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Eyehategod @ Acheron - 7/15/14
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Louisiana sludge legends Eyehategod hit the Acheron Tuesday night (7/15) for the final show of their tour with Strong Intention and Iron Reagan. Unfortunately Vektor, who were also on the tour, had to cancel their set because one of their members was vomiting uncontrollably, but the rest of the show was brutal and varied as planned.

Strong Intention kicked it off with a fierce set that toggled effortlessly between grinding blast-beats and slower grooves. I was unfamiliar with these guys going in, but they've been doing it for a long time (since 1993) and they really knocked me back with how tight they were and how quickly their rippers got to the point.

Iron Reagan were next, and they played a longer set than usual to make up for Vektor's absence. Those dudes know how to throw a party. They had the small space at the Acheron moshing in short order, their frenzied blasts of crossover thrash whipping everybody into party mode. The band is insanely fast and tight but come armed with a sense of loose metal fun that defines the proceedings. They write extremely catchy riffs and grooves, and that comes through on stuff like the particularly tasty new song "Miserable Failure" and the set-closer "Eat Shit and Live." The band is really a sight live, the hair of the three string-players whipping around in perfect unison. They played a couple covers towards the end, ripping through a Cannibal Corpse song (not to be confused with Cannabis Corpse, with whom they share a member) before singer Tony Foresta declared, "Fuck it, we're in New York, we'll play a Cro-Mags song." That one really got the crowd going, not that they weren't already.

Iron Reagan would normally be a tough live act to follow, but Eyehategod had no problems. "This is the perfect tour for us. I hate touring with bands that rip off Eyehategod" slurred Mike IX Williams in the middle of their set. In contrast to the speed demons that came before, Eyehategod stumbled across the stage for their whole set, but in their fucked-upness lies their power. It seemed like the audience was drunkenly swaying with them, and the small room by then was unbearably packed and sweaty (in that good way). It was basically a madhouse as they played for over an hour, thick feedback accommodating every pause, Williams pouring Vodka into the eager mouths of those in the front row. The sludge was so thick you couldn't cut it with knife, and the Acheron provided the appropriately filthy atmosphere for the music. The band have such a great back catalog of music to grab from, and they mixed new material with classics like "Dixie Whiskey" and "White Nigger." The whole thing was loose, huge, and intoxicated, which is what I had expected and hoped for from an Eyehategod show.

More pictures below...

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by Ian Chainey

Anaal Nathrakh at Inferno Festival, 2012 (More by Fred Pessaro)
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If you're not busy loading your pig's blood supersoaker, let's take a walk on the newswire:

I wish I could vomit contracts on you people: Ruthless black metallers Anaal Nathrakh are now on Metal Blade and will have a new album out later this year. In other signing news, Relapse is the home of Gruesome, the Matt Harvey-led death metal supergroup. Actually, that should be Death, with a capital D. Says Harvey, "Their support in our mission to keep the early Death sound alive means a lot, especially since they're the home of the Death catalog." This signing is not a test of power, this is not a game. Lastly, Old Wounds, the ultra-pissed hardcore monster, are now on Good Fight. The new EP, Death Projection, will be out on September 16.

Those labels giveth, "fans" are taking things away. Eyehategod were robbed in St. Louis. "Hey folks - wanted to put this out there in case anybody can help that last Wednesday June 18th in St. Louis, MO our van was broken into while we were on stage." Ugh. As far as financials go, it has been a rough tour for the reformed legends, shame since Mike IX Williams loves being on the road. Any leads, post to their Facebook. In addition to the EHG pilfering, someone made off with Shadows Fall's merch twice: "...so anyways our man Mikey leaped off stage and half the crowd gave chase too but unfortunately him and his buddy got away in a red Toyota/honda compact car with the license plate CFP4362 NC."

So, let that be a lesson: Treat these upcoming tourers better. Tech death speed freaks Origin will be hitting the road with King Parrot, Beyond Creation, Abolishment of Flesh, and Your Chance To Die in August. No venues announced yet, so check back for more. And occult doomers Castle are heading back out in support of Under Siege. On July 15, the band will swing into Saint Vitus. Tickets and support slots will be announced soon. All of the dates are listed below.

Don't forget to keep up with the rest of our metal coverage during the week.

Now that you're, ahem, fully briefed, let's recap all of the A/V transmissions.

Accept have a new video up for "Blind Rage" from Stampede (August 15, Nuclear Blast - Preorder). The band will be playing a few live dates with Raven in the US later this year. Voodoo Gods -- featuring Cannibal Corpse's George Fischer, Nuclear Rabbit's Jean Baudin, and Jean Baudin's stupid big bass (so many trees died for that thing) -- shot a flick for "Renaissance Of Retribution." Anticipation For Blood Leveled In Darkness will on shelves July 28. Finally, Kurt Ballou was tasked with creating a video for Stompbox Sonic, so he wrote and recorded an entire song. Because Kurt Ballou is a workhorse put on this planet to make you feel like crap about your own productivity. Sigh. All of the videos appear below.

A few full streams hit the web this week to coincide with their physical release. Powerviolence nutters ACxDC are streaming Antichrist Demoncore in full. The noisy Beige Eagle Boys put up the entirety of You're Gonna Get Yours. The super-heavy Rorcal are showcasing their Live in Geneva featuring a guest spot from droner KK Null. But Nunslaughter wins if we're basing this thing on pure volume. Angelic Dread's 31 tracks are now available on Hells Headbanger's Bandcamp. All streams appear below.

Wolves in the Throne Room
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For the single tracks, Wolves in the Throne Room opened third-eyes with their celestial experiment "Initiation At Neudeg Alm" from Celestite (July 8, Artemisia Records). They'll be embarking on a short West Coast tour soon, dates are listed below. Long-running thrashers Overkill have debuted "Armorist" from White Devil Armory (July 22, eOne Music). Overkill will be touring with Prong soon. The Icelandic cowboys Solstafir have dropped "Lágnætti" from Ótta (September 2, Season of Mist - Preorder). And stoner rock riff bank Karma to Burn are now streaming "57" from Arch Stanton (August 8, Deepdive Records and FABA Records). Karma to Burn will be touring Great Britain this summer. All of the dates are listed, along with the streams, below.

Got it? Good. To shows we go:

FRIDAY (6/27): True to the fests name, Marytrdoom at Saint Vitus gets rolling with DOOM: Australia's Mournful Congregation, Imprecation, Begrime Exemious, Holocaustum, and Geryon (tickets). Elsewhere, powerviolence icons Infest, Magrudergrind, Hounds of Hate, and Chain Rank invade the Acheron, but that one is sold out; Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine plays with Negative Approach and All Torn Up at Highline Ballroom (tickets).

