421 n 7th st, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
Voltage Lounge has hosted 22 shows in the Philly area.
Venom Inc: 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: 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: 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 : Death Metal/Deathcore band from Toledo,OH on Unique Leader Records
D.R.I: Kings of fucking crossover no further explanation necessary.
Sunlord: Sunlord is a heavy metal/rock NYC band formed in 2004 by Argentinian vocalist and guitarist Alfonso Ferrazza. In 2005 they recorded their best and only album to date,"The First One", which is really good and you should get. Sunlord is always playing great shows that real metal fans shouldn't miss
Crack House: brand new crack 'n roll, mems of Eat the Turnbuckle
Activate: Thrashcore from the Greater Philadelphia area - With a Punk Rock attitude
No Gods: Disgusting and visceral tech thrash/death
BITERS: 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: 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: WYLDLIFE Four dudes raised by alcoholic wolves. Fast rhythms and sweet melodies. Loud mouths. Leather jackets. Last spotted without t-shirts.
Sheena & thee Nosebleeds: "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
Deicide: Christ Crushing Death Metal
Mortal Decay: Local death metal band; this weekend's show marks the return of vocalist Anthony Ipri
OUTER HEAVEN: For fans of head banging and satan.
Corpse Hoarder: Groovy death metal noise. Fun for everyone
Beastmaker: Doom Rock Stoner Psych Metal from Fresno, CA
Heavy Temple: Philly Psychedelic Experimental Doom Metal
Heavy Coughin: Camden spliff doom
Holy Smoke: Heavy, psychedelic groove rock from Philadelphia
Havok/Exmortus/Extinction AD 02/15/17
Havok: Colorado Thrash
EXMORTUS: technical death-thrash riffage and surgically precise drumming to neo-classical, twin virtuoso lead guitar attack
Extinction A.D.: NY death n roll
Rockmare Before Christmas 12/18/16
Cruciclit: EXPERIMENTAL DOOM//HARDCORE PUNK FROM PHILADELPHIA Cruciclit is: Kevin Minor (Guitar, bass, vocals, programming, production, mixing) Chris Balberchak (Vocals, production) John Dzwonek (Drums and Percussion) Cruciclit was formed in early 2013 by friends Kevin Minor and Chris Balberchak. Holding one thing sacred-exposing the evils of mankind and shoving it back in the faces of the world. They have gained fans in the punk and metal scene, calling for a revolution in the way of punk, but in a melancholy doomy way.
The Infernus Tour 2016 05/21/16
Hate Eternal: The legendary death metal juggernaut and brainchild of extreme metal luminary Erik Rutan (ex- Morbid Angel, Ripping Corpse)
Vital Remains: Legendary death metal band from RI
Black Fast: Blistering, bludgeoning, no-holds-barred metal
Inanimate Existence: Progressive and brutal west coast death metal. On Unique Leader.
OUTER HEAVEN: For fans of head banging and satan.
Kill The Stigmatic: Metal
USELESS CHRIST FEST 14!!!!!! DAY 2 04/09/16
birdflesh: insano grindcore from sweden
MALIGNANCY: Malignancy plays very intense, crushing brutal death metal out of Yonkers, NY (US) and are known for their seamless variations between hyper-technical riffing and unsurpassable NYDM style breakdowns. With each release, Malignancy increases speed, technicality, eccentric intensity and originality. Touring on the heels of their latest slab of technical brutality Eugenics. One of the most entertaining band you will ever see live. Between the sick music, Danny's killer banter this is one band not to be missed. See you in the pit!
EAT THE TURNBUCKLE: ultra violent death match rock and roll
Cardiac Arrest: Death Metal from Chicago
OUTER HEAVEN: For fans of head banging and satan.
Ground: NJ grind / power violence / hardcore
PUTRISECT: Booze/hate-fueled Baltimore death metal
perceptions of torment : death metal from michigan
USELESS CHRIST FEST 14!!!!!! 04/08/16
Suffocation: death metal from NY
Ramming Speed: Boston thrash-grind-crust-party dudes!
