Bongripper / Winters In Osaka / Bruce Lamont / Akkolyte / Machismo
Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
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Doom-metal favorites BONGRIPPER return to headline the heaviest Thursday of June. Combining straight up post-doom tracks and extreme heaviness while utilizing drone and ambient tricks, BONGRIPPER roll right over the instrumental doom metal genre. Known for deafening and intense live performances that highlight the bands soaring riffs and exploding rhythm section, the band thrives on an unrelenting sound that can compete with any of the heaviest metal bands of their genre. The last few times we’ve seen WINTERS IN OSAKA, it seems they’ve gone past their punk influenced noise roots and the outfit is now creating quieter, spookier ambient/drone music. Our own BRUCE LAMONT’S last LP, Feral Songs for the Epic Decline, out last year via At a Loss was highlighted in SPIN’s “20 Best Metal Albums of 2011.” In their words, “thanks to LAMONT’S unholy army of loop pedals, Feral Songs is a dissonant, ritualistic swirl of Middle Eastern scales, mystery slams, ghostly moans, snaking reed work and acoustic guitars…equal parts bustling and bleak,” and we’re always smitten when he takes the stage here. Dallas fraternal duo AKKOLYTE and MACHISMO open.