Demiricous

The Emerson Theater

7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24

Tickets: $10 at the door After slogging it out in all-ages clubs and underground metal shows throughout the nation, Indianapolis band Demiricous is ready to release its new CD on the esteemed Metal Blade Records with a show Tuesday at the Emerson Theater.

The CD, One, is a sonic punch to the face: there are grindcore, thrash and death metal elements, all vying for supremacy, in their sound. There are still remnants of Scandanavian metal in their music as well. This is a band that has obviously listened to and studied contemporary metal music.

The band’s motto, as stated by Nate Olp, bassist and lead singer, is “No fuckin’ hair dos, ex-girlfriends, or lame shit. Just good fuckin’ times and raging metal.”

Founded in 2001, the band caught the attention of Metal Blade in 2004 and recorded their album last summer with producer Zeuss (Hatebreed, The Red Chord, Shadows Fall) at the helm. The band has played with numerous national metal acts and will be starting a national tour of their own later this spring.

One of the highlights of the band’s career was playing the main stage at the New England Hardcore and Metal Fest, quite an accomplishment for a young band.

Olp says, “I don’t know what direction we are going in but not a whole lot of bands are going this direction. We are just playing the music that we want to hear. Plain and simple; this is what I want to hear, so I guess we have to make it ourselves.”

The Dream Is Dead, Suffocate Faster, Amongst the Swarm and Angelville will also play the Emerson show on Friday. Advance tickets are available at Indy CD and Vinyl and through kulture-entertainment.com.

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