SATURDAY (6/28): More Martyrdoom at Saint Vitus with some nasty tremolo dealers: Sargeist, One Tail One Head, Typhus, Forteresse, and Sacrament Ov Impurity; If you want some tech and widdle, Malignancy, Goemagot, and Sexcrement are at the Acheron (tickets);  and Dust Angel, Demencia Alkoholika, Justin Symbol, and the winningly named Vomit Fist are at ABC No Rio. Tickets are $8 at the door, doors are at 2 PM. Wish: a Vomit Fist/Sexcrement tour package, please.

SUNDAY (6/29): Martyrdoom continues at Saint Vitus with a black metal bill to blargh for: Behexen, Hell Militia, Prosanctus Inferi, and Hekseri. That one is sold out. So, the Acheron has your punk parachute with Angel Du$t, Criminal Instinct, Hard Stripes, and Brain Slug (tickets).

Looking for late adds and dates ahead? NYC Metal Show Calendar has got you covered.

Let's talk IO: The new releases were STACKED and we tracked them all with Upcoming Metal Releases. We had our share of killer premieres with Cardinals Folly, Fórn, and Sivyj Yar. We talked with the divisive Drew Daniel of the Soft Pink Truth and he played us his intro/outro mix. Scab Casserole went to go see Shadows Fall and HIS REACTION MAY SURPRISE YOU (sorry, always wanted to write that). Plus, Scab collected the weirdest and most nonsensical of metal's poets. Then, Joseph Schafer showed off everything he learned from Chris Black and his band High Spirits. Finally, SLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYER. We did a presale for their upcoming tour with Exodus and Suicidal Tendencies.

Alright, consider the decks cleared. What did we miss? What are your plans? Let us know and catch all of the dates, reams of streams, and other noted details below.

Continue reading "The Heavy Lowdown: Anaal Nathrakh, Gruesome, Accept, Karma to Burn, Eyehategod, Origin, weekend shows & more"

by Ian Chainey

Phil Anselmo and Ben Weinman
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"Me and my uncle @philiphanselmo have a gang," Dillinger Escape Plan's Ben Weinman said on Twitter. "And these pants are our uniform." And now that's burned in your retinas, let's take a walk on the newswire:

At the Gates have hinted subtly and not so subtly about a new album for 2014. Now we have something of a timeline. At War With Reality will land around October/November through Century Media Records. One word, guys: GO! Check out a rehearsal update from singer Tomas Lindberg below. In other recording news, Norwegian grindsters Beaten to Death will be hitting the studio, too. Says bassist Mika Martinussen, ""Third time's a charm; Beaten To Death will record the follow-up to Dødsfest! in July, because - let's face it - we're not getting any younger, and ground-breaking records in the grindcore genre don't record and release themselves!" No? Thanks for crushing my dreams of a sentient grindcore bot. Check out some Beaten to Death GoPro-shot live footage below.

Don't forget to keep up with the rest of our metal coverage during the week.

Misery Index
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Now that you're, ahem, fully briefed, let's recap all of the A/V transmissions.

Misery Index shot a video for "The Calling" from their recently released album The Killing Gods. It's black and white, and pulls footage from a silent, bible-themed flick, thus giving it an early '90s death metal air. Appropriate, as Jason Netherton's book on the scene is out now. And the speedy Evil Invaders -- good metal sign: band named after a Razor song -- were captured live by a pro crew while covering Exciter. Find both videos below.

Quite a few artists decided to show off their albums in full this week. Mastodon put up a copy of Once More 'Round the Sun on iTunes (June 24, Reprise - preorder). The chamber folk outfit Musk Ox, fresh off their Agalloch collaboration, are now streaming Woodfall. And DRCALSONALBION, the guise of Earth's Dylan Carlson, is streaming all of Gold, his original soundtrack for the film of the same name. Woodfall and Gold were released this week and you can stream both below.

Dylan's main gig, Earth, also released a new song, this one from the forthcoming Primitive & Deadly (September 2, Southern Lord). "From the Zodiacal Light" features a guest vocal from Rabia Shaheen Qazi of Rose Windows. Earth is currently touring Australia. The nasty Nunslaughter are streaming another from the double disc Angelic Dread (June 24, Hells Headbangers - preorder).

Mortals killer crusty metal keeps coming. "The Summoning" is the latest track pulled from Cursed to See the Future (July 8, Relapse - preorder). On July 18, they'll swing into the Acheron for a record release show. Illustrations are showing off "Iron Rain" from their digital EP that will see a release this summer. The thrashin' Algebra -- the one you haven't forgotten -- put up a video for "Survival Nowadays" from Feed the Ego (September 7, Unspeakable Axe). The twisted tech metallers Diskord debuted "Lethargic Regression" from the mini-LP Oscillations (August, Australopithecus Records - preorder). And the first post-Cathedral band has formed. Guitarist Gaz Jenning's Death Penalty, are releasing a single via Rise Above Records. The title track, "Sign of Times" is available below along with the aforementioned streams and all of the tour dates.

Got it? Good. To shows we go:

TODAY (FRIDAY 6/20): NYHC, reform! Shape of the original '87 demo lineup of Breakdown. They're joined by White Widows Pact, Manipulate, and Heavy Chains at Saint Vitus (tickets).

SATURDAY (6/21): Filthy doomers Serpentine Path headline an Invisible Oranges/Signature Riff presented show with Churchburn, Throaat, and Dridge at Archeron (tickets). If you wanna go old school with the metal of death, Dr. Shrinker, Desolate, False Prophet, Kurnugia, and Sin Eater are at Saint Vitus (tickets). Then, there's the bill so nice they had it twice. . . and added a few more: Breakdown, Altered Boys, Heavy Chains, White Widows Pact, Born Annoying, and No One Rules hit Asbury Lanes (tickets). More punk? Sure: Oblivionation, Raw Nerves, Demon Brother, and Concrete Cross play Death By Audio. Tickets are $7 at the door. And finally, tech kings Meshuggah and Between the Buried and Me will play the Best Buy Theater, which is sold out.

SUNDAY (6/22): You can check out Black Flag, HOR, and Cinema Cinema at Europa (tickets). Hey, you don't have to tell people what year you saw Black Flag, just that you saw them.

Looking for late adds and dates ahead? NYC Metal Show Calendar has got you covered.

Let's talk IO: It wasn't as packed as most weeks, but the new releases were varied and Upcoming Metal Releases gave you the lowdown on which ones to buy. We streamed the full album for Diseased Reason and had a giveaway that's still ongoing. Listen, bang your head, and then comment to win. We interviewed Mike IX Williams of Eyehategod and Attila Csihar of Mayhem. And we checked out the Austerity Program, Incantation, and Trap Them in our round of reviews.

