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Klas Rock / Metal Nights December 2012

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Waterlife Music presents Klas Rock and Metal Nights!

This fall/winter come see the best talent in the Chicago land deliver a series of concerts to help countdown the end of the year.

We’re coming up on our last 2 dates to finish up the year! Friday December 14th come and rock out with Jolly Korea, Fire It Up, and the Red Sketched Picasso

Finally to finish the year, Friday December 21st Veils of Darkness, Disrupting the Abacus and Wings of Severance.

 

See you all there!

 

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Klas Rockfest March 24th, 2012

Klas Rockfest March 24th, 2012

The Klas RockFest Experience: March 24th, 2012

Klas Rockfest March 24th, 2012 Radio Spot

THE DOC METAL SHOW WARG 88.9 FM 3/10/12

INTERVIEW WITH MECHINA PRE-KLAS ROCKFEST MARCH 24TH, 2012

Klas Rockfest December 10th, 2011 and Klas Rockfest March 24th, 2012 Preview

KLAS ROCKFEST EXPERIENCE – MAY 28TH EDITION (featuring BLOODSTREAM PARADE, also on the KLAS ROCKFEST MARCH 24TH, 2012)

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Klas Rockfest December 10th, 2011

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Waterlife Music presents Klas Rockfest
The best local talent showcase in the Chicagoland returns December 10th, 2011 at Klas Restaurant.

Hard Rock / Alternative Stage begins at 8:00pm with performances by:

I Can Hear Myself Levitate
Mismatch
Unplugged and Reborn
Adisent
Triggerfish
Boston Deborah
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Alternating Metal Stages Start at 9:00pm

Art of the Flesh
Impale
Orion Nine
Depths of a Desperate Man
Yeti
Cyclops Inertia
White City Devils
First Step to Glory (Reunion)
This will be the CD release show for the death metal gurus Kataplexy

Special Performance by DJ Delfin 666
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This event is all ages / 21+ to drink
UFC 140: Bones v.s Machida will be featured in the bar and fountain room.

$5 admission with a food donation to the Greater Chicago Food Depository
$8 without a donation
Food you can donate: Whole Grain Cereal, Rice, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Mac and Cheese, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Beans, Canned Meat, Stew, Soup, Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit

Bands, Producers, Artists and Labels are encouraged to attend and distribute promotional material (i.e. demos, flyers, stickers, etc.)

 

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This week we attended Metal Mergence V at Reggies Rock Club, a
well known spot in the south loop which hosted this night of
“Network Napalm” as they like to call it. Numerous metal promoters,
artists, graphic designers and labels not only attend this event
yearly to promote their services but also to have a drink,
network with others and of course to listen to some awesome metal
music. We arrived a little later after the first set just in time
to catch First Jason, a two piece band dubbed “monster metal”
with tales and lyrics about the hockey masked serial killer Jason
Voorhees. Ari Lehman, who is the band’s front-man opened with
the most awe-inspiring sound check showing off his shredding skills
on his 3 octave midi controller playing licks reminiscent of 80’s
speed metal. Did we mention his customized midi controller?
Click his name to see some cool photos.

Ari Lehman was this years Metal Mergence show host and he
also portrayed Jason Voorhees as a child on the first Friday the
13th movie and has recently toured Europe with his act First Jason.

While the next band was setting up, we grabbed a few beers, passed
out some flyers and awaited the next act, Impale, a metal band
that hails from the south side of Chicago.

While I do not recall what song Impale opened with, I do recall
being amazed not only by their on-stage theatrics, jumping around
and head banging, but performing said theatrics while playing some
of the most cleverly crafted metal riffs that I have ever heard. While
the guitars engaged each other in a fight of “call and response” a mosh pit immediately broke out in the front row. As a spectator in the middle center of the crowd, I could hear every detail of both guitars, the bass and the mic’ed drums. Truly an inspiring work from both the band for their unique blend of guitar tones and bass tones, and the engineer behind the mixing board who ensures that the crowd gets a pleasing experience of the sounds going on said stage.

We had to leave a little bit early since we had prior arrangements that night, however, another band we got to see perform was the progressive/metal four piece Beneath the Stares. While experiencing their set, I recall thinking to myself: “These guys really know their music theory.”  Whether the band went took music composition in college or not, one thing was for sure; they stood apart from the rest of the bands as being one of the most dexterous and versatile band of the night. Fronted by female vocalist Lisa LoGrasso, this band blends many genres in one neat package while having catchy hooks and melodies.

Be sure not to miss the next Metal Mergence!
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Klas Rockfest Line-Up Revealed!

The best local talent showcase just got better!

Saturday May 28th, 2011 live at Klas

Wings of Severance will be headlining this epic spring event along with co-headliners Bloodstream Parade

Also playing:
Local progressive metal rockers Veils of Darkness return from a long hiatus!

The Elevator Incident

Phase Extermination

Suspended Animation


Shattered Dimensions

LIVE IN THE BEER GARDEN -SPECIAL ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCES BY:
Cotton Seed
Waterguns In August
Scott Colesby
Mighty Wind

All ages
$5 Cover
Bring your moshing shoes!
Suggest this event page to all your buddies and repost!
Leave all negativity at the door!
21 and up to drink
Click HERE for the official Facebook Event Page!

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