Archive for October, 2010

The Czechs own the goregrind….

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WTF…These Czech Republic boys know how to thrown down the guttural sounds. I came across Spasm a few weeks ago, and had to do a double take. I thought Spasm were an up and coming band, but they have been at it for the past eight years. For fans of Carcass, Regurgitate, and Haemmorhage, you’ll eat this one up.

P.S. Every band should have a lead vocalist as charismatic as this.

 

Cradle Of Filth North American Tour announcement….

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Dani Filth and the rest of his black metal merry men will ┬ábe criss crossing North America early next year. The tour is called “FEARnet and Decibel Presents: Creatures From The Black Abyss Tour”. Support comes in the way of Nachtmystium, and Turisas. Gotta hand it to Cradle Of Filth, as they are out there fifteen years later and still going strong. Anyways, here are the dates:

Feb. 01 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

Feb. 02 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
Feb. 04 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Feb. 05 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
Feb. 06 – Las Vegas, NV@ House of Blues
Feb. 08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia Live
Feb. 09 – San Francisco, CA@ Regency Ballroom
Feb. 11 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Theatre
Feb. 12 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Feb. 13 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Feb. 15 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Center
Feb. 16 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
Feb. 18 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Feb. 20 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Feb. 21 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Feb. 23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo
Feb. 25 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
Feb. 26 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
Feb. 27 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Feb. 28 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec
Mar. 02 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Mar. 03 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
Mar. 04 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Mar. 05 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Mar. 06 – Baltimore, MD @ Bourbon Street Ballroom
Mar. 08 – Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theatre
Mar. 09 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Mar. 11 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Mar. 12 – Orlando, FL @ Firestone
Mar. 13 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

 

Alice In Chains live…

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Checked out Alice In Chains last week in Vancouver. The last time I saw them live was about seventeen years ago on the Lollapalooza ’93 tour. The only difference was the vocalist on stage, but other then that, my mind was blown as usual by one of Seattle’s finest. It was a great night all around, as the 10,000 fans in attendance at Rogers Arena were locked in on every note the band played.

Gone was the almighty Layne Staley (died of a drug over dose eight years ago), and in was William DuVall. Where Layne’s tortured bellows are gone from the mix, William’s soulful voice is a great addition to the bands slow and sludgy noise. Jerry Cantrell’s uniquely heavy guitar sound was up front in the mix, as well as his great vocal harmonies. My favorite sight to behold of all though was drummer Sean Kinney, who lead the charge with his patented drum style that has yet to be replicated. Sean kept the tempo slow, and in the pocket throughout the evening. The man is seriously one of the most under rated drummers of all time.

Opening the show, were The Deftones who were awesome as usual. Lead vocalist Chino is still ‘da man after all these years, and the band have that heavy, locked in groove in abundance every time I see them, and this performance was no exception. Plus they played my new favorite song of there’s “Rollerskates”. I caught the last few songs from Mastodon….meh.

Alice In Chains have gotten a second chance that so many bands would kill for out there, especially ones that have the lead singer replaced. That one is usually the death knell for a band. Somehow AIC have fallen in the AC/DC, and Van Halen category, in that not only have they moved on, but have prospered greatly. Good for them.

 

Shoegazing and the black arts….

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The London Shoegaze scene may have died a quick sad, sudden death in the mid 90′s, but the spirit still lives on in France’s beloved sons Alcest. If you’re a fan of early 90′s bands like Curve and My Bloody Valentine I’m not sure how you could not dig this. The spacious, lush, wall of noise, melancholy that made the shoegaze scene so beloved by music fans 20 years ago is here in all its splendid glory, but the groovy heaviness of Celtic Frost and Gallhammer has been added into the mix. Enjoy.

 

Deicide Tour 2011…..

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Been a while since we have all heard from the almighty Satans servant himself, Mr. Glen Benton. The man will rise from above to bring his dark message to the masses early next year. This tour is entitled “To Hell With God Tour”…man does Glen come up with the best cheezy blasphemous tour titles or what?! Deicide will cross cross (or inverted cross) the US and parts of Canada in 2011 bringing Belphegor, Neuraxis, and others to partake in the nightly black art rituals. I’m hoping they play stuff off their solid last album Till Death Do Us Part( “In The Eyes Of God” is one of the most ferocious, evil tracks ever!) Here are the dates:

Feb. 15 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

Feb. 16 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
Feb. 17 – Raleigh, NC – Volume 11
Feb. 18 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
Feb. 19 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
Feb. 20 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Feb. 21 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
Feb. 22 – Quebec City, QUE – Imperial de Quebec
Feb. 23 – Montreal, QUE – Cafe Campus
Feb. 24 – London, ONT – Music Hall
Feb. 25 – Toronto, ONT – Opera House
Feb. 26 – Chicago, IL – Reggie Rock Club
Feb. 27 – Detroit, MI – Blondie’s
Feb. 28 – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s Music Hall
Mar. 01 – Tulsa, OK – Marquee
Mar. 02 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Mar. 04 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Mar. 05 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Mar. 07 – Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon
Mar. 08 – Los Angeles, CA – Key Club
Mar. 09 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
Mar. 10 – Tempe, AZ – Clubhouse