813 Saint Emanuel Street
Houston, TX 77003
7:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012
Born of Osiris,
Doors: 6:00pm • Show: 7:00pm
Warehouse Live Presents
Born of Osiris & Unearth
with Obey the Brave, The Contortionist, Wolves at the Gate
Doors: 6:00pm • Show: 7:00pm
Born of Osiris
Similar Artists: Veil Of Maya | After The Burial | Circle of Contempt | The Faceless | The Contortionist
Born of Osiris is a progressive deathcore band from Palatine, Illinois. Formed in 2003, the band underwent several name changes (Diminished in 2003, Your Heart Engraved in 2004, and Rosecrance in 2006) before settling on Born of Osiris. They are currently signed to sumerian records, which has released both of their full length albums (A Higher Place, and The Discovery) and their first EP/Mini-album, The New Reign. The complexity of their songs allows them to have toured with a more diverse selection of bands, from technical death metal acts such as Beneath the Massacre, to deathcore heroes Winds Of Plague, and even grindcore (having toured with See You Next Tuesday).
Similar Artists: Darkest Hour | Shadows Fall | As I Lay Dying | Neaera | Bleeding Through
There are at least two bands with this name: 1) Unearth is: Trevor Phipps - vocals Buz McGrath - guitar John Maggard - bass Ken Susi - guitar Nick Pierce - drums Hailing from Massachusetts, Unearth bring a refreshing sense of talent with charismatic riffs, thought provoking lyrics and pummeling breakdowns. Unearth masterfully combine an intoxicating mix of American and European metal with hardcore ethic and punch. This unique approach makes Unearth one of the most abrasive, commanding and emotionally charged groups in heavy music today. Formed in 1998, Unearth has accomplished more on their own than most bands can do with full support of a label and press. Constant tours all over the globe have earned them respect and recognition from their peers and helped cultivate one of the strongest fan bases around. In the last two years alone, Unearth has embarked on a sold-out headlining tour with Terror, Black Dahlia Murder and Remembering Never in tow, a sold-out run alongside Atreyu, and high profile treks with Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, Sounds Of The Underground 2005, The Headbanger's Ball tour and Ozzfest 2004. This summer, Unearth will head back overseas as a featured act on Sounds Of The Underground Europe and will once again tear up the US on the now infamous Ozzfest before unleashing their brutal new album in August. The highly anticipated release "III: In The Eyes Of Fire" was produced by the legendary Terry Date (Soundgarden, Pantera, Deftones) and should satisfy even their most hardcore of fans. While most bands these days seem to have replaced breakdowns with "pretty" choruses, Unearth have gone in the opposite direction delivering their most brutal album to date. This crushing follow up to 2004's "The Oncoming Storm", is sure to cause nothing less than total destruction to every mosh pit in its wake. On October 14, 2008, Unearth released their fourth album, entitled The March. The album features a re-recorded version of the song "The Chosen," which they contributed to the album Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters Colon the Soundtrack. The band recently completed a tour with Gwen Stacy, Whitechapel, The Acacia Strain and Protest the Hero. They are currently on the Never Say Die Club Tour with Parkway Drive, Despised Icon, Architects, Protest The Hero, Whitechapel and Carnifex. They will be on the Metal Hammer Defenders of the Faith tour with other acts such as Lamb of God, Dimmu Borgir and Five Finger Death Punch. As of Early 2009, it has been confirmed by billboard.com that The March has sold more than 100,000 copies world wide. Justin Foley (Killswitch Engage, Blood Has Been Shed) handled the drumming on the band's 2011 album Darkness in the Light. Nick Pierce began touring with the group in 2011 before being announced as their official drummer in early 2012. 2) Unearth was a death metal band from Albuquerque, New Mexico. They released 2 demos, Malformed Cranium in 1994 and Spill the Plagues in 1995.
Obey the Brave
Similar Artists: Hand Of Mercy | In Hearts Wake | Glass Cloud | A Call To Sincerity | I AM WAR
Obey The Brave is a metalcore band featuring ex-members of Despised Icon & Blind Witness.