Alright, consider the decks cleared. What did we miss? What are your plans? Let us know and catch all of the dates, reams of streams, and other noted details below.

Continue reading "The Heavy Lowdown: Phil Anselmo's pants ++ At the Gates, Misery Index, Earth, weekend shows & lots more"

by Ian Chainey

Mastodon at Terminal 5, 2014 (more by Chris La Putt)
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Wanna buy the new Mastodon album? You can now accomplish that feat with bitcoins. Isn't the future amazing?! You're still probably going to die from a cold. Anyway, let's take a walk on the newswire:

Big membership shake-ups for old-guy thrashers: Exodus said farewell to singer Rob Dukes and welcomed Steve "Zetro" Souza back into the fold. This is Zetro's third stint with the Bay Area band. Before the reintroduction, he was biding his time in Hatriot, which is a music group and not what happens during a rowdy Lids sale. Stream a Zetro-era Exodus classic below. Elsewhere, ex-Slayer Dave Lombardo is suddenly in Amen. The Los Angeles punk outfit just turned 20 and is back in the studio with Ross Robinson.

Ultra-heavy doomers Yob have released more details regarding their forthcoming Neurot release. Clearing The Path To Ascend (also what my bud calls his weed ritual) now has pretty neat cover art and a track listing. In addition, the mad triffid Botanist will hammer away at VI: Flora on August 11 via The Flenser. What's the drunkest instrument? A hammered dulcimer, of course. Stop booing. Art and tracks are down below.

A few groups are hitting the road. Skeletonwitch, Ghoul, and Black Anvil will be setting out on a nationwide roadtrip in September. Plus, you can finally break the seal on your 2015 planner. The melodeath -- and spellcheck infuriating -- Dark Tranquillity and Insomnium are heading to the US in January. They'll play NYC's Gramercy Theatre on January 4. Tickets are will be on sale soon. All of the dates appear below.

Can't make it to a fest this weekend? You can live vicariously through some YouTube sets. (And have easier access to a bathroom, that can't be understated.) Opeth's full performance from Rock am Ring in Germany is up. And snippets of Emperor at Sweden Rock Festival have made their way online, too. It's the black metallers first live gig since 2007 and they closed it out in style by killing a Bathory cover. Both are available below.

Finally, progsters Between the Buried and Me explained why you won't hear old songs on tour:

Unfortunately, when we add some of the more obscure older songs to our set, they either detract from the flow of the show, or just generally go over like a wet fart at a funeral. So to sum it up and get crazy specific, you will still likely hear Mordecai or Selkies on occasion. Maybe even a couple others. But if you want us to play Naked By the Computer or Destructo Spin, you may have to wait until our reunion tour.
So. . .no "Freebird"?

Don't forget to keep up with the rest of our metal coverage during the week.

Beastmilk
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Now that you're, ahem, fully briefed, let's recap all of the A/V transmissions.

A few new flicks are out for your viewing pleasure. The post-punk Beastmilk have gone the creep-o propaganda route with their visual accompaniment to "The Wind Blows Through Their Skulls." (Also how Shakespeare described burping.) And Eyehategod have cut a clip for "Medicine Noose." Reminder, you can catch Eyehategod on the absurdly loaded July 15 show at the Acheron that includes Iron Reagan, Vektor, and Strong Intentions (tickets). All eye candy is below.

As for the streams, blackened sludge slingers Goatwhore check in again with "Schadenfreude" from Constricting Rage Of The Merciless (July 8, Metal Blade - preorder). Origin have put up a lyric video for "Absurdity Of What I Am" (hint: it's tech widdles) from Omnipresent (July 8, Nuclear Blast - preorder). Both bands will be on the Summer Slaughter tour.

Mutilation Rites thrash the hell out of "Contaminate" from Harbinger (July 22, Prosthetic Records - preorder). Mutilation Rites will also be playing Obnoxious Noise Fest 2014 on August 9 at Even Flow Bar & Grill in Bay Shore with Malignancy, Pyrrhon (Doug, come home), Artificial Brain, and more. Tickets are $20 at the door. The full lineup for that one is down below.

More: Icelandic cowboys Solstafir have posted the title track from Ótta (September 2, Season of Mist - preorder). Nasty cult death metallers Nunslaughter hammered out "Three Nails, One Liar," pulled off of the double disc Angelic Dread (June 24, Hells Headbangers - preorder). Blackened doom pack Wolvhammer dropped "The Desanctification" from Clawing Into Black Sun (July 8, Profound Lore). The blackened Bastard Sapling, featuring members of Windhand, are streaming "Lantern At the End of Time" on NPR. Instinct is Forever, their dual disc full-length, will be out August 26 via Forcefield Records. Check out all the brand new things below.

For full albums, genre chameleons Boris are offering the entirety of Noise on NPR (June 17, Sargent House - preorder). Boris will be touring with Atlas Moth and SubRosa soon. Stoners Wo Fat want you to take a toke of The Conjuring (June 17, Small Stone Recordings - preorder). And the powerviolence kick-puncher Boddicker -- who just started their tour with Nuclear Hellfrost -- have stuck all of Crime Upheaval up on Bandcamp. Scope Wo Fat and Boddicker below.

Lastly, for little guys and oddities, we got a new Black Sabbath funk take from Brown Sabbath and Ending Quest took a streamroller to OSDM. Both are below.

Got it? Good. To shows we go:

Trenchgrinder
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TODAY (6/13): The crushing Trenchgrinder, Death of Kings, Vermefug, and Drones for Queens will shake the Acheron (tickets).

TOMORROW (6/14): Looking for an eclectic collection? How about drone, noise, folk, and death metal? Marissa Nadler, PHARMAKON, Youth Code, Pyrrhon (Another Doug sighting, take a shot), and Couch Slut play Saint Vitus as part of Pitchfork's Northside Festival showcase (tickets). Wanna go noisier? Erroraeon, xiphoid dementia, Bereft, and Penchant are over at the Acheron (tickets).

SUNDAY (6/15): Take your pops to a black metal show for Father's Day. Watain, Kosmodemonic, and T.O.M.B. are at Brooklyn Bazaar (tickets). If you're more into punk, there's Violent Bullshit at the Grand Victory. Tickets are $8 at the door, doors are at 2 PM. Finally, there's the sold out Chain Of Strength, Turnstile, MINDSET, Praise, and Caught In A Crowd over at the Acheron. Hey, click faster next time.

