Showing posts with label Prong. Show all posts
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Monday, September 23, 2013

HELP LOCALLY: Cold Waves II Industrial, Metal, Cold Wave Benefit for Suicide Prevention at Metro

Cold Waves II is imminent this weekend at Metro.   Check it out.   A portion of this year's proceeds will benefit Hope for the Day, suicide prevention.

18 & OVER / DOORS: 5:00 / SHOW: 6:00





Hope For The Day is non-profit movement committed to educating youth, by using music and the arts as a defense mechanism against suicide. Our alternative approach strives to offer education, prevention and hope though creative expression.

Hope For The Day’s vision is to bring communities together in order to shed light on the unfortunate topics of depression and suicide. We wish to share the deeply personal connection creativity can have in fostering an environment of positive change to the suffering. We view art and music as a highway to the heart; two things that have allowed humanity to express our emotions for millennia. We wish to reduce suicide rates while inspiring and empowering the youth. Creating an awareness of suicide’s effects in Illinois with long term plans to go nationwide.

On June 21st, 2012 Jamie Duffy passed away in the early morning hours, leaving behind a legacy much greater than his known contributions to the industrial and metal genres. Even if you didn’t know Jamie Duffy, odds are that you still KNEW of Jamie Duffy and his work as he served as stage manager or as the soundman at many of your favorite Chicago venues such as the House of Blues, Cubby Bear, and Cabaret Metro amongst many others. He appeared on, mixed, produced, engineered, remixed or just plain influenced many of your favorite bands such as Chicago’s very own Ministry, Sister Machine Gun, Chris Connelly, Sister Soleil, Method Man, Lard and more.

In addition to being a sound engineer and producer, Jamie was also well known across Industrial Music’s landscape for his contributions as a member of the Coldwave/Metal hybrid band, Acumen Nation, and the Drum and Bass project, Dj? Acucrack not to mention his appearances on Pigface, Chemlab and Cyanotic albums.

Jamie Duffy’s contribution to the Metal and Industrial genres crossed over from releases on major record labels such as Warner Bros. Records and RCA records, to large independents such as WaxTrax!Records, to the smaller independent labels such as Invisible, Underground Inc, CrackNation records, WTII Records, Fifth Column and Metropolis records so it is more than likely that Jamie Duffy has touched you in some way even if you didn’t realize it at first.

Here’s a list of just some of Jamie Duffy’s musical credits, take a look, you may just realize that you know Jamie Duffy more than you think you do:

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

PRONG Announce European Tour Dates #originalvideointerview #showshots

Prong LIVE at The Vogue, Indianapolis  Friday the 13th, July 2012
All photos and video by bonnie kenaz-mara © 2013 chiIL Live Shows 

We caught Prong at Cobra Lounge in Chicago last year, right as Carved into Stone was released.   

The last time we caught Prong, we road tripped down to Indy to see them play The Vogue with Clutch and Lionize.

Check out our exclusive interview in Chicago with Tommy and Alexei below.

New York Metallers PRONG have confirmed that they will be heading over to Europe this Summer. The band is scheduled to play a handful of festival dates as well as a string of headline dates. Currently, the tour is scheduled to kick off June 23rd in Clisson, France at Hellfest and will run through July 14th in Serbia at Exit Fest. More dates are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. A complete list of dates can be found below.

PRONG are touring in support of their latest release Carved into Stone which was released in 2012 on Long Branch Records. The album which is quintessentially PRONG, stretches into the band's earliest and dirtiest foundations on which the band was founded on to the present as a staple of today's post-metal and rock scenes.

Carved Into Stone can be ordered from Amazon HERE. Be sure to check out the deluxe iTunes edition which features an exclusive bonus track which is a cover of the Rammstein track "Feuer Frei".

PRONG's video for "Revenge...Best Served Cold" can be streamed HERE.

Visit the PRONG online merch store HERE.

