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 September 21 2018
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM
••• 21 AND OVER
$20 in advance / $25 at the door
Action Adventure Hardcore Rock 'n' Roll
A Band Of Orcs
Vielmehr Klampfe (guitar)
Erich Nagelbett (guitar)
Inzo der Barrakuda (bass)
Karl Dichtschnur (bass)
Baron von Trotz (drums)
-from San Francisco Bay Area, CA
-Well-steeped in the heroic tales of their Austrian heritage, ArnoCorps take ancient myths such as “Predator,” “Commando,” “Terminator” and “Total Recall” and set them to a sonic onslaught known as action-adventure hardcore rock ‘n’ roll. While many in the press have foolishly mistaken the Austro-Californian pioneers as an Arnold Schwarzenegger tribute band, ArnoCorps actually seek to expose the shameless exploitation of their ballsy folklore at the hands of the Hollywood hype machine. Through ArnoCorps, the world can finally hear these cherished legends in the way they were meant to be told, empowering listeners to unlock their own potential to become “goddamn heroes and sheroes”.
Although known for hurling volunteer audience members record distances and crowdsurfing on top of their guitar cases in displays of superhuman athleticism, there is no need to fear ArnoCorps‘ explosive performances; they are a rescue team, not assassins. The spectacle extends beyond the stage as attendees of ArnoCorps’ fabled live audio assaults are frequently adorned in camouflage face paint and uniforms that rival the adventure-ready appearance of the band themselves. However, even newcomers will find a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere amidst a frenzy of bonding and unity under the ArnoCorps banner of ballsy defiance. Experiencing “the pump” is inevitable through crowd participation, including on-stage calisthenics challenges and impromptu, all-gender (and all body type) bodybuilding posedowns.
Based in Oakland, California since the year 2000, ArnoCorps’ battle against cinematic Austroploitation is an international mission, having conducted headline tours of the UK and Ireland in 2006, 2008, 2012 and 2014 while extending their reach to mainland Europe in 2015. The band were tasked with headlining opening night of 2015‘s Bloodstock Festival and continue to garner critical acclaim by the British press, including a perfect 10 out of 10 rating from the BBC, described as “the most fun live show you could imagine” by Metal Hammer and “enough to leave Manowar sweating through their loincloths” by Kerrang! Magazine.
ArnoCorps have announced their return to the UK and Ireland this July 2017 with ten dates supporting their latest release, “The Unbelievable” on vinyl, CD and digital with Jello Biafra’s legendary Alternative Tentacles Records. The new record features long-awaited sonic reclamations of Austria's most cherished whimsical alpine tales, including; “Twins”, “Junior”, “Kindergarten Cop”, “Jingle All the Way” and more! Despite being so brazenly misrepresented by Hollywood via comedic Austroploitation films, be prepared to learn that these unbelievable tales are perhaps the most evocative and life-altering of all ancient Austrian alpine lore yet to be unleashed by ArnoCorps. GO!!!
A Band Of Orcs
Gronk! - Shamanic Incantations - the high road,
Cretos Filthgrinder - Lead & Crunchy Guitars, Gutterals, Growls, the low road,
Oog Skullbasher - War Drums,Tribal Beat Downs,
Srig Foehammer - Bass and Volcanic Eruptions
-from Santa Cruz - Hirntodia, CA
-A Band of Orcs hail from Hirntodia. They came to Earth realm via a popular role-playing game played by a group of human children, who are now dead. The Game Master's older brother, Jed, saved his own life by offering to teach the Orcs to play guitar. SLAYER's "Reign in Blood" play in the background of Jed's room and eased the rage of the beasts. They use this magic called metal for Domination.
A Band of Orcs, formerly a 5-piece war machine, is now a 4-piece War Machine. Two WarChiefs have fallen in battle or left the Tribe - Hulg ElfR.I.P.per has met his final death after a series of zombie re-animations that always managed to go awry, while late leader and WarChief Gogog Bloodthroat had the misfortune of viewing and embracing the Yellow Sign, which engulfed him in madness. Since then he has disappeared through a Wyrmhole back to the blasted wastes of Hirntodia where it is rumored he hunts ghosts and demons in eternal rage.
Oog, Cretos, and Gronk! carry the Metal banner of the Gore-Stained Axe Tribe forward and return as a Death Metal Quartet, wherein Cretos and Gronk! share bardic vocal-telling roles; the songs have been written for one brutal guitar instead of two; Oog lets loose with the Tribal war drum beat downs; and Srig Foehammer has taken over the Bass playing thunder from Gronk! Shaman who has stepped up to vocal incantations full-time. Stay tuned for a rawer, more brutal form of tribal orc metal...Hail Gzoroth!!!
-from Oakland CA
-OAKLAND PUNK! THE PATHOGENS - WE'RE CATCHY!!!!!!!