August 27, 2011 - Werewolf Again

Recap by The Metal Wulf; 

Had Dramagod in the studio this evening, as well as Dave from Spater. Dramagod were on hand to promote an upcoming benefit festival for autism awareness called Pick Up The Pieces, being held this Saturday at KEGS Canalside in Jordan Elbridge. The event begins at 1:00 p.m. and runs through 2:00 a.m., and features a number of great bands from around the Finger Lakes Region. Among the bands scheduled to play, in addition to Dramagod, are Lowkey, Amerikan Primitive, Hunter Allen Murray, When Everything Fails, Smite, Just A Memory, Avigal, Just A Peace, and more. Dave was on hand to promote Metal Night at the Sons Of Italy in Geneva, a show that not only saw Spater play with Lowkey and Dawn Of The Apocalypse, but also saw Spater do a short tribute set of AC/DC classics. Rick, Josh, and myself were on hand to help intoduce the bands, and video footage is forthcoming. Had some crazy and unexpected moments, particularly during D.O.T.A.'s set, as they'd found themselves without a singer just hours before this event was to take place. There was some discussion of a couple shows that some of us had attended during the week, particularly Amon Amarth and Kittie. Both shows were great in their own ways. Amon Amarth are just epicly awewome. Honestly, before this show, I liked most of what I'd heard by them anyway, but didn't own any of their albums. After seeing their performance at Water Street Music Hall, I'll be rectifying that in the coming months. Definitely a must-see if you're into their style of epic, mythoology-inspired death metal. I've honestly gotta say that it's been a long damned time since I've heard a crowd so excited for a performance, and showing that excitement in such a loud manner! Kittie flat out slayed at The Lost Horizon. These girls are all business, do NOT underestimate their ability to bludgeon your eardrums to the point of surrender. I'm going out on a limb at the moment and saying that "We Are The Lamb" is probably one of the most crushingly heavy songs I've heard all year. Check them out if they come to your town! I'd also like to give major shout-outs to the opening bands for this show. A very diverse line-up, featuring Dirge Within, a killer thrash outfit called Diamond Plate, along with three local bands, Capricorn Black, Armed With Valor, and Tirade. Made for a varied assortment of styles, and that's never a bad thing! Some video clips from both shows are up on my YouTube page (metalwulff). You'll find Amon Amarth and Kittie, as well as Diamond Plate, Capricorn Black, and Armed With Valor. Feel free to check 'em out!

So, moving on to the crazier moments of the evening... I have vague memories of Jeffie putting me out with chloroform, and when I came to I'd sprouted fur, claws, fangs, a snout, you name it, it was there. Needless to say, I freaked. I mean, the whole Wulfie thing, to begin with, was just a fun gimmick that Jeffie ruined by revealing that I wasn't really a werewolf. Well, evidence at the time of my awakening indicated that he'd somehow made me a werewolf for real, and I flipped out. Never really wanted that, Jeffie... So, of course, carnage was unleashed upon Jeffie, as well as Josh, who got caught up in the mayhem along with Tim Binder, who's been visiting the show over the past couple of weeks. But, once the show was over and I got calmed down a bit, I realized that Jeffie had just glued the old Wulfie mask to my face, along with the gloves. A painful process getting all that stuff off, to be honest. Thankfully I was able to keep the majority of my skin intact as I removed these things. Can't imagine how I would have explained it at my job... Yep, what was thought to be the return of Wulfie seems to have just been a clever little trick orchestrated by Jeffie. Of course, I hadn't said anything at the time about the results of some recent blood work I'd had done as part of my yearly check-up... Jeffie, Jeffie, Jeffie, what have you done to me?

Uncle Knucklefunk - Papa's Pretty Pickle
Jorn - Stormcrow
Pagan's Mind - Revelation To The End
Who Cares - Out Of My Mind
DC4 - Electric Ministry
Symphony X - Electric Messiah
Gentlemans Pistols - Heavy Petting
The Godz - Go Away
The Quill - Waiting For The Sun
George Lynch - Brand New Day
Rival Sons - Face The Light
Dramagod - Jackabite
Armed With Valor - What All The Kids Are Craving
MonstrO - Stallone
Jeff The Brotherhood - Bummer
Chimaira - Year Of The Snake
Dramagod - Road To Nowhere
Wayne Static - Assassins Of Youth
Lemmy - Enter Sandman
Opeth - The Devil's Orchard
Alice Cooper - I'll Bite Your Face Off
Diamond Plate - Pull The Trigger
Spater - Rat Salad
Warbringer - Shattered Like Glass
Faster Pussycat - Lovedrive
Mastodon - Curl Of The Burl
The Devil Wears Prada - Born To Lose
Evile - Centurion
Spater - Sucker Punch
Lowkey - Jumping On The Back Of A Shark
Black Pyramid - Warswine
Vader - Lord Of Thorns
Anterior - Blood In The Throne Room
Dirge Within - Absolution
AC/DC - Inject The Venom
Raging Slab - Anywhere But Here
Vio-lence - Bodies On Bodies
Revocation - Beloved Horrifier
Serianna - Deep Sleep
KYNG - Falling Down
Black Tide - Fight Til The Bitter End
Anthrax - Fight 'Em 'Till You Can't
Nekrogoblikon - Bears
Careless - Boundaries
Gypsy Hawk - Gypsy Hawk
Georgy - Third Degree Sodomy
ICS Vortex - Storm Seeker
Embrace The Massacre - Red Hour
Jasta - Set You Adrift
Demonical - Return In Flesh
Design The Skyline - Witch Of The Woods
Last Red Ember - Anchor Management
Testament - Into The Pit
Alice In Chains - Check My Brain

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