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10:00pm

Skrew
 
 

7:30pm

Zoroaster
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 7:30pm - 8:10pm @ Dirty Dog Bar (505 E 6th St., Austin, TX 78701)
    ZOROASTER’s heady mix of mammoth metal and psychotropic shoegaze has seen the trio hailed as "one of the U.S.'s most promising metal bands" and it has receiving shining praise for its explosive power, intriguing mysticism and unique take on heavy music. Summoned by the mighty sludge of The Melvins, the mysticism of Celtic Frost and the nihilistic blues of Black Sabbath, ZOROASTER formed in 2003 out of “the need for sedation by high volumes and low frequencies". The band immediately began creating devastating, dirge-ridden doom that erupted into heavyweight grooves and transcendental musical atmospheres. ZOROASTER's early sound was compared to "having 10,000 ton granite slabs dropped on your head from a height of several miles".

    Artists
    ZOROASTER’s heady mix of mammoth metal and psychotropic shoegaze...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #Zoroaster
    Tags 21+, Metal
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS17673


8:00pm

Holy Grail
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 8:00pm - 8:30pm @ Barbarella Patio (611 Red River St)
    When it comes to ripping young metal bands, few—perhaps none—rip harder than HOLY GRAIL. Formed in Southern California in 2008 when vocalist James Paul Luna and drummer Tyler Meahl escaped from Pasadena metal squadron White Wizzard and teamed up with San Diegan guitar hero Eli Santana, the band was called Sorcerer until it became clear that the moniker didn’t quite capture the rarefied nature of the members’ collective talents. So Sorcerer became HOLY GRAIL. And HOLY GRAIL became so unstoppable that California just couldn’t contain them. And now, like their spiritual forefathers in Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Dio, HOLY GRAIL are poised to bring their hook-laden shred anthems to an arena near you.

    Artists
    When it comes to ripping young metal bands, few—perhaps none—rip...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #HolyGrail
    Tags 21+, Metal
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS17293


8:00pm

Star & Dagger
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 8:00pm - 8:40pm @ Headhunters Patio (720 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)
    In lieu of cold statistics, nationwide bamboozlement and the usual mind numbing malaise, Sean Yseult (White Zombie), vocalist Von Hesseling, guitarist Donna She Wolf (Cycle Sluts From Hell), guitarist Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal) and drummer Gene Trautmann (Queens of the Stone Age) offer up Star & Dagger: A subwoofer's cauldron forged by functional alcoholism, pharmaceutical voyage and junk drawer hallucinogens, steeped under a heavy contraband haze that hangs low enough to embrace the Almighty Downtrodden so they can revel in it.
    The band formed in 2011 during an inspired flurry of recordings in Joshua Tree, resulting in their upcoming release “Tomorrowland Blues.” In the meantime they hightailed it to New Orleans, recording with Sean’s former bandmate J. Yuenger (White Zombie) in his private studio surrounded by swampy cemeteries. This resulted in a 3-song vinyl e.p. recently released by Last Hurrah Records titled “In My Blood”. Between all of this and much decadent hobnobbing, the band has managed to fit in live shows opening for the likes of Helmet, Eagles of Death Metal, and Masters of Reality, playing in LA, New Orleans and Joshua Tree. The music is heavy blues metal topped with the lovely vocal stylings of Von Hesseling, the lovechild of Cherie Currie and Anita Pallenberg.

    Artists
    In lieu of cold statistics, nationwide bamboozlement and the...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #Star&Dagger
    Tags 21+, Metal
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS18368


8:30pm

A Storm of Light

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9:30pm

Rwake
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 9:30pm - 10:10pm @ Dirty Dog Bar (505 E 6th St., Austin, TX 78701)

