CELESTE (France, Denovali)
INFERNAL COIL (Boise)
8PM Doors // 9PM Sounds
$10 in Advance // $12 Day of Show
The spring is already gonna be a whirlwind of heavv assaults all over Richmond City and it seems it won’t be letting up even for a second! Strange Matter is proud to welcome French avant-garde black metal act CELESTE who garners comparisons to Deathspell Omega and Blut Aus Nord, but are indeed a psychedelic, genre-bending force of their own! They’ll be joined by Boise, Idaho’s INFERNAL COIL who just ripped Mac’s Irish Pub a new one this winter! For those uninitiated, they’re an up-and-coming death metal act who feature the homie Blake formerly of Dead In The Dirt (who played here with the mighty Sunn O) and although easily classifiable as death metal, the influences range all over the extreme music spectrum. They’ll be joined by the dark metallic hardcore assaults of locau support units OSTRACA and the first Strange Matter appearance of LUNGER (current/ex This Time It’s War/Charmer).
CELESTE: CELESTE, along with Blut Aus Nord and Deathspell Omega, may be considered as one of the most important bands of the worldwide famous French avant-garde black metal scene. However CELESTE’s influences are so wide that this label does not do them justice. The spectrum of their sound is hard to define but at the same time easy to recognize by its uniqueness. As Metal.de puts it: “CELESTE are gargantuan and obscure, mysteriously black. No ray of light can penetrate the darkness surrounding them. Yet, if you need a picture you should imagine their album ‘ANIMALE(S)’ as a faceless, gloomy monstrosity which uses its countless arms to pick elements from various musical pigeon-holes without giving a shit whether it is black or doom metal, post-hardcore or sludge. The only thing which matters is that CELESTE successfully managed to follow their agenda with many more facets than on their first albums.”