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Black Label Society

July 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

$39.50 – $185
Black Label Society and Corrosion of Conformity at the Forge in Joliet Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  • Black Label Society
  • Corrosion of Conformity
  • Telekinetic Yeti

@The Forge
Tuesday, July 17
All Ages
Tickets = $39.50-$185

Black Label Society

After falling out with mentor Ozzy Osbourne following the recording sessions for 1995’s Ozzmosis, guitarist Zakk Wylde struck out on his own with his first solo album, Book of Shadows, in 1996. When it failed to score any mainstream success, the six-stringer took an extended break before resurfacing with a new album and band called Black Label Society in 1999, featuring Wylde on vocals, guitar, and bass and drummer Phil Ondich. A number of different musicians would sift through the band’s ranks during the convoluted tour that followed, but Ondich was back on the drum stool by the time Black Label Society recorded 2000’s Stronger Than Death album for new label Spitfire Records. The subsequent tour included a slot on the second stage of his old boss’ Ozzfest tour and yielded the Alcohol Fueled Brewtality Live!! album in 2001. The band returned to Ozzfest the following year (this time on the main stage) in support of the 1919 Eternal LP. Blessed Hellride appeared in 2003 and Hangover Music, Vol. 6 followed a year later. Mafia, Black Label Society’s seventh album, was released in spring 2005. The following October, Spitfire Records issued the Wylde work compilation Kings of Damnation: Era 1998-2004.

Shot to Hell In 2006, the band began its relationship with the Roadrunner label with a new album, Shot to Hell. Black Label Society’s engagement with Roadrunner was short-lived, with the band departing the label the following year. Most of 2007 was spent with the members pursuing other projects — Wylde once again toured with Ozzy, while current members bassist JD DeServio and guitarist Nick Catanese concentrated on their own bands. A compilation called Skullage appeared in 2009, then Wylde pulled the band — now featuring Catanese, DeServio, and drummer Will Hunt — into the studio for Order of the Black, Black Label Society’s eighth album, released in the summer of 2010. Another studio album, The Song Remains Not the Same, appeared the following year. In 2013, Black Label Society decided to show fans a different side to their sound on the live album Unblackened, which found them dialing back the intensity of some of their past work in order to expose the bluesy roots at the heart of their sound. The following year, Wylde and company returned with new material, releasing Catacombs of the Black Vatican in 2014. October 2017 saw the release of the single “Room of Nightmares” in anticipation of the arrival of the band’s tenth studio long-player, Grimmest Hits, which dropped in January 2018. (Source)

Corrosion of Conformity

Whenever Corrosion of Conformity releases a new album, folks take notice. But their latest is a true event. It’s been a dozen years since C.O.C. recorded new material with vocalist/guitarist Pepper Keenan at the helm. In that time, there have been rumors, whispers and outright allegations that the legendary Southern rock outfit would reunite to blow the doors off the whole damn scene again. In 2014, after nearly a straight decade traversing the globe as a guitarist with New Orleans supergroup DOWN, Keenan reconnected with the core C.O.C. trio of Woody Weatherman, Mike Dean and Reed Mullin to hit the road hard. “Reed called me and mentioned maybe playing a couple shows,” Keenan recalls. “I said, ‘Let’s just go to Europe and see if it works.’ So we went to Europe and then ended up going back four times in one year. Then Nuclear Blast gave us an offer and we didn’t even think about going anywhere else. We ended up touring for a year and then started tracking about ten or 11 months ago.”

Ladies and gentlemen, the long wait is over. Corrosion of Conformity have returned with »No Cross No Crown« – an album that somehow sounds as though no time has passed between 2005’s “In The Arms Of God”, and today. (Source)

Telekinetic Yeti

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  • “Abominable is easily one of the best stoner/doom albums I’ve ever heard and is sure to place highly on the top 100 albums of the year. This is not one you’re going to want to miss out on. 9.5/10″ – Metal At The Gates
  • “An album that will surely earn its way on many year end lists for 2017.” – Metal Injection
  • “Its nimble, trippy contents have the loose, free feel of a hippy tripping balls, the tireless charge of a rhino on coke, and the light fuzz of an adolescent boy’s upper lip. You’re gonna love it.” – Metal Sucks 
  • “Occasionally, a recording reaches out of the speakers and grabs you — shakes you — doesn’t invite but demands that you trip with it along whatever imagined pathways it produces. Abominable, the first full-length release from Dubuque’s Telekinetic Yeti may just be the first such album of 2017.” – Little Village Mag
  • ‘Abominable’ by Telekinetic Yeti has the pedigree and potential to become a milestone record. Maybe it will take a little while. Or maybe it will take longer than that, who’s to say. However, it will leave its mark, sooner or later, there is not a shred of doubt in my mind.”-Guitar Ingenuity
  • “Telekinetic Yeti have put together a ridiculously strong debut album with Abominable and consequently one that gives a shot in the arm to the stoner doom genre. It’s creative, heavy, addictive and energetic — what more can you ask for?” – Nine Circles
  • “Eight songs tie together forty one minutes of some of the richest and flat-out HUGE sounding songs to come from two guys in my memory!!” – Taste Nation
  • “Abominable is an outstanding album, performed and produced masterfully. They compose with a unique freedom their songs that, ultimately, prove to be of little gems. Stuff that many bands with a more complete line-up can safely dream of. Although only two, Telekinetic Yeti have the power of a supernova” – Outlaws of the Sun
  • “Telekinetic Yeti are not run of the mill, and stand out as being something to look out for in 2017 and beyond.” – Super Dank Metal Jams
  • “Abominable is extremely enjoyable and boasts songs that are destined to stick firmly in your thinkbox for many moons to come. Get this!” – Wonderbox Metal
  • “The first word that comes to my mind to describe Telekinetic Yeti’s debut is surprising. Surprising to find such a massive and heavy sound which will be shaking both the speakers and the walls of your house. Surprising because if you are caught unaware and not knowing that this is a duo, you would think there are more people behind the creation of this music.”-Doombringer
  • “Two guys, sounding like more, making a hell of a racket with just six strings and some skins, you just got to check it out” – Desert Psychlist 
  • “After hearing Abominable I can only say that I think Telekinetic Yeti is going to destroy a lot of stages with this album. They prove that you can rock as hard with 2 people as some bands do with 9.” – Octopus Reviews
  • “Telekinetic Yeti leaves a great impression with the album “Abominable” through Sump Pump Records showing that two can do the work and the noise of three, four or five. And more than that, perhaps they have left a challenge: who will be the next duo to challenge the titanic hail of bullets of these two guys?” – Stoned Union Doomed 
  • “This album will ensnare anyone who happens to hear its siren call. Get this in your ears now.” – Glacially Musical
  • “If you’re a fan of Sleep, OM and CONAN then you’re going to go crazy over this band.” – Outlaws of the Sun 
  • “Telekinetic Yeti rise above, partly through nous in structure, the smiling tone underpinned by some bellowing riffs and more melancholic doom output that eradicates any predictability, but chiefly through a few great tunes” Ninehertz

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Venue

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