Apr 292012

It’s only a coincidence. My rational mind knows that. But the still-superstitious part of me worries that there’s a chance, maybe only a 1% chance, that the appearance on the same afternoon of new videos of Mitochondrion and Dragged Into Sunlight is a sign that Cthulhu is commanding me across the dimensional membrane to write this post. And if there’s even a 1% chance of waking up tomorrow with all my orifices gorged with tentacles greedily sucking out my nutrients, I think I’m gonna play it safe.

Besides, I love these two bands. Or maybe I fear them. Maybe I love my fear. They both create apocalyptic atmospheres  – dark, anti-human, scourging.

Mitochondrion plays ritualistic war metal. In one of my previous posts about them this year (here), they were looking ahead to a show with the powerful Antediluvian on April 28 — last night — in Vancouver. Turns out they played a new song at that show, a song called “Insummation”, being played in public for the first time. There’s a video of it after the jump. The visual quality is decent, but the audio quality isn’t great. Still, it captures the brutalizing insanity of the song.

Dragged Into Sunlight played a show last night, too — at the SWR Metalfest in Barroselas, Portugal. The line-up for that festival was amazing, headlined by Immortal. Two videos have surfaced of the DIS performance. The sound quality is better than the Mitochondrion vid. Looks like DIS is still playing mostly with their backs turned  to the audience. The music is still ear-wrecking and flesh-rending.



The first video below is actually the last song of the DIS set at Barroselas. The video below it is the preceding 28 minutes, including a very long pre-recorded introduction. I do recommend it if you have the time and you’re into what DIS is doing musically.

I have to warn you that when I first watched these in their original location, an annoying ad that you can’t turn off interrupted the videos AFTER THEY STARTED — which has to be the most maddening ad-insertion technique I’ve yet seen. I’d like to decapitate and skull-fuck whoever thought of this and then burn the family of whoever added it to these videos. With any luck, the ad insertions won’t carry over to the embeds.




  1. I think I’ve started to take a liking to DIS… and I still want that poster’s artwork on a shirt.

  2. I can report that the new Mito song sounded awesome live. That show was fantastic!

  3. My friend Anka picked me up a Mito shirt when she went to see this. Won’t be in my grubby hands until Barge/December. Have you broke the news to your wife yet???

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