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We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories from metal shows. This week Jeff of Hull goes all the way back to his teens to tell a story from a Meshuggah and Slayer show:
Back in my mid-teens I was lucky enough, or unlucky enough, depending on how you look at it to live in the Philly area. In the decrepit streets of this city you will find ye ole' Electric Factory. It just so happened that on one particular day Meshuggah was opening up for Slayer so all around a fucking TITs show. The show began with the standard philly practice of heavy drinking and passing out on nitris in the parking lot. One van had about 12 tanks in it but that's another story. After chugging a handful of beers and numerous blabbering conversations in a super low toned nitris voice I walked into the venue.
Meshuggah eventually went on. It was awesome! But that is not where the story is... While waiting for Slayer to go on I found myself way in the back of the club because, well, that's where the beers are. I don't know about you but if you are going to see Slayer you need to get as close as humanly possible and go bat-shit crazy. So how does one get through a packed house of muscle bound freaks, biker dudes, and general Philly shit-heads, especially all of whom are just waiting for the moment when Slayer hits the stage. Here's how, crowd mother fucking surfing.
I realize this is normally an act done properly while a band is actually playing or if you are into getting touched on every inch of your body by strangers, mostly dude strangers. I was not into any of that but Slayer I was. So FUCK IT. I patted the guy in front of me on the shoulder. He turned his head, I pointed up with as sincere a face as I could make. Without hesitation his hands folded below his waist, I jump on and here goes my god damn ride. Most people would turn around and show signs of absolute confusion. Again, one van, 12 tanks. There were a few moments I felt violated but I guess that's the price you pay. I was almost dropped about 8 times due to unsuspecting dudes high as fuck or tripping on that weeks colored gel tap. Luckily for me I am a lanky twig of a man (that's what she said) so I was easily caught by some random person who some how cared about someone besides themselves, weird, doesn't fit in at a Slayer show I know. But in the end I MADE IT! Front row! Right in the face of it all. Within landing there no more than 30 seconds went by and BOOM! Slayer hits the stage, I hit the closest person I see and thus the mosh-pit is born.
Hull has been putting the finishing touches on their upcoming new album since tearing it up at SXSW as part of a tour with Batillus. Check out their tour diary here. The band's sophomore full-length will be co-produced by Brett Romnes (who played drums on the "Viking Funeral" EP) and mixed by Billy Anderson (Sleep, High On Fire, Neurosis, EHG, Melvins et al). The record is slated for release this summer with another bout of live dates to follow.
Check back next Tuesday as we share more Pit Stories.
This past March, Brooklyn-based sludge ensemble Hull completed a two-week tour with post-doom troupe Batillus. The journey included a near shut downs due to "the aural strain" the band reportedly levied upon one unsuspecting neighborhood, running from cops, good food, guns, ATVs, some chest-caving appearances at this year's SXSW and much more.
Reads a snippet from the band's well-documented adventure: "I noticed one of the cops was coming after me. Although my first instinct was to protect the cavalry, my next instinct was to run from the possibility of going to jail and ruining our SXSW. Next thing I knew, I was hiding out in a random garage in bumfuck Ft. Worth..."
Check out the band's entire tour diary -- which includes photos and random video footage -- at Decibel Magazine's website at this location.
Hull is gearing up to release the follow-up to the band's Sole Lord debut, issued via The End Records in 2009. The band's sophomore full-length will be co-produced by Brett Romnes (who played drums on their pummeling Viking Funeral EP) and mixed by Billy Anderson (Sleep, High On Fire, Neurosis, Eyehategod, Melvins, et al). Stay tuned for further details.
After my struggles to stay awake the previous night, I slept in late so I wouldn’t be exhausted for the rest of SXSW.
I made it out to an afternoon session “Website? Get Real. You Need A Web Empire.” It was a decent talk about not only the band’s website as a central hub, but all of the social media and mobile presence that bands should work on to build their audience. There were some tips given on marketing and SEO and various related topics as well, but overall, I felt the title was a little misleading. They discussed some services such as cashmusic, bandcamp, and Topspin as well. It was an ok discussion overall, but I only learned a few tidbits here and there that I didn’t know already.
