Saturday, April 28, 2007

- the general consensus among us is that last night's performance @ Tommy Tavern was one of our best ever. thanks to Gary from Graveyard Rodeo, Anthony for filling in for Jason on the skins, and all the bands (ASRA, Three Faces of Eve, Nadir, Id) for playing tight sets. sorry we couldn't stick around to see Three Faces, but that's neither here nor there. i'm sure we'll all run into each other again.

speaking of the bands, everyone should listen to Nadir. i had all but given up on grindcore until i saw their set last night. it was like what would've happened to Discordance Axis if they stayed on the plenty-pissed Johou trip (and if Jon Chang would just shut the fuck up and grind). everything about Nadir is perfect; shredding guitars, drums that were faster than the Flash on a Red Bull binge, and those high-pitch screams that somehow retained that burly sound most people lose when attempting those kind of vocals. absolutely vicious stuff. not to diminish the other bands that played, but fuck man Nadir made us their women last night.

it was one of those times where the turnout may not have been so hot (due to weather maybe? god people are fucking pussies sometimes), but the people that were there all "got it" and that to me is better than playing to a house packed with indifferent cynics and irony-fetishists. sure you get paid more when the venue is filled to the brim, but the quality of the audience often drops as the size of it expands. we're not the Red Chord; we do not gauge the success of a show on how many t-shirts we sold or how many dipshit losers were "tearing it up in the pit bro". i got a feeling most of those people don't even know what they're moshing to half the time (how else can you explain Lamb of God's popularity?)

- Who is LORAZEPANZRAM? find out May 9 @ the Rockstar Bar.

- recent musical obsessions: Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir, Nadir

Thursday, April 26, 2007

the Hard Sell

- tomorrow @ Tommy's Tavern in Brooklyn;

THE COMMUNION (blackend grindcore snobs)
ASRA (power-violenced death metal)
NADIR
ID
THREE FACES OF EVE

we play first so get there on fucking time. we'll have copies of our 2-song release Nihilism is for Lovers as well as our new t-shirts (which came out amazing. thanks Bernie Willbreaker).

this show top-to-bottom is pretty excellent, so try and come out. i know there are too many shows in NY, especially on the weekends, but this is a good 'un.

- the mini-tour with ISKRA is less than a month away.

- MDF is a month away. we're not playing, but 3 out of the 5 of us are going, so yeah.

- i wanna again wish our drummer Jason a painless recovery. we know you'll be ready to kick ass again...and when we all get together we'll be conjuring up she-cunts from hell to vomit battery acid on the world.

- playlist;

ACCUSED - Martha Splatterhead's Maddest Stories Ever Told
RWAKE - Voice of Omens
MADE OUT OF BABIES - Coward
OXBOW - An Evil Heat
ANTAEUS - Blood Libels, De Principil Evagelikum
DEATHSPELL OMEGA - Kenose
DRESDEN DOLLS - s/t, Yes Virginia
NYIA - Head Held High
DEVENDRA BANHART - Rejoicing the Hands
THE AFGHAN WHIGS - Gentleman
CRYPTOPSY - None So Vile
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE - Plans

Friday, April 20, 2007

cause a Myspace blog just isn't enough....


- this is the new Communion blog. visit the old one here; http://carrionbaggage.blogspot.com/

- shirts and cds are show-ready.


- the 4/21 benefit for Callum Robbins was cancelled. long story short; the Masonic Temple was double booked and evidently whatever the other event was was more important than raising money for a sick child. dig that crazy LI empathy!


this is nothing new...hardcore/metal shows (real ones...good ones) have always been under LI's twiching sphinctor, chest presented for the turd-blow. it doesn't matter what we believe in or what we say...it's still just noise to the "normals" and they'll be damned if their evening in front of the reality TV is going to be disturbed by a bunch of silly young dudes and dudettes. whatever.

- we're still playing next friday. flyer above.

- the mini-tour w/ Iskra is going down mid-May. here's the artinerary;

May, 18 2007 at The Mr. Roboto Project
722 Wood St., Wilkinsburg, PA, 15221
Cost : $6
Iskra, The Communion, Blood Vessels To Wires

May, 19 2007 at Club Midway
25 avenue B, NY, 10009
Cost : $7
Iskra, The Communion, Defeatist

May, 21 2007 at disgraceland
1713 south 6th street, philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cost :
Iskra,dissystema all ages!

- recent musical obsessions; Rwake, Made out of Babies, Marduk, Wovenhand, Manes, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Deathpile, In Slaughter Natives, Pig Destroyer, Graveyard Rodeo, Barkmarket, Lurker of Challice, Seraphel, Psyopus, Cephalic Carnage, Antigama, Venus Hum, Moss, Rosetta, Otensak, Mule Skinner, United Mutation, Hanging Garden, Reverend Glasseye