5.11.13 Houston’s own's VENOMOUS MAXIMUS , WARBEAST ,Orthodox Fuzz & Santus Bellum . This inaugural Bayou Doom Fest I was held at Fitzgerald’s in Houston, TX.
Warbeast showed up armed with a new album "Destroy" here's what Bruce Corbitt (vox) says about it.."This album is simply meaner and heavier than our first," affirms Corbitt. "We've managed to keep the variety we had, but we allowed ourselves more freedom to go beyond the traditional songwriting patterns. It's less predictable. We've evolved as a band, and Destroy proves it."
In addition to pulverizing riffs, pummeling double bass, and powerful leads, the singer focused on lyrically tackling different topics and delivering them via razor sharp hooks.
"I just wanted to write about a wide range of subjects and emotions. Topics include everything from werewolves and humans warring with aliens to national disasters and a robotic monster called Warbeast. There's also a track called 'Egotistical Bastards,' which could be about many people I know," he laughs..
Ready to spread the chaos. They did a lot of new material to start the set and the crowd was eating it up. They were great! See our footage and enjoy.
Warbeast -Cryogenic Thawout, Nightmares In The Sky, Egotistical Bastard 5.11.13
Warbeast - Nobody, Warbeast 5.11.13
Venomous Maximus first hometown appearance since signing to Napalm Records. Making the festival even more special is the fact that is was FREE.
We have been preaching the Venomous Maximus gospel since the Deadhorse reunion show a while back. We knew they had something special.
The thing was their demo quality lacked so you could be very easy dismissed them for just another local metal band. Luckly for us we seen them live first, so we knew they were the real deal. We have seen them several times after that. They have always managed to sound tighter every time. How is this possible? band chemistry? lots of practice? having real jobs and being selective with show they book?
We decided to ask Christian Larson - (Guitar)
1. What was the song names on setlist used? Setlist: Oct 14th, Path of Doom, Angel Heart, Hellenbach, Moonchild, Hell's Heroes
2. Seen you guys several times and VM always manages to sound tighter. Do you practice on that or is the chemistry that good?
Its a little bit of both. We try to practice as much as we can but the chemistry is what puts it over the edge.
3. How did VM managed to escape the overexposed / local fatigue that many bands here fall into? Day jobs? I know ya'll have real day jobs, right? It seem to us VM is selective with shows not just booking show after show?
Yes, we still all have day jobs. Its kinda funny people think we don't have jobs anymore, I wish. We try to space out our shows on purpose. It makes the shows bigger and at the same time doesn't wear us out. To keep playing we play regionally and try to tour when we can or something good comes up.
So there you have it, we also got new songs -October 14th & Angel Heart and a quick interview. - Thanks to C.Larson.
At any rate
we dare you to find a better band that delivers the goods every time, live. "Beg Upon The Light" cd does a much better job of capturing their sound do yourself a favor and pick up a copy..... Enjoy!!
Venomous Maximus - Dream Again (Hellenbach) , Angel Heart (NEW) 5.11.13
We also caught up with a new band to us from Forth Worth, Texas- Orthodox Fuzz. They have found their niche. We like the old school metal sound and Andrew Kimbrell vocals sound much better live than on their demo. Catch 'em at a bar/club near you. You won't regret it.
Santus Bellum - Doom/Classic Metal band based out of Houston, TX. This band has been around a while at the local level and are well regarded among their peers. Lots of changes thru the years but still intact and with a steady line up. "The Shining Path" is their latest effort. They are now ready to take on the world....enjoy!
Sanctus Bellum - The Shining Path, Parallax (NEW), Gods Own Warriors 5.11.13
Sanctus Bellum - Gods Own Warriors, Dumb Luck Divinity 5.11.13
5.4.13 Apocalyptic, Headcrusher(Colombia), Dimension, Eldritch(Italy) live at BFE.
We have been away for a while but as you know life gets on the way of Fuglymaniacs...but don't fear we are back with a new boatload of material..
HeadCrusher is a band from Colombia they are now based out of Austin, Texas. These guys are starting to make waves in the metal scene click on the link above to see their facebook page. Last time we had a Colombian band at BFE (Thy Antichrist) they destroyed the place. HeadCrusher did not dissapoint. They were ready and full of energy. Their brand of metal is right up our alley. We really liked these guys...enough already. see for yourself. Enjoy!
