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Deep Purple

https://www.facebook.com/officialdeeppurple

One of the founding fathers of heavy metal

Alice Cooper

https://www.facebook.com/AliceCooper

ALICE COOPER - ROCK N ROLL LEGEND, HALL OF FAMER AND ALL AROUND SCARY GUY

Additional Info
Also The Edgar Winter Band

Aug 24, 2017
6:30 PM

BB&T Pavilion
1 Harbour Blvd, Camden, NJ 08103

$29.95, $59.95, $99.95 | all ages

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Anathema

https://www.facebook.com/anathemamusic

Tenured British band that started out as a gothic metal band and then got more progressive

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Aug 25, 2017
7:00 PM

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

$25 | all ages

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Meatwound

https://www.facebook.com/MEATWOUND

According to news reports, Florida is a human wasteland that doesn’t give a shit about laws or decency. It is a swamp ridden cesspool of crime, drugs, carnies, and mutation. We have contributed much asshole culture and music to the world. Tampa specifically, has given the children Assück, Scrog, Death, Morbid Angel, Deicide, Obituary, Reversal of Man, Combatwoundedveteran, Nasty Savage and more. Seputura and Napalm Death came to record here. Cannibal Corpse moved here to live. The Brass Mug is here. Morrisound is here. There are no rules. We are ugly and primitive and short in the attention span. So, as old men, MEATWOUND comes from all that steaming shit pot of geographical music waste and the sounds of our collective childhoods. We grew up in the late 80s/early 90s on the first Earache bands, the first Relapse records, Tampa death metal, Public Enemy, Dischord shit, Steve Albini rampages, Wax Trax, Crass Records, drugs, skateboarding, horror movies, the usual.

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Bölzer

https://www.facebook.com/erosatarms

Bölzer are a Swiss extreme metal band from Zurich, formed in 2008

Trepaneringsritualen

https://www.facebook.com/Trepaneringsritualen

Ritual music from Göta Länder

Cemetery Piss

https://www.facebook.com/cemeterypiss

“Cemetery Piss started back in 2011 as a side project from Dirck and I's psych punk band Vincent Black Shadow," explains the band's Adam Savage. “Fueled by a mutual appreciation for cheap red wine, fine cured meats, Bathory, Darkthrone, Iggy & the Stooges we swiftly recorded our Rest In Piss demo along with the help of Akai, our drum machine. Now with four Vultures in our wake, with the addition of Rebecca Chernoff on bass and Derrick Hans on drums, we present the Order of the Vulture LP on Cricket Cemetery. We hope this altar of death, perversion and celestial desecration satisfies your lust! Fuck your way to hell!” - Decibel Magazine

Crowhurst

http://crowhurst.bandcamp.com/album/crowhurst

L.A. noise / doom / post black metal

Aug 26, 2017
7:00 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$15 | 21+

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Venom Inc

https://www.facebook.com/VenomIncOfficial

the new band featuring original VENOM members Jeff "Mantas" Dunn (guitar) and Anthony "Abaddon" Bray (drums) alongside ex-VENOM bassist/vocalist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan. New album this Fall via Nuclear Blast records

Goatwhore

https://www.facebook.com/thegoat666

Forged by former Acid Bath/Crowbar guitarist Sammy Duet in 1997, it's been two decades since Goatwhore reared its menacing head from the swamplands of New Orleans, Louisiana on Metalblade records

Toxic Holocaust

https://www.facebook.com/ToxicHolocaust

TOXIC HOLOCAUST mutated into existence in 1999, when Joel Grind merged his love for classic punk and metal into his ideal band. Like his influences - Bathory, Venom, English Dogs, Possessed, Broken Bones - TOXIC HOLOCAUST featured blazing riffs, gravel-throated vocals, and a deadly fixation on the evil in man and a post-apocalyptic world. Grind wrapped all of these elements up with a DIY attitude. via Relapse Records

