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Bottom Of The Hill's Grand re-Opening...
Saturday August 14 2021
 8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM
•••  21 AND OVER
$15 in advance / $20 at the door
Lommori Productions present...
Hellbender ------ Mordred is moving their show to January 15 2022
 Hard Core Thrash
Blind Illusion
 r&b surf stomp
Tiger Shade  ------ Cantell are off this bill
 Psyche reggae

Mordred is pulling off next Saturday's show because of COVID concerns and moving this show to January 15 of 2022. Blind Illusion and Cantell are keeping the show next Saturday 8/14. Hellbender will be the new headliner on 8/14 instead of Mordred.

Here's a statement from Mordred:

"We (Mordred) are currently watching the increasing number of COVID-19 cases spreading to those close to us, as well as those of varied degrees of separation. This surge appears to match what's being reported in regards to the highly virulent Delta variant of COV Sars 2.

Sadly, we are going to once again postpone our show at the Bottom of the Hill, scheduled for Saturday, August 14th, 2021, to Saturday, January 15, 2022. 

We do not wish to risk the health of our fans, crew, Bottom of the Hill staff, and ourselves for this long-awaited record release show. With our new album having been released and over a year ago, after more than a year of not playing live shows, it just seems to be common sense to stay healthy and play another day, when the virus numbers are down and when it is absolutely safe to play indoors. We love all of our fans and appreciate all of your support.


Bottom of the Hill, Lommori Productions, Blind Illusion, and Cantell completely support Mordred's decision to postpone their record release. At this time, we will plan to go ahead with this show, without Mordred, on August 14, and are currently seeking another band to replace them on the bill. Bottom of the Hill will comply with all state and city orders regarding mask wearing, and will be checking vaccine and/or negative test status at the door. We know nothing is safer than postponing, but we are all very eager to get back to live music and our livelihood. We hope to see you at both this show and the rescheduled Mordred show in January! Thank you for your continued patience during this lengthy health crisis!

Your tickets will be transferred automatically to the January 15 Mordred date, but if you prefer to keep the August 14 tickets instead, email to let us know that preference, as soon as you can!

Saturday August 14 2021 rescheduling to January 15 2022
   <<rescheduled from 11/21/20 <from 8/8/20 <from 5/16/20
 8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM
 •••  21 AND OVER
$15 in advance / $20 at the door
Lommori Productions present...
 rock and roll / soul
Blind Illusion
 r&b surf stomp
 Indie Rock / Surf Pop

-from Sonoma County, CA
-Hard Core Thrash Band out of Sonoma County, bringing back old school sounds and riffs!. Hellbender was spawn from the depths of Sonoma County, featuring veteran metalheads  singer “Dollar” Bill Scheffler (formerly of Seeds of Hate),  Greg “Clee” Clecak (guitar), bassist Eric Lee, and newly anointed member, DRI drummer, Rob Rampy. Hellbender’s sound harkens to early the days of Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies, albeit through a fresh take on today’s political erosion. Bill’s vocals scream unrest, anguish, and the type of fortitude that have carried thrash metal through to 2019.  Founders Clee and Eric are exceptionally tight, dark and crunchy, and Rob Rampy’s rhythm sounds like he’s been with the band forever and a day. It’s no wonder this premier metal band was chosen to tour with the likes of Destruction, Jungle Rot, and Warbringer a few years back. This band is a fire that keeps on burning!

Blind Illusion

Mark Biedermann
Doug Piercy
Tom Gears
Andy Galeon
-from Bay Area, CA

-The Epic Original Progressive Thrash Metal band established in 1978! It's first release featured Mark Biederman, Les Claypool, Larry Lalonde, and Mig Miner on the cult classic album The Sane Asylum.

As of August 10th 2020 we have announce Andy Galeon previously of Death Angel as our new drummer. We have been in the studio recording brand new music and it is sounding killer!! We can't wait to release the first song for you to hear. The current line up features Andy Galeon on Drums, Doug Piercy of Heathen on Guitar, Bassist Tom Gears and Blind Illusion band leader Mark Biedermann!

