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Anchor Steam presents DRINK STEAM with Ben Venom! Plus live sets by Hazzards Cure and Ancient Rites!! FREE EVENT!!! Working with repurposed materials to create textile-based pieces, BEN VENOM contrasts the often menacing and combative counterculture elements of biker gangs, metal music and the occult with the comforts of domesticity. This collision of traditional quilting techniques with elements tied to the fringes of society re-envisions the story of the material through a softer lens and examines a possibility for a new interpretation of American folklore. Get a free Ben Venom patch- there are only 100 though so come early! Ben will sew the first 10 patches on, so arrive early and bring a piece of apparel (patch size is 11x11). Continue the party with local metal bands Hazzards Cure and Ancient Rites. Anchor Steam drink specials all night!Save
Label: Season Of Mist
Ancient Rites is a Belgian black metal (old) / folk metal (recent) band formed in 1989.
Over the years, Ancient Rites have played with bands like: Deicide, Motörhead, Judas Priest, Cradle of Filth, Metallica, Dissection, Morbid Angel, Stormtroopers of Death, Mercyful Fate, Impaled Nazarene, Manow...See Full Bio
“Labels find bands like us difficult to sell I think, we have been asked by interested specialized labels to play more like this or that in order to get a contract but I always refused to play that game of hypes/trends and being dictated by labels or managers. It is more rewarding to do your own thing anyway instead of running behind trends. Ancient Rites was founded in the 80’s when certain newer subgenres didn’t even exist or were labelled as such and from that point of view we are not a hype type of band, we do re-invent our sound with each album but one can tell our musical roots are more ancient. Our following is a rather loyal one because of the fact we always had an own identity and I have no problem with the different labels people use to describe us as long as we can’t be compared to anyone else that is fine by me.”