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Obituary @ B.B. King Blues Club (9/12/2007)

Obituary are one of the more legendary of the Death Metal bands out there and tonight they would appear at B.B. King Blues Club with the interesting Taiwanese Black Metal band Chthonic and the Southern Fried Hard Rock of Alabama Thunderpussy. To see and learn more about the show just scroll past the logo below to be brought to our article.

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Artist: Obituary
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY)
Opener: Chthonic, Alabama Thunderpussy
Date: 9/12/2007
Label: Candlelight Records

It wasn’t long after their formation in 1984 that Florida Death Metallers Obituary became one of the most respected and influential groups of its kind. Their successes and accomplishments in the forming genre would help to build the path that future Death Metal groups would walk upon to this very day. The group recently signed to Candlelight Records in May 2007 and the partnership gave us the smoldering “Xecutioner’s Return” and not long after the album was delivered a tour would ensue to bring their message to the Metal masses in the best place possible – in the clubs where this music is best absorbed and enjoyed. The tour would be met with great levels of approval and the show that would be presented at the venerated B.B. King Blues Club would feature the Southern Metal styling of Alabama Thunderpussy and Black Melodic Metal masters from Taiwan Chthonic as their support acts. Having enjoyed these two bands on their albums I was very happy to be able to catch them as the openers for the Death Metal legends from Tampa. Here is a look inside some of the happenings that went down that night. There were five bands set to play and I believed one was At All Cost, but I would not catch theirs or the other band’s set and their name escapes me at present. The schedule said 8:00 for this one so it seemed like it was to be a long night with Chthonic getting things started off for everybody right on the dot.
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“Open Fire” by Alabama Thunderpussy

Artist: Alabama Thunderpussy
Title: “Open Fire”
Label: Relapse Records
Release Date: 3/6/2007
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 3.5/5

I tend to like this kind of stuff from time to time as it’s pure and back to basics Hard Rock – and if you lean to that side yourself you will find it to be the top-shelf liquor of Hard Rock & Roll. “Open Fire” presents us with ATP’s return and also with a new singer in their roster. Vocalist Kyle Thomas has a swagger and growl that brings to mind more of the heavy Southern Rock bands of days past, and there are some moments on this recording that made me think of the mighty Molly Hatchet. When you start to play this CD and “The Cleansing” begins with its almost Motley Crue “Red Hot” drumming, I dare you to not kick one back with the stereo blasting while the band kicks into gear. It’s primarily a Metal album, but some of the tunes like “None Shall Return” and “Whisky War” have that rumbling groove that you often find in bands like Artimus Piledriver.
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