RICARDA COMETA Announces Late Summer European Tour Dates

Argentine-Peruvian duo RICARDA COMETA has just posted a new run of tour dates, announcing their return to Europe in the coming weeks. The new tour news comes as the band continues creating their impending full-length album for release next year.

In 2018, RICARDA COMETA released their intriguing Ricarda Cometa 2 LP through Nefarious Industries, introducing their impressive improvisational/instrumental style of music to new fans around the globe. The album caught the ear of investigative journalists who are drawn to more exploratory styles of music, resulting in positive reactions from media outlets and fans alike. The band toured several times in support of the album, which included shows across their native South America, as well as their first European tour which took them across the continent for several weeks.

While the band works on their follow-up to Ricarda Cometa 2, the duo will return to Europe for another widespread run of dates. The band has confirmed performances across Austria, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, and Czech Republic. From festivals to theaters, iconic “weird music” venues to a boat, the RICARDA COMETA twosome will deliver their frenzied and intricate dose of mutant Latin noise from September 10th to the 28th. In Denmark, they will be sharing shows with JookloTrio, an intense band from Italy/USA. The end of the tour sees RICARDA COMETA playing three cities across the Czech Republic where they’ll join forces with Petr Vrba – a tasteful and versatile Czech trumpet and electronics player – during which time a studio session has been scheduled. From this, an as-yet-undecided release will be recorded, in addition to the impending LP, the latter of which will see release in the first half of 2020.

See all confirmed dates below and watch for updates on the band and their new album to post in the weeks ahead.

Ricarda Cometa 2 is available digitally and on CD via Nefarious Industries, through the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE. Also see a full live set from the band HERE.

RICARDA COMETA Europe 2019:
9/10/2019 FUGA – Bratislava, SK
9/11/2019 Wow! Signal / Kramladen – Vienna, AU
9/13/2019 HaMo – Leipzig, DE
9/14/2019 Do it Together Festival – Chemnitz, DE
9/16/2019 Kühlspot – Berlin, DE
9/17/2019 Die Schute – Hamburg, DE
9/19/2019 Danish Vaishyas / Studenterhuset – Aalborg, DK
9/20/2019 ALICE – Copenhagen, DK
9/21/2019 Teater Momentum – Odense, DK
9/23/2019 Galerie Feiertag – Kassel, DE
9/24/2019 El Misterioso – Zurich, CH
9/26/2019 Punctum – Prague, CZ w/ Petr Vrba
9/27/2019 Divadlo 29 – Pardubice, CZ w/ Petr Vrba
9/28/2019 TBA – České Budějovice, CZ w/ Petr Vrba

Influenced by no-wave, math rock, African, Latin, and Asian ritual music, RICARDA COMETA continually explores and expands their sound which lies on the verge of rhythm and noise, the interplay between members Tatiana Heuman and Jorge Espinal completely engrossing and immersive. The band explodes with their singular blend of ritual soundscapes, mutant noise, and dancing tropical grooves; percussive guitar lines zigzag, intersect, and intertwine with explosive and precise drums and percussion.

Napalm Records Expands North American Operations with New Team Members, Establishes New York City Area Office

For over a quarter of a century, leading international rock and metal label Napalm Records has combined tradition with modernity in its work and is recognized for consistently discovering talented young artists, promoting new trends and accompanying artists in the long term. Currently, the renowned Napalm Records roster includes international talent such as DevilDriver, The Smashing Pumpkins, Alter Bridge, Scott Stapp, Jinjer, Alestorm, W.A.S.P., Hammerfall and many more of today’s top rock and metal artists.

Now in its 26th year, Napalm Records is pleased to announce the expansion of their North American team and the establishment of their brand new North American office, located in flourishing Hoboken, New Jersey.

Napalm Records, North America formally welcomes Marketing Manager Bram Teitelman and Public Relations Manager Natalie Camillo into the fold. Teitelman and Camillo join the previously established New York City area team consisting of Label Manager Shawn Quinn, Digital Marketing Manager Sonia Goldberg and Webstore Manager Logan Butler.

