Commerce of Cadavers imported death metal to Phil’s Radiator, on Feb. 1. They were the headlining act. Man The Trebuchet and Fear Thru Terror were the opening acts and Myth of Creation was the direct support.
Taylor Hibbert is the vocalist, T.J. Vigil is the guitarist, Cameron Sanchez is the bassist, and Daniel Salazar is the drummer of Commerce of Cadavers.
Before the festivities began, Hibbert raised a glass and proposed a toast to the audience. In return, they raised their glasses to Commerce of Creation. As soon as “Killed in Mid F**k began, a mosh pit formed and those in the front row were knocked over and onto the stage. Some formed a barrier to protect those in the front row, while some helped pick those whom had fallen back up again.
Hibbert was going to announce the song he wanted to choose, until the spectators interrupted him. Several of them requested for the “wall of death”, prior to “Dead Body Meat Market”. Hibbert stopped the show and with his microphone in hand. He jumped in the middle of the onlookers and walked near the back. He orchestrated as to how the “wall of death” was going to occur. He stated once they here Salazar’s drumming, they run towards each other. After making his way to the stage, the music began and both sides ran to the center.
During “So Cal Split”, an audience member made his way onto the stage and stage dove. As Hibbert remained near the edge of the stage, the same audience member grabbed him by his sleeve and yanked it repeatedly to feed off of his energy. As Vigil, Sanchez and Salazar continued to play an instrumental—Hibbert sat down on Salazar’s platform and rested for a bit. Then—he stood up and sang, before the song came to a conclusion.
“Stillbirth Rising” brought an end to Commerce of Cadavers’ recital. The mosh pit intensified, after Salazar announced it would be the last song. He motioned his arms upwards twice, to get a rise out of the crowd. Then, he threw one of his drum sticks into the crowd. As the music began—bodies slid onto the floor, due to the melted snow. They were quickly picked back up and the moshing continued.
“Ether Man”, “No Skin Off My Teeth” and “Nailed to the Ceiling” were also a part of Commerce of Cadavers’ set.