Xasthur

Xasthur

Johanna Warren, Sugar Skulls & Marigolds (Acoustic), Many Blessings

Tue, June 6, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

Xasthur
Xasthur
Xasthur is a band that thrives on taking risks. From its early days of bleak and disturbing black metal up until the confrontational and dark acoustic folk blues music of today, it has always been a musical project that has been keeping people guessing.
Xasthur started in 1996 through Scott Conner’s desire to express the negativity in life to listeners. Over the span of a decade, he released 8 albums and dozens of other releases through labels like Hydra Head Records. After putting the band to rest in 2010, Scott decided to change his musical style from black metal to acoustic folk and blues music and went on to start Nocturnal Poisoning. After a few years, Scott revived the Xasthur name in May of 2015 and now has a full band that comprises of vocalist and second guitarist Christopher Hernandez and bassist Rachel. This new reinvention of the band plays in the same vein of the style that was established with Nocturnal Poisoning.
Xasthur’s music today can be described as a fingerpicked barrage of notes with varying moods and tempos. From the faster songs that paint pictures of urban desperation to the slower songs that mold into moments of solitude and depression, Xasthur is a band that keeps audiences locked into a dreary state of mind that will not let go until long after the music has stopped playing. With songs that confront drug abusers, homelessness, and the misery of city life, Xasthur’s music reminds us that the real nightmares are the ones we experience in everyday life.
Johanna Warren
Johanna Warren
/// keeping it real \\\
Sugar Skulls & Marigolds (Acoustic)
Sugar Skulls & Marigolds (Acoustic)
Sugar Skulls & Marigolds are a high-energy instrumental stoner atmospheric metal band from Denver Colorado. Brothers Danny and Andrew Aranow write complex, colorful, heavy songs with face melting catchy guitar riffs and crushing drums.

As a two-piece, we try and push as much sound live as we possibly can, says guitarist Danny Aranow. I use a ton of effects, 2 guitar amps and a bass amp. Andrew (drums) writes the most intense drumbeats that is just as much fun to watch as to listen.

In 2015, “The Coked Out Bunnies EP” was released on cassette tape and toured the NW.

2016 the band signed with Sailor Records with the release of "Blood Moon" on 7" vinyl

This band is about creating intricate and interesting music, while beating their instruments like banshees. The raw energy of the live set is captivating and the sound is MASSIVE!
Many Blessings
Many Blessings
Many Blessings is the solo effort of Guitarist/Vocalist Ethan McCarthy of the bands Primitive Man, Vermin Womb, and Withered.
Venue Information:
Hi-Dive
7 S. Broadway
Denver, CO, 80209
http://www.hi-dive.com/