Looking for late adds and dates ahead? NYC Metal Show Calendar has got you covered.

Let's talk IO: It was an incredibly stacked week for new releases and Upcoming Metal Releases gave you the lowdown on which ones to buy. We also streamed new stuff from Chicago's doomy Novembers Doom and Norway's Brutal Blues, who are, uh, grind. We also premiered the front-runner for band name of the year with Denmark's Piss Vortex. (Yeah, we streamed Piss Vortex. Laugh it up, get it out of your system.) Great chats were had with Watain's Erik Danielsson and Greyhaze Record's J. Neto, the latter of which gave us a lesson on Brazilian metal just in time for the World Cup. Speaking of, Wyatt also dropped Stream in the Northern Sky #4 with an all U-S-A U-S-A U-S-A collection of patriotic blarghers. And, finally, we posted the final part of Avinash Mittur's crazy-deep look at the Bay Area metal scene.

Alright, consider the decks cleared. What did we miss? What are your plans? Let us know and catch all of the dates, reams of streams, and other noted details below.

And try to avoid Camp Crystal Lake today, okay?

Continue reading "The Heavy Lowdown: Exodus, Yob, Beastmilk, Goatwhore, Boris, Obnoxious Noise Fest, weekend shows & lots more"

by Wyatt Marshall

Eyehategod at Europa - 6/7/14 (photo by Blair Hopkins)
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New Orleans sludge kings Eyehategod just steamrolled Europa on Saturday as part of their tour with Ringworm and Enabler. Even The New York Times was there:

Its show at Club Europa, in Brooklyn, on Saturday night, fell in line with the last three I've seen by the band, before and after Mr. LaCaze's death from respiratory failure in August. It was an extended family of riffs, played over the new drummer Aaron Hill's weaving, swinging drum patterns, and under the singer Mike IX Williams's wretched howl and crinkly-eyed, mirthless smile. It was low-end body music, half-slovenly, half-graceful, impossibly deep -- music for moving to in fluid motion.
Watch a full set video (by Frank Huang, via Metal Injection) below.

Now the band has announced another NYC show to happen at The Acheron on July 15 with thrashers Iron Reagan, Vektor and Strong Intention. Here's the event page, tickets are on sale. Grab 'em up while you can.

Eyehategod's self-titled fifth full-length came out a little over a week ago, the last with founding drummer Joey LaCaze, who passed away in 2013. Stream the single 'Robitussin and Rejection" below, with the Europa video and remaining current tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Eyehategod played Europa (full set video), add Acheron show w/ Iron Reagan & more"

By Ian Chainey

YOB at the Bell House, 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
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As American Express figures out a way to capitalize on metal bands struggling with visas, let's take a walk on the newswire:

The crushing doom of YOB will wum again. Neurot Recordings announced Clearing The Path To Ascend would shake trees leaf-less sometime in September. Said vocalist Mike Scheidt: "Writing this album felt like being plugged into a main. Emotionally, it's our heaviest. But it also has some real beauty and light. We dug the deepest we ever have to get to the heart of these tunes." A trailer appears below.

Neurot also tease the next Ides of Gemini and the beguiling doom outfit's Old World New Wave, scheduled for September 16. A slightly longer trailer (take that, YOB) is below as well.

Watain have announced their only US show happening this summer and it takes place in Brooklyn on Sunday, June 15 at The Brooklyn Bazaar with Kosmodemonic. "They will presenting their full, arena-sized, wide-scale stage ritual -- a harsh and wild ceremony of Blood, Fire, and Death...". Get your tickets to the 'Blackened Music Series' show which is being presented by The Bunce Group, Brooklyn Bazaar and The Northside Festival.

Punk/thrash crossover act English Dogs have signed with Candlelight Records. The band began their life in the early '80s as punks with light thrash influences and ended the decade recording Metallica songs prime Metallica got too big to execute. The Thing With Two Heads is the name of their upcoming long-player, thus ending a near 20 year gap between full-lengths.

Crusty black n' rolling dudes Martyrdöd just wrapped up Elddrop, their next album. No official release date yet, but Southern Lord is eying August.

Geoff Tate is inspired by truck stops? Geoff Tate is inspired by truck stops. Ah, the silent lucidity of stalls that don't lock.

Powerviolence rippers Boddicker are hitting the road with Nuclear Hellfrost. The tour careens through the Midwest and into the East Coast over June and early July. The pummeling package will slide into The Acheron on July 8. All dates are listed below.

Finally, Children of Technology, the Italian speed metal punks, are targeting August 19 for Future Decay (Hells Headbangers). Despite the name, expect tons of fun deviations into '80s grindhouse fare.

Don't forget: Keep up with the rest of our metal coverage during the week.

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Crowbar
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Now that you're, ahem, fully briefed, let's recap all of the A/V transmissions (most or all of which are streaming below):

A few highlights from next week's new releases are getting full streams: Blackened thrashers Black Anvil have put up Hail Death (Relapse Records) and iconic Southern sludgers Crowbar are providing the full Symmetry in Black (eOne Music) treatment. Physical copies hit the street May 27.

Eyehategod's Decibel-only flexi single has hit the web. "The Liar's Psalm" is an exclusive b-side presumably from the same sessions that created their comebacker Eyehategod, also available on May 27 by Horrorcore Records. The band is preparing for a knock-out tour this summer.

The Atlas Moth are streaming another new song, "City of Light." It's from The Old Believer, which will drop courtesy of Profound Lore on June 10 and features some nifty artwork. Listen below. The stacked tour of Boris, Atlas Moth, and SubRosa will kick off in July.

Tombs have released the third stream from Savage Gold (June 10, Relapse). "Spirals" showcases yet another mode of attack for the varied boomers. Listen below.

Another Origin song has surfaced. This one is entitled "All Things Dead" and comes with news Origin will be touring Europe in addition to their slot on the Summer Slaughter tour. Omnipresent is out July 8 on Nuclear Blast. (Preorder.)

Blackened bangers Mutilation Rites have issued "Suffer the Children" as a seven inch, backed by a Doom and Discharge cover. The single is on Prosthetic Records and teases the band's forthcoming album Harbinger, which will be available on July 22. Mutilation Rites recently stopped in and premiered a new song on the final Invisible Oranges on East Village Radio show. (Woe.)

Epic power dealers Darkest Era are streaming "Trapped in the Hourglass" from Severance. In a rare turn, Cruz Del Sur will put the record out in America (June 3) ten days before Europe. Lord over all your Euro friends on Twitter. "I'm sorry, I can't reply because DARKEST ERA. HA HA HA, I'M IN THE FUTURE."

