Metalsucks Presents Undulating Waves Across North America Tour 2018


Sunless, ASEETHE, Lotus Ash

Sun. May 6, 2018

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

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

$3 under 21 surcharge at the door

Psychedelic Extreme Metal band from Chicago

Eric Hersemann - Electric and acoustic guitars, electric bass, theremin, synthesizers, xylophone, effects and general madness.
Nathan Cotton - Drums, percussion and sunny valet mastery.
Jerry Kavouriaris - Vocals, concrete and gore.
Dissonant Avant-Garde Death Metal from MNPLS
Aseethe’s unrelenting slow-doom is often compared to drone music because of its core repetitions. This distinctly non-metal approach combined with harsh vocals and unusual samples gives Aseethe a unique voice among metal’s boundary pushers. On Hopes of Failure, the Iowa band’s primary influences of doom and drone share a similar ethos, but rarely do they converge with as much restraint, and patience, drawing on inventive sound sources and distorted, just enough, to add some sludge. Aseethe is the direction that heavy music is moving in.

Aseethe guitarist/vocalist Brian Barr initially started Aseethe as a solo project to explore a more doom-oriented sound. Barr was soon joined by Eric Diercks on drums and samples, who brought to the project a love of new music and ability to provide rhythmic complexity to Aseethe’s steady, dark march. The current trio was formed when Brian’s brother Danny Barr joined on bass and vocals.

Aseethe’s self-released albums, with the exception of their 12” limited edition of Barn Owl covers (only 100 copies made) that extracted a Barn Owl riff into a side-long piece, have been largely noise-influenced soundscapes. Hopes of Failure strips away much of those elements into the bare essentials focused on methodical, and crushing music by devoting all attention to creating mammoth-sized riffs. The meditative component of Aseethe’s sound remains driven by an inward focus, a stare down the caverns of depression. Lyrically Brian and Danny contemplate the steady, exponential decay of modern society. The juxtaposition of these reflections are best articulated in closing track “Into the Sun,” which also features the rare appearance of melodic vocals:

“Reach further for hopes of failure
Your body is breaking down
Build further the bridge we need”

Since the band’s inception, Aseethe has been dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a heavy band. Their pummeling and extended pieces are as enveloping as a drive through the Iowa cornfields of their home. Their drone influence and the dark lenses through which they view the world are a confluence of ingredients that are at once deliberate, devastating and exhilarating.

Aseethe, while up to now a secret to the larger music world, has long been a favorite of inventive heavy artists. They have played regionally with Yob, Converge, The Body, SUMAC, Thou, Horseback, Inter Arma, to name a few. Aseethe will be playing select dates with Hell and touring with Fister. They will have a super limited edition (100) of Hopes of Failure on cassette, and will be playing the Midnight Communion festival.
Lotus Ash
Lotus Ash
Embracing the toil of those who came before, their fathers and forefathers, did these men become brothers record their tale. Their undertaking gazed upon the darkness they held inside, the sins that all hold inside. Listen well these silent truths espoused and embrace the redness we all behold beneath the beating sun.

In late 2013 Members of Maidens, Northless, and Ellis came together to bring you riffs pulling from Sludge, Desert Rock, Drone, and Eastern influences.

Debut Release "Word of God"
Sophomore Release "The Evening Redness" out now!
Venue Information:
The Frequency
121 W. Main Street
Madison, WI, 53703