by BBG


After Grey Wolves, my journey into the Melvins past would continue with their ex-bassist Joe Preston and his solo project Thrones. With a looping pedal, drum machine, and some sort of vocal harmonizer, Joe churned out compelling and doomy rhythms, leads, and everything in between, making for a fascinating one man show. [review from No Fun Fest 2009]

BrooklynVegan and Todd P are proud to present a killer lineup of heavy music at Acheron on October 13th! Headlined by the one and only Joe Preston (Thrones) support will come from Christian Mistress, Villains, and one more TBA! $10 will get you in the door.

The show is one of many that Christian Mistress and Thrones will play together, starting in Portland in September, and ending back in the same state on Halloween. All dates below.

Christian Mistress are celebrating their new LP Agony & Opium out NOW via 20 Buck Spin. With classic 80s Euro riffs and a vocalist that brings to mind Geddy Lee, Agony & Opium feels like a lost relic from the NWOBHM. Dig on the killer retro goodness on "Desert Rose" and "Home In The Sun" available for download above.

Some videos, with all dates, below...

Thrones live at Postgarage, Graz

Christian Mistress - "Desert Rose" live @ downtown practice spaces, 24 may 2010

Villains "Sickness of Snakes"

9/27/2010 Tube - Portland, OR w/ DJ Nate C
9/28/2010 Redroom - Boise, ID
9/29/2010 Club Vegas - Salt Lake City, UT w/ Dwellers, Bees
9/30/2010 3 Kings Tavern - Denver, CO
10/1/2010 Bourbon Theater - Lincoln, NE
10/2/2010 Turf Club - Minneapolis, MN
10/3/2010 The Borg Ward - Milwaukee, WI
10/4/2010 The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
10/6/2010 Southgate House - Newport, KY
10/7/2010 Mac's Bar - Lansing, MI
10/8/2010 The Shop - Toronto, ON
10/10/2010 Geno's - Portland, ME
10/11/2010 O'Brien's - Boston, MA w/ Kintaan
10/12/2010 Machines With Magnets - Providence, RI w/ The Body, Kintaan
10/13/2010 Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Villains
10/14/2010 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA w/ Serpent Throne
10/15/2010 Golden West - Baltimore, MD
10/16/2010 The Triple - Richmond, VA
10/17/2010 The Milestone - Charlotte, NC
10/18/2010 Caledonia Lounge - Athens, GA
10/19/2010 529 - Atlanta, GA
10/20/2010 Hi-Tone Cafe - Memphis, TN
10/21/2010 Nightmare - Dallas, TX w/ Deadsea
10/22/2010 Red 7 - Austin, TX
10/26/2010 Solar Culture - Tucson, AZ
10/29/2010 The Hemlock - San Francisco, CA
10/30/2010 Alibi - Arcata, CA
10/31/2010 Oak St Speakeasy - Eugene, OR

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