In the video streaming below Exmortus rage @ Blue Lamp Sacramento, December 4th, 2017 with their brothers in Warbringer, Solanum Thrash & Blessed Curse…via TMI Collaborations & Capital Chaos TV
The Southern California quartet EXMORTUS — whose invigorating twin-guitar mix of neoclassical shred, Bay Area thrash, progressive death and traditional heavy metal has earned the group a devoted following.
Co-founded a decade ago by then-teenage cousins Conan (vocals/guitar) and Mario Moreno (drums), EXMORTUS self-released several demos and EPs before signing with Heavy Artillery Records in 2007. The group’s 2008 debut “In Hatred’s Flame” and 2011 follow-up “Beyond The Fall Of Time” earned praise for their “frighteningly aggressive thrash blended with both death metal and NWOBHM bluster” (Blabbermouth), and their exuberant, shred-heavy live performances can convert even the most jaded heshers into enthusiastic headbangers. Catch Exmortus on their remaining dates with Darkest Hour & Warbringer.
12/6 – The Shredder – Boise, ID*
12/7 – The Pin – Spokane, WA
12/8 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
12/9 – The Venue – Vancouver, BC
12/10 – Analog Theatre – Portland, OR
12/11 – Sound Lounge – Grants Pass, OR*
12/12 – Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
12/13 – The Garage – Ventura, CA*
12/14 – 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
12/15 – Gideon’s Hall – Upland, CA
#Tour #DarkestHour #Warbringer #Exmortus #HeavyMetal #thrashmetal #rideforth #shred #metal
Nikki Knight, back at you with music and mayhem, and time again for another coast to coast review, from two cities that stole my dirty little heart. You know there is nothing, like some good hardcore thrash punk, to get you through this hellish existence. I bring you two of some of my favorite local bands, one from dear sweet Sacramento CA, and another from Richmond VA my new home on the east coast. I love the music in both scenes, so I find it my duty to share their shit with your booty.
As usual I will start with my Sacramento band for this article. Public Trash, a hardcore punk band that hits you harder than your drunk uncle at Christmas. This band has high velocity riffs, powerful beats and killer vocals to smash you into submission. You will not have a boring pit at one of their shows. They get the pit moving like a tornado, with their aggressive sound and kick ass energy. They are not ones to miss. They are currently in process of working on a recording, do not forget to check them out when they do release it. This band is really well put together, and a great group of guys, I’m proud to say I had the honor of booking with Spewline Productions. I have a few YouTube links for you to check out. They will be performing at the Colony in Sacramento on May 10th with another awesome band from Oregon, Potbelly, other bands playing will soon to be announced. Check out the videos and the event page here for more.
Public Trash seen here below at a Pyrate Punxs show at the infamous Casa De Chaos for Juans Birthday, shot & filmed by Ben Arevalos and produced and directed by me Nikki Knight with Spewline Productions
Now for one of my new favorite local Richmond VA bands. 3:33 have an old school flavor, with great lyrics, bass heavy melodies and great guitar riffs and drums. One of my favorite songs off of their’s is “A Pig in Sheep’s Clothing” has an excellent breakdown and pays homage to MDC near the end of the song. Also, 2 Minutes For Thrashing is an automatic pit starter and will tear you a new one in less than two minutes. Their lyrics are powerful and their sound is amazing. This is not a band to miss at all. They have a show with Buzzard Dust, 40 Boys and The Donald’s at 7pm on Saturday December 9th at the Ante Room in Charlottesville VA. Check out their band camp here and their event page here if you would like to attend the show and you are in need of more information.
If you want to find the best in local scenes, from coast to coast, follow Capital Chaos TV and I to stay updated in music news, interviews and show reviews. We will bring you the best of the DIY local scene’s, as well as great interviews with your favorite infamous bands we all know and love. Watch for my next Coast to Coast where I bring some Power Violence and some Meme Violence from Sacramento and RVA.
In the video streaming below Trans-Siberian Orchestra perform live in at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. Courtesy of Jaron Miller
Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) is an American progressive rock band founded around 1993 by producer, composer, and lyricist Paul O’Neill, who brought together Jon Oliva and Al Pitrelli (both members of Savatage) and keyboardist and co-producer Robert Kinkel to form the core of the creative team. The band gained in popularity when they began touring in 1999 after completing their second album, The Christmas Attic, the year previous. In 2007, the Washington Post referred to them as “an arena-rock juggernaut” and described their music as “Pink Floyd meets Yes and The Who at Radio City Music Hall.”
