War Curse

War Curse

Paralysis, No Gods, Assayer

Sat, September 23, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

War Curse
War Curse
Formed in 2013 by guitarists Justin Roth, Joshua Murphy, and drummer James Goetz, War Curse has become a new prominent force in thrash metal. Like many bands facing the harsh realities of life and relationships, War Curse has endured a handful of line up changes since it’s inception. In 2016 War Curse added some serious firepower and experience to the line up with the addition of ex Grip Inc / current Heathen bassist Jason VieBrooks. In 2017 the line up was once again complete with Blaine Gordon assuming the role of vocalist and frontman.

The band’s debut EP “Final Days” (released via Static Tension Recordings) propelled War Curse out of the basement and on to the national circuit. The band’s true to roots bay area sound has resonated with metal fans and media alike. After writing early material and ramping up for local and regional shows in 2014, War Curse spent most of 2015 melting faces around the mid-west, sharing the stage with notable bands like Havok, Raven, Metal Church, and Black Fast. 2016 would prove to be a break-out year, seeing War Curse further expand their reach by touring the U.S. in support of “Final Days” alongside Miami death thrash pioneers Solstice. High energy shows across the map garnered War Curse the reputation of being a must see live act, assaulting ear drums and doling out sore necks in every city they step foot in.

In 2017 the band has shifted it’s primary focus back to writing, enlisting the services of Ben Schigel of Spider Studios (Chimaira, Drowning Pool, Ringworm) to engineer and produce their upcoming sophomore release. The untitled full length album will feature 8 new tracks and two guest solo appearances from a couple of bay area heavy hitters (yet to be announced). Upcoming tours, headlining dates, festival appearances, and War Curse’s first venture into Europe and Mexico will fill in the blanks between studio sessions. Check back for updates and announcements as 2017 unfolds.

“Final Days” is available at warcurse.com or from iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, and all of your favorite platforms.
Paralysis
Paralysis
Paralysis was born immediately after founder Jon Plemenik heard "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne blaring through the speakers of a football stadium in a YouTube video he watched when young. He discovered how much he loved heavy metal music, and then he realized that music was what he truly wanted to do with his life from that point forward. Coming from a life full of constant struggle and poverty, he planted the seeds for Paralysis in October 2010 when he was playing cover songs night after night in his basement with some local friends. The band would take influence from thrash metal and hardcore bands like Megadeth, Sepultura, D.R.I., Razor, Morbid Saint, Kreator, Tankard, Suicidal Tendencies, Death Angel, Exodus, Anthrax, Demolition Hammer, Leeway, Cro-Mags, Power Trip, Toxic Holocaust, and Iron Reagan. Paralysis would eventually have a full line-up that would perform at open-mic nights at their local music center every Tuesday night in Long Valley, New Jersey. After continuously playing that stage and avidly honing their skills, the band managed to become better and then realized that playing thrash metal was what they truly wanted to do. However, in May 2013, Plemenik felt that the rug was abruptly dragged out from beneath his feet as The Studio at Long Valley closed down. As a result, Plemenik would only begin setting his ambitious sights by beginning to branch out of his hometown and the band played its first show outside Long Valley on July 29th, 2013 at The Championship Bar and Grill in Trenton, NJ opening for 40 Below Summer.

From there, Plemenik and the rest of the band became excited about the future and began to see Paralysis as a serious band. Paralysis has become a significant live performance force in New Jersey and New York City because they continued to play a large volume of shows throughout 2013 and beyond. To many in the area, Paralysis has a reputation of offering a very energetic live show with an electric stage presence by the band members' constant movement, passion, and riffs that command an audience to unleash mayhem. Throughout Paralysis's experiences, they managed to open up for bigger national bands such as Soulfly, D.R.I., Toxic Holocaust, Terrorizer, Toxik, Whiplash, Raven, Hellwitch, Onslaught, Morbid Saint, Artillery, Vektor, Lich King, Blood Feast, Exmortus, Hatchet, Generation Kill, Strike Master, Vision Of Disorder, Act of Defiance, and Sworn Enemy. Paralysis continues to remain active by playing numerous live shows every month and touring throughout the United States.

2015 and 2016 would prove to be a period where Paralysis had several line-up changes that proved to be a challenge, but Plemenik would boldly persist and find a core by adding bassist Patrick Harte, drummer Matt Pavlik, and lead guitarist Ron Iglesias all to the fold. As a result, the band congealed into an alloy of some of the most ferocious, top-notch musicians of its local area and are extremely capable of being the stewarts of a cataclysmic thrash attack live and in studio. Paralysis managed to self-release two EPs named No Turning Back and You Can't Win, the later of which features guest appearances from thrash metal legends Gerre (Tankard), Bobby Gustafson (Satan's Taint, Ex-Overkill), and Josh Christian (Toxik). Looking to 2017, the band is ready to initiate a diligent world conquest by touring in support of an upcoming full-length album to be released during the second half of 2017.
No Gods
No Gods
The Beach Boys of Thrash Metal
Assayer
Assayer
Formed in early 2010, Assayer was forged with a wide variety of influences. With a sound rooted in the traditional American metal of Metallica and Pantera, Assayer blends in progressive and extreme elements seamlessly to create a sound that is both familiar, yet distinct. Spending almost two years in the studio perfecting their craft, they are now armed with their new release "Return to the Throne" and are ready to unleash their brand of progressive extreme metal upon the world
Venue Information:
Upstairs at Kung Fu Necktie
1248 N. Front St
Philadelphia, PA, 19122
http://kungfunecktie.com/

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