by rudyards | April 15th, 2017
Blues Funeral (Houston, TX)
Following a temporary hiatus for Sanctus Bellum in November of 2014, Sanctus Bellum members, Jan Kimmel, Cory Cousins, and Maurice Eggenschwiler immediately formed Blues Funeral recruiting Gabe Katz on bass, and spent the next several months writing new material.
These songs have culminated into a diverse array of protometal and progressive rock that is very much steeped in a vision of the music from the 60’s and 70’s. The band has been compared by fans to the likes of Spiritual Beggars, Rainbow, Deep Purple, Opeth, Wishbone Ash, and Atomic Rooster.
The Scourge (Houston, TX)
The Scourge are an independent heavy metal band from Houston, Texas rooted in the old school melodic sensibility of European bands such as Rage and Helloween while simultaneously wrecking necks with their US inspired thrash riffage in the vein of Testament and classic Megadeth.
Metalloyd (Houston, TX)
Metalloyd is a Heavy Metal band based out of Houston Texas. The music of Metalloyd can best be described as a combination of the band’s classic metal influences of the 80’s and a more modern aggressive sound. The band started its career in 2003 performing covers and slowly began to gain a following through its high energy shows and song selections. Once the band began writing material, the incorporation of their influences were easily recognizable, and they brought an old school feel to a drastically different music scene. With six years of performing live and writing material, Metalloyd has not lost any of the intensity that first made them stand out. The line-up is Chris Salazar on lead guitar and lead vocals, Anthony Sanchez on lead guitar and backing vocals, Luis Garcia on bass and backing vocals, and Daniel Ramos on the drums. These four metal heads all share one common dream, to continue to write and perform their music to any and all who share the same love for Heavy Metal music.