Recap: Lezli Hough

Pictures: Marie Gregorio-Oviedo

On Thursday July 13 2017 Sound Barrier, the first all black heavy metal band to be signed to a major label (MCA Records in 1983), played their first full set in over 30 years. I saw them play in the early 1980’s at The Roxy and The Troubadour and was really looking forward to this night.

The band consisting of Bernie “K” Kimbell (vocals), Stanley E. Davis, (Bass), Tracy “Spacey T” Singleton (Guitar) and Eric Valentine ( Drums) delivered a blistering set of metal, funk and soul with energy that did not stop.

The crowd could not get enough. They set started their set with the Thin Lizzy classic “Hollywood (Down On Your Luck)” and then tore into a bunch of the Red and Black Attack originals:  “Born 2 Rock”, “Nobody Cares”, “Raging Hearts”, “Conquer The World”, “Do or Die”, “Rock Without The Roll”(complete with the Roll… of Money thrown on stage ) and “The Strangest Thing”.

 The set ended with their new single “I’m Just a Man”  (produced by Tom Morello on Firebrand Records) Sound Barrier is a band that should not be missed. One of the best shows I’ve been to in a long time.



Opening Act: Attack Of The Rising

Attack Of The Rising is an upcoming LA band that is bringing back that old school metal. Songs included: “Fields of Maiden”, “Zilla”, “Darkside”.

Attack of the Rising are: Bobby Anderson (vocals), Chris Lepre (drums), Jerome Severin (bass), Tony Lepre (guitar) and Morgan Van Harding (guitar).

Related Links:

Sound Barrier

Firebrand Records

Whisky a Go Go