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April 19, 2014 @ 08:00pm - PSYCHO '78/ WHITE DYNOMITE/ BLACK SNOT/ THE DIRTY CUT @ J.R.'s
Psycho '78
(Feat. members of The Noid) - Misfits Tribute
White Dynomite
From Boston on Mad Oak Records, High energy punk/soul.
Black Snot
4 promising young fresh-faced fellows who really love the Dave Clark Five.
The Dirty Cut
Stoner thrash

at J.R.'s
22nd and Passyunk, South Philly, USA (map link beta!)
$$5 / All Ages
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April 19, 2014 @ 09:00pm - RECORD STORE DAY 2014
Fight Amp
Genre bending noise rock/punk/sludge from Philadelphia/NJ. Fresh off a run with label-mates Whores, Fight Amputation will be playing both old favorites and new material from their upcoming singles and EPs.rnFirst hometown in-store ever!
Ecstatic Vision
Trance inducing heavy psych/world music. Ecstatic Vision is Doug Sabolick, Michael Connor and Jordan Crouse.rnFFO: Hawkwind, Amon Duul 2, Olatunjirn

at Long In The Tooth
2027 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA (map link beta!)
$Free / All Ages

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April 20, 2014 @ 07:00pm - Lokvlt Presents: 4|20 Death Thrash Madness
Sapremia
Old school death metal masters
Sacrificial Blood
Long Branch underground metal
Castle Freak
Philly death/grind punks
Condition Critical
New Jersey thrash metal

at Millcreek Tavern
4200 Chester Avenue,Philadelphia (map link beta!)
$8 / 21+ with ID
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April 20, 2014 @ 07:00pm - Haethen // Heron (NC) // Dreaded (NC) // Death Orbit
Haethen
Philly black metal
Heron
NC black metal
Dreaded
NC black metal
Death Orbit
New philly black metal

at Wolf Cycles
4311 Lancaster Ave., Philadelphia, 19104 (map link beta!)
$7 / All Ages
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April 23, 2014 @ 08:00pm
High Spirits
Hells Headbangers High Energy Rock from Chicago
Crazy Bull
*first show!!* - over the top smoked out hard rock, mems of Dridge, Batworm, Infernal Stronghold, Cauldron and more Philly favs
Bonzai
Philly punk rock party jams
Village
Philly blues-driven heavy fuzz n roll

at Millcreek Tavern
4200 Chester Ave (map link beta!)
$$ / 21+ with ID
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April 27, 2014 @ 08:00pm - IKillYa @ mojo 13
IKillYa
NY band on Megaforce recs. Vae Victis Spring Tour with ValacarrnIKILLYA, a band from New York City, has just released their second cd: Vae Victis, a forceful and compelling collection of heavy music building off the many diverse traditions of Metal while creating new paths of its own. It makes an immediate impression with its raw aggression and intensity, and on repeated hearings increases its hold on the listener by slowly revealing layers of intelligence and complexity.
Valacar
NJ Thrash with melody atop a Throne of Skulls!
ThreatPoint
Groove Metal band hailing from Scranton,Pa. Dubbed as Electric City Groove Metal which quickly defines them to the unknown listener. Pulling from many influences and many bands that etched their way of playing into a solid mold mixed with Thrash, Death, Melodic and Power Metal.
We The People
Delaware County Angry Hardcore

at Mojo 13
1706 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, Delaware 19809 (map link beta!)
$5 / 21+ with ID

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May 04, 2014 @ 08:00pm - TOP HATS AND EFFIGIES w/ A LIVE FREAK SHOW! @ The Troc
Top Hats and Effigies
Philly's own Wierdo Avant-Garde Dark Cabaret Circus Metal band featuring current and former members of LörrnDownload Free Demo: http://tophatsandeffigies.bandcamp.com/
Alustrium
Brutal Progressive Death Metal from Philly
Plutonian
Two piece band.rnBass or baritone guitar run into both a bass rig and a guitar rig.rnThe drums run into nothing. They are drums.rnWe are loud as fuck.
The Unholy Sideshow
Witness feats of human ability and endurance that are almost unfathomable and even more entertaining! This uncanny group features: Rev, the man who feels no pain, the mighty mini mayhem of Davey Danger, the daredevil antics of Jay Sin Aces, and the rubber body of the sinfully sultry Catalina Askew.

at The Trocadero Balcony
1003 Arch Street Philadelphia PA (map link beta!)
$8 / All Ages
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May 06, 2014 @ 08:00pm
Sadistic Intent
THE legendary Death Metal masters from Los Angeles, CA rn
Inverted Trifixion
MD servants of Satan
Krieg
NJ Black Metal maniacs
Pissgrave
Philly's bleakened Filthmetal

at Millcreek Tavern
4200 Chester Ave (map link beta!)
$10 / 21+ with ID
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May 10, 2014 @ 07:00pm - South Philly Stomparound (7 - 11 pm)
The KMX Band
I've noticed that sometimes, when people write really long paragraphs in the 'Band details' section, it makes the band seem more important, because someone is writing a lot about them. The KMX Band is one such band. These fellows should certainly seem important. Why should they seem important? You'll just have to watch.
Assaultica
Possibly the second most ridiculous metal outfit in Philly (and only the second most because the person writing this is in one of the other bands listed here), Assaultica know how to shatter your ear drums in style.
Big Stall
Lock up your wives. Lock up your daughters. Lock up your parents. Lock up your aunts. Lock up your uncles. Lock up your evil twins. Lock up the creepy old uncles that your family doesn't talk to anymore. Lock up the non-evil twin that you already locked up in your cellar. And make them all listen to Big Stall.
Godless A.D.
While they are the only band on this bill that does NOT describe themselves as 'Comedy Metal,' you should still take them seriously. And even though this is their first gig, these metal veterans are more seasoned than a box of croutons.

