Sólstafir, The Atlas Moth
200 W. Second St
Pomona, CA, 91766
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Metal band formed in 1988 in Halifax, UK.
Along with country-mates Anathema and My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost are credited with creating the Death/Doom sub genre, although they have also been partially attributable for pioneering what is today known as Gothic Metal. Throughout their career the band have confounded fans and critics alike with their perpetual taste for reinvention and experimentation, a desire to work with producers from other musical genres, and an oft-stated refusal to repeat themselves for fear of stagnation.
Lost Paradise, Gothic and Shades Of God established the band as one of Death/Doom's leading forces but by 1993's Icon they were gradually moving away these influences and instead opting for a more melancholy, slightly goth-influenced (though still Metal) mainstream sound, they continued this trend on the extremely popular (albeit controversial) Draconian Times and One Second then losing almost all metallic ties on albums such as Host and Believe In Nothing. 2002's Symbol Of Life saw the band begin to revert to its Goth Rock and Heavy Metal roots, subsequent releases have charted the band's exploration back into Gothic and Heavy Metal territory.
Metal band from Iceland. They started playing viking/black metal but their sound became more complex including gothrock postrock stoner rock and sludge elements in epic long songs on later albums.
The Atlas Moth
In April 2007, a mutual desire to play, a deep love for the almighty riff, and more than just a little blind luck drew together five young men from Chicago, and nine months later, they had a five-song EP, Pray For Tides, completed and a label, Witch Trial Records, to release it. Fast-forward less than three years and The Atlas Moth have made massive strides, touring relentlessly across the nation and playing countless shows with their friends and brothers in Nachtmystium, Zoroaster, Pentagram, Yakuza, Saviours, Intronaut, Wolves in the Throne Room, Coalesce, Battlefieds, Minsk, Plague Bringer, Samothrace, andWhy Intercept? With influences ranging from the Deftones to Neurosis, Cave In to Quicksand, and pulling in pieces from all that's heavy in between, The Atlas Moth have carefully perfected their signature blend of bone-shaking heaviness and overwhelming urgency, adding in startling moments of clarity that allow the melodies to shine through the mire. Their swamp-worthy sludge epics are heavier than sin, a call for cleansing and nothing short of brutally honest.
The atlas moth itself lives for only a few weeks, but the band to which it lent its name is in it for the long haul. The Atlas Moth have taken their sweet time in writing and recording their Candlelight debut, road-testing each new jam as guitarist/ keyboardist and engineer Andrew Ragin slaved over the boards in search of that perfect sound. This meticulous approach to songwriting means that every song they recorded has a story of its own, and bears the mark of days spent driving through endless fields and nights spent laying their hearts and instruments bare to an army of strangers. With the completion of their jaw-dropping debut album for Candlelight, A Glorified Piece of Blue- Sky, and endless tour dates on the horizon, The Atlas Moth have only begun to rock.