Brick by Brick presents
Amorphis and Dark Tranquillity with special guests
Moonspell, Omnium Gatherum, Convent
1130 Buenos Ave
San Diego, CA, 92110
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
The band name Amorphis was derived from the word "amorphous" which means 'no determinate form or shape'. The band started out as a death metal band in 1990 but have later turned into a sound more similar to the 70's progressive rock bands. In mid-1991 they recorded their one and only demo called "Disment Of Soul" which led to a multi-album deal with Relapse Records. The band was given the chance to tour through Europe several times and in late 1994 they went to the American continent for the first time. The band has become one of the leading metal bands from Finland.
"Damage Done" is the much-anticipated sixth full length album from Gothenburg's own Dark tranquillity, a band that has become an institution within the realms of extreme Metal, seeing that they deserve full credit for originally kicking off the stylistic wave of melodic Death Metal which has become established and frenetically followed all throughout the world in the meantime.
During their 13 years of existence, Dark tranquillity have always tried to constantly expand their musical borders and stray away from already-conquered territory, and "Damage Done" is certainly no exception to their own artistic goal, being a truly diverse affair showcasing a host of new approaches and inspirational sources. Compared to the electronically-tinged approach of "Haven" (2000) or the laid-back, lush melancholia of the (Swedish) Grammy-nominated entity "Projector" (1999), "Damage Done" is more technical and intense in feel; a direct and solid sound, yet with lots of complex arrangements and sonic structures emerging from below the surface. While not by any means being a sheepish "back to the roots" album, some of the aggressive aesthetics present in Dark tranquillity's earlier work have resurfaced, giving birth to some faster passages, pounding and inherently catchy throughout. From the relentless thrash-o-rama of opener "Final Resistance" to the sombre closing tones of "Ex Nihilo" (the first instrumental in the band's history), "Damage Done" runs the full gamut and showcases a hungry and confident band that presents absolutely no signs of musical exhaustion or willingness to descend from their position as a leading creative force in the metal scene.
Recorded with long term producer Fredrik Nordström at Gothenburg's famous Studio Fredman facilities, the masterfully written and flawlessly executed eleven new creations on "Damage Done" are determined to fully please the passionate melodic Death Metal following as well as bringing new listeners into the very unique and charismatic sound of Dark tranquillity. Watch out for the band to embark on a massive string of tours following the release of this masterpiece of a new album: The damage is done, my friends!
MOONSPELL was formed in 1992 from the ashes of Morbid God, a project they started in 1989.
After a couple of years of making a name in the underground, they finally got into a bigger crowd with the release of Wolfheart, via Century Media, in 1995.
The band started touring intensively, and in 1996 they released their breakthrough LP Irreligious which brought the Portuguese band to the forefront of Gothic Metal.
Since then Moonspell has put out nine solid studio releases. Their last album Extinct was number #1 in Portugal and a chartbreaker in many countries, and they have succeeded in celebrating their 25th anniversary on the road, a bit everywhere in the world.
Moonspell will release their new album (a concept about Lisbon’s Great Earthquake) via Napalm Records on the 3rd of November. Is their first album totally sung in Portuguese, their native language. Also the DVD Lisboa Under the Spell, recorded live at Portugal’s capital, is seeing the light of the day in the Summer of 2018.
They have announced an Iberian tour for the new album in November 2017 already, and a support tour for Cradle of Filth, starting in January 2018, throughout all of Europe.
Hailing from Finland, Omnium Gatherum is a band playing fierce death metal with breathtaking melodies and progressive originality for people in the metal field looking for something different that still is catchy. A band that truly walks it's own path proudly and shows some new exciting sides on identifiable character. A band of many directions and styles, some of them clearly visible while others were more unseen - namely working and keeping it all together under the moniker of melodic life-and-death metal and bastardizing it with various influences. Adult oriented death metal that it is!
Melodic Death Metal from San Diego, California.
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