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Boston sludgy hardcore. Dudes from Disrupt, Grief, and Filth of Mankind


Baltimore doom


Black Vomit Doom/ Sludge from Philly

The Brood

Philly pounding metal punks

Additional Info
for more info: [email protected]

Mar 27, 2015
7:00 PM

The Beaumont Warehouse
West Philly. Ask a punk.

$8$ | all ages

Facebook Event
630 invited, 216 attending.

The Atomic Bitchwax

60s psychedelic rock and 70s riff rock. Plan your trip accordingly.


Philadelphia blues-influenced psychedelic power trio. Heavy guitar, heavy bass, heavy drums. Bong voyage!!!

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Mar 27, 2015
8:00 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$10 | 21+

Facebook Event
691 invited, 79 attending.


Brooklyn blackened doom - Relapse Records


West Philly's finest metallic crust


Philly/Jersey Punking Thrash (members Casket, ASD, Weird Wolf)

Additional Info
Record release for Mortals/Repellers split 10" on Broken Limbs Recordings // more info? [email protected]

Mar 28, 2015
7:00 PM

Red Barns
Northeast corner of Askapunk and Nonarcs in West Philly

$5-$8 | all ages

Facebook Event
291 invited, 82 attending.


Stoned windswept desert metal from Massachusetts. Kyuss would approve. *on tour

The Company Corvette.

Philadelphia. High-energy, riff-driven grooves mixed with laid back vocals and blistering, wah-wah drenched guitar action

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Mar 29, 2015
8:00 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$10 | 21+

Facebook Event
1000 invited, 142 attending.


Metal as fuck and on tour from Athens GA. Stripped down and slower crusty death metal with aggro lyrics about the bleak relationship between humans and nature, this band taps a primal cord then pounds on it. Willing to play anywhere, on any stage and in front of anyone, Savagist frequently pummeled local crowds ever refining their approach, and when opportunity presented itself they shared stages with High On Fire, Jucifer, Kylesa, The Black Dahlia Murder, Primate, Black Tusk, Cannabis Corpse, Cough and Sourvein.

Mar 31, 2015
8:00 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$6 | 21+

Facebook Event
4 invited, 4 attending.

Wreck And Reference

Their music will ruin your life from CALI_FORN_IA

So Stressed

some kinda aggro punks. will fuck your ears up. All the way Sacramento


Members of Psychic Teens // ex-Heathen Reign

Apr 2, 2015
8:00 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$6 | 21+

Facebook Event
163 invited, 30 attending.


RVA doom trio. STB/Last Anthem Records




what's in da basket? two piece hardcore from NJ


Local stoner/doom

Apr 8, 2015
7:30 PM

The Boneyard

$5 | 21+

Facebook Event
275 invited, 40 attending.

Night Raids

West Philadelphia. Fast and Pissed Off.


Benjamin Price: drums, vocals, sounds Dustin Swanson: bass, synth, vocals, sounds Unhinged, dissonant black metal mania, fueled by bass, synth, and a whirlwind of percussion


Twangy sludge spirituals from Griffin Vernor Druchas (Kohoutek). Recent live explorations of two original works sandwiching a Hawklords cover and traditional folk by way of Fairport Convention can be viewed here:

Heavy Temple

Heavy Temple require more than merely a listen, they are sonic mysticism. Emerging from far points in the universe, they aim to create a textured atmosphere that brings the listener into their space. Undulating rhythms and rich, hypnotic melodies combine with Iron Age psychedelic visuals to construct an experience which can only be described as an attempt to reach the 5th dimension.

Apr 9, 2015
8:00 PM

847 North 3rd Street

$8 | 21+

Facebook Event
282 invited, 29 attending.


Split up in 2006, although the announcement was never officially made. They reunited with Ricky Myers contacting Diego Sanchez about the reformation.

Cannabis Corpse

Death Metal-Cannabis Corpse was formed in the summer of 2006 as a way to express our love of smoking weed and listening to Cannibal Corpse. We thought that combining the speed and intensity of death metal with outlandish stories involving marijuana monsters, weed cults ect. would be a fresh take on the genre. Cannabis Corpse are not a joke band. Sure, they'll fire up a bowl and chug a beer, but then they'll rip your face off with a brutal old-school death metal assault, the likes of which haven't been seen since the seeds of the genre first began to grow.


napalm death worship

Beyond Creation

tech madness

Visceral Disgorge

Death Metal


texas death

Evil Army

Evil Army is a Memphis, Tennessee based Thrash/Crossover band, who released their full-length debut in 2006.

