Kung Fu Necktie venue recently played host to a smashing bill featuring Philly locals Crack House and The Repellers alongside crusty Chicago wrecking crew, Krang and VA’s mighty doom agents of shred, Occultist.
Crack House offer a fun blend of party thrash, Music-Chairs-Blog describes saying, “There is a definite air of Crack House doing what they want, when they want, as guttural growls, uncompromising riffs and devastating drum hits mug you through your sound system for the whole fifteen minute length. This EP is just sheer debauchery..”
The scene veterans with a taste for metal-infused punk- Repellers are gearing up to drop new split 10″ record with Mortals on Broken Limbs Recordings. A record release is scheduled for March 28th at Red Barns in West Philly. We’ll be keeping an eye out for the new material.
Chicago’s Krang are supporting a 2014 LP, Bad Moon available on no less than four labels including Profane Existence Records, Shaman Records, Sacred Plague Records, and Occult Whispers Records. Razorcake commenting in a recent review, “Krang return from their adventures among the outer wasteland with eight new songs that expand greatly on the sound they had on their previous LP, Sounds of Death. There’s a bit more of the metal flowing here than before, but they still have that raw crust punk base. “Mirror Puncher” may be their best song yet.”
Doomy metal worshippers, Occulist continue to support a triumphant debut LP, Death Signals that Steelforbrains.com comments, “It’s impressive enough that Occultist bring the kind of clout they do to their debut. What’s equally as impressive is the fact that this is vocalist Zylstra’s first band. Granted, debut albums and impressive greenhorn band members are nothing new, but it’s well worth noting that for all the band’s remarkable talent, the pin in the grenade here is that cutthroat howl punching its way through the chaos. It’s a testament to the fact that Death Sigils doesn’t play like a debut at all. It’s worn. It’s the antithesis of slick, and that’s precisely what makes it work here. There’s no sense of bloating up the songs with every last remnant of the band’s obvious myriad of influences. In fact, the first casualty of this onslaught is the charred remains of anything remotely derivative as Occultist blaze a ruthless trail that’s all their own on Death Sigils. Death Sigils is available now courtesy of Primitive Ways.”
Enjoy an exclusive series of photos by Blow The Scene‘s Senior Staff Photographer Dante Torrieri (Useless Rebel Imaging)