Folk metallers Vintersorg have shot their first video. The visual accompanies "Lågornas rov," the inaugural single from Naturbål. The album will see release July 8 on Napalm Records. Points to the person who recuts it to The Ohio Player's "Fire." Watch elow.

Speaking of folk metal, the previously mentioned One And All, Together, For Home is streaming in full. The Drudkh curated collection of standards and regional fare collects folk metallers from around the world to put their distinctive spin on their nation's sound. The compilation is out on Season of Mist.

Fredrick Thordendal's contribution to the Wolfenstein: The New Order soundtrack is available for free download. If you can rig your house to have it play as entry music, you're doing things right.

Corrupt Moral Altar, the uncompromising UK death groovers, have offered up "Die Glocke" from Mechanical Tides. The album is out on Season of Mist July 22 and includes guest spots from Napalm Death's Mitch Harris and Carcass' Jeff Walker. (Preorder.)

Now, time to sprint through the rest of the underground:

Zoldier Noiz are doling out "Random Justice." The tech-y punk thrasher will appear on Regression Process on the thrash imprint of Darkness Descends, Unspeakable Axe, on May 27.

The weirdo, ex-Reverend Bizarre Opium Warlords have captured an additional alternate plane transmission from Taste My Sword of Understanding. "In Melancholy Moonless Acheron" closes out the album to be released by Svart Records on May 30.

Blackened thrashers Witchaven dropped a trailer for Blood Sacrifice, due out via Grey Haven Media in June.

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Death Vomit
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The primal death metal nightmare Death Vomit -- the greatest Magic the Gathering card never printed -- will release Gutted by Horrors through Xtreem Music on July 1. "Indestructible Abominations"'s filth has been provided as a warning shot.

Norwegian widdlers Insense are issuing De:Evolution today by way of Mas-Kina Recordings. Stream the album in its entirety below.

Subtly named thrashcore hellions Fucking Invincible (Dropdead, Daughters) are streaming "Ape As Man/Man As Ape" from It'll Get Worse Before It Gets Better. The LP will see release sometime in July.

Finally, couple free comps are out: Hells Headbangers' Volume 7 brings together the label's kvltest and darkest while Church of Fuck -- always my census response -- mine their roster of core, noise, and general rawness on False Metal Eternal.

Check out all noted streams below.

Got it? Good. To shows we go:

TODAY (5/23): Despite the best efforts of the US government to keep bands away, most of the metal world is down in Maryland this week for Maryland Deathfest. Still, there are a few cool happenings around town. First, the potentially loudest: The touring Prizehog, Vaz, Mossenek, and Collapsible Baton at Saint Vitus. (Tickets.) Want hardcore? Got you covered: Sheer Terror, Agitator, and Cop Problem will provide plenty of anthems at Brooklyn Night Bazaar for their free showcase. More NYHC? Okay, how about On the Offense, Menopaws, Weird and Pissed Off, Nerves End, and Zombie Fight at The Trash. $10 admission at the door and the show will be followed by Kings of Karaoke. Your voice will be appropriately fried for that "Fancy" rendition.

TOMORROW (5/24): If you're a punk, consider your afternoon and night booked. First up, Left for Dead, Altered Boys, and Jukai play an afternoon matinee at Saint Vitus. (Tickets.) Then, Violent Reaction, The Flex, Altered Boys, MFP, and Closet Case invade The Acheron. (Tickets.) A double shot of Altered Boys. You're going to be friends.

Looking for late adds and dates ahead? NYC Metal Show Calendar has got you covered.

Moonsorrow
Moonsorrow

Let's talk IO: We had a few neat streams this week, including the full album from the evil Vanhelgd and an absolute burner from the violent ACxDC. Over the weekend, we hit up Scion Rock Fest. Plus, we threw out our backs investigating the new 14 LP Moonsorrow box set. Best of all, we introduced the metal world to Japan's Funeral Sutra who are set to do big things. And, as is our compulsion, we hoarded every release under the sun for your clicks in Upcoming Metal Releases.

SAD TIME: You can stream our final Invisible Oranges on East Village Radio. EVR may be going away, but the metal spirit will never die.

Alright, consider the decks cleared. What did we miss? What are your plans? Let us know and catch all of the dates, reams of streams, and other noted details below.

Continue reading "The Heavy Lowdown: new Black Anvil, Crowbar, Atlas Moth, YOB, Tombs, Eyehategod, Origin ++ weekend shows +++ more"

By Ian Chainey

Eyehategod at Saint Vitus, 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Eyehategod

Future tour mates Eyehategod and Enabler are currently streaming their new albums in full. Both bands -- along with the raging Ringworm who beat both to the full stream punch by a few months -- will embark on an extensive run through the Eastern half of the US following their appearances at Maryland Deathfest.

For NOLA sludge legends Eyehategod, the eponymous outing that's set to drop on May 27 via Housecore Records (preorder) marks their first album in 14 years and final with drummer Joey LaCaze who passed away in 2013. The Pitchfork-housed stream gets going straight from the gate, setting the pace with "Agitation! Propaganda!" and never letting up over the next ten tracks. For a band known to jam, often riding stretched out riffs and feedback whip-cracks, Eyehategod is rather free of fat. Only two songs eclipse the four minute mark, showcasing a lean, poisoned idea of punk-esque focus.

And that snarl makes Enabler a great fit as a bill companion. The Milwaukee trio's Fin Absolue Du Monde, also due out on May 27 by way of the Compound (preorder), crustily rumbles while dark melodies crash below the tumult. The LP, streaming below, follows two 2013 EPs and continues on with the group's synthesis of Swedish rolling core and the unholy buzz of Clevo killers such as the classic, you guessed it, Ringworm.

Which is why this is a neat-ass tour. There's a definite sonic through-line connecting all three bands, even if they would appear to clash on paper. Of course, the true unifier is everyone's endless stage energy. All of the above have a knack for making shows explode into cathartic releases of pent up fury. From the May 28 Atlanta, Georgia kick-off to the June 25 Pensacola, Florida finale, the troika of terror will certainly lay all stops to waste. It hits NYC on June 7 at Europa with Shitkill and lands in Chicago a few days later. Tickets for the NYC show are still available.

All dates are listed, with the Enabler LP stream, plus song streams from Eyehategod and Ringworm, below...

Continue reading "Eyehategod & Enabler streaming new albums, kicking off tour with Ringworm soon"

by Doug Moore

Eyehategod at Saint Vitus, 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)

Rumors of an Eyehategod / Ringworm / Enabler tour in support of the former's upcoming self-titled album (their first in almost 15 years) have been floating around for a few days now, but it's now officially been announced. The three bands will take to the road in North America from late May through late June, shortly after EHG complete a brief run of West Coast and festival dates.

