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Xasthur (Acoustic)

https://www.facebook.com/Xasthur-acousticunplugged-824188390951258/

Xasthur is a band that thrives on taking risks. From its early days of bleak and disturbing black metal up until the confrontational and dark acoustic folk blues music of today, it has always been a musical project that has been keeping people guessing. Xasthur started in 1996 through Scott Conner’s desire to express the negativity in life to listeners. Over the span of a decade, he released 8 albums and dozens of other releases through labels like Hydra Head Records. After putting the band to rest in 2010, Scott decided to change his musical style from black metal to acoustic folk and blues music and went on to start Nocturnal Poisoning. After a few years, Scott revived the Xasthur name in May of 2015 and now has a full band that comprises of vocalist and second guitarist Christopher Hernandez and bassist Rachel. This new reinvention of the band plays in the same vein of the style that was established with Nocturnal Poisoning. Xasthur’s music today can be described as a fingerpicked barrage of notes with varying moods and tempos. From the faster songs that paint pictures of urban desperation to the slower songs that mold into moments of solitude and depression, Xasthur is a band that keeps audiences locked into a dreary state of mind that will not let go until long after the music has stopped playing. With songs that confront drug abusers, homelessness, and the misery of city life, Xasthur’s music reminds us that the real nightmares are the ones we experience in everyday life.

Johanna Warren

http://johannawarren.com/

Johanna Warren crafts powerful songs in unusual time signatures with melancholic open tunings, weaving adept finger-picking with lilting, acrobatic vocal lines and potent poetry. An intuitively self-taught guitarist and classically trained flute player, Warren's writing draws from the depths of the human experience, alchemizing life's darkest moments into offerings of radiant beauty. Warren and her close collaborator, engineer/co-producer Bella Blasko, arrange and play nearly everything on their recordings, from piano, woodwinds and percussion to ambient soundscapes created with found objects. Although Warren has lent her vocal talents to artists like Iron & Wine, Natalie Merchant, and Jesca Hoop, she is a songwriter first and foremost, paying homage through her life's work to her personal saviors Joni Mitchell, Elliott Smith, and Nick Drake.

Dreadlords

featuring members of Panther Modern and T.O.M.B. occultist folk.

May 26, 2017
7:00 PM

Kung Fu Necktie (Main Stage)
1250 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$12-14 | 21+

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Uada

https://uada.bandcamp.com/album/devoid-of-light

Oregon black metal

T.O.M.B Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy

https://crucialblast.bandcamp.com/album/pennhurst-xesse

Pretty self explanatory rendering of the evilest frequencies. Black Noise, {you may have seen them open for Sunn O)))}

Bride

https://blackangelsdeathcult.bandcamp.com/releases

Features members of Dreadlords. Dark, ambient noise.

May 28, 2017
8:00 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$10.00 | 21+

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Okilly Dokilly

http://www.okillydokilly.com/

Ned Flanders themed metal

Beatallica

http://www.beatallica.com/

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
25 invited, 25 attending.

Baroness

https://www.facebook.com/YourBaroness

Beard/Stoner/Southern metal act on Relapse Records. No doubt you've heard them; comparable to the likes of older Mastodon, High On Fire, etc. New album due this year.

Nothing

https://www.facebook.com/BANDOFNOTHING

Shoegaze AltertativRock from Philadelphia on Relapse Records

Pallbearer

https://www.facebook.com/pallbearerdoom

doom metal from Arkansas. Profound Love Records

Jun 2, 2017
7:00 PM

Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

$25 Advance / $30 At Door | all ages

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Moros

https://moros-666.bandcamp.com/

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

Plaguewielder

https://www.facebook.com/PlaguewielderOH/

blackened sludge/doom act from Ohio with major riffing, tone and substance that you just cannot get enough of.

Mota

New stoner doom

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Jun 3, 2017
9:00 PM

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

$8 | 21+

Facebook Event
25 invited, 16 attending.

