In the Midst of the Battle, “May the Metal Be with You”
Okay, call us geeks, freaks, whatever… (quite certain we’ve been called much worse things before) the point is, it was an absolute blast starting out the week at Star Wars Celebration VI. For us the highlights of the convention were the phenomenal sets provided by the Belgian Prop Crew, all the little R2D2′s at the Builder’s Club, and seeing Felix “Ewok” Silla…that was pretty cool.
Technically this was from the week before; but we have to mention the always bad ass Murderfly’s killer set at The Haven two Saturday nights ago. The band is still filming their sets; is it for their upcoming documentary? If so, hope we didn’t look too ghastly if we got caught on film. Nonetheless, check out the “Bare These Scars” trailer on You Tube. The trailer alone will make you want to grab the popcorn and settle in for the rest of the movie. Can not wait to see the finished product and, of course, Murderfly’s upcoming Fall shows including Wildman Entertainment’s Metal Halloween Bash.
000 EVERMORE BATTLE OF THE BANDS – CLUB 57 WEST 000
Had a chance to catch the Battle of the Bands – Round 1, Week 4. Now that I’ve experienced one Battle…. I want more…. this is so much more exciting and addictive than those insipid t.v. shows other people get hung up on. I guarantee the music is a shitload better than Dancing with Somebody that Used to be Famous or Somebody Thinks They’ve Got Talent (so sorry Sharon Osbourne and Steven Tyler – we still love you, really). We have become a follower of this awesome Battle of the Bands series. Thank you Evermore Sound, Orlando Bands.com, Club 57 West and everyone else that puts the BOTB together!
LOVACAINE: Obviously, Goth fits quite nicely with Ms. Rose’s style, and we were quite pleased to see Lovacaine in the Battle of the Bands. This was our first encounter with the music of Rob, Jose, Mitch and Tyler. Most definitely enjoyed the contrast between Lovacaine and the other three bands in this round. Although we didn’t find Lovacaine nearly as dark and droning, it made us pull out the old BauHaus CD’s for another listen (“Bela Lugosi’s Dead”…is so much fun!)
ARMAGEDDON III: A band new to us and very unique in their sound and delivery. Went to ReverbNation to hear more while writing this post. Armageddon III describes themselves as an experimental metal band. We found their sound to be akin to the stylings of avante garde European bands. We particularly like the songs where Dana’s vocals are in the forefront as in “Be Prepared”.
AN EFFIGY DISTORTED – And the battle rages on! An Effigy Distorted definitely had the largest army in the fray. Just how many AED shirts can you fit into one club? It was really a sight to behold. But, where the hell have you guys been? Great strategy… no shows for a few months, and then ambush us with an amazing set! Seriously, An Effigy Distorted came out as strong and as engaging as ever, introducing a few new songs along the way. Our personal favorite - “Last Stand”. Looking forward to seeing them on October 6th with Wildman Entertainment’s Metal Halloween Bash 2012 at the Brass Mug in Tampa.
F.I.L.T.H. – The undisputed victors! Due to limited space and time they had to play sans the electric chair and other props. (Hey, if you guys don’t need that chair anymore…it would be perfect in Ms. Rose’s living room). They were raw, intense, and incredible on this tiny little stage. And just being honest here…. I’ve never heard them sound better. F.I.L.T.H. kicked ass in a big way (sadly, we didn’t get to see Eric’s this time). The entire place was totally engulfed in their filthy little world even without all the accoutrements of their usual show. They have won this battle, and Ms. Rose’s allegiance….. can’t wait to see how the rest of the war turns out. F.I.L.T.H. will return to fight again at the Club 57 West battlefield on September 21st.
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