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Hivesmasher (Black Market Activities) is hitting the road next week for a short road party. Dates are available below, and the band comments:
"This tour is centered around two concepts - we like playing shows in places where we don't live, and we like playing shows with our friends. Combining the two is perfection.
"Originally, Tiger Flowers and The Binary Code proposed that we do a few dates together at the end of May / beginning of June, starting in Brooklyn and heading south. Of course, we leaped at the opportunity. As soon we started working on booking those dates, Cognitive proposed three shows with us the following weekend.
"Since we kinda like doing this whole touring band thing, we decided that we'd be better off staying out on the road between the two smaller runs. Since it had been just over a year since we last traveled through the Rust Belt, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get back!'
May 30 - Brooklyn NY @ Saint Vitus w/ the Binary Code, Tiger Flowers, Family
May 31 - Philadelphia PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/Binary Code, Tiger Flowers, Heikousen
June 1 – York, PA @ The Depot w/Tiger Flowers, Pandas
June 2 - Parkersburg, WV @ 5th Street Pub w/Tiger Flowers, The Torture Store
June 3 - Akron, OH @ Old Haunt’s Tavern w/Tiger Flowers, Rivers of Nihil
June 4 – Dayton, OH @ Blind Bob’s w/idiedtrying
June 5 – Chicago, IL @ The Fallout w/Pig Champion, La Armada, Theives, 5100 Massacre
June 6 - Detroit, MI @ Halfway House w/Sender Receiver, Snakewig
June 7 - Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar w/ Cognitive, Existentium, As The Kingdom Falls, Bury The Memories
June 8 – Newport News, VA @ Budda’s Place w/Cognitive, Gravelord, Bruce
June 9 - Wilmington, DE @ Mojo on Main w/Cognitive, Splitwig, Pale Existence, Navigate the Maelstrom, Pyre
Hivesmasher, which released new album "Gutter Choir" earlier this year and was also covered in the Boston edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column, has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming live activity:
"?2013 is gonna be a fun year. In March we're going to be back on the road with a band of good looking chaps (we'll tell you who soon). We'll be reaching Austin for SXSW with some help from Hoeks Death Metal Pizza and the Texas Metal Collective. We're playing one of their mighty showcases on Saturday March 16 with our buddies in FAMILY at 7:00 pm.
"In the meantime, we'll be in town from March 13th up until then. Please repost this on Facebook, as we can use a bit of help getting our party on for you fine southerners. If there are any leads on house shows, or vacant slots from March 13 - 15, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
"In the meantime, we'll be heading in the opposite direction next month for the Poutine and Putrefaction tour beginning January 17. February, we won't leave you hanging. Details on our plans will be announced soon!
"While you're waiting, make sure you grab your copy of Gutter Choir over at this location. Each vinyl is colored differently for all of you collectors."
Precious Metal, a series of live shows held at Lit Lounge in New York City, will come to an end on January 21st, 2013, after 6.66 years and over 300 events.
Created in 2006 by Curran Reynolds, a music publicist and drummer for bands such as Today Is The Day, Precious Metal showcased a diverse array of bands from around the city and as far away as Iceland, Italy, Iraq, and Australia. Precious Metal was named "NYC's best metal party" by The Village Voice, "the city's most open-minded metal night" by Time Out New York, "the best in contemporary extreme metal" by The A.V. Club, and "Manhattan's epicenter of underground metal" by Invisible Oranges.
The series will end with a benefit show to raise money for The South Sound, a Brooklyn music space destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Curran Reynolds issued the following statement:
“Friends, I am proud to announce the Grand Finale of Precious Metal. After 6.66 years and over 300 events, the series I started in May of 2006 will come to an end on January 21, 2013. We had a good run! Monday after Monday, we brought all sorts of heaviness into the den of Downtown grime and glamour that is Lit. These forces combined and added up to something special. I like to think we played a part in the resurgence of a New York City metal scene, one which now looks stronger than ever.”
BrooklynVegan’s Fred Pessaro adds: “I can't tell you how many great bands I have seen over the years at Precious Metal. The series is responsible not only for the first appearances from some favorite bands but also many personal friendships forged in that dingy basement.”
The remaining Precious Metal shows are as follows: More...
Finding new music is easier than ever with a multitude of options available on and offline now. Metalinjection.net recently asked a variety of groups what their techniques are for finding new bands.
Check out the video below or through Metal Injection to find responses from Devin Townsend, Behold The Arctopus, Paradise Lost, Castavet, Krallice, Hivesmasher, Dysrythmia, Stolen Babies, The Browning, The Casulaties, Trioscapes, and Vattnet Viskar. More...
GunShyAssassin has posted a new Hivesmasher song online featuring guest vocals by The Red Chord frontman (and Black Market Activities label boss) Guy Kozowyk. The track "Can of Awesometism" appears on Hivesmasher's new album, "Gutter Choir," due out October 23rd on BMA. Check out the track right here.
GunShyAssassin editor Chris Harris names Gutter Choir, "one of the best records to hit shelves this year... If you dig crazy fast, punishing grind, Hivesmasher is your new poison."
