Doors open at 9pm.
Tickets are $8.
Online, phone, and outlet sales close at 6pm on the day of the show.
"Eros|Anteros" is the breathtaking follow up to Oathbreaker's critically acclaimed "Maelstrom" album (Deathwish 2011). Where "Maelstrom" acted as individual fragments of aural shrapnel, "Eros|Anteros" is a monstrous shockwave of sound. It is Oathbreaker's story of love and the anti-love (life and death), and the growth they have experienced through these trials.
In opener "Beeltenis" (Dutch for "Portrait") layers of melodious guitar cry out to one another through the blackness. Acting as a ghostlike warning before Oathbreaker whips calm to chaos. "No Rest for the Weary" then abruptly crashes forward with breakneck speed and from there the floodgates of "Eros|Anteros" are open. As vocalist Caro Tanghe lets out the hair raising screams of "I'll never know what it means - this deadly calm inside", it's clear that this album is more potent and personal than most heavy music; this is a collective soul searching for the band. This is most apparent in brother and sister songs "As I Look Into the Abyss" and "The Abyss Looks Into Me". A stunning pairing that shows Oathbreaker racing through razor sharp metallic riffing before erupting into a vicious emotional explosion. This quarrel continues throughout the "Eros|Anteros", finally coming to a head in the haunting closer "Clair Obscur". A brilliant eleven minute epic that carefully balances shoe-gaze leanings with their wounded post-metal heart.
Cult Leader, the furious new band formed by three quarters of the sadly defunct Gaza, have revealed a brand new song from their upcoming Deathwish Inc. debut ‘Nothing For Us Here’.
Over the course of three albums and an EP, Salt Lake City’s Gaza had built a reputation as being one of the most vicious sounding contemporary hardcore bands, tearing apart the traditional hardcore sound and incorporating elements of grindcore and sludge into their vitriolic and cathartic sonic whirlwind. Understandably, many were disappointed when the band called it quits in March of this year, but the good news is that pretty much all of the band (sans vocalist Jon Parkin) have reconvened under the name Cult Leader.
The even better news is that, from the sound of this song, Cult Leader looks set to be every bit as intense as Gaza, if not more so! ‘Skincrawler’ is the first taste of the band’s upcoming debut album, which is due to be released via Converge frontman Jacob Bannon’s label Deathwish Inc.
Check it out below, but make sure there are no breakable objects anywhere near before you hit ‘play’…