[screen shot from unArtigNYC video here]
When our old friend unArtigNYC saw me setting up at St. Vitus on Tuesday, he gave me one of those “what are you doing here” looks. And rightfully so. The site has been to St. Vitus once, and that was acidjack’s recording of Liturgy from earlier this year. And we’ve never actually covered a real metal show. The question is really why the hell not. St. Vitus is the premiere venue for metal in NYC and its a great place — a well-equipped show room, an excellent bar and terrific staff. When I saw that New Orleans metal vets EyeHateGod were coming to Brooklyn for two shows, I figured it was time to break the ice. Good choice. This show had four excellent bands, each offering a slightly different variation on the metal theme. The third band on the bill immediately before the headliners was the Washington DC/Brooklyn grindcore trio Magrudergrind. This was a high-octane politically-themed amalgamation of speed, metal and what we used to call “hardcore” back in the day. And it was 15 songs in 22 minutes of awesome. Magrudergrind is playing again in December out in Copiague on Long Island, and after that their next official date is in 2013. See them if you can.
I recorded this set with the Sennheisers mounted very high back near the soundboard corner. The room was heavy in guitar, but when mixed with a vocal and drum heavy soundboard, the balance is just right. This is a superb recording, and we give much credit to the excellent FOH at St. Vitus. Enjoy!
Stream “The Protocols of Anti-Music”:
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Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix
Soundboard + Sennheiser 8040 Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)
Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2012-11-28
[Total Time 22:41]
02 Conditioned Minds
03 Pulverized Hate Mongers
04 Lyrical Ammunition for Scene Warfare
06 Rise and Fall of Empires Past
07 Fuck Nazi Sympathy [Aus Rotten]
09 The Price of Living By Delinquent Ideals
12 Heaviest Bombing
13 Layer of Waste
15 The Protocols of Anti-Sound