Artificial Brain: death as fuck
Organ Dealer: Grindcore / Death Metal. New Jersey
Condition Critical: New School Ragers from South Jersey. Think Kreator meets Morbid Saint & Demolition Hammer in the middle of hell.
game over : thrash from italy
Bestial Evil: crushing deaththrash from Baltimore MD (mem of Extermination Angel)
Grim Reaper 03/23/16
GRIM REAPER: Led by the inspired guitar work of Nick Bowcott and the powerful lungs of Steve Grimmett, Grim Reaper's tough, raw, but melodically charged music embodied British heavy metal's most popular devices (and clichés) throughout the mid-'80s. The fact that Grim Reaper was capable of combining the above attributes so competently, yet truly excelled at none of them resulted in an exceedingly swift "rags to glory and back to rags" story, which somehow was as surprising as it was strangely fitting. Add to this a far from attractive visual aesthetic (i.e., they were four crusty English dudes with handlebar moustaches, bad hair, and even worse teeth) and it was clear Grim Reaper was doomed to enjoy a limited afterlife in the newly established MTV regime.
Corners of Sanctuary: Classic Metal in the spirit of Dio & Priest, from Philly
RELAPSE RECORDS TIHC AFTERPARTY 07/24/14
Devourment: Re-formed with original drummer Brad Fincher and classic vocalist Ruben Rosas. Blasting Brutal Death Metal Kings
CALL OF THE VOID: Hardcore Punk, Sludge and Grind from Boulder, Colorado.
UltraMantis : Hailing from parts unknown, UltraMantis Black is the musical manifestation of underground professional wrestling legend UltraMantis Black himself, backed by a cadre of anonymous musicians/warriors who may or may not feature ex- and current members of Pissed Jeans and Pilgrim Fetus.
Inter Arma: lots of black metal parts. lots of sludge parts. Drunk and rageing bassist.
Helgardh: A dark and aggressive force is emerging out of the cold and arid atmosphere of the Appalachian Mountains. Helgardh is comprised of the unique blend of ardent death metal and baleful black metal. Founded by guitarist and vocalist Famine in 2009, they have since been on a quest to disperse their somber and sickening message. Spewing words of the Occult and Witchcraft underneath technically written composition and rugged melodies, this band will become perpetual. You have a slaying monster that’s spreading its putrid filth. They infested the Appalachian with their plague, and they’re descending from the rocks where they came to disperse their epidemic. This indomitable beast will surely poison your mind.
Neldöreth: Satanic Black Metal from Wilkes-Barre, PA
The Atlas Moth: Heavy, heavy, heavy stuff from IL. Recently signed to Candlelight Records.
THE OCEAN (COLLECTIVE): No description given
Scale the Summit: Newer proggish. Sounds kind of nice and calm..
SILVER SNAKES: Year of the Snake is Silver Snakes' first full-length in nearly three years, following 2011's Pictures of a Floating World (as well as 2012's Old Light single and last year's split EP with Souvenirs and Sundance teaser). Their sophomore effort builds on the promise of those releases, delivering a heavy, uncompromising, metallic post-hardcore/alternative hybrid experimentally touching upon both ends of the rock spectrum, from sludgy forays to acoustic detours and a snarling melodic sensibility spread throughout.
