Black Dahlia Murder in Heaven and The Wonder Years in Hell

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Tonight at The Masquerade:

Heaven • 7:00 PM • $16.00 ADV
The Black Dahlia Murder
Nile, Skeletonwitch, Hour of Penance

The face-melting Detroit quintet has made a career out of being unpredictable — as well as unhinged, unclassifiable and unrepentant, all in the best possible ways. But with RITUAL, its fifth full-length album, the extreme metal troupe found fertile territory in the wide world of those prescribed practices that would seem verboten to a band that’s always marched to the double-time beat of its own drummer. And in doing so it’s come up with what frontman Trevor Strnad considers “the most focused Black Dahlia Murder strike of all time.”
Hell • 6:00 PM • $13.00 ADV
The Wonder Years
Polar Bear Club, Transit, A Loss For Words, The Story So Far

The Wonder Years have come a long way from piggybacking their friends shows in Philly with their one initial song to sharing stages with the likes of New Found Glory, Set Your Goals and Comeback Kid. Oh, and Boyz II Men. Their influences, ranging from tour mates NFG to Saves the Day and the Hold Steady, are apparent in the attitude of a band that just want to connect with their audience in the most authentic and unpretentious way possible. “Were just ourselves all the time, and we dont have any rad gimmicks” says vovalist Dan Campbell. We play loud and fast and recklessly.