New York tech metal contortionists, CAR BOMB, who recently issued their first full-length in five years with the mammoth w^w^^w^w, will take their instrumental acrobatics to the stages of Brooklyn this holiday weekend. The festivities commence with an unofficial CD release party at the Knitting Factory on November 24. On the following night they’ll ravage the stage of Saint Vitus alongside New York death metal titans Suffocation. Additionally, the band will appear at The Studio at Webster Hall in Manhattan for a pre-New Years blowout with Resolution15.
This weekend’s shows mark the first performances for the Long Island natives since Hurricane Sandy destroyed their studio located at The South Sound music complex new the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.
Said the band in a collective statement: “We are deeply saddened not only by our own losses but the losses incurred by all of our friends at The South Sound. The total destruction that occurred at The South Sound was both devastating and incomprehensible. Gear that had taken a lifetime to acquire was destroyed in a matter of hours. As tragic as the events of Hurricane Sandy were, we were relieved to learn that no one affiliated with The South Sound was injured and that the losses were simply financial — along with some blood, sweat, and tears on the part of the guys running the place. We know how much time and effort those guys put into making The South Sound a great place for musicians to do their thing and we truly feel for their loss. This Thanksgiving, CAR BOMB is thankful that we all survived the events of Hurricane Sandy, as did our family and our friends. Everything else is replaceable.”
CAR BOMB Tour Dates 2012:
11/24/2012 The Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY w/ Ashes Within [CAR BOMB unofficial record release party]
11/25/2012 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY w/ Suffocation
12/29/2012 Webster Hall – New York, NY w/ Resolution15
CAR BOMB‘s epic w^w^^w^w was self-released earlier this and is currently streaming in all its intriguing complexity at their official BandCamp page. w^w^^w^w was recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered by the band at their own studios in Long Island and Brooklyn, produced by guitarist Greg Kubacki, and features guest vocalist Joseph Duplantier of Gojira on “Third Revelation.” Said Pitchfork of the offering: “You’d be forgiven for thinking that New York experimental metal quartet CAR BOMB were a Meshuggah tribute band. The interplay between guitarist Greg Kubacki and drummer Elliot Hoffman does feature a lot of that tight mechanical syncopation that Meshuggah have made a career out of. That conjoined gunfire staccato is unmistakable. There are imitators, and there are groups who understand the essence, the soul of a group and build upon that distinctive sound,” adding that w^w^^w^w, “ranks among the year’s most unrelenting records… CAR BOMB have cited IDM (Intelligent Dance Music) as an influence, and Kubacki’s leads are the most readily apparent aspect of this. His Digitech Whammy abuse is best manifested on the lead breaks on ‘Sentinel’ which sound like lasers becoming self-aware with bloodlust, and the nearly trance-like soloing on ‘This Will Do the Job.’ Vinnie Vincent Invasion boasted on their self-titled album that no synthesizers were used, but CAR BOMB go for the more impressive feat of making electronic-esque sounds with standard metal instrumentation. Excess might seem to be the order of the day to the lazy ear, but there’s an economy to the music, and not just in the 50-second ‘Auto-Named.’ There’s a lot of noise, but it’s always just the right amount. At 50 minutes, you know they’ve got more to say, but they’ll leave that for another record.”
“…the noisiest, most brutal, melodic, chaotic, atmospheriest, adventure-seeking shitstorm I’ve heard so far in 2012.” — MetalSucks
“This self produced record is raw and visceral and will absolutely rip you apart limb from limb… CAR BOMB have perfected their craft and song writing abilities to create an album that quite literally ‘kicks ass.'” – American Aftermath
“Mathcore soaked in sludge is a potent combination that may not be groundbreaking but when done right the way like CAR BOMB has here, is highly addictive.” – Sputnik Music
“…not your run of the mill progressive metal or thrash band, this is something truly unique that really has this power that will grab you within seconds, and not let you go till the record ends. This is a violent fuck you burst of middle fingers that we desperately need in metal these days… If Refused claimed they were the shape of punk to come, this is the shape of hardcore to come.” – Wicked Channel