Marketing Manager Bram Teitelman joined the Napalm Records team last year, transitioning from entertainment marketing company The Syndicate. There, Teitelman handled metal radio and marketing, representing clients such as Adult Swim and HBO. He also co-created and ran the company’s popular metal website, Metal Insider. Teitelman has also worked at Billboard and began his career at music industry trade magazine FMQB.

Public Relations Manager Natalie Camillo joined the Napalm Records staff this summer and represents the label roster in tandem with current Napalm Records publicist Jon Freeman and his firm, Freeman Promotions. Previously, Camillo represented many of today’s premier metal and rock artists, brands and tours with the team at boutique public relations firm Adrenaline PR. Prior to that position – which she held for nearly a decade as a senior publicist and eventually Campaign Manager – Camillo got her start in college radio.

Napalm Records Owner, Founder and Managing Director Markus Riedler says: Natalie Camillo is our answer to satisfying the fast-changing PR requests of our high profile artists. We are very happy to have such an experienced and well known Public Relations Manager on our North American team. Bram Teitelman is an institution of rock and metal – his experience and knowledge in radio is a guideline for all our radio friendly artists and to develop the next generation. I’m so happy that our artists have the possibility to work with such a great team from North America and that we can deliver what they deserve.”

Shawn Quinn, Label Manager, Napalm Records North America adds: “We are thrilled to welcome our new teammates, who bring multiple decades-worth of combined experience to our organization and are welcomed additions to our expanding international presence. We’re pleased to have them working alongside us in our brand new office space in the greater New York City area – specifically Hoboken, New Jersey. These advancements are just a sample of what the future holds for Napalm Records.”

Teitelman adds: “It’s an honor to join Napalm Records. Coming on board with an internationally respected label with a 26-year legacy of quality metal is extremely exciting. But just as exciting, if not more, is being able to work with legendary bands I’ve listened to for years while helping develop the next generation with an enthusiastic, hardworking staff from around the world.”

Camillo offers: “I am beyond pleased to join the growing team at Napalm Records. I look forward to reaching new heights and expanding on the already increasing reach of our stellar artists alongside such a passionate international team of industry professionals. It is clear to me that the future is very bright for Napalm Records, and I am elated to be along for the ride.”

Napalm Records was founded by was founded by Markus Riedler in Eisenerz, Austria, where its headquarters still remains. With offices in Berlin, Germany and the New York City area, as well as an international network of A&R consultants and local promoters, Napalm Records is firmly anchored in the scene.

CARCASS, INTRONAUT, And XIBALBA Added To Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest LA 2019

Decibel is honored to reveal that death metal legends Carcass will headline day two of Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: L.A. at the Observatory in Santa Ana on December 13-14, 2019. Progressive sludge crew Intronaut (performing for the first time in over two years) and L.A. hardcore deathcrushers Xibalba also join an already-stacked bill featuring Possessed, Nails, Vio-lence, Cadaver (in their U.S. debut performance), Schammasch (also in their U.S. debut performance), Gatecreeper, Evoken, Spirit Adrift, Visigoth, Mortuous and Graf Orlock.

Not to be outdone by the bands, the country’s most metal breweries will converge in a maelstrom of malt madness! Featured Breweries Unibroue (Canada) and Metal Monkey (IL) lead a murderers’ row of brewtality including Three Floyds (IN), Burial (NC), Wake (IL), Hoof Hearted (OH), Stone (CA), Three Weavers (CA), Societe (CA), Modern Times (CA) and Brimming Horn Meadery (DE), all joining in for an unforgettable weekend of suds.

All ticket options, including a “Metal & Beer” ticket option strictly limited to 500 tickets each day that gives access to pours from all of the breweries as well as admittance to that day’s show, are on sale at 11am PST August 19. Ticket link and daily line-ups are below.

Tickets HERE.

