that loud.

Unless you're a particularly rabid fan, the back of the crowd is where you want to be. About halfway through the set, like he's done before, Danielsson doused the audience in pigs blood, thrown from a little horned skull statue/vessel. It was, at first, a moment of confusion with some commotion up front, and then a god awful, putrid, rancid and grossly bodily smell (we warned you). As someone put it, "It smells like every toilet in here backed up at once." About 100 yards away around a curtain that blocked off the vendors stands, Bareburger was selling burgers.

TMZ somehow caught wind (ha) of the act and put video of the blood tossing on its site along with pictures of some blood soaked fans. Their descriptions are gold:

A Swedish black metal band sprayed pigs blood on concertgoers during a Satanic ritual ... triggering a vomit-fest in the audience ... and we got the DISGUSTING footage...

You hear audience members shriek ... and we're told some barfed and cried.

I didn't see anyone barfing and crying in the aftermath, let alone a full on vomit-fest, but if that did happen, it brings to mind the time that Chunk went up to the balcony and barfed on moviegoers, triggering a full on upchuck armageddon (Goonies reference). It was the worst thing Chunk ever did.

To wrap up -- pretty disgusting show, more of an experience than anything else (the box has been checked), could have been louder. I suggest seeing Watain in an outdoor venue.

Invisible Oranges recently spoke with frontman Erik Danielsson about the infamous stage show (and his thoughts on black metal), so head over there to read about it.

Check out the setlist and watch TMZ's video as well as of some of Watain's BKNB set, courtesy of (((unartig))), below...

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You may recognize Vincent Castiglia from the album art for Eparistera Daimones by the great Triptykon, the Tom G. Warrior project formed from the ashes of Celtic Frost. Or maybe you know him in other ways...

VINCENT CASTIGLIA recently announced his upcoming solo art exhibition entitled 'Resurrection' [which] will include a striking collection of Vincent's paintings... created exclusively in his own human blood.
That show, 'Resurrection', opens tonight at Sacred Gallery NYC (424 Broadway 2nd Floor btw Canal and Howard) with a reception from 8-11pm. The show lasts through October 31st.

Check out a few pieces that will appear in the exhibition below.

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WAVVES @ Market Hotel last night (9/25) (more by Leia Jospe)

"Wavves was playing with Zach Hill as his drummer [at Market Hotel] and the sound was different and pretty cool.

We were partying pretty hard, and as always seems to happen, the party moved to Daddy's after everything was settled up. Daddy's was packed and the remnants of the Beets (welcome home, boys!) show at Dead Herring (happy birthday Cathy!) and the Black Lips show [at Roseland Ballroom (they opened for Yo La Tengo)] also had migrated to the ever popular "hot spot". Star Studded scene to the maxxxx, if you like slightly "important" indie rockers.

Now, I didn't see exactly how the fight happened, but I had heard the gossip a few months back about Jared (from Black Lips) talking shit about Nathan on the Internet. Pitchfork went as far as to wonder if Nathan and Jared would have a confrontation when they both played this summer's p4k fest in Chicago. Needless to say, that didn't happen.

Well, I suppose last night was the perfect storm. I didn't see the beginning, but I did see people dragging Nathan and Jared apart, and then Jared and a popular DJ running at Nathan again, spilling beer all over everyone (including me), and punches being thrown. The lights at Daddy's were turned on, the cops showed up, but Jared and the chick were not ready to stop fighting and were even trying to fight other people outside the bar. Jared was bloody. Nathan was fine. Insane. Weirdest indie rock moment I've experienced." [PopJew]

My friend Dave G tells me there was a broken bottle which might explain Jared's blood and serious anger. Stay tuned for more details.

UPDATE: Nathan says Jared "got what was coming to him"

UPDATE 2: Jared says "Wavves was NOT involved in that fight"

photos by Justina Villanueva, words by Black Bubblegum

one of the tamer pictures in this set
Hank Williams III

"There are many artists clamoring for the now-vacant title of Hardest Working Man in Show Business, but my vote goes unquestionably to Hank Williams III. The reason is simple: I've never seen another performer play three completely different (yet equally raucous) sets without taking a break in between... Starting off with a traditional country set, ...Williams took the audience on a musical tour of the American South, churning out both original and classic yarns based on tales from West Virginia, Georgia, Texas, and Tennessee. ...From there, he [went] into the Hellbilly part of the night with Assjack, bringing out singer Gary Lindsay to help belt out rockers like "Six-Pack of Beer," "Country Heroes" and "Life of Sin."... [and] It really wouldn't be a Hank III show without a final punk rock set, paying particular homage to GG Allin and the Murder Junkies (GG's brother Merle and drummer Dino took the stage for a song), the band went through several hellacious, industrial-strength tracks and... after much sound and fury--not to mention equal parts spilled beer and blood--the show came to a frenzied, sweaty end." - [Zena Metal]
Those who don't know have probably guessed by now... yes, Hank III is the grandson of Hank Williams and son of Hank Jr. Interestingly enough, Hank was not the only kin to country royalty at Music Hall of Williamsburg that night (6/24). Lucky Tubb, who is serving as the opener on the Hank III/Assjack tour, is the great nephew of Ernest Tubb, considered a pioneer of country music.

The Hank III tour soldiers on, with a couple weeks left in the US, and a European tour after that. All tour dates and more pics from MHOW show (some NSFW?) on 6/24 are below. And, yes, that is real blood. And yes, vocalist Gary Lindsay did wash off the gushing blood (which gushed heavier while he choked himself with a mic cord) with cans of Guinness...

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