Empire Productions presents:
High Spirits, Cauchemar
2105 S. State St.
Chicago, IL, 60616
This event is 21 and over
Pagan Altar are one of the originators of doomy NWOBHM, mixing their 70’s influences into occult-tinged heavy metal. Alongside bands like Witchfinder General and Legend, their very own unique breed of mystical doom metal was unfortunately sunk into obscurity after no interest were shown from labels. Despite that, the timelessness of their music ultimately prevailed as doom-obsessed fanatics kept Pagan Altar’s music alive over two and a half decades by trading their self-titled demo cassette and even bootlegging it. After receiving so much interest from the underground scene, the original master tapes were re-released in 1998 and re-christened Volume 1. The band then reformed in 2004 and released two albums of re-recorded materials – namely “Lords of Hypocrisy” and “Mythical and Magical”. These two records proved to be the best and most exciting releases of the genre, and brought the band to international attention. They have since played numerous shows, traveling ashore to Canada and the United States, as well as everywhere in Europe. The songs for the long awaited “The Room of Shadows” were originally written back in 2004-2005, and the album was set to be released as “Never Quite Dead” in 2014… until the tragic passing of their beloved frontman Terry Jones, who had been bravely battling cancer for a year prior. The album will thus be released in homage to this true gentleman, who was well loved by his treasured family and fans.
The self-proclaimed "100% high-energy rock" outfit HIGH SPIRITS returns to the Alehorn of Power stage for its first hometown show in over a year. Having honed a unique song repertoire and explosive live show across three studio albums and extensive touring, the band's star continues to rise as new fans from across the entire spectrum of rock music are continually welcomed to its fold. Make no mistake: the triangular energy of High Spirits + Alehorn of Power + Reggies has always been at full power, and this year will be no exception. Tickets... now!
Cauchemar is a heavy metal band founded in 2007 in Montreal, Canada. Its music is distinguished by its doom metal and hard rock influences, and by the mystical french-language singing of Annick Giroux.
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Reggies Music Joint
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