Lord Dying

Wed Apr 1 2020

7:00 PM

Reggies Music Joint

2105 South State Street Chicago, IL 60616

$10adv - $12dos

Ages 21+

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Reggies Music Joint 
7pm doors / 21+  / $10adv - $12dos 

Empire Productions presents: 
Lord Dying 
High Reeper
Uncouth
Haggathorn

 

Empire Productions presents:
Lord Dying

  • Lord Dying

    Lord Dying

    Sludge Metal

    "We set out to write a record about life, and it ended up being about death,” says Lord Dying guitarist/vocalist Erik Olson about the band’s third studio album Mysterium Tremendum.
    While the new record centers around death (and you bet your ass it’s a double-LP concept album), it focuses more on what awaits us on the other side (while also exploring our culture’s fear of dying and the struggles with our mortality). The ideas for the concept have been kicking around for some time, but it’s fitting that they’re only now coming to fruition.
    At the core of these Portland, Oregon, heavy metal titans are Olson and guitarist Chris Evans, who’ve been making music together since fifth grade. They formed Lord Dying before they had a name or a record when another Portland powerhouse Red Fang beckoned them to open some shows for them in 2010. Two records and countless live performances—including tours with Voivod and Crowbar—followed.
    Mysterium Tremendum is the record Olson and Evans have wanted to make since the band’s inception. It’s easily Lord Dying’s most musically diverse album, but one that could only be created following the band’s jackhammer 2013 debut Summon the Faithless, and 2015’s brooding Poisoned Altars. “It’s more along the lines of what we wanted to do early on,” says Evans.
    Lord Dying was already beginning to expand its musical palette—including moodier interludes and Olson’s expanded vocal range—but Olson says once the decision was made to make a concept record, he and Evans pushed themselves to match the themes musically and vocally. You’ll hear it in songs like “The End of Experience” and the floating “Severed Forever,” which sees Olson melodically doubling his vocals before returning to his trademark growl. Shorter interludes like “Tearing the Fabric of Consciousness” and “Even the Darkness Went Away” are stunning and fragile, like nothing the band has ever done.

    Olson and Evans worked tirelessly on the songs together throughout a year-and-a-half, using programmed drum parts, and sending ideas back and forth. As Olson puts it: “It was the first time we were able to put things under a microscope.” The songs were all but ready by the time they headed to Los Angeles’ West Valley Recording Studios in August of 2018 with engineer Mike Plotnikoff (Fear Factory, In Flames). L.A.-based bassist Matt Price and drummer Chase Manhattan jumped right in to bring these songs of death to life, and the results are tremendous and seamless.
    Mysterium Tremendum is an emotionally satisfying record, lyrically and musically. Its exploration of death goes beyond longing for it to see what lies beyond (“Lacerated Psyche” is about the death of Evans’ sister). There are many layers to it—you might even find parallels between the record’s concept and life itself. It’s a journey. And in their quest to pursue death, Lord Dying have themselves found new life.
  • High Reeper

    High Reeper

    Stoner Metal

    Formed in 2016, High Reeper is made up of Zach Thomas, Justin Di Pinto, Andrew Price, Pat Daly and Shane Trimble. Originally started as just a studio band, it rapidly became apparent that these songs were meant to be heard live and loud. The band made their debut in the Philly/DE stoner rock scene in early 2017 with success which was followed up by the recording of their self-titled debut in May. With a sound deeply rooted in modern stoner rock while still giving a nod to the earliest Sabbath records, High Reeper's self titled debut is driven by pounding rhythms, thick guitars and soaring, screeching vocals. For their second record, the addition of Di Pinto on drums helped focus their sound in an even more powerful direction. The result is a new record with riffs that are even heavier than before that explore new directions, including the ballad “Apocalypse Hymn”. After a successful 2018 European tour that included Desertfest Berlin, High Reeper Will once again tour Europe in 2019 visiting ten countries as well as an appearance at Desertfest London.
  • Uncouth

    Uncouth

    Sludge Metal

    Chicago, IL’s Uncouth brings a brand of metal combining thrash inspired drumming, a pulsating bass groove, and doomy/sludgy guitars. All of which are complimented by clear, soaring vocals with lyrical themes covering topics from religious hypocrisy, to lucha libre feuds, and finally to the self destructive dissolution of one’s sanity.
    With the release of the Tree Of Woe EP in late 2017, Uncouth is a band looking to put their stamp on the latest generation of the growing doom-influenced metal scene.
  • Haggathorn

    Haggathorn

    Death Metal/Black Metal

    Black Metal band screaming the lament of Mother Earth. For humanity's destruction had made her Haggathorn.

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Empire Productions presents:

Lord Dying

Wed Apr 1 2020 7:00 PM

Reggies Music Joint Chicago IL
Lord Dying

$10adv - $12dos Ages 21+

Reggies Music Joint 
7pm doors / 21+  / $10adv - $12dos 

Empire Productions presents: 
Lord Dying 
High Reeper
Uncouth
Haggathorn

 

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