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Saturday, October 25 · 5:00 pm

Capital City Chaos @Uli's in Lansing
@ Uli's Haus Of Rock
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Fall Brawl is back and a Halloween Bash again this year. So break out a costume and come BANG YOUR HEADS, to some of mid Michigan best metal bands.
All Ends Black
Demise of the Enthroned
A Sleepless Malice
Betray the Prophet
From Hell
Shadows of Doubt-Flint,Mi
Dead Hour Noise

Doors: 6:00pm
Ages: 18+
Tickets: $7
Saturday, October 25 · 6:30 pm

[GR] Pentagram @ The Pyramid Scheme
@ The Pyramid Scheme
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Pentagram wsg
Radio Moscow
Kings Destroy

Doors at 7:30pm
Ages 21+


::About Pentagram::
One of the most enduring and influential underground bands in heavy metal history, Pentagram's career was almost 15 years old by the time they finally managed to record their first album. Though invariably led by mysterious frontman Bobby Liebling, the band's volatile membership made it difficult to maintain any kind of momentum and kept them confined to metal's outer fringes. But interest in Pentagram's convoluted history continues to grow and their crucial contributions to the development of heavy metal seem at last to be receiving some of their late, lamented due.

Pentagram first came into existence in 1971 in Woodbridge, VA, when singer Bobby Liebling met guitarist/drummer Geof O'Keefe. In the coming months, the duo played with a variety of local musicians, including guitarist John Jennings, bassist Vincent McAllister, and drummer Steve Martin, but by early 1972, McAllister had switched to guitar, O'Keefe took over on drums, and Greg Mayne joined on bass guitar. This lineup of Liebling, McAllister, Mayne, and O'Keefe would remain intact for the next six years, and though they occasionally performed under different names, including Virgin Death, Stone Bunny, and Macabre (the last of which graced their first single, "Be Forewarned," in 1972), they always inevitably returned to Pentagram. Another element of stability was their musical direction, which never strayed too far from the distorted psychedelic hard rock of heavy metal pioneers like Blue Cheer and the Groundhogs. A set of independent 7" recordings, "Human Hurricane" and "When the Screams Come" (this last was never released) preceded their first live performance on December 15, 1973, by which time a visible Black Sabbath influence had begun to take hold. Second guitarist Randy Palmer joined their ranks mid-1974 and his addition coincided with Pentagram's most prolific period of the decade, including close calls with record deals from both Columbia and Casablanca Records. But by 1976, Palmer was out (briefly replaced by Marty Iverson) and all of the band's professional prospects had dried up, leaving Pentagram to grind to a halt at the end of the year.

Relentless After years of silence, Liebling was finally encouraged to resume his career in mid-1978, when he met a musical soul mate in local drummer Joey Hasselvander, but it wasn't until Halloween 1981 that Pentagram was truly brought back from the dead. By then, Hasselvander had joined a new group called Death Row, which featured a young, Black Sabbath-obsessed guitarist named Victor Griffin. When Liebling stopped by for a jam, creative sparks flew almost immediately and with the addition of bassist Martin Swaney, the group officially assumed the Pentagram name once again. More years of hard work playing in clubs and composing new material followed, but in 1985, Pentagram finally recorded a full-length, self-titled debut (minus Hasselvander, who was replaced at the last minute by drummer Stuart Rose). Later retitled Relentless, the record may have been dedicated to Blue Cheer, but its contents owed an almost singular stylistic debt to Black Sabbath and along with its even more accomplished 1987 successor Day of Reckoning, it helped set the stage for the looming doom metal movement. Not fast enough for Pentagram to capitalize, however, and following another lengthy hiatus, a new contract from Peaceville Records finally led to another comeback via 1994's Be Forewarned LP (featuring a reinstated Hasselvander). But the musical climate of the time was very unfriendly to heavy metal of any kind, and the doom scene had never managed to coalesce as expected, leading Pentagram to another, seemingly final breakup.
Review Your Choices Then in 1998, a clandestine, unauthorized collection of early Pentagram demos and live bootlegs, entitled Human Hurricane, was unexpectedly released, prompting Liebling and Hasselvander to take action. Both 1999's Review Your Choices and 2001's Sub-Basement combined new compositions with updated versions of the band's ancient classics and featured Hasselvander playing every instrument. The controversy also sparked greater interest in Pentagram's music and its substantial impact on the heavy metal genre, culminating in the priceless (and this time fully authorized) collection of long-lost '70s recordings entitled First Daze Here (The Vintage Collection). Another compilation, Turn to Stone, arrived later in 2002, compiling material from their Peaceville albums that had gone out of print in the late 90's.
Saturday, October 25 · 8:00 pm

Arson Party, Blackgate, Suburban Bloodshed, Damascus in Kalamazoo
@ Shakespeare's Pub
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Arson Party- Kalamazoo-grown Prog/Thrash (http://arsonpartymusic.wix.com/arsonparty)