Short Bus Pile Up

Brutal Death Grind Slam-These slamming lunatics are ready to define their band name in grand fashion.

Rumplestiltskin Grinder

Thrash metal from Philly...if you dont know who they are, get out from under the rock youve been living for the last few years


Smells like shit, tastes even worse

Population Zero

Hardcore Punk

Tomorrows Victim

ny slam

Fantasy Panther

New Philly grindcore/powerviolence

Necroptic Engorgement

Papers, blunts, bongs... everything you need to make a high nigga pie.rnCurrent Location Middletown NY.

Apr 10, 2015
2:00 PM

The Voltage Lounge
421 n 7th st, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

$35.00 | all ages

Facebook Event
1000 invited, 506 attending.

At The Gates

One of the more melodic death metal bands to expand beyond Sweden and spread their sound across the world alongside peers such as Entombed, At the Gates played a significant role in the death metal genre before breaking up in 1996, leading to the formation of the Haunted.


Converge is a four-piece American band, formed in the winter of 1990 in Salem, Massachusetts, United States. Playing a blend of extreme metal and hardcore punk, this pioneer outfit helped define a lot of the rudiments of the fast-burgeoning metalcore and mathcore genres.


Dead Infection

legendary grindcore from poland


Malignancy plays very intense, crushing brutal death metal out of Yonkers, NY (US) and are known for their seamless variations between hyper-technical riffing and unsurpassable NYDM style breakdowns. With each release, Malignancy increases speed, technicality, eccentric intensity and originality. Touring on the heels of their latest slab of technical brutality Eugenics. One of the most entertaining band you will ever see live. Between the sick music, Danny's killer banter this is one band not to be missed. See you in the pit!

Digested Flesh!/digestedflesh

Brutal Death Slam

Criminal Element

death thrash featuring ex members of dying fetus

Stages Of Decomposition

brutal cali death metal


Richmond doom punks


all female death metal featuring mallika of abnormality

Bleach Eater

ny grind

Coffin Dust

Hardcore infused death metal. Grab your shovels and pickaxes, we're going graverobbing.


north dakota tech death metal


NJ grind / power violence / hardcore

Corpse Hoarder

Groovy death metal noise. Fun for everyone

Crack House

brand new crack 'n roll, mems of Eat the Turnbuckle

Pink Mass

sexually depraved nj grind featuring members of budd dwyer

Apr 11, 2015
2:00 PM

The Voltage Lounge
421 n 7th st, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123

$35.00 | all ages

Facebook Event
1000 invited, 506 attending.



King Parrot



Sludge featuring members of Brain Candle, Javelina & Fuck Face.

Apr 16, 2015
7:00 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$16 pre / $18 day of | 21+

Facebook Event
797 invited, 195 attending.

Heathen's Rage

Trenton's Old Guard of Heavy Metal!

Midnite Hellion

Trenton's New Guard of Heavy Metal!

Additional Info
Advanced tickets are $20.00, $25.00 at the door. Show will end early, so public transportation is an option. Venue is walking distance from the Cass Street Riverline Station and a quick cab ride from the Trenton Transit Center Train Station. Venue is next to the Trenton Thunder baseball stadium (in the same complex)

Apr 19, 2015
7:00 PM

RHO Waterfront
50 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, NJ

$20.00 | 21+

Facebook Event
825 invited, 23 attending.


Reunited thrashers from Los Angeles who were friends with Gene Hoglan before he was big.


Pure EVIL fist pounding Thrash from Virginia since 2009

Crack House

brand new crack 'n roll, mems of Eat the Turnbuckle


Pure Thrash belched from the wretched hive of south Philly

Sabbra Cadabra

The Legendary Black Sabbath Tribute Band

Apr 25, 2015
7:00 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$10 | 21+

Facebook Event
1000 invited, 67 attending.

Serpent Throne

"Say there was a heavy rock festival in like '72 where Black Sabbath, Wishbone Ash, the Scorpions, Budgie, and like Cactus are supposed to play, but then, due to a series of plane crashes and natural disasters, only 1 surviving member from each band can make it. In order to calm down the crowd of heavy rockers, Iommi grabs a couple dudes from the other bands and puts together an emergency band. And then Uli Roth says, "We don't need a singer because he'll just get in the way of the riffs." I think that's what Serpent Throne is aiming for."

