Hyborian, Thunderbird Divine, Geniverse

Sun, July 30, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Godmaker is a band born out of frustration with its members' more single-faceted previous projects, even ones they loved, and out of desire for a band unbound by dynamic or stylistic limitations, or a desire to fit into certain 'sub-genres,' or really anything else, other than to write music all the members completely loved. It's been working.

Built of members of Cleanteeth, Bröhammer, and a cadre of other Brooklyn-based bands, Godmaker has so far found happiness in thick, doomish sludge, swinging stoner riffage, noodly, meedly arithmetic, straight-up rock, giant ear-scraping screams, full-bore catharsis, whisper-quiet respite, and any number of combinations of these and whatever other whims they've landed on -- somehow woven into coherent, purposeful songs. If we're to believe the band members, it's only gonna get weirder.

The music spoke for itself, and within months, the band had shared the stage with the likes of Weedeater, Floor, Candiria, Wino, Crowbar, Mutoid Man, Royal Thunder, Lo-Pan, Black Cobra, Lord Dying, and a multitude of other heavy hitters, in and around Brooklyn.

Godmaker's self-titled debut LP was released in digital form, a limited cassette run, and in a 100 page art book, to wildly positive reviews. Following a year of touring, and the vinyl re-release of the LP, the band added former Hull guitarist/vocalist Carmine Laietta to the mix, as they began crafting their second full length in earnest.

Laietta's entry to the band adds countless new possibilities, and textures to their palette. Where that leads, let alone ends up, they don't even claim to know, or probably care to....

But they do know that with something like 50 years of gigging, writing and recording experience between them, *this* is the music they've been waiting, wanting to make. *This* is where to go for broke. *This* is fulfillment.

No bullshit. No boundaries. All in.
Forging a new sound in heavy music, Kansas City powerhouse Hyborian has wrapped up production on their debut LP for The Company: Hyborian Vol. I. Channeling the energy of stoner legends like High on Fire and Crowbar, while injecting progressive elements all their own, Hyborian is that rare beast; something new in metal.

Hyborian Vol. I was recorded by guitar players Martin Bush and Ryan Bates at their studio/rehearsal space in Kansas City's West Bottoms, mixed by Justin Mantooth at Westend Studios, mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East, and features artwork by Josh Wilkinson.

In their short existence Hyborian has shared the stage as direct support for Iron Reagan, Powertrip, Vektor, Mutoid Man, Acid King, Tweak Bird, Mothership, and Whores.

Hailed by Sludgelord founder Steve Howe as "a superb debut album . . . an impressive debut album indeed", Hyborian Vol. I is available via www.thecompanykc.com on vinyl, cd, and cassette, and wherever mp3s are sold on 3/17/17.

Hyborian are:
Martin Bailey, Vocals
Pat Tanguay, Bass
Eric Bilodeau, Guitar
Eric Menard, drums
Thunderbird Divine
Thunderbird Divine
Take off and nuke the entire site from orbit.
Born in the back alleys of Lansdale, PA
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122

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