Pics: Exmortus, The Absence & Hatchet pillaged Saint Vitus (7/10)

Photos by Jonathan Arevalo


The scorching summer is here and there’s no better way to spend a hot summer night than inside an intimate local venue ferociously banging your head to heart-pounding metal alongside your fellow metal brethren. Well, that’s how some Brooklynites spent their past Tuesday night (July 10th) when ‘The Summer of Steel’ tour, led by Cali extreme metal warriors Exmortus and rounded out by Florida melo-death metal crew The Absence and Bay Area thrashers Hatchet, raided Greenpoint’s Saint Vitus Bar.

The tour is named after Exmortus‘ brand spankin’ new full-length album on Prosthetic Records, The Sound of Steel, and features the foursome performing new rippers like “Make Haste,” “Feast of Flesh,” “Into The Maw of Hell,” “Strength and Honor,” and “Victory or Death!” along with a few favorites from their Ride Forth and Slave to the Sword LPs on every stop of the run.

The Absence and Hatchet aren’t slacking either as they’ve been smashing cities with fresh tunes of their own, respectively from their new efforts A Gift for the Obsessed and Dying to Exist, plus other various hits. The shreddage continues through the end of this month with Canadian and west coast stops.

We’ve got some exclusive shots from the Brooklyn gig and a list of all remaining tour dates below \m/

Next up at Saint Vitus:

7/12 – Bootblacks, Del Judas, Piggy Black Cross
7/13 – Hopesfall, End, Greyhaven
7/14 – Car Bomb, Yashira, Cryptodira, Inside The Beehive, Mouthbreather, Juan Bond


The Absence:



Exmortus, The Absence & Hatcheton on ‘The Summer of Steel’ tour (remaining dates):

07/12 Quebec City, QC – Source de le Martinere
07/13 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
07/15 Joliet, IL – The Forge****
07/17 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room****
07/18 Denver, CO – Roxy Theater
07/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Club X
07/20 Boise, ID – The Shredder
07/22 Seattle, WA – Club SUR
07/23 Portland, OR – Twilight Cafe & Bar
07/24 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
* Exmortus only
** w/Immortal Guardian
*** w/Black Fast
**** w/Micawber

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