Revival Spring Bash w/ Soil

BHouse LIVE Presents:

Revival Spring Bash w/ Soil

Flaw, Beyond Threshold, Orion Nine, The Outfit, A Silent Truth

Fri. May 3

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

B House Live

$20.00 - $25.00

This event is 21 and over

Soil
Soil
Genre: Metal
Similar to: Trivium, Drowning Pool, Ill Nino

Chicago-based alternative metal ensemble SOiL formed in 1997 around the talents of vocalist Ryan McCombs, drummer Tom Schofield, bass player Tim King, and guitarists Adam Zadel and Shaun Glass. They released their debut EP, El Chupacabra!, in 1998, followed by the full-length Throttle Junkies in 1999. Their sophomore release (Scars) found success both nationally and internationally through two strong singles, "Unreal" and "Halo." It was followed in 2001 by an eponymous EP, and later in 2004 with re.de.fine. McCombs left the fold that year, eventually joining Drowning Pool. He was replaced by A.J. Cavalier on their 2006 debut for DRT, True Self. On October 20, 2009, the band released Picture Perfect, heralded by the single "Like It Is." The album Scars was released in 2011, followed by the album Whole released this year. These albums bear their distinctive harsh but emotional and melodic sound.
Flaw
Flaw
FLAW
CHRIS VOLZ--Vocals
RYAN JURHS--Bass, vocals
Jason Daunt - Guitar
MICAH HAVERTAPE--Drums

Just like a bottle of the bourbon that shares their Lousville, KY, hometown, there's more to Flaw than meets the eye. And for a band that sold more than 300,000 copies of their Universal Records debut while touring with many of the biggest names in the business, that speaks volumes. Building on the success attained with the release of THROUGH THE EYES in 2001, follow-up ENDANGERED SPEICIES is the byproduct of a band who aren't afraid to take risks, the spirit of their hard rock and heavy metal fundamentals becoming all the more potent when blended with the sense of musical adventure that too many of their peers lack. In fact, if there was any one thing that was unanimous in Flaw's approach to their sophomore release, it was an unwillingness to compromise their artistic integrity, the very integrity that forms the foundation of ENDANGERED SPECIES.

"Basically, the entire band felt like we needed some level of progression. Not only musically, but also in terms of showing the listener that we will stay true to both the realms of music that we draw from, from the heavy to the soft, while still remaining intricate," says frontman Chris Volz. "So on this record, we wanted to make sure that there was an audible difference in the way that we were approaching the music. We wanted to make sure that we weren't releasing the same record twice." Added bassist Ryan Jurhs, "It was an issue of bellying up with something that we and the label could be proud of."

From the manic jabs that jar the senses through metallic album-opener "Medicate," through the peace of mind that permeates the subdued "Not Enough," Flaw's latest body of work encompasses the highs and lows of the human spirit, tackling the physical ramifications of abuse, tending to the emotional scars of life's daily battles, and embracing the spirit of a generation they represent. When it came time to "belly up," Flaw--Volz, Jurhs, guitarist Lance Arny and new addition Micah Havertape on drums--rose to the challenge, delivering an album as lyrically profound as it is musically profane.

"It was a lot easier writing the first record, we had more time. Six or seven years of writing and playing out locally," says Volz, living proof of the adage, 'you get your whole life to write your first record, and a year to write your next.' "After touring for 16 months, we went home for some time off, then needed to get a record done. There was a definite difference in pressure from that aspect, as well as the fact that we wanted to make sure there was enough material on this album to solidify our future and career."

ENDANGERED SPECIES succeeds in offering audiences plenty to sink their sonic teeth into, from the charge of metal guitars sledge-hammering drums at the epicenter of "You've Changed," through the progressive rock melodies of "All The Worst," and into the supple strings and acoustic guitars that pace "Wait For Me." "'All The Worst' is a song that the band, as a whole, is very proud of," says Volz. "It's about the things that we've been through and the times we're living in--We were out with Mudvayne when 9/11 happened, and that whole experience was pretty eerie."

