If your ear is listening to the Underground Metal scene then you might be aware of the side project band that Steve Asheim of Deicide is involved in. If not, let me call your attention to the one and only Order Of Ennead. The band is vastly different from that of Deicide and focuses more on Melodic yet very Technical Death Metal than just intense brutal Death and tonight would be their first headlining show in NYC. The gig was originally supposed to feature Wormrot who had to pull out thanks to Visa issues but we would still get Mobile Deathcamp and the whole thing would go down at Santo’s Party House. Having never seen either band before in the live sense I got to the club early enough to catch as much of the show as possible. Click the logo below to read the full concert report over on the main PiercingMetal.com site and then scroll down to enjoy some side moments and images from the gig that are only presented here in the blog header posting.
There was no real venue marquee to shoot with the bands name on it this time around and I didn’t see any flyers so I apologize if I just happened to miss seeing them somewhere. I did try to make up for it with some other random inclusions. Please enjoy. Here we see the full Order Of Ennead band membership with Earache Records own Al Dawson. We’ve known Al since becoming a Metal scribe/photographer and always enjoy his company at gigs.
Order Of Ennead & Al Dawson
Next we caught up with drummer Steve Asheim who was enjoying an ice cold brew after a killer set. Don’t worry, he had plenty of company with this activity and was not on his own at all.
Order Of Ennead's Steve Asheim
I then took the time to get all of the folks from the Earache Records NYC office in a photo with the band. I felt that was a nice shot waiting to happen and as luck would have it, I was correct. Sometimes I am with that stuff. LOL
Order Of Ennead & Earache Records NYC Staff Members
Folks who have talked to me at shows know that I am a bit of a maven for collecting certain things when it comes to my concert adventures and one of these is the guitar picks. As luck would have it, Mr. John Li had these cool signature guitar picks in his possession and he gave me a couple to add to my collection. I love how he had the panda on them. It was different. One of these designs is the most used, but you will need to see a show to find out that detail. Sorry.
Guitar Picks of Order Of Ennead's John Li
Sadly I did not manage to get any from vocalist/guitarist Kevin Quirion, so that will be a side mission the next time the band returns to this part of the East Coast. To close up this grouping of side observations, I did enjoy the sign that was hanging behind the drums area on the club’s wall. So I included it for you as well.
Before I forget, here are a couple of examples of the guitar technical implements that help Order Of Ennead get the crushing sound that they deliver again and again. I forget which one is John Li’s and which is Kevin Quirion’s but I think each does a lot of the same thing for them.