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returntothepit >> discuss >> SEPT 13th Today Is The Day/Defcon 4 TIX ON SALE NOW! by RobinG on Aug 14,2007 4:52pm
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September 2007red means cancelled
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toggletoggle post by RobinG at Aug 14,2007 4:53pm
Its at the middle east $12 Adv $15 Day of Show 18+ Support local bands!



toggletoggle post by RobinG at Aug 14,2007 4:55pm
Derrek Roddy will be in attendance this is the kick off show!
You can get tix at Middle east Box Office 1-7pm 7 days a week or thru www.ticketmaster.com
A tour not to be missed.



toggletoggle post by RobinG at Aug 14,2007 5:08pm
Sept 13th!



toggletoggle post by RobinG at Aug 15,2007 12:47pm



toggletoggle post by RobinG at Aug 15,2007 2:54pm
top for new flyer.....



toggletoggle post by RobinG at Aug 22,2007 4:18pm
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toggletoggle post by todayistheday nli at Aug 22,2007 6:49pm
i will be there



toggletoggle post by intricateprocess   at Aug 22,2007 6:49pm
show will be sick.i will be there



toggletoggle post by christopher at Aug 22,2007 7:29pm
I'll be there



toggletoggle post by RobinG at Aug 24,2007 2:15pm
Everyone will be there.



toggletoggle post by RobinG at Aug 24,2007 2:16pm
ALSO! NEW TODAY IS THE DAY TRACKS POSTED ON THEIR MYSPACE! AXIS OF EDEN TRACK



toggletoggle post by DestroyYouAlot  at Aug 24,2007 2:25pm
Fucking awesome for Defcon; congratulations, guys. And this should not be missed.



toggletoggle post by RobinG at Aug 24,2007 3:45pm
Thanks man, I think tickets are selling like retarded.



toggletoggle post by RobinG at Aug 28,2007 5:09pm
Holy moly.



toggletoggle post by RobinG at Aug 29,2007 3:12pm
Guacamoly, Sept 5th Steve Austin will be on Sirius radio pumping the tour.



toggletoggle post by RobinG at Aug 30,2007 12:54am
Defcon 4 – The Bad Road (Supernova) By Jay Snyder
August 29, 2007

Steve Austin’s Supernova Records strikes one last time with the release of the brand new album “The Bad Road” from Boston bruisers Defcon 4. This is their third full-length and I still frequently spin their last opus of misery and destruction, “Fileunderfuck”.

This is just miserable music for miserable bastards. Their last record was a great slab of dark, crust punk that also took cues from the doom and noise/rock genres as well. The result was short stabs of caustic aggression tempered with lowdown doom riffs, squealing guitar noise, unrelenting drums, structured bass and a vocalist that is extremely pissed off.

On this record the band changes things up a bit. The album is separated into four acts with each act incorporating a number of different song titles. Those that are familiar with Green Machine’s “D.A.M.N” and “…Sky Valley” by Kyuss will know exactly what I’m talking about. The acts range from 4 minutes to over 7 and the band manages to cover a lot of ground over the course of a short 22 minute offering.

The first act opens with a very Eyehategod-esque moment that features the band launching in a downtrodden dirge riff complete with heart-attack vocals to match. Then before you know it they launch into a wall of pure hate and noise that combines crust, doom and near grind in a very threatening manner. Spoken word rambling then adds a distraught atmosphere to the track when a drum and bass part kicks in and before long we are sent back to their vision of white-knuckle punk rock.

That first act is just the tip of the iceberg too! Act 2 begins with throttling, crusty punk before slowing down and entering a New York alley and meeting up with Unsane as the pace slows and sludge encrusted noise/rock becomes prevalent. The second part of Act 2, “Collect my Guts” comes in with a much more noticeable break between the songs and is another mix of psychotic punk and doom/noise that never lets up for a single moment. The vocals in this track are downright insane with some maddening high-pitched screams entering the mix on occasion. Things define clearly once again in this act for “Trail of Blood” to rip through your speakers in all of its wild-eyed, punked-out glory with powerful riffs and a sonic array of battering drums and bass noise crashing down all around you.

Act 3 starts us off in the noise/sludge/metal realm once again with the seething, slow-burning anger of “Mind Forks” that eventually paves the way of the unstoppable punk/grind of “Plotting and Planning” and “Hair my Pillow”; a no bullshit, one two punch of ferocious speed that is occasionally broken up by some tense sludge-y riffing.

