Phinehas

Phinehas

Earth Groans, Variants, SixTwoSeven, Clay City

Fri Jul 20 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

El Corazon

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is all ages

Phinehas
Phinehas
Phinehas was formed with a simple purpose: to be a band of Christians that brings the hope of Jesus to the hopeless and rejected. Though the line-up has changed over the years, the root of the band has only grown. From their first 10-day tour in 2010 to their 121 shows in 2012, Phinehas has been sharing their story and building relationships across the US. They want the people they meet on the road to walk away feeling loved for who they are no matter where they may be in life.
Musically, when Phinehas' debut full-length "thegodmachine" was released in 2011, they caught the ears of critics and metalheads across the globe. From the shreddy riffs and the sassy solos to the versatile vocals and the pounding drums, "thegodmachine" brought a freshness to a scene that was suffering from the over-saturation the digital age has wrought. The mustaches they donned in one of their promotional photos even inspired a fan to coin Phinehas' music as "mustache metal". They released three music videos from their debut that have accumulated over 1.2 million views combined. Their January 2013 EP "The Bridge Between", featuring both full-band songs and stripped-down acoustic arrangements, showcased the diversity of their musical interests and abilities. Since becoming a full-time national act in the summer of 2011, Phinehas has been touring extensively around the country in support of these two releases with bands such as WRITE THIS DOWN, TO SPEAK OF WOLVES, FAMOUS LAST WORDS, RIGHTEOUS VENDETTA, SPOKEN, THE PARAMEDIC, DESIGN THE SKYLINE, CHALLENGER, IT LIES WITHIN, A PAST UNKNOWN, and more.
Now, 2 years following their debut on Red Cord Records, Phinehas is ready to push themselves even further with their sophomore effort "The Last Word Is Yours To Speak". Under the pressure of having to follow up their critically-acclaimed debut, Phinehas delivered in a big way. Their new album ups the ante of metal in every aspect. It's faster, it's heavier, its production value is top-notch, and it will be stuck in your head from the first listen. With this new record and their relentlessly energetic live performances, Phinehas is ready to carve their niche in the music industry for good.
Earth Groans
About two years ago, Jeremy Schaeffer began to feel unsatisfied. Something tugged at him, and the calling to pursue it became a voice too loud to ignore. So he sat in his recording studio, and he started building skeletons. Track by track he began to form new creations, adding flesh and bone to near-materialized ideas. Within a week, a ministry was born.

The sound is jostling. The vocals are confrontational, the notes are often off-time, and the arrangements are unsettling and chaotic. It sounds how the world feels. “When I read Romans 8:23, which says, ‘We know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth,’ I knew it was exactly how we felt and how our music made us feel, “explains Schaeffer. “Not only is the world wailing for Jesus to come back, we’re all in chaos until His return. We wanted to name ourselves something that encapsulated that feeling.” And so, within a week of responding to the voice that nudged him, Schaeffer had created the band Earth Groans.

“We all have the same vision,” says Schaeffer of he and bandmates Brady Mueller, Zachariah Mayfield, and Kaden Burton. “We want to be a ministry first, and a band second.” Their debut EP proves it. Renovate, releasing May 12th though Solid State Records, is a song by song diagnosis of our need for a divine architect. “Christ is the carpenter, and all these songs have to do with renovating our old selves so we can be made new,” he explains.

The song “The Estate,” with lyrics, “Out of the cracks the snakes creep out, exposing my rot / I’m not as strong as I make you believe / As a matter of fact, beneath the skin I am crumbling,” represents the near collapse of Schaeffer’s life as we realized how broken he was. “I was totally collected on the outside, but since I refused to deal with anything, my demons slowly started to show themselves,” he explains. “This song is all about how bad I, and all of us, need God to restore us.”

Other songs, like “Driving Out” and “Price Tag,” scream for rehabilitation of the heart, tackling topics like hate and self-worth. The vocals are aggressive and antagonistic, thrusting fans into a mighty territory that showcases the band’s passion. “We’re huge fans of metal, and our sound isn’t going anywhere,” notes Schaeffer.” “People say the scene is dying, but it’s not dead until we are. We’re going to scream, and tour, and write, as long as we can. We want Christ’s love to be spread.”

Although Earth Groans emphasizes the world’s need for a better structure, they’ll always be most focused on its Cornerstone.
Variants
SixTwoSeven
SixTwoSeven
Imagine the Foo Fighters and Muse stuffed in an underground studio during the "nuclear holocaust" with nothing but Weezer and Radiohead albums to session - yeah, I'd like to be fly on that wall too! Now you can, thanks to SixTwoSeven. Delivering the attitude of an Underdog and the punch of a Champion, SixTwoSeven's chunky guitar riffs, charismatic vocals, and emotional solos are the most beautiful ass whoopin' your ears ever took.
Clay City
Clay City
A new addition to the Pacific Northwest Hardcore and Metal scene, CLAY CITY is looking to add a fresh and original sound. Formulated from a mash-up of multiple members from former local acts, their sound has influences ranging from Melodic Hardcore to Heavy Metal. With releases set for early summer 2018, CLAY CITY is ready to hit the ground running
Venue Information:
El Corazon
109 Eastlake Ave East
Seattle, WA, 98109
http://www.elcorazonseattle.com/