Listings are in the opposite order of appearance: headliner is listed at the top, next is the support band(s), and the last band listed is the opener.
Friday December 4
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:30PM ••• 21 AND OVER
$10 in advance / $12 at the door
heavy doomy metal
rock doom heavy metal psychedelic stoner
hard rock stoner metal ------ Hornss are off the bill
DJ Rob Metal
Alex Cunningham, Pete Holmes, Scott Peterson, Dave Pankenier
-from Oakland, CA
-Heavy on the heavy, doomy on the riffing,
this vintage metal band from Oakland, CA
has hit the nail on the proverbial head."
- Heavy Planet
"Melodic but hard-riffin’ doom from California.
Bang your head to this cool, crunching metal
and savour the hints of 70s/vintage rock."
- Doom Metal Heaven
"A new band on our radar and one we won't
quickly forget. Local boys, Blackwulf
devastate with their riff-mad stoner heaviness."
- The Ripple Effect
Sabine Stangenberg - Lead Guitar/Vocals, Joey DeMartini - Bass, Jay Erbe - Drums
-from Portland, OR
-Formed in May of 2011, rising from the ashes of the black machine, invoked after many moons, Disenchanter is a heavy rock band riding the currents of doom, casting riffs of rock, and melding the elixirs of metal to bring forth a fantasy of sci-fi wrapped in a stoner groove!
"Described as ‘minimalist', ‘menacing’, and ‘raw’ with ‘a groovy blues vibe reminiscent of Electric Wizard, Coven, and Black Sabbath itself,’ Disenchanter has been playing heavy rock since 2011, when they formed as a four-piece unit in Santa Rosa, California. A few line-up changes later and relocation to Portland, Oregon, the power trio is now casting spacey, doom-laden stoner riffs with songs that explore fantastic lyrical themes.
Sabine Stangenberg heads up Disenchanter on lead guitar and vocals, giving the band a powerful melodic feel with her commanding, emotive voice and infectious, bluesy solos. Joey DeMartini lays down the low end on bass guitar with fuzzy tones and solid grooves. Jay Erbe is the solidifying force on drums, keeping Disenchanter distinctively heavy with driving rhythms that leave audiences transfixed.'
-Billy Goate, Doomed and Stoned
Greg Lopez – Guitars, Pete Sattari – Guitars/Vocals, Mark Aceves – Bass, Rich Harris – Drums/Percussion
-from San Jose, CA
-Blasting onto the San Francisco Bay Area rock scene in 2007, ZED quickly made a name for themselves with their crushing live shows and incessant grooves. Having played together in various projects since 1998, including releasing an album with the band Stitch for Prosthetic/Metal Blade Records, Guitarist/Vocalist Peter Sattari, drummer Rich Harris and bassist Mark Aceves joined up with guitar wizard Greg Lopes to create a sound that was uniquely their own, a sound whose sole purpose was to rock, with no concern for genres, labels, classifications or rules. Drawing from their varied influences ranging from classic ’70s rock, punk/hardcore, metal and old school funk, ZED writes music that grabs you, throws you around and grooves you all at once. The band has been likened to “a pissed off Led Zeppelin with Chris Cornell meets Ian Astbury on vocals,” ZED writes songs that linger in your head long after you listen to them.
ZED independently released their sophomore album Desperation Blues in May of 2013, which garnered critical acclaim as well as charting on CMJ throughout the summer. Supporting the album up and down the west coast, ZED has played consistently through the fall of 2014 where they are now focusing on writing their follow up to Desperation Blues which is also their debut for Ripple Music. ZED is excited and proud to be joining the Ripple Music family and look forward to making heads bob and asses shake in 2015.
Alex Wein, Sean Nishi, Joaquin Ridgell, Jason Reyero
-from Oakland, CA
-Heavy psychedelic rock from Oakland, California.
-from San Francisco, CA
-Classic Rock is where it's at. Do you long for the days when rock was kick ass? When you could turn on the radio (KMAC/KISS) and enjoy good music all day long.Well those dasre gone but I can bring them back to life!