The Entertainment Collective Presents:
Beneath The Massacre, Rings of Saturn, Legion, Rivers Of Nihil
Sacraments, Beneath the Flood, Mass Entropy, Into the Harbor, A Future Corrupt
315 Alexander St.
Rochester, NY, 14604
Doors 4:00 PM
This event is 16 and over
Beneath The Massacre
Coming from a rich, albeit relatively modern heritage of brutal Canadian death metal, BENEATH THE MASSACRE is perhaps the band most apt to take the title for the heaviest and most technical band from its northern forefathers. Mixing voracious, grinding double bass alongside stop-start guitar work and unhallowed death metal growls with a helpful does of destructive breakdowns and unparalleled technicality, the handful of new tracks that make up BENEATH THE MASSACRE's debut full-length are a welcome addition to the heavy metal world. After building buzz in Canada and abroad behind the band's forceful 5-track EP in 2005, the band signed with Prosthetic Records in early 2006, with Mechanics of Dysfunction unleashed to the public in early 2007, a time when metal fans worldwide are craving more extremes in a musical genre already known for being extreme.
Be it extreme brutality, intense musicianship, or sheer musical destruction, though, and BENEATH THE MASSACRE has all the bases covered. Not only is the band unrelenting, but it remains intelligent as well. Evident in the band's name – equating to knowingly living in a sick and twisted world, but still fighting for change – BENEATH THE MASSACRE, employs intellect hand in hand with aural devastation, not only in the band's vocal approach, but also in its instrumentation and outlook on its very existence.
Leaving audiences worldwide salivating for more than 5 titillating tracks(Evidence of Inequity), Mechanics of Dysfunction's 10 tracks surely come to the party to play, combining the brutality of Suffocation, the brutal skillfulness of Origin, cacophonous melody of The Dillinger Escape Plan, and the sheer technicality of fellow Canadians Cryptopsy. Again meeting up with producer Yannick St-Amand (Despised Icon, Ion Dissonance), St-Amand's skillful production and the mastering job from Alan Douches (Shadows Fall, Unearth) – he too returning to work with the band for a second time – BENEATH THE MASSACRE's music is showcased polished and heavy, and poised to raise some noise in an already noisy genre.
After a quiet 2005 with a line-up change, vocalist Elliot Desgagnés' stint in surgery, and only a handful of dates showcasing the band's technical chops to the live crowds, 2007 promises to be a busy, raucous affair for BENEATH THE MASSACRE. With the release of Mechanics of Dysfunction and travel visas in hand, BENEATH THE MASSACRE is set to hit the road for much of the year, finally feeding the masses its brand of bile-infested metal the crowds that have, especially Stateside, been yearning for just that over the last two years.
Rings of Saturn
Tech death metal with members from Delaware, Pennsylvania and California.
The soldiers of the Roman Empire were such fearsome warriors their reputation spread far beyond the confines of their conquered domains. In the Bible, when Jesus cast a demon from a man in Geresenes, that demon was called Legion. It is believed that name itself suggests the man was possessed by evil the size of a Roman Legion.
It is fitting, then, that the most invigorating, powerful and determined new band to emerge from the realm of metallic hardcore has chosen Legion as their name, given the obvious fact that the five-piece metalcore outfit create music that will earn them a reputation beyond the confines of the established “scene” boundaries and the way they are looking to possess the underground community.
Legion picked a name that also summarizes the ferocity of their musical delivery and the writhing, churning and burning underbelly of very heavy metal that pushes it all forward. The angry, pulverizing style of bands like Acacia Strain and Oceano combine with the polyrhythms and mathematical might of Meshuggah in Legion, who’ve consumed the strongest parts of these influences - reshaped and personalized them - to mold a sound of their own in an impressively short amount of time. Legion are extremely young and yet, extremely self-realized and talented.
As Legion’s musical style has evolved, so has their vision and philosophy. Legion stands for freethinking, radical self-expressionism and steadfast individualism. Their music, lyrics and stage presence coalesce into an overall rallying cry that defies organized religions, narrow-minded groupthink and conformist ideology. To be yourself, think for yourself; that’s what Legion is about.
