NW Metal Fest - Day 1

NW Metal Fest - Day 1

Q5 (Playing the Steel The Light album in its entirety for the first time ever!), Heir Apparent (playing classic HA material as well as debuting brand new music), Cruella (First reunion show since 1999), Devil In Disguise (playing all the Glacier classics and more), The Accused AD (Playing "More Fun Than An Open Casket Funeral" and more!), Gatekeeper, Palooka (with guests, playing a special set of NW classics), Perseverance, Substratum, Skelator, Taist Of Iron, Riot City, Time Rift, Whizkey Stik, Wild Dogs (Matt McCourt will also showcase classics from Dr. Mastermind and Mayhem)

Fri Mar 09 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

El Corazon

$25.00 - $30.00

This event is 21 and over

NW Metal Fest - Day 1
NW Metal Fest - Day 1
Q5 (Playing the Steel The Light album in its entirety for the first time ever!)
American heavy metal band from Seattle, Washington formed in 1983.
Heir Apparent (playing classic HA material as well as debuting brand new music)
The genesis of Heir Apparent began in 1983 when Terry Gorle began auditioning vocalists and musicians after writing three songs ("The Servant", "Dragon's Lair", and "Keeper of the Reign") and receiving very positive feedback from Kim Harris, manager of Queensrÿche. Terry recruited bassist Derek Peace and drummer Jim Kovach, reuniting a trio that had last played together in a cover band a few years earlier. During this time they called themselves Sapien. Derek introduced vocalist Corey Rivers to the project, bringing two songs from their previous band, Helm's Deep ("Hands of Destiny" and "Tear Down the Walls"). During the next 4 months under the name of Nemesis (92), most of the material that would later end up on the Graceful Inheritance album would be conceived. In February 1984, Corey Rivers left the band to concentrate on his career, and vocalist Paul Davidson was recruited for the album recordings that had been scheduled for that summer (Terry and Paul had played in a cover band in 1980 under the name Renegade). This is the point at which Terry Gorle changed the band name to Heir Apparent.
Cruella (First reunion show since 1999)
American heavy metal band from Portland, Oregon formed in 1986 and disbanded in 1992.
Devil In Disguise (playing all the Glacier classics and more)
Devil In Disguise is a new band featuring ex-Glacier singer Michael Podrybau performing a tribute to US 80's Cult metal act Glacier. This new band will also be writing and performing new material in the near future in the vein of classic Glacier.
The Accused AD (Playing "More Fun Than An Open Casket Funeral" and more!)
Gatekeeper
Jeff Black formed Gatekeeper in the dismal haze of 2010 as a spitting retort to everything happening on a musical level in the frost-kissed prairies of Alberta. In a land dominated by blast beats, scooped mids and vocalists who couldn't find a melody in a shopping bag, Gatekeeper stands upright and unchained, continuing the legacy laid down by such luminaries as Robert E. Howard, Bathory, Frank Frazetta, Manowar, Candlemass and Manilla Road. If your interests lie in the direction of things ancient, lost and far away, Gatekeeper might be for you. If not? Good riddance.
Palooka (with guests, playing a special set of NW classics)
PALOOKA is big thick two guitar rock the way God intended it. Singer Paul Passarelli belts out melody lines full of emotion and purpose with tenacity. Chris Quinn and Glen Logan trade flurries of devastating and searing guitar punches reminiscent of a barroom brawl. All of which sits on the rock solid pounding foundation built on the talents of Howard Binner on bass and the percussive mauler Jason Reavis on drums.

PALOOKA brings together musicians who have been haunting the Seattle scene from the pre grunge days (yes there was a pre grunge Seattle music scene) to present. PALOOKA is made up by former members of Overlord, Bible Stud, Boss Martians, Razrez, SGM, Bottle of Smoke, West Section Line, Debutant, Born Naked, Lipstick, October and Kingmother. Paul Passarelli also sings in 70 Proof and for the last decade he has sung for Mike McCready's Flight to Mars annual Crohn's benefit shows.

Combined with their past projects and experience PALOOKA also sites influences ranging from Elton John and Louis Armstrong to Bowie/Ronson, KISS, Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Iggy Pop, The Sex Pistols, The Cult, The Ramones, The Rolling Stones, Motorhead, Judas Priest, Hanoi Rocks, Smack and many more. Topped off by the obvious Evel Knievel hero worship that asserts itself from their younger days as demonstrated by the What's Wrong With Wanting Everything album cover photo we start to get a glimpse where PALOOKA's contemporary take on Hard Rock/Alternative music full of honest emotion and grit comes from.

PALOOKA's, CD What's Wrong With Wanting Everything was released on June 28th 2011 and runs from the gambit from heavy and loudly extroverted at times to subdued, self-critical and introspective. Not afraid of guitar solos, or quite acoustics the musical pallet here ranges from hard rock with metal tinged fury to something approaching alternative and at times even bluesy. Songs on this album deal with subjects ranging from larger social commentary with songs like Ugly American, and Dime Store Jesus, to the loss of a close friend and brutal self-examination on Sun Will Rise, and Golden Boy, to a gratuitous pursuit of life in the adrenaline fueled moment on the title track. The first run of the CD sold out within a little over a month.

PALOOKA released a 2 song 7 inch vinyl single on August 27th 2013 featuring the song She's Speed. Songs from the What's Wrong With Wanting Everything album and the She's Speed single have been featured on KISW, Seattle's premier rock radio station, other terrestrial radio stations as well as many internet radio stations and podcasts worldwide

PALOOKA is currently writing and recording new material for an album with an anticipated release date the Fall/Winter of 2014
Perseverance
Seriously loud, bust your fuckin' chops kind of music!
Skelator
Skelator
..Gods of Metal, Gods of War, Gods of Glory, Gods of Honor... We call upon thee to reveal our true Master for we are in Peril surrounded by disaster. The Human Plague has reached it's peak, for Hypocrisy is all they speak. Truth has no meaning, why live anymore? We raise our swords high, we where our armor. We Declare war on Humanity, We Declare war on Christianity, We Declare war on all things False. But what is this? He is here. Our Savior, the King of Fear. Riding Panthor with his Staff held high. Lighting strikes, he yells his battle cry "Give Me Metal or Give Me Death." We The Warrior's of Genocide will do his every command, for those who Defy him they will die by his hand. He will defile, He will prevail! Behold his Red Omen, behold his prophecy, for once it is completed, good rid of Humanity... ALL PRAISE THE MIGHTY SKELATOR!!!!
Taist Of Iron
American heavy metal band from Tacoma, Washington, formed in 1982.

TAIST OF IRON "Resurrection" official CD re-release with 5 bonus tracks out now on SKOL RECORDS! Check also: www.skolrecords.com and www.facebook.com/skolrecords
Riot City
A traditional heavy metal band from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Founded in 2011.
Time Rift
Whizkey Stik
Whizkey Stik
Deep Purple/Rainbow influenced Hard rock band from Astoria, Oregon, active in the mid 1970's, reformed for a reunion in 2016.
Wild Dogs (Matt McCourt will also showcase classics from Dr. Mastermind and Mayhem)
since 1981 this portland oregon based metal group has been pounding out anthemic songs with searing guitar and a charismatic frontman leading the charge
Venue Information:
El Corazon
109 Eastlake Ave East
Seattle, WA, 98109
http://www.elcorazonseattle.com/