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Event Archive - Trivium, Protest the Hero, The Sword, Seemless

Tue. October 24th 2006 Croatian Cultural Center (All Ages)
7pm doors at 6pm
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations, Scrape Records, Scratch Records, Zulu Records
Presented by: Live Nation

on Sale Fri, Aug 25 @ 10am

With their 2003 record Ember to Inferno, Trivium announced itself as a contender for the crown of kings of thrash. Recalling the glory days of Slayer, Metallica, Pantera, and Testament, the debut caught the attention of Roadrunner Records. The respected label knew the promise of a great band and quickly signed the Orlando quartet. Ascendancy, the group’s first for the label, fulfills the six-year-old act’s potential, and then some. Expanding on Ember to Inferno’s strengths, the disc adds elements of prog-rock and death metal, along with more precise playing and improved songwriting. The result is a stunning record of fully integrated twin guitar harmonies and vocals that alternate from melodic to pained to full of rage.

They may not have done their algebra homework, but the members of Protest the Hero were learning something more important—the math of rock. Adding the intricacies of Iron Maiden to the advanced complexities of modern-day screamo, then dividing by the melodic sense and song structure of heavy metal classics, and you get records like the band’s Kezia. Canadian music monthly Exclaim! calls the four-year-old group, together since they were 14, “smart, original and undeniably catchy.”

The Sword is a metal band based out of Austin, Texas, a city known for its country, blues, and roots, as well as the South by Southwest Music Conference. It was at that event that author and Spin Magazine music writer Chuck Klosterman (Sex, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs) witnessed The Sword live, prompting him to proclaim the group as the best thing he saw at the 2005 conference, saying they sound “like a bunch of bison being pushed over a cliff.”


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Protest the Hero (Punk Rock)

Tear out handfuls of hair and smash your head against the wall, Protest the Hero is going to drive you to madness. Thrashing outta Whitby, these guys are going to raise more than their share of eyebrows and fists. Intelligence and anger clash head to head. more info

The Sword

Every culture has its own set of cryptic texts. They're the forbidden tomes of wisdom which governing powers will deny knowledge of and ban. They're usually thought-provoking. They're typically dangerous. They're often revolutionary. It might seem impossible to keep anything private in the modern age of Facebook and Twitter where everyone's dirt... more info
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