Phenomenon Concerts Presents
Motionless in White, Upon A Burning Body, Crown The Empire
209 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL, 61701
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 6:30 PM
This event is all ages
ASKING ALEXANDRIA are poised for worldwide domination in 2013 as they have a lengthy, headlining European tour in Jan/Feb, a new full-length album in the spring and a mainstage Download Festival performance. To say that 2012 was a breakout year for the UK's ASKING ALEXANDRIA would be a massive understatement as the group headlined massive, six-week long sold-out European and North American tours, which was capped off with a slot on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival emerging as one of the fest's most talked about artists. Amidst a slew of recent speculation regarding their stability, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, undoubtedly proved to all naysayers that they are one of the genre's most exciting, ground-breaking and heralded artists as their critically acclaimed new album, Reckless and Relentless, debuted at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 charts scanning an impressive 31,449 units. This monumental accomplishment also simultaneously marked the biggest first week sales for any artist in the history of Sumerian Records. The album's stunning debut quickly caught the attention of mainstream media across the globe resulting in their national television debut on the ABC late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” They spent the summer of 2011 on the Warped Tour mainstage and emerged as one of the festival's most talk about performers. Throughout this timeframe they also graced the covers of such major publications as Alternative Press, Guitar World and Kerrang! This is controversial, unapologetic hard rock at its very finest and you ain't seen nothing yet.
Motionless in White
Motionless In White aren’t just a band, they’re a way of life. Since 2005 this Scranton, Pennsylvania based metalcore act have cultivated a hardcore following via their Gothic-inspired aggression and imagery and that buzz is set to reach a fever’s pitch with the release of their third full-length Reincarnate. Fronted by malevolent mastermind Chris Motionless, Motionless In White are back with their strongest collection of songs yet, it seems as if there’s no stopping the act when it comes to what they can accomplish.
In fact in many ways this album marks a rebirth for a band who have spent nearly a decade in the trenches—and correspondingly songs like the massive-sounding title track are essentially a call to arms letting the world know that Motionless In White are back and stronger than ever. “I’m very proud of this band because we’ve spent years cultivating this sound and image and we’ve gone through hell and back to get to this point,” Chris explains. “I think the fans who just listened to us for specific surface reasons are gone and everyone who has stuck with us has formed a really special connection with all of us because they are the ones that relate to the music instead of following trends or what’s popular,” he adds.
The band are currently taking the main stage by storm on a full summer of Vans Warped Tour. Reincarnate is set for global release on September 16th, 2014.
Upon A Burning Body
Prepare yourself for a brutal, unrelenting array of unabashed aggression and sheer ferocity that will beat you to oblivion. This is what UPON A BURNING BODY delivers each and every time. The San Antonio based group’s debut offering, The World Is Ours, caught the metal scene by storm with its crushing Pantera-esque grooves, dynamic riffing and captivating hooks. Their live performance is unmatched, which quickly had their name being spread by the masses throughout the scene.
Their highly acclaimed latest offering RED.WHITE.GREEN. was tracked, mixed and mastered with renowned producer Will Putney (For Today) at The Machine Shop in NJ. This album showed the band truly coming into their own unique sound.
With a clear vision for their identity and an immeasurable level of determination, UPON A BURNING BODY are now touring full-time throughout the world spreading their message of dedication, self-belief and relentless competitive greatness. Sumerian founder Ash Avildsen commented “Upon a Burning Body frontman Danny Leal has one of the most distinguishable and decipherable voices I have heard in years. With the perfect soundtrack of riffs and beats backing him and an explosive live show, there is no question what the very near future will hold for this band.”
UPON A BURNING BODY's unrelenting touring schedule was highlighted by performances on the massive Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival and The Vans Warped Tour. Expect the group's third full-length album this summer.
Crown The Empire
Similar to: Woe is Me, In Fear and Faith, Get Scared
Offering up what feels like a metalcore on Linkin Park, Crown the Empire fuse electronic ambience with metal catharsis, creating a moody and dramaic sound that sets the Dallas, Texas band apart from their contemporaries. Featuring singers Andy Leo and David Escamilla, guitarists Brandon Hoover and Bennett Vogelman, bassist Hayden Tree, keyboard player Austin Duncan, and drummer Brent Taddle, the seven-piece band puts its massive ranks to good use, crafting a sound for themselves that’s dense without being so busy that the message is lost in the noise. Crown the Empire made their debut in 2011 with the self-released EP, Limitless, followed by their first full-length, the Fallout, which arrived on Rise Records in 2012.
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