This Week In METAL (07/13/09)
by Black Bubblegum
DOWNLOAD: YOB – “Burning The Altar” (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Burnt By The Sun – “Inner Station” (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Weekend Nachos – “A Few Blocks South” (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Nadja & Black Boned Angel – “II” Edit (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Greymachine – “Vultures Descend” (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Burning Love – 2009 Demo (Sendspace MP3 link)
YOB Live (hevisto)
Out this week, the return of the mighty YOB with their absolutely colossal new album The Great Cessation. If you were a fan of masterful, thundering, sickening doom or the previous material by YOB or Middian/Age Eternal, this album is HIGHLY recommended… possibly their best LP yet? The Great Cessation is currently on sale at the Profound Lore, and the band recently was interviewed by Hellbound.
The brutal band with the awesome name, Weekend Nachos, are hitting the road at the end of August and into September bludgeoning the Northeast with dates including Rockstar Bar on Sept 4th! The band is currently supporting their new LP Unforgivable out now at your favorite distro or via the band. Check out “A Few Blocks South” from Unforgivable and make sure and get out to Rockstar Bar on 9/4, if you ain’t chicken.
Cave In is BACK officially with the release of the Planets of Old 12″, and the song “Retina Sees Rewind” available now on iTunes! The ultra-limited 12″ is available July 28th, and in much larger numbers at their comeback show on July 19th in Allston, MA.
Maryland Deathfest has announced the inital 2010 lineup and…. whoooa nelly!
ENTOMBED, OBITUARY, EYEHATEGOD, PENTAGRAM, SINISTER, INCANTATION, PORTAL, HAEMORRHAGE, IMPALED, GRIDLINK, INGROWING (Czech Republic), GRIDE (Czech Republic), 16, BIRDS OF PREY, MASSGRAVE (Canada), FUCK THE FACTS (Canada), TOMBS, HOWL
Out now via 20 Buck Spin, the collaborative LP between Nadja & Black Boned Angel. Black Boned Angel is probably best known as the alter-ego of Campbell Kneale of Birchville Cat Motel, who collaborated with Nadja over 2+ years to create the three tracks which formed this LP, as well as the Christ Send Light EP. The graphic artwork is very indicative of the collaborative spirit of the LP as well, as it is also a collaboration between revered artists Stephen Kasner and David D’Andrea. Check out a snippet of one of the tracks on the LP above. Also out now, BBA’s new LP Verdun available via Riot Season.
Union Pool has gone metal! Besides the previously mentioned Dysrhythmia show and the Hull / Giant Squid / Grayceon shindig, the venue has also lined up a few other notable shows in the coming months including the mighty Atomic Bitchwax on August 1, f’n Cable on August 15th (3 days before the release of The Failed Convict), and finally Neurot signees It’s Casual on August 23rd. Full Cable tour dates are below. Stream the new Dysrhythmia album, Psychic Maps, here.
Baroness have completed work on their new album due in October via Relapse Records!
Burnt By the Sun are preparing their FINAL album for release, Heart Of Darkness due on August 18th via Relapse Records. Check out “Inner Station” available for download above, which is also on the Relapse Contamination 2009 comp available for $5.99 on iTunes. The band has scheduled a gang of Euro-dates, but none in the US so far… although with Dave Witte gearing up to release Municipal Waste‘s Massive Aggressive, I’m guessing it might be a while.
Check out a video interview with Municipal Waste, live video of Saint Vitus, as well as a new project featuring Chris Colohan of Cursed, Pentagram, Burzum, 3 Inches Of Blood, Kayo Dot, and much more as This Week In Metal Continues…
A Video Interview with Mike Witte and Land Phil of Municipal Waste
Greymachine, the previously mentioned project between Aaron Turner (Isis, Lotus Eaters, Old Man Gloom), Justin Broadrick (Jesu, Godflesh), Dave Cochrane (Head of David), and Diarmuid Dalton (Jesu, Godflesh), have finally firmed up plans for their debut LP; Disconnected will be released via Hydra Head Records on August 4th. As a refresher course, check out “Vultures Descend” above.
Engineer, who are preparing to hit the road with Tides, have completed nine songs and will hit the studio to record the follow up to The Dregs following that tour. In semi-related news, Engineer’s labelmates on Black Market Activities, The Abominable Iron Sloth and Sweet Cobra, both have LPs coming in October!