F.O.D.

www.srarecords.com

Flag of Democracy. West Philly Legends

Black Friday Death Count

http://bfdc.bandcamp.com

Post Hardcore

Merit

https://meritpa.bandcamp.com/releases

Punk / Post-Hardcore from Lansdale

Trunk

https://www.facebook.com/trunkdoom

Metal 3-piece, weed donations highly encouraged.

Step 13

https://soundcloud.com/step13band

Surfcore / Rock N Roll

Jun 3, 2017
8:00 PM

The Pickering Creek Inn
37 Bridge St, Phoenixville, PA 19460

$5.00 | 21+

Facebook Event
25 invited, 12 attending.

Corky Laing

https://www.facebook.com/corkylaing

Corky is the legendary and longtime drummer of the hard rock band, MOUNTAIN

Ecstatic Vision

https://www.facebook.com/ecstaticvision

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

The Golden Grass

https://www.facebook.com/thegoldengrass

Psychedelic Proto-Metal from Brooklyn, NY

Jun 3, 2017
7:30 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$20 | 21+

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Don Dokken

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Don-Dokken/108146219213911

Donald Maynard "Don" Dokken is an American heavy metal vocalist, best known for being the lead singer, occasional guitarist, and founder of the band Dokken

Additional Info
Featuring Dokken frontman Don Dokken performing a special acoustic set! And a live movie screening with commentary from franchise star Heather Langenkamp, director Chuck Russell, & surprise guests, and a midnight screening of Chuck Russell's 'The Blob'! Hosted by Andre Gower & Ryan Lambert stars of 1987's The Monster Squad!

Jun 3, 2017
8:00 PM

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

$19.50 | 21+

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Skinlab

https://www.facebook.com/skinlab1

Sonic Devestation from Oakland, CA

Product Of Hate

https://www.facebook.com/productofhateofficial

Metal from Kenosha, WI on Napalm Records

Ikillya

https://www.facebook.com/ikillya

NYC Street Metal

Jun 3, 2017
7:00 PM

Bar XIII
1706 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809

Call Venue | 21+

Facebook Event
25 invited, 19 attending.

Biters

http://www.bitersband.com/

Kick ass rock n' roll from Atlanta on Earache Records. "In this digital age of disposable razors, disposable relationships and disposable music, anything authentic seems more precious than ever. Discovering the indigo denim of an old Levi's jacket or an arrowhead in your backyard are some of the joys untold. Biters are a rock and roll band hailing from Hatecity and upon first listen you know they are the real deal. Steeped in rock tradition, this young group blends the alchemic mixture of louder than Hendrix volume with a heaping elixir of pure brutality. If Tom Petty was assaulted by the Sex Pistols while Stiv Bator was pouring the drinks, that scene would approximate the sound of the Biters. Their music winks and nods at tradition but reveals glimmers of future. Biters will take a chunk out of your ass and heart leaving you wanting more." -Nico Constantine

Frankie & The Studs

http://www.frankieandthestuds.com/

First off, Hollywood’s Frankie + The Studs rock like hell. But you can sing along while you jack your fist into the air. They’re a mix of dirty converse, and messy black hair, slender hips and big kohl eyes, sexual tension and youthful verve, and you can tell their record collections are crammed with ’70s pop and glam, like Joan Jett, T. Rex and Bowie. But theirs ain’t no backward-gazing karaoke, and it’s not HBO’s Vinyl, either. No way. This spanking new Hollywood, Califa. quartet plays impassioned rock ’n’ roll music—the essential kind that can only be made by kids who use power-chord shout-outs and spiky lullabies to define their nighttime worlds and busted hearts. Frankie + The Studs will either be the saviors of rock ’n’ roll for a whole new generation of kids ready to smash culture to bits, or they’ll crash and flame out like The New York Dolls. No middle ground here, folks. But that’s rock ’n’ roll, how it was meant to be.

