Sunday, October 24

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“1711” by Katastrophes Tomb, raw bludgeoning power!
Standards and Benchmarks

“1711” by Katastrophes Tomb, raw bludgeoning power!

After recently seeing their set when they opening for The Acacia Strain during their one-off show before embarking on the Vans Warped Tour, I became further intrigued with this band.  It was an intense live show that was highly engaging for the packed house at the Vaudeville Mews.  This band is known as Katastrophes Tomb, and on July 21st, they have released their EP entitled "1711" via Reverb Nation, Bandcamp, and SoundCloud. Katastrophes Tomb is composed of Vincent Venn on vocals, Taylor Soloman on drums, Brian Lundy on guitars, Curtis Coleone on bass, and Joe Youngbear on guitars.  This year alone, Katastrophes Tomb has shared the stage with the likes of the aforementioned The Acacia Strain, Flaw, Psychostick, Motograter, Mushroomhead, Madame Mayhem, and American Head Charge.  They a...
“Abominate The World Tour” featuring Doyle and Davey Suicide Leaves Iowa for Dead!
Concert Therapy Reviews

“Abominate The World Tour” featuring Doyle and Davey Suicide Leaves Iowa for Dead!

There is something to be said about a living legend in the punk/metal world when they come to an intimate venue such as Spicoli's Rockade in Waterloo, Iowa that leaves a lasting impression on the audience.  Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein left a trail of corpses due to his slaying of the guitar as his band Doyle, which also features Alex Story of Cancerslug to abominate Spicoli's Rockade with their brand of punk meets metal. I cannot say enough cool things about Spicoli's Rockade.  It brings me back to a sense of nostalgia where one would go to the local arcade at the mall and needlessly spend hours at the arcade machines trying to beat a game.  Stand-up arcade games have a flair about them, and that is there is a social aspect, there is few sounds in the world like the pinball machine, e...
The Acacia Strain Destroys It In Iowa!
Concert Therapy Reviews

The Acacia Strain Destroys It In Iowa!

Very soon, you will be seeing a review of The Acacia Strain's upcoming release entitled "Gravebloom", which is due out June 30th via Rise Records.  Not only that, but you will get to see our interview with Griffin Landa, who is the bass player for The Acacia Strain!  Tell you what, it was definitely one of the coolest interviews I have conducted.  It definitely helps having some coolness to interview, it's definitely not my lame self that's for sure!  This past Monday, The Acacia Strain played a one-off date at the Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines with unsigned talent Ghosthive, Katastrophes Tomb, and Blood Spell getting an opportunity to open for a band that is going to be tearing up the Vans Warped Tour stage for the next two months!  It was a packed show, especially for an early show on a ...