Unearth, ZAO, Oh, Sleeper, He Is Legend And More Booked For A.U.R.A. Fest


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Savannah, GA will once again host A.U.R.A. Fest (All Underground Rock Allday) taking place at The Gardens at Ships of The Sea Maritime Museum on February 18, 2017. Unearth, ZAO, Oh, Sleeper, He Is Legend are among the first bands announced. Continue reading


Cattle Decapitation – King Parrot – Dark Sermon: Live at Brighton Music Hall


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At the beginning of autumn where the world around us dies, it was only fitting on an early October night to see Cattle Decapitation headline at Brighton Music Hall in Allston, MA. Personally, I had never seen the four piece play a headlining gig so I knew this was a show I could not afford to miss. There was some worry early on as their tour van did have some issues earlier in the day which delayed their arrival a bit. Fortunately, there were other bands to start off the night.

Dark Sermon hit the stage to get the Boston’s crowd attention on the music and not the missing headliner. The crowd was only warming up at this point so most were by the bar or merch tables. I thought the overall sound of the band was interesting with a nice mix of doom and black metal.

Easily the biggest surprise to me on this night was Australia’s own King Parrot. The energy that was created by both the band and the fans was truly electric. The odd, self-deprecating humor brought on in between songs gave almost a relaxed feeling knowing this band does not take itself, or metal, too seriously. Lead singer Matt Young had the crowd in stitches with his moments during songs where he would decide to moon the crowd. After the set, I quickly made my way to the merch table to purchase a patch and a copy of their latest record, Dead Set (Housecore Records), before preparing myself for the headlining act.

 

It was finally time to witness the San Diego natives close out the night with some of their best material off of their latest album, The Anthropocene Extinction (Metal Blade Records). In fact, the majority of the set list was off of said album including: ‘Manufactured Extinct’, ‘The Prophets of Loss’, and ‘Pacific Grim’. There was also a small selection of Monolith of Inhumanity tracks such as ‘Your Disposal’ and closer, ‘Kingdom of Tyrants’. The Allston crowd also got some classic tunes from Cattle Decapitation in ‘Total Gore?’ as well as ‘Testicular Manslaughter’. The crowd was fully behind each song as the crowd surfers were a plenty and the pits remained busy throughout the set. This band is arguably at their very best with the core that is vocalist, Travis Ryan, and guitarist, Josh Elmore. These guys were so good this time around that I may go and catch them again on their tour with Cannibal Corpse just to experience this band live again.

WORDS BY TIM LEDIN

 


Aborted Begins North American Tour


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Belgian death metallers Aborted are in the midst of their North American tour with Fit For An Autopsy, Archspire, Entheos and Dark Sermon. They are supporting their new album Necrotic Manifesto, out now via Century Media Records.

May 11: The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
May 12: New Brooklyn Tavern – Columbia, SC
May 13: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
May 14: Walters – Houston, TX
May 15: Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
May 16: The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
May 17: Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
May 18: Black Sheep Café – Colorado Springs, CO
May 19: Moon Room – Denver, CO
May 20: Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
May 21: The Whisky – West Hollywood, CA
May 22: Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA
May 23: Adrenaline – Las Vegas, NV
May 24: DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
May 25: Whisky Dicks – Lake Tahoe, CA
May 26: Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
May 27: Club SUR – Seattle, WA
May 28: Richshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
May 29: Inlander Pub – Kamloops, BC
May 30: Nite Owl – Calgary, AB
May 31: The Exchange – Regina, SK
Jun 01: The Zoo Cabaret – Winnipeg,MB
Jun 02: House of Rock – Eau Claire, WI
Jun 03: Reggies – Chicago, IL
Jun 04: The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
Jun 05: Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
Jun 06: The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Jun 07: Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

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Aborted, Fit For An Autopsy, Archspire, Dark Sermon and Entheos North American Tour


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Aborted booked an upcoming North American co-headlining tour with Fit For An Autopsy, and support by Archspire, Entheos and Dark Sermon.

May 08: Trickshots – Albany, NY
May 09: St Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
May 10: The Reverb – Reading, PA
May 11: The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
May 12: New Brooklyn Tavern – Columbia, SC
May 13: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
May 14: Walters – Houston, TX
May 15: Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
May 17: Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
May 18: Black Sheep Café – Colorado Springs, CO
May 19: Moon Room – Denver, CO
May 20: Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
May 21: The Whisky – West Hollywood, CA
May 22: Ramona Mainstage – Ramona, CA
May 23: Adrenaline – Las Vegas, NV
May 24: DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
May 25: Whisky Dick’s – S. Lake Tahoe, CA
May 26: Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
May 28: Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
May 29: Inlander Pub – Kamloops, BC
May 30: Nite Owl – Calgary, AB
Jun 02: House Of Rock – EAU Claire, WI
Jun 03: Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
Jun 04: The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
Jun 05: Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
Jun 07: Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

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Southeast Beast 2015 Add More Bands


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Another round of bands have been announced for Southeast Beast 2015, atop of the first round of bands already confirmed. The event is happening on April 4 and 5, 2015 at Club Aqua in Jacksonville, FL. The newly announced bands include:

Apnea
Better Off
Capsize
Carpathias
Chains
Dark Sermon
Down In It
Drown
Head Creeps
Hotel Books
Kids Like Us
Lifeless
Like Pacific
Modern Art
Nothing Til Blood
Pentimento
Point Blank
Rhythm Of Fear
Secret Keeper
Speak Low If You Speak Love
Superheaven
Sworn Enemy
Vulgar Display


Dark Sermon – In Tongues


dark-sermon-in-tongues Here in the UK, it’s snowing. It’s the end of March and it’s snowing. This can only mean one thing: Armageddon. The end of the world is nigh. The persistence of Winter and its domination over Spring marks the inauguration of the great erasure. All that signified difference in the world – or at least the UK – now lies frozen beneath the white blanket of nature in all its destructive indifference. And as beautiful as it is to see the world bleached by nature’s whimsy, there’s always that arresting awareness that extolling uniformity as a virtue is never good. It appears that Tampa’s Dark Sermon are blissfully unaware of this. Continue reading