Traitor ~ Roadkiller ~ Brazen Hell ~ Skullovich

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*7 PM Doors7:30 PM ShowTRAITOR (Last Hope for the Wretched album release)Formed in the fall of 2012, Traitor includes Greg Lundmark on lead guitar and vocals, Brian Mikus on rhythm guitar and back up vocals, Tony Didonato on Bass, and Joe Rado on drums, back up and lead vocals. Traitor’s brand of heavy metal disregards trends, breaks free of the shackles of purity, and delivers an attack that is truly one of a kind. https://traitorphl.bandcamp.com/ROADKILLER (Pick of the Litter album release)Roadkiller is a potent fusion of thrash metal, hardcore punk and hard rock, presented with a unique edge. Tank’s penchant for all-out riffing and her ear for the best drummer for the situation make one thing very clear: Roadkiller are not just another punk or metal band. Roadkiller is a group that represents the past, present and future of heavy, fast music.https://roadkiller.bandcamp.com/BRAZEN HELLhttps://brazenhellphl.bandcamp.com/SKULLOVICH (debut show)Dungeon Metal forged by cryptic thaumaturgy.Skullovich explores the lore of epic and dark fantasy whilst retaining an atmosphere that seeps into the mind, envisioning the clashing of blades and casting of deadly spells. Hymns telling tales of darkness and violence with hidden secrets that explore perceptions of morality. An ode to all who worship steel.  https://skullovich.bandcamp.com/

Netherlands ~ Lotus Thrones ~ Guhts

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*7 PM Doors7:30 PM ShowNETHERLANDSFormed by Timo Ellis in 2010 (now with drummer David Keith and synthbassist Kelsey Warren) NETHERLANDS’ magic lies in the contrasts it sets up: falsetto vocals, odd time signatures, and haunting hooks transform their monstrous power into weirdly delicious and dynamic songs. The overall effect is not unlike that of Swans and Dio playing simultaneously, atop an actual mountain of MDMA. https://www.netherlandsband.com/LOTUS THRONESAn exploration of the lush textures of melancholy and depression from Heath Rave of Wolvhammer. https://lotusthrones.bandcamp.com/GUHTS“Sludgy post-metal that simulates the eerie sensation of an evil crone whispering last rites before delivering an icy kiss of death.”- Decibel Magazine  https://guhts.bandcamp.com/

Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond ~ Lili St Queer

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*7 PM Doors8 PM ShowTRAGEDY: AN ALL-METAL TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES AND BEYONDBorn out of the impenetrable divide of Disco and Metal, these fearsome brothers fearlessly obliterated the truce line that had been set in the great Disco/Metal Peace accord of 1977 when they seamlessly blended the two genres with their debut album, We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong – a collection of Bee Gees songs redone in a heavy metal treatment reminiscent of Judas Priest, Motley Crue and Guns N Roses. Since then, they have crisscrossed the globe with their spectacular live shows, storming across the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France and Switzerland. On subsequent full length albums, Humbled By Our Greatness, Death To False Disco Metal, The Solo Albums, The Joy of Sex, Tragedy Goes to the Movies and #1 Christmas Holiday Party Mix, Tragedy spread their glittered wings to take on non-Bee Gees classics from the disco era, soft rock anthems and party jams. In 2015, Tragedy broke the internet with a viral video featuring their take on You’re the One That I Want from the Grease soundtrack. In 2017, Tragedy’s video for Stayin’ Alive broke the internet once again. In 2019 two albums hit the NACC Heavy Top 30 charts. In 2021, Tragedy signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records. The first album with Napalm is Disco Balls to the Wall – release date July 30, 2021. It has hit the top 10 in Hard Rock/Metal charts in Europe and the US. Tragedy takes disco, soft-rock and pop classics, and completely reimagines them as glorious, red-hot heavy metal. Their music is sure to get your head bangin’, your booty shakin’ – and put a smile on your face and your fist in the air.Lili St. QueerLili St. Queer is a DJ, musician, drag queen, and cabaret artist. They are a co-founder of Jaffe St. Queer Productions, whose recent partnership with the Penn Museum produced the original musical “Eric & Lili’s Night at the Museum,” and their cabaret duo Glitter & Garbage was named Philly Magazine’s Best Cabaret Act 2019. Lili is also the prettiest cast member in their recurring one-woman show “Cabaret Sauvignon.”https://www.instagram.com/lilistqueer/  

