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Vow of Volition Make the Final Round of the Battle for Warped Tour

The Vans Warped Tour was the first festival for many of us back in the day. As young'ns, it's likely we didn't necessarily think about all that went into figuring out the bands to book and play the whole shebang. Part of that process, at least locally, seems to be through a series "battle of the bands" style competitions specifically for landing a spot on the fest. Quite a few Portland bands have been furiously playing against one another for said spot, and djent/prog metal act Vow of Volition are one of the acts that made it to the finals.

Warped Tour was always the type of festival that included much in the realm of pop punk, punk punk, emo and metal, so Vow of Volition's advancement to the final round is no surprise. Their incredibly technical, at times jazzy metal stands out in Portland's pretty linear popular music scene, and is much worthy of the attention its getting.

Those that want to support Vow of Volition in driving home the permanent spot can go to the Battle for Warped Tour finals Saturday at the Hawthorne Theatre.

   

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Time: 
08:00
Band name: 
Villains Of Nowhere
FULL Artist Facebook address (http://...): 
https://www.facebook.com/VillainsOfNowhe/
Venue name: 
Ortlieb's
   

Mindloss

Mindloss released their debut EP, Virulent Hymns, last week. This is heavy death metal of Stephen Szczasny (Drums, Vocals), Anthony Crisanti (Vocals), Felix Peralta-Muñoz (Bass), and Christian Guajardo (Guitars, Vocals).

This is guttural, aggressive, but oddly melodic, and a great first offering from this newly formed group.

   

Oozing Wound

Oozing Wound has released the first single, “Tween Shitbag”, from their forthcoming album, High Anxiety, which is due out on March 15th via Thrill Jockey. This is the Thrash Metal trio’s follow-up to their 2016 album, Whatever Forever.

You can help Oozing Wound celebrate the release of the new album on March 16th at Empty Bottle with DIM, Platinum Boys, and Hitter.

Photo by Evan Jenkins

   

Ticket Giveaway: Ecstatic Vision, Kensington Clearwater Revival & Grimace Federation at Johnny Brenda's This Valentine's Day

Philly heavy-psych rockers Ecstatic Vision are taking a break from the recording studio, and are ready to shred some hearts this Valentine's Day at Johnny Brenda's. They'll be testing the limits of sound with local neighborhood pals Kensington Clearwater Revival and Grimace Federation. To enter for a chance to win a pair of tix, just send an email to thedelimagazinephiladelphia@gmail.com with the subject line "No Love for the Wicked". Please also include your cell number in the body of the message (in case of an emergency). Good luck!