Attention Skronk Fans in Skronkcago, Illinois and New Skronk City!

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We ov the Toilet Ov Hell are excited to bring you a few live show and tour announcements. Get out of the office. Get out of your mother’s basement. Get out and see some bands you love or some bands I love, since it’s obvious from your participation here that is a thing you are dying to do. This news should be especially relevant to you if you dig the skronk, and if you don’t, just what exactly are you still doing here?


First, members of Coma Cluster Void have events happening in Chicago, Illinois next weekend! This is straight from the horse’s mouth:

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Here are those links for clickability:
https://www.facebook.com/XelmYa/events
https://soundcloud.com/search?q=xelmya

Coma Cluster Void was previously covered at the Toilet Ov Hell, and personally I have been waiting with bated breath for news about their debut album or new finished tracks with vocals featuring Will Smith and Mike DiSalvo. Guitarist John Strieder let us know 80% of Coma Cluster Void would be in attendance this weekend. I would strongly encourage you Chicago metal fans to (perhaps) step out of your comfort zones to hear the acoustic skronk stylings of XelmYa. I’m playing it now and I like what I’m hearing.

Lastly, Coma Cluster Void has a new website so you can keep up with news and announcements for the band outside of the usual social media channels. It’s also easy on the eyes. Check that shit out!


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Next up, for fans of metal that don’t happen to reside in and around Chicago or New York City, the Decibel Magazine 2015 Tour is coming up. Regretfully I missed the Decibel Magazine 2014 Tour featuring the mighty Gorguts, Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder, and fiery newcomers Noisem (weddings, amirite?!). This year’s lineup looks to compete with last year’s, though. Swedeath/melodeath legends At The Gates, veteran punks Converge, the massively buzzed about doom newcomers Pallbearer, and Vallenfyre, who honestly I’m not too familiar with. I have been on a pretty serious Converge kick lately myself, listening to their landmark album Jane Doe interspersed with Moonlover, Abyssal Gods, Scar Sighted, and revisiting Burial Hex’s brilliant The Heirophant (finally available for the masses on Bandcamp, thank me in the comments). I caught Pallbearer live in Minneapolis last year when they played with Deafheaven and Wreck and Reference, they put on one hell of a live show.

Dates for the Decibel Magazine 2015 Tour are:

March 27 @The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
March 28 @The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
March 29 @Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
March 30 @Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
March 31 @Showbox at the Market, Seattle, WA
April 02 @The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT
April 03 @Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO
April 04 @Bourbon Street, Lincoln, NE
April 05 @Mill City Nights, Minneapolis, MN
April 06 @House of Blues, Chicago, IL
April 08 @The Phoenix, Toronto, ON
April 09 @Metropolis, Montreal, QC
April 10 @Royale, Boston, MA
April 11 @Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
April 12 @Webster Hall, New York, NY

You can check the Decibel Magazine 2015 Tour website for more information on tickets, dates, and press.


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Lastly, in New York shows I would murder a New Yorker to be able to attend, Revocation, Artificial Brain, and Psalm Zero are playing Saint Vitus on April 3rd. I caught Artificial Brain in 2014, in what was one of my favorite concert experiences in recent memory. I’m not the biggest Revocation fan that writes for this site, but it’s largely from lack of experience than anything to do with their music. I’m aware that a lot of people like ’em. Most importantly here, though, is Psalm Zero. Music tastes are fluid; they ebb, flow, and change, especially given the sheer quantity of music that is released each week. Psalm Zero’s The Drain was one of my favorite records in 2014, and out of all of my touted “favorites”, it’s the one that still matters to me the most. Charlie Looker and Andrew Hock have recruited a live drummer for this performance as well, one Hank Shteamer, who I am aware of from his writing in the metal blog world. This promises to be a great show. If you are in or around New York City, I urge you to attend. Get some photos or videos for the rest of us!

I believe Psalm Zero are working on a new album, and I am hoping for a 2015 release date. Stay tuned to the Toilet Ov Hell for news regarding that when we get it. If you somehow slept on Psalm Zero’s The Drain, here it is for your convenience. Take the next thirty eight minutes to make things right.




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  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
  • Still need to get on that Psalm Zero train. There are just too many other trains in the way. Train Drain.

    • nbm02ss

      I would absolutely go to the Decibel tour, just for Vallenfyre, but no Atlanta or Tampa dates. :C

      • :CCCC They must be kill live. The few songs I have listened of them are really good.

