Dead Horse Trauma - Reggies Rock Club2109 South State St Chicago,IL
07/18/2017 7:00 PM - 07/18/2017 9:00 PM
Dead Horse Trauma
Dead Horse Trauma is a 5-headed war machine dedicated to infecting the masses with procedures and tactics used by our world to feed us the lies we are spoon-fed since before we can crawl. It's the exposure of the perversity and falsities we are subliminally directed by. It's your wake-up call, or the means to your end.
In the summer of 2014, frontman and guitarist, Dave Naruszewicz was looking to work on a new project following the disbandment of Chicago-based group, Heart-Set Self Destruct. After recording 2 full length records, releasing a single to active rock radio which charted at #1 on Music Choice Network, and years of touring North America with such bands as Volbeat, Hellyeah, and Filter it was time for change.
Looking to feed his passion as an artist, Dave spent time working with other musicians in the Chicago music scene but didn’t find what he was looking for. Not deterred, Dave reached out to longtime friend and fellow musician/drummer, Russell Ray. Russ (formerly of Old Fashioned Beatdown) also co-wrote and recorded drums for Wind-Up Records recording artist Megan
Dave began flying to Los Angeles from Chicago twice a month, working with Russ to build something new, original and
undeniable. Russ then reached out to former bandmate and guitarist Shawn Patterson (formerly Old Fashioned Beatdown and
Phantom Communique). The three began writing, recording, and sharing demos that would eventually become the foundation
of VYCES. After a few trips to L.A., they entered the studio with producer Augustus Cryns (Stitched Up Heart, XO Stereo, The
Dead Rabbits and Westfield Massacre). One year later, the band completed 14 songs that established the raw sound, power, and a vision that is VYCES. The band has been compared to such artists as Chevelle, Killswitch Engage and Breaking Benjamin,
sonically creating a dark blend of active rock and metal. Dave describes the soul of the songs as “exploring the darker side of
human emotion and behavior. It's something everyone can relate to because everyone has experienced some form of hurt,
betrayal, weakness, hate, addiction and/or lack of acceptance. It’s also the fuel that drives us to be stronger, get better and overcome the flaws we've built in our minds."
The founding members of the band felt it was time to release their music and tour, so they began their hunt for members to fill out the line up and become part of the family. Evan Seidlitz, (former singer of Thrown Into Exile and Grimace), longtime friend of Dave and Russ, was asked to join the band. Evan toured on The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in 2013 with Thrown Into Exile, promoting their single, “Not Alone” which was featured on Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal. Evan also performed several guest spots with Grimace when they played the house band for Comedy Central’s Tosh.0. Evan, being a singer and
frontman himself, brought a new dimension of aggressive and melodic vocals to round out the band’s live performance, as well
as adding keys and synths to fill out the sound. The band soon began auditioning other musicians in search of a bass player. Evan brought in bassist Mark James Klepaski (formerly of Breaking Benjamin). Mark earned platinum and gold records for his work with Breaking Benjamin. Along with years of touring experience, Mark brought a unique and powerful style and tone that fit perfectly with the band’s vision. Mark re-tracked the bass lines on the record, helping mold the band’s rhythm section into
what it is today. The band is currently preparing to release their self-titled EP and recently shot a music video for the upcoming single, “Devil” directed by Ron Underwood. “Devil” will be released this August 18th. Their 1st single “The Hive” is currently available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and all other media platforms.
On My Six
On My Six is an American melodic metal band based out of Rockford, Illinois. The band formed late 2012 when Aftermath’s former members, Rick Soeprasetyo (Vocals) and Joshua Creviston (Drums), picked up Stu Kuhlman (Bass) and Daniel Adams (Guitar). In November 2012 they added another member Lucas Dwyer (Guitar), thus completing the lineup.
The bands aggressive melodic guitar riffs are complimented by hard hitting drums and a front man capable of doing screams and cleans. Their live performance is a high energy clash of musicians with a bass player incapable of not hitting the rest of the band with the headstock of his bass.
In July 2013 On My Six released their first EP, “Embrace the Mirage”. With an influx of new material and improving band chemistry On My Six decided to release its first full length album, “Dare to Dream” in July 2014. On My Six is slated to release its new album “The Waiting Game” May 13th 2017.
On My Six performed countless benefits helping raise over 20,000 dollars for various individuals and charities in need.
On My Six is currently endorsed by:
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Dr. Dunlap’s Ink Therapy
A Silent Truth
Chicago band A Silent Truth is a continuation of an idea started in 2009. Dan Hardman formed the band through several line ups until stepping down in Spring of 2017. The band is made up of members of several chicagoland groups that share a single vision of the world of music. John Partipilo (Ditchwater) on bass guitar, Nathan Moderski (Ignescent) on rhythm guitar, Steven Larocco (ignescent) on lead guitar, and Justin Pferschy on drums with a Vocalist to be named later. Look for a new EP in 2017