Umlauts are go!
Unlike Milwaukee, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, which hold annual events with metal bands from all over the globe, the Sacramento Valley has yet to host a festival of metal bands. Until now, that is. Habeas Corpus singer and manager Don MacMillan has put together a two-day fest called Metal Meltdown 2003. On Friday, January 17, the lineup includes Sacrificial Slaughter, Deeds of Flesh, Brick Bath, Habeas Corpus, Psypheria, Irritant, Skribble, Solstice of Suffering, Bloodfed, Mask of Sanity, Tyrant, Soultorn and Zdeth. The show starts at 4 p.m. On Saturday, January 18, it’s Vile, Benumb, Uphill Battle, Severed Savior, Machine Called Man, Burial Ground, Sangre Amado, Zero Tolerance, Zyle, the New Plague, Sacrificial Slaughter, Face of the Enemy, Isolate, Spiritual Eclipse, Maelstrom, Disharmony and Hate Release Project. That day’s show starts at 1 p.m. It’s at the Colonial Theatre, 3522 Stockton Boulevard. For info and ticket inquiries, call (800) 594-8499. A single-day ticket is $15; a two-day pass is $25. Dust off that leather jacket and spray-paint an indecipherable band logo, and it’s on!