Wed Sep 26 2018

5:30 PM (Doors 5:00 PM)

Bottom Lounge

1375 W. Lake St Chicago, IL 60607

All Ages

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  • blessthefall

    blessthefall

    Alternative

    If you’re hungry enough, you can always start over.

    On their sixth full-length and first release for Rise Records, hard feelings, blessthefall filter urgent and uncontainable energy through nearly 15 years of hard-earned experience and wisdom, igniting their next chapter. Preserving a signature punch while pushing the sonic palette, the Arizona quintet–Beau Bokan [vocals], Eric Lambert [guitar], Jared Warth [bass], Elliott Gruenberg [guitar], and Matt Traynor [drums]—emerge with ten equally heavy and hypnotic anthems awash in pummeling guitars, glitchy synthesizers, and rafter-reaching vocals.

     “I felt like we were writing our first record and we had something to prove,” admits Bokan. “We scrutinized everything. A lot of the inspiration came from a dark place. We’ve been doing this for a long time, and we didn’t know where we were going. Like a light at the end of the tunnel, Rise Records entered the picture. That was our cue this is a restart. You can’t do the same thing over and over. We decided to make this a banger. We wanted to show progress and change, because we owe it to ourselves and our fans. This is a fresh start.”

  • The Word Alive

    The Word Alive

    Metalcore

    The quietest of fights often result in the loudest of victories.

    Since 2008, The Word Alive have steadily maintained a course towards the forefront of alternative music and continue the upward trajectory with their fifth studio album Violent Noise. The Phoenix-based trio— Tyler “Telle” Smith [vocals], Zack Hansen [guitars], and Tony Pizzuti [guitars]—tosses and turns between visceral metallic power and entrancing emotionality encased in swathes of otherworldly electronics. It’s a singular sound that has naturally evolved since Deceiver [2010] and through Life Cycles [2012], Real. [2014], and Dark Matter [2016].

    They’ve earned acclaim from the likes of Alternative Press, Revolver, Guitar World, and Modern Drummer and supported I Prevail, Killswitch Engage, A Day To Remember, Motionless In White, among others, and are known for their ability to ignite crowds across the globe. 

  • Ded

    Ded

    Metalcore

    If you're not pissed off, then you're not paying attention. Ded thrives on the aggressive spirit that is authentic to the heavy music genre. "There is an honesty and attitude about heavy music that I don't feel as often anymore," says lead singer Joe Cotela – "and we want to bring that back". Ded is loud and aggressive - but it serves as a positive outlet: the band produces an unapologetic sound that draws from the art of fantasy and expressive screams. Their debut album "Mis-An-thrope" has made an impact across the Rock world.

    Ded was born in the music scene of Phoenix, Arizona and has been together for almost 3 years. Band members Joe Cotela (Vocals), David Ludlow (Guitar), Kyle Koelsch (Bass), and Matt Reinhard (Drums) developed a friendship and ultimately a musical partnership that mixes horror and dark imagery to develop a familiar, yet unique sound that sets them apart from other bands. Cotela says “With our music - we want to make the listener feel like how you feel after you’ve watched a really good horror movie – on edge, jittery... And very much alive”. They incorporate these volatile elements into their lyrics – with the hopes that it will breathe new life into the hard-core genre. Imagine an inspired take on outward thinking that transcends screaming, and low tuned riffs. Their sound is meant to “be in your face and tell it like it is” while paying homage to Korn and Pantera, who served as early inspirations. Ded are also influenced by more recent bands like Slipknot and Bring Me The Horizon. This is modern hard rock & alternative metal that goes beyond anger - including themes like existentialism and ego in everyday life. The lyrics are timely and resonate with an audience navigating the chaotic world we live in.

  • Thousand Below

    Thousand Below

    Post-Hardcore

    Thousand Below walk a fine, almost illusory line. Deftly balancing atmospheric and airy instrumentation, thoughtful emotionality, and just the right amount of hard-hitting hypnosis, the Southern California quintet—James DeBerg [vocals], Devin Chance [guitar], Josh Thomas [guitar], Josh Billimoria [bass], and Garrett Halvax [drums]—descend into the dreamy depths of loss, love, and life reflected in art on their full-length debut, The Love You Let Too Close [Rise Records].

  • A War Within

    A War Within

    Metalcore

    Based in Detroit MI, A War Within consists of members Spencer Maybe, Nikhil Rao, Zac Bardsley, and Roy Guldenpfennig. The band prides itself on intense live performances and dynamic music that combines technicality with accessibility; crushingly heavy sections that are perfectly balanced by delicate melody. 

blessthefall, The Word Alive, Ded, Thousand Below, A War Within

Wed Sep 26 2018 5:30 PM

(Doors 5:00 PM)

Bottom Lounge Chicago IL
blessthefall, The Word Alive, Ded, Thousand Below, A War Within
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