On September 27, Joe Angel Productions, in conjunction with Albuquerque’s own Launchpad, welcomes Vader, Vital Remains, Sacrificial Slaughter, Execration, and Mindscar. Doors for this all-ages show open at 8 p.m., with the show scheduled from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are only $20
Formed in 1989, Rhode Island’s Vital Remains remain a stalwart in the world of heavy metal. The band’s aggressive approach to blackened death metal has yielded six full-length albums, the latest of which is titled Icons of Evil, with an untitled album in the works for release in 2014.v
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.