Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Holy Roar Summer Sampler 2011

Scouring the Holy Roar website and found this:

Download full 22-track Sampler HERE: http://holyroarrecords.com/album.php?id=965

Track Listing:
1. Rosa Valle - Mathemagician
2. Slabdragger - Erroneous Maximus
3. Witch Cult - Burn
4. The Ergon Carousel - Dead Banks
5. Self Loathing - Cut
6. Crossbreaker - Time Is Making Fools of Us
7. Rolo Tomassi - ...And Then The Mannequin Spoke
8. Antares - to youth and valour
9. Pariso - The Recluse
10. Kerouac - Fiends
11. Make Do And Mend - Nights The Only Time of Day
12. Grazes - Observers Paradox
13. Jackals - Mob Mentality
14. End Reign - Abyss
15. Eisberg - Salt In The Wound
16. Brutality Will Prevail - Heavy Eyes
17. Daggers - Axes
18. Brontide - Jura
19. Gallops - Eukodol
20. Hang The Bastard - The Great Devourer
21. Abolition - Shadow
22. Cthulhu Youth - Free Music For Poor Punx

For fans of upcoming bands in math, hardcore and brutality... this label is for you

Check it out!

The album features Rolo Tomassi, Slabdragger, Gallops and Leeds based Antares (who played Brutal Day Out no.1). The label also features Black Mass and We'll Die Smiling who also hail from Leeds. Keep your ears firmly to the ground for this one!

Big Spaceship will be hosting a few Holy Roar bands in AUG.

Richard Parker + The Party Program + Shields + Magnapinna @ The Well, Leeds

Instrumental astral wanderings of local lads Richard Parker can be experienced at the Well tonight with 2 other awesome Leeds bands and Party Program from Scotland.

Big Spaceship took the time to listen to Richard Parker's self-tiled EP a few weeks ago and was very much intrigued. The subtle aether that surrounds this offering is evident in the cerebral expanse of this EP. It treats the listener to a lush spatial feel that expands toward euphoric washes of speedy picked lead guitar, soaked in so much reverb it sounds almost like a glissandi string section amid a cinematic orchestral arrangement. An innocence echoes inside the interwoven harmonic registry between the arpeggios and swirling lead parts of the guitars. Reminiscent of such post rock gods as Mogwai, Sigor Ros and the rich sensuous undulations of Mono, RP invoke nostalgia you didn't think was present before you had bore witness to this EP. Dynamically, this EP takes you on a journey through serene lands alien to human presence... This record gently inebriates, exhilarates and tingles the senses... sit back, close your tired eyes and melt into your chair to the surging contrapuntal soundscapes of Richard Parker.
The first date of the brazenly named 'The Dick Party Tour' with THE PARTY PROGRAM begins tonight.

Download RICHARD PARKER's EP here:



Monday, 20 June 2011

Big thanks!

A huge thank you goes out to the bands and fans who helped made the 17th + 18th possible.

Follow these upcoming gigs for the bands that played this weekend:

Jun 20 - Riders Park, Messancy - Belgium, BE
Jun 21 - Soapbox Club, Nancy / Laxou, FR
Jun 22 - Haus Mainusch, Mainz, DE
Jun 23 - AK 44, Geissen, DE, DE
Jun 24 - Crasspub, Chemnitz, GERMANY
Jun 25 - Kastanienkeller - Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin , DE

Band in need of a few gigs.. get in touch with them if u can help em out:

July Tour w/ Crows
27th- Manchester (TBC)*
28th- Newcastle (TBC)*
29th- Leeds (TBC)*
31st- Norwich (TBC)*

Jul 15 - The Pilgrim Pub, Liverpool, £4
The Ergon Carousel/Foetal Juice/Magpyes/Horsebastard
Jul 17, The Hangman, Chester
Face Of Christ/Precinct 13/Horrorstruck/Magpyes/Falls
Jul 23, Lodge Park Sports Centre, Corby £5
Let It Die/Regimes/Magpyes/Crows/Black Veins/1 more TBC
Aug 7, Scruffy Murphy's, Birmingham

Tree of Sores:
June 24 - Corporation, Sheffield w/ EYEHATEGOD + CHURCH OF MISERY

25 June - Packhorse, Leeds w/ Double Muscle, Bearfoot Beware, Super Luxury
21 June - The Well, Leeds w/ Richard Parker + The Party Program + Shields
8 July - The Well, KHUDA's ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY w/ Alright the Captain, Wiht, Karhide, Wizard's Beard, Richard Parker

Keep up to date with all these band and support your local music scenes !!!


Monday, 13 June 2011

Dopefight / Wiht / Dead Existence / Groan @ Royal Park Cellars, Leeds – Review 03/06/11

This write-up has come a little late due to a busy schedule on board Big Spaceship but nevertheless, here it is.

As I descended the dark staircase of The Royal Park Cellars on this hot Friday night I was cloaked with the mist and humidity of this gloomy venue even before I walk through the door. Upon entering this underground sweat-box, I was greeted with the twisted psychedelic meanderings of Groan (Doomanoid Records). Solid 70’s style riffs, catchy hooks and wailing solos, Groan are like a culmination of Sabbath, Deep Purple and Grand Funk Railroad with a little Kyuss thrown in there for good measure. It’s hard not to nod your head as these guys deliver a lively performance with an obvious love for what they do. Groan present a sound that has been heard before and yet it is impossible to not admire this infallible formula of concrete 'fists in the air' groove without donning a massive set of pendulous heavy balls. Yes, I went there.


