Killtown Death Fest

Announcement #3: one-off exclusive european performance for VASTUM (us)!!!

So tonight we turn our focus towards The States and will present a band that got so excited when the festival sold out the other day, that they announced themselves… So now that the cat is out of the bag we are proud to welcome a one-off exclusive European performance for Bay Are favorites; VASTUM!!!

Death Metal quintet Vastum hails from Oakland, Califormia and have released 3 albums since 2011 via 20 Buck Spin.  The current lineup consists of bassist Luca Indrio (Necrot, Acephalix), guitarist/vocalist Leila Abdul-Rauf (Hammers of Misfortune, Cardinal Wyrm), vocalist Daniel Butler (Acephalix), guitarist Shelby Lermo (Ulthar, Extremity) and drummer Chad Gailey (Necrot, Mortuous).

Vastum’s uniquely crushing brutality is enhanced via lyrical prowess on the subjects of sexuality, eroticism, psychoanalysis and the writings of George Bataille among others. If not the for the extremely debased barbarity of the music one might rightly consider Vastum a thinking man’s Death Metal band. Instead the band is an avalanche of punishment, bodily fluids, caved in skulls and naked violence.

The band is noted for its energetic live performance which hits you hard straight in the face. Musically, the band’s releases feature death metal and dark atmospheres based on slow to mid-tempo, grinding grooves, interspersed with up-tempo shifts, and a bellowing, enunciated growl. The band’s third studio album, Hole Below, was listed as number 19 on Pitchfork’s list of “The Best Metal Albums of 2015”.  A fourth full length is slated to be released on 20 Buck Spin in late 2019.

Check out Vastum here: (live at The Elbo Room San Francisco)

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