Skeletonwitch with special guests

Tue May 21 2019

8:00 PM Doors

Brick By Brick

1130 Buenos Ave San Diego, CA 92110

$16 adv & $20 day of

Ages 21+

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Brick by Brick presents
Skeletonwitch with special guests

  • Skeletonwitch

    Skeletonwitch

    Heavy Metal

    With 2018’s Devouring Radiant Light (“DRL”), Skeletonwitch have succeeded where
    many bands have failed: they have reformulated their sound mid-career with
    dizzyingly triumphant results. Since the band’s inception, they have been known for
    blending and bending metal subgenres. Their collective love of Judas Priest,
    classic-era Metallica and Immortal has always been worn on their sleeves. However,
    it’s the band’s blacker leanings that have shifted to the forefront and altered the
    tenor of the through line on this latest offering.

    Grasping the blackened thread of “White Light” that first appeared on their 2016 EP,
    The Apothic Gloom (the band’s first recording with vocalist Adam Clemans),
    Skeletonwitch has emerged with the eight-song, searing, soaring, burning statement
    of purpose. DRL demonstrates a band coalescing both compositionally and
    conceptually. Three of the eight tracks on DRL hover near the seven minute mark
    and a fourth nearly reaches nine minutes. DRL is a band cultivating new ambition.
    While black metal has always been a recognizable component of the Skeletonwitch
    sound, DRL sees the band leaning all the way in with epic results. Where
    Skeletonwitch previously ran its output through a Second Wave Black Metal filter,
    DRL incorporates a strong atmospheric influence. Bergtatt-era Ulver and Cascadian
    black metal influences are on full display. From ethereal intros to tremolo sky-ride
    leads, DRL is draped with and adorned in black metal’s lexicon. But the expansion of
    influence does not stop there.

    Nathan Garnette and Scott Hedrick are still co-captaining the dual-guitar
    stratospheric charge but they’ve dramatically expanded their palette. Celestial
    crunch that evokes post-metal pioneers, Isis? Check. Gothic doom passages à la
    Paradise Lost? Check. High-flying Åkerfeldt-ian solos slingshotting over mountains of
    undulating progressive rhythms? Check. The foundation for this sonic structure is the
    effortless bass work of Evan Linger who possesses some of the strongest 4-string
    chops of any player in heavy music. Providing requisite room for the guitar
    maelstrom, Linger arrives with dazzling yet tasteful runs in just the right places.
    And then there’s vocalist Adam Clemans. Equal parts Tompa Lindberg fury and Jacob
    Bannon punk rage, Clemans’ creative intensity and sense of purpose fueled the
    band’s new musical trajectory. His organic writing lends the band gravitas and his
    vocal performance is nothing short of heroic.

    Like the previous full-length, this album, the band’s first full-length in five years, was
    recorded by Converge guitarist and engineering deity Kurt Ballou (High on Fire,
    Kvelertak, Chelsea Wolfe) at GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts. The band’s
    rapport with Ballou provided the familiarity necessary to embrace uncharted creative
    territory. Melodeath genre architect Fredrik Nordström (Opeth, At the Gates) mixed
    the album at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. The record was mastered by

    Brad Boatright of metallic hardcore greats From Ashes Rise at Audiosiege Engineering
    in Portland, Oregon.

    SKELETONWITCH IN THE PRESS
    “Sky-wide streaks of atmospheric black metal, neon electric leads, and folds of
    compositional derring-do counter their primeval wallop, its blunt force whittled into
    svelter forms.”
    - Pitchfork

    “Skeletonwitch is having its Master of Puppets and At the Heart of Winter moments
    simultaneously, and it is, if the band will forgive the superlative, absolutely
    motherfucking divine[.]”
    - Decibel Magazine

    “[A]ny grief over the band that was has been swallowed up by a triumphant hellfire.”
    - The Onion

    “If your dedication to heavy music ever begins to waver, clear 45 minutes from your
    schedule to let this album restore your conviction.”
    - Metal Sucks

    “This is a bold, new journey for the band.”
    - Metal Injection

    “[Devouring Radiant Light] works well, and there are moments that absolutely shine
    with brilliance.”
    - Exclaim!

    “A flood of raw power, Devouring Radiant Light rivals anything that Skeletonwitch has
    ever done.”
    - New Noise Magazine

    “[O]ne of the boldest and most successful trajectory shifts a metal band has executed in
    years.”
    - Angry Metal Guy

    “[DRL] is a high mark for USBM, the band themselves, and certainly one of the top
    albums of 2018 every fan should own.”
    - Ghostcult Magazine

    PUBLICITY CONTACT
    Bailey Sattler
    baileys@grandstandhq.com

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    Soft Kill

    Post-Punk

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    Wiegedood

    Post-Hardcore

  • Portrayal of Guilt

    Portrayal of Guilt

    Punk

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Brick by Brick presents

Skeletonwitch with special guests

Tue May 21 2019 8:00 PM Doors

Brick By Brick San Diego CA
Skeletonwitch with special guests

$16 adv & $20 day of Ages 21+

*Online sales end at 6PM day of show unless otherwise noted. For events sold out in advance, no additional tickets will be available at the door.

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