Friday, November 14, 2014

A New Local Metal Band, The Exiled Concert Previews, And More!!

    Before we head to The Delta TONIGHT for the Rock For Dimes charity concert, here's a new news post for this Friday morning, and it includes a new concert video, assorted updates, and the last of this weekend's concert previews, but first, here's a new local band to check out!

    We have a new local metal band to add to our links, and they are Das Skalpell Kampf, a new noise/grind duo that's already signed on with Blood Shed Productions! Originally named Scalpel Fight before discovering that the name was already in use (and taking on a Das Bunkerfest/German inspired alteration of the name instead), the band joins the growing ranks of two-man acts in Sault Ontario, and is the newest project from AlgomA guitarist Boyd Rendell, though like his "Darby Wigwaas" stage name there, both members of Das Skalpell Kampf take on stage names. Specifically, the singer/drummer is "Fonzy Grozny" and the guitarist is "Chachi Grozny", with the first names playing off of characters from the sitcom Happy Days. I'm not 100% sure on which one Boyd is, but for what it's worth, Fonzy's vocals on their first demo track don't match Boyd's high screams from AlgomA and BeeFMoutH. A live debut date hasn't been announced, but where can you hear D.S.K.?

    The band was already announced as contributing to Blood Shed Productions' upcoming 11 way split demo (details here), but you can hear Das Skalpell Kampf's first song "Never The Same" at their new Bandcamp page, and while the recording quality isn't great, it fits the Blood Shed mold for minimalistic grindcore, and we'll have to see where things go for this new band! Stay tuned for updates, and like them on Facebook to stay in the loop!

    Next up, here's our last of this weekend's concert previews (barring any late notice announcements), as Rudyard, Michigan hard rock quintet Exiled will rock out at Dan's Place in their hometown TONIGHT & TOMORROW NIGHT! I will note that Exiled haven't plugged these shows in the past month, but unless there's something explicit stated about these shows' status, we'll count them as still on. Last seen at the Highland Clan Motorcycle Club last weekend, these will be Exiled's first shows at Dan's Place since the summer, and if you've enjoyed their modern and classic hard rock covers since their debut (or just want some regional live rock), come out to see Exiled in Rudyard this weekend! 9:00 PM start times are in effect for both nights, you must be 21 to attend, and there's no announced cover charges. For more details, click here & here, don't miss Exiled TONIGHT OR TOMORROW, and we'll let you know when sharable videos turn up!

    Also today, here's a unique (if short) new video from local grunge/hard rock quartet Haggith, more specifically, a drummer's-eye-view clip from their Devil's Night set at The Oddfellows Hall last month! It was shot during Curtis McKenzie's crowd warm-up before "Public Enemy", with camera work by drummer Mike Haggith, but it doesn't capture the full song, with Mike only manning the camera until he got ready to actually play the song. This video would have had more impact if the crowd was bigger, but give it a look below, and don't miss Haggith at Rock For Dimes at The Delta TONIGHT!

    Finally for today, here's three assorted shorter stories from the last while, and as usual, these are in alphabetical order by artist name:

    • As you may remember, local doom/punk trio The Revolution teased on their Facebook page earlier this month that they'd be opening at AlgomA's CD release party for their new album "Reclaimed By The Forest" TONIGHT at The Moose Lodge, but there has been no follow-up on that from AlgomA since. As it looks now, that appears to have been either a premature announcement, incorrectly dated, or very private, but if we hear anything concerning a local release concert from AlgomA, we'll let you know!
    • Local all female hard rock quartet The Danger Cats will end a 2½ month break from the stage when they head to Toronto for their first ever out of town gig as a special non-competing band at this year's Govfest Battle of the Bands at The Velvet Underground this coming Thursday! Big opportunity for sure, hopefully it goes well, and that we see them on a local stage again soon! Click here for more info!
    • Dafter, Michigan solo hard rock artist Kenneth "SweetKenny" Sutton revealed the cover artwork for his 11th solo album "Slobber" on his Facebook page on Wednesday, which features an oddly pirate themed motif. Looks good, and keep an eye out for the album, which is scheduled to be released on January 15th, and an SMS review of that or "Amazonian" is likely then too!

    That's all for today, but I'll see you guys TONIGHT at The Delta Waterfront Hotel for Rock For Dimes! Thanks everyone!

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