This benefit show was for the "Metal Dude's Cat Book". It's a book coming out soon with pictures of metal heads with cats. 'Cause they go together like PB and J. Money also went to a no-kill cat shelter. So it was a nice show knowing my money saved a cute kitten. When the book gets out all the book's money will also be going to the same shelter. Metal and Kitty's forever!
Starting off the show was a Sludge band called Nagual Sun. They started off with a really cool Drone jam then went to 4 songs of Sludge. And even though I'm not a fan of the genre, I thought they did a great job and enjoyed the set very much. The drummer has to be the most impressive drummer I've seen live. He had to stand to play certain parts and what not. They need a bass player by the way.
Up next was one LA's very own Cobra Venom. They play a lot and (correct me if I'm wrong) include members of the Black/Death Metal band Gravehill (who kick a lot of ass). Cobra kicked a lot of ass themselves. Idon't know how to describe their music so I'm gonna say Thrash mixed with Punk and D-Beat?? Idon't know! But they did rule and a group of kids showed up just to see them. They play a lot with DIS and Temple Of Dagon (local favorites) so I gotta catch 'em again soon. They have album out called "Extinction Reality". Gotta look for it.
It was awesome. They played one of hell of a set and it made my night worth it. I gotta see these guys way more often. I bought a shirt of the drummer who isf one really nice dude. All 3 members also have side projects that all kick all sorts of ass. Harassor is defiantly one of my favorite local bands,studio and live.
Harassor''s first two albums download link.
Headlining was Winterthrall. Black/Death Metal featuring my favorite drummer Rob Alaniz (Evildead, Despise You, Anger Is Art,etc). and singer/guitar player Steve Nelson (Noctuary, Evildead, Destroy Judas,etc). Also on bass now is (not pictured) Janis Tanaka (L7, Pagan Babies,etc). It was already 1 AM and I was about to jam a bit early but the set they played was way too good to leave. Their guitar player, Josh Standifer, played one great guitar, and you guys know I usually don't care for musicianship. He was really good. The whole band played a really heavy but in some way beautiful set. Only bummer was I couldn't hear the vocals but the rest of the band made up for it. This is NOTHING like Evildead or Despise You, but it kicks some serious ass. It was a short set, but they played really well, and I gotta see 'em again. check out the album Nightmares For The Sleepless.
Good Luck Metal Dude on your Cat Book! I look forward to it!