On a hot summer night in Veracruz Mexico circa 1982, Consuela Espinoza stumbled out of her dilapidated shanty and into Rock N Roll history. What began as an innocent night of snorting horse tranquilzers in a hotel room with seven members of the village jai alai team went on to produce the greatest metal band to ever live. Unhampered by a steady regime of tequila and ill advised sumo lessons, nine months later five bastard children where born. Unable to care for her hungry offspring and concerned that motherhood would seriously interfere with her Tuesday night Karaoke league, Consuela hastily packed the babies into the saddlebags of a burro and sent her children off to America in search of a better life. Against all odds, 14 years later, and nearly dead from dehydration, the burro knelt down to drink from the stagnant waters of the Rio Grande just ouside of Juarez Mexico –mere yards from the U.S. border. With one fleeting burst of energy the brothers Espinoza cinco climbed from their leather restraints and scampered the vast reach of the river, collapsing onto the sweet amber hue of American soil. As if by destiny, lodged in the sand beneath their tanned faces was a record sleeve upon which were the words “PARANOID” and “BLACK SABBATH”. For many years to follow, this definitive black metal album served not only as a teacher and a mentor..but also as a friend. From these bleak and humble begins grew the seed that would eventually be the band we know today. Often referred to as the greatest heavy metal band to ever live..always referred to as…
Speedfreak is a Chicago-based heavy metal band, formed in the summer of 2006. Founding members Kevin (guitars) and Tom (vocals) solidified their rhythm section with Balow (drums) and Dirty Steve (bass) in 2008, and haven’t looked back since. Their blend of the old-school songwriting styles of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and Black Sabbath and the heavier styles of more modern bands like Pantera, Metallica and Black Label Society has earned them a loyal following all over the Chicago area. After putting out a series of demos and an EP, they released their first full-length album, “Loaded”, in the summer of 2012, and followed up with the “Baptized In Gasoline” EP in 2013. They are currently playing all over the Midwest, including opening slots in support of national bands like Shadows Fall, Kill Devil Hill, Black Water Rising, & Texas Hippie Coalition; and hope to tour in the near future. So roll with them or get run over, either way they’ll see you on the road!
Calling all Denim Clad Sailors! Chicago’s premier Turbonegro tribute band is ready max out the throttle of death punk music. This five piece will take you for a trip through the City of Satan and back. It’s time to get it on !
At the outermost fringe of the universe, far beyond the range of sentient thought, they were born. Four beings, spawned forth from the unholy union of dark matter and the semen of God. For eons they have grown powerful beyond comprehension, enveloping stars, entire solar systems, with their presence. They have eaten suns. They have shat galaxies. They have tasted the sweat of the purest virgins.
The collective consciousness of the demigods has encompassed all of time and space. Knowledge of the dawning of life and of six different apocalypses fills their minds. Their gargantuan and pulsating influence yet expands, even to the mortal realm, silently but swiftly penetrating the spongy and waiting minds of the human race. Women lie with their clothes rended from their bodies, their naked flesh exposed and their minds rotted, maniacal babble exploding from their lips. They speak of lands undreamed, creatures blacker than the deepest abyss, and a name: Baldor…