BLACK TUSK, ZOROASTER and SAINT VITUS, STONE AXE to Rock Sunset Strip’s The Viper Room

In the coming weeks, The Viper Room on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA is (once again) set to host some metal courtesy of BLACK TUSK, ZOROASTER, SAINT VITUS, STONE AXE, and more. It’s always a good sign to see the diverse and legendary venue bring in some quality metal bands. Show info and tickets below:

June 24th, 2010

June 29th, 2010
Church of the 8th Day presents
SAINT VITUS (headliner)
STONE AXE (support)

IT’S CASUAL: Amoeba Music’s “Homegrown Artist of the Month” + Live Shows

Los Angeles’ IT’S CASUAL is Amobea Music‘s “Homegrown Artist of the Month” for August. The heavy noisemakers, who will also be featured in the LA Weekly this month, recently released the album, The New Los Angeles.

IT’S CASUAL have been confirmed for the FU MANCHU national fall tour kicking off October 25th and going through November 11th.

Before then, IT’S CASUAL will be making their regular local rounds of gigging including this Friday at The Viper Room in Hollywood with Nick Oliveri‘s MONDO GENERATOR, San Fransico’s all-girl TURBONEGRO cover band, TURBONEGRA, 16 and DISASTROID. Peep the flyer here:

Check out the band’s video for “The New Los Angeles“…

Get more info on IT’S CASUAL here:

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.

For more info, check out The Dirty Lounge MySpace page ( and follow them on Twitter (

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.