Born in the bitter cold winds of Chicago, Illinois, Bloodletter was formed in 2013 to help spread melodic, heavy and fast thrash metal. With influences from bands like: Skeletonwitch, Kreator, At The Gates, Iron Maiden and Slayer then combining them with a strong interest in: all things supernatural, the occult, witchcraft, and the afterlife, they ended up with a furiously fast, catchy and menacing brand of metal.
Bloodletter has shared the stage with such acts as: Exodus, DRI, Havok, Arsis, Jungle Rot, The Atlas Moth, Blood Incantation, Immolation, Onslaught, Artillery, Lich King, Exmortus, Tengger Cavalry, Allegaeon, Powerglove, Elder, and Cross Examination to name a few.
Bloodletter is: Pete Carparelli on Guitar & Vocals, Pat Armamentos on Lead Guitar, Tanner Hudson on Bass and Zach Sutton on Drums.
NEQUIENT is a metallic hardcore band from Chicago. Building on a foundation of thrashing d-beat, they draw influences from a broad spectrum of aggressive styles including grindcore, crust, sludge, death metal, black metal, and noise rock. The result is a uniquely punishing sound that emphasizes percussive intensity and razor-sharp hooks.
Formed in 2014, NEQUIENT’s first official release was 2015’s Infinite Regress EP, the start of a longstanding collaboration with producer Pete Grossmann (Immortal Bird, Warforged) at Bricktop Recording in Chicago. Following a few personnel shifts, the group settled on its four-piece configuration and forged a debut full-length, Wolves at the Door, issued in 2018 by Nefarious Industries.
On their second album, Darker Than Death or Night, NEQUIENT set out to embrace even more diverse sounds than before without sacrificing their tightly honed focus or capacity for vicious sensory assault. This is a singular breed of heavy music: tightly controlled yet satisfyingly grimy, attuned to the anxieties of an uneasy era and unconcerned about fitting into the preconceived boundaries of subgenre. Produced by Grossmann, mixed by Sanford Parker (Voivod, Yob, Eyehategod) and mastered by Collin Jordan (Harm’s Way, Windhand), the album features artwork and design by Scott Shellhamer as well as a guest vocal turn from Eddie Gobbo of Something is Waiting.
BURNED IN EFFIGY
BURNED IN EFFIGY is a neoclassical melodic death metal band from Chicago, IL.
In January 2022 the band independently released its debut album ‘Rex Mortem’ which was highly acclaimed by leading heavy music media and led to the band sharing the stage with iconic acts such as IMPENDING DOOM and OBSCURA.
Featuring Mark Smedborn on vocals, Mike Hisson and Steve Bacakos on guitar, and founding members Matt Watkins on bass alongside drummer Eddie Dec, the band have taken time in finding its sound and refining its full-length debut.
A must for listeners of acts such as THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and INFERI, with the band’s attention to virtuosity and intensity in equal measure, the effort and accomplishment of the band’s debut led to being talent scouted. In July 2022 BURNED IN EFFIGY signed a worldwide deal with leading New York based heavy music agency EXTREME MANAGEMENT GROUP, joining a roster that featured iconic acts such as SUFFOCATION, CRYPTOPSY, ORIGIN and MISERY INDEX. Hard at work on the bands sophomore album and aiming to take its signature melodic death metal sound across the US, and in time the world, BURNED IN EFFIGY continue to ascend in search of conquest.