Bloodletting North America XI – Tickets – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO – October 20th, 2017

Bloodletting North America XI

Bloodletting North America XI

Archspire, Defeated Sanity, Dyscarnate, Unmerciful, The Kennedy Veil, Torn The Fuck Apart

Fri, October 20, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Riot Room

Kansas City, MO

$18.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

Origin
Origin
One of the most intense and technical forces of the contemporary death metal world, ORIGIN, have returned to stake their claim as the leaders of metal’s new wave of extremity with their fifth studio effort entitled Entity. As expected, the death grind trio of Flores, Ryan, and Longstreth continue to churn out frantic hell paced grids of metal torment, but now further compliment the arrangements with a new found propensity for churning grooves and the hook laden approach that first reared its ugly, but accessible head on the bands 2007 offering, Antithesis. The band once again returned to Chapman Recording Studios, in Lenexa Kansas to work with long time engineer and friend, Robert Rebeck. As stated multiple times in the past, Origin proves once again, that they stand head and shoulders above their peers.

ORIGIN was formed in Topeka, Kansas in 1997. The original line up consisted of Paul Ryan, Jeremy Turner, Clinton Appelhanz, George Fluke, and Mark Manning. With a solid line up in place, the band completed a 4 song demo in 1998 entitled A Coming Into Existence and played their first show opening for Suffocation in May of the same year. As the band continued to hone their skills and line up(enter John Longstreth on drums / Doug Williams on bass), more shows followed and the band gained a reputation for going toe to toe with legendary acts such as Napalm Death, Nile, and Gorguts. An appearance at November to Dismember Metal Fest in Texas prompted Philadelphia based Relapse Records to sign the band in December of 1999.

As a newly signed recording act for Relapse Records, the band entered Studio One in Racine Wisconsin to record its self titled debut in 2000. ORIGIN played the March Metal Meltdown in New Jersey, and for the first time the band hit the road on a full length tour entitled "Contamination 2000" with label mates Cephalic Carnage and Exhumed. Shortly after, the band hit the road with Vader on the Death Across America tour. "November to Dismember" in Orange County, California was a real eye opener to the band, as 1,500 people and a very shocked Relapse Records staff bared witness as the band revealed their new vocalist, James "General" Lee.

Not content to sit idle, ORIGIN advanced with yet another U.S tour, this time alongside Candiria, Cryptopsy and Poison the Well. ORIGIN secured new bassist Mike Flores after Doug Williams decided to make a departure from the band to concentrate on family. A small headline tour ensued before beginning work on the next album. The band worked obsessively in frozen winter climates in a severely under heated garage for weeks on end to create the now classic, Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas record. The album displayed the revamped quintets firepower with a frighteningly powerful leap forward in brutality, technical dexterity and writing prowess. New arrangements such as Larvae of the Lie, Implosion of Eternity, and Portal would soon become classic live staples for the band.
Immediately following the release of Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas, ORIGIN hit the road as part of a summer metal tour with Nile, Arch Enemy and Hate Eternal. As this tour successfully concluded, Jeremy Turner retired from the band and Clinton Applelhanz was brought back into the fold on guitar to carry on touring. A tour with Immolation, Vader, and The Berzerker was executed and immediately followed by a small headline tour with All That Remains, Scar Culture and Crematorium. This live trek would end with the departure of Longstreth.

The band played its first show with a new line-up, (drummer James King and newly re-aquired guitarist Clinton Applehanz) in September 2003 in Topeka, Kansas. The show was video taped and used as footage for the "Portal," music video. The band then landed a headlining west coast tour in January 2004 with Uphill Battle. In the summer, ORIGIN toured the Midwest, playing the Milwaukee Metalfest 2004 and The Texas Death and Grindfest with Soilent Green and Kill the Client.

As of spring 2006, James King and Clint Appelhanz had left ORIGIN to focus on Unmerciful with Jeremy Turner and Tony Reust. In April, Longstreth returned to ORIGIN, and the band embarked upon a highly successful 9 week summer headlining tour across North America. With Paul Ryan performing all guitar parts on this tour, the band solidified itself as a (live) quartet and has remained in this format to this day. The sets were very long, dense, and brutal as Origin played up to an hour and a half each night.

On February 8th 2007, ORIGIN finally played in Europe with label mates Misery Index and Necrophagist. A newly signed, fellow Topeka band called Diskreet joined this tour as an opener. As the band began working on its 4th album, Jeremy Turner rejoined ORIGIN and the band was back to what has been referred to as "the classic Informis lineup". On the album, the clear differences between the writing styles of Ryan and Turner can be easily picked out.

The following album Antithesis, was released April 1, 2008, and peaked at #21 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart. The band released a music video for the song "Finite" on May 23, 2008 and was shown on MTV2’s Head Banger's Ball shortly after. An appearance on the 2009 Summer Slaughter U.S Tour as well as tours with Misery Index and Abysmal Dawn followed.

