The Great Metal Circus

with Oxymorrons, Conquer Divide

Tue, May 14, 2024

State Theatre

Doors: 6:30pm - Show: 7:30pm - all ages

$35 advance
$40 day of show

Buy tickets in person (without fees) at the State Theatre box office Fridays 10am-5pm, or the night of any State Theatre show starting 1 hour before doors. Please note that ticket prices may fluctuate based on demand.

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We are a metal circus. The road is our home. Metal should make you move. Metal is music for the body. We don’t know when it happened but it seems that at some point recently, most of the world decided that this music was best enjoyed sitting down. This is a great tragedy and it must be rectified. Why have drums, why have bass, if people don’t move their feet?


The New York-based boundary-pushers have made a name for themselves in the spirit of change – building a movement from years of being told they were too rock for hip-hop, too hip-hop for rock. They boldly committed to creating music that defies arbitrary rules of classification, cementing the band as early pioneers of the modern genre-blending revolution. Comprised of vocalists Deee and KI, drummer Matty Mayz, and guitarist Jafé Paulino, Oxymorrons have been on a major upswing over the last two years with the release of their incredibly innovative Mohawks & Durags EP and near non-stop touring, hitting the road with Neck Deep, Anti-Flag, Grandson, Pop Evil, Set It Off, Senses Fail, and Bad Omens. The band have channeled their experiences, eclectic influences, and personal insights into their craft, hitting the studio in late 2022 and curating tunes that are their most authentic yet. With their sights set on changing the game, audiences should expect big things to come from these New York rockers.

Conquer Divide

Formed in 2013, with the distance between them serving as inspiration for the band’s name, they were signed to Artery Recordings after only having released one single. Their debut album, released in 2015 and produced by Joey Sturgis, featured former Asking Alexandria vocalist Denis Stoff and celebrates over 20 million streams to date. It peaked at #4 on the iTunes Metal Chart, #8 Billboard Heatseekers chart and they were the first band on Artery Recordings to have a song in active top 40 rock rotation. They toured the album for two years, while amassing a modest yet dedicated fanbase. Following the acquisition of Artery by Warner in 2017, and eventual dissolution of the label, the band took a brief hiatus to focus on their personal lives. With their streams steadily growing in their absence, and the requests for new music becoming more and more frequent, they were ready to usher in a new era.