Saturday, Sept 9th, 2017
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
San Francisco, CA
$12 ADV / $15 DOS / Age 18 And Up
Before Anthrax collaborated with Public Enemy, before Rage Against The Machine tore up the DNC convention, and before Limp Bizkit shredded Woodstock, there was a band called Mordred from the Bay Area of San Francisco, California that started it all.
Mordred were formed back in 1984 in the San Francisco Bay Area during the era that gave us the big 4: Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax & Megadeth.
One of the first bands in the cross over thrash metal genre, They released their debut album Fools Game back in 1989. Fool's Game gave birth to the hit single Everyday’s A Holiday, a huge crowd pleaser at the live shows; it also yielded a video which played in heavy rotation on MTV & other music stations internationally in addition to helping secure a successful American/European tour supporting the likes of Sacred Reich, Overkill, Nuclear Assault and Celtic Frost.
In 1991 came their second album, In This Life, which garnered 5 star reviews like Kerrang magazine's
This album spawned 2 hit singles, Falling Away & Esse Quam Videri. Both videos for the singles enjoyed heavy rotation on MTV and worldwide. Touring for support of In This Life produced a live home video, In This LIVE, from one of their amazing headlining shows at the Marquee club in London which sold out both nights.
1992 arrived & Mordred release the 6 track EP that was Vision. The EP included a wide variety of the crossover thrash sound & again enjoyed lots of radio exposure.
The band are pleased to announce that it is the line-up that is responsible for the In This Life & Vision records that has reformed. The line-up comprises of:
Aaron (Pause) Vaughn--keyboards, vocals, turntables
On October 20, 2013, Mordred created their official Facebook page facebook.com/MordredBand
and a few days later, they announced a reunion with the «In This Life» lineup. They plan to tour in the summer 2014 and release new material as a number of great new tracks have been written. Since this announcement a number of interviews have taken place, most notably with Seb Martino of Metal Mayhem:
& features both Scott & Danny of the band. Firebrand magazine issue 38 page 70 as well massmovement.co.uk/downloads/
The Ghost Next Door
Based in Berkeley, California, The Ghost Next Door emerged from a desire to marry the dark melancholy of 80s and 90s alternative with the aggression and drive of Bay Area metal. With Gary Wendt on guitar and vocals, Aaron Asghari on guitar, Seanan Gridley on bass, and Sebastien Castelain on drums, solid songwriting and musical diversity are at the core of The Ghost Next Door's sound.
Each member brings unique influences from across the modern music spectrum: from punk to jazz, progressive metal to sadcore, modern rock to thrash. Their influences and playing styles combine into meter-bending, riff-driven rock & roll breaking out from under the bare skin of abrasively honest lyrics. On stage, they come together to show what manifests from an undeniable compulsion to create and perform their expressive take on modern metal.