From a more personal perspective, "'Recognize' is a song about being honest with yourself, admitting where your faults are," Volz says. "It's a self realization song. It's taking a long hard look in the mirror at yourself and trying to figure out who you are. Everyone goes through major changes in their life and I think that's what I was trying to get across." "Medicate" is Volz's way of looking at the habits he slips into while on the road. "It's my psychological way of trying to figure out if I'm overdoing it while we're on the road--You get up in the morning, and there's a case of beer and a deli tray in the front lounge of the bus. There's got to be a balance between getting a buzz and overdoing it, and that's the point I'm trying to find." While the song's adrenalized rush promises to be a fan favorite on the live front, "Wait For Me" is a smash hit in the making at the opposite end of the spectrum, a tender and touching plea for a love placed on hold. Supplemented by a string section and a mammoth bridge and hook, the song is an epic in the making, and a testimony to the breadth of influences Flaw can draw from.

In addition to Mudvayne, the outfit left their mark on the road alongside such metal power-players as Cold, Kittie and Mushroomhead, and were also a part of OZZfest 2002, sharing the sidestage with heavyweights Soil, Chevelle, Down, Mushuggah and Hatebreed, outselling each of them, and converting new fans with every performance. The results may not have been a gold or platinum album, but they were something more organic, and more important, resulting in one of hard rock's most devoted followings, something that wasn't overlooked when preparing the new release.

"Our fans were really happy with THROUGH THE EYES because they found an album that they could listen to from front to back," says Volz. "We wanted to do that again with the new album, keeping the flow even, but still making the adjustments that we had to make." Of primary concern, was how the band would respond to being pared down to a four-piece--It was clearly the right move from a peace-of-mind perspective, but what about the songwriting? To that end, Jurhs credits a great deal of the album's success to Arny, with whom he wrote the bulk of the music. "I was proud of the album's development, the techniques we used to write, and the different designs Lance would use to put things together," says the bassist. "All the songs are inspired by one of us getting an idea, then working together from there. It's never a situation of just sitting down and trying to write a song. It's a lot of time on our own, then getting together and spending countless hours breaking down the ideas and deciding where we want to go from there."

"We're much better as a four-piece," continues the bassist. "The band's much tighter, it's much easier to work that way, and we can really pull things off live. It's better to me, now, and I think that's because of the individuals in the band. Through all the trials and struggles and tribulations that this band has gone through, we're still here, we always will be, and our focus has never changed." Adds Volz: "At first, we thought it was just about getting signed, but now our goal is to have a career that lasts."

The irony is, while their new release is entitled ENDANGERED SPECIES, the album boasts everything it takes to make certain that Flaw has just that -- a career that lasts.
Beyond Threshold
"This is a call to arms that encourages its disenchanted listeners to push Beyond the Threshold of anything or anyone that would try to hold them down!!" describes the ethics of hard rock powerhouse BEYOND THRESHOLD. Coming from different influences and genres has allowed them to develop into a truly unique, professional, and powerful heavy rock act. Conceived in 2006, this talented young band comprises of former members of several rock and metal outfits, and together are rapidly becoming one of the standouts of the hard rock music scene.

New school antics with old school roots give the band an unexampled edge in today's music market. Powerful, Versatile, Intense, Unique, Heartfelt are all distinguishing traits that have come to symbolize the fundamentals of metal/hardcore/rock revolutionaries BEYOND THRESHOLD. "There should be no boundaries or limitations within our music. We embrace the fact that we are versatile as artists," explains BEYOND THRESHOLD's lead singer Erik Virgin.

Since the release of their debut album "Revolution" in 2010, BEYOND THRESHOLD has been touring the US as supporting acts, such as; Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Korn, Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, Slayer, Machine Head, Megadeth, Hellyeah, Halestorm, Motionless In White, Sevendust, Black Label Society, Drowning Pool, Chevelle, All That Remains, Powerman 5000, Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, Filter, Nonpoint, Flava Flav, Hed P.E, Fear Factory, Godforbid, Mushroomhead, Shadows Fall, Static X, Three Days Grace, Chimaira, Devil You Know, Butcher Babies, Sid Wilson of Slipknot, Skindred, Skid Row, Soil, Seether, Theory of a Deadman, Diecast, 3 Doors Down, American Head Charge, Taproot, Smile Empty Soul, Flaw, Everclear, Jackyl, Art of Dying, Filter, Walls of Jericho, Fuel, Saliva, Adema, 36 Crazy Fists, Dope, Nothing More, Kittie, It Dies Today, Tantric, Eyes Set To Kill, Motograter, The Autumn Offering, Mephis May Fire, Gemini Syndrome, Los Lonely Boys, Tonic and many more.

