Jake Unruh (vocals), Jason Soules (guitar), Andy Bastard (bass), Patrick Pascucci (drums)
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Saturday night I had the pleasure of seeing my friend Jake's new band, Crimson Devils, at Beerland. They played along with Sabbath Crow (see post here: Sabbath Crow) and Diesel and Dixie who I unfortunately missed. Crimson Devils put on a great show and really got the audience excited. Their unique sound was a pleasing combination of punk and metal. I found their songs memorable without being cliche, not to mention that they totally rocked out on stage. They were really fun to watch and I enjoyed the show a lot. Hopefully I can check them out again, soon!
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Friday night I had the opportunity to see Chicago's Earthen Grave play at Trophy's along with Hipsterectomy (see post here: Hipsterectomy) and a few other bands. I have to say, I was impressed with Earthen Grave's performance and their execution of their music. Their at times thrash-y, at other times more doom-y metal really exploded in the venue, commanding everyone's attention and interest. Vocalist Mark Weiner's voice really soared above the music while at the same time complimenting it nicely. Guitarists Tony Spillman and Jason Muxlow really took the lead and played some badass riffs. Ron Holzner, formerly the bassist for Trouble, deftly handled some intense bass lines and kept the rhythm section perfectly in step along with drummer Scott Davidson. Even with violinist Rachel Barton Pine missing, they still sounded great. Over all, their sound was well composed and they seemed to really work together to produce some badass music.
Mark Weiner (vocals), Tony Spillman (guitar), Jason Muxlow (guitar), Ron Holzner (bass), Scott Davidson (drums)
Monday, July 23, 2012
Saturday night I got the opportunity to see Rise thy Ruin at Headhunters. I had heard good things about them and so I was interested to see what they have to offer. I found their music quite intriguing, in the best way possible. It could best be described as a kind of psychedelic doom with some noise elements in there as well. Their use of a keyboard player instead of a bassist was interesting but definitely worked. All of the instruments came together to produce some awesome sounds that rocked the outside stage. The place was pretty crowded and everyone seemed to be really into the music. They had great energy and they were really into what they were playing. I can't stand it when a band just stands there and plays; it's nice to see people who really enjoy what they're doing. And they were definitely into what they were playing. I greatly enjoyed the show and hope to be able to see Rise the Ruin again soon.
Jay Thunderbird (guitar, vocals), Lor Dystopia (keys, vocals), J. Wolf (drums)