Brick by Brick presents
Galactic Empire with special guests
Super MadNES, Sight Unscene, Mandala
1130 Buenos Ave
San Diego, CA, 92110
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... actually fairly recently - a new heavy metal band was formed by some of the most infamous and feared villains in the galaxy. Introducing GALACTIC EMPIRE.
The band performs classic pieces from the iconic soundtrack of the Star Wars films written by John Williams.
Dark Vader (guitar) had the following to say: "These instruments are crude but should be adequate to shred some faces as we journey across the galaxy. We have been doubling our efforts to complete our debut full-length album in time for the Emperor's arrival. If you are not part of the Rebel Alliance or a traitor, buy our single on iTunes and prepare to succumb to the Dark Side upon our album’s release."
Watch the music video and then download your copy of the “Star Wars Main Theme” single on iTunes. May the force be with you.
Facebook / Instagram: @galacticempireofficial
Super MadNES is a heavy metal entertainment system consisting of gamer musicians which is designed to load an extremely exciting new type of experience to all gamers and music lovers with a unique heavy, melodic and dynamic musical approach to some of your favorite NES, SNES and Arcade soundtracks using elements from traditional 70s / 80s rock and heavy metal.
In its very short life since its launch in August 2016, Super MadNES has already released its very well received debut album “Blasters & Daggers” [featuring the SNES classic soundtracks from “Megaman X” and “Super Ghouls ’N Ghosts”], built a following locally and through social media, toured throughout California and Arizona, and performed at gaming events like MAGFest’s MAGQuest, California Extreme, Game On Expo, Arcade Expo and SoCal Retro Gaming Expo.
Super MadNES will be releasing their 2nd album Fall 2017 and is currently performing the music from classic games such as Castlevania 3, Batman, Double Dragon, Ninja Gaiden, Megaman X and Super Ghouls ’N Ghost along with an action fueled pixelated visual show.
Let the MadNES begin!
Hailing from San Diego, CA, Sight Unscene has been attracting the ears of headbangers with its blistering but melodic brand of metal since the release of their debut album “Devils in the Details” in 2007. Sung vocals are punctuated by enthusiastic screams while the instrumental aspect of the songs reflect that dichotomy, offering bright, strong melodies incarnated as heady, hard metal.
Formed in North County San Diego in 2006 by guitarists Mike Halsdorff & Tony LaMarra, vocalist/bassist Anthony Dedrick and drummer John Jackson the band quickly established themselves on the San Diego club circuit and in 07 released their first full length record, the aforementioned “Devils in the Details”. The four piece spent 08 honing their live chops and promoting "Devils" playing shows all over Southern California from the beaches of San Diego to the Inland Empire to the Sunset Strip in Hollywood while also shooting a video for the lead single "Atrium".
To give Anthony more focus on his vocals - bassist Erik Robertson comes aboard in 08, and the band returned to the studio and tracked their sophomore album entitled “Resilience”. Released in July 2010 - "Resilience" features such tracks as Truth About Denial, With a Vengeance, Pure, and the band’s electrifying single “Conviction in Silence”, which also boasts a video. Dueling vocals, heavy but harmonious guitar melodies and a groove-rich rhythm section come together in a sizzling union of musical elements that rises into being as rich, colorful modern metal. “Conviction definitely represents the growth of our sound on this second record. Everyone progressed as musicians individually by leaps and bounds since the 1st record and then in the songwriting process, we learned as a whole what we were actually going for and how to try and get there, how to really hone in on our true sound, and I think we captured the essence of that on Resilience,”enthuses one band member. Several tracks from Resilience have been featured in extreme sports videos including the award winning snowboard movie "The Saturday Night Ride" and the kiteboarding movie “Gust”.
Bassist Nick Sanchez joined our ranks at the end of 2010 to round out a new rhythm section, and the five began finalizing their follow up album to Resilience with a fury of new creative inspirado. Throughout 2012, they re-entered the studio with their new four track EP, titled "Become: I Am." After mixing and mastering in December of 2012, the CD is finally finished and is currently for sale on iTunes and Amazon as of March 19th, 2013.
Before the EP release, and months into our search for a heavy, hard hitting drummer, Ryan Copeland emerged as a big stand out, and brings a lot of intensity to the table with his technical fills and aggressive playing style. We're excited to have him on board!
Inner conflict and turmoil tears us apart not only from our selves but from others. To sow old wounds takes time/ to destroy is to also rebuild/ to be truly free is to break the shackles that tie us down. Our message is a clear and conscious one. We bring a new view on the constant problems that we face in our daily lives that consist from origins not only from sources beyond our control but from our inner self being. We seek to restore what we thought long lost and out of reach. each person will relate to our songs in their own personal way from their own experiences.
Devastate those who choose to tear you down, Deviate from the path that they set out for you.
$20 adv & day of
*Online sales end at 6PM day of show unless otherwise noted. After that, limited tickets will be available at the door.