Based on a Greek phrase for “discovery,” ANAGNORISIS was founded in 2003, setting out to experiment with merging symphonic and death-infused black metal styles. The band’s already classically-influenced but forward-thinking approach to black metal ventures into new territories, culminating in their latest work, BEYOND ALL LIGHT.

Animated Dead

The band was formed in 1990 as a quartet Spence Riggle - bass/vocals, Rik Geib -guitars, Todd Donaldson - guitars and Pete Smith drums . The first release demo was “Animation of the Dead” in 1991. They sold out of this self-release. Animated played throughout the Midwest and built a strong fan base in the metal underground.
In 1994 the band parted ways due to line up changes and musical differences. In 2001 founding members Spence Riggle and Rik Geib reanimated the band adding new drummer Jeff Riggle and x-Cicatrix guitarist Chris Beneke. With a new solid line up the band started writing new material and reconstructing the old songs .
In 2002 they hit the studio and released 5 song demo “Blasphemous Grinding Bliss”. Following in 2003 the band released “ Live of the Dead” this self-release catches the fury of the band live, including 10 brutal tracks of raw intensity.
In June of 2003 guitarist Chris Beneke parted ways to pursue other projects. The band remained a 3 piece and started working on new material. With the band more focused and tighter on this line up , They entered Red Light Studio’s in St Louis, Mo. in December to record a 4 song demo “ Dead to the Followers’, Which was released in 2004.
The demo included tracks: Bloodborn, Parasitic, Breed of Suffering and Dead to the Followers.
In the spring of 2005 the band went through some lineup changes. Guitarist Rik Geib parted ways and Spence Riggle moved over to guitar/vocals. The band immediately recruited bass player Joe Hoffman from a hardcore band called Omerta.
After recruiting a new bass player the band released five song demo called “Etching the Flesh” in 2006.
Animated is currently working on new material for a 2012 release and grinding up the Midwest.
The music of Animated Dead offers intense grinding death metal with a taste of thrash and old school death metal. Animated Dead has opened for such acts as: Death, Gorefest, Sacrifice, Phobia, Fuck the Facts, Bongzilla , All That Remains, Prong, Impaler, Waco Jesus, Anal Blast, Lividity, Deaden, Putrid Pile,Embalmer,Wormrot and Landmine Marathon…………

Manifest

Manifest started back in 2009 with lead vocalist and songwriter Mellisa Zaccaria and well known independent singer/songwriter Jaime Redden. The two collaborated and began writing music and performing acoustically at local venues in the North Shore of Massachusetts.

Long time friend and drummer, Jonathan Morse, joined forces with the band, and shortly after, introduced Steve Duff on bass guitar. Then in March 2011, Berkley grad, Dave Lorden, came on board as the band's lead guitarist bringing along with him Garth Retallack on trombone.

Manifest encompasses a plethora of styles and would be short changed by being characterized as alternative rock, independent rock or pop music. Even though the band utilizes these elements, it's fair to say that this group of musicians have made a name for themselves and create music with superb musicianship and an energy that grabs audiences every time.

Manifest is fund raising to help cover the costs of producing their first Mastered EP and also mass producing copies. They also are in need of promotional stickers and t-shirts, a web page, and they are currently playing with an ancient PA system.

Recently, Manifest has been selected to record an EP with former Live Music Coordinator at Emerson College Radio Station 88.9FM, WERS, Michael Davidson. Davidson owns and operates his own self titled recording studio in Brighton Ma. and has recorded national acts such as Regina Spektor, The Slip, Mieka Pauly and Ryan Montbleau. Manifest is very excited about the opportunity to record with such a well-known and experienced recording artist.

Manifest plays popular venues in the Boston area such as Hard Rock Cafe, TT The Bears, Oliver's at Cask n' Flagon, and The Middle East Night Club.

Hallow Point

Hallow Point (previously Invicta) is a metal band from St. Louis, Missouri. Formed in 2009, their styles are similar to bands such as Trivium, Machine Head, and Lamb of God. Hallow Point's first EP entitled "Veil of Reality" is available now!

Voyage Of Slaves

Voyage of Slaves was formed by guitarist/vocalist Dean Dokken, bassist John Fronza, guitarist Johnathan Hernandez and drummer Rob Waller in Paducah, Kentucky in 2008. The four piece invaded the local scene for the following year and released their first self titled demo in 2009. Shortly after, Voyage of Slaves went through a number of member changes and Rob and Johnathan dropped. This caused the band to go into hiatus until December of 2010 when dummer Jon Grace and guitarist/vocalist Dave Palenske joined. For the rest of 2011 the band began writing an extensive catalog of new material and played across the east coast of the US opening for heavy-weights such as Obituary, Deicide, Revocation, Nasty Savage, and Beast in the Field. Fast forward to 2012 the band is fresh off of their first EP, "Victorious" and ready to put out their sophomore release entitled "Forged Beneath The Frost".

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Anagnorisis, Animated Dead, Manifest, Hallow Point, Voyage Of Slaves

Sunday, January 5 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at FUBAR