Monday, January 21, 2013

Loincloth, Solar Halos and more at Kings

(Tannon from Loincloth)

On Saturday (Jan. 19) I got a chance to see Loincloth, the instrumental math-metal band started by Confessor drum guru Steve Shelton and Richmond guitarist Tannon Penland. They've since added Thomas Phillips on bass and Craig Hilton on guitar.  This was their first Raleigh show, and it turned out to be a family reunion of sorts. I saw people I hadn't seen out in years. 

The band sounded fierce live, but if you want to hear any new recordings by the band, you'll have to wait a bit. Steve told me that even though they have a few riffs worked out, it will be a while before they record again. 

The lighting was very low during their set, so I got almost no photos. The video is very dark too. 
Loincloth - "Elkindrone" from Mann's World on Vimeo.

Saturday was also the first time I was able to see Solar Halos, a new droning, doomy band from Chapel Hill including members of Caltrop, Curtains of Night and Bellafea. I really liked what they were doing, and I'm looking forward to seeing them at the upcoming Bull City Metal Fest.
Solar Halos - "The Vast White Plains" from Mann's World on Vimeo.

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