DENIM AND LEATHER
Monmouth Junction, NJ
Machines of Penalty
Date and Time
Saturday, October 12th at 8:00pm
DENIM AND LEATHER - A Tribute To Classic Hard Rock & Heavy Metal: featuring James Rivera of Helstar!
Special Guest: Condition Critical, MindMaze (with Mike LePond of Symphony X) & Machines of Penalty!
Tickets: $8 in advance or $10 day of the show at door.
A Special Pre-SAVFEST show! \m/
With a lineup that boasts National & International Recording Artists and a zealot’s passion for their trade, it’s no shock that DENIM AND LEATHER have established themselves as North America’s Premier Classic & Traditional Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Tribute Band. National & International Recording artist & singer James Rivera, (Helstar, Malice, Seven Witches, Flotsam and Jetsam & Vicious Rumors) a big draw in his own right, leads the charge as the band performs & pays tribute to classic favorite songs to it’s fullest level. Performing songs by legendary rock acts like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Accept, Scorpions, Saxon, Def Leppard and Dio to name a few. Joining James Rivera on stage is the dynamic duo guitar masters John Risko (Sinister Realm) & Ed Drozdowsky (Season Of Mourning) on lead and rhythm guitar, bassist and founding member Jeff Baker (Ronny Munroe Band, Kings Chamber & Aggressor) and drummer Tim DuBois (Kings Chamber, Kraken). DENIM AND LEATHER isn’t just your ordinary rock tribute band, they don’t limit themselves to doing only one popular band like so many others do, they cover an enormous array of bands wrapped up into one ultimate tribute band. DENIM AND LEATHER appeals to both long-time rock fans, current rock fans and younger fans of the Guitar Hero/Rock Band type video games that have recently brought this all back to even yet a younger audience once again. “DENIM AND LEATHER is a must see! A band that all types of rock fans have been screaming for: A band with energy, power, passion & grit. Beware... These guys rip and tear!” says Adrian Zupp of Harrah’s Entertainment, now Caesars Entertainment of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Blowing in on a violent wind that will change the metal scene everywhere and forever are the new masters of old school thrash "Condition Critical". Established in late 2010, and after a few adjustments in their lineup, the four piece thrash band "Condition Critical" was brought to life. "Condition Critical" broke through front lines of the metal scene in northern and southern New Jersey in early 2011 and has never looked back. The band, a four piece fronted by vocalist and guitarist Alonso Maguino with members Ryan Donato on drums, bassist Mike Dreher, and guitarist Tony Barhoum, create a whirlwind of chaos and flowing brutality that can be found nowhere else on earth. With influences like "Slayer", "Demolition Hammer", "Overkill", "Vio-lence", "Testament", "Exodus" and "Kreator". Condition Critical brings all this and more to the table. "A literal war of sound that attacks you with deadly perfection", says New Wave of Thrash Zine posted in Oct. 2011. "They deliver more than expected, and have blown almost every other band out of the water". Condition Critical has played live with some well seasoned artists such as "Obituary", "Morbid Saint", "Jungle Rot", "D.R.I." and "Whiplash" just to name a few. As well as playing with seasoned artists, we have played and became very good friends with the newer wave of Thrash bands such as: "Lich King," "Smash Potater," "Insinnerator," Possessor" to name a few. With many shows under their belt they have perfected their on stage presence into a precise, aggressive well organized production that their loyal fans love and new recruits at their shows will never forget!
MindMaze are a promising band like no other. In a time when female-fronted metal is at an all-time high in popularity but also at an all-time high for copycats and imitators, MindMaze has striven hard to forge their own sound and identity. Hailing from Allentown, Pennsylvania the four-piece band are young (all under the age of 25), but have honed their craft with close to one-hundred gigs spanning over two-hundred miles, including sharing the stage with metal mainstays such as Overkill, George Lynch, Doro, Raven, Jon Oliva’s Pain, Circle II Circle, and others. The band now is vying for international attention with the release of their first full-length album “Mask of Lies” in February 2013. Featuring almost 60 minutes of original metal, “Mask of Lies” aims to satisfy fans of Traditional, Progressive, and Power Metal and all points in between with in-your-face metal anthems, sprawling epics, and melodic balladry. The group’s sound strives to be something truly unique while paying homage to their variety of influences. Fans of Iron Maiden can admire the harmonized guitar wizardry and galloping bass lines, while fans of Savatage can admire the use of piano work alongside heavy rhythm guitar playing. Fans of Dream Theater and Rush can admire the bass and drum interplay as well as the variety of time signature changes, but most of all there is something to be said for the quality level of songwriting the band strives to achieve. The band has always been female fronted, but has never allowed being female fronted to dictate the style of music they play. Vocalist Sarah Teets displays both power and range in her vocal work, which maintains a cleanness that still has grit when it needs to. Matched with the impressive yet tasteful playing of the rest of the band (including brother Jeff Teets on guitar/keyboards, Rich Pasqualone on bass, and Kalin Schweizerhof on drums) and an exciting live performance to boot, MindMaze are winning audiences over with every show and every listen of their music. It’s only a matter of time until the rest of the world takes notice.
MACHINES OF PENALTY:
Formed in December of 2005 and on the road in 2006, Machines of Penalty is a band with dark, heavy grooves and roaring guitar riffs. Now in 2012, we are a Hard Hitting, Modern Rock band with a line up of dedicated players. WE ARE...Machines of Penalty.