Age of Truth, KingSnake

Wed, February 22, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Gozu heave the rock, yet embody the soul on their past releases. Fronted by Marc Gaffney on vocals and guitar, Doug Sherman on guitar, Joe Grotto on bass, and Mike Hubbard on drums, the band’s sound is tailor-made for blasting out the car speakers via international radio airwaves. Having already been aired on national television (USA) via MTV (‘Road Rules’, ‘Dudesons’, ‘Real World’), NBC, and NASCAR, Gozu aims to take their critical and commercial success to new heights on their upcoming debut for Blacklight Media / Metal Blade Records, with worldwide touring to follow. Previously, the group shared the stage with the likes of St. Vitus, Pallbearer, Lo Pan, Storm of Light, Helmet, Elder, Mos Generator, and Fu Manchu in the States, as well as Yob, Church of Misery and Kvelertak in Europe at Roadburn (Netherlands) and DesertFest Berlin (Germany). 2017 will surely see Gozu back on the road again, and at the forefront of the heavy rock and metal world.
Age of Truth
Age of Truth
Smoke infused heaviness drips from the souls of this four piece American rock and roll band. The Age Of Truth brings a glorious assortment of ass-shaking riffs wrapped in a tone of honey-dipped Satan with nothing but honesty. Perfect for an age where only the truth is acceptable as anything else will be revealed soon enough.

There are no lies here, just the music and it is truth.

Kevin McNamara: Vocals
Mike DiDonato: Guitar
Eric Fisher: Drums
William Miller: Bass
Brian Merritt, Matt Farnan, Matt Kahn, and Bill Jenkins are four individuals who together seek honesty through music. Together their music plays like a conversation between four old friends. To ask any member of Kingsnake why they play, they will in turn respond as if you have asked them, "why do you breath."

Kingsnake was formed six years ago out of a previous project that had run it's course. With a new found wisdom and desire to explore different sounds and approaches to their music these four individuals were reborn with Matt Farnan on drums, Matt Kahn on bass guitar, Brian Merritt on lead guitar, and Bill Jenkins on rhythm guitar and vocals. This new approach drew on influences from 70's rock and roll as well as early Blues musicians by utilizing a blend of Howlin Wolf, Captain Beyond, Black Sabbath, Robin Trower, and John Lee Hooker. These influences were captured on Kingsnake's LP titled "Book of Promised" which was released in 2010.

With a click of the sticks it is evident when this band begins to play that the stage and the audience, belong to them. Kingsnake has shared the stage with great bands such as: Clutch, Fu Manchu, The Bakerton Group, The Sword, Kyng, Monstro, Lionize, Atomic Bitchwax, Crobot, Vista Chino and Scorpion Child!

Kingsnake is currently working on their 4th album. If you were to ask the members of the plans for the future, the response would be simple, "play music until we can't play anymore, then listen to the records and remember the great times we had."
Venue Information:
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19122

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