Sunday, May 22, 2011

Circle of Eyes? An Assistant to Psychedelica 10.15.2009

It's like showering in psychedelic waters and swimming through streams of ayahuascain shamen smoke. Fucking intense and the sound goes perfectly with the evolutions in pixel animation fluctuating through the space of time.

Enjoy dude it's a trip

Back story to this show. This show was Us, Worm Ouroboros, Maleficia, and Nadja. It was my first time playing the Terminal. It's a tremendous place in Oakland. For heavy shows you will not beat the atmosphere and aura created playing here in the Bay Area. The lineup was really great. It was special for me because not only was I getting to play with Aiden Baker's project, but my favourite band, Worm Ouroboros, played that night. Worm definitely stole the night, Nadja(or Nad-e-ah/Nahd-ja)was good but this night was one of those nights where you know you are witnessing greatness and it feels great even in the moment and you can reflect upon it and bask in it. I believe it was the last time they have played Oakland in the past two years. If you are unfamiliar with Worm Ouroboros(click), they play really spacey and airy beautiful post-rock, I highly recommend checking them out. Maleficia performed my favourite set i have seen of his from any of his projects this night as well.This show happened at a time when nobody gave a shit about our bands basically, so few people were there, but this was by far one of my favourite shows to have been apart of and just attend! Despite being drunk and making myself sick from screaming so much(as i was without a microphone for this, C.O.E is very loud), I also left this place with the insides of my pants covered in blood from the monsterish nailed Gauntlet I was wearing and crushing into my leg during our performance. Thanks Necrite. Regardless, I have two show fliers on my walls and for great significance and reason. This nights and T-Model Ford in Sf.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


For the past few years i've been wanting to do this, so fuck it, now I am. I'll update this with some of my favourite shows i've been to as well as most and all shows i do attend. I forget a lot of shows that i go to and that's not entirely up to the pot.

Tonight's lineup:

Connoisseur opened the show. They deemed themselves D.I.High grind, I like that. The music is pretty straight forward with parts reminiscent to one of my favourite bands, Swallowing Shit! So that's a plus. Entertaining for sure and sweet dudes, anybody that hands out 3-5 blunts to the crowd while they play is aces. Most of the lyrical content is focused on burritos and tacos, which i really enjoy, and marijuana, which i also really enjoy so it's a winning combination. When matched with some pretty damn heavy parts and a madman masked singer you know good times are to be had. With this being their first show, i think it definitely proves that Connoisseur is not only a tough fucking word to spell but an intriguing fun band from the Bay area that you should probably check out. Especially if you like getting high. Here's a track of theirs about the war between Mexican-American foods, Burritodeth

Torture Unit played next. They ruled! Pretty straight forward hardcore, the way it should be played, pissed off dissonant and taxing as fuck. This apparently was their last show and after checking their blog(Torture Unit Blogspot) I also attended their first show. Angry old dudes talking about shit they know, drugs specifically meth(not my cup of tea) and being oppressed. I can get behind that. I enjoyed a bubblegum flavored sucker during their performance. Tonight confirmed that Spazz did enjoy their meth which finally explains those fucking great sax parts. Awesome.

Lie Still played afterwards, it was efficient, they are a relatively new band that i didnt care too much for. The singer's a fucking peach man, he had a smile the whole time and seemed to be a pretty cool dude, just the music didnt click for me. It got garbled and over thought out at times. They did have a latino dude playing bass and he had a kill whitey shirt on, that's pretty funny, and another dude in the band was wearing his own Lie Still band shirt. Fuck the world.

Agents of Satan were up next and were the best band of the night. Im glad i got to see them. Super brutal and super on point! Their vocalist is fucking incredible!! Satanic brutal powerviolence bands with devil masked singers=Fuck Yes. Here's a song they did called Black Metal Bat

Catheter headlined the show. They were good. But good in the sense that they've been playing for several years and are familiar with each others musical abilities and strengths. The highlight of their set was a beastie boys cover. I dont think i'll go out of my way to see them again, but whatevs.

jumped on this show as well. Earlier that evening they played with one of my favourite local heavy bands, Bruxers, along with Acts of Sedition. Usually when bands do this, it means their original show sucked. Which is a bummer, because i would've traded them for Bruxers in a second. They are a female fronted neocrust band from Canada. I appreciated that they didnt preach and played a relatively short set with a good amount of energy. Musically, i didnt dig it much, but with few exceptions- i rarely enjoy "D-beat" bands. They sound like almost every other newer crust band you can see on any other night in Oakland.

Knockout of the night=Agents of Satan, holy fuck they ruled
Submission of the night=Connoisseur, on my lungs
Fight of the Night=Torture Unit, as they showed a consistent range of anger and tenacity Vs The World and Ghetto Grind Merchandise from Plutocracy
The Arena probably housed upwards of 65 sound fans.

Friday, May 13, 2011


In an effort to praise the devil and usurp the rise of all of these bastard Castle Churches, we've amassed an army of darkness and death metal. Below is an unholy sampling in the traditional dark lords tongue.

Ohhhh We Call upon the Dark Saviour: Shataan, Abaddon, Accuser, Adversary, Angel of light, Angel of the bottomless pit, Anointed, covering cherub, Antichrist, Apollyon, Beast, Beelzebub, Belial, Deceiver, Dragon, Enemy Evil one, Father of lies, God of this age, King of Babylon, King of the bottomless pit, King of Tyre, Lawless one, Leviathan, Liar, Little horn,Man of sin, Roaring lion, Rulers of the darkness, Man of sin Power of darkness,Prince of the power of the air, Ruler of demons, Ruler of this world, Son of perdition, Star, Tempter, Thief, Wicked One...make this reality

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

In Honor of Rebirth:

Aptly named and a dear friend of true motavation. Mr. Mystikal, of No Limit fame and all those rap songs of dudes rapping wayyy too quick before you can even understand them; i.e. pre: shitty twista tongue balahalblhab. The Boomhauer(KOTH) of the rap community. I salute you, and I smell that shit too. Damn