Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Awaken the Serpent: Toxic Holocaust, Exhumed @ The Constellation Room, 1/27/14

January 31, 2014

It is a strong testament to the power of music that I summoned enough energy to attend this show; not only was it a Monday night after a loooong week, but it was also an hour drive each way for me. But as soon as I was back in the sweaty, dark room with the extra loud music, I felt firmly at home and back in my element.

IMG_7450Exhumed have become the go-to opening band for LA metal shows, and their antics have become habitual reactions, like participating in Rocky Horror antics: here comes the chainsaw, ewwww, smell the gasoline, ok, now everyone yell “BEER” while the guitarist is resuscitated post-solo, ok, watch out, here comes the fake blood! We were sitting on top of gear cases in the back of the room- the safety zone- because when we arrived you couldn’t even walk into the room, it was oversold and overflowing with bodies. I watched the pit swirl as the songs sped by and I got to say hi to the Toxic threesome as they sauntered into the room during the set.

IMG_7461I don’t even know how many times I’ve seen Toxic Holocaust at this point; but it never gets old to me. Sometimes a song will just randomly invade my consciousness, often at highly inappropriate times, like when I’m near a cross. TH sets are just wild fun. While this wasn’t my favorite set by them…the sound was weird, I was too tired to participate, and stage infiltrators kept mucking with Mr. Grind’s mojo…but it was great to hear a new song or two pressed up against the old faves. I also thought it interesting that the set ends with “Bitch” now instead of “Nuke the Cross”, as that song has had some soundtrack play pump it up into being their most popular track.  I mean, it’s Jesse Pinkman endorsed….it pretty much doesn’t get better than that!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Related Posts

Mad World: Tears for Fears, Garbage @ Kia Forum in Los Angeles, 6/4/22

“And I find it kind of funny I find it kind of sad The dreams in which I’m dying Are…

June 12, 2022

She Sells Sanctuary: The Cult, Des Roc @ House of Blues Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay

“The sparkle in your eyes Keeps me alive And the sparkle in your eyes Keeps me alive, keeps me alive…

May 27, 2022

Rock You Like A Hurricane: Scorpions, Skid Row @ Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas

“It’s early morning, the sun comes out Last night was shaking and pretty loud My cat is purring, it scratches…

April 15, 2022

Turbo Lover: 50 Years of Heavy Metal with Judas Priest and Queensrÿche @ Zappos Theater, Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino Las Vegas, 3/13/22

“We hold each other closer, as we shift to overdrive And everything goes rushing by, with every nerve alive We…

March 22, 2022

Intruder: Gary Numan @ Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown 2/24/22

“I could talk about my world How you brought about ruin I could talk about your greed If you want…

March 5, 2022

One Night: Danzig Sings Elvis at the Grand Ballroom in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 10/31/21

“Always lived, very quiet lifeI ain’t never did no wrongNow I know that life without youHas been too lonely too…

November 6, 2021

Highway to Hell: GayC/DC @ Landers Brewery, May 22, 2021

“Livin’ easyLovin’ freeSeason ticket on a one way rideAskin’ nothin’Leave me beTakin’ everythin’ in my strideDon’t need reasonDon’t need rhymeAin’t…

July 11, 2021

Yesterday Don’t Mean Shit: Vulgar Display of Pantera w/ Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals @ The Fillmore New Orleans

One minute you’re writing a work email and the next you’re downing a Black Tooth Grin; this is the beauty…

April 18, 2021

Scorched Earth: Mountain Tamer @ Couchlock & Rock / Stoned & Dusted @ Joshua Tree, 3/6/21

Hi there again… here we are at livestream 4/5 of Couchlock and Rock! This was a chaotic week for me…

March 13, 2021

Premonitions: Spirit Mother @ Couchlock and Rock / Stone and Dusted @ Joshua Tree, 2/20/21

Well hello there! Another two weeks have passed since the last Couchlock and Rock, and here we are, deeper into…

February 25, 2021