DRI, EXCEL, HIRAX, Deathwish, Witchaven, Cryptic Slaughter & Know

Concrete Jungle Ent Presents

DRI, EXCEL, HIRAX, Deathwish, Witchaven, Cryptic Slaughter & Know

Excel, Hirax, Deathwish, Witchaven, Cryptic Slaughter, Know

Sat · November 11, 2017

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 5:30 pm (event ends at 12:00 am)

Union Nightclub - Disco

$25.00

Off Sale

This event is all ages

DRI
DRI
Abbreviation for Dirty Rotten Imbeciles is an American crossover thrash band that formed in Houston, Texas in 1982. D.R.I. never gained a mainstream audience, but the integration of their hardcore punk roots with thrash metal influences was a stylistic catalyst for their contemporaries — most notably Suicidal Tendencies, Corrosion of Conformity, S.O.D. and Cryptic Slaughter — alongside whom they are considered pioneers of what would later be called "crossover thrash."

In 2015 The track "I don't need Society" was featured in the popular video game Grand Theft Auto 5 on the Radio Station Chanel X. D.R.I. has released seven original studio albums, the last of which was released in 1995. Since then, the band has continued touring and intermittently going on hiatus. For years, there has been talk of an eighth D.R.I. album, which has yet to materialize. However, they plan to release an EP containing new material in 2016.
Excel
Excel
Excel is a now-defunct punk/metal fusion band from Venice, California. The band never achieved commercial success during their years of performing and recording, but they are considered to be one of the first crossover thrash bands to come out of Venice, along with their hometown heroes Suicidal Tendencies.

They started in 1983 under the name Chaotic Noise and members at that time were Dan Clements (vocals), Adam Siegel (guitars), Rickey Palamino (bass) and Evan Warech (drums). In 1985, they changed their name to "Excel" and Palamino and Warech left the band since then. Their replacements were Shaun Ross and Greg Saenz.

After releasing two albums, Split Image in 1987 and The Joke's on You in 1989, Siegel joined Mike Muir's Infectious Grooves in 1991. However, during this time, Excel had already started working on new material for what would become their third and last album, but was put on hold several times, due to Siegel's tour schedule with Infectious Grooves. The album, titled Seeking Refuge, was not released until 1995. After that, Excel broke up.
Hirax
Hirax
Hirax is a Los Angeles, CA based speed metal band founded in 1984 by Katon W. De Pena (vocals), Bob Savage (guitar), Gary Monardo (bass) and Brian Keith (drums).
Deathwish
Deathwish
A defunct U.K. British thrash metal band from Brighton, East Sussex. Formed in 1983 and disbanded sometime before 1990, most likely.
Witchaven
Witchaven
We combine the sounds of thrash metal, hardcore punk, and black metal to create the sound of WITCHAVEN. Based out of the LA county area, Witchaven started in 2006. A new album and Full US tour are in the works
Cryptic Slaughter
Cryptic Slaughter
Crossover band from Santa Monica, California formed in 1984.
Venue Information:
Union Nightclub - Disco
4067 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA, 90019