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Church ov Melkarth, Canyon of the Skull, Bridge Farmers, Cortege

An evening of sonic revelry at Beerland- let the draining summer heat consume us all.

Performances from local heathens:

CORTEGE
Two piece psychic drone destruction
cortege.bandcamp.com

BRIDGE FARMERS
Psychedelic Crushing Heaviness
bridgefarmers.bandcamp.com

CANYON OF THE SKULL
Thirst-laden Instrumental Doom Metal
canyonoftheskull.bandcamp.com

And special guest, hailing from the trenches of the Bayou City:

CHURCH OV MELKARTH
www.covm.bandcamp.com
An intricate weave of dark ambient, black metal and drone metal, attuned to The 63 Current...

This is NOT entertainment, this is religion.

"Some bands claim extremity, and posture. Some bands exploit the visual aspects of ritual as a form of entertainment. Church ov Melkarth surpass them all, rivaled only by the likes of Watain and Secrets of the Moon. The drones and rhythm guitars of their most recent work, Varkolak, are a hypnotic journey on the Cabbalistic Tree of Death, with the corresponding frequencies themselves a path working through the Tunnels of Set and back in a representative metamorphosis from man to demon. Fleshed out by rhythmic and ritualistic drums and percussion performed with the bones and smashed in skull of murder victims, psychedelic leads, completed with the tortured screams of a vocalist strung out on insomnia, illicit substances, questionable physical and mental health, the band transcends traditional music and returns from a droning black metal act to a realm of refined high art, released independently on vinyl.

Church ov Melkarth's live shows only further the band's reputation for extremity: whether it be through bastardized communions, swirling hypnotic drones making the audience physically ill, vestments drenched in rotting pigs' blood, or making even proclaimed Satanists exit venues in an uncomfortable malaise of their actions makes them one of Texas' best kept secrets in the metal underground. Those who have witnessed their live performance know that the band channels forces which, to many, seem unnatural.


No cover, doors at 8.

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