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Fast, intense, black metal from Philadelphia/Brooklyn.
Woe has played 19 shows in the Philly area.
Vastum: Death metal from San Francisco, CA
Woe: Black metal from Brooklyn, NY
Panopticon: Black folk/atmospheric metal
Inter Arma: Post-Metal/Sludge/Black/Death Metal
Woe: Black Metal
Holy Mountain Top Removers : Surf/Rock/Roll/Noise/Freakout
Anicon: NYC Black metal. Dudes from Trenchgrinder and Krallice.
Fell Voices: Black Metal from California
Woe: you know em. You may love em.
Ashencult: You know em. You may love em.
Woe: Philadelphia black metal. New tunes, new drummer, same shitty smell. First show since July.
Plague Dogs: Philly crust'n'roll.
Sadgiqacea: Philly epic two-piece blackened destruction.
Cape of Bats: ireland punk black metal crust Philadelphia satan
Tragedy: Melodic Punk/Hardcore/Crust. Portland.
Woe: Black Metal. Philly
Plague Dogs: Motorhead influenced Crust
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Immolith: Black Metal -- record release show!
Woe: Black Metal
Helcaraxe: Death Metal
Dominium: Black Metal
Blasphemous: Black Metal
Forlorn Path: Melodic Death Metal
Raining Murder: Black Metal
Woe: black metal
Vattnet Viskar: blackened doom from NH
Hetfield & Hetfield: tech rock from MA
Dirt Worshipper: philly melodic death
Impiety: Singaporean black death warmachine, which has a winding history that spans over two decades, is a champion of the underworld having released a host of crushing albums that consistently push the boundaries of extreme. IMPIETY, with their vibrant history as the first band to put Singapore on the extreme metal map, has grown rapidly in recent years with a fearsome reputation of being a no-holds-barred ferocious live act sitting proud and high at the blackened elite throne of blasphemy. Asian and Arrogant!
Woe: A Philadelphia/South Jersey band, created to make black metal (early 2007). Intended as nothing more than a casual experiment, it changed from bedroom project, to an obsession. The rules - no: drum machines, corpse paint, â€˜Renaissance faerie-speak or faking - Honest, dark black metal, faithful to tradition & without cliches. Woe plays aggressive, hypnotic music, with themes of Satanism, elitism, & loss.
Funerus: 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!
SAPREMIA: A local sick old school death metal band with roots that go way back to 1990! These guys really tear it up with great groove, awesome riffs, killer vokills and over all pulverizing sickness!
Wolves in the Throne Room: Olympia. Atmospheric, expansive, intricate post black metal drenched in shimmering ambiance. Southern Lord Records.
Vit: Ohio. The best band you'e never heard of - crushing, atmospheric, incredibly executed blackl/doom from the abyss. Music Ruins Lives Records.
Woe: Philly's finest. Bleak, hateful black metal. Candlelight Records.
Megaton Leviathan: Portland. Ethereal doom/drone/ambient sonic vastness with beautiful hooks. Feretro Records.
MAYHEM: Mayhem is a Norwegian black metal band that formed in 1984 in Oslo, Norway. They are regarded as one of the pioneers of the influential Norwegian black metal scene. Mayhem's career has been highly controversial, primarily due to the suicide of vocalist Per Yngve Ohlin, the murder of guitarist Øystein Aarseth by former band member Varg Vikernes of Burzum, and their violent stage performances.
Keep of Kalessin: I think they're something like melodic black/death metal. They seem like cool guys, for what that's worth.
Hate: Polish death metal. Bassist wears a skirt and they all wear goofy costumes, undoing all brutality to their music.
Abigail Williams: Symphonic black metal. You've heard people talk shit but it isn't exactly based in reality.
Woe: SOMEBODY fucked up to allow this to happen.
Woe: Philadelphia black metal tyrants.
Ash Borer: CA Black Metal on an east coast tour supporting their first full Length.
Ruin Lust: New York City Death Metal. Members of Fell Voices.
Decieverion: Black Metal that makes your ears bleed.
Lonesummer: Black Metal and delay pedals
Woe: Black metal against hope. Philadelphia.
Tombs: NYC shoegazing black metal, having played Philadelphia morernthan any other out of town band every has. New LP on Relapse soon.
Wormrot: All the way from Singapore! Brutal uncompromising grind.rnThis is a must see band for anyone interested in uncompromising music.
Infernal Stronghold: Never Stop The Madness. U.S. style crusty black metal d-beat. Think about it.
Dimmu Borgir: No description given
Enslaved: No description given
Blood Red Throne: No description given
Dawn of Ashes: No description given
Woe: Fast, intense, black metal from Philadelphia/Brooklyn.
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Woe: Philadelphia black metal, performing in support of their new album, "Quietly, Undramatically" released October 12 on Candlelight Records! First Philly show since April!
Krieg: NJ/Philadelphia/California black metal royalty, performing in support of their new album, "The Isolationist," also released in October on Candlelight Records!
Infernal Stronghold: Philly's shadiest.
