Draghoria celebrated their Halloween at The Roxy Theatre, on Oct. 31. They were the opening acts along with Arise in Chaos and Murder Protocol. Havok was the main support and Soulfly was the headliner.
Ron Carrillo is the lead guitarist, Duane Higgins is the bassist, Ryan Nevins is the rhythm guitarist, Alex Carrillo is the drummer and Kirk A. Brand is the vocalist of Draghoria. Nevins is also the backup vocalist.
Before Draghoria began their recital, Brand introduced Draghoria as a band. Afterwards—he welcomed everyone to the venue and he played on words as he introduced the first song, “Welcome To The New Hell”. As Nevins assisted with the last set of vocals—he raised his arm up and signaled devil horns with his fingers.
“Face Down” quickly followed, as Brand let out a screeching yell to kick off the song. As he did so, Alex Carrillo assisted him by rapidly striking one of his cymbals. As the song continued on—Brand pointed, introduced and encouraged Ron Carrillo to perform a solo.
As “Stray Victim” was about to get underway, a spectator made his way to the front row. As he stood beneath and directly across Ron Carrillo, he hung onto the barricade and viciously head banged to the sounds of Draghoria. As Brand continued to provide the vocals, he let out a few lyrics with sets of short breaths. As the instrumental began, a mosh pit slowly formed in the center of the general admission area. As the instrumental continued, Brand removed his shirt and introduced “Awaken The Wicked”.
During “Awaken The Wicked”, Draghoria showcased the chemistry they shared between each of them. Throughout the song—they slowed down and sped up the tempo, as Alex Carrillo led the way with his drumming abilities. Ron Carrillo was urged to perform another solo, after being introduced by Brand again. Soon after, the rest of his band mates joined in the instrumental.
Brand had Higgins introduce the final song, “Etched In Hate”, of Draghoria’s performance. As soon Higgins introduced the song title—a mosh pit formed and onlookers made their way from almost every direction to the general admission area, to take part. As the instrumental kicked in, Brand introduced each of his band mates. As the song came to a conclusion—they were welcomed with cheers and Ron Carrillo signaled devil horns with his fingers, to display his gratitude.