Carcass + Deafheaven at the Metro

July 16, 2016
Carcass heavy metal

UK death metal band Carcass are legends in their own right. Releasing several classic albums over the years, including Heartwork (1993) and Swansong (1996), they became pioneers of melodic death metal. The band broke the rules of metal with genre blending albums like Symphonies of Sickness, where they proved sticking to one label isn’t for them. Fans mourned when Carcass broke up in 1996, but they wouldn’t stay gone forever. Eighteen years later the band answered fans’ cries and returned with their sixth album Surgical Steel in 2013.

Though they aren’t as legendary as Carcass, California’s Deafheaven gained notable recognition since their 2010 formation. Breaking the rules of metal, they mix post-metal, black metal, and shoe gaze for a unique sound dubbed “black-gaze,” best heard on their debut Roads to Judah (2011).  Their unconventional sound makes them rock superstars sending their second album, Sunbather, racing up the charts. Deafheaven’s latest, New Bermuda, is another hit for the band. If this is the future of metal, the future looks bright.

Both bands will be playing together at the Metro on July 16th after their set at the Open Air Festival.

Time: 8:00 pm

Tickets: Get ‘Em

Venue: Metro

Watch Carcass’ video for “Unfit for Human Consumption:”

Ashley Perez

Ashley Perez

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on Examiner, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, Kitty Whipp, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.