Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Grindcore Gods @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple 07.31.09 - Drew Kassl

The Blackend Music Series is an upcoming new event that will kick off July 31st in Brooklyn, NY with three legendary metal bands, BRUTAL TRUTH, PIG DESTROYER, and REPULSION. This event will also serve as a release party for the forthcoming book, Precious Metal: Decibel Presents the Stories Behind 25 Extreme Metal Masterpieces that will see a July 15th release via De Capo Press.

To celebrate their first-ever New York show and the inclusion of their legendary album Horrified inPrecious Metal, REPULSION will be performing the influential release in its entirety. Complete show details can be found below and more information about Precious Metal can be found here.

In the 1980s, Repulsion, from Flint, Michigan, fused thrash, hardcore, and a primitive form of death metal into a sound that was way ahead of it’s time – and became to be known as grindcore. It all came together on Horrified, recorded in 1985 and passed around on cassette for years before officially being released in 1989. The first and definitive grindcore album, Horrified entered extreme music bible Decibel Magazine’s Hall of Fame and is prominently featured in their Precious Metal: The Decibel Hall of Fame book, out in July on Da Capo Press. In addition Decibel Magazine named Horrified the #1 grindcore album of all time. This show marks Repulsion’s first-ever NYC performance, and they will play Horrified in it’s entirety, as a special Decibel Hall of Fame set.

My Personal Favorite.

In the 1990s, no band was as aggressive, innovative, and just plain brutal, as Brutal Truth. Formed in Queens, NY, Brutal Truth defied expectations through the 90s, becoming both more visceral, political, and experimental with each release. The band was dormant for 8 years before reforming in 2006, and released their first album in a decade, the absolutely thrilling Evolution Through Revolution, this year.
This show marks their triumphal return to their hometown.

In the 2000s, Virginia’s Pig Destroyer upped the ante by making the music just plain terrifying. Shocking found sounds and movie samples are interspersed between maniacal blasts of virtuosic, assaultive grind. Powered by the master riffs of guitar legend Scott Hull and the tormented character sketches of lyricist/screamer J.R. Hayes, Pig Destroyer create a shockingly explosive powder keg of pure grind terror. This is their first NYC-area show in four years.

Brutal Truth - Ill Neglect

Also the second show in the Blackened Music Series:

with special guests Earth
September 22, 2009
at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple

For more info and to purchase tickets visit here

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