Halfway through the first month of the new year, the German thrash-mental band, Bonded, released their debut album Rest in Violence, via Century Media Records. This album showcases OVERKILL's Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth as a guest vocalist as well as former KREATOR bass player Christian "Speesy" Giesler on the album's title track. The album artwork was created by Björn Gooßes of Killustrations (ABORTED, THE CROWN, CARNAL FORGE) and can be seen below.
In 2018, the previous member of SODOM, Thomas "Angelripper", stated in a social media post that he wanted to start all over, with fresh and hungry musicians- which led to the formation of Bonded. The first track they released as a single, “Je Suis Charlie” lyrically brings forth a straight message and upright statement for the freedom of speech and against any religious oppression.
Review By: Bethany Clancy
Band of Brothers Roadshow featuring Magic Giant and American Authors at The Orpheum in Ybor City, FL
Cincinatti, Ohio’s PUBLIC made their Tampa debut opening for Magic Giant and American Authors on their Band of Brothers Roadshow tour. And they chose a great time to visit. You see, every year since 1904, Tampa is inundated with pirates celebrating Gasparilla, which marks the city’s pirate history. This means there may have been a few Jack Sparrows in the audience. It’s easy to see how PUBLIC has developed such a devoted fan base so quickly. Their interaction with the crowd is sincere and you’ve got to love a band that tackles Brittany Spears’ “Toxic”. Although a majority of the crowd had never heard of them (lead singer John Vaughn asked), I think it’s safe to say they can now count a throng of happy pirates amongst their fans.
Indie pop darlings Magic Giant and American Authors brought their Band of Brothers Roadshow to The Orpheum in Ybor City, FL. Alternating between solo sets and combining forces, the two bands were nonstop energy. Magic Giant’s Austin Bisnow, Zambrick Li, and Zang jumped into the audience to play a couple songs, lit only by the crowd’s cell phones. I’ve seen a lot of shows, but that was a new one for me and will definitely remain a highlight. Not to be outdone, American Authors front man Zac Barnett entered the crowd to serenade fans. While each band’s individual set was awesome, the real fun happened when they joined together. The stage was packed with talent that left the audience a most exhilarating combination of exhausted and ready for more.
Review/Photo By: Amy Breaux
Australian indie rock group Eliza & The Delusionals have released their first U.S. single. The single, ‘Just Exist’, is a soft, poppy song that envelopes you. ‘Just Exist’ feels like a dream. There’s a wispiness and breeziness that carries you through the song. It feels warm and inviting, but this heavily counters the lyrics which are seemingly about loss and recovering from hurt. The classic indie sound permeates through the single. It has remnants of an Echosmith sound with a Young the Giant vibe. Any fan of indie music would happily listen to this song. There’s a sudden switch in the last chorus of the song which broadens the appeal of the music. It changes from softness to a harder toned rock. This change pushes it into youth anthem territory. The catchiness mixed with the edginess and relatable lyrics make it a perfect storm. ‘Just Exist’ is available now. Eliza & The Delusionals are on tour throughout the United States the rest of February. It’ll be worthwhile to check out the band and head to one of their shows.
Review By: Kiya Gaskin
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The Interrupters finished off their UK leg of the ‘fight the good fight’ tour in London with support from The Skints and Buster Shuffle and what a way to end a tour! The show kicked off with Buster shuffle (Check out Buster Shuffle's Interview here) fusing cockney ska punk with rock and roll. Buster Shuffle were very upbeat and energetic creating a really cool melody with their mix of punk and reggae vibes. They were all very energetic, getting the crowd going in no time. This bands’ image stands out from the norm which even shines through with their stage decor and props.
The Skints came on stage next mixing all different genres of music into one. Their music can only make you dance, there’s no escaping it. If you close your eyes the energy coming from reggae, ska, and dub vibes mixed with the beautiful vocals and soft could make your mind travel off to a different place. The variety of instruments is what gives their music so much diversity and variety in their songs. Even their stage props gave a relaxing feel with plants as decoration and soft colored lights. Even the bassist picked up a plant and pointed it at the crowd during a song.
