Heavy Hops Ep. 001: Getting To Know Us

In this inaugural episode the hosts of Heavy Hops, Alexi D. Front and Sam Cangelosi dive into their introductions to the world of beer, heavy music and Chicago hospitality.   Over a few beers the two discuss their favorite metal releases of 2019 and the values behind heavy music and beer they find most compelling. Beers Enjoyed: Pipeworks/Scorched Tundra/Collective Arts Collaboration

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Pipeworks / Collective Arts / Scorched Tundra Backeotomy Collaboration Release !

This week marks the release of Backeotomy, a pale ale with Mosaic, Amarillo and Cryo Citra hops. The beer is a collaboration with Pipeworks and Collective Arts Brewing. Pipeworks is well connected with Scorched Tundra, having worked together on ST VIII and ST X beers. We’ve had the opportunity to brew with Coy from Collective Arts on numerous occasions during

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Scorched Tundra Retrospective Playlist & Update

The last month has been exceptionally difficult for the entertainment and hospitality industries.  To offer a bit of respite, we’ve assembled a playlist containing influential tracks from each band that has played Scorched Tundra over the last eleven editions – in order of appearance at the respective edition.  Hopefully this playlist brings back great memories, allows for pathways for discovery

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Scorched Tundra Presents: Truckfighters & Valley of the Sun (2/18/20 – The Empty Bottle)

On Wednesday February 18th Sweden’s legendary Fuzz/Desert rock trio Truckfighters will be returning to Chicago for the first Scorched Tundra co-promoted show of 2020.  The band will be marking its Empty Bottle debut by performing their iconic album Gravity X from start to finish.  They will be joined by Ohio’s Valley of the Sun. Truckfighters has a long history with

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Scorched Tundra Presents: Exhumed & Gatecreeper w/ Necrot & Judiciary (11/20 @ The Empty Bottle)

On Wednesday November 20th death metal juggernauts Exhumed and Gatecreeper will co-headline the Empty Bottle with support from Necrot and Judiciary. Exhumed and Gatecreeper both have highly anticipated releases on October 4th via Relapse Records and will certainly use the occasion to devastate Chicago. As part of Scorched Tundra’s presentation of the evening, Alexi will play records from open to

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Scorched Tundra XI: 30 Days Away

Scorched Tundra XI – which will feature Eyehategod, Black Cobra, Cloud Rat, Aseethe, Varaha, Luggage and Hitter on 8/30 & 8/31 at The Empty Bottle – is a month away.  If you haven’t picked up tickets for the eleventh edition yet, be sure to do so HERE. Musically this years lineup showcases the strength and diversity of Chicago and the

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Scorched Tundra XI Lineup Unveiled: EYEHATEGOD, BLACK COBRA, CLOUD RAT, ASEETHE & More Over Labor Day Weekend 2019.

Scorched Tundra XI Lineup Unveiled: EYEHATEGOD, BLACK COBRA, CLOUD RAT, ASEETHE & More Over Labor Day Weekend 2019. Scorched Tundra is proud to announce the entire lineup for its eleventh edition. Taking place on Friday/Saturday, August 30th and 31st at The Empty Bottle in Chicago, ST XI features newcomers and veterans of the festival from across the country. Friday

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