Sixpoint Brewery presents 666fest
Mutoid Man, Mutant Scum, Jounce, Polygamyst, Hammer of Justice, Prisoners of New York- SOLD OUT
1120 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11222
This event is 21 and over
There was a buzz about Mutoid Man before they ever even took the stage. Like many 'members-of' projects, there was an automatic interest in what heady metal luminaries Steve Brodsky (Cave In) and Ben Koller (Converge, All Pigs Must Die) were working on in their tiny Brooklyn practice space. By the time they played their first show in the fall of 2013, their debut EP was already recorded and off at the vinyl pressing plant. And while many side projects maintain a brief lifespan by piquing the interest of their primary bands' fans, Mutoid Man achieved the rare feat of not only holding that interest, but also drawing in a new audience from outside their established circles. Given a spin of their Helium Head 12" or a glimpse of their rare live performance, it's no wonder that Brodsky and Koller were able to ascend beyond their side-project novelty status. This is no self-indulgent sonic experiment, no tepid throwaway-track recycling project, no musical 180° into cringe-worthy territory. Instead, Mutoid Man offers up the best of Brodsky and Koller's respective worlds. Brodsky distills the melodicism and metallurgy of Cave In into a concentrated elixir of frantic fretboard work, big riffs, and undeniable vocal hooks. Koller continues to batter his drums with unmatched force and dexterity. With the recruitment of bassist Nick Cageao and his driving low-end growl, Mutoid Man quickly established themselves as one of the dominant new power trios in the world of heavy music.
While Helium Head wasn't a severe sonic departure from its makers' previous endeavors, it still offered up a kind of frenzied excitement and ecstatic energy that was new territory for its members. With their debut full-length, Bleeder, Mutoid Man proves that the euphoric fury of their EP was no fluke. Recorded by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios, Bleeder builds upon the triumphant barrage of Helium Head with bigger production, increased ferocity, and the bolstered confidence from writing as a three-piece unit. The band storms out of the gate with "Bridgeburner", a galloping blitzkrieg of NWOBHM guitar leads, hardcore tempos, and a pummeling climax of bottom-heavy riffage. The album continues on like a gluttonous orgy of every metal indulgence the band has held since junior high school. It's as if there was an amalgam of all these realms of heavy rock music that hadn't yet been attempted, and Mutoid Man have nailed it with such precision that it comes across like a grand epiphany. "Reptilian Soul" and "Sweet Ivy" marry the warped guitar lines of the Hydra Head catalog to balls-to-the-wall rock choruses; "1000 Mile Stare" and "Soft Spot In My Skull" pair Robert Fripp-level prog shredding against a virulent strain of thrash metal; "Surveillance" and "Deadlock" showcase Koller's lightning-fast blast beats against thunderous drop-tuned riffs; "Dead Dreams" beefs up sludge metal to cataclysmic proportions. By the time the band reaches the closing track "Bleeder", they've blown through so many breeds of maleficence that they can effortlessly jump between power-metal balladry, apocalyptic doom, and Dio-era Sabbath.
Mutoid Man was initially meant to be an exercise in flexing the creative chops outside of the members' other projects. But if Helium Head proved that this musical diversion was serious business, Bleeder confirms that Mutoid Man are an imposing force regardless of their pedigree. Written in concentrated flurries between their other musical duties, Bleeder exudes the short bursts of manic energy that typified their creative process. There is no time to sit and ponder the bigger picture, no reason to search for subtlety—once the album launches into the first riff of "Bridgeburner", there is no surrender, no apologies, and no relenting until the final crash and chug of the closing title track. Clocking in at just under half-an-hour, Bleeder seizes upon the same concentrated ferocity of classics like Reign In Blood. And with songs as good as these, Bleeder is sure to become a classic in its own right.
Written by - Brian Cook
“Mutant Scum,” a viscous, radioactive substance hitherto unknown by modern science; discovered by the Society for Estuary Waste Education and Research in the vicinity of Brooklyn’s polluted Newtown Creek early in 2015.
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Punk Infused Anthemic Rock Music
Jounce is an East to West Coast band centered in Brooklyn, NY. An ever evolving post punk and 90′s rock hybrid. A product of a well defined generation only re-imagined. Nearly impossible to describe but easily digested. Danny and Matt have been friends since childhood, even through Dan's bi-coastal lifestyle while he was Nickelodeon's "Little Pete." We like to think Pete Wrigley would dig the Jounce.
Hailing from the far reaches of intergalactic Brooklyn, NY, Polygamyst is a cosmic and mystical marriage of waves, particles, forces and entities which gives rise to a new musical idiom which we call SPACE METAL.
Hammer of Justice
Prisoners of New York
Prisoners of New York formed in the summer of 2015 after a late night conversation in a Brooklyn dive bar. Singer/song writer Shane Smith threw out the idea of soulful bluesy vocals over heavy riffs accompanied by Andee Blacksugar's unique style and approach on lead and rhythm guitar . The drunken conversation was forgotten by Shane until Andee texted a week later saying "so are we doing this or what!" After completing the line up with Shane's younger brother Nate Smith on drums and Fernando Rosario on bass, P.o.N.Y started to rehearse and refine a collection of songs penned by Shane. The theme of the band reflects heavily on the struggles and temptations of life in NYC. The bands name actually started as a song written about the impossibility of ever being able to get out of New York once you are established there. P.o.N.Y. has now played several gigs in New York including opening slots for EnuffZ'Nuff and Faster Pussycat . In May 2016 the band released a self produced EP. On September 8th Prisoners had the honor of having their song "Last Shot 'till Midnight" debut on Alice Coopers world wide syndicated radio show "Nights With Alice". Alice took a liking to the band, specially guitarist Andee Blacksugar's name. He followed the song with this quote "Bluesy hard rock this good is going places and I'm glad I got to debut them on my show" P.o.N.Y. hope's you feel the same.
$6.66 - $10.00
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