Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Iskra Concert Video Showcase!!

Before we dive into this weekend's concert previews, here's a concert video showcase from last week's Iskra-headlined concert at The Oddfellows Hall! Attendee Christopher Paci (a frequent filmer at local concerts) was on hand to shoot the show, and if you were curious, he was back at Rotaryfest to film there, and we'll showcase those on the site shortly! Uploaded to Chris' YouTube channel on Tuesday, he apologizes on each for the poor lighting at the hall, but he was in good angles to get each band filmed! Given the jumbled lineup order, we'll start with his videos of Victoria, B.C. grindcore quintet Iskra, who Chris filmed playing their songs "Priviliged Morality", and 90 seconds of a song I can't place off hand, bot embedded below is "Illegal" (I think.) The dark lighting does these videos no favours, and the audio is a little staticy, but Iskra sound ferocious as you'd expect, so give Chris' videos a look!

Next up, here's Chris' video of the night's opening band, local doom metal trio AlgomA, who were filmed playing a lengthy newer original, with guitarist Boyd Rendell on lead vocals. Better lighting here, partially because it was earlier in the day, so this is one of the better videos that Chris shot, and Algoma sound devastating as usual! Give it a look below as well!

Also filmed last week were the closing band, local death/thrash trio Pillory, who Chris filmed two songs from, those being their new songs "Abhorred Apprehension" and, as embedded below, what I believe is "The Passing". Though the video quality suffers in similar ways to the Iskra videos, Pillory sound brutal, as they have continually sounded since reuniting, though Robert Sartini's vocals are often hard to discern. Check out Chris' Pillory videos above & below!

Finally for the Iskra concert videos, Chris did film one video of local goregrind duo Rotopsy playing their song "Lesbian Luxuries of a Lobotomy Factory" (they named it, not me!) Good side-view angle of Dylan and Taylor's bouncy minimalist metal action, despite the obvious lighting issues, but they are easy to hear in this clip, so check our Rotopsy from last week below as well!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for weekend concert previews next, and for our spotlight of Chris' Rotaryfest videos soon as well! Thanks everyone!

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