Fri. 07.24.15: SYLVIA // BLANK // SANGHARSHA // SWARMLORD

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[ :Facebook event: ]
@ Geno’s Rock Club, 625 Congress St.,
Portland, Maine. $7. 21+. 9PM doors.

[ show documentation ]

Photos by Ben McCanna


Photo by Ben McCanna
Photo by Ben McCanna

SYLVIA (Maine)
”A four-piece blackened-sludge outfit… Sylvia offer varying speeds and tempos, accelerating to enable thunderous drum beats replete with furious guitar riffs that crush souls… before abruptly taking a foot off the gas to pummel you into submission with lurching, sinister breakdowns. This effect is best illustrated by the lead track from their most recent full-length, self-titled album.” – Steve Smithwick, The Toilet Ov Hell


Blank

BLANK (Köln, Germany)
“Blank brings to mind demonic hardcore in the vein of Integrity and powerful crust similar to His Hero is Gone – just with far clearer production and surprisingly tasteful guitar tone.” – Joe Thrashnkill, The Toilet Ov Hell, in review of Sangharsha/Blank’s “Intermundia”

“Darkened crust, with minor but epic melodies, raw vocals, punchy and slightly overdriven bass lines. Mostly mid-tempo based Blank’s music doesn’t stay on the same place for too long, sometimes it’s cut by fast d-beat outbursts, slower passages, backed up by sing-alongs or spoken word samples.” – Angel S., DIY Conspiracy, in review of Sangharsha/Blank’s “Intermundia”


Sangharsha

SANGHARSHA (New York)
“…four men from Nepal relocated to New York City and started a rad hardcore band called Sangharsha (whose debut LP Bayou was recorded with Kurt Ballou at Toilet-renowned God City Studio)… Sangharsha opens Intermundia with the brilliant “Ghrina”. It begins with a massive blackgaze caterwaul before limping to a wounded crawl; vocals emerge from the stillness, and soon the band launches into a chaotic hardcore trek. “Kira” meshes a shifting groove with furious blastbeats and a spazzy breakdown that should be a pleasure for Botch fans. “Saran” finds Sangharsha working with atmosphere and surprisingly brutal death vox before closing out their half in a triumphant stomp.” – Joe Thrashnkill, The Toilet Ov Hell, in review of Sangharsha/Blank’s “Intermundia”


Photo by Ben McCanna
Photo by Ben McCanna

SWARMLORD (Maine)
“Trashy, thrashy, dirty, grindy noise made by two dicks from Portland and some guy from Parsonsfield. Our music is like riding a skateboard while holding on to the tailgate of a speeding pickup truck…. This will NOT be our last show. ” – Nick Marquis, bassist for Swarmlord

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