Oathbreaker – Tickets – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO – April 4th, 2017

Oathbreaker

Up to Eleven Presents

Oathbreaker

Jaye Jayle, Khemmis, Existem

Tue, April 4, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Riot Room

Kansas City, MO

$12.00 - $14.00

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This event is 21 and over

Oathbreaker
Oathbreaker
Eros|Anteros" is the breathtaking follow up to Oathbreaker's critically acclaimed "Maelstrom" album (Deathwish 2011). Where "Maelstrom" acted as individual fragments of aural shrapnel, "Eros|Anteros" is a monstrous shockwave of sound. It is Oathbreaker's story of love and the anti-love (life and death), and the growth they have experienced through these trials.

In opener "Beeltenis" (Dutch for "Portrait") layers of melodious guitar cry out to one another through the blackness. Acting as a ghostlike warning before Oathbreaker whips calm to chaos. "No Rest for the Weary" then abruptly crashes forward with breakneck speed and from there the floodgates of "Eros|Anteros" are open. As vocalist Caro Tanghe lets out the hair raising screams of "I'll never know what it means - this deadly calm inside", it's clear that this album is more potent and personal than most heavy music; this is a collective soul searching for the band. This is most apparent in brother and sister songs "As I Look Into the Abyss" and "The Abyss Looks Into Me". A stunning pairing that shows Oathbreaker racing through razor sharp metallic riffing before erupting into a vicious emotional explosion. This quarrel continues throughout the "Eros|Anteros", finally coming to a head in the haunting closer "Clair Obscur". A brilliant eleven minute epic that carefully balances shoe-gaze leanings with their wounded post-metal heart.
Jaye Jayle
Jaye Jayle
Fans of the aggressive cacophony of Louisville's Young Widows may be surprised when frontman Evan Patterson's restrained acoustic guitar greets them at the top of ...It's Jayle Time!, the debut full-length from Patterson's singer-songwriter alter ego Jaye Jayle. The record follows the eponymous protagonist through a fever dream of sex, booze, loneliness, and demons out on the barren range of New Mexico. In the studio, Patterson is joined by a loose assemblage of Louisville musicians that includes Jonathan Glen Wood (of Old Baby), Lowe Sutherland, Jim Marlowe (Tropical Trash/Astro Black Records) and more.

Eschewing a traditional LP release, ...It's Jayle Time! will be released as a series of limited 7" singles throughout 2014. First up is "Pull Me Back To Hell" b/w "Evil Windows", out in January via Sophomore Lounge. Subsequent singles are expected to arrive thereafter through Hawthorne Street Records and Jade Tree.
Khemmis
Khemmis
Slow, loud, heavy – this is Khemmis, a four piece doomed rock 'n' roll outfit from Denver, Colorado. Khemmis combines the gloom of Black Sabbath, the soaring harmonies of Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden, and the visceral intensity of YOB and Neurosis.

No regurgitation. No gimmicks. No trends.

In July 2015, the band released Absolution, a six track, forty-minute journey through transcendent melodies and pure auditory annihilation. Recorded with Dave Otero (Cobalt, Primitive Man) and Shane Howard (Wayfarer, Martriden) at Flatline Audio, the album earned praise from listeners and critics alike. Decibel Magazine named it the #9 metal album of 2015, while Pitchfork selected it as their #5 release of the year. It earned accolades from NPR, Apple Music, Invisible Oranges, Noisey, and No Clean Singing, among others.
Existem
Existem
"Years of Winter is an astounding, crushing, massive debut by a band who not only seem to know damn well what they want in terms of a sonic signature, but are fully aware how to get it." - Heavy Blog is Heavy

"With or without vocals (not to say they are irrelevant) the music is humbling, crushing and so dense it builds its reality around you. Life may have its joys, but albums like this one open a window and invite you to jump in their own dimension for a while. If you like this type of musical experience, Years Of Winter might just end up being one of this year's highlights for you as well." -Metal Hammer Bulgaria

"Kansas City progressive metallers Existem immediately call to mind the melodic structure and songwriting approach of both Textures and The Ocean — which is cool on its own — but there’s a lot more going on here. The vocals are a nice breath of fresh air, and I hear influences as deep and disparate as Opeth and Scale the Summit...Tell me if I'm crazy for thinking this band is phenomenal or if I'm on to something." - MetalSucks

After four years, two EPs and a full-length, Existem's journey is still only just beginning. The progressive metal four-piece has become one of the most talked about bands in Kansas City and are poised to extend their reign far beyond. With a new album in the works, a polished live set and a growing fanbase, Existem is showing no sign of stopping their pursuit of prog-metal greatness.
Venue Information:
The Riot Room
4048 Broadway
Kansas City, MO, 64111
http://www.theriotroom.com/
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