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  • ALUK TODOLO + INSECT ARK West Coast Tour & NYC Appearance

    January 3rd, 2017



    Feb 3,4,5 New York – Stardust VI – St Vitus

    Feb 7 Seattle – Highline

    Feb 8 Portland – High Water Mark

    Feb 9 San Francisco – Elbo Room w/ Common Eider King Eider, Alaric

    Feb 10 Sacramento – The Colony

    Feb 11 Los Angeles – the Complex

    ALUK TODOLO (Grenoble, France) is an instrumental power trio performing Occult Rock since 2004. Their music is a methodical exploration of the powers of musical trance. Part occult black metal fiend and part snide kraut menace, the band conjures rabid obsessive rhythms and abyssal disharmonic guitars, subliminal spiritualist vibrations and bizarre, magick summonings. ALUK TODOLO reduces psychedelic improvisation to a bare, telluric instrumentation, in which dry, spare percussion grievously mines the scrapes, shrieks and shimmer of mutated guitar and bass. The band’s sound is monolithic and stabbing, hypnotic but unpredictable, minimalist yet teeming: a dangerous, noxious coil of all things black.

    INSECT ARK is an instrumental doom-psych duo based in NYC / Portland (Dana Schechter – bass, lap steel, synths / Ashley Spungin – drums, synths). Schechter plays/has played with M. Gira’s Angels of Light (Swans), Wrekmeister Harmonies; Ashley Spungin also plays in Taurus. Since the band’s inception in late 2011, Insect Ark have toured internationally, had their music used in feature films, and released 5 records/singles. Pitchfork called their 2015 album “Portal/Well” “vivid and immersive, maintaining a queasy, menacing dream logic”; and the WIRE, “lumbering, thudding bass riffs rise from the pools of droning, keening synths beneath”. A new full-length LP is currently in production for a 2017 release.

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  • Brown Angel “Shutout” available N O W

    December 16th, 2016


    The odds didn’t favor a new Brown Angel record. Yet, despite a lineup scattered across continents and a 2012 breakup (which ended with a 2013 rapprochement), the Pittsburgh, PA noise-metal trio roar back from the abyss with “Shutout”, their third LP and first for Brooklyn’s Sleeping Giant Glossolalia records. “Shutout” finds Mike Rensland (bass, also of Night Vapor), John Roman (drums, also of Microwaves), and Adam MacGregor (guitar, vocals) shedding most of the melodic trappings of 2013’s “Agonal Harvest”. The trio instead serves up a brief but bracing program rife with gnarled, feedback-soused riffs, martial rhythms and the seismic thrum of Rensland’s bass. Brown Angel’s music remains rooted in early ’90s death metal and grindcore, post-punk, experimental noise, and no wave, while never neglecting a commitment to the song itself. Some new ventures in arrangement – the layered vocals and mellotron in “Coward’s Progress”, and the orchestral percussion and free-jazz blasts that augment “See That I Am Scourged’s” lopsided industrial grind – mirror a focus on solemnity and fugue-like repetition throughout. Like “Lysol” or even “Diver Down” before it, “Shutout” ends with a pair of covers: Chrome’s “Armageddon” and Husker Du’s “Data Control,” which apply similar treatment to those masters’ works to a shattering effect. “Shutout” was recorded and engineered by Jason Jouver (of Don Caballero and Creta Bourzia), at Pittsburgh’s +/- (Plus/Minus) Studio, and mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin.

    Vinyl LP available from our shop.

    Digital version available here.


    November 16th, 2016

    We’re pleased to share the new video for “Sunken” from the s/t LP by SUBMISSIONS, the post-industrial dirge duo of BOBB BRUNO and RALPH K GERMAN. Pick up the album from our online store.

  • Final Warning for this Crusher

    November 6th, 2016

    Child Abuse, Microwaves, Couch Slut, and Opening Bell on the same bill. Sounds almost too good to be true, doesn’t it?


  • SGG pre-Halloween Ritual Friday, October 28

    October 17th, 2016


    SGG presents a very special night of performances in an historic church on the Friday before Halloween featuring:

    ***INSECT ARK – full band ineup of Dana Schechter and Ashley Spungin

    “Creating a personal soundtrack to the human psyche’s underbelly, Insect Ark weaves a brooding, textural landscape, a starless night spiked with light and flash. The music braids together delay-drenched lap steel guitar, acoustic and electronic drums, distorted bass & synths to create a sonic mural both uncomfortably intimate and icy cold.

    Started in late 2011 as a the one-woman solo project of bassist/multi-instrumentalist Dana Schechter (M. Gira’s Angels of Light (Swans)/Bee and Flower), the band became a duo in Jan 2015 with the addition of Portland-based drummer Ashley Spungin (Taurus). Schechter performs solo when Spungin is on the west coast.
    The vinyl edition of “Portal/Well” is forthcoming on Sleeping Giant Glossolalia.”


