The Convalescence, One Day Waiting, SmackFactor, Against Himself, Saphyre Rain

Mon Feb 20 2017

7:00 pm

$18.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages

Otep got their start in late 2000, when singer/band namesake Otep Shamaya brought her Marilyn Manson-meets-Kim Gordon style of singing to a crew of musicians known only as Rob, Moke, and eViL j. The foursome began gigging around Los Angeles and scored a deal with Capitol solely on the strength of their live show (they'd not yet recorded a demo), releasing the Jihad EP the following year. Rumors of cannibalism and dabbling in the mystical arts helped add to their mysterious image, and they found themselves being complimented by the likes of Marilyn Manson himself for their antics. Their eighth live show ever was at 2001's Ozzfest, and Otep stepped back into the studio with Terry Date at the tail end of the year to record their full-length debut, Sevas Tra, which saw the light of day in the summer of 2002. That summer they again joined up with the Ozzfest tour, gaining a prime spot on the second stage. In 2004 the group released its sophomore effort, House of Secrets. Working with producer Dave Fortman (Evanescence, Mudvayne), Otep followed up three years later with The_Ascension and supported it on spring 2007 dates with Static-X.
The Convalescence
The Convalescence
The Convalescence formed in late February 2011 in Toledo,OH as a side project for various local musicians, After releasing pre production clips The Convalescence signed with Ohio independent label Enthral Entertainment to release a debut EP titled "Memories" in May 2011. The band went on to do multiple tours and festivals in support of the EP including The Northwest Ohio Metalfest, Bludgeonfest with Mobile Deathcamp, The Lone Wolves Tour with Winterus, The All Freaks Halloween Ball, The Road to the Metalfest Tour, and The Northern Wisconsin Metalfest. After completing pre production on their first full length album "Unmasking The Betrayer" The Convalescence went on to do The Winter Wipe Out Tour with The Black Order before recording the album at Metro 37 Studios in Rochester Hills,MI. Following with several tours and festivals through the remainder of 2012 and 2013 in support of the new release including The SkeleTour with Tides Of War and Mercia, The MonsTour, The For The Fans Tour with Kleos, The EradicaTour with Erimha, The See You LayTour with Along Came A Spider and Fallen Captive, Toledo Deathfest, Alcoholacaust 1 and 2, Toledo Metalfest, The Age Ov The Gods Festival, Do You Like It Heavy? Fest, and Summer Pit fest as well as sharing the stage with other national acts such as All Shall Perish, Carnifex, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Conducting From The Grave, The Contortionist, Mushroomhead, King Conquer, Abiotic, The World We Knew, Erimha, Along Came A Spider, The Bunny The Bear, Neurotic November, In Dying Arms, Kingdom Of Giants, Reformers, and many more. The band has recently signed with Ferocious Records and has just finished up recording a new album titled "The Process" and will be touring extensively throughout 2014 in support of this new release.
One Day Waiting
One Day Waiting is an alternative metal band from the Hudson Valley NY. The band was established in 2013 and is comprised of 4 equally dedicated members who maintain a fusion of the melody of rock music with the intensity of metal.

The lead vocalist is Tyler Kray. He's been listening to rock / metal since 2005 and first started to perform in bands by 2011. Inspired by bands like Disturbed and Drowning Pool, he incorporates a heavy singing style with clean and raspy vocals along with harsh screams. He is also responsible for writing the majority of ODW's lyrics.

Nick Cozzolino, the guitarist, was turned onto rock music at the age of 10. Going to his first concert, not knowing anything about rock music, he saw Shinedown and Trapt perform. It was then that he knew that's what he wanted to for the rest of his life. He started playing guitar at age 11 and has been in and out of bands since 2010. ODW is the right fit he has been looking for. His roots are southern rock, hard rock and alternative metal.

The bassist of the band is Connor Koch. He has been listening to all types of music ever since he was a kid and has always had a passion for playing and performing. With a wide range of influences from Paul McCartney to Steve Harris to John Entwistle to Johnny Christ, Connor incorporates hard, punchy finger picking technique and elegant high end fills along with a deep bottom end to solidify the band.

John Zambito began playing the drums at age 5 and was brought up listening to hard rock/metal music. Main influences on his playing style are Lamb of God, Disturbed, Pantera, Metallica, A7X, Trivium, and Korn. John delivers a style of drumming that revolves around a syncopated double bass foot technique along with the incorporation of tribal drum beats, crafting a unique, tight, and punchy sound. John also aids in the lyric writing process.

One Day Waiting continues to grow as time progresses. They bring the frantic raw energy at their concerts that empowers the audience to listen and feel their music. As of 2015, they have played in 4 different states and have released two EP's.
INFLUENCES: My wife and kids, Motley Crue, Korn, Deicide, Dio, Slayer, Metallica(old school), Megadeth, 4/20, Ice-T, Ice Cube, Killswitch Engage, Slipnot, Dry Kill Logic, ELVIS, Nugent, KISS!

FORMER BANDS: Deception, Salacious Khrum, Flesh Flood, TWITCH!

PAST TIMES: Football, Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll!!! In that demented order!
INFLUENCES: Dry Kill Logic, Diecast, Demon Hunter, Ozzy, Kiss, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, John Palmer, Les Claypool, Ryan Martinie(MudVayne)

FORMER BANDS: Los Chachos, PigSkin.

PAST TIMES: Halloween, My kids B-days, Jammin w/ my bros., football. Oil wrestling in my leopard skin G-string w/ my wife!
INFLUENCES: Rob(My Bro)Palmer, Nick(Thro Cult)Jackson, Sean Wolf, Aaron Petrelli, Blackie Lawless, Glenn Tipton, Jeff Hannaman, Dave Mustaine, R.R., Zack Wylde, S.R.V.

