MassConcerts Presents


Fit For A King, Gideon, Currents, The Crooked Sound, Saving Vice, Rise & Resist, Halcyon, Dream Of Scipio, Orbiter

Thu, May 10, 2018

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 5:00 pm

The Webster

$19.00 - $22.00

This event is all ages

2nd Stage: 5pm Doors / Main Stage: 6pm Doors

Born Of Osiris
Born Of Osiris
Born of Osiris is an American deathcore band formed in 2003 in Palatine, a suburb of Chicago. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Ronnie Canizaro, guitarist Lee McKinney, bassist David Da Rocha, drummer Cameron Losch, and keyboardist/vocalist Joe Buras. The group underwent several name changes, including Diminished (2003–2004), Your Heart Engraved (2004–2006), and Rosecrance (2006–2007), before finally settling on Born of Osiris in 2007,[1] basing the name on the Egyptian deity Osiris and the tale of his son Horus.
Fit For A King
Fit For A King
Ryan Kirby – Vocals
Bobby Lynge – Guitar
Jared Easterling – Drums
Ryan “Tuck” O’Leary – Bass/Vocals
FIT FOR A KING use the tools of heavy music and melodic hooks to honestly
explore the dark side of the human experience, ultimately wrenching timeless
hope from the jaws of anxiety, depression, and seemingly certain despair.
No matter the pristine picture of self-worth we project, in the unquenchable
pursuit of recognition and affirmation, the gnawing anxiousness of guilt and
brokenness chews away at our spirits, uncovering new pain and vulnerability.
Dark Skies is FIT FOR A KING’s evocative declaration of a hard won victory.
“This album is far from happy. It’s about personal struggles,” explains singer
Ryan Kirby. “It touches on many subjects relevant to all of our daily lives.”
The music and message of FIT FOR A KING is a battle cry against the
darkness. This is a sound that stands in defiance of the mounting pressure of
modern life, not through dismissiveness or easy answers, but with earnest
struggle. The four young men of FIT FOR A KING are just like the rest of us.
They hurt, they bleed, and in that raw transparent authenticity, they offer true
solidarity. Beneath the most vicious downpour, they cling to unrelenting grace.
Like trailblazing metalcore giants Underoath and As I Lay Dying before them,
FIT FOR A KING skillfully mine the varying extremes of this music, building a
catalog that sees them at home on tours with hard rock and deathcore bands
alike. The band has traveled the United States and Europe with Vans Warped
Tour, Beartooth, Every Time I Die, August Burns Red, The Amity Affliction,
Whitechapel, For Today, After The Burial, and Attila to name a few.
Kirby, guitarist Bobby Lynge, drummer Jared Easterling, and bassist/vocalist
Ryan “Tuck” O’Leary are easygoing and affable on the road, effortlessly
maneuvering within the various social circles with goodwill and charm, without
sacrificing an ounce of what they believe or who they are. It’s something the
Texas band’s growing following respects. Simply put, FIT FOR A KING is real.
FIT FOR A KING was built with bootstrap ethics and do-it-yourself vigor. On
the strength of self-released material, the group joined Solid State for a string
of successful albums that connected with the downtrodden and dispossessed.
Creation/Destruction (2013) debuted at Number 6 on the Hard Rock chart.
Slave to Nothing (2014) cracked the Top 50 of Billboard’s Top Current
Albums. Deathgrip (2016) climbed to Number 5 among Hard Rock Albums.
Recorded with celebrated producer/mixer Drew Fulk (I Prevail, Motionless In
White, Memphis May Fire), Dark Skies is a collection of diverse anthems
powered by the undeniable weight of truth-telling emotional vulnerability.
“Tower of Pain” takes unbridled heaviness to breathtaking heights. “Shattered
Glass” is a killer throwback to the band’s most aggressive earlier work. Songs
like “Price of Agony” see the quartet soaring to new melodic heights with
unrestrained urgency. “Anthem of the Defeated” veers in yet another
direction, evoking the percussive power of Slipknot or Mudvayne. Yet all of it
is anchored in FIT FOR A KING’s signature sound, one their fans trust.
“Debts of the Soul” is an examination of the sleeplessness that comes with
ruminations on the nature of death. “When Everything Means Nothing” is a
challenge to unplug from the vapid desperation of putting on a front online.
“Oblivion” is one of the most faith-based songs the band has released. The
song’s narrator pleads in the chorus, “Tell me I won’t be forgotten.” It’s a
reminder of the grace of God and the power of true forgiveness without end.
No matter the political divisions, the staggering alienation arising from our
paradoxical and increasingly “connected” world, or the mistakes we all make,
FIT FOR A KING offer a foundation of open-mindedness and compassion.
“We're a very transparent band. We aren’t pretending to be something we're
not,” says Kirby. “We don't want to act like rock stars and we also don't want
to act like we're poor musicians that can barely eat everyday. We don’t
portray a false image. We want people to know exactly who we are.”
FIT FOR A KING cherishes unwavering honesty. Even under Dark Skies.
Gideon is an American Christian heavy metal band hailing from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who were established in 2008. The group's current label imprint is Equal Vision Records and formers were Facedown Records and Strike First Records. In 2011, the band came out with a studio album called Costs with Strike First. Their second studio album was issued in 2012, titled Milestone, under current imprinter Facedown. On Febuarary 10, 2016 Gideon announced that they left Facedown Records and signed to Equal Vision Records[1] and will release their fourth album later in the year.[not verified in body] The band released their first single "Pulling Teeth", on July 1, 2016.[2]
Sometimes time is the missing ingredient needed in order for an idea to come to fruition. Such is the case with rising metalcore/djent band Currents, who after forming in 2011 spent the next few years discovering their identity and evolving into the thriving band they are today. After a change in vocalist in 2015, adding Brian Wille to the group, Jeff Brown (drums), Chris Wiseman (guitar), Ryan Castaldi (guitar) and Dee Cronkite (bass) solidified their lineup with members who shared a common current of energy that moved through one another towards the same vision.

