The Devin Townsend Project, The Atlas Moth, The Slow Forward

Sun, January 27, 2013

7:00 pm

The Glass House

Pomona, CA

$18.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages

Metal behemoths Gojira bring their first headline tour of the U.S. to Pomona with The Devin Townsend Project and The Atlas Moth serving as support. The band's Roadrunner debut L'Enfant Sauvage was released in June of this year, to much critical acclaim.

Seeing Gojira in the live realm –where they are known to be absolutely devastating and able to shake the foundation of the venues in which they play- is a constantly renewable experience.

Below is a sample of what the press is saying about Gojira.

"Epic assaults…delicate interludes…a devastating and harmonious combination of the organic and mechanical. Like all memorable monsters, this beast has a soul." –Alternative Press

"One of the most riveting and challenging metal records of the year." –Pitchfork
"An all balls, no baguettes affair." –Decibel
"Mechanistic precision." –AV Club
"Wages guerilla warfare." –SPIN

"Impossible to pigeonhole and harder to ignore, one of the year's best." --Outburn

"Melody, brutality, atmosphere, top-notch musicianship, and most important quality songs abound." –About

"There isn't a single flaw to be found on this album and it's exactly what metal needed to step into the next generation." –Blabbermouth

"The isn't just the next chapter for Gojira' it's the next for heavy metal at large." –ARTISTdirect

"It's heavy, it's accessible, it's layered with beauty, and most importantly, it's well-written." –Loudwire

"Cements Gojira's place as one of the most inventive, unique metal bands of today." –Bloody Disgusting
The Atlas Moth
The Atlas Moth
In April 2007, a mutual desire to play, a deep love for the almighty riff, and more than just a little blind luck drew together five young men from Chicago, and nine months later, they had a five-song EP, Pray For Tides, completed and a label, Witch Trial Records, to release it. Fast-forward less than three years and The Atlas Moth have made massive strides, touring relentlessly across the nation and playing countless shows with their friends and brothers in Nachtmystium, Zoroaster, Pentagram, Yakuza, Saviours, Intronaut, Wolves in the Throne Room, Coalesce, Battlefieds, Minsk, Plague Bringer, Samothrace, andWhy Intercept? With influences ranging from the Deftones to Neurosis, Cave In to Quicksand, and pulling in pieces from all that's heavy in between, The Atlas Moth have carefully perfected their signature blend of bone-shaking heaviness and overwhelming urgency, adding in startling moments of clarity that allow the melodies to shine through the mire. Their swamp-worthy sludge epics are heavier than sin, a call for cleansing and nothing short of brutally honest.

The atlas moth itself lives for only a few weeks, but the band to which it lent its name is in it for the long haul. The Atlas Moth have taken their sweet time in writing and recording their Candlelight debut, road-testing each new jam as guitarist/ keyboardist and engineer Andrew Ragin slaved over the boards in search of that perfect sound. This meticulous approach to songwriting means that every song they recorded has a story of its own, and bears the mark of days spent driving through endless fields and nights spent laying their hearts and instruments bare to an army of strangers. With the completion of their jaw-dropping debut album for Candlelight, A Glorified Piece of Blue- Sky, and endless tour dates on the horizon, The Atlas Moth have only begun to rock.
The Slow Forward
The origin of The Slow Forward can be traced back to a spider web of several different bands from varied genres in the late 90's. Each member had seen more than their fair share of stage and studio time across southern California before the perfect power 4 piece was formed in December 2005. The goal was simple: abandon all notions of what would be popular, write from the heart and damn the reaction.

With this central idea in mind, The Slow Forward began the process of writing their innovative, hard-to-categorize blend of experimental/progressive rock and melodic metal that puts them in that nearly indefinable category. They have refined their sound over the years to a point where they are now truly unique and uncomprimising. A one of a kind original in world of the mundane.

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Venue Information:
The Glass House
200 W. Second St
Pomona, CA, 91766