Seris, Virga, Death By Cemetery
3295 S Broadway
Englewood, CO, 80113
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 16 and over
Vespyra began in the summer of 2011, and was founded by singer/guitarist James Busby, and lead guitarist Ahnaf Kalam. Prior to Vespyra, Busby and Kalam have been in several other projects together, none of which were what they were looking for. Kalam and Busby came together with the intention of creating the music that they had tried to for the past 3 years, but could never accomplish. The two of them wrote and recorded 3 songs, which would be their Vol. 1 demo, and began the hunt for members who fit with the new found style. Former members included Absalon Ortiz on drums, Tim Morrissey on bass, Josh Greenly on Drums, and Patrick Kane on drums. The two then contacted a bass player from a former project, Luis Rojas, and met drummer Anthony Hester to create the current line up.
Vespyra draws influence from everywhere in the field of music. Their trademark sound is the climactic fusion of gothic rock, melodic/death metal, progressive rock, and even pop music. From driving, yet, melodic guitar parts, thundering basslines, and lustful guitar harmonies, Vespyra creates a very distinct sound. Influences include HURT, Opeth, Tool, Katatonia, HIM, and many others.
As of Summer 2012, Vespyra is planning to enter the studio and begin recording for their debut album, "In Memoriam"
Seris - a Denver-based math-metal quartet with ambitions far exceeding the Denver local.
Drummer Robert Jepsen (ex-Downtied) first teamed-up with guitarist Scott Beckman (ex-Saoshyant), and began formulating the musical concepts of an odd-time and rhythm-based project in early 2009. Bassist Cody Goodman, then-bassist of Congress of the Crow, joined the two as a dynamic addition to the initial incarnation, and the trio spent several months fine-tuning their sound while patiently awaiting the perfect front man. That "front man", to the trio's surprise, came in the form of a charismatic and versatile front woman. Vocalist Melati Olivia, known in the local scene for her performances with Choke the Word, became the last piece to the puzzle, and the voice to bridge the gap between an uncompromising, poly-metric brutality and a beautiful-yet-powerful accessibility. The result of this combination is a modern style of metal whose musicality and technicality blend seamlessly into a focused and emotionally-provocative sound. Avid lovers of Tool, Meshuggah and early Mudvayne alike have a new band to which they can pledge their unwavering allegiance.
Ambitious right out of the gate - recording their first demo at Colorado's most premiere recording studio, the Blasting Room (Rise Against, The Flobots, and Tickle Me Pink) and coupled with playing their first shows at Denver's elite theaters, Seris will no doubt garner positive local attention, and will use Denver as a jumping board to the national level.
Stay tuned. They're gonna be big!
We are Virga. We make music. Beyond making music, we make everything else you see. Our music is self-produced. Our videos are self-produced. We shoot our own photography. We believe in the DIY spirit and independent music.
Death By Cemetery
Yes, we are purposely an instrumental band we are not looking for vocalist so please don't inquire. We may not be your average deathcore or metal band from Pueblo but we do care a lot about what we do and that should be enough for you guys to listen to us. As Rody Walker from Protest The Hero stated: "Don't be afraid to like one genre of music and appreciate another" so with that in mind we hope to see more people listen to us pro-actively