Sunday May 5

Combichrist Silver Snakes One Steel Wound Consume The Divide Kissing Candice

6:00 PM Doors / 7:00 PM Show
17 & Over


One of the most popular acts in the electro-industrial related “aggrotech” movement, Combichrist is Norwegian Icon of Coil founder Andy LaPlegua when in the studio, augmented by a revolving cast of musicians for their intense live shows. LaPlegua launched the Atlanta, Georgia-based project in 2003 with the album The Joy of Gunz, released by the German label Out of Line. Two years later, Everybody Hates You became Combichrist’s first release on the American label Metropolis. The “Get Your Body Beat” single was purposefully released on July 6, 2006 (6/6/6) and gave the band their first Billboard chart position with six weeks on the magazine’s dance chart. The track landed on their 2007 album, What the F**k Is Wrong with You People?, a breakthrough effort which also featured the club hits “Electrohead” and “Deathbed.” The year 2008 saw their audience increase thanks to a support slot on Mindless Self Indulgence’s tour of the U.S., along with their Frost EP: Sent to Destroy. An appearance on the Underworld: Rise of the Lycans soundtrack, plus a new album, Today We Are All Demons, kicked off 2009. That year, they toured with Wes Borland’s Black Light Burns and joined Rammstein for a European jaunt, which led to an opening slot on the German industrial metal band’s U.S. tour, including a series of sold-out Madison Square Garden shows. In 2010, they also released the throbbing Making Monsters, which included songs that went on to feature on No Redemption, the soundtrack to the video game Devil May Cry, which was composed by LaPlegua.

Combichrist’s seventh LP, We Love You, was released in 2014. It featured added electronic flourishes reminiscent of dubstep while retaining the hard crunch of their previous releases. Two years later, after announcing their eighth album, LaPlegua performed a solo gig at Complex in Glendale, California. The set list was comprised of rarities and remixes. Later that year, This Is Where Death Begins arrived. Produced by Oumi Kapila (Filter) and LaPlegua, the effort was followed by an extensive tour. In 2017, Combichrist released the single “Broken: United.”

One Steel Wound

One Steel Wound

One Steel Wound is a heavy metal four-piece based out of Chicago, IL. They’re a band that resents trends and the mainstream drivel being force fed to the masses. That feeling of outrage over the cultural consumption of tired, old leftovers can be felt on their debut full-length Vendetta and its single and music video “Sadistic.”


Consume The Divide

Consume The Divide | Bottom Lounge

Consume the Divide is a group of rock musicians who create music that aims to drive it into your heart. Previous to our recent merging as a band, we have shared the stage with many metal acts varying in genres such as: Dope, All That Remains, Mushroomhead, Ventana, Otep, New Years Day, Andrew W.K., Stolen Babies, Lydia Can’t Breath and Team Cybergest plus various local Chicago bands in our careers. Consume the Divide wants listeners to be a part of our development as a band and live show. Our new E.P. A Passed Life is now available. Meet us at one of our upcoming shows or message any of us to get one.


Kissing Candice

Kissing Candice | Bottom Lounge

Kissing Candice started as a mere vision in early 2012. Ex-Dr. Acula keyboardist and sample mastermind, Joey Simpson, was looking to start a project that would combine metal, hardcore, industrial and electronic music in a unique and cinematic fashion. Taking on the role of frontman, Joey hit the studio with producer Jeremy Comitas to record the debut EP”Murder” . While giving listeners a taste of what to expect from the band, Joey soon realized that it was time to put together a full lineup.

After recruiting Tommy Sciro (guitar), Michael Pak(drums), Mike Grippo (bass), and Nephew(Guitar) the band began to fine-tune their songs for live performances. Soon, this Long Island based five-piece had a sizable buzz growing online, with followers and fans accumulating on various social networks. Quickly attracting listeners on a daily basis, Kissing Candice was already proving that their brand is being eagerly welcomed to the scene. Shortly after the solidification of a lineup, Kissing Candice were invited to open up both days of Slipknot’s two day festival “Knotfest”. Wasting no time, the band began touring the United States in support of their debut EP while continuously writing new material to bring to their growing fan base. The band quickly began to be recognized for their theatrical presentation of their music at live shows which includes fog, lights, and gallons of blood!