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SubRosa brought their Wuthering Heights as gothic doom metal splendor to Beacon, NY tonight on an off night show from their tour with Wovenhand and wowed a lucky and modest but enraptured Sunday crowd at new venue The Platform in Beacon, NY. “Black Majesty” was indeed felt by all and I was beyond thrilled to finally witness the band live after being a fan for many years. In fact, it is crazy to think it has been ten years almost since I really fell completely in love with the Strega album and the band has since come to really mean so much to me. If the wait to see them live hadn’t driven me crazy a few times, haha, the band were still very much worth the wait to finally see live. They put on an incredible and very emotional show and I am on cloud nine.

Clover opened the night with their awesome blend of raging hardcore-influenced raw groove metal with semi-counter intuitive smart rhythmic shifts to keep you guessing between roars and super distorted riffs. The sound in this relatively new Beacon, NY space was pretty solid despite a few hiccups. “Aurora” was particularly powerful.

Witchkiss were a rad power trio in the Electric Wizard vein with very cool effected co-ed vocals and include an ex-member of 00’s Poughkeepsie area brawlers When Dreams Die (we joked together about how hardcore dudes who are smart switch to stoner rock as we age to preserve knees and bones from injury). Witchkiss are a lot of fun and you can hear a track on their Bandcamp.

Heavy Traffic, well…I don’t even feel like writing about them much. Rumor had it they cancelled and so the show started late as a result and then the band finally showed up and claimed a prime slot, had to be told to stop playing and as a result of their tardy behavior SubRosa trimmed their set down. I had been waiting like ten years to see SubRosa and they were going to do a few rare acoustic songs and trimmed that just cuz they are nice and were accomodating. Heavy Traffic kind of came off like Brooklyn hipster indie kids trying to be loud enough to play metal shows but with Forrest Gump as a singer. If you think you got over, a lot of people actually were grumbling about it. Try to show up on time or trim your set if late, not the headliner’s time. The place had a ten pm Sunday curfew.

Clover def had a great attitude in that they showed up early, didn’t care if they opened and hit the stage fast and furiously. That’s what is up.

(Update: Day or two later I heard some more details and a counter point of view. I def got up on wrong side bed the morning I wrote this and was perhaps harsher than I needed to be. I heard a few conflicting versions of events a day or so later and it seems the HT dudes weren’t as willfully shady as I had thought. Maybe I just don’t trust any humans? No, what I wrote above was based on an early, incomplete account someone told me for the delay, etc. Also, checking out Heavy Traffic’s music more I am really enjoying “Negative Green”, so go ahead and give them a fair shake HERE. Their sound is actually pretty cool and psych influenced).

Anyway, all in all it was still a wonderful night and SubRosa’s energy was beyond fantastic. A dude from The Ditch & The Delta filled in on bass and SR played as a four piece as Kim is pregnant and not out on this tour as a result, but the band were still electric and potent.

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SubRosa present new video for “Killing Rapture”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 12:04 AM (PST)

One of my all time favorites and quite likely yours at this point, SubRosa have a new video out for “Killing Rapture”. The clip is interesting, reminding me of the poetic natural side and camera work of Zhang Yimou’s HERO in the gorgeous and simple opening shot and evolving to a strong juxtaposition of seeming rural rootedness against modern dissociation of self. The rapture in the title in the wee morning hours after Good Friday has just ended and as we may be on the brink of worse bombings in the world, the baby’s face in one moment of the clip…it all has me wondering what the future holds and why pundits are so eager to chase the war ratings and drum up support for unreasonable horrors.

Anyhow, this is an intense and interpretive, well made clip set to the band’s particular and stirring sound. Eternal respect to this group.

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Sarabeth from the almost too excellent Tower posted a Judas Priest song on her babely Facebook page the other night and it got me thinking how even “bad” Priest is better than everything and how I love the video for “Turbo Lover” and don’t care. It made me think how much metal or good rock n roll or hip hop deserves a fighting chance, no matter what.

Some bands  settle for less than they deserve, a few beer tickets every few months at a local show or they never have any drive and want to jerk off alone with a slice of pizza as a glove because they have no fans.It’s easy to say that giving up on metal, noise, punk, rap etc is a (non gender specific) bitch move.That’s because,essentially, this is true. It’s criminal to betray an artform that gives back and nourishes the soul in so many deep ways, though in real world ways it can eat you alive.

Watching White Lung Saint Vitus Bar NYC footage today or recently listening to Give Up The Ghost/American Nightmare’s We’re Down Til We’re Underground, I was moved by the musical power enough to register on some level thanks for these examples of recently active performers who matter. Art can be limited to a time period and still have relevance.There are many short lived, amazing bands.Or time periods we love to mull over (early Metallica, Naked Raygun or Rollins Band albums hold a place in the hearts of various humans like Dave Mustaine, Steve Albini & Scott Ian, for example.)

I’ve been enjoying Dr. Dre’s Compton album (except for the murder fantasy skit as I know lots of people love to re-enact Wu Tang skit’s or whatever and just found it a distraction from brilliant flow of rest of record as well as distasteful, but it’s not unrealistic shitilly enough).There’s part of the record where the master producer Dre mentions how he doesn’t respect whiners, to paraphrase.Cuz it is tough out there, and I legitimately feel that.

The music industry is the same way.Let’s hear from members of bands like Candiria, He Whose Ox Is Gored, Circuitry, Atriarch and more on what’s kept them going. I even asked my rapper pal Mattrix what keeps him grindin’ and rhymin’ (this is a dude who has had way more first week video plays than some established rappers).

