Oathbreaker

Oathbreaker

Khemmis, Jaye Jayle

Monday, March 27, 2017

8:30 pm

$12/14

This event is 21 and over

Oathbreaker
Oathbreaker
Oathbreaker are a metallic hardcore/blackened hardcore band from Ghent, Belgium. After their formation in early 2008, Oathbreaker released a debut self-titled 7" EP on the British label Thirty Days Of Night Records. The release was well received by many worldwide and propelled the band to tour Europe. There they shared stages with Entombed, Amenra (whom they share a member with), Blacklisted, Trap Them, and more. They released their debut album "Mælstrøm" in 2011 through Deathwish Inc.. The follow-up Eros|Anteros, on Deathwish Inc. hit the stores on August 20th 2013.
Khemmis
Slow, loud, heavy -- this is Khemmis, a four piece doomed rock 'n' roll outfit from Denver, Colorado.
Khemmis combines the soul of Black Sabbath, the soaring harmonies of Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden, and the visceral weight of contemporary sludge and doom metal.

No regurgitation. No gimmicks. No trends.

In July 2015, the band released Absolution, a six track, forty-minute journey through transcendent melodies and pure auditory annihilation. Recorded with Dave Otero (Cobalt, Primitive Man) and Shane Howard at Flatline Audio, the album earned praise from listeners and critics alike. Decibel Magazine named it the #9 metal album of 2015, while Pitchfork named it their #5 release of the year. It earned accolades from NPR, Apple Music, Invisible Oranges, Noisey, and No Clean Singing, among others.

2016 will see Khemmis continue to spread the gospel of the riff both in the US and abroad. The band is also wrapping up their sophomore album, due late summer on 20 Buck Spin.

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Yet one can't help but be moved – emotionally, spiritually, whatever you want to call it – by the sheer power Khemmis has harnessed on what is easily my favorite doom record of 2015. - Invisible Oranges

This is fuzzy and doomy and wizard-y metal, with a high, wailing voice that grips the heavens over Iron Maiden-like twin leads.
– Lars Gotrich (NPR)

Like many of the genre's most successful names (think YOB, High On Fire, Samothrace, Pallbearer, et al), Khemmis' multi-angled take straddles the two camps—their approach is wholly modern, but their roots are thoroughly aged. Songs like "Ash, Cinder, Smoke" dial up the stoner swagger and harsh barking vocals, while "Serpentine" goes ham with twin guitar noodling and a rafter-baiting croon; "Antediluvian" goes full NOLA, and the closing track is a huge, heart-stopping epic (the vocal harmonies alone will get you). - Noisey

The powerful vocals combined with the heart-tugging leads and guitar harmonies make for a rather emotional listen at times, but fear not; Khemmis still know how to bring the heavy. - Heavy Blog is Heavy

There are many little moments that jump out and make you want to hear them again, and they shake things up regularly by dragging in ideas from rock, stoner, goth and traditional metal. The end result is a doom album that refuses to play like one because it's too damn energetic and dynamic. - Angry Metal Guy
Jaye Jayle
"Anyone who is using more than two chords is just showing off."

Woodie Guthrie's famous quote became a mantra for young musicians who rallied around folk's austerity, and later inspired a new generation of artists who basked in punk's primitivism. Guthrie's songs may not be an influence on Louisville's Jaye Jayle, but his call for simplicity as a deliberate choice versus a matter of mere ability resonated with the veterans of Kentucky's dark indie scene. Naming themselves Jaye Jayle as a pen name or a pseudonym to veer away from a traditional band moniker, the group sought to eliminate unnecessary variables and deconstruct their compositions down to their most concentrated essence. Jaye Jayle owe less to our nation's roots music and more to peripheral rock bands that have taken the "less is more" attitude to its furthest reaches. Imagine Spacemen 3 without the saturated wall of distortion, or Neu! without the upbeat motorik pulse, or Lungfish without the shamanistic howls. But these reference points seem either too bombastic or too lush. Perhaps a nexus of The Troggs' ham-fisted drumming, Angels of Light's ominous twang, and Suicide's swaths of negative space hits closer to the mark, but even that doesn't do the band justice. Jaye Jayle's debut album House Cricks and Other Excuses To Get Out is an exercise in tension and restraint, a tightrope act between singer-songwriter traditions and art rock experimentation, and an intersection of Southern cultural permutations and otherworldly sounds.
Venue Information:
Soda Bar
3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104
http://www.sodabarmusic.com/