Vattnet Viskar, The Gorge, Quaere Verum, Alan Smithee
2706 Olive St
Saint Louis, MO, 63103
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
Los Angeles post-prog masters Intronaut return with their 4th and most impressive full length album to date; Habitual Levitations. Once again yielding thunderous, tribal drum beats, hypnotic bass patterns, angular guitar riffs and the trance-like vocals of Sacha Dunable, Intronaut pick up where they left off on 2010's Valley of Smoke, though this time around, see the songs a bit more refined and cultivated. The band toured heavily in support of Valley, including a stint opening for Tool in the US, which may explain the more polished sound. Intronaut has always teetered close on being a jam band. With one of the greatest rhythm sections in music (drummer, Danny Walker and bassist, Joe Lester) it would be hard not to just light up and see where those two take you. Experimenting on stage, knowing exactly where each band member is going in the song and thus really becoming one as a band is what Intronaut has achieved and what producers John Haddad [Exhumed, Phobia] and Derek Donley [Bereft] managed to capture perfectly on the new album. With a US tour supporting Meshuggah and Animals as Leaders set prior to Habitual's release, Intronaut will surely continue to mature and solidify themselves as one of the best metal bands around.
Hailing from the small town of Plaistow, New Hampshire, VATTNET VISKAR is anything but small. Formed in the fall of 2010, the band has quickly risen amongst the ranks of US black metal acts.
VATTNET VISKAR's brooding take on blackened atmospheric doom metal perfectly mirrors their organic approach to their craft. Following a well received two-song demo in 2011, they have released a self-titled EP, available at their Bandcamp page, that has been met with praise from both fans and the press alike. "On their debut EP...they had me hooked in a matter of seconds and salivating by the end of its 27 minutes. It's an assured offering for such a young band," lauds Brandon Stosuy of Pitchfork.com.
Not content to keep their blackened-doom alchemy confined to the studio, however, they back it up with a thundering live performance. Having already shared the stage with such titans as BLACK ANVIL, INQUISITION and WOODS OF YPRES, they have left their mark up and down the east coast with a seemingly endless string of shows-- and soon, VATTNET VISKAR's name will spread across the rest of the country.
Midwestern metal with a touch of prog and anger.
Quaere Verum is an experimental, progressive metal band formed in 2008 by five friends who wanted to push themselves to the brink of their musical abilities through unorthodox songwriting and exploring the many subgenres in metal. Having recently won and opening spot on The Summer Slaughter tour through Sumerian Records Headbang For The Highway promotion, we are excited to release our debut album, Ingress(self-produced, mastered by Alan Douchess)independently on September 27th 2013
We've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with bands such as Animals As Leaders, Intronaut, Tesseract, Last Chance To Reason, Enabler, Dysrythmia, Scale The Summit, Born of Osiris, The Human Abstract, Darkest Hour, Volumes,, A Dark Orbit , As Blood Runs Black & Glass Cloud.