Fast-rising death metallers Blood Incantation just stopped by NYC to play their only East Coast shows of 2020 at Saint Vitus on Friday (Valentine's Day) and Saturday (2/15). Though the shows briefly went back on sale, tickets sold out very quickly when they were announced which wasn't long after the band appeared on many end of year lists, from metal and non-metal sites (and bands) alike, ours and Invisible Oranges' included. The venue joked on Instagram about all the guestlist requests they were getting, and the shows were in fact super packed with fans excited to spend a night with the alien-obsessed band.

To sweeten the deal, Blood Incantation played their highly acclaimed 2019 sophomore album Hidden History of the Human Race in full at both shows, and they played their also-loved 2017 debut LP Starspawn on night one, and their 2015 EP Interdimensional Extinction on night two. Support was also super tight. Night one was opened by two NY mainstays -- Dysrhythmia and Artificial Brain, and night two was opened by recent 20 Buck Spin signees Ruin Lust and Funeral Leech.

We caught night one, which was a great show all around. All three bands sounded great and Blood Incantation's new stuff blended in perfectly with the songs from their debut. Pictures of that one are in the gallery above and a video is below.

Three Blood Incantation members will be back on the East Coast when their band Spectral Voice tours with Krypts. They're playing a sold-out show at Saint Vitus on April 18 with Morbid Sphere (mem Vanum, Sanguine Eagle) and NJ's Asbury Park Brewery two days earlier (4/16) with Oxalate and Burial Stone (tickets).

Spectral Voice also just put out a split with Anhedonist on Dark Descent Records featuring the new seven-and-a-half minute death-doom crusher "Ineffable Winds." Listen below.


photos by P Squared

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