The sound is heavy and we feel something special is being recorded. Amid these wild times of Covid we are happily laying down some intesnse Thrash Metal for your ears! We will keep you updated as we progress!

Blind Illusion was formed by-15 year old Mark Biedermann, along with drummer Bret Hern and bassist Les Claypool. The band's earliest sound had been musically rooted as progressive metal, with Biedermann citing as his main inspirations Rush, King Crimson, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Van Halen and Jethro Tull. However, external input from later musicians, many with ties to the Bay Area thrash scene would add a Thrash Metal direction to the band. In 1983 live recordings traded by fans with songs like "Death Noise", "Darkness", "Kamikaze",  "World That's an Illusion", "Helter Skelter (Beatles)", and "Concerto"  were part of their set list. Blind Illusion had already released 2 demos by 1983. During this period, Blind Illusion played extensively with bands such as Exodus, Testament, Death Angel, Metallica and Possessed playing shows throughout the area throught the 80's. Mark Biedermann took over vocal duties in place of former singer Dave White who left the band to join Heathen and released a third demo Trilogy of Terror that was produced by Metallicaʼs guitarist Kirk Hammett.

The band also added second guitarist John Marshall (later of Metal Church) who, in 1987, would be replaced by guitarist Larry LaLonde, formerly of pioneering death metal band Possessed. In the same year, Blind Illusion signed a record deal with Music for Nations on their Under One Flag Record/Combat division, with whom the band recorded their debut record in 1987, The Sane Asylum, which was released in 1988. The album was considered a Thrash Metal classic, featuring tracks such as Vengeance is Mine, Death Noise, Kamakazi, Smash The Crystal, Blood Shower etc.. At the same time Mark Biedermann worked with producer Sandy Pearlman in 1987 contributing rhythm and guitar leads on four songs for Blue Öyster Cult on their Imaginos album along side Joe Satriani and Robbie Krieger from The Doors. Metal Mind Productions re-distributed a limited edition pressing of The Sane Asylum in 2007 as the 1988 Combat Records released version of the album had been long out of print. Mark Biedermann reformed Blind Illusion in 2009 with a new-lineup, releasing Demon Master on July 7, 2010. In December 2013, Biedermann bumped into DRIʼs Bass player and Metal Photographer Harald Oimoen in Berkeley, California. Harald called drummer and long time friend Cire the same day to ask him if he wanted to join forces and help put Mark and his legendary music back into the limelight. World in Sound Records out of Germany re-mastered and released The Sane Asylum in March 2015 with bonus tracks from"Trilogy of Terror" demo.

Harald convinced Mark to go back to his roots of Progressive Thrash Metal again after the lukewarm reception to Demon Master. In April 2017 Guitar Legend Doug Piercy who has known Mark since 1982 joined forces with his old friend in Blind Illusion. Due to Haralds conflicting bands scheduling, Tom Gears a veteran of many local bands passed audition instantly, replacing Harald O on Bass. After a successful European Tour in the Summer of 2017 Blind Illusion found itself back in rehearsals working on their new EP 2018. In 2018 Blind Illusion embarked on their second European Tour and were featured at the Keep It True Festival in Germany. After the tour Blind Illusion decided to hit the studio with James Boblak mixing/ engineering and mastered by Legendary Mastering Guru Dave Collins. "2018" EP Produced by Doug Piercy and Blind Illusion.

In 2019 the band reached out to Serg MP the bassist for Bestial Invasion to find a touring partner in Europe. He introduced us the band to Fusion Bomb from Luxembourg. The two bands hit it off right away and scheduled the Slam Asylum 2019 tour of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Special thanks for booking the tour are given to Jochen Boellath from Daredevil Records. Many thanks to one of the bands biggest supporters Paul van Rijswijk, guitarist of the Dutch Heavy Metal band Emerald for booking Blind Illusion on the Heavy Metal Maniacs festival in Amstelveen.

Tiger Shade     ------ Cantell are off this bill
-from Danville, CA
- Psyche reggae sound with the ideal to create peace & positivity.