Live Vicariously Through These Full Live Concert Sets from Pyrrhon, Bölzer, Wiegedood, and Nine Inch Nails

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Some of us go to metal shows every week. Some of us don’t have a lot of disposable income and/or live in a live music desert. This post is for those of you in the second camp.

I haven’t been to a live show since December. Lately, it has seemed that the only bands that come through town are nü-metal and deathcore acts. Thankfully for me, YouTube and other streaming services have made it extremely easy to watch bands play full live sets in the comfort of my own home. I can both drink beer while watching a killer performance AND sit around in my underwear! Plus, I don’t leave the venue reeking of sweat, smoke, and shame! What a bargain! So, join me, my fellow armchair headbangers, and rock out with your sock out to these full live sets.


Pyrrhon – June 18th, 2015

Pyrrhon‘s recent EP, Growth Without End has been rocking a number of our cubicles and will surely make Ed’s best of 2015 list. A number of our writers have also gotten to see the tenebrous titans live, and by all accounts, they put on quite the show. This full set from Saint Vitus Bar in New York was filmed by Frank Huang of Pit Full of Shit, an expert filmographer for live metal shows. You can check out his work on Apex VI here. Also, in case you missed it, read Ed’s interview with Doug Moore here. You can snag Growth Without End here.

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Bölzer – May 25, 2014

Much has been made around these parts of Bölzer, and for good reason. The two-piece is able to summon some of the most devilish riffs this side of the Mississippi and sound absolutely massive live. How can two people make that much noise? I have no idea, but I like to imagine that the duo’s music is actually a pagan ritual channeling the spirit of the Fenris wolf. The immense volume is just a precursor to the lupine nemesis’ jaws swallowing the sun. Don’t believe me? Check out this full set from last year’s Maryland Death Fest. If you look really closely, you can see Tyree. Hurry up and release a full-length, dudes.

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Wiegedood – May, 2015

Every few millennia, when the stars align properly, a new band utterly knocks it out of the park with a debut album. This is the case of trio Wiegedood‘s 2015 release De Doden Hebben Het Goed, a tour de force of screeching, arboreal black metal. True, the band leverages some experience from Amenra, Hessian, and more, but I haven’t been entranced by a debut release like this in quite some time. The band celebrated their triumphant premier in style too by rocking out in a Belgian church called Broelkapel Kortrijk. I dare you to name something more rad than that.

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Nine Inch Nails – August 13, 1994

And now for something classic. Nine Inch Nails‘ set at Woodstock has gone down in history as a triumph, and thanks to the high definition film from the event, it’s easy to see why. NIN has always been adept at rearranging their relatively poppy songs to sound extremely heavy live, and this footage captures the band in its most depressive, nihilistic period of output. Still need convincing? Just watch this extract featuring the song “Reptile” to see how Reznor and co. level a venue. I would sell both of my kidneys to travel back in time to this moment.

P.S. It’s a bit weird to me Lisa Presley is the one who introduces the band before this set.

Have you been enraptured by some live concert footage? Share it below!

(Photo taken by Stefaan Temmerman and VIA)

  • Pagliacci is Kvlt

    Wiegedood! *squeeeeeeee*

  • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

    If I had it my way I’d be going to shows at least once a week Doc, but I unfortunately live in a shitty part of PA where it is 3.5 hours to Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Philly. Plus there is no goddamn scene here where I live at all. It’s a drag, but at least it sames me a lot of money.

    I was indeed there that year at MDF Dubz, but I missed Bölzer’s set because I did not have tickets to Rams Head stage. That was the first year that MDF moved the venues and made it difficult to get tickets. Last year I think I had to buy 6 different tickets for MDF in order to see all the stages. It was quite annoying to say the least and much more expensive. Hopefully soon I’ll be able to catch Bölzer live.

    • Dubzlinger

      Man, I’d love to go to shows more. I’m bummed you weren’t actually there. I’ll continue to pretend you were.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Next article series: TOH Cribs

    • more beer

      I will be seeing them on day 2 of California Death Fest.

  • The Fish Boz

    BOLZER

  • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

    Also, I’m fucking really jealous of you dicks that live near Saint Vitus Bar.

    • Kevin Nash & Friends

      I am too. I can’t enter there because I’m not 21.

      • Void Dweller

        Still?

        • Kevin Nash & Friends

          I turn 21 in April of next year.

          • Void Dweller

            What year?

          • Kevin Nash & Friends

            2016.

    • The Fish Boz

      This is too accurate.

    • Dubzlinger

      Same, dude. I feel I’d spend a lot of money there.

