The Chicago Metal Factory & Rebel Radio presents
the 20th annual HOLIDAY OF HORROR
Admission includes two rooms of Metal:
17+ in Rock Club with MACABRE, Novembers Doom, Avernus, Kastasyde
21+ in Music Joint with Elbow Deep, Spare Change and more.
Stick around after the show for a FREE SHOW with Judas Rising in the Joint at midnight!
Macabre blends elements of true crime, math rock, nursery rhymes, punk, thrash, folk melodies, death metal, jazz fusion, black metal and more into an energetic, catchy and unmistakable amalgam, refers to Macabre’s signature style. It’s a genre of one. The all-too-true tales of man’s inhumanity to man are delivered with knife-edge precision, interspersed with Corporate Death’s patented (back when he was a toddler) screech.
In 2006, Novembers Doom once again entered the studio to record the follow up to 2005’s “The Pale Haunt Departure.” The philosophy was simple… If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. Sessions for “The Novella Reservoir” began with Chris Djuricic once again engineering and co-producing, also taking up the recording of the Bass guitar. Mixed by the highly respected Dan Swano, and mastered again by legendary James Murphy, “The Novella Reservoir” was completed, becoming the bands greatest audible onslaught yet. Taking their musical direction to the next logical step in their evolution, Novembers Doom has broken free from their past genre labels, to create a modern dark metal CD influenced heavily by their Chicago 90’s death metal roots. “The Novella Reservoir” is easily the bands most aggressive CD to date, and will, without a doubt concrete them as one of the top bands of their genre.
While said releases were a potent mix of death metal, doom, and cinematic atmosphere, the bands’ sound became like a chameleon, ever changing, and in 1997, MIA/OLYMPIC recordings released their debut album “Of the Fallen” which showcased a sound closer resembling Goth rock than the dark atmospheric metal Avernus became known for. The band also became notorious more for their ever changing line-up that often provided their ever changing sound, but despite the revolving door of members, Avernus still soldiered on, and despite many a hiatus, they managed to record material here and there, while never officially releasing them. That changed when Cursed Productions gave the world the much sought Sadness demo, alongside numerous hard to find and never released recordings entitled “Where The Sleeping Shadows Lie” which turned out to be a huge success and the last proper offering from the band.
In 2009, founding member and vocalist/guitarist Rick McCoy put the band into hibernation.
In fall 2012, the band reunited to perform the “Sadness” demo EP for a special performance with Macabre in Chicago. The fantastic energy from the rehearsal sessions and show inspired the band to pursue making new music. The band is currently writing brand new material to be released in 2013.
Avernus wishes to thank all those great people that have stood by us since our inception, we love you all… BERWYN!
“Through years of touring, recording, and a constant desire to evolve, Kastasyde has shown itself as one of Chicago’s most exciting bands. Blending a mirage of influences including metal, blues, and rock, the band has created a sound that is unique unto itself. Kastasyde is currently recording a brand new album to be released in 2013, and will be taking their intense live show on the road upon its completion. Determined to be heard…Kastasyde is here to stay”