In 2010, the band signed to German-based Nuclear Blast Records and recorded their debut for the label in November. Soon to be unleashed upon the world this summer is their fifth opus, the savage Entity. Be prepared to witness ORIGIN in their finest hour.
Catch the band, with their new frontman, Jason Keyser on tour with Hate Eternal, Vital Remains and Abysmal Dawn in North America. Look for ORIGIN on tour in Europe, South America, Mexico, Asia, Australia and the rest of the world in 2011 and 2012.
Archspire
Archspire
For the recent successes of technical death outfit ARCHSPIRE to come into fruition, certain variables must align. Talent, drive, creativitiy, and absolute dedication are only a few characteristics one may notice about the group, and indeed many have experienced the bi-product of these characteristics:

A tight live performance, where impressive speeds come grinding to a halt, and in even less time twist and contort into complex passages rife with beautiful harmonies, juxtaposed against insidious melodies. An attention to songwriting, focusing not only on technicality, but originality as well, take this sub genre and put it on it's ear. And the combination of musical backgrounds, which is apparent in much of ARCHSPIRE'S music, showing itself through catchy rhythms, interesting riffs and arrangements, and progressive passages.

Pushing boundaries of speed and endurance set only by the genre's top artists, while remaining accessible and interesting is no small feat. These Canadians have proven themselves worthy of touring and playing with bands like Origin, Decapitated, Hate Eternal, Abysmal Dawn, Vomitory, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and Aborted.

When all the elements required align in such a way that they form something original, and interesting, it becomes a catalyst for something new... and in the case of ARCHSPIRE, All has indeed, Aligned.

For fans of : Origin, Spawn of Possession, Obscura, and Immolation.
Defeated Sanity
Defeated Sanity
Progressive Brutal Death Metal from Germany
Dyscarnate
Dyscarnate
Cited as “one of the best death metal albums to come out of the UK in the last twenty years” by Metal Hammer’s Dom Lawson, Dyscarnate’s devastating new record ‘And So It Came To Pass’ has been met with an unprecedented reaction from both international press and fans. Like the 300 Spartans, Dyscarnate show what effect a small, but elite force can have when focused on a common goal; annihilating everything that stands before them. In 2012, the band will do just that, bringing their blitzkrieg of a live show across the face of the earth; leaving smoking craters and shell-shocked audiences where stages once stood.

Following the release of the debut EP ‘Annihilate to Liberate’ in 2008, Dyscarnate were met with overwhelming feedback from national magazines, record labels and fans alike. This resulted in a multi-album deal with the UK’s Siege Of Amida Records, which provided the band with the perfect platform to release their debut full-length album 'Enduring The Massacre', which asserted them as “the best new death metal band in the UK, without question”, according to the British press.

Having toured extensively and internationally with such high profile names as Cephalic Carnage, Psycroptic, Despised Icon and The Black Dahlia Murder, the band then decided to follow up the success of their debut album, losing no time as they composed their uncompromising sophomore effort, injecting even more catchiness into their highly infectious strain of brutality. The new record which was
recorded once again at Foel Studios with Chris Fielding, and mixed and mastered in Denmark by Jacob Hansen (Aborted, Destruction, Xerath, Trigger The Bloodshed) is a far more mature, varied offering, and officially asserts Dyscarnate as luminaries of the new wave of british death metal on the worldwide extreme music scene.

Three men. One purpose. One sound.

Always outnumbered, never outgunned.
Unmerciful
Unmerciful
Death metal from Topeka Kansas

Clinton Appelhanz-guitars
Kris Bolton-vocals
Jeremy Turner-bass
Justin Payne-guitars
The Kennedy Veil
The Kennedy Veil
The Kennedy Veil is a band of musicians who have come together to bring you the next level of brutality. Formed in the early months of 2009, The Kennedy Veil is the brainchild of Casey Childers (ex-Forktung) and Cody Walker (ex-Skribble and Traits Of A Killer) who have conspired to form a band together for years. When finally the opportunity arrived, both jumped at the chance. After a short search, they found drummer Gabe Seeber (ex-Wretched Dawn) and the foundation of what was to be a truly original, dynamic, and utterly crushing form of death metal emerged. With the final addition of Shawn Peterson on bass, the circle was complete and The Kennedy Veil is set to be a breath of fresh air in a metal scene bogged down with cookie cutter metal. The Kennedy Veil prides itself on pure musicianship and ultra high energy performances. Come to a show and witness for yourself what The Kennedy Veil truly is.
Torn The Fuck Apart
Torn The Fuck Apart
Since the formation of Kansas City’s Torn The Fuck Apart in late 2004, the band has been busy ripping people’s faces off with a relentless onslaught of brutality. With the release of their EP, "Skinned Alive” in 2006 and consistently playing shows in and around Kansas City, the band began to build a steady following. In July of 2009 they released their next self recorded album, "Gods of Gore" and embarked on a North American tour with metal veterans Monstrosity in support of it. April 2012 saw the release of "...The Dissection of Christ", their first full length studio effort. The band continued to grow their fan base by playing both locally and regionally in support of their new record. In the course of their campaign to get their brand of death metal to the masses, they have had the honor to share the stage with such acts as: Morbid Angel, Deicide, Six Feet Under, Master, Malevolent Creation, Jungle Rot, Vader, Embalmer, Monstrosity, Broken Hope, Vital Remains, and many more. Currently they are recording their latest album which will be entitled, "Sexually Transmitted Torture", and is set to be released in June of 2014 on Ossuary Industries. Keep checking out Torn The Fuck Apart online for more updates and to see when you can catch them devastate a stage near you!
Venue Information:
The Riot Room
4048 Broadway
Kansas City, MO, 64111
http://www.theriotroom.com/
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