Headed straight to the show after work. 8:55pm and Spellcaster is on stage doing sound check.
Spellcaster hails from Portland, Oregon. We missed Mastema local band formely known as Legion. They had a name change?
Spellcaster is good to go 9:05p Rudyard's is actually keeping their time slots fairly close for a change.
Their sets begins with a prerecorded intro & a blast of smoke rises. They have a smoke machine!? the crowd approves. It's a first for a Rudyards show that we seen there. The smoke alarms go crazy but it doesn't matter, you can't hear them. Spellcaster is on stage and they demand your attention with those soaring vocals, twin shredding guitars and catchy hooks.
Spellcaster songs on this video... I Live Again, Ghost of My Memory, Betrayal 8.2.16 live at Rudyard's. These guys were great!
Tyler Loney (vocals), Cory Boyd (guitars), Bryce R. VanHoosen (guitars), Gabe Franco (bass), and Colin Vranizan (drums),
Exmortus is a band from California. They are next on stage, we missed them earlier this year. Glad we get a second chance to catch 'em live. 'Ride Forth' their latest albums is well reviewed by metal heads and Fuglymaniacs agrees. Get it!
Jadran "Conan" Gonzalez - VOCALS/ GUITAR
David Rivera - GUITAR
Mario Moreno - DRUMS
Michael Cosio - BASS
These guys are definitely a blue collar band. They have to Houston three times this year and singer Jadran "Conan" Gonzalez says they will be back before the year end. Exmortus latest release 'Ride Forth' has cemented their print in the metal scene. Metal Heads will expect great things from them from now on. The bar has been set high and these guys are ready to deliver.....
When asked if they are working on the album he says they have ideas as to what to do next...also asked if they had made it overseas yet? he said some offer have been extended to them but nothing great yet.
Exmortus surprised the crowd when they did a guitar 69 shredding solo one leans over each mid section took over his guitar and continued playing. Their precision is impressive. Last time we witness this kind of shredding, class was in session with Scale The Summit. Holy grail was headlining this show. This band is from California.
Luna has described Holy Grail as "a modern band with a new twist of old-school metal with death metal riffs, modern breakdowns, and power-metal singing". Critics have described the band as playing traditional or retro heavy metal with thrash influences.
lucky for you we have love footage and you can see for yourself. All we know is that these guys rock!!
2016 has been a challenging year around here. Everytime we make it to a show like this it makes it all worthwhile. This show was perfect for us.
1.) Rudyard's cover was $11
2.) Show started at 8:30 pm even thought we missed the local band Mastema hey, it's Tuesday and we have lives too imagine that.
3.) They were all done a little past midnight...
Bands like these keep heavy metal alive and well. Road warriors earning it the hard way. We bought some merch, just trying to help out with their gas for the next show. Keep it up guys. Had a great time!!
Fuglyspin by MMB reports:Iron Maiden holds press conference and issues apology for guitarist Dave Murray’s blatant un-British behavior onstage
Understandably, the Iron Maiden audience, not used to such shameful acts from Dave, was so shocked and literally tens of thousands of outraged British people did a very loud, “Oh!” and gasped in such a shocking, and visible way that it caught the rest of the band by surprise and the band stopped in the middle of the song.
“Do Brits Have to Stand for Such Unethical Conduct?”
The rest of the world—including
and Intipucá, El Salvador—nervously awaits the final verdict on this Iron Maiden case of public indecency.
They have taken Austin by storm and you can see why. These guys rock. It's that simple. enjoy!
Their axman Travis has flair for blues/rock. He just doesn't realize it yet maybe. Blues might be he's calling?...
We known Cassette Tape for a few years now and we love these guys. Lately, with the exodus of Louis, Noe and now Cam only Matt and David (IV) remain from our favorite line-up. They will take a break to regroup and see about finding replacements. As for Cam he is excited about the opportunity to finish his degree.
As their 13th caller we will request a reunion at some point. They have been warned. We hope to make it a memorable event!
