In just eight hours, our second annual CMJ Metal Insider showcase will have started. We’re incredibly proud of our lineup, even if it didn’t turn out like we’d originally planned. A mean, lean four-band juggernaut, Byzantine, Black Anvil, Ramming Speed and Vattnet Viskar will be leveling Brooklyn’s Europa starting tonight at 8pm. CMJ itself named two of the four bands, Black Anvil and Ramming Speed, among the 5 Metal Bands You Have To See during this week’s convention. Byzantine will be playing their first New York show in years, and Vattnet Viskar is basking in the afterglow of great reviews for their first full length, Sky Swallower.
And while there’s still plenty of metal to be had for the rest of the week at CMJ, tonight, the place to be is Europa, on 98 Meserole Ave in Brooklyn. Just take the G to Nassau, or take the L to Bedford and walk north. Limited CMJ badges will be admitted, and you can purchase tickets here. There should still be some walk-up tickets available as well, but CMJ is an unpredictable beast, so get there early!