Blood Ceremony, Biblical, Red Mass
486 Spadina Ave.
Toronto, ON, M5S 3E6
Doors 9:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 19 and over
BLOOD CEREMONY's distinct style of flute-tinged witch rock evolves from an infernal marriage of occult-inspired acid folk and vintage hard-rock riffing. After a mind-numbing study of hundreds of trashy witchcraft films, the group began to pour their energies into crafting songs, transforming their fascination for horror into a profane musical vision.
Their sound bears witness to the heavy bands of yesteryear, fusing progressive rock elements with folk and an early '70s downer vibe. Invoking the mischievous Pipes of Pan, Blood Ceremony songs are distinguished by singer Alia O'Brien's flute solos - accenting an instrument long-associated with a list of devilish figures.
A celebration of Euro-horror, '60s saturnalia and occult miscellanea, BLOOD CEREMONY, their debut album, was mixed by Billy Anderson and released by Rise Above in 2008 to enthusiastic reviews. In 2009, Blood Ceremony completed a successful European tour supporting Brit doom legends Electric Wizard.
LIVING WITH THE ANCIENTS, Blood Ceremony's sophomore album, expands the group's dark and regal sound with a heavy dose of vintage organ, gritty guitars and stirring flute harmonies. The album was recorded in Chicago by Sanford Parker. With LIVING WITH THE ANCIENTS, the band continues its journey through the mire of ancient occultism and flute-infused downer rock. The album was released on March 1, 2011.
Since the release of LIVING WITH THE ANCIENTS, Blood Ceremony have performed at the prestigious Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland. In the fall of 2011, they completed their first headline tour of Europe culminating in a performance at the Hammer of Doom VI Festival in Wurzburg, Germany. In 2012 they supported Sweden's GHOST on the "13 Dates of Doom" North American tour. Currently, the band have enclosed themselves within a dank, tomb-like chamber to begin preparations for a third Blood Ceremony album.
BIBLICAL is the sound of mountains splitting and oceans parting.
Formed in Toronto, Canada during the spring of 2010, BIBLICAL delivers crushing riffs drenched in cinematic
atmosphere. Their fierce live show has earned festival and touring slots with top artists such as KYUSS, DEATH
FROM ABOVE 1979, THE SWORD, RED FANG, TORCHE, FUCKED UP and ANDREW WK.
In 2011 they released a self-titled EP that delighted rock fans with a blast of tense garage metal steeped in
minor-key twang and sludgy, organ-soaked breakdowns. POP MATTERS called the release "a grand debut" while
stoner aficionados THE OBELISK praised the band's sound, noting "BIBLICAL's swagger is definitely their own."
But that was just a preview of the epic jams to come. In March 2014, NEW DAMAGE RECORDS released BIBLICAL's
debut LP: MONSOON SEASON to unanimous acclaim from rock and metal press. Lauded by PITCHFORK as a
"climactic, Red Sea-parting surge of narcotic guitar" MONSOON SEASON is a thunderous opus of haunted
psychedelia. While punishingly heavy, the album is cloaked in texture and dynamics, casting aside the tropes of
hard rock in favour of atmosphere, tension and palpable dread.
Red Mass is the ever-evolving garage/art-rock genius of Montreal's Roy "Choyce" Vucino. ex-Les Sexareenos/CPC Gangbangs and associate of Mark "BBQ" Sultan, Arish "King Khan".
$15.00 - $17.00