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April 17, 2014 @ 07:00pm - The Trocadero Theatre Presents Iced Earth, Sabaton and Revamp
Iced Earth
'It's a long way to the top if you want to Rock 'n Roll.' That line from the AC/DC classic, 'It's a Long Way to the Top,' rings true for many legendary rock and metal bands who have persevered and overcome years of adversity to accomplish world-wide recognition. Writing good music is just one part of being successful. As difficult as that can be, creating and adhering to a sound marketing and business strategy is an equally important component to a musician’s success.rn Those very different challenges must be accounted for in a musician's vision if they are to have a remote shot of making a living as a songwriter. The clearer the vision, the clearer the path to be taken, although vision and marketing alone don't guarantee a successful journey. A myriad of intangibles must also come into play at exactly the right times. The few uncompromising musicians who pride themselves on the integrity of their craft can surely plan to encounter a path less traveled and sewn with more mountains and valleys than the road clogged with chameleons sacrificing their visions to cash in on the current fads. For two decades, Jon Schaffer and his vehicle, ICED EARTH, have taken the long, high road of non-compromise to reach the rarified air breathed by those few who enjoy lasting commercial success writing and performing music in the Heavy Metal genre.rn While the journey to the top continues on, it certainly appears that the roughest roads of ICED EARTH’S journey are behind them. The dead end streets are now recognized for what they are and the open highway lies ahead for ICED EARTH. The vehicle's tank remains full of Jon's unique blend of high-octane passion and desire. Lessons learned over the past 20 years ('getting ripped off,' and 'getting had,' not to mention 'getting old,' and 'getting grey') have provided Jon with the ability to navigate through the fog and illusions of the music industry.
Sabaton
Sabaton was formed back in 1999 in Falun, Sweden when the members of a band called 'Aeon' reformed and rearmed for the upcoming first recording in Moon Music Studio. The founding members of Aeon: Rikard, Pär and Daniel Mullback had joined forces with Oskar and Joakim earlier during the year which had seen a few line-up changes and the guys decided on a fresh start and changed the name of the band to Sabaton. These are the same guys you see on stage today.rnrn In 2001 the band was ready to record more material, and this time they turned to Tommy Tägtgren who were to play a part in the creation of the Sabaton sound, and together they recorded the second half of the bands demo compilation 'Fist For Fight' that was released by Underground Symphony later that year.rn When 2002 arrived the band returned to Abyss studios and Tommy Tägtgren to record the debut album 'Metalizer' that was to be released later that year, but didn't end up in the record stores until 5 years later.rn In 2004, after countless hours of rehearsals and dozens of shows the band got tired of waiting for the release of 'Metalizer' that never came and decided to take matters into their own hands.rnrn Primo Victoria – The Battle Beginsrnrn Without the support of a record label Sabaton returned to Abyss studios and Tommy Tägtgren and recorded the album 'Primo Victoria' which loosely translated means: The first victory, or: The beginning of the victory.rn A fitting name, considering it represents a new beginning for the band and also marks the start of the typical war themed Sabaton lyrics.rn The band signed up with the label Black Lodge later that year and in 2005 'Primo Victoria' was releasedrnrn In early 2005, just before the album was released, Daniel Myhr was recruited into the band to relieve Joakim of his keyboard duties and the band was now complete.rn This year saw the first Sabaton show outside of Sweden and there were many more just around the corner.rn In January 2006 the band headed back into the studio for 3 weeks of intensive recording sessions with Tommy Tägtgren and recorded the album 'Attero Dominatus' just before heading out on Sabaton's first major European tour as supporting act for Edguy and Dragonforce.rnrn Attero Dominatus – The Battle Rages On
Revamp
ReVamp is a Dutch progressive metal band formed by singer-songwriter Floor Jansen after her previous band After Forever disbanded in 2009.

at The Trocadero
1003 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19107 (map link beta!)
$25 / All Ages

