Friday, December 21, 2012


LA's Ghostlimb will ring in the new year in the midst of a two-week tear across the USA. The tour includes a spot on one of my final Precious Metal shows, January 7th in New York. 

Ghostlimb are led by frontman Justin Smith, also known as the guitarist of Graf Orlock and the boss of Vitriol Records. I wrote these words in regards to Ghostlimb's latest album, released this year on Vitriol: "Confluence rips through speakers like a U-boat surfacing and lays down what is, to date, the most explosive version of the signature Ghostlimb sound. Bruising, vise-tight hardcore shifts from blazing speed-picking to epic, bluesy choruses. The rhythm section of drummer Alex McLeod and bassist Neal Paul Sharma is monstrously heavy. The lyrics, screamed by Smith with pure conviction, examine human existence - our relationships with ourselves, with each other, and with nature - often referencing historical events, from Ancients Greeks to Sacco and Vanzetti. Desperate and searching, Ghostlimb is like the earnest, heartfelt foil to Smith's other more mischievous band."

Dec 29 Austin, TX @ The Green House
Dec 30 San Antonio, TX @ The Korova
Jan 1 New Orleans, LA @ United Bakery
Jan 2 Atlanta, GA @ 529
Jan 3 Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
Jan 4 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Jan 5 Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
Jan 6 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Jan 7 New York, NY @ Lit 
Jan 8 Allston, MA @ Trouble Ahead
Jan 9 Buffalo, NY @ Funeral Home
Jan 10 Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions
Jan 11 Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
Jan 12 Chicago, IL @ Swerp Mansion

Up next on Vitriol: the self-titled new album by Comadre, out January 8th.