Possessed + Pestilence

Fri Mar 20 2020

8:00 PM

Reggies Rock Club

2109 South State Street Chicago, IL 60616

$27adv - $30dos

Ages 17+

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Reggies Rock Club 
8pm doors / 17+ / $27adv - $30dos General Admission

$38 VIP Meet & Greet Add-on includes Meet & Greet with both Possessed and Pestilence, Tour Shirt and Tour Poster. Does NOT include concert admission.
Early entry at 7pm. 

Empire Productions + Sound Zero presents:
Possessed  + Pestilence  (co-headline)
The Black Moriah
Noose
Voimaton

Empire Productions + Sound Zero presents
Possessed + Pestilence

  • Possessed

    Possessed

    Death Metal/Black Metal

    There was a time in which genuine power was felt erupting from the sonic landscape that is now referred to as “old school” death metal. As with most newly developed forms of art, at its genesis it was filled with a fresh and vibrant energy and was virtually unsaturated by musicians. It was the mighty POSSESSED who initially breathed life into this new and exciting genre. With writing that started in 1982, the first official death metal band created the now classic record “SEVEN CHURCHES” and established the face of the genre permanently. Even DEATH’s late guitarist and mastermind Chuck Schuldiner who is sometimes credited with creating the genre, was adamant about the album’s influence upon him. Sadly, like with many artistic pioneers, it was very early on in POSSESSED’s existence that a grand tragedy struck which would put the band on hiatus for almost two decades. After many years of healing, education, renewal, and eventually new writing, there is now a resurgence of life, and the rebuilt, and polished POSSESSED are due to return with their long awaited album “REVELATIONS OF OBLIVION” this Spring, 2019.
    As time has passed the line-up for the band has shifted and after tireless striving for perfection, the ultimate combination has been settled upon. POSSESSED is now original founder and song writer Jeff Becerra (Vocals), Daniel Gonzalez on guitar (Nailshitter, Gruesome), Claudeous Creamer on guitars (Dragonlord, Serpent, Girth), Robert Cardenas on bass guitar (Coffin Texts, Masters of Metal, Agent Steel, Malice, Engrave), and Emilio Marquez (Brainstorm, Sadistic Intent, Engrave, Brujeria) on drums. With the majority of the album written by founder Jeff Becerra and his partner in crime Guitarist Daniel Gonzalez, the new tracks manage to hang on to what all metal-heads hope for with their favorite artists; a consistent sound. It is a guarantee that fans will know immediately upon listening to “Revelations Of Oblivion” that this is in fact, the familiar sound of POSSESSED.
    The album is adorned with artwork by Polish artist Zbigniew Bielak who has created artwork for bands like Absu, Deicide, Ghost, Gorguts, Paradise Lost, and the like. The painting on the cover radiates a complex, demonic, hellfire ridden feel. With elements of the actual lyrics strewn throughout, the image tells a very detailed story. Symbolic and abstract images of cathedrals, horrifying demons, and gothic stained glass windows are detailed magnificently. Though we’ve seen enlightened transformations throughout humanity over the past several decades, there still remains a hovering horror that can be found inside most standardized religions; often appearing to preach love and modesty, though many believe they actually demand a sort of violence and lust for power that will one day be the undoing of humanity as we know it. It is with this artwork and the underlying message of the lyrics that POSSESSED hope to bring back the notion of true fear that was once associated with the idea of evil.
    Tracks like “No More Room In Hell” describe a hell on earth where there is no more physical God, Satan, or afterlife to discern right from wrong, only the leftovers of humanity existing in torture and plague. “The Word” goes more in depth concerning the less tangible ideals of a religious fallout such as the loss of scripture, and how humanity reacts when there is no longer a “word” of God to bestow boundaries upon them. Songs like “Ritual” and “Graven” focus on more specific notions of hatred, religion, and what it means to engulf oneself within these things.
    Co produced by Daniel Gonzalez and Executive produced by Jeff Becerra, the album was recorded at NRG studios, Titan Studios, and mixed & mastered by the likes of Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain, Bloodbath) at Abyss studios in Sweden. Becerra comments: “Working with Peter was a fantastic experience. We put a great deal of thought into who we wanted to produce our new album. Since we hadn't made an all-new material release in well over 30 years, it was essential that we found the right person. Peter's name kept coming up over and over, and after speaking with my bandmates they all really liked Peter as he is more organic, and somebody we felt would fit in well with our process.” Summertime and festival season are right around the corner, ushering in new opportunity for live shows and tour cycles for the band. With exciting announcements drawing near, POSSESSED is ready to take on the road. Crawling out of a pale inferno of creation, life, loss, and injury, the ensemble has returned to reignite the flame of true Death Metal. Prepare yourselves for you are soon to behold “Revelations Of Oblivion” as the harbinger of a resurrected musical era.
  • Pestilence

