We rolled on from Worcester to NYC. Lucky 13 was quite an awesome venue! Horror memorabilia, tons of metal tour flyers, go-go dancers and our van didn't end up on cinder blocks!
Disclaimer: All bands have been really cool. Unfortunately, I didn't get good pics of everyone, so here's just some of the ones that came out better.
Lucky 13 and Sonic Pulse
We rolled on after that to Pine Hill NJ for a punk house show. That was an awesome experience. Really cool locals, great time, solid show, and Joseph broke his first guitar string in live playing in a year. Thus ending a 32 show streak of no string breakings.
Spinechain and record store tomfoolery.
We headed over the Kung Fu Necktie afterwards and explored the area some. It's located in a pretty cool neighborhood with a badass bar-arcade located nearby and several record shops. Nothing like picking up Hell Bent for Leather for $3.00! The show here was definitely one of the best we ever played, and one of the best experiences dealing with locals and really cool bands.
Original Contra arcade machine!!! Also, Goldeneye Pinball, Connoisseur, and the true meaning of Christmas... I mean pentagrams.
We overnighted it up to Massachusetts and played not only our furthest show away from home, but one of our best shows yet! The Hookers, Against the Grain, and PanzerBastard were all super rad and absolutely destroyed their respective sets.
Rad photos can be found at
We're on tonight at Lucky 13 in Brooklyn. Mutant Scum kicks things off followed by Vomit Fist, SF, and Bostonian thrashers Sonic Pulse will be joining us to properly donkey punch this city.
Wow, what a great show! We had a blast and greatly appreciated the local send off/support. Durham really is a work in progress as far as metal goes, and I won't lie about being a bit skeptical about this show in the heart of Prius land, but you guys fucken restored faith that extreme metal can compete with all the bullshit indie garbage we've all heard a thousand variations of now.
Huge thanks to the Motorco and Primitive Ways. I think we can be rest assured we'll aim for more shows in Durham in the future.
Basura. What a great blend of grind and punk in I guess a blackened style. Nice, raw, aggressive and with good stage presence. It was cool to finally see these guys! They may have only played 14 minutes, but it was an intense 14 minutes. As per grind requirements.
Next up was Gorbash. It was really cool seeing these guys on a larger stage and I think they filled it well. They're like a dirty death/thrash. Dual leads, a commanding bassist, and held together by a killer drummer. The singer though, he really just paced back in forth, screaming, like a madman possessed. What a great set!
Last up was Necrocosm. If you're local and into metal, these guys should be on your radar. If your not local, you really need to get these guys on your radar. They're a 5 piece melodic death metal group that's been at it now just a few few short years. Their first album is due out soon and they're absolutely killing the local scene. The drummer snapped his pedal during the set and had to borrow someones, I'm not a fan of breaking gear for the sake of a show, but when it breaks because you're playing that intense, damn. And I mean, each member of the band delivers that. Do yourself a favor, go check out Necrocosm.
That's it really for Durham. Now to go pack up the rest of my shit and hit the road to Worcester, MA! Metal Thursday at Ralph's with Panzerbastard, Against the Grain, and The Hookers!
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