By: Navjot Kaur Sobti
When you hear the name Moth Eater, don’t think you’re dealing with some neo-hippie Williamsburg-bred indie fare, nor your typical, pseudo-abyss-grown and harvested doom cupcakes. This is a group that’s been born and bred in the bowels of New York, New York, a.k.a., as listed on their myspace – “Beers’ Village – ” a call to inebriation and all things metal, in a city that’s fallen prey to much o’deathcore and crowd-pleasing, watered down excuses for grimy, sticky sludge.
When I flipped on the stereo and got started with the band’s 2010 release – Thunder God of Monster Island – a title strangely evocative of all things Viking, monastic, and folk at once, I was pleasantly allured by the strange instrumentation that opens “Aftermath.” While expecting a sudden splurge of similar wind-instruments to chime in, the duet of guttural vocals and screeching Acid Bath-style injections of agony created a nails against the charcoal friction that built up through raging guitar riffs. There are pockets of slower-paced whispers and tense sound, which remind you to stop gawking, drop that damn I-phone piece of shit, and bang your head. (more…)
Audio Roundup: Hear 30 secs of Avenged Portnoy; New Album Streams from HARVEY MILK & I AM ABOMINATION
We've been talking a lot about Avenged Sevenfold joining forces with drummer Mike Portnoy, and now you can hear a taste. The band posted a 30 second teaser of the track "Nightmare". It sounds like typical Avenged music with hints of awesome drumming. The full single is released next week.
All you stoners who need something to groove to at 4:20, do I have something for you. Harvey Milk's new album, A Small Turn Of Human Kindness, is streaming in full at (of all places) NPR's official website. The album is officially released next week.
For those of you not into the stoner side of metal, and instead into the poppier side of things, new Good Fight music signees, I Am Abomination have made their new album, To Our Forefathers available for streaming on Myspace
Critically-worshipped stoner tunesmiths TORCHE unleashed a "new" video (filmed back when they were still a quartet) for "Across the Shields" a seriously upbeat and catchy track from their 2008 must-hear Meanderthal. There's something about human-sized plush animals carousing in a sunny forest that seems considerably more metal here than zombies or vikings would be.
Also, this summer Torche are trekking North America with fellow bizarro rock southerners HARVEY MILK, perhaps to make the rest of us who missed Scion Rock Fest last February feel better. Dates are after the jump: (more…)
NEUROSIS, MASTODON, BORIS, NACHTMYSTIUM, HIGH ON FIRE, CRYPTOPSY, & More on one show – ABSOLUTELY FREE!!
So apparently, instead of taking the traditional route and advertising on TV, billboards, etc, Scion has decided to host music festivals instead as a means of promoting their brand. Strange? I thought so too, until I saw the lineup for their "Rock Fest." Holy mother of fuck, I don't care WHAT they're selling – any company that brings together the likes of NEUROSIS, HARVEY MILK, NACHTMYSTIUM, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, KRALLICE, ZOROASTER, and SALOME (for FREE) is a-okay by me.
According to their official site, the Scion Rock Fest will take place on Saturday, February 28th at the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia. The show will go from noon until midnight and attendees must be at least 18 years old. Tickets are, apparently, free; no word yet on how one will be able to go about getting one's grubby paws on one of these golden tickets (though our brodudes over at MetalSucks.net will be giving some away to a few lucky readers).
THE LINEUP (read 'em and weep!):
HIGH ON FIRE
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM
A STORM OF LIGHT
With, apparently, more to come, if their website is to be believed. I don't know about you, but as soon as I saw this confirmed, I hopped online and booked a flight for Hotlanta. Honestly? If you have any of your wits, limbs, or available personal days left, you're a sucker if you don't do the same.
The Deciblog has uncovered this amazing clip of a few elderly Americans reviewing heavy metal band HARVEY MILK. Really, the clip speaks for itself. I must warn you, if you are drinking anything or eating anything, finish before watching this. You don't want to swallow a teabag or anything.