Second Annual METAL Art Show to Take Place November 14th in Hollywood

On November 14th, The Congregation Gallery will be hosting the second annual METAL Art Show, curated by Cam Rackman. Over 50 original paintings and sculptures by Vincent Castiglia, Max Cavalera, Johny Chow, Chris Peters, Nikko Hurtado, Christopher Conte, Cam Rackam, Cam De Leon, Axis, Zac Shavrick, Krystopher Sapp, Vince Locke, Joachim Luetke, and many more will be showcased.

Artists from TOOL, METALLICA, MARILYN MANSON, SLAYER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DAATH, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DIMMU BORGIR, ARCH ENEMY, MESHUGGAH, KREATOR, KORN, AC/DC, CANNIBAL CORPSE, and CAVALERA CONSPIRACY will have new work on display, as well as an array of the world’s finest talent in metal themed art.

The event, which takes place Saturday, November 14th, will feature performances from THE DEVIL’S ORCHESTRA and THE DIRTY LOUNGE. Doors open at 9:00pm. The Congregation Gallery is located at 7569 Melrose Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046.

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The Dirty Lounge Takes Over The Viper Room with RUN DEVIL RUN on June 5th

The Viper Room in Hollywood has been bringing metal back to the Sunset Strip as the Strip‘s only metal bar with its Friday night metal club, The Dirty Lounge. They recently kicked off the monthly Club My War with live bands in the main room. On June 5th, The Dirty Lounge will be taking over the main room for the first installment of The Dirty Lounge Presents. The main room takeover will feature RUN DEVIL RUN, in addition to its regular downstairs metal lounge.

The Dirty Lounge is run by musicians, including Johny Chow (FIREBALL MINISTRY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) and metal heads for musicians and metal heads. Hit up The Dirty Lounge every Friday for cheap drinks, metal music, and discuss metal and music with other metal heads, including musicians from various bands, agents, managers, label heads, and music lovers. Expect free giveaways from Volcom, The Metal Awards Show, and HotBox.

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The Viper Room’s New Monthly Metal Night Debuts Tomorrow

The Viper Room in Hollywood, who’ve already been bringing the metal to The Sunset Strip with a weekly metal night called The Dirty Lounge, will be home to a new monthly metal night, dubbed Club My War, that kicks off tomorrow night (May 12th). The format for the monthly event will be Doom, Hardcore, Drone, Experimental, Power Violence, Thrash, etc.

Opening night will feature headliners IT’S CASUAL (11:15pm-12am), who will be commemorating their new album, The New Los Angeles. Prior to their performance will be a special video of The New Los Angeles directed by world famous video director, Robert Schober (a.k.a. Roboshobo), who is known for his work on the latest videos from METALLICA, MASTODON and THE B-52’S.

Other bands performing include CHINGALERA (10:30pm-11pm), SNAKES ALIVE (9:45pm-10:15pm), GORT (9:00pm-9:30pm), and INTERNAL CORROSION (8:15pm-8:45pm ). Also, the following guests will be DJing between bands: Larry Herweg (PELICAN), Eddie Solis (Southern Lord), James Curtiss (Southern Lord), Jason Moore (Amoeba Hollywood), Pete Majors (Vacation Records), and Scott Florance (City Of Devils blog).

Doors open at 8pm and admission is $10.