Days of Rona: Days of Rona: Dan Blomquist of Conclave & Benthic Realm

Posted in Features on April 21st, 2020 by JJ Koczan

The statistics of COVID-19 change with every news cycle, and with growing numbers, stay-at-home isolation and a near-universal disruption to society on a global scale, it is ever more important to consider the human aspect of this coronavirus. Amid the sad surrealism of living through social distancing, quarantines and bans on gatherings of groups of any size, creative professionals — artists, musicians, promoters, club owners, techs, producers, and more — are seeing an effect like nothing witnessed in the last century, and as humanity as a whole deals with this calamity, some perspective on who, what, where, when and how we’re all getting through is a needed reminder of why we’re doing so in the first place.

Thus, Days of Rona, in some attempt to help document the state of things as they are now, both so help can be asked for and given where needed, and so that when this is over it can be remembered.

Thanks to all who participate. To read all the Days of Rona coverage, click here. — JJ Koczan

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Days of Rona: Dan Blomquist of Conclave & Benthic Realm (Hubbardston, Massachusetts)

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Band wise for me is a little more involved than some just for the fact that I share time in two bands.

Benthic Realm held our last practice on March 8th. Maureen and Krista had plans to go to New York (funny enough, separately) on March 15th but due to the outbreak, everything began to shut down and all large scale events were cancelled. Pretty much at that point self-quarantining began and rehearsals have been put on hold since. We have studio time booked late July/early August and are still hopeful that we will be able to move forward with recording then. Current shows booked at this point are pretty much hanging in limbo as things progress. Health-wise we are all in good shape in regards to the virus, but we’re still trying to fight off the aging process ;).

Conclave is trying to juggle practices and polishing of songs as best we can with all the measures that have been suggested in Massachusetts. My wife is a registered nurse at our local hospital and we had a bit of a scare last week when she was exposed to a CV positive patient so we put practice on hold until her results came back. Thankfully she tested negative! We have studio time booked in the beginning of May which is just about exactly when the business closures and social distancing measures are scheduled to be lifted, but as we are all seeing on a daily basis, it’s anyone’s guess when that will actually happen. Each time frame that has been put forth from the State has been pushed back to-date. We are hopeful that we’ll still make it into the studio, but there isn’t significant improvement with the outbreak, then we’ll most likely be forced to reschedule. Health-wise everyone in Conclave is also doing well aside from being crusty and old.

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I live in the town of Hubbardston which is in Central Massachusetts. The CV guidelines here are: All schools closed until May 4th. All public offices closed to the public (online services available). Business closure of all non-essential businesses (this list was updated on 3-31-20 again here) to the effect of only being allowed to offer take out, curbside or delivery services for the most part. No public gatherings. 6′ social distancing rule. In my town they have closed the playground and skate park to help mitigate the kids spreading it around. Stay at home advisory in effect (we are NOT in a shelter in place situation at this time). I think most of the rules/guidelines here are pretty typical across New England.

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At first there was pretty widespread panic, hysteria, and hoarding of normal everyday household items. In the little bit that I venture out (I am self employed and work out of my house so I’m a Mon-Fri introvert for the most part) I’ve noticed people seem a bit more at ease, though more somber now. I haven’t seen a lot of congregating in my area which is encouraging to see, but I am hearing that the younger generation is having a bit of a nihilistic approach to the current landscape and feels invincible to it which is not so encouraging. Hopefully they just run their mouths a bit but apply common sense and don’t continue to throw Corona ragers.

Musically, the community has been 100 percent shuttered. No venues. No shows. No people. I’m friends with some promoters in the area and it’s just devastating for them along with the venues and staff. For so many of us sharing music is the one thing that is always there for us in times of celebration and times of trouble and to not be able to embrace that along with your friends in the physical sense is heartbreaking. Again, I’m an introvert most of the time and musical activities are about the only way I get out of the house… so, yeah, this sucks… for everyone.

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I can’t speak for the bands I’m in aside from the fact that NONE of us want to lose anyone during the course of this pandemic and hope that you all take care of yourselves and your loved ones as best you can.

