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Thanksgiving is a time when many people look past the hideous aspects of history and focus instead on their stomachs, so what better way to spend the holiday than to pay attention to real world issues and promote a festival showcasing some of the best talent fighting fascism in metal? We are grateful to anyone who doesn’t have blinders on! A massive threat to society that edgelords and gaslighters try to pretend isn’t a problem so as to transparently help entrench the power of the at fault “alt-right” further, fascism has no place in any world that doesn’t want to destroy itself.

We are grateful for powerhouse and metal tastemaker/activist Kim Kelly for all the work she does, shots she takes and fucks she doesn’t give in pursuing what is right with the goal of making metal more inclusive and relevant in 2018. Suffice to say it is rad that the awesomely named Black Flags Over Brooklyn fest she has started has announced an initial lineup of Nazi detesting bands for a flagship 2019 kick off festival. This is sure to be amazing and powerful so stay tuned! Some of our favorites like East Coast black metal titans Woe and our #2 album of the year winners Vile Creature are already on board!

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It is no big secret that we feel Woe‘s Hope Attrition is the American black metal release to beat of the moment, a high bar set for 2017. The new Nightbringer is gonna be awesome as well, but we aren’t really here to pit bands against one another, rather celebrate people making strong art.

Anyhow, if you want to see some real (and likely reluctant to take on the mantle, but nonetheless deserving) ambassadors of some of the best in USBM and you happen to be in Europe at the moment, the Woe tour with Germany’s Ultha kicks off today.

In related news, WOE recently celebrated the ten-year anniversary of the Absinthe Invocation demo, written in a single, drunken night on April 4th, 2007. “The ten years since have been surprising, to say the least,” comments band founder Chris Grigg. “To all who have listened and supported, we thank you. The demo is free on Bandcamp. It is sloppy and raw but hints at what would come.” Check out Absinthe Invocation at THIS LOCATION.

Tour date info BELOW.

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Woe announce US tour

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 2:51 PM (PST)

Woe Philadelphia black metal band Woe have announced a US tour.

The tour starts September 6 in Richmond, Virginia and will end September 22 in Brooklyn, New York.

Woe Vocalist/Guitarist Chris Grigg had this to say about the tour:

“Not only is this WOE’s longest tour to date, it is almost entirely new ground for us. We couldn’t be more appreciative for this opportunity to ruin so many beautiful cities and their charming populations. We are especially glad to be teaming up with Inter Arma, one of our favorite bands in the American metal scene.”

Check out tour dates here.

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