Entombed A.D. with special guests

Brick by Brick presents

Entombed A.D. with special guests

Full of Hell, Turbid North, Poison Headache

Mon · January 16, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15 adv & $20 day of

This event is 21 and over

*Online sales end at 6PM day of show unless otherwise noted. After that, limited tickets will be available at the door.

Entombed A.D.
Entombed A.D.
Death Metal from Stockholm
Full of Hell
Full of Hell
A seamless mixture of hardcore, noise, and death metal. Not only has the young band proven that they have the musical chops to keep up with older members of the DIY scene through several releases, but their live performances are always memorable and reveal an unparalleled intensity. Ocean City, MD
Turbid North
Turbid North
"We got their self released disc a few months ago and it is in constant rotation here at Ironclad," -Trevor Phipps, Ironclad Recordings

"They kick all kinds of ass." Axl Rosenberg, www.metalsucks.net

"This entire album is a brilliant step forward for all genre-bending "post-metal" bands" TJ Flores, the metal register

"Grade-A slabs of vicious thrash/death" Connie Gordon, Metal Hammer Magazine UK

"Add a bear wrestling story and voila! Story telling gold!" Kevin Stewart-Panko, Decibel Magazine USA
Poison Headache
Poison Headache
While San Diego might not be regarded as a hotbed for innovative metal bands, America's Finest City is gradually growing into its own. From Cattle Decapitation to Author & Punisher and beyond, San Diego's burgeoning scene is creating a new caliber of aggressive music. The momentum continues with recently formed modern crossover fiends Poison Headache.

Although Poison Headache officially formed following the demise of hardcore act Internal Affairs, the trio - comprised of Andy Kukta, Phil Sgrosso, and Kyle Rosa - had been playing shows together since high school. At the time, each musician was heavily involved with their own projects, but the three started working on what would eventually become their debut album.

"We began writing on and off for several years," Sgrosso reveals. "It was mainly just for fun in the beginning. Once we realized we had a good amount of material, the thought of making a full­-length album came into the picture."

The aforementioned full­-length is Poison Headache's positively crushing self­-titled debut. Due in June 2016 on Metal Blade Records - a label Sgrosso's called home with Wovenwar and As I Lay Dying - the trio's first outing is a 10­-song monster, a heaving, teeth­-bared mass of anger, violent intent, aggression, and terrible certainty. That is to say, Poison Headache's eponymous debut is one part Entombed ​Wolverine Blues​, one part Motörhead ​Ace of Spades​, and one part Converge ​Jane Doe.​ Whereas The Accüsed, Agnostic Front, and D.R.I. defined crossover in the '80s, Poison Headache is taking the concept and the term into the modern era. Poison Headache is crossover for the new age.

"Those forms of music are what we all grew up on and represent the attitude of this band," says Sgrosso. "Our main goal is to combine the speed and simplicity of punk with the abrasive side of metal."

Written and refined in the members' spare time over several years, songs like "Sin Eater", "Conspirator", "Death's Design", and "Discloser" evolved to raw perfection. Largely simple by design - hardcore with HM­2 heaviness; speed metal with streetwise attitude - the songs jump out, their purpose understood and their power unchallenged. Clearly, Poison Headache weren't averse to trimming the proverbial fat, while also paying very close attention to ensuring assembly wasn't piecemeal and that transitions, in particular, weren't haphazard.

"We try to make the most out of what we're capable of," says Sgrosso. "Andy and I split the vocals, both switching the lead role from song to song. Being a three­-piece takes a lot more work, but we're also able to finish things a lot quicker."

If it's not the songs that stick out and stab in, then it's the dense yet clear production. Split between Taylor Young's (Nails, Twitching Tongues) The Pit and Sgrosso's home studio, ​Poison Headache ​was recorded, mixed, and mastered over a seven­-week span. The drums were recorded at The Pit, while everything else was personally helmed by Sgrosso, as both engineer and producer. Young also handled mixing duties, with mastering completed by Brad Boatright (Black Breath, Inverloch, Sleep) of Audiosiege Mastering. The results, naturally, speak vehemently for themselves.
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