Knocked Loose / The Acacia Strain / Harms Way / Sanction / Higher Power at The V Club
The V Club
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Knocked Loose -
Bruised and bloodied, Knocked Loose opens up the pit with a brutal sound that falls between hardcore punk and metalcore. Led by screaming frontman Bryan Garris, the Oldham County, Kentucky quintet is also composed of guitarists Isaac Hale and Cole Crutchfield, bassist Kevin Otten, and drummer Dylan Isaacs. In 2011, Garris, Otten, and Hale joined with drummer Jared Barron (Concealer, Greyhaven) for an early incarnation of the band (a teenaged Garris honed his early vocal skills by practicing in various area bands with Barron). Later, they enlisted Isaacs as permanent drummer. Their first EP, Pop Culture, was released on Little Heart in 2014, quickly followed by a split EP with Louisville quintet Damaged Goods. Knocked Loose's debut LP arrived in 2016. Laugh Tracks (Pure Noise) debuted on the Billboard 200 and in the Top 50 on six separate side charts.
The Acacia Strain -
East Coast alternative metal ensemble the Acacia Strain utilize a bone-crushing rhythm section, apocalyptic samples, and a unique triple-guitar assault to deliver their signature blend of hardcore, noise, and death and doom metal. Formed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 2001, the group consisted of guitarists Chris Daniele, Daniel Daponde, and Daniel Laskiewitz, vocalist Vincent Bennett, bass player Karrie Whitfield, and drummer Ben Abert. They released their debut, ...And Life Is Very Long, in 2002, followed by 3750 on Prosthetic Records in 2004. After 3750, the group lost Abert (who was replaced by drummer Kevin Boutot) and Daniele, and gained bassist Seth Coleman (Whitfield departed in 2003). In 2006, the Acacia Strain returned with their third full-length album, Dead Walk, on Prosthetic; subsequently, Coleman was replaced by bassist Jack Strong. Released in 2008, Continent found the group operating as a foursome, following Daponde's departure, while 2010's Wormwood introduced melodic hooks into the venomous mix of breakdowns and skull-splitting howling. The live CD/DVD Most Known Unknown arrived the following year. The Acacia Strain signed to Rise Records in 2012, releasing Death Is the Only Mortal by the year's end. Longtime member Laskiewitz left the band in 2013, and was replaced by Devin Shidaker and Rich Gomez, both of whom contributed guitar to the Acacia Strain's seventh full-length album, 2014's Coma Witch. In early 2017, the band issued "Bitter Pill," the first single from their hotly anticipated eighth studio long-player, Gravebloom, which arrived later that June.
Harms Way -
Harms Way's metallic hardcore has won them fans on four continents; their reputation for delivering blistering sets cannot be overstated, and their timely lyrics about struggle, personal growth and self-awareness leave a lasting impression upon any listener. Having grown with each subsequent release, Posthuman, their fourth full-length - and Metal Blade Records debut - is a devastating addition to their catalog. "We've always stayed true to who we are and allowed the songwriting process to take shape organically from record to record, and as the band has progressed, our sound has become more refined with metal and industrial influences," states drummer Chris Mills, while guitarist Bo Lueders succinctly sums up what people can expect when they first spin the record: "To a Harms Way fan, I would describe 'Posthuman' as a blend of 'Isolation' (2011) and 'Rust' (2015), but it's sonically way more insane. To anyone else, I would simply say it's full on heavy and full on aggression."
For Sanction guitarist Mike Marino, the bands influences have been as dynamic as their song writing. The influences behind Sanction have pretty much changed steadily through all of our releases. Our earlier material derived more influence from late 90's and early 2000's metal-core bands like Zao, It Dies Today, Martyr AD, etc., says Marino. Those influences can be heard in the more foundational components of Sanctions sound too. But the band also wanted to continue a forward push, especially in writing for The Infringement of Gods Plan. Marino reflects, Moving on into our more recent material I wanted to approach a darker and heavier sound so I started digging up inspiration from early releases of bands like Through the Eyes of the Dead, Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish, and so on. Moving amongst these different influences has served Sanction well. Its helped fill out their already dynamic sound, and its set Sanction up to achieve what most of their aforementioned influences all did. Defy genre and diversify audience.
Saturday, April 20th 2019 at The V Club in Huntington, WV.
Doors at 6:30, show starts at 7:30.
Tickets are $20 in advance
All Ages, under 18 requires guardian accompaniment.
||The V Club|
741 6th Ave
Huntington, WV 25701
|Start: ||Saturday Apr 20, 2019 7:00 PM|
|End: ||Saturday Apr 20, 2019 9:00 PM|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|