Had your fill of hip-hop, electronic music and indie-rock? Try deathcore band, Winds of Plague, who are headlining this year’s Thrash and Burn Tour. What’s deathcore, you ask? It’s a blend of death metal and hardcore punk defined by its excessive use of blast beats and breakdowns. The California-based group is one of the only deathcore bands to incorporate symphonic elements into their music. Their debut album, A Cold Day In Hell, was released after they had just ended their senior year in high school. Granted, they have a lot to learn in this business, they’re off to a decent start. Though they’ve had a revolving door of members over the years, they’ve shared the stage with substantial acts such as Danzig, As I Lay Dying and Hatebreed. Winds of Plague were also a featured act on the 2011 Vans Warped Tour. Their fourth studio release, Against The World, is as heavy-hitting and hateful as their previous efforts and, as they gain momentum, they continue to cement their deathcore reputation (Kyle Eustice).
Thrash and Burn 2011 with Winds of Plague, Chelsea Grin, As Blood Runs Black and more, November 14, at Sokol Underground, 2234 S. 13th St., 6 p.m. Tickets are $16/adv and $18/dos. Visit www.onepercentproductions.com for more information.