Meet Burning Love, the new project of Chris Colohan of ex-Cursed fame (the remainder of the band can be found in Quest For Fire and Crux of Aux). The band recently dropped their demo for free download (above) and are rounding Canada in August with Vicious Cycle, full tour dates are below. Burning Love was recently interviewed by HardTimes.CA.
Scott Carlson of Repulsion goes shopping at Amoeba, and so does Fantasma of Brujeria.
Reign Supreme are currently Testing The Limits of Infinite with their new LP out NOW on Deathwish. The band is hitting the road in July with The Carrier supporting Shai Hulud which includes a date at Santos Party House on August 12 (tickets are on sale), as well as appearances at This Is Hardcore, Sound & Fury, and The Great American Hardcore fests. Jay Pepito (vocals) was recently interviewed by SMNNews.
Check out a recent interview by the LA Record with Bobby Liebling of Pentagram
With their support slot on the Secret Chiefs 3 tour in the rearview mirror, Kayo Dot are headed back into the studio to record their follow-up to Blue Lambency Downward. Randall Dunn will man the boards and look for the LP to hit stores in the fall. Toby Driver of Kayo Dot‘s other band, Maudlin of The Well, recently dropped a new LP for free.
Noise-punk badasses Fight Amp have scheduled a tour of the East Coast, with a few additional dates scheduled with the mighty Millions in their native Midwest. Dates are below, and it includes a Brooklyn date though details are forthcoming.
Down with Mastodon – “Bury Me In Smoke” @ Rockwave 2009
JULY 13th – Lit Lounge – Unearthly Trance, Harpoon, Casket Architects
JULY 15th – The Charleston – Harpoon
JULY 15th – Cake Shop – Jucifer
JULY 16th – 538 Johnson – Pulling Teeth
JULY 16th – Europa – Evoken, Malkuth
JULY 17th – The Charleston – Hatred Surge, Mammoth Grinder, Defeatist
JULY 18th – Union Pool – Dysrhythmia
JULY 19th – Irving Plaza – Suffocation, Origin, Necrophagist
JULY 19th – Death By Audio – STATS
JULY 20th – Irving Plaza – Suffocation, Origin, Necrophagist
JULY 20th – Europa – Eyes of Noctum, Villains, Bezoar
JULY 23rd – Gramercy – Goatwhore
JULY 26th – MHOW – Harvey Milk, Torche, Pollution
JULY 29th – Union Pool – Saviours, Children, Sourvein
JULY 31st – Brooklyn Masonic Temple – Repulsion, Brutal Truth, Pig Destroyer
AUG 1st – Union Pool – Atomic Bitchwax
AUG 2nd – Public Assembly – Keelhaul, Minsk, Unearthly Trance, Defeatist, STATS
Holy shit! Yep. A ton if interesting records out this week and into next. I hope you saved your dinero… gonna be ‘spensive! I would say if you limit yourself to a few purchases this week, YOB, Moss, Suffocation, Drudkh, Anaal Nathrakh, and/or Destroyer 666 should be somewhere near the top of your list.
Nebula – Heavy Psych
Dysrhythmia – Psychic Maps
MOSS – Tomb Of The Blind Drugged
Suffocation – Blood Oath
Poison The Well – The Tropic Rot
Reign Supreme – Testing The Limits of Infinite
Drudkh – Microcosmos
Destroyer 666 – Defiance
Anaal Nathrakh – In The Constellation Of The Black Widow
Nadja & Black Boned Angel – S/T
YOB – The Great Cessation
Clutch – Strange Cousins From The West
Suffocation – Blood Oath
Terrorizer interviews Coalesce
NEWS BLAST (BEATS):
– Roadburn has posted a few sets of streamable audio from the 2009 festival, including Mono, Alexander Tucker, Cathedral, and Orange Goblin.
– Check out an exclusive Misery Index tour diary at Metalsucks.
– Priestess are working on a new LP.
– More details have risen regarding the forthcoming Hellhammer/Celtic Frost book.
– Deaf Sparrow rocked a pair of notable interviews lately… Kurt Ballou and Black Anvil.
– Invisible Oranges interviewed Greg Anderson of sunn 0))) and reviewed ASG‘s recent show at The Charleston.