at JR's Bar
2337 S Croskey St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19145 (map link beta!)
$$5 / 21+ with ID

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May 14, 2014 @ 09:00pm - Alleyway // Traitor // Bonzai
Alleyway
Power-drinking motor-style no nonsense rock on tour from Wisconsin
Traitor
The New Wave Of Philly Heavy Metal is upon us. Get on board.
Bonzai
Put ZZ Top and Uriah Heap together with some Zappa and give it some attitude and you're halfway there.

at Millcreek Tavern
4200 Chester Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19143 (map link beta!)
$5 / 21+ with ID
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May 15, 2014 @ 07:00pm - Trocadero presents Ghost and King Dude
Ghost
Standing motionless and anonymous beneath the painted faces, hoods and robes which their sect demand, the six nameless ghouls of Ghost deliver litanies of sexually pulsating heavy rock music and romantic lyrics, which glorify and glamorise the disgusting and sacrilegious, with the simple intention to communicate a message of pure evil via the most effective device they can find: Entertainment. This is Black Metal at it's most original and deceiving; compositions such as 'Ritual' and 'Death Knell' majestically weave their melodic spell of evil through the senses until the listener finds themselves utterly possessed and open to any diabolical suggestion.
King Dude
Reverent as it is prophetic and stark, King Dude has previously shared his spiritual visions with releases on Dais, Avant!, Bathetic, Clan Destine, and Ván records. Pulling together the biblical sound and isolation of the bygone days of revelation with an atmosphere filled with hope and salvation, King Dude has woven his own brand of American music.rnHe brandishes many varied influences in his songwriting. Everything from British Folk, Americana, Country and Blues can be heard in his songs. Even the heavier sounds of Heavy Metal tend to sneak and slither it's way into the King Dude canon. The resulting songs are much more of a modern day hymn then your average pop song.rnKing Dude's music beg's the soul to lift itself up from the darkness of ignorance, towards the ever shining glorious 'Light' that exists outside of all of us yet that which we are eternally connected to and at once connects everyone on Earth.

at The Trocadero
1003 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19107 (map link beta!)
$22.50 / All Ages

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May 16, 2014 @ 07:00pm - Magnetar Media Presents: ASHES OF ARES
Ashes of Ares
Nuclear Blast metal artists ASHES OF ARES!rnrnFeaturing MATT BARLOW (ex ICED EARTH), Van Williams (ex ICED EARTH) and Freddie Vidales (ex ICED EARTH).
Altar of Dagon
Inspired by metal mainstays Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Exodus, Iced Earth,rnBlind Guardian ,Judas Priest and Overkill, they incorporate heavier thrash metal, black metal and death metal elements, citing Slayer, Nile, and Morbid Angel as heavier influences. Ominous overtones of Type O-Negative, GWAR and Cradle of Filth highlight the band’s gothic, fantasy and symphonic metal leanings.rn
Giants of Genesis
Giants of Genesis is a band who fall into a unique pocket of music. The music is metal but it isn't technical for the sake of being technical. The music isn't overly simplistic either. We craft songs based on what we feel at that given time. We work together to write music that we are proud of. Some songs are catchy and grab you, while others are meant to be epics that tell a story. This is a good concept to keep in mind when writing and arranging music. You don't want to bore the listener, but you don't want to lose them either.
The Wicked End
Nightmare/Doom metal with Hatecore influences

at JB McGinnes
519 E Basin Rd, New Castle, De (map link beta!)
$13.00(in Advance) / All Ages

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May 21, 2014 @ 07:00pm - MUTILATION RITES, N.I.L. THANATOPSIS @ THE BONEYARD
MUTILATION RITES
USBM. Brooklyn. Prosthetic Records.
N.I.L.
Black/doom/drone. Members of Krieg/March into the Sea.rn
THANATOPSIS
Local prog death metal.
LOW LIFE
Metallic hardcore/crust

at The BoneYard
20 S. Virginia ave. (map link beta!)
$6 / 21+ with ID
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May 23, 2014 @ 08:00pm - HOODED MENACE (Relapse) • Hæthen
HOODED MENACE (Relapse)
Hooded Menace was formed by Lasse (Phlegethon, Vacant Coffin) in the summer of 2007. Heavily influenced by early Cathedral, Winter, and Asphyx, the band formed with the intent of playing doom-laden death metal that combined crushing and somber riffs with just a slight hint of melody.rnrnLyric-wise the band drew inspiration from the classic 1970's Spanish horror series The Blind Dead, including such films as Tombs Of The Blind Dead, Return Of The Evil Dead, Horror Of The Zombies, and Night Of The Seagulls. The name Hooded Menace was chosen by Billy Nocera of Razorback Records.rnrnThe band recorded a 2-song promotional demo entitled The Eyeless Horde, and quickly began promoting it to the underground metal community. Pretty soon a Czech label, Doomentia Records, wanted to put out the demo as a 7' EP. The band released their debut album, Fulfill The Curse, in 2008 on Razorback Records.rnrnIn 2009 the band was signed to Profound Lore Records and unleashed their much-anticipated sophomore album, Never Cross The Dead in 2010. Also a split 7' EP with Anima Morte was released by Doomentia Records. Split 7' EPs with Coffins and Asphyx are lined up for 2010 as well.rnrnHooded Menace are looking to spread their music to fans of totally heavy and ultra-crushing doom and old school early 1990's-style death metal.
Hæthen

at KUNG FU NECKTIE
1250 Front Street, Philadelphia, PA ,19122 (map link beta!)
$10 / 21+ with ID
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