Power Trip Books Carcass, Vio-lence, Razor, Deafheaven, Sheer Mag, Drab Majesty and More for Evil Beat 2 Fest

Power Trip has dropped their big news they have been teasing! Their Evil Beast fest is back for round 2 with estival, Evil Beat returns to South Side Ballroom. 2020’s lineup includes: Carcass, Vio-lence, Razor, Deafheaven, Sheer Mag, Drab Majesty, Prurient, Warthog, Torche, Wiccans, Red Death, True Widow, Special Interest, Mil Spec, Dress Code and Power Trip. There will also be a kick-off show Friday, January 10 — more details to come. Tickets will be available tomorrow, October 10 at 10AM CST. Pre-sale details below! The new PT single ‘Hornet’s Nest’ also sees its release across all digital and streaming platforms. Originally debuted in June of 2018 as part of Adult Swim’s Single Series, the song has been a staple in the band’s live set, a fixture on satellite radio and a fan favorite ever since. As an added bonus, any person attending any of the shows on the band’s fall 2019 co-headlining tour with High on Fire will have the opportunity to pick up an exclusive 7″ tour flexi of the song at the merch table. The tour kicks off in Austin, TX at Levitation Fest 2019 on November 7th. Power Trip has also confirmed an EU/UK Spring run with Lamb of God and Kreator. See below for a full list of dates. Continue reading

Godflesh – Prurient: Live at The Paradise, Boston MA

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On Thursday, September 17, 2015, Justin Broadrick and G.C. Green of the absolutely crushing, Godflesh, made their Boston stop on the current North American tour in support of the latest album, A World Lit by Fire, with tour support from experimental noise artist, Prurient (Dominick Fernow).

Seemingly few people knew about this show as evidenced by the poor attendance of maybe 150 people, which I can only attribute to the shamefully non-existent show promotion by whomever was saddled with that task in the area. For that reason, I really think there should be some pink slips issued. Godflesh has been in the area exactly one other time in the past 16 or so years. It’s not as if they are some unknown band or some guys from around the corner that sound like everyone else. Having influenced so many with their unique sound since their inception in 1988 Godflesh can’t be categorized as anything but terms like legends, game changers or innovators. Whatever, if you don’t know who they are then you have some serious homework to do ’Mr. and Ms. Metalhead.’ My point is that there should have been at least as many people as had attended their last show in Boston in 2014 and it is a sad comment on the area that there weren’t, whatever the lame excuse or cause.

Prurient, photo by Hillarie Jason

Prurient, photo by Hillarie Jason

Just before 9:45pm, Prurient pretty much exploded onto the stage and began his auditory assault. Smashing sound gizmos and gadgets(clearly technical terms) laid out on a table with a laptop and microphones then throwing himself around the stage while screaming inaudible sounds or words into the mic. I found the performance kind of mesmerizing and enjoyed every minute of it. If you don’t like noise artists then it may have been time to get a drink at the bar but if you do, then this was the set for you. Full of energy and interesting to watch with great sound to match.

Godflesh, photo by Hillarie Jason

Godflesh, photo by Hillarie Jason

Godflesh hit the stage and did not disappoint. Not only did they sound amazing, the projections that they are known for set the mood perfectly in the moderately sized venue. The majority of the set list obviously comprised tracks from the recent A World Lit by Fire, which I like a lot, but there were some “classics” as well. Ferocious songs like ‘Crush My Soul,’ ‘Streetcleaner,’ ‘Christbait Rising’ and of course ‘Like Rats’ to close out the night. Whether it was a new or old song, each one hit you square in the chest and left you wanting more. The sound for them was a bit quieter than I expected for the venue but was completely on point otherwise and the lighting for the set, although dark and moody, was the best I have seen there which in my experience has been stagnant an uninteresting.

Godflesh, photo by Hillarie Jason

Godflesh, photo by Hillarie Jason

Other than an extremely disinterested (to the point of ignoring customers), slow and very late merch guy and the lack of any real local show promotion, I have zero complaints. Go see this tour if and when it rolls through. It’s worth every second.

Godflesh, photo by Hillarie Jason

Godflesh, photo by Hillarie Jason

 

Godflesh, photo by Hillarie Jason

Godflesh, photo by Hillarie Jason

 

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Hopscotch Music Festival Confirm Line Up

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Hopscotch Music Festival, dubbed “America’s (Secretly) Best Festival” and “the premiere experimental and underground festival in America,” returns September 10-12, 2015, to downtown Raleigh, NC at Raleigh City Plaza. Confirmed artists performing include:

Ace Henderson
Acid Chaperone
Advaeta
American Aquarium
Ameriglow
Bandages
Battles
Big Ups
Birds of Avalon
Black Clouds
Blaxxx
Booher
Boulevards
Breathers
Brief Lives
Bully
Cakes Da Killa
Carlitta Durand
Cashmere Cat
Chaz French
Chelsea Wolfe
Choked Out
Chulo
Clark
Cloud Becomes Your Hand
Dad & Dad
Daniel Romano
Deerhunter
DJ Earl
Dorthia Cottrell
Drippy Inputs
Dwight Yoakam
Echo Courts
Elisa Ambrogio
Escher
EYEHATEGOD
Eyes Low
Father
FAULTS
Flock of Dimes
Fórn
Godflesh
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
GoldLink
Grand Champeen
Grandma Sparrow
Hank Wood & The Hammerheads
Hanz
HeCTA
Ian William Craig
Jake Xerxes Fussell
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
Jenks Miller & Rose Cross NC
Jenny Hval
Jessica Pratt
John Chantler
Jubilee
Keath Mead
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Las Rosas
Lawrence English
Le1F
Leapling
Less Western
Leverage Models
Lilac Shadows
Lizzo
Lost Trail
Loud Boyz
Lud
Luxe Posh
Lydia Loveless
Mac McCaughan
Mamiffer
Mary Lattimore & Jeff Zeigler
May Erwin
Microkingdom
Mitski
Moenda
Moon Duo
Morbids
Mumdance
Must Be The Holy Ghost
Naked Naps
Natalie Prass and the Spacebomb Orchestra
Nathan Golub
Natural Causes
New Music Raleigh: Music by Oscar Bettison and Evan Ziporyn
Nick James
No Love
Nocando
Nots
Obey City
OBN IIIs
Old Man Gloom
Oulipo
Outer Spaces
Owen Pallett
Patois Counselors
Peacers
Phil Cook presents Southland Mission
Pile
Pill
Porches
Prurient
Pusha T
River Whyless
Roky Erickson
Sannhet
Sarah Louise
Secret Boyfriend
Sheer Mag
Shitty Boots
Silent Lunch
SkyBlew
SMLH
Solar Halos
Some Army
Soon
Steve Gunn & The Black
Twig Pickers
Tashi Dorji
The Vibekillers
thefacesblur
Tombs
TV on the Radio
Tycho
TZYVYX
Wahyas
Warehouse
Wildhoney
Wizard Rifle
Wovenhand
WYMYNS PRYSYN
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Yandrew
Zack Mexico
Zeena Parkins
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