Beastmaker, Sweat Lodge

Sun, September 4, 2016

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 5:30 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)


Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Formed in 2013, this band is made up of Swedish rockers Thomas Jäger, Esben Willems, and Mika Häkki. Both Jäger and Willems were in the Swedish boogie rock band Marulk and started Monolord as a side project as a way to play some more heavier tunes, they quickly added Häkki (from The Don Darlings, ex Rotten Sound) and realized that they had something very special between the 3 of them. Monolord became very real very quickly and recording commenced in early 2013. Thomas Jäger had not sung in a band before this one, but you would never know it by the sound of it. Having met RidingEasy Records head hauncho Daniel Hall over instagram in May of 2014 when the record was ready to listen to, RidingEasy was one of the first that it was sent to and picked up the band immediately after hearing the finished album Empress Rising that then was released worldwide on April 1. The second album, Vænir, was released worldwide April 28th.
Beastmaker began in the Spring of 2014 in Fresno, CA with Trevor William Church on guitar and vocals, John Tucker on bass and Andres Alejandro Saldate on drums.
Beastmaker's inspiration came from bands such as Black Sabbath, Pentagram, St. Vitus and Witchfinder General.  With this inspiration, they began crafting their own take on the classic doom genre.  A large portion of their inspiration also came from classic horror films from the 1960's and 70's, such as, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Black Sunday and Tombs of the Blind Dead.
The band spent most of their first year writing, recording demos and playing a handful of shows. They have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with bands such as Sleepy Sun, Ape Machine, Black Pussy, Church of Misery, Slow Season and The Midnight Ghost Train. 
After the release of their first e.p. titled "You Must Sin," they caught the attention of Rise Above Records owner, Lee Dorian.  After hearing them, Lee immediately signed them to his record label, which was only one month after the e.p.'s release.  Beastmaker's debut album "Lusus Naturae" from Rise Above Records is due to be released early 2016.
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Sweat Lodge
Austin, TX based tribute to the previous eras of Hard Rock, Heavy Psych, Heavy Blues & Proto-Metal. We've played w/ Spirit Caravan, Church of Misery, Kadavar, Mondo Generator, Mothership, The Sword, Sons of Huns, Orchid, Natural Child, Zoroaster, Batillus, BP Fallon, Amplified Heat, Obliterations, Marching Teeth, Scorpion Child, American Sharks, and more.
Venue Information:
The Whiskey Junction
901 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55404