The 9th Annual A389 Recordings Bash in Baltimore spurred offshoots of some great East Coast billings that saw a number of rare and exciting performances to end January. One such bill was the Gehenna, Old Wounds, Withdrawal, Eddie Brock, God’s America show that ripped through Philadelphia’s Kung Fu Necktie after said bands had ample opportunity to lay waste to the city of B-more. A last minute venue shift from hardcore stronghold, O’Reilly’s, didn’t dampen spirits as an eclectic gathering of music lovers took aim on the upstairs of Kung Fu Necktie for what proved to be another pummeling showcase hosted by Joe Hardcore and his Philly Hardcore Shows booking group.
This prime billing of bands also happened to coincide with our friends in Old Wounds’ record release series. We’ve been keeping tabs on this hard-working three-piece for some time now as the band keeps up a relentless schedule of East Coast dates and subsequent national runs. Old Wounds had copies of their debut album, From Where We Came Is Where We’ll Rest, on hand early, as the record will see a Feb. 26th release on Glory Kid Ltd. A full US tour with Full Of Hell and Homewrecker is being planned for March. You can also scope their new music video at MetalInjection.net
From the powerviolence musings of A389 artists God’s America and Eddie Brock, to the hardcore attacks of mainstays Gehenna and Withdrawal, there was no shortage of energy or angst. The metallic hardcore output of Old Wounds sat comfortably in the middle for a bill that proved bulletproof.. And really, a bunch of A389 bands link up with Philly Hardcore Shows– What else would you expect?
Most of these bands have new releases and splits available, so please do yourself a favor and follow the band links below for further investigation.
We know you are here for the photos, so without further ado, all photo by Staff Photographer, Anne Spina (Anne Spina Photography)