COUGH

COUGH

Grime, Trapped Within Burning Machinery

Monday, May 14, 2018

8:30 pm

Soda Bar

$12.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

COUGH
COUGH
Conceived in the fertile metal underground of Richmond, VA circa 2005, COUGH have sought to be the heaviest band ever since their inception. The band takes inspiration from the most savage aspects of extreme music, from crushing doom metal and grimy sludge to early black metal. After the independent 2007 release of their first EP, The Kingdom, COUGH quickly put out their first proper full-length, Sigillum Luciferi (Forcefield Records, 2008). Recorded with acclaimed producer Sanford Parker (Minsk, Rwake, Pelican, Nachtmystium), Sigillum Luciferi was an ugly, agonizing display of misanthropy. Slight bits of psychedelia wormed into the massive riffs and wove their way throughout the band’s inhuman screams, making the record one of the most impressive pieces of doom metal to emerge from North America in quite some time.

Between hospital visits and bouts of near-insanity, COUGH slowly labored forward with the writing of their follow-up album. By 2010 the band had signed to Relapse Records and returned to Chicago, IL, enlisting Parker once again to record their sophomore album, the aptly titled Ritual Abuse. That LP delivered thoroughly massive, psychedelic doom via five epic tracks of impenetrable walls of sludge. Ritual Abuse caught the attention of publications including Stereogum, Metal Injection, Decibel Magazine, and more, and was widely hailed as one of the finest moments of 21st-century doom metal.

After a six year hiatus, COUGH return with Still They Pray, a 65 minute acid-drenched nightmare set to music. Produced by Electric Wizard’s Jus Oborn and recorded by Oborn and Windhand’s Garrett Morris, COUGH pick up where Ritual Abuse left off, masterfully pushing their black cosmic psychedelia to the brink of despair. Still They Pray reached multiple Billboard charts including #11 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and #21 on the Billboard Hardmusic Chart.
Grime
Grime
Grime starts its mission in Trieste, Italy during the Summer of 2010 with the only goal to bring destruction and chaos to a town near yours. Their sound is rooted into rotten burial grounds and their songs are the sound of a decaying swamp filled with garbage. Their slow and heavy groove is filthy and vicious, guitar riffs are sharp and covered with rust, drums and bass hit with the unstoppable power of a mud avalanche. Their last LP "Circle of Molesters" was nominated Sludge album of the year in 2015 from CVLT Nation and reached the top 5 in many top 10 end of the year album charts. They made a bunch of European tours (with the likes of Converge, Cough, Fistula, Today is The Day and -16-) and had the honour to play some great festivals such as Heavy Days in Doomtown, Bloodshed Festival, Barroselas Metal Fest, Roadburn, Desertfest Belgium and Desertfest London as well as two festivals in Russia with Suma.

They now have their sights set on the States and will spread their plague in your town very soon... Be afraid!
Venue Information:
Soda Bar
3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104
http://www.sodabarmusic.com/