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Polyphia

Toothgrinder

www.facebook.com/toothgrinder.usa

progressive metal from the north jersey coast

Sep 21, 2017
7:00 PM

TLA (Theater of the Living Arts)
334 SOUTH ST, PHILLY, 19147

$40-$60 | all ages

Thy Art Is Murder

https://www.facebook.com/thyartismurder

THY ART IS MURDER furiously charges once more unto the breach, clawing and spitting against the dying light and a seemingly inevitable collapse of existence. Dear Desolation, the Australian metal crew’s fourth and mightiest album, is a devastating blow equally against and embracing of a cataclysmic nihilism and all-out misanthropic warfare

Decapitated

https://www.facebook.com/decapitated

Polish death metal

Fallujah

https://www.facebook.com/fallujahofficial

Atmospheric Metal from San Francisco on Nuclear Blast

Ghost Bath

https://www.facebook.com/blackghostbath

Blackened metal from MN: Nuclear Blast Records

Sep 22, 2017
7:00 PM

The Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)
334 South St. Philadelphia, PA 19147

$18 | all ages

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Quicksand

https://www.facebook.com/QuicksandNYC

Volatile Progressive Grunge band with distinct Hardcore leanings. QUICKSAND would prove highly influential on the major Nu-Metal acts that would follow in their wake. The band was rooted in the New York Hardcore scene with vocalist Walter Schreifels credited with membership of both YOUTH OF TODAY and GORILLA BISCUITS, guitarist Tom Capone a member of BOLD, bass player Sergio Vega an ex-member of ABSOLUTION and drummer Alan Cage with BEYOND

Sep 22, 2017
7:30 PM

Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

$25 | all ages

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Tony Mac Alpine

https://www.facebook.com/tonymacalpineofficial

At age 12, Tony picked up the guitar. He was later “discovered” in the pages of Guitar Player magazine by Mike Varney in 1984, and became a leader in the neoclassical guitar virtuoso movement of the mid to late 80s. MacAlpine was possibly the first new rock guitar instrumental artist of the 80s to break 100,000 units in the USA. His debut album Edge Of Insanity (1986) and sophomore release Maximum Security (1987) are cited by countless guitarists as major influences. Tony performed guitar and keyboards on Edge Of Insanity (with Billy Sheehan on bass and Steve Smith on drums), and all instruments (with the exception of drums by Deen Castronovo and Atma Anur) on Maximum Security, highlighting his musical dexterity. MacAlpine continued his extraordinary output into the 90s, with critically acclaimed releases Freedom to Fly (1992), Madness (1993), Premonition (1994) and Evolution (1995), which all remain among his discography’s best sellers.

Felix Martin

http://www.felixmartin.net/Felix_Martin/News/News.html

Felix Martin, an ambidextrous, Venezuelan-born guitarist who moved to America after winning a scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee School of Music. Dude plays a 14 string guitar. Shit's wild.

Sep 23, 2017
6:00 PM

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

$20 - $25 | all ages

Facebook Event
25 invited, 8 attending.

Blasphemous

www.facebook.com/blasphemousmetal

Philly based Black/Death Metal veterans

Sapremia

www.facebook.com/sapremia

NJ Old School Death Metal

Sakrilejist

https://www.facebook.com/sakrilejist/

Death Metal

Percussor

https://www.facebook.com/PercussorMetal

PA Death Metal. Ex members of Afterbirth & Lesch-Nyhan

Basilysk

https://basilysk.bandcamp.com/

nj black death thrash

Buckshot Facelift

http://buckshotfacelift.bandcamp.com

Filth Grind savages til the wheels fall off. (a product of Long Island, Brooklyn and Staten Island, est. 2004). NY Blue Collar Powerviolence / Epic blackened vomitcore.

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What better way to celebrate getting older & colder than having some of my favorite bands get together and celebrate my birthday.

Sep 23, 2017
6:00 PM

THE RUSTY NAIL
2580 Haverford Rd Ardmore, PA 19003 (610) 649-6245

$5 | 21+

Facebook Event
25 invited, 18 attending.

