On a breezy March evening legends of a different kind would descend upon the Cocoanut Grove, bringing in tow a throng of crusty, stinking heshers to fill the planks of the family friendly Beach Boardwalk getaway, I am of course talking about San Jose CA Stoner/Doom legends SLEEP.
COMEBACK KID has re united with original vocalist Scott Wade performing at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the bands debut release ‘Turn it around’ (2003 Facedown Records) supporting acts Let it Burn, Twitching Tongues, & Alpha & Omega.
Everyday orchestra, Matt Butler,John Kadlecik,Furthur,Danny Louis, Gov’t Mule, Anders Beck, Greensky Bluegrass, Jami Novak,Cabinet, Andrew Altman,Railroad Earth, Chris Jacobs,The Bridge,Nick Piccinicci,Floodwood, Ardmore Music Hall,tour,
Electro-industrial pioneers Skinny Puppy mesmerized sold out crowd at the Fillmore on Tuesday with radioactive, Orwellian audio/visual assault. Stopping in San Francisco as they wrap up the “Live Shapes for Arms 2014” North American tour in support of their twelfth album: Weapon via Metropolis Records.
East Bay thrash legends Death Angel performing at the Regency Ballroom on the closing night of Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear Festevil with support San Francisco purveyors of doom Orchid, that included an encore appearance from Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and cuts from their seventh studio album, “The Dream Calls for Blood” (2013 Nuclear Blast)
San Francisco purveyors of doom Orchid performing at the Regency Ballroom on the second night of Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear Festevil. Heavily influenced by Black Sabbath along with naming the band after one of their songs, Orchid displayed a clinic of heavy doom that set the tone for for headliners Death Angel.
METALLICA guitarist held the inaugural Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil horror metal convention In San Francisco, CA at The Regency Ballroom. The 3 day conference showcased some of the most valuable horror collectibles in the world with some of the finest metal the Bay Area has to offer. Exodus, Death Angel, Orchid, Carcass, Death Division
High On Fire, CHigh On Fire puts the power back in ‘power-trio’. Returning to New York’s Webster Hall with support from Kvelertak and Doomriders. These guys deliver and the delivery is bad ass. Showcasing tracks from their latest release De Vermis Mysteriis along some rarely played tracks “Fireface” and “Baghdad” (2000 The Art of Self Defense), “Eyes and Teeth” and “Razor Hoof” (2002 Surrounded by Thieves), and debuting a new song “Slave to the Hive”.
It’s a melting pot of eclectic shit, coming at you” Stubble caught up with Philly’s Rollin Loaded at The Note in West Chester Pennsylvania, supporting Tester and Mach 22. We talk about some of their influences, EPs “UP IN SMOKE” and “RIPTIDE”, (both are available as a free download here), and general nonsense.
Stubble talked with Kvelertak vocalist and Owl King Erlend Hjelvik just before their set at Webster Hall in New York City with Doomriders supporting High on Fire. We chatted about their new album “Meir” on Roadrunner Records and working with producer Kurt Ballou, expanding their audience in the US, Black Metal, and we discover how Erlend feels about Sweden’s Watain “those guys are douche bags.”