War of Ages // Convictions // Earth Groans

Thu Mar 8 2018

6:00 PM (Doors 5:30 PM)

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6815 W. Roosevelt Rd. Berwyn, IL 60402

$13 adv // $15 dos

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White Couch Productions presents:
War of Ages // Convictions // Earth Groans

  • War of Ages

    War of Ages

    Metal

    “HOW LONG BEFORE YOU’RE A VETERAN? HOW LONG BEFORE YOU’RE IN YOUR PRIME? AND WHAT DO YOU DO IF THE TWO MEET? YOU’D HAVE WAR OF AGES, WHOSE LATEST ALBUM, ‘SUPREME CHAOS,’
    DOMINATES.” -HM Magazine
    War of Ages has a long standing tradition of delivering relatable metal music for fans of all ages. They’ve been releasing heavy music with raw power since the band’s conception. Their impressive discography includes six studio albums equating to over 100,000 album sales with the 3 latest albums hitting the top 200 billboards. War of ages has toured extensively with bands such as As I Lay Dying, Soilwork, Throwdown, Demon Hunter, Underoath, Unearth, Between The Buried And Me, and many more.
    Leroy Hamp and Steve Brown began War of Ages in 2003, adding drummer Alex Hamp soon after. They have continued to be the backbone of War of Ages for the past 10 plus years. Since then the band has toured rigorously all over the world and stayed consistently busy. After adding guitarist Jack Daniels (Hope for the Dying) into the mix in 2013, the band re-emerged with a vengeance and an
    improved writing stye.
    War of Ages’ latest release “Supreme Chaos” (2014) has succeeded in impressing old fans and acquiring more by venturing into a new style of writing while incorporating some of their tried and true elements. Recorded with Josh Barber at Covenant Studios (Norma Jean, EISM) and mixed by Will Putney (Impending Doom, For Today), it would seem that "Supreme Chaos" got the royal treatment from some of the finest sound engineers in the business. Steve delivered his ever impressive guitar solos, and Jack succeeded in bringing even more texture, dynamics and shredding than ever before. Thus resulting in a
    blend of technical, engaging melodies you can’t help but move your head to.
    Leroy used his traditional method of writing each song the day before it was recorded by which he was able to create a real flow of lyrics in relation to the music written by the other band members. The lyrics found on Supreme Chaos are often raw, taken from real life experiences. With themes such as family, role models, and self worth, “Supreme Chaos” gives War of Ages the ability to meet
    their fans where they are, making them a much- needed relatable band.
    Singer Leroy and his brother Alex (drummer) certainly know about rising from pain. In their life experience, they have dealt with kidnapping, abuse both physical and mental, and the confusion that surrounded their family and their backward beliefs. Instead of following the same path, the brothers along with guitarists Jack and Steve have created a life around reaching those who are hurt and broken. War of Ages is in the unique position to be able to tour with a variety
    of bands, play a variety of festivals, and become friends with people from many walks of life while bringing with them an element of grace and truth.
    The theme of what it means to be a warrior and a hero is ever present throughout War of Ages six albums. Integrity is something that the band as a whole strives for daily. War of Ages has proven that they can stand strong and confident as a band and as a staple in the music scene “You want to survive in this world? Accountability. Especially in a band environment.” said Leroy in a recent interview with HM Magazine. This knowledge and drive has kept War of Ages afloat in an industry where a majority of artists sink amidst a sea of ego’s and
    unfortunate choices.
    Above all, War of Ages has developed a huge appreciation and sense of humility for the career they are blessed to have. Whether playing for a crowd of ten thousand or a crowd of one hundred, they deliver the same solid show with the same high energy. They strive to maintain their sense of real-ness with their fans while at the same time providing for and being a role model for their families. With future albums, fans can expect more creative growth and hard hitting music. A forced to be reckoned with, War of Ages expects to remain a solid fixture in the
    metal music spotlight.

  • Convictions

    Convictions

    Metal

    From our hearts to your ears, we are Convictions. Aggressive Worship. Emotion Captured in Noise.

  • Earth Groans

    Earth Groans

    Metal

    About two years ago, Jeremy Schaeffer began to feel unsatisfied. Something tugged at him, and the calling to pursue it became a voice too loud to ignore. So he sat in his recording studio, and he started building skeletons. Track by track he began to form new creations, adding flesh and bone to near-materialized ideas. Within a week, a ministry was born.

    The sound is jostling. The vocals are confrontational, the notes are often off-time, and the arrangements are unsettling and chaotic. It sounds how the world feels. “When I read Romans 8:23, which says, ‘We know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth,’ I knew it was exactly how we felt and how our music made us feel, “explains Schaeffer. “Not only is the world wailing for Jesus to come back, we’re all in chaos until His return. We wanted to name ourselves something that encapsulated that feeling.” And so, within a week of responding to the voice that nudged him, Schaeffer had created the band Earth Groans.

    “We all have the same vision,” says Schaeffer of he and bandmates Brady Mueller, Zachariah Mayfield, and Kaden Burton. “We want to be a ministry first, and a band second.” Their debut EP proves it. Renovate, releasing May 12th though Solid State Records, is a song by song diagnosis of our need for a divine architect. “Christ is the carpenter, and all these songs have to do with renovating our old selves so we can be made new,” he explains. 

    The song “The Estate,” with lyrics, “Out of the cracks the snakes creep out, exposing my rot / I’m not as strong as I make you believe / As a matter of fact, beneath the skin I am crumbling,” represents the near collapse of Schaeffer’s life as we realized how broken he was. “I was totally collected on the outside, but since I refused to deal with anything, my demons slowly started to show themselves,” he explains. “This song is all about how bad I, and all of us, need God to restore us.”

    Other songs, like “Driving Out” and “Price Tag,” scream for rehabilitation of the heart, tackling topics like hate and self-worth. The vocals are aggressive and antagonistic, thrusting fans into a mighty territory that showcases the band’s passion. “We’re huge fans of metal, and our sound isn’t going anywhere,” notes Schaeffer.” “People say the scene is dying, but it’s not dead until we are. We’re going to scream, and tour, and write, as long as we can. We want Christ’s love to be spread.”

    Although Earth Groans emphasizes the world’s need for a better structure, they’ll always be most focused on its Cornerstone.

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White Couch Productions presents:

War of Ages // Convictions // Earth Groans

Thu Mar 8 2018 6:00 PM

(Doors 5:30 PM)

Wire Berwyn IL
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