Gremlen Recording Studio and Waterlife present Metal Mania Featuring Lasting Vengeance and Obscured In EXILE Lasting Vengeance? Based in North Aurora, IL, Lasting Vengeance blends elements of death metal, grindcore, thrash and doom metal into a uniquely heavy sound. The […]
Gremlen Studios and Waterlife Music present: Black Door Pub Rock Night Friday August 23rd 2013 Featuring: Fire It Up This is what happens when you take a soul-searching rapper, a hard-rock drummer, a funky bassist, and experimental guitarist and lock them […]
Gremlen Studios and Waterlife Music present: Black Door Pub Metal Mania: Friday July 26th 2013 Orion Nine Formed in 2000, Orion Nine has spent years refining their sound to become known as one of Chicagoland’s best performers in their genre. […]
Taking time off from writing some tunes to update the site and announce the upcoming May dates we have planned. We had some cancellations in the April dates and we are excited to announce (like always) this all star line […]
You will not want to miss this event! Waterlife Music presents Klas Metal Night! Friday April 19th 2013 Featuring: MASTERS OF REALITY (Black Sabbath cover band) HUMAN STEW VEILS OF DARKNESS Klas Restaurant 5734 W Cermak Rd Cicero IL, 60804
Fire It Up
This is what happens when you take a soul-searching rapper, a hard-rock drummer, a funky bassist, and experimental guitarist and lock them up in a rehearsal room for a few months. This is FIRE IT UP. Finally unlocked and ready to show what they got.
Polarizer is a four-piece alternative rock band out of Chicago, though none of the members are originally from the city. Ian Palmer is from Indiana, Ben Ludwig split time between Tennessee and Minnesota, and both Taylor Brennan and Stan Tencza are from Rhode Island. All four members moved to Chicago to write and perform music.
70’s punk rock tunes laced with Ace Frehley style lead guitar.
Arsenal Road are from Chicago. We play rock and drink Mountain Dew & Miller High Life. We drive vehicles with excellent storage capacity.
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Black Door Pub Metal Mania: Friday July 26th 2013
Formed in 2000, Orion Nine has spent years refining their sound to become known as one of Chicagoland’s best performers in their genre. They have played venues from Florida to Los Angeles while sharing the stage with many national record artists, such as Drowning Pool, HellYeah, Egypt Central, Burn Halo and Diecast to name a few.
The band enjoys as much publicity as possible, being featured in Revolver Magazine twice (2005 and 2007). They were included on the 2003 and 2004 Levi’s Jean Sampler that included other artists as Saliva, Atreyu, Shinedown, and the Black-Eyed Peas. The band was also featured in the Traumahead Sportz paintball DVD and Twangled View of Havasu 2 and 3 DVDs. The also appeared live on the NWA’s Wrestling Showcase.
The 2012 release of their new EP, “The Econolodge Sessions”, and singles like “Kiss the Sun” and “Brass Tax” show the band’s ever-evolving approach to creating new music.
Aurora, Ill.-based quartet Kadooge starts each of the three tracks on its self-titled debut EP with a basic hard rock arrangement before shifting into more active and elaborate instrumental passages. Lead vocalist/guitarist Pat Goode conveys his emotionally-charged lyrics with a strong voice while guitarist Quentin Dover frequently takes off on new adventures. Bassist Aerie Dover and drummer Tony Montana also help listeners navigate the shifting tempos on the engaging “No Surprise” and “Broken Up In Pieces.”
Terrence Flamm ~ Illinois Entertainer
This is definitely the sound of accomplished musicians; all the elements work as layers, and the band has a keen sense of dynamics and ensemble playing.
Erik Oldman ~ Rock in Chicago Magazine
We’re a mix between Machine Head, Mudvayne, and Meshuggah with Lamb of God style vocals and a trippy Pink Floyd essence.Killer stage presence to top it off. We’ve been through the trials and tribulations of our failed marriages that we called our old bands and want to take the scene by storm with our own breed of metal. Were not the fastest, nor are we the heaviest, because that’s not what we want to be. What we are is groovy, catchy, and powerful, simplistic yet technical at the same time melodic while brutal and in your face.
Taking time off from writing some tunes to update the site and announce the upcoming May dates we have planned. We had some cancellations in the April dates and we are excited to announce (like always) this all star line up for the upcoming May Klas Rock and Metal Nights.
