7th Annual Toys for Tots Benefit Show


Come on out and spend the holidays with the crew over at Trees for the 7th annual Toys for Tots concert on December 18th, made possible by the U.S. marine corps and KEGL 97.1. Joining us this evening are Drowning Pool, Adakain, Mothership, Dead Scene Believers, and Alison Red.

Dallas rockers, Drowning Pool is headlining the 7th annual Toys for Tots concert, uniting metal heads to celebrate and bring toys for less fortunate children this holiday season. Since 1996, Drowning Pool has been pumping out iconic metal hits, including “Bodies”, “Sinner”, and “Tear Away”. With the help of Sevendust, Drowning Pool was signed to a label and rose to fame after the release of their debut album, Sinner. The band played at Ozzfest and skyrocketed to fame. Their debut album was certified platinum within six weeks and several tracks were used for numerous WWF events and provided the soundtrack to Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge. Drowning Pool are set to release an album in 2016.



Also joining us for the Toys for Tots show is hard rock band, Adakain. They describe themselves as sounding like Pantera, Shinedown, and Metallica, combining modern rock with groove metal and thrash metal. Adakain have released three full-length records, with their fourth record releasing November 6th, 2015.



Mothership will be changing things up a little bit to give us a more classic rock sound, combined with doom metal, and southern rock. Their mission is to modernize classic rock. Their self-titled debut album was self-released in 2012, but re-released a year later through Ripple Music. Their sophomore album, Mothership II, was released in November of 2014. The band is currently on tour with sludge metal heroes, Corrosion of Conformity.



Dead Scene Believers is a hard rock band from Dallas, Texas, composed of lifelong friends who have been making music together for nearly three decades. They formed in early 2014, and have released a self-titled EP consisting of unique hard rock tunes.



Allison Red, local alternative hard rockers, have “crafted and developed their own brand of rock n’ roll”, and their self-titled debut album is proof of this. Driven by hard riffs and catchy choruses, their self-titled was released in 2012.



Last year’s benefit show included music from Nonpoint, Gemini Syndrome, Islander, 3 Years Hollow, and Mad Mexicans. The 5th annual Toys for Tots concert in 2013 claimed Drowning Pool, Adakain, Even The Dead Love a Parade, and As Above/So Below.


Tickets are only $9.71 with an unwrapped toy and can be purchased here.