Today Is the Day / Black Tusk / Ken Mode / Fight Amp
Sunday, Apr 07, 2013 8:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
East coast noisecore vets TODAY IS THE DAY make their way to the Bottle tonight to headline a brutal Sunday like we rarely see at the Bottle, at least on Sundays. 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of the band’s debut album and all these years later TITD are still known as one of the more unique and influential metal bands of the past two decades. Their violent and anthemic style blends metal, noise, psychedelia and rock and we couldn’t be more stoked to host their skull-crushing heaviness on this holiest of evenings. Formed in 2005 in Savannah, GA, BLACK TUSK is a ferocious heavy metal trio that forges a colossal sound built on sludgy stoner riffs and punk rhythms with elements of thrash. The band recently completed recording their upcoming EP, which Relapse plans to release later this spring, and they consistently flattened audiences last month at numerous SXSW metal showcase. It’s easy to think of KEN MODE as a new band, but many new fans may not realize that the Winnipeg-based trio has been playing together for over 13 years. This year’s Entrench, released on Season of Mist, has received considerable acclaim for melding metal, industrial, punk and noise-rock into a delightfully vicious package that beats the crap out of its listeners in the best way possible. New Jersey’s FIGHT AMP are another trio of veterans who whip out unexpected, genre-bending rock that sits somewhere in the outskirts of punk and noise-rock. Their newest record, Birth Control, released in late 2012 on Transitional Loss, will keep listeners reeled in with tons of hooks, mind-shredding riffs and an energy that will likely electrocute fans in the live setting. Tonight is going to fucking rule.