/ Eclipse Eternal / The Way of Purity / Din Brad / Empyreus
Sunday, Apr 29, 2012 7:00 PM CDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
- Monday, Apr 30, 2012 12:00 AM CDT
Ultra Lounge, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
“Negură Bunget is a Romanian pagan metal (black metal / folk metal) who made huge waves with their 2006 release Om. Everyone in the band left, except the drummer, and he forged on to create Vîrstele Pamîntului, which came out yesterday in the US. The Verdict: This is a great album, and Negură Bunget has sold me on their album-oriented approach to folk black metal. This is the first real competition for folk metal of the year since Finntroll. I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.”— Full Metal Attorney, Full Metal Attorney
Founded in the Fall of 1999 by Voldamares for the express purpose of turning thought and philosophy to sound, Canada’s Eclipse Eternal made their timely debut into the underground Black Metal scene via a live-off-the-floor rendition of their song “The King”, which was released on a compilation by Bloodbucket Productions in 2002. Inspired by the violent atmospheres created bands such as Mayhem, Satyricon, and Immortal, the band’s early music was filled with chaos and raw aggression. Within a year, the band began work on their first full-length CD, Reign of the Unholy Blackened Empire. The album would take two years to create and be over an hour of Epic Symphonic Black Metal. It was recorded/mixed at Eclipse Studios by Glen Drover (King Diamond, Megadeath) and mastered by Andy Laroque (King Diamond). Released by Galy Records in 2004, the album received positive reviews around the globe.
Sun, Fire, Wind, Water, Earth, Demons, Nature, Lunar Phases, Souls of the First Humans, and Diseases will unite to rebalance the world with a final goal:
Animals and Nature will rule the planet again with their integrity.
The human race will be brutally exterminated.The Anthropocentric lie has to come to an end and humans have to see the terrifying and piercing effigy of horror that they have inflicted on animals for ages. Humanity is ill, infected with the worst disease that is called Speciesism.
Din Brad is a personal view on the Romanian traditional music. Thought of since 2002, it only recently begun to be materialized concretely.
Empyreus plays a form of modern Black Metal. Melodic, yet aggressive, with influences from the Norwegian bands of old, to Death metal and classical. The band was formed in 2003 by Nicholas (Guitar) and S.M. Void (Bass), and rounded out by Thomas (Vocals), Christopher (Guitar), Steven (Drums) and Jason (Keys)