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.
Saturday February 4
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM ••• 21 AND OVER
$13 in advance / $15 at the door
jazz metal rock urban fusion
former members of Divine Heresy, Metal Church, and Otep
DJ Rob Metal
Carley Coma, John LaMacchia, Michael MacIvor, Danny Grossarth, Julio Arias
-from Brooklyn, NY
-Born in Brooklyn, NY, the name Candiria is synonymous with the kind of experimentation and genre-bending more often associated with freeform jazz and progressive rock than hard/metalcore music. Their original fan base, predominantly rooted in the well-knit NYHC second wave (Merauder, Madball, Burn, etc.), took to Candiria’s balanced integration of aggressive unusual time signature’ddissonance with hip-hop, jazz (early bop as well as late period fusion), dub, and abstractpsychedelic experimentation straightaway, a testament to the band’s skillful musicianship and intelligent sonic aesthetic. What we’re always trying to do as a band is paint a picture that hasn’t been seen; looking for a sound that hasn’t been heard.” This emphatic ambition, coupled with an unwavering confidence in one another, has allowed them to create a concept album that is completely off the musical grid, will defy expectations, and establish a new standard in Candiria’s willfully driven evolution.
Throughout 2016, Candiria have played several shows in the New York City area with musical compatriots and veterans of the scene such as Sick of It All, Poison the Well, and Killswitch Engage, as well as more recently formed boundary pushing outfits like Death Grips, Shabazz Palaces, Netherlands, and Moon Tooth.
Tommy Vext - Vocals
Ira Black - Lead Guitar
Stephen Brewer - Guitar
Erik Tisinger - Bass
Dio Britto - Drums
-from Los Angeles, CA
-WESTFIELD MASSACRE is an LA based metal band founded by former DIVINE HERESY and ex-SNOT frontman Tommy Vext and features lead guitarist Ira Black formerly of METAL CHURCH, LIZZY BORDEN, VICIOUS RUMORS, guitarist Stephen Brewer, bassist Erik Tisinger (ex - Otep) & brazillian drummer Dio Britto.
WESTFIELD MASSACRE's music boasts heavy, down-tuned and melodic harmonies, while boasting brutal hooks and grooves and is often described as American Modern Metal. With aggressive growls, high soaring vocals melodies, impossibly fast drums, classically-inspired passages and harmonized guitar leads, WESTFIELD MASSACRE aims to make their modern heavy metal accessible to fans of all music genres, something that grabs the audience upon the first listen. The band draws from several musical influences, including their own additional projects, and has been compared to the likes of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and PANTERA. The timeless no-frills songwriting of WESTFIELD MASSACRE is set apart from today's homogenized derivative copycat bands by so many things, but above all: Authenticity.
DJ Rob Metal
DJ Rob Metal
-from San Francisco, CA-
-* A Vinyl Junkie and Purveyor of Extreme Metal ,Stoner Rock and the rest of
the Dysfunctional Family Tree.
* May have been seen at thee Parkside, The Knockout, The Fillmore, and
various other venues who cater to the genre.
Seems to be found at The Bottom of the Hill & DNA Lounge