Doom metal reigned supreme at Greenwich Village’s Le Poisson Rouge on a Wednesday night. Headlining Swedish doom legends Candlemass sold out the show with support from Primitive Man, Mortiferum, and others.
In certain circles, some might say “so goes Matt Pike, so goes the entire metal scene.” As the co-founder of two of the most iconic bands of the last two generations of die-hard metal fans, Pike’s mighty riffs laid down with SLEEP and later with High on Fire has led him from the underground to mainstream love from critics and fans alike. With his debut book about to drop, and a solo album tentatively due in 2022, Pike is on a roll and a High on Fire show, playing their first concerts in a few years now, is a necessary ritual for fans.
Arriving at Le Poisson Rouge early in the for the combined Soulfly / Unearth / Evergrey team up tour date, we were pumped to see such an intimate venue host such a diverse night of music. We hung out early, interviewed a bunch of bands on the bill and generally got psyched for a night of different kinds of metal under one banner.
Sad news to report as Peter Murphy (Bauhaus) suffered a heart attack last night ahead of his scheduled performance at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City, where he is performing this month as a part of a residency at the venue. Peter will recover, the current shows are post-ponded and will be rescheduled. Ticket buyers will have their tickets transferred to the corresponding rescheduled date OR can request a refund by emailing email@example.com by 5PM EST on August 30, 2019. Peter’s cardiologist Jason Song, MD of Lenox Hill Hospital treated Peter and issued the following statement:Continue reading
After being denied a chance to play Psycho Las Vegas this summer due to visa issues, Witchcraft has announced two exclusive shows in the US on 11/19 in New York at (le) poisson rouge and 11/21 in Boston at The Paradise Rock Club. These shows will certainly sell out. Tickets are on sale now at the links below. Witchcraft is still touring behind their 2016 release Nucleus, released via Nuclear Blast. Continue reading
At Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY
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