High On Fire – Tickets – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO – December 10th, 2012

High On Fire

Electric City Presents

High On Fire

Goatwhore, Lo-Pan, In The Grove

Mon, December 10, 2012

7:30 pm

The Riot Room

Kansas City, MO

$17.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

High On Fire
High On Fire
Featuring ex-Sleep guitarist Matt Pike and his Lemmy-vs-Cronos styled vox, doing damage atop a fast-marching mountain of riffery. It really sounds like these guys are beating the bejesus out of their instruments, and not just the drums. It's like an angry, aggro version of Sleep, really. And more than ever, this is somehow sludgily reminiscent of the underground metal thrash of a decade or 15 years ago...I'm hearing Nuclear Assault, Laaz Rockit, Exodus, and oh yeah, Slayer!!
Goatwhore
Goatwhore
Goatwhore is a black/death metal band from the swamps of New Orleans, LA. They were formed by well known musicians from the Louisiana metal scene. They first came together in 1996/97 when Sammy Duet (former Acid Bath/Crowbar guitarist) and Zak Nolan (former drummer of Goatwhore, now replaced by Zack Simmons) jammed together as a little sideproject when Acid Bath was taking a break. They soon made some four track demos. When Acid Bath fell apart in 1997 (due to the loss of bassist Audie Pitre) they dedicated more time to Goatwhore (formerly known as Kilgore). They quickly turned into a 4 piece with the addition of Ben Falgoust and Pat Bruders. In 2004 Goatwhore was offered a deal by Metal Blade Records, who they are signed with now…

"We are timeless … within damnation"

With its 2000 debut, The Eclipse of the Ages Into Black, Louisiana miscreants Goatwhore explored old school satanic black metal as no American act had before. The band's flame-throwing ferocity and blasphemous conviction hailed such pioneers as Bathory and Venom and offered respite to purists grown weary of the fanciful, over-orchestrated musings of Europe's contemporary black metallurgists.

Goatwhore's new second effort, Funeral Dirge for the Rotting Sun, ventures into darker, less conventional territory. Probing the pitch-black recesses of mind and soul in a disturbing, introspective examination of dark forces at work, and unleashing it all with a feral hookiness and atmospheric flare, the band steps beyond the bounds of mere black metal into a realm all its own.

While the band's raw, vicious tone remains - and Falgoust and Duet's high-end, low-end vocal tradeoffs ensure plenty of menace - there's more order to the chaos on Funeral Dirge. The unrelenting tempos and buzz-sawing guitar that fueled Ages have been refined to provide "Vengeance of Demonic Fury" or "Baptized In A Storm Of Swords" with more structure, depth and texture.

Goatwhore takes a rather drastic turn on "As The Sun Turns To Ash" and "Fires of the Judas Blood." With their dramatically slower pace and eerie vocal/guitar interplay, they echo Celtic Frost's ground-breaking Into The Pandemonium and lend an even more ominous air to the album.

After releasing Funeral Dirge for the Rotting Sun in 2003, the band jumped to Metal Blade for 2006's A Haunting Curse, which took on a much clearer blackened death metal style.

2009 saw Goatwhore's latest release, Carving Out The Eyes Of God.
Lo-Pan
Lo-Pan
There is a hidden world where ancient evil weaves a modern mystery. A world filled with the darkest magic's where all movement is caused by tensions between positive and negative furies. A world in which the furies, when out of balance, turn into demon and live forever. A creature of fast dark destructive power. Repulsive and evil existing only to plague the living as they do with LO-PAN, who is cursed. Cursed with rock and roll genius. Born out of a combination of dirty rock and roll, stale beer and an unhealthy obsession with "Big Trouble In Little China," Columbus's Lo-Pan have been tearing up the club circuit since 2005. Lo-Pan burst onto the local scene with their locally released self-titled album back in 2006. The local buzz gave way to more national attention as bands told bands and Lo-Pan began gracing venues big and small with names like Red Giant, Devil To Pay, Torche, Saviours, Year Long Disaster, Red Fang, Valkyrie, & the Atomic Bitchwax (just to name a few). Fast forward five years and there's hardly a band worth playing with that they haven't shared a stage with. Enter the sophomore release, "Sasquanaut." Initial pressings on local indie Nice Life Records sold out quickly and as before the best praise is when one band on the road tells another "Hey, man you've got to check this out." Which brought them, album masters in hand to us here at Small Stone. "Sasquanaut" had all the makings of a classic, thunderous low ends, pummeling drums, riffs to die for and a voice that soars but for all the genius that shone through it was still rough around the edges (don't get us wrong we love rough around the edges). So we checked them in to a proper studio and left them in the capable hands of Benny Grotto for a little remixing, a little re-mastering and just ever so much re-recording. Enter Sasquanaut, mark 2: "Sasquanaut (Remixed & Re-mastered)." Heavier, more dynamic, louder and just that tiny bit more polished, this is the album that bands and fans new they could make. Mere words just can't do justice to the effect that a little more time and the proper equipment have had on these eight raging tracks. Maybe a quote from the bands namesake might sum it up. "When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail." The boys heads back into the studio for a proper follow-up this fall and look for the band on tour this winter and remember IT'S ALL IN THE REFLEXES!
In The Grove
In The Grove
In the Grove formed in Kansas City, MO around September, 2007 with, Dusty Ferrell, Chris Teuber, Andrew Harper, and Justin Ripetto. The first number of months was spent writing a catalog of songs. In the Grove made its first live appearance on March 29, 2008 at the Riot Room in KC. Travis Buerky filled in as vocalist from March through June of 08. Meanwhile, in May of 08, we began tracking instrumental parts at Blackpage Recordings of what would become our self titled full-length. While at Blackpage, Sam Hoskins took over as vocalist. He fronted the project from July 08 through February 09. Sam tracked vocal parts from October 08 to January 09 at Soundworks Studios in Blue Springs, MO. Andy Oxman mixed and mastered the record. Since the release,we have been meticulously working on a new catalogue of music. In the process, we've found our new singer/ guitarist Shelby Wiest. We now are a four piece moving forward in a innovative and exciting direction. In the Grove has played with bands such as BIGELF,Tweak Bird, Riddle of Steel, Traindodge, Roma 79, Prize Country, National Fire Theory, Paper Cities, Latin, and Thunder Eagle. Our self titled debut is available now. Enjoy! ..
Venue Information:
The Riot Room
4048 Broadway
Kansas City, MO, 64111
http://www.theriotroom.com/
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