From a personal standpoint, please be cautious with whom you spend time with and how you interact with them. Live your best life but not at the cost of others.

Wash your hands…AGAIN!

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Conclave Post “War Stalks the Land” Video

Posted in Bootleg Theater on June 28th, 2018 by JJ Koczan

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The quote at the beginning of the new video by Massachusetts death-doomers¬† http://ichakang.com/honesty-best-policy-essay/ - Instead of worrying about term paper writing find the necessary help here Learn all you need to know about custom writing leave Conclave is credited to Confederate General¬†Robert E. Lee, and it’s hard to read it with anything other than irony given the fact that the United States has spent the last 17 years embroiled in its longest ongoing conflict which, and it’s sad that this is still a debate, was confused, misdirected and reactionary from the start. Lee, of course, was speaking about the American Civil War between the northern and southern parts of the country, and the story goes that¬† Read Now http://www.zacapaonline.com/?how-to-write-a-college-level-research-paper Free Ebooks in PDF format A GUIDE TO PERSUASIVE ESSAYS - SECTION 1 REINFORCEMENT EARTH ANSWERS SUPPLEMENTAL PROBLEMS Conclave — the current lineup of bassist/vocalist¬† Itís almost as simple as saying ďCustom Essay Online ComĒ. Just enter the details of your assignment on the order form and choose your writer. Once youíve done this, you can log in and track your order at any time (we are available twenty-four seven as we know students are often up through the night working on their studies). Jerry Orne, guitarists DissertationTeam.com offers cheap PhD college admissions essay help vs personal statement. Top US writers for your thesis. Custom writing service that makes the difference! Jeremy Kibort¬†and find this. PaperWritingServices.com is the cheap paper writing service which offers high quality and low cost papers. Chris Giguere and drummer¬† Find out the pros of hiring the best online Do You Pay For A Phd and how it can help you achieve your goals. Dan Blomquist — were passing through Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on their way to play last year’s¬† pay someone to do my assignment Resume Writing Graduate School Admissions resume writing service edmonton leadership term papers Maryland Doom Fest and the song came out of that experience born of then-guitarist How To Write A Poetry Essay - Get an A+ help even for the most urgent essays. leave behind those sleepless nights working on your report with our academic Terry Savastano‘s fascination with the years-long conflict. They recorded the track with grade 4 essay writing Examples Of Methodology In Research Paper essay on my ambition in life pdf student homework helpers Savastano still in the band — he’s presently killing it in¬† essay writer companies Online.Purchase custom essay.A Good Cover Letter For A Resume.Buy writing paper Come to Grief — and¬†shared the video on the occasion of this year’s edition of that same festival this past weekend. The track also appears on¬† Professional custom http://www.iusetsocietas.cz/?the-critical-thinking-co offers custom essays, term papers, research papers, thesis papers, reports, reviews, speeches and dissertations of Death Kiss Vol. 2, a compilation from¬†Death Kiss Radio on respected Boston-based freeform station WEMF.

Its relevance goes well beyond¬† Doom Fest though, and the ripples of that Civil War which ended 153 years ago are still being felt in the cultural struggle in the US today. The regional markers aren’t as clear as they once were — that is, it’s not just the north being the north and the south being the south — but in many ways, America has never stopped fighting that battle for and against progress. Imagined futures and imagined pasts collide daily as ideas of becoming “great again” and moving toward a “brighter tomorrow” both perpetrate equally vague notions of a largely make-believe ideal. Media stokes that, but isn’t a driving force no matter what anyone says otherwise — sorry, but the American press doesn’t have the budget for conspiracies — and with their minds taffy-pulled to distraction by petty scandals and non-issues, people don’t see the other hand reaching into the fabric of their democracy and ripping it to shreds with gold-painted fingernails while a nasally voice reiterates that this is what “winning” feels like. It’s a shitty time to be an American, and there’s a long way to go before we hit bottom.

