Czar / Chicago Thrash Ensemble / Arbogast / Marmora
Friday, Dec 13, 2013 9:30 PM CST
(9:00 PM Doors)
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
CZAR returns to the Empty Bottle tonight for their first time since opening for the legendary KILLING JOKE's North American tour, including the three sold out shows we hosted this past April. These Chicago-based sludge monsters blew the sold out crowds away, playing tracks off their highly praised 2011 LP Vertical Mass Grave. MetalSucks says of the record, "the manner in which this group blends atmospheric guitar work with pummeling heavy riff pocket grooves and tribal tom acrobatics is fucking devastating." Oh yeah, this is what you want. With a self-titled album out on Plastic Airlines Records and comprised of ex-members of AUTHORITY ABUSE, HEWHOCORRUPTS, LETTERBOMBS and OFF YOURSELF, CHICAGO THRASH ENSEMBLE take traditional 80's thrash metal to the next level. Fast, crossover-style hardcore/thrash with beat-down riffs & a little technicality here & there really mix it up a bit and we're stoked to welcome them back to our stage. Pushing vintage amps to the max and featuring screaming guitar melodies layered over distorted bass, sludge breakdowns and blast beats, ARBOGAST open tonight's show with their infusion of classic thrash, metal and punk.