Rescheduled from last week, the Raspberry Bulbs' live world debut goes on tonight (7/14-15), on the My Castle of Quiet weekly program on WFMU.
Over the course of two short years, several cassettes, and one full-length LP, Raspberry Bulbs has quickly established itself as a unique and powerful voice in black metal, a project to be reckoned with, and one of the best in the now-quite-extensive American black metal universe. Their lurching, screaming, mid-tempo anthems, insanely catchy and possessing, have rapidly set the band apart from what some may have originally viewed as a "Bone Awl spinoff project." He Who Crushes Teeth (long-time Bone Awl drummer and RB architect) is a serious, cornerstone figure in black metal, also having established the excellent Seed Stock label, which has brought an admirable selection of brand-new and older BM titles to the fans on vinyl and cassette. Raspberry Bulbs' My Castle of Quiet appearance marks the first RB live performance anywhere, as most of the cassettes as well as the LP were created by RB alone via multitracking, and only recently has RB established this combo, which we'll hear on the air. MCoQ is proud as hell to present this absolutely live session, a long time in the planning (interview to follow post-set), and a milestone for black metal fans everywhere (If I may be so immodest.) (Sorry, this is a closed-door, broadcast-only event; no guests.) More RB live shows will follow soon.
"5 minutes, Berger."...as I awkwardly extricate myself from the role of Lucky Pierre between John Savage and Bronson Pinchot, @ midnight.
RB @ 12:30 approx.
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