The Magfest Expansion Pack Tour
Machinae Supremacy, Urizen, Danimal Cannon, Knight of the Round
1120 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11222
This event is 21 and over
Machinae Supremacy is a Swedish band that combines modern heavy metal, power metal and alternative rock with chiptunes. Self-defined as "SID metal", many of their songs use a SidStation that features the SID chip of the Commodore 64. They have released a considerable number of songs for free download on their site, 32 original recordings, with approximately 100,000 downloads a month.
Deus Ex Machinae, the band's first commercial album was released in 2004 through the independent (and now defunct) MbD Records UK. The band is currently signed to Spinefarm Records, through which they released their second studio album, Redeemer in 2006, followed by Overworld in 2008, A View from the End of the World in 2010 and Rise of a Digital Nation in 2012. Their latest release was Phantom Shadow on 22 August 2014.
The balls of Rammstein strapped to the bodies of DEVO with the brains of Type O Negative performing the live show of GWAR… with a robot!
The story of Danimal Cannon
Nothing of any value happened.
In 2005 Danimal Cannon started his musical journey with the band Armcannon. After meeting Chris Dlugosz, Mike Willard, and Dave Bachowski at the University of Buffalo, they decided to unite their musical talents to form the band Armcannon.
Since 2005 Armcannon has been remixing music from videogames, TV shows, and movies. In 2007 they released their first album, Legvacuum. Danimal Cannon engineered mixed and mastered this record using the skills he developed competing in the Dwelling of Duels competition.
In 2008 point Dan started playing bass guitar with Mike Willard in a side project called Weaponex. Weaponex is a fusion influenced progressive metal project.
In 2009, Danimal played his first show with the band Metroid Metal. Dan had been a longtime fan of Stemage's work, and was contacted to perform live versions of his songs as a one off gig at MAGfest 7. The show was extremely successful, and a one-time gig turned into a part time band. Metroid Metal continues to perform today. Also in 2009 Armcannon began recording their second album, Armcannon 2. The album was tracked and engineered at Watchmen Studios but Danimal took the helm to mix and master the record.
Metroid Metal Live also recorded an album in 2009 entitled "Varia Suite", Danimal helped master that record. A follow up called "Expansion Pack" was released in 2010, although that one was mastered only by Stemage himself.
After performing at MAGfest and PAX several times, Danimal Cannon began to gain an interest in the live chiptune scene. Specifically, he fell in love with the sound of the Gameboy. He performed his first show at MAGfest 9 in early 2011, and embarked on his first tour with The Oneups, Random Encounter, and Brentalfloss during that summer. In order to have something to sell while on the road, he created the tour-exclusive CD "The Power Cosmic". The CD contains early versions of 5 chiptunes as well as 5 videogame remixes from his Dwelling of Duels days.
At the end of 2011, he finally released his chiptune full length album entitled "Roots". The record has been a critical success and has led to him performing at various festivals around North America, including Blipfest 2012 in New York City. During the summer of 2012 he toured The Protomen and Powerglove, and has also given panels about chiptunes at PAX East and PAX Prime.
Currently Danimal is working on a collaborative album with the chiptune artist Zef, as well as the third Armcannon record. He is also working on the soundtracks of various videogames, coming to a platform near you. Stay tuned folks.
Knight of the Round
Poly-Rhythmic Thrash inspired by Nobuo Uematsu's legendary "Final Fantasy" video game scores.
$12.00 - $15.00
Tue, May 23
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