Now that the holidays are behind us, and we’re all back to our daily routines, the weekend is one of the only times most of us can get out and live a little. If getting out of the house more is one of your resolutions this year, consider stopping by Black Circle Brewing Co. this Saturday night. The band Black Recluse is throwing a release party for their new EP. Joining them will be Stealing Volume, Steed, and Think Tank.
Black Recluse is a hardcore punk band from Indianapolis. They label their own sound as “godless crustcore”, so leave your religion at the door, I guess? Black Recluse’s new EP is entitled “Send Me To Hell”. There’s a joke in there somewhere, but I’m not going to bother. Black Recluse makes music full of banging drums, thrashy guitar, and guttural screams. This isn’t any soft, pop-punk group. Black Recluse walks the line between metal and punk. For those who are a fan of either, they’ll find something to like in Black Recluse.
Stealing Volume is another local Indianapolis band with some punk aesthetics, though they classify their genre as rock. The members of Stealing Volume include Ben Schimmel (vocals, guitar), David Barajas (guitar), Scott Tolley (drums), and Scott Lamb (bass). If you like your punk mixed with more melodic rock and catchy riffs, you won’t be disappointed in Stealing Volume.
To tip the scales of performing bands closer in sound to Black Recluse, the thrash and metal band Steed will also be playing at Black Circle Brewing Co. Like the rest, Steed is a local Indianapolis band. Its members consist of Bake Henry (bass, vocals), Matt Rubadue (guitar), Phred Aldred (guitar), and Steven Riddle (drums). Steed mixes in rough metal vocals with some pretty good thrashy guitar riffs in most of their songs. The screaming is still a bit much for me, but that’s just one guy’s opinion.
To round out the evening, we have Think Tank, a hardcore punk rock band from Indianapolis. Out of all the bands performing at the Black Recluse EP Release Party, Think Tank is the one that fits most solidly in the punk genre. That being said, they still have more of an edge than most, and still plenty of screams for those who like it.
So for anyone looking to have a punky, hardcore time, the Black Recluse EP Release at Black Circle Brewing Co. is the place to be this weekend. The show on Saturday kicks off at 8:00 pm, and the doors open at 7:00. A five dollar cover at the door will get you in.