Allegaeon, Silence The Messenger
Owleye, The Brontide Effect, Conquer Everest, Dying Blynd
3970 Clearview Frontage Road
Colorado Springs, CO, 80911
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 6:30 PM (event ends at 11:45 PM)
Watch & Listen
Allegaeon (pronounced: uh-lee-juhn) was formed in 2008 by founding member and guitar player Ryan Glisan. Soon thereafter joined the classically trained guitarist Greg Burgess, vocalist Ezra Haynes and bassist Corey Archuleta to round out and form what people have come to know now as the Colorado Kings of Melodic Metal. In 2008, Allegaeon released their 4 song, self-titled EP and quickly gained attention from the local, national and international metal fans as well as Metal Blade records. In 2009, barely a year after releasing their first EP to the world, Allegaeon agreed to a deal with Metal Blade Records and thus began their relationship and Allegaeon's entry into the ever expanding metal community.
2010 brought Allegaeon's debut album Fragments of Form and Function (FOFAF). FOFAF was recorded in Denver at Flatline Audio with Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation, Vale of Pnath) and was released on July 20th, 2010. Between 2010-2011, Allegaeon had a slew of singles that played in such heavy rotation on the Sirius Liquid Metal Station that they cracked the stations top 20 most played bands list. Metalstorm.net lists Allegaeon's debut album, FOFAF, as the #4 rated death metal album of all time (by the websites rating standards). FOFAF was critically acclaimed by many and catapulted the band out of obscurity and into the ranks of metals elite new bands.
In January 2012, the band traveled to Southern California and entered Lambesis Studios with Daniel Castleman (As I Lay Dying, Impending Doom, Carnifex, Winds of Plague) to begin work on their follow up record titled Formshifter. The latest album brings forward a sound that both plays off the band's previous releases mixed in with some new flavors that will be sure to enthrall old and new fans alike. Guitarist Greg Burgess had this to say about the new album, "With Formshifter, I think we kept the sound a lot of our fans love about us, but achieved them through certain compositional challenges. Be it style, or genre mixing, I believe that we seamlessly applied certain elements we didn't have on Fragments, and it added a color and dimension we didn't have before". Guitarist Ryan Glisan adds, "This album to me indicates the future of the band but nods to our past as well. It, to me, is more of where I have envisioned our band being since I started the band a couple years back, it relies on similar songwriting structures and musicality but adds more groove and memorable riffing than our previous efforts."
Lyrics, an oft over-looked facet of death metal is one the more interesting aspects of Allegaeon. The band crafts their prose with a bit of a different mindset - often touching on space, civilization and philosophy. Vocalist Ezra Haynes elaborates: "Lyrically speaking, this record carries more depth to me than the last. The song Twelve is actually a concept I've had in mind for roughly five years. It's about a pairing of serial killers, but instead of going about it in a more typical death metal setting, such as glorifying it; I chose to point out the stupidity and unfairness of the judicial system. I've always wanted to write an anthem-esque type song; something that involves the listeners with present day topics. With "controlled media" as the target I feel A Path Disclosed is a perfect example of that. Tartessos: The Hidden Xenocryst is definitely one that sticks out to me. I was raised on Edgar Cayce readings and tales of Atlantis. When Greg [Burgess] and I knew we wanted to touch base on an ancient civilization, Atlantis was the logical choice. Hopefully the meaning in the songs will be "found", if you will."
"The new face of ruthless modern death metal." Metal Hammer Magazine
Formshifter will be released on May 8, 2012 via Metal Blade Records.
Silence The Messenger
We're 5 dudes from San Antonio, who bring the party to every show we play. We love music, and we love to hang, so come check us out and enjoy some lone star death metal.
Pulling members from current and past local bands such as Here Lies the Difference, Afterlife, She’s Buried Out Back, and Her Last Breath Owleye started as simple jam sessions and quickly turned into a project full of drive and camaraderie. With a name chosen and writing in the process Owleye is finding an in on Denver shows and preparing to enter the studio for an EP release in early November.
