Ten Ton Hammer

Smash Magazine Presents

Ten Ton Hammer

From the Ruins, Mastiv, Vile Child, Cirka:Sik

Sat · October 13, 2018

8:00 pm

Backstage Bar & Billiards

Las Vegas, Nevada

$5.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

On Sale: Friday August 24th. NO REFUNDS. ALL SALES FINAL.

The ticket price includes a 9% Live Entertainment Tax as assessed by the state of Nevada.

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Ten Ton Hammer - (Set time: 12:00 AM)
From the Ruins - (Set time: 10:45 PM)
Mastiv - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Mastiv
MASTIV was Formed in the spring of 2008 by Steve Thiriot (Vox/Keys), with founding members Chris Whitney (Guitar/Vox) Lance Isbell (Drums), and Chris Meyer (Bass) They created a very unique style of metal, welding together elements of Hard Rock, Thrash, Metalcore, and Trance. After a few line up changes, adding Jonathan Rojas, (Lead Guitar/Vox) George Russell, (Drums) & Nick Langlois, (Rhythm Guitar) in 2012, MASTIV played many successful shows including opening for FEAR FACTORY.

Plans were in the works to revive MASTIV with all original members in spring 2015 when sadly, founding member Lance Isbell passed away from a heart attack in July of 2015.

In fall of 2016 Steve Thiriot reached out to founding Members Chris Whitney, and Chris Meyer, to reform MASTIV and honor they're fallen band mate. Both were unable to commit due to other important obligations. Chris and Chris gave Steve they're blessing to continue on.

November 2016 started the rebirth of MASTIV. Steve invited long time friend James Hoover (Drums) to join him on this new chapter of MASTIV adding Nikki Rangel (Bass) and for a short time Del Vaught (Guitar)

In July of 2017 MASTIV Added Madzilla (Lead Guitar) and Dane Haws (Rhythm Guitar) to complete the missing pieces of the puzzle and the current line up of MASTIV.
Vile Child - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Cirka:Sik - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Cirka:Sik
It was mid 2012 when Cirka:Sik vocalist KFW notified the rest of the group that he would be leaving Las Vegas to be at his Grandmothers side back home in Tacoma, Washington. She was battling late stage leukemia and family feared she wouldn't make it through the winter. Premonitions became reality and cancer conquered another life. In 2013 Omniom,Fraydom,Chris Benoit and KFW began to write their sophomore album titled "Onconomy." A second album to follow their 2010 release "C1S1" that is bound to skim the surface of every heart that has been impacted by this plague. "Cancer has affected me in many ways. My grandfather passed away on thanksgiving when I was seven, my mother in-law a year and a half ago. I'm constantly in fear of having the doctors find something on me and that's why I just don't go to the doctor. After what I saw Mom go through, I just don't think doctors actually know much more than myself about the cure." Omniom (Bass) says after going through the pain of loss. KFW adds on "there is something seriously wrong in dire need of exposure here, one in three americans are diagnosed with cancer presently, thats up from the one in ten it was in the 70's. Someone is collecting the cash from this mitigation. I am not a doctor, nor am I intending to be but maybe it takes the passion of heartache to truly be in a position to change things, and thats what we will do with Onconomy."

Cirka:Sik has been hitting the Las Vegas music scene strong since 2009. Performing with some great acts such as: Soulfly, Fear Factory, Shadows Fall, American Head Charge, Taproot, Spineshank and many more. They have toured the west cost multiple times and you could even catch them executing emo kids at California Metalfest. They recorded their debut album "C1S1" at Mike's Hard Studio in Tacoma, WA which is a ten track peice of choas you can pick up on any of your online retailers. Cirka:Sik are four guys that refuse to hold a drop of energy back at a live performance. They have been noticed by such local media as Vegas Rock's magazine "Scene veterans CIRKA:SIK were next, and their unique bass heavy unorthodox metal style kept the energy flowing, and the crowd was loving it." There is no let downs at a CS show, there is only rage, ambivalence, and sometimes even blood. Fraydom began his percussion career at a young age marching in local vegas drum lines and found his way to the metal genre. "I was always just looking for something heavier to listen to as a kid" he says. With his study of music theory and desire to create cacophonously, he is key in the essence of the sik. Omniom is the bitching rhythm that refuses to shut the hell up. He creates the music he hears the least of, a solid mix between heavy metal and alternative but in a unique "slap and pluck" technique you may hear from some of the best bassists worldwide. Don't step in front of this guy in the pit. Chris Benoit is a guitarist who has no problem dealing with the obstacle of a talented bassist. In Cirka:Sik there is no following the rhythm section; you're on your own. Harmony arises through a seemingly structureless rhythm and it creates a pulse your soul cant help beating to. Vocalist KFW is a voice of reason within the chaos. With his in depth study of politics and world issues he uses music to spread ideas that lye in the shadows. Possessing a mission statement fulfilled with anger toward the empire, you may find it difficult to retain from revolt. Lyrically he shoves information down your throat; musically he combines innocent melody with furious screams that take you from your seat. "In a city full of arrogance, laziness and lack of ambition, its refreshing to always get 100% from a band in all aspects. From writing, performing, promoting and maintaing a solid structure, Cirka:Sik has been able to tour, record and dominate their local scene and spread infectiously through the lands they conquer." local promoter and ass kicker Josh Figg (Figgzillamusic.com) explains. Expect the Sik spreading the virus soon in a city near you
Venue Information:
Backstage Bar & Billiards
601 E Fremont St
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89101
http://www.backstagebarandbilliards.com/