GREAT NORTHERN AMPLIFIER WORSHIP @ THE STAR & SHADOW / 17th December 2011 / £4
Celebrating the 10th anniversery of the discovery of black
rectangular monoliths orbiting Jupiter, The Star And Shadow proudly
presents the inaugural Great Northern Amplifier Worship festival.
Showcasing bands and DJs of fearsome depth and urgency, GNAW promises to
be a revelatory night of ecstatic igneous fuzz & clattering
Typically found crouched in front of shrieking amplifiers, local
mess-entity Waheela bring their improvised regolithic sprawl for a
suitably disorientating start to the evening's worship as they once
again try to resolve their love for harsh jams & blissed out drones.
Inspired by both kinds of Hardcore, Newcastle's Tooms fuse
nosebleed techno & crushing metal for maximum visceral impact. Their
undeniably potent sonic maelstrom, exhilarating guitar attack and
groove brutalism will help drag GNAW into high gear.
Fearsome exponents of majestic narco-doom, Druganaut will invoke
the deepest & darkest chugging filth. GNAW's abyssal black heart,
their molten shimmer and dizzying cracked sludge will be the crushing
gravitational core around which much else will circle.
York's RSJ bring their deft and blistering agitated thrash attack
to ratchet GNAWs intensity still further. After playing together for
just under a decade, the dynamic, exploratory and shocking impact
from these veterans will be a joy and a wonder.
We Are Knuckle Dragger will bring GNAW's night of distorsion &
electro-magnetic veneration to a suitable climax. Fresh from recording
with the legendary Steve Albini, Dragger's tangled &
propulsive guitar lines and mighty splintered grooves will blow minds
and agitate bodies.
As if these five acts weren't
enough, throughout GNAW DJs Callan & Nick Bennett will be spinning
outer-limit sides to entrance & amaze. Dropping Pärt when it does
the most good & digging out Fugazi side-projects when least
expected, they promise deep interstitial joys & obscure freak-outs
GREAT NORTHERN AMPLIFIER WORSHIP / STAR & SHADOW / 17th December 2011 / £4