Springtime is always a great time for doom, and this week packs a serious doomy punch with both Inter Arma and Conan playing here to start the week off. There are also some great death metal and metalcore shows happening, as well as some other events worth checking out. So head there and celebrate the brutality of springtime in Denver with some awesome metal events!
Conan @ The Marquis – Monday, May 11th
The three-piece that is Conan is gracing Denver with their presence this Monday and getting the week off to an epic start. If you aren’t familiar with this group, think doom that manages to be droney and groovy at the same time, with the added bonus of an awesome theme: the Conan the Barbarian story series, better know because of the film based on those stories starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The awesomeness of this show will only be added to by the fact that doom greats Samothrace and Mantar are opening up and local band Wayfarer is providing the first act.
Who: Conan, Samothrace, Mantar
The Contortionist @ The Black Sheep – Monday, May 11th
Last week we previewed this awesome prog tour staring heavies The Contortionist in Denver. Well, if you missed out, they are playing in Colorado Springs this Monday, so you can drive down and catch them. It’ll be worth it if you’re a big prog fan – opening the show are Chon and Auras, as well as the local ICEDKING.
Who: The Contortionist, Chon, Auras, ICEDKING
Doors: 7:00 PM
Cost: $10 in advance, $12 the day of
Inter Arma @ Lost Lake Lounge – Monday May 11th
The Atlas Moth @ The Black Sheep – Tuesday, May 12th
In Death and Decay @ The Marquis – Thursday, May 14th
Anaal Nathrakh @ The Black Sheep – Friday, May 15th
The extreme assault that is Anaal Nathrakh is going to blasting the Springs this Friday. AN blend the intensity and brutality of death metal and grindcore with the atmosphere of black metal and industrial music, and pull it off well – they were fusing genres long before many of the newer bands to try this. Opening the bill will be Incite, Secrets of the Sky, and Nybbas.
Who: Anaal Nathrakh, Incite, Secrets of the Sky, Nybbas
Doors: 7:00 PM
Cost: $12.00 in advance, $14.00 at the door
The Last Savior of God @ The Black Sheep – Saturday May 16th
The Black Sheep will play host to an all metal showcase this Saturday, with a headlining performance by The Last Savior of God, local extreme metal, and opened by local acts Exsolutus; I, Malevolence; Enduality and Axe 2 the Face. Come out to see what’s going on in the local scene and show some support.
Who: The Last Savior of God, Exolutus; I, Malevolence; Enduality; Axe 2 the Face
Doors: 7:30 PM
Cost: $5 in advance, $8 the day of
By Aaron Lambert and Addison Herron-Wheeler
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