VOS Videography 2013: A Mid-Year Retrospective (Part 12)

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Altar Bar (Strip District / Pittsburgh, PA), 02 April 2013

 
Solarburn – “Titties on the Floor”

 
Solarburn – “B.F.Y.J.” (“Because Fuck You John”)

 
Solarburn – “Beard of the Wizard” and “Rumplestiltskin”

 

Thunderbird Cafe (Lawrenceville / Pittsburgh, PA), 05 April 2013

 
The Old E Allstars – “Ain’t No Party” and “No Water”

 
The Old E Allstars – “Warrior with a Bottle”

 

The Smiling Moose (South Side / Pittsburgh, PA), 11 April 2013

 
On this day, Slaves BC released a split record with Cousin Sleaze from New York. These videos came from the show both bands had that evening.

 
Cousin Sleaze – “Never Will I Forget”

 
Cousin Sleaze – “Begin Again”

 
Cousin Sleaze – “Guilty of Being White” (Minor Threat cover)

 
Slaves BC – “Place Axe to Root”

 
Slaves BC – “To My Beloved Bride”

 
Slaves BC – “Dust” (New Song)

 
Under Everything – “Smoke Wizard”

 
Under Everything – “Nobody’s Hero”

 
NAVIGATION
 
Part 1 (28 December – 18 January)
Part 2 (01 – 09 February)
Part 3 (16 February)
Part 4 (22 February)
Part 5 (23 February)
Part 6 (02 – 09 March)
Part 7 (10 March)
Part 8 (14 March)
Part 9 (16 March)
Part 10 (22 – 24 March)
Part 11 (28 – 29 March)
 
Part 13 (12 – 19 April)
Part 14 (20 – 26 April)
Part 15 (04 – 05 May)
Part 16 (11 – 17 May)
Part 17 (18 – 27 May)
Part 18 (31 May – 20 June)
Part 19 (23 – 30 June)

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Slaves BC / Cousin Sleaze – Split 7″

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Slaves BC / Cousin SleazeSplit 7″ (self-released, 11 April 2013)

 
 
Several months ago, I wrote about a new EP from the Pittsburgh-based dark, caustic hardcore/metal band Slaves BC, which was titled we mean nothing. If you’re feeling especially adventurous, you could look it up if you searched for it, but I’m not linking to it here. Because honestly, it was among the worst articles I’ve written, and I wouldn’t advise taking the time to read it. Instead, just listen to the songs and download the EP, which you can do it you follow the Bandcamp link at the end of this page.

About that review — I’ve noticed sometimes when I really like something or really connect with a piece of music on some level, I feel inadequate to convey that in words, and so I end up rambling about some other nonsense that isn’t related to the actual music. In this case, we mean nothing. centers around the concept of someone struggling and perhaps questioning the validity or value of religion — and I sort of ran with that idea, focusing more on people who place too much value on religious principles, at the expense of common sense and moral decency.

Sort of lost in all of that was my opinion of the actual music — dark and caustic, as I just said; abrasive, ultra-heavy. Some music is described as “doom metal” which usually seems to foretell a bleak, dire outcome; some music is “post-apocalyptic,” representing that tragic new reality. What Slaves BC bring is more like DURING the apocalypse: there isn’t doom coming, it’s happening RIGHT FUCKING NOW.

Anyway, one thing I did point out in that review was that the sound had improved dramatically over their first release, the demo album This World Shall Pass Away. With that in mind, the appearance of any new Slaves material should be really exciting. And GUESS WHAT — today we have exactly that! Two new songs, to be exact, coupled with a pair from the band’s comrades from New York, Cousin Sleaze.

The four-song split is available as of today on CD (if you come to the bands’ joint release show TONIGHT at The Smiling Moose in Pittsburgh — see below for details), and the 7″ vinyl version (in three different colors) can be ordered now, and will be out in the very near future!

 
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