Skinless, Kataklysm, Belphegor, Forn & more upcoming heavy shows in NYC ++ new Ramming Speed & The Sword songs
photo: Skinless at MDF 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Plenty of great metal, hardcore, and other heavy shows in NYC are getting announced all the time. We don't get a chance to write about all of them, so here's a roundup of some recently-announced stuff coming up:
Veteran New York death metal band Skinless ended a two-year hiatus back in 2013, and this year they played Maryland Deathfest and returned with Only The Ruthless Remain, their first album since 2006. Now they've got more shows coming up, including NYC on November 21 at Saint Vitus. Tickets are on sale.
November is looking like a good month to see veteran death metal in NYC. Two other long-running bands, but international ones -- Canada's Kataklysm and Austria's Belphegor -- are teaming up for a tour and hitting NYC on November 9 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets are on sale now.
Boston doomsters Fórn make their way back over here on August 22 at Acheron with Lycus, Funerary and Ooze. Tickets are on sale.
Union Pool has a couple heavy shows in August. They've got Mutant Supremacy, Locustra and Throaat on 8/1; and Natur, Pilgrim and Syphilitic Lust on 8/7. Then in September they have Anicon, Forest of Tygers, Infera Bruo and Belus on 9/19. No advance tickets for any of those.
There's stuff this weekend too. Tonight (7/17) there's Unearthly Trance at Acheron, more post-hardcore but Into Another and Fairweather at Gramercy, and more industrial-rap but kinda related but Dalek at Saint Vitus.
Instrumental stoner rock vets Karma to Burn will hit Black Bear Bar on Saturday (7/18) (tickets). Also that night is the '70s-style hard rock bill of Electric Citizen, Mondo Drag, Slow Season and Blackout at Saint Vitus; hardcore legends Government Issue at Acheron, two shows from noise band Wolf Eyes, and more noise at day 1 of the two-day Summer Scum festival.
Summer Scum continues on Sunday (7/19), and you can also see Arabrot and Pinkish Black at The Studio at Webster Hall that night.
Other previously-discussed heavy shows coming up in NYC include Ghost, Ringworm, Mutoid Man, Alcest / Emma Ruth Rundle, KEN mode, Windhand, Noisem, Revocation / Cannabis Corpse, Cult of Luna / Kylesa, Caspian / Circle Takes the Square, The Body, Earth, Slayer / King Diamond, Motorhead / Anthrax, Thou / False, Power Trip / Red Death / Foreseen, The Atlas Moth / Vattnet Viskar / Atriarch, Weedeater / Kings Destroy, Uncle Acid, High on Fire / Pallbearer / Lucifer / Venomous Maximus, Primitive Man, Neurosis / Brothers of the Sonic Cloth / Sumac, Old Man Gloom, Godflesh / Prurient, Catharsis, Christian Mistress / High Spirits, Trap Them / Full of Hell, and more.
Last week's roundup includes Deceased, Department of Correction, Severed Head of State, Gravehill, Krallice, Die Choking, Human Bodies & more.
A ton of great bands were added to Maryland Deathfest 2016 today too.
photo: Ramming Speed at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
We also got some new music this week. The perfectly-named Ramming Speed released the political "Choke Holds & Bullet Holes" off their upcoming album, No Epitaphs (due 9/4 via Prosthetic), and throwback riffers The Sword released "Empty Temples" from High Country (due 8/21 via Razor & Tie). Listen below.
Skinless - Only The Ruthless Remain