Friday
Possessed
Nails
Cadaver
Intronaut
Evoken
Gatecreeper
Graf Orlock

Saturday
Carcass
Vio-lence
Schammasch
Xibalba
Spirit Adrift
Visigoth
Mortuous

GWAR Return To UK & Europe For November-December Tour

People of Europe!!!  It has been over 10 years since your Alien Overlords GWAR feasted on the souls of the Old World. At last, the wait is finally over. The time has come for GWAR’s insatiable thirst for blood to be quenched. Yes, you heard right!  Your Lords and Masters GWAR will make their triumphant return across the pond late this November into December on their “Use Your Collusion” 2019 European & UK Tour.  The attack begins in Bochum, Germany on November 22nd. They end their invasion by storming Zurich, Switzerland on December 14th, and by that time the continent will be little more than a smoldering pile of poo. Main support for the whole tour are metal legends VOIVOD! All tickets will be available for purchase at http://www.gwar.net. Pre-sales begin today and the general public on-sale is set for August 16th at 9:00am GMT.

 

GWAR has waited long enough to terrorize youth across the pond. What better way to spend a winter than pillaging and copulating across Europe,” says guitarist Pustulus Maximus.

 

Lead singer The Berserker Blóthar chimes in, “All of Europe will bow to the majesty of GWAR! We will destroy your cities and consume all of your drugs. We will bring welcome death to the most depressed, emotionally and sexually repressed people on Earth. I cannot wait to wreak havoc on your infinitely inferior plumbing.”

 

“In Europe they call me doner kabob because that’s all I eat there. I Love European culture. Can’t wait for the tour,” adds drummer JiZMak da Gusha.

 

Footage of the band announcing the tour has leaked from their fortress in Antarctica. Watch the video HERE.

 

 

GWAR “Use Your Collusion” Europe & UK 2019 Tour:
Nov. 22: Bochum, DE @ Matrix*
Nov. 23: Vaureal, FR @ Le Forum*
Nov. 24: Mannheim, DE @ MS Connexion*
Nov. 26: Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
Nov. 27: Kortrijk, BE @ De Kruen
Nov. 28: Tilburg, NL @ 013 KZ
Nov. 30: Manchester, UK @ Club Academy
Dec.1: Glasgow, UK @ The Garage
Dec. 2: Wolverhampton, UK @ Steel Mill
Dec. 3: Newcastle, UK @ Riverside
Dec. 4: London, UK @ Islington Academy
Dec. 5: Antwerp, BE @ Zappa
Dec. 6: Bremen, DE @ Schlachthof
Dec. 7: Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
Dec. 8: Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
Dec. 9: Prague, CZ @ Meet Factory
Dec. 10: Ziln, CZ @ Masters of Rock Cafe
Dec. 11: Graz, AT @ Explosvi
Dec. 12: Ljubljana, SI @ Kino Siska
Dec. 13: Pinarella di Cervia, ITL @ Rock Planet
Dec. 14: Zurich, @ Komplex

 

VOIVOD Main Support All Dates
*- Downcast Collision (from…The Netherlands) opens Nov. 22-24
  – Childrain (from…Basque Country) opens Nov. 26- Dec.14

 

SILVERTOMB Signs With Long Branch Records

US metal act Silvertomb have signed an international record deal with German independent label Long Branch Records / SPV.

Formed in the wake of Type O Negative and Seventh VoidSilvertomb is the latest musical endeavor of Kenny Hickey (Type O Negative, Seventh Void), Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative, Danzig) and Hank Hell (Seventh Void, Inhuman). This time teaming up with New York Hardcore Veteran Joseph James (Agnostic Front, Inhuman) and Aaron Joos (Awaken The Shadow, Empyreon), combining musical styles such as Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath into a bone crushing, mind blowing, sonic journey into the underbelly of human emotion.

“We’re happy to announce that Silvertomb has signed with SPV/Long Branch Records. Looking forward to a successful partnership!” says Kenny Hickey.

Long Branch Records label manager Manuel Schönfeld adds: Silvertomb is another great addition to our growing roster. We’re super excited to be working with Kenny and the band on the release of their debut album.” 

Silvertomb‘s new single “Love You Without No Lies” will be released on August 23rd, 2019.

