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January 8: Launchpad presents Torture Victim and guests

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On January 8, Albuquerque’s own Launchpad presents Torture Victim, Impaled Offering, Laminectomy, and The Rott Inn. Doors for this 21+ show are scheduled to open at 1:30 p.m., with the first band taking the stage at 3 p.m. Entry is only $5 but is subject to change at the door.

Hailing from Albuquerque, Torture Victim describe themselves as follows: “An in-your-face extreme-metal assault.” The band’s new full-length studio CD is titled Of Darkness and Power.

Albuquerque’s Impaled Offering are an extreme death-metal band that combine other genres of metal into their core sound. Other genres include goregrind, blackened death, and old-school tech death. The band’s latest full-length studio CD is titled Eternity Awaits.

Hailing from Albuquerque, Laminectomy play black metal. According to the band, they write “about real things that are happening in the world, [such as] disasters and government conspiracy theories.”

Albuquerque’s The Rot Inn play death/thrash metal crossing over to classic hardcore punk. The band is currently planning to record a demo.

Around since 1997, Albuquerque’s Launchpad has played host to bands of numerous genres, including punk, indie rock, and metal. The Launchpad is located on 618 Central Avenue Southwest, which is between 6th and 7th streets.


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