Calous / / Section Hate / / Godcrutch / / Piranha - Lefty's Live Music2307 University Ave - Des Moines , IA 50312
12/07/2018 9:00 PM - 12/07/2018 11:00 PM
The Beasts of Iowa Metal are back at Lefty’s — Calous with Section Hate, Godcrutch, and Piranha (yes, spelled just like that).
December 7th Friday
Calous – The focus is drive. The drive is passion. The passion is the pain that this world can bestow upon you heartlessly with the swiftest of blows, and the unrelenting will to survive in spite of it. Calous will move you. With driving rhythms, meaningful solos, tribal grooves, gritty and infectious riffs, with intense, pained and passionate vocals, this band delivers you from the self-loathing to the hopeful. If you are apathetic, move on. If you lack the intelligence and the courage to search your own dark side and defeat it, then try another band. If you have no heart, bark up another tree. Yet, if you believe that societies worst enemy is its bastard-self and ironically its own hidden savior, then place yourself among friends. Calous will speak to you. The simple and undeniable truth is: No other band can touch this! Their live performance does nothing short of leave you breathless and numb. No other band can seek you out and expose you to yourself this way. Calous is about helping you to challenge yourself. Challenge yourself to release your inner demons, in the hopes that they will fly. Challenge yourself to make the changes needed to bring about your own peace, and FUCK your self-destruction. It is not an option. Calous will leave you feeling empowered, though dirty as if you have endured a metamorphic episode of your life. Because, and I swear this is true, if you pay attention, you have experienced just that. Calous is this. Pay attention *****Written by Tony Konecne*****
Section Hate – formed in the fall of 2008,We are a 5 piece hard hitting groove machine,Section Hate has done many shows in the tri-state area with local and national acts such as DOPE, Motograter, Flaw, Saliva, Death Division, Another Lost Year, Dirty Penny, Bang Tango ,VentanA,Vains of Jenna,Soil, Primer 55,Dog’s Divine,Hemlock,Prep school Tragedy,Blue Felix,Gemini Syndrome, Dead Horse Trauma, Painface and Scattered Hamlet! local bands As For You,Stone Park Ritural, The Desolate,Apathy Syndrome,Blacked Out World,Chupacabra, Black Star Alliance,Pat Lanips, 20 FT. Forehead,Slyde,The Poem,Shatter,P.O.E.,Sunday Drive,12 Day Silent,The Knobs and many more. Played the IAROCKFEST 2011 & 12 & 13 also played CLARKE COUNTY ROCKFEST 2011 Section Hate is from Oskaloosa Iowa
Godcrutch – For the love of stoner rock done our way. Sabbath, C.O.C., Clutch, Molly Hatchet and Motörhead. Des Moines boys making some new noise. Just good heavy rock
Piranha – The Minneapolis MN based hard hitting, face melting crew PIRANHA was a vision of Tracie Radermacher (bass) – a small town girl from southeast WI. With the help of founding Member Adam Easterbrook (skins), the vision soon melded itself into what has become a midwest powerhouse in raw riffs, body slamming beats & broken necks. With their 2013 release ‘Too Bad They Multiply’ – Ryan Boyd (axe) & former frontman Benjamin Nichols were able to capture one of the most powerful displays of raw emotion the band had ever laid on tape. With tracks ‘Everything Falls’ – and the fast paced ‘Turtle’ – ‘Too Bad They Multiply’ saw moderate success up until the departure of then frontman Benjamin in late 2013. Picking up right where Benjamin left off – enter Jesse Maloney (vox), who joined PIRANHA in November 2013 – shifting the band in a new direction of simplified, post grunge inspired screams, skats & vocal drops.
Within a few short sessions, PIRANHA landed at Transient Audio in Minneapolis MN to record ‘JUNK PUNCH’ (released March 2015) – and found themselves sharing bills & venues with some of their idols in Wayne Static (Static X), Sevendust & GWAR throughout late 2014.
In efforts to promote both their raw sound & recent EP release to the masses, PIRANHA spent the majority of 2015 focusing on their hometown of Minneapolis MN. ‘Bounce’ off of JUNK PUNCH earned recognition & airtime from both Minneapolis based 93x (93x.com), as well as numerous local podcasts & medias. And ‘Drown’ – featuring Tracie, quickly became a fan favorite to sing out at live performances.
Looking to new horizons, PIRANHA entered 2016 with a vision to deliver a darker version of what their fans had come to know, and once again found themselves at Transient Audio. What came out of those sessions is soon to be the bands first LP, and 3rd release – set to deliver in Spring 2017. With the addition of Peter ‘Weava’ Chamberlain (spins) in mid 2016, the band now had new opportunities to not only enhance & define their live shows, but also produce something completely unique to their genre – paving the way for what will be the bands busiest year yet!