SGG brings you:
The Convocation (Baltimore, MD) – Moss Icon, The Great Unraveling, Universal Order of Armageddon, etc
Ornament – Joe DeNardo of Growing
“Protest Music” out now on iDeal Recordings, “A Lion is a Lion” out this spring on Sleeping Giant Glossolalia
Myriaid – new mutation from the Columboid camp, ex- VAZ
Opening Bell – “…tripped out battery acid washed sludge/bastardized bunkerbeat..”
200 N. 14TH St. Brooklyn, NY, 11249
Formed in 1998 by drummer George France, guitarist/ vocalist Tonie Joy (formerly of Moss Icon, Universal Order of Armageddon, & Born Against) and original bassist Guy Blakeslee (now spearheading The Entrance Band in LA.); the three originally known as The Convocation “Of…” set out to create a unique yet subconscious take on the heavy rock power trio, one that “…epitomizes the union of ancient and futuristic urges”.
By 2002, after releasing a debut 12″ EP. and full length LP on GSL Records as well as a 2nd LP on Tigerstyle, and embarking on numerous North American tours, Blakeslee left to form Entrance.
After sporadic activity with various bassists (Jason Stevens, Chris Camden, and Matt Hall) and having a 7″ released by Gravity Records, The Convocation is again working in full time mode with bassist Donny Van Zandt (an early member of Pinback) making forward-thinking, speculative rock.