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Not that Ed Gein?

September 25th, 2006 · No Comments

Tonight (Monday, 9.25.06) at Walter’s, serial killer homage band Ed Gein plays with Heavy Heavy Low Low, Ligeia, and Nights Like These. Doors open at 8pm. Cover is $10 at door.

Here’s some info on the bands:

Ed Gein: Hailing from Syracuse, NY, Ed Gein has been pounding the pavement hard since their formation in 2001, touring furiously and earning themselves a cult-like following across the US and Canada. Playing a hybrid style of thrash, metal, sludge, grind and punk, Ed Gein use their self-described “angry-noise punk” style as a means to deliver their politically and socially charged message.

Heavy Heavy Low Low: It is hard to believe that the guys in Heavy Heavy Low Low are not free jazz composers or classically trained metal scholars when you hear them attack their instruments. The band creates a densely layered collage of noise, imbued with the speediness of hardcore punk, the low crushing tones of death metal, the loose and dissonant playfulness of indie rock, and arrangements that hit multiple places at once dissolving into waves of chaos. As complex as the band’s sound is, it is obviously more complex trying to explain it on paper. Heavy Heavy Low Low’s debut, Everything’s Watched, Everyone’s Watching, was produced by Casey Bates (Figure Four, Gatsby’s American Dream).

Ligeia: A genre defying combination of hardcore and metal, rich in choruses and powerful melodies while maintaining the hardcore sensibility that has grown to be expected from any band emerging from western Massachusetts. As a collective body, this band has and always will strive to create the most honest, heartfelt, emotional music that they can. On Your Ghost Is A Gift, their powerful Ferret Music debut album, LIGEIA surely showcases just that. These five young men have poured their hearts and souls into ten tracks rich in raw and powerful emotion. Recorded and produced by Ken Susi of UNEARTH (IF HOPE DIES, SINCE THE FLOOD), Your Ghost Is A Gift is as brilliant a debut as any, and is destined to become an instant favorite and hold its own as one of the most riveting hardcore albums of the year.

Nights Like These: Memphis, Tennessee is more known for its blues roots than its ability to produce chaotic metalcore, but with the release of The Faithless, this may change. The album was recorded with Andreas Magnusson (Black Dahlia Murder) and pummels its listeners mercilessly with the same unrelenting edge as bands like The Red Chord, Converge and even Mastodon.

Nipple belts optional.

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