The band brings down the house on the grand finale that is Act IV. The most doom and noise/rock infused offering on the whole disc. As per usual there are faster punk ridden parts but there is also scathing doom breaks. One thing I have to say about all of the doom elements that Defcon 4 uses is that even when there is a groove going, it never feels uplifting. It is completely enraged and will seriously make you contemplate taking the razor to your wrists. This track though actually has the most out and out, Sabbath influenced riff towards its last section and it is a great way to close off the ever shifting moods of its 7+ minute running time.

I’m highly impressed by these Defcon guys. Both albums I’ve got by them are fantastic and they are certainly putting their own touches to this overall sound. I do believe this album is also a concept album of one man’s descent into the deepest, darkest pits of everyday life.

All fans of noise/rock, doom, and punk should pick this one up. I’m hearing influences that include Discharge, Black Flag, Eyehategod, Unsane, Tear it up and many, many more notable artists but incorporated in a way that sounds only like Defcon 4. If you dig this type of stuff then this is a must have release. Supernova you have stormed out of the gate with a trifecta of epic proportions and I can only bet that more amazing releases are on the way in the not so distant future.



toggletoggle post by Brad Weymouth at Aug 30,2007 12:59pm
RobinG said:
Guacamoly, Sept 5th Steve Austin will be on Sirius radio pumping the tour.


on what channel, Hard Attack?



toggletoggle post by RobinG at Aug 30,2007 3:46pm
Yes all day on Hard Attack Sept 5th.



toggletoggle post by Brad Weymouth at Aug 30,2007 8:55pm
killer, the shows Ian Christie hosts are cool.



toggletoggle post by RobinG at Sep 3,2007 5:35pm
Top you must get tickets to this they are going to fly through the roof this week.



toggletoggle post by SteveOTB   at Sep 3,2007 6:07pm
RobinG said:
Defcon 4 – The Bad Road (Supernova) By Jay Snyder
August 29, 2007

Steve Austin’s Supernova Records strikes one last time with the release of the brand new album “The Bad Road” from Boston bruisers Defcon 4. This is their third full-length and I still frequently spin their last opus of misery and destruction, “Fileunderfuck”.

This is just miserable music for miserable bastards. Their last record was a great slab of dark, crust punk that also took cues from the doom and noise/rock genres as well. The result was short stabs of caustic aggression tempered with lowdown doom riffs, squealing guitar noise, unrelenting drums, structured bass and a vocalist that is extremely pissed off.

On this record the band changes things up a bit. The album is separated into four acts with each act incorporating a number of different song titles. Those that are familiar with Green Machine’s “D.A.M.N” and “…Sky Valley” by Kyuss will know exactly what I’m talking about. The acts range from 4 minutes to over 7 and the band manages to cover a lot of ground over the course of a short 22 minute offering.

The first act opens with a very Eyehategod-esque moment that features the band launching in a downtrodden dirge riff complete with heart-attack vocals to match. Then before you know it they launch into a wall of pure hate and noise that combines crust, doom and near grind in a very threatening manner. Spoken word rambling then adds a distraught atmosphere to the track when a drum and bass part kicks in and before long we are sent back to their vision of white-knuckle punk rock.

That first act is just the tip of the iceberg too! Act 2 begins with throttling, crusty punk before slowing down and entering a New York alley and meeting up with Unsane as the pace slows and sludge encrusted noise/rock becomes prevalent. The second part of Act 2, “Collect my Guts” comes in with a much more noticeable break between the songs and is another mix of psychotic punk and doom/noise that never lets up for a single moment. The vocals in this track are downright insane with some maddening high-pitched screams entering the mix on occasion. Things define clearly once again in this act for “Trail of Blood” to rip through your speakers in all of its wild-eyed, punked-out glory with powerful riffs and a sonic array of battering drums and bass noise crashing down all around you.

Act 3 starts us off in the noise/sludge/metal realm once again with the seething, slow-burning anger of “Mind Forks” that eventually paves the way of the unstoppable punk/grind of “Plotting and Planning” and “Hair my Pillow”; a no bullshit, one two punch of ferocious speed that is occasionally broken up by some tense sludge-y riffing.

