Homegrowns Gracing Heaven: The First Six Locals to Play The Newly Renovated Masquerade Stage
The Heaven stage at the Masquerade's new home in Underground Atlanta just finished its remodel. Now at a maximum capacity of 1400, you can expect bigger and wilder shows than ever before to take place. With all the acts you anticipate seeing on the largest stage at the venue, you can also be sure your favorites from our community of locals will be opening shows on this stage. The first six shows to feature locals in Heaven have been announced:
A show for all things heavy, Carnifex and Oceano come to the Masquerade on April 16th. Enter Shryne and Vacant, two of the heaviest bands out of Atlanta. Bringing a combination of traditional death metal, deathcore and metalcore, Shryne is certainly a musical fit of madness. Vacant on the other hand is closer treading the lines melodic hardcore. Best be prepared for this pit.
Shryne: Atlanta Modern Deathcore, For fans of Fit For An Autopsy, Dark Sermon
Vacant: Atlanta Melodic Hardcore, For fans of Sworn in, Bodysnatcher
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/118477418966786/
3 & 4: Samurai Shotgun & Rise Annie Rise
When Memphis May Fire hits the Atlanta on April 26th, saying the lineup brings variety would be an understatement. Joining them that evening are Samurai Shotgun and Rise Annie Rise.
Simultaneously based out of Tampa and Atlanta, Samurai Shotguns bring a variety of influence to the table. Mixing Nu-metal, funk, hip-hop and general hard rock, Samurai Shotgun brings a welcome breakup to the common re-occurrences in current music. Simply put, nobody is making music like this anymore because so few people can do it this exceptionally well.
Sharing the stage that night is Rise Annie Rise, hailing out of Warner Robins. Reminiscent of late 2000's metalcore, their “Yoko” EP features heavy nods to both the bands of the era while staying current with progressive “Djent” metal overtones. With melodic guitar leads, well executed breakdowns, and traditional metalcore vocal styles, Rise Annie Rise would be right at home in your playlist featuring songs from Shadows Fall, Attack!Attack!, and August Burns Red.
Samurai Shotgun: Funky Hip Hop infused Rock, For fans of Living Colour, Linkin Park
Rise Annie Rise: Warner Robins Metalcore, For fans of August Burns Red, Dance Gavin Dance
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/598349627184852/
Masquerade Event: http://www.masqueradeatlanta.com/events/memphis-may-fire/
5: Misty Eyed
The masked rap-rock group Hollywood Undead returns to the Masquerade April 27th with Deadset Society. Coming in from Acworth to join this show is Misty Eyed.
The Female fronted rock outlet channels a modern rock sound, pulling in every direction to create something unique. Their current library of songs breaks away from the formulas of sticking with only one sound that works. Misty Eyed would rather be a band making whatever music sounds good than a one trick pony confined to a single genre. This bold move has worked in their favor as they've grown immensely in the last year alone.
Misty Eyed: Acworth Alt-Rock, For fans of Flyleaf, Shinedown, Volbeat
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/578393952541083/
Masquerade Event: http://www.masqueradeatlanta.com/events/hollywood-undead-2/
Parkway Drive and Bad Omens come to the Masquerade on April 28th with the intent to unleaseh and unhinge. A wise choice with that in mind, they will be joined by Hounds that evening.
Meshing Hardcore and Metalcore, Hounds from Atlanta was founded in 2015. Judging from their recent releases, their goal appears to have been to write breakdown-centric hardcore heavier than a minivan filled with anvils. That goal has been well surpassed with tracks like “No Love Lost” and “Bad Vibes”. A notable trait of Hounds is their songs don't mask anything. From opening chug to ending drum hit, an energy is set and maintained for that song.
Hounds: Atlanta Hardcore, for fans of The Ghost Inside, Sharptooth
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/558404657825227/
Masquerade Event: http://www.masqueradeatlanta.com/events/parkway-drive/
Cover Photo: Elena de Soto