The tour will hit NYC on 6/7 at Europa -- not my first choice for venue, but this lineup will destroy no matter what the surroundings. Tickets aren't on sale yet, but will be available at this link soon. All dates are listed below.

Enabler also play NYC sooner when their tour with Cop Problem hits Grand Victory on 4/19 (tix).

In the meantime, stream both of EHG's recently-released singles and check out their full set of announced dates below...

Continue reading "Eyehategod touring w/ Ringworm and Enabler (dates)"

by Wyatt Marshall

Eyehategod at Saint Vitus, November 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)

New Orleans sludge monsters Eyehategod unleashed a song off of their forthcoming self-titled album a couple of weeks ago, and now they've done it again with the album's opener, the awesomely named "Robitussin and Rejection." The track is quaking, punishing and bluesy, not likely to let any fan of the band down. As mentioned, the new album--EHG's first in 14 years and first since the passing of founding drummer Joey LaCaze--features LaCaze's drum tracks. Look for the album on May 27 on Housecore Records.

Eyehategod has tacked a short run of west coast dates onto the previously mentioned Baltimore show with High on Fire, Corrosion of Conformity (who are touring and playing Saint Vitus on 4/26) and more. They'll also be playing the Dark Lord Day in Munster, IN, where Three Floyds Brewing sells its Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout. The festival is the only place to buy the much coveted beer, and this year the festival will also feature performances from High on Fire Iron Reagan, Corrections House (which features Scott Kelly of Neurosis, Sanford Parker of Nachtmystium, Mike Williams of EHG, and Bruce Lamont of Yakuza) and more.

All dates are listed, with the new song stream, below...

Continue reading "Eyehategod released "Robitussin and Rejection" from new LP (listen +++ updated tour dates)"

by Wyatt Marshall

Eyehategod at The Acheron, November 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)

Just a couple of weeks ago, we learned that Eyehategod had finished recording their first album in 14-years and the first since the passing of founding drummer Joey LaCaze. We now know that the self-titled LP will be due out on May 27, and the band have unloaded its first single, "Agitation! Propaganda!" The song, a warped, punchy, bluesy, pissed off monster, features Joey LaCaze's drum tracks, which made it onto the final mastering of the album. Take a listen to it at the bottom of this post.

To celebrate the release, Eyehategod will be playing a loaded one-off show at The Ottobar in Baltimore on April 27 with High on Fire (who are announcing a tour), Corrosion of Conformity, Magrudergrind, Strong Intention and Ilsa. Tickets for what's sure to be a packed show are on sale now.

Stream "Agitation! Propoganda!" below...

Continue reading "Eyehategod announce new LP (stream a new song!), playing a one-off Baltimore show w/ High on Fire & CoC"

by Doug Moore

Mike Williams w/ Eyehategod at the Acheron, 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Eyehategod

Southern sludge trope-makers Eyehategod put out their last record in 2000 -- 14 years ago. Since then, the band has endured a seemingly endless string of setbacks: Hurricane Katrina, various band member incarcerations, and the passing of founding drummer Joey LaCaze. All things considered, it's not a huge surprise that they've been unable to produce a full album of recorded material over that stretch (though a couple of new songs have emerged).

It appears, however, that Eyehategod have finally broken their dry spell. EHG vocalist Mike Williams announced via his Facebook that the band have a finished fifth album in hand:

EYEHATEGOD master tapes are in our hands RIGHT NOW!!! Artwork getting close to be being done as well..!!! Gonna be KKKKIIIILLERRR.. Got some surprises up our sleeve too...! SOUNDS and LOOKS INSANE!!!
It's also worth noting that 'master tapes' implied that the band is sticking with analog tech for this one -- no surprise there, but one wonders what other "surprises up our sleeve" this stylistically consistent band has in store.

Stream "New Orleans is the New Vietnam," one of the few new EHG songs to emerge thus far (and presumably a demo version of a song from the upcoming LP?), below...

Continue reading "Eyehategod finished recording their first album since 2000"

photos by Caroline Harrison

Eyehategod @ Saint Vitus - 11/16/13
Eyehategod
Eyehategod

Last week, "Big Easy sludge all-stars" Eyehategod brought their tour to NYC for their first two area shows since the tragic passing of drummer and founding member Joey LaCaze -- one at the Acheron on Saturday (11/16) and one at Saint Vitus on Thursday (11/14). After Dale Crover of the Melvins briefly filled in at Housecore Horror Film Fest, these shows were with LaCaze's permanent replacement, Aaron Hill.

We've got a review, pictures, and video over at Invisible Oranges. Here's a bit:

Long Island's The Communion opened the night with a brief set of blackened hardcore sludge and were followed by Brooklyn's own black metal horde, Mutilation Rites. Both bands performed admirably, but the focus of the evening was on Eyehategod. Once Mike IX and company took the stage, any doubt about the band's performance was immediately dispelled. Aaron Hill's drumming fits with the band perfectly, and the everyone played incredibly tightly considering this was only their sixth performance with a new drummer. In between songs Mike IX addressed the audience, and at one point officially introduced Aaron Hill and said a few words about his fallen friend, Joey LeCaze. But, in true Eyehategod fashion, most of the evening was spent whipping the adoring crowd into a substance-fueled frenzy.
You can scope the full writeup and photo set at IO. Some of the pics and a full-set video of EHG are below...

Continue reading "Eyehategod played two NYC shows with new drummer Aaron Hill -- pics & video from Saint Vitus w/ Mutilation Rites"

by Doug Moore

Eyehategod at Housecore Horror Fest 2013 (more by Trent Maxwell)
Eyehategod

We mentioned last week that a "mystery" band billed as the Big Easy Sludge All-Stars had announced a show at Acheron on 11/16, alongside Trenchgrinder and Syphilitic Lust. In a shocking turn of events that has no doubt surprised at least two or three people, the venue has now announced that the "Big Easy Sludge All-Stars" are indeed Eyehategod. Surprise!

This show should be seriously awesome -- EHG rarely play such small venues these days, and it'll be an opportunity to catch them with new drummer Aaron Hill if you don't hit their sold-out show with Mutilation Rites and The Communion at Saint Vitus on Thursday (11/14t). Tickets to Acheron are still available.

Meanwhile, you can check out video of new drummer Aaron Hill in action at a recent show in Columbus, OH (via Blabbermouth), along with Eyehategod's current tour schedule, below...

