Deceased and Superchrist come to the tiny Sidebar in April as part of the "Slaves to the Grave" tour, announced this month, according to the Deceased website. Superchrist transcends genres; always metal, but sometimes Motorhead, sometimes Misfits, sometimes unabashed cheese-metal/80s, sometimes reminiscent of Electric Frankenstein, or even Zeke. Even Superchrist's MySpace page lists a whos-who of great bands, and with each song, yes, you can hear those influences, from Motorhead, Venom, Turbonegro, Iron Maiden, WASP, to Bad Religion, Saxon, Metalucifer, Boulder, and even Blue Oyster Cult.
Superchrist, a 3-piece from Chicago, in town in April, is worth running to see, and probably won't be back to Baltimore for a very long time. Even if you're not a "metal" aficionado, you'll likely get a thrill from listening to this band's low-fi, hard-edge, no-apologies recordings, much in the vein of early punk. Sometimes metal and punk have come together, think Motorhead, early Iron Maiden, and even The Ramones, and fused the aggression and no-holds-barred mentality. Superchrist deserves to be on the list of true rebel punk influenced metal bands.
For the entrance price of Superchrist, in my opinion anyway, you can watch Deceased. Deceased will no doubt be fun to see, for a part of a song, and then walk outside to think again, but Superchrist is the real band worth making the trek to Sidebar in April.