The Theatre of Living Arts (TLA)
334 South St. Philadelphia, PA 19147
The Theatre of Living Arts (TLA) has hosted 8 shows in the Philly area.
Thy Art Is Murder: 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: Polish death metal
fallujah: Atmospheric Metal from San Francisco on Nuclear Blast
Ghost Bath: Blackened metal from MN: Nuclear Blast Records
Anathema At TLA 08/25/17
Anathema: Tenured British band that started out as a gothic metal band and then got more progressive
Kreator: Motherfucking Kreator
OBITUARY: Slowly We Rot...
Midnight: Cleveland Sleaze
HORRENDOUS: 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
BLOODFEAST: NJ Trash Metal
The Bride Screamed Murder Tour??? 06/18/10
The Melvins: Over 25 years of Crushing you... nuff said!
Isis: The music of ISIS is a suitable metaphor for their twelve-year career: patient, meticulous, fraught with tension and gradually building towards an apex of seismic proportions. From the hypnotically bludgeoning down-tuned riffs of their early years to the gracefully sprawling passages on their pivotal sophomore album Oceanic and continuing through the intricate rhythmic textures and increased melody of 2006's In The Absence of Truth, ISIS have successfully navigated the process of growing and evolving without disavowing their initial vision.
Totimoshi: Totimoshi, the gritty and raw Bay Area band, have pointed to their Latin heritage as playing a key role in the shaping of their sound; turning the two disparate parts of the band’s personality into music that is undeniably their own. Even the band’s name is a reflection of that cultural mash-up (a name singer/guitarist Tony Aguilar’s mother often used to describe his grandmother’s broken English). That merging of backgrounds, Tony the son of migrant farm workers and bass player Meg Castellanos’ Cuban roots, gave the couple’s sound a flavor that’s unique in the world of modern heavy music.rnrnThe group’s 2006 release, Ladrón, received a 9/10 from Decibel and four star reviews from Revolver and Alternative Press