109 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3E6

Thursday September 14th, 2023

Start Time 7:00 pm

Riot City, Blood Star and Intranced

Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary

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18+ with government issued identification
When: Thursday September 14, 2023
Doors: 7:00pm / Music 8:00pm
Admission: $15.00 advance at www.showpass.com

Riot City
“Electric Elite” is the second studio album of RIOT CITY from Canada and this is the perfect follow-up to their highly acclaimed “Burn The Night” debut of 2019. RIOT CITY are keeping their ripping and screaming heavy metal but with “Electric Elite” they’re also going one step further adding US heavy and power metal elements to their heavy-speed JUDAS PRIEST-and-NWOBHM-inspired metal. Singer Jordan Jacobs handles lead vocals in the new album and the debut album’s singer/guitarist Cale Savy is now focused exclusively on lead guitars, while Roldan Reimer (guitars), Dustin Smith (bass) and Chad Vallier (drums) have a major contribution to the bombastic album. One can think of various influences and bands that have inspired RIOT CITY but here, we also have a strong vibe of originality bringing in mind the creation and the magic of classic ’80s metal albums. The band’s musicianship has evolved even more and everything has been worked in every single detail, keeping at the same time their passion for music. Lightning-fast tempo songs with over-the-edge singing combined with anthemic guitar parts, melody and mid-paced tracks. This is an album that could have been released in the ’80s and would be considered a classic; a modern classic heavy metal album you can listen to from start to finish without any fillers. -https://www.noremorse.gr/


Blood Star (Salt Lake City)
At long last, BLOOD STAR arrive with their first full-length statement, fittingly titled First Sighting. Encompassing seven songs across a concise 33 minutes, First Sighting fully displays all of BLOOD STAR’s sides – and powerfully. From roughed-up hard rock to moody heavy metal gallops to, of course, their highway-ready speed metal, the band skillfully recombine all their myriad influences – Dio, Thin Lizzy, W.A.S.P., Omen, Blue Öyster Cult, Riot, Demon, and earliest Def Leppard foremost among them, but not forgetting the likes of Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, and solo Ozzy – into a veritable jukebox of ’80s metal glory, each song an anthem or an epic in its own right, and yet each one as different as the last. Classy and just a bit dark, dynamics are once again crucial here, locating that ever-elusive balance between restraint and force, but never resorting to trite quiet/loud constructs. To that, BLOOD STAR’s execution is simply deadly here, a result of road-testing all but one of the songs (“The Observers”); very much “live” and thankfully not slicked-up, you FEEL every note of First Sighting. And once again, vocalist Madeline Michelle bewitches almost effortlessly, but here she displays even more sides of her considerable repertoire, giving danger and drama to the album’s lyrical themes of revenge, triumph, futility of the rat race, self-destruction, and paranoia. And then, before you know it, First Sighting is over and you’re pressing “play” again…and again…and again! – https://www.shadowkingdomrecords.com/


Intranced (Los Angeles)
LA-based metal/hard rock band feat. singer James-Paul Luna (Holy Grail), guitarist Fili Bibiano (Fortress) and drummer Ben Richardson (Wild Eyes). Building on their celebrated musical pasts, the trio were united by the goal of mining the deep, rich seams of classic heavy metal, with a premium on songwriting and a focus on the epic themes of real life: triumph, tragedy, and heartbreak.


*This event takes place on the territory of the Blackfoot and the people of Treaty 7 Region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuu T’ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations. Calgary is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.