Toilet ov Hell and The Circle Pit Proudly Present the Nerds Across the Northeast Tour


Our good pals in Hadean are embarking on an East Coast conquest, and this time, they’ve brought back up.

We here at Toilet ov Hell are big fans of the mathematical, sexed-up sorcery conjured by the sagacious seneschals of saxiphied sensuality known only as Hadean. Guitarist David Parnell and his bandmates are riding high on the back of On Fading and a bunch of killer shows with Pyrrhon and Arketype so now is the perfect time to witness the magic and energy and power of the sax live. East Coast Toileteers, don’t miss them.

But Hadean aren’t the only delicious item in this nerd smorgasbord. Fans of progressive instrumental music in the vein of Scale the Summit or Ovid’s Withering will surely enjoy the mythic scales of Capture the Sun. The Portland, Maine quartet know well the power of dynamic tension and release for crafting memorable, cathartic progressive music, but they’re also well aware of the need for instrumental metal to make big, bold statements and to layer in sexy melodies to hook listeners. Let me to tell you, things don’t get much bigger than the intro track “A War is Coming to this Island” (wherein the band channels Igor Stravinsky’s seminal Rite of Spring) followed by the dense, almost byzantine leads of “||:REPEAT:||” that somehow remain utterly captivating and thought-provoking throughout. If you enjoy these first two tracks, the album offers up a scrumptious serving of 11 more morsels sure to please your proggy palate.

For my money, though, it’s this Legend of Zelda cover tune that has my inner-virgin heart sold.

Chronologist are this geek sandwich’s wildcard, but I’m sure fans of djenty, progressive music will enjoy their instrumental stylings. If the track “Sky Garden” is anything to go by, this band fits in perfectly with Hadean and Capture the Sun.

Dates for this most excellent of tours are shown below. Don’t miss them or be forever labelled a blockheaded jock.


You can learn more about each band here, here, and here.

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  • Boot and Saddle is a great venue. Glad I checked out their show dates. Might catch Rotten Sound.

  • This is really cool guys. Kinda bummed it is not closer.



  • It’s weird seeing “The Circle Pit” and “Toilet ov Hell” listed together when the words above are not “The Worst Metal Blogs”

    • Dubs

      I’d say our readers are more mature, but we know that isn’t true.

        • EsusMoose

          From coal rolling their comment sections to eventually sitting at the bottom of some nerds’ tour poster, how things have changed

          • ha,,,,rd to believ,,,,,eee,,,,!!!! ya””’know???

        • Ummm… That wasn’t me in there. Some other Joe TnK surely.

        • Möthër Shäbübü

          My favorite parts of this thread:

          1) “The people that voted in this bracket own multiple “Keep Calm” items from The Chive’s webstore.” – JT’K

          2) anything said by Buttzocles, Ignatius’ Disciple

          3) Stockhausen. Specifically, “How is thread literally filled? Does the thread have volume? Please answer using interpretive dance.”

          4) “Dank grammar, bro. Show us how you got that 800 on the SAT” – Dubs

          5) “The people who voted in this bracket” comments by Masterlord, Dubs, Joe, EsusMoose, Stockhausen, etc…

          6) Masterlord’s outright brutality: “Same reason people would vote for Animals as Leaders – severe brain damage.* Fixed that for you.”


          “weep at my prose

          goeth to hell

          this bracket blows


          • Dubs

            Man, I forgot how mean I got in there 🙁

          • We miss it. (Well, Ed and Guac probably don’t)

          • “This just in – I listen to manowar and touch myself ON THE DAILY.” is still kinda funny to me.

          • There are some serious gems in there. 10/10

          • EsusMoose

            Ah Buttzocles those were some quality posts that are rarely reproduced

        • Elegant Gazing Globe

          wow, I missed a quality rolling

        • Elegant Gazing Globe

          this one is the best

        • Max

          I just visited that. So THIS is what you tearaways get up to when I’m not around…

      • Says the guy with a cartoon bug for a picture

        • Dubs

          Zorak is national treasure, you weeb.

    • I wasn’t going to say anything, but it’s a very unusual partnership

    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      do you pay for the sponsorship with poser blood or nerd tears?

    • i thought it was cool AF to see both names on the tour!

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      Honestly, what is Circle Pit? Never heard of it until now. Sounds like when Gorak invites his friends over and sits around a fire pit full of dinosaur meat.

  • Is this one of those nerd shows you go to and don’t even headbang or mosh, but sit silently and applaud between songs?

    • Dubs


      • Möthër Shäbübü


    • RJA

      I think you know that it is.

    • If someone doesn’t take their dick out and windmill it… Oh wait, that’s only for Grindcore shows.

      • EsusMoose

        I’ve been staring at this and can’t seem to place what the guy on the right is doing, fondling a lemon? Weird salting technique? Looking like Luigi?

        • he is drunking.

        • Eliza

          That’s air guitar by someone who has never touched a guitar.

      • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

        Taste of Quebec 1994?

    • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

      *vape in between songs then applaud*


  • Eliza

    If anyone has the chance to see these great bands live at on one of the shows in this tour, please write about your experience.

    • Joaquin Stick

      90% sure I can get that done for you.

      • Eliza

        Yay! I’d be really grateful.

  • Oh hey. Hadean’s latest album is FINALLY on Spotify. Noice.

    • EsusMoose

      It’s been on there for a little while, I would know as I have yet to buy the album

    • Some stick or something gifted me Ataraxia and it rhakhs.

    • Joaquin Stick

      I could probably go back and look at the countless articles we have about them, but do you know if they do the sax at their live shows, or is it prerecorded?

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    Can me and my band of djent neckbeards show up to complain about how girls won’t talk to us?

    • CyberneticOrganism


      • Dave Vincent’s Perm

        ‘GIRLS ALWAYS CHOOSE THE ARSEHOLES!’ Mopes the guitar player as he tunes his £5000 8 string Mayones made out of fossilised zebras.

        • I wasn’t aware that neckbeard behavior was the domain of djent bands. Pretty sure all of metal has that covered.

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            Well yeah, but if I talk about genres I’m not a fan of you’ll be less likely to realise that I am the butt of my own jokes.

          • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

            Well, except power metal and j-metal, which is of course neckbeard free.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          Those are expensive fossils!

        • more beer

          Here is a solution to the girl problem. Be an asshole..

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            I don’t actually think girls only go for arseholes. I met up with one of my old friends from high school at the weekend, he has a girlfriend now and he’s a decent chap.

  • Capture The Sun fucking rocks!

    Damn son!


  • east coast my d hole

    • Northeast.

      • might as well call it canadian tour

        • Or you could not complain and book the bands and shows yourself

        • Is this even your kinda bands?

        • JWEG

          …Except there’s more to Canada than on that side of the Continent. And has been for at least a ‘few’ decades.

          Every time I see a “North American Tour” that only includes Montreal and Toronto (and occasionally one of Ottawa and Quebec City), I die a little more inside. Though that’s more or less mitigated by whether or not it’s a band I’d even want to see (or pay not to see).

        • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

          Damn skippy, my middle of the east coast brethren! Though it looks like no one outside of Bieber’s gonna be playing NC, until the bathroom bill gets swatted down.

  • Joaquin Stick

    This is sweet. I really hope I can get to that Wallingford show. Wednesdays are not the best days, but bands never go to CT, so I should get off my ass and support them.

    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      wait, the CT contingency is comprised of more than just Shabubu and myself?

      • Joaquin Stick

        I am a newcomer. Been here about 9 months.

        • Elegant Gazing Globe

          What’s your relative location to Hartford? Are we FB friendsies?

          • Joaquin Stick

            I am in Middletown. The town that sounds fake, but is surprisingly real. And I am not sure? I forget who everyone is all the time.

          • Elegant Gazing Globe

            CT is so small geographically that we’re practically neighbors. Have you been up to Webster Theater to see anything? Have you discovered Redscroll records yet? I’ll have Detective McNulty point me toward you on FB.

          • Joaquin Stick

            If my apartment wasn’t 300 sq ft I’d be more interested in physical media, but for now I don’t really do the record store thing. I have seen a few tours go through Webster that I was sorta interested in, but never quite exiting enough to find the time for.

          • Elegant Gazing Globe

            you should have a friend request from a pug

          • Elegant Gazing Globe

            Webster is prob the biggest legit venue here(besides the Oakdale of course). Toad’s Place in New Haven gets shows from time to time.

          • Elegant Gazing Globe
          • Joaquin Stick

            Hmm. I am one of those hipster prog losers, so I haven’t really gotten into some of the stuff that most people here consider staples. I may have to reconsider though.

          • Elegant Gazing Globe

            well you’re in luck then, because there’s a new Fates Warning album coming out in July, that will most certainly be followed by a tour starting in Hartford.

          • somebody call for the Doxxmaster™?

          • Elegant Gazing Globe

            I think I solved it

  • formal apologies to all Cirlce Pit readers. sorry for all the coal rolling.

  • bitchin’ coincidence: whilst reading this article, mailmanbro shows up with a package (RFI)

  • Lisa Ling: Devourer Of Souls

    Goddamnit, another east coast tour coming nowhere near me! I guess I gotta wait to behold the sexy power of the sax live:

    *gets pregnant listening to Geoff Tate talk about himself before his greasy sax solo*

  • Waynecro

    Capture the Sun and Chronologist sound great. I’d leave my house to see them–even on a work night.

  • Zeke

    Levittown is spelled wrong on the flyer- sorry, I don’t mean to be that guy

    • Oh shit, just noticed Mr. Beery’s. I’d be a dickhead not to drive out to this one. About ten minutes away.

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    Haha, sexed-up sorcery

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    I live near Stormville. I might go.