Man Down Presents: Live in the Atrium
A BAND OF ORCS
Hatriot, A Thousand Shall Fall, Cultural Warfare
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 16 and over
A BAND OF ORCS
Oog, Cretos, Hulg, Gronk!, and Gogog are a band of Orcs from Hirntodia, a dimension that quickly grew too small to contain them. They came to the Earth realm through a game of Dungeons & Dragons played by a group of Human children, who are now dead. The Game Master's older brother, Jed, saved his own life by offering to teach the Orcs to play guitar. SLAYER's "Reign in Blood" play in the background of Jed's room and eased the rage of the beasts, they found that Metal was something suitable for A BAND OF ORCS to master and use as a method of recruitment to Dominate Earth.
So it began.
Steve Zetro Souza has once again stepped into the thrash metal world, and has made an immediate impact on the thrash metal scene. The veteran metal singer from such proven bands, i.e., Exodus, Legacy (Testament), Dublin Death Patrol, Tenet, AC/DZ and now with his newest band Hatirot takes his musical roots back in time to the 1980's when metal was fast, furious, yet still melodic. Still from the Bay Area (which happens to be the evolutionary birthplace of thrash metal) is what sets Hatriot apart from today's metal world. Not many bands have been able to establish themselves as contenders in this genre since the biggest bands emerged from this time period, but few bands have the musical direction of Steve Zetro Souza, who have been there and done it with global success.
Steve Zetro Souza has a vocal style that few sings possess. He has the power and sting, yet at the same time, his fans can understand what lyric's he's actually singing. Not many singers in thrash metal can give you that. Most of all, Zetro delivers! He has his own style that has made him one of the premier singers in all of metal. As when he was with Legacy (now Testament), Steve Zetro Souza writes all of his own twisted lyrics, and with the help of his young guitar wizard, Kosta "V", the two of them collaborate to bring you the music of Hatriot. Few bands can be fast, loud, powerful and ferocious, while staying musical, melodical and crushing. Hatriot gives you that, along with the pure intensity of a hungry band that wants nothing more than to tour and play live music to fans.
A Thousand Shall Fall
Brutal, uncompromising, relentless and with a sound unlike any other, A Thousand Shall Fall came tearing out of Santa Cruz in 2011. Formed as an answer to all cliché “genre bands’, the quintet combines elements of death and technical metal with the nihilism of black metal. Use of unexpected breakdowns and complex rhythms give ATSF their unique flavor and sound. Their live performance has been adequately described as, “A theater of chaos”. Standing stalwart and determined, A Thousand Shall Fall will release their third recording in January, 2017. It is the third installment in a thematic storyline of destruction, desolation, and regrowth.