UPCOMING SHOWS: NOV/DEC

We have a bunch of awesome shows coming up in the next couple months. First up is November 16 with Atriarch (Profound Lore Records) and Sea of Bones @ Distant Castle in Worcester, MA (FB event). We’re really excited for this one; both those bands have their own wonderfully dark, gloomy and distinct sound.

The very next day we’ll be at O’Briens welcoming InAeona back to Boston, hot off the heels of their US tour. We’ll also be joined by our friends Braille from Philly (members of Bubonic Bear) and the almighty Blue Aside. If you haven’t heard their new record Moles of a Dying Race yet you’ve been missing out. (FB event)

A few weeks later we’re doing a weekend with our good friends from Worcester SET and Boston’s Rozamov. The first show is Nov 30th in Worcester @ Hotel Vernon (FB Event), where we’ll be joined by heavy metal alchemists Summoner and Ancient Power. We’ll be back in Boston on Dec 2 with Set and Rozamov @ What We Talk About with the almighty Pilgrim headlining (FB event). I recall those dudes opening our album release show two years ago…since then they’ve signed to Metal Blade and have been conquering the world with their monolithic wall of doom. It’s probably been as long ago as our release show since we’ve seen those dudes live, so we are sufficiently amped (pun intended)!  We’ll be playing material off our forthcoming EP (more details on its release to come), along with some covers we’ve been working up, so come hang!

 

 

SPRING TOUR DATES

We’re balls deep into the planning phase of a short mid-west tour this April. Here is our tentative tour schedule. If the venue is listed as TBA, chances are we need help with the show, so by all means feel free to get at us if you think you can help:  oldegrowthbooking@gmail.com

4/17 Northampton/Amherst, MA @ TBA
4/18 Buffalo, NY @ TBA
4/19 Oberlin, OH @ Oberlin College w/ Blackout
4/20 Grand Rapids, MI – Hydrophonic 420 Bonanza
4/21 Detroit, MI @ TBA
4/22 Bloomington IN @ TBA
4/23 Columbus, OH @ TBA w/ Traitors Return to Earth
4/24 Pittsburgh, PA @ Sapling House
4/25 New Brunswick, NJ @ TBA

Northampton / Keene Weekend

We just got back from a nice little weekend on the road with Leeches of Lore and Elder. Friday night we opened the show at Elevens in Northampton, MA. An excellent sound system, room setup and billiards tables make this a stellar venue to play. Aside from a minor snag (Ryan kicking a hole in his bass drum head) we played a solid set to an appreciative audience.

Albuquerque New Mexico’s Leeches of Lore followed with their unique blend of spaghetti western style folk and blistering heavy metal. After the Leeches, Elder hit the stage for their second to last outing before a year long hiatus. From the first chords of “White Walls”, Elder engulfed the room in their epic dirges, offering up plenty of groove, smashing drums and some very pretty guitar work. Northampton locals Problem with Dragons closed out the night, a highlight being the huge sound their drummer coaxed out of her very minimal drum kit.

Saturday we headed out on a scenic drive to Keene, NH. No trip to Keene would be complete without a visit to Turn it Up! records and Armadillos Burritos. We joined the Leeches for happy hour, enjoying $2 pints of Dogfish Head. In the words of Senator John Kerry, “I LOVE New Hampshire!”

   

Black Pyramid headlined the show at Knights of Columbus, which brought in a young crowd as well as some seasoned metal-heads. Also present were the late Pope John Paul II and Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! They mostly hung out on the walls, but I think they were diggin’ the tunes pretty heavily.

Keene based two-piece Black Norse kept the riffs going, and Black Pyramid treated us us to some old favorites as well as tracks from their excellent new split LP with Olde One. Elder closed the night with a surprise encore at the bequest of the audience, and with my eyes closed I thought I was listening to Sleep kicking out the jams back in ‘92! Hopefully we can see those guys rock again before the world ends in 2012!