this week in METAL (12-26-07)
by Black Bubblegum (a BV metal correspondent)
Dillinger Escape Plan @ Blender Theater, NYC – Dec 16, 2007 (CRED)
How long until A.O. Scott and Elvis Mitchell start reviewing films with “two devil horns up” or “4 1/2 Pentagrams”? First, the NY Times article on Sunn 0))) & Boris, then more recently articles on Enslaved & Behemoth, and now Dillinger Escape Plan? Great article that, although short, captures some of the fury that is a Dillinger Escape Plan show….. You know your metal band is doing something right (or reeally wrong?) when the New York Times describes your show as a “thickly textured maelstrom”.
More metal below….
“Fix Your Face” with original DEP vocalist Dimitri Minakakis!
More DEP tourdates here
The guys over at Metalkult.com not only offer a video interview with Chris & Al of Om (which is a little on the gear-y side, but also gets into their style and why they remained a two-piece after Sleep), but also a snippet of the awesome show they put on in November at Europa. The video interview also sheds some light on Shrinebuilder (which will feature Wino is on vocals/guitar, Scott Kelly of Neurosis on guitar).
While you’re there, check out the Enslaved video interview they did too!
Although Sourvein has lost their bass player (and cousin Dixie Dave Collins, also ex-BuzzOv-en) to the success of his band Weedeater, the doomsters will hit the road again in February with fellow Southern Lords Zoroaster, hitting the Knitting Factory in NYC along the way – Tickets are on sale.
Also, according to Club Midway, look for Weedeater to swing through NYC on March 8th as part of another leg of “God Luck & Good Speed” tour…. If you missed either of their shows at Club Midway in the past year,
make sure to get to this one…
Check Genghis Tron‘s myspace for another track from “Board Up The House”, this one entitled “City On A Hill”. Mookie and the boys are on tour.
Japanese black metal weirdos Sigh will embark on a North American tour in late 2008, and the first date has been revealed: Septermber 16th @ BB Kings, NY, NY with Zimmer’s Hole & Unexpect
Doom legends Candlemass return (now with Robert Lowe of Solitude Aetturnus on “Vokills”), bringing their “Epicus Doomicus Metallicus” to the US in May & June of 2008. Daylight Dies will support on all dates….
Candlemass – 2008 Tour Dates
May 19 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
May 20 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues (Tickets are on sale)
May 22 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
May 23 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
May 24 – Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
May 25 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
May 28 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
May 29 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
May 30 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
May 31 – Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theater
Jun. 01 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky a Go Go
Jun. 06 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
Jun. 07 – Fort Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
Candlemass – Bewitched