– Check out a video interview with Suffocation by Metalunderground.com.
– Hardtimes.Ca sat down with the mighty Attila Csihar of Mayhem for a video interview.
– A Gorgoroth (not a God Seed) studio report is available here.
– Check out an audio interview with Absu conducted at BB King’s on 6/21.
– Satyr of Satyricon proclaims that Lords of Chaos is “inaccurate”.
– Updated Motorhead, Nashville Pussy, and Rev Horton Heat dates are below. Tickets are still available for their 9/9/9 show at Roseland.
Saint Vitus – “Mystic Lady” @ Hellfest 6/19/09
Saint Vitus – “Living Backwards / I Bleed Black” @ Hellfest 6/19/09
MOTÖRHEAD, REVEREND HORTON HEAT, NASHVILLE PUSSY – 2009 TOUR DATES
Aug. 28 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Aug. 29 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
Aug. 30 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Sep. 01 – Detroit, MI – Motor City Casino
Sep. 02 – Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
Sep. 03 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Sep. 05 – Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues
Sep. 06 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Sep. 08 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Sep. 09 – New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom
Sep. 11 – Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
Sep. 12 – Cherokee, NC – Cherokee Motorcycle Rally
Sep. 15 – Tampa, FL – Jannus Landing
Sep. 16 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
Sep. 18 – Houston, Texas – Warehouse Live –
Sep. 19 – Dallas, TX – Palladium
Sep. 20 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s
Sep. 23 – St. Louis, MO – Pageant
Sep. 24 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theater
Sep. 26 – Denver, CO – Fillmore
Sep. 28 – Calgary, AB – Flames Central
Sep. 29 – Edmonton, AB – Events Center
Oct. 01 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue
Oct. 02 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
Oct. 03 – Portland, OR – Roseland
Oct. 05 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield
Oct. 09 – Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Live
Oct. 10 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
FIGHT AMP – 2009 TOUR DATES
8/28 Harrisonburg, VA @ The Blue Nile
8/29 Richmond, VA @ Nara Sushi
8/30 Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
8/31 Atlanta, GA @ Club 529
9/1 Tallahassee, FL @ TBA
9/2 New Orleans, LA @ Saturn Bar
9/4 Nashville, TN @ Springwater*
9/5 Louisville, KY @ Skull Alley*
9/6 Indianapolis, IN @ Casa Del Kotex*
9/7 Chicago, IL @ TBA*
9/8 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class**
9/9 Syracuse, NY @ TBA
9/10 Brooklyn, NY @ TBA
9/11 Philadelphia, PA @ The El Bar
* w/ Millions
** w/ Dark Overlords
CABLE – 2009 TOUR DATES
Jul 24 2009 Cherry Street Station Wallingford, Connecticut
Jul 25 2009 The Middle East (Downstairs) Cambridge, Massachusetts
Aug 12 2009 TBA DC, Washington DC
Aug 13 2009 Nara Sushi Richmond, Virginia
Aug 14 2009 TBA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 15 2009 Union Pool Brooklyn, New York
WEEKEND NACHOS – 2009 TOUR DATES
Aug 31 2009 Borg Ward Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sep 1 2009 the DAAC Grand Rapids, Michigan
Sep 2 2009 The Tower 2012 Cleveland, Ohio
Sep 3 2009 house show Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sep 4 2009 Rockstar Bar Brooklyn, New York
Sep 5 2009 Nara Sushi Richmond, Virginia
Sep 6 2009 Anarchtica Chattanooga, Tennessee
