metal Archive

LOCAL METAL SHOW WITH OF MEN AND ANGELS FLESH, ECTOVOID, HEXXUS

Ectovoid

Ectovoid plays atmospheric death metal with a blackened edge. First songs written in mid-to-late 2010. First demo, “Breathing Blackness,” recorded in January 2011 and self-released by the band in March. Debut album, “Fractured In the Timeless Abyss,” released on CD by Hellthrasher Productions in May 2012. Vinyl version released by Blood Harvest Records in October 2012.

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Prong

Prong

Prong. CBGB’s was THE venue of an era; an embodiment of what it meant to be in a band, striving for everything you got. In many ways the birthplace of American Punk and the No Wave movement, one can say the music created there was -at its very essence — a revolutionary influence, and its corrosive nature has infected millions of people through the years. One in particular, a soundman on the staff, was tainted by the experience, changing him into an iconic corner stone of metal; I am, of course, referring to Prong’s very own Tommy Victor.

Dissonant, dark, detached -and at times rather deranged –Tommy Victor, founder and frontman of Prong, always swings his riffs low, hard and squarely at your skull. Victor never did ‘happiness’ and Prong didn’t necessarily give a shit about making the ‘feel good album of the year’. For Victor, high-praise is best served in the packed clubs and sweaty mosh-pits he plays in around the world. This is all the proof he needs of a dedicated fan base which never misses the band’s shows, and loyally buys albums while ‘critics’ consistently miss the boat. Every time Prong was ignored by the mainstream -whilst…

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