The dog days are here and the release slate proves it, so let’s keep this brief so we can all get out there and enjoy what’s left of summer.
Originally I was feeling guilty about missing the last two release weeks, which were absolutely packed with flashpoint metal records…then I took a look at this week’s lineup. Yeah, sorry, not sorry. WHAT TO HEAR: Let’s start this week at the fucking bottom with Mutilation Rites’ scathing new full-length, Chasm (Gilead Media). A crusty grind […]
Whew. What a way to start the most metal month. Sit down, sign the waiver, and prepare to get sonically beat on for the next thousand words or so.
Welcome back to your friendly metal Costco everyone, now with 50% less staph infections and double the old-man fights. Please enjoy your shopping experience and come again soon.
It’s a slower week here at the metal lake house, so grab your finest pair of black cut-offs, double bass kick back, and enjoy the late 3rd quarter calm before the 4th quarter storm. Oh, and if you’re thirsty, the beer is in the fridge, as always.
I want to begin this week by saying goodbye to Death By Audio, which, after many years serving as Kent Ave’s BEST venue, has now entered its final days of existence. Although a punk haven by trade, DBA hosted its share of metal weirdos in the past, so please, when you’re cracking a PBR at […]
5) Deafheaven, No Joy, Indian Handcrafts at Music Hall of Williamsburg While you’ll (spoiler alert) find another Deafheaven show ranked higher below, this is the 2013 critical lightening rod’s only headlining show of the weekend and should be treated as such. I have some qualms about the booking–why have Canadian shoegazers No Joy open when […]
Well, we survived week one. Not without a head full of Pallbearer thinkpieces, a split eyebrow or two, and some good ol’ fashioned tinnitus, of course, but here we are again–icepack to the temple, coffee in hand–plotting a course for the blackened heart of autumn’s metal release season. And although our news channels are running […]
Two of FREEwilliamsburg’s newest music bloggers hung out last night (and over email today, seeing as drinks began to flow) and talked about who they’re seeing at Governor’s Ball this year. Check it out, check out the acts we’re excited for, get excited too, and we’ll see you on Randall’s Island! Feel free to join […]
Saturday night marked the second to last night for long running DIY spot 285 Kent. It sort of ended like it started, with lots of technical difficulties and delays. One could say, the place went out in style. A style it had cultivated all by itself for many years. On a more positive note, one […]