Contending (EP Release Show!) / Drowning Ares / Dead Era / Azure Skies
Venue: The Ante Room
Address: 219 W. Water St. Charlottesville, VA 22902
Contending – Exploding back onto the scene, Contending is a musical Metalcore and Post Hardcore band out of Culpeper, VA. Contending is a faith-based Christian band who reaches out to their crowd through breakdowns and heavy guitar riffs, back for more with a slimmed-down lineup after a lengthy hiatus. Tonight they’ll be releasing their first EP under the new lineup!
Drowning Ares– Brand new DMV area hardcore/metalcore quartet. Come show ’em some love for their first show!
Dead Era – Dead Era is a progressive heavy metal band from Lynchburg, Virginia. Originally consisting of four members, Dead Era was founded in late 2015 by Drew Britt (Guitars), Ryan Mann (Guitars), Will Hunter (Bass), and Jack Thomasson (Drums). At the beginning, the band members had considered the option of an instrumental project; however, they eventually decided that a vocalist would suit their style of music. Dead Era recruited their fifth member in January of 2016, Alex Deal (Vocals). Each bandmate has played in different local bands with genres ranging from punk, hardcore, progressive, and even country/jazz. As such, Dead Era offers a sweet combination of heavy rhythmic sections complimented by fun, groove-based harmonies.
Azure Skies – Azure Skies is a culmination of all its members’ past experiences and future aspirations. Fusing elements of rhythmic punch and groove with melodic beauty and depth, Azure seeks to push the progressive genre that much further through its accessible, yet complex composition. With a wide array of musical backgrounds, each member of this 4-piece brings something different to the table, totaling in a soundscape that is as beautiful as it brutal.
All Ages // $8 // 8 PM Doors // 8:30 PM Show