The Dread Crew Of Oddwood, Tricounty Terror, Triple SP, Fenris
Fri, September 23, 2016
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)Trees
This event is all ageshttp://www.treesdallas.com/event/1251705/
Thomas Drinnen: guitar, vocals
Daniel Drinnen: keyboard
Nolan McCormick: drums
URIZEN is a whole hell-of-a-lot of fun packed onto a stage full of monsters, metal, robots, mad science, and a group of dudes rocking their hearts out in the name of entertainment!
For years, URIZEN has been storming stages in their native Texas and beyond with a unique blend of symphonic-tinged, video game-inspired hard rock. Armed with an intricate and massively entertaining live show, the band has embarked on US and European tours with rad talents like MACHINAE SUPREMACY, PSYCHOSTICK, THE PROTOMEN, MEGA RAN, DR. AWKWARD, and many more. URIZEN is also a friend to the convention and festival circuit, with main stage appearances at MAGFEST, NERDAPALOOZA, DRAGON*CON, and SOUTH BY SO WHAT?!? Holy moly!
The band was formed by brothers Thomas and Daniel Drinnen (guitar/vocals and keyboards, respectively), and was joined by bassist Rustin Luther in 2012 and drummer Nolan McCormick in 2015. URIZEN has released three albums: autocratopolis (2005), Universe EP (2007), and Universe:Red (2010); and one remix album, 8-Bit Universe (2011), with a brand-new full-length LP in the works.
In 2017, after an intense year-long battle with a rare brain tumor, Rustin Luther passed away at the age of 31. The band continues on in tribute to his loud, beautiful spirit.
Oddwood set the stage for world conquest with the release of their albums Reign the Helm in 2009 and Rocktopus in 2010. The tracks "Cities Burning" and "Kraken Skulls" hinted at the sinister influence of heavy metal on the band's sound, while "Bottoms Up," "Leviathan," and "The Frenchman's Daughter" show off a more melodic side of the band's writing. Boozing, wenching, conquering, killing, and epic storytelling are commonplace in The Dread Crew's lyrics, and their sense of humor and theatrical brilliance surface in their blood-drenched, critically acclaimed music video for "Queen's Decree."
These albums' tales of comrades lost, bloody sieges, and drunken debauchery caught on so quickly that the demand for more manly and archaic music came to a head. So, In 2012, The Dread Crew of Oddwood forged their genre defining album Heavy Mahogany. Funded by the band's rabid fans, this award-nominated masterpiece brandishes the true voice of their genre. From the first note of "Meat, Bread, and Wine" to the last note of "Seafarer's Medley," Heavy Mahogany will take you on an unforgettable journey through time, space, and the seven seas. Captain William Kidd's execution speech comes to life in "When I Sail'd," and just when you think the fun is over, the crew sings songs of subjects as diverse as airships, zombies, demons, alcohol, and George Washington. Heavy Mahogany is the standard by which all pirate music shall be judged!
Among the The Dread Crew of Oddwood's myriad exploits are performances at The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire, The Bristol Renaissance Faire, and the Los Angeles County Fair, all which have an attendance of over 200,000 patrons. Recently, the band has been featured at The City National Grove of Anaheim, Whisky A Go Go, The Key Club, and The Great American Music Hall, supporting acts like Rhapsody of Fire, Turisas, Buckethead, and Stolen Babies. Whether it's festivals or street corner pubs, large theaters or Renaissance Faires, no venue is too large (or small!) for this ensemble of heroic musicians.
If you're looking for an excellent mixture of grandiose performance and humor with a fiendishly piratical twist, The Dread Crew of Oddwood is at your service!
In the Summer of 2012, guitarist Bryan Motley joined, and the band worked hard on completing the writing and recording of their 2nd cd, "Disrupting the Harmony" at SessionWorks studios with producer Jeff Mount of Jefferson Colby fame. At the same time, they continued to hone their energetic stage show, gain a dedicated fan base, and solidify their reputation as one of the best, pure rock bands in Fort Worth. In the Spring of 2013 while completing the production of "Disrupting the Harmony", drummer Alex Lanz departed the band, and Saluda cymbal-endorsed drummer and friend Jacob Bobo joined, then in November of 2013 Bryan Motley decided that he wanted to take a hiatus from the band and Brad McCain transitioned in the his role to complete the rock quartet puzzle.
In June 2013, "Disrupting the Harmony" was released by B.A.A.R. records to critical acclaim by local critics and their dedicated fan base. The 14-song, hour-long cd stays true to their rock roots with classic songs like "Symptom", "Alone", and "Lost", while showing off their melodic musicianship with the uplifting "You Can Be Anyone", piano-based rock ballad "Tonight", and the classic epic 15 minute "The Sweet Life". Now available on iTunes, the new cd is already an instant, local rock cd classic, and poised for even more accolades!
Come out to an upcoming show to catch this energetic rock band! Be sure to check out recent reviews by "The Music Enthusiast", interviews with "DFW Undercover", and performances on local TV show "Hanging with V".
2709 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226