POSITIVE METAL ATTITUDE TOUR 2022 Darkest Hour and HIMSA plus DREAMSHADE and FOR I AM KING

Tickets https://bit.ly/3woZmRB 18:00 // £20 adv.

Presented by The Underworld

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DARKEST HOUR https://youtu.be/IdqOoHwht_E www.facebook.com/DarkestHourDudes A bastard child born of the mid 90s punk/metal/hardcore movement, Washington, DC’s DARKEST HOUR combine the passion, energy, and soul of punk/hardcore with the style, speed, vengeance and fury of melodic speed/thrash/death metal.

DARKEST HOUR have helped defined the entire New Wave of American Metal sound as one of the pioneers of modern metal/core. A sound that gave the metal and hardcore/punk world the revitalization it surely needed. This style blended the raw, hardcore punk of the 80s, with the Scandinavian death metal of the 90s and forged a sound that would later become the template for modern metal.

Since their inception 23 years ago, Darkest Hour has released 9 studio full lengths (via 11 different record labels), appeared in major motion pictures, US television shows, video games, and have toured the world extensively covering 6 of the 7 continents.

Darkest Hour is: Mike Schleibaum – Guitar John Henry – Vocals Michael “Lonestar” Carrigan – Guitar Aaron Deal – Bass Travis Orbin – Drums

HIMSA https://youtu.be/74ZhwK5s8wk www.facebook.com/himsaofficial In the ’90s, Seattle was closely identified with grunge, but not every Seattle-based rock act that emerged in the ’90s had a grunge or post-grunge outlook. Seattle’s Himsa, for example, has never sounded anything like , , , or . Formed in the late ’90s, Himsa is a ferocious, punishing, harsh metalcore band. The name Himsa is a play on the Sanskrit word “ahimsa,” which refers to peace and nonviolence. (Historians have often noted that civil rights activist Mahatma Gandhi, a Hindu, was a firm believer in ahimsa, as was

, who considered Gandhi his hero and was influenced by Hinduism even though he was a Protestant minister — and members of the Hare Krishna sect have often asserted that they promote vegetarianism because they believe that killing animals for food goes against the ahimsa principle.)

By dropping the “a” from ahimsa, Himsa is saying that their sound is the opposite of peaceful. The Pacific Northwesterners aren’t actually promoting or encouraging violence, but they are saying that they have a violent sound — which is certainly true. Musically, Himsa’s metalcore is unapologetically vicious. While metalcore is the band’s orientation, Himsa draws on a variety of metal and punk influences and has incorporated elements of thrash metal, power metal, death metal/black metal, grindcore, and, of course, hardcore (metalcore is a style that takes hardcore to the extreme). The list of bands that Himsa’s admirers have cited as influences is a long one; it’s a list that ranges from , , , and to to power metal favorites and . But while there are traces of and in some of Himsa’s guitar parts, those British bands are considerably more melodic and intricate — and even though ‘s brutal thrash/death metal assault is a strong influence on Himsa’s playing,

doesn’t have the sort of growling, screaming, larynx-ripping, satanic-style vocals that one gets from Himsa.

Himsa got started in 1998, when three members of the band — drummer Mike Green, bassist Derek Harn, and guitarist Brian Johnson — decided to leave and form a new band with guitarist Aaron Edge. After writing and practicing some material, the four of them hired Himsa’s original lead vocalist, Christian Schmitt (who had moved to Seattle from Philadelphia). In 1999, Himsa recorded their first full-length album, Ground Breaking Ceremony, which was released on the Revelation label. Then, in 2001, Himsa recorded an EP titled Death Is Infinite (also on Revelation). Along the way, the band has had quite a few lineup changes; by the time Himsa recorded Courting Tragedy and Disaster in 2003, Schmitt, Green, Edge, and Brian Johnson had all left the band — and the lineup included only one original member: Derek Harn, who was joined by John Pettibone on lead vocals, Kirby Charles Johnson on guitar, Sammi Curr on guitar and keyboards, and Tim Mullen on drums. Brian Johnson went on to form the metalcore outfit Hell Promise, as Courting Tragedy and Disaster was released by Prosthetic Records, a small independent label based in Los Angeles. ~ Alex Henderson, Rovi

DREAMSHADE – www.facebook.com/dreamshadeband

FOR I AM KING – www.facebook.com/foriamkingofficial

URL: Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/940418-0?pid=532

Date and Time: Monday March 07, 2022 at 6:00 pm ( 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM)

Category : Live Music | Gig

Price: General Admission: GBP 20.0

Artists : Darkest Hour, HIMSA, Dreamshade, For I Am King

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Date of Event (Leave blank if you are not listing a gig)Monday March 07, 2022