THE BLACKENED MUSIC SERIES Presents Brutal Truth, Pig Destroyer, and Repulsion at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple, July 31 2009

9:30pm Repulsion, 10:30pm Pig Destroyer, 11:30pm Brutal Truth

To celebrate this historic event Decibel Magazine created a special mini-magazine just for this show, featuring amazing interviews and background on all the bands. You can download the Decibill right here.

Decibill cover

The best show of the year – Metalsucks
Amazing… An insanely awesome metal show – Time Out New York
One of the best shows of the year – Metal Injection
An excellent show with a once-in-a-lifetime lineup at a great venue – Metal Insider

The greatest grindcore bands of the 80s, 90s, and 00s meet for the first time ever at the debut of the Blackened Music Series, a new Brooklyn-based music series featuring the greatest artists in heavy music. These three bands have never shared the same stage before, and come together in a once-in-a-lifetime triple-headlining bill on July 31, 2009.

Blackened flyer

In the 1980s, Repulsion, from Flint, Michigan, fused thrash, hardcore, and a primitive form of death metal into a sound that was way ahead of it’s time – and became to be known as grindcore. It all came together on Horrified, recorded in 1985 and passed around on cassette for years before officially being released in 1989. The first and definitive grindcore album, Horrified entered extreme music bible Decibel Magazine’s Hall of Fame and is prominently featured in their Precious Metal: The Decibel Hall of Fame book, out in July on Da Capo Press. In addition Decibel Magazine named Horrified the #1 grindcore album of all time. This show marks Repulsion’s first-ever NYC performance, and they will play Horrified in it’s entirety, as a special Decibel Hall of Fame set.

In the 1990s, no band was as aggressive, innovative, and just plain brutal, as Brutal Truth. Formed in Queens, NY, Brutal Truth defied expectations through the 90s, becoming both more visceral, political, and experimental with each release. The band was dormant for 8 years before reforming in 2006, and released their first album in a decade, the absolutely thrilling Evolution Through Revolution, this year.
This show marks their triumphal return to their hometown.

In the 2000s, Virginia’s Pig Destroyer upped the ante by making the music just plain terrifying. Shocking found sounds and movie samples are interspersed between maniacal blasts of virtuosic, assaultive grind. Powered by the master riffs of guitar legend Scott Hull and the tormented character sketches of lyricist/screamer J.R. Hayes, Pig Destroyer create a shockingly explosive powder keg of pure grind terror. This is their first NYC-area show in four years.

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