Carnifex, Fallujah, Lorna Shore, Rings of Saturn, She Must Burn
IRRITA, Cranely Gardens
45 Main Street
Stanhope, NJ, 07874
Doors 6:00 PM
For more than 25 years, Death Metal has been the most maniacal and vicious form of rock. Covering the obscene and praising the perverse, extreme Death Metal still reigns as the driving force that continues to devour all other forms of hard rock. As each year passes in this brutal movement, it becomes increasingly difficult to find suitable leaders to carry the torch and continue to entice and surprise an audience that certainly isn’t shocked or impressed by much. That search has ended. Allow us to introduce CARNIFEX. Derived from the Old English word for executioner, their moniker could not be more appropriate. It’s a word that reeks of death and destruction from the Dark Ages to describe a fiercely morbid death metal band. It’s hard to imagine that San Diego – known for its white sand beaches, endless sunny days and astronomical real estate- is also home to the brutal beat down that is CARNIFEX.
“I think the metal scene is immeasurably lacking in bands that offer emotional and atmospheric material,” says Fallujah vocalist Alex Hofmann. “Metal can’t remain as single serving as it is and hope to keep relevance. Bands need to bring a knockout live show and make the audience actually feel something other than mere impulse. It is for this reason that I think the world (or the metal world for that matter) has already been waiting for a band like Fallujah.”
Hofmann is onto something, actually. From Fallujah’s formation in 2007, the San Franciscans have melded brutality and brains into a sonic force with an unquestionable presence. Debut album, The Harvest Wombs, set the tech death world afire, with its smart brawn and well-placed jazz-rock interludes. The group’s follow-up album, The Flesh Prevails, further contrasted intensity with atmosphere. Tracks like ‘Carved from Stone’, ‘The Night Reveals’, and ‘Sapphire’ floored fans with their dexterity, ingenuity, and ferocity. Fallujah, however, aren’t content to be pigeonholed as tech death (or deathcore).
A four piece metal band reigning from the beautiful state of New Jersey.
Rings of Saturn
RINGS OF SATURN is an internationally touring band based out of California where their founding member, Lucas Mann, resides. The band self-released their first full-length album entitled Embryonic Anomaly in late 2009. Four months later Unique Leader Records signed the band and Embryonic Anomaly was re-released internationally under the label on May 28, 2010. Since then, Rings of Saturn has been hard at work touring nationally throughout the United States and Canada promoting Dingir (din-jeer) as well as their latest album release entitled Lugal Ki En which was released October 2014. With the release of Lugal Ki En Rings of Saturn branched out touring including an appearance at the 2015 edition of Knotfest and their first and very successful European Tour early 2016 with Aversion’s Crown. 2016 will see the band embark on another North American tour before heading back into the studio to record their 4th full-length album which will be released world wide on Nuclear Blast Records.
She Must Burn
Cranely Gardens was born in the suburbs of South Jersey by a few guys who wanted to have some fun and create something heavy.
After a few lineup changes and plenty of local shows, CG is now beginning to branch out towards new horizons.
After a few years of writing, playing, and screwing around, CG will be recording their first EP with the best songs of the past four years.
With big moves happening after the new year you should expect to see more of the band in different areas as well as reaching out to fellow musicians to get on the road!
$20 in advance, $25 cash at the door.
$5 Food & Beverage Minimum collected in cash at door for all guests under the age of 21; Voucher redeemable in restaurant.