The American ska punk band that we had all been waiting for, The Interrupters, came out on stage for the final night of their UK tour with as much energy as if it was the first. These guys do not disappoint and do not mess around. They all had amazing stage presence with lead singer Aimee climbing up onto the side of the stage and up the barriers screaming lyrics with fans. She was interacting with the audience in every way possible and holding hands with screaming fans. The crowd was going wild, dancing, jumping around and crowd surfing. “I can’t believe it, you are all here and it is an amazing amazing honor for us. Thank you so much London town, thank you thank you thank you. Well, it’s so beautiful when we all sing together. It’s so beautiful. And you know, The Interrupters we make unity music.” - Aimee, lead singer. The Interrupters have a rebellious style, meaningful lyrics and an iconic style. The vocals were clear whilst having that perfect slightly rusky punk sound creating angst. They even covered “Bad Guy '' by Billie Eilish adding their own special touch. The interrupters were audibly and visually what you would expect them to be, bloody fantastic!
Review/Photo: By Sarah Perry
Maryland based quintet "Savage Hands" released their debut full length album, "The Truth In Your Eyes" on January 31st here are our thoughts
Maryland based quintet "Savage Hands" released their debut full length album, "The Truth In Your Eyes" on January 31st. Produced by Andrew Bayliss (My Enemies & I, Sylar), and recorded in a full studio built in vocalist, Michael Garrow's home, TTIYE is a strong debut album with a dynamic listening experience. The first 4 tracks of the album are energetic and upbeat, pulling you in with their fun and heavy sound. The fifth and sixth track, "Rotten Soul" and "Washed Away" slow things down a bit, but despite the change in pace, these strong ballads are anything but boring. With track seven, things begin to pick up again for a strong finish to the album. For a debut album, Savage Hands definitely did not disappoint. For fans of Beartooth, Of Virtue and Thousand below, this Maryland group is worth the listen. You can check them out on tour this February and March with He Is Legend and While She Sleeps.
Review By: Julia Peterson
After coping with lineup changes and other band hardships, New Jersey alternative rock group, “Wave Break” returns with their new single, “Out Of Breath”. For fans of early era Paramore and Flyleaf, this high energy song features heavy riffage. The lyrics in “Out Of Breath” talk about the feeling of striving for something just out of reach and the exhausting feeling that accompanies, which is something most of us can relate to. And while the band is outspoken with their message of perseverance, sometimes admitting things are hard can be the first step to getting through. “Out Of Breath” is the first of much new music coming from Wave Break as they continue to reach for the stars, no matter what lies ahead.
Review By: Julia Peterson
Jozef van Wissem’s new single, “Cold Corpse” is for fans of the deep, the mystical, and the different. Wissem, an acclaimed lute player draws inspiration from the religious sounds of the late 1200s. The ancient sounds mixed with folk influence make for an overall coherent sound reminiscent of something you may find on a fantasy movie soundtrack. The lyrics of this song are simple and repetitive, driving home it’s message, likely prefacing the beginnings of this in depth concept album. While this style of music is a place uncharted for many, Wissem’s new single, “Cold Corpse” is an excellent choice for folk and general music fans to listen outside the box.
Review By: Julia Peterson
Caravan Palace kicked off their European tour with their second night spent here in Scotland, right here in Glasgow at the 02 Academy. The group is comprised of 6 band members: Arnaud Vial - programmation, Charles Deleporte - contrebasse, Tøøstøø - trombone, Colitis Zoé - lead singer, Victor Raimondeau - saxophone, Paul-Marie Barbier - piano, vibraphone and let me tell you, they know how to make you want to dance. Dance vibes were all around me when they were playing and it was super hard not to drop my camera and start jumping with the crowd who were right behind me.
These guys are a French electronic music band based in Paris and who take their musical influences from bands such as: Django Reinhardt, Vitalic, Lional Hampton and Daft Punk. The energy that their lead singer Colitis Zoé gave out was so powerful and positive and for me, going to a concert is all about the performance of the band as well as listening to their music through speakers so loud that it rattles your bones. If you haven't heard of these guys before, go give them a listen and if they are coming to a concert venue near you, buy a ticket!
Review/Photo By: Tyler Sams
At the beginning of January, the Fort Lauderdale based band, Ether Coven released their third full-length album, Everything Is Temporary Except Suffering. This album was recorded, mixed and produced by Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Goatwhore) with additional mastering done by Alan Douches (Cradle of Filth, Motorhead) at West West Side. The band has spent the last three years touring clubs and DIY venues across the Eastern seaboard and Canada. Each year, Ether Coven has been pushing the sound & genre boundaries of meta each year. In an interview done with Dillion Collins of Metal Injection, front man Peter Kowlasky comments “There's so much more dynamic than just a three-minute punchy song and screaming the entire time,” which include very slow and long lulls. There are a lot of parts in the songs in which there are layers and huge movements of music. Like a lot of artists in 2020, Ether Coven, themes in this album consist of political issues, women's rights, the current political climate, and other social justice issues. I think that with all of the problems going on in the world, artists are becoming more aware of their platform, and using it for good. We can only hope that albums with political themes can evoke a big enough change.