The mighty DEAD EXISTENCE were next to take the stage and fuck me balls swinging they were heavy as FUCK! In all honesty I wasn’t prepared for the bludgeoning barrage they had waiting behind the first 1, 2, 3, 4. Bone crunching, earth shattering, apocalyptic, these are all common ways of describing the various forms of heavy but I promise you, This is heavier. This is what you will hear resonating from the skies as the earth comes to a slow and bitter end. The dragging riffs of Dead Existence lure you into a state of sadistic hypnosis, so much so that when you are released from their thundering tidal wall of noise you will fall forward, realising that your body had been solely held up from the force emanating from DEAD EXISTENCE's demonic tones. Check their split with Dopefight here:



The penultimate segment of this doom laden musical theme park was an instrumental journey through unknown arcane wilderness in the form of WIHT. There is something about them that makes you shut the fuck up and pay attention. As you cross ambient plains with them you will discover mountainous riffs that erupt into colossal states of mind warping splendour. WIHT have the ability to create an overwhelming sense of tension and anticipation that holds you on the brink of insanity, before plummeting into a void of unrelenting power. Fantastical and progressive orchestration leaves the audience with seldom-opportune moments to congratulate the band on their talent and abilities. The aftermath of Wiht's performance sees a troop of bodies stood static in awe, gawping at the heavy load just released by Wiht's musical phallus. Wiht Are in the process of finishing an album with Ghosttown recordings (leeds) and hopefully shall be with us soon. In the meantime, check out their EP and also the sneak preview of their new album:


Last on the bill was London-based DOPEFIGHT. The crowd waits patiently as levels are achieved on stage before the performance; sporadic bursts of powerchords and doom riffage are rife. The first thing I noticed was the insanely heavy tone of the bass guitarist's sound. Playing through just one distortion pedal, the sound that followed rips up the air like auditory shears, trimming the air molecules before tearing into your ear drums. The Dopefight commences and waves of nodding heads answer the call of the groove portrayed by this southern trio. The breakdowns that occur twixt stoned passages, ooze aggression and intensity usually attributed to more hardcore and punk rock realms. As though during an angst fueled punk gig in the past, someone had pulled the plug, offered up a monster bong to everyone in there and slapped some Sludge on the PA leaving everyone in a hazy, trance-like state worshiping every Sabbath riff pre-Sabotage. BOOM.
Check the new album out 'BUDS', it will put hairs not only on your chest but on your lungs, hands and your mothers face. Smoke. Listen. Mosh. Mong. In that order.


Check out "Baby Goat Sick" put to a rather cool clip from Kill Baby Kill. Awesome.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Big Spaceship Presents: Pyramido/Beards/More Than A Joke/Curbcrawl/Magpyes

Click to attend the Facefuck event here

Big Spaceship Presents:

Indelible barbarians hailing from the European capitol of doom. They have put down their axes and chalices to treat UK to a slice of their apocalyptic waves. They seamlessly blend numerous metal genres within their music; from doom, crust and sludge and all other connotations associated with these ever-increasing terms. Their latest album "Salt" is being released on Total Rust Records to name but one of their various label outputs...


Leeds' finest contrapuntal, interdimensionally challenging group shine a light on this night of doom to enrich listeners with more colourful collection of sound-waves. Compound time signatures aplenty, super weird harmonies and thick tonal textures, Beards shall boggle and discombobulate your peripheries and stretch your imaginations to oblivion.
Beards formed in Leeds in 2007 and have toured the UK & Europe several times. Their first album Brick by Boulder is out on Ouse.


This band employ more than enough noise, more than enough energy and more than enough speed to make you leave with your ears oozing generic matter. Listening to their album "Trojan Whores" for the first time the other week, it has left me very much looking forward to a display of experimentally driven hardcore and whateverthefuckyouwannacallit-core on the night. Think of a no-nonsense Melt Banana and you're probably no where near...


Incredibly gnarly grind-core from Leeds. Deploy your emotions at the door and vacate the premises re-programmed to kill. I hear remnants of black and death metal within their debauched undulating passages. Unearthly guttural vocals, penetrating riffage and incessantly pounding blast beats and breakdowns; a lot to fit into just over a minute's worth of music.


Onslaught, aggression, assailment, assault, blitz, charge, incursion, invasion, offensive. Magpyes offer all this with a kind helping of pleasantry. Insanely heavy Death/ Grind band from Leeds/ Southport. Not to be missed!


Check out this hilarious video for the song "Mother Ruin" here:

Doors 19:30

First band 20:00



Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Big Spaceship Presents: Tree of Sores/Diet Pills/Fallen Colossus/Magnapinna

Big Spaceship Presents...


@ The Fenton, Leeds, 17 June

Big Spaceship presents three of Leeds finest up and coming bands, all of which are relatively new but exciting in every sense of the word. The line up also includes Leicester filth mongers DIET PILLS...

TREE OF SORES (Witch Hunter Records)
A refined blend of prog, drone, ambient and experimental doom that is guaranteed to have a lasting effect on your perception of heavy. Here exists cosmic forces on an inward level, TOS's funeral march will send the mind through terrifying realms of macabre.


DIET PILLS (Force Fed Records)
To endure Diet Pills one has to withdraw the senses momentarily and let shuddering cacophonies of doom and debauched sludgery melt the surface of your body(s). Leaving you in a twitching pool of your own formless matter.


These guys bring a new element of prog with cosmic riffs and catchy hooks, these mighty craftsmen are not to be missed. Witness the giant being released and then brought down by the thundering roar of this band's war song.


Rich metallic twang, algorithmic beats and hypnotic bass all emanate as a collection of inertial throbs. Magnapinna present a genius display of mathy structures and interwoven, disjointed hooks. An alien-like composition and tendencies toward big beat jazz, you'll feel your leg tapping, but you won't know why. Don't fight it though.


First band at 8:00

300p door