Emerging from the darkest and most desolate areas of the Midwest, Casket Robbery creates its own signature style of death metal by infusing horror and occult themes. Their trademark huge riffs and unstoppable grooves create the unrelenting, brutally catchy, and eerie sound that only Casket Robbery is known for. Death metal with a wink. Casket Robbery’s intense, high energy shows have quickly surfaced a die hard following. They continue to show a relentless work ethic and dedication to their fanbase. After the release of their debut album Casket Robbery has toured the United States continually, hitting large festivals like Full Terror Assault, Michigan Metal Fest, Toledo Death Fest, and Milwaukee Summerfest. Casket Robbery has shared the stage with Cannibal Corpse, Jungle Rot, Psycroptic, and more.
Casket Robbery has partnered with Blood Blast for the release of their second album, Rituals Of Death, which pushes the boundaries of their crushing horror aesthetic. The band’s darkest themes to date will be sure to please long time fans and continue to grow their rabid fan base. Your unrelenting nightmare has just begun.
ILLUSION OF FATE
Illusion of Fate began as a recording project in the summer of 2019, between vocalist, King Morbid and guitarist, Hayden Crownover. On April 10th, 2020, the band’s debut EP, Emerging Sentience, was released to positive reception. It was in this release, that the foundation for their singular approach to extreme music was firmly laid. Juxtaposing blistering, yet melodic black metal, with the pulsing rhythms of groove metal, unforgettable riffs, all to an atmospheric backdrop taking cues from ambient music and film scores, the band was quick to form a unique identity for themselves. It was this array of influences on their music that caught the appeal of a variety of listeners. In November of that year, bass guitar duties would be assumed by Bryan Bykowski, providing another voice to the band’s already collaborative approach to songwriting. However, it was when their second EP, King of Serpents, released on October 30th of 2021, that Illusion of Fate’s musical scope was further expanded. Along with the traits of their instantly recognizable sound, they explored far more dramatic songwriting, ambitious orchestral arrangements, raw aggression of thrash metal, and the plodding drear of doom metal. This release was met with acclaim in the online metal community, while evolving the band’s sound. Since being tirelessly active on the live circuit since May of 2021, Illusion of Fate has shared the stage with the likes of Gorgatron, Interloper, Vale of Pnath, Obscura, and many others.
Formed in 2014, Matianak (MAH-TEA-AH-NAH) which means death of a child that is also known as pontianak which is an Indonesian folklore vampiric ghost witch that died from stillbirth, was founded and created by the vocalist Arelys Jimenez. A Black metal band from Chicago with a evil twist and hellish banshee screams and dark evil tunes. This Vision of the band is to express the music through theatrical visuals in our performances and take you into the minds of the mentally insane. We want you to feel our music as a story itself. We use real animal bones, candles, feathers, fire, and dark imagery. The creativity through our dark arts consist of cultural influences, a variety of music genres, horror, tribes, and real stories of the mentally unstable. Our lyrics are based on these types of people and some personal experiences. Our goal is to give you a show into our disturbing world and make you feel uneasy with our visuals, imagery, our performances and music. Catching one of our shows will be well worth it…if you dare.