1131 S. Broad Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19147



Locrian, Planning For Burial

Fri, September 11, 2015

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Boot & Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Sannhet was founded in Brooklyn, NY in late 2010 and they released their debut LP Known Flood via Sacrament Records (St. Vitus Bar’s label) in February of 2013 to great critical acclaim. Most recently, Sannhet released their sophomore album, Revisionist, in March of 2015 via San Francisco’s Flenser Records. The album is a dizzying concoction of math-metal intricacy, prismatic pop shimmer, and dense metallic crush, taking the metalgaze sound of likeminded modern metal combos and adding more dynamic indie rockisms and churning noise rock crunch. The New York Times said Revisionist has "…blasting volume and palpitating drum patterns of European black metal, the overwhelming density of Glenn Branca’s multi-guitar symphonies, and the slow, determined development of a lot of bands from the last 25 years, instrumental or not, that have been called post-rock or post-metal — Slint, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Isis.
LOCRIAN are prophetic voices of decline. The Chicago/Baltimore trio formed in 2005, as a duo of André Foisy (guitar) and Terence Hannum (keyboards/vocals). From their beginning they comfortably straddled both the experimental and metal underground. Urban decay, environmental destruction, birth/death/re-birth, and post-apocalyptic themes weave there way throughout their releases. In 2009, the group expanded to a trio with the inclusion of renowned experimental musician Steven Hess (drums/electronics), beginning with their critically acclaimed album The Crystal World for Utech Records, a breakthrough release for the band.

In 2011, the group signed with Relapse Records, which brought the group's work to a much wider audience beginning with the re-release of numerous catalog pieces. In Summer 2012, the group recorded their Relapse Records debut Return to Annihilation, an album that Pitchfork claimed is the group's "most provocative and engaging Locrian album to date."

2014 marked the band's first European appearance including a much lauded set at the renowned Roadburn Festival in Holland. LOCRIAN continue to remain exceptionally prolific, consistently releasing critically acclaimed albums, collaborative albums, and EPs, that have been praised by Pitchfork, the Chicago Tribune, Decibel Magazine, NPR, Spin Magazine, and numerous other publications. Their next full-length is set for a 2015 release via Relapse Records.
Planning For Burial
Simultaneously straddling the line between being completely nostalgic and futurist sounding, this product of a single wunderkind takes healthy obsessions with certain influences and filters them through a droning, gloomy spyglass that evokes only the most concrete blues (the emotion not the music) this side of the gray waters of the Atlantic.

The live side of the Planning For Burial coin has a split personality where the audience is never sure what they are going to get; the loud version is a droning and noise-y wall of sound while the quiet version is soft and pretty. Both aspects though are exercises in wondrous depression.
Venue Information:
The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19147