Metalachi (At Oriental Theater)

Anchors Aweigh Presents

Metalachi (At Oriental Theater)

Lotus Gait, Decepticons

Thu 7/26/18

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)


This event is all ages

On a hot summer night in Veracruz Mexico circa 1982, Consuela Espinoza stumbled out of her dilapidated shanty and into Rock N Roll history. What began as an innocent night of snorting horse tranquilzers in a hotel room with seven members of the village jai alai team went on to produce the greatest metal band to ever live. Unhampered by a steady regime of tequila and ill advised sumo lessons, nine months later five bastard children where born. Unable to care for her hungry offspring and concerned that motherhood would seriously interfere with her Tuesday night Karaoke league, Consuela hastily packed the babies into the saddlebags of a burro and sent her children off to America in search of a better life. Against all odds, 14 years later, and nearly dead from dehydration, the burro knelt down to drink from the stagnant waters of the Rio Grande just ouside of Juarez Mexico --mere yards from the U.S. border. With one fleeting burst of energy the brothers Espinoza cinco climbed from their leather restraints and scampered the vast reach of the river, collapsing onto the sweet amber hue of American soil. As if by destiny, lodged in the sand beneath their tanned faces was a record sleeve upon which were the words "PARANOID” and “BLACK SABBATH". For many years to follow, this definitive black metal album served not only as a teacher and a mentor..but also as a friend. From these bleak and humble begins grew the seed that would eventually be the band we know today. Often referred to as the greatest heavy metal band to ever live..always referred to as...
Lotus Gait
Lotus Gait
Lotus Gait took its name from Propagandhi and its game from a lifelong love of all things metal. This contrast makes perfect sense when you absorb the menacing merger of styles this Denver-based four-piece has crafted. While the influence of the former is admittedly a bit subtler, it’s there, nonetheless, most noticeable, perhaps, in the band’s presentation and ideology than its sound, necessarily.

From the snippet of The Great Dictator speech (“We have lost the way. Greed has poisoned mens’ souls. We think too much and feel too little”) that appears on “Virgin Blood,” the title track of the band’s eight-song debut, to the hand-drawn, black and white artwork that adorns the cover, it’s evident that the members of Lotus Gait have put quite a bit of thought into what they’re doing.

Likewise, they’ve applied the same sort of care into creating their sound. Rather than offering up some pandering, incongruous mash-up, the act’s delivers its songs with a genuine palpable sense of reverence on both ends of the spectrum -- while you’re apt to pick out strands of punk in the blend on songs like “D.T.F.,” Lotus Gait clearly knows its way around metal, as you’ll hear from the arpeggios and galloping guitar lines on cuts like “Destroyers of the Night” and “Serpent Eyes.”

Built upon a solid classic metal foundation, Lotus Gait – which has performed at and/or headlined at most of the Mile High City’s most lauded venues, such as the Gothic Theatre, Bluebird Theater, Summit Music Hall and Marquis Theater, warming up stages for an array of diverse acts from Prong to Anvil to the Iron Maidens -- adds in enough modern flourishes to appeal to a broad audience of metal fans with a totally distinctive sound.
David a.k.a STARSCREAM
Schmidtline a.k.a BLITZWING
Joining forces to cover some of our favorite metal songs!
Venue Information:
The Oriental Theater
4335 W 44th Ave
Denver, CO, 80212