Sardonyx is one of the newest additions to the Madison metal scene. The band is comprised of a solid mix of local metal veterans and newer talents. While I can’t wait to get a hold of some recorded material to share on the radio show, I can’t imagine that it will ever be a substitute to seeing them live. Killer riffs mixed with intense playing and a front woman that sells it all with attitude. Only together a short time, Sardonyx has quickly become one of my favorite bands in the area. Take a look and then get out and see them live.
Beast in the Field is some exemplary doom on record, but catch them live for the full body pummeling. It’s amazing that the walls of Quarters Rock and Roll Palace didn’t crumble under the weight of the and volume of the riffs. If they come to your town there are only two places you should logically be. At the show, or hiding in a church.
Just an idea of how loud it was in the club. This is the first time I’ve had the volume of a band destroy the mic on my phone like this. Even Jucifer didn’t mess with my camera this much.
Here is a video from Droids Attack‘s first show with Dennis on bass. As always, Droids brings a bag full of riffs. It makes my ears happy.
Zath is a three piece thrash band from Chicago, IL. They played at the Nottingham Co-op on March 7, 2012 with Panther and Mutilation Rites. Before the show all I had heard or seen was a video online. I must say that I am really impressed. Glad I got out on a weeknight to catch this show. I will be scouring the club listings and Facebook listings carefully looking for my next opportunity to see these guys play again.
If you are a fan of straight up thrash you need to check out Zath. Rumor is that there is a 7″ in the works. I’ll be sure to give a little review when that comes out as I am anxiously waiting for anymore news on it. Until then, check out this video I took.
I had heard a lot of good things about Mutilation Rites before I went to see them play. I had listened to some of their tracks online and enjoyed them. I just wasn’t sure how it would sound at Nottingham Co-op. I had never been there before and didn’t know what to expect. Turns out, it is an awesome old frat house down by the lake. The room was really good. The PA was iffy, but that isn’t surprising for a DIY show. The bands all sounded great and I really enjoyed myself. I picked up a nice album and despite the rain and having to work extremely early the next morning, I am very happy that I went.
Here is a video from Mutilation Rites. It’s the usual dark room story. Video isn’t worth much, but the audio isn’t terrible, so give it a listen at least.
These are videos from The Antiprism’s last show. It’s too bad, I really enjoyed their music and I think they have a lot of potential. Not to worry, the members will continue on in new projects. I will be sure to bring you updates and videos when they come up. Until then, put on your cape and enjoy these videos.
The sound is a little off because of the volume in the club (I’m not complaining), but the video is still good and really, the vocals are the only thing that are distorted.
Another post of Speaker Eater videos. These are a couple songs not included on their EP that is available for free on their Bandcamp page. I was only going to take the first video, but then I noticed the cat wandering about while they were playing and decided I needed to share. As usual, Speaker Eater played an awesome set. I was unsure how the turnout and sound would be at the bike shop, but it was great all around. I also tried to get some video of Poney at this show, but for some reason, it did not work out. Rest assured, Poney was awesome as well. Next time I see them I will get a couple videos to make up for it.