Venomous Concept, Nails & Villains played Europa (pics)
Grind supercrew Venomous Concept battered a small crowd at Europa, where the band blasted through 25+ songs with support from Cali killers Nails and blackened and badass Villains. The show was part of an overall tour for VC, who played a string of West Coast dates with BV SXSW alumni Kill The Client prior to the eastside mayhem. Nails supported on all east coast dates.
Locals Villains, who have laid low as of late, played new tracks from a forthcoming release due on the great Nuclear War Now. No official word on the release date for the LP, but the material sounds very promising live and I can't wait to see them again when the open for Thrones and Christian Mistress (on 10/13 at Acheron).
Nails, who will see their Unsilent Death re-released by Southern Lord on 10/5 (it originally surfaced on Six Feet Under), lived up to the hype that the band has been receiving as of late, delivering a blistering 20 minute set that would probably have gotten somer serious crowd movement if the turnout was larger. Cop Unsilent Death, it's a burner.
Venomous Concept finished out the night with an hour+ of d-beaty grind culled from the band's recent Poisoned Apple, as well as their prior work with Buzz Osbourne for Retroactive Abortion. Kevin Sharp was as jokey and unhinged as ever, and the core unit of Dan Lilker/Danny Herrera/Shane Embury were taught and blistering. Excellent set from this 1/2 Napalm Death, 1/2 Brutal Truth crew.
More pictures from the show are below...