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Tonight the twisted noise merchants in Gnaw will lay waste to Belgium with their harrowing odes of tension, terror, and torment.
From there, the crude collective will march on to France to join unholy forces with the experimental sound serpents in Italy's OvO for an eight-date incursion of audio indecency.
The sonic disassembly will continue upon Gnaw's return at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus Bar on May 8th where the unit will deafen non-believers alongside The Body, Whitehorse and Theologian. Then on May 16th, Gnaw will crush the dreams of the hopeful and the damned as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Fest in Queens. Details are as follows:
4/26/2014 Ancienne Belgique - Brussels, BE w/ Alos
4/27/2014 Terminus - Rennes, FR w/ OvO
4/28/2014 Pavillon Sauvage - Toulouse, FR w/ OvO, Cober Ord, Toys 'R' Noise
4/29/2014 Les Instants Chavirès - Paris, FR w/ OvO
4/30/2014 Le Bocal - Caen, FR w OvO, Pan D, Matiara Damansara
5/01/2014 The Victoria - London, UK w/ OvO, Shitwife
5/02/2014 Sound City Festival @ Mellomello - Liverpool, UK w/ OvO
5/03/2014 The 13th Note - Glasgow, UK w/ OvO, Black Sun, Orval Carlos Sibelius
5/04/2014 Leave Me Here All Day Fest @ The Cluny - Newcastle, UK w/ OvO, Necro Deathmort
5/08/2014 St Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Whitehorse, The Body, Theologian
5/16/2014 Red Bull Music Academy Festival @ Knockdown Center - Queens, NY
Last year Red Bull Music Academy made history with Drone Activity In Progress, a once-in-a-lifetime experience that took the best and loudest avant-garde artists, mixed them together in a giant door-factory-turned concert venue in Queens, threw in three larger-than-life sound systems, passed out earplugs, and watched what ensued. Drone Activity In Progress was hailed by critics from The New York Times to The Fader, who called the show a “near-perfect noise show.”
This year, Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York has done one better with Hardcore Activity In Progress, taking place on Friday, May 16, 2014. Like last year, the spectacle will go down at the Knockdown Center in Queens, Nuit Blanche will again deliver an unparalleled multi-sensory experience, and Roberta’s Pizza will provide refuge outside for those trying to escape the overpowering intentional noise bleed. But this year, the event will blow open the doors genre-wise, showcasing a sampling of the most extreme recording artists in metal, techno, jazz, classical, noise, hip hop and beyond. It’s a showcase of music that exists at the extremes of their genres, and as such, here’s a guide to the diverse artists playing the event.
The lineup is as follows:
Tim Hecker (Experimental Music)
Skullflower (Drone Rock)
Napalm Death (Grindcore)
Lubomyr Melnyk (Classical)
The Thing (Jazz)
Bastard Noise (Powerviolence)
Wolf Eyes (Noise)
Okkyung Lee (Classical)
Yoshiko Ohara (former front woman of Bloody Panda; Vocal Music)
Joe McPhee/Chris Corsano (Jazz)
Reg Bloor (Noise)
Gnaw (Noise) More...
New York demented noise peddlers Gnaw will be showering Austin ears this week with corrosive canticles at Pitchfork's Show No Mercy showcase March 11th alongside Indian, Kylesa, Power Trip, Christian Mistress, Windhand, Iron Reagan, Youth Code, Primitive Man, Psalm Zero, Sannhet and Yautja.
The following month, Gnaw will spread further audio plague across Europe with OvO for a run of live rituals through Belgium, France, and the United Kingdom. But the sonic deconstruction won't end there. On May 16th, Gnaw will crush the dreams of the hopeful as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Fest alongside Tim Hecker, Napalm Death, Gunplay, Wolf Eyes, Bastard Noise, Lubomyr Melnyk, Skullflower, Okkyung Lee, Clipping and more.
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Gnaw, the ominous anti-design of Alan Dubin (Khanate, Old, O.L.D.), Carter Thornton (Enos Slaughter), Jun Mizumachi (Ike Yard), Brian Beatrice and Eric Neuser, is pleased to announce another batch of live ceremonies this Winter.
The audio lashings will begin in Revere, Massachusetts this Saturday. The following month Gnaw will level Queens before razing Brooklyn and Philadelphia for a New Year's dose of deviance. The band will be spewing forth tunes from the recently unleashed "Horrible Chamber" full-length, which can be heard right here.
Elaborates Dubin in a spine-sheering shriek, "Thanks to all the mongers who continue to support the brand new Horrible Chamber album! If you're in the Boston or New York area, we have some shows coming up to make your winter that much colder. Get Gnawed! Baaaaaah Humbug!"
