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All That Remains

September 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

$25
All That Remains

All That Remains, w/:

  • Toothgrinder
  • Gears
  • Escape the Paradigm

@The Forgehttp://rebelradio.com/calendar/all-that-remains-forge-2018
September 18
Show = 6:30 pm
All Ages
Ticekts = $25

All That Remains

 All That RemainsFor 15 years, Massachusetts-based quintet All That Remains have written and released… whatever the hell they felt like with total disregard for what was considered trendy. Fronted by self-confessed contrarian Phil Labonte, the band has experimented with a range of styles including pop, rock and caustic metalcore with just one objective – to create great songs that come straight from the heart. “Our goal has always been to write songs that we like,” Labonte says. “All That Remains has seen a lot of criticism about the songs that we’ve written and what people think we’re supposed to do. We started as a very underground death metal kind of band, we’ve since moved away from that and have never apologized for it. The music we’ve written has been reflective of that and I think the lyrics, the ideas, have always been reflective of that as well.”

And through it all, All That Remains have experienced considerable success. The band’s last album 2015’s The Order of Things reached #3 on the Billboard U.S. Hard Rock Albums chart and #5 on their Top Rock Albums chart. And to date, All That Remains have sold over a million albums Worldwide. The band has headlined across the world and played major festivals, including the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest.

When asked how he’d like to viewed, Labonte responds, “I want to be the guy that really challenges people’s ideas. I’m fucking punk rock. Punk rock hasn’t been punk rock for 30 years. For too long metal has been bullshit, milky pandering crap. What happened to metal? What happened to punk rock? What happened to being anti-establishment? I wanna bring that all back.” (Source)

Toothgrinder

ToothgrinderWhen nothing is off limits, you can reach your full potential. Toothgrinder realized this fact while making their 2017 full-length, Phantom Amour [Spinefarm Records]. While retaining the slippery schizophrenic spirit that turned them into a critical favorite on 2016’s ‘Nocturnal Masquerade’, the New Jersey quintet – Justin Matthews [vocals], Jason Goss [guitar], Matt Arensdorf [bass], Wills Weller [drums], & Johnuel Hasney [guitar] dramatically augmented their unpredictable creative palette through expanding the grasp on melody, incorporating cinematic electronic flourishes, and even going acoustic, to name a few evolutions. As hypnotic as they are heavy, these thirteen tracks signify “progress” through and through.

“Everybody calls us ‘a progressive metal band,’ but I think the most progressive thing you can do is surprise your audience and keep yourself happy,” says Wills. “I feel like that’s exactly what we’re doing here. From jazz and classic rock to metal and experimental, everybody brings different flavors to the table. Then, we pour them into the same pot. That’s Toothgrinder in a nutshell.”

It’s also why the band quietly made a palpable impact with Nocturnal Masquerade. As Revolver dubbed them “A Band to Watch,” it earned acclaim from AXS, Metalsucks, New Noise, Metal Hammer, The Aquarian and more as the single “Diamonds for Gold” [feat. Spencer Sotelo of Periphery] generated over 300K YouTube/VEVO views and “Blue” cracked 384K Spotify streams. (Source)

Escape the Paradigm

Escape the paradigmEscape The Paradigm was formed in late 2013 by brothers Brandon Brodzinski and Johnathan Rockwood with Donny Hoover III. The trio met shortly after previous bands each member were in went on permanent hiatus. Each member of ETP brings their own unique sound to the band, as well as experience that proved to be critical to the band’s longevity. Having plenty of live performance and studio experience, together and previously, ETP has become a truly polished sounding band, despite only having 3 members. Escape The Paradigm has opened for such national touring acts as Gemini Syndrome, Adrenaline Mob, SOiL, Tantric, Smile Empty Soul, Janus, Hawthorne Heights, Stitched Up Heart, Open Your Eyes and Hemlock. The band has played in several cities regionally and members have even has been on a small tour in Michigan. ETP has been working for most of the last year and a half perfecting their debut CD. The trio managed to enlist the help of Evan Dunn of Alaya, who has managed to capture the true sound of ETP in 2017. Alex Zarek was tasked with helping the band create a hard-hitting music video, and managed to do just that. The trio has released a brand new music video, “Mistaken” which is the title track from the band’s debut album. ETP recently announced that they are now managed by Darlene Stuebe-Lewis of Xeonlive Management, and the band is currently seeking label representation. (Source)

Gears

GearsMiami based hard/heavy rock act Gears isn’t your average start-up garage band. Despite being confronted with a near disastrous setback at the cusp of their debut, headlining tour, jarring line-up changes, and financial challenges, the band has persevered and rebuilt.

Founded in February 2014, Trip 6 (Urban Rebel), Eli Parker (Endo), Tommy Herres (Scarlet Carson) and Jimmy Wooten (Skinmask) were all looking for new projects as their old ones had run their course.

“We all wanted to do something more modern, but still rang true to our influences. Something that we could aggressively market and tour on. So, we all met up in Miami after months of talking about doing something together and what came out was the first EP, “Set in Motion.”

They released Set in Motion in May 2014, immediately launching into their first headline run with support from I-Exist. Just three days into the tour, their equipment trailer disconnected, resulting in a massive, horrific accident; not only did they lose their gear, but the tour van was totaled and the band members sustained serious injury. In spite of this tremendous blow, the group endured and continued the tour without missing a beat.

“We’re still moving forward and, despite everything that has been an obstacle in the short time we’ve been a band, everything still keeps growing and getting better.” (Source)

Venue

The Forge
22 W. Cass St.
Joliet, IL 60432 United States
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Phone:
(815) 280-5246
Website:
http://theforgelive.com/