Three of Madison’s favorite local bands will be getting together at The Frequency this Friday to bring some much needed Rock to the Easter weekend. This local lineup is keeping it all in the family for the Holiday.
The Gran Fury, a self-described “power trio”, has been producing hard driving live shows since 2015. In 2016 they put out Titan, a 10 track album featuring the party manifesto “I Live For Rock n’ Roll”. Although The Gran Fury newer incarnation, all three members are long established musicians in the Madison community. Comprised of passionate guitarist Brad Richter (Plastic, The Din), drummer Chad Ovshak (Helliphant, Brainerd) and charismatic vocalist Joe Price (Helliphant), the band brings multifaceted sound that they have been crafting for years via other shared endeavors. Look out for a possible guest vocal spot from Brad Richter, who may or may not be pulling out an older original track that’s sure to please.
Cold Black River was formed in 2013 by former sons of Helliphant Jeremy Roseland (guitar/vocals) and Eric Cobb (bass/lead vocals). Rounding out the trio is Wisconsin native Aaron Kanitz. Cold Black River takes everything that you love about Swamp Rock/Stoner/Doom Metal and elevates it to the next level. CBR will be sure to play cuts from their studio albums, Ancient Depths (2016) and their older release Hillbilly Zeus (2015). Their sludgy, dark break downs coupled with deep and haunting vocals of Cobb always leave listeners wanting more.
Subatomic is a powerful, jam-oriented power-trio formed in Madison in 2007. Their driving, tasty drumming (Mark “Sparko” Dvorak), riff-laden guitar and solid, insightful vocals (Bryan Moll) and on-point bass stylings (Jim Roof) produce thunderous, funky grooves. These sounds can be enjoyed on their 2009 self-titled release. While influences and song styles may vary greatly, making the music hard to label, there are a few things that remain constant – the sound is huge, the music is powerful and honest, and whether you have a shred of rhythm or not, your head will bump and nod with the grooves.