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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.
Thursday February 6
8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
••• ALL AGES
$20 in advance / $25 at the door
Hell Has No Mercy 2020
The 69 Eyes
~ Joseph Michael Poole
Horror punk, Gothic glam metal
Sumo Cyco -------The Nocturnal Affair off the bill
The 69 Eyes
-from Helsinki, Finland
-They are the band that time forgot. They are the band that refuses to die. They are the Helsinki Vampires.
Conceived in Finland in 1989, dark rockers THE 69 EYES have come a long way and shaped the genre of ‘Goth ‘n’ Roll’ like no other. With several platinum selling albums like »Blessed Be« and »Paris Kills« released around the millennium, the quintet not only reached #1 of the single and album charts in their home country of Finland, but also plunged the world into their sinful cosmos of love, death and eternal melancholy and outlived any other band emerging from the goth hype of the early 2000s. By developing their sound further into sleaze rock on »Devils« (2004) and »Angels« (2007) and not shying away from pitch black Elvis allusions in singer Jyrki 69’s majestic dark voice and unique dance moves on stage, the band established their worldwide following by relentlessly touring Europe, America, Asia and Australia.
This year, they celebrate their 30th band anniversary but don't even think of slowing down and have now announced their new studio piece »West End« that will be released on Friday, the 13th of September via Nuclear Blast. This 12th full-length record, featuring top notch guest vocalists such as Cradle Of Filth's Dani Filth, Wednesday 13 and Beastö Blancö's Calico Cooper, consists of 11 up-tempo rock anthems full of heaviness, black memento mori moments and dark humour and sees the band dancing in the ruins of our world:
“The title »West End« evokes a dark image – when something dies, something new comes up and we all have to change in order to stay alive", singer Jyrki 69 explains. "I feel like this planet is on some turning point. The end of the western world is near and the question is: What is happening when the west ends..? The title has multiple meanings for us… but be assured it has definitely nothing to do with The Pet Shop Boys or London..."
As first taster for the new album, THE 69 EYES reveals the music video directed by Los Angeles-based Vicente Cordero (3 Teeth, "Room 37- The Mysterious Death of Johnny Thunders" movie) for their new single '27 & Done'. The clip features excerpts from the horror film 'The 27 Club' by Cleopatra Entertainment which will be out on June 13, 2019.
"The track deals with the idea of Hollywood and everyone coming there to make their dreams come true, but it’s very seldom that they succeed and this is something you can see there everywhere", Jyrki 69 contemplates. "It’s a place that makes you desperate and I wanted to get these dark vibes into the song. But on the other hand the track is also a celebration of life – we should be excited to be here and everybody’s a legend and they should realise that we should enjoy what we do instead of worry what other people think.”
Wednesday 13 - vocals
Roman Surman - guitar
Jack Tankersley - guitar
Troy Doebbler - bass
Kyle Castronovo - drums
-from Hollywood, CA
-Wednesday 13 is a horror punk band, fronted by Wednesday 13 of Maniac Spider Trash, Frankenstein Drag Queens From Planet 13, Murderdolls, Bourbon Crow fame. The group formed in 2004 and continue to play. The genre of music is a mix of death rock and punk with lyrics heavily inspired by horror movies.
-from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
-Sumo Cyco is a four-piece, female fronted, hard rock band from Toronto, Ontario. Sumo Cyco fuse hard rock guitar riffs with in your face blast beats and dance hall rhythms, topped by electric female vocals. Forget everything you know about music. Forget the conventional, forget inviable gender roles, free yourself from old expectations, spit in the face of everything mundane, and get on board a speeding train with four misfits on a fearless pursuit of DIY or death. Genre? Dancehall, fyyah! Punk, hey ho! Rock, hell yeah! Sumo Cyco are everything you’ve heard and nothing you’ve heard before at once: chaotic guitar, anthemic sing-along choruses, and vocals from sweet to Sever. Sumo Cyco are more than what you hear. Sumo Cyco is a feeling. Sumo Cyco pride themselves on creating memorable experiences for fans on the stage and beyond, creating original self-directed mini-movies themed around the world of “Cyco City”, where everything in the Sumo Cyco universe takes place. Lead vocalist Skye "Sever" Sweetnam rivals any front person on the stage. She's lived out a real-life school of rock. She spent her teenage years on a tour bus with Matt "MD13" Drake and Kenny "Thor" Corke - playing arenas as a Capitol Records Pop artist by day, air drumming to Refused and Rancid by night. In fact, Skye has written songs with Tim Armstrong - really, you should Google it! The three founding members of Sumo Cyco have circled the world together dozens of times, now with new drummer Matt "Trozzi", they’re taking the world by storm. In the wild west of the entertainment business, Sumo Cyco stands as a strong example of what true passion, hard work and a belief in one’s self can accomplish.
Marc Coronado - Vocals & Drums
Johnny Damien - Bass
Anthony Carrillo - Lead Guitar
Jesse Rodriguez - Guitar
-The Crowned, concocted of blood, metal, sweat, tears, and blow up dolls. Formulated in 2013, these guys have been touring around the U.S., overseas, released 5 music videos, released a full length album, currently writing the 2nd, and showing no signs of stopping this madness of a machine they call a band.
Fronted by drummer/lead singer Marc Coronado, he drags his group of misfits around the world to share the music that is, The Crowned. These guys have toured with the likes of HellYeah, Flaw, Orgy, Co-Op, Motograter, Blacklite District, The Maension, Sons of Texas, and many more.
The Crowned released their full length album, "Apparition" back in 2017 and received great reviews immediately after it's release. The Crowned had their song, "Kill" on Sirius XM Radio and hit over 60k likes on Facebook.