Friday, April 15, 2011

Record Store Day

Nothing specifically happening in the BloodLust! camp tomorrow for Record Store Day, but be on the lookout for Josh Rosenthal from Plague Bringer spinning at Laurie's Planet of Sound and Rabid Rabbit playing live at Saki. It looks like Cult of Youth may be playing at the Reckless Records store on Broadway, as will Raw Nerve. Population is also listed there and for a later show at Laurie's. Call first?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Coming Soon: American Campgrounds

The BloodShop! will be stocking copies of Philip Best's (Consumer Electronics) striking book "American Campgrounds" published by Creation Books. It contains 280 full-page artworks, with over 60 pages in full color. The book also features "Bodyguard," an exclusive, new, 40-page text by Peter Sotos. Ordering information will be available soon...

The Cult Comes Back

Heads-up... Cult of Youth are back in town tomorrow, opening for Zola Jesus at The Empty Bottle. Our new friends Population will be kicking off the night. Pretty solid line-up...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Mark Solotroff performance announced

Monday May 31, 2011 (Memorial Day)

The Abbey Pub
3420 West Grace Street
Chicago, IL 60618


Doors: 8:00PM
Show: 8:30PM
$10.00 in advance/$12.00 at the door
Ticket link:

Richard Pinhas (of Heldon)
Scum Ra (feat. Steve Krakow of Plastic Crimewave and Kathy of Spires That In the Sunset Rise)
Mark Solotroff

Sunday, April 10, 2011

AoH - 4/9 - Photo

Anatomy of Habit - April 9, 2011 - Subterranean - Chicago, IL - Kenny and Mark - Photograph courtesy of Jeremy Lemos

AoH - 4/9 - Recap + news

Thanks to all of our friends who came out to support us last night! What an amazing night to be a part of. Even with three competing metal shows - plus Robert Plant at The Auditorium Theater, where I would have been if not for this show - we had an excellent crowd at Subterranean. The club took great care of us, holding the doors until we completed a solid soundcheck, and - bless them - we had loaders last night, so the mountains of Emperor cabinets and Sunn heads, etc., made their way up the steep steps without us breaking our backs. Major thanks go to Indian and Bloodiest, for including us in their dual record release show, and for the ongoing support that folks in both bands have shown us. It is MUCH appreciated. Both bands sounded incredible last night... two very different interpretations of doom... one more warm and enveloping and one more cold and nihilistic... you guess which was which. Lots of people saw us for the first time last night and it was humbling to get such positive feedback from both "veterans" and "virgins"! Thanks to everyone who stopped me to offer such kind words. It was also really nice for me to revisit our earliest setlist. meaning playing "Overcome" and "Torch"... allowing me to just go for it, vocally, if and when I felt like it. Greg brought some truly haunting new guitar sounds to "Overcome," which sound amazing on the recording that I am listening to right now. So now... a break for sure in live shows during May... maybe something in June if things solidify... and big news... We are booked for mastering (FINALLY!) at the end of June with Bob Weston (of Shellac) at Chicago Mastering Service... He will cut out lacquers, which will then go on to plating and pressing, as quickly as is humanly possible...