Some of New Jersey's sludgiest death metal bands, 'Choker' and 'Jesus Wept' passed through Philadelphia as part of a three day weekender in support of their new split EP. They were joined at Century Bar by 'Since the Fire', 'Tartarus Horde', and the incredible tech powerhouse 'Irrita'
Counterparts at TLA
Counterparts passed through Philadelphia on July 31st as part of the 2019 Pure Noise Tour. The Canadian melodic hardcore act brought a powerful mix of deep emotion and intensity to the Theater of the Living Arts, playing a fan pleasing mix of new and old tunes, including a new track off their upcoming album called "Nothing Left To Love". Never a disappointment, Counterparts is a must-see live performance for fans of metalcore and hardcore. Their most recent release, the "Private Room" EP, is available via Pure Noise Records.
Photos by Jon Reino
In Spring 2019 'The Black Dahlia Murder' joined Swedish progressive metal legends 'Meshuggah' on a brief US tour, stopping at Hammerstein Ballroom on May 16th. The pair shredded the stage with equal parts brutal aggression and technical mastery, and the packed house of passionate fans had no problem matching their intensity. The Black Dahlia will be touring the US extensively throughout September and October, so if you are a fan of fast shredding black metal do not miss the chance to see them live! Social media links below, and don't forget to follow @enjoyhappypill for more concerts and events. Please enjoy these photos by Jon Reino Photography
The Black Dahlia Murder
Boston's metalcore masters 'The Floor's Embrace' stopped by the Meatlocker on their weekender with 'Gannon' to party with Happy Pill. Joining them were some of New Jersey's heaviest hitters- "Empty Vessel', 'Planetary Alignment', and 'Levitated'
Photos by Jon Reino
'May The 4th Be With You'
Happy Pill presents a 'May the 4th Be With You' extravaganza. A night of moshing, mayhem, and epic saber duels at the Meatlocker. Featuring Comb the Desert, Red Hymns, Hunter Alive, The Fallen Prodigy, and Among The Thorns. Huge thank you to everyone who participated, the force is strong with these drunk heathens. Video by Austin Morris, music by Comb The Desert. Photos by Jon Reino
Happy Pill and Rough Edge Media present a Wednesday night rager at the Meatlocker with our friends in Choker, Lost on their Lies, Alive in Fiction, and Lost in Tides. Huge thank you to anyone who came to party with us, see you all next time! Photos by Jon Reino
Crystal Lake in NYC
Crystal Lake performing at the Kingsland in Brooklyn on 3/3/19. This was the Japanese metalcore heavyweight's first performance in New York City. Photography by Jon Reino
Et Tu, Brutal?
Happy Pill presents "Et Tu, Brutal?" an Ides of March celebration at the meatlocker. 3/15/19
Featuring Blackwolf, Homeseeker, Gyre, Irrita, and choker. Photography by Jon Reino
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