    "The way of the South" has resonated through southern music for generations and "the way" it seems, for southern metal bands is often raw, to-the-point, unfiltered expression; unflinching delivery oozing with conviction. The southern bands just mean it a bit more. And in that tradition, like EYEHATEGOD and BUZZOV*EN before them, RWAKE f**king "mean it" and don't care what you think. Just over ten years ago RWAKE started out as a four brothers jamming to kill time, 'cause in Arkansas that's all you have...time. And in time those brothers were joined by other brothers (and a sister) and recorded some tracks of their first material. A real, first demo, Xenoglossalgia: The Last Stage of Awareness, followed shortly as well as a slew of shows throughout the deep south, including their first ventures outside their home state of Arkansas. RWAKE recorded their first full-length album with TODAY IS THE DAY's Steve Austin. For reasons buried by the sands of time, the record never saw a proper release and was mostly distributed by the band while on tour via hand-scrawled CD-R's. RWAKE spent the next few years stringing together shows throughout the Eastern US, developing their overwhelming, cathartic live performances in sweltering warehouses, stuffy basements, and any backwoods DIY show (indoors or out) that would have them. By 2002, RWAKE recorded what would become their first properly released full-length, Hell Is The Door To The Sun. Hell Is The Door... was the sound of a band with a purpose. Less a record than an hour-long summoning of personal demons and primal fury, Hell Is the Door, put RWAKE firmly on the radar of heavy music connoisseurs. ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY took the band on its first proper North American tour in support of Hell Is The Door?and gave RWAKE a platform to expose its ugliness for all to see. Two years of writing and touring culminate in 2004 with RWAKE entering Volume Studios (PELICAN, MINSK, UNEARTHLY TRANCE) with long-time friend Sanford Parker of MINSK to record the full-length album If You Walk Before You Crawl You Crawl Before You Die.You Walk was released via At A Loss Records and full on bled the sonic hostility the band had become know for. The band hit the road extensively again; including a run with WEEDEATER and spots shows with the likes of MASTODON, HIGH ON FIRE, The HIDDEN HAND, MEATJACK, and many more over the years. In January 06, RWAKE signed with Relapse and that spring made their first appearance as a label artist at the heralded SXSW Music Festival. In one of the most talked-about sets of SXSW 06 RWAKE aired out a host of new material that left a trail of slack jaws and blown minds in its wake. Just a few short months later and the band was back in Parker's Volume Studios to lay that material to tape in the shape of it? new record Voices of Omens. Voices of Omens hits below the bible-belt with thick, tar-black riffing, vicious male/female howls and leads so sweet you'd think they're from Georgia. Instead this Arkansas band represents their dirty south with their intensely unique style of acid-drenched metal. Voices of Omens is a hostile explosion of hideously impure American metal which emanates an eerie and unsettling vibe; haunting in atmosphere and hallucinogenic in it's effect on the listener. Voices of Omens is set for a February 2007 international release date. RWAKE will hit the road in April with long-time friends MINSK for an Eastern US tour before beginning an extensive Voices of Omens world tour throughout 2007 and 2008.

    Artists
    "The way of the South" has resonated through southern music for...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #Rwake
    Tags 21+, Metal
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS17641


10:15pm

Nachtmystium
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 10:15pm - 10:55pm @ Barbarella Patio (611 Red River St)

    Few bands today embrace their own individualism to ultimately craft something truly unique and genre defying regardless of its sales potential. Enter the Chicago-based NACHTMYSTIUM who embrace the true spirit of individuality and intolerance forming solely as an outlet to express the dark musical visions and summonings of those involved.
    Originally formed in 1999 by Judd, NACHTMYSTIUM started off as a raw, primitive black metal band with a very derivative Norsk black metal influence. They released a number of records on underground labels such as Regimental Records and Autopsy Kitchen Records, etc. before delivering Eulogy IV in 2004, ushering in a new musical direction and 'psychedelic'-era.
    In 2006, the group released Instinct: Decay, which drew massive amounts of press compared to previous efforts, landing in numerous top-ten lists in such major publications as Metal Maniacs, Unrestrained, etc. The album also scored the #4 slot on Decibel Magazine’s “album-of-the-year” poll.
    In 2008, they released the first of their Black Meddle series. Assassins: Black Meddle PT I was named metal album of the year by everyone from the New York Times to Pitchfork to Metal Sucks. 2010 saw Addicts: Black Metal PT II released, which received very similar results as its predecessor. The whole idea of the Black Meddle series was to experiment and push the boundaries of what black metal is.
    Early 2012 will see the band enter the studio to begin work on a new album. The band has stated the record will return a bit to their primitive sound but even so, Nachtmystium will continue to exist in a genre all of its own and deliver an album that continues to push the boundaries of conventionality to new levels.

