Brick by Brick presents
Fireball Ministry with special guests
The Focke Wolves, Call Of The Wild, Gorm
1130 Buenos Ave
San Diego, CA, 92110
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
From the beginning, the hard rockin’ and hard partyin’ crew have aggressively steered clear of pretentiousness, trends and all manner of poseurdom, throwing down analog-soaked, bottom-heavy tunes and tipping a hat toward the best of the past without sounding like a mere retread or novelty.
Famously described as Sabbath partying with Priest and Grand Funk Railroad, there’s no nonsense in the Fireball camp. The Reverend James A. Rota II (guitar, vocals), Emily J. Burton (guitar), John G. Oreshnick (drums) and recent addition, legendary bassist Scott Reeder (The Obsessed, Kyuss), call ‘em as they see ‘em, refuse to kiss ass and have flown the flag for authenticity for a dozen years.
A clandestine and subversive cadre of true-believers from all walks of life have spread the good word about Fireball Ministry since they relocated from New York City to Hollywood, where the band has mooched a brew or three from the rich and famous without losing themselves or their sound. The list of legendary icons who have invited Fireball Ministry to share their stages reads like a crucial discography of desert island riffs: Dio. Judas Priest. Alice Cooper. Blue Oyster Cult. Uriah Heap. Motorhead. Slayer. Danzig. And the list goes on...
Fireball asked an important question with their debut in 1999: Ou Est La Rock? In 2001 they released an EP on Small Stone, FMEP, enlisting the bass rumblings of Brad Davis (Fu Manchu). Four years later, the rumble rang louder from the underground, with MTV News taking notice of The Second Great Awakening (Nuclear Blast).
Their third album, 2005’s Their Rock Is Not Our Rock (Century Media), was recorded at Dave Grohl's 606 West studio, and like their previous album, produced by genre legend Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains). The album won the band an appearance on “Last Call with Carson Daly” as well as support slots with CKY, Opeth, Clutch and Bam Margera’s Viva La Bands tour. In 2010 Fireball Minsitry released their self-titled fourth studio album Fireball Ministry, produced by Andrew Alekel (Fu Manchu, Kyng).
As with each stage of their career, Fireball Ministry is determined to define success on their own terms and to forge ahead with lives as free from compromise as possible.
“I don’t want to ever have to make excuses for our band or what we’ve done, ever,” says Rota, without spite or malice in his voice. “If that means that I don’t own four summer homes somewhere and a fleet of classic cars, well then, so be it. I couldn’t live with myself if I ever had to say, ‘There was a point where I totally lost it [creatively], but I sure made a bunch of money doing it.’
“It’s not for us,” he concludes simply. “It never has been. And it never will be.”
The Focke Wolves
Who the hell are The Focke Wolves?! Well, allow us to explain…
Forming 2011, in Southern California, this 5 member, big guitars, high-energy, underground sound line up consists of Bobby Ray Octane (Vox), Mickey McFaster (Guitar), TK Overdrive (Guitar), Eli Miller (Bass), and Billy Dee (Drums) is Punk Damaged-American Rock N’ Roll at its finest.
"With the Focke Wolves it's best to take cover and admire from afar as these guys move around, taking up every square inch of space on and off the stage.” – Donna Balancia, CaliforniaRocker.com
With over twenty plus years of experience, each has singularly and/or collectively shared the stage with The Damned, The Stray Cats, The Joneses, The Beat Farmers, Cadillac Tramps, Alien Ant Farm, The Blasters, Concrete Blonde, Chris Isaak, Supersuckers, Link Wray, Bow Wow Wow, Rick Agnew, TSOL (Joe Woods era)… But to rest on nostalgia is lamentable. To charge forward with a no holds barred attitude is to be applauded. There are those who think that rock is dead and those that know it isn't, but if it ain't moving forward then you kick down the fucking doors.
In 2015, The Focke Wolves released their freshman scratch-track album, ‘Trust No One’ through Ned O’ Records. In 2017, they stepped again into studio to begin recording their second full length album with accomplished Producer Cameron Webb (last 6 Motorhead Records, Social Distortion, etc.). Set to release a 4 song teaser EP –‘Blasto Maxxxo’ (Cobraside Distribution) with their sights set to record again in the summer of 2017.
McFaster claims, “This is finally the high-energy rock n’ roll band Ray and I set out to have since our Diablo 44 days and with the current line-up, shit is gonna bang.”
That amigos, is The Focke Wolves Gospel. High Energy, Punk Damaged, American Rock N' Roll - dig it or don't and cheers to ya either way!!!
Call Of The Wild
3 piece band. Loud as fuck.
Rachel E. - Vocals and Bass Guitar
Jon Norwood - Guitars
Doug Walker - Drums
GORM is a rock band based in Southern California consisting of Francis Roberts (Old Man Wizard, The Dread Crew of Oddwood, Leather Nun america, etc.), Dylan Marks (Beekeeper, Eukaryst, White Wizzard, etc.), Erich Beckmann (Grim Luck, Kirby's Dream Band, Vic Viper, etc.), and Saki Chan.
Gorm is a modern take on a classic sound made popular by bands like Deep Purple, Rainbow, and Pink Floyd, prominently featuring organ, synthesizers, and vocal harmonies alongside the ubiquitous rock instrumentation of guitar, bass, and drums.
Gorm’s live show is dynamic, bombastic, and glamorous, featuring captivating musicianship, imaginative stage clothes, high energy performance, and an organ.