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HateBreed & Crowbar

March 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm

$20 – $60
Hatebreed and Crowbar at the Forge, March 20, 2018, presented by Rebel Radio

Rebel Show

  • Hatebreed
  • Crowbar
  • The Acacia Strain
  • Twitching Tongues

@The Forge
March 20
Doors = 6:30 pm
Show = 7:30 pm
All Ages
Tickets = $20-$60

 

Hatebreed

HatebreedThe New Haven, Connecticut-based Hatebreed got together in 1993 for the purpose of creating a “back to basics” hardcore band with heavy metallic guitars, screaming vocals, and 30-second songs. Consisting of Jamey Jasta (vocals), Lou “Boulder” Richards (guitar), Chris Beattie (bass), Sean Martin (guitar), and Rigg Ross (drums), Hatebreed had the chance to play throughout the East Coast while sharing the stage with the likes of Entombed, the Deftones, Slayer, and Napalm Death. By 1997, Victory Records released the quintet’s debut full-length, entitled Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire. The group signed with Stillborn/Republic/Universal for 2002’s Perseverance and 2003’s Rise of Brutality. Supremacy arrived on Roadrunner Records in 2006, featuring new guitarist Frank Novinec (who’d previously spent time playing with Ringworm, Terror, and Integrity). Guitarist Wayne Lozinak joined the band in 2008. The band released For the Lions, a covers album, in May of 2009, followed by a new self-titled studio album in September. The group’s sixth studio outing, The Divinity of Purpose, dropped in 2013 and peaked at the number 20 slot on Billboard’s Top 200 albums of the year, and number one on the Hard Rock albums chart. The band spent the next few years on the road before heading back into the studio for album number seven. The resulting Concrete Confessional dropped via Nuclear Blast in May 2016, and was followed by an ambitious world tour. (Source)

Crowbar

CrowbarNew Orleans metal band Crowbar originally comprised vocalist/guitarist Kirk Windstein, guitarist Matt Thomas, bassist Todd Strange, and drummer Craig Nunemacher. Once known as the Slugs, the band’s slow, grinding, heavy sound has alternately been tagged sludge metal and sludgecore, and has drawn comparisons both vocally and musically to Pantera, the Melvins, and Tad. Debuting in 1992 with Obedience Through Suffering, they subsequently signed to Pavement Music and issued albums including 1993’s Crowbar and 1995’s Time Heals Nothing. Drummer Nunemacher subsequently left the band, and was temporarily replaced by Jimmy Bower, also the rhythm guitarist for kindred spirits Eyehategod. Bower also played drums in Down, a side project for Pantera’s Phil Anselmo and Corrosion of Conformity’s Pepper Keenan that also featured Crowbar’s Windstein and Strange. Guitarist Sammy Pierre Duet, formerly of Acid Bath, joined up for 1996’s Broken Glass following the departure of original guitarist Thomas. Bower elected to refocus on Eyehategod after playing on 1998’s Odd Fellows Rest, and was replaced by drummer Sid Montz for 2000’s Equilibrium. That association proved short-lived, however; original drummer Nunemacher rejoined later that year, around the same time that bassist Strange called it a career. Jeff Okoneski stepped in on bass, making his first appearance on 2001’s Sonic Excess in Its Purest Form. After another round of membership changes saw Duet, drummer Tony Costanza, and Okoneski leave the group in exchange for guitarist Steve Gibb, drummer Tommy Buckley, and bassist Pat Bruders, Crowbar returned in 2005 with Life’s Blood for the Downtrodden. Six years later, the band released the ferocious Sever the Wicked Hand in 2011, and three years later, the more brooding Symmetry in Black in 2014. The Serpent Only Lies, the band’s 11th studio long-player, dropped in 2016. (Source)

The Acacia Strain

The Acacia StrainEast Coast alternative metal ensemble the Acacia Strain utilize a bone-crushing rhythm section, apocalyptic samples, and a unique triple-guitar assault to deliver their signature blend of hardcore, noise, and death and doom metal. Formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 2001, the group consisted of guitarists Chris Daniele, Daniel Daponde, and Daniel Laskiewitz, vocalist Vincent Bennett, bass player Karrie Whitfield, and drummer Ben Abert. They released their debut, …And Life Is Very Long, in 2002, followed by 3750 on Prosthetic Records in 2004. After 3750, the group lost Abert (who was replaced by drummer Kevin Boutot) and Daniele, and gained bassist Seth Coleman (Whitfield departed in 2003). In 2006, the Acacia Strain returned with their third full-length album, Dead Walk, on Prosthetic; subsequently, Coleman was replaced by bassist Jack Strong. Released in 2008, Continent found the group operating as a foursome, following Daponde’s departure, while 2010’s Wormwood introduced melodic hooks into the venomous mix of breakdowns and skull-splitting howling. The live CD/DVD Most Known Unknown arrived the following year. The Acacia Strain signed to Rise Records in 2012, releasing Death Is the Only Mortal by the year’s end. Longtime member Laskiewitz left the band in 2013, and was replaced by Devin Shidaker and Rich Gomez, both of whom contributed guitar to the Acacia Strain’s seventh full-length album, 2014’s Coma Witch. In early 2017, the band issued “Bitter Pill,” the first single from their hotly anticipated eighth studio long-player, Gravebloom, which arrived later that June. (Source)

Twitching Tongues

Image may contain: 4 people, people standing and outdoorTwitching Tongues are the best kind of sore thumb. While channeling a variety of hardcore and metal influences their unique sound is esoteric and resists lazy classification, yet it is equally dynamic, powerful, and instantly gripping. Having dropped two full-lengths, toured extensively and garnered a cult following, the band’s third album – and Metal Blade debut – Disharmony sees them truly come into their own. Dramatically building upon the foundations of 2013’s In Love There Is No Law, the LA-based quintet pushed themselves both musically and emotionally to create something that is not only fresh and exciting but really matters. “We feel that we’ve finally written the record we were supposed to make. This is what we’ve been building up to since we started the band,” states vocalist Colin Young. “We’ve always put everything we’ve got into our music, but this one is more personal. It’s darker, it’s more aggressive, and I’m sure it will be more polarizing too, but we’re more invested in it than anything we’ve done before, and we couldn’t be prouder of the end result.”

Formed in 2009 by Young and his guitarist brother Taylor, the band’s initial sound was “all over the place”, but through constantly playing shows and being driven to create new material they steadily refined their music, picking up more and more fans along the way. Twitching Tongues embarked on multiple headlining US tours, and ventured overseas to play in Europe, Japan and Australia, and with the release of In Love There Is No Law they connected with their followers even more profoundly. While Young still loves that record and the doors it opened for them, Disharmony has eclipsed it in almost every way. “By the time In Love There Is No Law came out we had already dropped two songs on a 7″, and a third as a single several months earlier, so there were really only six fresh songs when it came out. This time, we have ten brand new songs that we are so excited about, everything is fresh, and everything is a step up from what came before it.”

Organizer

Rebel Radio
Phone:
(773) 909-0303
Email:
ChicagoRebelRadio@yahoo.com
Website:
RebelRadio.com

Venue

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