Vattnet Viskar, The Gorge, Quaere Verum, Alan Smithee
2706 Olive St
Saint Louis, MO, 63103
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
Very few bands can effectively mix intelligence with intensity like Southern California's INTRONAUT, who essentially walks a fine line between psychedelic brutality, captivating hooks and devastating yet unpredictable time changes. This is the essence of thinking man's metal and something so refreshing that it should serve as a vicious wake up call to masses forcing the entire genre to take notice.
There is no doubt that INTRONAUT will be taking metal in a new direction with their Century Media debut, Prehistoricisms, which was engineered by Josh Newell (Jane's Addiction). The group have been critics' darlings, receiving numerous accolades from such major publications as Decibel, Metal Maniacs, Outburn and Revolver, among a slew of others. Decibel even listed their next effort as "One of the most anticipated releases of 2008."
Sacha Dunable (vocals/guitars) states: "There is a level of chemistry that we've never had before, now with our new guitar player Dave Timnick in the band. I can't even begin to express how excited we are about this record. It's definitely our most densely packed body of work yet. In addition to the standard INTRONAUT angle of attack, we have some surprises including an awesome guest solo from Negativa/Gorguts guitarist Steve Hurdle, as well as some truly jaw-dropping moments of Indian/metal fusion courtesy of Joe Lester (bass) and Timnick. We are beyond stoked with the results."
Hailing from the small town of Plaistow, New Hampshire, VATTNET VISKAR is anything but small. Formed in the fall of 2010, the band has quickly risen amongst the ranks of US black metal acts.
VATTNET VISKAR's brooding take on blackened atmospheric doom metal perfectly mirrors their organic approach to their craft. Following a well received two-song demo in 2011, they have released a self-titled EP, available at their Bandcamp page, that has been met with praise from both fans and the press alike. "On their debut EP...they had me hooked in a matter of seconds and salivating by the end of its 27 minutes. It's an assured offering for such a young band," lauds Brandon Stosuy of Pitchfork.com.
Not content to keep their blackened-doom alchemy confined to the studio, however, they back it up with a thundering live performance. Having already shared the stage with such titans as BLACK ANVIL, INQUISITION and WOODS OF YPRES, they have left their mark up and down the east coast with a seemingly endless string of shows-- and soon, VATTNET VISKAR's name will spread across the rest of the country.
Midwestern metal with a touch of prog and anger.
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