Good luck Cam and No! we haven't forgotten about our favorite artist Sam. Together they make a power couple, the sky is the limit...knock 'em dead in Florida. See ya'l soon...
Saturday 19, 2016 We headed to Satellite bar in the east side.
From Japan, this duo is a live band to see.
We have seen hundreds if not thousands of live bands by now. Certain bands we try catch everytime they are in town. Saxon, Overkill & Mugen Hoso just to name a few. Still had the old shirt from their last visit and still fits..nice! New shirt needed plus this guys need all the help they can get.
Flying under the radar Mugen Hoso is a band only Fuglymaniacs can deliver. We hope you enjoy the footage as much as we enjoy the show. Mugen Hoso ROCKS!
Anialator was bringing that old school thrash and Birth AD was backing them up at the White Swan. Also, Serpent Attack and HRA. We were looking forward to this show. Even thou we don't like the sound system in this hellhole know as the White Swan.
As it turns out Anialator cancelled due to singer's voice issues. We did not know however, that Birth AD has dropped out also. We didn't get that memo. Serpent Attack was now last band playing.
Serpent Attack is a new band to us. -Serpent Attack first surfaced the planet in 2010 with founding lead guitarist/vocalist Abel Molano. A few rough recordings and ass kickings later and here we are now! Isreal Pena on Bass, Ryan Solis on guitar, and Nick Bockleman on the drums. We are recording our first full length album so be on the look out all of you Serpent Heads! - Facebook bio.
April 15th - Serpent Attack opens for Grim Reaper and Helstar - $20 Concert Pub North
We never seen them live. Are these guys any good? We know HRA will melt your face with their brutality and vicious attack. This town loves HRA....
Can Serpent Attack close the deal?
Spoke with Abel (singer/guitar) He said we are getting our stuff together so we can record some of our tunes. 'we got most of our stuff set up ....' Stick around and see what you think. Abel is a big Grim Reaper/Helstar/Crimson Glory fan.
We got a like a little background so now let see....
Serpent Attack is here and we liked what we saw. If you can sound good at the White Swan, you can sound better elsewhere. We'll see if their ep can deliver....
Saturday February 6, 2016 Eado's had a 71st Birthday celebration of Bob Marley. We saw the line up, all local bands. This is right up our alley. Local music played by a talented musicians.
As it turns out the place had a great turned out. It was a free event in the middle of a busy bar/club strip of downtown. Jodan Tydings singer/song writer started it all. The crowd was not interested and the chatter was loud. Maybe next time Jordan ...
IDIGINIS style of reggae music is a mix of roots, rock , rhythm and blues, soul and dub. IDIGINIS has shared the stage with a wide variety of super stars which includes: Steel Pulse, Yellow Man, Ms. Chaka Khan, The Original Wailers, Sugar Minott, Freddie McGregor, Third World, Elephant Man, Ky-Mani Marley, Dub Trio, Groundation,Frankie Paul...The full length Cd entitled " Suspended Animation "is out now and available on CD Baby iTunes and Amazon. This band knows a thing or two on how to get a crowd going. We caught them doing a brand new song. Members: Currently: Aauzraam Levi - Vocals/Guitar. Dizzy Bootz - Bass. Terence Martinez - Saxophone. Nevelle O'Brady- Drums. Michael Phillips - Trumpet.. JOMO - Hand Drum
As you can see this band hasn't been around a long time. Dem carries a big stick and they are not afraid to use it. Louis Morales is the man with the plan and the vision to do it. In Louis we trust all other pay cash!!
Members: Nathan Rouse - Lead Guitar/Vocals Daniel Waterson - Bass Jonathan Kanick - Drums/Vocals Adam Carman - Percussion Sangone Diagne - Keys Louis Morales - Rhythm Guitar/Vocals
This the first show of 2016 with many more to come hopefully.
This was a good show with local talent that proves that this town has plenty to offer but you have to get off that couch and find it....We had a great time!