Long-running New York City-based noise merchants GNAW will lay waste to Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York later this month opening for BardSpec – the experimental side project featuring Enslaved’s Ivar Bjørnson and Today Is The Day’s Steve Austin – and IIVII, the intergalactic solo project featuring Josh Graham (A Storm Of Light, Battle Of Mice, Red Sparowes). The show, set to take place on June 29th, will serve as GNAW‘s first hometown performance with newest member Dana Schechter (Insect Ark, ex-Angels Of Light, Wrekmeister Harmonies) on lapsteel.
GNAW w/ BardSpec, IIVII:
6/29/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY [info]
GNAW‘s new full-length and follow-up to 2014’s Horrible Chamber is complete. Stand by for a detailed announcement in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out a teaser video below.
The band is currently working with Swiss director/visual effects artist Niklaus Schlumpf on a music video for a song called “Rat,” which will appear on the upcoming album. Schlumpf has worked previously with GNAW frontman Alan Dubin on Khanate’s infamous “Dead” video (check it out HERE).
The menacing anti-creation of Alan Dubin (Khanate, Old, O.L.D.), Carter Thornton (Enos Slaughter), Jun Mizumachi (Ike Yard), Brian Beatrice and Eric Neuser, GNAW is a jolting exercise in noise-scorched torment for fans of Khanate, early Swans and Einstürzende Neubauten. GNAW manufactures immersive soundscapes where the cumulative sensations of dread, trauma, wrath, and repugnance crash into nerve-wracking catharsis.
“Part horrifying ambient-noise-terrorism and part doom-metal slash and burn…” – Noisey