Metal Bookends

Let’s face it, the work week is generally a five-stage-run of tedium. But this week, Doug and I were fortunate enough to have two concerts to keep the will to live fresh. Monday night we saw local band Villains (“Never abandon the slut train.”) open up for Chicago heavy metal killahs Superchrist. The show was unfortunately sparsely attended, which is a got-damned shame. Do yourself a favor and check out both of these bands.

Friday, Doug opted to stay home, but I went back to St. Vitus to see one of my favorite black metal bands: Inquisition. This is the third time I’ve seen them (although I didn’t see much of their set at RODIII), and these guys simply do not disappoint. I was in the front, just to the left of Dagon’s mic, and it made everything 100x more intense. Which kind of boggles my mind, because Inquisition shows are ALWAYS intense. They played a bunch of my favorite songs, including Desolate Funeral Chant.

Next Friday is another KILLER show: Autopsy, Funebrarum, Unearthly Trance and Undergang. Those who read my MDF report from last year will remember that Doug and I got to meet two of the guys from Funebrarum, and they are top-notch humans. I’m really looking forward to this show as sort-of the prelude to MDF X. It’s gonna crush.

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3 Responses to Metal Bookends

  1. Owlsblood says:

    Holy shit, another birder into metal. Just found your blog on a whim. Saw Inquisition in Toronto a couple of years ago, bloody good.
    Cheers from Ontario.

    • Martha says:

      Glad to meet another birding metalhead!
      Not sure if you have the time/money/mobility (dunno if you can find a cheap flight/bus), but there’s an absolutely killer show happening this weekend in Montreal. Messe des Mortes II, with Mgla, Revenge, Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult, Ragnarok and others. I wish I could go — the lineup looks punishingly awesome.

      One of these days, I am going to make it up to Ontario for some proper Northern birding.

  2. Owlsblood says:

    I wish I was going to Messe des Mortes ii, but the funds are not with me. It’s ridiculously rare that such a fantastic lineup/event happens in Canada, and here I am missing it.
    The birding here is really good right now, lots of northern finches coming down, Evening Grosbeaks are being spotted everywhere. And of course it’s always good along the lakes.

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