Death By Stereo at Friar Tucks

Posted January 31, 2008 in

Dig bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Thrice and a sizable cut of the current Victory Records catalog, you say? Well, it’s hard to picture many of these acts doing what they’re doing without the inception and subsequent influence of Death By Stereo. The OC-based veterans literally shattered the divide between metal, hardcore and punk rock when they broke on the underground music scene with their creative fusion of the aforementioned over a decade ago. Several releases and countless tours later, the group is still shattering expectations, finishing up its fifth album with producer Jason Freese (brother of uber-drummer Josh Freese, an incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist in his own right). And although the group’s released a number of ferocious discs, the Death has always found its home on the stage, in venues large and small. The very small, however, will occur when Death By Stereo arrives at Friar Tuck’s on Saturday night for a supremely special, totally intimate (and totally free) engagement. Fronted by vocalist Efrem Schulz (whose electric presence could out-power the entire city of Pomona alone), the foursome will likely deliver shredding solos, tempo-battling drumbeats and a host of screams, shrieks and sing-alongs within forty feet of your eardrums. And it’ll probably be enough inspiration to make you want to run home and start your own band after catching the gig—just make sure you note Death By Stereo in your list of influences, too. (Waleed Rashidi)

Death By Stereo at Friar Tuck’s, 540 E. Foothill Blvd., (909) 625-7265, Saturday, February 2, 8:30PM, free.



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