Mutilation Rites Share Video For “Axiom Destroyer”

Brooklyn’s kvlt grind band Mutilation Rites are closing in on their new album, Chasm, due out in a few weeks via Gilead Media (US) and Argento Records (Europe). Watch their new David Hall (Blekkmetal Documentary, Maryland Deathfest: The Movie, Today is the Day, Portal) directed video for ‘Axiom Destroyer’ below. Continue reading

BardSpec Books Two Shows In Norway And Canada

BardSpec the avant-garde and ambient project from Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved, Skuggsjá) recently released its début album Hydrogen on ByNorse Records. Now the project has booked two more live appearances for late this summer. Continue reading

New York By Norse Featuring Enslaved: Various Venues, New York

Enslaved, by Jonathan Arevalo Photography

Ragnarok is not a story about the end of the world. It is about nature. It is about the end of something and the beginning of others. A rebirth.” Continue reading

Music Video: Today Is The Day – Heathen and Masada

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Today Is The Day is streaming their animated music video for “Heathen,” off of their new album Animal Mother, out now via Southern Lord below. They are about to begin their North American tour with Lazur/Wulf.

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They are also streaming the David Hall of Handshake Inc directed “Masada” video below.

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Handshake Inc Presenting Two Short Films At Examining Darkness On May 7th

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London, ON based Handshake Inc co-owner and independent film and video director David Hall is completing two short films which will be debuting in New York City at The Made in the New York Media Gallery as part of Examining Darkness on May 7, 2015, and the works specifically constructed to be projected on the gallery’s 360 degree projector and screen setup. Go here for more information.

Curated by Thomas D. Rotenberg, a writer, video artist, and curator based in Brooklyn. His films have played at festivals across the country and he previously curated Standard Model Catastrophes, Josh Graham‘s career retrospective that was on display at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP throughout December of 2014.

Participating Artists & Work:

David Hall: Mother Satan, Don’t Turn Out The Light (2015), The Puberty Of Big John Christ (2015)

Alex Schaefer: Damages (2014-2015)

Polynoid: 458nm (2006), Mem (2009), Loom (2010)

Susi Sie: Black (2011), Float (2011), Emergence (2012), Silk (2013), Soundscapes (2013), Cymatics (2013), Echoes (2015)

There will be a special, one-time-only performance by composer Mick Barr, playing his scores to David Hall’s two films, during the opening reception on May 7th at 7:30pm.

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Today Is The Day and Lazer/Wulf Announce North American Tour

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Today Is The Day have announced an upcoming North American tour for April and May with Lazer/Wulf. This is their first shows since their nearly fatal van accident last November. They have also completed two new music videos for “Heathen” and “Animal Mother” from their tenth full length album Animal Mother, which was released in October via Southern Lord. The video for “Heathen” has been commissioned to Marcos Morales and Neil Barrett of Novel Concept TV (Primitive Man, etc.), and the visual depiction of the title track, “Animal Mother,” to David Hall of Handshake Inc. (Brutal Truth, Lae, Maryland Deathfest: The Movie), who also directed the band’s intense “Masada” video. View them below.

The current Today Is The Day lineup is completed by bassist Trevor Thomas, drummer Douglas Andrae, and founding guitarist/vocalist, Steve Austin.

Apr 24: Space – Portland, ME
Apr 25: Cambridge Elks Lodge – Boston, MA
Apr 26: Coco 66 – Brooklyn, NY (= no Lazer/Wulf)
Apr 27: Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
Apr 28: Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD
Apr 29: Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
May 01: Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
May 02: New Mountain – Asheville, NC
May 03: Siberia – New Orleans, LA (= no Lazer/Wulf)
May 05: Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX (= no Lazer/Wulf)
May 06: Lost Well – Austin, TX (= no Lazer/Wulf)
May 07: Doublewide – Dallas, TX
May 08: Sister – Albuquerque, NM
May 09: Pub Rock – Tempe, AZ
May 10: Complex – Los Angeles, CA
May 11: Opera House – Oakland, CA
May 12: Dantes – Portland, OR
May 13: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
May 14: Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC
May 15: The Pin – Spokane, WA
May 18: Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
May 19: Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
May 20: Nether Bar – Minneapolis, MN
May 21: Double Door – Chicago, IL
May 22: Outpost – Kent, OH
May 23: The Shop – Pittsburgh, PA
May 24: Bug Jar – Rochester, NY

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Pyrrhon and Department of Correction Book April European Tour

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New York experimental death metallers Pyrrhon have announced their first ever European tour, with French grinders Department of Correction as support. They will be supporting their sophomore full length The Mother Of Virtues, out now via Relapse Records. Stream their David Hall (Brutal Truth, Fuck The Facts, Today Is The Day et al) directed official music video for “Sleeper Agent” here.

PYRRHON w/ Department Of Correction:
Apr 10: Cirque Electrique – Paris (FR)
Apr 11: TBA – Poitiers (FR)
Apr 12: Canadian Café – Tours (FR)
Apr 13: Pavillons Sauvages – Toulouse (FR)
Apr 14: Secret Place – Montpellier (FR)
Apr 15: Raymond Bar – Clermont Ferrand (FR)
Apr 16: L’Assomoir – Saint Etienne (FR)
Apr 17: La Tannerie – Bourg En Bresse (FR)
Apr 18: Caffette – Bern (CH)
Apr 19: Epplehaus – Tubingen (DE)
Apr 20: Péniche Inside Out – Liege (BE)
Apr 21: Unicorn – London (UK)
Apr 22: Temples of Boom – Leeds (UK)
Apr 23: Northumberland Arms – Newcastle (UK)
Apr 24: Alma Inn – Bolton (UK)
Apr 25: Tiki Pub – Plymouth (UK)