Saturday, November 1, 2008

Remember to Vote on Tuesday! Obama 2008!

To my beloved readers,

It has been a spell since I committed myself to placing something here. I am long over due.

Life has been crazy. Last Wednesday I found myself in Heather's at Brandon and Jackelyn's most recent heavy metal dj set, Bloodbath and Beyond. Sitting at the bar opposite Lev, Nick and I was one Sasha Grey. Like I said, crazy. Brandon is hosting another DJ set tomorrow evening at Public Assembly (Show No Mercy, flyer at the top of this post).

Last night I brought in All Hallows Eve at Unsound listening to the awesome reverberations of two Canadian bands, Menace Ruine and Nadja. Brandon turned me on to Menace Ruine a little while ago, around the time he interviewed the couple for Pitchfork. I instantly fell in love with their starless, pummeling aesthetic. I couldn't imagine a better compliment to Nadja.

Krallice is on hiatus while Colin and the rest of Behold...the Arctopus are touring Europe with the three good gentlemen of Genghis Tron. (Tonight they are playing in Oslo, Norway.) However, upon his good return, the blackmetalers from the outer boroughs will be making new appearances, including their first show on the West Coast. And guess who gets to go? Me, yes, that's right. I promise to take pictures of this one. Speaking of Krallice pictures, Brooklyn Vegan has some choice shots posted from the CMJ music festival show the boys played with Vreid. (You can check out Vreid here.) The lovely Beverly Battle also has some pictures of the event on her blog, Reality No-Show.

Brooklyn doomsters Bloody Panda are playing shows tonight in New Jersey and tomorrow in Massachusetts.

I heard a rumor the other day that there will be Krallice t-shirts available for purchase soon. I also heard a rumor that Colin and Kevin were traveling upstate to jam out some classic fucking shit with Luc Lemay and John Longstreth. Speaking of Longstreth, Origin played a wicked show at Rebel in late September. Boasting an unrelenting lineup (Misery Index, Fuck the Facts and Malignancy), this show was nothing short of full throttle brutality.

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