HIVELORDS (Philly, Anthropic) https://hivelords.bandcamp.com/ UNSACRED (RVA) https://unsacred.bandcamp.com/ EMBRA (RVA) https://www.facebook.com/mary.spiro/videos/10156751563515338/ VOARM (RVA) 9PM Doors // 10PM Sounds | $7 Cover | 18+ BUY TICKETS--> http://strangematterrva.ticketfly.com/event/1179489 One of our favorite current hotbeds for heavy metal of all genres is Philadelphia, and one of our favorite bands incorporating all genres of heavy metal happens to be from there, HIVELORDS. Featuring members of Tombs, Sadgiqacea, Crypt Sermon and Surgeon, the lineage lets you know it must be good! They'll be accompanied by RVA favorites, black metal rippers Unsacred as well as 2 newer Richmond units, EMBRA (current/ex members of Vorator, Tond, Left Cross, Drugs of Faith) and VOARM (current/ex members of Necrobeast, Argentinum Astrum, Dominium). Come expand your mind and see how diverse and mind-bending the extreme metal spectrum can get!
Sounds Like: Electric Wizard, High On Fire, Sunn O))), (the) Melvins, MAYHEM
Suddenly, the horrible uncertainty of existence has coiled and constricted the breath of reason and guise of knowledge.
A pleading gasp...
a stifled groan...
a puny squelch of fear...
The leech of time has been plucked from the skin of fear.
Days and years melt into pools of viru...See Full Bio
“Grand Cromlech, a quick fifteen minute 7" from Philly murk-dwellers Hivelords is an excellent example of a local band putting out a killer couple tracks that really captures the live feeling of their music perfectly. I was impressed by the band live... it's literally a wall of sound with one of the most versatile and interesting vocalists / frontmen I've ever seen. Kevin North utilizes multiple effects to create layers of vocal noise and combinations of melody / harsh screeches to give off the feeling of something totally unique in the field - which it is. The music is mostly slow, brooding dirges of melancholic progressions. The bass handles a lot of melodic undertones and direction but the guitars on top are often involved in counter-tempo tremelo strumming in the higher registers to create the feeling of swarming insects.”