Hate Eternal is in Brooklyn with Vital Remains and Black Fast and if you’re a Death Metal fan you don’t want to miss it. This event is 21+ with proper ID.
Venue: Irving Plaza (New York, NY)
Opener: The Faceless, All Shall Perish, The Red Chord, Veil Of Maya, Cephalic Carnage, Decrepit Birth, Carnifex, Animals As Leaders, Vital Remains
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
I had just closed up a very busy month of July with shows like Charred Walls of The Damned, Soilwork, Fear Factory and last night’s Michael Schenker Show and figured that all were a pretty solid representation of Metal’s elite. Of course I’m not even counting the shows I missed such as the mighty Brits of Iron Maiden, but here we were ready to continue the Metal adventuring and what better way to start than with the annual Summer Slaughter tour. I am not sure when this event first came into being but I did begin documenting it for the Metal Republic when Black Dahlia Murder headlined. It’s usually on one long day but last year had been separated into two days with some bands appearing at one show while others would be scheduled for the next. This year it was back to one lengthy presentation and with this being the case would start very early. The headliner would be a rebuilt Decapitated and their direct support would come via The Faceless and All Shall Perish. The slaughter for 2010 would also feature The Red Chord, Veil Of Maya, Animals As Leaders, Carnifex, and many more. I arrived as early as I could to document the maximum amount of bands and as I walked into the rechristened Irving Plaza discovered that Vital Remains were already on the stage.
Continue reading Decapitated @ Irving Plaza (8/1/2010): “Summer Slaughter” Tour 2010
Venue: Gramercy Theatre (New Yotk, NY)
Opener: Vital Remains, Warbringer, Enfold Darkness, Sacrificial Slaughter, Praetorian
Label: Mascot Records
There was quite bit of “buzz” around the return of Pestilence to these shores among my immediate circle of friends in the Metal community and while they were never a band I followed, these folks interest alone helped to firm up my own curiosity in checking out something new to my Metal ears. Stylistically the band is listed as Death Metal but they incorporate elements of Jazz and Fusion to their sound. Their return to NYC for the first time hitting the region in sixteen years would come with a bevy of bands along for the ride. Featured tonight would be local support Praetorian along with Sacrificial Slaughter, Enfold Darkness, Vital Remains and Warbringer. I almost missed this show since it was originally listed as being a late evening show after some discussion about it being cancelled altogether. Sometimes the Gramercy Theatre holds Metal events very late in the evening as we found them doing with Ensiferum who played at 12:30 one time. My schedule kept me from seeing the local openers and Sacrificial Slaughter but I would get in just in time to see Enfold Darkness take the stage. Here is how what I caught took place.
Continue reading Pestilence @ Gramercy Theatre (6/17/2010)
Deicide has always kept the darkness in play for the Metal scene and after the stunning “The Stench Of Redemption” would release “Till Death Do Us Part” on their fans. A brief touring run found them returning to New York City with Vital Remains as direct support and local openers Martyrd from Queens making an appearance for this stop. While this was a holiday weekend that was loaded with good eats and good company, I could hardly think of a better way to close it out then with a display of Extreme Death Metal like this. To learn more about our experiences this evening just click the bands logo to be taken to the article on the main PiercingMetal.com site.
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY)
Opener: Vital Remains, Martyrd, Regain The Heart Condemned
Label: Century Media Records
New York City does not often get an appearance from the legendary Death Metal band Deicide and according to my recollection, the last time that the band played here was in late 2006 making it just over two years since they crushed our regions fans with their unique brand of blasphemy. This show at B.B. King’s was the final stop on a very short U.S. Tour and they would bring along Vital Remains for the gigs and give us local openers Martyrd and Regan The Heart Condemned for good measure. With four bands on the bill it would start off rather early and as result I was finding myself missing the obviously short set by RTHC. I would have been interesting in hearing what they were all about but it was not in the cards for me to do tonight. Maybe next time. There was a healthy crowd in place when I did arrive and here is how the night progressed should you have missed out on the Metal mayhem.
Continue reading Deicide @ B.B. King Blues Club (7/5/2009)