Thursday, October 31, 2013

Check Out Hephystus and Charetta at Dobbs on Saturday Nov. 9th!

On Saturday, November 9th we have a sick hard rock and metal lineup that features the regional bands Hephystus and Charetta  along with the bands Red Rising and RatFarm. This is a powerhouse lineup.
If your looking for new rock band to discover this is definitely a night to attend.
Progressive/Metal/Rock from Greensboro, NC.
For Fans of :
Dream Theater, Trivium, A Mutiny Within, Opeth, Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica

This is not your father’s kind of metal. This is definitely not a hair band. Hephystus is a new metallic breed ~ tight, pounding, progressive and dramatic. Three life-long friends blended their unique styles to form the core of the band. Guitarists Brandon Miller and Matt Halberg, and drummer Troy Surratt all played in previous bands together but their sound was truly cemented by the arrival of Aaron Yow’s bone-shaking bass tone. Dense and melodic, Hephystus puts the life and soul back into metal.

"Burn The Page, the new release by Greensboro based Hephystus is a magnificent album replete with original material that evoke memories of a day when ambitious, sprawling and lavishly produced rock albums were a mainstay of rock radio (YES and Emerson, Lake & Palmer come easily to mind). Make no mistake though, Burn The Page is not a rehashing of 70's rock, instead it is fresh, new, progressive metal and full of life."
Burn the Page is an example of dark progressive metal done right. Fans of Evergrey in particular should absolutely check out what Hephystus has to offer, but this band should also appeal to fans of the larger progressive metal genre, whether that's Dream Theater and Fates Warning or Leprous and even Tool...4.5 stars - one of the best progressive metal albums you've never heard!"
- Justin G

Alternative Hard Rock from New York, NY
For fans of:
Chevelle, Breaking Benjamin, Deftones, Sevendust, Godsmack, Lacuna Coil
An apocalypse can be translated from Greek as an uncovering, or a “lifting of the veil” to disclose something hidden. With their latest release entitled “Apocalypse”, New York City based rock band CHARETTA is attempting to lift the veil and expose their brand of rock music to a much broader audience. Already one of the well known acts in the New York scene, CHARETTA’s sound can be described as ...aggressive, groove oriented rock with angst-filled, melodic female vocals. “Apocalypse” was recorded at VuDu Studios in Port Jefferson, New York and produced by Mike Watts (Story of the Year, Theory of a Deadman). The five song EP features some of the band’s most memorable work to date. “Great grooves, monster riffs and killer vocals” says Watts.   
 CHARETTA (pronounced “sha-RET-uh”) consists of Angelina DelCarmen (vocals), Pablo LaFrossia (guitar), Chris Fullam (guitar), Richard Mollo (bass), and Adonis Sanchez (drums). The band formed in 2007 when Angelina moved from her hometown of Kansas City to New York City to pursue a career as an actress. Soon after, she met Pablo and Adonis who were searching for a singer for a new musical project. “She sang on our demos and just blew us away. One audition was all we needed to hear,” says Adonis. The three immediately sparked a musical chemistry and began writing new material together. Several months later they added Richard as their permanent bassist and the band’s core foundation was born. Once all the pieces were in place, they traveled to Florida to record their debut self-titled EP “Charetta” with producer Brett Hestla (Creed, Dark New Day). It was released in 2008 and offered a glimpse of what was to come. It was soon followed up by a full length album in 2009 entitled “Defying the Inevitable”, which was also produced by Brett Hestla. In 2010, the band added Chris as their second guitarist. “Chris and I have very similar styles, so it was a natural fit and easy transition,” shares Pablo. Later that year, the band began working with producer Mike Watts and would release their “A Nation Distracted” EP in 2011. The EP release show was the bands most memorable to date, as they performed for a SOLD OUT crowd at New York City’s legendary Irving Plaza.

CHARETTA has opened for such national acts such as Red, Hinder, Eye Empire, Taproot, Exist Trace, Saliva & Smile Empty Soul, and have also performed headlining shows of their own at major New York City venues such as Irving Plaza and Gramercy Theatre. In total, they have performed approximately 200 live shows to date. The band has also released two music videos and their music has been featured in the independent film “5th of a Degree” and the television show “The Mun2 Look”.  CHARETTA is poised to take the next step and make a national impact with their latest offering. The band continues to blaze their own path and “Apocalypse” will open many eyes and ears along the way. You can find them online at, as well as most popular music sites such as Pandora, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby.


Thursday, October 24, 2013

LA Hits Dobbs w/ Black Lodge and Edge of Paradise on 11/7/13

We have two great bands coming in from
Thursday, November 7th 2013 for our
These are two bands you need to check out and also see them live!!!!
Advance Tickets can be found at:
Hollywood, California, industrial-rock band Black Lodge have released their self-titled debut EP today–it’s available now on iTunes–as well as officially announced their fall 2013 US tour itinerary with select Pop Evil support dates.