Sadgiqacea: Two piece dark & majestic black DMT doom - Anthropic Records
Murrum: Satanic Ritual Black Metal from Connecticut (2nd area appearance)
Horde Of The Eclipse: Black metal from Harrisburg
I Am The Trireme: Evil, dark metal
CENTRALIA: 1st wave of Black metal
Prosper Or Perish @ Voltage Lounge 09/25/13
Prosper Or Perish: melodic death metal from philly
TOOTHGRINDER: progressive metal from the north jersey coast
Seeds of Perdition: awesome metal from philly
FAILING LIGHT: fast tight metalcore from philly
BloodLine: evil metal from philly
Gorematory: sick death metal from jersey
Red Lamb: Red Lamb is an American rock duo, formed in Palm Beach, Florida in 2010. Since its conception, the band's line-up has included Dan Spitz (lead guitar, guitar, bass guitar, programming, background vocals, engineering,co-producer) and Don Chaffin (vocals). 'Brothers In Arms' Patrick Johansson (drums), Chris Vrenna (programming and synths).The band has been described by critics as a variety of genres, most commonly explosive hard rock, pop punk, alternative rock, with a taste of thrash. This fresh new music and return of one of the creators of a genre is co-produced by Dave Mustaine (megadeth) and Dan Spitz (anthrax). All Music was written solely by Dan Spitz with All lyrical content co-written by Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) and Dan Spitz. Their debut album was mixed by Grammy nominated producer Johnny K (disturbed, megadeth, 3 doors down, drowning pool, etc..) Grammy winner Chris Vrenna (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson) on all synths and additional programming for the entire cd. Spitz and Mustaine have penned the first heavy metal song (lyrics co-written by Dave Mustaine of Megadeth and Dan Spitz), and video about AUTISM. The video 'Puzzle Box' is an insight of truth about Autism and the Spitz families daily struggles with it. The video includes Bob and Suzanne Wright, co-founders of Autism Speaks within. Dan and Candi Spitz have identical mirror image twins boys with Autism. Red Lamb and Dans Spitz are on mission of global Autism Advocacy 'Awareness'..
Se7en Heads: Since their arrival on the bill in early 2005 SE7EN HEADS have made a name for themselves and their live shows never cease to disappoint the fans and the uninitiated. SE7EN HEADS have rocked every stage in the Philadelphia area, including such local haunts as The Khyber Pass, The North Star Bar and The Trocadero Theater, earning them recognition and respect from all walks of local music. Their contributions to the local music scene in Philadelphia and support of other local bands are undeniable.rn Their First Full album in 2006 entitled â€œThe Furyâ€ earned them regular air play on â€œLoud and Localâ€, a show dedicated to bringing the underground above ground, broadcasted on 94.1 WYSP. The album features such fan favorites as â€œItâ€ and â€œHold it like a Hammerâ€ which still dawn their live sets to this day.
Travia: It is no coincidence that the followers of hard hitting TRAVIA often have a difficult time describing them to fit into one specific genre. The heavy Philadelphia four piece has made it a collective goal to remain an unpredictable driving force, constantly blurring the limitations of music. Listeners can expect the music of TRAVIA to stand out from the repetitive local scene of today and instead offer an alternative that keeps the audience guessing. We play for the love of music. We play as one. We are TRAVIA.
Reckless Behavior: Reckless Behavior is committed to penning metallic songs with old-school craftsmanship, forging a new sound from the inspiration of their heavy metal forefathers. Catchy vocal lines, punishing rhythms and ripping guitar solos combine in a dynamic and energetic show. Each member of the band offers their own unique contribution to the sum total of Reckless Behavior's personality.
Tenth Amendment @ Voltage Lounge 04/29/13
Tenth Amendment: Groove Injected Industrial Death Metal
Pisces Widow: METAL
Making-Out with Medusa: No description given
Divinations: melodic thrash metal band from south Jersey.
Templars of the Fallen Star Tour 04/27/13
Cold Northern Vengeance: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cold-Northern-Vengeance/203140363039801?fref=ts
Dendritic Arbors: On tour from Pittsburgh http://dendriticarbors.bandcamp.com/
Recreant: Florida crust/grind/doom
Dirt Worshipper: Record Release
Dutch Guts: NJ Doom
Budd Dwyer: NJ grind
Occult 45: Philly grind
