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Blackened Epic Death Metal. Surgeon is back, and heavier than ever!


Bleak, expansive, progressive post-metal from Baltimore.

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First show at our new DIY spot! Music from 6-11. Food, Drink, fireworks and METAL. Other secret awesome bands to be added as this event gets cooler and cooler. Come hang with us! PM Surgeon on Facebook for the location.

Jul 4, 2015
5:00 PM

Surgeon Compound
PM Surgeon on FB for the address!

Donations @ door | 21+

The Junior Spies

Sort of like Crass playing the Super Bowl

Super Terrific Action Team

North American Keg Metal


Thrash metal demons

The Kmx Band

Sort of like DMX the rapper except a metal band.

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7:40 - The Junior Spies 8:30 - Super Terrific Action Team 9:30 - AssaulticA 10:10 - The KMX Band

Jul 10, 2015
7:00 PM

Kung Fu Necktie (upstairs)
1250 N Front Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122

$7.00 | 21+

Facebook Event
528 invited, 33 attending.


Death Metal / Grindcore from Blacksburg, VA

Cadaveric Spasm

Awesome technical death/grind from Philly.

Decap Attak


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Chalk & The Beige Americans

Grassroots-organic soul-hop trio based out of Fishtown/Northern Liberties Philadelphia.

Jaw Horse


King Bison

...a heavy, bluesy, riff rock band from southeastern Pennsylvania.

Maniacs On Wheels

Roaring to Hell with Stoner Rock

Jul 17, 2015
9:00 PM

The North Star Bar
2639 Poplar Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19130

$8-10 | 21+

Facebook Event
668 invited, 17 attending.

Night Raids

West Philadelphia. Fast and Pissed Off. Anticapitalist


Southern Progressive Death Metal


progressive death metal from NJ


NJDM back from the dead (first Philly appearance)

Sins Of Magnus

Metal, Stoner Rock, Doom. Morrisville PA.

Cadaveric Spasm

Awesome technical death/grind from Philly.

Archie Alone

Emo/ Alternative/ Post Hardcore


Groove/ Grind

Seraph In Travail

Symphonic Metal from Horsham, Pa.

Islands And Enemies

Philly punk

Burn The Empire

Doomsday Jesus

Since The Fire

Nazereth, PA's metal beast!

Consumed With Hatred

Relentless Blackened Hardcore


Primus cover band


Philly Melodic Death Metal

Yes Way, Ted!

Philly rock/ covers

Additional Info
Your favorite all day metal/ punk/ hardcore/ rock charity show is back! $5 of canned/ non-perishable food gets you in the door. The Legion is nice enough to have us back, so don't be a dick or I'll personally throw you out. Otherwise, have fun, drink, and party to some rad bands! All ages, 21+ w/ ID to drink. Let's party.

Jul 25, 2015
12:00 PM

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

$5 Non-perishable food | all ages

Facebook Event
1000 invited, 63 attending.


Black metal from Minnesota on Gilead Media.


Hammer-crushing Death Crust from KY.


Death metal on tour from Ohio. Alex from Battlemaster on the skins!


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

Aug 3, 2015
7:30 PM

Wolf Cycles
4311 Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia, 19104

$$ | all ages

Denim And Leather

National cover/tribute band DENIM AND LEATHER - A Tribute To Classic Hard Rock & Heavy Metal have established themselves as North Americas Premier 70's & 80's Classic/Traditional Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Cover/Tribute Band. National & International Recording Artist & Singer James Rivera, (Helstar, Malice, Seven Witches, Flotsam and Jetsam & Vicious Rumors) a big draw in his own right, leads the charge as the band performs & pays tribute to classic favorite songs to its fullest level. Performing songs by legendary rock acts like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Kiss, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Saxon, Accept, Scorpions and Dio to name a few. Joining James Rivera on stage is the dynamic duo guitar masters John Risko (Sinister Realm) & Ed Drozdowsky (Season of Mourning) on lead and rhythm guitar, bassist Jeff Baker (Ronny Munroe Band, Kings Chamber & Aggressor) and drummer Brent Seip (Kings Chamber & Aggressor). Denim and Leather is premiering lead singer Ski (Deadly Blessing, Faith Factor & Altered State) of South Jersey. Denim and Leather is keeping True Classic/Traditional Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Alive!

Mind Maze

Lehigh Valley Kick-ass female-fronted Traditional Prog/Power Metal band. In a time when female-fronted metal is at an all-time high in popularity but also at an all-time high for copycats and imitators, MindMaze has striven hard to forge their own sound and identity. Hailing from Allentown, Pennsylvania MindMaze is a four-piece high energy band. MindMaze have sharing the stage with metal mainstays such as Saxon, Motley Crue, Overkill, George Lynch, Doro, Raven, Primal Fear, Jon Olivas Pain, Circle II Circle, Denim and Leather and others. Members: Sarah Teets as lead vocals, Jeff Teets on all guitars, keyboards, backing vocals, Kalin Schweizerhof - drums, Mike LePond - bass & Rich Pasqualone - live bass, backing vocals (on select dates).

