New local funk/metal band Project Legion have officially disbanded, less than a month after their public launch. The news was revealed on their (once again renamed) Facebook page on Monday night, and though a reason wasn't announced, the formation of The Strange Coyotes (featuring members James Watterworth & Chase Wigmore and recent live drummer Mike Haggith) is likely a contributing factor, so I'd assume some Project Legion originals will carry over to the new band as a result. Though Project Legion had more joking name changes & temporary drummers than they had official concerts, they did leave a good impression in their two gigs, including a late notice set at 180 Projects and their last show at The Oddfellows Hall last week. I will note that ex-singer/guitarist Sabrina "Strange" Lavoie (who only played live with them once) has indicated that she might re-use the name in her next band (a'la the second version of Turner Up), but that's not a definite yet. The Strange Coyotes should carry the torch well for James, Chase, and Mike's next live band work, so stay tuned for updates on them, but best of luck to Sabrina going forward, and hopefully her talents find a lasting live band soon!
Next up, here's the newest videos from the Devil's Night concert at The Oddfellows Hall last week, again from yesterday's featured bands, Blood Shed Productions goregrind artists Crucify The Whore and Rotopsy! Uploaded to the label's YouTube channel yesterday, the C.T.W. videos include this one (with a title I won't give here, again due to potentially offensive content), but embedded below is the band playing their new original song "People These Days" with guest singer Austin McCrea (Brutaly Fatal), essentially making this a "Brutaly Crucified" reunion! The lighting is poor on these, especially thanks to the light strips screwing with the camera, but this was a solid performance of one of C.T.W.'s better recent tracks, so give it a look below!
The new Rotopsy video (and the longest so far of their set) features Ringsnaps and Dylan playing another untitled track, followed by their song "Neurological Sperm Bucket", this time from a unique angle behind the stage! Good idea in theory, but the lighting is such that only their shirts and a couple of fans show up even on a medium level. If you liked Rotopsy's other concert videos, give this newest one a look below, and keep an eye out for more from this show soon!
Finally, here's three more assorted shorter news items from the last little while, and as usual, these are in alphabetical order by band or venue name:
- Local sludge/doom metal trio AlgomA reportedly will have to drop out of the Biipiigwan-headlined concert at The Moose Lodge on November 24th, due to a recent back injury sustained by singer/guitarist Darby Wigwaus. My source is Darby in a Facebook conversation, who gave me permission to post it on here before the Facebook event page is updated. No replacement has been finalized yet, but a band with AlgomA members is possible (maybe Bad Back?) Stay tuned for updates as they roll in!
- In their most recent posts on their Reverbnation page, newer local metal quartet The Hydra's Teeth revealed that they've already sent feelers out to record labels and companies to possibly work with and produce merchandise through, while they're also looking for fan input for what cover to add to their set next (either Judas Priest's "One Shot At Glory" or Metallica's "Disposable Heroes".) The guys really seem to be working overdrive to get noticed and big, especially after just one live concert, but here's hoping this works out well!
- The Roosevelt Hotel will be closed until Friday, November 22nd as part of an agreement from an incident in April, where a now-fired Rosie employee over-served a customer, leading to an investigation under the Liquor License Act. The news was revealed on the venue's Facebook page on Halloween, and while the closure won't affect any scheduled hard rock shows, it's re-opening coincides with the first of two Thrill Junkies shows that weekend. Hopefully this is the last bad news at The Rosie for a long while!
That's all for today, but stay tuned for more news and concert previews in the next few days! Thanks everyone!