Monday, February 8th, 2010 at 8:00 PM
3 years ago
Veil of Maya, Animals as Leaders, Circle of Contempt, Periphery and dj Rob Metal
Whore for Satan presents
Monday Feb 8, 2010
VEIL OF MAYA http://www.myspace.com/veilofmaya
ANIMALS AS LEADERS http://www.myspace.com/animalsasleaders
CIRCLE OF CONTEMPT http://www.myspace.com/circleofcontempt
Dj Rob Metal
8pm doors 8:30pm show
$12 at the door
1600 17th Street
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Veil of Maya
“VEIL OF MAYA's work ethic and dedication not only speaks for itself, but so does their level of musicianship and songwriting. Very few bands can authentically mix elements of progressive metal, melodic death metal, thrash and hardcore brutality all while keeping the listener constantly interested. VEIL OF MAYA does this and that's why they will have a career for years to come.”
Animals as Leaders
With the Washington, D.C.-based Reflux, 7-string guitarist Tosin Abasi caught the attention of discerning fans with fierce riffs and fleet-fingered solos that sharpened the edge of the band’s politically-minded progressive metalcore. Soon after Reflux disbanded, Abasi began work on an instrumental solo project as a way to further express his musical personality. The resulting self-titled debut from Abasi’s new band ANIMALS AS LEADERS, a 12-track collection of guitar-driven progressive instrumentals with ambient and electronic influences, is a scintillating showcase for one of the finest young guitarists in rock today.
As for the band’s moniker, Abasi says it relates to looking at the world from an animal’s perspective, and that it was inspired in part by the book Ishmael, in which the author uses a telepathic gorilla to critique human culture. “A lot of what we do is completely removed from the fact that we’re all essentially animals,” Abasi recently told the Washington City Paper. “We have a niche on the planet and we have a role in sustainable sort of ecology, but we’ve gone against our natural calling. The name is acknowledging that we do have more of a natural role on the planet, but it’s also like, who would follow an animal to do anything? I think of the name as being both nonsensical and really literal.”
Circle of Contempt
Finnish progressive/metal outfit Circle of Contempt have signed a worldwide deal with Sumerian Records. Formed in 2006 originally under the moniker Thrust Moment; these Pori, Finland metalers; Riku Haavisto, Risto-Matti Toivonen, Markus Karhumäki and JP Kaukonen got together and combined their intense passion for powerful progressive metal into one unstoppable unit. The group is set to enter the studio in March, and will embark on a heavy worldwide touring regiment soon thereafter. Their debut album is set to release this summer.
“I love bands who take chances. I love bands who choose originality and musicianship over the “safe bet” of a stagnant sound . Periphery reminds me why we started Sumerian Records: to release and support music of cutting edge artists that need to be heard for the sake and progression of heavy music. Periphery executes combining heavy progressive metal with undeniable infectious melody in a way I haven’t heard before. They take their songwriting and musicianship just as serious as we take our label and that is why we could not be more excited to officially have them now part of the Sumerian family."