A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH Kick Off Summer Tour on Thursday

A Pale Horse Named Death will return to the road again this Thursday in support of their latest release When The World Becomes Undone, which was released earlier this year via Long Branch Records. This run of stars off in Clifton, NJ and runs through August 31st in Akron, OH. A complete list of dates can be found below.

“Hey everyone. I’m really excited about hitting the road again starting next week in New Jersey. It’s great that we’re getting APHND into parts of the country the band hasn’t visited in a very long time. I’m looking forward to seeing some old friends along with hopefully making a few news! See ya soon,” exclaims drummer Johnny Kelly.

The band is currently working on a 7″ vinyl release, that is due out this fall.

Beauty often blossoms at the root of darkness. A Pale Horse Named Death siphon strangely blissful melodies from apocalyptic heavy metal awash in swells of cavernous gothic keys and grunge song-craft The band continue to excavate vulnerability from venom on their anxiously awaited third full-length album, When The World Becomes Undone. A delicate dichotomy drives the avowed and acclaimed “Brooklyn Lords of Doom.”

“It’s our signature combination of seemingly depressing and dark musical tones with unexpectedly pretty melodies,” affirms Sal Abruscato. “There’s a hypnotic phenomenon that happens when you take super heavy riffs and add a harmonic sensibility. It allows you to drift off and zone out.”

The new album was mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More, Meat Loaf, Yes, Sepultura, Halford etc.) at Maor Appelbaum Mastering while the artwork was once again created by Sam Shearon (Rob Zombie, Fear Factory, Cradle of Filth etc.).

APHND Live:
8/15: Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
8/16: Baltimore, MD @ Fish Head Cantina
8/17: Wilmington, DE @ Bar XIII
8/18: Chesapeake, VA @ Riffhouse
8/20: Greenville, SC @ The Radio Room
8/22: Winter Park, FL @ The Haven Lounge
8/23: Tampa, FL @ Pegasus Lounge
8/24: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
8/26: Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s Tiger Room
8/28: Lafayette, IN @ Lafayette Theater
8/29: Lombard, IL @ Brauer House
8/30: Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
8/31: Akron, OH @ The Empire Concert Club

RIVERS OF NIHIL To Kick Off North American Live Takeover

Pennsylvania technical death metal outfit RIVERS OF NIHIL is preparing to embark on an extensive North American summer tour next week. July 17th through 19th will see the band playing a trio of headlining shows with support from Lorna Shore and Brand Of Sacrifice on their way to this year’s Summer Slaughter tour.

Summer Slaughter sees RIVERS OF NIHIL out with Cattle Decapitation, Carnifex, The Faceless, Nekrogoblikon, Lorna Shore, and Brand Of Sacrifice, as well as the winners of the Headbang For The Highway contest for each show from July 20th through August 14th. From there, the band will play four more headlining dates through August 19th (with support again from Lorna Shore and Brand Of Sacrifice). See all confirmed dates below.

RIVERS OF NIHIL w/ Lorna Shore and Brand Of Sacrifice:
7/17/2019 Tiger Room – Louisville, KY
7/18/2019 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
7/19/2019 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO

Summer Slaughter Tour w/ Cattle Decapitation, Carnifex, The Faceless, Nekrogoblikon, Lorna Shore, Brand Of Sacrifice And Headbang For The Highway winners:
7/20/2019 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
7/21/2019 Royal Grove – Lincoln, NE
7/22/2019 Wildwood – Iowa City, IA
7/23/2019 Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
7/24/2019 The Forge – Joliet, IL
7/25/2019 Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
7/26/2019 Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY
7/27/2019 Heavy MTL Festival – Montreal, QC
7/28/2019 Opera House – Toronto, ON
7/29/2019 The Odeon – Cleveland, OH
7/30/2019 Oddbody’s – Dayton, OH
7/31/2019 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
8/01/2019 Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
8/02/2019 Fete Ballroom – Providence, RI
8/03/2019 One Centre Square – Easton, PA
8/04/2019 SoundStage – Baltimore, MD
8/05/2019 Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
8/06/2019 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
8/07/2019 The Firmament – Greenville, SC
8/09/2019 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
8/10/2019 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
8/11/2019 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
8/13/2019 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
8/14/2019 1720 – Los Angeles, CA

