DethRok, Ex Girlfriends, Nevva


Ex Girlfriends


Thu · December 14, 2017

7:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

"On “Good Question,” the opening track of Deth Rok’s 2013 debut album Us & Them, Aaron Havill aka DethRok gets right to the point. Over a slow, steady beat and layered keyboard lines -- one low and warbled, one like a chiming church organ -- he inserts an apocalyptic snippet of a preacher's grim speech : “This is the time of the harvest. This is the time spoken of which is called the end of the world, and I am glad of it.” The track continues with more layered keyboard lines and near-monotone, vocoder-treated vocals. “Should we be saved from oblivion after what we’ve done?” Havill asks in the chorus, while synthesizer patterns dance and weave derisively around him in the ultimate anti-dance music display.
Equal parts nihilistic rock, sedated hip-hop, self-defeated goth and existential singer/songwriter folk music, Deth Rok is a bleak slap in the face to whatever passes for transgressive music
these days.
A skilled and experienced
programmer, engineer and producer who has worked at some of New York & New Orleans’ premier studios with legends like Ric Ocasek,
Faith No More and Jay-Z, and later at 13th Planet Studios with Al Jourgensen and Ministry, Havill has developed the songwriting and
musicianship to match his unsettling sonic vision.
""These are the sounds I hear in my head,"" states Havill regarding his compositions. “I just try to capture what I'd want to hear."" The claustrophobia, desperation and simmering rage comes from years of physical isolation, outsider status and depression that Havill endured as a social misfit who found little comfort in the rules of mainstream society. After parting ways with Ministry during the dissolution of 13th Planet in 2014, which Havill describes as ""a long, toxic story,"" he continues to release new music on his own label GraveStone Records."
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003