2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

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Chemical Burn

Friday, March 18
1:00AM - 1:50AM

Sledge Hammer
503 E 6th St


Listen to My Weakness


Chemical Burn have crafted pulverizing metal since 2001, packed with blistering riffs and hammering groove. This crushing brew of heaviness is captured with the Bay Area thrashers second full-length album Raining Anvils, released on August 7, 2015 via MegaSonic.

Chemical Burn enlisted famed producer Juan Urteaga (Testament, Machine Head, Exodus) to oversee production of Raining Anvils at Oakland’s JingleTown Studios. “We poured all we had into making these songs just right,” declares Chemical Burn’s Mike Garnica (vocals/bass). “Every part was written with the intent to set the world on fire. Then we took them to Juan and he dumped jet fuel on them.”

Having cut his teeth as a tech for the likes of Laaz Rocket and Dragonlord, Garnica formed the current formation of Chemical Burn with Kevin Jackson, an acclaimed drummer who’s toured with Primer 55 and many others. Rounding out Chemical Burn is Bay Area shredder Marc Patt...

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