  • Enemy Of The Free World

    Thank you in the comments? And what do I get?

    • Enemy Of The Free World

      Thumbs up for NewSkronkCity though

      Honestly Vallenfyre is the only worthy band at the Decibel tour, unless you are a fan of Pallbearer, I hear they aren’t the worst live band around, although they are so in studio.

      • Enemy Of The Free World

        I mean ATG was SO LAME when I saw them late last year, it’s unbelievable.

        • Enemy Of The Free World

          Oh yeah, converge is supposedly quite good live too, and not THAT bad in studio. Well maybe it would be worth going if the tix were cheap.

          Not that it matters,it ain’t comin’ to Finland.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I might see that tour on the Minneapolis stop, I would love to see Converge live the most out of the group. If I do, I will report back.

          • EsusMoose

            That’s one of the dates I could hit but I couldn’t do it on a sunday as a very, very long drive back before the week starts would be murder. It’d be cool to see converge again and actually know who they are instead of staring at them as a teenager

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I normally would not be able to, because I get up very early for work on Monday, but I don’t anticipate to have the same job in early April.

          • EsusMoose

            Well it’s not a great outcome but hey it’d be a small amount compensation to be able to see this tour

          • EsusMoose

            The first and only time I saw them which was before I got into heavy stuff, made me confused why the lead singer was running, jumping everywhere and I couldn’t tell what was being played.

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            I never saw anyone until I got to heavy stuff, methinks.

          • EsusMoose

            I kinda used heavy relatively, I was at a show with Mastodon, Dethklok, Converge and high on fire. I only knew the first two and had got into metallica only about 4 months before. I feel there was a distinction between the heaviness and ferocity of converge and what I had heard before

          • Converge is real good live. I’ve seen them several times although not recently.

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            So I hear, not a big fan of most of their catalog.

        • Scrimm

          I saw them in 96. I thought they were good then, but I was also a dumbass teenager, so who knows.

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            It has also been many years since 96 and I was never a great admirer of the band, crowd was good, band was not on fire. Only Tomas has any kinda charisma at all, and it wasn’t really blinding either.

          • Scrimm

            All I remember now is Tomas getting pissed because a fight broke out right in front of him.

          • I saw them with Napalm Death, forget what year. Whenever Diatribes came out.

          • Scrimm

            That was the same tour I saw them on. They played two nights in a row here.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus

      A prize.

    • Supreme Chief Poopypanties
  • Enemy Of The Free World

    Hey, is this a special post or am I even worse fucked up and outta time than I thought?

    • Maik Beninton

      They just took it out.

      • Enemy Of The Free World

        Took what out?
        EDIT: I see, I can still comment though.

        • Maik Beninton

          The post.

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            I noticed just now, can still comment though, weird

    • EsusMoose

      Is your picture still a bear but now with tusks or a walrus that is in the forest?

      • VVayne Brady

        It’s a bearus.

      • Enemy Of The Free World

        It is a Bear for I am The Beargod. But as I am divine it is mh right to have my head depicted here as that of a walrus/bear mutant.

  • EsusMoose

    That’s great the only dates I could get to the At the Gates/everything show is right after my spring break is done. Guess I can weep in silence like usual

    • Reposted Avenged Sevenfold Fan

      i am not going to the a7x show, i don’t have friends, so my parents didn’t let me go, my father likes, but he can’t go ='( it’s the wrost it’s my fucking nigthmare

      -Posted by didi gaw, 2011-03-01 21:31

      • EsusMoose

        How many hours do you scan pages for quotes? Your shtick seems to be the most work intensive

        • He’s dedicated to his craft, I’ll give him that much.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I love his gimmick. It’s so elaborate.

      • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

        I don’t like A7X. M Shadows would not be happy about that though. Your gimmick is so awesomely elaborate though.

      • Maik Beninton

        #sefudel

  • Tyreeling In The Years

    Trouble is from Chicago, Illinois. Just pointing that out there for the hell of it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAoWuTb7wN4

  • VVayne Brady

    Yo Ed, speaking of Skronk, I’ve been trying to place what the beginning of Black Psychedelia reminds me of.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus

      Huh. I just put it on and it does sound familiar…

      • VVayne Brady

        It’s killing me. I’m going to solve this if it’s the last thing I do.

        • Edward/Breegrodamus

          Perhaps something along the lines of Botch, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Neurosis… ?