This show is free.: Free. Zero dollars. It must end by 11 so get there early!
Woe: Local drunks playing some new shit, some old shit. This time with 100% fewer fights with the sound person! (Were you there for that? I think it was pretty funny.) Really though, this will be Woe's last Philadelphia show for at least a couple of months as the brothers Madden embark one week later for an epic tour with Woods of Ypres. The new album will come out later this year on Candlelight Records but this is a chance for you to check out some new material now.
Castevet (Profound Lore CD Release!): Castevet are a strange animal to describe. Their tonality jumps from raw black metal to something along the lines of Cave In's "Until Your Heart Stops," weirdo rhythms and wild chord changes that you'd just never see coming but always work. Frantic, challenging intensity, one of those bands that makes you want to just quit playing music cause -- fuck, it's just so good. This show is one of four with Woe to celebrate Castevet's first full-length, released on Profound Lore on May 25. This is a name you will be seeing a lot so get into them now before they become megastars and you lose the ability to say to your friends, 'You're JUST getting into them!?'
Astral Throne: Well goddamn! If this scene gets any better, we're going to have people in Texas talking about playing "philadelphia black metal" and shit like that. Astral Throne is a new band (this might be their first show!?) from just over the river but we'll let that slide cause they're SO FUCKING GOOD. Tons of killer riffs and a heeeavy sound, aggressive and serious, rooted in black metal (I can hear some of that Eastern European almost-folk stuff in the main riff of 'Enigmatic Chaos' on their page, for one example) but totally pushing out in lots of directions. Seriously, listen to that first fucking song on their myspace. This is a band to keep an eye on.
This show must end by 9!: You read that right. Gives you plenty of time to go home and post on phillymetal.com about how the show changed your life.
Alcest: Holy shit! How do you describe this? Dreamy, very touchy-feely music with lots of acoustic guitars and clean vocals but rooted heavily in black metal. Yeah, I know that sounds really stupid but if you're into music that makes you feel stuff or think about things, this is one of those obligatory, non-negotiable bands for you to worship. First ever US tour, only something like 10 dates announced, but this will be the best. Phillymetal.com is officially hoping that they sneak in a Peste Noire (frontman Neige's former band) cover but we're not counting on it.
Woe: 30 minutes of blast beats and double bass. LOUD guitars and crazy drums and lots of insulting the crowd and too much alcohol and no fucking smiling. Members of (ready for this dumb shit?) Absu, Krieg, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, Woods of Ypres, The Green Evening Requiem, and Infernal Stronghold.
Haethan: NJ guys playing epic, powerful, huge black metal. Ever heard Drudkh? OK. Picture them. Now make them from New Jersey. And take away the "we-were-all-in-white-power-bands-at-one-point-but-we're-not-now" thing. There you go. In other words, this band totally rules and is going to be big.
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Behemoth: Long-awaited stateside return of the black/death metal kings of Poland. Metal Blade Records.
Septicflesh: No description given
Lightning Swords of Death: Just added to replace Shining.
Woe: Playing a combination of old stuff and new stuff off their 2010 Candlelight Records release
$5 FOR HATRED - The Officially Unofficial (cheap) Phillymetal.com XMas Party Kung Fu Necktie | 12/29/09
Krieg: To give you an idea of how long Krieg have been around, let's put it this way: Korn's second album came out in 1996. Krieg's first demo came out in 1996. That means that when you and all of your friends were buying Adidas jumpsuits, this solo project (which has featured session members from every single black metal band you like) was worshiping death and making unlistenable noise that now, 14 years later, is arguably more relevant than ever. And unlike so many bands whose only claim to fame is that they simply couldn't find anything better to do for a decade+, Krieg's music continues to get more intense, more serious, more hateful, all while simultaneously being the embodiment of black metal and giving the entire scene the finger.
Infernal Stronghold: Infernal Stronghold tends to get thought of as a punk band playing black metal because of their involvement with the national underground's DIY culture. Their "fuck the metal media, fuck big labels, fuck corporate show promoters" attitude -- a basic refusal to play ball with anyone -- has kept them far from the big-ego, low-performance world of most of the American black metal FUNderground, but make no mistake: this band and their attitude is black fucking metal. Completely insane to behold.
Woe: Haven't seen Woe yet? In a nutshell: fast, riff-heavy, raw black metal with a "go-fuck-yourself" attitude. Common live response is, "Holy shit," usually followed by, "that was REALLY loud." Three guitars, non-stop headbanging, more insults spewed to the crowd than one would generally advise. Playing some new material off their next album due on Candlelight Records in 2010.
Nightfall: 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.
NOTE THE VENUE CHANGE! Polaris (Starlight Ballroom) | 11/12/09
Wetnurse: Spastic, melodic, wild metal from NYC.
The Atlas Moth: Heavy, heavy, heavy stuff from IL. Recently signed to Candlelight Records.
Javelina: Philadelphia. If Motorhead and HHiG got into a fistfight.
Woe: Fast, intense, black metal from Philadelphia/Brooklyn.