One day. One stage. 13 local metal bands from every end of the spectrum. BUMMFEST! Doors will open at 2, the musical onslaught will commence at 3, and we will throwdown til we close down. Not only will you get to see the very best metal SETX has to offer, but half of the proceeds are going to help the cause of Children's Miracle Network.
The Kingdom Mafia at The Gig
The Kingdom Mafia at Tequila Rok.
Sounds Like: The Acacia Strain, Parkway Drive, BRING ME THE HORIZON, Despised Icon, August Burns Red
Bio: The Kingdom Mafia is comprised of James Phelps and Kelly Gale, guitars; Dustin Whitmore, bass; and Jesse Arsement, drums. The guitars fill the room with erotic chords and bone crushing rhythms. The songs are driving with a great amount of energy from the drums that give the band a chaotic but con...See Full Bio
“The Kingdom Mafia’s first show was June 6, 2006. Think about that for a second. Got it? It was 6-6-06. Ideal for a metal band, wouldn’t you agree? Jesse Arsement, 29, of Vidor plays drums and recalls that show as one of his favorites with the band. “We really grabbed people, got their attention with the style of music we were playing,” Arsement said. “It was out at The Art Studio. A lot of people came out to see us and it was a really good vibe.” But who is the Kingdom Mafia, aside from the individuals who comprise the band: Arsement, Peter Morello, James Phelps, Kelly Gale and Dustin Whitmore. Arsement let us know. Q How would you describe your sound? A We’ve all kind of juggled around with the metal genres because there’s so many. We decided that we are melodic metal core, we throw some death metal in there every once in a while. In the end, it’s got a lot of pretty guitar sounds. They’re very rhythmical, with some wild drums, but the songs are very structur”
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