End Tour
w/ Lorna Shore and Brand Of Sacrifice:
8/15/2019 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
8/17/2019 Jakes Sports Cafe – Lubbock, TX
8/18/2019 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR
8/19/2019 The Citadell – Indianapolis, IN

 
RIVERS OF NIHIL will be touring in support of Where Owls Know My Name, released in March of 2018 via Metal Blade Records. The record debuted on the Billboard and Canadian music charts at #3 Top New Artist Albums (Billboard / US), #9 Current Hard Music Albums (Billboard / US), #57 Top 200 Current Albums (Billboard / US), #61 Top 200 Albums (Billboard / US), #50 Top 200 Chart (Canada), and #10 Top Hard Music Charts (Canada) upon its first week of release. Named one of the best albums of the year by Loudwire, Exclaim, Metal Sucks, Metal Injection, and many other media outlets, Where Owls Know My Name can be previewed and purchased at metalblade.com/riversofnihil. View the band’s latest video for the album’s title track at THIS LOCATION.

BETRAYING THE MARTYRS Forced to Cancel Remaining North American Tour

BETRAYING THE MARTYRS has been forced to cancel the rest of their North American Summer “Rapture” tour, including last night’s show in Orangevale, CA, after being involved in a serious auto incident following their show in Los Angeles.

All crew and band members are safe.

The incident happened around 4 a.m. when the trailer portion of the band’s Mercedes Sprinter van caught fire. All band and crew members were able to safely to exit the vehicle with no major injuries. Tragically, all of the band’s equipment was lost in the blaze.

Singer Aaron Matts commented on the scene, “We’re all shaken by what has happened this morning. We’re well but very heartbroken that all we have worked hard to accumulate over the years, both in musical equipment and personal belongings, has been lost in a matter of minutes. I’m grateful that we have our health, each other and were able to walk away with the clothes on our backs. We are extremely sorry to have missed another opportunity to play for those that were looking forward to see us. We’ll bounce back and we’ll see you soon. Thank you.

Guitarist Baptiste Vigier also added: “This is the most tragic event that has ever happened in our band’s career, and in my entire life. Earlier this morning, I was awakened by our driver screaming and urging us all to get out of the vehicle. Although I’m incredibly thankful to still be alive and tell this story, I lost all my gear and personal belongings. We feel incredibly powerless and in shock.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help the BETRAYING THE MARTYRS replace the items lost in the fire. Visit here to donate.

ANY donation will be incredibly helpful to all of us and will go directly towards rebuilding our band, to help us get back home and ultimately to keep doing what we love, which is creating music and sharing it with our fans,” the band says. “If you’ve ever had the chance to catch BTM live, if you know the band or simply follow what we do, if you’ve shared the stage with us, if you’ve ever listened to or streamed our music, we’re asking for your help.

The band also adds, “There is absolutely no way we could thank enough, our driver and new best friend Daniel Johnson. This man literally ran into the flames in an attempt to salvage our belongings and to ensure our safety and well-being. Daniel acted out of pure courage and professionalism in order for the band and crew to be safe and at a lower risk of injury. Whatever we have left after this, we owe it to you Daniel. A part of potential funds raised will be going to Daniel to compensate for his courage and for his belongings lost.

Band manager Chris Adler of Kinsugi Management posted the following video of the fire.

Below is a list of items that were lost:
– Splitter
– In Ears Monitors System x 4
– Most of our Merchandising
– 1 Furman power conditioner
– 4 keyboards
– Shock mount racks units
– 1 Helix
– 1 AxeFX
– 6 guitar cases
– All personal belongings and suitcases
– A full Midas Mixing Desk and its case
– A full drum kit
– The whole brand new trailer

The tour will continue with Within Destruction and Sentinels. “We encourage you to come support our tour brothers that we must unfortunately leave,” says the band. “Show them some love too.”

