Havok, Black Fast

VENUE: Backstage Productions presents:

Havok

Black Fast

Wrecklamation, Silence The Witness, Tropical Storm

Tue, July 25, 2017

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

FUBAR

St. Louis, MO

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

Havok
Havok
Havok is an American thrash metal band from Denver, Colorado. Formed in 2004, their members currently consist of David Sanchez (Vocals/guitars), Mike Leon (Bass), Pete Webber (Drums), and Reece Scruggs (Lead guitar). Since signing with England's Candlelight Records, Havok have released two studio albums: 2009's Burn, and 2011's critically acclaimed, Time Is Up.
David Sanchez's love of thrash metal greats, like Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer, led him to form Havok In December 2007, Havok sent a copy of their EP and a press kit to any metal label they could find. The EP had caught the ear of English extreme metal label, Candlelight Records, and soon after the band agreed to sign with them. On June 2, 2009 Havok released their full length debut, "Burn" The debut was received quite well in the metal community, but it did not yet break them into the global metal scene. After relentless touring in support of "Burn", Havok returned to the studio to record their sophomore effort.
 
On March 29, 2011 Havok released "Time Is Up". Their sophomore effort spread through the metal community, receiving strong reviews from critics and fans alike. It became a defining album in what has come to be known as the New Wave of Thrash Metal scene. The success of "Time Is Up" has led the band to major tours opening for bands like Sepultura , Death Angel , Anthrax , The English Dogs , The Casualties , Goatwhore , 3 Inches of Blood , Skeletonwitch and Exhumed. 2012 was wrapped up for the band by playing the first Barge to Hell cruise featuring bands At the Gates , Behemoth , Mayhem , Possessed , Exodus and Sacred Reich to name a few. 
Black Fast
Black Fast
Black Fast was formed from four corn-fed Midwestern metal nerds who met in the college town of Edwardsville, near the campus of Southern Illinois University. Trevor and Ryan were studying jazz at the time, but all the guys really wanted to do was start a metal band. “We like to take all the elements of the styles we love and put every bit of energy and excitement we have into it. It’s a driving, pedal-to-the-metal sound that makes you go crazy. That’s what it’s all about. That’s what we live for.”

Since 2010, Black Fast has been melting faces and sharing the stage with bands like Havok, Vektor, Toxic Holocaust, Cavalera Conspiracy, Revocation, Forbidden, Warbringer, Nachtmystium, Landmine Marathon, Enabler, Lazarus AD, Abigail Williams, Lord Dying, Onslaught and Agrimonia.

Black Fast recorded a self-titled EP in 2011 and in 2012 Black Fast won the St. Louis ‘Headbang for the Highway,’ battle of the bands contest, earning them the opportunity to play the Sumerian Records stage at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in Kansas City with Upon a Burning Body and I Breather.

In August 2013 they self-released their first full-length album, ‘Starving Out the Light,’ which helped them win the title as ‘Best Metal Band in St. Louis’ from the Riverfront Times for the second time in three years.
Wrecklamation
Wrecklamation
Thrash/groove metal band hailing from the Jefferson County area. Influences taken from Megadeth, Lamb of God, Havok, Pantera, etc.
Silence The Witness
Silence The Witness
Silence the Witness is a 5-piece progressive melodic death metal band from St. Louis, MO.

The band, conceived in 2014, wrote an original EP that was released for free in July 2015 across Bandcamp, SoundCloud, and YouTube.

Since its inception, Silence the Witness went through numerous line-up changes, and had the honor of working with some amazingly talented musicians. One of them being drummer Arissa Ball who unfortunately passed on as a result of her battle with Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH).

The band is currently recording the spiritual successor to 2015's "Pick Your Poison [EP]" completely from scratch, with live instruments. Silence the Witness's first LP, "Pick Your Poison: Reloaded", is expected to have a late-fall 2016 release.
Tropical Storm
Tropical Storm
Venue Information:
FUBAR
3108 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO, 63103
http://www.fubarstl.com/