Castle, the Marsupials, Looming & Juice Machine @ the Void
@ the VOID
DOORS: 8 PM / SHOW: 9 PM
CASTLE: Thrash-inspired Doom Metaller's Castle will release their second album "Blacklands" on September 11th on their new North American label Prosthetic Records. The band commented as follows: "We are proud to announce that Castle's dark vision has found a home with Prosthetic Records in North America. They are a label that looms large in metal and are as diverse and committed as we are to bringing original great music to legions of metal fans everywhere. With their help we look forward to doing just that with 'Blacklands'." The album artwork was done by Russian symbolist painter Denis Forkas Kostromitin (Horseback, Wrathprayer, Dead Reptile Shrine). "Blacklands" which was produced by Billy Anderson (Cathedral, Sleep, Eyehategod, Neurosis) was described by Metal Hammer UK as being "charged with arcane mysticism."
the MARSUPIALS: Features Jimmy Armbrust from Rats Eyes and gives a deep plodding groove ridden journey through the desert laced with Mescaline. 3 thumbs up. darrin lee: born in the qinghai province of china in the 1940s, he quickly became a target of the government for writing several anti communist manifestos. seeking political asylum in england, where he became friends with a richard starkey, he was introduced to drums, and eventually found himself in southern California. dtx: dtx's life began in utter boredom: he was carried an extra six months in his mother's womb. promising to never be a prisoner of such ennui ever again, he quickly rose to the top by opening successful honky tonk bars all over america's midwest. in his spare time, he paints. and broods. david robles: one of the last mayans. it was his lineage who crafted the calendars of yore for the mayan rulers. these days, he plays guitar, and knows all the answers except one. jimmy james: born in the late 1500s, jimmy was the right hand man to the le roi soleil, france's king louis the xiv. in one swift unfortunate move involving one of the king's favourite courtesans, he became an enemy of the court, and went into hiding. upon the discovery of a wormhole teleporting him to 1980s nebraska, he was able to make a clean escape, and etch out a new life playing bass and slinging drinks.
LOOMING: the skeletal remains of a forgotten corpse. They are the piercing screams of a man about to be buried alive in his own excrement. They are the dying lights from the last rays of a burnt-out sun. Looming is end-time music. Grab a beer and load the last bullet. There is no happy ending. To call LOOMING a doom band would be an understatement. Their compositions are painfully slow and their subject matters border on the deranged, yet there is something ominously perverse creeping between the crushing riffs and tortured vocals. Both members of this fiendish duo, Esteban Flores (guitars and vocals) and Sam Lopez (drums and sounds), have deep roots in Noise music. Esteban manipulates bleak guitar-drones under the name Monochromacy while Sam has thrashed away on broken guitars and a human skull via his solo project, Zsa Zsa Gabor. This experimental slant gives L O O M I N G's music a grim and grotesque haze. While most of their songs (some spanning over 30 minutes!) are written out, there is a loose improvisation that lumbers throughout their live set. That's the exciting thing about this band, you'll never what your'e going to get until it's too late, you're in too deep and there's no way out! The concrete has already hardened!
JUICE MACHINE: the live action analog electronic improvisational wife and husband duo of Roger Smith (CHEFKIRK, Control Valve, Insects with Tits) + Heather Chessman Working in and around the confined genres of experimental noise, glitch, + drone focusing on minimal tonal + textural audio Rythmic pulses with sharp jabs of uneasy waves Slowly shifting, always improvisational + always live, JUICE MACHINE extracting the vital mineral sound
THE VOID (View)
3519 San Diego
San Diego, CA 92104
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|