From there, I was headed over to Emo’s once again. On the way, I ran into San Francisco violin, cello and drums trio Judgement Day playing acoustically at a street corner. I stopped to shoot a few photos and hear a song, bought a CD and then was on my way. I hoped to catch them amped the following night at a proper show. More...
The lineups have been announced for the upcoming SXSW music showcases that will be occurring between March 16th - March 19th. Details are as follows:
Wednesday, March 16th
Brooklyn Vegan Day Party
12:20 The Roller
1:55 The Secret
2:40 Ken Mode
3:30 Dax Riggs
4:20 Trash Talk
Thursday, March 17th
Thrasher/Impose Day Party
Venue: Scoot Inn [Outside Stage]
5:00pm - Trash Talk
4:00pm - Weedeater
3:00pm - Zoroaster
2:00pm - Liturgy
1:00pm - The Body
Full Metal Texas / BrooklynVegan Stage
Venue: Emo's [Inside Stage]
5:00pm - YOB
4:05pm - Trap Them
3:10pm - Hull
2:20pm - Kverlertak
1:35pm - Rwake
12:50pm - All Pigs Must Die
12:05pm - Goes Cube More...
BrooklynVegan has announced four free shows over two venues with 32 bands in total. The details are as follows:
3/16 Emo's (603 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701)
BROOKLYNVEGAN DAY PARTY
12:20 The Roller
1:55 The Secret
2:40 KEN Mode
3:30 Dax Riggs
4:20 Trash Talk
3/17 Emo's (603 Red River Street Austin, TX 78701)
BROOKLYNVEGAN/1000KNIVES STAGE at FULL METAL TEXAS
12:05 Goes Cube
12:50 All Pigs Must Die
4:05 Trap Them
3/18 Lovejoys (604 Neches St, btw 6th & 7th, Austin, TX 78701)
BROOKLYNVEGAN/1000KNIVES DAY PARTY
12:15 Owen Hart
1:45 Kill The Client
2:30 KEN Mode
3/19 Lovejoys (604 Neches St, btw 6th & 7th, Austin, TX 78701)
BROOKLYNVEGAN/1000KNIVES DAY PARTY
4:45 The Body
5:30 Dark Castle
Volume 2 of "NYC Sucks," the completely free compilation that MetalSucks.net has put together, is now available for download and streaming here. The free download contains high-quality 320kbps MP3s, as well as a PDF of digital liner notes with information about all the bands.
Here's the tracklisting for "NYC Sucks, Volume 2":
1. Wetnurse – “Not Your Choice”
2. Tombs – “The Great Silence”
3. Moth Eater – “Aftermath”
4. Hull – “Healer”
5. The Austerity Program – “Song 6?
6. Defeatist – “Dawn of No Light”
7. Goes Cube – “Year of the Human”
8. Krallice – “Autochthon”
9. Empyreon – “Beyond Perception”
10. Abacinate – “The Bundy Curse”
11. IKILLYA – “Godsize”
12. Atakke – “Fight Makes Right”
13. The Ghost in Black and White – “Restraint Impalement”
Volume 1, featuring fourteen more great bands and songs, is still available for free download here.
New York doom quartet Batillus has announced an upcoming tour in support of the band's new album "Furnace." Kicking off in March, the trek will include Brooklyn's Hull and a stop at SXSW in Texas. The dates are as follows:
Fri 3/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Ominous Black
Sat 3/12 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ U.S. Christmas, Balaclava
Sun 3/13 - Johnson City, TN @ Hideaway w/ U.S. Christmas
Mon 3/14 - Little Rock, AK @ Downtown Music w/ The Body
Fri 3/18 - Austin, TX @ Triple Crown Tattoo w/ Pack of Wolves, Mutilation Rites SXSW
Sat 3/19 - Austin, TX @ Lovejoy's - Brooklyn Vegan / Profound Lore Showcase w/ Tombs, Castevet, The Body, Dark Castle, more * SXSW
Sat 3/19 - Austin TX @ Shiner Bar w/ Pack of Wolves, Mutilation Rites SXSW
Mon 3/21 - New Orleans, LA @ TBA w/ The Body
Tue 3/22 - Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton Collective
Wed 3/23 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Reservoir w/ Caltrop
Thu 3/24 - Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar w/ Caltrop, Billows
Fri 3/25 - Montclair, NJ @ Meatlocker
Sat 3/26 - New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall w/ Horseback, Caltrop
* no Hull
Metalsucks.net also recently posted a song from "Furnace" online, titled "And the World is as Night to Them," at this location.