May 24th Rock Night:
A Friend Called Fire
A FRIEND CALLED FIRE is a high-octane rock trio hailing from Chicago, IL. With a foundation based upon an infectious rhythmic assault, the band’s music is a pairing of heavy grooves based in hard rock influence contrasted with delicate soundscapes and fused with compelling hooks and vocal melodies both genuine and purposeful. The band’s diversity is apparent in their intense electric performances as well as spirited acoustic sets and proves that much like their name implies, A Friend Called Fire in many ways creates and destroys with passion and power.
The trio is quickly making headway in their native Chicago in addition to many regional and national markets through relentless touring, marketing and promotion efforts.
A Friend Called Fire’s new single “The Lightning” presents a departure from their traditional sound, with a stronger emphasis on roots music influence and vocal harmony while retaining the energy and delivery for which the band is perhaps best known. The band is also hard at work on an upcoming documentary project inspired by their new music and based in the concepts of friendship and communication in the 21st century titled The Next Great Fire.
A true working-class independent musical force, A Friend Called Fire handles all booking, marketing, promotions, artwork design and merchandising completely in-house with the highest level of detail and professionalism. They have performed over 200 shows in the span of only a few years, including six independent U.S. tours.
Jolly Korea is 5 piece rock group from Chicago, IL. They are fronted by Eugene Kalsted, dual guitar work supplied by Peter Nafziger and Kevin Kalal, and propelled by a powerhouse rhythm section featuring Roger Connelly on bass guitar, and Matt Nafziger behind the drum kit.
This powerhouse trio’s influences are good music, real life experiences, politics and people. Musically their influences range from Jimi Hendrix and Social Distortion, to Incubus and Primus. They would call themselves an experimental rock band with a gritty reggae edge, but their balanced blend of aggressive guitar, explosive drums, and clean rhythmic bass come together beautifully to create something that can’t be classified. When you listen to Trigger Fish’s unique combination of dark lyrics, soulful melodies, and radical yet emotional transitions, you really get to go along for the ride. It’s an all around sensory experience.
New band based in Chicago/Berwyn. Three track demo coming soon! They love and support local music, art, and the people that help make it possible. You Should As Well.
May 31st Metal Night:
Epitasis is a Death Metal Band hailing from Chicago, IL. They hope to deliver slamming blackened riffs and devastating solos to a town near you.
Crown Me King
You can download their music for free at http://crownmeking.bandcamp.com/, nuff said!!
Spawned from a desire to create something unique and original, Chicago-based I, GOLIATH forges elements of metal, post-rock, progressive, and hardcore into something simply known as “VIGILANTE METAL”. I, GOLIATH started as a one man project by guitarist Phil Hawkins (ex-Neofathom), and expanded after recruiting bassist Dan Vales (The Great Kali), guitarist Ivan Cordova (ex-Castillo/ ex-Neofathom) and drummer Dennis Paterkiewicz. I, GOLIATH looks to complete its lineup and showcase its brand of intensity and thought provoking melodies in and around the Chicagoland-area.
Phase Extermination is a Metal band. Members prefer not to use labels, instead describe themselves as a mixture of different metal sub-genres. Styles of vocals used include: low growls, mid screams, high screams, over-driven singing and clean vocals. Guitar riffs range from slow heavy riffs to fast and melodic riffs accompanied by fast double pedal drumming.
We hope to see everyone this for Friday for Klas Metal Night with Veils of Darkness, Human Stew and Masters of Reality! (Sabbath Tribute) and if you haven’t heard the new Rock In Chicago podcast, you can listen to it here!
We have an awesome crew that helps make these shows possible and we thank you. We all do it because we enjoy the memories we share with the talented musicians that visit Klas to perform for all of us! See you soon!
You will not want to miss this event! Waterlife Music presents Klas Metal Night!
Friday April 19th 2013
MASTERS OF REALITY (Black Sabbath cover band)
VEILS OF DARKNESS
5734 W Cermak Rd
Cicero IL, 60804
Waterlife Music presents Klas Rock and Metal Nights 2013
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Recognizing the power of art and media to help change the world, “The Zeitgeist Media Festival” engages the artistic community and their power to change values. It proposes that needed changes in the structural/economic workings of society can only manifest in tandem with a personal/social transformation of values in each of us.
While intellectual knowledge serves its role of showing the path, many in the world follow their feelings- not their knowledge. The Zeitgeist Media Festival hopes to bridge those levels, while also illuminating a focus where changing and improving the world is no longer considered a fringe, suspect or ever dangerous pursuit… but rather the highest and most honorable level of personal/social integrity we have.
Many seem to forget that the world society as it exists was created by us… and we can change it anytime we want.
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