/ Trollfest / Gypsyhawk / Crusader
Friday, Nov 22, 2013 6:00 PM CST
(6:00 PM Doors)
- Saturday, Nov 23, 2013 12:00 PM CST
Reggie's Rock Club, Chicago, IL
18 years and over
Alestorm are a power/folk metal band from Perth, Scotland, formed under the name Battleheart in 2004. Their music is characterised by a pirate theme, for which reason they describe their style as “True Scottish Pirate Metal”.
One weekend in 2003, in Oslo, Norway, a bunch of goons became bored with the selection of party music that was available to them, and, helped along by the consumption of large quantities of alcohol, the soon-to-be members of TrollfesT decided to take matters into their own hands. One website and six songs later, a German label, which at the time was called Solistium, recognised the potential in the madness and got in touch. With the immortal words “what the heck, let’s give it a go” TrollfesT agreed to a deal and started writing new material. By 2005 “Willkommen Folk tell Drekka Fest!!” hit the streets. And life as we know it was never the same again.
Combining the sound of Thin Lizzy, Hawkwind, and Lynyrd Skynyrd with - somehow - just a few average dudes out there to return music to the people that appreciate it, Gypsyhawk is a band's band, a fan's band...and a god damn rock band when rock and roll needs it most. In a time when music is shoveled down your throat, Gypsyhawk backs up the walk (and mabye a little swagger) with rock. The band's first show in their hometown of Pasadena, Calif. yielded an enthusiastic and devoted crowd, showing the promise Gypsyhawk holds in the palm of their hands...well, as soon as this next solo is done. Then they'll have a free hand.... Turn down the lights and turn up the tunes indeed.
From the burning embers of horror punk band Gravedirt (members of The Massacres and The Gravetones), an new monster has been forged in molten steel... CRUSADER comes screaming to life with the spirit of metal, more specifically NWOBHM. We wanted to play heavier, harder and faster than we had an any of our other bands. Think of a Crusader tank driving over a minefield littered with the skulls of the enemy dead...We're taking it back to the roots: Drinking beers, throwing the horns and playing metal...