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Act of Defiance

March 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

$12 – $15
act of defiance with Shattered Sun for a Rebel Radio Show at The Forge, March 15, 2018

Rebel Show

Act of Defiance, w/

  • Shattered Sun
  • Wings of Severance
  • The Unlawful
  • Kildare Music

@The Forge (Joliet)
March 15, 2018
All Ages
Doors = 6:30 pm
Show = 7:30 pm
Tickets = $12-$36 ($15 at the door)

Act of Defiance

Act of DefianceAn extreme metal supergroup based out of Los Angeles, California, Act of Defiance were formed in 2014 around the talents of Megadeth members Chris Broderick (guitar) and Shawn Drover (drums), Shadows Fall guitarist Matt Bachand, and Scar the Martyr vocalist Henry Derek. Drawing inspiration from thrash, Scandinavian metal, and American hardcore, the quartet’s muscular sound and rich pedigree soon caught the attention of Metal Blade, who would go on to issue the band’s debut studio long-player, Birth and the Burial, in 2015. Two years later, Act of Defiance returned with their sophomore effort, Old Scars, New Wounds, featuring mixing by Dave Otero (Allegaeon, Cephalic Carnage, Vale of Pnath). Included on the album was the single “M.I.A.” (Source)

Shattered Sun

Shattered SunInspired by a shared love for bands like Metallica, Killswitch Engage, Queensrÿche, and Unearth, hard-hitting Alice, Texas-based blue-collar metalcore unit Shattered Sun were formed in 2011 by guitarist Daniel Trejo, drummer Robert Garza, and vocalist Marcos Leal. The eventual arrival of bass player Joseph Guajardo, keyboard player Henry Garza, and guitarist Jessie Santos solidified the six-piece, and a debut EP, Confessions, was recorded with producer Robert Beltran at Precision Studio in Corpus Christi. In 2014, Shattered Sun signed with the Breaking Bands LLC management team, and shortly thereafter inked a deal with Victory Records and began laying down tracks for their debut long-player. The resulting Hope Within Hatred, produced once again by Robert Beltran, was released in May 2015. Two years later, the band dropped their sophomore full-length, The Evolution of Anger. (Source)

Wings of Severance

Wings of Severance is a four-piece heavy metal band from the Chicago land area. Our debut album, “Welcome the Afterlife” was released August 19, 2017. The album consists of stories from Greek mythology and the almighty Achilles to the brutal Salem witch trials.

We don’t let the notion of “genre” limit our styles and influences found in our live shows. Our music is fueled straight from the roots of heavy metal with heavy guitar riffs, powerful drum licks and a stage performance like no other. Our music is infectious and will pull you in.

Their influences include Metallica, In Flames, The Black Dahlia Murder, Avenged Sevenfold, The Haunted, Soilwork, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Into Eternity, Trivium, Opeth, Testament, Becoming the Archetype, Unearth, Lamb of God etc… (Source)

The Unlawful

The Unlawful is a determined group of misfits who found each other among the burning embers of former bands. Mostly Metal and Hard Rock, with a hint of Epic Nerd, together, they discovered a simple goal: Inspire people to live without fear.

“We’re not heroes, but we do like freedom. Like the freedom to speak out, to live our lives, and to melt some freaking faces along the way.”

Driven by Metal and Hard Rock–but inspired by all genres–The Unlawful mixes devastating guitar riffs, soaring melodies and unforgettable rhythm to create a flavor of music that speaks to the Rogue in us all. (Source)


Kildare Music

Kildare is a Chicago-based American music duo featuring guitarist Matt Szlachta and lyricist Southside Jake. (source)


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The Forge
22 W. Cass St.
Joliet, IL 60432 United States
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