Lead singer, Andrew Vanderzalm, made it a point to tell me that Feed Her To The Sharks was melodic metalcore, capable of angles and dips into ranges not always explored in straight metalcore. At the time I didn’t pay it much attention.
A week ago I talked with over 10 different musicians that are currently gracing the stages on the Mayhem Festival, and I walked away with a theme. Although an obvious question, asked thousands of times, I believe investigating roots to be important, so I ask, “Who influenced you the most as a musician?
When it comes to band merch, I’m like a complete child. If I had 500 bucks in my wallet and I stood in front of an array of concert t-shirts, painted drum heads, lighters, posters, and maybe even a crusty pancake in the shape of Phil Anselmo’s head, I’d probably dump it all on...
Mayhem it was, from start to finish. And, it was awesome. The 2015 Rockstar Mayhem Festival, featuring Slayer as headliner, offered a wide spread of musical delights for rabid fans to sample from the second Code Orange kicked it off in The Rave Bar till the ending notes of Angel of Death.
From the opening conversation where the record company tells them to come up with an awesome video concept to where they just fuck around with it and make me laugh, this video rocks. Jekyll and Hyde is definitely a cock rock FFDP song but the band shows they don’t take themselves too seriously.
TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE ROCKSTAR MAYHEM And all through our house was my typical pre-concert hyperactive scatterbrain anxiety at work. There is no point of fighting it, so long ago I learned to embrace it and enjoy it.
It always sparks my curiousity when musicians from other groups go on to join or form another group, or whatever their endeavors lead them to. A group I had never heard of, it was pretty cool to see them being fronted by one of the strongest female vocalists in metal currently.