Enslaved (10:00 PM)

Pallbearer (9:00 PM)

Royal Thunder (8:15 PM)

Ancient VVisdom (7:30 PM)

Fri, February 8, 2013

7:00 pm

This event is all ages

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Enslaved - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Enslaved is a progressive black metal band formed in June 1991 in Sveio, Norway, and currently based out of Bergen, Norway by Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson (also known as Kjell Grutle) when they were 13 and 17 years old, respectively. The band name was inspired by an Immortal demo track, "Enslaved in Rot".[2] After many line-up changes throughout their career, Bjørnson and Kjellson are the only remaining original members. By 2004 the line-up solidified with guitarist Arve "Ice Dale" Isdal, drummer Cato Bekkevold, and keyboardist/vocalist Herbrand Larsen.
Bjørnson and Kjellson had been playing in a death metal band called Phobia, but like many in the burgeoning black metal movement, they were looking for new sources of inspiration and expression. Though Enslaved began as a prototypical Norwegian black metal band, they always incorporated song structures unusual for the genre, with several of their early songs expanding past the ten-minute mark. The album Eld (1997) is often considered to be the beginning of the band's shift towards progressive metal. The band's shift toward progressive viking metal was rendered complete with Mardraum (2000), which contained several multi-part epics such as "Større enn tid - Tyngre enn natt" and "Entrance - Escape"; from that point onward, the band's influence from progressive rock became stronger on each successive record, with several tracks (most prominently, "As Fire Swept Clean the Earth" from Below the Lights) even using mellotron.[3] Mardraum, Monumension (2001), and Below the Lights (2003) can be regarded as having somewhat similar styles, although there is a clear progression of sound between the albums regardless; however, Isa (2004) and Ruun (2006) show a marked departure from previous sounds, most notably, with inclusion of sharp dynamic shifts.
Although the band has used mainly English lyrics since Monumension, their albums before that were mostly recorded in Norwegian except on their first full-length album, where three songs had Icelandic lyrics, while the lyrics on Heimdallr was an Old Norse excerpt from Gylfaginning by Snorri Sturluson. Most of their lyrics relate to Norse mythology.
In 2007-2008 Bjørnson, Kjellson, and Isdal collaborated with the Norwegian noise duo Fe-Mail, under the name Trinacria. Enslaved released the album Vertebrae in September 2008. On this particular album, many of their techniques, particularly harmonies, have been compared to Pink Floyd. After touring Europe extensively, Enslaved embarked on a North American tour with the progressive death metal band Opeth in May 2009.[4] Enslaved released their eleventh studio album, Axioma Ethica Odini, on September 27, 2010 in Europe and the following day in North America
Pallbearer - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Pallbearer is a metal band from Central Arkansas, formed in 2008 after spending time playing in various bands around the Little Rock underground metal scene. Paying homage to doom metal of old while still looking wholly forward, the band built upon the underground success of their initial demo offering in 2010 and their debut full length "Sorrow and Extinction" was released in February, 2012 to virtually universal critical acclaim. Now the band slowly marches onward to deliver its progressively-tinged beautiful gloom on a global scale.
Royal Thunder - (Set time: 8:15 PM)
Royal Thunder
Royal Thunder is an Atlanta based, four-piece, progressive rock/metal, alternative band founded by lead guitarist Josh Weaver in 2006. After going through some lineup changes, Mlny Parsonz (bass/vocals) joined the group in 2007. Together, the two added drummer Lee Smith whom Weaver and Parsonz had played with in a previous band, and then last but not least Josh Coleman (rhythm guitar) was added to the fold.

Royal Thunder self-recorded and released a seven song EP in late 2009 before signing with renowned independent label, Relapse Records, who re-issued the EP in 2010. The band quickly gained critical praise, being described as "Led Zeppelin astride a psychedelic unicorn" by NPR.org and "Black Math Horseman or Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde, fronting Black Sabbath." by Brooklyn Vegan.

Royal Thunder is set to release their proper full-length debut entitled 'CVI' via Relapse Records in the spring of 2011. 'CVI’ is a sultry, southern, hard rock thinker of an album that is an absolute must have for fans of the Atlanta and Savannah hard rock scenes (Mastodon, Baroness, Kylesa, Black Tusk, etc). Royal Thunder have crafted an unforgettable, truly soulful sound with 'CVI'.

With a hard-hitting, hypnotic live show that is more of a ritual than a rock concert, the four piece has been capturing audiences with their passionate performances, sharing the stage with a range of artists including Scott Kelly of Neurosis, Wovenhand, Birds of Avalon, Kylesa, and many more. Keep this band on your radar in 2012 and beyond.
Ancient VVisdom - (Set time: 7:30 PM)
Ancient VVisdom
A dark, enlightening foresight into the future
of humankind dictated by singer/songwriter
Nathan Opposition.

Ancient VVisdom was founded in Austin, TX
in late 2009 with the order consisting of
Nathan Opposition , writer and vocalist,
Justin “Ribs” Mason on
acoustic guitar, and Nathan’s brother,
Michael on electric guitar.

In 2010, they recorded and
released a split 12” EP with Charles Manson
entitled “Inner Earth Inferno” (Withdrawal Records),
which garnished praise from critics and cultists alike.

The band spent the rest of the year
sharpening their blackened craft, using
acoustic guitars to give the music an
organic connection to the nefarious
rites they beget. Writing well over an
albums-worth of material, they chose
the most appropriate songs for their
debut LP ” a godlike inferno” to
record at The Bubble, a local, vvorld
renowned studio in Austin, TX.
For the recording , they enlisted
additional instrumentation by
Alex Hughes (Hatred Surge, Iron Age)
to play the bowed stand-up bass,
Wade Allison (Iron Age) machete percussion
and guest guitar lead on “lost civilization”,
Chase VVarlow on bamboo percussion and
Jason Buntz (engineer and co-producer)
on select guitar and synth.

Not unlike early death rock and
neo-folkore sound, Ancient VVisdom
incorporates electric guitar effects,
synth sounds, vocal harmonies and
abstract percussion to create a deeper,
ethereal quality to their minimalist
arranagements. Nathan’s powerfully
honest voice is complimented by lyrics
ranging from mysteries of the occult,
paganism, satanic philosophy,
and forbidden knowledge.
Venue Information:
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069

All lineups and times subject to change