Jucifer, founded in Georgia in 1993, are pioneers of the sludge / doom metal two piece. They are notorious for their use of massive amplification, and for their entirely nomadic lifestyle. Jucifer has spent all year, every year on the road since moving into their tour vehicle 11 years ago.
The fully awoken and screaming beast Of Wolves is Steve Sherwood (guitars/vox), Jon Kulpit (drums/back up screams) and Scott Cirksena (bass, backing vox). Steve a longtime old school DIY crossover Punk/Metalhead from many Chicago bands like IVC, THC, Chronic Jaywalker, Halftone, Hedspin. Steve became very frustrated with the the current evolution of heavier music types. Sick of seeing and hearing the “same ol shit” as he put it. He felt most music was trying to hard to be someone or everyone else instead of just being. All these bands trying to fit “the mold….or “cookie cutter” as he calls it. Why cant bands be heavy with out being fake? Or worse trying to sound like everyone else? Well he was ready! And he really needed the therapy! A heavy does of all forms of Punk & Metal. Its real and you can fell it. Even better you can see the release and the therapy this provides to the band and to their fans. After many drummers, heavy hitter Jon (ex Pervo, Crestfallen) gave the impact that was needed and after a Spinal Tap worth of bass players they finally found Scott (ex Flood, [omitted], A.S.S.).
Featuring members of American Draft, Veterans, Masses, and High Wasted, COKEGOAT is an aggressive, 6 member metal oriented band founded in and by Chicago. Artfully combining elements of doom, stoner and blackened death metal with tasteful guitar licks, COKEGOAT wants to taste your outsides from the inside.
WORLD WAR 10,000
Founded in 2011, World War Ten Thousand finds its influences in punk, rock and black metal as well as beer and whiskey. With sonic guitar riffs and driving drum and bass lines, their sound can best be described as skinbeam. The band has played numerous Chicago clubs over the past 10 months.