Wyldlyfe

https://wyldlife.bandcamp.com

WYLDLIFE Four dudes raised by alcoholic wolves. Fast rhythms and sweet melodies. Loud mouths. Leather jackets. Last spotted without t-shirts.

Sheena & Thee Nosebleeds

https://sheenatheenosebleeds.bandcamp.com/

"Commanding the stage, everything about frontwoman Sheena Powell is larger than life—especially her pipes—but don’t sleep on Thee Nosebleeds. Unlike a lot of garage rocker types, these guys are more Mötorhead than Mojo Men. They share the spotlight with a dynamic singer who can grab your attention visually as well as vocally." -Brian O'Neill, The Agit Reader

Jun 3, 2017
8:00 PM

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

$10 ADV/ $13 DOS | all ages

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Iron Maiden

https://www.facebook.com/ironmaiden

Ghost

https://www.facebook.com/thebandghost

Ghost records and performs pop hymns that glorify and glamorise the disgusting and sacrilegious

Jun 4, 2017
12:00 AM

Wells Fargo Center
3601 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148

$39.50 - $99.50 | all ages

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

This City Called Earth

https://www.facebook.com/thiscitycalledearth

Experimental/Ambient/Math rock/Post rock/Post hardcore/Noise/Drone from Richmond, VA

Barrows

https://www.facebook.com/BarrowsTheBand

Barrows fuses atmospheric and heavy music in the form of sprawling concept albums. The band creates entrancing, circling riffs and rhythms intercut with explosive peaks and brilliant subtleties. From Los Angeles, CA

I See Demons In The Wood Grain

https://www.facebook.com/iseedemonsinthewoodgrain

I see demons in the wood grain is a stream of consciousness recording project by Chris Markley and James Dunn. From Philadelphia

Jun 6, 2017
8:00 PM

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

$10 | 21+

Facebook Event
25 invited, 15 attending.

Hail The Sun

https://www.facebook.com/hailthesun

Hail The Sun is a progressive post-hardcore quartet who met in Chico, CA

Capsize

https://www.facebook.com/capsizeband

Post Hardcore from Southern California on Equal Vision Records

Eidola

https://www.facebook.com/eidolaUT

Eidola is a five piece experimental post-hardcore band from Salt Lake City, Utah on Blue Swan Records

Limbs

https://www.facebook.com/whoislimbs

LIMBS is a post-hardcore outfit hailing from Tampa Bay, Florida

Entropy

https://www.facebook.com/theentropyband

Psychedelic Rock / Grunge / Indie from West Chester, PA

Jun 8, 2017
6:30 PM

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

$13 Advance / $15 At Door | all ages

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Jun 9, 2017
7:30 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$8 | 21+

Facebook Event
25 invited, 18 attending.

Taake

https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial

Taake is a Norwegian black metal band from Bergen, formed in 1993 and originally named Thule. The band's one continuous member is Hoest, who writes and records most of the music. He has released six full-length albums and several EPs. The band describes itself as "True Norwegian black metal."

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Jun 9, 2017
7:30 PM

The Fillmore Philadelphia
29 E Allen St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

$20 | all ages

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Enfold Darkness

https://www.facebook.com/EnfoldDarkness

Technical Black Metal from nashville, TN on The Artisan Era

Invoking The Abstract

https://www.facebook.com/invokingtheabstract

Progressive/Technical Shred from Columbia, SC

Assayer

www.facebook.com/Assayermetal

Brand new Philadelphia metal!

The Fall Of Chernobyl

https://www.facebook.com/thefallofchernoby

Melodic Metalcore from Warminster, PA

Imperial Crypt

https://www.facebook.com/imperialcrypt

New York blackened death metal

Vision Serpent

https://www.facebook.com/VisionSerpentOfficial

Metal band out of Hopewell Junction, NY. For fans of Pantera and Lamb of God

Jun 9, 2017
6:00 PM

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

$12 | all ages

Facebook Event
25 invited, 14 attending.

