Bikini Kill plays Variety Playhouse Saturday, September 26

Bikini Kill photo by Debi Del Grande

Bikini Kill plays Variety Playhouse Saturday, September 26. $39.50-$70 8:30 p.m. | Tickets go on-sale Monday, February 28 at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. Pre-sale starts Thursday, February 27 at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. The presale code will be sent out via the Bikini Kill newsletter

For this round of shows, the group’s lineup features Kathleen Hanna on vocals, Tobi Vail on drums, Kathi Wilcox on bass, and guitarist Erica Dawn Lyle.

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Vimur finds truth in the abyss: ‘Triumphant Master of Fates’ takes black metal to a grand scale

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE: Vimur takes black metal into the void with ‘Triumphant Master of Fates.’ Photo by David Parham.

The cover art for Vimur’s second album, Triumphant Master of Fates features a painting by Portland, Oregon-based artist Adam Burke (of Nightjar Illustration), depicting a mountainous landscape divided by a river of blood. Standing atop a mountain, a lone traveler gazes into a massive black hole that has formed in the sky, radiating beams of light back at the viewer. It’s an arresting image that, like the cover of a 1950s pulp sci-fi novel, captures a climactic moment plucked from an epic journey.

For Vimur, Burke’s painting illustrates a moment of reckoning on a quest to find deep knowledge, a reverence for the expanding cosmos, and a vision of arcane knowledge, imperceptible when viewed through the lens of humankind’s earthbound senses. It’s also an enticing entry point that sets the tone for the Atlanta black metal outfit’s dive into a much older, colder, and infinitely larger universe than the Norse mythology hinted at with 2014’s Traversing the Ethereal Current and 2016’s Exegesis EP.

“The themes on the new album are all about seeking truth regarding the micro, the macro, the inner, the outer, darkness, and light; they’re about totality and all of its many dimensions,” offers the group’s singer, guitar player, and founding member, Vaedis Eosphorus. “In the past, I feel like I was just knocking on the door of concepts rather than fully opening the door and letting them come into me — come through me. I was exploring rather than exuding,” he says. Read the full story at CL ATL.