Sep 7 2009 PS Warehouse Atlanta, Georgia
Sep 8 2009 Uncle Gary’s Fun House Birmingham, Alabama
Sep 9 2009 T.B.A. Memphis, Tennessee
Sep 10 2009 Little Hamilton Nashville, Tennessee
Sep 11 2009 T.B.A. Louisville, Kentucky
Sep 12 2009 The Nuthouse St. Louis, Missouri
BURNT BY THE SUN – 2009 TOUR DATES
Oct 7 2009 13 Tilburg
Oct 8 2009 Vera Groningen
Oct 10 2009 FIGHTING COCKS KINGSTON
Oct 12 2009 CORPORATION SHEFFIELD
Oct 14 2009 STAR AND GARTER MANCHESTER
Oct 15 2009 02 BAR ACADEMY LONDON
Oct 16 2009 AN CLUB ATHENS
Oct 17 2009 EX-MATTATOIO PERUGIA
Oct 19 2009 CHELSEA VIENNA
Oct 21 2009 HAFENKLANG HAMBURG
Oct 23 2009 BIKINI TEST LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS
Oct 24 2009 Kulturfabrik Esch-Sur-Alzette
Oct 25 2009 PATRONAAT HAARLEM
BURNING LOVE, VICIOUS CIRCLE – 2009 TOUR DATES
Jul 25 2009 The Music Gallery Toronto, Ontario*
Aug 8 2009 Siesta Nouveaux Toronto, Ontario
Aug 9 2009 TBA London, Ontario
Aug 10 2009 The Trinity Lounge Sarnia, Ontario
Aug 11 2009 East Coast Tour TBA, Ontario
Aug 12 2009 73 St. Catharines, Ontario
Aug 13 2009 Commotion House Waterloo, Ontario
Aug 14 2009 TBA Ottawa, Ontario
Aug 15 2009 Bar Le Saloon Sherbrooke, Quebec
Aug 16 2009 Friendship Cove Montreal, Quebec **
Aug 17 2009 TBA Moncton, New Brunswick
Aug 18 2009 Rock Garden (all ages) Halifax, Nova Scotia
Aug 18 2009 Coconut Grove (19+) Halifax, Nova Scotia
Aug 19 2009 The Benevolent Irish Society Charlottetown, Prince Edward
Aug 21 2009 Katacombes Montreal, Quebec
* NO Vicious Cycle
** NO Vicious Cycle, Vile Intent
REIGN SUPREME – 2009 TOUR DATES
Jul 18 2009 Anchors Up, Haverhill, MA, Massachusetts*
Jul 19 2009 Waterfront Tavern, Holyoake, Massachusetts*
Jul 20 2009 The Loft, Poughkeepsie, New York*
Jul 21 2009 First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania*
Jul 22 2009 Croc Rock, Allentown, Pennsylvania*
Jul 23 2009 Forward Hall, Erie, Pennsylvania*
Jul 24 2009 The Corner Pocket, Blairsville, Pennsylvania*
Jul 25 2009 Peabody’s, Cleveland, Ohio*
Jul 26 2009 Studio 8, Indianapolis, Indiana*
Jul 27 2009 Eagles Lodge, Wichita, Kansas*
Jul 28 2009 The Marquee, Denver, Colorado*
Jul 30 2009 The Venue, Los Gatos, California*
Jul 31 2009 El Rodeo Community Center, (SOUND AND FURY 2009) Oxnard, California*
Aug 1 2009 El Rodeo Community Center, (SOUND AND FURY 2009) Oxnard, California*
Aug 2 2009 El Rodeo Community Center, (SOUND AND FURY 2009) Oxnard, California*
Aug 3 2009 Phix Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona*
Aug 4 2009 The Compound, Albuquerque, New Mexico*
Aug 5 2009 The Max, Dallas, Texas*
Aug 6 2009 White Rabbit, San Antonio, Texas*
Aug 7 2009 The High Ground, New Orleans, Louisiana*
Aug 8 2009 The Pit, Jacksonville, Florida*
Aug 9 2009 Lucky’s Pub, Wilmington, North Carolina*
Aug 10 2009 Knights of Columbus, Annapolis, Maryland*
Aug 11 2009 Hangar 84, Vineland, New Jersey*
Aug 12 2009 Santos Party House, New York, NY. New York, New York*
Aug 14 2009 Starland Ballroom, (THIS IS HARDCORE 2009) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 15 2009 Starland Ballroom, (THIS IS HARDCORE 2009) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 16 2009 Starland Ballroom, (THIS IS HARDCORE 2009) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sep 5 2009 Oak Canyon Ranch, (LISKFEST 2009) Irvine, California
Sep 19 2009 Club Lido, Revere, MA. (THE GREAT AMERICAN HARDCORE FEST 2009) Revere, Massachusetts
Sep 20 2009 Club Lido, Revere, MA. (THE GREAT AMERICAN HARDCORE FEST 2009)
* w/ Shai Hulud, Reign Supreme, The Carrier