Similar Artists: Volumes | The Faceless | Substructure | Veil Of Maya | Born Of Osiris
There are two artists called The Contortionist. 1) A progressive deathcore band from Indianapolis: Bottom heavy open chords that resonate strong enough to shake the core of the earth. Skyrocketing bursts of oscillating guitar leads layer an ominous and dark undercurrent of rhythm. While hardcore punk may be the sound that rules the day in The Contortionist hometown of Indianapolis, it is the band’s signature brand of forward thinking heavy metal that has made them stick out as hometown favorites. The band worked hard to amass a following beyond Indiana through consistent regional shows, coastal touring, and two self-released EPs. They clearly began to define their sound and grow as musicians on their EP titled "Apparition". The songwriting and progression on "Apparition" smacks of a group of musicians who are locked deeply into a remarkable place of expression and creativity that is usually reserved for bands with multiple albums under their belt. While it is not uncommon lately for bands in the world of metal to experiment with melody and progression, many times these breaks from the brutal end up sounding forced, too contrived, or way too over the top in shred. What could have been an opportunity for the listener to settle into some depth, winds up missing the mark. When The Contortionist venture into the realm of ambiance it actually raises the level of the song above the crushing breakdowns and demands the listener stay put for the ride. More impressive than their ability to write and record such material, is how big it all plays live. The room seems to expand and fill with spacious tones just in time to be leveled with ferocity. The band is razor sharp while nailing every bit of nuance their ambitious songwriting offers. It is this ability to dole out their sounds in epic proportions through a live performance that piqued the interest of record label Good Fight Music. The band had already distinguished themselves to Good Fight with a penchant for creating a distinct style of heavy music that has plenty of room for the listener to breathe and settle into. So in early 2010, shortly after the staff had caught them live, a deal had become imminent. With the label now in place, The Contortionist recently spent time in the studio with Unearth's own Ken Susi handling production duties. When asked what interested him about working with The Contortionist, Ken commented - "The Contortionist is not your typical run of the mill band. Lots of bands in this day in age are copycats or just plain old rip offs of other bands that are currently out now. This is truly an original band, from the overall look, sound and structure of the songs. I really feel this band has a bright future ahead of them!" The Contortionist brand new album, titled “Exoplanet”, is a progressive metal mammoth. What stands out about the song structures is the bursts of space and atmosphere underscored by intense sonic emotion and boldness. A welcomed subtlety to the evolution of the band’s sound from previous works is a sparse use of ominous sci-fi inspired clean vocals. For every bit of progression and aura the band offers up on Exoplanet, comes an equal and unforgiving onslaught of heaviness. Just when heavy metal had seemed to reach a ceiling on how punishing a sound could get, The Contortionist raised the bar even higher. Exoplanet will be out in stores on August 31, 2010. 2) A singer/songwriter who resides in Sheffield, UK. The Contortionst is the solo project of me, Andy Hirst (lead singer/songwriter in Japanese Sleepers, drummer in The Purgatory Players). I've been releasing music under this name for about 7 years now, usually just low-key released distributed to friends. For a year or so I had a backing band (The Contortionist and the Wandering Boy Poets) but we disbanded in late 2009. I'm currently working on new stuff.
Wolves at the Gate
Similar Artists: The Overseer | To Speak Of Wolves | Everyone Dies in Utah | Write This Down | Close To Home
Hailing from Cedarville, OH, Wolves At The Gate has given a small, quiet town, big, loud rock. Although a combination of five dedicated friends, the line-up originally consisted of just Steve (vocals/guitar) and Ryan (drums) and a series of jam sessions in Steve's living room (since then drummer Dave Nester has joined the band). Before they knew it the scene was abuzz, and the guys were asked to jump on a few local shows. To create a full band Jeremy (guitar) and Ben (bass) were adopted into the WATG family, and soon after an additional vocalist, Colin, was added. Although the band loves to create and play music, they live to "bring Glory to God...we are compelled to love those who we come in contact with regardless of their own personal beliefs, and to share the joy of the salvation that Christ has brought in our lives." But don't you dare shrug them off as a cookie-cutter-Myspace-underOATH-knock-off band. Wolves At The Gate brings on a fresh, original style of music combining catchy rock riffs, tasteful screaming, and even church hymns - not to mention a powerful, Thrice-like vocalist. Besides consistently exceptional musical content, the band's creativity will keep you hooked. -Kim Marshall