Meytal, Halcyon Way, On Your Deathbed, Without Warning, Chaser Eight, It Destroys And Kills, Insanity Plague, Mindset X, Stone Crusher, Thunderforge, In The Red
261 Main Street
Worcester, MA, 01608
Doors 4:00 PM
This event is all ages
Although they were initially grouped with the legions of pop-metal bands that dominated the American heavy metal scene of the '80s, Queensrÿche were one of the most distinctive bands of the era. Where their contemporaries built on the legacy of Van Halen, Aerosmith, and Kiss, Queensrÿche constructed a progressive form of heavy metal that drew equally from the guitar pyrotechnics of post-Van Halen metal and '70s art rock, most notably Pink Floyd and Queen. After releasing a handful of ignored albums, the band began to break into the mainstream with the acclaimed 1988 album Operation: Mindcrime. Its follow-up, Empire, was the group's biggest success, selling over two million copies due to the hit single "Silent Lucidity." Queensrÿche never sustained that widespread popularity -- like most late-'80s metal bands, their audience disappeared after the emergence of grunge. Nevertheless, they retained a large cult following well into the ensuing decades.
On Your Deathbed
New Haven, Connecticut rock quintet, Chaser Eight, is a melodic, alternative rock outfit that released their first studio LP, Chaser Eight, on February 17, 2015. The group boasts bluesy and richly expressive vocals, mesmerizingly textured guitar playing, and a dynamic and imaginative rhythm section. Inspired by Joan Jett, Foo Fighters and Alanis Morissette, Chaser Eight writes moody, guitar driven songs lead with soulful female vocals. Since the age of ten, singer, *AUDRA*, and guitarist, Pat Walsh, have been writing songs together and released their first EP, Late Night Companions, in 2012 followed by EPs Up and Up and At the 426 in 2013. The band writes about relatable subject matter - darkness, love, loss, partying, and sex - inviting listeners to connect with the raw, passionate lyrics.
In 2013, the band made its television debut, performing two songs on WTNH's Connecticut Style Stage 8 and returned to Stage 8 in February 2015 to promote their new self-titled album. The band made their first official licensing placement in January 2014 with the commissioned remake of their song "Road (Indecision)" as the main title for the independent motion picture, Acting Like Adults. Their music has been played on Connecticut radio stations 99.1 WPLR and Radio 104.1 with Radio 104.1 being the official host of their album release party at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden, Connecticut on February 21, 2015. Chaser Eight has opened for The London Souls and The Radiators and *AUDRA* has worked with The Rolling Stones' iconic former manager, Andrew Loog Oldham, on the production and arrangement of her songs. They will be performing live all throughout the Northeast during 2015 and you can find their music on iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, and many other popular sites
Insanity Plague is a Melodic Death Metal band from Wellesley MA now located in Pepperell MA. Founded by guitarist Mike Wong shortly after his twelfth birthday in 2008, he has recruited up to twenty other members over the years mostly resulting in unstable lineups. Now with him are bassist Ray Gjelsvik, drummer AJ Martinez, and vocalist Shawn Hogan.
The band has six albums and has played forty-seven concerts, which have mostly been at Cambridge Middle East, TCAN, Firehouse 13, Simon's 677, The Spot Underground, Worcester Palladium, Worcester Raven, various schools, and through the Plugged In Teen Band Program when they were a part of it in 2009-2012.
In The Red
$25.00 - $30.00
2nd Stage: 4pm Doors / Main Stage: 7pm Doors