2012 Concerts

Way over 100 shows in 2012- a personal record!

HEAVY MELLOW (AKA FLAMETAL) HOUSE OF BLUES SUNSET FOUNDATION ROOM 4/30/2012

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Another great evening of tunes from Heavy Mellow.     This event was held in the Parish Room at the upstairs area of the House of Blues known as the Foundation Room.   Just seeing a show in this setting is an experience in itself.   Seeing virtuosos like Benjamin Woods, Luis Villegas and Al Velasquez, Jr. perform flamenco versions of heavy metal classics there is a real treat.  They played to a friendly, intimate crowd of lucky folks that really enjoyed the show.     Music like this takes dedication and tons of talent to execute and they treated the crowd to a quality batch of recognizable metal tunes – here’s the show’s set list:

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Ben and Luis play frighteningly good guitar parts.  A lot of the original versions of these songs are pretty basic in a musical sense, but their take on the music really adds a complexity to it that you won’t get from a regular old heavy metal band.     I’ve seen tons and tons of incredible guitar players and I can say without a doubt these guys are up there with the greats.  Some of the guitar parts were just mind-boggling and the way that Al can manage to keep up with them on percussion is very impressive.   You can tell it takes tons of concentration and discipline to pull this music off.    Not only do they shred, but they are very humorous in between songs and are very personable guys.   It’s nice to add some entertainment value to some serious music.   Everyone in attendance had a great time….

I look forward to seeing this band again and again.   Flametal is a great musical concept and it’s only a matter of time before this band gets the recognition they deserve. 

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Here are a few videos (with more on the way)- it was really hard to get much video since it was a dimly lit room, but the sound quality for the most part is pretty decent…

RAINBOW IN THE DARK BARK AT THE MOON (2 versions)

HOLY WARS

SAILS OF CHARRON

SHREDDING

INDIANS

WASTED YEARS

MR. SCARY

JUDAS PRIEST

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Keeping with the theme, we went downstairs and watched Steel Panther play some not-so-serious renditions of heavy metal songs  in the main hall.  Straight from flamenco metal to 80s metal.    How cool is that?

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8 comments on “HEAVY MELLOW (AKA FLAMETAL) HOUSE OF BLUES SUNSET FOUNDATION ROOM 4/30/2012

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  5. Jason
    05/07/2012

    Quite possibly the most wonderful music trend of 2012. Heavy Mellow was En Fuego!

    • ConcertDude
      05/07/2012

      I wholeheartedly agree- and the best thing is that it’s not a novelty by any means. People are going to flip out when they hear the brilliance of this band. It’s only a matter of time before they get the recognition they deserve.

  6. Rene
    05/04/2012

    Loved that band.

    • ConcertDude
      05/07/2012

      They are so killer. I can’t wait for their next show!

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