Aether Realm CD Release Party was a delightful fucking party in which I realized quite how deep my roots in the local metal scene are slowly growing. Aside from my usual concert buddy Briony, who's always a party, I went out with another friend, Cord, who's old friends with some members of Aether Realm, as well as the drummer from Wilderun, who himself was also at the show, and good friends with Aether Realm, with his very charming girlfriend who I finally got to properly meet. Then a buddy of mine from the local RPG scene, Matt, knew the Aether Realm guys because he brought them a ton of free beer from the brewery he part-times at when they were on tour with Alestorm previously, and was there with some of his friends. . . and of course, the lead guitarist of AR had FB friended me about a year ago after one of their shows, so he and I sort of vaguely offhand know each other, too.
Long story short, I watched three awesome metal bands--the doomy-black Moy'noq, technical death-hardcore fusion Lorelei, and of course AR themselves--on Friday night and talked to every damn person, hanging out up front for AR with the whole crew. It was an awesome, intimate, hilarious atmosphere--AR's frontman, Jake, is a fucking hoot, cutting up and goofing off all night long.
, whose new release Bardo
is a great little EP.
with dual vocalists, dual guitarists, dual everything
Jack shredding face on da bass
Aether Realm will only accept tribute of Tiny Metal Hands. Full sized horns are uncouth, you see!
Heinrich producing killer solos
For some reason Thomas the Train is their drum
But srs why aren't you listening to "The Chariot" right now?