Hemlock, Fate DeStroyed, Ovtlier, Breaking In A Sequence, Semper Acerbus and more
to perform Friday, March 24, 2023 through Saturday, March 25, 2023
Tickets on sale now!
The apocalypse is returning to Downtown Las Vegas, as Apocalypse in the Desert takes over Fremont Country Club (601 E. Fremont St.) Friday, March 24, 2023 through Saturday, March 25, 2023. Featuring more than 60 bands, including Las Vegas’ Hemlock, Fate DeStroyed, Ovtlier, Breaking In A Sequence, Semper Acerbus and more, tickets for Apocalypse in the Desert start at $25 plus applicable fees for general admission and are available for purchase at smashmagazine.com or apocalypseinthedesert.com. Guests must be 21 years or older and doors are at noon.
Hemlock’s sound is a heavy blend of chugging riffs, deep bass tones, rhythmic grooves and catchy ass lyrics, with a haberdash of melody mixed in. The lyrics are always creative and positive, and the songs have lots of scream-alongs and hooks. Hemlock has been called “The Kings of self-promotion” and have been noted as the hardest working up-and-coming metal band. Hemlock has been around since 1993 and has released eight full-length albums. The band has performed alongside Slayer, Slipknot, Ministry, Meshuggah, Otep, Disturbed, Hatebreed, Lamb of God, Chimiara, Snot, Devil Driver, Machine Head, Mastodon and more.
Fate Destroyed (Now Going By The Acronym FDS) is a Los Angeles-based group breaking new ground with a fierce new take on the metal status quo -captivating audiences with a unique sound that meshes the heart-pounding breakdowns of metalcore and gritty electronic texture and bounce of modern trap. The group has established its presence in the US festival scene with appearances at some of the nation’s biggest gatherings including Blueridge Rock Festival, Rebel Rock, Metal In the Mountains, and lnkcarcertaion. The rise for this emerging group has been rapid – their debut single & accompanying video “Break Free” premiered in 2018 on Alternative Press and graced some of Spotify’s largest curated playlists. Since their debut release, the group has showcased a full-length album (Within These Walls 2020) and an EP (Two Toned Hearts 2021) which have accumulated over 3 Million streams on Spotify alone, and tens of thousands of avid fans across social media.
Honing in on a modern sound while consistently setting themselves apart from the mainstream, Ovtlier (pronounced "Outlier") has prided themselves in creating exemplary rock and metal music backed by a rapidly growing fan-base. Led by enigmatic frontman Joey Arena, Ovtlier has earned more than 3 million views of fan-curated content on YouTube and over 3 million streams on Spotify, in addition to capturing the hearts of over 60K followers online. All of this combined with the band's ability to sell out shows and engage their audience, Ovtlier has achieved features in major media outlets such as Revolver, Loudwire, Alternative Press, Decibel and ABC News. Continually hitting the Billboard charts, Ovtlier has been able to spread their sound nationwide through constant spins on FM radio and months of regular rotation on SiriusXM Octane- launching them into the forefront of their genre.
“Whether we know it or not, we all have our own version of BIAS…” BI·AS is an Alternative Hard Rock / Metal band based out of Huntington Beach, California. The band, featuring drummer David Silveria (Korn), bassist Chris Dorame (Gears, Needlemouth), guitarists Joe Taback (12 Gauge Embrace, Needlemouth) and Mike Martin formed after a worldwide vocalist search lead them to recruit Rich Nguyen (Dimtribe). The band’s diverse musicality is backed by Silveria’s signature groove and neatly wrapped together by captivating vocal melodies. The debut singles (Pity & Change Your Mind; released January 4, 2019) were met with tremendous fanfare. “Pity”, the edgier track of the two, has helped grow the band’s following exponentially in the United States and abroad. “Change Your Mind”, showcases the band’s softer, melodic side. The two singles were released as a SIDE A / B; a throwback to the 80’s and 90’s single releases. BI·AS is currently hard at work writing and recording material for their debut release; TBD 2020.
Semper Acerbus is an American metalcore band from Del Rio, Texas. Formed in December 2016 as part of Nelson Pou’s vision, the group consists of vocalist Nelson Pou, guitarists Miguel Martinez, Matt Guisti and Jerry “Shai” Garza, bassist Luis Valentin, and drummer Jayden Mermella. Since their formation, Semper Acerbus released their first EP in summer of 2017 and 2 full length albums, the most recent “Ouroboros”. Semper Acerbus primarily plays heavy metal and metalcore combining sounds from extreme metal and hardcore. Like some modern metalcore bands, Semper Acerbus vocally combine singing, screaming vocals, and growls. Semper Acerbus music mixes solid punched riffs, double bass drum patterns, power chords, dual-guitar harmonies, often punctuated by guitar solos and breakdowns.