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The Browning

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

  • The Browning
  • Betraying The Martyrs
  • Extortionist
  • Tanzen
  • Orinoco
  • I, The Enemy

@The Forge
Sunday, April 14
Doors = 6:30 pm
Show = 7:20 pm
All Ages
Ticket starting price = $11.25

Betraying The Martyrs

betraying the martyrs

Based out of Paris, France, Betraying the Martyrs temper the punishing brutality of deathcore with melodic flourishes pulled from symphonic and progressive metal, giving it a theatricality that feels distinctly European. Formed in 2008, the band, which at the time was made up of singer Eddie Czaicki, guitarists Fabien Clévy and Baptiste Vigier, bassist Valentin Hauser, keyboardist Victor Guillet, and drummer Antoine Salin, would self-release its debut EP, The Hurt the Divine the Light, in 2009. A lineup change in 2010 would see Betraying the Martyrs parting ways with Clévy and Czaicki, recruiting guitarist Lucas D’Angelo and singer Aaron Mattsto bolster their ranks for the release of their full-length debut for Sumerian Records, Breathe in Life, in 2011. Drummer Salin would eventually leave the band the year after the album’s release, but Mark Mironov stepped in to replace him that same year. Their sophomore album, Phantom, arrived in 2014. (Source)



TanZen is a progressive/altmetal band from Chicago, IL. Their latest release Shizoku is a peak into a new direction for the band on the first two songs ‘Zombie’s Dust’ and ‘What Are the Rules?’ as they blend ambient guitars, low tuning, upbeat grooves, and melodic vocals. “The music instantly reminds one of acts like Monuments and Tesseract, without ever becoming just another clone version of the former. Its quite evident that TanZen are aiming to create their own niche sonic identity.” – ItDjentsTV In addition to their own individual success, they have jumped on any and every show to help get the EP into the hands of anyone that would listen. Having recently supported Erra, Fit For an Autopsy, Veil of Maya, The Summer Slaughter Tour and venturing out of genre to open for Twenty One Pilots and Wale at the UIC pavilion, TanZen plans on shattering genre boundaries and blending in wherever people are willing to listen. TanZen dares to ask the listener ‘What Are the Rules?’ while the band throws the rules out the window and lets the music do the talking. (Source)



Hailing from Joliet, IL, Orinoco has been hitting the scene hard! The 4 piece metal band has pushed their way onto the scene with their brutal sound that blends breakdowns with death metal riffs and fast thrash. Since their start in 2011, Orinoco has been striving to stay on top in the music scene. They have consistently played shows, sharing the stage with national acts such as Cryptopsy, Stray From The Path, Suicide Silence, Belphegor, Upon A Burning Body, The Contortionist, Oceano, After The Burial, Glass Cloud, It Lies Within, Stick To Your Guns, and many more. (Source)