Three noise-rock metal bands are invading Austin’s indoor stage at the Mohawk on Saturday, Aug. 8. Get set for some carnage – none of these guys are taking prisoners.
Headlining the stage are Miami’s prog-rock thrashers House of Lightning. Comprised of members from the much heralded doom-rock bands Floor, Torche, and Doves, this three-piece has a serious metal pedigree. Odd time signatures, prog-rock overtures, and rapid-fire riffs are their forte, and when they’re not coming off like Rush in severe maximum overdrive, they often sound like some sort of mangled Van Halen. Their debut album, Lightworker, was released on Robotic Empire last year and has the makings of a stoner-rock classic.
Fellow Miami doomsayers Wrong also have succinct metal traces in their blood. Not only did some members put time in the aforementioned Torche, but a few also did some work pummeling audiences worldwide in the beloved Kylesa. Crunchy and meaty, you might think Slayer and Helmet had a backwoods love child and named it Wrong. The band recently signed with the notable Relapse record label, so expect to hear a lot of these guys in the future.
Scratch that. For reasons unknown, Wrong has dropped off from their summer tour with House of Lightning. Don’t fret headbangers, Austin’s very own Curse The Heavens has joined the night’s bill, and they’re bring plenty of mighty thunder with ‘em. Their particular brand of metal brings to mind feathered hair, jean jackets, white Reeboks, and high-school lockers chockfull of Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax graffiti. Curse the Heavens has been making the Red River rounds for a while now, and their live show is never to be missed.
Opening up the show is Dead, from Melbourne, Australia. Much like the landscape of their home, Dead is brutal, unforgiving, and downright weird. This duo is sure to win plenty of American fans with their odd take on noise rock.
The Mohawk is located at 912 Red River St. Doors open at 9 p.m., and takes place indoors. For more information, visit the Facebook event page here.
House of Lightning
Curse The Heavens