Continue reading "Eyehategod sold out Saint Vitus, officially playing Acheron show this weekend ++ video with new drummer Aaron Hill"

by Doug Moore

BESAS

So this is intriguing: over the weekend, the Brooklyn venue Acheron announced a show headlined by "the Big Easy Sludge All Stars" on November 16. The show also features locals Trenchgrinder and Syphilitic Lust.

The show's flyer, below, describes the heretofore-unknown Big Easy Sludge All Stars as "featuring members of Down, Mystick Krewe of Clearlight, Melvins and Outlaw." (UPDATE: There's no Melvins member involved. It was a mistake on the initial flyer and the new flyer can now be seen below.) You may also recall that Eyehategod -- which features Jimmy Bower of Down and the Mystick Krewe of Clearlight, and who recently played the Housecore Horror fest with Dale Crover of Melvins on drums -- are about to hit the Northeast for a few dates. The band is playing Saint Vitus on 11/14 (tickets), but the show on the November 16 is listed as "TBA at TBA". Oh, and the Acheron show has a $25-per-ticket presale already going. You do the math.

Eyehategod announced their permanent replacement drummer on Friday. Check out the full set of upcoming Eyehategod dates, and the show flyer, below.

In related news, the new Melvins album "Tres Carbones" is streaming at Pitchfork Advance.

Continue reading ""Big Easy Sludge All Stars" playing Acheron after Eyehategod show at Saint Vitus; Listen to the new Melvins album"

by Wyatt Marshall

Eyehategod / Down / GWAR at the Housecore Horror Fest (more by Trent Maxwell)
eyehategod
Phil Anselmo
GWAR

New Orleans sludge masters Eyehategod announced yesterday that Aaron Hill of New Orleans bands Missing Monuments and Mountain of Wizard will be the drummer for Eyehategod going forward, including a date at Saint Vitus on November 14 with Mutilation Rites and The Communion (tickets). The question of a permanent drummer has been in the air since the death of original Eyehategod drummer Joey LaCaze in August. Dale Crover of Melvins filled in this past weekend during Eyehategod's Joey Lacaze tribute set at the Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin. Check out Eyehategod's scheduled tour dates below, and look for additional dates in the coming weeks.

The four-day Housecore Fest (10/24 - 10/27) was hosted by Phil Anselmo and featured a stacked line-up, including Melvins, Gwar, Pallbearer, Goblin (performing their score to Suspira in full), Down and many more. You can check out pics from day 2 and days 3 & 4 over on BV Austin. IO sent guest writer David Hall down to the fest, and you can check out his two part review and additional photos on Invisible Oranges.

Eyehategod tour dates below...

Continue reading "Eyehategod announce new drummer, played Austin's Housecore Horror Film Fest w/ GWAR, Goblin & more (pics)"

by Doug Moore

new guy is second from left
pig destroyer

Pig Destroyer has been a band since 1997. That's a long time; some of you reading this were probably born that year. During that 16-year run, various members have come and gone -- the band has had four drummers (if you count Municipal Waste/Burnt By the Sun drummer Dave Witte's brief stint) and three samples/electronics folk, but never once have Pig Destroyer included a bassist in their ranks.

Until now, anyway. In an interview with Terrorizer, guitarist Scott Hull has announced that John Jarvis (drummer Adam Jarvis's cousin) will be joining the band on the four-string. Here's Hull's explanation for the change:

"After so many years of remaining bass-less, why did you decide to welcome a bassist into the fold now?
Scott Hull: Well, the biggest reason we DIDN'T have a bass player, or another guitarist, for so many years was that we just didn't want the added complication of someone having to learn lines that I'd already written. Additionally, we just didn't want to have another person in the band because it adds complexity; travel arrangements for shows, space in a van/bus. . .etc etc. As the years progressed, we just thought "well we've gone this far without anyone else, why bother introducing a new headache now?" But honestly, I've been wanting to broaden the scope of our music for quite some time. It would be very difficult, for instance, to really do some Jesus Lizard-y type of material without a bass player, but we want to bring that sound into our material somewhat as well as some other styles that would really require a bassist, so that really made us think about it seriously. Luckily, the bass player we chose is a really good fit technically and personality-wise. He gets where we are at and knows we are picky about what we do and when, so he wont get impatient that we aren't touring 200 days out of the year.

Does this mean you'll be retroactively adding bass lines to your old classics when playing live?

Scott Hull: Yep, we've been doing that. And for the most part, it's added some real depth to the tracks, which is exciting. In some cases, like for the songs 'Terrifyer' and 'Starbelly', it's really changed them altogether. It's very cool. I feel like we kinda reinvigorated ourselves when Adam came into the band, and we're kinda doing it again with John. Change is good.

This decision was arguably overdue; Pig Destroyer have had a tough time replicating the thickness of their recorded material when they play out in the past, and a bass presence will make a huge difference for them. The Jarvises also play together in the awesome grind/death/hardcore outfit Fulgora, who hopefully won't throw in the towel now that both guys are working on Pig Destroyer.

Pig Destroyer will debut their new lineup at Phil Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Fest, which starts on Friday (10/25) and runs until Sunday (10/27). Housecore has quietly become one of the best American metal festivals of the year, and it'll host a couple of other significant firsts: Goblin playing their Suspiria live with the film, and Dale Crover (of Melvins) drumming for Eyehategod. You can still buy walk-up tix for the fest or venue-limited badges; check out the full lineup of bands below.

Continue reading "Pig Destroyer adds bassist after 16 years without one; debuting new lineup at Housecore Horror fest"

by Wyatt Marshall

Eyehategod at Saint Vitus in 2012 (more by Lukas Hodge)
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When we last heard from New Orleans sludge lords Eyehategod, they announced that (the) Melvins drummer Dale Crover would be filling in behind the kit after the untimely passing of Joey LaCaze, and the resulting show cancellations. It's since been announced that Eyehategod will be heading out on a short tour following their appearance at Phil Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin. The tour now includes a NYC date happening at Saint Vitus on November 14. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now.

All dates, including a free benefit show for the Lilith LaCaze Foundation in Jefferson, LA on Halloween, are listed below...

Continue reading "Eyehategod announce more dates (Saint Vitus included)"

by Doug Moore

Dale Crover with (the) Melvins (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Dale Crover

NOLA sludge kings Eyehategod have been in limbo since the untimely passing of drummer Joey LaCaze last month. LaCaze was a unique talent, and the band wisely chose not to rush into announcing a replacement for him. However wise, this decision had a price. LaCaze's empty throne forced the band to cancel their Invisible Oranges-sponsored boat show earlier in September.

Eyehategod's 25th-anniversary appearance at Phil Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Fest has hung in the balance since. Happily, the festival announced today that the band has found a suitable fill-in for their 10/26 appearance: Dale Crover of (the) Melvins, who will also join the bill as a replacement for Crowbar.

