Dawn Of Ashes/ Projekt F/ Optic Oppression & more
Tuesday 16th May, 2017
Evening Star Concert Hall8810 Niagara Falls Blvd Niagara Falls, NY 14304
FTMP Events presents:
Dawn of Ashes
w/ Projekt F, Optic Oppression, & more
Tuesday, May 16th
Doors at 6:00 pm
$15 Presale, $20 at the door
Ages 18+ (ID Required / Strictly Enforced)
at: Evening Star Concert Hall / VENUE
8810 Niagara Falls Blvd
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
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Dawn Of Ashes : https://www.facebook.com/Dawnofashes/
DAWN OF ASHES: The very name calls to mind the legend of the Phoenix, a god-being born anew from the ashes of its own destruction. It unites the Alpha and Omega, signifying that every end is a beginning and vice versa, that life and death are one. So goes the destiny of this musical form: to die unto its first self, passing through the agonizing fire of purification, only to rise again to a new dawn, with renewed purpose. The fans who stood by DAWN OF ASHES from their earliest incarnation in 2001 know exactly what founder-frontman Kristof Bathory brings to the equation: music of violent power, unrelenting destruction, and cinematic sweep -- a ruthless horror show for the ears, eyes and mind. Hard-edged and terrifying soundscapes driven by pummeling beats propelled savage lyrics across multiple albums; the introduction of crushing metal riffs and epic production elevated the music’s scope to its ultimate realization with the acclaimed 2013 album ANATHEMA. It was at this stage of the band’s career that new opportunities loomed… or so it seemed at first. With the prospect of a new label and a potentially higher global profile on the horizon, new business alliances were made that resulted in the formation of URILIA, an extreme metal unit which incorporated many sonic and thematic themes already familiar to DAWN OF ASHES fans, as well as new and diverse musical elements, united under a new philosophy and a heightened awareness of the Left Hand Path. While this concept grew creatively from Kristof Bathory’s own personal and spiritual journey, the aforementioned business alliances would ultimately prove to be less than sound, and a decision was made to sever ties with those parties. Which brings us to now: with 2015 nearing its end, URILIA will be laid respectfully to rest after its brief but memorable time on Earth… and from that ending, DAWN OF ASHES will rise once again in 2016, both in name and power, with a renewed purpose that unifies the philosophy of URILIA with the intense sonic aggression and horror-inspired lyrics that DoA has summoned in all of its incarnations. Forging ahead once again, DAWN OF ASHES is currently at work on a new album for Metropolis Records. Details are still under wraps at this stage, but we won’t keep you in darkness for long. Presently, we can reveal that Kristof will be co-producing with Mick Kenney of ANAAL NATHRAKH, whose credits include songwriting and production on albums by MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, BLEEDING THROUGH, THE WITCH WAS RIGHT and SUFFER WELL. A new year brings a new DAWN, and the rising has already begun. Prepare for the light… and for the burning.
Projekt F : https://projektf.net/
Montreal-based industrial rock group, Projekt F, are well-known for their emotionally intense music and powerful stage presence. Founded in 2009, the band is comprised of lead singer and main composer Jonh M. Miller, bassist William Hicks, guitarist Simon Sayz and drummer Fred Linx. Coined by one reviewer as “the heavy brother of Nine Inch Nails”, Projekt F have over the years evolved into a group that commands as much visual attention as it does musical. They have played to audiences in Canada and the United States, sharing the stage with internationally known artists such as Motionless in White, Combichrist, Dope, and many more. They have also played a variety of festivals in North America, including Kinetik Festival, Montreal Fetish Week-End, GothFest, among others. Projekt F’s music has been played by radio stations around the world. To date they have released 1 album and 3 EPs, to numerous rave reviews. “Stunning”, “powerful”, and “brilliant” are just some of the many words that have been used to describe the music of Projekt F – a band with an all-consuming dedication to musical excellence and vivid live experiences..
Optic Oppression : http://www.opticoppression.com/
“Find A Way is designed to break some necks, whether dancing or headbanging,” says Optic Oppression’s front-man, Kendall Cage. But that’s not all the band has in store for their fans. Out of western NY, Optic Oppression is a synth-rock phenomenon in it's infancy. Born from the culmination of the band’s twisted childhood traumas, incarcerations and abuse Optic is about the human evolution – not just of ourselves but of society - and emerging from the struggle scarred, but stronger than ever. With dark bass lines, driving beats, and a taste for musical circuitry Optic Oppression is now poised to turn heads and reshape the music scene. Optic’s newest release, Find A Way, is the band’s first conceptual EP. Splicing deranged audio samples together with rock guitars and throwing it over a hard rhythmic backbone with a touch of EDM, the band brings to life the sordid stories felt by so many but spoken by so few.