Brooklyn, New York sludge rockers Hull, who kicked off the year with a performance opening for doom legends Pentagram, are gearing up for a two week tour with Batillus this March. The tour will run through SXSW and draw to a close at a special Manhattan performance at The Studio at Webster Hall on March 26th with Caltrop and Horseback. The show is sponsored by BrooklynVegan and 1000 Knives. Stay tuned for a full tour announcement in the coming days.
In related news, Hull will release the "Viking Funeral" EP, initially self-released in 2005, on vinyl via Science of Silence records this spring. The limited edition wax version will come in 180 gram blood red/black swirl vinyl with the song on one side, a laser etched image on the other, and a parchment insert with the detailed Viking Funeral saga. The release also features a sticker and digital download info all wrapped in a "Viking Funeral" poster and wax-stamped with the band's logo.
Hull is putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to the band's Sole Lord debut, issued via The End Records in 2009. Their sophomore full-length will be co-produced by Brett Romnes (who played drums on the Viking Funeral EP) and mixed by Billy Anderson (Sleep, High On Fire, Neurosis, EHG, Melvins et al). The record is slated for release this summer with another bout of live dates to follow.
MetalSucks.net has announced two free compilations coming early next year, featuring underground bands from the ever growing New York City metal scene. Entitled "NYC Sucks," Volume 1 will contain 14 songs by as many bands and will be released on January 18th. Volume 2, containing 13 tracks, will be released on February 22nd. Both compilations will be available for download on MetalSucks, will contain high-quality 320kbps MP3s, and will include a PDF of digital liner notes with information about all the bands.
Here are the bands featured on volumes 1 and 2:
Volume 1: (Jan 18)
1. East of the Wall
2. Made out of Babies
3. Tiger Flowers
4. Black Anvil
7. Meek is Murder
8. The Binary Code
13. Mutant Supremacy
Volume 2: (Feb 22)
3. Moth Eater
5. The Austerity Program
7. Goes Cube
13. The Ghost in Black and White
Batillus has issued the following announcement about contributing a track to a compilation album featuring New York City heavy metal bands:
"We’re honored to announce that we’ve been included in a compilation of the best underground heavy music from New York, curated by the one and only MetalSucks.net. We’re on the first of two volumes (cover here), which will be released on January 18th.
"The comp includes tracks from Made Out of Babies, Black Anvil, Tombs, Naam, Castevet, Hull, The Austerity Program, Goes Cube, Wetnurse, Krallice, Defeatist, and many more. There’s more information over at MS."
Brooklyn, New York based act Hull has announced an upcoming live show this January opening for Pentagram. The performance will take place at Brooklyn's Club Europa on January 6th, 2011. Additional support will come from Judas Priestess and Bezoar. Hull commented:
"This year being the first of the future, twenty-ten, it marks the starting point of a whole new century of sonic learning that we can't even begin to imagine. Twenty-eleven has been foretold to perhaps even melt the faces of those who aren't listening to the learning. The first of these twelve or seventy-three different events to mark the future will fall upon the sixth day of twenty-eleven at eight of the clock, when the bare moon is halved and then thrice cloven, thus appearing to be full.
"For those who would stand proud and open their ears to this gift, it is said it may be witnessed on the continent of Europa during the season of the Pentagram, when the Judas Priestess battles the mighty Bezoar they pilot an oaken Hull through Hell... Citizens! Come! Look into the bright light of the future and hear the words of the universe! More...
