Sunday, November 24, 2013

A band of orcs, doing what orcs do best. Oh and a little heavy metal too.

A Band of Orcs live 2013
A Band Of Orcs
(I apologise for taking so long to publish these. It was a hectic week, that week, believe me.)

I first read Lord of the Rings when I was nine years old. (Yes, I was that annoying kid-bookworm.) Blame it on Mr. Scott. Mr. Barry Scott, if I remember right. Used to ride a racing bicycle to school and back every day. Mr. Scott read us The Hobbit, one chapter a day, in class, and once he'd finished the book I had to go to the library and find and read the Lord of the Rings, all of it, all six books, and pore over the maps of Middle Earth and discover Orcs and Black Riders and Strider and Treebeard and Mordor.

If you're still out there Mr. Scott, thank you, I hope you enjoy these Orcs too!

A Band of Orcs live 2013
A Band Of Orcs, Ace of Spades, Sacramento
Having been introduced to Orcs at such an early and impressionable age, imagine my excitement seeing them walk on stage at the Ace of Spades to open the show for GWAR! And to do real Orcy stuff, like lurk in the dark, play real death-thrash-reallyreally-heavy metal, and drool all over the photographers and front line of the audience! Wow! A Band of Orcs!!! (Tolkien kept the musical skills of Orcs hidden. We might have been too sympathetic to them. But now... the truth is out. Orcs really rock!!!)

(These guys totally cracked me up. I can't remember any of the songs that they played, other than that they were loud, heavy and metal, but they were incredibly and thoroughly entertaining. Made my night. Go see them if you dare!!!)

A Band of Orcs live 2013

According to their Facebook page, A Band of Orcs are Gogog Bloodthroat (vocals and a lot of growls), Cretos Filthgrinder (lead guitar),  Hulg ElfR.I.P.per ("Crunchy" guitars... crunchy???), Gronk! (shamanic bass) and Oog Skullbasher (war drums).

See all the photos from the show in the Toon's Tunes gallery of A Band of Orcs.
A Band of Orcs live 2013

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