Coming out of the Denver Music Scene Owleye is bringing you a unique sound and mix of songs creating a variety of musical talent and creativity. With guitars showing off mellow progressive builds and heart pounding rifts allowing the sometimes punky sometimes powerful pedal driven drumming to create daunting instrumentals. With powerful lyrics backed by jazzy and melodic singing dropping occasionally to a stretched note or screaming, Owleye is providing something new to the table for Denver’s listeners. Plans to start playing shows are lining up, and an EP release in early November
The Brontide Effect
Definition: A sound like that of distant thunder, some of which may have seismic origins.
Rising from the Wreckage,THE BRONTIDE EFFECT emerged as an acoustic anomaly piercing through the hearts and minds of their listeners. THE BRONTIDE EFFECT came to light in the Colorado Springs local scene in July, 2013 to embark on an explosive writing endeavor of heartfelt, epic proportions. A year later in the winter of 2014 they recorded and released their highly anticipated debut album "Fault Lines" at Clear Sound Studios in Colorado Springs Colorado with Producer and Tracking Extraordinaire Jarrod Headley. THE BRONTIDE EFFECT hit the ground running efficiently shaking the dust off their local music scene by commanding the stage with vibrant energy and unforgettable melodies.
Through their diversity you will engage and recognize a higher calling which begs to provoke your immediate thought and attention. THE BRONTIDE EFFECT pummels the subconscious with electrifying guitars, ferocious percussion, and haunting, truth laden vocals. THE BRONTIDE EFFECT is sure to make a true believer out of you as they strive to awaken the sleeping masses and change lives, one song at a time.
"When I heard your songs for the first time it was more than awesome guitar riffs, drums and lyrics/vocals it was as if your songs were stories of my life"-Evan Eason
"if your CD collection already has the likes of Three Doors Down and Breaking Benjamin, check out The Brontide Effect"-Kendra Beltran (Band Blurp)
Reigning from Littleton, Colorado, Conquer Everest is derived of four great friends with mutual desires to create heavy and positive music. Their passion for their music is best witnessed on stage, referring to their high energy shows. Their love for heavy music and promoting positivity will always take precedence over the lifestyle. Conquer Everest intends on being present in the Colorado music scene for years to come. Visit their facebook page for music and show dates at: facebook.com/ConquerEverestBand. (CE = Local Metal Supporters)
Dying Blynd is a rock band that was formed in Colorado Springs, CO in late 2005, by long-time friends Gary Farnon and Brook Nelson. Gabe Wexler soon joined the group and started off in the drumming seat but has since moved up as front-man and vocalist. Emily Gould brought her drumming talents to the group in the summer of 2007. Violinist, Samuel Wexler, is also featured at certain times…
In late 2008, Gabe Wexler moved to San Francisco to continue following his dream of producing and directing films and Samual Wexler left for a very promising musical career in college…
Dying Blynd exists to create sounds and experiences which express what it means to be “dying blind”. With our diverse musical influence, original writing style and lyrical depth, you will find our music reaches into the deepest of personal emotions. Our songs deal with our very own internal struggles, the broken world we live in, unyielding heartache, and while not all doom and gloom we take a milder look at real life. Our sound has been described as heavy, edgy, melodic and radio friendly…
February 2008, Dying Blynd released a 5-song EP which was met with a great local success and produced a solid Colorado following as well as fans overseas in India and England.
January 2010 found Dying Blynd in the midst of change as Emily moved on to other projects, Gabe had moved on to California and his brother Sam was in college. The search for replacements had lead Brook and Gary to hook up and form another band which eventually became Hydrogen Skyline.
2012 has brought a lot of change. Separating from Hydrogen Skyline, Brook brought Dying Blynd back to life with fellow ex-HS guitarist Sven Johnson who moved to bass. Moving slowly through the year, making sure to find the right mix of talent and personality, the band is now up to 5 members filling out it's ranks with John Marshall on Lead Guitar, Ken Allen on Drums, Erika Gale on vocals.
There is still room in the band for a keyboardist and possibly more part-time positions for larger venues.
As 2013 hit, Dying Blynd settles into a rhythm all their own and are preparing to take their brand of music to the world.