Dame-Nation V: The Journey Towards A New Beginning
Deadmanswake, Plague of Stars, Earthen, False Hope Fades, Hosted By: Grace Meridan of Eve's Apple
2109 South State St
Chicago, IL, 60616
This event is 17 and over
From the valleys of Southern Wisconsin come Luna Mortis. At once melodic and abrasive, technical and engaging, the female-fronted quintet blurs genre lines and transcends convention, carving a niche all their own, providing a new and powerful voice in metal. Since the solidification of their lineup in 2006, the band has consistently set a very high standard for live performance in their native Midwest, delivering precise renderings of their recorded material with unbridled intensity. The strength of the band's live show has allowed them opening spots for such acts as Megadeth, Nevermore, Dream Theater, Children of Bodom, and many more. This, combined with the international acclaim garnered by the 2006 release of their self-produced LP, "Way of the Blade*", established Luna Mortis as the region's premier metal act. By mid-2007, the band had gained sufficient momentum & notoriety to generate significant label interest. They began a period of intensive demo production and showcasing, beginning with the recording of their EP, "The Answer: Does Not Exist*" and culminating with the opportunity to cut four tracks with producer Jason Suecof (Trivium, Chimaira, All That Remains). These efforts ultimately found Luna Mortis a home at Century Media amongst a literal pantheon of some of the band's most respected and admired influences. This end result of years of dedicated work is only the beginning for Luna Mortis. With the backing of one of metal's largest and most enduring labels, the band looks outward, prepared to deliver their music to the world. Luna Mortis released their Century Media debut, entitled "The Absence", on February 10th, 2009.
In February 2013, Luna Mortis announced plans to reunite for festival appearances and the release of new music, tentatively due in late spring/early summer of 2013. The band states: "Details are still forthcoming, and all five members from [LUNA MORTIS' debut album] 'The Absence' are discussing the possibilities."
DMW is a five-piece music machine with JP Soule and Josh Barker trading leads and rhythms on the front line. Troll proves that the bass isn't something to be shoved into the background with brilliant and talented grooves sure to keep you moving. Topped off with Kryssie Ridolfi's bluesy-yet-rock'n'roll vocal styles, DMW promises to rock your face while you sing along. Recently seen opening for In This Moment, with their debut album "It Comes To This" flying off the shelves and a tour in the works, DEADMANSWAKE is about to show the world what the Chicago music scene really has to offer.
Plague of Stars
EARTHEN is a Chicago based metal band which seeks to provide a range of listeners with quality music inspired by life experiences and the voice of nature which resonates within us all...
Earthen was born of "The Narthex Projeckt", a creation brought into being in 2003 by Mike Le Gros. Originally a female fronted band, after experimenting with various different sounds and a plethora of members who came and went, Earthen has finally evolved into the sort of musical experience that it is today. Nature being the ever present driving force in all of our lives, is often reflected in both the imagery and music that Earthen produces. Each member provides his or her own unique addition to the sound whether it be the soul-churning guitars, the storm of drums, the powerful emotion of the keyboards, the lilting accent of the flute, the thunder of bass or the haunting melody of the male vocals. Together they coalesce to form a voice that has been forgotten by humankind for far too long. You can hear us in the wolf's mournful howl or in the night wind as it whispers through the ghostly trees. We are here to remind you of the fate that binds us all. We are Earthen.