Mörk Gryning ~ Arsantiqva ~ The Noctambulant

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*7 PM Doors7:30 PM ShowMÖRK GRYNINGMÖRK GRYNING was founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 1993 by Goth Gorgon and Draakh Kimera. The debut album “Tusen År Har Gått” (1995), was recorded at Unisound Studios, produced by Dan Swanö and released by No Fashion. The group returned to action in November 1996, working at Sunlight Studios together with Tomas Skogsberg and DISMEMBER’s Fred Estby to craft the “Return Fire” record. This album would include their interpretation of SLAYER’s “Necrophiliac”. Returning in 2000 along with guitarist Avathar, a scene veteran, the band wrote “Maelstrom Chaos” at the legendary Grieghallen Studios Bergen, Norway. In January of 2004, MÖRK GRYNING cut their rendition of “Neverwhere” for an AT THE GATES tribute album “Slaughterous Souls – A Tribute To At The Gates” released through Drowned Scream Records. Ever since the debut album, “Tusen år har gått…”, MÖRK GRYNING have refused to follow in the footsteps of others and have walked their own paths – something which is made very clear on the 2003 release “Pieces of Primal Expressionism”, an experimental and heavy progressive release recorded at Dug out, produced by Daniel Bergstrand. After a couple of years of touring and festival performances, the band was put on-hold. Returning to the scene again in 2017, the band performed an exclusive live show in Stockholm playing all the songs from the debut album and some other songs from the back catalogue. This ended in releasing the 4-song live record called “Live at Kraken”.ARSANTIQVAArsantiqva is an extreme metal act hailing from Brooklyn, NY. Officially formed in September of 2009 by Diktator (Guitar/Keys), Haeor (Bass/Drums), and Abraxas (Vocals). They are driven by a doctrine of post-apocalyptic dystopian philosophy, the expression of a disintegrated civilization deconstructed to a primitive state of existence.https://arsantiqva.bandcamp.com/THE NOCTAMBULANTThe Noctambulant is a melodic black metal ensemble from Jacksonville, FL. Specializing in a dark, atmospheric sound that invokes the blackest of northern tenets while never ignoring titan hooks that keep listeners coming back; The Noctambulant literally means “night walker”, a fitting title for a musical collective risen from the darkest catacombs of metal.  https://thenoctambulant.bandcamp.com/

Greyhaven ~ LIMBS ~ The Callous Daoboys ~ Thotcrime

LIMBSLIMBS is a post-hardcore outfit hailing from Tampa Bay, Florida. Originally formed in 2013 under a different moniker, LIMBS released their debut album entitled ‘Dead Ends’ before undergoing a fairly drastic lineup change. After taking eight months for reformation, LIMBS regrouped and released their sophomore release ‘Admission,’ in late 2014, to copious amounts of positive feedback. In 2015, LIMBS toured the DIY circuits relentlessly, and released two independent singles. In March of 2015, LIMBS released the first single entitled ‘Poison,’ again receiving immense positive feedback. Two months later, in May of 2015, LIMBS released their second single of the year entitled ‘Ruin.’ In 2016, LIMBS ventured on a southeastern tour with Saosin and also performed at the South By So What?! Music Festival in Dallas, Texas. The band recorded a 3 song EP entitled ‘SLEEP,’ mixed by Beau Burchell (Saosin) and mastered by Mike Kalajian – released in April of 2017. In 2017, LIMBS joined up with Royal Division Entertainment for management, and soon set out to support Envy on the Coast on select dates in the southeast. Following that, the band trekked across the country supporting Hail The Sun on their nationwide headliner. In September of 2017, LIMBS announced their signing to Equal Vision Records. Their recently released EP, ‘SLEEP,’ has now been re-recorded under the production of Tim McTague (Underoath), remixed by Beau Burchell, and will be re-released by Equal Vision Records featuring new songs not heard on the previous rendition. As the latter half of 2017 approaches a new year, the band has no plans to slow down; a fall tour in support of their re-released EP, and winter recording plans are already set. Catch LIMBS’ energetic performance at one of their upcoming shows, and make sure to stay connected with the band through all social media outlets! GREYHAVENGreyhaven, a four-piece progressive post-hardcore group from Louisvile, Kentucky are back and ready shed light on life’s darkest areas with the announcement of their new record, ‘This Bright and Beautiful World’. But first, Brent Mills (vocals), Nick Spencer (guitar), Johnny Muench (bass) and Ethan Spray (drums) are ready to have some fun with the drop of the newest single, “ALL CANDY”. http://www.equalvision.com/artists/greyhaven/THE CALLOUS DAOBOYSMathcore metalcore band from Atlanta, Georgia.https://www.thecallousdaoboys.com/THOTCRIMEThotcrime is an online project between HayleyySparxx, Malady Jane, K Salmon, and Dot Homler. They released their first album, ønyøurcømputer in November of 2020, and have since gone on to release remix albums of their previous work, and a split with Nevada noise grind project Headgore. They are based out of Champaign-Urbana Illinois, Philadelphia Pa, and Nottingham UK, and combine elements of electronica, grind, and emo to create chaotic and sincere songs. They are currently set to release a remix compilation April 15th, 2022.https://thtcrime.bandcamp.com/

