DEVILDRIVER “Bound By the Road” Tour

DEVILDRIVER “Bound By the Road” Tour

Death Angel, Winds Of Plague, The AGONIST, Azreal, Emerge A Tyrant

Mon · February 20, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

$25 ADV / $28 DOS / $75 4-Pack

This event is all ages

Box Office is open Wednesday-Saturday 12-6pm and All Show Nights, 410-244-0057. Unless otherwise noted Maryland State's 10% Admissions and Amusement Tax is included in the ticket price.

Throughout history, the number 7 has been linked to luck. By the same token, numerology attributes this digit to the seeker—constantly searching for truth while not taking anything at face value. It’s no coincidence that DevilDriver’s seventh full-length album bears the title Trust No One [Napalm Records]. This ballsy, brash, and brutal burnt offering ignites the group’s fiercest ten salvos to date. Straight out of the gate, key tastemakers embraced the record with KERRANG! calling it, “A snorting, snarling heavy metal beast,” and Metal Hammer going as far as to say, “Trust No One is a monstrous comeback that cackles with renewed verve, ideas and energy that’s the equal of the band’s finest achievements.” However, hearing is believing. As singer Dez Fafara and guitarist Mike Spreitzer invited guitarist Neal Tiemann, drummer Austin D’Amond, and bassist Diego Ibarra into the fold during 2015, the music’s direction became crystal clear.
“We knew we wanted to make something aggressive,” declares Fafara. “I had punk rock in my mood at the time. This thing has that flavor. I went back to a literal form of writing I haven’t utilized since our first album. In that sense, the album is as direct as I could get. You’re feeling that street vibe. Trust No One was meant to come at you with punk rock attitude, resurrected vigor and vision driven by the camaraderie of new friends.”
As well as old…the band would once again enlist the talents of longtime friend Mark Lewis behind the board as producer. However, this time they channeled a gutter grit and gusto that packs a wild wallop. Opener “Testimony of Truth” segues from an airy guitar into a visceral lyrical beatdown, while the first single “Daybreak” steamrolls ahead with breakneck riffs and one of Fafara’s catchiest choruses to date, “Don’t count me out.”
“It’s about looking forward to the future,” he goes on. “Through my music and career, I’ve maintained this positive ideal, always keeping my head above water. Neal initially brought the demo to the table, and we made it into a monster.”
Elsewhere, “My Night Sky” builds off a brooding guitar intro telling a story of, “being built for the kill.” Meanwhile, Fafara penned the band’s first song dedicated to his wife “For What Its Worth” as the chilling and heartfelt closer. Everything is left on tape…
“As I started writing, I realized, ‘You can’t fucking trust anybody,’” he sighs. “It stunned me, but it’s our world. I’m writing what it’s like to be human. You don’t give yourself away quickly, but you fight for and protect the ones you love till death.”
Trust No One follows up 2013’s Winter Kills, which bowed at #32 on the Billboard Top 200 moving over 11,000 copies first-week. To date, the band has developed one of the most rabid fan bases in heavy metal which has packed festivals and venues everywhere to witness their gospel of intensity. None is more intense than Trust No One though as DevilDriver enters what’s poised to be its biggest chapter yet.
“It’s a renewed energy for sure,” Fafara leaves off. “It’s also who we are and what we have to do. We’re not going to fucking stop.”
Death Angel
Death Angel
Among the youngest bands ever to storm the metal genre, Death Angel has come to be known as one of the most influential bands to emerge from the thriving Bay Area Thrash Metal Scene in the early 1980s, an era when one could catch Cliff Burton (Metallica) at the front of the stage at Ruthie's Inn banging his head to Death Angel's inventive style, and speedy, complex arrangements

In 1986, a Death Angel demo produced by Kirk Hammett (Metallica) titled "Kill As One" sparked the interest of Enigma Records. Then, in 1987, Death Angel's debut, "The Ultra Violence," was released. Drummer Andy Galeon was just 14 years old at the time. The album was a full-frontal assault on the ears, buzzing with the group's youthful energy, and "The Ultra Violence" sold 40,000 copies in just four months. Another innovative recording, "Frolic Through the Park," followed, marking Death Angel's evolution both lyrically and musically. "Bored," another track from the band's second release, highlighted the cutting-edge band's inventive dynamics, and won a spot on MTV's "Headbanger's Ball."

Geffen Records was impressed enough with Death Angel's television premier to offer the band a deal, and Death Angel became the first band of their breed to appear on the major label's roster. At Geffen, the band released what is widely regarded as one of the most original and accomplished thrash metal albums ever recorded, "Act III." The record pushed the limits of the genre to create something truly unique, a definitive work that is essential to any metal fan's music collection. Death Angel's masterful songwriting ability was once again on display nationwide in 1990, as the videos for "Seemingly Endless Time' and 'Room With A View' saw heavy rotation on MTV.
Winds Of Plague
Winds Of Plague
The Southern California purveyors of pain, WINDS OF PLAGUE, are going to quickly change the landscape of heavy music upon the release of their much anticipated third full-length release, Against the World, which is a perfect metallic assault of angst ridden fury. The group went back to their roots channeling the basic, urban hardcore elements, which made their debut offering, Decimate The Weak, such a stand-out underground cult classic. The partnership with Grammy Award winning, platinum producer Matt Hyde (No Doubt, Slayer, Hatebreed) proved to be exact component needed to push each member's performance beyond their comfort zones to ultimately reach an unexpected plateau that is sure to create a buzz within the scene. Against the World is simply a bare bones assault of uninhibited aggressiveness that will serve as a much needed wake up call to the masses and beat any listener into oblivion.