Crypt Sermon

Philly Melodic doooom

Crazy Bull

over the top smoked out hard rock

Additional Info
DJ GR/EG will be rocking the heavy jams all night. RAFFLE PRIZES: "CAT DIVISION" t shirts by Latziyela prints more TBA DRINK: There will be bottomless keg cups and a bar with some special elixirs to fulfill your intoxication needs. (soda and juice for the clear-minded) FOOD: Vegan delights brought to you by Black Orchid, menu TBD Project MEOW is a non-profit, strictly volunteer, no-kill, animal welfare organization that helps West Philadelphia residents to humanely reduce their feral and stray cat populations through Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR) of un-owned stray and feral cats. Since more than 49% of the cats found in the colonies we assist are friendly and adoptable, we also help find these cats good homes. Want to donate but cannot attend? Please check out our new Amazon WishList: Or, there's a link to our PayPal acct through the website:

Apr 25, 2015
7:00 PM

The Beaumont Warehouse
West Philly. Ask a punk.

$7-10 | all ages

Facebook Event
1000 invited, 201 attending.



Budd Dwyer

televised suicide

Seraph In Travail

Symphonic Metal from Horsham, Pa.

Corpse Hoarder

Groovy death metal noise. Fun for everyone


Groove/ Grind


Epic Death Metal

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Additional Info
Don't be a dick.

Apr 30, 2015
7:00 PM

Willow Grove American Legion
2305 Computer Rd, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 19090-1707

$5.00 | all ages

Facebook Event
389 invited, 35 attending.


Mostly playing songs from their last 3 albums, for some reason.


Toxic Waltz, enough said.

Shattered Sun

Hell Goat

11 Years of Black Metal Fury, from Georgia


New band from Georgia, offering black / death metal. Well structured, sweeping riffs.


Death / black / thrash metal from New York


featuring members of Panther Modern and T.O.M.B. occultist folk.

Additional Info
Hellgoat / Vimur northeast tour. Friday May 1 , live at 3rd and Girard. 21+ $8. Throaat from NY and Dreadlords round out the line up. Support for the artists, always.

May 1, 2015
8:00 PM

3rd and Girard
3rd and girard, philadelphia, pa

$8 | 21+

Facebook Event
322 invited, 60 attending.


UK. "Greatness is definitely within their grasp." - PROG

Next To None

A musically diverse rock band grown in the musically rich Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania, features Max Portnoy on drums, Ryland Holland on guitar, Kris Rank on bass, and Thomas Cuce on keyboards and lead vocals.


Philly Psychedelic Prog Metal

In The Presence Of Wolves

South Jersey Progressive Rock

Additional Info
$15 Advance, $18 door

Lady Beast

classic heavy metal from Pittsburgh. Fans of NWOBHM and '80s/early '90s speed metal take heed

No Stayer

If you couldn't tell from the name, these crusty dudes play intense hard-rockin' old school metal


Pure Thrash belched from the wretched hive of south Philly

The Company Corvette.

Philadelphia. High-energy, riff-driven grooves mixed with laid back vocals and blistering, wah-wah drenched guitar action

Additional Info
for more info: [email protected]

May 2, 2015
7:00 PM

Second Empire
ask a punk

$7 | all ages

Beneath Oblivion

For the art of the dying and the depraved... Sludge Ridden Funeral Doom from Cincinnati, OH.

Corpuscide (From Indiana)

A little thrash, a little stoner, a little death, but all metal.

May 13, 2015
8:00 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$6 | 21+

Facebook Event
13 invited, 13 attending.


INCANTATION has become an infamous death metal institution and pillar of the international underground metal scene. The staggering combination of the band's ominous sound, vicious style, incredible work ethic and unwavering dedication to the music has left an indelible mark unmatched by all except the most legendary of their peers. Their ominous sound and style, borne of founder/guitarist John McEntee's desire to meld classic metal influences with an over-the-top heaviness heavier than anything that had come before it, has cast a shadow long and dark over the entire genre. They are the innovators of what has been dubbed the 'New York death metal style' and have influenced hundreds of bands the world over. Arguably metal's hardest working band, INCANTATION have endeavored to tour every corner of the world; from Canada to Colombia, Argentina to Europe, Central America and the States. Touring for their latest release With Vanquish in Vengeance, Incantation have managed to pull off the difficult task of staying true to their roots while at the same time updating and tweaking their sound. The album makes nods to the past without being a carbon copy of old ideas, proving once again that McEntee is a master of his craft, the gold standard by which all other bands attempting this style are to be measured. The fact that it absolutely obliterates all other bands is just icing on the cake.