Whether on nationwide tours with bands like Job For A Cowboy and Cephalic Carnage, garnering a ton of attention at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival or sharing stages with bands like I Declare War and The Plot In You, Legion makes a statement musically and stylistically with passion and self-guided purpose.
The video for “Perverse Icon” has offered YouTube users a glimpse at just what Legion is capable of achieving on stage. Tracks like “Disclosure of Sin” and “Righteous Dictation” are emblematic of Legion’s skillful precision when it comes to balancing aggressive metallic destruction with trippy groove.
Legion’s forthcoming debut album for eOne Music delivers upon the promise put down by their devastating EPs. No stone is left unturned when it comes to Legion’s targets, from the government to the church. Legion speaks their minds, musically and lyrically, without compromise.
Legion could have done it another way. The Columbus, Ohio scene has produced many celebrated “scene” bands, but Legion actively chose another route. They didn’t base their career plans on the accumulation of Internet hype nor on cookie-cutter music designed to cater to a specific crowd. They went against the grain, on the path of resistance, decidedly choosing hard work and originality.
No choreographed stage moves. Legion isn’t following the scene blueprint. Legion is all about a genuine connection with their fans through authentic expression. Ultimately, Legion looks to create music that inspires listeners to be themselves. They are believers in the power of creativity and artistic achievement.
One thing seems assured: Legion will make a mark on the heavy music scene.
Rivers Of Nihil
In a time when the music industry is highly over saturated, it's rare when artists genuinely strive to create something different from the norms of their genre. This Reading PA based 5 piece has been doing just that. Forming out of previous bands and local comradery, Jake, Brody, Jon, Biggs and Ron are on a relentless path of taking things to the next level. In the fall of 2009, they recorded an EP titled "Hierarchy" with producer Carson Slovak of Atrium Audio. The positive response to "Hierarchy" throughout the online community and local music scene gave the band the opportunity to play countless shows, including an appearance on the "Midwest Fuckfest" held in Milwaukee, as well as a 2 week tour within the first year of existence. Nearly 2 years of playing out "Hierarchy", the band entered the studio in June of 2011 with Len Carmichael to record "Temporality Unbound", which features six tracks of pure sonic devastation sure to please fans of the old material, while bringing in new listeners with the matured songwriting and niche for writing more than just riffs. "Temporality Unbound" will be released on October 28th, with touring currently being planned around the release.
We like to party and head bang come out and do it with us.
Beneath the Flood
Beneath the Flood is a 6 Piece Deathcore band that was formed in the summer of 2010. The band started out as 5 teenagers under the age of 18 that had never even thought it possible to play their songs anywhere outside of the basement. The band underwent many lineup changes before settling on its current 6 members in early 2012. That summer was the one that changed their view on what direction they wanted to go with the band.
They recorded their first demo track titled "The Conclusion" and with a substantial response from their friends, family and the community they had hopes to begin putting their name out by playing shows. They ended up getting booked for their first show with Exposed Music Festival that September in Rochester,NY. From then on things just fell into placed and they have been playing shows on a regular basis in Rochester ever since.
In December of 2012 the band began recording for their debut 5 Track EP, "DECEPTION" which was released on March 23rd, 2013. With the release of the EP, they are hoping to promote themselves more to draw new people to their music and to branch out to different area's for shows in the future.
With most of the members currently attending college, the band is restricted to playing shows every couple weeks. Never the less if they're offered a show they're available to play they never turn it down.
This young 5-piece metal act hailing from Western New York originated in the fall of 2011 with one thing in mind: writing fast, melodic, heavy music. Since making their official debut in June of 2012 they have shared the stage with numerous local acts as well as national artists such as Within the Ruins (Victory), My Bitter End (We Are Triumphant), Float Face Down (Rite of Passage), Goemagot(Sevared), Legion and more.
Driven by motivation and determination the quintet Mass Entropy continues at full force writing new material and performing as much as possible. Be on the lookout as the uprising talent is heading to a city near you.
Into the Harbor
A Future Corrupt
A Future Corrupt is a 5 piece Deathcore band from Buffalo NY, just Released their first EP Decay with 6 full tracks heavy from start to finish go pick it up from the online store, you can catch them around Buffalo and hopefully on tour soon around your area! also go check out our music video we just released http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-h7H1cEVsk