13th Floor Entertainment Presents Vital Remains
Execration, Extremely Rotten, Dethroned, Excystation, Nod
1306 W. University Dr
Mesa, AZ, 85201
This event is all ages
Vital Remains is an American death metal band from Providence, Rhode Island formed in 1988.
Extremely Rotten formed in 2009 by Juan Campo on drums, Jim Greco (wurgarg) on guitar, and Mario Antolines on vocals, after 2 months Mario had to leave and Franz Huffman joined on vocals, 4 months later the self titled demo was recorded and self released and was distributed by sevared records, with Jim Ross on studio guitars, the band played several shows all over florida, in 2010 Franz left the band and was replaced by Chris Gaines also Chris Mason joined on guitars, the band kept working on the writing process for their full length, and toured the east coast from florida to NYC and in mid 2011 , Mike Shaw joined on guitars and Cliff Newkirk on bass, the band played several shows and played the goregrowlers ball 2011 with Shawn Whitaker(viral load) filling in on vocals, after that performance the band got asked to play las vegas death fest 2012 and got signed to Show No Mercy records, in 2012 the band toured the summer from florida to las vegas, shortly after Michael Pinkard joined the band, in august 2012 the band entered the studio and recorded their first full length "grotesque acts of humanity" and for the album Both Jim Greco and Jim Ross recorded the guitars, Mike Shaw the bass, Michael Pinkard recorded the vocals and Juan on drums, the album was mastered by James Murphy(Death, Testament, Obituary) and was released february 8 2013 now the line up stands with Mike Shaw on guitars, Juan on drums and Michael on vocals, the band is writing their second album and will be on tour stating fall 2013!.
Dethroned started out in an Arizonan HELL called BullHead City in 1992. Though there was such a lack of musicians interested in extreme music in the town, two came together to start writing material as they searched for like-minded, anti-christian comrades. Chris Augustin and the one now known as ChristButcher started the search, which quickly became very frustrating and ended up ultimately impossible in such a small minded, middle of nowhere place. They both ended up in different states, but vowed to keep Dethroned alive regardless.
Eventually, the realization that there was not going to be any way to accomplish this union from such a distance became apparent. ChristButcher knew he had to move forward on his own, without his long running comrade. So, the search began in Colorado for members to fulfill this much needed line-up. In the process, ChristButcher joined a band called Excommunion that had all the same ideas and ferocity that he had envisioned for Dethroned.
So, having all he thought he needed... Dethroned hit the back burner once again. Excommunion recorded their first album, got signed, and eventually toured the west coast and all seemed sick as it could be. This did not last much longer, and ChristButcher again found himself without an outlet and Dethroned was ressurected once again. But this time, the much needed line-up was contacted, came together and started to really make this vision come to life.
ChristButcher - Guitar/Vokills
Than Wilson - Guitar/Backing Vokills
Rick Gustafson - Bass
Dave Otero - Drums