photos by Nate "Igor" Smith; words by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Yakuza / Royal Thunder @ Saint Vitus, 10/20/2012
BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus
BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

Fueled by Sailor Jerry's spiced rum and PBR (both were free for a limited time), the BrooklynVegan - BBG CMJ showcase at Saint Vitus on 10/20 (a measly $5 door fee at the door if you didn't have a CMJ badge), sold-out the venue with an eclectic mix of bands that exemplified "heavy music" in many different ways: the searing post-rock/post-hardcore/black metal of Sannhet, brooding cello loops by Helen Money, crusty metallic-hardcore from Enabler, Am-Rep-y hardcore by Fight Amp, searing bluesy hard rock from Royal Thunder and experi-metal from Chicago's Yakuza (check out our recent interview with Bruce Lamont). It was all six bands' only CMJ show.

If you missed Royal Thunder (shame on you), you can still catch them on tour with COC.

Special thanks goes out to Saint Vitus, Sailor Jerry, PBR, Raw Rev and Mercy for help making the show a reality. More pictures and video from Saint Vitus, though unfortunately no pictures of the amazing Sannhet, below...

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Sannhet

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

Enabler

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

Enabler

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

Fight Amp

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

Fight Amp @ Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

Royal Thunder

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

Royal Thunder @ Saint Vitus

Royal Thunder - Blue @ Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

Yakuza

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

BV-BBG CMJ Showcase at Saint Vitus

Yakuza - Brooklyn, Saint Vitus 20 Oct 2012

Yakuza - Brooklyn, Saint Vitus 20 Oct 2012