Houston's premiere retro-metal band, Venomous Maximus, has had quite a summer. They were a part of Houston's Free Press Summer Fest, went on the road for a bit and to round it off, they will be celebrating the release of their first EP, The Mission, this Friday at Fitzgerald's, conveniently and centraly located in the Heights.
On one hand, this is a show centrally themed around VM's new release. But that's just one hand and this Friday promises to bring the whole body and then some. Venomous Maximus will, of course, be laying down sludgy 70s riffage, and they've invited quite a few friends to pump up the party.
The line-up consists of more metal and hardcore than should be allowed by law. Or at least a city ordinance. The bands who will be supporting the maximum venom are:
and Houston's best hardcore band of 2009, A Dream Asleep
Cover charge is free if you are of legal drinking age, and a measly $5 for the kids who will have to do their drinking in the parking lot (just kidding, neither myself nor the Examiner approve of or encourage such deviant activity).
And for those of you on the fence, you can check out the EP at Venomous Maximus' MySpace page. It rocks something fierce, but trust me, it's no substitute for the live sonic attack that will be peeling the paint off the walls and making the floor of Fitzgerald's throb dangerously.