11/23/2013 Sammy's Patio - Revere, MA w/ Stasis, Psycho, Afterbirth (ex-members of Grief and Disrupt), Dave K Fights Himself
12/5/2013 Trans Pecos - Queens, NY w/ Psalm Zero, The Notekillers
1/18/2014 The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Sonic Suicide Squad, Insect Ark, Xaddas, Prana Bindu
1/19/2014 TBA - Philadelphia, PA w/ Insect Ark, more TBD
According to Noisey.Vice.com, Gnaw's "Horrible Chamber" album "might make you poop a little." Now you can find out if the record will tear you a new bunghole with all seven noise-laden tracks of torment available for streaming below, courtesy of Noisey.
"Horrible Chamber" will see release via Seventh Rule Recordings on October 15th, 2013. You can also catch the band live:
11/03/2013 First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA w Pelican, Coliseum
11/23/2013 Sammy's Patio - Revere, MA w/ Psycho, Afterbirth, Stasis More...
Today, New York City misanthropic noise collective Gnaw skins the ears of the living with the 12-minute "This Horrible Chamber." Enter "This Horrible Chamber" below, courtesy of Invisible Oranges.
The latest ode of anguish comes by way of the band's forthcoming new full-length, "Horrible Chamber," set for release later this month via Seventh Rule Recordings. The track listing is as follows:
New York City's Gnaw, which features Alan Dubin (Khanate), today releases a new track of sonic abomination in the form of "Widowkeeper."
Listen to the song in the player available below, thanks to Revolvermag.com.
This latest mantra comes courtesy of the band's forthcoming "Horrible Chamber" full-length, slated for release next month via Seventh Rule Recordings. The track listing is as follows:
2. Of Embers
3. Water Rite
7. This Horrible Chamber More...
In anticipation of a forthcoming full-length, set to terrify the masses globally this October, Pitchfork today spews forth the first helping of Gnaw's "Horrible Chamber" in the form of third track, "Water Rite." Check it out at this location.
Comments Pitchfork of the decomposing tune: "... the first philippic from their forthcoming second LP Horrible Chamber is a delightful seven-minute span of punishment. As drums splatter against a multi-dimensional electronic framework, crisscrossing howls and ghoulish utterances suggest Pere Ubu jamming with Wolf Eyes on the bow of a sinking ship. Dubin's venomous speak-sing has lost nothing since Khanate's heyday, but with Gnaw, his stately menace is replaced by red-eyed paranoia."
"Horrible Chamber" will be unleashed via Seventh Rule Recordings on October 15th, 2013. Preorder details to be unveiled in the coming weeks. More...
New York’s malignant noise instigators and recent Seventh Rule signees, Gnaw, will unleash the diseased fruit of sonic discontent this October.
"Horrible Chamber" will be unleashed via Seventh Rule Recordings on October 15th, 2013. Preorder details to be unveiled in the coming weeks. The following press release was issued about the band:
"Gnaw is the maniacal anti-creation of Alan Dubin (Khanate, Old, O.L.D.), Carter Thornton (Enos Slaughter), Jun Mizumachi (Ike Yard), Brian Beatrice and Eric Neuser. Together they’ve manifested a terrifyingly claustrophobic, seven-track journey of sound where the collective sentiments of fear, trauma, rage and repugnance collide into a cathartic state of brooding, audio disease. Fittingly titled, Horrible Chamber, the follow-up to 2009’s This Face, which Exclaim! proclaimed 'noisy, demented and twistedly glorious,' and The Obelisk crowned 'extreme, experimental and sonically unpleasant,' was recorded at Seizures Palace by Jason LaFarge (Swans, Akron/Family, Khanate, Angels Of Light) and mixed by Brian Beatrice at audioEngine and mastered by James Plotkin (OLD, Scorn, Khanate, Khlyst etc), with additional elements recorded by Beatrice, Dubin, Thornton, and Mizumachi in various chambers." More...
Industrial-infected deviants Gnaw are pleased to join the Seventh Rule Recordings family for the release of their upcoming new studio creation of chaos, "Horrible Chamber." The label comments:
"Just when we thought we couldn't get any louder, we are stoked to announce the Industrial-infected noise-maligned deviants GNAW joining the Seventh Rule family. Besides previously being in some killer bands that google will tell you, their first record THIS FACE is awesome and should be tracked down ASAP. More details soon!"
Gnaw is the sawblade-wrapped-in-razorwire brainchild of Alan Dubin (Khanate, Old, O.L.D.), Carter Thornton (Enos Slaughter), Jun Mizumachi (Ike Yard), Brian Beatrice, and Eric Neuser. The band's 2009 Conspiracy Records debut, "This Face," incorporated pounding percussion, factory noise, chordal slabs of guitar and bass, homemade electro-acoustic instruments and Dubin’s legendarily scathing vocal craftings. Having assaulted music hordes domestically and abroad over the last four years, the collective will finally unleash a sophomore offering later this year.
Comments the band on joining Seventh Rule: “We are excited to join the Seventh Rule family and to be among the other genre bending, ear-destroying bands that this highly respected label continues to unleash.”