    • Ditto. There should be a Saint Vitus in every major city. Franchise that shit.

      • Kevin Nash & Friends

        It should be in Poughkeepsie as well.

        • NONE FOR YOU!

        • more beer

          You`re lucky you even have The Chance in that armpit of a town.

          • Kevin Nash & Friends

            You have a point. Even though they used to get much better acts at least they still get some good concerts. The Civic Center on the other hand needs a major overhaul with management. Maybe if the management changes they’ll get more stuff like they used to.

    • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

      Huh, realized the drummer for Repulsion’s Saint Vitus Bar set is the old drummer from Magrudergrind.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns-4IzbVJu0

    • I’m an hour away with traffic. Definitely a good venue to catch a show at.

    • KJM

      Boston gets plenty of Metal shows, but there’s no one club that gets ’em all, and there’s no real “scene” here now to speak of. Half of the people who show up are metalheads from Maine & New Hampshire as well.

      • InfinityOfThoughts

        But at least we GET them. Getting to pick a choose is kinda tedious but I’d rather have options than none at all.

        • KJM

          True, but I’d still love to have a Saint Vitus type club here.

          • InfinityOfThoughts

            Oh totally. It would be great if the Middle East did that. But like you said, the scene isn’t as strong here as it used to be.

    • Stanley

      If I lived anywhere near New York, I would be at the Dissociative Visions festival for sure.

  • The Fish Boz

    Man, Doug Moore is definitely one of my swole goals. He is a stepping stone until I reach my full SMOHLGness.

  • Ahhh, Woodstock 94, that reminds me the child times watching MTV.

    “DON’T SMOKE THE BROWN WEED!”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9_r7V2lsmw

    • interrogation room, Linky McNulty!

      • /spit

        Ño.

        /dance

        • Le Tapir The Based

          Plz don’t spit on the floor! The janitor will get mad. You wouldn’t like him when he’s mad.

      • Kevin Nash & Friends

        Jimmy plz! I also like Green Day!

      • Le Tapir The Based

        You don’t like Green Day? Oh this is a day of joy! Another case in the “McNulty did something right” file.

  • I’m trying to remember the last Name Brand show I went to and I think it was Fear Factory back in ’99. I am the worst.

  • The Fish Boz

    I don’t know who Wiggy Dude is but I am going to check them out as soon as Raj is done taking a shit. Bastard.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8jtiX5nYx4

  • Lazer/Wulf, live @ Saint Vitus 2014
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTSSMpp64B0

  • Would love to see this happen in front of my face.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBS3TMMs4As

    • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

      I really never got into this band, but they did crush pretty hard at MDF. They played really early in the day.

      • If they ever swing through AZ in future I need to catch them. They are tight as tits live.

  • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

    So much fucking hate and bleakness.

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

  • Bitter (Tyree) Debra
    • Howard Dean

      I thought my eardrums were going to implode when I saw them in Worcester. Dude’s pitchshifted vocals were sharp and potent and the guitar tone had some serious bite. Byah!

      • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

        Man, I can’t wait for that new album. There better be a goddamn tour with some other sick bands too.

        • Howard Dean

          I’m betting they will tour this coming fall/winter with another Profound Lore band (Cruciamentum? Maybe even Impetuous Ritual or Portal? Would love to see them tour with Disma) and/or a few other filth mongers from the underground.

          Unrelated: I received my Cultes Des Ghoules The Rise of Lucifer CD today from Hellthrasher. Pretty amazing: 8 days (6 business days) from the day I ordered to the day it was in my mailbox. From Poland. Some distros within North America take longer than that! This is the third time I’ve ordered stuff from Poland and received it quickly. Very nice!

          • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

            BYAH! To all of what you said. A tour like that would be fucking monumental duder.

            I got my vinyl The Rise of Lucifer within a few days from Hells Headbangers. But for over seas that’s damn good.

    • Malted Hate

      This guys are fucking rotten to the bone.
      Must check out the album when it comes out…

  • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

    Last one, and I’ll stop flooding the comment section. Some filthy Mince Grind.

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

  • KJM
  • Would love to see Buffalo Grillz live. Their frontman is very entertaining.
    http://youtu.be/my3TNlUAfD4

  • This Code Orange set – shit gets real. The guy who filmed this has a ton of good quality live vids.
    http://youtu.be/Gv2pZptU3H0

  • Malted Hate

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1oJB93eKHc
    I seriously need to see Yob live.

  • Kim Boz Un’s Bozziest Korea
  • Malted Hate

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC9YeL1r3JU
    Fuck!

