RUIN, WITHERED, IMMORTAL BIRD, SHABTI
Portland’s RUIN makes their SPACE debut, headlining an evening of heavy music with their unique blend of thrash-influenced metal. RUIN have been forging their craft since 2005, having released three full lengths and shared the stage with Strapping Young Lad, Stuck Mojo, Goatwhore, and Fear Factory. Their newest and self-released album, Rite of Passage, only further exemplifies the band’s precision, articulate expression and discipline, in their pursuit of no-holds-barred American thrash metal.
Atlanta’s Withered have been traversing the depths of extreme metal since 2003. Their fourth album, Grief Relic was released by Season-of-Mist in May 2016, and features newcomers to the band: Ethan McCarthy (Primitive Man) and Colin Marston (Krallice, Gorguts), alongside the stalwart Mike Thompson and Beau Brandon.
Chicago’s Immortal Bird combine dissonance & black metal aesthetics into an ecstatic fury entirely of their own. Fronted by vocalist/lyricist Rae Amitay, their debut full length was co-released by Broken Limbs and Manatee Rampage.
Portland black/death metal visionaries, Shabti open the evening. The metal stalwarts include members of Falls of Rauros, Obsidian Tongue, and Feral.