Death took Hell’s stage and rocked it out at the Masquerade on Thursday July 5 in Atlanta
Edgar Allen Poe would have been proud Thursday night with the deathly lineup of zombie rock, mixed in with Horror, Punk, Glam and some Vampires thrown in for a night of ghastly fun, which left a mosh pit of fans panting for more; as The Casket Creatures, Death is a Dialogue, Cold Blue Rebels, and The Biters took Hell’s stage at the Masquerade on July 5 to lead up to what everyone had waited to see: the Horror Goth Glam Rock group, Wednesday 13.
The whole evening was filled with theatrics that lent a cheeky hand to the lyrical horror of heavy pancake make-up for a hair-raising good time.
Clad in zombie makeup, the Atlanta horror punk group, The Casket Creatures, took Hell’s stage at the Masquerade; being the first of four bands who opened for Wednesday 13. They started the night’s festivities with their own comical style of horror music. The Casket Creatures performed songs, including “A Step Ahead of Death,” “Bats, Blood & Bitches,” “Love Decay,” “Trioxin,” “Anges,” “Bad to Hearse,” “Evil Comes Home,” and “The Further” for a mosh pit of enthusiastic fans who worshiped seeing the band perform live as they dove their sweat drenched bodies around the floor.
For more information on The Casket Creatures, visit www.reverbnation.com/thecasketcreatures.com
Death is a Dialogue was up next as they rocked out with their own brand of Punk Metal Rock. With a steady and loyal following of fans that crowded in to see the show; some fans drove from Helen in order to see lead guitarist, Joe Galunas’ last show with Death is a Dialogue. With a vivacious set of songs that included “Hold On,” “Stay Right Here,” “Fire at 31,” “Some Things Never Change,” “Low Lies Lenore,” “Leech,” “Bad Habits,” and an exceptional cover of The Proclaimers, “500 Miles,” which I have to say is the perfect way to end the set. The band performed with passionate intensity and love for entertaining and that’s exactly what DIAD does best. They entertain by not holding back on stage as they sank everything they had into each song, leaving nothing but a pint of sweat left on stage when they left. This is a thoroughly enjoyable band to watch live and I highly recommend you get out and see them the next time they are in your area.
For more information on Death is a Dialogue, visit www.deathisadialogue.com.
“All fucking night, rock and roll is here tonight!” proclaimed lead singer, Mickey Finn Rebel of the Horror Psycho-Rockabilly group, Cold Blue Rebels as they came on stage in full make-up, a big blue bass and vampire teeth, then proceeded to put on a show like no other; climbing over the stage and jumping onto the speakers to hump them while performing their signature swingin’ rockabilly. With exuberance, furious speed and driven death infested lyrics of the self-proclaimed punkabilly group, Cold Blue Rebels knows exactly what their fans wanted and gave it to them on a deathly platter with a toothy smile. They performed songs like, “Hell Block 13,” “Cold blue and Beautiful,” “Worm hole Hooker,” “Little Grave Robber,” “Sock Hop Strangler” and “Brain Food.”
For more information on Cold Blue Rebels, visit www.coldbluerebels.com.
The Atlanta Rock band, The Biters were up next. They put on a hell of a show with an good old fashion rock-n-roll feel to it; as they performed their tight set with heart, enthusiasm and energy as Tux Gabs leapt off stage and was surrounded by a crowd of hunger fans as they performed songs of their latest EP, It’s All Chewed Up Ok?, like, “The Boys Alright,” “Oh Yea (The Bitch Wants More),” and “Born to Cry.” They even performed a new song, “Radio Overdose.”
For more information on The Biters, visit www.wearethebiters.com.
Lastly, Wednesday 13 entered Hell’s stage in pitch darkness, only to be illuminated with one spot light as Joseph Poole, otherwise known as Wednesday 13’s hair cascaded around his face, leaving his stark white features bare to the enamored crowd. Wednesday 13’s performance was elevated to the level of theatrics as the band enraptured the crowd with songs like “I Walked With The Zombies,” “Home Sweet Homicide,” “Scream Baby Scream,” and “From Here to the Hearse.” They definitely know what their fans want and leave them wanting more.
For more information on Wednesday 13, visit www.wednesday13.com.
All Wednesday 13 photos by Danielle Boise from the July 5 show at The Masquerade in Atlanta.