Blackgate - Grand Rapids Power/Thrash

Suburban Bloodshed - Detroit Thrash Metal

Damascus Music Official - Kalamazoo Heavy/Power/Thrash
Sunday, October 26 · 6:00 pm

[GR] Byzantine @ The Stache

The Stache Presents:

with Thy Will Be Done, IKILLYA

Doors 7:00 PM
Tuesday, October 28 · 5:00 pm

Suicide Girls @The Orbit Room Grand Rapids

Friday, October 31 · 5:30 pm

Metal is Fabulous - Raising Awareness for LBGT rights with Know Lyfe and More

Metal bands, drag show, DJs and more to raise awareness and support for LBGT rights.

Bands: Know Lyfe, Heed the Assailant, Threaded Pulse, Sun and Flesh, The Broken Scene, ICY/DICY

$10 advance / $15 day of show
Friday, October 31 · 7:00 pm

Tru-Burn, Knives are Quiet, Evergreen Shade

Come blow the roof off The Stache (front room of The Intersection) Halloween night with Tru-Burn, Knives Are Quiet and Evergreen Shade! 17+ show. Doors at 8. Contact any band for tix. $5
Friday, October 31 · 8:00 pm

Past Tense, Carpal Tunnel
@ Uli's Haus Of Rock
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Halloween show!
Saturday, November 01 · 5:30 pm

[GR] Oceans Over Earth @ The Stache

Oceans Over Earth
Evac Denied
6 Prong Paw
Anchors Calling

At The Stache inside The Intersection

630 PM Doors
$8adv / $10dos
Friday, November 07 · 9:00 pm

Bonehawk Record Release @Louie's [KZO]
@ Louie's Trophy House Grill
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Cover $3
Doors 9pm // 18 +
BoneHawk (Portage, MI – Hornacious Wax Records)



The dudes are back with their debut full-length album, “Albino Rhino.” Behold the dual guitars and driving rhythm section – fuzzier and heavier than ever, and itching to pummel your ear balls! The band will be performing “Albino Rhino” from front to back, in its entirety, plus a few extras!!!
Saturday, November 08 · 6:00 pm

Whitechapel, Glass Cloud, Withhold the Blood, The Severed Process, I'm William Cutting@The Intersection in Grand Rapids
@ The Intersection
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Glass Cloud
Withhold The Blood
The Severed Process
Im William Cutting

*All Ages* | Doors 6pm | Tickets $18/$22

Tuesday, November 11 · 6:30 pm

[GR] Carcass @ The Intersection
@ The Intersection
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*All Ages* | Doors 6:30pm | Tickets $18adv. / $20 day of

Thursday, November 20 · 6:00 pm

[GR] Arch Enemy & Kreator @ The Intersection
@ The Intersection
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Arch Enemy
with Kreator Official, Huntress, & Starkill
*All Ages*
Doors 6pm
$24 advance, $28 day of show
Thursday, November 20 · 10:00 pm

[GR] Pass of Aggression @ Mulligans Pub
@ Mulligan's :OTHERSIDE:
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Pass of Aggression with Evac Denied & Oceans Over Earth

Sunday, November 23 · 8:00 pm

[GR] Gwar @ The Interseciton
@ The Intersection
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with Corrosion of Conformity and American Sharks

*All Ages*

Doors 8pm

$20.00 advance, $23.00 day of show
Wednesday, November 26 · 6:30 pm

[GR] Battlecross @ The Stache


War Of Ages
Templar's Verdict

All Ages | Doors 6:30pm | Tickets $13/$15

Friday, November 28 · 7:00 pm

[DET] Slipknot & Korn @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
@ The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Detroit MI
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Slipknot, Korn, King 810 Hitting Detroit’s Palace of Auburn Hills on November 29th!

More information as it becomes available
Friday, December 05 · 6:00 pm

[DET] SLAYER, Exodus, Suicidal Tendencies @ The Filmore

Slayer band, Exodus, & SUICIDAL TENDENCIES - OFFICIAL at The Filmore in Detroit

Tickets $50-$75
Monday, December 08 · 6:00 pm

The Ghost Inside, Every Time I Die, Architects, Hundredth, Backtrack in Grand Rapids
@ The Intersection
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Violent Gentlemen Presents The Ghost Inside, Every Time I Die, Architects, Hundredth, Backtrack

The Ghost Inside (Co-Headline)
Every Time I Die (Co-Headline)

*All Ages*| Doors 6pm | Tickets $17/$20

Saturday, January 24 · 7:00 pm

Hatebreed @The Intersection in Grand Rapids
@ The Intersection
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TBA (Local Band)
TBA (Local Band)
TBA (Local Band)

*All Ages* | Doors 7pm | Tickets $18 advance, $20 day of