    Any Yob lovers around here?

    • more beer

      Yea. I saw them not to long ago. They fucking killed it.

    • JW(E)G

      The TovH crew got me into Yob -enough that I went from having just one album to all but one within a week of just one posted gig-review article.

    • negative for this detective. however, are you familiar with Mike’s other project
      VHÖL? it’s supremely amazebro!

      • Malted Hate

        VHÖL are awesome, I’ve heard they are coming out with a new recording soon…

  • I submitted Faith No More at Download 2009. Guess I’ll just leave it here instead and get right back out.

    https://youtu.be/j7nFiNk157o

    • Howard Dean

      THAT’S RIGHT LEAVE THE HALL

      Disclaimer: I don’t actually feel strongly one or the other about FNM.

    • Dubzlinger

      Sorry, I already had four bands in mind and just wanted you guys to share stuff here!

  • Kevin Nash & Friends

    You’re lucky to get nu metal and deathcore W. It’s become a rare occurrence in my area for any shows like that to come here. The music scene here is basically dead. We get barely any shows that people want to see and because of that the one concert venue here doesn’t make enough money to get shows people want to see. The bigger venue gets one to two rock concerts a year and even they have a hard time selling tickets. The one show in the spring got cancelled due to low ticket sales. If you look up the Civic Center in my area on setlist.fm they used to get quite a few good shows a month. Now the Civic Center is lucky to get one show a year. Here’s a link to show you what we used to get. http://www.setlist.fm/search?query=mid+hudson+civic+center

    • “You’re lucky to get nu metal and deathcore W”
      ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………is he? IS HE?

      • more beer

        No he isn’t!

        • Dubzlinger

          Nay nay I say

          • more beer

            Hahaha! No one should ever be happy for nu metal and deathcore bands.

    • more beer

      You are in the biggest market there is. Llike I told you before. Metro North. There is always something going on in NYC. There might not be many shows at The Chance. But there are shows in NYC area.

      • KJM

        If he can catch a Greyhound Bus to NYC, he’s fine.

        • more beer

          He can take the Metro North commuter train to NYC. This I know for a fact. As I am public transportation veteran from that area.

          • KJM

            Commuter rail? That’s even easier as long as there’s a late enough return trip scheduled. That’s why I can go to shows in Worcester, but not Providence.

          • more beer

            I`ve missed the last train plenty of times. That just meant I had to party in Manhattan until 5:30 in the morning. That`s never a bad thing.

          • KJM

            The closest I’ve come was not having a return ride for Deep Purple in 1985. I just knew I had to see that show no matter what. After the show I found a cab going back to Boston with an extra seat. It was between me and 2 other people for that seat. I had $3, they had nothing. Score.

          • more beer

            Like I said I never worried too much about getting home from things when I still lived there. It is the city that never sleeps. I would always find something to do until morning. Or I could take the subway uptown to The Bronx and that was close to home and I could get a cheap cab from there. A $3 cab ride is always a score.

          • Kevin Nash & Friends

            It’s also a matter of my parents being relatively overprotective of me. They would never let me go down there alone and my family hates most of the music I like so it’s hard to convince them of anything involving going down there myself.

          • KJM

            You are over 18 now, are you not? Unless they’re going to kick you out for going to a show, they don’t have much say in the issue.

          • Kevin Nash & Friends

            They would do that.

          • KJM

            Wow, even if you pay to live there?

          • Kevin Nash & Friends

            I don’t pay to live there.

          • KJM

            Ah well, then you’re stuck with it until you can afford to either move or pay rent in exchange for more freedom.

          • Kevin Nash & Friends

            I am. I have no problem with it though.

          • more beer

            Those reasons are much different than there is nothing in my area. Don`t you have friends you can go to shows with? So you aren`t going alone.

          • Kevin Nash & Friends

            I don’t have as many IRL friends as I used to.

      • Kevin Nash & Friends

        If I had the money I’d be going down there often. It’s a money issue mostly because I can’t afford to be going down to the city constantly. The Chance has some good stuff coming up though.

  • JAG wants to make sure y’all know the proper pronunciation of Bölzer. everyone got it?

    • Howard Dean

      “‘Belt-zer’ not ‘Bowl-zer’!”

  • pïgchop™

    Someone should rebuild to the exact details – urine/blood/puke/? soaked rugs, rats, and other general filth – Larry’s Hideaway, a legendary Toronto venue.

    Check out an old but really good interview with Rob Urbinati of Sacrifice.

  • pïgchop™