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Ekktoplasm/Alcindor/Vulcanite/Sacrificial Betrayal – Another Round RVA – Richmond, VA, Saturday, February 10, 2024

All four bands crushed it. No two bands filled the same space musically, but they all gave the crowd something to take home with them. Whether that was just memories or new merch, everyone left with a piece of the show. Nights like this are special because these are not touring shows. There is just something wonderful about a one-off show that may not ever happen again. The unique mixture of styles comes together for one evening of Metal Worshipping, then fades into history, lovingly brought forth in the memories of those fortunate enough to witness the moment.

Cursor/The Knuckleheads/Motel Portrait/Mach Zero – The Salisbury Center, Manassas, VA, February 9, 2024

Frat Rock/Punk, Punk Rock/Metal and Groove Metal combined to create a fun night of music for people of many different tastes.

Yeet Cleaver/Dinosaurs In Paris/Graveside At Midnight/The Plan

Free metal Friday at Another Round RVA in Richmond, VA featuring The Plan, Graveside At Midnight, Dinosaurs In Paris, and Yeet Cleaver on February 2, 2024.

Nasty – Heartbreak Criminals

Nasty is a German/Belgian combo Hardcore band originally formed in 2004 as Van Damme. After almost 20 years, they have established themselves as one of the breakdown greats. On Heartbreak Criminals, they show off those talents over and over, proving they know how to shift into a Hardcore mainstay with precision and expertise. Chugging guitars and thundering rhythms are the mainstays of their sound, dominating each song and providing a consistent sound. There is no doubting who these guys are or what they want to do; make you lose your shit in the pit. Grab some space and get ready to thrash!

Meurtrières – Ronde De Nuit

Meurtrières has a way of pointing out that the more things change, the more they stay the same. If that is not a Punk attitude, I don’t know what is. I’m glad I got to revisit this band. I hope they keep going for a long time to come as they have the ability to use history to teach current events. There is something to be said about that. Maybe they’re trying to tell us “those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it.”



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