Southwest Terror Fest V

Welcome to the fifth annual installment of Arizona's biggest punk and metal party of the year. We are bringing the madness back to downtown historic Tucson for the third year in a row as well. The kick off show begins on Thursday night and shows run right through Sunday night for four full days of heavy music. Arizona Über Alles.

Agoraphobic Nosebleed

As with many legendary endeavors, what eventually grew into an inimitable legacy began as a
decision motivated by sheer frustration: On one fateful day in 1994, lamenting the lack of
drummers in the Massachusetts area, Scott Hull and friends formed AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED (ANb) ​with the help of a drum machine. The rest, as they say, is history. In 1998, after releasing a number of split EPs and seven-­inch LPs, ANb ​(now featuring J. Randall of Japanese Torture Comedy Hour, ex-­ISIS) put themselves on the map when they unleashed their Relapse Records debut, Honkey Reduction. Featuring 26 tracks of unbelievably manic grindcore, Honkey Reductionm sizzled flesh and tenderized minds; Hull made guitar strings swarm like pissed off hornets while his torrential drum programming rained down on the listener like AK­47 rounds gutting a pumpkin.

In late 1999, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED unleashed PCP Torpedo (Hydra Head), a scathing barrage of derangement nicely done up as a six-­inch slab o' wax. The following year, Relapse issued a split release (The
Poacher Diaries) featuring ANb ​facing off against Boston metallic hardcore predecessors
Converge. As writing commenced for the next ANb recording, additional members were deemed
necessary: the band doubled in size, adding grindcore alums Richard Johnson and Carl Schultz.
In 2002, after an almost three-­and-­a-­half-­year wait, ANb ​unveiled their second full­-length,
Frozen Corpse Stuffed with Dope. A surprise live appearance at the 2003 New England Metal
and Hardcore Festival, the first in the band’s history, caught everyone off guard.

ANb ​then set to work on a concept beyond bizarre: with a focused mindset, and a plethora of
mind­-confounding ideas, the band wrote and recorded Altered States of America, a 100-track 3
CD. Released on April Fools Day, 2003, Altered States of America delivered the most ambitious
ANb ​album yet and delivered completely inhuman music with a consummate disregard for its
listener. After several more split releases, both 7” and CD, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED
updated their lineup with Kat (Salome) replacing Schultz. ANb ​then unleashed the full-­length
Agorapocalypse in 2009 via Relapse Records. The album was even more in­-your-­face and
aggressive than its predecessors, featuring a quantum leap forward in programming and material
in comparison to older material; the album found widespread praise from publications including
Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, and Terrorizer, among others.

Beginning in 2015, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED ​began venturing further out into the
world of live performance, playing at Maryland Deathfest & Housecore Horror Fest in 2015; the
band has also been confirmed for the first-­ever Netherlands Deathfest in February 2016. ANb ​is
now currently writing and recording a series of four EPs, each written in the preferred style of
each member. After a four­-year break from the studio, the infamous extreme metal instigators
have returned with the first in the series designed to decimate your total being. Led by the
banshee-­like howl of vocalist Kat Katz, ANb have unleashed a crushing, three­-song onslaught of
misanthropic, musical violence. Simply titled Arc, the 25+ minute sludge­fueled feast is ANb
sounding heavier, doomier and more destructive than ever before.

AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED ​is:

Scott Hull: Guitars, Bass, Machines
J. Randall: Vocals, Electronics
Richard Johnson: Vocals
Kat: Vocals

Infest is an influential hardcore punk band, formed in September 1986 by Joe Denunzio, Matt Domino, Dave Ring and Chris Clift.

Infest, while not coining the term power violence, were definitely pioneers of it. The Los Angeles quartet blended the ethos, speed and song structure of straight edge hardcore, along with the aggression and anger of bands like Negative Approach and Negative FX creating a style emulated by many and an energy captured by few. Joe Denunzio's vocals exhibited pure angst, with lyrical content about conformity, war, scene politics and socio-political issues, mostly delivered in an accusational assault.

Straight Edge was an influence in Infest's songwriting, with such songs as 'Mindless' and 'Drunk Motherfucker'. Infest did however differ from their peers in their fervent political stance and imagery, often depicting the tragedies of war and poverty, countering the obligatory "band in action" album covers common to the era. When asked about the hardcore scene Matt Domino said, "I think Hardstance rips it up and Chain of Strength are cool, but Insted and Breakaway are pretty cheesy. It seems most hardcore bands are going for a polished sound and package, we are really not into that." On the contrary, Infest's sound was fuzzy and on many of the early recordings indecipherable, but still captured their raw intensity.

On July 1, 1991, Infest recorded a live set for the Los Angeles radio station KXLU, capturing them in their element. This session was later released by Deep Six Records who also released the No Man's Slave LP. The vocals on No Man's Slave where recorded posthumously and the LP not released until the year 2000. Many Infest bootlegs have been made and are highly sought after by fans.

Infest recently has become a highly popular retro band among not only modern grindcore and thrash fans, but with fans of youth crew hardcore due to their straight edge ethics and moshable songs.

POWER TRIP

Formed in early 2008, Power Trip draw from the sacred texts of classic hardcore, punk, and metal. After the success of their self-titled Lockin' Out 7", Power Trip has unleashed their debut LP MANIFEST DECIMATION, out now via Southern Lord Records.
Surging with a modernized translation of the works of mandatory crossover pioneers Nuclear Assault, the Cro-Mags. Exodus, Leeway, Sepultura, and more, Manifest Decimation hurtle the band's "steel, speed and destruction" ethos direct at the jugular with thirty-five minutes of crossover intensity that sounds like it was excavated from a 1987 time capsule with sixteen tons of radioactive dynamite. Recorded by Arthur Rizk and Daniel Schmuck, and produced, mixed, and mastered by Arthur Rizk at Solomon's Gate in Philadelphia, Manifest Decimation wages war on all in its earshot, with nearly thirty-five minutes of thrashing violence. In the wake of their rabid live shows, images of impending doom and destruction have become synonymous with the name POWER TRIP.

Sex Prisoner

Members Kyle Kennedy-Bass/Vocas
Kevin Kennedy-Vocals
Gilbert Flores-Drums
Matthew Underwood-Guitar

To Live A Lie Records
Bad Teeth Recordings

$30.00 - $35.00

Tickets Available at the Door

Saturday Main Show @ 191 Toole

Main:
10:00 - 11:00 - Agoraphobic Nosebleed
8:40 - 9:25 - Infest
7:30 - 8:10 - Power Trip
6:30 - 7:00 - Sex Prisoner
5:30 - 6:00 - Junkie Vomit

Side:
9:25 - 10:00 - Theories
8:10 - 8:40 - The Drip
7:00 - 7:30 - ACxDC
6:00 - 6:30 - Wvrm
5:00 - 5:30 - Magguts

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