Listings are in the opposite order of appearance: headliner is listed at the top, next is the support band(s), and the last band listed is the opener.
Monday August 29 2016
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM ••• ALL AGES
epic doom metal
metal psychedelic shoegaze ...
Doom/Dark Ambient/Neo Folk
Brett Campbell - Vocals/Guitar, Devin Holt - Guitar
Joseph D. Rowland - Bass, Mark Lierly - Drums
-from Little Rock, AR
-It is 2014, and on August 19th, two years on from the release of their seminal debut LP Sorrow and Extinction, Pallbearer will unleash the most powerful and engaging chapter in their story thus far; Foundations of Burden – an auditory exploration that is sure to command even more acclaim for these Arkansas natives. Each song carries a weight of melancholic devastation that sees Pallbearer forging it’s own brilliantly desolate path through the realm of heavy metal, crafting music that seeks to balance itself at the very threshold of an unforgiving void. Produced and mixed by Billy Anderson (Sleep, etc) in Portland, OR in the late winter of this year, the album evokes a sonic consciousness of melody coiled tightly around the surge of doom metal at its most relentlessly formidable
Initially formed in 2008, by Joseph D. Rowland (bass) and Brett Campbell (vocals/guitars), Pallbearer grew from the fertile underground metal scene of Little Rock, Arkansas. A year later, joined by guitarist Devin Holt and (since departed) drummer Zach Stine, the four members quickly recorded the band’s first demo. These three tracks garnered well-deserved attention, with critics and fans taking notice of what could only be described as a wholly singular sound from the promising band.
Pallbearer’s debut full-length Sorrow and Extinction was released in early 2012. At just under fifty minutes, the album’s five tracks capitalized on the primal clout of the band’s demo, but here the songs were freed from reliance on volume as the music wavered beautifully between subdued introspection and towering aural force. Released by the well-respected Canadian underground label, Profound Lore, Sorrow and Extinction instantly made waves among listeners and critics who found Pallbearer’s compositional paradox of vulnerability and might unparalleled in a metal world replete with imitators.
Hailed by Rolling Stone as the #1 metal album of 2012, the album also received the coveted “Best New Music” stamp of approval from Pitchfork as well as being cited as one of the year’s best albums by outlets such as Spin and NPR. Sorrow and Extinction proved to be an unequivocal masterpiece in any genre of music and, most importantly, compelled Pallbearer to reach even further creatively for what would come next. 2012 would also see the addition of drummer Mark Lierly, adding further depth to the already immense and mercurial sound the band had pioneered.
Rather than settle themselves in the convenient safety of listener expectation, Pallbearer delve even deeper into melodic contexts for Foundations of Burden, with Rowland now adding his own impressive vocalizations to the sonic texture. This new vocal dynamic brings an authentically visceral component to Pallbearer’s music that, while giving credence to their metal foundations, adds a new and compelling dimension to music which has long since proved itself to be inexorably captivating.
-from San Francisco, CA
-Creepers started as a studio project of Deafheaven members Shiv Mehra and Daniel Tracy in 2011. The two were inspired mainly by '70s horror film scores a la Goblin, but they also mixed in the black metal influence that they have become known for lately. Eventually rounding out a full lineup by adding Varun Mehra on bass and Chris Nativdad as second guitarist, Creepers' sound began to shift laterally towards a more psych/prog rock sound along the sounds of Ride or Chapterhouse. "Lush" is their first debut LP released in November 2014.
Lorraine Rath: Vocals/Bass
Jessica Way: Vocals/Guitar
Aesop Dekker: Drums
-from San Francisco/Oakland, CA
-Worm Ouroboros is Lorraine Rath (Amber Asylum, The Gault) on bass and vocals, Jessica Way (Barren Harvest, World Eater) on guitar and vocals, and Aesop Dekker (Ludicra/Agalloch) on drums. We set out to create music which explores the lines between fragility and strength, darkness and light, harmony and discord. Drawing inspiration from many places, including metal, doom, folk, progressive, and dark ambient genres, Worm Ouroboros creates its own space; a creeping, dark landscape full of murky dreams and emotions.