On Saturday, January 12, Christian death metal quartet, Impending Doom will bring the Chaos Reborn Tour to Boise along with labelmates, This or the Apocalypse. Also on the bill will be The Browning, Hearts & Hands, Thick As Blood, Fit for a King, and For the Sake Of. The seven band event will take place at The Venue.
Impending Doom is touring in support of its brutal 2012 release, Baptized In Filth. The sonic onslaught represents the Riverside, California quartet’s fourth album. The band is comprised of vocalist Brook Reeves, guitarist Manny Contreras and bassist Davis Sittig who have been together since 2005. Drummer Brandon "B-Town" Trahan joined in 2009.
Offered Sittig of the new album:
"Baptized In Filth represents the mindless indulgence and self-worship in the vile world we live in. This album is meant to scare the hell out of you!"
The Browning spent much of 2012 tearing up the road on some of the year’s biggest tours, including GWAR. The Browning is a four-piece metal/electronica band comprised of veterans from the Dallas, Texas and Kansas City, Missouri music scenes. The group is known for fusing deathcore, hardcore, and other various elements of metal with heavy electronic influences including hardstyle, techno, and trance. The band has been labelled everything from deathtronica, cybergrind, and electrocore to trancecore, ravecore, and technocore, however one thing remains certain; The Browning appeals to a broad spectrum of music fans from all walks of life.
Hearts & Hands is the latest addition to join the Artery Recordings, the joint venture between The Artery Foundation and Razor & Tie. The Salt Lake City based band released their self-titled EP, on October 30th. Hearts & Hands features Chelsea Grin lead vocalist Alex Koehler, along with Alex Lyman and Garrett Garfield.
This or the Apocalypse: Most unfamiliar with Lancaster County, Pennsylvania typically associate it with sprawling rural environments and Amish populations. Those who have spent time in the central PA location can speak of an entirely different portrait of Lancaster. They have experienced the "big city" atmosphere mixed with the earnest hard work ethos of a small town. They know of the thriving and vibrant downtown arts and music scene, which has produced a number of ground breaking local music acts. They can also tell you the benefit of its close proximity to 5 major US cities. It is this blend of circumstances that established the creative approach, broad vision, and DIY principles of This or the Apocalypse. They are a band that exhibits the patience and dedication to step outside the box to create something both heavy and unique. Their craft of song is intelligent, scathing, honest and even uplifting.
Thick As Blood is a very proud hardcore band from Miami, FL. Formed in '04, they started out as a seven man team but recently trimmed down their roster to five, bringing out a more focused sound. They released their debut album "Moment Of Truth" in '07, toured the states numerous times including Canada sharing stages with the likes of Madball, Terror, Bleeding Through and much more.
Fit For A King is a Metalcore outfit from Tyler, Texas. A driven attitude, creative minds and a "do it yourself" mentality has quickly set them apart among other bands on the independent circuit. Fit For A King is now touring full time in the U.S has been making a strong internet presence between the "MySpace era" and now. The band, Mason Wilson-Vocals, Aaron Decur-Bass, Justin Hamra-Guitar, and Jared Easterling-Drums/Vocals, released their first full length record in September 2011, titled "Descendants." Along with the album came the music video "Ancient Waters" which has broke out to 500,000 plus views on YouTube.
Locals, For The Sake Of will kick off the headbanging festivities.
Tickets for the event are still available and may be purchased here.
The Venue - 521 Broad Street Boise, ID 83702 - (208) 919-0011