PRONG European Tour:
6/23: Clisson, France @ Hellfest*
6/25: Luzern, Switzerland @ Schüür
6/26: Freiburg, Germany @ Café Atlantik
6/27: Manheim, Germany @ Alte Seilerei
6/28: Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting*
6/29: Dordrecht, Holland @ Bibelot
6/30: Münster, Germany @ Sputnikhalle
7/12: Zlin, Czechoslovakia @ Masters of Rock*
7/14: Novi Sad, Serbia @ Exit Fest*

*Denotes Festival Appearance*

For more info visit:

Thursday, July 12, 2012

CLUTCH Summer Tour With Prong and Lionize # live show shots #tour news

Clutch opening for Motorhead--Congress Theater, Chicago 

Maryland metal heads, Clutch, have been one of our favorite bands for decades.  We always make a point to catch their Chicago shows.   This tour they're skipping Chi-town, so we're actually road tripping down to Indy this Friday and have a video interview set up with frontman, Neil Fallon.  

They're playing a bit closer to home at Mojoe's in Joliet on 11/2, but that's months away and we wanted to catch 'em with Prong (*click here for our original video interview with Tommy Victor and Alexei from Prong and live show shots from their recent show at Cobra Lounge, Chicago).
Maryland rockers CLUTCH are kicking off their summer tour 7/11 in Fayetteville, AR at George's Majestic Lounge.  Support will be provided by Prong and Lionize.  The tour also features festival appearances at the "Forecastle Festival" in Louisville, KY and the "Artscape Festival" in Baltimore, MD. The run is scheduled to wrap up July 22nd in Richmond, VA at The National.
CLUTCH will also be playing select dates in August with Lionize as well as performing at WWBN's "Dirt Fest" this August.  These shows are scheduled for August 9th - August 12th.  Opening these dates will be the band Monster Truck from Toronto, ON.

The band has rescheduled the two shows that were postponed this May.  These dates are now scheduled for November 1st through 3rd.   Lionize will be providing direct support and MonstrO will open these dates.  Please note that the Flint, MI and Detroit, MI shows are already sold out, tickets for the Joliet, IL show are still available.

Recently CLUTCH released a limited edition picture disc single of the track "Pigtown Blues" via Weathermaker Music.  The single is also available digitally.  The A-Side is "Pigtown Blues" and the B-Side is an acoustic version of the track "Motherless Child".  The disc can be found at your favorite record store as well as online at  This is the first new studio material from CLUTCH since 2009's Strange Cousins From the West, and the first simultaneous worldwide release for Weathermaker Music.

Want to be the first to know about everything CLUTCH related?  Be it tour dates, breaking news and exclusives, make sure to sign up for the CLUTCH Mobile Mailing List by texting CLUTCH to 94253.

Neil Fallon, Clutch at Congress Theater-Chicago opening for Motorhead with Valiant Thor 2011

7/11: Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic Lounge - Tickets 
7/12: Lawrence, KS @ Granda Theater - Tickets 

*7/13: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue - Tickets 

7/14: Vienna, WV @ Fishbone Gill & Grill - Tickets 
7/15: Louisville, KY @ Waterfront Park (Forecastle Festival)* - Tickets 
7/17: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues - Tickets
7/18: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall - Tickets
7/19: Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club - Tickets 
7/20: Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend - Tickets
7/21: Baltimore, MD @ Artscape Festival* - Free Festival 
7/22: Richmond, VA @ The National - Tickets

8/9: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance - Tickets 
8/10: Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom - Tickets 
8/11: Birch Run, MI @ Birch Run Expo Center (WWBN Dirt Fest)* - Tickets
8/12: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues - Tickets

11/1: Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop (Sold Out - Rescheduled from 5/13)
*11/2: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes - Tickets
11/3: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall (Sold Out - Rescheduled from 5/12)

*CLUTCH only

For More Info Check out Clutch's main site here or their own label site Weathermaker Music Here.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Witchburn LIVE Show Shots-Opening for Prong at Cobra Lounge

ChiIL Live Shows original live shots-Witchburn at Cobra Lounge opening for Prong, Chicago 4-20-12

Check 'em out!   Great for your METAL HEALTH...

Band Bio from their main site:

Heavy, down tuned, southern fried, whiskey soaked sabbra cadabra. Their live show pulsates with seething and sultry, sweaty energy. Bringing as much groove as brutal thunder, the music is like a hammer straight to your soul, crashing down through the sky... only you welcome its impact the moment they tear into their first song. 