Brooklyn, New York-based triple-guitar led sludge act Hull recently came out of hiding to play a surprise CMJ performance with Kylesa at Public Assembly. The performance brought with it a new, as-yet-untitled track from the band's upcoming full-length. You can see the video clip below. Hull's sophomore full-length will be co-produced by Brett Romnes (who played drums on the band's "Viking Funeral" EP, initially self-released in 2007) and mixed by Bill Anderson (Sleep, High On Fire, Neurosis, EHG, Melvins et al). A May 2011 street date is expected.
Brooklyn three-guitar led sludge metal band HULL will be performing a special "secret" show tonight, Monday, October 25, 2010, at Public Assembly in Brooklyn presented by 1000 Knives and Brooklyn Vegan. Here are the deatils:
70 North 6th St.
Closet Subway: L to Bedford Ave.
Cross Streets: Wythe and Kent
Doors @ 7:30
HULL @ 8:00
KYLESA @ 9:00
$10.00 gets you in!
HULL released their debut full-length, "Sole Lord," via The End Records in 2009. The band is currently working on their follow-up with co-producer Brett Romnes. Further details are to be announced shortly.
As previously announced, Decibel Magazine is currently streaming their "Viking Funeral" EP, which the band self-released in 2007.
Hull's "Viking Funeral" EP is currently streaming in its entirety via Decibel Magazine's recently relaunched website at this location. The unsung, 16-plus minute EP was initially self-released by the Brooklyn-based, three-guitar led sludge metal collective back in 2007. It comes hand numbered/crafted with artwork by Jorden Haley.
Commented the band on the recording: "Viking Funeral is a two-movement EP that focuses on the life of war and struggle of an antiquated culture...This EP will eventually be part of a full-length album that touches on life, death and afterlife in the Viking mythology."
Hull released the band's debut full-length, "Sole Lord," via The End Records in 2009. The band is currently working on the follow-up with co-producer Brett Romnes, who played drums on the "Viking Funeral" EP. Further details to be announced shortly.
Toward the end of 2009, The End Records released a 99 cent 17 track sampler on iTunes. Now, in celebration of March Metal Month, the label has released a 20 track sampler for free download on Amazon.com! (May be only available to visitors in the U.S.)
1. The 69 Eyes "Dead Girls Are Easy" (3:53)
2. Dir En Grey "Dozing Green (Live)" (3:57)
3. Creature With the Atom Brain "Transylvania" (5:59)
4. Autumn "Liar Emilie" (6:01)
5. Cable "Running Out Of Roads To Ride" (4:55)
6. Goes Cube "Grinding The Knife Blade" (3:15)
7. Early Man "Someone Else's Nightmare" (3:52)
8. Shining "Fisheye" (5:07)
9. Karl Sanders "Rapture Of The Empty Spaces" (4:23)
10. Novembers Doom "A Eulogy For The Living Lost" (6:30)
11. Suicide City "The Best Way" (4:11)
12. Die Apokalyptischen Reiter "Der Weg (Live)" (3:56)
13. Sigh "L'art De Mourir" (4:55)
14. Borknagar "Havoc" (6:41)
15. Laethora "A.S.K.E." (3:39)
16. Hull "Architect" (6:54)
17. These Are They "The Indweller" (6:38)
18. Vreid "Milorg" (6:21)
19. Sarke "Old" (2:06)
20. Red Planet;Nattefrost "Sin Goddammit" Fenriz' (4:10)
You can download the free compilation here.
Providence, Rhode Island progressive metallic hardcore band THE EMPIRE SHALL FALL has announced a string of upcoming live dates for February/March 2010.
THE EMPIRE SHALL FALL recently released their debut full-length, "Awaken," via guitarist Nick Sollecito's own Angle Side Side Records.
