Australia’s punishingly heavy practitioners of sludge-riddled metal, Whitehorse, brought the thunder to Philadelphia’s Kung Fu Necktie venue with support from NYC’s Batillus and Philly locals Warshack last week.
We caught up with Whitehorse vocalist Pete in Philly a few weeks back, as he and few other members were hanging at The Barbary for a Nasum, Brutal Truth, Dropdead showcase leading up to Maryland Deathfest X.
I think our faithful photographer Dante Torrieri summed up Whitehorse‘s performance best when he eloquently stated, “loud as fuck and brutal.” Fusing elements of doom, punk, and metal into an intricately packed jamboree of pummeling goodness, Whitehorse punctuate this potent concoction with some mind-numbing electronics thrown into the mix.
Whitehorse are currently supporting 3 split LPs with Batillus, Cross, and Hot Graves, all spread across several different labels throughout the globe. Whitehorse has no shortage of touring history and a growing catalog of tunes, so be sure to do yourself a favor and start rifling through this band’s backlog if this is your first taste.
Batillus have also been quite busy laying down their own blend of synth-laden doom, churning out EPs and splits at will, with a new full-length slated for a early 2013 release. Batillus certainly made new fans with this poignant appearance, as we look forward to more from them.
Warshack got the fans involved early in the evening with a pummeling performance that cast an appropriately dark and intense mood on the evening.
Enjoy another killer photo gallery from Blow The Scene Senior Staff Photographer, Dante Torrieri (Useless Rebel Imaging)
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