HeadCrusher - Treeless, Beware The Ides of March,Winds of Disease, Prisoner Machine
HeadCrusher - Common Nonsense, Against All Reason
We made it to this show because Dave Rivera (g) formerly of Owl Witch has a new project, details are a blur for now but we'll get 'em to you as soon as we do. Apocalyptic is the new band. This was their 3rd show. Curious to see what he's been up to? We headed his way.
Sure enough, it's easy to see he has been holding out on us and been busy. They had a bit of a hiccup at the beginning but they recovered nicely. They started their set with non other than Helloween - I'm Alive. Looks like they wanted to send a message and that message was. Hey! we ain't fucking around and we're gonna smoke this place. See for yourself ...
Apocalyptic - I'm Alive(cover) and Cyborg
Apocalyptic - Burning The Witch
Apocalyptic - Suffer the Wrath and Apocalyptic - last One You'll See (Before You Die) and Apocalyptic - Somewhere In Time (cover)
We liked what we saw. A bit raw for now but once they get a little more time under their belts......watch out! Good job guys.
Eldritch is a progressive metal band from Italy. Yes, you read that right they did two shows in the U.S one in Chicago and one in Houston. This was their first time in Texas. We did not know a single thing about this band. Imagine our surprised to find they've been around since early 90's ...yikes! Have been living under a rock? Apparently so. They have <120> songs to schoose from for their setlist and they had travel 18+ hours just to do this show? Oh! and by the way they couldn't bring their gear apparently so they had borrow most of it and still managed to put on a great show. They were great! Enjoy..
Eldritch - Deviation, Still Screaming, Ghoulish Gift 5.4.13
Eldritch - Everything's Burning, The World Apart, The Dark Inside, Scar 5.4.13
Eldritch - Save Me, This Everlasting Mind Disease 5.4.13
Eldritch - Lonesome Existence 5.4.13
Dimension is a band from Denver, Colorado. As with all the other bands these guys are new to us. Progressive metal with long songs. Click on the link to see their facebook page. We didn't care for all the programmed material they had but they did sound good though. Okay, maybe we're splitting hairs a bit. We like the more organic, free range, no hormones, msg added type of fugly metal maybe? They didn't talk much(at all really!) the backgound track would not allowed them ? Singer started to talk once and the track had started along with the drummer so he had to bail on the remarks and play....not cool! We didn't get track titles so If you know 'em and would like to share with us feel free...
April 5th we made it to Scout Bar to check out one of our favorite band Cassette Tape and the mighty Metalachi.
Cassette Tape was great as usual. On this particular song Bumpster Funk one of their fan and birthday girl loses her footing on stage and falls down but she manage to save most of her beer. Great cat like reflexes.
Metalachi is the world first and only mariachi heavy metal band or so they claim. We however are unable to confirm or deny that claim. What we do know is that they are wacky, fun and jam old rock tunes with a mariachi twist. Members are: Vega, Max, Poncho, Ramon, El Cucuy and Warren. These guys have found a niche and they are working it. Their fan were into it big time. We got some footage...
Metalachi - Final Countdown, Ace of Spades, We're Not Gonna Take It, Cemetary Gates 4.5.13
A fan gets pick from the crowd and they do a funny stunt with her.
Metalachi- Black Dog - (This is a MUST see check out their lyric they're are funny and fugly), Immigrant Song, Stairway To Heaven.
A couple of days we got an e-mail from DjMetal Lord. We knew he was trying to put a radio station together but to our surprise he was letting us know that the station was now up and running...
Nuclear Rock Radio. So we checked it out Monday 3/18/13 Morning and this is what we heard....Annihilator, Kiss, Poison, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Sextrash, Helloween, Dark Sactuary, Krokus, Autograph, Helloween, Alice Cooper, Vixen, Damn Yankees...etc. Clearly they are still trying to find their footing as to which way to go with their sound. We have been listening quiet frequently and we are NOW much more happy with mix of thrash and speed of the 80's..Who doesn't like Death Angel- Mistress of Pain, Overkill-E.N.D and some old Priest to go with that. Things are looking up for Nuclear Rock Radio. Hear for yourself: http://www.loudcity.com/stations/nuclear-rock-radio
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