Review By: Bethany Clancy
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It’s hard to believe that The Anniversary’s Designing a Nervous Breakdown came out 20 years ago. The band gave fans what they’d been waiting for, playing the album from beginning to end, followed by an encore of hits like Sweet Marie. Unlike a lot of bands playing albums in full for the sake of nostalgia, this felt different. It felt and sounded like they never stopped touring. The chemistry and dynamic on stage were infectious.
Reunion shows like this show how even a band with a career that only went two albums deep, can be reignited with the spark that got them started in the first place. Whether it’s the passing of time, maturity, or taking a stroll through memory lane, it’s almost fitting that a band called The Anniversary would wait this long to bring back their unique style of emo, rock, or whatever you want to call it, for this special anniversary.
Review and photo by Joe Naranjo
The UK punk band High Visions, formed in Leeds nightclub toilets, released a new song tackling the pressure from society to do something different with your life than what you actually like to achieve. High Visions recorded “Passerby" their second EP, with Dom Wright (Creeper, Gnarwolves) in 2018 followed by a tour. The band have started 2020 with the release of “Checkpoint Charlie" a single keeping their grainy skate-punk style whilst combining new elements to their sound. The chorus brings us extremely catchy lyrics with an upbeat feel and higher tones. The lyrics put across the message that we should stay true to ourselves and not let the pressure and opinions from others get in our way. “Checkpoint Charlie" is named after the checkpoint that separated Berlin, acting as a metaphor for how one’s aspirations and dreams for the future may be different to what society wants them to do. High Visions are mixing different genres together to create something different than their previous work which gives hope for a diverse and novelty sounding third EP. Having performed over 50 live shows across the UK and mainland Europe alongside artists such as Mallory Knox, Death by Stereo, Blood Youth and Allusinlove; High Visions are a band that you are going to want to check out!
Review By: Sarah Perry
Melodic guitar and powerful female vocals drive Gina Fritz’s latest single, “Remedy”. While the song has strong alternative roots, there is also heavy pop influence. In the bridge of the song, there’s a splash of cross-genre flavor with a rap by guest vocalist, Whitney Peyton. The lyrics are strong, metaphorical, and tell a compelling story, but are still catchy and fun to sing along to. Gina Fritz’s energetic new single is a strong start for her career as a solo artist.
Review By: Julia Peterson
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When two must see acts collide on one bill in a tiny room, the energy is palpable. Mother Feather and The Giraffes tested the limits of my dancing shoes and the absorption abilities of my jacket in Brooklyn.
Support for them at Saint Vitus started strong with Cold Dice and Tower. Cold Dice play mean and fast hard rock, and I’m curious to see where these guys go. I've seen a lot of different stuff at shows over the years, but never a dice game on stage before.
Retro rockers Tower then blew in with huge energy. Front woman Sarabeth Linden stalks the stage and belts these furious heavy metal tunes out with a gritty wail that is super pleasant to listen to. Definitely check out Tower when they tour near you.
Mother Feather are a big, bold, fabulous breath of fresh air in a genre that can be a desert of same. Singer Ann Courtney explodes on stage with charisma, wildly oscillating between snarling in your face and shaking her hips to the huge hooky rock music. She’s supported by a hell of a band and vocal partner Elizabeth Carena, who shares equally in the stage antics. Mother Feather are a spectacle, and not to be missed. They’ve released two great full length albums and I am pumped to catch them again. You don’t want to miss them.
The Giraffes are lowkey the most dangerous band you've never seen. They play a heavy and fuzzy rock that isn't afraid to boogie. They've been refining a chaotic stage show in the clubs of NYC for over 20 years and have been playing consistently the last couple years, which is good news for NYC rock fans. The Giraffes are an exhilarating live band, each piece fits this beer and whiskey soaked puzzle perfectly. From the hot as iron guitar parts to the sandpaper finish of the vocals and the masterful rhythm section anchored by a thunderous and groovy bass. They're gritty, they're fearless and they're the best kept secret in the NYC rock scene. They don't play often but when they do it's an event. Beers and cocktails are thrown. Bottles passed. Microphone cords tugged and warred over, and used for choking.
Shake it to a show and shake it at a show.