    Pestilence

    Death Metal/Black Metal

    Pestilence is a legendary death metal institution from the Netherlands; innovators that revolutionized death metal, altered what was considered “progressive” and set new standards with every album they ever released, creating a body of work that cemented the group in metal’s history.
    Groundbreaking albums i.e “Malleus Maleficarum”, “Consuming Impulse “, Testimony of the Anicents” and “Spheres” inspired generations of bands all over the world and altered the reality for hundreds of thousands of listeners, while taking them on an audio journey of unprecedented dimensions with every new studio release. The Ancient ones are a testimony of the past, intertwined with the present and the future, imitated through the years by many but never replicated. Pestilence redefined the genre that started to feel monotonous and prosaic in the beginning of the 90’s and continue to do so to this day.
    Pestilence is a legendary death metal institution from the Netherlands; innovators that revolutionized death metal, altered what was considered “progressive” and set new standards with every album they ever released, creating a body of work that cemented the group in metal’s history.
    Groundbreaking albums i.e “Malleus Maleficarum”, “Consuming Impulse “, Testimony of the Anicents” and “Spheres” inspired generations of bands all over the world and altered the reality for hundreds of thousands of listeners, while taking them on an audio journey of unprecedented dimensions with every new studio release. The Ancient ones are a testimony of the past, intertwined with the present and the future, imitated through the years by many but never replicated. Pestilence redefined the genre that started to feel monotonous and prosaic in the beginning of the 90’s and continue to do so to this day.

    Pestilence started in 1986. Initially the band was heavily influenced by American and German thrash metal. By the time of their second album, "Consuming Impulse" from 1989, the band had developed its own style: redefining death metal as we know it. In the years that followed Pestilence became one of the prime bands in the international death metal scene. The group, based around guitarist, songwriter and (then occasional) vocalist Patrick Mameli, toured relentlessly. Especially tours in the US proved to be very successful, where the band toured with CARCASS and DEATH, Sadus and many more.

    The band became more skilled over the years, and outside influences crept into the music. This all lead in 1993 to the album "Spheres", on which Patrick Mameli combined his well loved death metal sound with a new musical passion: fusion. The album was an artistic triumph, but was at the same time many years ahead of its time. In 1994 Pestilence disbanded and Patrick Mameli withdrew from the music scene.
    Pestilence returned once again in 2017 and solidified their place among the metal greats once again. The new line-up is the best ever, according to Patrick Mameli and 60 live shows in less than six months in 2018 sure prove that fact! Pestilence is stronger than ever!
  • The Black Moriah

    The Black Moriah

    Thrash & Speed

    Thrashed, Burnt, and Branded, The Black Moriah is a horde of highwaymen, hell-bent on Vulture Culture. Influenced by hymns buried deep beneath dried earth, T.B.M. drinks the spirits of past greats Bathory, Kreator, Motorhead, Slayer, Venom, and other Kings as they frequent dens of iniquity, homes of misfortune and girls of ill-repute.
  • Noose

    Noose

    Death Metal/Black Metal

    Noose is a 3 piece Death/Black Metal band decomposed by 3 south side Chicago scumbags. Started in 2016 by The Judge and The Executioner the duo began drinking and working on songs to praise filth and mayhem.

    Joined in mid 2017 by The Jury the Noose began to tighten its grip. The filth hounds entered and desecrated Audio Vomit studio in mid October to shit out it's first release simply tittled Demo 2017.
  • Voimaton

    Voimaton

    Doom Metal

    The conception of Voimaton (VOI‧ma‧tOn) began immediately following the demise of Narcotic in 2016, whose lineup included Dave and Pat. While the project had no official name, and despite numerous false-starts throughout 2017 and 2018, Henry (ex-Sable Beldam) was welcomed into the fold in November 2018 to help bring Voimaton into the physical realm, solidifying the trio.

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Empire Productions + Sound Zero presents

Possessed + Pestilence

Fri Mar 20 2020 8:00 PM

Reggies Rock Club Chicago IL
Possessed + Pestilence

$27adv - $30dos Ages 17+

Reggies Rock Club 
8pm doors / 17+ / $27adv - $30dos General Admission

$38 VIP Meet & Greet Add-on includes Meet & Greet with both Possessed and Pestilence, Tour Shirt and Tour Poster. Does NOT include concert admission.
Early entry at 7pm. 

Empire Productions + Sound Zero presents:
Possessed  + Pestilence  (co-headline)
The Black Moriah
Noose
Voimaton

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Ages 17+
limit 6 per person
General Admission
$27.00
VIP Meet & Greet Add-On
$38 VIP Meet & Greet Add-on includes Meet & Greet with both Possessed and Pestilence, Tour Shirt and Tour Poster. Does NOT include concert admission.
$38.00

Delivery Method

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Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 17 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 17 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.