ALIEN WEAPONRY Return To North America This Fall

New Zealand metal outfit ALIEN WEAPONRY have announced their next run of dates in the US and Canada. The band will join forces with legendary metal bands Black Label Society and The Black Dahlia Murder for a month long tour this Fall. The trek kicks off September 11th in Ventura, CA and concludes on October 12th at the inaugural “Exit 111 Festival” in Manchester, TN. A complete list of dates is below. Following those dates, the band has scheduled a string of headline dates. They start October 13th in Kansas City, MO and runs through October 26th in Seattle, WA.

Earlier this summer, ALIEN WEAPONRY was featured in an on-camera interview with CNN. The conversation took place during their most recent tour of North America and focused on their success in bringing “Maori Metal” to the masses and what it was like to form the band at such a young age. You can watch their interview on CNN.com right here.

Later this week be on the lookout for the exclusive video premiere of the band’s new singled “Blinded.” Watch a teaser for the video here.

“The song has very personal meaning for me (Lewis), but we wanted the video to leave things more open, so people can interpret it their own way. Piotr and Dwayne have really captured the notion of altered realities that we were going for, and we hope people will find their own messages in the images and the music,” says Lewis de Jong.

Alien Weaponry With Black Label Society and Black Dahlia Murder
9/11: Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theater
9/13: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
9/15: Missoula, MT @ The Wilma
9/16: Billings, MT @ Pub Station
9/18: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
9/19: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
9/21: Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
9/22: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
9/23: Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
9/25: Fayetteville, AR @ Fayetteville Town Center
9/27: Turtle Lake, WI @ St. Croix Casino
9/28: Belvedere, IL @ The Apollo Theatre
9/30: Kitchener, ON @ Elements
10/1: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10/2: Pikeville, KY @ Appalachian Wireless Arena
10/4: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/5: Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theater
10/8: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
10/10: Destin, FL @ Club LA
10/12: Manchester, TN @ Exit 111 Festival*

Alien Weaponry Headline Dates:
10/13: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
10/16: Window Rock, AZ @ Window Rock Sports Center
10/17: Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
10/20: Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
10/21: Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
10/23: Portland, OR @ Hawthorn Theatre
10/24: Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
10/26: Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey

*Festival

ALIEN WEAPONRY was formed in 2010 by brothers Lewis (vocals & guitar) and Henry de Jong (drums), who were 8 and 10 years old at the time. The two would later move to the small town of Waipu in 2012, and went on to meet Ethan Trembath (bass) there in 2013. The de Jong brothers came up with the name ALIEN WEAPONRY after watching the film District 9.

Both Lewis and Henry are of Ngati Pikiāo and Ngati Raukawa (Māori tribal) descent, and began their schooling at a kura kaupapa Māori (full immersion Māori language school) where singing waiata (songs) and performing haka were a daily routine. Also ingrained in their early education were stories of New Zealand history told to them by their father, who would also introduce them to the music of Metallica, Rage Against the Machine, Anthrax, Ministry, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many others.

Fans and music critics alike have applauded the band’s approach to unifying Te Reo Māori (the native language of New Zealand) with thrash metal sensibilities; ultimately creating a sound that is driven by emotionally and politically charged conflict while boasting youthful, warrior-like resilience.

GWAR Announces Unveiling of Memorial Marker for Dave Brockie

At 2:00 PM on Friday, August 30th, 2019, GWAR will unveil a monument to the band’s co-founder and longtime leader Dave Brockie, which will be set in Richmond, Virginia’s famed Hollywood Cemetery (412 S Cherry St, Richmond, VA). All are invited to the unveiling, and to a free party the next day, August 31st, at the GWARbar (217 W Clay St, Richmond, VA).

The party will feature a performance by RAWG, the greatest GWAR tribute band of all time. Friday, August 30th marks what would have been Dave Brockie‘s 56th birthday. The erection of this monument has been a long time coming, and we are grateful and happy we can finally do this for Dave.

“We thank the many people who donated time and money to make this a reality. We hope the marker will provide a long-needed place for Brockie‘s friends, family, and fans to pay their respects to this wonderful and deeply talented human being, and of course, to Dave’s famous creation; Oderus Urungus, who will always be remembered as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and roll history. “