    “Blanko and Noiry is a multi-generational performance collaborative that has performed in New York City since 2006. Blanko & Noiry have appeared at venues including MOMA/PS1, La Mama Gallery, The Kitchen, and Gavin Brown Gallery. Blanko & Noiry is Chris Kachulis*, Frank Haines and Reuben Lorch-Miller. Their work is based on mutual interests in ritual, Vaudeville, show tunes, the occult, psychodrama, Viennese Actionism and experimental electronic music. One of their most memorable events is a night of performance curated by Frank Haines titled Blood Transfusion for a Ghost at MoMA PS1 in conjunction with the Kenneth Anger exhibition.”

    *Chris Kachulis (born 1937 in Brooklyn, New York), is a chanteur known for his participation in the early days of New York’s Electronic music scene. He collaborated on Bruce Haack’s 1968 album Electric Lucifer.

    ***KINTAAN – unsettling, avant-doom/industrial from Providence

    “Mind-expanding, drum & bass tectonic shifts washed in nightmarish effects. Kintaan are a trio from Providence, RI who drive an earthen, rhythmic push directly into the mangled, electronic ambiance of a Lucio Fulci gore flick.
    You will feel the dead weight of deep space crush your chest as the massive swells of distorto riffs, complex beats, synth hell-washes and hallucinatory, vocal interjections provide you, the listener, with your very own sensory deprivation tank for outer limit pilgrimage. If you’ve ever wondered what music made in a
    black hole would sound like; Kintaan’s audio debauchery will provide an answer…of some kind.” – Jay Snyder

    ***FINAL BOSS – NYC bunkerbeat/live electronics abuse ritual, members of Action Beat(UK) and Opening Bell

    ***and unorthodox “DJ”/interludes courtesy of JUN MIZUMACHI (former Ike Yard, current Gnaw member, award winning sound design for countless memorable films)

    Friday, October 28
    cash bar for 21+

    129 Russell St. Brooklyn, NY

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  • Art of Burning Water “Between Life and Nowhere” now available!

    October 14th, 2016


    We are proud to offer the 6th(and 1st to be released in America) album from AOBW. This record completely pummeled us in a way we didn’t know was still possible. Incredibly powerful, vital stuff packed tightly into these grooves. Prepare for punishment.

    Art Of Burning Water refuse to die despite being one of the most frowned upon bunch of noise making twats of the past decade and a half. There is no machine behind this band and the UK ‘underground’ rock circle jerk has never approved them or championed them and they do not have friends in high places but do have high friends. You won’t be told to check them out and they will not be seen high fiving the correct people in the correct places in order to further their way up festival bills with the correct bands. Art Of Burning Water are outsiders in the truest sense of the word and very proud to stand outside the golden circle of your love. Art Of Burning Water are a steroided immigrant noise punk outfit that does not need to be loved to live. Art Of Burning Water love what they do and therefore need not be loved for what they do. This is strong music by weak people. For fans of: Keelhaul, Rorschach, Voivod, Amebix, Godflesh and Motorhead. D-beat goes to school – this is PhD beat!”

    Screen printed jackets. Strictly limited.


    Released by Bigoût in Europe, SuperFi in UK

  • SUBMISSIONS LP is here at last!

    September 26th, 2016


    SUBMISSIONS, hailing from the Los Angeles area, are a post-industrial dirge duo whose members have, somewhat confusingly, done time in such seemingly disparate yet highly regarded outfits as German Army, The For Carnation, Dumb Numbers, Polar Goldie Cats, Goliath Bird Eater, and perhaps a few that you might not even believe if we told you. SUBMISSIONS, or Bobb Bruno and Ralph K. German as they are better known, deliver a bleak, heavy soundtrack to the absolute worst of times.

    Strictly limited.


    Order your copy HERE.

    Give the album a listen HERE.


  • Igor Von de Heilichtson III returns, but are we ready?

    September 21st, 2016


    Remember this classic maniac? We invited him to play in NYC, and he is! This Thursday at the illustrious Don Pedro with DAZZLING KILLMEN’s Tim Garrigan, CLEAN GIRLS, CHAIN GANG GRAVE, and NASSAU COLISEUM. The inimitable, VHS-only SATAN’S GOD.
    Please kill responsibly.


    Satan’s God – timeless VHS-only dementia from the infamous Igor Von De Heilichtson III in a very rare live setting…forbidden in all zones..
    View some vintage violence right HERE.

    Clean Girls – “…Clean Girls does it the right way: with complete abandon, happy to ride the worthless wave right out to Zone A for the next hurricane to wash it all out to sea.” -Doug Mosurock, Still Single

    Chain Gang Grave – “…Shambolic and chaotic, wild and unhinged, a sort of bastard blooze, with loose-limbed octopoidal drumming, filthy guitars, howled feral vox, all recorded super hot and in-the-red, lurching from wild almost psychedelic freakouts, to doomy, dirge metal creep..” – aQuarius Records

    Tim Garrigan(Dazzling Killmen) w/ Mario Viele

    DJ sets by Nassau Coliseum(Final Boss, Opening Bell members)

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  • Beat the heat, join them…

    August 17th, 2016


    ULTRABUNNY –  long running performance art-space-drag/drug noise collective

    MYRIAID –   (the extra “i” intentional, mind you)  Is “post-everything” already overused? Does it even mean anything? New, weird blood from VAZ, Columboid personnel.

