Bloodletting North America Tour

JRC Events Presents

Bloodletting North America Tour

Arsis, Internal Bleeding, Pyrexia, Within Destruction, Delusions of Godhood

Wed · November 7, 2018

7:00 pm

$20

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Arsis
Arsis
When it comes to seminal death metal bands from North America, the East Coast alone boasts the likes of the genre's greatest staples: Death, Cynic, Morbid Angel, Immolation, and Nile. Perhaps in response to Virginia's political conservativism and the state's legacy of the Baptist religion (in addition to being known as "Mother of Presidents" because it is the birthplace of eight former U.S. presidents), it's no surprise that band founder/songwriter/guitarist/lead vocalist James Malone adopted a mantra of courageous insurgence and very early on in his life – especially in the musical realm. ARSIS, which derived its name from the musical term "arsis and thesis" meaning unstressed (up-) and stressed (down-) beats respectively, makes music that is righteously tinged with black & thrash metal influences, but is completely dedicated to expanding the reaches of melodicism and technicality in the genre of death metal.

Brought together through a mutual respect for King Diamond and formed during Christmas vacation in Boston in 2000 by Berklee College of Music students James Malone (an already skilled violinist and a composition major) and double-bass connoisseur Mike Van Dyne (a drum performance major and rumored octopus), the duo recorded a 3-song demo in 2001 and a 5-song demo in 2002 simply to amuse themselves over winter break.

Thanks to the favorable feedback they received, ARSIS became a live and full-time endeavor. After only one month of being an "official" band, and with only five live shows to their credit (utilizing session musicians for second guitar and bass), Malone and Van Dyne signed a deal with Willowtip Records to release their 2004 debut, A Celebration Of Guilt, and began exploring life on the road soon after. Much to the band's surprise, A Celebration Of Guilt seized the spotlight by clinching one of the ultimate honors possible for a brand-new technical, melodic death metal band: being praised by Revolver Magazine for creating "the best [album] in the genre since At The Gates' legendary swan song [Slaughter Of The Soul]." Thus, these relatively unknown musicians were suddenly awarded the status of saviors to a waning genre. With a firm reputation to upkeep, an inspired EP followed in 2005. A Diamond For Disease featured a 13-minute title track that took four months to write, and was hailed as "a multi-movement death metal masterwork" by Decibel Magazine. The song was commissioned for exclusive use by the New York-based Ballet Deviare.

That year, as ARSIS continued to tour, they employed various live session musicians and continued to accumulate many avid supporters among the metal underground, the metal press, and amongst metal musicians themselves. Entering Max Trax Studios in Albany, New York and teaming up with producer Eyal Levi in 2006 to record their sophomore full-length album United In Regret, ARSIS placed a higher emphasis on technical complexity and on song structure, earning them kudos from New York's Village Voice for being "American death metal at its best." Throughout 2006, ARSIS toured the U.S. extensively with Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Alarum, Dead to Fall, Misery Signals, The Faceless, All Shall Perish, Napalm Death, and A Life Once Lost.

After securing a new record deal with Nuclear Blast Records, Van Dyne left the band to pursue studies in medical imaging. Not one to risk losing momentum and to ensure the best possible performers for the band's new label debut, Malone recruited ex-Burn In Silence drummer Darren Cesca, second guitarist Ryan Knight, and bassist Noah Martin (who did session work on United In Regret). The band toured relentlessly throughout North America with Enslaved, with God Forbid, Goatwhore, Mnemic & Byzantine on the Chains Of Humanity Tour, and with Necrophagist, Decapitated & Cephalic Carnage on the Summer Slaughter Tour.

With a solidified line-up that would put conservatory valedictorians to shame in the name of metal, Malone set out to hone the musical mission he entrusted himself with since Day One. Produced by Zeuss (Agnostic Front, Hatebreed, Municipal Waste) at Planet-Z Studios in Massachusetts, mastered by Alan Douches (Kataklysm, Unearth, Shadows Fall), and featuring the grotesque and meticulous artwork of Mark Riddick (a relationship that stems back to the band's first album), 2008's We Are The Nightmare further expands the band's repertoire and proudly showcases why ARSIS are well on their way to making their discography absolutely essential for any fan with an extreme music library.

So, while 2008 marked the release of the ARSIS Nuclear Blast debut, it also marked the departure of Darren Cesca, Ryan Knight and Noah Martin for various reasons, leaving only James Malone to rebuild ARSIS as well as his personal life. Enter Nicholas Cordle, a long-time aqquaintance on Malone's who was originally hired to replace Noah Martin on bass duties for a tour. Cordle, a graduate of the University of Virginia and guitar prodigy, did wonders to help motivate James Malone continue with ARSIS. When Ryan Knight left ARSIS to join The Black Dahlia Murder, Cordle switched from playing bass in ARSIS to playing guitar, and began working with James on the material that would become Starve For The Devil. A few months later, original drummer Mike Van Dyne agreed to re-join the band, and ARSIS was almost complete again.

