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Sons of Zeus, Slayers of Gorgons: PerseuS Brings the Thunder


A late June Saturday night doesn’t necessarily conjure thoughts of machine gun kicks, chunky riffage with the tastiest of finger-licks or vocal pipes that make you wonder, if just for a moment, you’ve inadvertently stepped behind a Boeing jet engine, but if you were at The Blue Note in downtown Oklahoma City on the 30th, the last paragraph probably hit you like a Woodstock acid flashback.

In case you’re out of the loop, OKC has a new group of homegrown heroes; PerseuS hit the local metalcore scene in 2008 and, barring a brief hiatus, has been plowing their way to the big time. By all accounts, June 30th, 2019 was the best outing thus far, and let me tell you, it was a face-melter.

Another Round (the opener) got the room warmed up in top fashion, with a sound that reminded me of The Toadies and Alter Bridge (you’re welcome for that thought). Then, as if M. Night Shyamalan made the schedule, the headliners played the middle spot! Mind….. blown…. But I guess you can do what you want when you bring the furious thunder!

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Upon first glance, PerseuS seems like a ragtag band of misfits, admittedly, but don’t let your eyes fool you! Jordan Gorath (drums) may be quiet and unassuming off stage, but his timing and energy behind the kit blow those misconceptions away quick.

Jordan Gorath

And no, that’s not Toki Wartooth on the bass, that’s Gage Wayland! Together with Chris Gomez (rhythm guitar) the trio rhythm section is not to be trifled with!

Gage Wayland
Chris Gomez
Rhythm Guitar

Oh, you wanna know who the guy off to the left of stage is? It’s only Gabe Mark, lead guitar and composer! With an attitude that says “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!” Gabe seems content to ride the edge of the spotlight, but when you’re the brains of the operation, you can rock out wherever you damn well please. And with blistering sweeps and awesomely technical solos, rocking out is an understatement.

Gabe Mark
Lead Guitar/Composer

And last but certainly not least, the frontman, on lead vocals, Jeremy Knight. Jeremy has a way of connecting with the crowd, of drawing out energy, that one only gets with true passion for performing. He had the entire bar on their feet by the second song, and kept them there till he was done with them. A fireball of energy, PerseuS is bringing their tight, heavy stampede of fury to ever greater heights.

Jeremy Knight

Our boys are opening for Fit For A King with Norma Jean on July 31st @ Diamond Ballroom in OKC. Get your tickets here!! Check them out on Facebook and watch for more shows, I promise you won’t regret it.

As always, I’ll leave you with a quote:

Shake for me, girl. I wanna be your backdoor man.” –Richard Milhous Nixon

Wanna see Slipknot play Rock Am Ring in Germany this weekend?

Well we’re giving away tickets to……. ok, no we’re not. This site doesn’t make that kind of money… yet! The good news, though, is that you don’t have to pay one red cent to catch the show.

The Nine will be live-streaming their headlining performance Sunday night, the band tweeted Thursday morning. It’ll give the group some (masked) face-time with their fans before the upcoming Knotfest Roadshow, which promises to be a kind of reestablishing of dominance, in the best way. This years lineup includes Volbeat, Gojira and Behemoth. (Warning: It Might Get a Little Loud!) We here at the Jam Hole are super- syched for We Are Not Your Kind, their 6th studio album, to drop in August.

Curtains-up is at 9:45pm UK time, which means the US east coast tunes in at 4:45pm, and 1:45pm for the west.

If you want to join in the festivities, just click the link below at the designated times on Sunday.

Enjoy the show! And remember….you can’t see California without Marlon Brando‘s eyes 🤘😆

|GHOST||NOTHING MORE|2019 Tour Dates

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Sept. 13 – Rabobank Theatre, Bakersfield, CA [Tickets]

Sept. 14 – Reno Events Center, Reno, NV [Tickets]

Sept. 16 – Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center, Portland, OR [Tickets]

Sept. 17 – Toyota Center, Kennewick, WA [Tickets]

Sept. 19 – WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA [Tickets]

Sept. 20 – Pacific Auditorium, Vancouver, BC [Tickets]

Sept. 21 – So. Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC [Tickets]

Sept. 24 – The Corral, Calgary, AB [Tickets]

Sept. 26 – Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA [Tickets]

Sept. 27 – Taco Bell Arena, Boise, ID [Tickets]

Sept. 28 – Center, West Valley City, UT* [Tickets]

Sept. 30 – Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch, Loveland, CO [Tickets]

Oct. 1 – Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs, CO [Tickets]

Oct. 3 – Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, SD [Tickets]

Oct. 4 – Arena, Fargo, ND* [Tickets]

Oct. 5 – The Armory, Minneapolis, MN [Tickets]

Oct. 7 – Center, Green Bay, WI [Tickets]

Oct. 14 – DeltaPlex Arena, Grand Rapids, MI [Tickets]

Oct. 19 – Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, ME [Tickets]

Oct. 21 – DCU Center, Worcester, MA [Tickets]

Oct. 22 – The Oncenter, Syracuse, NY [Tickets]

Oct. 24 – GIANT Center, Hershey, PA [Tickets]

Oct. 25 – Cure Insurance Arena, Trenton, NJ [Tickets]

Oct. 26 – Cool Insuring Arena, Glens Falls, NY [Tickets]

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⬇️ Tour Dates|Ticketing Links ⬇️

July 18 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater*
July 20 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman^
July 21 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion*
July 23 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre*
July 25 – Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre*
July 26 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena*
July 28 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds*
July 30 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach*
July 31 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live*

Aug. 02 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater*
Aug. 03 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion^
Aug. 06 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater*
Aug. 07 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center*
Aug. 09 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center^
Aug. 10 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre*
Aug. 11 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
Aug. 13 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*
Aug. 14 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage*
Aug. 16 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center*
Aug. 17 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion+
Aug. 18 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center+
Aug. 20 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center+
Aug. 21 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
Aug. 23 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
Aug. 25 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center+
Aug. 27 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre+
Aug. 30 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury Insurance+
Aug. 31 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion+

Sept. 02 – Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre+Sept. 04 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre+

*with HO99O
+with FEVER 333

On This Day


March 11th, 1964

Crack open a cold one (or several), dig out your copy of Cowboys From Hell and send a big “Happy Birthday!!” to the one and only, often imitated, never matched, drummer and founding member of Pantera Mr. Vincent Paul Abbott, born in Abilene, Tx. this day in 1964. Along with brother “Dimebag” Darrell, Vinnie kept time for the Texas groove-metal band from 1981 to 2003, when upon it’s dissolution, the two formed Damageplan(2003-2004). Vinnie went on to play in metal super-group Hellyeah from 2006 until his death in June, 2018. Happy Birthday, Vin. You and Dime are sorely missed, but you’ll always be in our hearts. We’ll see you both at the after-party!!


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