I don’t know¬†Conclave‘s politics, and they’re secondary at best to the song itself, which doesn’t so much celebrate war as convey the horror of it through its sludgy extremity and downtrodden riffing. The band have a couple choice live dates coming up over the next few months, including playing¬†Churchburn‘s record release show at¬†Dusk in Providence (nice.) and joining forces with¬†Come to Grief Sept. 15 at the worth-the-drive¬†Ralph’s Rock Diner¬†in Worcester, MA.

Those dates and more info follow the clip, which you can see on the player below.

Please enjoy:

Conclave, “War Stalks the Land” official video

1 year ago we visited Gettysburg on our way to The maryland DOOM Fest where finality came to us for our song War Stalks The Land. It is only fitting that we share this visual aid with you today as The Maryland Doom Fest 2018 is crushing in grand fashion.

“It is well that war is so terrible, lest we should grow too fond of it.”

Recorded at Amps vs. Ohms by Glenn Smith and mastered at New Alliance East by Nick Z for the Death Kiss Volume 2 compilation.

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AUG 31 Great Scott Allston MA w/ Dopethrone, Crud, Leather Lung
SEP 8 Altones Jewett City CT w/ Toke and Crossing Rubicon
SEP 15 Ralph’s Rock Diner Worcester MA w/ Come to Grief, Chained, Bogha

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Fistula and Come to Grief Announce Spring Tour

Posted in Whathaveyou on January 25th, 2018 by JJ Koczan

Safe bet this one isn’t gonna be pretty. Hell, I ain’t even sure this is street legal. Fistula from Ohio, Come to Grief from Massachusetts, kicking around the country and meeting up with the likes of Cough along the way? If you ever thought you liked your sludge nasty, this would be the way to find out how true that is. A litmus test the entire planet seems doomed to fail.

They’ve got splits and whatnot for the merch table, should you want to take the scathe home with you and show everyone where those scars came from.

Oh yeah, and it’s misanthropic too.

To the PR wire:

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FISTULA: Ohio Sludgecore Veterans Announce May Tour With Come To Grief

Ohio sludgecore veterans FISTULA have confirmed a spring tour this May with fellow sludge stalwarts Come To Grief. The soul-crushing journey will commence on May 1st in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and trample thirteen venues through May 13th in Portland, Maine with Cough, Midmourner, and No Funeral to appear on select shows. See confirmed dates below.

FISTULA recently issued the first wave of an ongoing split seven-inch series celebrating twenty years of sonic misery. Released via PATAC Records, the first two installments find FISTULA sharing wax space with Come To Grief and -(16)-.

The band’s split with Come To Grief features two original and categorically scathing unreleased tracks while the second features -(16)- ‘s cover of “Complications” by Killing Joke and FISTULA’s rendition of “Mongoloid,” by Devo.

Each limited edition seven-inch is available in various color variants (all clear vinyl is sold out). The Come To Grief / FISTULA split is also available on cassette. To order, visit THIS LOCATION.

FISTULA w/ Come To Grief:
5/01/2018 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
5/02/2018 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Cough
5/03/2018 Maywood Tavern – Raleigh, NC w/ Midmourner
5/04/2018 529 Bar – Atlanta, GA w/ Midmourner
5/05/2018 White Water Tavern – Little Rock, AR
5/06/2018 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
5/07/2018 Rock Island Brewing Co. – Rock Island, IL w/ No Funeral
5/08/2018 Eagles 34 – Minneapolis, MN w/ No Funeral
5/09/2018 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
5/10/2018 Black Circle Brewing Co. – Indianapolis, IN
5/11/2018 Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
5/12/2018 The Irish Wolf Pub – Scranton, PA
5/13/2018 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME

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Conclave Post Video for “Mammut”; Playing Maryland Doom Fest

Posted in Bootleg Theater on June 6th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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It’s been almost a year to the day since Massachusetts death-doomers¬†Conclave unleashed their debut album,¬†Sins of the Elders¬†(review here), on an unsuspecting New England doomscape. What was without a doubt one of 2016’s finest first records, the nine-tracker proved to be an onslaught of lurching extremity, as vicious in its intentions as it was cohesive in its executions. That is, it knew it wanted to kill you, it knew how it wanted to kill you, and it knew why. With roots in death metallers¬†Desolate as well as outfits like¬†Warhorse and¬†Grief — one could not ask for richer names than those when it comes to slow-motion New England extremity —¬†Conclave‘s force of delivery arrived backed by a landmark pedigree, but ultimately stood on its own when it came to oppressiveness of atmosphere and assault.

