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Devastation on the Nation Tour
May 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm$18 – $54
Devastation on the Nation Tour
- Venom Prison
- Vale of Pnath
Doors = 5:00 pm
Show = 5:30 pm
Tickets = $18-$54
There are many ways to die but even more to kill as sonic mass murderers ABORTED elaborately explain since their forming back in 1995 and once again explicitly underline on their newest, eighth studio album “The Necrotic Manifesto”. Founding member and vocalist Sven “Svencho” de Caluwé reveals that conceptually “the album is our own take on the sordid tales of the Necronomicon, the “book of the dead”, of corpse drowned in a sauce of gore and fun covered with a good old 80’s slasher vibe.” This idea was congenially transformed into excellent artwork by Par Olofsson, who already created stunning visuals for acts like The Faceless, Exodus, Immolation, Pathology, Immortal and more. (source)
Isolation can often result in unique outcomes. Hailing from the tiny, frosty, untamed and detached Australian state that is Tasmania, Psycroptic have become an unparalleled act in an enigmatic world wide movement commonly known as death metal. Fifteen years have passed since their formation in 1999, the band having released five critically acclaimed studio albums, all which show an organic progression along a clandestine path from which they will never stray.
On the eve of their sixth full-length, though more technical and brutally intuitive than ever, the four-piece has not been afraid to get in touch with their softer side. Long known as the ‘Tasmanian devils’, they recently became the first band in the world to adopt their own Tasmanian Devil, whom they dubbed Psycro, in an attempt to help preserve the critically endangered carnivorous marsupial. Newer elements too can be expected when the new album is finally unleashed – more vocal variation, a heightened handle on instrumental melody, and an overwhelming sense that this act has truly mastered their craft.
Psycroptic have toured all corners of the globe with names that need no introduction to those in the know – Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, Decapitated, The Faceless, Obituary, Carcass, Nile, The Black Dahlia Murder, Origin, Kataklysm, Aborted, Despised Icon, Suffocation, Veil of Maya, Cryptopsy, Misery Index, Vader, Born of Osiris, Hate Eternal… you get the picture right? They also recently guest hosted the ABC music video program Rage, an honour reserved for only the most class Australian acts. Metal legend Max Cavalera has also been sporting the band’s merch in recent promotional photos, bringing things full circle from the days when they were influenced by Sepultura in their youth. It’s safe to say that Psycroptic’s place in the history of heavy metal is solidified, and that everything that happens from here on in is simply a bonus…(Source)
2009: Formed, released two track 2009 Promo.
2010: Released debut album Sunken Chambers of Nephilim through Amputated Vein Records. Supported Napalm Death and Dying Fetus. Toured Australia
2011: Played Switzerland’s Mountains of Death w/ To Violently Vomit, Defeated Sanity, Putridity, Wormed, Decapitated. Toured United Kingdom w/ Cerebral Bore.
2012: Released 2012 Promo. Toured Australia w/ Cannibal Corpse. Toured Australia w/ Bastardfest/Psycroptic/Bloodduster. Bassist Tom departs.
2013: Jim joins the band on bass.
Released two track 2009 promo.
2014: Release second full length album ‘Misery’
Played Indonesia’s largest metal festival, HAMMERSONIC, alongside Morbid Angel, Kreator, Hatebreed (Source)
Somewhere deep in the Surrey hills, armed only with a laptop, a few choice records and a bucket load of creativity and ambition Peter Goebel AKA Arkaik began his career within drum and bass.
Fast forward 15 years and Arkaik has since become a pioneer for the stripped back and half time sound. As an original, core artist for the infamous label Diffrent Music, Arkaik saw his first major release ‘Stress Relief/Second Bass’ in 2010 gaining him instant recognition. During his success with Diffrent Music, Arkaik managed to propel his status further when he won the Octane & DLR remix competition hosted by the mighty Dispatch Recordings.
Arkaik then moved to Shanghai & started making more dance floor orientated music. He completed tours of China, Australia and played throughout Europe. He has colaborated with artists such as Amoss, Black Barrel, Dave Owen, Dexta, Fearful, Jekyll, Mauoq, Mystic State, Sense, Signal & more. He had his debut release on Flexout Audio entitled “My Love EP” and his groundbreaking ‘Shapes EP’ for Dispatch Limited.
As a DJ, Arkaik has a formidable reputation. After spending over a decade perfecting his craft Arkaik has played at some of the most prestigious events around the globe including Outlook Festival, Boomtown and Innovation in the Sun. Whilst residing in the UK, Arkaik frequently played at a number of prolific drum and bass events in and around Europe. Upon his arrival in China, Arkaik quickly became a resident for ‘Sweatshop’ one of China’s most prestigious and long standing drum and bass events & regularly plays in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Chongqing & Guangzhou. (source)
Vale of Pnath
The Vale of Pnath is a vast pit in the underworld, filled with a mountain-sized heap of bones and is the spot into which all the ghouls of the waking world cast the refuse of their feastings. Enormous worm-like creatures burrow through the Vale and often carry with them helpless victims, where they are left to die.
Vale Of Pnath is a five-piece extreme metal band from Denver, CO originally formed in 2006 by guitarist Vance Valenzuela, bassist Alan Paredes, drummer Jeremy Portz and vocalist David Lercher. Guitar virtuoso Mikey Reeves-Juarez joined the lineup and two years later the band recorded a blistering 4-track EP with Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage, Allegaeon) where upon it’s self-release was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews within the technical and melodic death metal community.
In 2009, Tribunal Records reached out to the band and re-released the self-titled EP.
In 2010, Ken Sarafin (Sarafin Concepts) takes over on vocal duties and the band signs with Willowtip Records. “The Prodigal Empire” was released worldwide in 2011 with massive outpouring of support from the tech death community. The band began to develop a following as they regularly gigged locally and regionally before Ken had to step down, unable to commit to touring as he was focused on his career in art & graphic design.
Enter longtime friend of the band Stevie Boiser (Calculating Genocide, Dissonance In Design) and new full-time drummer Eric W. Brown (Inferi, Destroyx3, Swashbuckle). The band embarks on several tours throughout the US supporting acts such as Vital Remains, Gorod, Abiotic and Enfold Darkness.
Mikey left the band in 2014 and was replaced briefly by the prodigious Harrison Patuto (Dissonance In Design), before Harrison needed to leave the band world to concentrate on other efforts. Stevie also said good-bye to shift his focus elsewhere, leaving a void in the Pnath and open positions for both guitar and vocals.
Eloy Montes (Flub) fills the spot on guitar, and fresh blood Reece Deeter (Apotheon) shows up in the nick of time to offer his vocal talents and willingness to adapt to new surroundings.
In December 2015, Vale Of Pnath heads back over to Flatline Audio to record the second-full length effort with Dave Otero. “Vale Of Pnath II” is the band’s most melodic and technical effort yet, and thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, will be released on June 2016 via Willowtip Records. (source)
- May 31, 2018
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
- $18 – $54
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