Vault (Snapcase, Windhand) streaming debut EP, playing NYC w/ Stillsuit & more
Not only are Buffalo metalcore vets Snapcase working on new material for the first time in over 15 years and playing shows with Sick Of It All, frontman Daryl Taberski is busy fronting his new band Vault too. The lineup also features Daryl's cousin Asechiah Bogdan (who was in Alabama Thunderpussy and played guitar in Windhand up until last year), drummer Erik Larson (who was also in Alabama Thunderpussy as well as Avail), Daryl's Snapcase bandmate Dustin Perry on bass, and guitarist Paul Sebring. They released their self-titled debut EP last year, and it basically sounds the middle ground between Snapcase and Windhand, which is pretty awesome. Daryl's still got his hardcore bark, but the songs are noisy and the riffs are fuzzed-out and psychedelic. Talking about the EP with Revolver (before it came out), Daryl said, "[Asechiah is] playing guitar, as he did in Windhand. He did write, he came up with all the songs, initially. I wouldn't say it's a big departure from Windhand." You can stream the EP in full below.
During that same Revolver interview, Daryl seemed unsure about if and when the band would play live, but they've now announced at least one show happening in NYC. It's at Brooklyn Bazaar Cellar on April 13 and it's an all-around cool bill of veteran punk musicians. The headliners are Queens post-hardcore vets Stillsuit, and the show also includes Death Cults (ex-Pilot To Gunner, I Hate Our Freedom) and High Disciple (dub from members of Texas Is the Reason, Jets to Brazil, 108, Lifetime). Tickets are on sale now.
Meanwhile, High Disciple are also opening one of 108's Songs of Separation 25th anniversary shows in Brooklyn this November. The Sick Of It All/Snapcase shows include NYC's Irving Plaza on June 8 with Slapshot and La Armada on the bill too (tickets).
As for Death Cults, they're planning to release their J Robbins (of Jawbox)-produced debut album on Arctic Rodeo soon, and you can hear two songs from it below.