Punk/Sludge/Noise Rock from Chicago, IL. members of arbogast, LORD, Still Machine, etc.
SCIENTIST (members of Yakuza, Taken By The Sun, and Making Ghosts)
Scientist draw heavily from the Windy City’s long-running tradition of experimental metal. The band members themselves describe their sound as “post-sludge.” Were listeners to ponder this description alongside the band’s sound, they would imagine twisted beams, exposed glass diagonals, and post-apocalyptic concrete blocks with a decaying skyline and crimson horizon in the distance.
Madison-based Corridoré infuses psychedelic and progressive elements into their own form of atmospheric post-black/doom metal. "Blastbeat-throttled passages flow into blustery post-rock melody...equal parts bleak atmosphere and bracing rawness." -Tone Madison
ARRIVER was founded in Chicago in 2006 to create a metal epic from a found paragraph of nonsense. Their evolution has produced a body of work of great sonic diversity, linked by the narrative thread and the mightiness of the Riff. ARRIVER's latest release, the full-length Emeritus, is an ecstatic/folkloric resetting of the Chernobyl event set forth in five long tracks of expansive heaviness.