REST – Cork post-metal/instrumental veterans
What you may need to know…
01. Beginning life in the Cork scene many moons ago as Wretch, post-metallers Rest have come a long way since making (expletive) of Fred Zeppelin’s and inspiring other local outfits to get it together.
02. Early signees to influential Limerick label Out on a Limb, they released debut album Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame in 2004, followed up by the Operation: Impending Doom extended-player in 2007. A protracted break was broken up by the release in 2013 of second full-length I Hold the Wolf, a joint release between OOAL and Cork’s PLUGD Records shop.
03. Streaming above in its entirety is Endanger Us, a document of the band’s release gig for Operation: Impending Doom at Cyprus Avenue. Released late last month, it marked the tenth anniversary of the show and came off the back of a surprise live appearance at Out on a Limb’s Xmas spectacular at Dolan’s.
04. Next up: Connolly’s of Leap on February 18th, where the band, alongside Hope is Noise, Horse, and The Liminals go under the hammers for a ruck. More info here.
Thoughts: Good to see these specialists in astral heft return to stage. They ought to be something else in the environs of Connolly’s.