This is a past event.

Batillus Staff Pick

When: Wed., Nov. 16, 9 p.m. 2011
Price: $7

Call it "blackened doom" or whatever; New York City's Batillus plays something akin to the apocalypse in slow-mo: dirty, sludgy, bleak, utterly destructive. The band's debut album, Furnace, released earlier this year, was also its first with a singer, and his scratchy, ghastly scream suitably complements the plodding, low-end doom. Vocals are the band's most black metal element, save for the blast beats on "Uncreator." Otherwise, Batillus deals in squalls of feedback and leaden riffs, recorded in what sounds like a cavernous, decaying warehouse. Released on the small Chicago label Seventh Rule Recordings, Furnace has spread mostly via word of mouth, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Catch Batillus on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Elbo Room (647 Valencia St., San Francisco) with local psych-sludge trio Prizehog, which has been generating buzz of its own with its recently released full-length, Thought Nest. 9 p.m., tickets at the door only.

— Kathleen Richards


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Anonymous and pseudonymous comments will be removed.




Submit an event

Popular Events

  • Voices of Music presents: Bach and the Dance (Classical & Opera)

    • Buy Tickets
  • Picnic on Telegraph (Uncategorized)

  • JACQUES VILLEGLE: Les Boulevards de la Creation Decollages from 1952 (Art Galleries)

Best of the East Bay


© 2020 Telegraph Media    All Rights Reserved
Powered by Foundation