Thursday, June 04, 2009

Matchitehew Assembly in Flavorpill

In the early part of the decade, black metal attracted a heap of prurient rubbernecking thanks to books like Lords of Chaos, which chronicled the church-burnings, murders, and alleged cannibalism in the Norwegian scene. But those who've followed past the scandal have been rewarded with an exciting cross-pollination between BM and the American noise underground. The two-day Matchitehew Assembly brings together local noise stalwarts (Bloodyminded, Oakeater), national luminaries (Air Conditioning, John Wiese), and blackened cult heroes (Bone Awl, Marblebog). These bedfellows are strange, but weirdly symbiotic.

– Stephen Gossett