Monday, November 29, 2010

Freya, The Gates of Ivory, Cadaversphere, Foodforcrows

Monday, November 29 2010, Manic Productions presents

Daniel Street
21 Daniel Street
Milford, CT

7:00pm - 21+ - $10

Buy tickets now or pick them up at Redscroll Records

Bios from Manic's page

Back with a vengeance, Freya returns with the powerful release of All Hail The End. Ferocious sound opens the door to a much darker and complex side of this metal institution which features the charismatic and highly-regarded Earth Crisis frontman, Karl Buechner. Freya is no stranger to the masses. In 2003, the band released As The Last Light Drains, an album blending melody and crushing heaviness. They were interviewed on Headbangers Ball and their video to the title track single was in rotation for months. They also released a split recording with label mates The Hoods in 2004. An inspired Peta2 made a video for the anti vivisection anthem from the release entitled "Struggle To Survive" which was featured on their Save 99 DVD compilation, introducing them to over 100,000 fans. Victory Records

The Gates of Ivory:
In a modern music scene obsessed with trivial heaviness and oversaturated with songs that lack meaning and genuine emotion, The Gates of Ivory, a two-member progressive metal band from Milford, Connecticut, strives to deviate from the norm. Known for their energetic live performances fueled by sporadic bursts of anger and anguish, during which an innocent bystander may get screamed at or hit by a swinging guitar, the band is meant to be experienced rather than simply heard. Guitarist Joe Bebon and drummer A.J. Shufelt, long-time friends, write personal, chaotic, technical metal that is both heavy and melodic, as well as relatable and unusual.

Cadaversphere was formed in New London, CT in 2005. This Connecticut based death metal outfit emphasizes pure unfiltered brutality. Despite a few line-up changes and a 2 year hiatus they are back and better than ever. The current line-up consists of Joe Doto (ex-Excoriate, ex-Blind Hatred, ex-Murderfist) - lead guitar, Jules Junget(ex-Age of Deception) - rhythym guitar, Justin Sansone (Age of Deception) - bass, Rob Sickinger (Age of Deception) - drums, Josh Diekmann (ex-Murderfist) - vocals. Cadaversphere's mission is to combine death metal styles from across the board with a straight forward balls to the wall approach. Amalgamating sounds that vary from 80's and early 90's bands such as Napalm Death, Suffocation and Morbid Angel to more modern European sounds akin to Blood Red Throne, Aborted and Zyklon. Anyway you want to look at it, one thing is for certain, if you have a taste for the extreme, Cadaversphere will more than satisfy.

Blurring the thickening lines that divide categories of music, Foodforcrows is an instrumental 3-piece heavy, melodic metal/rock band from Milford, CT; a new, fresh start for the trio of musicians. They are insistent upon creating space for listeners, and then collapsing the space around them with crushing grooves and triumphant hooks. With influences include Deftones, Meshuggah, Candiria, Opeth, Cave In, Foodforcrows keep the guitars large yet spacey, the bass textural and massive, and drums tight and explosive. Listeners have often been told they've been entranced by the sound, of which can only be heard live, as Foodforcrows is currently recording their debut album.

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