April Fools Thrash Bash

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Fri., April 1, 9 p.m. 2016
Ash Street Saloon Southwest Portland (Portland)
$6
Of all the metal sub-genres out there, thrash is the one that probably has the most wiggle room as far as attitudes and subject matter are concerned. On one end of the thrash spectrum, there are mean, scowling bands that take their posturing and lyrics very seriously. On the other, there are bands that know how to have fun, like local lunatics Hectic Shock. Hectic Shock's raised-middle-finger thrash stylings are as crazed, evil, loose-lipped, and wild as anything out there. From their live shows to Summoning Hell, the CD which Hectic Shock will be releasing this evening, the band's frivolity shines through quite well. Consider lyrics from opening track "Hectic Shock": "Get in the pit/Take another hit/Punched in the tit/Kicked in the clit." From there, Summoning Hell plays like the soundtrack for a head-banging, neck-wrecking party that forever lives in infamy for its unbridled debauchery and blasphemy. ARIS HUNTER WALES

Ash Street Saloon

225 SW Ash St. Portland, OR 97204 Venue website

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