October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm$22
- Cannabis Corpse
- Lody Kong
Tickets = $22 – $45
Upon his exit from Sepultura in late 1996, singer/guitarist/songwriter Max Cavalera almost automatically set out to form his next musical endeavor, the ultra-heavy Soulfly. Besides leaving one of the most popular heavy metal bands in the world, which he’d co-founded in the early ’80s, he also had to deal with the unsolved murder of Dana Wells, his stepson and best friend. Using music as therapy to overcome his depression, Cavalera put together a band that included Roy “Rata” Mayorga on drums (ex-Thorn) and Jackson Bandeira on second guitar (ex-Chico Science), while former Sepultura roadie Marcello D. Rapp rounded out the quartet on bass. Their self-titled debut album was released in the spring
of 1998. Besides fronting Soulfly, Cavalera has branched out into other areas usually not associated with heavy metal musicians. He became a much sought-after speaker at music conventions, as evidenced by his appearances at CMJ’s New Music Marathon in New York and Holland’s Crossing Border Festival, both in late 1997. He also guested on Deftones’ breakthrough album, Around the Fur, and signed on to sing a TV commercial for Sprite in his native land of Brazil.
Soulfly’s second album, Primitive, was released in the fall of 2000. The album was met with a split reaction, and Cavalera found himself the object of criticism from factions of his fan base. The heavy amount of guest appearances and his preference toward nu-metal lyrics were the main complaints, but Cavalera maintained pride in his work and kept going, hitting the road and touring behind the album. He handled the production for 2002’s III, and Soulfly returned again in 2004 with Prophecy. A year later, Roadrunner reissued their self-titled first album as part of the label’s 25th anniversary celebration. Soulfly’s fifth album, Dark Ages, appeared in October 2005. Continuing his habit of switching up the lineup, Cavalera was backed this time out by bassist Bobby Burns, guitarist Marc Rizzo (ex-Ill Niño), and drummer Joel Nunez, who had previously played on Primitive.
In 2007 Cavalera began collaborating with brother and former Sepultura drummer Igor on a project called Cavalera Conspiracy. The duo made its live debut that August as the opening act for Soulfly, and went on to release an album, Inflikted, for Roadrunner in 2008. Soulfly’s sixth full-length offering, Conquer, arrived in July 2008 and was quickly followed by 2009’s Omen. After the release of their seventh album, the band went through a sting of lineup changes. The first came in 2010 when bassist Bobby Burns announced he was leaving the band; he was replaced the following year by former Ministry bassist Tony Campos. Drummer Joe Nunez also left the band, and was replaced by Borknagar’s David Kinkade shortly before Soulfly went into the studio with producer Zeuss to begin work on new material that would eventually become their eighth album, Enslaved, which was released in 2012.
Throughout that year the band toured their own “Maximum Cavalera” package tour featuring three bands all fronted by members of the Cavalera family — Soulfly, Incite, and Lody Kong. Drummer Kinkade left the band in 2012, announcing his retirement from performance. For the next album, the band moved from their longtime home of Roadrunner Records to Nuclear Blast, and Cavalera’s youngest son Zyon took over on drums. The effort, entitled Savages, was produced by Terry Date and released in October 2013.
The band began recording a follow-up almost immediately with producer Matt Hyde. The finished product Archangel, was issued in 2015, and entered the low end of the charts. Their shortest record at just over 36 minutes, it was also their last with bassist Tony Campos; he left to join Fear Factory shortly after the album’s completion.
Cannabis Corpse was formed in the summer of 2006 as a way to express our love of smoking weed and listening to Cannibal Corpse. We thought that combining the speed and intensity of death metal with outlandish stories involving marijuana monsters, weed cults, ect. would be a fresh take on the genre. The songs for our first album Blunted At Birth were recorded in Weedgrinder’s kitchen on a boss BR-600 in Richmond Va by Landphil and his brother Hallhammer on a shoestring budget. Some friends liked the sound of the demo so much they offered to put it out as the first release on the fledgling record label Forcefield Records and it received alot of positive feedback from the death metal community.
The band had its first live gig on April 20 2007 (4/20), enlisting axeman Nickropolis the following year and everyone in the band enjoyed playing the music so much more gigs followed. That same year production on the second full length album Tube Of The Resinated began and was released in 2008 by Forcefield Records as well as Robotic Empire. The band started to play live much more often at this point doing several tours of the east coast with bands such as Skeletonwitch and Infernal Stronghold. They also got the opportunity to play a role in the movie In The Loop; a satirical comedy staring James Gandolphini performing the song “Sentenced To Burn One” at the Black Cat in Washington D.C.
In 2009, the latest E.P called The Weeding was released on Tank Crimes Records. The Oct. of 2009 saw the band going on its first full U.S tour with the band Ramming Speed, and in Feb. 2010, Cannabis Corpse had their first tour of Europe and the UK. Expect to see a lot more from Cannabis Corpse in the future and smoke weed everyday!
In 2012 Andy and Nick parted ways with the band and Brent “Legion” Pergason was recruited as the new live guitarist and Landphil took over vocal duties. The band continues forward with no end in sight!
A hard-hitting sludge/thrash/punk-metal outfit based out of Phoenix, Arizona, Lody Kong was founded by brothers Igor and Zyon Cavalera (the sons of Soulfly frontman Max Cavalera) in 2011 after the dissolution of their metalcore band Mold Breaker. Enlisting help from local players John Bauer (lead guitar) and Shea Fahey (bass), the quartet issued a pair of demos in 2012 and served as the opening act on Soulfly’s aptly named Maximum Cavalera Tour. The following year saw the release of the band’s debut EP, No Rules, via Minus Head Records, and in 2016 the group released their first full-length, Dreams and Visions, which introduced new Lody Kong members Travis Stone (lead guitar) and Noah Shepherd (bass).
Noisem, formally known as Necropsy (2008-13) is from Baltimore and varies in ages from 15 to 18. Its current lineup includes: Yago Ventura : Bass (2013-2014) & Guitar (2014-) Harley Phillips : Drums Sebastian Phillips : Guitar Tyler Carnes (ex-Cremator & ex-Bloodlust) : Vocals Billy Carnes (ex-at the graves, ex-Dawn Treader, ex-Diablero, ex-Disassemble, ex-Dry Clouds, ex-Icefox, ex-Re-Animator, ex-The Lottery, & ex-Xozo) : Bass Former Members: Travis Stone : Guitar
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