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The fourth annual installment of the The Power Of The Riff festival in Los Angeles is now just a week away, the event including a pre-party on Friday, August 9th at The Echo and two-stage, full-day lineup Saturday, August 10th, at both The Echo and Echoplex.
Amidst the massive roster of crushing newcomer acts and classic heavyweights set to execute sets over the two-day fest, one of the main headlining performances of the weekend will be the original lineup of LA crossover act Final Conflict - founder Jeff Harp, vocalist Ron Martinez and bassist Warren Renfrow (Manic Hispanic, Cadillac Tramps) - for the first time in 24 years.
In the 1980s, Final Conflict was part of the first wave of punk bands to be labeled "crossover," with a sonic mix of Discharge meeting Black Sabbath coupled with political lyrics the appropriate soundtrack to inspire a troublemaker to slam, headbang, or throw a brick at a cop... and sometimes all three.
The band will perform 1987's "Ashes To Ashes" LP in sequence as well as early demo material. Although older, the band has no intentions of “phoning it in” - expect a brutal and energetic set.
Additional headlining acts The Obsessed, M.D.C., From Ashes Rise, Black Breath, Iceburn, and others join more than twenty additional bands including Early Graves, Mammoth Grinder, Bastard Noise, Dead in the Dirt, and tons more taking part in the melee. The lineup is:
Friday, August 9th @ The Echo // pre-party:
Black Breath, Early Graves, Obliterations, Nomads, Creative Adult
Saturday, August 10th @ The Echo & Echoplex
The Obsessed, Final Conflict, From Ashes Rise, M.D.C., Iceburn, Iron Lung, Mammoth Grinder, Bastard Noise, Condition, Dead In The Dirt, Baptists, Replica, Completed Exposition, Centuries, Wartorn, Territory, Whip Hand, Children Of God, Old Wounds, Opposition Rising
The 2013 installment of the The Power Of The Riff festival in Los Angeles is right around the corner, this being the fourth annual occurrence of the massive event. It will take place August 9th & 10th 2013 at The Echo & Echoplex, and the lineup is available below. The following press release was also issued about the fest:
"Curated and organized by Greg Anderson and Sam James Velde, The Power Of The Riff honors fans and musicians of all ages from within all walks and lifestyles under the umbrella of the heavy music underground. Tapping into a lineup that represents forefathers, milestones and current touring acts, while shedding light on up and coming bands and local acts, The Power Of The Riff festival is an all-day, all-ages event. The festival also includes an on-location record swap-meet of local stores and features pop-up stores by independent record labels and vendors, DJ sets between performances, a gourmet food truck court with some of Los Angeles' best purveyors of street food dining, and more.
"The fourth annual The Power Of The Riff is spreading it's wings a bit more this time around, this year adding a pre-party on Friday, August 9th at The Echo. The massive full-day lineup the next day, Saturday, August 10th, at both The Echo and Echoplex, offers another stellar lineup of classic heavyweights, and crushing newcomers. The combined events offer 26 bands in total." More...
"Bushcraft," the debut LP from Vancouver’s explosive Baptists, is out now worldwide via Southern Lord.
Today Canadian national music outlet Exclaim! Magazine is streaming all of Baptists’ seething "Bushcraft." Check it out at this location. The following press release was also issued:
"Recorded with Kurt Ballou at his Godcity Studio, the album showcases the band’s creed of destruction through a blistering hybrid of punk-fueled hardcore propelled by white-knuckled snare-blasts, d-beat thunder, dissonant riff urgency and an overall relentless by-the-throat approach.
"In addition to their hometown record release show February 28th, Baptists are locking new gigs on their way to storm through SXSW 2013. Stay tuned for an arsenal of new dates to be announced in the coming days."
2/28/2013 The Biltmore - Vancouver, BC w/ Haggatha, Erosion More...
