Within The Ruins

Within The Ruins

Enterprise Earth, Aversions Crown, Currents, Skyburial, It's Always Sunny in Tijuana

Wed Nov 15 2017

7:00 pm

$13 Advance// $15 Day of Show

This event is all ages

Within The Ruins
Within The Ruins
Who says a band needs to disappear for years at a time between albums? Pantera dropped a classic album every other year from 1990 to 1996. The late Chuck Schuldiner unleashed seven classic Death albums in the span of just over ten years. So when a band hits the kind of creative stride, chemistry and metallic momentum WITHIN THE RUINS tapped into with last year’s breakthrough album they’d be fools to slow down now.

Within The Ruins wasted no time in crafting a new career-defining landmark, Phenomena. The band’s new album is the next step forward from Elite, further jettisoning all but the best components of the oft-maligned “deathcore” genre to reveal a band whose all out assault of heaviness won’t be confined by genre. The band shreds with the best of them of course, maintaining a place next to Between The Buried And Me and The Faceless, but the new album is even more about songs than scales.

Phenomena maintains an emphasis on showmanship with ever increasing diversity, smartly sidestepping predictable structures and contrived breakdowns. Within The Ruins are exploring the type of sonic textures and esoteric territory explored by Gojira. In some spots, a more nuanced vocal assault creeps in, with powerful might.

Album kickoff “Gods Amongst Men” boasts a clearly defined chorus, the first of its kind to truly emerge. Fans of the slower, sludgy groove of “Feeding Frenzy” are sure to dig “The Other.” The dissonant guitars and evocative synthesizers of “Calling Card” would seem out of place in their earlier work, but on Phenomena, it’s just part of the rich tapestry.

“When we released our last album, we felt like we had finally found what we were wanting to do since we started the band,” explains cofounder Joe Cocchi, who proved his guitar shredding prowess, alongside his fellow cofounder appropriately nicknamed “Drummer,” with early rumblings like Omen. All Music likened the eclectic shred of Creatures to Metallica’s landmark Master of Puppets, but played “twice as fast.”

Vocalist Tim Goergen sounds as savage as ever, with a renewed focus on memorability and catchiness to his phrasing. Bassist Andrew Tate is as fluid and tasteful as before, keeping pace with this bandmates while offering his own twists and turns along the way.

“We’ve been known for technical, faster metal. But it’s the type of stuff that’s tough for someone to listen to if they’re not into a very, very specific subgenre,” says Cocchi. “The challenge we gave ourselves with Phenomena was to come up with something even better in a shorter amount of time, to really take advantage of the momentum.”

Elite established Massachusetts’ finest as frontrunners in the world of extreme metal, putting the hardworking group on the Billboard 200 and doubling the first week sales of their previous record, Invade (2010). Within The Ruins were once voted onto Summer Slaughter. Now they return, three years later, victorious, joining a 2014 lineup topped by death metal legends Morbid Angel. This is all hot on the heels of a tour with Whitechapel and a triumphant New England Metal and Hardcore Festival homecoming.

Born and bred in the same heavy metal rich Northeast soil as New Wave Of American Heavy Metal progenitors Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, Unearth and Shadows Fall and weaned on the dark sounds of classic death metal, the technical melodicism of Scandinavia and the precision staccato crunch of Meshuggah, Within The Ruins have busted their collective ass to carve out a unique identity for themselves from those ingredients and have succeeded like never before with this year’s Phenomena.

“There continue to be tons of new fans for us to make,” declares Cocchi. “There’s a ton of people who haven’t heard of us. One common thing to overcome in this genre is that people move on too quickly. We are still trying to progress and trying to bring something new to the table with every album. I believe that can always be done, even if it doesn’t always happen with every band. Hopefully people can see that with us.”

The fans wholeheartedly embraced Elite. Considering how much Phenomena takes Within The Ruins’ music to the next level, there’s no limit to how far this band can go.
Enterprise Earth
Enterprise Earth
Metal from Spokane, WA
Aversions Crown
Aversions Crown are a four piece outfit from Brisbane, Australia conceived in 2010.
Currents
Fast, melodic, crushing, and technical Currents the 5-piece outfit hailing from Newtown, CT are ready to break every stereotype you have about the metal genre. Originally formed in 2009 Currents began gaining momentum with help from their strong local fan base. After countless shows and multiple releases the band settled into a solidified line up Spring 2015 and is here to stay. With new vocalist Brian Wille at the helm the band is stronger than ever. His expanded vocal range and crisp clean vocals add a dynamic to the band that will draw you in and leave you wanting more. Mix that together with riffs from Chris Wiseman and Ryan Castaldi alongside Jeff Brown and Dee Cronkite in the rhythm section and you have a recipe for success.
Skyburial
A 6 piece ensemble formed in early 2014, SKYBURIAL has brought the message of hate back to Denver with angry, violent, and heavy music.
It's Always Sunny in Tijuana
It's Always Sunny in Tijuana
It's Always Sunny In Tijuana started in late 2010 in Denver Colorado. Their style started as a straight forward approach to Deathcore. Over the next few years their style has evolved to a diverse mix of Deathcore with a progressive feel. They have matched their writing with a stage presence that sets them apart. Tijuana has shared the stage with Six Feet Under, Revocation, Make Them Suffer, This or the Apocalypse, Those who Fear, Boris the Blade, Kingdom of Giants, Thira, Reaping Asmodeia, Dead for Denver, In Dying Arms, Eat A Helicopter, and Sky Burial. With an EP completed and and Full Length to be released in 2016, they are a heavy hitter that is not soon forgotten.
Venue Information:
Marquis Theater
2009 Larimer Street
Denver, CO, 80205
http://www.themarquistheatre.com/