Bis Aufs Messer & Schnick Schnack Schnuck are excited to bring back BAPTISTS (Southern Lord) & Decultivate (pushteek) to Berlin. After BAPTISTS played last time with SUMAC they are back for short weekender of euro shows.
BAPTISTS (southern lord)
Though the Beacon Of Faith album is densely-packed, BAPTISTS’ sound is far from claustrophobic. There is melody amongst the dissonance, as the band more deeply explore the noise rock vistas that have always underpinned their sound. The album broadly follows the same trajectory as its predecessors — Bushcraft (2013) and Bloodmines (2014) – combining the style of raw adrenaline-fueled emotion, venomous vocal delivery, gigantic guitar sound, and a visceral rhythmic propulsion; a sonic manifestation of desolate rage, bolstered by a palpable sense of urgency. The lyrics on Beacon Of Faith are drawn from the members’ direct experience of a broken society and general discontentment with everyday life. A multitude of issues are in the firing line, from the Canadian court system, issues surrounding substance abuse, mental health, and how the more fortunate tend to dismiss people who have been dealt a less-fortunate hand. Beacon Of Faith was recorded at Godcity in Salem, Massachusetts with Kurt Ballou
The joy of Pushteek from the second release knows no limits! And not only because the Decultivate engine is powered by half of the Flowers For Whores. It is a release that will be a milestone in the Czech hardcore, crust, metal scene. The scandalous footage of black 12″ vinyl, a good dose – in the packed nebula – nihilism and uncompromising riffs on 45 RPM. Howard Phillips Lovecraft would be happy.