THE NATIVE HOWL
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!
FROM THOSE ASHES
From Those Ashes are bringing the “second second wave” of metalcore – a return to the melodic and heavy music of the late 90s and early 2000s, influenced by bands like In Flames, and Killswitch Engage.
We’re on that 2003 shit.