One whole day of Metal. That’s quite a lot but when you have a line up with headliners of the quality of Eden Maine, Reflux and Co Exist, and when you have local support from Unsanctum (Terrorizer’s favorite) and Honey Record’s own Multi Purpose Chemical, well you just can’t argue.
Rest. Rest before you get here as I am telling you, you will need your enjoy for throbbing, riffing, twisting turning, gurning, bouncing, collapsing, swinging, banging bottle top trashing. It’s the metal gig of the year so far, so be there or stay at home feeling lonely and afraid. Very afraid.
Sunday 6th March @ The Barfly, Seel St, Liverpool
Doors 4pm, £6adv
Tickets Available here – link
Eden Maine have recently supported Dillinger Escape Plan and have previously toured with Lost Prophets, Sepultura, Converge, 5ive. The band have also toured extensively throughout Europe and their debut EP sold over 2,000 on an small independent label. It took some time to get out but Eden Main’s debut album hit the UK 24th January 2005 and after a UK tour with Aconite Thrill in January, they are off to the Europe before heading back to the UK in March and going out on tour with Reflux and Co Exist.
Reflux hail from Washington, D.C. and are the latest and most extreme in a proud tradition of D.C. bands who stand firmly opposed to the status quo. Reflux's Prosthetic Records (home to Lamb of God, Himsa, etc.) debut, The Illusion of Democracy, is a necessary step forward in the evolution of extreme music. Recorded during a particularly contentious presidential election year, it not only captures the fury and frustration fuelled by a democracy that has derailed in the midst of a controversial war, it successfully unites the visceral passion of hardcore and the vicious attack of death metal with a certain avant-garde virtuosity. Add Avildsen's consciousness-raising lyrics to the mix and you have a volatile concoction that's just ready to explode in 2004.
CO EXIST open proceedings on the stunning package, the Glasgow bruisers have recently signed to Undergroove records. The Metal crew feature Paul Catten on vocals (Murder One), their debut album hits records shops the first week in March 2005.
Unsanctum won so many awards from Terrorizer last year it was unreal. Tipped by everyone wearing a metal hat, they play to hundreds across the country.
Multipurpose Chemical, signed to Honey Records and are widely recognized as a band with a future. Typically political in nature and with a jazz metal vibe they sometime play a song that only has the word ‘Bitch’ contained within.