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Transcendental audio/visual rock duo Darsombra have packed and prepared their space shuttle for launch, readying themselves for journey to inner space. Brian Daniloski (a veteran of metal bands Meatjack and Trephine), pilots, navigates, and controls the sound of Darsombra, alternating between searing guitar riffs, leads, loops, mammoth vocal swells, and soundscapes. He takes one part metal, one part psychedelic rock, one part experimental, and dashes of prog, glam, and krautrock, to soundtrack the voyage. Filmmaker Ann Everton stewards us along the way by projecting her kinetic, psychotropic videos specifically composed to Daniloski music, engulfing the audience within the trip.

Hex Inverter

Band started in April of 2013 as a idea between CAM & MLM. KMH joined midway through 2014. Their self-titled debut was released in early 2015 via Redscroll Records on vinyl, cd & digital formats. KJC was added in February of 2015 for live performances and future recordings. In April ADG joined the band.

Heavy Temple

Philly Psychedelic Experimental Doom Metal

Rope Trick

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Join us for a night of psychedelic, experimental, and stoner rock abundance at The Shred Shed with friends ** **darsombra Experimental psych-drone duo from Baltimore, MD **HEX INVERTER (record release) Experimental-ambient-noise from Philly, PA **Heavy Temple Sludgy-stoner-psych rock from Philly, PA **Rope Trick Psych-rock from Providence, RI **Shred Shed $8 donation//21+ **this is a private party at a private location. please respect the space and be mindful of the neighborhood**

Apr 1, 2017
7:30 PM

contact admins or ask a metal head for address

$8.00 | 21+

Facebook Event
908 invited, 46 attending.

Corpse Hoarder

Groovy death metal noise. Fun for everyone

Come And Get It



Members of Disjawn, Thulsa Doom and Reagan Youth with a fresh sound.

Trash Knife

hardcore punk

The Charley Few

Philly Oi!


Unholy hell from Providence RI



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WOMEN'S MEDICAL FUND (WMF)/NJAAF BENEFIT: A rager for compassion and equality, through improved access to reproductive health care in our community. On April 7th we are hosting a benefit to not only raise money to help support the WMF ( and NJAAF (, but also to raise awareness for women (or people/families) who deserve access to reproductive health services reguardless of income or immigration status. Please come together and support this worthy cause, while checking out some rad bands, fun activities, a raffle, face painting, and of course booze! $10 cover

Apr 7, 2017
7:00 PM

2300 Arena
2300 swanson st. Philadelphia PA 19147

$10 | all ages

Facebook Event
1000 invited, 93 attending.

Morbid Saint

Yep, those guys.

Sacrificial Blood (Nj)


Pure Thrash belched from the wretched hive of south Philly

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[email protected]

Apr 8, 2017
9:00 PM

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

$10 | 21+

Facebook Event
539 invited, 69 attending.

Outer Heaven

For fans of head banging and satan.


Depressive blackened doom from Madison, WI (Prosthetic Records)


Droning, void worshipping doom metal from Iowa (Thrill Jockey Records)

God Root


Apr 11, 2017
8:00 PM

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

$10 | 21+

Facebook Event
299 invited, 49 attending.

John Frum

Feral Psychedelic Death Metal from Philadelphia on Relapse Records


Philadelphia Lazer tight blackened epic metal!

Night Raids

West Philadelphia. Fast and Pissed.

More TBA


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Special Guest Headliner TBA

Apr 14, 2017
8:00 PM

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$10 | 21+

Facebook Event
149 invited, 28 attending.

Stinking Lizaveta

Stoner/Doom. Philly

Sheena & Thee Nosebleeds

The soulful voice of Sheena Powell collides with the hellfire and brimstone rock n' roll of Thee Nosebleeds.

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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Join us in celebrating the release of Stinking Lizaveta's 8th magnum opus, "A Journey to the Underworld," courtesy of the good folks at Translation Loss Records. Philadelphia's most idiosyncratic musical trio will be preceded with performances by soul thrashers Sheena & Thee Nosebleeds and Philly stoner rock stalwarts, The Company Corvette. This show is not to be missed!

Apr 14, 2017
8:00 PM

Johnny Brendas
1201 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125

$10 ADV $12 DOS | 21+

Facebook Event
1000 invited, 83 attending.


You know them, you love them, you hope they don't cancel



Self-described "metal for astronauts."

Ecstatic Vision

Trance inducing heavy psych/world music. Ecstatic Vision is Doug Sabolick, Michael Connor and Jordan Crouse.rnFFO: Hawkwind, Amon Duul 2, Olatunjirn


The suffering of man and the apocalypse of human metal from Philadelphia.


Motherfucking Kreator



Cleveland Sleaze


Horrendous manage to combine all the great elements of the monumental old school death metal sound and create something absolutely terrific. In times when many bands are only copying the glorious past, these guys manage to revive it. They are the living proof that as long as authenticity and inspiration prevails, there is still hope


NJ Trash Metal

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For the past six years, ambitious curation of the Decibel Magazine Tour has unified artists from far reaches of the extreme universe who would otherwise never have the opportunity to tour North America together. The lineup for the 2017 Decibel Magazine Tour continues that proud tradition, as German thrash metal founders Kreator align with Florida death metal legends Obituary, old-school Ohio brutalizers Midnight and celebrated progressive death prodigies Horrendous.