Photos and review by Billy Devine
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Mother Focus is a pop/rock influenced five piece band with a diverse sound which ranges from high tempo show stoppers to funk inspired pop anthems. The band is based in central Glasgow and played in their home town at the infamous King Tuts. The group consists of Jamie Leigh on vocals, AJ Donaldson on Keyboard, Daniel Murphy on guitar, Aaron Muirhead on bass and Ally Grant on drums. The band rocked out on the stage and their performance was fueled by their pure love for music and it shows in the passionate way they played throughout their set. The engagement with the crowd was continuous as friendly banter was happening between sets. It was fun and I am already looking to see when they are playing here next so I can book my tickets.
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Awake At Last brightened up Pittsburgh's south side on Sunday, packing the smiling moose with a crowd of people. The whole venues was constant energy, growing more intense with each act that played. The show started up with a local band, you could tell they were really enjoying themselves on stage. They also knew how to handle a tricky situation when the bands bassist had his strap break and had to play the the rest of the set with his bass on his knee. Up next was another supporting act, they didn't have much energy on stage but the singer was able to connect with the crowd and that is what's really important. The tours supporting act was third to play that night. I was surprised when they had their own lighting set up that went along with the set, that's something you don't see with the regular smaller touring acts. Compared to the previous band that played they were fire crackers on stage, jumping and singing their heart out. To close out the night the headliner Awake At Last packed the venue to an extent that i haven't seen in previous shows here. The crowd was nuts, people were working up a sweat and singing along. I didn't have the chance to check them out previously but i'm glad i got to catch their show. Their tour is just starting up so definitely catch them if they play a city near you!
Review/Photo By: Cheyenne Simmons
The show started out with a local artist Brian Genovesi, he warmed up the crowd with a few great hits. Although there were people at the bar being rowdy and talking over his playing he didn't let that discourage him, by the end of his set he had people singing along to the chorus. Up next was the tours opener Starbenders. They were firecrackers on stage, jumping around singing their hearts out and putting on a spectacular show. My first impression of them was a little off, wondering how their sound paired with the headliners but soon it hit me that it didn't really matter, they were great and people needed to hear them. The show wrapped up with Danny Worsnop. It was nice seeing the lead singer of Asking Alexandria in a different element. Instead of playing to thousands of fans in sold out venues with his mates, he was playing at the Crafthouse to a couple hundred people. My favorite part of the set was when a fan yelled at him to play a specific song and he stopped what he was doing and I hit them with the A. I am not a jukebox and B. The set list tells me what to play, definitely have me a little laugh. Whether playing with his mates or performing with his solo act he know how to entertain a crowd.
Review/Photo By: Cheyenne Simmons
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Geocidal Tendencies Tour At LPR
Some death metal bands are fun. Some are serious. Some are technical. Some are brutal. And
some have a message. Cattle Decapitation are all of these things.
Founded by Travis Ryan, Cattle Decapitation initially had an all vegetarian lineup and their lyrics
focused on people's relationships to animals. Specifically putting people in some of the horrific
situations we put animals- subject to chemical testing, harvested for food, experimented on in
They've now expanded to include environmental and climate issues in their anti-humanitarian
message. The newest studio album, Death Atlas, explores this territory but introduces some
interesting new elements and I am here for it. Travis is experimenting with his voice more on
this record. His death gurgles and roars are on point as always, but he's doing more of the weird
high shrieking goblin thing, and also singing in a low baritone at times. I like it.
They brought their masterful, fierce live show to le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan's Greenwich
Village on December 1st. It was a rich experience filled with gurgling lows and shredding,
shrieking highs. They know what the crowd wants and play to those lofty expectations. I really
love the title track from the new album and am glad they closed with that 10 minute opus.
Tour opener Vitriol slayed me from the beginning with their rough and mean death metal. These
dudes do not mess around, taking the stage like a storm and then viciously attacking you. This
is not happy music for happy people, but it rules.
Vitriol were followed by a much more introspective experience. Author and Punisher brought his
sonic death weapons out and enveloped us all in a warm sound bath. Seriously, this dude is a
mechanical engineer and custom builds all his instruments. It's an ingenious setup and really
needs to be experienced up close.
Atheist rounded out the bill with their weird jazzy old school technical death metal. Their
experiencing a bit of a renaissance upon reforming with a mostly new lineup in 2006 after a
twelve year hiatus. I’m happy I got to catch them on this tour, their 1991 album, Unquestionable
Presence, is a bonafide classic and the 2010 release Jupiter carries that torch well.