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April 17, 2014 @ 09:00pm
Master
DM classic heshers
Vektor
wtf, why dont they play more?!
Casket
redeathing the masses

at Millcreek Tavern
4200 Chester Ave (map link beta!)
$$$ / 21+ with ID
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April 19, 2014 @ 08:00pm - PSYCHO '78/ WHITE DYNOMITE/ BLACK SNOT/ THE DIRTY CUT @ J.R.'s
Psycho '78
(Feat. members of The Noid) - Misfits Tribute
White Dynomite
From Boston on Mad Oak Records, High energy punk/soul.
Black Snot
4 promising young fresh-faced fellows who really love the Dave Clark Five.
The Dirty Cut
Stoner thrash

at J.R.'s
22nd and Passyunk, South Philly, USA (map link beta!)
$$5 / All Ages
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April 19, 2014 @ 09:00pm - RECORD STORE DAY 2014
Fight Amp
Genre bending noise rock/punk/sludge from Philadelphia/NJ. Fresh off a run with label-mates Whores, Fight Amputation will be playing both old favorites and new material from their upcoming singles and EPs.rnFirst hometown in-store ever!
Ecstatic Vision
Trance inducing heavy psych/world music. Ecstatic Vision is Doug Sabolick, Michael Connor and Jordan Crouse.rnFFO: Hawkwind, Amon Duul 2, Olatunjirn

at Long In The Tooth
2027 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA (map link beta!)
$Free / All Ages

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April 20, 2014 @ 07:00pm - Lokvlt Presents: 4|20 Death Thrash Madness
Sapremia
Old school death metal masters
Sacrificial Blood
Long Branch underground metal
Castle Freak
Philly death/grind punks
Condition Critical
New Jersey thrash metal

at Millcreek Tavern
4200 Chester Avenue,Philadelphia (map link beta!)
$8 / 21+ with ID
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April 20, 2014 @ 07:00pm - Haethen // Heron (NC) // Dreaded (NC) // Death Orbit
Haethen
Philly black metal
Heron
NC black metal
Dreaded
NC black metal
Death Orbit
New philly black metal

at Wolf Cycles
4311 Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia, 19104 (map link beta!)
$7 / All Ages
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April 23, 2014 @ 08:00pm
High Spirits
Hells Headbangers High Energy Rock from Chicago
Crazy Bull
*first show!!* - over the top smoked out hard rock, mems of Dridge, Batworm, Infernal Stronghold, Cauldron and more Philly favs
Bonzai
Philly punk rock party jams
Village
Philly blues-driven heavy fuzz n roll

at Millcreek Tavern
4200 Chester Ave (map link beta!)
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April 27, 2014 @ 08:00pm - IKillYa @ mojo 13
IKillYa
NY band on Megaforce recs. Vae Victis Spring Tour with ValacarrnIKILLYA, a band from New York City, has just released their second cd: Vae Victis, a forceful and compelling collection of heavy music building off the many diverse traditions of Metal while creating new paths of its own. It makes an immediate impression with its raw aggression and intensity, and on repeated hearings increases its hold on the listener by slowly revealing layers of intelligence and complexity.
Valacar
NJ Thrash with melody atop a Throne of Skulls!
ThreatPoint
Groove Metal band hailing from Scranton,Pa. Dubbed as Electric City Groove Metal which quickly defines them to the unknown listener. Pulling from many influences and many bands that etched their way of playing into a solid mold mixed with Thrash, Death, Melodic and Power Metal.
We The People
Delaware County Angry Hardcore

at Mojo 13
1706 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, Delaware 19809 (map link beta!)
$5 / 21+ with ID

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May 04, 2014 @ 08:00pm - TOP HATS AND EFFIGIES w/ A LIVE FREAK SHOW! @ The Troc
Top Hats and Effigies
Philly's own Wierdo Avant-Garde Dark Cabaret Circus Metal band featuring current and former members of LörrnDownload Free Demo: http://tophatsandeffigies.bandcamp.com/
Alustrium
Brutal Progressive Death Metal from Philly
Plutonian
Two piece band.rnBass or baritone guitar run into both a bass rig and a guitar rig.rnThe drums run into nothing. They are drums.rnWe are loud as fuck.
The Unholy Sideshow
Witness feats of human ability and endurance that are almost unfathomable and even more entertaining! This uncanny group features: Rev, the man who feels no pain, the mighty mini mayhem of Davey Danger, the daredevil antics of Jay Sin Aces, and the rubber body of the sinfully sultry Catalina Askew.

