This Or The Apocalypse, Honour Crest, Tear Out The Heart, Myka Relocate
1531 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO, 64108
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
In what could be described as nothing short of 'adventurous,' THE BROWNING's music takes influences from all across the metal spectrum and heavily fuses them with hardstyle, trance and other areas of electronic music in a way that most metal acts would not dare attempt. The band pushes boundaries and pushes buttons. In short, when it comes to The Browning, TheNewReview.net put it best when they said "the soundtrack to the apocalypse has arrived."
This Or The Apocalypse
Most unfamiliar with Lancaster County, Pennsylvania typically associate it with sprawling rural environments and Amish populations. Those who have spent time in the central PA location can speak of an entirely different portrait of Lancaster. They have experienced the "big city" atmosphere mixed with the earnest hard work ethos of a small town. They know of the thriving and vibrant downtown arts and music scene, which has produced a number of ground breaking local music acts. They can also tell you the benefit of its close proximity to 5 major US cities. It is this blend of circumstances that established the creative approach, broad vision, and DIY principles of This or the Apocalypse. They are a band that exhibits the patience and dedication to step outside the box to create something both heavy and unique. Their craft of song is intelligent, scathing, honest and even uplifting.
With a foundation steadily built from self-released recordings and self-booked tours, This or the Apocalypse signed to LifeForce Records. Their first commercial debut, "Monuments", reached American shelves on September 07 and the rest of the world the following month. The album ripped along at a driving pace, thoughtfully interchanging syncopated polyrhythmic grooves, striking melodies, and a passionate approach unheard in heavy music. With inspiration taken from vintage poetry and classic literature coupled with Armellino's tenacious and honest vocal delivery, the album offered listeners a welcomed change of pace from typical heavy music themes.
"Monuments" blurred the lines between hardcore and metal, dodging the gimmicks of both. The band toured relentlessly performing through North America for 10 months out of 12 months in support of the release during it's debut year. Focused and unwilling to stop writing new material, the band used recording equipment to create pre-production demos while on the road. It provided an opportunity to creatively experiment as a band without the limitations of deadlines. While on stage the band displayed an array of musicianship and energy, which caused them to stand out in distinction amongst others on the bill. At the 2009 New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler was in attendance to one of these noted performances. Chris fondly recalls his first impressions of the band:
""I received advance copy of 'Monuments' from my friend Drew at Lifeforce and I flipped on the drummer. I called Drew and asked if this was the real deal or programming; he assured me it was real. I saw they were playing a festival LOG was on months later, very early in the day. I drug my drum tech to come watch with me and about 12 other people stood in awe with jaws dropped. I found the drummer, Grant, later that day and we discussed all things metal over a bottle of vodka in the back of my bus all night. I realized after that hang, specifically, that this was a band that could be and do anything and I was entirely addicted"
Shortly after Chris approached the band about producing their next album. Chris explains, "I knew that if I was going to ever work with another band that it would have to be a very special circumstance. I've had literally thousands of bands ask, but I never felt the connection and belief I felt when I saw and hung with TOTA. I'm happy to be a part of this. I feel like this is an important moment." Chris also brought along with him famed producer/engineer Josh Wilbur (Avenged Sevenfold/Atreyu) to work on the project. The band brought into the session enough material to record three full albums.
While the core of the songs retain the trademark TOTA sound, each member made a commitment to push their individual arrangements and performances well beyond any previously established boundaries. The synergy between the band and the co producers was the perfect storm of aggressive and creative youth coupled with experience and wisdom. The blistering ensemble of tracks will undoubtedly blaze a new path for the band and turn the world of aggressive music upside down.
A Metalcore/Electronica band tearing its way through the scene. With upcoming tours and a new album "Metrics" being released this Fall, expect huge things from this up and coming band.
Formed in 2009, in the Virginia Beach and Norfolk areas of Virginia, Honour Crest seamlessly blends fast paced beats into an electronica-metalcore hybrid.
Zach Fitzpatrick, Jimmy Dillon, and Cory Beaver perfectl
y compliment Luke Borza's aggressive vocals on guitar, bass, and drums respectively. Rounding out the five-piece and adding an extra dimension to their contemporaries lack is Chad Orange's electronics programming, fusing perfectly with the bands intense guitar work and vocals.
Honour Crest's live shows are more like parties with something for every music fan to enjoy.
Tear Out The Heart
After only a few moments of listening to TEAR OUT THE HEART, the infectious choruses and sinister vocals will be ringing in your head for days to come. Elements of hardcore combined with dark and aggressive metal is what makes TEAR OUT THE HEART’s signature sound. With a promising musical career ahead of them the Midwestern quintuplets inked a deal with Victory Records in August 2012 and will soon be leaving their mark on the metal community.
Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, TEAR OUT THE HEART formed in 2011 and is comprised of lead vocalist, Tyler Konersman, Isaac Etter on bass/clean vocals, guitarists Josh Spohr and Matthieu Murphy and Matt Epstein on drums. The inception of the band was founded on the principle that there are to be no “weak links” in the group. The band unanimously agreed that when this lineup had gotten together in one room it was instant energy and everything just clicked. From that day on the rest was history. Highly charged and powerful live shows are the best way to see TEAR OUT THE HEART communicate their message to fans. Konersman’s realist and often intense lyrics tie everything together creating a unique metal experience unlike any other. Malicious guitar riffs and monstrous breakdowns are all evidently present within their sound. Their music can be compared to the likes of Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice & Men and As I Lay Dying.
TEAR OUT THE HEART is highly ambitious and equally talented, ready to release Violence, their forthcoming album due out March 19th. Even before its release, singles from the album were streamed and listened to over 67,000 times, proving their passion for playing is matched tenfold by the quality of their performance. The band will tour the Midwest in support of Violence, sure to be one of the heaviest albums to be released in 2013. TEAR OUT THE HEART is surely well on their way to the top of the metalcore pack.
“Life is about living with a motive and moving with passion. For us, making music fuels both of those things,” says Myka Relocate’s vocalist, John Ritter.
Coming together from three states to find a home in Houston, Texas, Myka Relocate inject hope into a scene that is notorious for burnout and stagnation. As one of the most explosive bands to take on the Lone Star State in years, Myka Relocate draw inspiration from a variety of musical sources as big as the state they hail from. The band’s commanding guitar lines and strategically placed electronic elements have expanded their signature sound beyond the stereotype of what heavy music has come to be known. And with a seamless blend of thick, vicious screaming and vibrant, melodic singing offered by the band’s dual vocalists, Myka Relocate’s musical craftsmanship has unleashed an unbridled wave of sonic fury that has been catching on with listeners across the country.