13th Floor Entertainment Presents Amorphis


Swallow The Sun, AUTUMN'S END, The Ephemeral, Special Guests

Sun, April 9, 2017

6:00 pm

Club Red

Mesa, AZ

$25.00 - $60.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

The legendary Finnish metallers Amorphis are back. The band who've spent the last ten years reinventing modern metal and have sold hundreds of thousands of albums in the process will release their sixth studio album on the 20th of May 2003 through Virgin.
The album "Far From The Sun" will mark a beginning of a new era for the band. Having changed their record label the band is more than ready to take their music to the masses, again. Enjoying the calm before the storm guitarist Esa Holopainen is the first to applaud the current state of things for Amorphis:
"Having had to go through all the contractual differences in the past, the future does really look bright at the moment. The process of making the album was easy and the schedule for the summer and autumn live dates is developing steadily. We aim to play European festivals over the summer and hit the road on our own in the Fall."

Things have not always been this peachy for Amorphis. Starting out in late 1990 Amorphis, band members still in their teens, was quickly signed, with no help of managers or any other advisors by an american label to a long term contract that, despite its obvious fallbacks business-wise, saw Amorphis release five albums that changed the face of modern metal. From the death metal origins of their debut "Karelian Ishtmus" to their progressive and highly influental second album "Tales from The Thousand Lakes" up until the soon-to-be released "Far From The Sun" Amorphis have been on the forefront of modern metal like very few bands have been able to. Mixing their metal roots and their love for classic rock and Finnish folklore the band has created its own unique and distinctive sound of strong melodies and aggressive metal that has won them fans all over the globe and helped the band sell over 500 000 albums in the process.

On "Far From The Sun" Amorphis are returning to a more band-oriented concept. Having had several guest musicians and outside producers on their albums over the past years the band has this time around trusted only in themselves. The new album was produced by the band and recorded in several studios in Finland during the autumn and winter of 2002 and 2003.

As Esa Holopainen puts it:
"Far From The Sun is heavier and more guitar-driven and band-oriented an album than its predecessors. It is Amorphis 2003."
Swallow The Sun
Swallow The Sun
For a prolific band (they've released five albums since their inception in 2000, three in as many years since 2006), Swallow The Sun have surely not been one to disappoint. Reliably bottling the gloomy atmosphere of Finland into equally gloomy metal.
The multi-faceted face of human emotion is known by many: situational, individualized, universal, unending. Within its matrix, you will be led to music by your need for expression, for that dismal joy of validation, and to seek the sound of your internal landscape set to melody. Only in music can you afford to drown yourself in an exploration of what is really staring back at you in the mirror; only you can ultimately choose to descend into the cartography of your own hopes and despairs. Those who are there to guide you through your consciousness must be highly responsible and well-versed in both pessimism and optimism. Eager to share their authentically haunted expertise is Phoenix’s AUTUMN’S END.

The desert is a place of extremes where you are taught the true meaning of a mile. Spawned in Arizona in 2002 by former N17, Mission 66, Rorschach Test, and clinician guitarist & vocalist Chris Cannella, the approach to music-making taken by AUTUMN’S END was simple: utilize any approach which serves the song best - whether electric or acoustic - because wanting to be the next Rob Zombie is nowhere on the agenda. With the blending of naked aggression, unapologetic melodies, and death metal/clean vocals, AUTUMN’S END seeks to restore the damage done to the metal scene by the homogenization of metal’s sound and return to a performance-driven, organic-sounding metal whose roots lie with heritage albums such as Megadeth’s Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?, Slayer’s Reign In Blood, and Celtic Frost’s To Mega Therion.

After a few lineup changes, Cannella ultimately solidified the lineup with Rude-T, Tanner Crace and Former band mate Jason Kowalski of N17 and Hogjaw. Technically each member was also in N17 at one time or another. Thrown into their cauldron of influence & inspiration were Johnny Cash, New Model Army, Savatage, Opeth, Meshuggah, Fields Of Nephilim, Skinny Puppy, and Neurosis (to name but a few). All these guys needed to launch their musical alchemy was the sweat of perseverance and the heat of a live stage. The result? A new extention of their eclectic death metal sound on a new technical level.

Spanning the various seasons of human emotion, from the quiet introspection censed indignation chilling regret and galloping triumph every emotion is genuine and credible. With their ability to document the spectrum of humanity’s trajectories, uniformities, and deviations, members of AUTUMN’S END are nothing short of being musical poet laureates of our time.

The fruits of AUTUMN’S END’s work ethic don’t stop there. Through the years, their live exorcisms have opened for national touring bands such as Krisiun, Arsis, Arch Enemy, Hate Eternal, Vader, Machine Head, Korn, Fear Factory, Danzig, Body Count, and Eyes Of Fire to name a few. They’ve attained endorsements with ESP guitars and basses, Mesa Boogie, DR Strings, A&S Cases, Dunlop Picks and pedals, all without being signed to a constant label. Cannella even conducted North American & European guitar clinics for Jackson and the late Homebrew Electronics since 2002.

We are the sum of our experiences. We are the ones who shape our futures with the blood in our own hands. Few are the ones who choose to tell themselves a story different from the one everyone else repeats. AUTUMN’S END stand among those rare musicians who can create a soundtrack rich with the complexity of the human condition and have it creatively reflect the sonic representations of humanity’s chaos, fury, and collective agonies.
Special Guests
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Venue Information:
Club Red
1306 W. University Dr
Mesa, AZ, 85201