Darkest Hour with special guests

Brick by Brick presents

Darkest Hour with special guests

Ringworm, Tombs, Rivers of Nihil

Sat · March 11, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$18 adv & $22 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.

Darkest Hour
A bastard child born of the mid 90s punk/metal/hardcore movement, Washington, DC’s DARKEST HOUR combine the passion, energy, and soul of punk/hardcore with the style, speed, vengeance and fury of melodic speed/thrash/death metal.

DARKEST HOUR have helped defined the entire New Wave of American Metal sound as one of the pioneers of modern metal/core. A sound that gave the metal and hardcore/punk world the revitalization it surely needed. This style blended the raw, hardcore punk of the 80s, with the Scandinavian death metal of the 90s and forged a sound that would later become the template for modern metal.

Since their inception 21 years ago, Darkest Hour has released 8 studio full lengths (via 11 different record labels), appeared in major motion pictures and US television shows, video games, and have toured the world extensively covering 6 of the 7 continents.
While many of their contemporaries have decided to hang it up, Darkest Hour is still charging ahead with invigorated spirit. In 2016, the same rabid fan base that helped propel the band into the national spotlight, pushed them to reach another milestone by helping the band crowd fund over $70,000.00.

The band then partnered with California based Southern Lord Records to help complete the release and distribution of this fan fueled release!

2017 will see the release of said album, and the world tour that will follow. This 9th studio album produced by underground legend Kurt Ballou (Coverge), at his Godcity complex, is destined to be a Metalcore classic.

Drawing from the bands 21 years’ experience, this album is set to solidify Darkest Hour’s legacy as a metal power house. Raw as all hell, musically complex, melodic, yet cutting with razor blade precision, Darkest Hour’s 9th full length record, Godless Prophets and the Migrant Flora is fierce and hungry for blood.
Ringworm
Ringworm
Cleveland’s legendary kings of metallic hardcore return with their Relapse debut Hammer Of The Witch. 13 songs of fire-y rage propelled by lead vocalist Human Furnace’s wrathful fury, this is a record sure to satisfy metalheads and hardcore kids alike. Riffs and grooves collide on songs like ‘Psychic Vampires’ and ‘Bleed’ creating some of the most vicious hooks to get stuck in your brain in a long, long time. Hammer Of The Witch might just be the finest moment in Ringworm’s 20+ year career.

RINGWORM was spawned in 1991 from the metal scene in Cleveland, Ohio, and released The Promise (1993) on Incision Records, immediately finding their place among hardcore metal heavyweights like Terror and Earth Crisis. Despite early success, the members of RINGWORM decided to pursue personal ventures. Human Furnace concentrated his focus on tattooing and his artwork, while other members joined with hardcore legends Integrity. Nearly a decade later, RINGWORM emerged from the shadows with their critically acclaimed Victory Records debut, Birth Is Pain (2001), followed by Justice Replaced By Revenge (2005). Between extensives touring and personal ventures, RINGWORM managed to release two more searing LPs, The Venomous Grand Design (2007) and Scars (2011), through Victory Records.

Destined to be a mainstay in every hardcore metal fan’s headphones, RINGWORM’s Hammer of the Witch serves to solidify the bands vital place in hardcore history. Noisey hails this work as “yet another achievement in a long line of uncompromising heavy [music] from these dudes,” while New Noise Magazine raves, “Everything you love about the brutalest, viciousest metal infused hardcore legends continues without missing a step.” Watch for this release in early 2014.
Tombs
Tombs
Formed in 2007 by singer / guitarist Mike Hill (Anodyne, Versoma) in Brooklyn, NY, Tombs blends a wide array of influences including Black Metal and dark industrial music. The band went through a number of line-up changes with Hill the only remaining original member. Former members included Domenic Seita (Storm of Light) and Carson Daniel James. The band's prior Relapse output included a self-titled EP and a split 12-inch with like-minded, Germanic darkness weavers Planks. Both records were release on Hill's now-defunct label Black Box Recordings. The band's first two Relapse releases, 2009's "Winter Hours" and 2011's "Path of Totality" both received massive reception from the press with the latter being featured prominently on many critic's year end metal lists including Pitchfork, Brooklyn Vegan, NPR and MetalSucks. The crowning achievement was securing the 2011 album of the year for Decibel Magazine. In addition to their critically acclaimed releases, Tombs has become known for their captivating live performances and have toured extensively throughout North America and Europe with bands ranging from Isis, Pelican, Wolves in the Throne Room, The Secret and Kylesa.


"Savage Gold" the band's third album on relapse continues to Tombs' journey into the realms of extremeity. The lineup includes long-time drummer and co-writer Andrew Hernandez as well as new members bassist Ben Brand (Woe) and guitarist Garett Bussanick (Flourishing). This time around, the band has teamed up with reknowned producer Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore, Hate Eternal) to record the band's most extreme release to date.
Rivers of Nihil
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