13th Floor Entertainment Presents Unholy Monarch CD Release
Vehemence, Kin Of Zen, Warhead, Hypatia
1306 W. University Dr
Mesa, AZ, 85201
This event is all ages
Young and ambitious, Vehemence will be sure to leave its mark in the death metal community tearing down any disbelievers. They can be described as extreme yet melodic death metal, creating sounds that will be sure to drive the demons out of any who listen. Using a mix of brutal riffs and harmonies, Vehemence pulls off what few have creating a sound and style of their own. Vehemence creates music only for the most extreme listeners of metal and seeks to gain more fans, friends, and recognition to take the world by storm. The fierce and intelligent lyric concept of vocalist Nathan Gearhart takes the band to a new level of originality with his style of vocal structure. The guitars played by Bjorn Dannov and John Chavez represent the band with brutal, melodic, dark, and atmospheric touches of metal with a technique that is not so often used in the death metal scene. Bass player Mark Kozuback backs up singer Nathan Gearhart with violently pitched screams, adding texture to an already intense song structure. Drummer Andy Schroeder drives Vehemence into the depths of hell and beyond with his technique that ranges from styles of punk, thrash, black, and death.
Recognition of this band started immediately after the pressing of their self released debut, "The Thoughts From Which I Hide". 1000 self-released discs hit distributors from around the world, and received great reviews from countries like Japan, The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Australia, Spain, France, Canada, South America and United States. A combination of self promotion through the internet, word of mouth, and doing their first 15 day tour through West Coast America helped get the attention of Metal Blade Records in 2002 which ended in landing a record deal. Vehemence's hard work had finally paid off.
Vehemence's Metal Blade debut, 'God Was Created' was recorded at The Salt Mine Studios in Mesa, AZ in early January '02 and engineered by Mike Schomig, assisted by Will Solares. It was then re-mixed in March by Juan Urteaga & Mike Blanchard at Trident Studios in the San Francisco area. As for the cover art, Vehemence worked with tattoo artist Evil Dave to create the sickest of stories which is sure to raise the hairs on the back of your neck.
In support of 'God Was Created', Vehemence has toured with the likes of Incantation, Impaled, Decapitated, Dead To Fall, Testament, Exhumed, Vio-lence, All That Remains, Nuclear Assault, Deicide, Behemoth, Amon Amarth, and Revenge.
Vehemence's second effort for Metal Blade entitled 'Helping The World To See' was recorded at Porcupine Studios in Chandler, AZ and DBD studios in Maricopa, AZ with Will Solares as sole producer/engineer. This time around the band was able to take more time in the studio, thus allowing a more refined product. Recording began in September of 2003, and ended in November 2003. Editing and mixing took place thereafter, concluding in January 2004. Expect more tours, merchandise, and music videos from Vehemence in 2004.
Nolan Castles - Lead Guitar/Vocals
Sam Bollard - Bass Guitar
David Rodriguez - Guitar
Joey Doddson - Drums
100% true speed metal from Phoenix, Arizona. Founded by Vocalist and guitarist Nolan Castles, who is joined by David Rodriguez on lead guitar, Sam Bollard on Bass, and Joey Doddson on drums. Warhead has been touring the nation and releasing music since 2013 with the debut album “Death Row” in May of 2013. Followed by the single “Widowmaker” in July of 2014 and a 3 song demo titled “100% true speed metal” in July of 2015. Warhead is headed back on the road to start 2016 for a U.S. tour with “Brain Dead” from Hollywood California. Spanning from January 15th to February 27th followed by a trip back into the studio to record the second full length album set to release in the summer of 2016. Warhead draws in crowds with the bands intense music, matched by the group’s look and attitude. Four dedicated road warriors who live for the stage and give their all, night after night in true rock n’ roll style. Check our profile for tour dates and stay tuned for more info.