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Event Archive - CANCELLED SHOCKWAVE FESTIVAL at THE VOGUE THEATRE: Fear Factory, Voivod, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, +more

Sat. July 7th 2012 The Vogue Theatre (All Ages)
2:30 doors at 2:00
Cancelled $35 +s/c
Tickets at:, Scrape Records, Red Cat Records, Zulu Records
Presented by: perryscope, The Vogue Theatre

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Music: Punk / Metal / Hardcore

Perryscope Concerts and The Vogue Theatre are proud to present the Shockwave Festival in Vancouver. This all day metal event features death metal forefathers Fear Factory, iconic Canadians Voivod and genre spawning Cattle Decapitation at the The Vogue Theatre on Saturday July 7, 2012.

Metal is not easily dissected. The list of subgenres is extensive and complex. Shockwave has assembled a literal tour de force with twelve bands taking the stage during the day long testament to all things metal. Bands include Misery Index, Revocation, Havok, Dirge Within, Last Chance to Reason, Vildhjarta, The Browning and Forged in Flame.

Fear Factory entered the metal scene with a crushing debut with 1992’s Soul Of A New Machine. Combining death metal with an industrial influence, Fear Factory’s earliest sound was immediately distinguishable by intense machine-like drumming and dual vocal style, which seemed to effortlessly switch between animalistic growls and clear, operatic tones. Fear Factory had set a new standard in extreme music, a standard they would continue to bear to this very day.

Montreal's Voivod has long been heralded as an innovative and visionary force within the world of extreme music. For more than 25 years, the band has performed heavy metal alchemy by fusing various strains of thrash, punk, hardcore, progressive, and psychedelia to create some of the most engaging, provocative, and, oft times, surprisingly accessible music of their day. Voivod has pushed its musical sci-fi story to the end of infinity and re-emerged, reinvented, and revitalized itself countless times over and remains a respected name in circles where quality music and ideas, not gimmicks and trends, are held in high esteem.

Well over a decade since its inception, Cattle Decapitation has forged its not-so-humble beginnings in veggie gore-grind into one of extreme metal's most relentless forces, encompassing a sound as schizophrenic as their record collections but with a determined lyrical stance resolutely damning the ills of humanity. With countless tours under their belt as well as having influenced the majority of today's rapidly-growing-in-popularity death/grind hopefuls, Cattle Decapitation continue their own brand of spastic gore-drenched grinding death.


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Fear Factory

Fear Factory was one of the first bands to fuse the loud, crushing intensity of death metal with the cold harshness of industrial electronics and samples, producing a more varied sonic palette with which to express their bleak, pessimistic view of modern, technology-driven society. The group was formed in Los Angeles in 1990 by vocalist Burton C. B... more info

Voivod (Thrash, futurist, avant-garde, experimental metal)

other sites: voivod | myspace
Anomaly. Seminal. Iconoclasts. A "band's band". These are the nebulous words that sum up a group of artists now in their third decade of collaboration and creation. These terms are yokes that Voivod must bear. Yet there is a purity in this fate that will live forever. What were the odds in the first place? Four young men in Quebec, addled by art... more info

Cattle Decapitation (Death Metal/Grindcore)

Over the span of a decade, Cattle Decapitation has forged its not-so-humble beginnings in gore-grind into one of extreme metal's most relentless forces, encompassing a sound as schizophrenic as their record collections but with a determined lyrical stance resolutely damning the ills of humanity. After a couple early line-up shifts, “Human Je... more info

Misery Index (Metal / Grind)

The band was born in the spring of 2001, by Vocalist/bassist Jason Netherton along with Vocalist/guitarist Mike Harrison as a studio project, with drums performed by ex-Dying Fetus drummer Kevin Talley. “Overthrow,” their debut CD was unleashed in September of 2001 on the band’s own Anarchos Records, where it quickly drew praise and interest ... more info

Revocation (Technical Death/Thrash Metal)

REVOCATION combines the energy of old-school thrash metal and the twisted musicianship of death metal. In May 2008, Revocation self-released their debut full-length CD 'Empire of the Obscene.' It highlights each band member’s individual talents and showcases their ability to write memorable songs, while still maintaining complexity and aggression... more info

Havok (Thrash Metal)

other sites: myspace
HAVOK the thrash metal powerhouse reigning from Colorado formed in 2004. After two self-released albums, the band caught the attention of England’s Candlelight Records. Burn was released in early spring of 2009. Incorporating blisteringly fast guitar riffs, machine-like drumming, groovy bass lines, searing leads, and hard-hitting vocals, HAVOK is... more info