Loaded Gun

Original Hard Rock band. Also play some 80's hard rock/metal bands.

Additional Info
A night of "Old School" 70's & 80's Classic Hard Rock & Heavy Metal! All bands on this night will be playing classic covers and paying tribute to a great era of music! Denim and Leather is premiering lead singer Ski (Deadly Blessing, Faith Factor & Altered State) of South Jersey. Denim and Leather is keeping True Classic/Traditional Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Alive! Come out and relive an era and party with us! \m/

Aug 7, 2015
9:00 PM

5316 New Falls Road, Levittown, PA 19056

$10 | 21+

Facebook Event
1000 invited, 66 attending.


Ugly NY Black Metal Speed Attack

Maximum Oversatan

Dirty Heavy Satanic Speed Metal from the pits of New Jersey


Lacerating NY Death Thrash

Crazy Bull

Philly Street Rock Killers

Aug 14, 2015
9:00 PM

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

$5 | 21+

Facebook Event
239 invited, 40 attending.

Half Ton Of Humanity

metal/thrash/hard rock Members Marty Thomas - guitars, Jay Duffin - drums, Ken Carbone- bass Kevin HTH - voice Hometown Philadelphia, PA

Suicide Conspiracy

A mash-up of styles ranging from Iron Maiden to Pantera with some sweet grooves thrown in-between. Not to be categorized as one genre. We are heavy but also melodic and very groove oriented, not the most technical but easy to jam out to.

The Moidalizers

Rot Spawn

Rot Spawn are death metal punk degenerates from PA that revel in maggot-infested Fulci nightmares.


Brutal Metal from Kent County Delaware

Aug 15, 2015
9:00 PM

Final Score
2564 Knights Road, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020

$8.00 | 21+

Facebook Event
202 invited, 20 attending.

Wizard Eye

The sound of a black hole imploding

King Bison

...a heavy, bluesy, riff rock band from southeastern Pennsylvania.

Skeleton Hands

Philadelphia. Heavy rock and roll.

Sheena & Thee Nosebleeds

The angelic voice of The Baptist Preachers meets the hellfire and brimstone rock n' roll of Thee Nosebleeds.

Admit Nothing!

Punk Rock from Allentown PA


Fans worldwide have come to love L7's heavy, catchy, riff-oriented guitar grind. Since their recording career began in 1987, L7 have released six studio albums, one live album, and one greatest hits release spawning underground and mainstream hits Shove, Pretend We're Dead, Shit List, Andres, and Fuel My Fire. Their music has also been featured in numerous film soundtracks ("Natural Born Killers") and video games (Rock Band 2) L7 have toured the world over in small clubs, concert halls, and large festivals. They also starred in John Water's 1994's "Serial Mom," and a rockumentary "The Beauty Process" directed by Nirvana's Krist Novoselic. The L.A. based band formed in 1985 consisting of Donita Sparks: guitar and vocals, Suzi Gardner: guitar and vocals, Dee Plakas: drums, and at various times Jennifer Finch, Gail Greenwood, and Janis Tanaka on bass have also performed at numerous benefit concerts for Greenpeace, Act Up L.A., and Rock For Choice (which they formed in 1991 with the Feminist Majority Foundation)

Sep 11, 2015
8:00 PM

The Trocadero Theatre (main stage)
1003 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

$25.00 | all ages

Facebook Event
1000 invited, 702 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
999 invited, 696 attending.

Winery Dogs

Rock supergroups have come and gone but The Winery Dogs have a natural chemistry that effortlessly blends the natural talent of Sheehan and Portnoy into a rhythm juggernaut. However, it’s Kotzen’s blues-influenced guitar and smoky vocals that truly tie the band together into a cohesive unit. ‘When 3 rock legends get together to make a supergroup there are certain expectations, and with The Winery Dogs my expectations were definitely met and exceeded.’-

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Rock’s super-group, THE WINERY DOGS are hitting the road again in support of their sophomore album out later this year that expands on the instant chemistry band-members Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan & Richie Kotzen immediately and undeniably had on their first 2014 tour. With a cohesive, straight-ahead classic sound, the well-rounded trio promise a night of blazing songs that defy expectations and let each member’s talent shine.

Oct 8, 2015
8:00 PM

Keswick Theatre
291 N Keswick Ave., Glenside, PA 19038

$29.50 - $75 (w/m&g) | all ages

Facebook Event
4 invited, 4 attending.


Black/Death Metal from Philly! Come out to help us celebrate 20 yrs of releasing hell onto the world. We had to cancel doing this last year due to members issues but we are ready to bring on the apocalypse. We will have all new merchandise available and re-pressings of are back catalog.

Nervo Chaos

Death Metal / Thrash Metal / Black Metal / Doom Metal / Grindcore / Hard Core / Punk


The return of the band that helped bring Satan to the forefront. Your eyes will melt when the vision of the Black Lourde comes to you!




New Thrash / Death from the Delaware valley. Former members of Lesch Nyhan & Shadows in the Crypt.

Oct 24, 2015
7:00 PM

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

$7 | 21+

Facebook Event
207 invited, 33 attending.

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