Later this month,¬†Conclave will take part in this year’s¬†Maryland Doom Fest, sharing a bill on Saturday, June 24 with¬†Bang,¬†Wo Fat,¬†Earthride,¬†The Watchers,¬†Serpents of Secrecy,¬†King Bison,¬†Heavy Temple,¬†The Well,¬†Witches of God and¬†Black Tar Prophet. Formidable company, to say the least. And no doubt that with their brutal ways,¬†Conclave will stand out even performing early in the day as they are, but they bring a sense of darkness and hopelessness to their material that no one they’ll be sharing the stage will even attempt to match, and in starting the afternoon off, they’ll do so with arguably the most doomed doom of a remarkably doomy day. That’s not to take anything away from what anyone else is doing — because that bill frickin’ rules, make no mistake — but ain’t nobody offering the kind of abyss¬†Conclave are offering.

Seriously. This post is here because they have a video for the track “Mammut,” and hey, that’s super — even with the vague glorification of war and whatnot that accompanies — but I’ve also gone ahead and included the Bandcamp stream of the full Sins of the Elders album at the bottom of the post, because if you haven’t lost yourself yet in its grim plod, you should take the time to do so.

Either way you go, I hope you enjoy the trip:

Conclave, “Mammut” official video

Video for the song Mammut by Conclave from New England off of the full length album Sins Of The Elders released in 2016. This video was inspired by the brutal German tank called the Mammut and is footage from WW2 taken from the perspective of the Germans.

Sins Of The Elders was recorded and mixed November 2015 through January 2016 at Ravens Head Studio in Allston, MA with “Tall” Eric Braunschweiger and Conclave. The album was mastered in February of 2016 at New Alliance East in Cambridge, MA with Nick “Z” Zampiello.

Jerry Orne: Bass/Vocals
Jeremy Kibort: Rhythm & Lead Guitars/Backing Vocals
Terry Savastano: Rhythm & Lead Guitars
Dan Blomquist: Drums & Percussion

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Fistula Announce New Split Singles with -(16)- and Come to Grief

Posted in Whathaveyou on April 18th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

Perennially reliable in conveying that no space they occupy will ever qualify as ‘safe,’ Ohio sludge bastards Fistula remain as gut-spewing, vigilantly misanthropic and generally-on-pills as ever. Also productive. After issuing their latest full-length,¬†The Shape of Doom to Cumm))), in December, the litmus-test abrasives will have a slew of singles out in 2017, and the first ones announced will be splits across opposite coast. Joining forces with likewise long-running Los Angeles troupe -(16)- and Boston’s Grief-offshoot Come to Grief, Fistula align themselves with other powerhouses of American sludge, though to be perfectly honest, they’re in a league of their own when it comes to sheer gross-out extremity. As ever.

They’ll reportedly have two more splits out before the end of 2017 on PATAC, so stay tuned for more. Here’s the latest in the meantime:

FISTULA announce upcoming split 7″s with COME TO GRIEF & -16-

Ohio‚Äôs purveyors of pain and filth FISTULA have reassembled the Longing For Infection lineup and are back in the basement tracking new compositions for upcoming split releases. With this first announcement, FISTULA will be extending their deafening plague of ‚Äėrust belt doom‚Äô coast-to-coast across two split EPs with COME TO GRIEF and -16- scheduled for release Fall 2017 on PATAC Records.

Expect a second pair of split recordings to be announced in the upcoming months.