FORMER BANDS: Virgin Urge, Salacious Khrum, Flesh Flood, Pig Skin,TWITCH!

PAST TIMES: Family, wife and kids, Football, playing guitar and sitting on my favorite bowel stool! Thats ART!
INFLUENCES: King Diamond, Steve Via, Joe Sach., Korn, Slipknot, Iron Maiden, John Palmer, Dana Kramer.

FORMER BANDS: Zero,Anomias,Disinter, Fortune Teller, Freak of Nature.

PAST TIMES: Learn more about Scottish, Celtic, Salsa music to add more flavor to my music. Coaching kids wrestling, keeping those little shits in shape and off the streets!
INFLUENCES: Neil Peart, Larry Mullen Jr.-U2, Blas Elias-Slaughter, Vinny Paul, Joey-Slipknot, and the guy from Chamaira.


PAST TIMES: Recoding bands, woodworking, fiddling around with everything and computer art.
INFLUENCES: Bile, Judas Priest, Tenacious D, Strapping Young Lad,Cannabal Corpse, mARlyN MaNsOn, INLAKESH....Bile, Judas Priest, Tenacious D, Strapping Young Lad,Cannabal Corpse, mARlyN MaNsOn, INLAKESH.


PAST TIMES: Mom, family, Sophia, Jessie, John&Rob Palmer, Rich , My partner in crime KEVIN , Dave Sponenberg (Kun-Tao-Silat), being introduced to silk screen T-shirt printing and designing, seek the wisdom of KALI ! Rodney Mathews ,Frazetta, Aquateen Hunger Force , movie "7", collecting endless amounts of close Quarter Combat Weaponry!!!
Against Himself
Against Himself
Against Himself is a five piece hard rock/metal hybrid band that formed in the fall of 2014 in Denver, Colorado. AH was born to innovate and overcome, believing the only boundaries that truly exist are the ones you choose to create. Conveying these boundaries would be working against yourself; therefore, becoming your own worst enemy.
Upon the first month of formation, AH wrote and recorded their 4 track EP at Arsenal Studios in Colorado, which featured the single ‘Someone You’re Not’. The song was picked up by 94.3 KILO, a CO rock radio station, and began to build the band some recognition.
Immediately after the studio, Against Himself’s first three shows were with the legendary So-Cal based band Snot on their long awaited US tour. This helped gain AH many opportunities, such as playing South By Southwest festival and opening for plenty of well known bands that include Sevendust, Fear Factory, Soilwork, Avatar, and Butcher Babies, to name a few. AH picked up Denny Sanders as their manager and became part of his artist management company The Label Group.
Against Himself embarked on their first national tour in October 2015 in support of Burn Halo before beginning the writing process for their full length album, which has been recorded with the well known musician/producer Logan Mader in Las Vegas, NV. The track ‘Within’ from the upcoming album was premiered through Pure Grain Audio, along with a strong lyric video for the current times. "'Within' is not just a song, it is a message. A message delivered through an auditory playground and state of truth. A message baring witness to the times of hardship at hand and being oblivious to all that is confining.” -(David Hunt). 'Within’ was added to radio playlists across the nation. The song quickly reached, and remained on, Radio Contraband’s Top40 chart for six consecutive weeks.
Members: David Hunt – Vocals Kacey Hunt- Guitar Dalen Buckalew – Guitar Jimmy Warner – Drums Cameron Brown – Bass
Saphyre Rain
The 21st century sees the human race facing a suicide epidemic and raging self harm statistics. Open any newspaper, watch any nightly news report and you're surrounded with stories of addiction, abuse, neglect, fear, and pain. In your heart, you ask all the hard questions – Is this darkness taking over?

Saphyre Rain wants to remind the world that hope is alive.

Saphyre Rain is husband and wife team, Austin and Amanda Harras. Spending the last few months creating their debut EP Break the Cycle with producer Nick Sullivan, the duo has crafted a cutting rock sound that is inviting and inspiring.

Located in Northern Colorado, the two co-compose their material, with Austin as drummer and Amanda as vocalist/guitars. Released in October 2015, Break the Cycle (single Live) is characterized by driving metallic beats, dark guitar-riff tonality, and sincere melodic colors.

“Our generation is at a huge risk. There are so many kids out there who want to make a difference in our world, and we all struggle with pain in one form or another. Now is the time to fight back. Each and every one of us is making a difference in our world; we do have the power to change it for the better”, says Saphyre Rain.

In 2012, the couple self-produced a full length album, UnSaid I Love You's, recorded in a home-studio with their previous band, Suffocation in my Silence. October of 2014 saw Austin and Amanda taking a new direction, starting a project called “Saphyre Rain”. The band name was chosen based on the formation of the sapphire gemstone. A sapphire is created over time, under intense heat and pressure. Whatever 'impurities' are present at the time of formation result in the sapphire's final color.

“We wanted to have a metaphoric name for the band to encompass the idea that beautiful things come from the pain that we go through; essentially, that there is hope even in the darkness”, says Amanda.

With the expertise of producer Nick Sullivan, Austin and Amanda began the pre-production process for an EP at Consonance Productions in Denver, late 2014. The couple put focus on compelling song writing and branching out artistically and creatively. Amanda began experimenting with adding lead guitar parts to the song structures and composing bass lines; while Austin worked to tighten the drum parts and implement technical patterns. Andrew Whiteman of Red Tide Rising and Nick Sullivan played bass tracks on the Break the Cycle EP.

The vision behind Saphyre Rain is to tell our generation of the light, through music. We want every person that we come into contact with to know: you are loved, your life is precious, and your story is a critical element to the future.
Venue Information:
Marquis Theater
2009 Larimer Street
Denver, CO, 80205