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

PerseuS

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!

Click the link to check these guys out. Show your support and follow them on FB:

https://www.facebook.com/anotherroundokc/

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
Drums

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
Bass/VoX
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
VoX

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.

https://www.facebook.com/ThePerseusBand

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

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

Petition to Name Black Hole after Chris Cornell


Earlier this week, the very first image of a black hole at the center of galaxy M87, was captured by NASA and the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration. It is just one of billions and billions of others that exist out there and everything about it, is terrifyingly fascinating. To say the least.



Just 2 days ago, music reporter Giuliana Jarrin from Quito, Ecuador created a petition to name a black hole after the late Soundgarden and Audioslave singer, Chris Cornell. I think it’s safe to say and that we can all silently agree that… well, it just fits… as ”Black Hole Sun” begins to echo through our minds. 🎶

https://www.change.org/p/national-science-foundation-name-the-black-hole-after-chris-cornell


We grow, thrive, struggle, feel, heal and most importantly, we connect through the art of music. It’s such a beautiful thing. It’s wonderfully mind blowing, how just one person can make such an impact in the world of music. In OUR world especially, and into the lives of SO many people. He painted through his voice, and through his lyrics, amazing works of art that we will carry with us the rest of our way. His voice was unlike anyone we had ever had the pleasure of listening to. His love and passion for music inspired us all and does so still…


It has been 2 years since Chris’s passing, however it feels like just yesterday when family, friends and fans were met with the sad news that Chris had come to the end of his journey here in this world. On to the next. How time flies… But in light of it all, he lives on through us and through everyone he has ever influenced.



We here at the Collective would like to take this moment to send all our love and appreciation to his family and those close to him. Thank you for sharing with us, all the times the world had in his presence.


Also, a warm kudos to Ms. Giuliana Jarrin for proposing such a fantastic idea. Give her a follow on Instagram and show her some love.

https://instagram.com/rocknrollpadawan?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=1i5y8ukfc8hq7


At this time, there are 21,000 signatures and counting. This will be one beautiful way to honor such a beautiful mind and soul. In honor of his life, his memory, his words, his voice and every drop of the pure inspiration and influence that filled our souls and mended our hearts… as he did then and continues to do now. You can sign too by clicking the link below.

https://www.change.org/p/national-science-foundation-name-the-black-hole-after-chris-cornell

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!!

 

On This Day

March 7, 1970

Charles Manson released an album called “Lie” to help raise money for his defense in the Tate-LeBianca murder trial. In the sixties, Manson fancied himself a musician, befriending Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson convincing him,eventually, to record one of his songs, “Cease to Exist”. (The title was changed to “Never Learn Not To Love” which climbed to #61 in 1969.)

Charles Manson

Also…. In 1971

Led Zeppelin played Stairway to Heaven live for only the second time in Ireland at the Nationval Boxing Stadium.

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