Last night was one to remember at Brooklyn’s iconic heavy metal club, Saint Vitus Bar, as Kerrang! curated and sponsored its first ever show in the United States.
Headlined by New York’s Mutoid Man (featuring Stephen Brodsky of Cave In and Ben Koller of Converge), with support from Ruby the Hatchet of Philadelphia, and The Well of Austin, Texas, the evening was filled with fuzzed-out heavy riffs and whiplash-inducing head-banging.
Catch Mutoid Man on the road – a can’t-miss exercise in headbanger gymnastics – this month: MAY 08 New Orleans, LA @ Santos * MAY 09 Austin, TX @ Barracuda * MAY 10 Houston, TX @ Satellite * MAY 11 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street * MAY 12 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room * MAY 13 Somerset, WI @ Northern Invasion MAY 14 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen *^ MAY 15 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar *^ MAY 16 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme *^ MAY 17 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar *^ MAY 18 Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range MAY 19 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck * MAY 20 Montreal, QC @ Pouzza 8 Fest JUN 06 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus AUG 19 Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas
Last week, the mighty Mutoid Man announced a three-part series of cover tunes, starting with a totally righteous cover of Tom Jones’ “She’s a Lady” (re-christened “She’s a Mutoid Lady,” natch). Today, MetalSucks is SO FREAKIN’ EXCITED to be premiering the second entry in the series, a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Communication Breakdown” dubbed “Mutation Breakdown.”