Eyes Of The Living

www.EyesoftheLiving.com

Dirty Thrash

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Sep 23, 2017
7:00 PM

Championships Bar and Grille
931 Chambers Street, Trenton, NJ 08611

$10 Advance $15 Door | all ages

Sacred Reich

1st North American Tour in over 21 years in celebration of 30 years of "Ignorance"

Byzantine

https://www.facebook.com/Byzantinewv

Metal (West Virginia)

Sep 25, 2017
8:00 PM

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

$20 - $25 | all ages

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Ufo

https://www.facebook.com/UFOofficial

Legendary Classic Metal Band

Saxon

https://www.facebook.com/saxon

NWOBHM Legends

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Also supporting: Jared James Nichols (Blues Rock from Wisconsin)

Sep 26, 2017
7:30 PM

The Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)
334 South St. Philadelphia, PA 19147

$45 | all ages

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Epica

https://www.facebook.com/epica

Symphonic metal from the Netherlands on Nuclear Blast

Lacuna Coil

https://www.facebook.com/lacunacoil

Italian Goth Metal on Century Media

Insomnium

https://www.facebook.com/insomniumofficial

Melodic Death Metal from Finland on Century Media

Elantris

https://www.facebook.com/ElantrisMusic

Elantris (formerly known as Blacktorne) is a Symphonic Metal band from Ohio. Elantris brought together a wide range of influences to create what we feel is a unique sound that still fits comfortably in all ranges of the Symphonic Metal genre

Blue Oyster Cult

https://www.facebook.com/blueoystercult

For over four decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, NY– based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. Blue Öyster Cult occupies a unique place in rock history because it’s one of very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success

Sep 29, 2017
9:00 PM

Valley Forge Casino Resort
1160 1st Ave, King of Prussia, PA 19406

$45 - $47.50 | 21+

Facebook Event
25 invited, 16 attending.

Sep 30, 2017
6:00 PM

One Centre Square
1 Centre Square, Easton, PA 18042

$25-30 | 21+

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

The Necrosexual

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheTrueNecrosexual

Black metal stand-up comedy damnation

Basilysk

https://basilysk.bandcamp.com/

Black. Death. Thrash. Philly

Gravecrawler

Philly Debut

Dumal

dumal.bandcamp.com

Black Metal

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Celebrate a third decade in the books for the most electrifying personality in corpse entertainment, The Necrosexual.

Evil Sword

evilsword.com

Experimental Horror Metal

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We don’t know how to make her stop screaming. We put a knife through her heart. We buried her in the ground. We gave her a funeral. We set the earth on fire. None of it did any good. The fire was screaming, the dirt was screaming, the knife was screaming, and the woman was screaming. Can you hear it?

Vale Of Pnath

https://www.facebook.com/ValeOfPnathCO/

Technical Death Metal from Denver

First Fragment

https://www.facebook.com/FirstFragmentOfficiel/

Technical Death Metal, Neoclassical Metal from Montréal, Canada

Virvum

https://www.facebook.com/virvum

Death Metal from Switzerland

Set And Setting

www.facebook.com/setandsetting

Florida dudes playin with two drummers. EPIC and HEAVY as the shit allows.

Cleric

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhRI270A6tA

Cleric is a four piece band from Philadelphia that mixes elements of doom, grind, and swirling ambience into a sound that is more intuitively brutal and satisfying to the listener than other genre straddling groups.

Thisquietarmy

https://thisquietarmy.bandcamp.com/album/anthems-for-catharsis

Drone from Montreal

Lich King

www.facebook.com/LichKingMetal

Killer Thrash from MA

Botis

https://botisevil.bandcamp.com/releases

Demonic Black Metal / Thrash from Philly

Oct 20, 2017
7:30 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$10 Adv / $12 DOS | 21+

Eyes Of The Living

www.EyesoftheLiving.com

Dirty Thrash

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WE ARE WAR, CROWN OF THORNS, KATEOSIS

Philadelphia School Of Rock

Stinking Lizaveta

www.stinkinglizaveta.com/

Stoner/Doom. Philly

Thorazine

http://thorazine.org/

PHILLY 90s HIGH OCTANE MOTORPUNK BACK WITH A VENGEANCE!

