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Midnight Eye

From: Washington, DC, United States
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Below is our complete Midnight Eye news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Surgeon Locks Down Mini-Tour

Philly's epic metal outfit Surgeon has confirmed an upcoming Fall tour in support of second full-length release, "Chemical Reign."

On November 14th, Surgeon will traverse south to converge with the cohorts in Midnight Eye for the week-long run, kicking the tour off in Washington, DC that evening supporting the mighty Absu.

The following six nights will see Surgeon and Midnight Eye rolling through Richmond, Harrisonburg, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Boston where the tour comes to an end on November 20th.

11/14/2013 The Pinch - Washington, DC w/ Absu, D.O.C.
11/15/2013 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA (matinee) w/ RAVN, Throne of Carrion
11/16/2013 Crayola House - Harrisonburg, VA
11/17/2013 Charm City Art Space - Baltimore, MD w/ Brothers Kardell, Snakefist
11/18/2013 Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA w/ Dirt Worshipper, Skeleton Hands
11/19/2013 The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Throoat, Blackout
11/20/2013 O'briens - Boston, MA More...

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Unearthing The Metal Underground In Washington, DC

Every week in Unearthing The Metal Underground, we check out bands in the underground who deserve more notice for the excellent heavy metal they are producing. This week we're looking at the underground scene in the capital of the United States, Washington, DC.

The District usually conjures up thoughts of monuments, patriotism, and presidential blow jobs, but if you listen closely, ignoring all the political windbags, inner city gunshots and almost weekly protests for one cause or another and you manage to avoid all the indie rock hipster bars and DJ dance nights you can hear the rumblings of a metal scene overshadowed by just about everything else in the most powerful city in the world. But unlike the city's rats who scurry away in the shadows these bands are screaming to be heard, and cranking their amps up too! Here's three of the best underground metal bands in Washington, DC right now that you won't find in any of the tourist guides.

Ilsa

Ilsa is a metal band with a sound that lies somewhere in the filthiest place where old school death metal and sludgy doom collide. This five piece band is raw in the best sense of the word. Heaviness exudes from every riff these guys play, regardless of the tempo, and the rhythm section breaks up bursts of brutality with dirty grooves. On top of it all you've got lead singer Orion's vocals which scream out with a pain that can't be faked. They're often found playing to packed basements at house shows but Ilsa isn't just some garage band. They’re a great underground band really making art for the unwashed masses and they deserve more recognition. Listen to their song Frostthrower on their MySpace page here and you'll see what I mean.

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