This week sees some awesome bands coming in from out of town, some great local shows and there’s a huge festival down in Colorado Springs that is definitely worth the drive. Even though the weather doesn’t show it, it’s now officially summer, so get out of your house and check out some metal shows!
Slow Season @ 3 Kings – Tuesday, May 26
Slow Season out of California are more psych than doom or metal for sure, but they are definitely ripping and fun to listen to – think Canned Heat and classic rock, not experimental, noisy psych – therefor appealing to anyone with a love of classic rock and metal. Opening the show will be local acts Cloud Catcher, self-described “cosmic heavy rock,” who will be tearing things up along with local favorites Dead Temple. Tuesday will be the last night with Dead Temple’s original “doom wop” lineup, i.e. three female vocalists, as one or more of the vocalists will apparently be departing soon. The intensity of their vocal assault is not to be missed, so come out and catch it one last time.
Who: Slow Season, Cloud Catcher, Dead Temple
Lord Dying @ The Black Sheep – Tuesday, May 26
Brothers of the Sonic Cloth @ Hi-Dive – Thursday, May 28
Seven-One-Grind @ Multiple Colorado Springs Venues – Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30
Metal fans who are bummed you live across the country from Maryland and did not have the funds to attend Maryland Deathfest last weekend, rejoice! Colorado is putting on our own metal fest this weekend that is not looking too shabby itself and in the unlikely spot of Colorado Springs, nonetheless. The event page states, “Colorado Springs has a reputation of being a conservative christian, army town. though that does exist, there is so much more that Colorado Springs has. Great small venues, excellent bands and a striving DIY scene. come out to this two-day festival to showcase killer grind, doom and more in the some of the springs finest venues and DIY spot!” Among just a few of the amazing acts playing are Capitalist Causalities, Weekend Nachos, Samothrace (coming back for more, even though they were just here with Conan) and local all-stars Primitive Man, Call of the Void and Spectral Voice. The show will take place on Friday at Triple Nickle Tavern and Flux Capacitor in the Springs and on Saturday at Zodiac Bar and Flux Capacitor.
Who: Capitalist Casualties, Weekend Nachos, Theories, Connoisuerr, Destroyer of Light, Hummingbird of Death, Samothrace, Primitive Man, Call of the Void, After Nations, J.E double F, Creep Status, Antique Scream, Oryx, Hanta, Gaff, Eat Shit, Blighter, Ghosts Of Glaciers, Tree of Woe, Iwakura, The Sleer, Of feather & bone, Alone, Still Valley, Spectral voice, Hellhound, Wayfarer, Swells, Whilt, Cult of the lost cause, Young Gordon, ROÄC , Burns like hell
Doors: Friday’s show starts at 5:00PM; Saturday’s starts at 2:30PM
Cost: $15 a day; early bird day passes cost $25
By Aaron Lambert and Addison Herron-Wheeler
All photos courtesy of Facebook or event pages.