Fri May 18 2018

6:00 PM (Doors 5:00 PM)

Bottom Lounge

1375 W. Lake St Chicago, IL 60607

$19.99

All Ages

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Emmure
Counterparts, King 810, Varials

  • Emmure

    Emmure

    Metal

    It's a respect issue; growing up in Queens, NY you either have to kill or be killed. Embracing this ideology, EMMURE has taken no prisoners and risen to the top of the metal scene. However, instead of taking out their aggressions in negative ways, they channeled their collective angst into their music to create a propulsive blend of unabashed aggression and intensity that the youth across the world embrace with open arms. They keep it simple and straight-forward. This straightforwardness, coupled with vocalist Frankie Palmeri's brutal openness and honesty creates a connection to fans on a level that few other bands can accomplish. Everyone has demons and dark sides to their lives, but this group shows that everyone deals with these types of issues and that there are productive ways to let it all out. EMMURE have gained the loyalty of the metal community and legions of rabid fans, but make no mistake- if you disrespect them, you will be left sleeping with the fishes.

    EMMURE's fourth full-length release was produced by the acclaimed Joey Sturgis (The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria). This new effort promises to be their most cohesive, dynamic and utterly violent offering yet. Frankie Palmeri (vocals) states: "The new EMMURE record is definitely a major stepping stone for the band and our fans. We're entering a new realm of collective consciousness and we are trying to enter this new era of music and life with the people that support us. This is more than just a collection of songs; this is a message to the world." Few bands around today are able to deliver a memorable and entertaining live show, but the performance is where EMMURE excels as they always aim to set a very high standard for themselves. It would suffice to say that the band experiences a transformation upon stepping on stage; they turn into a dominant beast that is out for blood, unleashing a frenzy of energy on the masses that cannot be contained. This is exactly why the band emerged from the Warped Tour 2010 as one of the festivals' most talked about acts. If you are a fan of heavy music and haven't seen a live EMMURE show, you are truly missing out.

    EMMURE sets the standard for bringing together an emotionally unhinged blend of blistering hardcore and punishing death metal that appeals to a wide array of fans ranging from THE ACACIA STRAIN and SUICIDE SILENCE to DEFTONES and label-mates A DAY TO REMEMBER. They released Goodbye To The Gallows (2007) and The Respect Issue (2008) on Victory Records, but it was Felony (2009) that blew things wide open for the band as they truly began to hone their definitive sound that really connected with a worldwide audience. Motivated, EMMURE released their fifth full-length project, Slave to the Game, released April 10th, 2012, only one year after releasing Speaker of the Dead (2011). Delivering unapologetic lyrics, Slave to the Game embraced the video-game-loving side of the band, incorporating references to old school arcade favorites such as Street Fighter II, while still maintaining their rage-infused metal roots. Between powerfully low chugging, technical riffs and bone crushing drum work, the album provided metal fans with classic EMMURE sounds, while still able to openly experiment with tune and pitch effects.

    Overtime, one thing has become overwhelmingly clear; you are either with EMMURE or against them. Frankie Palmeri has made a conscious effort to push as many buttons in the industry as possible and for some, his sarcastic, ironic humor is anything but charming. Never one to bite his tongue, Palmeri has made EMMURE a band that is as impossible to ignore as they are to forget. While we may never know what goes on inside of their heads, we do know that they won't rest until they have everyone's attention. Committed to touring, 2013 sent EMMURE across the world as they played at Eat Your Heart Out Festival, Groezrock, Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Amnesia Rockfest, Summer Breeze Open Air Festival, Brutal Assault Fest, and headlined the Mosh Lives Tour, Impericon Festival, and Never Say Die! Festival.

    With fists balled, knuckles white and heads down, EMMURE have remained pissed-off as ever for their upcoming album, Eternal Enemies, released on April 15th. Alternative Press weighed in, asserting "EMMURE's seemingly unquenchable rage remains intact, no matter what direction it's pointed in," complimenting Eternal Enemies' "collections of pavement-saw riffs, jackhammer drumming, and fill-loosening squeals."

  • Counterparts

    Counterparts

    Rock

    COUNTERPARTS has come quite a long way since their formation in 2007. With a fanbase that has progressively expanded beyond their home province, the young artists have toured Canada relentlessly since March 2009. The band’s upward trajectory truly took off after the release of their debut full-length, Prophets, in February 2010. The Verona Records release turned heads across the country, as well as past its borders. The record proved to be an immediate hit among fans of the hardcore genre, simultaneously garnering praise from scene luminaries and newcomers. Its impact was bold and far-reaching, going so far as to earn the band several award nominations throughout Ontario.The positive response caused the band’s touring regimen to increase significantly, with a slew of tours taking place both at home and in the United States alongside prominent hardcore acts such IT PREVAILS. At a point when most bands would take time off to relax, COUNTERPARTS proved themselves once again to be as hard working as they come. In November 2010, the band released a split EP alongside Ontario-based hardcore unit Exalt. The EP was another instant hit among fans, and proved that the band still had plenty left to offer, both musically and lyrically, that had not been showcased on their debut.

