You can hardly describe Ramming Speed as a “supporting act,” as this group of thrashy, punk-induced, speed-metal titans break off an aggressive barrage of riffs to the delight of their rapid fan base. With multiple releases on the mighty Tankcrimes label and scores of renowned indie labels, Ramming Speed are at the forefront of the US’s resurgence of speedy thrash. With a solid mix of d-beats, blasts, and metal, Ramming Speed are never a disappointment live with last week’s showcase being no exception.
Richmond’s favorite weed-laden riff monsters Cannabis Corpse are still supporting their latest offering, Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise, which hit streets last year via Tankcrimes Records. Featuring members of Municipal Waste and Battlemaster, Cannabis Corpse have proven they offer much more than just Cannibal Corpse worship riffs and have delivered some killer death metal tunes over the past several years. We caught up with Cannabis Corpse bassist Landphil (Municipal Waste) for an interview shortly after the new LP hit streets, so be sure to scope that if you missed it the first time around.
Revocation continue to support the 2011 release of their third studio full-length Chaos in Forms which hit streets via Relapse Records last August. Featuring the guitar work of founding member David Davidson who honed his poly-rhythmic guitar attack at the Berkley School of Music, the band fuses elements of technical death metal and thrash for a tasty offerings of speedy and catchy riffs across the board.
Once again, our ever-talented Senior Staff Photographer, Dante Torrieri of Useless Rebel Imaging was on hand to capture the show in photos for your viewing pleasure.
Without further ado..
All Pictures by Dante Torrieri.
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