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TRUCKFIGHTERS * DIRTY STREETS * WEREWOLVES AT HOUR 30 * KILLING GODS

10/10/2017 Doors 7:30 PM    Show 8:30 PM 17 & Over
TRUCKFIGHTERS

TRUCKFIGHTERS

Truckfighters are back with the sizzling new album V. Yup, you guessed it, it’s their fifth album and it’s pretty great.

If you are interested in groovy, stoner-influenced, progressive and melodic hard rock you probably know about Truckfighters already. “The best band that ever existed” as Josh Homme said in the 2011 “fuzzomentary” Truckfighters. You might also know the story about how Niklas ‘Dango‘ Källgren teamed up with bassist and vocalist Oskar ‘Ozo’ Cedermalm in a worn down rehearsal space in Örebro, Sweden in 2001 and how the first song they ever recorded, Desert Cruiser, since then has gone on to become a desert rock anthem. You probably also know that the band itself has gone on to release four full length albums and played sold out shows on four continents.

The band’s upcoming fifth album, V, is released September 30th under exclusive license to the established label Century Media Records.

“Century Media have been very cool with us. We’ve been able to keep that do it yourself-philosophy of ours, to focus solely on our creative process and producing the album”, says Ozo.

V continues the Truckfighters tradition of blending big riffs, dynamism and intricate songwriting.

“The album won’t come as a huge surprise for those who’ve heard our earlier work – but at the same time it feels like a leap forward. We’ve been able to create some of our best songs so far. For us this is definitely the album of the year”, says Dango and laughs.

If you know your Truckfighters you know their history with drummers. It’s been a few. “We use to say that Truckfighters has a ‘very Spinal Tap relationship’ to drummers,” says Niklas, “but we are really happy with the contributions of Daniel ‘El Danno’ Israelsson on V”. “Also, it’s pretty cool that we got our friend, drummer extraordinaire Peter Damin – known from the Paradise Lost album Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us – to play the drums on the track The 1.”

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DIRTY STREETS

DIRTY STREETS

DIRTY STREETS is a young heavy-power trio hailing from Memphis TN, with a great psychedelic, bluesy, folky, soulful, and all rock n’roll sound that reaches back to the 60’s and 70’s. WHITE HORSE is their brand new album and their follow up to BLADES OF GRASS (Alive). The band has toured with Radio Moscow, and their music has been described as “Vintage. Antique. Classic. And flat-out smoking’” (Winnipeg Sun). The OBELISK calls them “a group with an impeccable instrumental chemistry, immediately familiar hooks brought out through exceptional songwriting.”

Cover art by Joshua Marc Levy/Asheville Art Family. Formed by Thomas Storz (bass, percussion), Justin Toland (vocals, guitar, percussion) and Andrew Denham (drums, percussion) Recorded at Ardent studio, with engineer Matt Qualls.

WEREWOLVES AT HOUR 30

WEREWOLVES AT HOUR 30

Fast Paced, Groove Based and ready to rock your world, Werewolves at Hour 30 are an original rock band based out of Chicago. These natives blend together a menagerie of musical flavors into a tight groove rock package.

WAH30′s influences reach wildly across the musical spectrum. They span anywhere from Foo Fighters to Fu Manchu, from Kings of Leon, to Queens of the Stone Age and so on. Werewolves at Hour 30 are carving a path through the thick Chicago night with a dull knife, a hip flask and dark sunglasses.

KILLING GODS

KILLING GODS

A must see live act, Killing gods take the stage with explosive energy and accomplishes something few emerging bands do. Killing gods grabs the audience’s attention and strips away the labels we seem to want to pigeon hole bands into allowing the concert goer to fully envelope themselves into the music.
When listening to songs like “Bondage” off of their recently released EP “Escape” you can hear tones from the birth of hard rock in the seventies all the way through the evolution of music as it is today. But even more so, Killing gods have struck the rare chord of music as it is ever evolving into the future.
Guitarist, Danny Koziel, seems to be electrified by his guitar’s screaming tone and the very chords he is playing, which jolt out to the audience and other band members. Ozzy Rodriguez on drums hammers out the blast beats that punctuate the heartbeat of the band while Greg Sturmon grounds the foundation of the music through his dirty, effected and well laid bass tracks. Jordan Gomer’s wide vocal range allows for the songs to have, at first glance an easily digestible melody, but upon further delving into the lyrics the listener hears the polemic message against “mainstream media fabrications, the totalitarian state, banding together in unity and urges listeners to become free from the monotony of being beaten into submission by the system that has the desire to steal our freedom” quotes Jordan.
Killing gods is a four piece hard rock group based out of Chicago. The band formed in the summer of 2012, has already made a powerful impact on the local Chicago music scene by headlining shows at Bottom Lounge, Reggie’s Rock Club, and through the culmination of talent and hard driven dedication, headlined a sold out show at The House of Blues this past year. Although their sound is rooted in rock, Killing gods permeates several sub genres of hard rock and heavy metal making it difficult to lock them into a specific category. Having influences of bands such as Rage Against the Machine, Nine Inch Nails, Black Sabbath, Nirvana, Deftones, Incubus, and Queens of the Stone age to name just some of the bands that Danny, Greg, Ozzy and Jordan have taken inspiration from, it’s easy to see how Killing Gods can appeal to multiple audiences.
Killing gods have recently released their second EP entitled “Escape” with the hit song “Bubble” which you can buy on iTunes. You can check out the music video for “Bubble” now on YouTube. Killing gods can also be found on BandCamp, Reverbnation, SoundCloud, Spotify, Pandora, Amazon and Beats Music. For all upcoming shows and the latest news on Killing
gods, be sure to follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
~ Nikki S.

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