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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
886 invited, 27 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

Apr 19, 2015
8:00 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$6 | 21+

Facebook Event
297 invited, 62 attending.

Cave Moth

Math Grind from Florida

Cadaveric Spasm

Awesome technical death/grind from Philly.

Fantasy Panther

New Philly grindcore/powerviolence

Bituminous Pit

Pissed off grindcore

Transient In Barcelona

Abrasive NYC Noise Rock

Apr 21, 2015
7:00 PM

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

$8.00 | 21+

Facebook Event
622 invited, 60 attending.

U. S. Christmas

Neurot Recordings; epic Appalachia / Sludge crossover from southern heavy lifers

Generation Of Vipers (Tn)

Translation Loss; astral projection; members of A Storm of Light and U.S. Christmas


Philly smoke riffs

Bad Braids

healing psychedelic folk

Apr 22, 2015
8:00 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$8 presale / $10 day of | 21+

Facebook Event
811 invited, 99 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 24, 2015
7:00 PM

The Beaumont Warehouse
West Philly. Ask a punk.

$7-10 | all ages

Facebook Event
1000 invited, 265 attending.

Apr 24, 2015
8:00 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$6 | 21+

Facebook Event
866 invited, 76 attending.

Sabbra Cadabra

The Legendary Black Sabbath Tribute Band

The Division

prog sax grunge. yeah that's right, a heavy band with two saxes

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Apr 25, 2015
7:00 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$10 | 21+

Facebook Event
1000 invited, 77 attending.

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Massachusetts thrash

Coffins Across Hiroshima

South Philly black metal thrash assault

Apr 25, 2015
8:00 PM

Black Vulture Gallery
208 East Girard Ave

$3 | all ages

Today Is The Day

Classic insanity.

Lazer / Wulf

experimental acid metal

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Apr 27, 2015
8:00 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$10 | 21+

Facebook Event
272 invited, 45 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
556 invited, 41 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
343 invited, 80 attending.

Haken (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.

Cadaveric Spasm

Awesome technical death/grind from Philly.

May 13, 2015
8:00 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$6 | 21+

Facebook Event
14 invited, 14 attending.

Drones For Queens

speed metal / grind / punk crossover


Houston, TX thrash/hardcore

Mary Todd

Brooklyn grind

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.


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
483 invited, 123 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
86 invited, 55 attending.

May 23, 2015
7:00 PM

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

$5$ | all ages

Facebook Event
1000 invited, 64 attending.




completely unmissable doom from SEATTLE


two piece black metal doom punk from Hamburg

May 23, 2015
7:00 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$12 pre / 14 day of | 21+

Facebook Event
324 invited, 62 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, 39 attending.

Fight Amp

Jersey crusty metal something, Translation Loss Records

Ken Mode

Known for effortlessly blending noise rock reminiscent of old-school AmphetaminernReptile bands with the raw and aggressive nature of modern hardcore, KEN Mode hasrnbecome one of the most devastating bands in the underground. Formed in September ofrn1999, this crushing Canadian trio has released 3 full-length records. KEN Mode are nornstrangers to the road; with full tours, many times over, spanning Canada, the UnitedrnStates, and Europe with the likes of Pelican, Daughters, the End, Engineer, Buried Inside,rnGaza and Taint; and various regional dates with Mastodon, Burnt By The Sun, Baroness,rnCursed, 3 Inches of Blood, PsyOpus, Propagandhi, Despised Icon, Razor, and IonrnDissonance, to name a few; 2011 is poised to be the year of KEN Mode's divide andrnconquer strategy in aggressive music.

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Jun 19, 2015
8:00 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$10 | 21+

Facebook Event
214 invited, 102 attending.

Population Zero

Hardcore Punk


Total eardrum desecration! Punk noize destruction mob from Philly. From the ashes of Dissystema comes Nightfall, worshiping at the altar of blown out Japanese and Scandinavian hardcore punk. Feedback, d-beat, studs and spikes.

Suppressive Fire

Raleigh, NC thrash


Super Punks with thrash undertones! SPP GSF Motherfuckers!

Royal Thunder

Relapse Records. from Atlanta, GA

Wild Throne

hard rocking shit on Roadrunner Records

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Jun 28, 2015
7:00 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$10 pre / $12 day of | 21+

Facebook Event
27 invited, 21 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, 641 attending.

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