The first ever "DeathMetalMama production"
$10 donation at the door, doors open at 8 for equipment load in, and music starts at 9pm with Versipul (heavy metal), followed by Primordial Atrocity (technical death metal), and Schmutzhund (blackened crust punk) closing the night, filmed with an old VHS camcorder.
Versipul play an intense set that includes covers of crowd favorite metal songs from a variety of influences. They're so new to the scene, I thought I'd try and be the first to upload a video of them to YouTube, and let you know that their debut album is in the works! Here are clips from video I shot on March 25th, 2022, of Versipul's first performance at Kvlt Mead here in Tacoma. The crowd energy they manage is what really struck me the first time I ran into one of their shows, at Plaid Pig on a night my phone died, so when I saw they were coming to Kvlt to play with Verota and Voidthrone, I had to bring a few friends. One guy at this show compared singer Clayton Scott to a young Henry Rollins, and I get it.
Versipul are playing at Casey's Bar and Grill in Kent the night before this show.
Shoutout to Mama Versipul!
Primordial Atrocity is the only band on the lineup on 04/16/2022 at The Valley that I have not seen live yet, and since their EP they got a new drummer and have been writing a concept album with an overlying story arc. This guitar playthrough of new song "Parasitic Amalgamation" on their YouTube channel got my damn attention.
Here's a great interview they did with Heather Leigh Dyson of Thurston Talk last summer where they discuss the concept of the album, the introduction of new band members, and why the only music you'll find they've released is so different from what you'll hear live.
Primordial Atrocity has a ton of shows coming up, there's one on the 13th in Seattle, this show I'm promoting is Saturday the 16th of April at The Valley, Friday the 22nd is an All Ages show at Real Art Tacoma, and May 19th finds them at The Plaid Pig. You have several dates available to catch them live coming up quick, check the calendar on their website!
Follow Primordial Atrocity on: their website // bandcamp // facebook // instagram
I met Schmutzhund for the first time at the first Seattle Metal & Punk Meet Up at Plaid Pig on March 1st, 2020--the day after the first confirmed death from COVID in the U.S. Foot traffic was lower than expected, but I continued to follow them through lockdown and the release of "They Produce This Escalation".
I barely got any video before lockdown, so when they put out a call for film crew to record their first performances after mask mandate was lifted, I had to do it! Below are clips from their re-debut at McCoy's Tavern in Olympia a few weeks ago; one song from their 2020 album, and two that have yet to be recorded.
The next recording date is their show at The Plaid Pig on April 30th
with Open Veins, Florida Man, and Xynox
Audio was recorded with a Tascam clipped to the sound booth, thanks to McCoy's staff!
Fun fact: "Schmutzhund" [sh-muh-tz-hoont] is German for "dirty dog"
Flyers designed by DeathMetalMama.