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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


Philly punk rock party jams

Village Philly blues-driven heavy fuzz n roll

Apr 23, 2014
8:00 PM

Millcreek Tavern
4200 Chester Ave, University City, PA, 19104

Cover: $ | Age: 21+

Facebook Event
1000 invited, 62 attending.

Village Philadelphia's favorite sludge, doom, blues band!!

Verse Mike Armine of Rosetta solo project. Beautiful soundscapes. New album available as a pay what you wish on the link below

Deathmonger A.D.

New Philadelphia Hardcore band. influenced by bands like all else failed, converge, integrity, and coalesce. Member of Cape of Bats

House Of Geary 12 String melodies played over soundscapes. Influenced by James blackshaw, Jack Rose, and Stars of the Lid.

Apr 25, 2014
8:00 PM

The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

Cover: $5-$3 with canned food donation. This venue does not allow the the use of any drugs or alcohol. | Age: all ages

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!

Threat Point 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

Top Hats And Effigies Philly's own Wierdo Avant-Garde Dark Cabaret Circus Metal band featuring current and former members of LörrnDownload Free Demo:

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.

May 4, 2014
8:00 PM

The Trocadero Balcony
1003 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Cover: 8 | Age: all ages

Facebook Event
601 invited, 26 attending.

Sadistic Intent

THE legendary Death Metal masters from Los Angeles, CA rn

Inverted Trifixion

MD servants of Satan


NJ Black Metal maniacs


Philly's bleakened Filthmetal

May 6, 2014
8:00 PM

Millcreek Tavern
4200 Chester Ave, University City, PA, 19104

Cover: 10 | Age: 21+

Facebook Event
831 invited, 65 attending.

The Kmx Band I've noticed that sometimes, when people write really long paragraphs in the 'Band details' section, it makes the band seem more important, because someone is writing a lot about them. The KMX Band is one such band. These fellows should certainly seem important. Why should they seem important? You'll just have to watch.

Assaultica Possibly the second most ridiculous metal outfit in Philly (and only the second most because the person writing this is in one of the other bands listed here), Assaultica know how to shatter your ear drums in style.

Big Stall Lock up your wives. Lock up your daughters. Lock up your parents. Lock up your aunts. Lock up your uncles. Lock up your evil twins. Lock up the creepy old uncles that your family doesn't talk to anymore. Lock up the non-evil twin that you already locked up in your cellar. And make them all listen to Big Stall.

Godless A.D. While they are the only band on this bill that does NOT describe themselves as 'Comedy Metal,' you should still take them seriously. And even though this is their first gig, these metal veterans are more seasoned than a box of croutons.

May 10, 2014
7:00 PM

JR’s Bar
2327 S. Croskey St. Philadelphia, PA

Cover: $5 | Age: 21+

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.


Put ZZ Top and Uriah Heap together with some Zappa and give it some attitude and you're halfway there.

May 14, 2014
9:00 PM

Millcreek Tavern
4200 Chester Ave, University City, PA, 19104

Cover: 5 | Age: 21+

Facebook Event
1000 invited, 37 attending.

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.

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

May 16, 2014
7:00 PM

JB McGinnes
519 E Basin Rd, New Castle, Delaware 19720-4230

Cover: 13.00(in Advance) | Age: all ages

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

May 21, 2014
7:00 PM

The Boneyard

Cover: 6 | Age: 21+

Facebook Event
254 invited, 29 attending.

Hooded Menace (Relapse)

Hooded Menace was formed by Lasse (Phlegethon, Vacant Coffin) in the summer of 2007. Heavily influenced by early Cathedral, Winter, and Asphyx, the band formed with the intent of playing doom-laden death metal that combined crushing and somber riffs with just a slight hint of melody.rnrnLyric-wise the band drew inspiration from the classic 1970's Spanish horror series The Blind Dead, including such films as Tombs Of The Blind Dead, Return Of The Evil Dead, Horror Of The Zombies, and Night Of The Seagulls. The name Hooded Menace was chosen by Billy Nocera of Razorback Records.rnrnThe band recorded a 2-song promotional demo entitled The Eyeless Horde, and quickly began promoting it to the underground metal community. Pretty soon a Czech label, Doomentia Records, wanted to put out the demo as a 7' EP. The band released their debut album, Fulfill The Curse, in 2008 on Razorback Records.rnrnIn 2009 the band was signed to Profound Lore Records and unleashed their much-anticipated sophomore album, Never Cross The Dead in 2010. Also a split 7' EP with Anima Morte was released by Doomentia Records. Split 7' EPs with Coffins and Asphyx are lined up for 2010 as well.rnrnHooded Menace are looking to spread their music to fans of totally heavy and ultra-crushing doom and old school early 1990's-style death metal.


May 24, 2014
8:00 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

Cover: 10 | Age: 21+

Facebook Event
15 invited, 12 attending.

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