With a career spanning nearly forty years, Anthrax is a band synonymous with the very beginnings of Thrash Metal and a spirit of originality and perseverance virtually unmatched within the realms of Heavy Metal music. With eleven studio albums, 26 hit singles and tens of millions of records sold worldwide, Anthrax is a band that has inspired and championed some of the most influential acts to surface in the metal world since 1981. Having ties to the city of Chicago and being known to strongly support Kuma’s Corner since our beginnings, Anthrax was an obvious choice to headline Kuma’s Fest.

Get ready for a full set of fist-pumping, mosh-inducing classics; as well as plenty of newer material, to round out what will certainly be another legendary Anthrax live show!

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Having roots dating back to 1990, Converge has been shaping the genre of Metalcore since its infancy. Seamlessly combining elements of Metal, Hardcore and Punk; Converge is known for individuality and innovation. It is especially important to mention how Converge have been able to match their challenging audible approach with an equal emphasis on visual artistry, as well. Their identity as a band is inspiring and it is one of the reasons that Kuma’s chose to name our singular totally vegan cheeseburger on the menu after them.

We are proud to showcase Converge as one of our main headliners, as all in attendance will be able to experience a truly eclectic and passionate set of groundbreaking Metal music.

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While Kuma’s Corner is known for all things Heavy Metal, we also love when bands experiment and push boundaries. Russian Circles have been known for doing those things specifically, since 2004. Purely instrumental and always progressive, Russian Circles have been frequently visiting Kuma’s Corner since their inception and we have been proud to support them and their particular style of heavy music over the years.

Kuma’s Fest attendees are in for a special treat, as Russian Circles will provide a unique and wildly creative performance amidst all of the other Heavy Metal Mania occurring all day long.

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In addition to having their namesake burger being featured many times at Kuma’s over the years, The Atlas Moth have the unique distinction of having performed the very first concert ever thrown by Kuma’s Corner, way back in the day. The Atlas Moths’ approach to Heavy Metal fits perfectly with Kuma’s Fest and we are excited to have them return to perform their ambitious and aggressive music for the ravenous Kuma’s Fest crowd.

Appearing directly after fellow Chicagoans Indian, The Atlas Moth will be part of an amazing one-two punch to start the day!

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Indian is a band known throughout the Chicago music scene for their hard work ethic and unwavering ambition to push the boundaries within several different sub-genres of Heavy Metal. With elements of Doom, Sludge, Noise and Black Metal at their disposal, Indian never fails to bring their listeners to several different places within their mind.

Having their own burger as a part of the Kuma’s Corner menu multiple times over the years and thusly being an early part of Kuma’s history, Indian is exactly what Kuma’s Fest needs to get the day started off right!

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