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Concert Review

1349 With Tombs at Local 506

Amidst the sea of metal fans, replete with denim and leather jackets, satanic imagery, and a variety of band t-shirts and patches for every metal band under the sun, I felt a little out of place clad in my turtle neck and sweater. I probably looked more like I was ready to attend a Neutral Milk Hotel tribute band set, if that’s even a thing (I hope it’s a thing). Nevertheless, I was excited for what was essentially my first true metal show. Sure I saw Deafheaven earlier this year, but I’m not sure that counts as they are on the most divisive bands within the metal community.

Unfortunately and regrettably, I had to show up late to the show due to classes, thus causing me to miss local openers Grohg and Bobby Orr, as well as the band I was arguably most excited to see, hardcore outfit Full of Hell. I arrived about 10 minutes into Tombs’ set, the thundering black metal outfit out of New York. The band hardly stopped to talk as they ripped straight through their unique blend of metal for about 45 minutes. Being a novice to the metal scene, I was somewhat surprised at the lack of crowd participation besides the front row of head bangers. The music was definitely heavy enough for the crowd pushing each other around, but nevertheless it was a very tight set that should impress any fan of the genre.

Up next, was the Norwegian black metal band 1349. The black metal bands did not disappoint in the black metal department, coming onto the stage with corpse paint and smoke machines. The band played an extremely fast, uncompromising set filled with exceptionally hard hitting double bass drums and grim, cold vocals from front man Ravn. This set, the crowd definitely upped the ante as a mosh pit was constant and quick. The band definitely showcased why they are one of the bigger Norwegian black metal bands as they played a very smooth set. Overall, it was a good show and I look forward to attending more metal shows in the near future. 

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Weekly Charts

Top 40—WKNC’s Top Albums of the Week 7/26

Each week, the WKNC music directors tally up spins for new releases and submit their top charts to CMJ.

CMJ Loud Rock from WKNC’s Chainsaw Rock

Artist Album Label
#1 ALL SHALL PERISH This Is Where It Ends Nuclear Blast
#2 TOMBS Path Of Totality Relapse
#3 ENDSTILLE Infektion 1813 Season Of Mist
#4 SUICIDE SILENCE The Black Crown Century Media
#5 EXHUMED All Guts, No Glory Relapse
#6 A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH And Hell Will Follow Me SPV
#7 BOOK OF BLACK EARTH The Cold Testament Prosthetic
#8 DRACONIAN A Rose For The Apocalypse Napalm
#9 PESTILENCE Doctrine Mascot
#10 STREAM OF PASSION Darker Days Napalm

CMJ RPM from WKNC’s Afterhours

Artist Album Label
#1 SBTRKT SBTRKT Young Turks-XL
#2 FRIENDLY FIRES Pala XL
#3 WASHED OUT Within And Without Sub Pop
#4 ZOMBY Dedication 4AD
#5 MAGNETIC MAN Magnetic Man Star Time
#6 YACHT Shangri-La DFA
#7 FM BELFAST Don’t Want To Sleep Morr
#8 BORGORE Delicious [EP]
#9 FIORA Blue Muse
#10 THIEVERY CORPORATION Culture Of Fear ESL

CMJ Hip-Hop from WKNC’s Underground

Artist Album Label
#1 AMAD JAMAL Hood Tales
#2 SHANE ELI I Can Do Better
#3 EL DA SENSEI & THE RETURNERS GTO 2: Nu World Asfalt
#4 JAYLIB Champion Sound: Deluxe Stones Throw
#5 SOLE AND THE SKYRIDER BAND Napoleon
#6 KING MEZ King’s Khrysis
#7 CITIZEN AIM As Just Cause Cries Humble Beast
#8 SHABAZZ PALACES Swerve… The Reeping Of All That Is Worthwhile
#9 IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE “No Me Importa” [Single]
#10 SHAD “Telephone” [Single]

CMJ Radio 200 from WKNC’s Daytime Rock

Artist Album Label
#1 Gardens & Villa Gardens & Villa Secretly Canadian
#2 Unknown Mortal Orchestra Unknown Mortal Orchestra Fat Possum
#3 Motopony Motopony tinyOGRE
#4 Seapony Go With Me Hardly Art
#5 Balkans Balkans Double Phantom
#6 Sbtrkt Sbtrkt XL-Young Turks
#7 1, 2, 3 New Heaven Frenchkiss
#8 Bella Ruse Kuhzoo Self-Released
#9 Memory Tapes Player Piano Carpark
#10 Vaccines What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? Columbia
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Weekly Charts

WKNC’s Chainsaw Metal Weekly Top Ten Albums 6/14

Here are the chainsaw top ten this week, as compiled by Chainsaw Music Director, Cory Slep.

Rank

Artist

Recording

Label

1

SEPTICFLESH

The Great Mass

Season Of Mist

2

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT

Deconstruction

Inside Out

3

AMON AMARTH

Surtur Rising

Metal Blade

4

BELPHEGOR

Blood Magick Necromance

Nuclear Blast

5

KAMPFAR

Mare

Napalm

6

TOMBS

Path Of Totality

Relapse

7

ARCH ENEMY

Khaos Legions

Century Media

8

BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE

Celestial Completion

Solid State

9

IKILLYA

Recon

Lekberg

10

MORBID ANGEL

Illud Divinum Insanus

Seasons of Mist

 

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Music News and Interviews

Ticket Giveaways at WKNC For The Rest Of May!!

Check it out! WKNC is always giving away tickets to great shows around the Triangle area and this summer is no exception! Here are the shows that WKNC is giving away tickets for during the rest of May:

The Old Ceremony @ Cat’s Cradle – Saturday, May 23rd

Isis with Pelican and Tombs @ Cat’s Cradle – Friday, May 29th

Josh Ritter with The Proclivities and David Shultz & The Skyline @ Cat’s Cradle – Saturday, May 30th

Kennebec with Love Colt @ The Pour House – Saturday, May 30th

Be sure to listen in for your chance to win tickets!! And don’t forget to check out WKNC’s Rock Report for a complete list of local shows around the Triangle!