    Artists
    Few bands today embrace their own individualism to ultimately...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #Nachtmystium
    Tags 21+, Metal
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS17560


10:30pm

11:15pm

Darkest Hour

11:30pm

Black Cobra
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 11:30pm - 12:10am @ Dirty Dog Bar (505 E 6th St., Austin, TX 78701)
    Formed by drummer Rafa Martinez (ex-16, ex-Acid King) and guitarist/vocalist Jason Landrian (ex-Cavity), BLACK COBRA catapulted themselves onto the scene in 2001 with their ravenous, upbeat and ultimately unique style of punk/hardcore-fueled sludge metal. They were picked up almost immediately by indie At A Loss Recordings becoming the band's label home for the release of their debut full-length, Bestial, and follow-up album, Feather And Stone. By 2009, with the band then virtually a household name to the tens of thousands of fans who've seen their flooring live performances over the years, BLACK COBRA signed with juggernaut Southern Lord Recordings for the release of Chronomega, the band's most diverse material to date.
    For the recording of this, the band's second release for Southern Lord Recordings, BLACK COBRA recently ventured across the continent to pound out their anticipated new album, the follow-up to 2009's massively well-received Chronomega. This time around the outfit enlisted the talents of Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou and his God City Studio in Salem, Massachusetts. After a brutal week-and-a-half in the notorious lair, 'COBRA hammered out what will soon be known to the world as their almighty fourth full-length album, "Invernal". This is BLACK COBRA's most honed and diversified material to date, and will definitely tear your face off completely. By the time you read this Black Cobra will have already decimated the fiends at the Power of the Riff Fest that their label put on in August. They also showcased songs from this album at the Music Fest Northwest festival in Portland and supporting High on Fire in Oakland. A rigorous amount of touring will continually be announced through the rest of 2012.

    Artists
    Formed by drummer Rafa Martinez (ex-16, ex-Acid King) and guitarist/vocalist...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #BlackCobra
    Tags 21+, Metal
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS17669


12:15am

High On Fire

12:30am

Corrosion of Conformity

8:00pm

8:00pm

Motionless In White
    Thursday March 15, 2012 8:00pm - 8:40pm @ Dirty Dog Bar (505 E 6th St., Austin, TX 78701)

    A new breed of dark rockers is subtly taking over, stealing the hearts of a dedicated legion of fans, with a blend of intense melodic metal and a penchant for the macabre. Already fan favorites in the scene, Pennsylvania sextet Motionless In White is set to rise to the front of the pack.

    The tale of Motionless In White’s conception begins in 2005. Forming in Scranton, Penn. while still in high school, six friends – singer Chris “Motionless” Cerulli, guitarist/vocalist TJ Bell, guitarist Ryan Sitkowski, bassist Frank Polumbo, keyboardist Josh Balz, and drummer Angelo Parente - joined forces and got their start playing popular rock cover songs. By 2006, they had developed their own sound, blending heavier, darker elements into melodic tracks, and gaining inspiration from the likes of The Misfits, Nine Inch Nails, Bleeding Through, Cradle Of Filth and Marilyn Manson to form Motionless In White. With the release of debut EP The Whorror and two summers of wowing crowds with their high-octane show on dates of Vans Warped Tour, the band gained the attention of both independent and major record labels, including Fearless Records. The band signed to Fearless in December 2008, and set about recording their acclaimed second EP When Love Met Destruction, which was released in spring 2009.

