PHOTOS: Cult Leader, Primitive Man, Dragged Into Sunlight — July 1st, 2016 @ The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY

It’s no surprise that Brooklyn is the best east coast area for theatrical, dramatic, obscure bands to perform. July 1st, 2016 was  a perfect example of this. The Bell House was the host for 3 amazing bands. Opening the show was Cult Leader, who as usual, laid Brooklyn to waste. It is highly recommended that you go see Cult Leader, whether it be on this tour (which you should be going to anyway), or any future tours they go on.

Following was Primitive Man. If you ever wondered what kind of music cavemen would be making in this lifetime, Primitive Man are the perfect example. Between the loud, rumbling guitar, booming bass, and vocalist Ethan McCarthy’s yells from hell, there is no doubt that there was no patron left unchanged after that set.

Lastly, Dragged Into Sunlight mesmerized the crowd with their blinding strobes and punishing wall-to-wall noise. Honestly, words do not do Dragged Into Sunlight’s performance justice. If there’s a band that you should see multiple times (granted, you aren’t an epileptic), it would be Dragged Into Sunlight.

Enjoy the photos below!

Cult Leader

Primitive Man

Dragged Into Sunlight


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A recent graduate of Nassau Community College with an associates degree in liberal arts, Mark is currently a freelance photographer in the Long Island/New York City area (but travels frequently, especially if the job is worth it), and is constantly churning out riffs with his grindcore band, Blame God (who’s even playing with NAILS in March 2017). Aside from that, he is constantly searching for new bands to check out and attending/photographing shows.

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