The band brings down the house on the grand finale that is Act IV. The most doom and noise/rock infused offering on the whole disc. As per usual there are faster punk ridden parts but there is also scathing doom breaks. One thing I have to say about all of the doom elements that Defcon 4 uses is that even when there is a groove going, it never feels uplifting. It is completely enraged and will seriously make you contemplate taking the razor to your wrists. This track though actually has the most out and out, Sabbath influenced riff towards its last section and it is a great way to close off the ever shifting moods of its 7+ minute running time.

I’m highly impressed by these Defcon guys. Both albums I’ve got by them are fantastic and they are certainly putting their own touches to this overall sound. I do believe this album is also a concept album of one man’s descent into the deepest, darkest pits of everyday life.

All fans of noise/rock, doom, and punk should pick this one up. I’m hearing influences that include Discharge, Black Flag, Eyehategod, Unsane, Tear it up and many, many more notable artists but incorporated in a way that sounds only like Defcon 4. If you dig this type of stuff then this is a must have release. Supernova you have stormed out of the gate with a trifecta of epic proportions and I can only bet that more amazing releases are on the way in the not so distant future.





toggletoggle post by RobinG at Sep 4,2007 8:32am
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toggletoggle post by Revocation at Sep 4,2007 11:48am
hey Robin are we still on this?



toggletoggle post by RobinG at Sep 4,2007 2:27pm
Haha you are on the Nov 6th show w/ Skeletonwitch, Demericous, Fueled By Fire, and Ramming Speed.



toggletoggle post by RobinG at Sep 4,2007 4:46pm
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toggletoggle post by RobinG at Sep 6,2007 2:55am
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toggletoggle post by RobinG at Sep 6,2007 12:21pm
TOP!



toggletoggle post by RobinG at Sep 6,2007 4:12pm
NOOSEBOMB IS ON THE SHOW



toggletoggle post by RobinG at Sep 6,2007 8:58pm
Top for NOOSEBOMB BACK FROM TOUR PLAYING AT 830



toggletoggle post by RobinG at Sep 7,2007 1:42am
TOP



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Sep 7,2007 7:21am
I can't wait to shoot this!



toggletoggle post by menstrual_sweatpants_disco   at Sep 10,2007 4:06pm
hah I found out my boss will be at the middle east that night at the downstairs club. This could be interesting.



toggletoggle post by RobinG at Sep 10,2007 4:07pm
Rev We need some shots in front of our Revolver sponsers banner that night. Can you help Us out? Also if you could e-mail them the photos I will kiss you.



toggletoggle post by RobinG at Sep 10,2007 4:08pm
NOOSEBOMB!



toggletoggle post by menstrual_sweatpants_disco   at Sep 10,2007 4:43pm
woo! This should be fun.



toggletoggle post by Eric  at Sep 10,2007 5:12pm
Fire up the grill!!!!!



toggletoggle post by Greg D at Sep 10,2007 6:45pm
Coolness. Hopefully I can get there in time for Noosebomb.



toggletoggle post by badsneakers at Sep 10,2007 8:02pm
I still need to buy a ticket and I have no money until Thursday
ehh..



toggletoggle post by the_reverend   at Sep 10,2007 8:04pm
Robin, I think we can handle that.
I was going to email curan for a guestlist spot, but someone put me on a list.



toggletoggle post by menstrual_sweatpants_disco   at Sep 11,2007 8:55am
Eric said:
Fire up the grill!!!!!


haha The wafflehouse will be in full effect.

IT'S A TRAP.



toggletoggle post by Eric  at Sep 12,2007 2:35am



toggletoggle post by DaveFromTheGrave  at Sep 12,2007 2:42am
Anyone heading up to this show from CT? I don't really feel like driving the whole way all alone.



toggletoggle post by RobinDefcon at Sep 12,2007 11:14am
Tickets are available for 12 bucks from 1-7pm on Thursday at Mid East box office. This will sell out. Come wish us luck before we go on tour whoohoo!



toggletoggle post by RobinG at Sep 12,2007 4:55pm
Top for tomorrow.



toggletoggle post by RobinG at Sep 12,2007 10:11pm
top.



toggletoggle post by Aegathis  at Sep 13,2007 8:23pm
how much at the door?



toggletoggle post by Aegathis  at Sep 13,2007 8:24pm
RobinG said:
Its at the middle east $12 Adv $15 Day of Show 18+ Support local bands!


duh!



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