In the video below The Faceless perform new music @ The Phoenix Theater – Petaluma, California 11/29/17 with Aethere, Obelisk & Hemotoxin.
The Faceless is a technical death metal band based out of Los Angeles, California. The band consists of Michael Keene on lead guitar and vocals, Ken Sorceron on lead vocals, Justin McKinney on guitar, and Chason Westmoreland on drums. The Faceless is known for pushing musical limits and experimenting with things that other metal bands have not dared to venture into, such as saxophone solos, industrial sounds, and even a sample of a crying baby. The Faceless’ music has influenced an entire generation of bands and is unanimously adored by the metal community.
Gore metal maniacs EXHUMED will kick off their US headlining tour this week. Set to begin November 15th and run through December 8th, the trek follows the band’s recent performance at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest. Support will be provided by Arkaik. See confirmed dates below.
EXHUMED will be touring in support of latest full-length, Death Revenge. The band’s sixth full-length sees them tread into ambitious new territory with their first concept album: a musical melodrama in thirteen parts based on shocking true events. Death Revenge takes place in the late 1820s in Edinburgh, Scotland and tells the macabre tale of a series of brutal murders where the victims’ cadavers were sold to anatomists, amid a grisly underground trade of grave-robbery. Recorded with producer Jarrett Pritchard (Goatwhore, Eternal, Gruesome), Death Revenge takes the band’s signature gore-drenched, death metal mayhem to theatrical and ghastly new depths.
EXHUMED w/ Arkaik:
11/15/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
11/16/2017 The Garage – Ventura, CA
11/18/2017 Beauty Bar Las Vegas, NV
11/19/2017 Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
11/21/2017 Alamo City Music – San Antonio, TX
11/22/2017 White Oak – Houston, TX
11/24/2017 Club 529 – Atlanta, GA
11/25/2017 Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
11/26/2017 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
11/27/2017 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
11/28/2017 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
11/29/2017 Sonia’s – Boston, MA
11/30/2017 Fuzebox – Albany, NY
12/01/2017 Buzzbin – Canton, OH
12/02/2017 Pike Room – Detroit, MI
12/03/2017 Northside Yacht – Cincinnati, OH
12/04/2017 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
12/05/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL
12/06/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
12/07/2017 Vaudeville Mews -Des Moines, IA
12/08/2017 89th Street – Oklahoma City, OK
Video of TOMBS
’s entire Crockett, California performance can be seen below. Brooklyn, New York’s TOMBS
are currently on a near-three-week run of US dates supporting Crowbar. The trek began on November 11th and runs through December 1st, the band’s latest trek follows their recent mini tour with 1349 and labelmates Goatwhore leading to their performance at this year’s edition of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest. Additional support will be provided by Incite and Tricounty Terror on select shows. See all remaining dates below.
TOMBS w/ Crowbar, Incite:
11/20/2017 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR
11/21/2017 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
11/22/2017 The Pin – Spokane, WA
11/24/2017 The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO ^
11/25/2017 Lucky’s Tavern – Lincoln, NE ^
11/26/2017 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA ^
11/27/2017Reggie’s – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s ^
11/28/2017 Frankie’s – Toledo, OH ^
11/29/2017 Castle Theater – Bloomington, IN ^
11/30/2017 The Outpost – Kent, OH ^
12/01/2017 The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN ^
^ w/ Crowbar, Incite, Tricounty Terror
Video of Crowbar’s entire Crockett, California performance can be seen below. Also on the line up were Tombs & Incite. Crowbar had announced a new tour coming late this fall, bringing along Tombs and Incite as support and featuring Tricounty Terror at a few select shows. Remaining dates are as follows.
11/20 Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
11/21 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/22 Spokane, WA @ The Pin
11/24 Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep w/ Tricounty Terror
11/26 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews w/ Tricounty Terror
11/28 Toledo, OH @ Frankies w/ Tricounty Terror
11/29 Bloomington, IN @ Castle Theatre w/ Tricounty Terror
11/30 Kent, OH @ The Outpost w/ Tricounty Terror
12/1 Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse w/ Tricounty Terror