Cradle of Filth and DevilDriver
A British extreme metal institution, Cradle of Filth emerged in 1991 with a style that leaned heavily toward black metal. As the years progressed, their sound evolved as well, with elements of gothic and symphonic metal taking over, resulting in a more commercial approach that yielded internationally charting efforts like Damnation and a Day (2003), Thornography (2006), Hammer of the Witches (2015), and Existence Is Futile (2021).
As iconic groove metal leaders DEVILDRIVER enter their third decade with 9 full-length albums, countless international tours and worldwide renown, they prove more resilient than ever. As the world was upended in 2020, DEVILDRIVER didn’t pause, releasing the highly-acclaimed first installment of their two-part Dealing With Demons saga, Dealing With Demons I. Media mainstays like Revolver, Metal Hammer, Kerrang and Consequence lauded the album, which debuted at #4 on the US Current Hard Music Albums Chart. Blabbermouth stated, “If the second half of this mammoth endeavor matches the first, this will be remembered as a pivotal moment in the DEVILDRIVER story.” As society emerges more hardened and determined than before, so does DEVILDRIVER’s 10th full-length, Dealing With Demons Vol. II. Produced and engineered by Steve Evetts with additional engineering from guitarist Mike Spreitzer, Dealing With Demons Vol. II is inarguably heavier and relentlessly harsher than its predecessor. Dealing With Demons Vol. II represents not only the most vicious of the two records, but also the darkest recesses of iconic frontman Dez Fafara’s psyche and the final purging of his demons that have long haunted the band’s music, bringing together the elements that make DEVILDRIVER the best at their craft. If there is any question as to whether DEVILDRIVER is slowing down, the new album proves that 20 years into their career, even with their demons in tow – they move forward at the forefront of metal.
ILL NIÑO are an American Latin Metal sextet. Formed in 1999 by drummer Dave Chavarri. Best known for their musically bending niche “Latin Metal”, the group have released 7 studio albums, 2 EPs, and 1 greatest hits album, selling over 2 million albums worldwide. Ill Niño’s broad and dedicated fan base spreads across .5 million followers on Spotify / Apple Music, .5 million followers across social platforms, and across millions of plays on Youtube.
Black Satellite is a rock duo from NYC comprised of Larissa Vale and Kyle Hawken. Having been writing music together for several years, Black Satellite is the culmination of a deep-rooted partnership contributing to their unified writing style. Shortly after launching their first single Valkyrie from their full-length album Endless, Black Satellite was requested as support for Starset at NYC’s Gramercy Theatre on the strength of their debut. Their follow up single Blind premiered on ibobi Radio and was subsequently featured on Alternative Press via their discover playlist. Black Satellite was also named one of Alternative Press’ “12 Bands You Need To Know” in a print issue of the magazine. Billboard describes the album as “the end point one might arrive at after listening to all of Muse’s catalog and deciding they just weren’t epic enough.” Black Satellite subsequently released two cover songs paying tribute to Type O Negative, which charted on metal radio. The band has recently concluded writing and recording their sophomore record, Aftermath, mixed by veteran producer Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Filter). Release date to be announced. Their new single “Void” is the first taste of the brand new album. Knotfest commenting on the track: “the first single offers a glimpse into the bold, stylishly dark sound that has made the duo of Larissa Vale and Kyle Hawken such a promising prospect.” Black Satellite is scheduled to tour with Fozzy Fall 2021.
Savage Existence developed in Costa Rica by an international force of unapologetic assassins from three different counties.
This band does not care what you think. Rather, this band cares how you feel. And we feel your pain.
We’re here for you. And you’re here for us.