Uncle Acid, Neurosis, Der Weg einer Freiheit, Kadavar, Nile, Acid Witch & more upcoming metal in NYC ++ new The Sword
Der Weg einer Freiheit - 'Stellar' artwork
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:
German black metal band Der Weg einer Freiheit have been at it since 2008, and earlier this year released their third album Stellar on Season of Mist. They'll support that album with their first-ever US tour, which hits NYC on October 7 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for that show will be on sale soon via Ticketfly. You can stream the new album below.
A less abrasive German band, the throwback stoner rockers Kadavar, will hit that same venue, Saint Vitus on September 30. Tickets are on sale now. Their new album, titled Berlin, comes out 8/21 via Nuclear Blast. You can watch the video for "Last Living Dinosaur" from that album, below.
Saint Vitus will also host the third annual NY Deathfest on October 3 & 4. Night 1 includes Dead Infection, Gutalax, Immortal Suffering, a surprise band and more; and night 2 includes Soils of Fate, Holocausto Canibal, Morpheus Descends, Dehumanized and more. Tickets (individual shows and two-day passes) are on sale now.
Long-running tech-death band Nile will release their new album, What Should Not Be Unearthed, on 8/28 via Nuclear Blast, and their 2016 tour in support of it hits NYC on January 14 at Gramercy Theater. Tickets for that show will be on sale soon via Ticketmaster. Listen to "Call to Destruction" from the new album, below.
Detroit stoners Acid Witch (not to be confused with San Francisco's likeminded and similarly named Acid King, who are also touring) play NYC on September 12 at Acheron with Shitfucker, Bonehunter and Syphilitic Lust. Tickets are on sale. Earlier this year, Acid Witch released the Midnight Movies EP, which had them covering songs from '80s horror films. You can listen to their take on "Partytime" below.
The previously-discussed Uncle Acid tour now has some pretty cool openers: Ruby the Hatchet and Ecstatic Vision. It hits NYC on September 12 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are still available.
photo: Neurosis at Brooklyn Masonic Temple in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
French grind band Department of Correction hits Vitus on Saturday with locals Mother Brain and Pyrrhon (tickets), and on Sunday that venue hosts the return of metalcore vets Catharsis (tickets). Neurosis, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth (ex-TAD) and Sumac (ex-Isis) play Warsaw on Sunday (tickets).
A little later this month is the BrooklynVegan-presented High on Fire, Pallbearer, Lucifer and Venomous Maximus shows at Irving Plaza (8/15) at MHOW (8/18) (tickets).
Other shows/tours announced since our last roundup: King Diamond / Exodus, Pentagram, Cult Leader, Deafheaven / Envy / Tribulation, Judas Priest / Mastodon, Abigail Williams / Today is the Day and Mayhem / Watain. Revisit our last roundup for more, including Ringworm, Alcest, Noisem, and Godflesh.
We're also streaming the new Gnaw Their Tongues album, with an interview with main member Maurice "Mories" de Jong, over at Invisible Oranges.
Der Weg einer Freiheit - Stellar
Kadavar - "Last Living Dinosaur"
Nile - "Call to Dsetruction"
Acid Witch - "Partytime"
The Sword - "The Dreamthieves"