Mountain God Bake Up a ‘Bread Solstice’ on New Sludge Opus

16122699_278378759247654_1117590467974791168_nIn a Brooklyn music scene crusted shut with black metal char, Mountain God are something of a throwback—a lead-fisted sludge band lumbering along in the hoof prints of Unearthly Trance and Serpentine Path before them. But while the trio’s new record Bread Solstice (Artificial Head Records) certainly warrants such comparisons, it also cuts a new path forward, blending elements of psych, noise, and doom into a rare metal relic: An album as dynamic as it is destructive. 

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The Acheron is Back…as the Best Punk Bar in Brooklyn

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We’re all familiar with the ghost stories of NYC venues past. CBGB gets co-opted by John Varvatos — CBGB-ish peddler of Billy Joe Armstrong-approved looks and wares. North 6th is snatched up and scrubbed down by Bowery Presents and Ticketmaster’s hamster-powered server farm. 285 Kent and DBA finally slip into Murdoch’s yawning cultural detritus, with lines of former and future Vice employees lining the South 2nd sidewalks in those final weeks to glean Snapchat capital/”say goodbye”/covertly peruse their new cubicle spaces.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

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Back at it again after a protracted holiday break. Today marks the beginning of the back half of summer, so let’s enjoy it (and its attendant gore pile of releases, shows, and news) while its still around.

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Acheron has just three more shows this weekend

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As mentioned before, Bushwick’s beloved club Acheron is closing after Saturday. They have a show tonight and two tomorrow, before saying goodbye:

Bushwick music venue The Acheron is closing as a music venue after just three more shows. Get there before it’s too late! All three still on sale:

1 – FRIDAY NIGHT: Aspects of War, Warthog, Indignation, Porvenir Oscuro (Benefit for L-Bug and Family) [Read more…]

Top 5 shows of the weekend

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Greetings! I hope everyone had a fabulous July 4th weekend (some of us left the country). With a short working week, everyone should be in good spirits, so let’s get right to it and start making weekend plans.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

a1173571949_10With the holiday upon us and big releases just ahead and right behind, this week is a bit slower than most. So get caught up on what you missed in the past few months (there has to be something) or plow blindly forward alongside me. The choice is yours, but I’ll be here all the same.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

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Happy 4th of July, everyone, a long weekend is just what the doctor ordered. When all around is madness (I’m looking at the idiotic result of the EU referendum back home in the UK. Absolutely horrifyingly stupid), I’d suggest substituting banging your head against a wall for seeing a show or three.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

ForteresseApologies once again for the inconsistency of this section over the past few weeks. Life has been almost exclusively throwing sliders in the dirt of late, which—when combined with non-metal endeavors like Northside Festival—have conspired to keep your weekly updates semi-weekly. Here’s hoping we can get back in our d-beat groove…

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