The Secret + Tombs
with: Drainland & People of the Monolith
Cyprus Avenue - Tuesday 9th August, 2011
Tickets €12 from the Old Oak or (w/bkg fee) Plugd Records & Tickets.ie
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Poster art by: jadedentity.blogspot.com
Italy’s The Secret have oft been referred to as Converge meets Darkthrone. Combining crust, grind, primitive black metal and the power of the riff, the band has been making waves of aggression since their inception in 2003. Last year saw them signing with Southern Lord and releasing the much lauded album, “Solve et Coagula” (recorded in Godcity studios with Kurt Ballou of Converge). Dark, brutal and unrelenting, it is a visceral diatribe against society, war, religion, and modern excess. Live, this band will be a force to be reckoned with.
Tombs made a name for themselves with their promising 2007 self-titled EP and, signing with Relapse not too long after, the band quickly got to work on their début full-length. Winter Hours, released in early 2009, is a mature and rewarding album that draws from and reinterprets the sonic styling of bands like Neurosis and Isis, and melds disparate influences to create a dense, enveloping and melancholic atmosphere. The follow-up, Path of Totality, is due out in June and promises to take them to new heights in both scope and sound.
Drainland hardly need an introduction. They have slugged-it-out for years, becoming Ireland’s premier hardcore/metal behemoth. As a testament to their struggles, their latest LP “And So Our Troubles Began…” was recently repressed in CD format by the mighty Southern Lord. This is likely to be their last show in Cork for some time.
PEOPLE OF THE MONOLITH
PotM have been a bastion of the Cork underground for a number of years now. Their music has been described as atmospheric sludge but their influences are not confined to a narrow subset. The new material is more harsh and woeful than ever before. This gig will serve as a warm-up before the band enter the studio to record their first full-length at the end of the summer.