Sabaton

Sabaton

Battle Beast, Leaves Eyes, Infidel Rising

Tue, May 16, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

ADV $21

This event is all ages

Sabaton
Sabaton
Sabaton was formed back in 1999 in Falun, Sweden when the members of a band called "Aeon" reformed and rearmed for the upcoming first recording in Moon Music Studio. The founding members of Aeon: Rikard, Pär and Daniel Mullback had joined forces with Oskar and Joakim earlier during the year which had seen a few line-up changes and the guys decided on a fresh start and changed the name of the band to Sabaton. These are the same guys you see on stage today.

In 2001 the band was ready to record more material, and this time they turned to Tommy Tägtgren who were to play a part in the creation of the Sabaton sound, and together they recorded the second half of the bands demo compilation "Fist For Fight" that was released by Underground Symphony later that year.
When 2002 arrived the band returned to Abyss studios and Tommy Tägtgren to record the debut album "Metalizer" that was to be released later that year, but didn't end up in the record stores until 5 years later.
In 2004, after countless hours of rehearsals and dozens of shows the band got tired of waiting for the release of "Metalizer" that never came and decided to take matters into their own hands.

Primo Victoria – The Battle Begins

Without the support of a record label Sabaton returned to Abyss studios and Tommy Tägtgren and recorded the album "Primo Victoria" which loosely translated means: The first victory, or: The beginning of the victory.
A fitting name, considering it represents a new beginning for the band and also marks the start of the typical war themed Sabaton lyrics.
The band signed up with the label Black Lodge later that year and in 2005 "Primo Victoria" was released

In early 2005, just before the album was released, Daniel Myhr was recruited into the band to relieve Joakim of his keyboard duties and the band was now complete.
This year saw the first Sabaton show outside of Sweden and there were many more just around the corner.
In January 2006 the band headed back into the studio for 3 weeks of intensive recording sessions with Tommy Tägtgren and recorded the album "Attero Dominatus" just before heading out on Sabaton's first major European tour as supporting act for Edguy and Dragonforce.

Attero Dominatus – The Battle Rages On
Battle Beast
Battle Beast
Founded in 2008 on the southern edge of Finland, BATTLE BEAST stands for everything that is good and pure in metal music - crunching riffs, high screams, blistering solos and strong choruses. The sextet takes all the classical elements of traditional heavy metal without being afraid of adding its own flavor to the recipe. Already in the early stages of their career, BATTLE BEAST were to be noticed quickly by the international metal scene, especially after winning 2008’s Wacken:Open:Air “Metal Battle” and Finland’s “Radio Rock Starba” competition as well as after performing at the Finnish Metal Expo.
Fueled by its ever-growing fame, the combo soon caught the attention of Nuclear Blast which resulted in a record deal and the worldwide release of the highly acclaimed debut album “Steel” in January of 2012. Subsequently, BATTLE BEAST continued their triumphal march by touring together with NIGHTWISH for a total of 21 shows all across Europe, persistently extending their fan base through their tremendous on-stage energy and joy of playing. When former lead singer Nitte Valo quit the band in September 2012, BATTLE BEAST immediately got the chance to showcase new vocalist Noora Louhimo’s amazing skills live on tour with SONATA ARCTICA – over the course of 22 shows in 11 different countries, the renewed line-up proved that it was as strong, wild and hungry as ever!
After busy months of recording, producing and mixing in JKB Studios Helsinki (all of this done by the band members themselves) BATTLE BEAST’s eponymous sophomore release “Battle Beast” will strike the scene like a lightning on May 17, 2013, consisting of the Finns’ trademark mixture of extremely catchy choruses, epic heavy metal anthems, heavenly vocals and solos to die for - brought to a new level of intensity and sound quality. With new astonishing lead vocalist Noora on board and a record in their hands that literally is strong as “steel“, BATTLE BEAST are facing a future brighter than a thousand suns. Beware: The Beasts are back!!!
Leaves Eyes
Leaves Eyes
Leaves' Eyes are:
Liv Kristine Espenæs Krull - Vocals / Mathias Röderer - Guitar / Thorsten Bauer - Guitar / Chris Lukhaup - Bass / Moritz Neuner - Drums & Percussion / Alexander Krull - Vocals, Programming


World history set to music, seasoned with legends, love and passion -- no less could be said about the second Leaves' Eyes album Vinland Saga. Vocalist Liv Kristine and Co. (a.k.a Atrocity) embark on a mystic journey. Leif Erikson's legendary voyage to Greenland in 1000 A.D., which consequently ended in America according most historians, is depicted by Leaves' Eyes through atmospheric Metal, Rock and sensual ballads. It is a story marked by powerful riffs, melody and string arrangements, which represent a colorful bandwidth of musical styles, truly adequate to the very concept of the album itself and never concealing the Nordic origins of the singer. "I found my inspiration for many of the pieces in the Norwegian art and folk music, as well as in Celtic melodies," explains Liv Kristine. She knew from the very beginning that a special approach was needed for such an ambitious musical enterprise: "I absolutely wanted to work with actual classical instruments for Vinland Saga to do this great story justice."

Classic rock compositions ensnared in strings and kettledrums, loving flowing harmonies, and hammering m
Infidel Rising
Infidel Rising
Sometimes people find bands and sometimes bands find you. The concept for Infidel Rising was always inside Travis Wills before he even realized it. Growing up in Houston as a drummer it wouldn't be until he moved to Dallas as a vocalist that the calling would take hold.

Playing in cover bands and trying to find the right people with the right vision would not be easy. After several false starts with various line ups enter former Valentine Failures and Pretty Boy Floyd drummer Wayne Stokely. Looking to get out of the Hollywood scene and back to his metal roots Stokely and Wills set out to find the right people to complete what in their minds was a very special project.Little did they know that search would last nearly 2 years.

Finally after almost giving up hope fate would intervene in the form of Parallel Dimension guitarist Rafael Quintana.Originally from Puerto Rico he too had given up hope on finding Prog/Power players in the DFW area.

The line up was finally completed with keyboardist Aaron Walton,"The Doctor"as he's known who is a music major, and bassist Daniel Almagro, also a native of Puerto Rico and long time friend of Rafael.

The music of Infidel Rising is rooted in Progressive Power Metal but with their own unique sometimes ethnic slant and lyrics that speak of power,truth,hope and change. This band is a testament to the fact that some things are worth waiting for. A debut album and video are currently in the works. Witness the Rise!
Venue Information:
Trees
2709 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226
http://treesdallas.com/