Absu, Villians & Iron Force @ Saint Vitus (pics & video)
photos by Caroline Harrison; words by Doug Moore
Absu @ Saint Vitus - 11/18/13
Texas "mythological occult" (read: black metal) stalwarts Absu wrapped up their fall tour in NYC by hitting Saint Vitus Bar on Monday (11/18) for an Invisible Oranges-sponsored show with local powers Villains and Iron Force. Absu are one of the best live bands in the metal world, and this performance was true to type for them. We've got pictures and a writeup at IO now. Here's an excerpt:
Absu were in top form, with Proscriptor gleefully reminding us (as always) that his band is from Texas before proceeding to use his drum kit to destroy everything in sight. Despite only playing for about an hour, the trio managed to create the kind of atmosphere that turns tiny bars into massive arenas. The 50 fists pumping in unison to classic tracks like "Never Blow Out the Eastern Candle" and new favorites like "Earth Ripper" felt like 50,000, and the band fed off the crowd's energy, visibly thrilled that Saint Vitus had temporarily become their Barclays Center.
Check out a video of their entire set, plus more pictures, below...