Showing posts with label Riot Fest 2013. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Riot Fest 2013. Show all posts

Friday, September 13, 2013

GWAR, Hatebreed, and Iron Reagan Tour

Intergalactic mutants GWAR and hardcore metal heavyweights Hatebreed are co-headlining a short run of gigs in September. GWAR has also confirmed a new festival date, appearing at Chicago's "Riot Fest" for the second year in a row. Joining the fun will be Richmond, VA's Iron Reagan, featuring members of Municipal Waste and Cannabis Corpse.

Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta had this to say about the upcoming mini-tour:

"We're extremely happy to finally hook up some GWAR/Hatebreed dates after years of trying to get our schedules to connect! We'll have spent this entire summer rocking stages in Europe so it will be great to get back to the good ole USA, to get down & dirty in the clubs with our favorite mutants from Antarctica. These gigs are not to be missed!"

GWAR front-thing Oderus made a simpler comment. "GWAR and Hatebreed together is really gonna fuck some people up."

Come on and join all the sick fun at the following crummy dives and exhausting festivals...

Co-Headline Tour with Hatebreed

9/13: Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest*
9/14: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls
9/15: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10/26: Austin, TX @ Emo's (Housecore Horror Film Fest)*

*denotes festival appearance*

TONIGHT: GWAR Rock Chicago at Riot Fest Confirmed to Wreak Havoc Down Under at the 2014 Soundwave Festival

Thankfully GWAR has a later Riot Fest slot for 2013 near dusk.   Seeing them in the afternoon sun was truly terrifying!   Nonetheless, we got some rockin' campy shots of their set and the crowd carnage after including some of our all time favs below.   ChiIL Live Shows will be there for the bloodbath tonight... will you?!   Bring on the camp n gore.   Click here for more of our photo filled Riot Fest recaps.

Fresh off their highly successful and best GWAR-B-Q yet, your lords and masters have announced that they will be conquering yet another festival.  That's right everyone's favorite Scumdogs GWAR will be returning to the land down under to wreak havoc and make sweet Kangaroo love with the locals.  The first show is Saturday February 22nd in Brisbane, followed by shows in Syndey, Melbourne and Adelaide before wrapping up Monday March 3rd in Perth.  A complete list of dates is below.

"Considering it was twice as big as last year's 2012 GWAR-B-Q and about eight times as slaughter-ific, your Lords and Masters, the mighty GWAR, are semi-satisfied, said lead singer Oderus Urungus, who was contacted at this Antarctican fortress.  "The sheer amount of carnage influcted...I mean I saw whole families just wiped out in the savage glee of the Pit of the GWAR-B-Q, willingly screaming as their bodies were pulped by our giant meat grinder.  Every drop of GWAR Beer and GWAR B-Q Sauce was consumed, and all the bands ruled! And loyal bohab Goldmember repeated as Spew-O-Lympic champion it was far and away the greatest GWAR-B-Q yet."

"Now on to our new album Battle Maximus, the new GWAR album, featuring the debut of new Scumdog Pustulus Maximus.  A new era of GWAR has begun.  Hail FLATTUS, Hail GWAR, tell all of your friends that missed the 2013 GWAR-B-Q that they fucked up!"

On playing the Soundwave Festival Oderus said:

"We can't wait to come back to Australia as part of the colossal Soundwave Festival.  Now if we could only figure out how to get there, if we swim, on Gor-Gor's back we should be able to decimate Asia nicely"

GWAR recently announced the first leg of their massive "Madness at the Core of Time" world tour, in support of their new album, Battle Maximus.  The tour, which features a completely brand-new show full of slavering creatures and deserving victims, is set to kick off October 2nd in Columbus, Ohio and runs through November 17th in Washington, DC.  GWAR shall be joined by deathcore heavyweights and label-mates Whitechapel, Richmond, VA thrashers Iron Reagan (featuring Municipal Waste singer Tony Foresta) and A Band of Orcs (who are actually a band of Orcs).

GWAR has teamed up with VICE to drop the next tasty morsel from Battle Maximus on your pointy little heads.  Head HERE, to read an exclusive interview with Oderus and to hear the premiere of the song "Bloodbath".

GWAR is set to release Battle Maximus their 13th studio album, and their first since legendary Scumdog Flattus Maximus returned to the stars to fulfill his cosmic destiny. The album will be available September 17th via Metal Blade Records.  Check out the first track, "Madness at the Core of Time" and pre-order your copy of Battle Maximus HERE.

