SOILWORK plus special guests...

Soilwork is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Helsingborg. They are currently signed to Nuclear Blast. Formed in late 1995 by Björn Strid and Peter Wichers, originally under the name Inferior Breed, the band changed their name in late 1996 to Soilwork (meaning "working from the ground up").

Their sound is a fusion of the classic Gothenburg metal sound with power-groove riffs of late 1970s, early 1980s British, and European metal. However, in their most recent albums, Soilwork has also introduced elements from other genres such as blues rock and alternative metal, and adopted a more melodic sound. Their most recent work has more singing and lighter melodies than their earlier work, as well as a more polished production.[

Jeff Loomis

JEFF LOOMIS' complex shredding has been a central part of the progressive but powerful and thrashy edge often attributed to Nevermore's trademark sound since the band's formation in 1992. As the band's lone permanent guitarist, he's been responsible for some of the most awe-inspiring riffs modern metal has ever heard. Taking the classic techniques he learned from listening to legends like Jason Be
cker and Yngwie Malmsteen as a teen and applying his own ingenuity, Loomis has carved his own niche and created an instantly recognizable style. As a result of his invaluable contributions to Nevermore's success, fans have been calling for a JEFF LOOMIS solo album for years. With most in the band taking a rare and much-deserved break, Loomis finally had the opportunity to hit the studio himself and the outcome is nothing short of remarkable.

If ever there was a test case proving that hard work, tenacity, a healthy helping of suffering, and word of mouth pay off, Blackguard is it. Formed in 2001 by guitarist Terry Roadcase and drummer Justine "Juice" Éthier as a straight-ahead black-metal outfit, the Montreal-based sextet—who clawed their way into the public eye under the dauntingly ponderous name of Profugus Mortis—has fought a pitched battle to stand out amongst their international metal brethren, having braved numerous line-up changes and much needed sonic tweaking to get to where they were in 2008.

Hatchet

$15.00 - $18.00

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SOILWORK plus special guests... with Jeff Loomis, Blackguard, Hatchet, Head Crusher

Wednesday, April 17 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM at Dirty Dog Bar