Thu, April 6th

Ikillya, Gozu, Fall of Humanity

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Doors 7PM
Show 7:30PM
Advance Price $12
Door Price $15
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Ikillya, Gozu, Fall of Humanity


GOZU

 
 

Gozu first emerged on the scene in 2010, after the release of their seven track, self-titled EP, Gozu heave the rock yet embody the soul on songs like human-liberation anthem “Rise Up”, and the D.A.R.E.-baiting “Meth Cowboy”. Fronted by Marc Gaffney vocals and guitar, Doug Sherman on guitar, Joe Grotto on bass, and Mike Hubbard on drums, Gozu’s sound is tailor-made for blasting out the car speakers via international radio airwaves. That music pulling up alongside you while walking the street minding your business, demanding that you get in the goddamned car. You come-to after two lost days on the side of a dirt road, dazed and bruised.
Small Stone Records soon snapped up Gozu, releasing their critically acclaimed album "Locust Season" that same year. Gozu spent the next year touring the Northeast with bands like St. Vitus, Pallbearer, Lo Pan, Storm of Light, Helmet, Elder, Mos Generator, Church of Misery, and Fu Manchu.
Shadowing the success of Locust Season, Gozu returned to the studio in 2013, recording their sophomore full-length album "The Fury of a Patient Man". Fury displays Gozu still driven by Gaff’s butter melting melodies and Doug’s mega-thick riffs, but with an expanded scope. Whether it’s a 24-minute deconstructed jam of “The Ceaseless Thunder Of Surf”, or the High on Fire-style gallop of “Charles Bronson Pinchot”, the band had paved their way to new musical terrain. Gozu’s songs have aired on national television, broadcast via MTV (Road Rules, Dudesons, Real World), NBC, and NASCAR. They have been nominated for numerous awards, as well as twice- invited to perform at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) international media and music festival in Austin, TX. Late 2014 sends Gozu off on their first European tour, performing at both Roadburn in Tilburg, Netherlands, and DesertFest Berlin with Yob, Church of Misery and Kvelertak. 
Gozu headed into Wild Arctic Studio in 2015, working with Dean Baltulonis (Primitive Weapon, Sick Of It All, Hatebreed) to record their much-celebrated third album, “Revival” (Ripple Music).
The year 2016 has brought Gozu front and center in the heavy rock and metal world. Gozu embarked on their second European tour, with Portland, Oregon’s own Holy Grove. Conquering seven countries to perform 20 shows in 20 days was a giant success to add to Gozu’s list of accomplishments. 
This year also delivers Gozu into a new relationship with Laurens Kusters’ management company Brooklyn Larry (Sick Of It All, Street Dogs).
Gozu now announces a new development in their signing on with Blacklight Media, a brand-new imprint from Metal Blade Records. Blacklight Media was founded by celebrity chef Chris Santos, in collaboration with Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel.



IKILLYA
 

IKILLYA are a NYC based metal band who have just wrapped up 2 years of supporting Vae Victis (released via Megaforce Recordings Inc), with yet another self booked 40+ date tour.  This time we covered 12,000 miles across the whole US including stops at Warped Tour, the inaugural Full Terror Assault festival and an appearance as the only metal band on Yelawolf’s first annual Slumfest.  We are especially honored to not only have played Yelawolf’s fest, but also to be the only metal band in the Slumerican family.

All in all, we’ve toured in 4 countries, and at least left tire tracks in every one of the continental united states.  We are privileged to now call Goatwhore, Byzantine, Battlecross, Thy Will Be Done, Crimson Shadows, Final Drive, Yesterday’s Saints, Headcrusher and many more both tour mates and friends.

We are now deep in our studio working on our forthcoming 3rd album.  We are focused on creating an album that defines who IKILLYA truly are.


Fall of Humanity
 

Fall of Humanity began when brothers Marcus and Michael Rafferty came together for just one song. Both had spent time in national touring acts (Silent Civilian and Brand New Sin respectively) as well as their own individual local/regional projects. The brothers had spent even more time touring as techs and stagehands with other larger acts (Hellyeah, Trivium and Chimaira) and lulls from the road were few and far between. However, it was during one of these lulls that Marcus presented the idea for the song, "Hulk Blood". After years of being occupied by their own separate endeavors, the opportunity to finally collaborate together and create something of their own begged the question... Why stop at one?

The song "Fall of Humanity" came next and became the decisive, underlying theme and message behind the music. The idea that our society and way of life as a whole continues to deteriorate around us while we aimlessly stumble through our days... blinded by collective cynicism, narcissism and consumerism. All completely numb to the erosion of our morality and core values. The title was quickly adopted as the name of the project. Despite time constraints with Marcus back on the road for large durations, the brothers continued to cultivate the idea while recruiting guitarist, Jimmy Falco. Over the next year, the trio began laying the foundations for what would become, Fall of Humanity. In the summer of 2015, the final piece was added when they brought aboard bassist, Doug Rice, solidifying an already seasoned and experienced lineup.

A few months later, armed with their debut EP, Fall of Humanity began a short tour through the mid-west and back up the east coast to test the meddle of the songs and the chemistry of the band. Not only were the songs received positively, but the band quickly proved that they were a force live that could also do them justice on a stage.

After a complete nationwide tour and another year of writing complete, Fall of Humanity is tested, proven and ready for their next chapter...