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Judgement Day


Oakland CA



Cobra Strike

Brothers Anton and Lewis Patzner of Judgement Day have been perfecting their unique, high-energy brand of “string metal” for over half a decade now. Their innovative style and shredding chops on violin and cello have earned them US and European tours with buzz bands like Mates of State, dredg, and guest spots on the albums of heavy-weights like Slash (yes, Guns ‘N Roses-shredding, top-hat-wearing Slash!) Add to the line-up the heavy-hitting, double-kick-pedaling drummer Jon Bush and an extensive array of vintage effects pedals and you’ve got the instrumental, unstoppable force of Judgement Day. The trio released their debut album Dark Opus to great acclaim in 2004. The record received praise from critics of metal and indie alike and led to violinist Anton Patzner’s recruitment into the Conor-Oberst-led indie behemoth Bright Eyes, where he spent the next 3 years touring and recording. During that time Lewis Patzner completed a music degree at the prestigious Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and upon the brothers’ return to the SF Bay Area, Judgement Day began working on a new record. Peacocks / Pink Monsters (independently released in April of 2010) is in every way an expansion of the trio's already unique, guitar-less sound. Inspired by the spirit of exploration in 1970‘s progressive rock and 20th century classical music, Judgement Day has created an album characterized not merely by its rock and metal elements but also by its use of new compositional techniques and the extension of the color spectrums of each of the individual instruments. Vintage effects pedals, improvisation and orchestral arrangements are all key components, broadening the scope of the record's songs from the deep, dark depths of brutal metal to the iridescent grandeur of outer space.


Friday March 18



The Ghost Room


304 W 4th St


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