British Columbia’s volatile hardcore/punk faction Baptists will release debut LP "Bushcraft" via Southern Lord next Tuesday, February 19th in North America. Baptists today unloads the battering title track from "Bushcraft" via Cvlt Nation here. The following press release was also issued about the LP:
"While Baptists’ debut 7” immediately turned heads scene-wide, Bushcraft is ripping them right off. Recorded at Godcity Studio with Kurt Ballou, the eleven anthems on Bushcraft embody lyrical angst and a seething vocal delivery propelled by white-knuckled snare-blasts, d-beat thunder, dissonant riff urgency and an overall relentless by-the-throat approach, advocating the band’s creed of destruction through a blistering, discordant hybrid of punk-fueled hardcore.
"Stay tuned for Baptists tour dates to be announced next week including a trek to SXSW in Austin, Texas. In the meantime the band has locked down a hometown record release show for Bushcraft, set to take place at The Biltmore in Vancouver."
Catch the Baptists record release show:
2/28/2013 The Biltmore - Vancouver, BC w/ Haggatha, Erosion
Vancouver, British Columbia-based Baptists is preparing for the public onslaught of debut LP "Bushcraft," set for release in North America on February 19th via Southern Lord.
Today the outfit hurls the album’s combustible second track “Think Tank Breed” onto the unsuspecting public. The high-paced snare drum attack ripping the track wide open at the first second of this brutalizing anthem sets the listener up for what unhinged and pummeling riffage in store on "Bushcraft."
Have your face renovated by “Think Tank Breed” via BrooklynVegan here or in the player available below.
Tour actions in support of "Bushcraft" are being devised, including a trek to 2013’s SXSW festivities and more. Stay tuned as more details emerge over the coming weeks. The album's track listing is:
2. Think Tank Breed
4. In Droves
5. Still Melt
6. Mortar Head
7. Crutching Trails
9. Soiled Roots
10. Russian Spirits
11. Abandon More...
Vancouver quartet Baptists will set loose a debut LP titled "Bushcraft" this February via Southern Lord. The following press release was issued about the band:
"Baptsists advocate a creed of destruction through a blistering, discordant hybrid of punk-fueled hardcore. Immediately following its 2010 formation, the sect took to the road and built a strong buzz in the underground scene with ferocious live shows, as Southern Lord unleashed the self-titled 7” in 2011, which sold out instantly.
"Having laid to waste several The Power Of The Riff events and a plethora of high-profile shows in Canada over the past few years, Baptists spent a good portion of 2012 vigilantly writing material for an anticipated LP release.
"For the recording, Baptists traveled to Salem, Massachusetts to record at the infamous Godcity studios with Kurt Ballou, who captured the eleven anthems embodied on Bushcraft. With nearly a half hour of unhinged lyrical angst and a seething vocal delivery propelled by white-knuckled snare-blasts, d-beat thunder, dissonant riff urgency and an overall relentless by-the-throat approach, Bushcraft is a release not to be ignored."
The "Bushcraft" album will drop in North America on February 19th, with Baptists live tour actions being devised in support of the release. Stay tuned as more details emerge.
The mammoth five-date The Power of the Riff will invade the West Coast this week, kicking off with the main festival in Los Angeles this Saturday. Those in charge of the event want people there early to check out the new bands that are playing first, so the first 50 people through the doors at both the L.A. show this Saturday as well as the Seattle show on 8/18 will receive a $50 Converse Gift Card. Full show orders and set times for all five shows are posted below.
8/13/2011 Echo/Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
Upstairs (The Echo)
Doors @ 12:00
PLAGUES 12:30 – 1:00
HARASSOR 1:15- 1:45
SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP 3:30-4:00
BAPTISTS 4:15- 4:45
SKIN LIKE IRON 5:00-5:30
MASAKARI 5:45- 6:15
BLACK BREATH 7:30-8:15
Doors – 2:30
EARLY GRAVES 3:00-3:30
BLACK COBRA 4:30-5:00
ALL PIGS MUST DIE 5:15- 6:00
TRAP THEM 6:15- 7:00
8/15/2011 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
Doors – 7:00 pm
ALL PIGS MUST DIE 8:30-9:00
BLACK BREATH 9:15-9:45
TRAP THEM 10:00-10:30
WINTER 12:00 -1:00 More...