    Artists
    A new breed of dark rockers is subtly taking over, stealing the...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #MotionlessInWhite
    Tags 21+, Metal
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS16014


8:00pm

Primitive Weapons

8:45pm

9:00pm

Amoral

9:00pm

The Interbeing

9:35pm

10:00pm

Shining

10:00pm

Trivium

10:30pm

DevilDriver
    Thursday March 15, 2012 10:30pm - 11:30pm @ Scoot Inn (1308 E. 4th St.)
    DevilDriver tear their way through heavy metal again with Beast, the band's fifth album for Roadrunner Records, which is an exorcism of animalistic, primal hooks, thunderous percussion and propulsive thrashing. While many bands in the modern era are already withering away by their second album and have shriveled up and died by their third, DevilDriver have proven to mutate, growing stronger, deadlier and more immortal with each successive release. Beast is living, firebreathing proof of that unassailable fact.

    Artists
    DevilDriver tear their way through heavy metal again with Beast...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #DevilDriver
    Tags 21+, Metal
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS15779


11:00pm

The Defiled
    Thursday March 15, 2012 11:00pm - 11:40pm @ Dirty Dog Bar (505 E 6th St., Austin, TX 78701)
    Possibly the hottest new band on the British scene, THE DEFILED are now ready to show the rest of the world why metalheads up and down the UK are flocking to their shows and have nominated them in the Metal Hammer Golden Gods “Best New Band” category. One of the most promising young bands in the UK, THE DEFILED have an impressive touring history for an act on their debut album. Appearances alongside The 69 Eyes, Static-X, Lacuna Coil, Deathstars and Sonic Syndicate in support of 2009’s “1888” EP, as well as slots at both 2009 and 2010 SONISPHERE UK festivals has earned them an impressive and highly dedicated fanbase.

    Artists
    Possibly the hottest new band on the British scene, THE DEFILED...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #TheDefiled
    Tags 21+, Metal
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS16103


11:45pm

Impending Doom

12:00am

Hull

12:00am

Power Trip

12:45am

Wretched

1:00am

Valient Thorr

8:00pm

Young and in the Way

8:00pm

Last Chance To Reason

8:40pm

Enabler

9:00pm

Primitive Weapons

9:20pm

KEN mode
    Friday March 16, 2012 9:20pm - 9:45pm @ Scoot Inn (1308 E. 4th St.)
    - Brothers Jesse & Shane Matthewson have cemented the core of KEN mode for the past twelve years
    - Recorded fourth full length, ‘Venerable’, with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Trap Them, Torche, etc) Aug 2010, was mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side (Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon).
    - 'Venerable' came out March 15, 2011 on Profound Lore Records (Yob, Krallice, Subrosa, etc) with teaser coverage and critical acclaim on AOL Noisecreep, Exclaim! Magazine, NPR, Stereogum, Forbes Magazine, Revolver Online, Invisible Oranges , Brooklyn Vegan.
    - Nominated for Canadian Juno Award for best Heavy Metal/Hard album in 2012 (awards April 1, 2012).
    - Made several year-end critics lists including #1 metal album at Exclaim! Magazine, honorable mentions at Pitchfork Media , half year top 25 honours at Stereogum, and former bassist Therese Lanz did a feature for Revolver Magazine’s ‘Hottest chicks in hard rock’
    - Was part of SXSW 2011, and was heralded as one of the one of Stereogum’s “32 bands to see” and received rave reviews from many press sources including Brooklyn Vegan, Crustcake, Hellbound, and Stereogum.
    -Earshot top 20 in ‘Loud’ category for Canadian campus and community radio March, April, May, June & July 2011, with #1 spot for April & May, while peaking at #19 on the CMJ Loud Rock category in the US after 8 weeks on the chart, and track “Obeying the Iron Will” peaked at #3 on Mediaguide Metal Specialty songs.
    -Was part of Hellfest Open Air in Clisson France in June (90,000 + in attendance) performing alongside bands like Ozzy Osborne, Judas Priest, Meshuggah, Morbid Angel, the Melvins, Converge, Electric Wizard, Black Dahlia Murder, Red Fang, Comeback Kid, etc.
    - Recently received sponsorship from Orange Amplification worldwide.
    -Booked by Avocado Booking (Europe) and the Agency Group (Canada)

    Artists
    Formed in 1999 by Royal Conservatory of Music trained musicians...


