Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Theory Of A Deadman Concert Videos & More Assorted Updates!!

After a couple of quiet days (the calm before the Rotaryfest storm?), here's a new news post that largely looks at videos from Friday night's Theory Of A Deadman concert at The Dreammaker's Theatre at the Sault Michigan Kewadin Casino, but there's some assorted Sault Ontario notes at the end to round things out! Fittingly, the videos from Friday's show are all from YouTube user Christopher Paci's channel, which was also the source of almost all of the P.O.D. and Anvil videos that we've seen. Chris often has his camera for big Kewadin Casino concerts and select Sault Ontario events, so kudos to him for all of the footage that he's gotten in the last few years! Chris filmed eleven videos of all three bands on Friday, so let's start with the headliners, British Columbia hard rock quartet Theory of a Deadman, who were the subject of 7 of Chris' videos, including their songs "Angel", "Savages", "All Or Nothing", "Santa Monica", "Not Meant To Be", "So Happy", and as embedded below, "Bad Girlfriend".

The videos can be shaky at some angles, and the scratchy audio on heavier songs does return, but the band sounds generally good if you're a T.O.A.D. fan! Frontman Tyler Connolly does seem to be lacking some energy vocally, but see what you think above and below!

Three of Christopher's videos come from the opening set by Missouri hard rock quintet Shaman's Harvest, including their songs "Country As Fuck", "Dangerous", and as embedded below, "Devil's Gift". Nice Southern rock-tinged sound while still remaining heavy, and Nathan Hunt has a perfect voice for their songs, so check out their videos above and below!

The last of Chris' videos is of local hard rock quartet Ten Kings (with guest bassist Chris Hubbard) covering Audioslave's "Show Me How To Live". By far the longest and most substantial video of Ten Kings that we've seen yet, it's not a bad rendition of my favourite Audioslave song, with Brandon Carr taking his vocal range to some points we don't often see! Solidly done, so give their video a look below!

Finally for today, here's three assorted shorter news items, all from Sault Ontario, and like usual, these are in alphabetical order by artist name:

  • Former Chronic Demonic singer Sabrina Strange (credited as Riina Rampage) reemerged in the cover photo of last week's Sault This Week as a busking performer alongside Damjan "Spider Fingerz" Binda on the boardwalk downtown. Nice to see her back in music, hopefully we hear more soon! Note that she did briefly have a post looking for black metal musicians on the Musicians Wanted Facebook group, complete with unlisted videos of her performing, but they've since been deleted for unannounced reasons.
  • Local goregrind duo Rotopsy have finally posted their entire recent album onto their Bandcamp page! Select songs from the album (whose title may be seen as offensive) were previously posted there, but now you can stream all 16 songs (all but one under 3 minutes) there for free, and buy them at any price you want! Get your grind fix at the above links!
  • Former Sneaky Pete singer/drummer Mike Oakley shared another rehearsal clip of the defunct classic/hard rock quartet covering The Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" onto his personal Soundcloud page last month! It sounds a little off without female backing vocals, but it has the grit and talent that they always showed in their run, so check it out above!

That's all for today, but stay tuned for a stacked lineup of weekend concert previews next, with at least three full posts of them to come, including one all about Rotaryfest! Thanks everyone!

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