The six-song Black Lodge debut EP is the first half of the band’s full-length upcoming 13-song concept album, The Diary of Tomahawk, due out in 2014, which tells the... story of an American witch named Tomahawk and her descent through a world of the occult, alchemy and ritualistic magic. Black Lodge’s debut six-song EP was written and recorded at The Realm Creative in Los Angeles by Black Lodge with co-producers and co-songwriters Johnny Royal, Gavin Reign, Jeordie White/Twiggy Ramirez, Lee Miles, Zach Webb, Sean Beavan and Johnny K.

 In celebration of the EP release, Black Lodge has launched a giveaway for a chance to win a Gibson Les Paul Epiphone signed by the band and Twiggy Ramirez, as well as an Orange Crush CR 120H–for entry details, click here. Black Lodge have also made the first three chapters of their upcoming graphic novel illustrated by Marvel Comics artist Wayne Robinson available for free download on their website.

“Growing up, I would fully immerse myself into the bands that I loved: Iron Maiden, The Misfits, Marilyn Manson, Morbid Angel, NIN,” says Black Lodge founder and lead guitarist, Johnny Royal. “When I started writing this record, I wanted to create the same experience for the listener that made me fall in love with music when I was a kid: memorable songs, great videos and cool artwork. We brought all of those elements into this record and have incorporated a great deal of alchemy and the occult in our songwriting process and story arch.”

The Edge Of Paradise

Edge of Paradise might be a new band, but when your debut album includes the rhythm section of bassist Tony Franklin (Blue Murder, The Firm) and drummer Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth Band), you know you're already in great shape. Now add the powerhouse vocals of Margarita Monet and Dave Bates' towering guitars and you have yourself a record essential to any fan of melodic metal.

      Formed by Monet and Bates in 2011, Edge Of Paradise debut release 'Mask' (Co written with Robin Mc Auley ) that came at #6 most added on national CMJ radio, right behind Machine Head and Five Finger Death Punch. An album chockfull of industrial-tinged metal coupled with soaring vocal hooks, was greatly received by critics and fans worldwide. Legendary Rock Interviews stated "Once in a while a new band comes along that not only has a unique sound of its’ own but draws upon all the things we love about metal or rock to begin with. Edge of Paradise are one of the best independent bands to come out of L.A. in some time."

       Edge Of Paradise has been gearing up for the new year with new music and big plans. The group immediately began writing to showcase the bands maturity and define the direction that was pre-empted by “Mask”. Working with legendary Michael Wagener on the mix of the songs and recording with grammy winning producer Bob Kulick (Kiss, Motorhead), the new songs will be a showcase for the staggering growth and maturity, achieved since the release of the “Mask”.

Edge Of Paradise knows how to bring it live. HardRockHaven stated, "Don’t be fooled by her angelic personality and beauty, Monet’s power and intensity will grab you by the neck and won’t let go until your head is blown off by her unearthly vocal range, hitting the notes most singers would not dare to attempt. Guitarist, Dave Bates is the epitome of sheer effortless virtuosity; this guy will make all guitar players either Idolize or hate him, as there are very few guitarists on this Earth that can shred like Bates."


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

SavFest USA Bridging The Pond - Sat. Oct.19th hosted by Nicko McBrain from Iron Maiden

SavFest USA Bridging the Pond

special co-host....NICKO McBRAIN from IRON MAIDEN!!!!!!

A night of heavy rock in aid of Ian's Chain Charity.
A great venue, awesome line up , stunning price of just  $20
 21 and Over...
Facebook Event Page
 Tickets Link:
Ian's Chain Charity

Our son lost his life to mental illness culminating in him taking his own life on 21st December 2012, a day which we will never forget. Ian was only 23 years old and left a daughter and fiancée and a heartbroken family and friends. We have decided to try and prevent this happening to others.

By providing a motorhome we can achieve two aims.
To provide holiday support for those suffering from mental illness. A motorhome can give a sense of adventure and will allow a family to work together, talk and hopefully galvanize giving a sense of worth for the one suffering.
At a time when there is a feeling of isolation, self loathing, worthlessness a holiday could possibly be the difference between suicide or survival.

The loss of a loved one through suicide is unlike any other.
When someone makes a choice to take their own life there is a feeling of " What if" or "Why"
By allowing those left behind to use our facility again we can allow families to grieve, to be alone with their thoughts or to try and answer those questions.
The grieving process is longer in a lot of cases and so we intend to work with outside agencies and charities to take referrals for those needing help at anytime.

special co-host....

The Bands Performing

Faith or Fear from Philadelphia


Anvil Bitch from Philadelphia

Citadel from Philadelphia

Slander from Blackpool, UK