Sat. 04.23.16: COME TO GRIEF // SYLVIA // CACTUS HAG

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[ :Facebook event: ]
@ Geno’s Rock Club,
625 Congress St., Portland, Maine.
$6 adv. / $8 door. 21+. 9PM.

[ :show documentation: ]
Photos by Michael R. Batchelder
Cactus Hag photos by J. Morse
Video documentation by Lennyvision:
Cactus Hag: https://youtu.be/mhzJsih-h_8
Sylvia: https://youtu.be/EOCDLCCtBX8
Come to Grief: https://youtu.be/bY6vi4OY4oI


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COME TO GRIEF (New Hampshire/Maine)
From the ashes of the Boston sludge/doom legend GRIEF… a new band formed by GRIEF founder/guitarist Terry Savastano – performing over an hour of new work + GRIEF material from the early years of the band.


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Photo by Ben McCanna

SYLVIA (Maine)
“Sure, it may be Latin for “forest of trees,” but Sylvia more readily conjures some wiseacre aunt, not a burly group of veteran musicians trying to carve new notches in well-trod forms of heavy metal. On their 30-minute debut album, Sylvia act as a bridge between the cultures of riff-driven, mid-tempo heaviness that any pub-goer would crush a few to, and the more recent, thought-provoking strains of doom and black metal that have permeated US circles. This tension is constant over the self-titled album’s eight songs, pitting metal’s established elements — protracted riff-y buildups, moshy ripostes, and galloping bridges — against its newer, more dynamic ideas.” – Nicholas Schroeder, The Portland Phoenix


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Photo by Aaron Pepelis / Return To The Pit

CACTUS HAG (New Hampshire)
“From first sludgy and foreboding notes of “The Grand Lodge of the Mirage” to the final dying chords of “Desert Witch,” Cactus Hag’s self titled debut album is a record that doesn’t let you go quickly. It plods along in the most sickeningly enjoyable way possible. Almost every song has its own part that it plays and makes the album better. The album is the musical equivalent of a slow crawl through the desert filled with otherworldly hallucinations.” – Roffle The Thrashard, reviewing the Cactus Hag self-titled album

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