Low end sewage style death metal featuring John McEntee (Incantation) and wife Jill along with Sam Inzerra (Mortician, Morpheus Descends) bringing back sounds of Filth from the early days of Death! Sick and twisted old school!


Raw Death/Black Metal

May 19, 2015
7:00 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$13 pre / $15 day of | 21+

Facebook Event
394 invited, 121 attending.


Italian doom metal


We forget, sometimes, that the best ‘doom’ should convey emotion – be it sadness or slow burning rage – rather than be an excuse to simply tune your guitar down and play through the loudest amp possible. Usnea’s ability to inject a real feeling of sadness into their tunes without sacrificing any heaviness is to be envied in a sea of faceless sludge bands right now." -The Sleeping Shaman (

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May 20, 2015
8:00 PM

Johnny Brendas
1201 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125

$12 | 21+

Facebook Event
67 invited, 45 attending.

May 23, 2015
7:00 PM

111 N Church St, West Chester, PA 19380 (610) 436-8104

$5$ | all ages

Facebook Event
589 invited, 37 attending.

Weapon X

What happens when a heavy music frontman goes to Iraq? He comes back and creates a sonic movement that gives a voice to anyone who has experienced adversity. And that happens to be everyone. Weapon-X represents the underdog in a tough world and a changing music industry. All of the usual ingredients are there: intense vocals, insane riffs, huge drums, thunderous bass, an overall sense of anarchy...but what Weapon-X is rebelling against goes deeper than your average heavy band. The Band is not in it to throw a middle finger in the air to everyone and everything. Weapon-X's musicianship and well-crafted songs will serve as a vessel for positive change.

Crown Of Earth


Pool Of Thorns

Female-fronted alternative/metal

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Additional Info
Visit the official FB event page for updated info!

Jun 11, 2015
7:30 PM

1132 S. 9TH STREET 19147

$15 | 21+

Facebook Event
1000 invited, 34 attending.


Cleveland Sleaze

Menace Ruine

Drone / black metal from Quebec on Profound Lore

The Flight Of Sleipnir

Black metal on Napalm Records. Denver CO


Militant, martial black metal from Chicago.

Dendritic Arbor

Pittsburgh blackened angst


Doom / rock from New York on Profound Lore

Cladonia Rangiferina

Black / doom / acid rock from Lynchburg VA


Wormreich emerged from deep within the fetid and rotten bowels of America's bible belt, as the unified projection of three sovereign beings with supreme devotion to Satan and the Black Arts in a place where Jesus' commands and hollow praises reign supreme. We are merely a conduit for His will, interpreted in ritual frequencies by these three possessed creatures. We offer unto you, the human race, our sacrament of blood and fire, as we stand with those who came before us to cleanse this world of the most holy abomination. We await our masters' promise of purifying obliteration!




NYC Black metal. Dudes from Trenchgrinder and Krallice.


Melodic death metal from Baltimore

The Day Of The Beast

Blackened Thrash from VA


NJ Swedish DM Worship

Psalm Zero

Experimental / black / doom from NY on Profound Lore


Doom / drone from New York


Ritual folk metal from New Hope PA


Sludge metal / Grimoire Records


Blackened powerviolence from Richmond VA

Stone Breath

Experimental folk from Red Lion PA

The Owls Are Not What They Seem

Experimental Ritual Soundscapes from York PA

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Additional Info
2 days of camping and music wilderness of south central Pennsylvania. 2 alternating stages providing a dose of many styles of metal music. Vendors & workshops as well. Featuring: MIDNIGHT, Menace Ruine, The Flight of Sleipnir, Wormreich, FIN and many, many more. Stay tuned for more details. Hosted by Metallomusikum, Lokvlt & many friends of the arts.

Sep 25, 2015
12:00 PM

Fannettsburg PA
Details coming soon

TBA | 18+

Facebook Event
1000 invited, 627 attending.

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