On September 21, The Duke City Darlings present “Rock in Peace,” an event in honor of Kirsten Darlin Landreau and Dillon Cearfoss. Hosting the event is Albuquerque’s own Launchpad, which has brought together the following killer lineup: Hemlock, Until Chaos, Anesthesia, Requiem Mass, Torture Victim, Walls Within, The Ground Beneath, SuperGiant, Inhuman Hands, The Horned God, and Jah Branch. Doors for this all-ages show open at 6 p.m., with the show scheduled from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Entry is $15 but is subject to change at the door.
In addition to this killer show, there will be an all-day festival across the street from the Launchpad, on 7th and Central. The festival will include a car show, vendors, fun kid activities, and live music. All of this will benefit the Domestic Violence Resource Center!
According to the band, Anesthesia have woken up pretty much every day for the past 13+ years with one goal in mind: To become the next Metallica. These dudes love to play integrated technical passages but then can turn around on a dime and smash your teeth down your throat. The band’s second album, a self-titled one, has been released through Suburban Noize Records.
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 Walls Within play progressive metal that combines the heavy with the melodic. The band’s debut EP is titled WWI.
Albuquerque’s The Ground Beneath play Southern-driven metal with plenty of sass. The band is currently working on a new album. The Ground Beneath average around 80 shows each year, traveling across the 13 states that surround New Mexico. Get their CDs at Amazon.
Albuquerque’s Inhuman Hands play a mix of deathcore and mathcore. The band is currently working on their debut EP.
Albuquerque’s The Horned God play Celtic-inspired stoner rock. Who is the Horned God? The son, brother, lover, and consort of the Lady.
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.