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SubRosa group shot by Brandon Garcia

SubRosa group shot by Brandon Garci

“The thing that keeps us going, I think, is a strange yet wary faith in the band…” Rebecca K. Vernon

SubRosa are the band I go to when understanding needs to be marrow-deep. When sadness settles in the bones. A place formerly reserved for Acid Bath, Cat Power and Sisters Of Mercy rainy day musings (ok and recently some Lana Del Rey, hahaha). SubRosa proved with More Constant Than The Gods that their songwriting streak is no fluke. The Salt Lake City band are also uplifting, cathartic and powerful with even a touch of activism in the lyrics at times.  It is a mix of mourning, morose rumble and poetry that has the band tapped for Roadburn next year and sharing stages with the likes of Neurosis, Boris and The Atlas Moth.

Click HERE for an exclusive chat with Rebecca Vernon.

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SubRosa, Kayo Dot, Lord Mantis, KEN mode, Botanist, and Lazer/Wulf have also been confirmed for the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival 

Iceland natives Sólstafir will perform their unique take of a completely instrumental film score, to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the cult-classic Viking movie, Hrafninn Flýgur (When The Raven Flies) by director Hrafn Gunnlaugsson at Roadburn Festival 2015 on Thursday, April 9 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.Premiered at Reykjavik’s International Film Festival last week, this will be the first time that Sólstafir will play their live score, in real time while screening Hrafninn Flýgur from start to finish, outside of Iceland, offering our beloved attendees the chance to experience Gunnlaugsson’s epic tale in an entire new dimension on the main stage.

The 20th edition of Roadburn is going to be a treat for those who love soundtracks, as in addition to Sólstafir performing an instrumental soundtrack to Hrafninn Flýgur, Claudio Simonetti‘s Goblin will perform their much acclaimed movie scores for Dawn Of The Dead and Suspiria at the 2015 festival.

On, Friday, April 11, Sólstafir will be part of Houses of the Holistic, Ivar Bjørnson‘s (Enslaved) and Wardruna‘s Einar “Kvitrafn” Selvik‘s curated Roadburn event.

We are also very excited to announce that acclaimed American doom quintet SubRosa will make its Roadburn debut at the 20th edition of the festival on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, SubRosa quickly made a name for itself in the wake of 2011’s No Help For The Mighty Ones and 2013’s universally praised More Constant Than The Gods, thanks to the band’s spellbinding blend of pulverizing doom, gothic atmosphere, and touches of Americana.

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Salt Lake Stunners (and pretty much my fave band since I first heard them) SubRosa have some really good stuff on vinyl  HERE.

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Interview: SubRosa-Dark Phoenix Rising

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 5:32 PM (PST)

Utah’s SUBROSA have stunned the doom laden corners of the metal world with their latest release NO HELP FOR THE MIGHTY ONES (Out now on Profound Lore). This is music with a gorgeous ache to it that can impact you like a bluesy avalanche.  Earthy and real yet also fantastically surreal, SubRosa have set the mark high for 2011 and are reaping well-deserved critical acclaim. I spoke with Rebecca Vernon about the elemental power and themes of this release, working again with Magnus Devo Andersson (Marduk) plus collaborating with my band Antidote 8 on a song of ours recently (a huge treat for such a big SubRosa fan as myself).

Click here to read the interview.

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Album review: SubRosa – “No Help for the Mighty Ones”

Posted by Theis Doomlund on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 2:26 PM (PST)

On “No Help for the Mighty Ones,” Salt Lake City’s SubRosa evokes powerful images of barren landscapes and grim deserts in a dusty western tone similar to the one that catapulted acts like Kyuss and Earth into lasting fame. Positioned somewhere between dark folk and thundering sludge metal, SubRosa creates spatial music with an unorthodox approach to instrumentation. Their lyrics, which revolve around restlessness, despair and death, could very well be the soundtrack to a Cormac McCarthy novel or even a remake of “Mad Max,” but despite this grandiose harshness and instrumental violence, “No Help” is an extremely beautiful sonic journey.

Read the full review here.

RKV of SubRosa guests on Antidote 8 song “Settle Down”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 4:54 PM (PST)

Upstate, NY hard rock band Antidote 8 have released a preview single from the as yet untitled debut Itunes EP. The song is called “Settle Down” and features guest vocals from the talented Rebecca Vernon of Profound Lore‘s poetic and bluesy doomsters Subrosa. Check out the streaming collaborative track exclusively here!

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Subrosa complete latest Studio Album

Posted by BlairWaterous on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 10:54 AM (PST)

Salt Lake City black magick doom rock outfit, Subrosa, have completed work on their new album, “No Help For The Mighty Ones”. The album will be released March 1, via Profound Lore Records.

Subrosa’s last album “Strega” was released back in 2008 via I Hate Records.

“No Help For The Mighty Ones” will mark Subrosa’s second studio album.

For the track listing Click Here.

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Band Spotlight: Subrosa

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 8:37 PM (PST)

Subrosa is a doom drenched mysterious band of metal loving girls and guys from Salt Lake City, Utah with influences as diverse as PJ Harvey, The Melvins and Katatonia. Featuring haunting, bluesy female vocals with a poetic twist and a massive sound that incorporates violin over pulverizing dirge riffs, the band gained considerable attention after releasing STREGA on I Hate Records in 2008. Like a long cry in the dark, the band resonates with the rich undercurrents of nature and doesn’t flinch from any side of life’s tapestry in their compelling, dark songs. “Extreme straightforwardness is the name of the game in getting to the primitive center inside all of us that has the most power to overpower.”  Sample a few of their tracks on the band’s MySpace page.

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