The Massachusetts band describe itself as "a giant middle finger waved in the world's general direction." Hivesmasher was also covered in the Boston edition of "Unearthing the Metal Underground" earlier this year.
Boston-based blog Nefarious Realm premieres new music today from fellow Massachusetts natives Hivesmasher as part of "BMA Week," a week devoted to Black Market Activities and the label's fall releases. Stream Hivesmasher's "The Shit Waltz" at this location.
Hivesmasher's debut for BMA, "Gutter Choir," hits stores October 23rd. The band's own description of its sound is "a giant middle finger waved in the world's general direction."
Nefarious Realm's own Matt Darcy also introduced Metalunderground readers to Hivesmasher back in August when he contributed a guest "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column on Boston bands. Read the full thing at this location. The following press release was also issued about Hivesmasher: More...
Lambgoat has posted "En Route to Meat Land," a song off Hivesmasher's new album, "Gutter Choir," which is due out October 23rd on Black Market Activities. Check out the track at this location.
Of "En Route to Meat Land," frontman Aaron Heinold says, "The song is about a past friend of ours who couldn't cope with the fact that he didn't get everything he wanted in life. Thusly he decided that everyone around him was the cause of his own inability to make the changes needed to find happiness. This resulted in constant threats of violence toward the people he knew and toward himself. The only instances where he actually fulfilled his threats were toward people who would never stand up to him. The song is about his expulsion from everything he knew and loved, simply because his cowardice consumed everything we loved about him."
From Massachusetts, Hivesmasher represents "a giant middle finger waved in the world's general direction," in the band's own words. The band was recently covered in the Boston edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column. The following press release was also issued about Hivesmasher: More...
Hivesmasher, which was covered in the Boston edition of our Unearthing the Metal Underground column, has now issued the following announcement about signing with Black Market Activities:
"So, you've probably heard the news by now. We have been signed to the wonderful and spectacular Black Market Activities Records. We couldn't be happier to be part of a family that in the business of music because they ACTUALLY love music (instead of how many hits we have on Friendster).
"We're also excited to be on the same label as the guys in Fit For An Autopsy, Today Is The Day, The Network,, Ed Gein, The Abominable Iron Sloth, Gaza, and so many others. Thanks to Guy and Curran for giving us a shot the opportunity to musically assault everyone, everywhere.
"Be on the lookout for Gutter Choir which is going to drop on October 23! In the meantime, we'll be announcing the pre-order details which will include the album, and additional goodies on behalf of IndieMerch. 2012/13 will be getting wicked weird. You're not safe."
Each week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. This week, we'll weigh in on the scene around Boston, Massachusetts.
Boston has been my home all my life. Back in 2006 when I first started Nefarious Realm Productions, I worked with local bands, promoting and booking shows. It set the foundation of what NRP is today. Boston has an unbelievable scene spanning all genres. Most people only think of the heavy weights like Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall, fast-rising Revocation, etc., but there lies a wealth of bands that are just mind-blowing. Lunglust, Ramming Speed, Sexcrement, The Summoned, Abnormality, Dysentery, Phantom Glue, Give Zombies The Vote, Morne, Sonic Pulse... I could go on and on but Metal Underground.com has limited me to three, and I'm going to span the sub-genres here. Hang on to your pants, you're going for a ride!
This "dance metal" outfit is sure to get you moving, that be breaking' faces or shakin' your booty. Each member brings distinct influences to the table, fusing elements of death metal, groove metal, hardcore, and electronica. Think of Meshuggah, Lamb of God, Bury Your Dead, and The Browning all smashed together.
The five-piece brings quite a live show with their stage antics and their "have fun" attitude. Widow Sunday just recently released a new EP earlier this summer and are already writing for a followup full length to their 2010 debut, 'In These Rusted Veins.' Below is a video for "Blood Money" from 'ITRV' and a live clip of "The Wave" which appears on the new EP, 'Dance Metal." For more on the band, check out their Facebook.
Massachusetts technical grind outfit Hivesmasher is embarking on a string of dates through the Northeast and Midwest, debuting material from the band's upcoming full length release, “Gutter Choir.” Select dates will also feature New Jersey masterminds East of the Wall and Ohio’s sludge metal trio Imbrolgio. Details are as follows:
3/30: The Limelight Lounge, Haverhill, MA w/Parasitic Extirpation, Vattnet Viskar
3/31: The Dirty Douglas, Lowell, MA w/Pathogenic, Hetfield and Hetfield, Dumptruck
4/1: The Funeral Home, Buffalo, NY w/KDC, Sulaco, and Imminent Collapse
4/2: Now That’s Class, Cleveland, OH w/Little Sister, She Rides
4/3: Annabelle’s Lounge, Akron, OH
4/4: Galaxy CD’s, Hamilton, OH w/Imbroglio, Stained Glass Jesus, Hey Paul!
4/5: The Birdhouse, Knoxville, TN w/East of the Wall, Divided We Stand, Horns of the Headless
4/6: Casa de Mise, Dayton, OH w/East of the Wall, Imbroglio, Chronic Demise, ex luna ut terra
4/7: 4 Star Pizza, Grove City, PA w/East of the Wall, She's in Pain
4/8: El N Gee, New London, CT w/Los Bungalitos, La Armada More...