Arts & Entertainment - Detroit Loves Hardcore!
It’s 2013, so that means us Rockers have to attend shows and have a blast. I’m here to make sure that you guys get the news needed to have an amazing time. Lately there has been a lot going on within the metal scene; good news and some that many may consider devastating. If you don’t know what is going on right now, let me break this down for you. Lately there has been a lot said about current situation of Randy Blithe, vocalist of Lamb of God, in the Czech Republic where he is in trial for the accidental death of a fan who was pushed off of the stage at his show. The trial has been going on since 2010 and is still going on but was postponed until March 4 2013. Our prayers go out to the family of the young man who died. Another shocking event that has metal heads going nuts is the exclusion drummer Dave Lombardo from one of the most famous thrash metal bands, Slayer.
The band let Dave Lombardo go for the Australian Tour and replaced him with another drummer. The reasons for letting him go are not at all clear right now but it seems to me that they are not kicking him out for good. Similarly, Adam Duce from Machine Head left the band this past week for unknown reasons but it hurts everyone to know that he will no longer rock with them anymore. With the news concluded, it’s now time for some show information. On sunday February 24, 2013, Detroit was visited by some underground hardcore the bands. This show really gave us all an example of what hardcore really is. The lineup featured the brutal H20 with supporting bands Terror, Code Orange Kids, Backtrack and Live by the Code. The first band to bless the stage was the Code orange kids these guys put on a heck of a show. The second band to grace the stage was Backtrack. The head banging band form New York tore Magic Stick concert hall to its base. The third band to destroy the stage was Live by the Code and their name speaks for itself. As soon as they started to play, the two-stepping and hardcore dancing started to open the floor up for the next band.
Terror was up next. As soon as they took the stage, everyone went wild. I’m talking mayhem everywhere. I even had a chance to jump on stage and sing Always the Hard Way. The last band to come to the stage was H20. Everyone jumped on stage and partied with the band. Pure energy was flowing through the building; everyone had a great time. Don’t get too hurt about not making it to this show because there are a heck of a lot more coming u. If you’re in need of some hardcore on Sunday March 3, 2013, The Acacia Strain with Every Time I Die will be in Detroit at the Magic Stick. Well that’s it you guys, until next time. Keep those horns up and don’t stop head banging.