Spectral Wound ~ Deadyellow ~ Hallucinogenic Bulb at Kung Fu Necktie

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*7PM Doors7:20 PM ShowSPECTRAL WOUNDSoul-destroying black debauchery.https://spectralwound.bandcamp.com/DEADYELLOWDiscordant, yet symmetrical blackened metal.  Untethered by any constraints.  Raw yet alluring.  Frenzied yet methodical.https://deadyellows.bandcamp.com/HALLUCINOGENIC BULBNoise/drone from Philadelphia. You can thank Dave Petersen for this mess.https://hallucinogenicbulb.bandcamp.com/

The Day of the Beast ~ The Crippler ~ Honey

THE DAY OF THE BEASTVirginia-based death/thrash metal. https://thedayofthebeast.bandcamp.com/THE CRIPPLERMurderous loud noise. https://youtu.be/-ZzLTMFjHoQHONEYPhiladelphia thrash metal. https://honey-philly.bandcamp.com/

Guerrilla Warfare ~ Freeze MF ~ Promise Breaker ~ On Sight at Kung Fu Necktie

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*7 PM Doors7:30 PM ShowFREEZE MFFreeze MF blends ice cold, rock n roll themes of guttural punk vocal stylings, hardcore intensities, and dance-like grooves that are as violent as a Philadelphia drug bust. Freeze formed in the Spring of 2018 featuring Dom Stone (Vocals), Nick Malfara (Guitar), Matt Gausel (Drums), and Chris Freeze (Bass). Demo 18 was recorded by Dylan Tasch with the intention of writing driving, riff-fueled, hardcore-garage jams. Shortly thereafter, the band was tracking their first EP, Join or Die, in legendary Studio 4 with Phil Odom and added the MF moniker to their name. In the early winter of 2020, Freeze MF toured the East Coast to the Mid-West, brutally terrorizing boomers and Trump fanatics along the way. The band supported Kublai Khan TX, Rhythm of Fear, END, and Stray From the Path in their hometown of Gritty Philadelphia. In 2021, Freeze MF has released singles such as “Still Dying” and “Inside My Head”. All produced by Adam Cichocki at Timber Studios FFO: Turnstile, Rotting Out, Converge, 2000’s Slasher Films JOIN OR DIE.https://freezemf.bandcamp.com/album/join-or-dieGUERRILLA WARFARERiver City rap metal.https://gwarfareband.bandcamp.com/album/c-o-n-s-u-m-ePROMISE BREAKERNU | Violence from the deep heart of Pennsylvaniahttps://promisebreaker.bandcamp.com/ ON SIGHThttps://onsighthc.bandcamp.com/