          • VVayne Brady

            Nope, none of those.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I’m just going to put on Scar Sighted again then.

          • VVayne Brady

            Bah. I shall solve this puzzle.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            When you do please let me know what it is, lol

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            That’s one solid album, but without clear highlights. Even tends to blur together a bit.

          • We… we agree?

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            It’s scary, I know!

          • This calls for mouth kisses.

          • VVayne Brady

            Don’t fall for it, bear. He has a tail.

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            Saved by the Bell.

          • Enemy Of The Free World
          • 20 GBP to Gryffindor.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Possibly because of its length.

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            Possibly, but I think it’s at least partially to the fact that it’s strength is just plain strong songwriting. No singular song is especially interesting or has a very memorable part.

          • Supreme Chief Poopypanties

            That’s what she said!

          • Tracks 6-9, done.

          • VVayne Brady

            Yah, the back half is way better than the front half.

          • I thought the last track was pretty lame though. ~stay tuned for my review~

          • VVayne Brady

            I saw that in pending.

          • “I’m not running that steaming hot pile of garbage” ~Lord Joe

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            “Dawn Vibration” has some p sick moments, though.

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Our pal Dubya flushed the first half.

          • VVayne Brady

            I didn’t flush. They just didn’t stick out to me much.

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            I wouldn’t go that far. But if it ain’t gonna grow on me Imma just gon add it to the long list of dissapointing releases of 2015

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            What’s on there for you so far?

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            Dissapointments? Well maybe this and then the Death Karma and Embrional, a bunch of doom records I kinda looked forward to that turned out to be really bad, The Morbid Evils record and Goat Semen and Negura Bunget, plus a couple of others.

            Now I want to make clear that most of these are good albums. Take Embrional for example, te second half is magic but the drumming on the first one is so much looser it drops in quality and so forth.

            Too big expectations and so forth…
            Except the doom records. Garden of Worm is just bad.

          • Supreme Chief Poopypanties

            Haven’t checked out the new NB. To me the best parts of that band ended up doing Bucovina.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la6O-JIbP3g

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            Neither have I honestly. But the songs I haven’t heard better blow my mind. The less metal a song has the betyer kt seema to be.

          • Supreme Chief Poopypanties

            Check out Bucovina. Especially their live stuff.

  • Revocation, Black Crown Initiate, and Sexcrement- April 5th, The Middle East Cambridge, MA

  • Reposted Avenged Sevenfold Fan

    * pls come to austria and rocks us our f***ing faces away .

    -Posted by welcome to the …, Jan 9 2012

  • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

    Damnit. I’d go to the Saint Vitus show but I won’t be 21 until next year!

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
  • Tyreeling In The Years

    More Chicago, Illinois heaviness.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IipfkigjDdA

  • VVayne Brady

    Hey ZelmYa is pretty heavy. great find.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus

      It’s pretty skronky. Reminded me of the skronk sax lord our pal the pumpkin baby posted in here, only because it was skronky non metal music in discussion as of late.

      • VVayne Brady

        Reminds me of some of the moments on the Godzilla soundtrack, actually.

        • lrdscrnc

          Awesome. As far as I’ve read, those music pieces XelmYa perform are not soundtracks, they are very personal pieces of those composers.

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    all 3 at once—1st vid-full vol–2nd vid-full vol—3rd vid-muted
    http://youtu.be/2abS4n0ttlM

    http://youtu.be/z5KYZ74OAak

    http://youtu.be/3bEs7IvBToM

  • Enemy Of The Free World

    Hey guise. What was the grind-y band with a Piss on it’s name that has gotten a few mentions from the folk around here?

    • Piss Vortex

      • Enemy Of The Free World

        Dank(s), Dear Fiend

        • Edward/Breegrodamus

          Good band. I discovered them from Doug Moore on Facebook. At first I was excited because I thought it was a Pissgrave post, lol

          • Supreme Chief Poopypanties

            Or Pissing Razors (not quite grindcore, I know).

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            Quite the name though.

          • VVayne Brady

            You mean you didn’t hear about them from the Masterlord and me?

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            I think I discovered them at roughly the same time you did but I definitely caught them from a Doug Moore post.

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            Yeah I liked them, was gonna stream/buy/download but kept confusing them to Pissgrave and Piss Christ

          • Edward/Breegrodamus

            This Pissgrave demo cassette tape is burning a hole in my dresser drawer.