GWAR's Battle Maximus features twelve brand new tracks that not only honor their departed ally, but tells the story of GWAR's latest struggle against what may be their greatest enemy yet...the insidious "Mr. Perfect", who has travelled through time itself to steal the power of GWAR--the power of immortality, and use this power to mutate the human race into his twisted vision of what the "perfect" human should be. Once again GWAR finds themselves as the only thing standing between the human race and the latest super-powered shithead bent on the destruction of GWAR and the enslavement of their worshippers.

Tracklisting for Battle Maximus
1) Intro
2) Madness at the Core of Time
3) Bloodbath
4) Nothing Left Alive
5) They Swallowed the Sun
6) Torture
7) Raped at Birth
8) I, Bonesnapper
9) Mr. Perfect
10) Battle Maximus
11) Triumph of the Pig Children
12) Falling
13) Fly Now

GWAR Live:
Co-Headline Tour with Hatebreed

"Madness at the Core of Time" Tour With Whitechapel, Iron Reagan and Band of Orcs:

2/22/14: Soundwave Festival Brisbane
2/23/14: Soundwave Festival Sydney
2/28/14: Soundwave Festival Melbourne
3/1/14: Soundwave Festival Adelaide
3/3/14: Soundwave Festival Perth


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Gemini Club Plays North Coast Music Fest, FREE MP3, New Video & More #NCMF

This is the first year since it's inception that ChiIL Live Shows has opted not to cover North Coast Music Festival.  

We'll still chime in here n there with must see recommendations and we'll be back with a vengeance covering every day of our annual fav, RIOT FEST!!

If you're heading to NCMF13, check out Gemini Club.

Tour Dates     
Aug 30 - Chicago, IL - North Coast Music Festival 2013
Oct 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Culture Collide Festival
Oct 12 - San Francisco, CA - Neck of the Woods
Oct 14 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
Oct 15 - Philadelphia, PA - MilkBoy Philadelphia
Oct 16 - Boston, MA - Church
Oct 17 - New York, NY - CMJ (Details TBA)

Releases New Music Video
Directed by Brain Killer

“Sparklers” Available As A Free MP3 Download Now

Gemini Club Announce Fall Tour Dates

The new music video for the song “Sparklers” by Chicago-based indie-dance four piece Gemini Club was directed by visual & street artist Brain Killer and produced by Red Bull Sound Select. The video debuts today and can be viewed at Fans can also download a free MP3 featuring a new mix of the song via the Gemini Club Soundcloud page.

Shot on location in Chicago, the concept behind “Sparklers” was a collaborative effort, melding the band’s dance rock sound with Brain Killer’s darker aesthetic. Gemini Club had ideas for the video revolving around projection mapping, warping physical space and time-lapse shots. Per Gemini Club’s Daniel Brunelle, “Brain Killer took our ideas and wove them into a complete narrative that really made the song shine.”

Gemini Club is Tom Gavin (vocals), Gordon Bramli (DJ), Daniel Brunelle (production) and Ryan Luciani (drums). The infectious electronic-tinged, indie rock-influenced songs found on their two EPs, mixed with their unique live set up--featuring a specially designed rig that allows for on-the-fly remixing of their own songs--have made them one of Chicago’s leading bands to watch. Gemini Club most recently performed as direct support for Metric during Red Bull Sound Select’s free concert series in July. The band just announced a number of additional shows, including stops at Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival and Los Angeles’ Cultures Collide Festival. See full tour routing below.

Look for Gemini Club’s new single “Preached” to be released this fall via Red Bull Sound Select.

Gemini Club:


Red Bull Sound Select is a long-term music initiative that invests in local music scenes, and connects artists and fans with one another to be part of the stories that break music. Since its BETA launch in February, Red Bull Sound Select has hosted nearly 60 “Presents” showcases to welcome more than 100 new artists into the program including Chance the Rapper, Cherub, The Black Cadillacs, HANDS, Heliotropes, Show You Suck, Beach Party, Wildcat! Wildcat!, Sasha Go Hard, Rivals of the Peacemaker and many more.

Every month, a collective of local music curators invite three new artists from each participating city into the program and host a “Red Bull Sound Select Presents” showcase to introduce them. Red Bull Sound Select curators include: Brooklyn Vegan, Next Big Nashville, East Village Radio, Fake Shore Drive, Transmission Entertainment, Knuckle Rumbler, Full Service Music, MFG Productions, Lightning 100, Do 312, Riot Fest, ScoreMore, Afropunk, Brooklyn Bodega, IAMSOUND and Marathon Music.

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