Stinking Lizaveta ~ Microwaves ~ Faking at Kung Fu Necktie

*All events are 21+ valid ID required for entry*7 PM Doors7:30 PM ShowSTINKING LIZAVETAStinking Lizaveta is a power trio from Philadelphia, categorized as “doomjazz.”MICROWAVESOf innumerable bands that traffic in dissonance, the musick of Pittsburgh, PA’s Microwaves’ shears clean and hot as an oxy-lance through the defenses of even the most cynical noise rock aficionado. The trio plies a no-wave/prog-thrash scree that evokes the doings of today’s renegade wetware punks who shove glass-sheathed RFID chips and rare-earth magnets into fresh incisions – dimensions away from the bluesy shot-and-beer heartland rock of their local bar scene. Bursting forth with 2001’s “Professional Systems Overload” EP and the following year’s “System 2” (both featuring original bassist/vocalist Steve Moore, now of ZOMBI) John Roman (drums, formerly of the 1985, and current member of Night Vapor and Brown Angel) and David Kuzy (guitar, vocals) cycled through bass players for several years (including a stint as a synth/sampler-augmented duo) before joining with Johnny Arlett for their longest-running lineup to date. Over the years, Microwaves continued to pick up the loose ends left by Voivod, MX-80, Snakefinger, and some of their own Pittsburgh-area “math-rock” contemporaries, twisting them into a Gordian knot that at once rages and confounds. Their latest album, “Via Weightlessness,” tones down their previous effects-heavy approach, charging lean and unabated toward their dystopian vision. Kuzy’s guitar chimes through the mix with spindly atonal runs more akin to data streams spat from an outdated mainframe, alternately careening into chugging, crossover-thrash riffs. The Roman/Arlett rhythm section is much more than the sum of its parts: Beefheartian clamor served up with cyborg precision underpins overdriven bass, rumbling forth frenziedly as a DMT-dosed rhino. Kuzy, the paranoid town crier, and Arlett, the unhinged shrieker, deliver a twin-vocal assault covering most topics previously found in your local video rental shop’s cult/sci-fi section. FAKINGFAKING is a noise rock trio from Philadelphia that blends angular aggression, brooding filth, and mathy weirdness. Giant pounding drums, biting bass synth, and harsh guitar riffs that bleed into reverb drenched seasick leads create the odd-time foundation while vocals scream and holler about shitty people doing shitty things.

Plague Years ~ Somnuri ~ Dissentience ~ Morbid Cross at Kung Fu Necktie

PLAGUE YEARSLike an icepick to the face, PLAGUE YEARS arrives with an electric surge of sudden pain. An unrelenting end of the world assault of the cataclysmic convergence of thrash and hardcore, with bits of blackened death and midtempo madness to spare, the Detroit master blasters are here to crash the crossover party. Summoning the primitive spirit of the singular moment when the heaviest of metal first smashed into a circle pit, PLAGUE YEARS reignite the flame with sharp fury.The devilish and down-tuned death worship within PLAGUE YEARS serves as a demonic calling card for the Detroit foursome, a brutal counterbalance to their otherwise likeminded thrash revivalists. On Circle of Darkness, the band’s full-length debut, PLAGUE YEARS reunite with engineer Arthur Rizk, whose work with Power Trip, Tomb Mold, Candy, and Cavalera Conspiracy has propelled him to the front of the horde amidst the resurgence of crossover thrash.SOMNURI Drawn out of a unique, creative vision and driven by a deep passion for all things heavy, Somnuri aren’t your typical Brooklyn sludge metal band. While fans of High On Fire, Mastodon, Kvelertak and Torche may fall in love, Somnuri bring so much more to the table than the mere sum of their parts; shying away from tropes and committing instead to a determined, iconoclastic approach. Musical liberation was on full display for their self-titled, Magnetic Eye Records released debut, which received rave reviews. Suffice it to say, fans of heavy music near and far are excited for the release of the band’s upcoming second LP, “Nefarious Wave”, slated for 2021.DISSENTIENCEThough the forges of the Bethlehem Steel have long been extinguished, Dissentience is here to prove that the steel town still has plenty of metal to offer. Since its inception, the four-piece death-thrash act has set out to bring their unique blend of speed, groove, and unfiltered aggression to the masses across the tri-state area and northeast U.S. The release of the band’s 2018 EP Mask of Pretense brought forth praise both from fans and critics alike, with Decibel Magazine calling it “relentless, technical and melodic.” An explosive showcase of energy and precision, Dissentience’s live performance took them to the Viper Room after winning the East Coast leg of the Wacken Metal Battle USA in 2019. Entering the scene with unmatched intensity and a sound that already screams “unique,” the take-no-prisoners attitude of Dissentience is indisputable and made even more apparent on their upcoming album.https://dissentience.bandcamp.com/album/empire-anatomyMORBID CROSSThrash metal from Southern New Jersey. Nothing but booze, bud and blasphemy.https://morbidcross666.bandcamp.com/