SubRosa Full Set Posted from Psycho Las Vegas


Salt Lake City’s SubRosa had a 40-minute set at Psycho Las Vegas on Aug. 27. That was three songs. The string-infused five-piece were there marking the release of their fourth full-length, For this We Fought the Battle of Ages (review here), which came out the day before via Profound Lore.

If you haven’t heard it, that album is scarily brilliant. A meld of memorable songwriting and hear-something-different-each-time depth that continues to deliver on repeat listens, growing richer each time out. It is so emotionally wrought and so honest and up front in that that it’s almost exhausting to witness front to back, but the complexity driving the material, the melodies SubRosa elicit and the themes they tackle feel no less weighted than the heft of the guitars and bass or the crash of the drums. It’s as much of an accomplishment atmospherically as it is in its actual craft and structure.

At Psycho Las Vegas, SubRosa played the first two cuts from the new album, “Despair is a Siren” and “Wound of the Warden,” backing them up with “The Usher” from 2013’s More Constant than the Gods, a critical breakthrough on which For this We Fought the Battle of Ages continues to build, standing tall among 2016’s best records and exceeding their past work by any measure one might consider. It’s the blueprint for a next step in post-metal. We’d be lucky if other bands started to pay attention.

SubRosa head to Europe later this month to play Asymmetry Festival in Poland and much more besides before coming back to the US and touring the West Coast in November ahead of a slot at the Black Sky Festival in Denver on Dec. 10. Dates follow the video below.

Kudos to YouTube’s “sexthrash69” for filming this and a slew of other sets from Psycho Las Vegas 2016. The fest has announced it will return to the Hard Rock Cafe in Vegas next August, and with performances like this one, well it should.


SubRosa, Live at Psycho Las Vegas 2016

September 22 Berlin, Germany @ Urban Spree ^
September 23 Wroclaw, Poland @ Asymmetry Festival ^
September 24 Prague, Czech Republic @ Modra Vopice ^
September 25 Wien, Austria @ Viper Room ^
September 26 M√ľnchen, Germany @ Feierwerk ^
September 28 Milano, Italy @ Lo-Fi ^
September 29 Bologna, Italy @ Freak Out ^
October 1 Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merleyn ^
October 3 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang ^
October 5 Oslo, Norway @ Bla ^
October 9 Koln, Germany @ Underground ^
October 10 Paris, France @ Espace B ^
October 11 London, UK @ Underworld *
October 12 Birmingham, UK @ Rainbow *
October 13 Manchester, UK @ Rebellion *
November 12 San Diego, CA @ Hideout
November 13 Glendale, CA @ Complex
November 14 Oakland, CA @ Golden Bull
November 15 Sacramento, CA @ Starlite
November 16 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
November 17 Vancouver, NV @ Cobalt
November 18 Seattle, WA @ Highline
November 19 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
December 10 Denver, CO @ Black Sky Fest
^ w/ Sinistro
* w/ Darkher

SubRosa is:
Rebecca Vernon: Guitar
Sarah Pendleton: Electric violin + Vocals
Kim Pack: Electric violin + Vocals
Levi Hanna: Bass
Andy Patterson: Drums

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