Saturday, April 09, 2011
Friday, April 08, 2011
TVD Recommends: Indian & Bloodiest at Subterranean, 4/9
Chicago, prepare to have your faces melted. Two of the city’s heaviest take the stage at Subterranean this Saturday for a dual record release show. Headlining are our own hometown stalwarts of sludge Indian, supporting the release of their third full-length Guiltless, which comes out this Tuesday on Relapse.
Joining them on the bill are label mates Bloodiest, who released their debut album Descent just last week. A fairly new group, the seven piece Bloodiest count ex & current members of Follows, 90 Day Men, Atombombpocketknife, and Yakuza’s Bruce Lamont among their ranks.
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Indian, Bloodiest, Anatomy of Habit
When: Sat., April 9, 10 p.m.
Not to disparage the efforts of the good people at Relapse's design department, but if they were really serious about capturing the feel of Descent, the new debut album by local septet BLOODIEST, they would've packaged each copy in a jagged monolith of black marble as tall as a three-flat. That approach would at least adequately reflect Descent's immense mass and raw, cruel beauty. Working out of Steve Albini's Electrical Audio, producer Sanford Parker didn't do much more than capture the band as they sound in their killer live shows—and that's all he really needed to do. When you've got three guitars, gothic piano, and the unhinged vocalizations of man-about-metal-town Bruce Lamont, do you even need overdubs? Descent rumbles with the heavy energy of metal, but there's something almost classically elegant about the way the songs carry themselves, even as they edge toward pure noise. —Miles Raymer
Various Artists "Heavy Focus" 2CD
Locrian "Drenched Lands" CD
Startless "Circulation Decay" CD (Vertonen + Jason Zeh)
Mammal "Lonesome Drifter" 2xLP
Cadaver In Drag "Raw Child" LP
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
The monthly special is tied into the extended Eyehategod family, and it is tasty... the Soilent Green: 10 oz. patty stuffed with habaneros, bacon/fat, cheddar and topped with green chiles, bacon, and pepperjack cheese.
It's people. Soylent Green is made out of people. They're making our food out of people. Next thing they'll be breeding us like cattle for food. You've gotta tell them. You've gotta tell them!
Indian + Bloodiest + Anatomy of Habit
Indian, celebrating the release of its new Relapse debut, Guiltless, plays churning doom that will down-tune your soul. Starkly dynamic art-metal opener Bloodiest, featuring Bruce Lamont of Yakuza as well as members of Follows, is also celebrating a new album on Relapse, Descent. First up is Anatomy of a Habit, which specializes in draping sheets of sheer menace.
Monday, April 04, 2011
1768 Greenleaf Ave.
Greg Ratajczak (my bandmate in Anatomy of Habit and of Plague Bringer) will be performing as his solo endeavor Crucifagium. Very rare, indeed!