BORIS + GROWING + Transitional


Boris is a Japanese rock band formed in 1992. As of 2007, personnel are drummer Atsuo, bassist/guitarist/vocalist Takeshi, and guitarist Wata.

While most commonly associated with the doom metal and drone metal scenes, Boris are also renowned for their ability to regularly incorporate elements of many musical genres while maintaining an identifiable sound and quality. Boris have explored psychedelic rock, noise, ambient, sludge rock, post-rock, stoner-rock and hardcore punk, along with more conventional, mainstream rock styles.

Named after a song on the The Melvins’ Bullhead, Boris formed in 1992 and released their first album Absolutego on their own Fangs Anal Satan label. Since then, they have released 17 studio albums (including Absolutego), and many EPs, 7″ singles, and full-length collaborative recordings, on various record labels across the world.

This show will be in collaboration with Michio Kurihara (Ghost, White Heaven).

“A kaleidosope of prismatic tones and juddering electronics forming a series of mesmeric constellations.” – Mojo

Transitional is the new project of musician producer Kevin Laska ( Novatron ) and long time Justin K Broadrick and Kevin Martin collaborator Dave Cochrane. The debut ‘Nothing real Nothing Absent’ offers a rich variety in their approach to sound combining crushing atmospheres through a mixture of electronic ambience, mangling bass lines and distorted epic layers of textured guitar. Injected with driving rhythms and effected vocal phrasing Laska and Cochrane build discordant worlds on an immense scale before pulling you down to another level of fear and ethereal bliss before kicking off with some more soul dismantling sonic disfunction. This is a band which can deliver both sonic tranquility and extremely heavy slabs of dense music and just about everything in between.




Cursed formed amid a harsh Canadian winter somewhere ‘twixt 2001/2002. Armed with an arsenal of vintage amplitude and the know-how to use it to inflict maximum auditory trauma, Cursed has been giving the most seasoned soundmen grey hairs and ruining young men and women for several years now already. Cities left in ruins, honor-roll students implicated in violent stage-dives, permanent hearing damage, teen-age disobedience to all levels of authority. All these horrors and much, much worse – all true.


Finally, after a couple of years of pleading from Holy Roar, this country has produced a band that can stand toe-to-toe with Breather Resist, Coliseum and many of the bands on Black Market Activities. Think the energy of Converge and early Breather Resist married to the RIFF POWER of Curl Up And Die, Coliseum and Doomriders. We hope that Throats help bring an end to all the shit metal this country is producing.



Crimewave are inspired by early 80’s Boston Hardcore, SST Records, John Waters movies, Repo Man and late night karaoke bars, Crimewave play fast, thrashy and loud punk rock.




Ethan Miller sprang into the underground rock world with his band COMETS ON FIRE. Comets quickly came to the forefront of what would come to be defined as “The New Weird America”, a movement that darkly combined elements of Folk, heavy psychedelia, free formed existentialism, and atonality. A joyful noise comprises a Comets show, with Miller’s vocals being driven through an echoplex and re-shaped at will by fellow member Noel Von Harmonson. While Comet’s chaotic wall of sound is a feat of architecture and a beloved aspect by the fans, Miller had another voice and musical path calling through the sonic maelstrom.

Review on Drowned In Sound:

Mills & Boon
Infamous locals channeling the spirit of Beefheart, creating their own ramshackle brand of rambling psych spazz folk.  They always deliver a stunning live performance that bristles with a chaotic excitement and a sense that anything could (and might) happen, these are the wonderful drunks of times gone by, instruments in hand entertaining anyone they encounter.