Making a dent onto a competitive heavy music scene, Dirge Within quickly made a name for themselves through extensive touring and earning rave reviews from the press and public alike. Already seen touring with such acts as Trivium,Fear Factory,Static X, Devildriver,Gwar,Kittie,36 Crazyfists and Nonpoint.They have shown their versatility towards playing in front of a variety of crowds and holding …their own. Following up their highly acclaimed debut release, ‘Force Fed Lies,’ Dirge Within issued a three song Digital EP titled ‘Absolution 2011 EP’ (out August 16, 2011) Giving a taste of what’s to come from their forthcoming sophomore release “There Will Be Blood” due out in April 10th 2012. via Rocket Science ventures/Sony red.
PRODUCT OF HATE
With a vicious blend of groove, thrash, and new-wave metal, PRODUCT OF HATE was formed in the fall of 2007. Having performed in support of bands such as TESTAMENT, LAMB OF GOD, GWAR, CHIMAIRA, UNEARTH, MESHUGGAH, LAZARUS A.D., DIRGE WITHIN, and JOB FOR A COWBOY, PRODUCT OF HATE entered Belle City Sound in Racine, Wisconsin to record their debut EP entitled THE UNHOLY MANIPULATOR in 2010
In Greek mythology, the Elysion Fields serves as the final resting place of the heroic and virtuous men upon whom the gods have bestowed immortality. Enter these five brave souls, destined for greatness and steadfast in their duty: to defend these fields and guard the gates, opening them only for those that prove themselves worthy. The broodingly epic and melodic metal created by Elysion Fields matches this philosophy. This five piece metal band from Chicago recently released a self-titled EP that showcases their obvious talent as musicians and songwriters. Heavy machine gun drum patterns support dynamic soaring guitars, relatable lyrics, commanding vocals, and plenty of sing along choruses.
“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”