Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Black Anvil & Tombs @ Roadburn 2015

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Hailing from the filthy sewers of New York City, BLACK ANVIL have been tearing up the US black metal scene since 2008, with their debut Time Insults The Mind and 2010 follow-up Triumvirate turning the band into a ferocious beast, and making them a stable in the black metal genre at large.

The band's latest album, Hail Death, out on Relapse Records, really takes Black Anvil to the next level as its easily one of this year's finest slabs of extreme savagery -- gritty, punishing, rotten and with a touch of diversity and progressiveness. Citing Darkthrone, Bad Brains and Metallica as influences, Black Anvil brings together elements of thrash, hardcore and traditional metal all uncompromisingly forged in thick layers of the grimmest black metal this side of Behemoth, Marduk and Watain.

Black Anvil will ultimately hail death at the 20th edition of the Roadburn festival on Saturday, April 11th 2015 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Listen to Hail Death here at Bandcamp

Brooklyn's TOMBS is one of the heaviest bands in the world. Their second album, Path of Totality, pushed them into the vanguard of the burgeoning post-black metal scene, and found its way to more than a few 2012 best of the year lists as well. The band made a lasting impact at Roadburn in 2012 too, delivering a much-lauded set that navigated between turgid sludge, distant post-punk, blistering black metal and dark psychedelia.

Tombs is marching ahead boldly with their latest release, Savage Gold on Relapse Records. Their third album is definitely one of this year's metal masterstrokes. Savage Gold again sees Tombs fusing black and post-metal, but by simplifying their sound the band offers a much heavier, angrier tone, punctuated by breakneck blast beats and high-stacked guitars, ice-sharp melodies and deliberate rhythms -- never limiting themselves sonically.

As huge admirers of Tombs blackened ferocity, Roadburn simply couldn't resist bringing this primordial killing machine back to the festival on Saturday, April 11th at Het Patronaat in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Listen to Savage Gold here at Bandcamp

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