YAITW at Visulite Theatre on 02/01/2018




Visulite Theatre (16+ (Must have ID) - Under 16 with Parent Only)

Doors Open: 8:00 - Show Starts: 9:00

Tickets Still Available at Door


Rearing it’s ugly head from Charlotte, NC are the pummeling and pissed d-beat infused black metal group YAITW (Young and in the Way). Since their formation in 2009 they have put forth a slew of releases and gained a cult following for their intense live performances and the occasional bizarre occurrences that have unfolded during those performances. Thus creating their known alias, The True Enemy.
Always evolving, shapeshifting and straddling the lines between punk, black metal and rock n roll YAITW spark violently down a road built on their own rules often polarizing to some listeners but captivating to others. One such listener is Deathwish Inc. co-owner and Converge frontman, Jacob Bannon who signed YAITW to his label in 2013. From this alliance came the breakout album “When Life Comes To Death” released in May 2014 via Deathwish Inc.
Following the release of “When Life Comes To Death” YAITW toured in support of legendary Norwegian black metal band TAAKE on the bands first ever North American tour as well as a European tour in support of metal/hardcore pioneers CONVERGE. Although extensive time on the road is rare for the band, they have made exclusive festival appearances across the globe which include Temples Fest, Sound and Fury, This is Hardcore Festival, Roskilde Festival, Psycho Las Vegas and OFF Limits Mexico.
The new year marks a new chapter for the band who have already announced high profile festival appearances for 2018 (including the notorious HELL FEST of Clisson, France) as well as the addition of second guitarist Robbie Stroud (Funeral Chic) to the band. YAITW closes out 2017 from their home studio in Charlotte, NC completing their next full length album expected for release in Spring 2018 via Deathwish Inc.
February 1st at The Visulite marks YAITW’s first show of 2018 and first hometown show in almost 1 year.




The sound you hear coming through that cloud of dank smoke, that’s the next band your girlfriend is gonna hate. Green Fiend is a fearsome force of doomcore hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina featuring current and former members of Monarchist, Vulture, Cokeslut, My Hero is Me, and Scowl Brow. Green Fiend consists of vocalist Joshua Taddeo, bassist Justin Bickley, vocalist and drummer Taylor Arthur, and the golden boys of guitar, John Stone and Kenan Kerr. Having opened for national acts like the Sword, Weedeater, Black Tusk, Goatwhore, and Young and in the Way, these musicians pooled their collective talent to develop the boisterous and bombastic Green Friend.
Drawing influences from bands like Converge, Down, and High on Fire, Green Fiend is an aggressive attack on the senses. With grooves pulled from the classics of stoner and doom, and a swift speed metal aesthetic, it’s crystal meth for the senses and soul. This ain’t you gal’s typical stoner metal band, it’s a budding blend of genres, a take—and toke—on times before. “Party and Shred” are the daily orders of this talented bunch of badasses, and that’s the sentiment shared by their energetic and outrageous stage presence, from the ambient and haunting lighting, to the glowing and billowing mâché joint. Green Fiend is here to party, here to have fun, doing it as a group, and hoping you’re a part of that experience as well. Drugs are bad, kids, but Green Fiend is good!





Start Time: 9:00