Jan 26, 2013 - The Summit Music Hall
Door Time: 7:00 PM
Presented By: 106.7 Metalix and Westword

Day: Saturday, January 26, 2013
Door Time: 7:00 PM
Age: All Ages
Advance Ticket Price: $26
Day Of Show Price: $29
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In 1992 friends and respected musicians gathered together in their hometown of New Orleans to form a band called Down.   Though Down started as an underground outlet for Southern rockers (Phil Anselmo, Pepper Keenan, Kirk Wiindstien, Jimmy Bower III) to join together and exult in the music that inspired them, Down became much, much more. 

In 1995 Eleckra Records caught wind of the side project and encouraged the guys to record what became their first album, NoLa.  Even with the all the member’s main projects (Pantera, Corrosion of Conformity, Crowbar, Eyehategod) taking up most of their time, Down was able to release a second album in 2002 titled Down II:  A Bustle In The Hedgerow

Even with out a world tour to support the releases, collectively their two albums sold more than 1,000,000 records.  It was time to take Down to the next level.  So in 2006 Down regrouped in New Orleans to face each other and proclaim Down their Main Project. 

When an impromptu European tour, having virtually no promotion, proved Down could draw a massive and dedicated audience (circa 2006, England’s Download Fest put the band on last minute as ‘special guest” and, at 11 in the morning, 50,000 kids arrived, tearing down fences, to see them preform) the band went straight to work on their third album, Down III: Over The Under.  Propelled by the courage of New Orleans pulling itself out of under the despair of Hurricane Katrina, Over The Under debut in 2007 with a depth worthy of the critical praise it received. 

In 2010 a CD/DVD package was released by Down called Diary of a Mad Band.  It featured a 2 CD full concert, live in London and a DVD highlighting raw document footage marking the 2006 return of DOWN from the practice room all the way up to their first European tour in 2006, and a bonus behind-the-scenes featurette entitled ‘Tirades and Shenanigans’.

Anselmo, Keenan, Windstein and Bower III, with Pat Bruders on bass, have just come off the 2011 European Festival circuit where they kicked ass on main stages across the continent.  Down intends to continue alternating between the studio and touring as they compile songs for their upcoming EP series.  Concert dates in South American and The United States have just been announce.


With the “retro-thrash” trend in full-swing, and hordes of bands trying to re-create “old school metal”, Texas monsters WARBEAST offer the real thing. Their music is not the result of careful study of 80’s thrash or classic metal; it just comes naturally because that is who they are. Krush The Enemy, their debut CD on Philip Anselmo’s Housecore Records, features ten tracks covering a wide range of metal terrain aimed squarely at the neck-snapping headbanger in the front row. For WARBEAST, “metal” means high speed riffing, thunderous double bass, roaring vocals and plenty of blazing guitar solos.

The roots of WARBEAST are firmly entrenched in the legendary 80’s Texas underground metal scene. Vocalist Bruce Corbitt was the voice of speed metal splatter kings Rigor Mortis, who achieved major label success on Capitol Records in 1988. Guitarists Rick Perry and Scott Shelby were the riff machine behind Gammacide, one of Texas most furious thrash exports. Bassist Alan Bovee joined Gammacide when they re-united in 2006, and drum tornado Joe Gonzalez provided blast beats and mayhem for Dallas death metal band Demonseed.

The band was originally formed in the fall of 2006 under the name Texas Metal Alliance for a one-time performance to play a benefit show for Hammer Witch bassist/vocalist Wayne Abney. Abney had suffered a near-fatal motorcycle accident in August 2006. TMA's performance for the benefit included special guest members from some of Dallas/Ft. Worth's original thrash bands... Gammacide, Rigor Mortis, Rotting Corpse and Hammer Witch. After the benefit, some of the core members that made up TMA decided to make it a real band.

TMA initially played songs by the individual member’s previous bands. Now they focused on writing new material, and playing many shows throughout Texas. Two demos were recorded, and Bruce brought them along when Rigor Mortis was doing a tour in which they were supported by one of Philip Anselmo’s side projects, Arson Anthem. Bruce passed the demos on to Philip, who liked what he heard and wanted first shot at signing the band to his new Housecore Record label. After speaking with Philip and hearing his enthusiasm for the project, no other offers were even considered. In Anselmo’s own words: “Bruce is a commanding fucking presence. His performance on Krush The Enemy is the best he’s ever been. Rick and Scott’s use of chugging power riffs, mixed with classic progressions and twisting harmonies are executed flawlessly. Jose Gonzales plays the ever-loving shit out of the drums. Alan Bovee’s playing is as solid as a vice grip.”

In early 2009, the band changed their name to WARBEAST, feeling they had outgrown Texas Metal Alliance. In April they spent 2 weeks in New Orleans recording Krush The Enemy, with Anselmo producing. 100 proof metal has been forged here, and among many standout tracks are the blazing “Scorched Earth Policy”, the menacing “Stalker” and the apocalyptic “We Are The Vultures”. Once again, we’ll let Philip say it best: “every song is its own SONG; riff-delirium, thunderous cadences and classic Thrash vocals delivered in TRUE, classic Thrash style. WARBEAST will prove to be major players in the very near future…you can bet your ass on that.”

The onslaught began when WARBEAST’s Krush The Enemy was released on April 27, 2010.

Bobby Tillotson Jr. replaced Rick Perry on guitar in August 2010 and Warbeast is writing and preparing to record new songs and do as many tours and shows as possible.

Venomous Maximus
Venomous Maximus is a Dark Heavy Metal band from Houston, TX. The sound combines intense, unabashed metal riffing that locks into heavy rock grooves featuring interjected dual leads and surprisingly darkened atmospheres. Add to it the distinctive voice of towering front man Gregg Higgins and his unorthodox, unsettling tone, and unholy sinister laugh