Wednesday, July 27, 2011

\m/ Get Em Up \m/

For the Fans of The Sword and Priestess, Pay close attention... Holy F*ck!

"Hot Fog is a San Francisco Hard Rock and Heavy Metal band born from the ashes of a slew of SF bands spanning the 90’s through the 00’s including Oranger, Film School, Hammerdown Turpentine, Pinq, Carlos!, and Preston School of Industry. This rag-tag group band of indie veterans decided to get back to their roots — all they way back to their days of prepubescent bedroom rocking to bring forth a thundering sound akin to the “New Wave of British Heavy Metal” bands of the late 70’s and early 80’s like Judas Priest and Iron Maiden, with forays into proto-thrash a la early Metallica. Nodding to the past while rocking into the future with monster riffs, ripping leads, and soaring vocals, they bring it, un-ironically, and with quality and reverence – as metal is supposed be. Their live shows are sweat-soaked full-on, frontal assaults, complete with fog machines, lasers, classic metal guitars, and fans thrusting devil horns in the air as participants rather than “audience”. They do, however, have a “no costume” rule, and the band eschews the current trend of beards, tattoos, and Kyuss-tinged sludge-metal, and instead, they walk that razors edge of sincerity and fun like not many bands can. Aquarius Records, definitely experts on the subject of all things metal, put it best: (What it comes down to it though, all you need to know about Hot Fog is, do they rock? And more to the point, do they slay? We’d say yea, and verily. Like a fist in the air, the vocals scream and soar. The galloping guitars storm to attack. It’s 1983 all over again, and in your face! The riffs are all instant headbangers, dished out with practically punk energy… As with any true metal band in this day and age, it may be that their tongues aren’t entirely removed from their cheeks. Without being utterly ironic, you can still have a sense of humor about this brand of D&D metal (you maybe have to). Doesn’t stop it from ruling though. And they’re definitely SERIOUS about loving medieval metal and kicking ass. Having fun, drinking beer, all that, but not taking the piss)" – Aquarius Records and Band Bio.

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