THE DEAD AND GONE
Eske is a 4 piece that started in the fall 0f 99’ Lou and Migs met while doing time at Farragut H.S. Brian and Rob met there a few years later. we played our first show February 2001, the rest is history.
HotLips Messiah is Chicago’s premier mutant rock band. They have been a fixture on the Chicago punk and mutant rock scene for a decade and played legendary venues such as the Lounge Ax and the Fireside Bowl. Large venues like the Congress Theatre, and dinky little holes in the wall like the Big Horse. They have played with bands as obscure as Phil A. Sheo & the Goods and with bands as huge as the Misfits. With classic original bands like the Avengers and the Germs and with modern inspired schizos the Rotten Fruits, the Urinal Mints and the Functional Blackouts. Musically, they are a tornado of noise, filth and ass-shaking melody and catchiness. Lyrically, they use science fiction and sleaze as a blunt metaphor for the INhuman condition mankind finds itself in today.
Since Johnny Vomit’s inception in December of 1986, the band has created quite a name for itself with its patented brand of musical mayhem. Hailing from Chicago’s South Side and south suburbs, Johnny Vomit has attained cult-like status through numerous frenzied live gigs, one-of-a-kind drunken blowouts, and a 1989 demo that unleashed the band throughout the underground.
Influenced by mid-80’s speed metal, hardcore and punk rock, the band was formed by John and Roman while attending Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. John took the name Johnny (from his high school screw around band John Doe) and Roman contributed the name Vomit (from his high school project Vomit) to arrive with the moniker Johnny Vomit. Venom, Discharge, D.R.I., Black Flag, Meatmen and the Mentors are cited as the bands’s early influences.
Forged in 2000, MALAS have been conjuring their brand of skull thrashing METAL. Members from the 1990’s bands MALDICION & LORD BLASPHEMER have maintained the bone crushing Chicago sound influenced by CELTIC FROST, SLAYER, SODOM, etc. “Their live show is an assault to the senses. Blasting & thrashing a fierce attack of death metal”. In 2004, they released a three song sampler which was the catalyst to the full length cd titled “Conquest.” The 2005 release was done with three Indie labels, Sempiternal Productions, Utterly Somber Creations and MALAS’ own Maldito Records. The second demo titled “King of Thieves” was released in 2010. Our second full length release, “Path to Holocaust”, blisters its way through Hell and back. This record was made possible by the efforts of Utterly Somber Creations and Maldito Records. “Path to Holocaust” is available now! We invite you to check out our live shows, music and website. If you would like to book the band for a show or purchase a cd or shirts, please contact us. email: firstname.lastname@example.org