Epic, crushing, and heavy beyond words, YOB has achieved legendary status due to their unmatched aesthetic and incredible body of work. With riveting compositions of enormous volume and pensive, ethereal beauty, the Oregon three piece bleed out their own organic universe of ultimate doom while shining an infinite light of transcendence.
Will Haven is a noise metal band from Sacramento, California. Formed in 1995, the group released albums through several labels and toured with acts such as Deftones and Soulfly before going on hiatus in 2002. They regrouped in 2005 and have continued to record and tour since. Throughout their history, they have released seven full-length albums (the latest being VII in 2023) as well as two EPs and a live DVD. Their musical style has been described as a combination of many metal and hardcore subgenres.
Rhododendron are a difficult band to pin down. Hailing from Portland, OR, their music takes influence from post-hardcore, noise rock and math rock, while also dabbling in screamo, jazz fusion and sludge metal. Their music is dense, technical and mainly instrumental, relying on Gage Walker’s dissonant basslines, Ezra Chong’s noisy, effects-laden guitar and occasional shrieks, and Noah Mortola’s relentless drumming to get their point across. They formed in early 2019 and have two releases under their belt; in this time they have built a cult following in their local music circles, playing many shows with their contemporaries in Twistur, Dr/unk, Sea Moss, and many other notable bands.