There must be something in water down here….
Three Thrones - Progressive Sludge/Doom riff worship
As a band we’ve been active now for just over a year, and have had the immense pleasure to be a part of a local scene that has produced some of my favourite bands, and put on some of the most rad shows that I’ve been to or participated in.
Colchester Arts Centre regularly holds the great Church of Riff nights, and has recently played host to Slabdragger, Meadows, ThreeThrones, Old Man Lizard, William English and a whole host of great riff worshipping bands. Just recently Pint of Bin and Kibou Records held the Wallop Fest, featuring bands such as Hammers, Weekend Nachos, Chestburster and The Afternoon Gentleman, surely the best Crust/Sludge/Hardcore line-up the area has ever seen. That’s just two of the countless shows that have happened in recent times. Look out for shows from Thrash Gordons D.IY Distro and ourselves in coming months.
|Chestburster - Songs about your favourite movie murders @ Wallop Fest|
Meadows rupturing eardrums at Desertfest, London
Notable mentions should go to the upcoming Three Thrones E.P, Meadows imminent split release with Slabdragger, Chestbursters album of hardgore classics and Earthmass’s ebut one track 20 minute voyage of Doom/Psych lunacy, “Lunar Dawn”, that you might see reviewed here soon - just the tip of the iceberg of records that have been keeping us inspired as we trundle our way through a maze of riffs and polyrhythms that should become the next Telepathy E.P.
Hopefully you enjoy some of the records mentioned, and also have something similar going on in your own town or local area. We all make music that’s on the fringes of society. We all want to hear slow riffs, fucked up time signatures, grindcore songs about Driller Killer and heavy shit Buzz Osbourne & Dale Crover would be proud of, so the least we can do is find out what’s going on around us and make the most of it.
Upcoming South East events for you to leave your dungeons and TV’s for:
21st July 2012: Bitches, The Domestics, 5 String Dropout Band, Suggested – PJ McGintys, Ipswich
7th August 2012: Chestburster, Magle, Meatpacker & Meadows – Vbar Colchester
10th August 2012: Shrine 69 & Old Man Lizard – White Horse, Sudbury
26th August: OGFest 3 – Shrine 69, Earthmass, Telepathy, Osmium Guillotine, Three Thrones – St Annes Castle, Gt. Leighs
28th August 2012: Church of Riff 3: Arabrot, Self Loathing, Earthmass & Old Man Lizard - Colchester Arts Centre
14th September: Telepathy, Ghold, Shrine and A Farewell to Tyrants – Hope & Anchor London
Much love and sludge,