Monday, June 28, 2010

Godflesh Reunion

For all the difficulties, Godflesh still got to play. They have another festival date coming, and I wonder if maybe we might see more of them in the future.

From Justin Broadrick's Facebook page...

GODFLESH @ Hellfest. Okay, if you were in attendance for this then I am sure you are aware of how disappointed we were with what transpired, and we are sure you are / were most likely disappointed too.
I am afraid that it was all utterly beyond our control, we salvaged a performance out of what was a fairly ridiculous set of events. The power generator blowing during the set from The Young Gods, on just prior to us, was the catalyst for the ensuing chaos. At one point, performing at all was even in doubt. We had an hour allocated for both soundcheck and stage set up, since there is no soundcheck prior to the start of the festival, unfortunately, something that we really did need, but we were having to put our trust in the one hour allocated before performance, this one hour then became 20 short and extremely stressful minutes, with the stage management proclaiming that we must start immediately without any check of the sound, disastrous for us - additionally, the backline they hired in for us was not entirely correct or had faults with it, Ben's bass rig specifically, my guitar amp was not right either, the monitors were awful without the time for us to correct them sufficiently, resulting in not hearing virtually any of the Machine in the monitors for nearly all of our opener 'Like Rats', the DVD machine for our films was also somewhat faulty. In short, this was an absolute frustrating catalogue of disasters, presenting the band in, for us, one of the worst ways imaginable. We do though consider that we somewhat forged a performance out of a significantly bad situation.
We played 40 of our intended 60 minutes ; quite literally onstage I managed to turn 30 minutes into 40 due to ongoing arguments, during our set, with the stage management.
We're really sorry to everyone concerned that all this happened and hopefully this will all be rectified at the forthcoming GODFLESH performance at the Supersonic Festival, details below, for those who can make it, of course.
Thank you to Pascal
Bourdon for his picture here from the performance, I hope to receive some more here from Hellfest for putting in the photo section

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Back to back nights of shows culminates in seeing True Widow tonight. I was bummed that I missed them the last time they came through the area, but tonight will be different. I can't wait to see them.

Hopefully, they will play some new songs along with my favorites from the album. Hopefully they go back in the studio to record their next album.

Friday, June 25, 2010


Yes, Floor tonight (along with Gods & Queens)...

It should be a fun night. Going into the city...should be a good time.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Magic Bullet Goes Crazy with new releases

Magic Bullet has gone way out this time with new records from Integrity, Christie Front Drive, a Forensics Re-Issue and Meditative Sect's Laceration Points.

These all look great. Ordering and Pre-ordering can be done here.

Integrity VVe Are The End 7" Pre-orders are up

Just thought I would drop a note showing the new Integrity 7" coming out on Magic Bullet is up for pre-order here. There is a t-shirt package available as well that comes with the 7" on Grey (limited to 100 copies). Otherwise the 7" is on black and one-sided with the iconic Integrity skull laser etched on the back.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Isis / Melvins Splits

Well, I would tell you to check out the Isis / Melvins split pre-order, but it seems as though they are all sold out. Well, unfortunately, people are going to pay aftermarket prices for this sucker now (unless there is a 2nd press).

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Gholas Album Mastering Is Just About Complete

So, the Mastering Is just about complete for the Gholas album, Загадка. I seriously cannot wait for people to hear this sucker. We worked our asses off for two years to complete the album.

As soon as more info is available, we will post it. In the meantime, here is a link to hear an album preview

Friday, June 18, 2010

Coliseum, Burning Love, Gholas, and maybe Storm the Bastille...

Hmmm...I can't wait to play this...

If you are in the area, come out and say hello.

My Final Isis Show

So last night was more than likely the last time that I will ever see Isis play, and I certainly have mixed emotions about it. I certainly respect their artistic vision and reasoning behind putting their collective to rest; it just is odd and sad all the same.

I'll never forget the first time that I saw the band at Paper Weight Fest in I think spring 98 at this time the lineup was much different than what it was last night. Aaron Turner, Aaron Harris, and Jeff Caxide were there, but Randy from Cable was on guitar and Craig Mereschuk (sic?) was playing auxiliary drums. It was an experience for certain, and even though everyone that I was with thought I was nuts, I bought their demo and proceeded on my journey for the next decade plus.

Through Isis and their myriad of side projects, I was exposed to tons of great music that I would never have found otherwise; and even though I will not be seeing Isis again...the people in the band will continue to make music, and I will continue to listen.

The set was great last night, and even the sound was pretty annoying, it was enjoyable.

Thanks Isis for everything...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Masakari- The Prophet Feeds

A little late on this, but you can still order this record.

"The Prophet Feeds”is the debut album from Midwest bashers Masakari. This band is amazing and this first full-legnth of theirs is relentless, unhinged, chaotic crust! Somewhat in the vein of His Hero is Gone, Tragedy and From Ashes Rise, but with a very distinct and brutal edge, Masakari fuses their apocalyptic crust with the raging power of Discharge/Disfear D-beat and the hard-edged Japanese punk stylings of G.I.S.M., with a smattering of blast-beat driven grindcore to drive it all home. The “Prophet Feeds” was engineered by Bill Korecky (Incantation, Keelhaul, Integrity) and recorded at Mars Studio in Cleveland. The LP comes in a gatefold-cover on heavy 180g Vinyl. 300 records on red / 1200 records on black vinyl."

Order from Halo Of Flies

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Angel Eyes "Midwestern" Is Up for Pre-Order

I haphazardly stumbled upon Angel Eyes when I picked up their second or third release ...And For A Roof A Sky Full Of Stars for review (see that here). I picked up their other recording that I could find, Something To Do With Death, not long afterward due to my hard to beat obsession with find every recorded bit by a band once I decide that I like them.

Now, I had not head much from this outfit recently, until I saw the preorder info for their new album, Midwestern. I am definitely excited to hear where this record leads the band following their first few records. Check it reminds me of what a post rock type band would sound like if they really loved Ennio Morricone; and for added measure, the fact that they are named after a character from the Man with no name trilogy (and a Lee van Cleef character at that ) should be reason enough.

Pressing info and ordering info below:

Now Mylene Sheath has several different package deals as well as this on CD and such here

Monday, June 14, 2010

Integrity's Onslaught Continues

Hot on the heals of The Blackest Curse, comes this little slab of vinyl via Magic Bullet.

The VVe Are The End / Beneath Black Flames We Ride single is two songs with an etched B-Side. It looks awesome. The songs are awesome. Dwid and company are definitely putting out quality recordings right now.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fissures Show

Fissures will be performing July 22nd in Southern New Jersey. Specifics and details will be announced shortly.