Saturday, February, 16 2019
Rival Entertainment Presents:
ABOUT• All Ages Welcome
• General Admission (first come, first served)
• Tickets available online via Ticketmaster.com or without ticket fees in person at the Center Stage Box Office, M-F, 11-6. Online sales end at 5pm on day of show
Rising from the industrial mecca of Chicago in the early 90s, Stabbing Westward has become one of the most successful industrial-rock bands of all time. Stabbing Westward is no stranger to Alternative and Rock radio. Since their first album Ungod was released in 1994, Stabbing Westward has produced several hit singles including “Save Yourself”, What Do I Have To Do”, “Shame” and “So Far Away”. After breaking through with their sophomore album, the gold certified Wither, Blister, Burn + Peel, the band crafted the very ambitious follow up Darkest Days. The album featured 16 songs touching on the full spectrum of emotions surrounding the loss of a relationship. As Darkest Days turns 20 this year, Stabbing Westward will hit the road this fall to pay homage to their third album with a whole new production.
INVIOLATE: 1. adj. Not violated or profaned; intact, free from violation, injury, desecration, or outrage.
Originally founded with Bryon Brown on guitar, Chris Farmer on bass and vocalist/sample engineer Kadria, Atlanta’s Inviolate continues to create and perform with Kadria at the creative helm, along with an array of the southeast’s finest rock and metal talent for live shows (musicians who play live with the band are part of “Inviolate 2.0“) and in the studio. Inviolate’s sound is multi-faceted, defying the labels of mere “metal”, “rock”, “electronica”, even “industrial” but a sonic blend of all. To visually augment the sonic onslaught, Kadria adds the moves of a bellydancer which, by turns, emphasize delicacy and aggression according to the music’s mood. This combination produces a visual in their live show unlike any other in the rock and metal world.
Inviolate signed to Strange One Records in April 2012 and released a 7-song album titled “Feast of Ashes”, co-produced with Mike Froedge (doubleDrive/Black Label Society) in June 2012, as well as a video for its first single “Condemned, ” directed by Gustavo Montana of At Dusk Media. The album and video garnered Inviolate a trifecta of nominations at the 2013 Georgia Music Awards for Best Metal Band, Best Rock Female, and Video of the Year, and again in 2014 for Best Metal Band and Best Rock Female. “Feast of Ashes” also won Tampa’s Rock Solid Pressure Show’s “2014 EP Of The Year.”
Inviolate has shared the stage with a diversity of hard rock, metal, industrial and even acoustic heavyweights including Static-X, Whitechapel, Butcher Babies, Mushroomhead, Powerman5000, Amaranthe, Epica, SOiL, One-Eyed Doll, Celldweller, Symphony X, and Angie Aparo.
In early 2017, Inviolate returned to the studio to record their full-length CD “The Insomniac’s Dream” with co-producer Jordon Popp (Sky Machine/Seven Day Sonnet) in Chicago, IL. Their first single, “Sisyphus”, dropped with a lyric video in July 2017 and features guest vocals by the vocal titan Bjorn Strid (Soilwork/Night Flight Orchestra). “The Insomniac’s Dream” was released worldwide on August 1, 2017 and the band continues to tour the east coast, pushing steadily westward and gaining fans (Inviolators) at every turn. “I’m super excited about this album,” says vocalist Kadria. “We pushed the envelope on so many levels. And then we got to work with someone like Bjorn on a song — it’s such an honor to have his voice on one of our songs! And we were thrilled to have Jordon put on his producer’s hat on for our songs. The response we’re getting at every show has been amazing.”
The band continues to tour, with an album of remixes already underway and planned for release early spring 2018. “More shows, more twists, more visual and auditory Inviolations coming your way. We can hardly wait!”
“I was immediately captivated by the intriguing mixture of belly dancing and head-banging to melodious metal music.”
– Jackson Thomas, Target Audience Magazine
“The incorporation of Middle Eastern, industrial and electronic elements in their songs…. simply enthralls you, engages you and moves you. [Kadria] isn’t just some dainty chick singing pretty songs either, she can get fierce and fearless and you can hear the commanding power in her voice.”
– Patricia Jones, Examiner.com
“The four-piece outfit has the ripping guitar licks, complex bass lines, pounding double bass drum fills, and extreme vocal work that is synonymous with hardcore music. The combination can mesmerize their often boisterous audiences.”
– Andy Lassiter (of Charleston’s James Island Messenger)