SepticFlesh, Dark Funeral

13th Floor Entertainment Present Septicflesh & Dark Funeral

SepticFlesh

Dark Funeral

Thy Antichrist, Special Guests

Tue, March 20, 2018

7:00 pm

Club Red

Mesa, AZ

$23.00 - $25.00

This event is all ages

SepticFlesh
SepticFlesh
SEPTIC FLESH considered to be one of the pioneers of the Hellenic death metal sound, were formed in the 90’s.

After a demo entitled “Forgotten Path” and a Mini Lp entitled "Temple of the Lost Race" they managed to attract the attention of the French label Holly records, gaining access to the wider underground scene.

Their first full length album entitled "Mystic Places of Dawn" was recorded in April 1994 with M.W. Daoloth (from the cult black metal band Necromantia) as Co-producer.

One year later, in June 1995, they released "Esoptron", a dark opus with deep ancient Hellenic musical influences and themes dealing with philosophy and the occult.

The album that followed two years later, was entitled "Ophidian Wheel". The band added female vocals to the formula, recruiting Natalie Rassoulis. The neo-classical experimentations gained ground, adding a more theatrical dimension to the band’s sound.

In March 1998, the band released "Fallen Temple". It was a “crossroad” that represented the past of the band (the compositions of the rare “Temple of the Lost Race” re-recorded) but also presented a glimpse to the future, with some new material. In September of the same year, was also released a limited EP entitled "D.N.A Choronzone", which included the video clip for the song "The Eldest Cosmonaut" and 4 special tracks.

In June 1999, the band invaded Sweden to record with acclaimed producer Fredrik Nordstrom "Revolution DNA". The album was launched in October 1999 and presented highly addictive material, with a more straight forward metal attitude.

The first era of the band was concluded with the release of “Sumerian Daemons” in 2002. This album was the turning point to a more brutal and bombastic sound, while the dominating choir parts in Ancient Sumerian language, created a truly demonic atmosphere.

The next chapter of SEPTICFLESH (with the two words merged together from now on) begun in 2008, as the band signed with French labor Season of Mist and released "Communion". The album was recorded once again at Fredman studios in Sweden, with Fredrik Nordstrom as producer. Music-wise, it was a bold step forwards, as the band decided to utilize for the first time a full orchestra. The Filmharmonic Orchestra of Prague was chosen for the task, while Chris Antoniou, having obtained a Bachelor's and Master's degree in concert music in Londod, was responsible for the classical arrangements. The result was a unique merge of Death Metal heaviness, with Symphonic rage.

The next album "The Great Mass" was released in 2011. This time, the band collaborated with Peter Tägtgren for the production. The songs were heavy and at the same time highly technical and experimental, as the orchestral parts were further evolved. In addition the band collaborated with two exceptional female vocalists, Androniki Skoula (Mezzo Soprano) and Iliana Tsakiraki (Soprano). The overall result was a Grand dark metal "soundtrack".

The latest effort of the band is "Titan" released in 2014. The album was produced from Logan Mader. The title of the album, pretty much sums up its sound and general atmosphere. Primordial, menacing, majestic. Besides the use of Filmharmonic Orchestra of Prague for the third time, the band worked for the first time with the Children Choir of Prague, adding an eerie tone to the songs. After long years of experimentation, Septicflesh have reached to a point that their metal and symphonic elements are fused together in a solid unity. The song "Prometheus" (that is very indicative of this balance between power and atmosphere), was chosen to visually represent the album, in the form of a video clip.

"On winds of smoke they are singing, their calling is the calling of the free, Fly with Us" - Burning Phoenix
Dark Funeral
Dark Funeral
Black metal band from Stockholm, Sweden, founded by guitarists Lord Ahriman (Mikael Svanberg) and Blackmoon (David Parland) in 1993. They were later joined by Draugen (Joel Andersson) and Themgoroth (Paul Mäkitalo) and eventually recorded their self-titled and self-financed debut album at Uni-Sound studio, released on the 4th of May, the day the band also played their very first gig. After the release, Draugen left the band and was replaced by Equimanthorn. The band was signed to No Fashion Records in 1995 and switched to Abyss Studio. For their first own tour, Emperor Magus Caligula (Magnus Broberg) (original vocalist of Hypocrisy) joined the band as vocalist and became a permanent member.

In 1996, Dark Funeral released their second full-length album, "The Secrets of the Black Arts" which was well-received and enabled the band to get deals with Metal Blade Records (North America) and Mystic Production (Poland). Following the contracts, vocalist Themgoroth and drummer Equimanthorn left the band along with co-founding member Blackmoon. Alzazmon (Tomas Asklund) was recruited as the new drummer.

The band went on the first round of the "Satanic War Tour" throughout Europe together with Necromass in 1996, followed in 1997 by a second round with Ancient (2) and Bal-Sagoth as support. After appearing on "The American Satanic Crusade Tour" with Usurper (2) as support, the band returned to Sweden to record the album "Vobiscum Satanas".

In 1998, Dominion (8) (Matti Mäkelä), joined as session bass player as Dark Funeral played at the "The Ineffable Kings of Darkness" Tour with Enthroned and Liar Of Golgotha, as well as appearing at the Swedish Hultsfred Festival. After the tour, Typhos (Henrik Ekeroth) was replaced by Dominion as the bands second guitarist, with Emperor Magus Caligula picking up the bass. Alzazmon also left the band, and the band's long time friend Gaahnfaust (Robert Lundin) replaced him as drummer. The following year meant even more touring, playing the "Black Plague Across the West" tour in Mexico and America, as well as "The Satanic Inquisition" tour with Dimmu Borgir.

The EP "Teach the Children to Worship Satan" was released in 2000, recorded at the Abyss studio. Following the "No Mercy" festival tour with Deicide, Immortal and Cannibal Corpse, Gaahnfaus left the band, with Matte Modin (Defleshed) taking his place. He made his debut at the "With Full Force" festival. In 2001, they once again entered Abyss Studio to record "Diabolis Interium". "Under the Wings of Hell" split EP, with Swedish Infernal (5), came in 2002 and in 2004 the live album "De Profundis Clamavi Ad Te Domine" was released.
Thy Antichrist
Thy Antichrist
Black Metal band founded in Medellin Colombia by Andrés Vargas (a.k.a. Antichrist 666) in August 1998.
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Venue Information:
Club Red
1306 W. University Dr
Mesa, AZ, 85201
http://www.clubredrocks.com/