Unfortunately Full Of Hell had to drop off the tour after their van with all their personal
belongings and instruments was stolen in Atlanta. Thankfully the metal community comes out
when bad things happen and their GoFundMe exceeded its cap within days.
Check out Cattle Decapitation, Atheist, Author and Punisher and Vitriol on tour now.
Get some death metal in your face.
Show review and gallery by Billy Devine
Stranger Things, AHS 1984- the 80s are truly making a comeback. And with pop-synth band “Nae”’s new single “80s Arcade”, you can continue to revel in the nostalgia. This fun pop tune is upbeat and catchy, and while it’s lyrics mourn of a lost love, it’s still an easy song to jam to. The gorgeous, clear toned female vocals on this track are the cherry on top of this dance ballad. Nae’s new single is a well put together time capsule to crank up while you dance the neon night away.
Review By: Julia Perterson
Whoever told MisterWives that they were too “colorful” to make it as a band clearly didn’t see the full potential the group had. Mandy, the lead singer, after telling the story of how the band was looked down on for being the way they were, showed off her sparkling sequin two piece outfit in defiance. Covering songs from Lizzo, as Mandy dubbed “the God herself”, and “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” as well as playing old favorites like “Reflections” simultaneously showed how diverse an animated the group truly is. What I loved about their performance was that there was never a dull moment. The high energy and smiles from the band members were infectious. As I looked around the crowd, there wasn’t a bored face in sight. Everyone was dancing, jumpy, and just having an incredible time. If Misterwives ever comes to your city, take the opportunity to see them live. This was definitely one of the best shows I’ve seen this year!
Review/Photo By: Michelle Castillo
Aly and AJ brought their Sanctuary tour to the Fillmore in San Francisco on December 3rd.
It was an energetic night with the group performing many of their classic songs and some newer songs from their recent EP Sanctuary. They also sang some Christmas songs in honor of the holiday season. Aly and AJ also teased some new music that is coming out next year and shared how going on tour inspires them to write new music.
A special treat for the night was when they performed “Bullseye,” a song that they released in 2007 and have only played live three times in 12 years.
Aly and AJ are also huge supporters of the LGBT community. They performed their song “Good Love,” a song that means a great deal to them, which they released last year during Pride month. Before they began the song, they asked everyone in the crowd to sign a petition for the Trevor Project, an organization that is helping to end conversion therapy. They also said that one lucky fan who had signed the appeal would get to hang out with them backstage after the show.
To end the night, they performed their most famous song, “Potential Break Up Song.” Everyone in the crowd sang along to the tune and felt they were somehow transported back to 2007.
Photo and review by Justine Willard
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When I walked into the Upstairs room at the Middle East, I was less than surprised to see how many people already filled it for this smartly put together show. Opening the night was Fox Vibes, an instrumental rock band from Leominster MA that totally fit the vibe with sounds similar to bands The Fall of Troy. Following that was the groove rock band Rare Futures, who definitely had my attention right off the bat with their melodies and harmonizing. Headlining the show was newly formed Nova Charisma, a music project started by Donovan Melero (Hail the Sun, formerly Sianvar) and Sergio Medina (Royal Coda, formerly of Stolas) that released a handful of songs and an EP called Exposition II this year. I've enjoyed every project the two of them have been apart of in the past, and I certainly have not been disappointed so far. My expectations for a great live show were also met, with Donovan's energy as electric as ever. They played their new releases, many of which most of the room already knew all of the words to, and Sianvar fans even got a treat by getting to hear the group play "Substance Sequence." I feel lucky to have been able to witness their first set of shows! If you have not already heard it, make sure to check out Exposition II, it's worthy of one of those end-of-year top lists for sure.
Photo and review by Janelle Marie
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The SWG3 welcomed Bury Tomorrow to their stage to play their album "Black Flame". It was a rocking night with crowd surfing gallor. Bury Tomorrow didn't hold back from the start of their set with "No Less Violent" and continued to rock out until the end. Their fans continued with the very same energy throughout as well, jumping to their songs, moshing in the pit and crowd surfing from the very first song. It was my first time at a metalcore show and it didn't disappoint. The British band is made up of five bandmates: lead vocalist Daniel Winter-Bates, guitarist and singer Jason Cameron, bassist David Winter-Bates, drummer Adam Jackson and lead guitarist Kristan Dawson. The night was gritty and real and staged in a warehouse environment which completed the set up and overall feel of the show. Brilliant night.
