Skull Fest 9 @ Gooski’s 8.20


Die Choking – Philadelphia, PA

  • Grindcore punks

Mister Lizard – London, England

  • Grindcore

Bathe – Columbia, SC

  • Noise grind doom

Brown Angel –Pittsburgh, PA

  • Noisey, doomed-out industrial

Slaves BC – Pittsburgh, PA

  • Doomed Hardcore

This show was particularly rad. It was the last day of Skullfest – and damn, was it a great way to end the fest. The night started with a bang as Adam from Slaves BC played his last show with them. They slayed as usual, and Adam did a killer job during his last show. Brown Angel was nasty and doomy as hell. I had never seen them before and it was a real treat. Bathe was absolutely amazing, and probably my pick of the night. From the fog to the skull on the singer’s podium, it was flawless. I was lucky enough to ask the band how their first show at Skullfest was and they said “Awesome. We loved everything about the show. Pittsburgh is a beautiful city that we have never been to and we were welcomed warmly. Skull Fest, Winterforge Booking and Chris were awesome. The room was packed and all the bands absolutely slayed (Brown Angel is one of the best bands we played with on this tour). Mister Lizard brought the rowdiness, per usual, and Die Choking brought it home perfectly. One of the best shows of tour, easily.”

I would just so happen to agree with them. Both Mister Lizard and Die Choking ended the night with absolute chaos and brutality. Special thanks to Chris from WinterForge for putting this show together. Until next year Skull Fest…


Rock Room 8.23.17 :Swingers Club, Chiller, Firewalker, and Barbarian

This show was insanely awesome. The Rock Room has the best vibe that you could want in a dive-bar venue, to say the least. Swingers Club and Chiller started the show off with some killer jams that got everyone in the right mood for Firewalker, a killer, female filled hardcore band from Boston. The last band that played that gig wasn’t even originally on the bill – Barbarian. Barbarian played at Gooski’s the previous night and they were supposed to be gone the next day. However, due to unfortunate circumstances, they were stuck in Pittsburgh for another night. Barbarian, a bunch of totally awesome dudes from Italy, absolutely blew everyone away. It was the perfect band to end the night with. I spoke to their totally killer drummer who had nothing but great things to say about the steel city, regardless of his lack of fluency in English… “Pittsburgh is fucking great we meet a lot of great and supportive people here, we even got a great place to stay rest and have fun and this is not so common here in us but we are kinda used to in Europe. The two venues where we played were great, maybe not so many people showed up but they were all great and supportive, I mean we run out of merchandise here and this is fucking great. This is the steel city and I love it, you know I’m a metalhead! Cheers.”

This show definitely made it to the top of my list for best shows thanks to the band and the killer venue.

Decrepit Birth Interview Follow Up – Tour Announcement​

Not too long ago we spoke to Matt from Decrepit Birth and he mentioned an awesome tour was going to happen so but he couldn’t say what. We now have an update!

Decrepit Birth is going on a North American tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, Necrot, and Wormwitch, and Exhumed (on limited dates). This tour is entitled “Nightbringers North American Tour 2017” and it kicks off October 6, 2017!


And check out the confirmed tour dates here:

10/05/2017 Diesel Club – Pittsburgh, PA

10/06/2017  Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY

10/07/2017  Revolution Nightclub – Lowell, MA

10/08/2017  The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY

10/10/2017  Highline Ballroom – New York, NY

10/11/2017  Debonair Music Hall – Teaneck, NJ

10/12/2017  Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD

10/13/2017  One Center Square – Easton, PA

10/14/2017  The Chameleon – Lancaster, PA

10/16/2017  Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC CANADA

10/17/2017  Bronson Center – Ottawa, ON CANADA

10/18/2017  Opera House – Toronto, ON CANADA

10/19/2017  The Music Factory – Battle Creek, MI

10/20/2017  The Forge – Joliet, IL

10/21/2017  Piere’s – Ft Wayne, IN

10/22/2017  Delmar Hall – Louis, MO

10/23/2017  The Slowdown – Omaha, NE

10/25/2017  Q & Z Expo Center – Ringle, WI

10/26/2017  Pyramid Cabaret – Winnipeg, MB CANADA

10/27/2017  The Exchange – Regina, SK CANADA

10/28/2017  Starlite – Edmonton, AB CANADA

10/29/2017  Marquee – Calgary, AB CANADA

10/31/2017  Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC CANADA

11/01/2017  Studio Seven – Seattle, WA*

11/02/2017  HIFI Music Hall – Eugene, OR*

11/03/2017  Vinyl at Hard Rock – Lake Tahoe, NV*

11/04/2017  Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, CA*#

11/04/2017  Ozzfest Meets Knotfest – San Bernardino, CA ^

11/05/2017  KnotFest – San Bernardino, CA*#

11/06/2017  Club Red – Mesa, AZ*

11/07/2017  Hard Rock Café – Las Vegas, NV

11/09/2017  Diamond Ballroom  – Oklahoma City, OK

11/10/2017  Zydeco – Birmingham, AL

11/11/2017  Diamond Pub Concert Hall – Louisville, KY

* = w/ EXHUMED



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