Ohio‚Äôs FISTULA was forged in 1998 by musical partners-in-crime Corey Bing and Bahb Branca. Over the years,FISTULA has released a seemingly endless barrage of studio albums and split EPs through numerous lineup changes featuring the creative talents of bands such as ‚Äď(16)-, Sloth, Hemdale, The Disease Concept, Accept Death, and so many others. FISTULA is a band that is impossible to categorize, combining elements of remedial sludge, hardcore and a proverbial ‚Äúbad case of the Mondays.‚ÄĚ Nearing two decades of ear bleeding, FISTULA remains the kings of doomed-out ‚Äúmiserycore.‚ÄĚ

2015 saw the band at its creative peak, headlining the Het Patronaat stage at Roadburn Festival and recording the Destitute demo as well as the new full studio album Longing For Infection. Aside from Roadburn, FISTULA played the Haunted Hotel 13th Anniversary Fest as well as the Berserker III Fest. FISTULA returned to Europe (Bloodshed Festival) in October 2016 to bring their ultimate onslaught of pure, unbridled hatred, and negativity. FISTULA released another full-length last Fall coinciding with the tour on Totem Cat Records. Entitled The Shape Of Doom To Cumm ))), the record featured guest guitarist David Szulkin from Blood Farmers and Church Of Misery.

Personnel response for all that racket:
Corey Bing ‚Äď guitar/backups
Bahb Branca ‚Äď guitar/backups
Dan Harrington ‚Äď vocals
Buddy Peel ‚Äď bass
Jeff Sullivan ‚Äď drum

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Conclave, Sins of the Elders: Cold Comforts

Posted in Reviews on June 30th, 2016 by JJ Koczan

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On no level is Sins of the Elders a minor undertaking. The debut full-length from Conclave arrives via PATAC Records and Lost Apparitions Records as a 63-minute-long slab of doomed punishment, telling much of the story of its sound with its cover: harsh, draconian, violent. Stoned to death. And so they are. Marked out by their lineup featuring members of unsung heroes Warhorse in bassist/vocalist Jerry Orne and Noreaster sludge bastards Grief in guitarist Terry Savastano, along with guitarist Jeremy Kibort and drummer Dan Blomquist, Conclave bring a pedigree of extremity into their debut that builds on the downward vibes of their 2014 debut EP, Breaking Ground (review here), while seeming to build an impenetrable wall with its heft of both tone and atmosphere. Easy listening it is not.

Recorded by Eric Braunschweiger at Raven‚Äôs Head Studio in MA, the majority of the nine tracks on¬†Sins of the Elders — which I actually suspect is something of a gag title; the band being the elders, the songs being the sins — rests comfortably in the eight-to-nine-minute range, with the exception of the intro “Descend,” the quiet outro “Kaltas” and the more raging “Cold Comfort,” positioned before¬†the pre-outro title-track, and its feel becomes as much about the entire forward slog than any individual piece’s bludgeonry. Standout moments like the second half of centerpiece “Mammut,” with its German samples and war sounds and landmark riff, and the chorus of “Cut it Off” prior, do much to anchor the proceedings, but taken as a whole, the cruel design of¬†Sins of the Elders is encompassing in its darkness and unremittingly extreme.

That’s not to say it doesn’t groove, because it absolutely does, just that it has the absolute potential to overwhelm some listeners and that’s according to what sounds like the band’s obvious intent. Those averse to growling vocals will bristle at¬†Orne‘s gruff, sometimes grunted, delivery, timed rhythmically to the riffs and almost universally miserable-sounding, but it’s an essential component in the atmosphere¬†Conclave conjure. Credit to¬†Blomquist for making a track like “Funeral Fyre” — which follows the quiet, spacious, raining, spoken-word-over-guitar intro “Descend” — have such a sense of march.¬†While¬†Kibort,¬†Savastano and¬†Orne are chugging away at the second verse, the drummer is subtly injecting a bit of swing and getting away with it admirably, double-kicking through a quick standout lead section and a late chorus before crashes complement the rumbling and sparse, mournful guitar ending, which leads right into “Black Lines.”

