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Ape Machine & Year Of The Cobra @ BHV

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Pacific Doom Metal descends upon Rapid City!

Ape Machine (OR)
The name APE MACHINE is a nod to the days of reel-to-reel magnetic tape audio recording; a fitting moniker for the heavy-hitting quartet as the band plays through vintage tube amplifiers and lays down its songs using exclusively throwback quality studio equipment. With a heady mix of animal aggression and technical precision, APE MACHINE's music carries an organic depth and warmth rarely heard since the time of rock's glorious early years (or your Dad's bad ass record collection) infused with an exceptional modern sensibility. When the mystical lyrics of vocalist Caleb Heinze lock in with the band's stone-cold groove, APE MACHINE demonstrates an earth-shaking ability to rock. A true four-piece, the group has been called "a rock and roll band with a finger on the pulse of the 70's and their asses firmly in the present" and "real heavy-psych for the iPhone generation" that delivers "true guts and glory rock and roll." 

Blending equal parts Rock n’ Roll, Blues, Stoner Rock and Psychedelia, Ape Machine is out to melt faces and pound the apathy out of otherwise jaded listeners with a wall of heavy rock n’ roll tones unheard since the days of bell bottoms, long hair and blaring tube amplifiers.

Ape Machine's mission is to combine intense melody, cutting riffs and blistering live improvisation. Where many bands rely on meticulously rehearsed, just-like-the-record-parts, Ape Machine provides a live experience that is as unique as each evening it shares with an audience.
https://www.facebook.com/apemachinemusic/


Year Of The Cobra (WA)
Since their inception in early 2015, Seattle based doom duo, YEAR OF THE COBRA, has garnered a lot of attention. After being discovered by famed Pacific Northwest blog site Doomed and Stoned in early 2016, they started to amass a solid following. The early rough mixes they released eventually became their debut EP, The Black Sun (2015), co-released by DHU Records (Netherlands), Devil’s Child Records (US), and Heavy Metal Vomit Party (Slovak Republic). Soon after, they signed with heavy weights, STB Records, who would eventually release their debut full length LP worldwide.

YOTC hit the road hard in 2016 with multiple West Coast tours and a full US tour. To promote their nation wide tour, they released a 7” split with tour mates and legendary stoner rock band, Mos Generator. The 7” sold out within days as the two bands toured across the US. With the excitement at full steam, their highly anticipated debut full length, …In The Shadows Below, was featured and streamed live via noisey.vice.com on October 26, 2016 to high acclaim, and was available worldwide on October 28th via STB Records on all formats (Vinyl, Cd, Tape, Digital). Since it’s debut, the album has received rave reviews and is still selling strong.
https://www.facebook.com/yearofthecobraband/

Locals:

American Heavy Metal Weekend (RC elders!)
https://www.facebook.com/American-Heavy-Metal-Weekend-127870517245990/

Emissary / Apestalmenos: AN ALTERNATIVE/METAL BAND THAT BRINGS THE KICK TO YOUR ASS
https://www.facebook.com/EmissaryApestalmenos-122387284482523/

Itty Bitty Ditty Committee (the little band making big noise!)
https://www.facebook.com/Itty-Bitty-Ditty-Committee-382385965490386/
$8
$1 of each admission will go to KTEQ 91.3FM!

Stay tuned for more info!

Earlier Event: September 20
Best Coast @ Ursa Major
Later Event: October 21
Rapid City Compilation Benefit