    In October 2011, COUNTERPARTS released The Current Will Carry Us via influential independent label Victory Records. The sophomore LP saw the band pursuing a rawer, straightforward sound and achieving a new level of honesty through their lyrics. Tossing any idealistic rhetoric aside, the album offers listeners an extremely introspective listening experience that depicts the band in their most sincere, vulnerable state. While the album marks a clear thematic departure from its predecessor, its unrestrained aggression makes an emotional impact that’s even more genuine. The record’s reception easily exceeded the expectations of the band members, landing them a selection as one of Alternative Press’ “100 Bands You Need To Know In 2012” and propelled them onto European tours, in which they would bring their unforgettable live presence to listeners who’d spent years anxiously awaiting the opportunity.

    2013 proved to be COUNTERPARTS’ biggest year yet, sending them across the US, UK, and Europe in support of their third studio album, The Difference Between Hell And Home. Released on July 23rd, TDBHAH debuted at #63 on the Billboard Independent chart, #7 on the Top New Artist chart, and #95 on the Top 200 chart (CA), propelling COUNTERPARTS to the top of playlists everywhere. Received with an overwhelmingly positive response, the new album demonstrated Murphy’s ability to write lyrics that encapsulate listeners in an audible diary of raw, wrought emotion from start to finish. Alternative Press agrees - “COUNTERPARTS has what it takes to stretch hardcore’s boundaries.” Touring alongside bands August Burns Red, The Ghost Inside, Bane, and label-mates Terror, COUNTERPARTS continue to garner new fans with each performance. Delivering what Absolute Punk calls “rip-roaring intensity, haunting and powerful lyricism, solid song structures and vocals that guide each song forward with a remarkable sense of command”, it is abundantly clear that this Canadian hardcore band is here to stay. 

    2015 brought a good year for COUNTERPARTS they released their newest album "Tragedy Will Find Us." COUNTERPARTS is currently on tour across Canada and the US. 

  • King 810

    King 810

    Alternative Metal

    Based out of the gritty and problematic yet musically rich blue-collar city of Flint, Michigan, King 810 specialize in effusive slabs of nu-metal-infused modern hard rock that invokes names like Slipknot and Korn. Formed around the talents of frontman David Gunn, guitarist Andrew Beal, bass player Eugene Gill, and drummer Andrew Workman, the band flexed its muscles regionally and issued a debut album, Midwest Monsters, independently in 2012 before inking a deal with Roadrunner Records. Their debut for the label, Memoirs of a Murderer, followed in 2014. Early 2016 saw the band issue a new single, "We Gotta Help Ourselves," in an effort to raise money for and awareness about the Flint water crisis. La Petite Mort or a Conversation with God, the band's much anticipated sophomore studio album for Roadrunner, dropped in September of that year.

  • Varials

    Varials

    Metal

    The Philadelphia, PA quintet—Travis Tabron [vocals], Mitchell Rogers [guitar], James Hohenwarter [guitar], Sean Rauchut [drums], and Mike Foley [bass]—augment an airtight assault of metallic unpredictability and hardcore spirit with poetic punchlines and lyrical storytelling that wouldn’t be out of place on a Kendrick Lamar verse.  Maybe it’s the water in Philadelphia, but the same gritty streets that inspired everyone from Rocky Balboa to Meek Mill powered these five musicians.

    The group’s debut Absolution EP yielded a string of fan favorites such as “Deadweather” and “Stigmata,” which both cracked 100K Spotify streams. They released the Absolution split EP with Vicious Embrace in 2016 and earned acclaim from Alternative PressRevolverPunktastic, and more. Varials approach heavy music from a different angle altogether on their full-length debut, Pain Again [Fearless Records]. This mindset expands the possibilities of “heavy” throughout 11 brash, bruising, and brilliant anthems, with the band taking a collective step forward.

    They collated ideas for what became Pain Again before entering the studio with producer Josh Schroeder [King 810] during early 2017. Booked for six weeks, they tracked everything in under two with Travis often impressively writing lyrics in the booth and on the spot. Ultimately, Varials tell the story in their own way, and it’s bound to make a big impact.

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Emmure
Counterparts, King 810, Varials

Fri May 18 2018 6:00 PM

(Doors 5:00 PM)

Bottom Lounge Chicago IL
Emmure, Counterparts, King 810, Varials

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