In August 2009, just prior to entering Planet-Z studios once again, a long time friend of Cordle's was asked to audition for the vacant bass position. The bassist's name is Nathaniel Carter, and he impressed the band and producer Zeuss so much that he has now become a permanent member of ARSIS. With a new found motivation, ARSIS set out to further spread the message of metal. 2010 saw the release of Starve For The Devil, supported by relentless touring throughout North America and Europe.
Internal Bleeding
Internal Bleeding
The New York-based INTERNAL BLEEDING have been slugging it out in the underground since 1991. One of the pioneers of the New York death metal sound along with Suffocation and Pyrexia, they helped create the standard by which we judge all things heavy. Onward To Mecca, their new album, cements that legacy.

After the breakup of his original band Autumn Reign, guitarist Chris Pervelis went on to found the first INTERNAL BLEEDING lineup in early 1991.Thatwinter, a case of 300 blank tapes were "found" at a local university and provided the inspiration to set up a 4-track recorder and record the One DollarDemo. Shortly after that recording, INTERNAL BLEEDING started playing shows and managed to sell out of all of their tapes. In the winter of 1992, INTERNAL BLEEDING released their now classic Invocation of Evil demo, which went on to sell an impressive 5,000 copies through the now defunct WildRags Records. Soon, pressure started to come from Wild Rags, fans, and the band themselves, and INTERNAL BLEEDING returned to the studio torecord another demo in early 1994. The result of all that pressure was what is considered today to be a masterpiece of underground music: Perpetual Degradation. The band immediately hit the road with a vengeance, promoting themselves and their music shamelessly.

All that self-promotion and tireless dedication was to bear fruit at that year's Milwaukee Metalfest, where the band's captivating performance caught the eyes and ears of Pavement Music. They signed with Pavement and in 1995 released their debut album, Voracious Contempt. INTERNAL BLEEDING hit the road once again, this time around with world-renowned acts Immolation and Six Feet Under. Album sales were impressive, and the group kept busy throughout 1995 and 1996. By the time 1997 rolled around, constant touring and hard work had taken its toll on the band, while financial troubles plagued Pavement Music. It was during this time that the group's second album, The Extinction of Benevolence, was released. No tour followed, and INTERNAL BLEEDING fell into a rut of inactivity. In late 1998, they regrouped, refocused and began writing music that pushed their talents to the limit. Pavement Music picked up their finances, and 1999 saw the band in the studio recording Driven to Conquer with ace producer Brian Griffin.

The band decided to part ways with Pavement Music in 2000 due to lack of support and soon struck a deal with Olympic Recordings. A compilation of their early demos titled Alien Breed soon followed. The disc also included one brand new track that hinted at the future. Now featuring a revamped line-up, the group finally returns with the long-awaited follow-up to Driven To Conquer and expands on their already potent sound. Onward To Mecca sees the band finding even more groove and brutality than showcased on their previous efforts. Indeed, INTERNAL BLEEDING has created an album that is sure to transcend both the death and hardcore genres.

Originally slated for a late fall 2001 release and originally titled Hatefuel, Onward To Mecca was long hindered by contractual red tape. During Century Media's gradual acquisition of Olympic Recordings, the label struggled to release albums in a timely manner. Never content to just sit around and wait, Jerry Lowe (vocals), Frank Buffalino (guitar) and Matt Ferrara (guitar) found the time to form the NY-styled hardcore band PUNCHYOURFACE. It was beginning to be obvious that the next INTERNAL BLEEDING release would see more of a hardcore influence as the band prepared to re-enter the studio. Now, the delay has proven well worth the wait, and it isn't hard to hear why when listening to this album of state-of-the-art New York deathcore.

Armed with nothing more than an abundance of musical talent and a deep commitment to their musical ideals, INTERNAL BLEEDING has survived member changes, lawsuits, letdowns and heartaches. But unlike some of their peers, the band has never called it quits. Although only two original members remain, the band's unique vision of mixing the extremity of death metal with the groove and rhythm found in other forms of music (hardcore, traditional metal, funk, etc.) is still intact. Onward To Mecca--recorded at Full Force Studios (Suffocation, Catastrophic) in the spring of 2004--is sure to please fans of everything from Suffocation and Dying Fetus to newer deathcore bands like Glass Casket and Between The Buried And Me.
Delusions of Godhood
Delusions of Godhood is a band from Salt Lake City, Utah, emerging as a lone Metal act in an area where Deathcore is the main interest. The band was formed on April 28th by lead vocalist/drummer Connor Carlson a few months after the breakup of his previous band, WarmaW. Connor soon recruited ex-WarmaW bassist, Cayden Carlson, and keyboardist, Brendan Hutto. Weeks later, Connor recruited ex-WarmaW lead guitarist Nick Zmyslo, who had been in many various bands with Connor over the years. Delusions of Godhood plays a form of Extreme Metal known as Melodic Death Metal, although they aren't restricted to just one (sub)genre. They have released two singles, and are currently recording their debut full-length album, titled "Dreamscape", scheduled to be released in early May (2014).
Venue Information:
Metro Music Hall
615 W 100 S
Salt Lake City, UT