And now, for something completely different… It's that time again! Grim Kim has returned from the frozen South of Georgia (seriously dudes, it's called rock salt; use it next time) to prattle on about massive riffs, Satanic nonsense, and to blow your mind with another one of the best bands you've never heard of. This time around, we'll be speeding things up a tad and heading North of the swampy bayous where my tastes tend to lie, to the City of Brotherly Love itself – Killadelphia, where the music is ugly, the people are uglier, and the threat of the Grim Reaper becomes all too real should you walk too far down Girard Ave at night.
Those who have read my other posts may be surprised to hear that this week's band isn't vicious black metal, and they sure ain't sludge – hell, they're not even doom. This band is something entirely different, and entirely their own.
This edition of Revelations of Doom is proof that even the blackest heart needs to let in a little light from time to time. After all, life can't be all d-beats and dirges! Don't get me wrong; about 98% of my life is, but even I find time for a little melody now and again, and Pennsylvania's The Green Evening Requiem are just what the witchdoctor ordered. Their music is viciously refined; it's obvious that the band have slaved over every note and every word of their songs in search of elusive perfection. (more…)
AMORPHIS, VIRGIN BLACK, LEAVESl EYES, and SAMAEL for are heading for a North American tour. You definitely need to check out AMORPHIS!
September 27 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
September 28 – West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
September 29 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
September 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theater
October 1 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater
October 2 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
October 3 – Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
October 4 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
October 5 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
October 6 – Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
October 7 – St Paul, MN @ Station 4
October 9 – Spokane, WA @ Big Easy Concert House
October 10 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
October 11 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
October 12 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
October 13 – West Hollywood, Ca @ House of Blues
October 14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Brickhouse
October 16 – Ft Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
October 17 – San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar
October 18 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar