Empire Productions Presents
Deicide, Broken Hope, Disgorge, Necronomicon
235 N. Ashland
Chicago, IL, 60607
This event is 21 and over
Ever since their brutal, self-titled Roadrunner Records debut over a decade ago, Deicide has not only set the standards for Death Metal, but they have continued to raise the levels of intensity and extremity in a genre that is as extreme as they come. Never content, Glen Benton and his musical cohorts in Deicide – Eric and Brian Hoffman on guitar and Steve Asheim on drums--have once again plunged to new depths of extreme noise terror with In Torment In Hell. With eight all new songs packed tightly into just over 30 minutes of music, this is an album without filler.
Terrorizer magazine (the final authority on extreme music) honored Deicide as having recorded one of the 100 most important albums of the 1990's. Indeed, aftershocks of Deicide can still be felt, from the sounds of hardcore heavyweights Hatebreed, to nü metal phenoms Slipknot not to mention countless death metal plagiarists in between. Deicide remains a true benchmark for brutality, a fact that was never lost on the band's outspoken vocalist/bassist Glen Benton.
In Torment In Hell, like all of Deicide's previous releases, was recorded in the band's home state of Florida at Morrisound Studios with the band producing themselves. A rejuvenated Benton and the rest of his musical assassins will unleash their extreme metal maelstrom to their ravenous fans this summer. With the sheer brutality of In Torment In Hell and having just completed a major US headlining tour with Gorguts and Marduk, the Deicide killing machine shows no signs of slowing down. "The reason why we've existed so long is because we're an extreme band that's original," Benton concludes. "I like that fact that after all these years we're still underground. We don't give a fuck about selling a million records."
Broken Hope was formed in 1988 by guitarist/chief-lyricist-songwriter, Jeremy Wagner and original vocalist, Joe Ptacek as friends in high school. In 1989 and 1990, Broken Hope recorded two demo tapes and secured a recording contract with an independent record label. In 1991, Broken Hope’s debut album, “Swamped In Gore” was released worldwide, launching the band out of the underground and into the mainstream. *Swamped In Gore was the first digitally-recorded death-metal album.
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Rising from the 90's "The Canadian Occult Legend (BWBK)" have sailed against all storms and wars to conquer all countries they landed under heaven and earth. It is not without difficulties that the pioneers of the dark genre have kept the machine alive, but nevertheless, their faith and strong belief in the band's message has succeeded to overcome the worst and beyond. Since the beginning of the new millennium, the cult of the Book of the Dead keeps spreading around the world, taking the fans by surprise like a disease. Renowned for its live presence and intensity, the Occultist trinity aims for nothing less than reaching every area of the living world, doing what they do best - rocking the stage.
The "Pharaoh of Gods" album became a classic a few years after its release. Now considered to be too advanced for is time, mixing brutal dark metal with almost "new age" ambiances. As for "Return of the Witch", which became the first worldwide release, bringing the band to tour the Old continent for the first time.
Previous releases are not to be forgotten, starting with the "Morbid Ritual" demo, which was nationally acclaimed. "The Silver Key" EP gained attention from labels in the US and overseas, especially with the title track song. Last but not least, the extremely tribal "The Sacred Medicines": an American Native concept featuring "Red Bull" singers from Western Canada's Cree Nation on the title track.
Necronomicon originally comes from the deep northern part of the Canadian province of Quebec, called the "Fjord of Saguenay". The band later relocated in the city on Montreal, now well known for the quality of is metal scene, to ensure a more prosperous future for the band… Something that would've been impossible in their remote Nordic home region.
Since the beginning, the band always blended in mixing ambiances with extreme metal, along with atmospheric passages using narration and angelic female voices, exotic instruments and various orchestrations. Although every album has its own theme, it is also part of the grand concept of the band itself.
Their hard work and renowned growth brought them to share the stage and tour with several well established bands such as Cradle of Filth, Dimmu Borgir, Behemoth, Morbid Angel, to name a few, as well as invitations to well renowned festivals such as Inferno (Norway), Heavy MTL (Canada), Ragnarok (Germany), the Barge to Hell metal cruise and more.
Stopping at nothing, the Eternal trio led by the Dark One, Rob "The Witch", is now working with the well-established record label "Season of Mist". This is the call upon the opening of the gateway for their new offspring… "Rise of The Elder Ones": The darkest; meanest album created for one purpose only –conquer everything from darkness onto the light.