Apr 15, 2017
7:00 PM

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

$27.50 | all ages

Facebook Event
464 invited, 161 attending.


ex/current ezra joyce, hivelords, be water, prophet said i, aimsir, etc


Post-Metal/Doom from Boston


Loud as fuck post metal from NH

False Gods

Sludge / Doom from NY


Experimental doom duo

Apr 18, 2017
8:00 PM

(Message landstryder or post in the event for address)

$5-$7 Donation | all ages

Facebook Event
465 invited, 28 attending.


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2017 Cinedelphia Film Festival presents the Philly Premiere of The Blekkmetal Film with the filmmakers in attendance! ** In November of 2015, four Canadian filmmakers traveled to Bergen, Norway to explore the city and attend Blekkmetal – a one-off festival created to celebrate the origins of Norwegian black metal. More than just a festival documentary, ample time is spent on setting the stage in Bergen, a rainy coastal town in southwestern Norway isolated from the rest of the country by mountains and fjords, thus an unexpected epicenter for the black metal scene. Residents and visitors provide commentary on the importance of the area and its complementary nature to the extreme metal scene that it houses as they prepare to attend the upcoming fest. ** Featuring exclusive interviews and footage of Enslaved, Taake, Aeternus, Gehenna, Helheim, Old Funeral, Kampfar, Hades Almighty and Gaahls Wyrd performing classic and rare songs from their catalog. By avoiding the genre’s sensationalized troubles of the past, Blekkmetal succeeds as both a valuable document of an important time and place and an extension of the subject it captures. ** The screening will feature an introduction and Q&A with director David Hall and producer Vivek Venkatesh. ** Screening with: Death Metal (Dir. Chris McInroy, 2016, USA, 5 min) A guitar forged by Satan himself is gifted to a metalhead with gory results in this outrageous splatter-comedy. ** 2017 Cinedelphia Film Festival : April 13-29

Apr 19, 2017
7:30 PM

531 North 12th Street (near corner of 12th and Spring Garden

$12.00 | all ages

Facebook Event
451 invited, 26 attending.

Artificial Brain

death as fuck


Brutal tech-death from NY/PA.

Die Choking

New band with a long pedigree of Philadelphia metal/grind/doom/power violence history. Featuring members and ex members of Cop Problem. The commitment to all things scuzzy, is proven. Highly recommended if you were a fan of long time greats such as Assück, Crossed Out, and early Napalm Death.

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Apr 22, 2017
3:00 PM

The Barbary
The Barbary 951 Frankford Ave Philadelphia, PA, 19125

$10.00 | 21+

Facebook Event
800 invited, 74 attending.


Hard Rock

Sabbath Assembly

Sabbath Assembly formed in 2009 to share the hymns of the Process Church of the Final Judgment. The band currently records original material in an occult vein.


Instrumental motorcycle metal featuring mems of Ominous Black, Dutchguts

Additional Info
Doors at 7pm, show over by 10pm

May 5, 2017
7:00 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$12.00 | 21+

Facebook Event
478 invited, 57 attending.

Yngwie Malmsteen

No introduction needed - a master among mortals!!

Midnite Hellion

Traditional Heavy Metal with a dose of Thrash. contact them at [email protected] to purchase tickets for the event.


Additional Info
***ONLY PHILLY AREA APPEARANCE*** Tickets available through the link above at face-value of $25.00. Free shipping, zero fees!!

May 5, 2017
6:30 PM

Starland Ballroom
570 Jernee Mill Road, Sayreville, NJ 08872

$25.00 | all ages

Facebook Event
711 invited, 23 attending.


NJ heaviness


Grinding Blackened Bxistential Hardcore from Atlanta, GA

Haz Lo Correcto

Punk Metal 666


Demonic Black Metal / Thrash from Philly

May 13, 2017
8:00 PM

Message in Facebook Event for Address

$5-$7 donation | all ages

Facebook Event
53 invited, 25 attending.

Denim And Leather

"DENIM AND LEATHER, "BROUGHT US ALL TOGETHER" - A verse from the song Denim and Leather. It is true! Denim and Leather - A Tribute To Classic 70's & 80's Hard Rock & Heavy Metal truly brings us all back together again! Denim and Leather featuring Bobby "Leatherlungs" Lucus (Attacker, Seven Witches, Overlorde) on vocals is keeping true Classic/Traditional Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Alive!!! Thanks for keeping the Faith!

Steal Revenge

Classic hard rock & metal band.

May 20, 2017
8:00 PM

Harper's Pub
1 Gibbsboro Rd., Clementon, NJ, 08021-4017

$5 | 21+

Facebook Event
489 invited, 25 attending.

Okilly Dokilly

Ned Flanders themed metal


Heavy metal Beatles mashup. Lars loves 'em. Ringo probably would too.

Jun 1, 2017
8:00 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$20 | all ages

Facebook Event
612 invited, 73 attending.

Dark Sky Choir

Featuring a member of The Wizards of Winter, Dark Sky Choir concerts are filled to the brim with incredible classics such as “Battle Hymn,” “The Sails of Charon,” “Dissident Aggressor,” “Stargazer,” and more!!

Midnite Hellion

Traditional Heavy Metal with a dose of Thrash. contact them at [email protected] to purchase tickets for the event.

High Octane

The Riffs

Additional Info
Dark Sky Choir's record release show - free CD with every ticket purchased, available for pick-up the night of the show!! $12.00 tickets are face-value, no fees, free shipping!

Jun 23, 2017
7:00 PM

Starland Ballroom
570 Jernee Mill Road, Sayreville, NJ 08872

$12.00 | all ages

Facebook Event
408 invited, 21 attending.

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