Hull played their final show at Coco 66 with Elder, Wizard and Cleanteeth (pics & setlist)
photos by Greg Cristman
Hull at their final show
"Did we finally sell out a show after eleven years?" asked guitarist Nick Palmirotto from the stage. "I'm gonna fucking cry."
Snow, slush, and wintry rain couldn't keep a throng of metalheads from packing the house at CoCo 66 Saturday night to bid farewell to Hull. The progressive sludge band has been a staple of the Brooklyn metal scene for the past eleven years but have decided to disband as life takes each member in new directions.
...The band played a deliberately unhurried, two-hour set, pausing between songs to thank individuals in the audience for being part of Hull's history. (During one break, someone in the audience grabbed a mic to say, "You guys have been up here thanking everyone, and I think everyone should thank you guys.") The set featured tunes from the full catalog, stretching back to the epic one-song Viking Funeral LP from 2007. Sound guru Sean Ray of Stray Audio was on deck, mixing and recording the gig in addition to lending extra equipment to the band to ensure optimal sound, and the results were appreciable. About midway through, the third founding guitarist Drew Mack, who left the band in 2012, stepped onstage to revive the triple-ax attack of the original lineup. [Village Voice]
Beloved Brooklyn sludge band Hull has now officially called it quits, but went out with a bang at their sold-out final show at Coco 66 on Saturday (2/21). The review quoted above is full of praise, and we couldn't agree more. It's sad to see them go, but they were great as ever on Saturday, and so were all three openers: Elder, Wizard Rifle and Cleanteeth. More pictures of all the bands, and setlists, below...
Wizard Rifle setlist:
Tears Won't Soften Steel
Beyond the Lightless Sky
In Death, Truth
Earth from Water