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Whitechapel (Apollo)

November 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

$89.30
Whitechapel tour poster

Whitechapel, w/:

  • Carnifex
  • Rings of Saturn
  • Entheos
  • So This Is Suffering

Tickets = $25-$50

 

Whitechapel

Returning with the fifth full-length of their decimating career, there is no stopping the juggernaut that is Whitechapel. Our Endless War is the culmination of everything the Knoxville, Tennessee sextet have worked toward since their inception. A ruthlessly honed album that refuses to compromise on brutality, it is also by far their most streamlined, atmospheric, and emotionally powerful release, pushing every aspect of their sound to the next level. “The record grasps everything that we’ve done thus far,” states guitarist Alex Wade. “It’s got some of the elements from Whitechapel (2012), but also some from A New Era Of Corruption (2010) and This Is Exile (2008). It brings back the blastbeats and really aggressive sounding stuff from those earlier records, but it also has a lot of layers and some slower, more groove-oriented songs, which have become a big part of what we do.”

Having progressed with every record, on Whitechapel the band took a stylistic leap forward, garnering a whole army of new fans and greater critical respect in the process. Looking back on the record, Wade is grateful for the doors it kicked down, but refusing to ever be satisfied has served as a profound motivator in the band’s evolution. “Whitechapel is a record that we all loved and put a lot of effort into, and I believe that was the beginning of us maturing our sound. But, two years later I feel that there were only four or five really good songs on there, while on Our Endless War I feel like every song is a great song. There’s no filler, there’s nothing there for the sake of it, and I stand behind everything we put into it.” This determination is immediately apparent. Having started to “seriously” write in February of 2013, the album was a year in the making, the band letting the writing develop organically while putting everything under a microscope, working harder on perfecting every song than they ever had before. “As we get older we’re learning how to write better songs. Earlier on in our career there was a lot of piecing riffs together, but now we sit back and really analyze every aspect of what we’re doing on a song, and I think that shows.”

Carnifex

Carnifex is derived from the Old English word for executioner. Their moniker could not be more appropriate. It’s a word that reeks of death and destruction from the Dark Ages to describe a fiercely morbid death metal band. It’s hard to imagine that San Diego – known for its white sand beaches, endless sunny days and astronomical real estate- is also home to the brutal beat down that is Carnifex.

Carnifex is something musically unique. What really makes Carnifex stand out from the throngs of other hard rock acts currently scouring the planet are their savage live performances. Their declaration to make every night an experience for fans rather than just a show has proven to be the most appreciated trait of the band among fans. But you can keep your pyrotechnics and other special effects at home Carnifex relies solely on the power of their music. “Every night, we strive to play extremely tight. Sometimes it can be difficult to make such an intense show so interactive, but we make sure that everyone is getting involved,” says Lewis.

After a short hiatus, Carnifex is back stronger than ever and with a new home. “Signing with Nuclear Blast is a career defining moment for Carnifex,” states Lewis. “To be aligned with the largest metal label on earth is a true honor. This world-wide deal signals a turning point for us as a band and individuals. Together with Nuclear Blast you will see Carnifex like you have never seen us before. Prepare yourself for an album that crushes any and all expectations. An album that will stand as the definitive mark for modern metal.”

 

Rings of Saturn

Rings of Saturn is an internationally touring band based out of California where their founding member, Lucas Mann, resides. The band self-released their first full-length album entitled Embryonic Anomaly in late 2009. Four months later Unique Leader Records signed the band and Embryonic Anomaly was re-released internationally under the label on May 28, 2010. Since then, Rings of Saturn has been hard at work touring nationally throughout the United States and Canada promoting Dingir (din-jeer) as well as their latest album release entitled Lugal Ki En which was released October 2014. With the release of Lugal Ki En Rings of Saturn branched out touring including an appearance at the 2015 edition of Knotfest and their first and very successful European Tour early 2016 with Aversion’s Crown. 2016 will see the band embark on another North American tour before heading back into the studio to record their 4th full-length album which will be released world wide on Nuclear Blast Records.

Entheos

Entheos, the metal quartet lauded for crafting technically masterful, conceptual music, have signed to Spinefarm. The band features one-time members of highly respected heavy bands Animals as Leaders, The Faceless, and Scale the Summit, and they have shared the stage with Black Dahlia Murder, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Veil of Maya and other metal heavyweights.

Entheos are currently working on their highly anticipated second album and Spinefarm debut, which is expected this fall.
“We are excited to announce that we have signed with Spinefarm Records,” the band said. “After meeting and spending a little time with each person who works at the label, we can honestly say that not only are they some of the coolest, most down to earth people we have met in this industry, but they truly believe in our vision for this band. We are proud to be a part of such an amazing team and roster of bands.”

So This Is Suffering

No automatic alt text available.So This Is Suffering is a Deathcore band from Victorville, California. They have released Two Ep’s and One Full Length since their inception in 2007. Their most recent release “A Deathscene on Delay” was self-released in December 2012 and has been well received in the underground metal community. Their style is a wide range of death metal, metalcore, melodic/experimental to hardcore and mathcore.

Venue

Apollo Theater (Belvidere)
104 N State St
Belvidere, IL 61008 United States
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Phone:
(815) 547-3400

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