After annihilating the masses on the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest throughout the summer of 2010, WINDS OF PLAGUE now prepares to further spread their carnage across North America on The Warped Tour in the summer of 2011. This is a huge opportunity for the band to perform in front of a different crowd while definitely bringing something unique to this festival to separate themselves from the pack. Expect big circle pits and one of the most energetic performances of the day.

Johnny Plague (vocals) further states: "We set out with producer Matt Hyde to raise the bar for WINDS OF PLAGUE both as a band and as musicians. We put a lot of our writing focus into the energy and the structure of the songs and everything else just seemed to fall into place naturally. We really just wanted to create a fun but heavy album. We still topped every song off with over the top epic orchestral arrangements, but we brought back the more hardcore, live show elements from Decimate The Weak. Unlike the previous release this record is not a concept album, which gave me freedom as a writer.
Both fans of Decimate The Weak and The Great Stone War will be pleased for we haven't altered the formula or strayed from our roots, but injected them with rage and fury. This record is beautiful, ignorant and heavy.

"The Warped Tour has been an event I have been attending since I started going to shows and needless to say, I have always wanted to participate in it, so we are very excited to say the least. Warped has always been known for the eclectic lineups and I am anxious to get in front of a new crowd and continue to build the WOP army. It's going to be a wild summer, so we hope you can all come and hang with us."

WINDS OF PLAGUE further solidified their status as one of the hottest up-and-coming metal acts upon release of their highly acclaimed, sophomore album, The Great Stone War, which made an impressive debut in its first week landing at #73 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The offering quickly propelled the band to the forefront of the American metal scene.
THE AGONIST, strikes back with their second full-length offering, Lullabies For The Dormant Mind, which combines shredding leads with pure technicality, topped off with the glamorous Alissa White-Gluz's brutal growls, as well as dramatically melodic clean vocals, that take THE AGONIST to a new level of musical grandeur. It is extremely rare to find an up-and-coming metal band taking strong political stands, much less one that's led by a dominating, beautiful, edgy female. This quartet delivers introspective, scathing lyrics, and their debut album, Once Only Imagined, definitely caught people's attention.

THE AGONIST, born in 2004, covers a wide range of styles from classical to black metal. Their debut album, Once Only Imagined (2007), caught the eyes and ears of many musicians and music fans alike, and their sophomore album, Lullabies for the Dormant Mind, will once again prove the diverse talents of these young musicians. The a cappella version of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" is only one example of the band's musical abilities as it impressively exhibits White-Gluz's mind blowing wide range of vocal skills and professionalism as a singer.

Produced by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy, Mythosis), Lullabies for the Dormant Mind exposes new facets of the band and touches upon classical, jazz, opera, grindcore, thrash and black metal influences in a complete metal opus. Following a dark, twisted yet beautiful, surrealist visual concept from Natalie Shau once again, THE AGONIST have created an uncomfortable yet addictive setting for their metal. Lullabies For The Dormant Mind promises to turn heads with its daring mix of moods and styles, a challenging album well ahead of its time.

White-Gluz's vegan roots fuel her need to promote the protection of the planet and its inhabitants, and she does so through this outlet. Along with guitarist Danny Marino, bassist Chris Kells and drummer Simon McKay, each member brings their own rich musical backgrounds to the table, creating the perfect expression of melody and madness. Make no mistake, this is a straight-up metal band that holds nothing back with one goal in mind: to make music that is as catchy as it is heavy; as sweet as it is loud; and as angry as it is melancholy.

THE AGONIST, known as being road warriors, toured relentlessly in support of Once Only Imagined with a very diverse group of artists including Overkill, Sonata Arctica, Enslaved, Arsis and The Faceless. This further proved that their commanding and intense live performance can win over any crowd. White-Gluz's uncompromising vision, intelligence and thought-provoking lyrics has also helped garner some positive attention. Once Only Imagined tackled some of society's biggest issues, including animal testing, drug abuse, eating disorders, environmental protection and man's inhumanity towards animals and each other. The band's ultimate goal, though, is simply to encourage people to think for themselves.
Emerge A Tyrant
Ryan Voelkel - Vocals
Joe Mullin - Guitar
Ben Towles - Guitar/Backup Vocals
John "Kirk" Almeida - Drums
Tim "Toothhead" Lodge - Bass
Venue Information:
Baltimore Soundstage
124 Market Place
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202