THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR Feat. BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

MassConcerts Presents

THE SUMMER SLAUGHTER TOUR Feat. BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

Born Of Osiris, Veil of Maya, Erra, The Agony Scene, Allegaeon, Entheos, Soreption, Many More TBA!!!, Noxii Arena, Dream Of Scipio, Begat The Nephilim, Hope Before The Fall, Deathamphetamine, Acius, Interchange

Sat, July 21, 2018

Doors: 12:30 pm / Show: 1:00 pm

Palladium

Worcester, MA

$29.50 - $35.00

This event is all ages

2nd Stage: 12:30pm Doors / Main Stage: 2pm Doors

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Between the Buried and Me
Between the Buried and Me
American progressive metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina founded in 2001.
Born Of Osiris
Born Of Osiris
Veil of Maya
Veil of Maya
Underneath a maelstrom of polyrhythmic guitars, sweeping vocals, and shuddering beats, Veil of Maya encode a ponderous narrative at the core of their sixth full-length album, False Idol [Sumerian Records]. This time around, a captivating concept drives the quartet—Marc Okubo [guitar], Sam Applebaum [drums], Danny Hauser [bass], and Lukas Magyar [vocals].

“The whole album is told from a first-person perspective,” Lukas explains. “You’re following this character who’s not the nicest man. He rises to power though. You’ll have to listen in order to find out how it ends. The storyline is very dark.”

“It felt more like we were making a movie or a TV series,” adds Marc. “Lukas actually had a storyboard idea that we talked about before even starting. It’s almost like we were providing the soundtrack in Veil of Maya’s template.”

The seeds for this widescreen ambition can be traced back to 2015’s Matriarch. The album bowed at #2 on the Billboard US Hard Rock Chart and spawned the band’s biggest hit to date, “Mikasa”—which racked up over 5.2 million YouTube views and 5.1 million Spotify streams. Meanwhile, “Leeloo,” “Ellie,” and “Aeris” each cracked the 1-million mark on Spotify. Matriarch earned acclaim from Billboard, Alternative Press, New Noise Magazine, and more as the guys hit the road with the likes of Animals As Leaders, Upon A Burning Body, Volumes, Chelsea Grin, Oceans Ate Alaska, and other heavy hitters in addition to a stint on the Vans Warped Tour. Late 2016 saw the musicians head to Los Angeles in order to record what would become False Idol. Marc worked with producer Max Schad in one studio, while Lukas teamed with vocal producer Brandon Paddock in another.

“Two studios working at the same time was a new approach for us,” continues Marc. “In the past, we completed all of the instrumentals for Lukas to marinate on. Everything was done by the time he joined the band. This is the first time we got to write with his voice in mind. Another change, he was writing on the spot. It brought a different energy and ended up really cool. Max made a big difference too.”

That difference stands out in Veil of Maya’s marked sonic evolution. Every element is amplified: it’s heavier, it’s more hypnotic, and it hits even harder.
“The overall vibe is darker and heavier,” reveals Lukas. “with the story, the demeanor got pretty sinister. That’s an element that I don’t think anybody was expecting.”

The first single “Overthrow” revs up from a crushing tidal wave of riffing into a soaring and striking clean refrain. It taps into the expansive energy of signature fan favorites, while elevating the group to a new level.

“It’s got some of that ‘Mikasa’ spirit,” smiles Marc. “We thought that couldn’t hurt!”

“We show references to the beginning of the main character’s life at this point in terms of the content,” says Lukas. “It was a more compelling way to tell the story. All of the songs stand alone. They represent their own pieces of the story.”

Whether it’s the pulverizing power of “Overthrow” and “Doublespeak” or knockout send-off of “Tyrant” and “Livestream,” False Idol exorcises an unforgettable narrative in the landscape of Veil of Maya’s most definitive work to date.

“We wanted to create something refreshing,” Lukas leaves off. “We didn’t recycle the same old thing. It’s a new beginning.”

“I hope the record is something people want to go back to and study again,” concludes Marc. “It’s worth more than one listen.”
Erra
Erra
ERRA is a progressive Metalcore band from Birmingham, Alabama. Since their formation in 2009, they have self-released 2 EPs, titled ERRA and Andromeda. They went on to sign with Tragic Hero Records and release their debut album Impulse in 2011. Their second album, Augment, which was released 2 years later, reached number 1 on the ARIA heatseekers chart. It was the album that started to see them gain a lot more traction, and consequently was the only other record to be released under the label. After becoming more successful with Augment, ERRA signed with Sumerian Records and released their 3rd EP titled Moments of Clarity. This EP is the first release to not feature unclean vocalist and co-founding member, Garrison Lee. Shortly before the EP was released, ERRA recruited a replacement vocalist, Ian Eubanks to perform on the record and subsequently become the new frontman. After the release of Moments of Clarity - as early as December 2014, guitarist Jesse Cash began working on the next record, their vocalist also started to write lyrics for the album. In August 2015, Ian Eubanks decided to step down as unclean vocalist, stating that he struggled to perform his vocal parts during touring, and that he was no longer able to scream correctly. Consequently, ERRA once again was on the search for another unclean vocalist. The new vocalist JT Cavey (ex Texas in July) was announced through the release of the lead single Luminesce for their upcoming record Drift. The record was released in April 2016, and is the latest release for the band.

Current Members:

Jesse Cash - Guitar/Bass*/Clean Vocals (*on record only)
JT Cavey - Unclean Vocals
Alex Ballew - Drums
Sean Price - Guitar

Ex Members:
Garrison Lee - Unclean Vocals (2009-2014)
Ian Eubanks - Unclean Vocals (2014-2015)
Alan Rigdon - Guitar (2008-2014)
Adam Hicks - Bass (2008-2012)
The Agony Scene
The Agony Scene
Metalcore band, from USA, originally formed in 2000. They broke up and rejoined in 2003 with a slightly different line-up.

The Band:
Mike Williams - Vocals
Chris Emmons - Guitar
Stewart - Bass
Brian Hodges - Guitar
(As of June 2006, the band is looking for a new drummer)

Past Members:
Brent Masters - Drums
Matthew Shannon - Bass
Johnny Lloyd - Guitar
Steve Kaye - Guitar
Allegaeon
Allegaeon
American modern melodic death metal band from Denver/Fort Collins, Colorado. Originally founded in 2005 as Allegiance. Their name was changed sometime in 2008.
Entheos
Entheos
Technical/progressive death metal band based in the US.
Soreption
Soreption
Formed in 2005, "SOREPTION unleash their surgically precise and unique, razorsharp voilence with technically and artistically advanced riffs topped off with in-your-face brutal vocals, leaving the listener nothing short of stunned and ready to bow down to the mature display of how death metal should be played," according to a press release.
Noxii Arena
Dream Of Scipio
Begat The Nephilim
Hope Before The Fall
Acius
Interchange
Venue Information:
Palladium
261 Main Street
Worcester, MA, 01608