Of the many, many underground bands screwed over by COVID-19, Denver’s Blood Incantation got especially stung. Last year saw the death-doom quartet release Hidden History of the Human Race, an underground smash hit that became Decibel Magazine‘s album of the year. But with the coronavirus, any chance the band had of bringing their trundling, misanthropic sound to the masses was totally fucked. Now, Blood Incantation have announced the next best thing — a show livestreamed from their rehearsal space.
As reported by Brooklyn Vegan, Blood Incantation will play ‘Hidden History of the Human Race (Live in the Rehearsal Space)’ this Friday, September 25th, at 2pm EST. The band will also be around for a live chat during the stream, so fans can ask them what sort of weed they like to smoke an other Coloradan nonsense (don’t lie, that’s definitely what you were going to ask them).
Make sure to set an alarm using the video link below:
Hidden History of the Human Race made our own Top 10 of 2019 list last year, with The Pit writing, “After 2015’s Starspawn, it seems Blood Incantation climbed deeper into the intergalactic subconscious to painstakingly construct a brilliant ode to cosmic horror with Hidden History. Already-great riffs are couched in mind-bending time manipulation and unexpected twists to create genuinely breathtaking death metal.”
The band also took part in Necrot frontman Luca Indiro’s video campaign against white supremacy. “I just woke up one day and instead of feeling powerless I decided that a little difference can still be made,” Indiro told The Pit. “We are all part of micro realities, and the metal scene is one of them. None of us can change the world, but we can help inspire change inside of our social circle. I decided to create an email and started writing to band members that I know from past tours and shows asking em to send 5-second videos saying ‘Fuck racism’ and to get more people involved. Eric was the one that helped me the most. He understood immediately what was needed to be done and helped me a lot getting people to send videos. Everybody helped by sending a video or spreading the word it’s still happening and it’s still growing. I started it but it’s really everybody’s project we are all participating and my friend Mark at Tankcrimes compound is helping with the video edits. Sometimes metal fans don’t understand that the metal musicians live on the road most of the year and travel all over the world, sharing experiences with people of all races and nationalities. It’s time for metal fans to understand that we are disgusted by racism and hopefully that can inspire someone to change his/her views.”
Words by Chris Krovatin