Tue February 28, 2017 9:00 pm $8 advance, $10
We are stoked as hell to welcome back WITHERED, tortured blackened doom/death metallers from Atlanta. WITHERED was established in 2003 to focus on masochistic introspection while traversing many sub-genres of extreme metal. We haven't seen these soul-crushing gents since 2007, so it's about damn time they returned! Direct support comes from IMMORTAL BIRD, Chicago black metal band whose 2015 release Empress/Abscess had everyone screaming for joy. Metal Injection said of the album: "Immortal Bird cranks out bludgeoning, constantly-shifting grind-laden jams that have a lot of substance to them. For a debut, or any release in a career really, Empress/Abscess is crazy good." From Chicago, VARAHA play a dynamic brand of dark and somber doom/dark rock inspired metal. The band’s palette is wide and varies from monolithic, heavily distorted guitars to elegiac and nostalgic arrangements. Overall, their music is a cinematic dance between heavy riffing counterpointed by omnipresent melodies, as well as droned parts of despair, and evocative clean guitar arrangements. Varaha's debut EP is out now.