On October 2, Albuquerque’s own Launchpad presents “We Stand as One,” a benefit for the mighty Joe Angel Hernandez and his two sons. Doors for this all-ages show are scheduled to open at 6 p.m., with the first band kicking off the show at 6:16 p.m. Entry is $10 but is subject to change at the door. Participating in this killer event are End to End, Left to Rot, Echoes of the Fallen, Impaled Offering, Deforme, Eat a Helicopter, The Conjuring, Daemonius, and Unleash the Baboon.
Albuquerque’s End to End play no-nonsense blackened death metal sure to easily grip you around your bloated throat. Expect no mercy.
Formed in 2004, Left to Rot hail from Laguna, New Mexico. These dudes are known for their dense guitar rhythms, blast beats, and harsh vocals. The band’s debut EP is titled Bathe in Blood, which they followed up with the full-length studio CD Crown of Deception.
Hailing from Belen and Albuquerque, Echoes of Fallen play a combination of ripping death metal and punishing grindcore. The band’s self-titled demo was released in 2007.
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.
Albuquerque’s Deforme play straight-up death metal with a dash of black metal. Expect old-school foundations with modern flair.
Formed in 2006, Albuquerque’s Eat a Helicopter play experimental death metal and hardcore. The band’s debut EP is titled The Pessimist. Eat a Helicopter’s new full-length studio CD is titled Evolution of Violence.
Albuquerque’s The Conjuring play a combination of thrash and traditional metal. The band counts as influences Savatage, Death, and Slayer.
Hailing from Las Vegas, New Mexico, Daemonius play black metal. The band’s new CD will be available at the show, so be sure to snag a copy.
Albuquerque’s Unleash the Baboon play a combination of brutal death metal and grindcore. They are currently hard at work on their debut full-length studio CD.
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.