Gang Activity

2/25/12- Sorrower, Dead canyon, Monger @ filthy French Pavilion, Tempe,AZ

2/27/12- Casualties, Toxic Holocaust, Landmine Marathon @ clubhouse, Tempe, AZ

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

the Pajama-jammy-jam

October 17, 2008 was another infamous Portland house show. Unfortunately I broke my camera after the show, so the next batch of videos will either be much better, or worse, who knows. Great show, great bands, and a keg full of Lucky Lab IPA.

I believe this was their 1st show but I could be wrong. I'm glad to see a death metal band in Portland, especially one that doesn't fall into homeboy breakdowns. Unfortunately the video doesnt pick up the vocals, which had a delay effect that sounded rad.


This was Stormcrow's 1st real tour but 2nd time in Portland this year. Real powerful live band, and I look forward to seeing them play in Phoenix October 30th. The video sounds like someone is making popcorn, but you still hear remnants of sweet riffs.


Knelt Rote finished the show and as always, made the house go nuts. I wish the picture wasn't so dark, but I think the audio came out better this time. my battery died before i could take pictures of them playing so above is an unrelated picture of Lucas, the grindcore version of LL Cool J

Sunday, October 19, 2008

the Stench of Grimmmmnesss

Few things in this world smell worse than a WATAIN show, but what they lack in zestfully cleanness is shear brutality. these guys kill live and are the only band I have watched that can pull off the corpse paint without looking like European juggalos. Below are some videos from the show (10/16/08 @ Rotture Portland,OR) that are on the google player for now until youtube stops being a pain and acepts my uploads, so hopefully you guys enjoy! (if you click the google video button you can watch it full screen and check out 15 more minutes of footage)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

the Good, the Superbad, and the Ugly

After an absence of 20 years, legendary crossover band HIRAX, finally made their way to Portland,OR October 11th 2008 at the Satyricon. This was easily the greatest show I have seen since I moved here. First up was White Lightning, who I regrettably did not get any pictures of video, but have a lot of promise and are already rad to watch.


In the time of constant retro thrash, Superbad is a brutal breath of fresh grind. Check the link above and check out their current releases as well as upcoming splits. Below is a couple songs from their set


For over a decade Engorged has combined the best parts of thrash, sea creatures, grind,GI Joe, death metal, cthulu, and hardcore together to bring us some of the best monster anthems in metal. Unfortunately the picture is dark in the video but the songs are great, which you already know, and knowing is half the battle.

I have seen HIRAX play in Phoenix,AZ, Cambridge,MA, Las Vegas,NV, and San Diego,CA. But watching them play in Portland,OR was like experiencing it for the 1st time again, only better. The energy of the band and the crowd was unmatched from any of the previous shows. I think you will be able to tell from the videos how much fun this was.

No corpse paint necessary

LUDICRA has become one of the US' finest black metal acts. Below is video from their performance on October 10th 2008 at Berbati's in Portland,OR. Make sure to see them if you are lucky enough to have them in your city.
Ludicra's drummer, Aesop, also hosts my favorite blog called COSMIC HEARSE. Make sure you check it out.


October 5th at the Hawthorne Theater in Portland,OR Over Kill came and conquered