The Black Dahlia Murder, Iron Reagan, Harm's Way, Maruta

Fri Oct 16 2015

7:00 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

Knitting Factory Concert House - Boise

416 S. 9th St. Boise, ID 83702

All Ages

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The Black Dahlia Murder, Iron Reagan, Harm's Way, Maruta

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  • The Black Dahlia Murder

    The Black Dahlia Murder

    Heavy Metal

    Since 2001, the Michigan quintet, The Black Dahlia Murder, have focused their efforts on writing music that embraces all the finest qualities of melodic death metal yet does not shackle them, giving them room to constantly evolve and grow as musicians. With their latest album, Abysmal, the band has once again progressed while retaining the signature sound that has won them their devoted legion of fans, and making it clear that their best is not in their past. "I still love Everblack and everything we achieved when touring it, and in fact going into that record we faced a massive challenge in following up Ritual (2011), which had also been huge for us. Having two records in a row connect with fans in such a way was amazing, but definitely piled on the pressure going into this new one, because we don't want to let them down, and we don't want to let ourselves down. But we learned a lot in making those two records, and we brought that into Abysmal. We know we can take people's heads off playing super-fast, but that doesn't always give listeners something to really chew on. We've learned to focus on creating some drama, interesting dynamics, and most importantly really investing time in thinking about how different parts of songs will make you feel." While crushingly violent, Abysmal is certainly a long way from being a two-dimensional blast-fest. Often evoking potent melancholy or icy unease, tragedy and apocalyptic gloom also insinuate into the songs alongside the all-out fury. For make no mistake, while this record boasts a variety of dark and atmospheric moods the band has perhaps never sounded so downright pissed. The likes of "Re-Faced" and "Threat Level Number Three" are purpose built to incite chaos, and some of the fastest material the band has ever unleashed explodes from the likes of opener "Receipt", "Asylum", and the haunting title track.

     

    At this stage in the game, with typically modest aspirations, vocalist Trevor Strnad is more interested in maintaining their longevity than shifting records, and if the band never gets any bigger than they are right now he will "die happy a hundred times over". However, this does not mean there is anything even vaguely resembling an end in sight. "We're still young at heart and I feel like the evolution of the band still has a long way to go. I don't see a ceiling on what we can do, and there will be no end. It's just going to be a constant ongoing fight to make better music and be a better band, and it's always going to be time to kick ass."

  • Iron Reagan

    Iron Reagan

    Heavy Metal

    IRON REAGAN are no strangers to the art of crossover. Between them they fill, or have filled the ranks of Municipal Waste,Cannabis Corpse and Darkest Hour alike. Now, with their recent signing to metal powerhouse Relapse Records, the hardcore thrash quintet are ready to take their bruising antics to the next level. 

  • Harm's Way

    Harm's Way

    Alternative Rock

    Chicago hardcore band Harm's Way began in 2006 as a jokey side project conceived by members of straight edge hardcore band Few and the Proud. Drummer Chris Mills, guitarist Bo Lueders, vocalist James Pligge (aka Hammers McPligue), bassist John Caution, and guitarists Jon Hofacker and Jay Jancetic initially started the band as a performance and goofy stage show that found macho vocalist Pliggewearing a ski mask and singing ridiculous lyrics while the band aimed to emulate the short, spastic power violence style of early-'90s punk innovators like Crossed Out or Man Is the Bastard. The band kept their comical streak going at first, releasing a few 7" singles in their first few years, but eventually got more serious and developed their sound with each subsequent release. Lineup changes ensued over the years, and the band worked with a variety of labels, releasing their first album, Reality Approaches, in 2009 and following it with 2011's Isolation. They shifted from a death metal sound to a more industrial-leaning one with 2013'sBlinded EP, which would be their first release for Deathwish Inc., the label of Converge member Jacob Bannon. Third album Rust followed in 2015.

  • Maruta

    Maruta

    Death Metal/Black Metal

KNITTING FACTORY PRESENTS

The Black Dahlia Murder, Iron Reagan, Harm's Way, Maruta

Fri Oct 16 2015 7:00 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

Knitting Factory Concert House - Boise Boise ID
The Black Dahlia Murder, Iron Reagan, Harm's Way, Maruta
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