These 3 Poisons
Thu, August 16, 2012
6:00 pmThe Chance
$17.00 - $22.00
Tickets Available at the Door
This event is all ageshttp://www.thechancetheater.com/event/134447/
Following a grueling tour with Machine Head in 2002, the creative core of Fear Factory imploded due to personal differences and sheer over-exertion. Guitarist and songwriter Dino Cazares went on to play with Brujeria and Asesino and vocalist Burton C. Bell took a few months off before eventually reforming the band and releasing two more records over the next few years. Without Cazares in the mix, however, Fear Factory was missing a key element of its sound and wound up feeling like a shadow of their former selves.
"It just didn't feel complete," says Bell. "I realized that Dino and I were a real integral part of Fear Factory and we needed each other to make it work, and without the both of us it lost that intensity."
As time passed, the chance of a reunion between Bell and Cazares seemed less and less likely. Then in April 2008, a full six years after they had last spoken, Bell, then touring with Ministry, ran into Cazares at the band's Los Angeles show and reopened the lines of communication. "I just said 'hey, how you doing?' and it started from there," Bell says. Not long thereafter Bell and Cazares were jamming again. With bassist Byron Stroud and drummer Gene Hoglan (Dethklok, Strapping Young Lad), Fear Factory was back and ready for action.
If you are a part of the hardcore scene today and have never heard of SUBZERO then you haven't been paying much attention. SUBZERO are one of the extremely few hardcore bands to outlast the entire decade of the 90's and still have the respect today that they earned the hard way while that era of hardcore was still thriving. They've helped hold down and keep alive the hardcore music scene over the years through their music and deep involvement in the community within the scene so that new generations of kids to come would have the chance to be a part of the ever growing, world wide family that we call the HARDCORE scene, a community that was built with great sincerity for the people by the people who needed an outlet from the mainstream society which they felt distant from. SUBZERO began back in 1989 with former members of late 80's straight edge heroes UP-FRONT and legendary mid 80's hardcore pioneers...BREAKDOWN who were one of the originators of this brutal metallic mosh break, mixed with fist pumping anthem style hardcore music that we see and hear so much of today. Taking the experience that they learned from those bands and combining new and diverse elements of hardcore, punk and metal along with vocalist LU whose ability is something more than just 1 dimensional screaming, SUBZERO became a staple in the scene. With only a couple of street demos and a 7" record release floating around, SUBZERO proved worthy of sharing the stage multiple times with what were top acts of that era (SICK OF IT ALL, CRO -MAGS, AGNOSTIC FRONT, SHEER TERROR, YOUTH OF TODAY) Along with that came a strong underground following and the band was eventually noticed and picked up by top metal label, Century Media Records who put out their debut CD-LP entitled "HAPPINESS WITHOUT PEACE" SUBZERO gained immediate attention and respect from the hardcore, punk and metal music scenes worldwide. In fact they were one of the first 5 American hardcore bands to ever tour Japan to sold out audiences and open the gates for the bands to come. The most influential critics had nothing but praise for them. The reviews speak for themselves. Here are just a few from some of the most critical aggressive music publications ever to exist to this day. METAL MANIACS MAGAZINE quotes: "SUBZERO ARE ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT FORCES TO BE RECKONED WITH IN NEW YORK HARDCORE......ONE OF NY's MOST PROMISING AND POWERFUL HARDCORE/METAL ACTS". TERRORIZER MAGAZINE quotes: "THE ALBUM, THOUGH THOROUGHLY DISTRAUGHT WITH GENUINE NYHC RAGE, IS QUITE DIVERSE IN IT'S MUSICAL ETHIC." MAXIMUM ROCK-N-ROLL quotes: "A VERY POWERFUL PACKAGE OF NY HARDCORE HERE, BUT WITH MORE INTELLIGENCE MUSICALLY AND LYRICALLY"
Since the release of "HAPPINESS WITHOUT PEACE" & after that, "NECROPOLIS, CITY OF THE DAMNED" in 2003, SUBZERO have toured the world many times over as headliners and as a support group under national acts as well. They've played all the major festivals in Europe and have shared the stages with the likes of HATEBREED, SLAYER, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, MOTORHEAD, BAD BRAINS, MACHINE HEAD, RAMONES, IRON MAIDEN, REFUSED, MISFITS, NAPALM DEATH, DROPKICK MURPHYS and many more as they appeal to such a diverse audience. Now in 2005 with the addition of new members Walter a.k.a "MONSTA" on drums (formerly of MACHINE HEAD, POSSESSED, MADBALL, BONE CRUSHER, POWERHOUSE and many others) Eddie Ortiz on 2nd guitar (formerly of NYC's infamous grind core band Cattlepress) SUBZERO are throwing full contact blows to the head. The release of "THE SUFFERING OF MAN" is what this veteran band has gradually matured into over the years which is a pummeling force to be reckoned with. This is honestly the tightest, most passionate and most beastly album they have put out to date and it will stand strong with the best of them. Their stage sound and performance is nothing short of professional and will absolutely break down the walls with chaos as their loyal fans explode with pure aggression in the pit while bringing forth the honor and the respect SUBZERO has earned through a lot of blood, sweat & tears over the years. If you're ready to take on an original, one of a kind style of blood curdling hardcore and are ready to unleash some serious frustration.....go out and pick this album up! It will tear your head off! Let the blood baths begin! You've been warned. Subzero 2005, in your motherfuckin face!
6 Crannell St
Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601