Saturday, July 5, 2014

R.I.P. Lucifer's Hammer

[My first and last "security" gig - crouched on the left there behind the cow head....]

So Invisible Oranges recently produced a thingy on Lucifer's Hammer which I found to be far too brief. So I thought I would add a bit of info that might fill some gaps.

In case you haven't heard of it, Lucifer's Hammer was a weekly Metal Monday gig circa late 90s/early 2000s that sort of ushered in the new wave of San Francisco Metal that had been pretty much dormant since the death of the thrash scene a few years previous to that.

Since I played and helped book the first few shows, and 2 members of my band Sangre Amado went on the help form Weakling and Ludicra, I'd have a couple words to say about all this. So I went back and dug up what I feel are a couple of the most important interviews I did on this subject. They fill in lots of gaps if you wanna know more. Enjoy!

John Cobbett interview Dec 2nd, 2003
http://www.earth-dog.com/lounge/viewtopic.php?t=1980&highlight=shaxul+interviews

John Gossard Interview March 23rd, 2004
http://www.earth-dog.com/lounge/viewtopic.php?t=2854&highlight=gossard