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Karion Concert Review, San Antonio, TX 04/12/2014

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Two years ago I reviewed Karion’s Iron Shadows release.  Last week I finally got a chance to see them at Papa Woody’s in San Antonio as they are preparing to play the KEEP IT TRUE 2014 metal festival.  I’ll just say this, they are going to go over very well there.

I was extremely tired from seeing a concert in Fort Worth the night before but I had to get off of my ass to go to San Antonio to see this legendary Texas metal band.

Their set was slated to start at 1130 and I was fading fast after I got down there.  Luckily Scott from Texas Metal Underground was there to keep me company as well as my drummer.

The band comes on and is just pounds out the metal…unfortunately to only about 20 or so people.  The 2 previous shows were better attended and also had several of the Texas metal royalty there to support.  I had only seen Art play guitar in his Motorhead tribute band, Martyrhead, but watching him play this stuff was just a pleasure.  He’s a damn killer guitarist.  Chris Cronk’s vocals are still stellar.  I recommend looking up Talisphere on YouTube.  Also, one of the audition demos he did for Fates Warning is up there as well.  Pete Perez put on a bass clinic.  What a truly gifted musician.  If you’ve heard his work with Spastic Ink and Riot, you’d already know.  The drummer isn’t original and is apparently MIA but the new guy, Chip Alexander (Evil Mothers, Hogbitch),  holds it down perfectly.  The whole show was truly great and we got the extra bonus of them playing the SA Slayer Prepare to Die EP.

I did get Cronk to sign the book and also ran into Jerry from San Antono’s Death Tripper who are also listed in there.

Can’t wait to see them again!

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