new Blind to Faith MP3 (and free older album), the Love Below touring w/ Judas (playing Brooklyn w/ Pollution & Megasus)
DOWNLOAD: Blind To Faith - "R.J." (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Blind To Faith - The Seven Fat Years Are Over (Zipped MP3s)
DOWNLOAD: Judas - Dictator 7" (Zipped MP3s)
DOWNLOAD: Megasus - "Paladin Vs. Berserker" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Love Below - "Some Of Us Have Real Problems" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Pollution - "smut sts" (MP3)
Blind To Faith
Nihilism and destruction is king for Belgium's Blind To Faith (members of Rise & Fall, Reproach, and Amenra), and the band made quite the impression with their Holy Terror stunner The Seven Fat Years Are Over. The LP, which is now available for FREE download (above), may lie somewhere in the grey area between crusty d-beat, Celtic Frost, and modern hardcore, but more importantly it's a killer record. Now the crew will take their fury and downtuned riffs to a split with the mighty Gehenna for a new release on A389 Records. Pre-order that 7", and dig on the Blind To Faith contraction "R.J." available above.
Blind To Faith currently have only one tour date to speak of. That's at the Incubate Festival in Tilburg, NL in September:
Incubate is the annual celebration of independent culture. Expect a diverse view on indie culture as a whole, including music, contemporary dance, film and visual arts. We bring more than 200 cutting edge artists in an intimate context to an international audience. Black metal next to free jazz. Street art next to academic dance.
And all over the map it is, with a diverse selection of bands including Dan Deacon (seriously), Liturgy, Zola Jesus, Final (aka Justin Broadrick), The Bomb Squad, Black Mountain, The Fresh & Onlys, and tons more. For more on the fest, including the full lineup, head to the Incubate site.
Meanwhile, Blind To Faith's labelmates and California hardcore monsters The Love Below are hitting the road for a string of US shows with the great Judas. Those shows include a date at Acheron on August 13th with the kick ass Pollution and the similarly brutal Megasus (mem of Lightning Bolt, who we profiled last year), part of a BrooklynVegan/1000Knives production!
Judas's last release was the Dictator 7", out now on RSR. Download that above, highly recommended. The Love Below has a recent release as well, the Reproductive Rights 7", available now at A389 or one of your favorite distros. Pollution's new ®SMUT 12" is a ripper, and it's out now. Ryan of Pollution will play the day before at The Charleston with his band Unearthly Trance when they team up with the great Coffinworm as well as Archon and Syphilitic Lust.
Full tour dates for The Love Below / Judas trek, along with some videos, are below.
POLLUTION - TINYBLACKBURNS Live
Megasus live at Jerky's Providence RI
Blind To Faith "Feast Upon"
Blind To Faith Ghent 11.04.2010
THE LOVE BELOW, JUDAS - 2010 TOUR DATES
Jul 23 2010 Rob's House Mentone, CA
Jul 24 2010 The Slurp Tempe, Arizona
Jul 26 2010 The Pinebox Midland, Texas
Jul 27 2010 1919 Hemphill Ft. Worth, Texas
Jul 28 2010 Downtown Music Hall Little Rock, Arkansas
Jul 29 2010 Spring Street Firehouse Birmingham, Alabama
Jul 30 2010 Fubar Saint Louis, MO
Jul 31 2010 Albion House Chicago, Illinois
Aug 2 2010 Legion of Doom Columbus, Ohio
Aug 3 2010 House Show Detroit, Michigan
Aug 4 2010 Now That's Class Cleveland, Ohio
Aug 5 2010 Yesterday's Wheeling, West Virginia
Aug 6 2010 Charm City Art Space Baltimore, Maryland
Aug 7 2010 The Secret Art Space Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Aug 9 2010 Anchor's Up Haverhill, Massachusetts
Aug 10 2010 The Worker's Center Brewer, Maine
Aug 12 2010 House show Canastota, New York
Aug 13 2010 Acheron Brooklyn, New York
Aug 14 2010 Starlight Ballroom Philadelphia, Pennsylvan
Aug 15 2010 CFBG Greensboro, North Caro
Aug 16 2010 House of Hardcore Columbia, South Caro, US
Aug 17 2010 Uncle Lou's Orlando, Florida
Aug 18 2010 Sluggo's Pensacola, Florida
Aug 19 2010 The Bar Metairie, Louisiana
Aug 20 2010 Nays Houston, Texas
Aug 21 2010 Broken Neck Austin, Texas
Aug 22 2010 Sleepless Nights El Paso, Texas
Aug 23 2010 Skrappys Tucson, Arizona