That vision will come to light on the band's debut album due out this summer. Speaking of the forthcoming record, Brown says "it's definitely dark lyrically. Although some of the leads and drums might make it more upbeat. Over all the album is about Brian's thoughts and fighting his demons. We left all the vocals up to him so he could have full creative control. It turned out awesome and we are super proud of it. The instruments came together over 2 years of writing. We went into the studio with over 50 songs and ideas and left with 13 songs we believed were our best work."

The upcoming record will mark Currents' debut, full-length album, following two previous EPs with their former vocalist. The release also finds them partnering with their new label, SharpTone Records, which is home to contemporaries like Atilla, Emmure, Miss May I, We Came As Romans and While She Sleeps among others.

Brown adds, "SharpTone Records is an absolute dream come true. Every single band has a dream of getting signed. However, getting signed nowadays doesn't mean much without the right people behind you. We waited and passed on many offers before talking with Shawn (Keith) and Sal (Torres) at SharpTone. These two guys have a genuine love and passion for music. That then translated to our band and we could tell that they were in this for the long haul. The relationship has been nothing short of amazing and we can't wait to see what the future holds."

After biding their time, the future looks bright as Currents embark on what will undoubtedly be their most successful and busiest year to date!
The Crooked Sound
Saving Vice
Saving Vice is an American metalcore band from New England founded by bassist Robbie Litchfield in late 2015. Litchfield soon added guitarist Zach Racicot and vocalist Chase Papariello. It wasn't until later on that the band included the final pieces of their lineup - vocalist Tyler Small and guitarist Cody Grant. Since their official debut in early 2017, Saving Vice has shared the stage with acts like Through the Eyes of the Dead, Unearth, Convictions, It Lies Within, Tear Out The Heart and The Devil Wears Prada. The group’s high energy live performances, catchy choruses, and hard-hitting riffs aided by the chemistry created by the dual vocalists helped them make their mark on the local New England scene.
After a successful summer run across the northeast, the band took time to work on their upcoming EP and released their stand-alone, debut single "Exhale” January 12, 2018. A few months later, the band released "Euthanasia" the first single off the "Colder Than Dark EP." The sound and energy Saving Vice has brought to the current heavy music scene is both refreshing and nostalgic. Their sound is reminiscent of early 2000s metalcore coupled with nuances of modern metalcore. Simple and poppy, yet unapologetically brutal and dark.
You can find them at the 2018 Vans Warped Tour in Mansfield, MA on July 27.
Rise & Resist
Dream Of Scipio
Formed in Ansonia, CT 2011, Dream of Scipio took the CT Metal Scene by storm. Mashing together elements of hardcore, technical, and death metal they quickly grew into a 5 headed monster making them a real contender in the CT music scene.

"Dream Of Scipio are decidedly hardcore, which is usually not really my thing, but they mix in a lot of tech and death elements that make their stuff a lot of fun to listen to anyway. They count a wide variety of awesome bands among their influences (from Rush to Dethklok to Alice in Chains…seriously), and as a result their sound doesn’t fit neatly into just one category."

"A technical, driven strain of metal- and death-core, Dream Of Scipio are making waves in the Connecticut metal scene. “Nails And Glass” spins from swirling chaos to half-time groove all bubbling under inhuman growls of anger and disgust. Cap it all off with a hummable guitar lead and Dream Of Scipio have all the elements for a modern metal masterpiece."
Venue Information:
The Webster
31 Webster St.
Hartford, CT, 06114