Presumably, Crover won't replace LaCaze in the long term; his main band tours a lot, and he's one of its two core members. But as far as matches for EHG go, he's as good as they're likely to get -- dude is one of the hardest hitters in the game, and he's got the chops to manage EHG's sneaky time-stretch tempo component.

The Housecore fest -- which also features Goblin performing their Suspiria score -- will take place from 10/24 through 10/27 in Austin. Tickets are still available.

byy Doug Moore

Eyehategod aboard the Rocks Off Boat Cruise, 2009 (more by Chloe Rice)
Eyehategod

In a disappointing but predictable turn of events, Eyehategod have cancelled their run of 25th-anniversary dates this weekend, including the Invisible Oranges-sponsored NYC Rocks Off Boat Show with Final Conflict planned for this coming Sunday (9/15), in the wake of drummer Joey LaCaze's untimely death. No word yet as to whether the band will schedule replacement shows for this run. Stay tuned for more details as they emerge.

byy Doug Moore

Eyehategod aboard the Rocks Off Boat Cruise, 2009 (more by Chloe Rice)
Eyehategod

In a disappointing but predictable turn of events, Eyehategod have cancelled their run of 25th-anniversary dates this weekend, including the Invisible Oranges-sponsored NYC Rocks Off Boat Show with Final Conflict planned for this coming Sunday (9/15), in the wake of drummer Joey LaCaze's untimely death. No word yet as to whether the band will schedule replacement shows for this run. Stay tuned for more details as they emerge.

Joey with Eyehategod at Europa, June 2010 (more by Samantha Marble)
Eyehategod

Eyehategod have issued a statement regarding the passing of drummer Joey LaCaze:

Joseph M. LaCaze, New Orleans native and drummer for EyeHateGod, Mystick Krewe of Clearlight and Outlaw Order passed away on Aug. 23rd in New Orleans after a very successful five week UK and European tour w/ EHG.

He also performed ceremonial voodoo drumming and in numerous solo experimental electronic projects.

Doctors confirmed to family members the cause as respiratory failure. He also suffered from severe long term asthma.

An account is set up for the benefit of his daughter Lilith LaCaze. Checks can be made payable to the Lilith LaCaze or Joseph LaCaze donation fund at any Capital One Bank in any city.

So far the band has not commented on the status of the 25th Anniversary shows in the US, but we'd imagine it would be very tough to replace such a solid drummer on this short of notice.

Our heart goes out to the Eyehategod families and especially LaCaze's family.

Eyehategod at Saint Vitus in November 2012 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Eyehategod

As reported at Invisible Oranges, legendary Eyehategod / Outlaw Order drummer Joey LaCaze passed away on Friday (8/23) according to reports. Circumstances are unknown at this point. LaCaze was 42 years old and leaves behind a wife and daughter.

The drummer had just returned from a stint in Europe and was gearing up to play a series of 25th anniversary shows scheduled for September.

RIP Joey LaCaze. Though the music of Eyehategod will live forever.

Video and audio from Eyehategod are below...

Continue reading "Joey LaCaze of Eyehategod, RIP"

Corrections House at Saint Vitus, Jan 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Corrections House

Corrections House, featuring past and present personnel from of Neurosis, Eyehategod, Yakuza, Minsk and others, are prepping their new LP, Last City Zero, for release in October via Neurot Recordings. The long-player is the follow-up to the band's 7" from earlier this year, and includes the new jam "Run Through The Night" which you can stream below.

As discussed, Eyehategod is celebrating 25 years with a string of shows in September, including a Rocks Off Boat Cruise on 9/15, partly sponsored by Invisible Oranges. Tickets are still available.

Meanwhile, Bruce Lamont will join Wrekmeister Harmonies as part of their set at Saint Vitus on August 30 (tickets).

Also, make sure to head to InvisibleOranges to check out a long-form piece by Joseph Schafer on the phenomenon of the supergroup.

Track stream below...

Continue reading "Corrections House ready debut LP for Neurot (stream a track)"

Eyehategod aboard a Rocks Off Boat Cruise, Oct 2009 (more by Chloe Rice)
Eyehategod

Hands down, one of the most legendary shows of the past five years was the Rocks Off concert featuring Eyehategod, Pig Destroyer, Goatwhore and more on a boat. If you missed it, check out pictures from that insane show in 2009. Now, InvisibleOranges is stoked to present Eyehategod's return to the seas, this time on September 15 with the legendary Final Conflict, one of their first reunion shows on the East Coast! Tickets are on sale so get yours now. They will disappear.

The show is one of a few in celebration of 25 years of southern discomfort or, the anniversary of the birth of nihilistic sludge gods Eyehategod. All tour dates are listed, along with a video, below.

Continue reading "Eyehategod celebrates 25th anniversary with shows, including an IO/Rocks Off boat show! (dates)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Goblin

Never say never. A band that I thought I personally would never be able to see in my lifetime was Italian horror-prog band Goblin.

Formed in 1972, Goblin's roots lie in several other Italian prog-rock bands of the time... the group initially dubbed itself the Cherry Five and played British-style progressive rock in the vein of Yes, Genesis, and ELP. They signed with the Italian Cinevox label, and issued a self-titled debut in 1975, which performed disappointingly. However, it caught the ear of film director Dario Argento, who contacted Cinevox after growing dissatisfied with the jazzy work being done on his Profondo Rosso by composer Giorgio Gaslini. the Cherry Five rechristened themselves Goblin (in keeping with the horror movie theme), kept a small portion of Gaslini's work, and completely redid the remainder of the score in a heavier, harder-rocking style. The results helped make the film a hit, and the soundtrack album topped the Italian charts... [Argento] put Goblin to work creating a new soundtrack; this time, he shot the film only after hearing the music. The result, 1977's Suspiria, became Goblin's most acclaimed work, combining the band's heavy riffing and busy drum work with more eerie electronics than ever before, plus sinister, experimental vocal effects. The film and soundtrack were both hits once again, and the Goblin/Argento partnership was firmly established -[Allmusic]
That all changed today when the previously discussed Housecore Horror Film Festival announced that Goblin's Maurizio Guarini and Claudio Simonetti will perform a live score of the classic film Suspiria during the Austin, TX festival! The appearance, which will occur at Emo's between October 25-27, is the band's first-ever performance in the U.S. The appearance will join the previously announced performers Down, Crowbar, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, EyeHateGod, Warbeast and Void ov Voices (aka Attila of Mayhem), who will perform "a live soundtrack for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari." Tickets are on sale.

Head below for the trailer for the legendary Suspiria.

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