    Type Band, Official
    Tags 21+, Metal
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS19435


9:30pm

A Skylit Drive

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All Pigs Must Die
    Friday March 16, 2012 11:00pm - 11:40pm @ Scoot Inn (1308 E. 4th St.)

    APMD (All Pigs Must Die) is a band committed to uncompromising sonic warfare. Its sound and lyrics assault the listener in a fury of blackened death filled anthems. Be it Metal, Hardcore or Punk, these things do not matter. Influences are varied and diverse. Owing as much to the Cro-Mags and Discharge as Entombed and Celtic Frost. APMD mix powerful riffs, relentless tempos and a dark presence to bulldoze a grim path of destruction. Recorded and mixed by KURT BALLOU at Godcity Studio in April 2010 the end result is 5 violence inducing shredders steeped in utter filth. German artist FLORIAN BERTMER has lent his nihilistic hand, pen and mind to develop along with the band their iconic artwork. The self-titled release is the first for Shirts & Destroy imprint label Nonbeliever.

    Artists
    APMD (All Pigs Must Die) is a band committed to uncompromising...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #AllPigsMustDie
    Tags 21+, Metal
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS18715


11:00pm

Mutilation Rites

11:00pm

Wo Fat

11:45pm

Woe Is Me

12:00am

Holy Grail
    Saturday March 17, 2012 12:00am - 12:40am @ Valhalla (710 Red River St)
    When it comes to ripping young metal bands, few—perhaps none—rip harder than HOLY GRAIL. Formed in Southern California in 2008 when vocalist James Paul Luna and drummer Tyler Meahl escaped from Pasadena metal squadron White Wizzard and teamed up with San Diegan guitar hero Eli Santana, the band was called Sorcerer until it became clear that the moniker didn’t quite capture the rarefied nature of the members’ collective talents. So Sorcerer became HOLY GRAIL. And HOLY GRAIL became so unstoppable that California just couldn’t contain them. And now, like their spiritual forefathers in Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Dio, HOLY GRAIL are poised to bring their hook-laden shred anthems to an arena near you.

    Artists
    When it comes to ripping young metal bands, few—perhaps none—rip...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #HolyGrail
    Tags 21+, Metal
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS19015


12:00am

Ringworm
    Saturday March 17, 2012 12:00am - 12:40am @ Scoot Inn (1308 E. 4th St.)

    RINGWORM, the reigning kings of destructive hardcore metal, have brought forth yet another testament to their sheer brutality: The Venomous Grand Design. Ever since their emergence from the Cleveland metal scene, RINGWORM has garnered the immediate attention of hardcore metal fans, leading them to spots on tour with bands such as Blood For Blood, Hatebreed, and Terror. RINGWORM displays an awesome ferocity in the power of their instruments, and vocalist the Human Furnace uses his voice as a tool to extract the diabolical nature of anyone who hears it.

    Artists
    http://ringworm13.net


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #Ringworm
    Tags 21+, Metal
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS17967


12:30am

Chelsea Grin
    Saturday March 17, 2012 12:30am - 1:30am @ The Main (603 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)
    One year in a dog’s life equals seven for a human. Dog years are a lot like touring musician years: Being on the road and learning from more seasoned bands, playing music every night, traveling together every day, a lot of growth happens at super-human speed. “For a fulltime musician, a year is a long time; one album is a huge difference. We love that album [Desolation of Eden, Chelsea Grin’s debut] but like any musician, old stuff is old stuff, when you get better you want to write different things,” Chelsea Grin bassist David Flinn says, revealing, “We all sat down and talked about what we wanted the new album to be—we wanted it to include ideas that date back to our EP but open up to things we listen to now like Thrice, Black Dahlia Murder, and indie rock. We didn’t want to put out the typical deathcore album. “

    Artists
    One year in a dog’s life equals seven for a human. Dog years...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #ChelseaGrin
    Tags All, Metal
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS16157


1:00am

Black Breath

1:00am

Cancer Bats

1:00am

Deafheaven
 
 

9:00pm

Lbs.
 

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