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Misery Index at BV-BBG CMJ (more by Samantha Marble)
Misery Index

In lieu of my forthcoming Short Wave Warfare column (formerly known as This Week in Metal), I figured I would present a short blast of interesting shows coming up - for the dark side in you.

The biggest news of the pack is that Death metal greats Deceased will team up with the defenders of the filth, Superchrist, for the Slaves To The Grave tour which includes Union Pool on April 17th. Deceased is scheduled to make an appearance at MDF this year, while Superchrist is recovering from the release of Defenders of The Filth last year.

All Deceased tour dates and many more upcoming shows, continued below...

Deceased "The Cemetery's Full" promo video

In addition to the previously discussed Magrudergrind matinee at Cake Shop on 1/23, the band has scheduled a show with BBG CMJ showcase alumni Misery Index and Mutant Supremacy at Union Pool on 2/20. Advance tickets are available.

Magrudergrind - Live @ 924 Gilman St 2009

Misery Index are currently grinding away at their new LP Heirs To Thievery due on Relapse later this year and is documenting the process at Magrudergrind released one of my favorite albums on 2009, their self-titled release on Willowtip. Full Misery Index dates are below.

Veteran offenders Anal Cunt have a show at The Charleston with Divider on Jan 17th (sunday), a big day for fans of heavy music: the sold-out Pentagram/The Gates of Slumber show will be-a-rockin' at BB King's as well as the rescheduled DRI show at Gramercy (tix).

Also playing on Jan 17th but posing a bit less of a problem due to it's 2PM start time, Naam, who will team up with Ben Davis (Sleepytime Trio, Milemarker) for a FREE show at Generation Records. It's one of two shows on the calendar for the BK stoners, with the other falling on Jan 30th supporting Earl Greyhound at Brooklyn Bowl. Get yer tix. Ben Davis will also be at Cake Shop later that night (1/17) and Pete's Candy Store the previous day (1/16).

Though Mammoth Grinder will be in town (again) on 1/12, another recent favorite of mine, The Body, will hit Lulu's (113 Franklin St Greenpoint) that same night with Bad Dream, Concussion, and Natur. The Body know a thing or two about 10,000 watt doom thunder, but are quirky enough to keep it very interesting. They rule.

In case you haven't heard already, Behemoth at Gramercy has been cancelled. The trek, which is now Shining-less but includes faves Lightning Swords of Death, will play The Crazy Donkey on 1/31 instead (tix) with Suffocation and Goatwhore and few not-so-savory others.

The Gates Of Slumber "Ice Worm" Official Video

Mar 19 2010 allentown pa ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania
Mar 20 2010 GILS BAR AND GRILL va beach, va. va. beach, Virginia
Apr 16 2010 O BRIEN'S PUB allston, mass allston, Massachusetts*
Apr 17 2010 UNION POOL brooklyn, new york brooklyn, New York*
Apr 18 2010 KUNG FU NECKTIE philly, pa philly, Pennsylvania*
Apr 19 2010 SIDE BAR baltimore maryland baltimore, Maryland*
Apr 20 2010 KRUGS frederick maryland frederick, Maryland*
Apr 21 2010 THE SMILING MOOSE pittsburgh, pa PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania*
Apr 22 2010 PEABODY'S cleveland ohio cleveland, Ohio*
Apr 23 2010 MACS BAR lansing michigan lansing, Michigan*
Apr 24 2010 RED LINE BAR chicago illinois CHICAGO, Illinois*
May 28 2010 Maryland Deathfest @ Sonar baltimore, Maryland
Jul 17 2010 'BLONDIES' MICHIGAN DEATH FESTIVAL detroit, michigan DETROIT, Michigan
Jul 24 2010 THE CANOPY CLUB 2010 Central Illinois Metalfest urbana, Illinois
* w/Superchrist

Feb 19 2010 Popeye's Poughkeepsie, New York
Feb 20 2010 Union Pool brooklyn, New York
Feb 21 2010 Unit 11 boston, Massachusetts
Feb 22 2010 Cherry Street Station Waterford
Feb 23 2010 Mojo 13 Wilmington, Delaware
Feb 24 2010 Belvediers Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Feb 25 2010 Melody Inn Indianapolis, Indiana
Feb 26 2010 Mac's Lansing, Michigan
Feb 27 2010 Elva's South Bend, Indiana
Feb 28 2010 Reggie's Chicago, Illinois
Mar 1 2010 Vaudeville Des Moines, Iowa
Mar 2 2010 Fubar St. Louis, Missouri
Mar 3 2010 Riot Room Kansas City, Missouri
Mar 4 2010 TBA Hutchinson, Kansas
Mar 5 2010 Conservatory Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Mar 6 2010 War Legion Amarillo, Texas
Mar 7 2010 Reno's Dallas, Texas
Mar 8 2010 Red Seven Austin, Texas
Mar 9 2010 Sam's San Antonio, Texas
Mar 10 2010 Smokin' Aces McAllen, Texas
Mar 11 2010 Zero's Corpus Christi, Texas
Mar 12 2010 Walter's Houston, Texas
Apr 1 2010 Transmission Room, Lic/AA Auckland, New Zealand
Apr 2 2010 The Esplanade Hotel Melbourne, Australia
Apr 3 2010 The Gaelic Club Sydney, Australia
Apr 4 2010 The Hifi Brisbane, Australia
Apr 5 2010 Fowler's Live Adelaide, Australia
Apr 6 2010 Black Betty's Perth, Australia