Cavity Curiosity Shop and The Invisible Orange present...
Pacific North West Tour in Victoria! with...
WAKE (Progressive Death Grind from Calgary, AB. // Metal Blade Records)
Canada's WAKE have never been a band interested in repeating themselves, this abundantly apparent from their discography, having evolved with every release. 2020's Devouring Ruin made this more clear than ever, hammering the point home with the Confluence EP in the same year, and now they return with Thought Form Descent, their most dynamic, diverse and emotional release to date. "I'd describe the record as a place to reconsider what 'extreme' means. The words 'brutal', 'crushing', 'devastating' are overused adjectives for extreme music. We wanted to force people to confront the idea that 'brutal' or 'extreme' ideas aren't just blastbeats or angular tritones, or, more importantly, 'brutal' elements alongside pointedly passive elements can create their own experience that can channel both and neither." The result is eight nuanced tracks that run the gamut from relentlessly heavy to exquisitely beautiful, often simultaneously, and instantly grab hold of the listener, demanding their full attention. However, at the same time, they are lushly textured and densely layered, and offer more with every subsequent exposure, unfurling to show hidden depths, and taking WAKE to a whole new level.
GREAT FALLS (Heavy Noiserock from Seattle. WA. // Neurot Recordings)
Members of Kiss It Goodbye, Undertow, Playing Enemy, Bastard Feast and Gaytheist.
"Great Falls play geniunely great and demoralizing tunes that are bleak, discordant and leave you feeling worse than when you put the album on." -Emily Bellino, Decibel Magazine
EGREGORE (Blackened OSDM from Vancouver, BC. // 20 Buck Spin // From the core of the Covenant Collective)
Upon the principal element of ancient chaotic underground Black Death Metal, Egregore conjures an uncanny aura of supernatural presence, as though the songs simply pass through them from some other sphere of existence. A self-satisfied work of tradition alone was never in the cards however as Egregore brandish synths, arcane chanting and soaring guitar leads among other spells creating a truly underground work of creative vitality and occult sorcery.
ALTERED DEAD (Death Metal from Victoria, BC)
DEATH METAL | HORROR | filthy, dirty, 'orrible subbasement dwellers.
Ages 19 and over