As for ebolabuddha, I felt like we successfully did our thing, mixing Metal riffs with written words and improvised movements. It's an hellishly loud, jarring, and probably obnoxious sound, but, it's Metal for Pete's sake, and that seems fine to me. Metal as willful acting out. Metal as not giving a rat's ass what others think. Metal as physical and emotional release of the most naked sort. What do these have to do playing nice? Not much, I'd say. So, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Plus, we made it through our planned cover of Mayhem's classic Deathcrush. Great tune, that.
Additionally, as usual it was inspiring and humbling to see and hear so many great local musicians, particularly the drummers from Obastra and the Plague. Trita, out from Minneapolis, were also great, tight as f*ck.
Below: Jason and Steve read up in preparation
Below: backline drum kit
Yes, it was fun.
Many thanks to Ivan, drummer for the Plague (truly Black), for use of his kit as a backline.