Wed. 11.02.16: SHABTI // LICH KING // BLACK MASS // TOXIC CROSS

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[ :Facebook event: ]
@ Geno’s Rock Club,
625 Congress St., Portland, Maine.
$8. 21+. 9PM.

[ :show documentation: ]
Photos by Michael R. Batchelder.


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Photo by Michael R. Batchelder

SHABTI (Maine)
Overflowing with riffs that have structural difficulty (without any Racer X-style solos), Paracusia remains an album of songs, not Berklee-trained boredom. The mid-range sound of the guitars snarl in and out of pure death metal, thrash, and black metal atonality, but flow from one section to another in a manner that always makes sense and keeps you attuned to the composition beneath the performances.”– Worm Gear review of “Paracusia” CD (self-released)


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LICH KING (Massachusetts)
“We create new old-school thrash metal in the vein of EXODUS, VIO-LENCE, S.O.D., SLAYER and others. We think the sound of thrash was perfected in the 80’s and we’re not trying to add anything to the mix. We’re just coming up with riffs and songs that the old masters didn’t.” – Lich King Bandcamp


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BLACK MASS (Massachusetts)
“Sometimes a band gets it so right that there isn’t much to say. When a band so perfectly encompasses what makes a genre great, it is really more appropriate to just listen to them. This is the case with Black Mass, a new thrash band out of Boston. These guys play thrash as it was meant to be played: fast, heavy, and totally uncompromising.” – Skull Fracturing Metal (February 2013)


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TOXIC CROSS (Maine)
TOXIC CROSS (formerly Terrible Old Man) is a 5-piece melodic death/thrash metal band from Maine, featuring ex-members of Last Chance to Reason, Hallowed Butchery, and Terrible Old Man.

“Their heightened understanding of music allows them to take the death/thrash format and expand it in a way that makes their music completely their own.” – Metal Archives review of debut demo

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