Zeni Geva

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ZENI GEVA is a Japanese prog-hardcore band, led by singer and guitarist KK Null, one pioneering group of innovators and legends. ZENI GEVA was founded in Tokyo in 1987 and quickly found a dedicated fan base in Europe and the US. Their popularity in the west enabled ZENI GEVA to be one of the first Japanese bands to tour in Europe and the US with bands like Bastro, Crash Worship, Dazzling Killmen, Don Caballero, Eyehategod, Melvins, Neurosis, Pain Teens, Shellac and more.

http://www.myspace.com/zenigeva

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Fukpig

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[jwplayer config=”audio sidebar” playlistid=”1322″]Fukpig was originally conceived as a side project by members of the revered and now defunct, Mistress and then put on the backburner due to the success of both Mistress and Anaal Nathrakh. Drawing from a putrid pool of influences such as Extreme Noise Terror, Gorgoroth, Disgust and Mayhem, Fukpig mix up crust, punk, black metal and grind into an almighty mass of audio filth.

Aggressive crust and gritty grind, Fukpig are a new breed of Birmingham grindcore, referencing Napalm Death but terrifying those in their wake in their own sick way.

http://www.myspace.com/fukpig13

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Gum Takes Tooth

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Based in Hackney, London, Gum Takes Tooth is a single headed beast with two bodies: a duo of Thomas Fuglesang on live trap drums physically wired into and triggering home grown electronic instruments, bare circuit boards, electrified African thumb piano and assorted crude noise making devices tweaked, moulded and mangled in real-time by Jussi Brightmore. Recent double drum live action with second kit from Valentina Magaletti of $hit & $hine and Buttonhead.
www.myspace.com/gumtakestooth

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Lash Frenzy vs KK Null

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[jwplayer config=”audio sidebar” playlistid=”1267″]This performance is brought to you by KK Null (Zeni Geva) and Lash Frenzy(Einstellung). KK Null needs no real introduction; regarded as a pioneer ofthe experimental scene by the likes of Sonic Youth and Merzbow, what else is there to say? Lash Frenzy is Andrew Moscardo-Parker’s  sound art guise. A blatant disregard to narrative and structure combined with solid walls of sound has seen Lash Frenzy share the stage with the likes of Earth and Melt Banana. For this performance the ‘Lash Frenzy Big Band’, will be joined by Torque, Mort the Sonic and Mr Underwood (Glatze).

http://www.kknull.com/

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This performance is supported by Japan Foundation

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Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides

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Flautist Kelly Jones performance veers seamlessly from Anthony Braxton styled free playing to a haunted elongated droning style akin to Isnaj Dui. Pascal Nichols, the percussive element of the duo, splatters sporadically in a fractured rainfall, faintly disrupting proceedings to begin with, then forcefully propelling the musical structure into steadier rhythms. This primitive structure is forced in amplified rackets via free jazz techniques and improvisation.
www.myspace.com/partwildhorsesmaneonbothsides

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OvO

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OvO is a name shared by the Italian noise group led by singer Stefania Pedretti and multi-instrumentalist Bruno Dorella. OvO is one of the most interesting bands playing in this day and age. The combination of heavy riffage, bombastic drumming and vocals that could either crush concrete or lull a baby to sleep makes for an interesting blend of sound.
www.myspace.com/ovobarlamuerte

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Demons (with Sick Llama)

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[jwplayer config=”video mainpage” playlistid=”847″]Demons features Nate Young, the founding member of Wolf Eyes, and have evolved from a synthesizer duo into a Visual Music trio with the incorporation of video artist Alivia Zivich.

“This duo from Detroit made the scariest damn noise album of 2007 with Evocation . Far from the typical free-for-all inanity that dominates the noise scene, Nate Young and Steve Kenney create sounds that are more in line with Carl Zittrer’s horror movie soundtracks” Blood Sausage

www.myspace.com/demonscool

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Swans

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Out of the New York underground Swans created dark, abrasive, murky, slowed-down noise rock  – their depraved lyrics stalked and disturbed throughout the 80s and 90s. After 15 years of touring and constant productivity Swans disbanded in 1997.

Talking about his decision to reactivate the project Michael Gira says:
“there was a point a few years ago during a particular show when I was on tour with Angels  Of Light, with Akron/Family serving as the backing band. It was during the  song The Provider. Seth’s guitar was sustaining one open chord (very loudly), rising to a peak, then crashing down again in a rhythm that could have been the equivalent of a deep and soulful act of copulation. The whole band swayed with this arc. Really was like riding waves of sound.  I thought right then, “You know, Michael, Swans wasn’t so bad after all…” . Ha ha!  It brought back – in a flood – memories, or maybe not memories, more a tangible re-emersion in the sensation of Swans music rushing through my body in waves, lifting me up towards what, I can only assume, will be my only experience of heaven.”

The recent reactivation of the band – with the line up of: Michael Gira; guitar, voice, mendicant friar act  (original Swans), Norman Westberg: guitar  (original Swans),  Christoph Hahn: guitar  (mid-period Swans and most Angels of Light ), Phil Puleo; drums, percussion, dulcimer etc etc  (final Swans tour and most of Angels of Light), Chris Pravdica: bass and gadgets  (Flux Information Sciences / Services/ Gunga Din) and Thor Harris: drums, percussion, vibes, dulcimer, curios, keys,  etc… (Angels of Light, now also with Shearwater) – promises to be as formidable as the early, brutal and growling noise albums they made their mark with.

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Blue Sabbath Black Fiji


Gnaw

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Gnaw is the sawblade-wrapped-in-razorwire brainchild of Alan Dubin (Khanate, OLD), Carter Thornton (Enos Slaughter), Jun Mizumachi (Ike Yard), and Jamie Sykes (Thorr’s Hammer, Burning Witch). Combining noise and metal in a mesh of sonic experimentation, Dubin sounds out the group with his gut-wrenching vocals, he screams, whispers, chants and generally terrifies us.

“Gnaw celebrates missing out like nobody else in the whole damn Universe” Julian Cope
http://www.myspace.com/gnaw666

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Jailbreak

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[jwplayer config=”video mainpage” playlistid=”880″]Jailbreak feat. Chris Corsano + Heather Leigh
Jailbreak is the duo of pedal steel/vocalist Heather Leigh and drummer Chris Corsano. The name foregrounds the kind of outlaw violence with which the two reformulate rock/roll instants by bringing free jazz fire power to amp-humping sex beats. Jailbreak play improvised music that dispenses with traditional notions of call and response or dialogue in favour of a profound simultaneity that would birth instant forms from the application of high energy strategies. Leigh’s steel mainlines sanctified slide guitar sources and deforms them with overdriven electricity, playing a form of future-blues exploded by super-charged currents. Corsano detonates time, literally blows it to pieces, in favour of a profound polyrhythmic feel that would confuse past and future. Yet the whole thing rocks like it hasn’t a braincell to spare.

http://www.cor-sano.com

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