Spilling their guts on every stage they play, they've opened for Slipknot, Helmet, Crowbar, Saint Vitus, Blue Cheer, Mudvayne, Fu Manchu, 3 Inches of Blood, Trouble, Zeke, Pentagram and Valient Thorr, to name a few. 



Featuring the soaring, soulful vocal power and prowess of Jamie Nova and the monster riff-crafting of Mischa Kianne on guitar and occasionally violin, 

along with the unmatched low-end heaviness of Jacy Peckham on bass coupled with the bone-crushing, rock solid anchor provided by Dana Sims on drums, 

Witchburn is the sound of rebellion in the voice of a hate-child conceived during a mythical orgy between Black Sabbath, Janis Joplin, Ronnie James Dio and Heart.

Witchburn delivers passionate, moody southern metal, made even more potent by the band's fierce energy and considerable musical chops. The smoky grooves are deep and heavy, tapping into a classic rock vein with gritty guitar lines, seamlessly blending vintage rock influence with that of modern metal. Their ready-for-battle anthems, apocalyptic overtones and dirty, doom-laden riffs keep your ears glued while confirming that these are dedicated musicians with genuine love for all that is heavy. 


Singer Jamie Nova is also well known for her former role as lead vocalist in the all female AC/DC tribute band Hell's Belles, in which she portrayed Bon Scott and Brian Johnson with her surprisingly expressive vocal range. 

Seeing what else this band is capable of becomes even more attractive when the black-dreadlocked guitarist trades her Les Paul for a violin on a song or two. 

Their mighty riffing, powerful vocals and kick ass, shout-along choruses completely galvanize even the most skeptical listeners, sending them promptly into blissful abandon as they surrender to pumping their fists in the air.

In the summer of 2010, the band independently released their first full-length album, This Is How We Slay Our Demons... which features 13 original tracks and was produced by Seattle's legendary Jack Endino (Nirvana, High on Fire, Zeke, Valient Thorr, 3 Inches of Blood to name but a few). They followed the release with aggressive touring throughout the western half of the US that summer, the following winter, and into the spring. 

They were also featured in the line up of Northwest summer festival concerts PDX Rockfest and the KISW Pain in the Grass 2011 alongside Korn, Queensryche, Chevelle, Hinder, Five Finger Death Punch, All That Remains and more, as well as Bumbershoot 2011 in Seattle with Pentagram, Valient Thorr, Red Fang and more. The band completed a European tour of in the fall of 2011 and are about to head to Hawaii for just a couple of dates before they hit the road to tour the states again in both March and April.

Witchburn has also garnered strong support from radio, including KISW in their native Seattle. The opening track on their debut offering, "Bleed the Stone", was featured in the KISW 9 O’clock Cockfight with Jolene, where it went on to win the maximum 7 times in a row before the song was placed in the Cockfight's "Hall of Fame". The station has also featured Witchburn as BJ Shea's Loud and Local Band of the Week on two separate occasions. 


Plans to record the follow up to their debut album are quickly coming together for the band to enter the studio with Jack Endino once again. Both the band and Endino are excited to work together again and the record’s completion is expected sometime in late spring or early summer, 2012. 

Pouring their whole hearts into their own bluesy brand of sultry Sabbath sludge, Witchburn commands you to throw your metal horns up high!


En Masse Live Show Shots-Opening for Prong at Cobra Lounge

ChiIL Live Shows original show shots

En Masse opened for Prong at Cobra Lounge, 4-20-12. 

Here's their deal, according to their FB Page:

Hometown: Batavia, IL
Genres: Metal / Metal / Metal
Label: N/A
Members: Don/Vocals, Parrot/Drums, Tony/Bass, Mike/Gutiar
A metal band. From the Chicago land area. They formed in 2010 to create a mixture of traditional Thrash/Death Metal with old school Hardcore and made a new mix. If you are a fan of Obituary, Cannibal Corpse, DRI, Slayer, Deicide, Pantera, Pestilence, Lamb of God, Possessed and Death, then you will like the fast hard hitting beats, riffs and vocals that they produce. They are an In Your Face band that will be sure to melt your face in the pit.

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