Kill Devil Hill
Eyes Set To Kill, Black Water Rising, Blessed Curse
1667 Botelho Drive
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM (event ends at 11:30 PM)
This event is all ages
Kill Devil Hill
One of the baddest metal bassist around, he is most famous as the longtime bassist for the
Grammy nominated, platinum selling band Pantera.
He provided the bottom end thunder to the band, live and on record. Since the 1990 release
of Pantera's "Cowboys From Hell", Rex Brown has had a hand in multiple gold, platinum,
and #1 records. Aside from headlining world tours spanning a decade, Pantera has shared the
stage with the likes of Kiss, Judas Priest, and Black Sabbath. In 2002, Rex joined
Down for the release of Down II, and subsequent U.S. tours including headlining the second stage
of Ozzfest. In 2003, Rex joined Crowbar in the studio to record and help produce
"Lifesblood for the Downtrodden."Down went into to studio and in 2006 and recorded DOWN III.
The release of Down III was preceded by a tour with Heaven & Hell and Megadeth.
To further support their album, Down headlined a tour starting at the end of September 2007.Rex
is currently endorsed by Spector basses and Ampeg amplification.
Has powered the rhythm live and in the studio with the bands DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN AND HELL,
OZZY OSBURNE, WWIII, AXIS, RICK DERRINGER, and at age 16 performed with JOHN LENNON. Vinny has
recorded and co-written songs on over 25 albums and CDs many which are multi-platinum records.
Touring the world for over 2 decades resulted in playing before countless fans and selling millions of records! His drumming can also be heard
on numerous movie soundtracks and DVD's including "Wayne's World 2, Heavy Metal, Iron Eagle and Bedazzled."
Vinny, the author of drum instruction book "Rock Steady" and DVD "Hard Rock Drumming Techniques"
has performed incredible drum clinics around the globe. Numerous books have been written about
Black Sabbath and Dio with the authors always mentioning his unique powerful drumming style and
has become a part of rockhistory! Vinny can be seen in the just released (2010) "Heaven And Hell
Live in Europe" DVD and can be heard on the new "Dio At Donington" CD.
After appearing in Guitar Player magazine's "Spotlight" column and receiving acclaim from other players
for a unique style and approach. In the '90's Mark recorded with the band Scream Parade for Shrapnel
Records. He went on to record and tour with vocalist Stephen Pearcy of Ratt , and later was asked to play numerous
dates as the guitarist for Ratt. Mark also
recorded and performed live shows with metal band WWIII featuring Mandy Lion
DEWEY BRAGG -VOCALS
Dewey Bragg vocals combines an eerie resemblance to the late Alice in Chains
vocalist Layne Staley with his own powerful melodic choruses fronting the band with powerful
conviction. The rest is unknown ……….
Eyes Set To Kill
A White Lotus traditionally represents a rebirth. Just like the beautiful flower, Eyes Set To Kill has gone through a metamorphosis. After years of being forced to conceal their aspirations, the Phoenix, Arizona-based collective finally reveal their true identity on their upcoming fourth studio album appropriately entitled White Lotus.
"It's a symbolic name," Alexia Rodriguez states. "We have a clear mind set, we have purity and we know exactly what we want to do with our music. We know who we are and where we want to go, and so we wanted to use a white lotus to symbolize how confident and focused we are. It's a leap for us because we have a clearer vision of what we want."
Down to a more concentrated four-piece, Eyes Set To Kill slowly drowned out their screamo vibe and have transformed into a metal band led by Rodriguez's piercing vocal prowess. Tie that in with stellar musicianship, mature songwriting and an adrenaline-charged resonance, and it's clear this explosive quartet is on the verge of redefining the genre.
Those sentiments are further backed up by smash singles like "The Secrets Between," a heavy single about withholding the truth from a significant other; "Forget," an intense ditty about the desire to erase your memory from terrible experience with an ex-lover; and "Where I Wanna Be," a love song with a dark edge.
It's a new and improved style, and they've spent years getting to this point.
Formed in 2003 by the Rodriguez sisters, Eyes Set To Kill's passionate music connected with fans early on and led them to becoming one of MySpace.com's top unsigned screamo bands in 2006. The group signed with BreakSilence/Suburban Noize Records the following year and release three critically acclaimed studio efforts – 2008's Reach, 2009's The World Outside and 2011's Broken Frames.
Frustrated with the label politics, and pressure to withhold their identity, Eyes Set To Kill decided to break away and become the band they were destined to be. The metal quartet will independently release White Lotus through a joint venture between their own imprint Forsee Records and Maphia Entertainment.
Eyes Set To Kill is making a career on their terms and the versatile White Lotus is a testament to their craft. "I've found that the more unique people are, the more unique their tastes are gonna be," Rodriguez says. "So I think people that are diverse and are into all types of music, they'll like this album because it's diverse, but a lot heavier."
Now, it's time for this White Lotus to bloom.
Black Water Rising
BLACK WATER RISING is a collection of soul baring, angst ridden, riff heavy material that is proudly anchored in the foundations of traditional Hard Rock song writing. Giant guitar driven monster riffs served up on a bed of crushing grooves with soaring melodic vocals and big hooks. Basically, NO FRILLS RIFF ROCK! Lyrically the message is socially and politically driven by the dark times we live in. With darkness seemingly growing by the day, BLACK WATER RISING is a name that fits this band like a glove. The philosophy of BWR is simple, they are not looking to reinvent the wheel, they just want to give it a much needed alignment in these musically stale times.
Blessed Curse, a Northern California-based trio, have been making a name for themselves through selfless hard work playing countless shows and unleashing some of the most punishing true heavy metal. Like many, the band began with humble beginnings as childhood friends forging their love of music into their own band, and over the past ten years they’ve grown up and became a meticulous killing militia primed to join the bigger league and take things to a more international playing field.