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The Darkness brought their two set UK 2019 Tour to the 02 Academy in Glasgow and what a treat we were in for. Their show consisted of two sets, the first set was a full run through of the "Easter Is Canceled" album and their second set was a group of songs from their greatest hits such as "One Way Ticket" and "Growing On Me" followed by an encore of two songs, the last one a personal favourite - "Bells End". It was the perfect ending to a night filled with music, the room was filled with festive spirit and it was a like an early christmas preset to us all. The amazing background visuals combined with the flashy outfits the band were wearing created this crazy fun atmosphere that was impossible not to enjoy and filled the entire venue. I wouldn't have chosen to be anywhere else that night.
Review and gallery by: Tyler Sams
Brooklyn Bazaar is closing at the end of this month (November 2019). It's another in a string of venues forever opening and closing in New York City. When I saw that Exhumed and Gatecreeper were making a stop there in its final days, I knew I had to go. A chance to catch a legendary death metal act at a peak in their renaissance and a vital act beginning their ascent up the ladder to legendary status, and catch one more show at the Bazaar? Sign me up.
Not to mention the opening acts, Judiciary and Necrot. Putting in the work and getting the crowd's blood pumping before the double headlining bill. Judiciary play a thrashy kind of metallic hardcore that’s good for the soul. Necrot play a down and dirty kind of death metal that’s good for shredding the soul.
Exhumed are showmen. They bring a big room flourish to this small venue with theatrics and props. A blood covered surgeon starts their set by opening two cabinets to reveal televisions dripping with gore. He pops in some VHS tapes and a loop of horror movie clips begins.
Exhumed take the stage and begin their full death metal assault. Newish addition to the lineup, Sebastian Phillips is astonishing to watch. He brings an energy and flair to his playing that make him a young guitarist to keep your eye on. Exhumed are a party band and they know exactly what kind of party they are throwing. Loud, fast, sweaty and wild. Standout track Naked Bloody And Screaming from the new album, Horror, had the floor moving and when they hit some classic Gore Metal tunes in their setlist the crowd was frenzied.
The ghoulish surgeon appears multiple times during their set. Using a grinder and plate he shot sparks off a guitar. He fed us popcorn. Crowd surfed with a revving chainsaw. And hosed down the crowd with blood from a severed head.
Best hypeman in the biz.
Then Gatecreeper came out. Compared to Exhumed they are a positively lean outfit, letting their gritty death metal speak for itself. The members of Gatecreeper positively own that stage, they have the swagger of a band that’s been performing for sixteen years, not six. They're also touring in support of a new album, Deserted, which is possibly my favorite death metal release of the year. It's so heavy and textured. Really well mixed with a cavernous, epic vibe. Deserted also features a lot of catchy, big hooks. “Catchy” and “hooky” for a band with no clean vocals and lyrics about melting bodies.
They rock your face off and then you thank them, they thank you. It’s a beautiful process. Everyone is lathered and dazed when it's over. From The Ashes and Boiled Over seem to be crowd favorites from the new album, everyone went bananas for those tracks. They closed with fan favorite, Flamethrower from their awesome debut Sonoran Deprivation.
There is really only one thing to say about Gatecreeper, they are a mean ass band live.
Seeing them in one of my favorite Brooklyn venues as the last show I’ll see there will go down as a highlight. Hoping the managers find a new strategy and open again soon. We could always use spaces for awesome death metal shows. Especially venues with insanely overpowered sound systems like BKBazaar had.
RIP Brooklyn Bazaar. You lived your life like a candle in the wind.
Review and photo by Billy Devine
I remember the first time I really sat down and listened to Intervals. It was after work, in the middIe of winter/spring of 2016, actually sitting on the floor in front of the furnace in my kitchen that is supposed to heat the whole apartment, trying to stay warm. I remembered there was a song called "Libra" and I was like "hey i'm a libra" and so I put it on. Hooked instantly.
About over 3 years later and I found myself seeing Intervals for the 3rd time in less than a year, at the Worcester Palladium each time, this time opening the night for Between the Buried and Me and Chon. They opened with one of my favorites from The Way Forward, "Touch and Go,"played a few more from that record including "Impulsively Responsible" and "By Far and Away" then closed out their set with two old throwbacks, "Alchemy" and "Mata Hari."
There are still a few dates left to check out Intervals with BTBAM and Chon! If you get a chance to catch a show, make sure you're there in time to see Intervals. You won't regret it!
Photo and review by Janelle Marie