Betty Whitetrash

Cynthia Hopkins

Martha Graham Cracker

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On October 20, 1987, Guns N' Roses played Philly's iconic Trocadero on the band's Appetite for Destruction tour. On the 30th anniversary of that historic show, Philly musicians come together for a blistering tribute to that night, performing songs from the groundbreaking album and other material from the Guns N' Roses repertoire. This 30th anniversary tribute to Guns N' Roses includes all-star students from Philadelphia's School of Rock, Northern Arms, the reunion of the hard-drinking metal band Welcome to My Face, Mr. Johnny Showcase, local punk legends Thorazine, the Flannel Chucks, performance artist and musician Cynthia Hopkins, and members of: Stinking Lizaveta, Misstallica, The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret, and Betty Whitetrash

Workhorse Iii

upbeat garage rock

The End A.D.

https://www.facebook.com/The-End-AD-1523510874587806/

THE END A.D. - METAL/HARDCORE/PUNK - formed in the fall of 2014 and has members from some of the filthiest Philly bands ever to plague the city of brotherly love since the mid 80’s! The band recently released a self-titled EP in April 2016 and will be releasing their debut full length for Massacre Records in the Summer of 2017

Thorazine

http://thorazine.org/

PHILLY 90s HIGH OCTANE MOTORPUNK BACK WITH A VENGEANCE!

Stinking Lizaveta

www.stinkinglizaveta.com/

Stoner/Doom. Philly

Thee Minks

The Mojo Machine

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Festival honoring the Phila ladies of ROCK!! featuring- in no particular order at this time: Stinking Lizavetta- Thorazine- Workhorse III-RunHideFight(MaePang/JT/Rockula) The End AD- Thee Minks-Mojo Machine -- hosted by Elizabeth Fiend!

Oct 28, 2017
6:00 PM

CONNIE'S RIC RAC
1132 S. 9TH STREET 19147

$7 | 21+

Windfaerer

https://www.facebook.com/windfaerer/

Epic Death/Pagan Metal

Lor

Progressive Folk Metal

Isenmor

Folk Metal

The Conquering

Viking Metal

Bloodeagle

Viking Thrash

Ferus Din

Folk Black Metal

Aether Realm

Fucking epic melodic folk/death metal. Support these gentlemen on tour from North Carolina.

Wilderun

Progressive Folk Metal

Fiakra

www.facebook.com/pages/Fiakra/270723195493

Metal

Imperial Crypt

https://www.facebook.com/imperialcrypt

New York blackened death metal

Winters Wake

Viking Metal

Wandering Oak

Progressive Folk Metal

Goblin Hovel

Metallic Folk

Winter Nights

Melodic Death Folk

Sekengard

World Folk Metal

Turncloak

Folk Metal

Additional Info
THIS EVENT IS TWO DAYS!! FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3RD AND SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4TH VENDORS SELLING FOLK, PAGAN AND VIKING INSPIRED WARES! COMPLETE LIST WILL BE ADDED TO THE EVENT PAGE SOON!! ***OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION*** ATM ON SITE!! CALL HOTEL AND SAY YOU ARE WITH THE FESTIVAL FOR DISCOUNTED RATES!! FULL BAR AND RESTAURANT--NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS!! DRESS FOR YOUR FAVORITE FEST OR CONCERT BUT PLEASE NO WEAPONS!! IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED A TICKET THEN YOU ARE ALL WELCOME TO ATTEND!! 21+ TO DRINK,

Eyes Of The Living

www.EyesoftheLiving.com

Dirty Thrash

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APEX PREDATOR, RADIATRIX (from OH)

Womanowar

https://www.facebook.com/womanowarborntoliveforevermore/

"Womanowar is a feminist tribute to Manowar! Bringing classic Manowar hits with a feminist perspective, they kill posers and enslave crowds across the land! The band is made up of Erica Madams (Nina Osegueda) on vocals, Josh the Posh (Josh Schwartz) on guitar, Jesse DeMayonnaise (Jesse Keen) on bass and Dewey Hamsick (Duy Tran) on drums. With the exception of Dewey, Womanowar also plays in A Sound of Thunder, a heavy metal band from Washington DC."

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Philly's Fastest All Vinyl Heavy Metal DJ Night & Flash Mob Productions is STOKED to present Hard Shit Only Vol.8: Bringing you the mighty roar of Womanowar! D.C.'s Female Fronted Manowar tribute band. Vinyl from DJ Over-Dost & Cruelty at 8pm, Womanowar at 10pm. PARTY ALL FUCKING NIGHT!!!

Tomb Mold

https://tombmold.bandcamp.com

Harrowing and hellish black death from Canada.

Devil Master

https://devilmaster.bandcamp.com

Gnawing black metal punks from Philly

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Eyes Of The Living

www.EyesoftheLiving.com

Dirty Thrash

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Nov 18, 2017
8:00 PM

McStews
5316 New Falls Road, Levittown, PA 19056

$10 | 21+




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