BEYOND THRESHOLD has gained popularity and notoriety playing to thousands of screaming fans at radio festivals including "WZOR's ROCK USA," WBBN's "DIRT FEST," Monster Energy Drink's "SHOWBOAT ROCK FEST," WXRX's "ROCKS THE ROCK," "BREAST FEST," and "SPIRIT OF PEACE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL" just to name a few.

Hard work came to fruition as BEYOND THRESHOLD's sophomore album entitled "WHO WE ARE" was released worldwide with Goomba Music/Turkey Vulture Records/eOne. Tim King (SOiL bassist and Director of A&R at Pavement Entertainment) had extended the opportunity to BEYOND THRESHOLD after witnessing the rapid growth and dominance the band has achieved on recent SOiL/BEYOND THRESHOLD tour runs. Tim King states, "When I heard the completed version of "Who We Are" I knew I had to team up with them to release it."

This album marks the follow-up to their highly successful debut "Revolution" which was released in 2010 with Turkey Vulture Record's. "WHO WE ARE" features some of the band's finest material and production to date.

"WHO WE ARE" was recorded at T.V.R. Studios in Rockford, Illinois and produced by Jason Z. "The album "WHO WE ARE" definitely captures BEYOND THRESHOLD's energy and is a soon-to-be classic in the metal and hard rock world!!" explains BEYOND THRESHOLD producer Jason Z.

"WHO WE ARE" is currently available in North America, Europe, South America, Japan, Australia, Germany, China, RSK (UK), Korea, and Russia.

The recent re-release of "WHO WE ARE" (Deluxe Edition) is a remastered version plus 2 new LIVE bonus tracks. Now available worldwide through Turkey Vulture Records/Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group Distribution. Stay tuned as BEYOND THRESHOLD's newest studio album is due to be released worldwide later this year. "This new record is what the rock and metal world have been craving for the past decade. It's something that the fans can consider a breath of fresh air in today's rock industry," states BEYOND THRESHOLD front man Erik Virgin.

Look for BEYOND THRESHOLD on currently on tour supporting their third effort "WHO WE ARE Deluxe Edition."
Orion Nine
Orion Nine
Just 5 guys from the burbs. Multiple felons, perhaps...but good people.

The difference between us old farts and those younger bands is they're into jerking off and we're into fucking

Harpooning, constructing credible alibis, Clubbing...cute cuddly baby harp seals, eating Girl Scout thin mint cookies, The All American Christian Youth Jamboree, soccer moms, that chick cop from SVU, and Kentucky Red Stag and Geritol bombs
The Outfit
The Outfit
From the streets of Chicago, something is brewing. Chicago veteran musicians, brothers Mark and Matt Nawara, and Mike Gorman, along with Phoenix, Arizona’s, Andy Mitchell have formed The Outfit.

The Outfit brings you straight up rock and roll, with catchy hooks and an aggressive sound. The Nawara brothers played the Chicago club scene for years, along with writing and recording original music. Mike Gorman comes from two legendary Chicago bands, Pezband and Off Broadway. Rounding out the lineup is singer/songwriter and guitarist Andy Mitchell, whose past bands included Dish, Verona and 9 Volt.

The Outfit released their first self-titled album on February 2, 2018. It was engineered by Chicago music veteran Matt Mercado at Sonic Palace Studios in Oak Park, Illinois. Mixing was handled in Los Angeles by Grammy nominated, multi-platinum producer and mixer Ulrich Wild (Pantera, Static-x, White Zombie, Deftones, and Breaking Benjamin).

Ultimately, the band wants to bring the rock scene back to basics with an edge. “Wire” will surely follow the success of the album’s lead single, “Soldier Boy,” which currently has over 17,000 streams on Spotify and has been receiving airplay all over Rock Radio stations. The single peaked at number 34 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Radio Chart.
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