Screams from Overseas at BT
The United Kingdom's Scream Blue Murder is set to play Basement Transmissions, Tuesday, Nov. 7
Tuesday, Nov. 7
Heel Heat Productions is hosting another metal night at Basement Transmissions, this time bringing in Scream Blue Murder all the way from the United Kingdom.
Erie and Basement Transmissions have welcomed countless acts from across the country, but booking bands from overseas is a bit rarer of a feat. Scream Blue Murder, however, should feel right at home with their style of metalcore — one that's extremely popular in the US right now. Their 2016 album Hollow Stories is full of catchy choruses in songs like "Restart, Rewind, Reset" and the quasi-party anthem "Let's Do Coke…I'll Have a Diet," with enough heavy mosh riffs in tunes such as "Personal Message (F*** Off)" to keep you excited throughout their set.
Far from local, but not nearly as far-journeyed as Scream Blue Murder, comes Altered Perceptions from Illinois. Altered Perceptions plays a much darker and heavier style of metal on their album From Rise to Ruins. But while more extreme metal fans might enjoy the creepy melodies accompanied by bone-crushing guitars, the album seems to blend together with no songs really standing out from the rest.
Closer yet is Unwill, from Rochester, N.Y. The band shows their sense of diversity in their debut release Past Life, blending both melody and aggression for a more well-rounded sound, especially in the songs "Tomb" and "Drifting".
Finally, the local opening bands on the bill are Design the Void (Kane, Pa.), Familiar Dark, and Raven's Law, both from Erie. Each band on the bill brings their own distinct style of metal to the stage, assuring that you and your ears will not get bored. So come out to have a good time and support the touring and local bands. — Tommy Shannon
6 p.m. // 145 W. 11th // $10 advance, $13 doors