Intense, bizarre and oddly familiar: words that define the unique act that is Advent of Bedlam, pure Extreme Metal hailing from one of the most promising, yet underrated Underground scenes in the world: Costa Rica; band that has shared local and foreign stages with such acts as Amon Amarth, Atheits, Behemoth, Dismember, Dying Fetus, Exhumed, Malevolent Creation, Magrudergrind, Napalm Death, Obituary, Rotten Sound, Sepultura and Septic Flesh among others.
Known as December´s Cold Winter since 2000 (which work includes 1 Demo, 1 EP, 2 Albums, musical awards such as ¨Best Metal Album 2008¨ by Costa Rica`s Musical Composers and Authors Association (ACAM) and ¨KNAC.COM Staffer’s Top Ten Lists for 2009¨, 2 times winner of Costa Rica´s Battle of the Bands and highlighted appearances in major zines such as Metal Hammer, Metal Maniacs and Zero Tolerance), the band evolved to a new era under the name of Advent of Bedlam in 2009.
During the past few years AoB has self-released 2 albums: Behold the Chaos (2010) and Flesh Over God (2012), toured Europe. North, Central and South America, got endorsed by companies like InTune Guitar Picks, DBZ Guitars and Soultone Cymbals, their image and music appeared on VH1´s ¨That Metal Show – TMS Worldwide¨ as well as ¨Supremacy MMA¨(PS3, Xbox, PC, Mac).
After 3 years reinventing and rediscovering themselves in all musical and lyrical concepts, the band entered once again their headquarters in Cavan Studio (Heredia, Costa Rica), in order to record their Prime New Opus called The Bedlam of the Street: the band´s own musical archetype conceived under the subjective conception of reality, chaos and order, where Human Nature´s instincts and fears collapses against enlightenment tales from enigmatic characters such as Nikola Tesla and George Orwell.
Advent of Bedlam teamed up with the Extreme Management Group, Inc. (Suffocation, Cryptopsy, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Atheist, Cattle Decapitation, etc.) back in 2013. Thanks to their representation, Costa Rica`s Steamroller is now ¨considered one of the most promising acts worldwide by the industry¨, so the future is set to unveil a record deal and full worldwide tours while continue summoning a realm where the uncommon breaks through today´s dogmas.
Advent of Bedlam is: Max Gutierrez (Guitars), Roy Zumbado (Vocals), Fabian Salas (Bass) and Luis Carlos Ortiz (Drums).