Old Man Gloom is a supergroup (containing members of Converge, ISIS, Cave In, Zozobra, Doomriders, Mamiffer, etc.), but instead of making shitty records like other “supergroups”, Old Man Gloom actually makes great ones.
“NO” is Old Man Gloom’s fifth album, their first in eight years. They weren’t on hiatus, just busy writing the greatest album in music history. That makes them the proud progenitors of the five greatest albums of all time, “NO” being number one. “NO” is like “one”, only spelled backwards and without the “E”.
The acronym for Old Man Gloom is “OMG”. “OMG” has become a household phrase since its introduction in to the popular lexicon in 1999, directly coinciding with the formation of Old Man Gloom the year prior. The group has never been properly credited for this massively important contribution to global culture.
“NO” was made using acoustic and electric instruments including but not limited to: sheet metal, toilets, human voices, guitars, drums, tambourines, shoes, hands, various other percussive tools, analog and digital electronic devices, and brains.
They are back with a vengeance: finland’s cult band # 1, CIRCLE, is blasting the NEW WAVE OF FINNISH HEAVY METAL (NWOFHM) on the international club and festival stages again, including a show at ROSKILDE FESTIVAL (on a review of that very show leading swedish newspaper DAGENS NYHETER proclaimed them „the best band in the world – all categories“) and a residency at ROADBURN FESTIVAL.
After a long and happy search for musical meaning spanning over 15 years, Circle has managed to make grownup metal in the most inclusive and positive sense of the word by taking the stodgy riffage of 1980s and shooting through a prism of various psychedelic and experimental influences.
Trepaneringsritualen explores themes of religion, magick and the occult realms of consciousness, taking its musical cues from the old school of ritual ambient & death industrial. Rhythmic and seething at times, and oozing forward with a creeping sense of desolation, Trepaneringsritualen conjures forth bleak but mesmerizing visions of the end-times.
Arena Vienna / small hall / adv 16 € / doors 19 € / 20.00 h