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Slower at its start, “Black Lines” is¬†among the album’s most¬†aggressive cuts by the time it gets to the midpoint, and damn near uptempo in its last minute-plus, picking up a faster riff and riding it toward the eight-minute finish line. The aforementioned “Cut it Off” follows, finding some balance in terms of pacing but letting go of none of the severity for its relatively straightforward verse/chorus structure, breaking in the second half after its first guitar solo to bridge to a second, longer one before another faster ending takes complete hold, almost blindsiding the listener even though they did basically the same thing one song before. Easier to pull that kind of thing off when you have a varied songwriting process, it would seem.

Air raid sirens blare at the start of “Mammut” and the intro riff to the song itself serves as the bomb being dropped. Fair enough. Apart from the already-noted samples, “Mammut” is the only instrumental¬†on¬†Sins of the Elders¬†apart from the opener and closer, and all the more interesting that they should make it the centerpiece, but it leads into the grueling and massive “Aethereum,” which echoes out its central guitar figure over a rolling beat that somewhat revives the march of “Funeral Fyre” but¬†turns toward a guitar solo in its midsection and then back for another round through the verse and chorus before its fade. One might expect “Cold Comfort” as the only non-segue track under seven minutes long to be faster or more geared toward the death metal side of¬†Conclave‘s sound, but it isn’t, really.

Like its surroundings, it lacks nothing for force, but doesn’t seem to be willfully readjusting the scales when it comes to one aspect of their personality over the other as it makes its way toward the title-track, which is the longest cut on¬†Sins of the Elders at 9:31 and from which no light seems to escape. Between¬†Orne‘s shouts and the push of guitars, bass and drums accompanying, its second half particularly is like a revelry of the damned, moving toward and through a chorus and solo that serve as the album’s apex before finishing noisy and turning over to the quiet guitar, bass and cymbal wash of “Kaltas” that bring the madness to an end. That¬†Conclave would have an idea of what they wanted to accomplish going into their first full-length isn’t really a surprise given their experience and what they were able to bring to the prior EP, but¬†Sins of the Elders excels in its pummel and its blend of heavy riffing and harder sentiments. It is brutal in concept and execution.

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Fistula Announce Longing for Infection Due July 15

Posted in Whathaveyou on May 25th, 2016 by JJ Koczan

The forthcoming Longing for Infection is reportedly one of two long-players that filth-coated, lock-up-the-meds Ohio sludgers Fistula will issue this year, to be followed by The Shape of Doom to Cumm))) this fall, which will also correspond to a return trip to Europe in October. Knowing the festival of festivals happening in Europe during that time — Up in Smoke, Desertfest Athens, Desertfest Belgium, Keep it Low — I can’t help but wonder if they might get picked up for any of them. The Desertfest(s) would seem the most likely candidates, but you never know.

In any case, Longing for Infection will be out July 15 and lead track “Too Many Devils and Drugs” is streaming now. Unsurprisingly, it sounds completely fucked.

From the PR wire:

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FISTULA: Ohio Kings Of Sludge-Fueled Miserycore To Release Longing For Infection Full-Length; New Track Streaming + Preorders Available

Long-running Ohio volume abusers, FISTULA, will self-release their Longing For Infection full-length this Summer. The scathing follow-up to the band’s critically-adored 2014 sludge opus, Vermin Prolificus, Longing For Infection was recorded and engineered by Dave Johnson (Midnight, Incantation, Soulless) and features the return of FISTULA founding member Bahb Branca on second guitar, furthering the band’s already torrid brand of sonic violence.

Set for mass contamination on July 15th, 2016, the first pressing of Longing For Infection will be limited to one-thousand copies housed in digipak packaging bathed in the abysmal artwork of Jason Barnett. Preorders are currently available at THIS LOCATION.

