Union Transfer

1026 SPRING GARDEN STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19123 Ι 215-232-2100

NAILS

NAILS

Toxic Holocaust, Full Of Hell, Gatecreeper, Outer Heaven

Tue, March 21, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA

$15.00 - $17.00

This event is all ages

NAILS
NAILS
NAILS was formed in December 2007, and is comprised of Todd Jones, Taylor Young, John Gianelli, and A.R. Saba. Their music can only be described as being beyond conventional aural brutality. Their unique blend of grindcore, death metal and punk invokes the most unabashed violent emotions, from the recesses of its listeners reptilian brains. Their raw sincerity, take no prisoners live show and D.I.Y. work ethic has earned the band a vast loyal following, and made them the most talked about band in the underground. The legendary Max Cavalera recently accurately declared their current album Abandon All Life as “one of the best albums of the last 20 years,” and NAILS to be “probably the heaviest band right now.” Prepare to be conquered!

NAILS released their third full-length album, entitled 'You Will Never Be One Of Us', in 2016.
Toxic Holocaust
Toxic Holocaust
TOXIC HOLOCAUST mutated into existence in 1999, when Joel Grind merged his love for classic punk and metal and the flash of L.A. hard rock into his ideal band. Like his influences, TOXIC HOLOCAUST featured blazing riffs, gravel-throated vocals, and a deadly fixation on the evil in man and a post-apocalyptic world.

Joel Grind and TOXIC HOLOCAUST return with Conjure and Command, the band’s long-awaited new full-length and follow up to An Overdose of Death…. On Conjure and Command, the trio burns through 10 ferocious tracks of the band’s toxic heavy metal. “Bitch”, “Nowhere to Run”, “I Am Disease”, and “Agony of the Damned” are nothing short of instant TOXIC HOLOCAUST classics that explode from the speakers with unbridled intensity and beg to be heard live. Conjure and Command is TOXIC HOLOCAUST at the height of their powers, and an unstoppable barrage of all-out, evil metal.
Full Of Hell
Full Of Hell
Numb Your Mind.

Purchase records at:
www.profoundlorerecords.com
www.a389records.com
www.fullofhell.com/merch
Gatecreeper
Gatecreeper
GATECREEPER was formed in September of 2013 with members originating from both Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona. Bonded together over a mutual love of old-school death metal, GATECREEPER set out to write classic yet memorable songs for a new generation. The band recorded and released a self-titled 4 song EP digitally in April of 2014 which quickly garnered the attention of Pitchfork, CVLT Nation, and other notable music blogs. A music video for the song “Force Fed” was premiered on Invisible Oranges and the EP was soon released on 12” vinyl by King Of The Monsters and Protagonist Music in October of 2014. This short but satisfying release gained the band a large following of fans from both the hardcore and metal communities.

2015 saw GATECREEPER embark on their first tour of the West Coast, soon followed by the release of a split 7” with fellow Arizonans Take Over And Destroy. The song “Poisoned Mind” continued to propel GATECREEPER, who Noisey called the “one of the genre’s fresher, younger voices,” further into the spotlight. The band spent the second half of 2015 touring the East Coast, cultivating their rapidly growing local and national following, and recording more new material to be released on several different split releases throughout early 2016.

After returning from another West Coast tour, this time with Colorado’s Of Feather and Bone, GATECREEPER returned to Homewrecker Studios to record their debut full-length album with Ryan Bram in Tucson, Arizona. Sonoran Depravation was mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Nails, Black Breath) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Sleep, Magrudergrind), both of whom are known for their unparalleled work in the extreme metal world. The resulting record, a 9-song offering of monstrous death metal, is without a doubt GATECREEPER’s finest work yet.
Outer Heaven
Simply put, the Douglassville, Pennsylvania quartet known as Outer Heaven is "new school death metal with an old school feel" (DECIBEL Magazine). But the carefully crafted mix of doom, sludge, death metal, a dash of black metal, and a heaping serving of hardcore breakdowns that Outer Heaven brings to the table is anything but simple. Game changer, yes. Simple, no.

Founded in 2012 (and discovered by Melanie at Melotov after Jami of Code Orange posted a link to their demo), Outer Heaven is a familiar name in the hardcore scene, having played recently with bands like Full of Hell, Enabler, and Old Wounds. But on their debut EP "Diabolus Vobiscum", (which translates to "Satan Be With You"), the band dives headfirst into the abyss, showing total commitment to its sound: minimal, unearthly doom-death. From slithering dirges to mid-tempo headbangers, "Diabolus Vobiscum" is thoroughly soaked in evil, thanks in part to its cavernous production job. The EP was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Outer Heaven frontman Austin Haines at his own Black Beacon Sound in Douglassville, Pennsylvania.

Haines is backed by guitarist Jonathan Kunz (a founding member of Rivers of Nihil), bassist Phil Jaquez, and drummer Paul Chrismer.
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123