Two years ago, the great Dallas thrash band Power Trip released their excellent album Nightmare Logic and continued their ascent, becoming one of the biggest bands on the metal and hardcore undergrounds. Last year, they brought a festival to their hometown, taking over a couple of local venues for two nights and playing … More »
Shock, camp, trash, titillation, prurience…No one does all this quite like Mr. Prurient himself, Dominick Fernow. For over 20 years now, Fernow’s Hospital Productions has been THE go-to label for extreme noise performance and to prove the point, it will host a full day and night of live convulsive beauty in Queens in December.
Hospital Productions and Quo Vadis will present Hospital Fest 2018 at Knockdown Center in Queens, NY on December 8. Perhaps inspired by its 20th anniversary show last year, H-Pro will once again highlight the very best in grind, harsh techno, and brutal noise experiments with two shows on the day at noon and 11:00 p.m. EST (tickets to the early show include entry into the late show).
During the noon show, Fernow will be playing with Texan thrash kings Power Trip, Justin Broadrick (Godflesh) will be on hand to lend his talented hands to a couple of sets (one with his Jesu project, one as Final), and live shows are expected from savage electronic producer and L.I.E.S. leader Ron Morelli and the wonderful piano preparer/composer Kelly Moran, among others. The late show features top techno miscreant Silent Servant and brilliant budding it-DJ Becka Diamond.
More acts are TBA, but check out the line-up so far below. Enjoy a few clips from this year’s artists while you’re down there — and of course, support the underground and grab your tickets here.
Early show, 12:00pm:
Power Trip with Prurient
Jesu with special guests (Justin Broadrick)
Final (Justin Broadrick)
Ron Morelli – Live
Late show, 11:00pm:
Silent Servant – Live
Texas hardcore thrashers Power Trip released the album Nightmare Logic earlier this year. And on his show The Five today, Greg Gutfeld, Fox News’ resident music head, played a song from it and name-dropped the band. The band themselves were not so happy about it. See below via Pitchfork. More »
Two of the best and brightest retro-thrash bands out there right now are Power Trip, from Texas, and Iron Reagan, from Virginia. Members of both bands play in the band Mammoth Grinder, which does a very different kind of old-school underground metal. Power Trip drummer Chris Ulsh fronts Mammoth Grinder, and Iron Reagan members Mark … More »