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GIGAN with Sunless, Train Bigger Monkeys and Dethgod

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Metalsucks Presents: Undulating Waves Across North America Tour 2018

Gigan (Chicago, Illinois)
"The world's state-of-the-art psychedelic extreme metal band."

Sunless (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

With Local Support:

Train Bigger Monkeys


Doors 8pm | 18+ | $10

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GIGAN is the brain-child of founding member; multi-instrumentalist and lyric/conceptual mastermind Eric Hersemann. GIGAN's existence began more than a decade ago in 2005, after Hersemann's stints in Tampa, FL's Diabolic and Hate Eternal. Prior to that, Eric's time was spent sharpening his blades in his hometown of Chicago, IL with the likes of Chicago legends Burnt Offering and Death-Thrash innovators Lord Blasphemer. After writing, recording and releasing GIGAN's "Footsteps of GIGAN" demo and the first two GIGAN albums (Order of the False Eye on Napalm Records and Quasi-Hallucinogenic Sonic Landscapes on Willowtip Records) in Tampa, Eric relocated to his roots in Chicago and began the writing process for GIGAN's critically acclaimed masterwork : "Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery and Super-Science".

"Multi-Dimensional Fractal Sorcery and Super-Science" was recorded with Eric's longtime partner in crime; engineer Sanford Parker (who has recorded all three GIGAN albums) , and released in October 2013 on Willowtip Records, to almost universal praise and enthusiasm. In addition to worldwide coverage and publicity in the form of interviews and rave reviews, GIGAN has continued to be blessed with amazing touring opportunities both domestically and internationally. Having been a dedicated touring act for ten years GIGAN has been able to bring Hersemann's twisted visions around the world; much to the delight of GIGAN's ravenous and open minded fan base. GIGAN has been fortunate to share the stage and tour with Cattle Decapitation, Psyopus, Lightning Swords of Death, Grave, Immolation, Vital Remains, Misery Index, Belphegor, Blood Red Throne, Jungle Rot, Pyrrhon, Artificial Brain and many more. GIGAN's first foray into the European concert markets saw them on tour with their peers Ulcerate (Relapse Records)and Wormed (Season Of Mist Records) in October 2014. The tour went well enough that GIGAN was immediately invited back to headline a tour of their own in Europe in October 2015! After returning from their second European tour, Hersemann began the most recent writing process and next musical evolution of GIGAN.

"Undulating Waves of Rainbiotic Iridescence"; GIGAN's fourth full length album, was recorded at Big Bad Sound Studios in Los Angeles, CA in the Spring of 2017 with longtime friend, engineer and ally Sanford Parker. Colin Jordan once again, was in charge of the mastering process. All art and layout was completed by Dr.Winter. The official street date is September 15, 2017!!!

Often imitated but NEVER duplicated, GIGAN has and always will be dedicated to the craft of making the most imaginative, fearless and thought provoking extreme metal in the known Universe!!! THRASH IN SPACE!!!

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Formed in 2015, SUNLESS draws influence from pioneers of extreme and dissonant metal such as Gorguts, Ulcerate, and Meshuggah, reinterpreting the sounds through an abstract lens that is all their own. Comprised of bassist Mitch Schooler (Nerves, Modulus), drummer Ben Iburg (Not From Here, The Eye Unclouded), and guitarist/vocalist Lucas Scott (Australis, Pestifere), the band features a prominent rhythm section, a scattered assortment of time signatures, interwoven and complex arrangements, and bellowing death growls, akin to the output of Baring Teeth, Artificial Brain, and Gigan.

SUNLESS has performed across the central United States in support of their debut full-length album Urraca with like-minded bands such as Plebeian Grandstand, Suffering Hour, and Pyrrhon. Tracked by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording (The Crinn, Ambassador Gun, Maeth) in their hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota and mixed/mastered by Colin Marston at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves in Queens, New York, Urraca delivers a relentlessly engaging onslaught of complex and dissonant death metal with nine tracks encompassing a dense forty-four minutes. The album is presented appropriately in a psychedelic and abstract visual manner with artwork by friend, lyricist, and former bandmate Andrew Notsch (Youwretch).

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TRAIN BIGGER MONKEYS is an expression of society force fed life long corruption. Metal has a way of taking control, and TBM revels in the direction it takes them.

Formed in the winter of 2007, Train Bigger Monkeys have set out to destroy. With a sound that is both melodic and punishing, TBM has succeeded in creating music that melts faces and blasts minds. With a wide array of influences across numerous metal genres you get a taste of death, thrash, progressive, hardcore and straight up metal all rolled into one. Train Bigger Monkeys always bring an energy, technicality and a true passion to the stage that will challenge anyone not to get involved.

They have had the honour to share the stage with metal legends such as Massacre, Archspire, Incantation and Benighted, and have performed at multiple Death/Chuck Shuldiner tribute shows as well as Vernstock, Farmageddon Open Air, and Calgary Metal Fest. With 3 full length albums under their belts, and a line up that makes it look easy, the band is undoubtedly on their way to success with a sound that is constantly evolving and refining into something truly unique that can only be Train Bigger Monkeys.

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Native American Brutal Death Metal originating from Morley, Alberta. Forming a blend of enormously punishing guitar riffs, rhythmic thundering of the drums, the pounding rumble of the bass, and the deep roaring vocals. Behold the bloodthirstiness of DETHGOD!

Formed in 2012, formally know as AFTERDEATH. In 2013, The band had changed its name to DETHGOD. Beginning at first as death metal with both melodic and brutal tone. Then developing more technical as the members grew as musicians. The music style has since progressed and evolved into a more darker sound to suit the band's genre. They are currently a three-piece band as of 2017.

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