Little Devil Presents; THE MENTORS (USA) + DAMNED PILOTS (Italy) + VAN HELEN (NL)
THE MENTORS (USA):
THE MENTORS are one of the most offensive bands to emerge from the 70’s, THE American heavy metal band, noted for their deliberately perverse shock rock lyrics, played a role in corrupting society and defending freedom of speech. They formed in May 1976 in Seattle, Washington and relocated to Los Angeles, California in 1979, where their irreverent attitude aligned them with the city's punk rock scene. Their music has developed stylistically over the years from garage metal to metal punk to rock metal. They bill themselves as the inventors of "rape rock”, essentially an early, 1970s-style heavy metal and punk rock fusion with extremely chauvinistic and perverse lyrics.
Although they garnered attention both from noted hard rock acts (Metallica, Slayer, Cannibal Corpse and more ) and pro-censorship movements such as the Parents Music Resource Center, the high-profile death of drummer and lead singer Eldon Hoke ("El Duce") brought them unprecedented attention. Two days after filming an interview for the Kurt & Courtney documentary, during which he claimed that Courtney Love had asked him to kill Kurt Cobain, Hoke was found dead on the railroad tracks in Riverside, California on Saturday, April 19, 1997 after being struck by a train. They are still active and still constantly touring all ober thw world with a retooled line-up.
DAMNED PILOTS (Italy):
Damned Pilots relate to a steam punk and post-nuclear cartoon-like scenario. Their sound ranges from classic rock to stoner and doom-metal. Formed in Trieste (Italy) in 2013, Damned Pilots recorded their debut Ep ‘Spaced Out’ (2013) via Radioactive Records. In late 2013 they produced a videoclip for their song ‘Make my day’, directed by Fabio Bressan, which had its world premiere on Blank.Tv. In June 2016 they had been touring for the first time in USA to promote their cd ‘One More Mission’ released by Planet K Records. Damned Pilots’ current line up consists of Sgt. Ote (lead vocals, guitar), Willer Hz (guitar), Enrico Apostoli (bass) and Don Nutz on drums. In 2015 the band recorded their second full length, ‘Overgalaxy’, produced by Ron Goudie (Stryper, Poison, Social Distortion, Death Angel, GWAR, 45 Grave, T.S.O.L.) and mixed and mastered by the legendary producer Bill Metoyer (Slayer, W.A.S.P., Corrosion Of Conformity, Trouble, D.R.I., Lizzy Borden). The band has already collected four European Tours: ‘Spaced Out’ Tour (2013), ‘Beatin’ the Odds’ (2013), ‘Ride the Sky’ (2014), ‘The Rock Für Die Menschen’ (2015) and one US Tour ‘Gods of Perversion’ (2016) as supporters for The Mentors. Damned Pilots have also played in many festivals through Italy, Slovenia, Germany and Netherlands with bands such as Candlemass, Lizzy Borden, Warrior Soul and their music featured on the compilations ‘Obscure Anthems’ (Radioactive Records) and ‘Trieste Rock City’(Kornalcielo Records). In December 2016 the new cd ‘Overgalaxy’ has been released worldwide by Sliptrick Records
VAN HELEN (NL): "VanHelen" started as a studio band joke by Steve Broy (THE MENTORS), Paul van Rijswijk (THE MENTORS, EMERALD) and Helen Staats and turned into a real live act! Check them out!!
Place; Little Devil, Stationsstraat 27, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Date: Sunday 12 March
Entrance; € 7,50
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