Striplicker, Glass Apple Bonzai, Esoterik, I Ya Toyah
2109 South State St
Chicago, IL, 60616
This event is 17 and over
In 2012, Grendel returned with their full length album, entitled "Timewave Zero" on Infacted Recordings (EU) & Metropolis Records (North America). This marked a new milestone in the band's history, raising the band's profile to a whole new level, gaining critical acclaim in the media, becoming a staple DJ record and topping scene charts world wide (including DAC & GEWC). With this record the live act was expanded and the band continued to develop it's sound.
The band is currently completing work on their latest album, "Age Of The Disposable Body", which is to be released in 2017 by Infacted Recordings & Metropolis Records.
striplicker sprang forth from the ashes of the smoldering wreckage of the industrial music scene in san francisco to disseminate its message of rebirth through destruction. gnashing vocals, pounding electronics, screaming guitars and brutal percussion create a sonic landscape that perfectly embodies existential apocalypse. striplicker shares the aural ethos of aggressive electronic rock acts like nine inch nails, ministry and KMFDM. see them on tour with PSYCLON NINE this december!
Glass Apple Bonzai
100% Canadian Synthwave
Esoterik is an American Darkwave, Synth driven band located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The group was formed in early 2013 by Allison Eckfeldt and Brady Bledsoe. They combine Synthpop, Dark Wave and Electronic Dance.
With Allison Eckfeldt’s prominent social media presence via Youtube and Instragram, Esoterik started to gain momentum upon the release of their sophomore album, “Atonement”, released in October 2015 and produced by Rotersand’s own Krischan Wesenberg. The band simultaneously released a music video to accompany the first single off of Atonement “Necrodancer”, which is still held in high regard at over to date. The second music video released for Atonement, “Cup of Life,” was a song that paved the way into Esoterik’s new sound-scape that was lovingly coined “Pagan-Synth” by fans.
Evolving into the sound of Pagan-Synth, Esoterik released the EP “Set Fire to Me” in May of 2017, which was produced, mixed and mastered by Gregor Beyerle of Studio Dreamcatcher. The EP included a new music video along side the single “Spirits Light the Way” which was very well received by fans. With the EP’s main objective to prep fans and new listeners of the upcoming soundscape, the new album “Énouement” will be released under Trisol Music Group with the first single “Hugur” expected in April 2019.
Along the way, Esoterik has had the pleasure to support many well established acts in the scene domestically and internationally, one of which being the "industrial orgy” known as Nachtmahr on their 2014 “Operation Amerika” tour. This tour opened up new friendships and new doors as the band made their way to Germany to support L’âme Immortelle’s ‘Drahtseilakt' tour in the fall of 2014.
“With their positive and energetic show, Esoterik managed to remarkably entrain the Dresden audience. Esoterik was honored after performing with quite rich applause and cheering whistles. This is really and achievement, because most Dresdeners are not into something new, sometimes bands need a long time before they start playing such shows as new artists.” -Emotions of Seasons
I Ya Toyah
I Ya Toyah is a Chicago - based one woman army of Polish descent that blends chaos and balance with familiar, yet unknown vibe of industrial electronica sound. Her music melts the smooth, cutting edge vocals, surreal guitars, hypnotizing beats and multiple electronic elements into dark arrangements that, combined with storytelling lyrics, respond to the paranoia of everyday reality.