They are joined by the drummer, who doubles the brutality with a flurry snare, cymbal and double kick. The crowd was feeding of the band and the band was feeding off of the crowd and created this energy that is just unheard of.
For the second year in a row, Rockstar Energy drink brought their metal Mayhem festival to Clarkston, Michigan at the DTE Energy Music Theatre on Sunday, August 2.
I completely fell out of the scene, got married, had a child 5 years ago, divorced last summer and heard the call of the music again. I decided to launch Rivethead on FaceBook last June and went to find Joe Claytor to get his blessing.
But the old school underground is coming back. And this Saturday, July 17, you can participate as the Campaign for death metal Purity takes over Walter’s for a six-band show. No metalcore here, only “continuation” genres — that’s where people pick up as if 1994 never left off, and renew the old school genre by extending it as if the last fifteen years never happened. It’s not retro, which is where you re-hash the past, and it’s not a “neo” genre, where you re-interpret the past through the filter of the now. It’s the real deal, interrupted by the years, but now starting where it stopped and moving past it.
As far as mainstream goes. I love Linkin Park. something about all the raw pain and aggression just resonates with me. I love Mellencamp – took my son to see him for his 5th birthday. Steve Earle has always been a hero, been to every show he’s done since 1988 when he toured with the Dukes behind Copperhead Road (there was a brief hiatus while I was married). Temple of the Dog is one of my all time faves and probably the CD I would take to a desert island if I could only take one.
The band has built a steady reputation since their 2003 debut, “Unhallowed”, with the stages getting bigger and bigger with each passing tour. Already having been veterans of summer package tours like Summer Slaughter and the Rockstar Mayhem Festival. But “Ritual” may have proven to be the longest the band has been on the road in support of an album.
Not really. A friend of mine offered to play some piano and watch me make music from loops out of it. That should be fun. Another friend does rap music and I wanted to make some beats for that. I don’t have any real projects in the works. I’m just doing DB and all the studio stuff is spaced out.
Job For A Cowboy were up on the Hot Topic stage but I missed their set. I can say that they were one of the loudest bands of the day as they could clearly be heard at the main stage.
Around since 1997, Albuquerque’s Launchpad has played host to bands of numerous genres, including punk, indie rock, and metal. The Launchpad is located on 618 Central Avenue Southwest, which is between 6th and 7th streets.