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Manilla Road, Eternal Champion, Chaos In Tejas 2013

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IMG_1951I’m in a new band called Eternal Champion and last night we got to open for the mighty and legendary and extremely underrated Manilla Road during this year’s Chaos in Tejas.  Because of some recent band changes, we had a couple of replacement guys fill in on guitar and drums and the show was incredible…all 3 songs of it!  We got a great response, sold all of our shirts and have been getting positive feedback all day.  We also released a 2 song cassette that sold out in about a week.  There’s a forthcoming 7″ as well.  It was easily my favorite show that I have ever played and after 25+ years of being in bands as I’m finally playing the music I’ve always wanted to play:  true epic metal.  We were also the perfect opener for Manilla Road.  Pics and videos from the show coming soon.

Then Manilla Road.  After we finished playing, Mark Shelton from Manilla Road showed up and got showered with attention from hardcore fans.  I’m a fan of Crystal Logic and especially Mystification.  Our singer is a fanatic though.  This is his favorite band…EVER.  It was great watching them meet.   Because of major lack of sleep over the weekend and having to get up early this morning, I could only stay for 3 songs.  They sounded incredible.  Mark’s guitar playing is great and I really feel like they should have been so much bigger.  I got to meet him for a minute and he signed The Book.  Another huge signature for my collection.

In between us and Manilla Road were Satan’s Satyrs and Speedwolf.  I like Speedwolf.  It’s good Motorhead worship.

 

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