Denim and Leather: With a lineup that boasts National & International Recording Artists and a zealotâ€™s passion for their trade, itâ€™s no shock that DENIM AND LEATHER have established themselves as North Americaâ€™s Premier Classic & Traditional Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Tribute Band. National & International Recording Artist & Singer James Rivera, (Helstar, Malice, Seven Witches, Flotsam and Jetsam & Vicious Rumors) a big draw in his own right, leads the charge as the band performs & pays tribute to classic favorite songs to itâ€™s fullest level. Performing songs by legendary rock acts like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Kiss, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Accept, Scorpions and Dio to name a few. Joining James Rivera on stage is the dynamic duo guitar masters John Risko (Sinister Realm) & Matt 'Redzy' Smith on lead and rhythm guitar, bassist Jeff Baker (Ronny Munroe Band, Kings Chamber & Aggressor) and drummer Tim DuBois (Kings Chamber, Kraken & Savage). DENIM AND LEATHER isnâ€™t just your ordinary rock tribute band, they donâ€™t limit themselves to doing only one popular band like so many others do, they cover an enormous array of bands wrapped up into one ultimate tribute band. DENIM AND LEATHER appeals to both long-time rock fans, current rock fans and younger fans of the Guitar Hero/Rock Band type video games that have recently brought this all back to even yet a younger audience once again. â€œDENIM AND LEATHER is a must see! A band that all types of rock fans have been screaming for: A band with energy, power, passion & grit. Beware... These guys rip and tear!â€ says Adrian Zupp of Harrahâ€™s Entertainment, now Caesars Entertainment of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Season of Mourning: SEASON of MOURNING is a 5 piece, progressive/doom metal band based just outside of Philadelphia (Delaware County to be exact). Citing influences such as Black Sabbath, Paradise Lost, and My Dying Bride, as well as many of the more traditional heavy metal bands, SEASON of MOURNING have been mainstays on the Philadelphia and East Coast metal scenes for close to 15 years, having shared the stage with such metal luminaries as Accept, Anvil, Devin Townsend, Helstar, and Stratovarius. In 2012, the band signed with Philadelphia-based, Toil Records, for the re-release of their 2010 ep, â€œNameless Onesâ€, thus making it available worldwide for the first time. The band is currently in Heist 22 Recording Studio, working on their first full length cd since 2001, entitled â€œSalvationâ€.
School of Rock House Band: The School Of Rock Philly House Band, aka 'The B Team', has been rocking in Philadelphia since 1998. The first of now over 100 SORs,the Philly school was featured in the award-winning feature film 'Rock School,' the inspiration for the classic Jack Black comedy 'School of Rock.' The House Band is comprised of the top 10 students at the school. They are all multi-instrumentalists and singers and,surprisingly, most have been playing for 3 years or less. (Our teaching method works!) These kids and 80 others attend SOR weekly and perform shows often. Your kids can too. We are located at 421 N 7th St, downtown, next to the Electric Factory. Programs for ages 3-18 and adults! Call Craig at 267-639-4007 for all the enrollment information. [email protected]
MindMaze: Lehigh Valley Kick-ass female-fronted Traditional Prog/Power Metal. In a time when female-fronted metal is at an all-time high in popularity but also at an all-time high for copycats and imitators, MindMaze has striven hard to forge their own sound and identity. Hailing from Allentown, Pennsylvania the four-piece band are young (all under the age of 25), but have honed their craft with close to one-hundred gigs spanning over two-hundred miles, including sharing the stage with metal mainstays such as Overkill, George Lynch, Doro, Raven, Jon Olivaâ€™s Pain, Circle II Circle, and others. The band now is vying for international attention with the release of their first full-length album â€œMask of Liesâ€ in February 2013. Featuring almost 60 minutes of original metal, â€œMask of Liesâ€ aims to satisfy fans of Traditional, Progressive, and Power Metal and all points in between with in-your-face metal anthems, sprawling epics, and melodic balladry. The groupâ€™s sound strives to be something truly unique while paying homage to their variety of influences. Fans of Iron Maiden can admire the harmonized guitar wizardry and galloping bass lines, while fans of Savatage can admire the use of piano work alongside heavy rhythm guitar playing. Fans of Dream Theater and Rush can admire the bass and drum interplay as well as the variety of time signature changes, but most of all there is something to be said for the quality level of songwriting the band strives to achieve. Matched with the impressive yet tasteful playing of the rest of the band (including brother Jeff Teets on guitar/keyboards, Rich Pasqualone on bass, and Kalin Schweizerhof on drums) and an exciting live performance to boot!rn
Trick or Treat: 1986 horror film 'Trick or Treat'rn starring Gene Simmons and Ozzy Osbourne! rn
Cauldron: -KickAss new Philly Thrashy Death!! This band makes me wish it was 2008 again in a west philly basement with BSOM, Hessian and Infernal Stronghold!rn
Decaysia: Heavy, Thrashy melodic Metal.rn
Crescent: Southern Sludge. First show!!