The Forge

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Joliet, IL

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Thy Art Is Murder, Kublai Kahn TX, Undeath, I Am, Justice For The Damned

Date: February 11, 2023
Doors: 5:00PM
Location: The Forge - Joliet, IL
Event Type: Tour
Audience: All Ages
About The Artist

A hard-hitting Aussie deathcore unit in the vein of Carnifex, Whitechapel, and Suicide Silence, New South Wales-based Thy Art Is Murder specialize in savage breakdowns and punishing, tech-heavy blasts of djent-fueled riffage. Formed in 2006 around the original lineup of vocalist Brendan Van Ryn, guitarists Gary Markowski and Sean Delander, bassist Josh King, and drummer Lee Stanton, the band issued a debut EP, Infinite Death, in 2008, which clawed its way into the Top Ten on the Australian independent charts. Van Ryn left the group shortly after the record’s release, citing creative differences, and was replaced by Chris “CJ” McMahon from Sydney metalcore band Vegas in Ruins.

After a flurry of lineup changes, the group headed into the studio to lay down tracks for their debut long-player, the Skull & Bones-issued The Adversary (2010). In 2012 the band released their sophomore studio LP, Hate, through Aussie independent label Halfcut, leading to a record deal with Nuclear Blast, which reissued the album the following year. The record charted in both the U.S. and Australia, and garnered mostly positive reviews, as did their third studio album, 2015’s Will Putney-produced Holy War. The Depression Sessions, a vinyl-only split album with Fit for an Autopsy and the Acacia Strain, preceded the release of the group’s highly anticipated fourth full-length effort, 2017’s Dear Desolation. Following the announcement that founding drummer Lee Stanton had left the group, they promoted his fill-in, Jesse Beahler, to fill the role. Beahler made his first appearance as a bona fide Thy Art Is Murder member on their 2019 album, Human Target.

***Stage Left is 2 rows of 4 seats ground level with high back chairs and food / drink rail for concessions. Though right next to the stage, this location may be semi obstructed from seeing the entire stage depending on tour production.***

***All reserved seatingis along the balcony ledge and is first come first serve within each section. Padded seat stools are used and there are no backs to them. Sections A and K are alongside the PA system that is hanging from the ceiling and has a semi obstructed view. General admission ticket holders will be standing directly behind this seating, there is no barrier separating reserved seating and general admission***

  • You must be 21 years of age or older to purchase and / or consume alcohol.
  • You must have a valid form of Federal or State ID as proof of age, NO TICKETS.
  • Fake ID’s will be confiscated and you will be escorted out with NO REFUNDS.
  • 18 and under must adhere to local curfew laws or be accompanied by someone 18+.
  • Ear plugs are suggested for all concerts.
  • No weapons, backpacks, umbrellas, strollers or outside food / beverage allowed.
  • No crowd surfing is allowed.
  • No In and Outs, all re-entry’s will need a new ticket purchase
  • No smoking inside the building of any kind.
  • No Photography or Video
  • EVERYONE that enters is required to wear a wristband if designated by security
  • No fighting or aggressive behavior will be tolerated
  • By entering, you acknowledge the rules above and agree to their terms. The Forge
  • has the right to refuse entry to anyone who cannot provide a valid ID, is intoxicated or appears to be under the influence.
  • Please be respectful of your surroundings and of others around you at all times.
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