The Convalescence

https://www.facebook.com/theconvalescence

Death Metal/Deathcore band from Toledo,OH on Unique Leader Records

Sep 1, 2017
6:00 PM

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

$20 | all ages

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Pyrrhon

pyrrhon.bandcamp.com

Brutal tech-death from NY/PA celebrating the release of 'What Passes For Survival' out August 11 via Willowtip

Hivelords

https://hivelords.bandcamp.com/

Philly - avante-garde - psychedelic - black metal

Vanum

https://vanum.bandcamp.com/

Blistering black metal from Santa Fe

Drones For Queens

www.facebook.com/dronesforqueens

Philly speed metal

Fluoride

https://fluoridenj.bandcamp.com/

New Jersey grind-violence

Additional Info
Doors at 6pm, show starts at 7pm-sharp

Gbh

https://www.facebook.com/GBH.official

GBH, are an English street punk band which was formed in 1978 by vocalist Colin Abrahall, guitarist Colin "Jock" Blyth, bassist Sean McCarthy (replaced by Ross Lomas by the time they had signed to Clay records) and Drummer Andy "Wilf" Williams. GBH were early pioneers of English street punk, often nicknamed "UK82", along with Discharge, Broken Bones, The Exploited and The Varukers. GBH have gone on to influence several punk rock musicians

Additional Info
Also: The Casualties (NYC Street Punk)

Sep 8, 2017
7:30 PM

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

$20 | 18+

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Danzig

https://www.facebook.com/Danzig

Glenn Danzig is a name that permeates, infects, and ultimately makes strong, the very soul of hard rock in the '90s. Through the legendary punk charge of his pre-Danzig outfits Misfits and Samhain, Danzig formed the backbone of today's mosh movement. Into the deep waves of the Danzig catalogue, and you've got a band that has created high-tension hybrids that are still being pondered and quietly adopted throughout today's metal community. Over eight million records sold, and Danzig is about to unleash a multi-media onslaught that will once again find disciples studying the master.

Corrosion Of Conformity

https://www.facebook.com/corrosionofconformity

Corrosion of Conformity are reuniting with guitarist/vocalist Pepper Keenan for some long anticipated North American dates. The tour, which begins with several weeks of shows with Clutch and Mastodon comes after COC reunited for a series of well received European performance over the spring and summer of 2015. Other than a few surprise appearances, these shows were the first time Keenan has toured with the band since 2006, and was the first time the "Deliverance" lineup of the group had played together since 2001.

Sep 8, 2017
7:30 PM

The Electric Factory
421 N. 7th Street Philadelphia, PA 19125

$35 ADV - $40 DOS | all ages

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Dead Cross

https://www.facebook.com/deadcrossofficial

Dead Cross emerged out of a series of impractical schemes, fallen-through plans, and last-minute musical experimentation. Shows were scheduled before a single song was written, fans were formed before even one show was played. The chaos of its creation seems apt; after all, the band is comprised entirely of artists who have thrived playing tightly-coiled turmoil—intelligent dissonance disguised as disorder Consisting of Dave Lombardo, Justin Pearson, Michael Crain, and Mike Patton, the impressive, expansive, and eclectic list of prior bands collectively played in would be enough to ensure the unyielding ferocity of the music... but a resume isn’t necessary, here. Dead Cross stands on its own, speaks volumes with its multilayered evil-genius vocals, manic guitar riffs, and brutal rhythms