at The Trocadero Balcony
1003 Arch Street Philadelphia PA (map link beta!)
$8 / All Ages
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May 14, 2014 @ 09:00pm - Alleyway // Traitor // Bonzai
Alleyway
Power-drinking motor-style no nonsense rock on tour from Wisconsin
Traitor
The New Wave Of Philly Heavy Metal is upon us. Get on board.
Bonzai
Put ZZ Top and Uriah Heap together with some Zappa and give it some attitude and you're halfway there.

at Millcreek Tavern
4200 Chester Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19143 (map link beta!)
$5 / 21+ with ID
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May 15, 2014 @ 07:00pm - Trocadero presents Ghost and King Dude
Ghost
Standing motionless and anonymous beneath the painted faces, hoods and robes which their sect demand, the six nameless ghouls of Ghost deliver litanies of sexually pulsating heavy rock music and romantic lyrics, which glorify and glamorise the disgusting and sacrilegious, with the simple intention to communicate a message of pure evil via the most effective device they can find: Entertainment. This is Black Metal at it's most original and deceiving; compositions such as 'Ritual' and 'Death Knell' majestically weave their melodic spell of evil through the senses until the listener finds themselves utterly possessed and open to any diabolical suggestion.
King Dude
Reverent as it is prophetic and stark, King Dude has previously shared his spiritual visions with releases on Dais, Avant!, Bathetic, Clan Destine, and Ván records. Pulling together the biblical sound and isolation of the bygone days of revelation with an atmosphere filled with hope and salvation, King Dude has woven his own brand of American music.rnHe brandishes many varied influences in his songwriting. Everything from British Folk, Americana, Country and Blues can be heard in his songs. Even the heavier sounds of Heavy Metal tend to sneak and slither it's way into the King Dude canon. The resulting songs are much more of a modern day hymn then your average pop song.rnKing Dude's music beg's the soul to lift itself up from the darkness of ignorance, towards the ever shining glorious 'Light' that exists outside of all of us yet that which we are eternally connected to and at once connects everyone on Earth.

at The Trocadero
1003 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19107 (map link beta!)
$22.50 / All Ages

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May 16, 2014 @ 07:00pm - Magnetar Media Presents: ASHES OF ARES
Ashes of Ares
Nuclear Blast metal artists ASHES OF ARES!rnrnFeaturing MATT BARLOW (ex ICED EARTH), Van Williams (ex ICED EARTH) and Freddie Vidales (ex ICED EARTH).
Altar of Dagon
Inspired by metal mainstays Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Exodus, Iced Earth,rnBlind Guardian ,Judas Priest and Overkill, they incorporate heavier thrash metal, black metal and death metal elements, citing Slayer, Nile, and Morbid Angel as heavier influences. Ominous overtones of Type O-Negative, GWAR and Cradle of Filth highlight the band’s gothic, fantasy and symphonic metal leanings.rn
Giants of Genesis
Giants of Genesis is a band who fall into a unique pocket of music. The music is metal but it isn't technical for the sake of being technical. The music isn't overly simplistic either. We craft songs based on what we feel at that given time. We work together to write music that we are proud of. Some songs are catchy and grab you, while others are meant to be epics that tell a story. This is a good concept to keep in mind when writing and arranging music. You don't want to bore the listener, but you don't want to lose them either.
The Wicked End
Nightmare/Doom metal with Hatecore influences

at JB McGinnes
519 E Basin Rd, New Castle, De (map link beta!)
$13.00(in Advance) / All Ages

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May 21, 2014 @ 07:00pm - MUTILATION RITES, N.I.L. THANATOPSIS @ THE BONEYARD
MUTILATION RITES
USBM. Brooklyn. Prosthetic Records.
N.I.L.
Black/doom/drone. Members of Krieg/March into the Sea.rn
THANATOPSIS
Local prog death metal.
LOW LIFE
Metallic hardcore/crust

at The BoneYard
20 S. Virginia ave. (map link beta!)
$6 / 21+ with ID
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