“Thank you all for coming out on Wednesday night, a school night to party with us!”, words from the one and only Butcher Babies. Metal Sexy would be an understatement to describe this band. Hailing from L.A., this band did a hometown show at the Roxy bringing a few hundred of their closest friends to rock the night away. Sharing the stage with this must see Metal band was Thrown into Exile, 9 Electric, and Eyes Set to Kill. If that was not enough, the night was more than a show, it was also the album release of "GOLIATH" by the Butcher Babies on their new label, Century Media. For more articles and pics of all your favorite bands from Locals to Legends, visit us at http://www.ROCKwellUnScene.com
Butcher Babies on stages drips with sex appeal. The ladies in the band are porn hot, but they do not rely on this to be the focus of who they are because they have the talent and drive to hold their own with the "big boys". The ladies, vocalists Heidi Shepherd and Carla Harvey, have strong and hard vocals to match their hard bodies. Their sound is influenced by bands like Slayer & Slipknot, and if you can imagine either of those bands with 2 brutally voiced females (I say brutal with all due Metal respect) than you can imagine what they sound like. In the scene for 4 years, this band has rocketed to the top, starting out playing local gigs, to playing large festivals like the Hell & Heaven festival in Mexico, to getting scooped up by Century Media Records and doing the Mayhem Festival, and now the release of their new album "GOLIATH". L.A. has mad love for the Butcher Babies and it was proven on a Wednesday night when the Roxy was asses to elbows. Among the full house were members of other bands out to support the night including Gemini Syndrome, Hi Tech Hate, and All Hail The Yetti to name a few.
Eyes Set to Kill, a Metal/Rock band out of Tempe, AZ, are burning up the LA music scene doing shows up and down the Sunset Strip, and on this night taking the stage with the Butcher Babies. Appearing in Revolver Magazine, signed to Century Media Records, and releasing a New album "MASKS" out Sept. 17, this band needs to be on your must see list. They took the stage at the Roxy as direct support for Butcher Babies. With a heavy, Metal/Rock sound, this band got the crowd moving. This 4 piece is 50% female, 50% male, and 100% awesome.
Calling all L.A. stages home, 9 Electric is an Industrial Hard Rock band hitting the music scene like a Bomb. A newer band (formed February 11, 2011) they did their debut show at The Roxy Theatre. Now a few short years later, they are taking the stage with the one and only Butcher Babies. What is a 9 Electric show? As they describe themselves, they are “...known for their manic, high energy performance style, accompanied by rave-like lighting and synched video projections.” As a fan of this band I can only say see them once and you will be hooked. Wednesday night the band was, for lack of a better term, a Time Bomb (that is my favorite song of theirs and it fits them like a glove). I was up front the whole show, and I had lead singer Thunderwood body passed over my head and back onto the stage. As high energy as the crowd was, the band was 100 times more juiced. They are one of the most active bands that I have seen live. For me that is part of the appeal as they perform and pump out epic music. As they say, “It's a dance party that rocks!”, but they earned their spot on my must see list. In 2012, 9 Electric played over 100 shows across the country with Static-X, Prong, Emmure, Ill Nino, American Head Charge, Spineshank & Davey Suicide. That is not all they also have on their list of accomplishments In April, 2012, 9 Electric released their first single DESTROY AS YOU GO - featuring guest vocals by Wayne Static (Static-X) – and the single was added to radio stations across the U.S. If you are a fan of NIN and/or Rammstein, this is your band. Don’t forget that you can score their new album "Control" out soon.
Opening this night of epic music was Metal from Thrown into Exile. This band would tell you this “...Intent on forging their own unique place in the world of heavy music while paying homage to the bands and artists who inspired them to play and write music, including Black Sabbath, Metallica, Pantera, In Flames, Fear Factory, Soilwork, Slayer, Slipknot, and others.” I can tell you this band fulfills their goals. They opened the night and had the floor packed with a fierce pit brewing while they melted faces from the stage. This band made it on my see again list within the first 30 seconds of their performance. They are on fire, and this band may sound familiar to you. Maybe you heard their single "Not Alone" on SIRIUS XM'S Liquid Metal! Yeah they are that good. Formed in 2011, they are still relatively young in the music scene. If you have not heard of them yet, you either do not like Metal, don’t support local music, or live under a rock. That said, if you like any of their influences listed above then this is a band to check out.
After seeing the capacity crowd Wednesday at the Roxy it restored my faith in the local music scene. People were lined up to get in to the Roxy at 5:30 pm, and doors opened at 8:00 pm (I know because I was one of those people). If that were not enough, the crowd spilled out into the front hallway and people kept coming in. I saw more than a few fans sporting shirts from all of the bands. Hit a show, support local music, and in the worse case you get a night out but in the best case you find new music to put in your music library, all while enjoying a memorable evening that can't be captured any other way. See you at a show!!!
Written by: Melissa Anderson, http://www.ROCKwellUnScene.com
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