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Suffocation

October 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

$25
Death Chopping North American Farewell Frank tour 2018

Rebel Show

  • Suffocation
  • Krisiun (Krisiun)
  • Cattle Decapitation
  • Soreption

@The Forge
Friday, October 26
Tickets = $25

Suffocation (Suffocation2)

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“A band like Suffocation isn’t going to introduce clean vocals or synthesizer,” says Boyer. “That’s just not who we are. This is Suffocation’s formula. This is the Suffocation fans have known to come and love. We’re not going to stray too far off that path. We have a focal point. We’re a death metal band. We’ve always been kind of quick and technical. We didn’t want to lose that. We just wanted to make all that more exciting, more alive on Of the Dark Light.”

Conceptually, Of the Dark Light deals with transcendence, the shedding of the physical skin to achieve another plane of existence. But the lyrics originate not from a land of colors, incense, and feel-good vibes. Former label mates Cynic have already covered that to great success. No, Suffocation, as expected, sourced their metaphysical prose from the depths of darkness.

“There are a few songs on Of the Dark Light that are about loosely, I think, horror movie topics,” Hobbs adds. “We’re a death metal band. But the majority of the lyrics deal with transcending everything through death. Transcending our physical form. There’s touches of the Tibetan Book of the Dead to the lyrics. I mean, we prepare our whole lives to just pass away. What happens next? I don’t know, but I’m sure I’ll find out sooner or later.” (Source)

Krisiun

KrisiunSince 1990 brothers Alex Camargo, Max Kolesne, and Moyses Kolesne have imbibed heavily in the deadliest form of metal known to mankind. They are brothers in death metal – literally. In fact, there exist few bands that embody the genre quite like Krisiun, who celebrate 25 uncompromising years with the release of new album, Forged In Fury. “I think the fact that we are three brothers helps a lot,” says Max, the youngest brother of the trio. “When two of us are fighting the other brother will always try to calm the others down. We have been playing together for so long that our personal relationships have improved a lot. We learned to talk things out instead of fighting. Also, the chemistry we have created playing together for so many years makes it easier to write songs and keep the
band’s style.”

Forged In Fury is Krisiun’s high-water mark. Make no mistake. The Brazilians have a storied career and a body of utterly brutal work, but this album is the group’s most accomplished to date. It’s definitively Krisiun yet Forged In Fury signals so much more. It’s both a look back at Black Force Domain and Apocalyptic Revelation as well as a brave heave forward. “It’s really hard to say where death metal will go from here,” ponders Max. “It’s so diverse nowadays. There are so many different styles. Bands even mixing up some emo crap and love-happy melodies with death metal elements. Also lots of fake recordings, bands manipulating performances in the studio. They totally kill the vibe of the music. There’s a lot of ‘false death metal’ out there.”

Thankfully, death metal still has Krisiun. Thankfully, death metal now has Forged In Fury. “The real bands will survive. They will keep it real, natural, spontaneous, and brutal,” Max laughs possessed. All hail real death metal. (Source)

Cattle Decapitation

Cattle DecapitationCompromise is not a concept Cattle Decapitation are willing to entertain. Ever. Over the course of nineteen years and six full-lengths the San Diego quartet have more than proven this, defining themselves as one of the most vital, brutal, and relentless forces in extreme music, and with The Anthropocene Extinction they have delivered a volatile, apocalyptic beast that is as hideous as it is compelling. “I feel that something rare happens with our band in that we get better and better with each release rather than going in the opposite direction, which happens to a lot of bands,” states vocalist Travis Ryan. “As we get older we feel we have less and less to lose, which is freeing, and we really want to go as far out on a limb as we can without losing the extremity that has always driven us.”

Of course, rather than taking such themes and applying them to introspective, navel-gazing music they weld them onto a soundtrack of all out savagery. Dominated by their blistering death-grind attack, shades of caustic black metal seep in across the record, and they further expand on the more epic and melodic aspects of its predecessor, at the same time making for a far more cohesive listening experience. “We’ve never actively said “let’s do a black metal part” or “let’s do a brutal blastbeat part!” We base everything on feeling, but we definitely focused much more on fluidity within the songs and making the record flow much more than on some of our earlier releases.” With doom drenched opener “Manufactured Extinct” they set the scene, the monstrous “Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot)” – which turns the tables on the vivisectionists working in the cosmetic industry – and “Not Suitable For Life” perhaps the most intense and violent music the band have yet put their name to. Alongside these sit brooding instrumental “The Burden Of Seven Billion” and the melancholic “Ave Exitium”, and across the record Ryan’s mutated, high pitched melodic shriek – which could never be mistaken for ‘clean’ vocals – gets more space to breathe. This provides The Anthropocene Extinction with its catchiest parts, though dispensed sparingly and never forced, taking “Mammals In Babylon”, “Apex Blasphemy” and closer “Pacific Grim” into somewhat tragic, desperate territory. “I think we came out with something pretty damn catchy, which I know isn’t a common trait of this kind of music, but then again we’re not trying to be like everybody else, or anybody else. When you have four drastically different opinions in a band that’s where I think actual magic happens. We’re all into very different things, and sometimes that can lead to conflicts, sometimes that can lead to greatness.” (Source)

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/