Tripping the Mechanism, Parasitic Twins, and Helgamite

When: Sat., June 21 2014

rock, metal, doom, 8 p.m

North Charleston-based metal threesome Tripping the Mechanism are busying themselves preparing new material for a couple of recording sessions coming up this fall. The plan? The band will release one studio EP for vinyl and a split live LP recording with North Carolina psych doom-metal outfit Mountain of Judgement. At the moment, they’re working on two particular songs, according to bassist/vocalist Paisley Addams. “It’s an organic process that we all approach collectively,” she says. “The songs are their own entity; we’re just the vehicle of travel … For us, they have a cathartic role whether they know it or not.” This weekend, Tripping the Mechanism takes time out for a Charleston gig with bands that Paisley says all complement each other. “We’ve got Parasitik Twiins playing with us, an industrial band out of Hickory, N.C., and they really are twins,” she says. “We’ve also got Helgamite, bringing their dark psychedelic Appalachian doom all the way from Rileyville, Va., courtesy of Lost Apparitions Records.” The show doubles as a food drive benefitting the Lowcountry Food Bank. “Everyone remembers big holidays, and charity is often focused around those times, but hunger is year-round,” Paisley says. “The Food Bank reaches so many people in the community in so many ways.” —Kelly Rae Smith SATURDAY

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