I’m a big fan of the idea of black metal in Manhattan. Yeah, I know there’s no shortage of it in Brooklyn, where it’s all art-school kids and whatever, but I think the city proper needs some action. Let the black metallers go Occupy Wall Street in corpsepaint. Let their blown-out howls and lo-fi buzzsaw distortion echo through the skyscraper canyons downtown. I can’t claim to be any huge fan or expert on the genre, but if it ever had a purpose other than comedy, civil disobedience would seem to be it.
Close as we can come to that scenario (for now) is this show that got sent down the PR wire for Inquisition, Mortuary Drape and Negative Plane. BBQ Booking shot over the the following info and bitchin’ handmade flier for what seems like it will be a pretty magickal evening:
For our fourth volume, we are extremely proud to announce the return of Washington-via-Colombia‘s black magick leaders Inquisition to New York City. The band—drummer Incubus and vocalist/guitarist Dagon—have been relentlessly creating their unique brand of black metal for over two decades and have been consistently evolving from Anxious Death, the band’s debut EP from 1990, to their latest opus, last year’s Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm. The duo have been very active live during the past few years, with appearances at the Kings of Black Metal festival in Germany, Maryland Deathfest in the US and tours in Europe. This December will see the band’s first-ever tour of the States and will sure be the first of many.
Joining Inquisition will be none other than legendary Italian cult Mortuary Drape (!), which will be the band’s first-ever appearance on North American soil. The band’s 1994 debut LP, All the Witches Dance, and 1997′s sophomore release, Secret Sudaria, are not only some of our personal favorite records ever, but they pioneered the sound and aesthetics of modern-day black metal. Finally, rounding out this already-impressive bill, is the one and only Negative Plane! Though the hometown four-piece (now with Lord Thammuz of Agrath on bass, making D.G. second guitarist) rarely makes live appearances, their inclusion on this show perfectly completes the circle of the best in black metal today. You haven’t experienced death and unholy magick unless you have experienced Negative Plane live.
More info on the show at BBQ Booking‘s website.
Tags: Inquisition, Mortuary Drape, Negative Plane, New York City