Today we feature band #2 that will be performing at Contorted Records ”Oceans of Blood Metalfest“, the female fronted Casket of Cassandra! Casket of Cassandra (Amanda Maddera-Vocals, Riley Olacsi-Guitar & Backing Vocals, DJ Montanelli- Guitar, Jake Ramsey-Bass, Chris Campagna-Drums) is an innovative new band From the East Bay Metalcore scene with surprises at every turn, playing montrously brutal breakdowns and blast beats, and sweet soulful melodies. Formed in 2009 in Concord, CA, this band is notorious for putting on explosive live performances. Fans of heavy and extreme music will not be disappointed.
Casket of Cassandra – The Case of Sarah Scott.mp3
Oceans of Blood Metalfest will be held September 3, 2011 at the Old Princeton Landing in Half Moon Bay, CA
Today we kick off our profiling of the bands that will be playing the Oceans of Blood Metalfest September 3, 2011 at the Old Princeton Landing in Half Moon Bay, CA.
What a great fucking way to get shit started by introducing you to a Progressive/Hardcore/Metalcore
band out of Sacramento, And Came Back Brutal! What we love about this band, besides their music, is that they are coming at you with two intentions: to push boundaries and move people on their way! You know here at Joey Voodoo we rise up and salute those artists and musicians that are not swayed by society and are breaking down barriers!
Scott Gallagher (vocals), Peter Kaiser (lead guitar), Will Ward (bass), Eric Suderman (drums), and Frankie ‘Fzy’ Conlon (guitar) are known for their tendency to experiment with several diverse genre influences and their incorporation off cross styles of music and beats and breakdowns by chaotic, schizophrenic episodes for their fans. On April 5th, 2011 the gang released their first full length EP titled: “You Worship a Cadaver“
And Came Back Brutal – You Worship a Cadaver.mp3
Be sure to take a moment and check out all the ACBB social sites and mark your calendars to catch them and be part of of the metal madness at the Oceans of Blood Metalfest!
This inaugural event, presented by Contorted Records, has compiled an amazing lineup of 16 of the hottest emerging metal bands that will have the coast ablaze. OOB is creating a huge buzz in the metal scene and will be a major show for the promotion of metal music and its continued rapid resurgence with fans in the Bay Area and beyond. Contorted Records along with the OOB sponsors all hold one thing in mind…to offer exposure and to promote kick ass musicians and music as much as possible.
As a proud sponsor of OOB, Joey Voodoo will be brining you interviews with the entire lineup of bands performing at OOB. Along with the interviews we will also be showcasing songs and videos leading up to September 3.
The OOB Fest will be hosted by the beautiful and talented Jessica Leigh! This is an all ages show, with full bar for the 21+ crowd.
Oceans of Blood Line-up
Better Left Unsaid
And Came Back Brutal
Until We Sleep
Something Left Unsaid
Casket of Cassandra
Aura of Lesya
Behold the Desecration
The first time I heard The Dust was at a skate party at NorCal Surf Shop about three years ago. Man these guys just blew me away with their energy and powerful music and with just their overall vibe with the skate and surf community. These guys are one of my favorite bands to this day and I can’t wait for them to hit the studio again and see what they come up with. These guys have really put in lots of time and energy and have been grinding it out for many years so if you get a chance I suggest you catch one of their shows.
The Dust -> Sanctuary mp3
Bio: The Dust
The Dust are a groove based metal band from California, consisting of Matt Allen, Josh Jasperson, and Brian Overfelt.
The industrial boat yard of Half Moon Bay, California is the ideal place for The Dust to tear apart their practice space. Growing up in a small fishing town on a steady diet of metal and punk is what Matt Allen (bass), Josh Jasperson (guitar), and Brian Overfelt (vocals) have in common. Beginning in 1997, these three members of the The Dust started a project where they played many shows. Within a year of performing, they opened for Incubus at the Cocodrie and Papa Roach at the Maritime Hall.
Even though the project ended, the friendships never did– thus the possibility of a future band. A few years later, a new band emerged. They took the stage for the first time in May of 2003. They have played with several drummers over the years. With the recruitment of a new drummer (David Lavey) in 2008, The Dust was reborn again. The Dust has released a three-song demo and a full length album entitled Twenty-two. The sound is heavy while remaining dynamic. When you stand in front of their stage, you are struck by one thought: These guys are tight. With strong personal lyrics, catchy riffs, and a heaviness all their own, The Dust strives to entertain and inspire all who listen.
The Dust have gained the support and respect of their local scene and received the strong embrace of the Bay Area and worldwide skateboard community. After getting critical acclaim in Lowcard Magazine, Thrasher Magazine used some of their music in the recent video release, Brutality. Juice Magazine put them in the June issue’s “Dopest in the Deck” section. Most recently, Sirius Radio Faction 28 played their song, Bleed, on their DIY show. The Dust are poised for a breakthrough as they prepare to enter the studio to bring life to another great album due out in early 2010.