X Suns, Assertion, Slow Code, [brackets]

Thu Apr 9 2020

8:30 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Sunset Tavern

5433 Ballard Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107


Ages 21+

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X Suns, Assertion, Slow Code, [brackets]

  • Event Cancelled.
  • X Suns

    X Suns

    Heavy Metal

    X Suns started as Keith Furtado, Trent McIntyre, and Adam Tricoli in Seattle sometime in 2009. They started playing live at the start of 2010 (as Ten Suns). 

    In Oct. of 2011, They recorded a 5 song EP with Justin Armstrong at Electrokitty Studios. Soon after, they changed their name to X Suns ("X" as the roman numeral for ten), after finding out about a Canadian band of the same name. After self-releasing the E.P. on CD and Digital Download in January of 2012, the band decided to add Skippy King (Formerly of the Seattle band Patrol) as their second guitarist. They continued as a four-piece until May of 2012, when Keith Furtado decided to part ways with the band. He was replaced by Richard Burkett (from the Seattle sludge-metal band Giza) in August of 2012.

    Now with a heavier sound, they began to craft new songs and re-work old ones. In March of 2013, they entered the studio to record what would become "The Greys" EP. Recorded by Christiaan Morris at Red Room Studios, and mixed by Matt Bayles (ISIS, Botch, Caspian, Minus the Bear, etc.). The Greys was self-released digitally, and on a limited run of cassette tapes on October 31st, 2013. 

    Prior to the release, Richard Burkett quit the band to focus on his band Giza. He was quickly replaced by Erick Hohnstein-Von Etten, formerly of the band Claymore (from Port Orchard, WA). 

    This new lineup started writing new material immediately, and played tons of shows around the northwest. They shared the stage with such notable bands as Pelican, Tombs, And So I Watch You From Afar, Junius, InAeona, North, Dead Meadow, Bearcubbin, Boyfrndz, TTNG, Mylets, Jucifer, and many others. They also did a short northwest tour with Dust Moth & Hooves, and performed at Volume Fest in Spokane. 

    In Dec. of 2014, they recorded a 4 song EP, titled "III", with Chris Mathews Jr. It was then mixed by Matt Balyes, and Mastered by Ed Brooks at RFI Mastering in Seattle. During this time, Erick decided to part ways with the band. He was replaced by Jared Burke Eglington, formerly of Akimbo, Patrol, Caligula, Bitches Crystal, etc.

    Their third EP, "III", was be released on Oct. 14th, 2015, and they toured the West Coast in support of it.

    In January of 2016, they tracked & mixed 2 new songs with Matt Bayles at the Red Room in Seattle. 

    In March of 2016, they were part of a live concert film called "Songs for the Firmament" with Mos Generator and Light Thieves. It premiered at SIFF Cinema on May 14th of 2016, and is awaiting a physical release. 

    In April of 2016, Devils Child Records released a 12" that included both "The Greys" & "III". It was their first release on Vinyl. 

    Also in 2016, X Suns would perform with Battles, If These Trees Could Talk, Spotlights, Driftoff, Ranges, Coastlands, You.May.Die.In.The.Desert, Capitol Hill Block Party, Volume/ Inlander Music Fest in Spokane, Northwest Heavy Fest, The Seattle Tattoo Expo, etc.

    In 2017, they self-released a 2 song 7"/digital release with tracks they recorded with Matt Bayles, and toured the West Coast in May in support of it. The tour ended with a performance at Upstream Music Fest in Seattle. They did another short tour in June, with Long Hallways, YMDITD, and more. Their 7" Record Release Party was in July of 2017, with Sandrider and Dust Moth. They also appeared on a 36 band compilation, released by A Thousand Arms. 

    In 2018, they started the year off with shows with This Patch of Sky, Holy Fawn, Wander, and a performance at the 2018 Post Rock Fest in Portland, OR. In June, they recorded & mixed 2 new songs with Tad Doyle at Witch Ape Studio. In August, they toured the West Coast again, playing with Wander, Gazelle(s), Sloth & Turtle, A Collective Subconscious, and a ton of others. This tour also saw them going to Canada for the first time, with a triumphant performance in Vancouver, BC. They also played at Rat City Recon 2018, and will release a Cassette Tape Split with Sól on Dec. 7th, with a short NW tour to follow.
  • Assertion



    Assertion is:

    William Goldsmith - Drums (Sunny Day Real Estate, The Fire Theft, Brawly Banks, Foo Fighters)

    Bryan Gorder - Bass (Blind Guides, Slorder, The Speans)

    Justin Tamminga - Guitar, Vocals (Blind Guides, Pig Snout)
  • Slow Code

    Slow Code


    leftist dirge-punk power trio. ferocious everything.

  • [brackets]



    Seattle’s [b r a c k e t s] weave articulate drumbeats, tough grinding basslines and elaborate guitar melodies leaving you left at the blurred edges of genre. Their expressive live performance lands firm with ricocheting dramatic vocals and sweat-soaked intensity. Comprised of four long-time friends and PNW scene veterans, [b r a c k e t s] explore society with organized recklessness.

X Suns, Assertion, Slow Code, [brackets]

Thu Apr 9 2020 8:30 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Sunset Tavern Seattle WA
X Suns, Assertion, Slow Code, [brackets]
  • Event Cancelled.

$10.00 Ages 21+