Longing For Infection Track Listing:
1. Too Many Devils And Drugs
2. Morgue Attendant
3. The Big Turnout
4. Destitute
5. Smoke Acid Shoot Pills
6. Loyal To The Foil
7. Detox

Nearing two decades of ear bleeding, FISTULA remains the kings of doomed-out “miserycore.”

2015 saw the band at its creative peak, headlining the Het Patronaat stage at Roadburn Festival and recording the Destitute demo as well as the new full studio album Longing For Infection. In addition to Roadburn, FISTULA recently played the Haunted Hotel 13th Anniversary Fest as well as the Berserker III Fest. FISTULA will return to Europe (Bloodshed Festival) in October 2016 to bring their ultimate onslaught of pure, unbridled hatred, and negativity. FISTULA will release another full-length this Fall coinciding with the tour on Totem Cat Records. Entitled The Shape Of Doom To Cumm ))), the record will feature guest guitarist David Szulkin from Blood Farmers and Church Of Misery. Stand by for details.

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Corey Bing – guitar/backups
Bahb Branca – guitar/backups
Dan Harrington – vocals
Buddy Peel – bass
Jeff Sullivan – drums

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Conclave Post “Aethereum” Video

Posted in Bootleg Theater on May 13th, 2016 by JJ Koczan

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However the usage came about, it’s hard to argue with bringing together footage of a star being torn apart by a black hole with the grueling, massive doom that¬†Conclave¬†bring to bear. The Massachusetts four-piece’s debut LP,¬†Sins of the Elders, is due out June 10 via¬†Lost Apparitions Records and¬†PATAC Records, and their new video for the track “Aethereum” reminds me of one of the very few things I miss most about having regular tv service: the NASA Channel.

I don’t know for sure, but I’d gather much of the footage culled together to make the “Aethereum” clip comes from video news releases — VNRs, for you Communications majors — and the NASA Channel used to show that kind of thing all the time. There’d be a brief explanation of what simulation or captured footage you were about to see actually was, and then they’d show you a clip of whatever length of awesome space stuff like sunspots, satellites shooting through orbit, planetary collisions, spacecraft design, really anything. It was awesome. Obviously¬†Conclave have curated that and edited it to fit the rhythm and what’s-bleaker-than-bleak-oh-yeah-dead vibe of “Aethereum,” but when it comes to space, cosmic-level destructiveness is part of the appeal.

So it is with¬†Conclave as well. If you missed it, the track “Black Lines” from¬†Sins of the Elders was previously streamed here. You’ll find the “Aethereum” video below, followed by more info from the PR wire.

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Conclave, “Aethereum” official video

Sins Of The Elders is the forthcoming full-length from Massachusetts-based doom metal faction CONCLAVE. Captured at Raven’s Head Studio in Allston, Massachusetts with Eric Braunschweiger at the recording helm, with Sins Of The Elders the members of CONCLAVE — which unites Warhorse, Grief, Disrupt, Desolate, and Martyrvor alumni — fuse their death and doom influences into a unique amalgam of heavy grooves, pounding sludge and melodic doom.

Issues the band of the track, “‘Aethereum’ was written in minor keys with a feeling of darkness in tribute to the great forefathers of doom that paved the road before us. The lyrical concept is that of falling through space, time and all ethereal planes. It brought forth thoughts of the infinite vastness of space, the extremes of temperature, light and sound or absence thereof. Other parallels were drawn from the stories of World War II naval convoys traveling to Murmansk and the conditions those soldiers lived and died under. Hell is real and it extends beyond Earth and throughout the cosmos.”

CONCLAVE:
5/13/2016 One Bar & Grill/Pearl St. – Northampton, MA
6/30/2016 Ralph’s Rock Diner – Worcester, MA * Record Release Show
6/23/2016 Grub Sweat & Beers Fest @ O’Brien’s – Cambridge, MA
8/27/2016 RPM Fest – Greenfield, MA

CONCLAVE:
Jerry Orne – bass, vocals
Jeremy Kibort – guitars, backing vocals
Terrenza Savastano – guitars
Dan Blomquist – drums, percussion

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Lost Apparitions Records

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