Although the much anticipated Bay Strikes Back tour featuring Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel has been postponed multiple times—it’s now slated to kick off on April 9, 2022—that didn’t stop Death Angel from playing a headlining, sold out show at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.
Tool began with “Fear Inoculum,” a standard opener for them, but nonetheless a perfect song to start the night. They played hours of fan favorites such as “Opiate,” “The Pot,” “Pushit,” “Pneuma,” and “Hooker with a Penis.” After a 12 minute intermission, Danny Carrey took the stage alone to play his unforgettable solo, “Chocolate Chip Trip.”
On December 15th, Sacramento’s Holy Diver had a great show with Craig Owens and two Sacramento local bands, Aquageist and Saint Juniper. His set was a great mix of songs from all of his projects, like D.R.U.G.S, Cinematic Sunrise, Chiodos, BadXChannels, and Isles & Glaciers.
Tis the season for holiday shows, and we may have caught the biggest and heaviest one this year at Buffalo native’s Every Time I Die’s annual two day show Tid the Season. Day 2 of Tid the Season started in the early afternoon at Buffalo Riverworks with a couple hours of professional wrestling.
Tis the season for holiday shows, and we may have caught the biggest and heaviest one this year at Buffalo native’s Every Time I Die’s annual two day show Tid the Season—also known to the most diehard of ETID fans (aka Etidiots) as “Shitmas.”
This tour is a throwback to their greatest album, Slaughter in the Vatican (1990), which they played in its entirety. Every two or three songs, Kyle Thomas would tell us “Gather around the fireside, kids.”
The date was November 28, 2021. The scene of the crime: Starland Ballroom in New Jersey. The Hip to Be Scared Severed Leg 2 Tour came slashing through, headlined by horror anthem juggernauts Ice Nine Kills with support from Bad Omens, Currents, and Fame on Fire.
One by one Gemini Syndrome took the stage and the audience was ready. Brian Steele Medina (drums) was unleashed first, throwing himself onto the metal cages at the front of the stage to get within an inch away from the faces of their dedicated fans like a wild beast.
The Punk in the Park festival finally took place at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, California. The sold-out two day event, which included craft beer tasting from local Southern California breweries, turned out to be well worth the wait.
On November 22nd, GWAR’s 30th Anniversary tour hit the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. GWAR started the show with a monologue and then the blood started spewing. The crowd was screaming in excitement, especially those in the “splash zone."