  • Celtic Frosty

    Caught last year’s Decibel tour and it was so fucking killer. It was also sold out in one of Austin’s larger venues, so it’s curious that they’re not coming here again this year. I am disappoint.

  • RustyShackleford

    Was at Saint Vitus last night and saw that poster and got all giddy inside. Considering a road trip back to the city just for that. Yup.

  • I want to go to ATG and Converge badly but my wife will be ready to drop by then so I’ll have to skip. Wouldn’t want to miss the birth of a child for metal show. It probably takes me 45min to get to St. Vitus, jealous much?

    • Scrimm

      Just don’t be like my buddy and shit yourself driving your wife to the hospital.

      • Damn, that’s not a story you want to tell your child when they grow up.

        • Scrimm

          Yeah probably not. Good one for your drunken idiot friends though.

          • Supreme Chief Poopypanties

            Did the nurse at least wipe his ass when he got there?

          • Scrimm

            Nah he dropped his wife off and went home to change. Must have looked like husband of the year to the hospitl staff.

          • Supreme Chief Poopypanties

            Lol, the nurses would’ve been like this if he came in.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wYs-0EO0ts

          • Scrimm

            I remember when that movie first came out, but that is literally the only part I remember.

          • Supreme Chief Poopypanties

            Lol, it was the shit when I was a kid! :-p

    • Enemy Of The Free World

      There have been worse reasons to miss your child’s birth, like hockey match.

      • I’d have to hear about it for the rest of my life from the Mrs. I’ll just be a grown man about it.

        • Enemy Of The Free World

          Don’t take it wrong, I’d never miss a childbirth, I’m just bitter.

          • Based Tapir

            Did your boyfriend go see a hockey game while you gave birth?

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            Yes, the bastard. I skinned him alive thext day and made him my maulin’ sack.

          • Based Tapir

            I have a similiar experience. My parents failed to show up on the day I was born. I was all alone in that hospital.

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            So cruel is this world, for us non-humans.

          • Based Tapir
          • Enemy Of The Free World

            Amen to that.

          • Supreme Chief Poopypanties
          • Supreme Chief Poopypanties

            I was born at home, so of course the folks were there.It’ll be 34 years ago next Tuesday since I was born. It went like this:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrxlbLVcpqI

          • Enemy Of The Free World

            ‘Twas ’95 PERKELE! MM-PELI PERKELE!

    • Congrats, Samuel!

    • Supreme Chief Poopypanties

      Congratulations! Lol, you’ll definitely have a lot less time for shows/fun/social life with a kid on the way. :-p

      • Already have a 2 year old so this will make it worse.

        • Supreme Chief Poopypanties

          Oh dear god. I had to babysit my roomie’s 2 kids for an hour, and I can only imagine their pain. I think the world of the kids, but glad I don’t have any. Still loving the life of an (almost 34 year old) bachelor!

  • SUNLIGHTBEARD

    No where near me, here in Gawd’s cuntry

  • JVVG

    Idea for persons who are near (or can get near) Vancouver on June 11-13: https://www.facebook.com/covenantfestival/photos/gm.1408249826145086/789473084460814/?type=1&theater

    I’ll be there. For sure.

    • Tyreeling In The Years

      This is a nice.

  • Spear

    Hrm. I’m not entirely sold on the Decibel lineup this year, especially after how amazing it was last year. Probably still gonna go for AtG and Vallenfyre.

  • Akerskronks ov Steele

    Illinoi(skronks)

    • Supreme Chief Poopypanties

      Outside of Chicago, Illinois fucking blows.

  • Guacamole Jim

    Yup.

    • SUNLIGHTBEARD

      always nice to see where steroids can get you

      • Supreme Chief Poopypanties

        Yep, seems like the gynecomastia has already kicked in. And his dick and balls probably look like a bean sprout attached to two kidney beans.

  • SUNLIGHTBEARD

    Just got my hands on that new Psycraptic. It weedles and deedles. It sounds like Psycroptic

    • Lacertilian

      Joe & Dave Haley>>>

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    ultimate power
    right and true–

    contrarian scale balancer—and occams dream

    all 3 at once—1st vid full vol—2nd vid muted–3rd vid full vol
    http://youtu.be/0X9NFknjTRE

    http://youtu.be/Hjq31Xk1MZ8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1rvJC9fTM8

    • Tyreeling In The Years

      zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, you are fucked up. Keep it up.