Sunday, March 27, 2011
Exmortus-The Black Castle,Los Angeles-3/25/11
I reviewed this band for you guys before. But they were playing(i saw em on the same bill with SMD and Exmortus I had to go!). Temple Of Dagon,my favorite local Crust band went up. Singer,Mr Red announced to the audience "We're Temple Of Dagon,and as you can tell,we're the only TRUE black metal band here." They started and I head banged like bobble head. Thrash kids seemed to like these guys. I was wondering how they got into the bill at first but I saw the drummer from Merciless Death/Dismantle(I see this guy at almost EVERY show I go to) helping them out. First I thought he was being a nice roadie but then I saw him setting up his drum set. I remember they needed a new drummer,and who better else to play for them than Gio:funny ass Thrasher and badass drummer. Temple finished their set and I told Kyle the bass player how much sexier they got with Gio and how much I love the band. Seriously download their EP,Book Of Azatoth for free. Its fuckin good.
When we got there we saw Bay area thrashers Zombie Holocaust setting up merch. Ive seen and talked to them before. Singer is a really nice ,great front man,and a cool dude. We were talking to him about the upcoming Bay Area Fest,Slaughter By the Water II(which hopefully I will be attending)and other stuff. He gave me and my buddy's ZH Party Patrol bracelets so we felt cool. They started to play and the kids were really diggin these guys. They played and I sang along to Boba Fett(their tribute to the star wars,metal nerds rule) and cheered em on. They usually have boogy boards and they throw Lei's around but not this time. Strike Force is the name of thier full debut. Check it out,you will dig it!