    NASSAU COLISEUM – primitive/advanced bünkerbeat dub/grime/minimal powerviolence from Opening Bell, Final Boss members.

    RADIO SHOCK – one man glitch ritual overload

    doors at 8pm
    “nervi rigent, et vocabo in sanguinem, in eu festum, operuit cum caseo!”

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  • Multicult & Couch Slut live aktion impending, proceed with caution

    August 4th, 2016

    Dutifully reporting the approach of a live music event which will surely pose serious health risks to all who attend. Multicult, with a new LP soon to materialize, and Couch Slut(who have a release for SGG in the works), are on the top of this bill, which, as previously stated, should be approached with the utmost concern for one’s own welfare.

    multicult couch slut humanshapes

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  • Brown Angel in NYC with Gnaw, Opening Bell, and more!

    August 4th, 2016

    To celebrate the upcoming release of Brown Angel’s “Shutout” LP, we are hosting the band here in NYC for a very special evening…

    Friday, August 12, SGG presents:

    GNAW – An NYC institution of horrific genre-bending and adventerous, unsettling recording and performance. Ex-Khanate, Ike Yard, OLD, etc

    BROWN ANGEL – “A post-everything trio from Ecuador/Pittsburgh. RIYL noise rock raga, teutonic industrial aesthetic, Hellhammer-grade weaponized dub.”
    New LP “Shutout” out in October on SGG.
    Members of Microwaves, Creation is Crucifixion, Orlop, Torus, Lothal, Night Vapor, Van Halen

    OPENING BELL – 2 boys, 1 girl, 1 bunker, several loud sounds, 0 friends.

    MIND MACHINE – Opponents, Creeplings, La Otracina operatives

    DJ sets by Mike Mare of dälek

    Saint Vitus
    1120 Manhattan Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11222

    Thanks to Alan Dubin for his morning commute graphic design multitasking which resulted in this appropriately disturbing visual accompaniment:


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  • That’s a wrap on BEAT THE BELL TOUR!

    August 4th, 2016

    That’s a wrap on Action Beat + G.W. Sok/Opening Bell U.S. tour! Thanks to friends, new and old, for making this month a constant barn-burner. Too good!

    Here is the crew celebrating one final night in Queens, before heading home on planes & trains…FullSizeRender 2

    From the desk of our man G.W. Sok, as tour comes to a close:

    “USA, DAY TWENTYFOURFIVESIX (July 24-25-26th)… After finishing our 23-shows-in-23-days US tour of Action Beat + G.W. Sok together with fellow-travelers NY-trio Opening Bell, we straightaway went into the studio for three days to record a new album… The 3&ahalf new songs which we “practised” during the tour, plus 6&ahalf new ones which we coughed up on the spot, with most lyrics written during the tour… After less than two days we were ready… What happened!… Most stuff done in one, two takes, a few small repairs, and BAM!… By the end of Monday evening faster-than-a-speeding-bullet-engineer Seth of the magnificent Machines With Magnets studios in Providence RI, was ready with the mix… Today, Tuesday 26th, it’s 12 AM: our eyes are closed (a little sleepy perhaps?) and our EARS WIDE OPEN (fully awake, yes!) while we listen to the gawddamn AMAZING result… Yeeeee-Haaaawww!… TOUR DOGS Special delivery straight from heavenly hell… that is: New York, Philly, Washington DC, Baltimore, Richmond, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Atlanta, Birmingham, New Orleans, Houston, Austin, Dallas… that’s us, fellas… traveling around in the Underground Scenery of Anothermerica One drummer missing, arrested in the UK, tour hasn’t even started yet… then sun blasts, heavy rains, and a series of seriously t-r-o-u-b-l-e-d vans long drives, short drives… and all the time loading in, loading out, waiting, soundcheck, playtime… yes food, no food, fast food, slow food… yes sleep no sleep, roads roads roads and more ROADS… One troubled van now unsurprisingly unsurrealistically fucked up… think fast, think not, burn rubber, on the double one apartment, one floor, seven bodies, and dogbeds, two sleeping-bags, and one family flee couch… juice, water, beer, weed, coffee, “coffee”… bagel, burger, donut, diner… Smelly clothes, a stolen backpack, occasional showers, a van-change, a smelly shirt change one guitarist heading home, due to family illness… and then there were six… and too much change in the pocket, fuck it a traffic jam? terrific man and meanwhile trouble in the US of A a certain kind of malice in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Dallas… we’re just passing through, though, but we’re concerned, and worried, and so are the people we meet and yes, this music IS bringing us together… for worse, or better… rough, hypnotic, jagged a noisy, chaotic, vital racket… with sometimes even louder miles per hour… who cares, hurray… hear! hear!… and we’re only HALFWAY here… and so, what’s left?… right! Kansas City, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Binghamton, Portland, Boston, Providence… unlock your ears, and hear it come, for here it comes… the amazing noise of the Bletchley Boys… Tour dogs! (misprint, baby: tour gods…) ”

    MORE SOON from Action Beat, GW Sok, & Opening Bell so…watch…this…space!!