Date and Time
Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at 8:00pm
LORD DYING, BLACK QUEEN & ARCHONS
@ the VOID
$6 IN ADVANCE / $8 DAY OF SHOW
DOORS: 8 PM / SHOW: 9 PM
LORD DYING: They come from Portland, Oregon, a place over abundant with purveyors of the heavy riff. A region where the inhabitants are plagued with nerve and joint damage due to lack of sunlight. In a time where everyone is trying to out-sludge or out-doom each other Lord Dying gives something less than a fuck. They are a metal band with members of Black Elk , Portals, Le Force, Damn Your Eyes and Cremains, who in their short, one years time as a band have shared the stage with Unsane, Red Fang, Yob, Valient Thorr, and others locally. They have also braved the west coast twice, the first time alone, only to meet up with crazy prog-shredmeisters Danava and heavy lust-lifers Lecherous Gaze for a few shows, followed a few months later by another co-headling tour with local heavy punishers Nether Regions. Shortly after Lord Dying teamed up with longtime bros Kelly and Erica G and solidified the first monumental release, Lord Dying "s/t", in 7" form on his Powerblaster Records label. In May/June of 2012 Lord Dying travelled coast to coast and played some shows as direct support for Black Cobra and Gaza to eventually meet with Witch Mountain and tour with them as direct support for several weeks. Lord Dying are hitting the road again late October to support Red Fang and Black Tusk for another U.S, tour. Lord Dying are here to pummel with heavy riffs and promote simpler things like Cold brew-Hot Shower.
BLACK QUEEN: Started in 1998 in San Francisco out of the need to practice ritual magick via soundtrack horror metal, with stage antics and costumes that were ominously dark, yet sometimes bordered on the ridiculous and preposterous. Utilizing live ritual, pyrotechniques, and subversive promotional tactics, blackQueen soon became known as a powerful and obscure musical entity, in the SF metal scene, and also to the average listener, and performance art fan. Thier first effort and demo, 'Witch Metal' was recorded on 4 track and represented the bands willingness to be completely DIY, yet also to distance themselves from hardcore and black metal, by never venturing too far into either influence, yet remaining as a soundtrack to an end to the world of man thru the underground powers of esoteric witchcraft. The second release. 'the Antropocalypse' was recorded at Lucky Cat Studios by Kurt Schlegel, and was the first metal record to ever use oceanic terrestrial intelligence as its subject matter. Currently, blackQueen has reactivated after a haitus, and is active in their new home turf of the great northwest, with a new lineup, playing shows and writing material. In 2012 they released a Split 7" with The Family Curse with custom screenprinted covers featuring art by Coby Ellison, and also the 5 song CD 'March of the Obsidian Triumvirate' which features artwork by Lara Haynes Freed of Wormwood, and was home recorded by member Brandon Fitzsimons. BlackQueen designs and screenprints its own t-shirts, stickers and posters.
ARCHONS shifted it into gear circa 2004 in San Diego, California. Having risen from the ashes of the Seattle band Sludgeplow, ARCHONS rhythm section features Scott Driscoll on drums and Chad Hartgrave on bass. Jeff Doom rounds out the sound on guitar, coming from such Kansas City bands as the Hearers, Transdimensional Doorway and Erfmen. All originally from the Great Plains, ARCHONS now rock it up and down the West Coast, offering an original, uncompromising Heavy Sound set to a Thunderous Beat. Having recorded their first EP in the hallowed halls of San Diego's Casbah, the band has recorded a session at Merriam Shoals Studios, with Dr. David Moore twisting the knobs. Out now is the re-release of the Merriam Shoals EP (self titled) with extra tunes on Bloated Goat Records, Archons have also recorded a fantastic new album in Los Angeles with Toshi Kasai helping set the controls for the heart of the sun.