For those of you who know your rock and roll history, you may recall that there was a time when Blue Oyster Cult dominated the metal scene and there happened to be this little know lead singer by the name of Ronnie James Dio. Dio, who had the unenviable task of playing a James Bond-styled replacement to Ozzy Osbourne as front man to the Black Sabbath train, redefined the sound of heavy metal for nearly all of time to come. The year was 1980 and all was right with the world.

Well, ok, maybe all wasn’t right, but musically rock and roll was back! One of defining characteristics of the golden age of metal can be found in the diligent pacing and long drawn out rifts of the era. Nearly each rift pinched at your inner most primate. Extending trances of reverberating chords, painting a powerful metal orchestra experience, the music felt heavy and hard!

The three year old White Fuzzy Bloodbath harks back to those days. Tune for tune, almost a verbatim tribute to their influences including the Melvins and, of course, Sabbath. This Friday night the pillars of the Underground will shake to their foundations. The female lead threesome from San Jose will be blasting the walls apart around 8pm (doors open at 7pm). Tickets are $8. White Fuzzy Bloodbath consists of the electrifying near magician skills of former Dazed and Confused guitarist, Hottenstine; Elise Tarens at vocals and guitar; and the general insanity of the adrenaline fueled Oregonian drummer, Sanders. See more of their stuff on youtube. Be sure to check out their new album, Sugar & Rock! These are tunes after my own heart, really looking forward to this show!