Sep 10, 2017
7:00 PM

Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

$25-27 | all ages

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Vastum

https://vastum.bandcamp.com/

Death metal from San Francisco, CA

Woe

https://woeunholy.bandcamp.com/

Black metal from Brooklyn, NY

Panopticon

https://thetruepanopticon.bandcamp.com/

Black folk/atmospheric metal

Additional Info
***September 14th-17th***The best weekend of your life is back for a third year with an even more diverse lineup than ever. Nearly 40 bands over three days of camping in the woods. **SHADOW WOODS METAL FEST 2017 COMPLETE LINEUP (alpha order)** Aerial Ruin - Portland, OR (Ritual folk) All Hell - Asheville, NC (Crusty black metal) Amigo the Devil - Spicewood, TX (Dark folk) ** Bearstorm - Richmond, VA (Blackened southern death-prog) Black Table - NY/NJ (Progressive black metal) Castle - San Francisco, CA (Heavy doom metal) Churchburn - Pawtucket, RI (Blackened sludge) ** Cut the Architect's Hand - Richmond, VA (Death metal) Dark Water Transit - Baltimore, MD (Instrumental heavy rock) Dead in the Manger - coast to coast - (Blackened grind) ** Dee Calhoun - Frederick, MD (Acoustic; vocalist of Iron Man) Earthling - Richmond, VA (Thrash metal) Elagabalus - Baltimore, MD (Experimental metal 2-piece) Erlkonig - Baltimore, MD (Blackened death metal) Fiakra - Freehold, NJ (LARPower metal) Foehammer - Annandale, VA (Sludge) Green Elder/Paul Ravenwood - Johnson City, TN - (Nature folk) Heavy Temple - Philadelphia, PA (Psychedelic-doomed rock) Hexis - Copenhagen, Denmark (Hardcore/black metal) Human Bodies - Boston, MA (Crusty blackened hardcore) Immaculate Deception - Baltimore, MD (Death metal) Infera Bruo - Boston, MA (Black metal) Kyoty - Dover, NH - (Instrumental post metal) Mome - Portland, ME (Power psych rock) Nechochwen “unplugged” - Wheeling, WV (Appalachian acoustic folk metal) ** Night Raids - Philadelphia, PA (Thrash/grind) Panopticon - KY/MN (Black folk metal) ** Percussor - PA/DE (Old school death metal) Seasick Gladiator - Washington, DC (Experimental doom prog) Sloth Herder - PA/VA/MD (Sludge grind) Take to the Woods/Jo Cosgrove - Baltimore, MD (Dark folk) The Owls Are Not What They Seem - York, PA (Ritual noise) Toke - Cape Fear, NC (Stoner doom) Vastum - San Francisco, CA (Death metal) ** Voarm - Richmond, VA (black metal) ** Withered -Atlanta, GA (Black/death metal) ** Woe - Brooklyn, NY (Black metal) ** Worthless- NY/NJ (Black metal) ** ZUD - Portland, ME (Black and blues metal) ** EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCES

Sep 14, 2017
2:00 PM

White Hall, MD
Camp Hidden Valley, White Hall, MD

Various | 21+

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Pissgrave

Raw Death/Black Metal

Slaughtbbath

https://slaughtbbath.bandcamp.com/album/hail-to-fire

From Chile. Death thrash with blackened tinges.

Communion

https://proselytism.bandcamp.com/album/communion

From Chile. Old school blackened metal, with the distinct South American feel.

Slutvomit

http://invictusproductions666.bandcamp.com/album/swarming-darkness

Black Speed Rippers from Seattle, WA

Massive Retaliation

From NJ. Formerly Dethroned Emperor, Tom and Metal Joe have revamped themselves as Massive Retaliation and it will be their first show in two and half years. 100% Proclamation and Blasphemy worship!

Additional Info
Thursday, September 14 at The Fire. 8:00 pm. 21+. $12 in advance. Philadelphia's HEAVIEST gig of the year!

Sep 14, 2017
8:00 PM

The Fire
412 West Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19123 (267) 671-9298

$12 | 21+

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Thorazine

http://www.facebook.com/thorazinephilly

PHILLY 90s HIGH OCTANE MOTORPUNK BACK WITH A VENGEANCE!

Sonic Screemers

https://www.facebook.com/SonicScreemers/

Ganto Barn

www.reverbnation.com/gantobarn

Not Metal, but they go down nice with it. In other words, they friggin rawwwwk....

