Johnny Brenda's Presents
CANCELLED - Surgeon - Album Release
Swarm of Arrows, Ominous Black, Skeleton Hands
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
An organic, flowing style of progressive metal with bold rock buildups, which also merges into the realms of epic, classic doom. Comprised of vocalist/bassist Sean Bolton, lead guitarist Lydia Giordano and drummer Ruston Grosse (former Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, Woe, and touring drummer for Master).
Described as visceral beautifully-executed prog metal Surgeon inhabit a rare space that could attract rock radio attention as well as a good share of the trve among us. Surgeon is set to release their second album, Chemical Reign, in May 19th 2013.
The album mixes hooks with intricate melodies that help in crafting each song as an individual piece of art, creating a consistent album that is ambitious and bold. The album captures the raw energy that the band unleashes live; as the three seasoned musicians have become known throughout the Philadelphia region.
Swarm of Arrows
Hailing from Philadelphia, PA – Swarm of Arrows is a four-piece heavy metal sludgecore band. Born in 2009, the band is a continuation of its members’ years of heavy influences; taking a melodic approach from early NWOBHM, the bombast of Thrash, Death, and Hardcore Punk of the 90’s, and the relentless pounding of modern Sludge and Stoner styles, as ingredients to simmer their stew. This alchemy combined with crafty songwriting, melds a sound that is both burly and aggressive, with peppered hooks that dig deep into the listeners memory for days. In 2010 – Swarm of Arrows self-released their debut CDEP, which set the band up for relentlessly playing live to drive the point home. Early 2012 saw Swarm of Arrows with a new drummer and a gang of new songs ripe for the studio. On Friday July 13th – Swarm of Arrows entered the famous Studio 4 (Conshohocken, PA) with producer Will Yip (Title Fight, Blacklisted, and Cradle of Filth). The outcome – “The Great Seekers of Lesser Life,” is a massive beast of an album; dynamically dense with a vicious combination of instrumentation, as well as moody, catchy song writing. It’s a hills-and-valleys journey of personal struggle intermixed with science fiction and social commentary; an honest reflection of ideas and feelings that Swarm of Arrows represents. With the album completed, the band of veterans looks to continue their mission of destruction by playing live as much as physically possible, and getting their music to as many people as they can reach.
Founded in 2007, Ominous Black is an atmospheric metal band hailing from Philadelphia that consists of guitarist Jason Verdone, bassist Chris Kauth, and drummer/vocalist Evan Void (Sadgiqacea, Decieverion). Having just completed their third annual SXSW tour, (among countless other touring excursions) Ominous Black will soon finish writing their debut full length record.
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Budweiser, and 30-wt motor oil. Workin fingers down to the bone
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