Thrash Knife

https://www.facebook.com/trashknife/

punk hardcore rock n roll shit rock dude

Night Raids

http://nightraids.bandcamp.com/track/proxy-war

West Philadelphia. Fast and Pissed.

Drones For Queens

www.facebook.com/dronesforqueens

speed metal.

Slashers

https://www.facebook.com/slashersbk/

Punk, Thrash, Hardcore, Skaterock

High Priest

n/a

RVA

Bone Storm

https://www.facebook.com/WeAreBoneStorm/

Old-school death metal, heavy on the Swede. Get sweded

Gritter

https://www.facebook.com/GritterRVA/

Metal from Richmond, VA since 2008.

Iconoclasm

https://www.facebook.com/Iconoclasmband/

Iconoclasm is a Thrash metal trio hailing from Austin, Texas. We like to have a good time and play fast music

Basilysk

https://basilysk.bandcamp.com/

Black. Thrash. Death Rock Madness hailing from Philadelphia. Prepare for a taste of the Old-School.

Additional Info
6PM Sharp 21+ Free Hot Dogs and Veggie Dogs til 8pm Cheap Burgers Cheap Beer $10 music until 12:30ish // bar open until last call

Jun 10, 2017
6:00 PM

CENTURY
29TH AND REED

$10 | 21+

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Weedeater

https://www.facebook.com/weedmetal

Stoner Metal from Wilmington, NC on Season of Mist Records

Black Wizard

https://www.facebook.com/blackwizardband

HEAVY METAL FROM VANCOUVER, BC CANADA on Listenable Records

Serial Hawk

https://www.facebook.com/serialhawk

"Heavier than thou stoner metal played at crushing volumes." from Seattle

God Root

https://www.facebook.com/godrootband

This is a sonic escape ritual, expression of internal war for external harmony. This is Primitive worship in awe of nature. we have no religion, no path

Jun 12, 2017
7:30 PM

Kung Fu Necktie
1248 North Front Street, Philadelphia, 19122

$20 | 21+

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Jun 15, 2017
7:00 PM

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

$12 Advance / $14 At Door | all ages

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Vanna

https://www.facebook.com/vannamusic

Post-Hardcore from Boston

Sirens And Sailors

https://www.facebook.com/sandsmusic

Sirens & Sailors creates metal music that inspires as much as it makes you want to smash something. Open your ears and minds to listen. From Rochester, NY

Ghost Key

https://www.facebook.com/ghostkeyband

Hardcore from Peoria, IL

Crisis A.D.

https://www.facebook.com/CrisisAd

Melodic Hardcore from Portland, ME

Jun 16, 2017
5:00 PM

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

$15 Advance / $17 Door | all ages

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Dark Sky Choir

https://www.facebook.com/darkskychoir/

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

www.facebook.com/midnitehellion?ref=ts&fref=ts

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
25 invited, 22 attending.

Coffin Dust

coffindust.bandcamp.com/

Hardcore infused death metal. Grab your shovels and pickaxes, we're going graverobbing.

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Jul 19, 2017
8:00 PM

The Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA

$10 | 21+

Facebook Event
25 invited, 25 attending.

Zud

https://www.facebook.com/pages/ZUD/572368749452852

Blusey Outlaw Black Metal

Sacrificial Blood

www.facebook.com/pages/Sacrificial-Blood/106953582665049

The real deal old school death/thrash from NJ. Reunited again.

Blasphemous

www.facebook.com/blasphemousmetal

Bring the kids, we'll baptize them in blood

Gamaliel

https://www.facebook.com/GamalielOfficial/

Noisey black metal punk from Portland, Maine.

Additional Info
$8 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets. Doors at 8, Show at 9.

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.

Thorazine

http://thorazine.org/

PHILLY 90s HIGH OCTANE MOTORPUNK BACK WITH A VENGEANCE!

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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




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