THE EMPIRE SHALL FALL will be hitting the road at the end of this month and rampaging through the Northeast with Hull, Ravage, and more. The tour dates are as follows:
Feb 26: Endicott, NY / The Downtown Quarterback
Feb 27: Worcester, MA / Ralph's Diner / Rock Your Face Off (festival), with Ravage, Widow Sunday, Acaro, etc
Mar 5: Philly, PA / Mill Creek Tavern / with Hull and We Thieves
Mar 6: Staten Island, NY / Dock St w/ TBA
THE RESURRECTION SORROW is currently booking east coast US tour dates, which includes Part I of the band's three-part "The Unholy Divine Tour." The next segment will be announced shortly. Confirmed tour dates are as follows:
2/13/2010 Ace of Clubs - New York, NY w/ Hull, Black Pyramid, Maegashiria, Archon
2/27/2010 Social Pariah Festival @ Holiday Inn - Fishkill, NY
3/05/2010 Sounds Asylum - Goshen, NY
3/06/2010 The Electric Factory - Utica, NY w/ Malice In Underland, Structural Integrity Compromised
The Unholy Divine Tour, Part I
3/10/2010 Mojo 13 - Wilmington, DE
3/11/2010 The Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
3/12/2010 The Depot - York, PA w/ Red River Revival, Backwoods Payback, Wrath of Typhoon
3/13/2010 The Black and Red Bar - Washington DC w/ King Giant
3/14/2010 The Brighton Bar - Long Branch, NJ w/ The Ominous Order of Filthy Mongrels
3/15/2010 Lit Lounge - New York, NY w/ Maegashira, Archon
The End Records is thrilled to offer AMALGAMATE, a seventeen track sampler on iTunes for only $0.99. Featuring an exclusive track from Dir En Grey, plus unreleased songs from upcoming albums by Creature With the Atom Brain, Sigh and Early Man, AMALGAMATE showcases The End's heavier artists conveniently on one album. See the link and track listing below.
Kicking things off in 2010 will be Sigh with their classically infused orchestral metal on "Scenes From Hell," and the video game inspired electro indie rock from Super 8-bit Brothers on "Brawl," both out January 19th. The highly anticipated album from Creature With the Atom Brain entitled "Transylvania" will be released on February 2nd, which combines 60s inspired rock with dark and hypnotic psychedelic grooves. Norway’s Shining will also release their hard hitting hybrid of jazz and metal entitled "Blackjazz" on February 2nd. Laethora, which features Niklas Sundin of Dark Tranquillity, are set to release "The Light In Which We All Burn" on April 27th and consists of thirteen epic tracks of violent and powerful death/grind metal performed with intense passion and ferocity. More albums will be announced shortly.
Here is the "Amalgamate" track listing:
1. Dead Girls Are Easy – The 69 Eyes
2. Dozing Green (Live) – Dir En Grey
3. Transylvania – Creature With the Atom Brain
4. Liar – Emilie Autumn
5. Running Out of Roads to Ride – Cable
6. Grinding the Knife Blade – Goes Cube
7. Someone Else’s Nightmare – Early Man
8. Rapture of the Empty Spaces – Karl Sanders
9. A Eulogy for the Living Lost – November’s Doom
10. The Best Way – Suicide City
11. Der Weg (Live) – Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
12. L’art de Mourir – Sigh
13. Architect – Hull
14. The Indweller – These Are They
15. Milorg – Vreid
16. Old – Sarke
17. Sin Goddammit – Fenriz Red Planet & Nattefrost
NYC doom/rock band THE RESURRECTION SORROW has announced a northeast tour in support of their latest release, "Hour of the Wolf." The tour dates are as follows:
12/12/2009 Club Sinix - Essex, MD
12/19/2009 Legends Rock Bar - Gales Ferry, CT
01/22/2010 Electric Company - Utica, NY
01/29/2010 London Billiards/Club Oasis - Worcester, MA
02/13/2010 Ace of Clubs - New York, NY w/ Hull, Black Pyramid More...
The Planet Caravan line-up has been solidified and tickets are on sale now.
Here's the line-up:
Friday, September 18
Pick Up The Snake
Saturday, September 19
The Gates of Slumber