CHANT, The Razorblade Dolls

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is all ages

Do you live life to the fullest? This is a question that for thirty years now has been challenged by a formidable group known as the Skatenigs. A band of heathens that has survived like cockroaches navigating life’s ups and downs making no excuses for their unconventional lifestyles or lack of. Phil Owen (aka Phildo) developed a brand of music that stole from every aspect of outlaw genres such as punk rock, heavy metal, rap, hillbilly and every sacred rock and roll anthem vulnerable to its taking. After landing a deal with the Chicago based Wax Trax Records, through an introduction from his Revolting Cocks cohort and Ministry’s main man Al Jourgensen, Phildo penned the now classic song “Chemical Imbalance.” Years of reckless abandon would result later signing with Megaforce Records, known for their connection to breaking Metallica, a classic episode of “Beavis and Butthead,” video plays on MTV’s Headbangers Ball, several successful tours with Ministry, KMFDM, GWAR, FEAR etc. and a failed European tour with TOOL which brought the band to a break up that would later be revived by Phildo. 2016 brought the release of the band’s most current album “Adult Entertainment for Kids” which features videos for the songs “Taste” and “At War with Myself.” This album currently is streamed in 51 countries and has assured the Skatenigs are anything but forgotten! Join Phildo and his band of creetons as they rise from the gutter to bring you an undeniable experience that is sure to be on your bucket list!
CHANT – the tribal-infused apocalyptic drum project created by Bradley Bills from Austin, TX – spent the last decade solidifying its mark in the Industrial Rock world with a constant US tour schedule supporting everyone from Pigface to Combichrist, Psychic TV to Orgy, and landing tours with My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult & Lords of Acid.

CHANT gained an international audience following 2013 dual US tours with KMFDM and a 2014 European tour with Die Krupps (for which Bradley also served as drummer for the headlining Krupps) and the momentum has led to a partnership with WTII Records for distribution (Nail – US / Planetworks – EU/UK) to release CHANT’s eagerly anticipated 3rd album, as well as an unprecedented, never before occurrence of being invited by KMFDM for a 3rd tour this summer on the 2015 KMFDM/CHANT Salvation Tour.

The new album, titled ‘Brave New Apocalypse’, set for release on July 18th, is described as having CHANT’s signature tribal driven sound, immersed within a modern take on classic industrial - full of punk rock DIY venom, grinding guitar blasts, haunting noise loops – with an added mixing assault from the Ultra Heavy Beat creator Sascha Konietzko (KMFDM).

Adding fuel to the fire, CHANT will make their UK debut at this summer’s Infest UK Festival alongside acts such as Project Pitchfork, Mind In A Box & Cocksure.

CHANT’s high energy, live show won critical acclaim with Industrial & Rock Publications as a show ‘simply not to be missed’ by ReGen Magazine and ‘2013 Live Show of the year’ by Coma Music Magazine. The unique tribal drumming echoes STOMP/Street Drum Corps and blends a NIN/Nitzer Ebb spirit if classic Industrial Rock. CHANT is regarded as highly original, both in and outside of the Industrial genre, completely honest and 100% passionate, leaving audiences elated after seeing them live.

Since inception, Bradley’s subversive DYI style of art and mixed media continues to provoke thought and turns heads: CHANT’s controversial music video NEED triggering censorship by and other media outlets in 2012 and the 2011 video ‘Revolt’ has become a fan anthem – commenting on the NWO and NSA overreach that this new generation now speaks out against. Fans enjoy a close relationship with the entire band and each show brings on a new member of CHANT’s Revolution Army.

CHANT enters this summer 2015 with a new album, a full US tour, UK festival shows – and a recharged, ramped up live show like never before! Brave New Apocalypse is not stating the end of the world is imminent by any means. For CHANT - it’s just beginning.
The Razorblade Dolls
The Razorblade Dolls
In late 2006, The Razorblade Dolls were developed as a social network recording project originally with no intentions of becoming the seven year success that it is today, opening for acts such as Mindless Self Indulgence, Front Line Assembly, The Genitorturers, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, RevCo, Atari Teenage Riot, Michael Graves, Ghoultown, Combichrist, Bozo Porno Circus, Wednesday 13, and Hanzel Und Gretyl. The band gained attention locally early on from word of mouth about their live shows which have included mutilation with barbwire, whips and chains, fire breathers, eating insects, chainsaws taken to pig and horse heads, and recreating scenes from horror films.

These images grew so popular that the first single released contained a pig head on the front of the artwork and shirts were made in the same nature. In 2008, The Razorblade Dolls released their first self-titled debut album. Today it is a key product still sold both digitally and at venues. The album itself was produced by Chris Telkes of Nocturne fame and contained artwork by Count Lyle of Ghoultown. Telkes would later join the band as a guitarist.

The Razorblade Dolls have made it priority to focus on performing live shows as opposed to releasing music. New material is released into the set slowly as a marketing strategy that insures what is being written will be in demand when released as a collective whole. Shows have been performed in every key city in Texas along with cities in Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico. In 2013, the band performed it's 200th show and celebrated its seven year anniversary.

Today, The Razorblade Dolls are in negotiations that will allow a broader stream of opportunities to occur for both the band and the fans, including performing in different countries, an increase in stage production, a larger variety in merchandise, and a third album in pre production. The release of this album will be followed by extensive show bookings as well as a promotional campaign.
Venue Information:
Three Links
2704 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226