This month’s installment of Fontana’s free Tones Of Death metal night takes place this Thursday, May 6th, headlined by audio nihilists GNAW. Free PBR will be served until it runs out.
GNAW Live Terror:
5/06/2010 Fontana’s – New York, NY w/ Sin Of Angels, Bubonic Bear
GNAW is the sawblade-wrapped-in-razorwire brainchild of Alan Dubin (Khanate, OLD), Carter Thornton (Enos Slaughter), Jun Mizumachi (Ike Yard), and Jamie Sykes (Thorr’s Hammer, Burning Witch). Their 2009 debut for Conspiracy Records This Face was further infected and finally delivered by engineer Brian Beatrice before being wrought for stage deployment with additional drummer Eric Neuser. Their attack has been described as a “genre destroying journey” and utilizes pounding percussion, factory noise, chordal slabs of guitar and bass and homemade electro-acoustic contraptions. Dubin’s unique and legendary shriek delivers vivid portrayals of all things bad.
The NYC-based unit have been working in the shadows, constructing their diabolical follow-up to This Face. More info on this ongoing auditory terror campaign will be available soon, as well as dates for a GNAW European assault in the works for October.
Media Reactions To This Face:
“…the sound of abjection… a claustrophobic feel, pressing in on you relentlessly.” – Signal To Noise
“…Gnaw’s sound is abrasive, but relatively concise.” – Pitchfork.com
“…an overwhelming monolith of uncompromising and malevolent nastiness.” – Brainwashed.com