The Ruiners

Raven

www.ravenlunatics.com/

NWOBHM Heavy Metal

Infernal Opera

https://www.facebook.com/infernalopera/

Heavy Metal

Season Of Mourning

www.facebook.com/seasonofmourning

Progressive, doom metal band out of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. With influences such as Black Sabbath, Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride and others, the band released their first ep, "In Praise Of the dark" in 1998. This was followed by "Fall" (2002), which Metal Maniacs called "...an epic venture through dark and beautiful chapters in metal and beyond." After a number of line-up changes and a slight change into a more guitar heavy direction, the band are currently finishing up their newest recording, entitled "Nameless Ones".rn

Loaded Gun

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Loaded-Gun/286009014781448rn

Night Mission

https://www.facebook.com/makhairaband/

Formerly Makhaira: Heavy Metal

Additional Info
The masters of NWOBHM's movement! RAVEN returns to the Philadelphia area as part of their 2017 US Tour! Bar XIII, the region's premier live music club is once again the place to be. Just 15 minutes from Philly and S NJ, and 30 min from the Md. State-line! With support from INFERNAL OPERA, Season Of Mourning, Loaded Gun, and Night Mission (formerly Makhaira), this show is a must see! Discounted tickets (for a limited time) are available NOW! 21+ w/ ID

Sep 16, 2017
7:00 PM

Bar XIII
1706 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809

$13.50/20.00 | 21+

Thorazine

http://thorazine.org/

PHILLY 90s HIGH OCTANE MOTORPUNK BACK WITH A VENGEANCE!

Sonic Screemers

https://www.facebook.com/SonicScreemers/

Ganto Barn

www.reverbnation.com/gantobarn

Not Metal, but they go down nice with it. In other words, they friggin rawwwwk....

Dead In The Manger

https://www.facebook.com/pg/deadinthemanger/about/?ref=page_internal

one of only two east coast shows, third show ever....don't sleep on your chance to catch this mysterious, anonymous entity

Skull Shitter

https://www.facebook.com/skullshitterband/?sw_fnr_id=3073084678&fnr_t=0

NYC death grind

Scorched

https://www.facebook.com/scorchedde/?sw_fnr_id=3073084731&fnr_t=0

punishing old school death metal from DE

Outer Heaven

http://outerheavenpa.bandcamp.com/

For fans of head banging and satan.

Additional Info
for info:OMGDIY@gmail.com

Exodus

Toxic Waltz, enough said.

Obituary

https://www.facebook.com/ObituaryBand/

Slowly We Rot...

Midnite Hellion

http://www.facebook.com/midnitehellion

Traditional Heavy Metal with a dose of Thrash. contact them at ticketsales@midnitehellion.com to purchase tickets for the event.

Power Trip

Dust Bolt

Xenophile

https://www.facebook.com/XenophileMusic/

Jersey City Prog Thrash

Deadly Nights

Additional Info
Discounted tickets available (zero fees, free shipping) at the following link: http://midnitehellion.bigcartel.com/product/midnite-hellion-w-exodus-obituary-ticket-starland-ballroom-sunday-sept-17

Less Art

https://www.facebook.com/LESSARTBAND

Members of Thrice, Kowloon Walled City, & Puig Destroyer and will release their debut on Gilead Media later this year

Vattnet Viskar

https://www.facebook.com/vattnet

blackened doom from NH

Sep 17, 2017
8:00 PM

The Underground Arts
1200 Callowhill Street 19123 Philadelphia, PA, US

$13 - $15 | 21+

Facebook Event
16 invited, 6 attending.

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.

Additional Info
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.

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

Additional Info
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

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."

Additional Info
Philly's Fastest All Vinyl Heavy Metal DJ Night & Flash Mob Productions is STOKED to present Hard Shit Only Vol.8: Turning it UP and taking this one DOWNSTAIRS at KFN to bring 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!!!

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

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

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

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+




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