Metal Assault and K’noup Present

Metal Assault and K’noup Present

Fallen Suns (9:45 PM)

Viza (10:45 PM)

Aeonic Impulse (8:45 PM)

Trendkill Revolution (7:45 PM)

Fri, February 23, 2018

7:30 pm

Adv Tix $12.00 / DOS tix $18.00

This event is all ages

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Fallen Suns - (Set time: 9:45 PM)
Fallen Suns
Fallen Suns is a Los Angeles based rock band formed in May 2016. Often described as a heavier Soundgarden, they formed out of the desire to create music that separates itself from the common trends of the LA music scene. The band draws influence from early metal and rock acts and filters that through elements of contemporary music styles. With the blend of a grooving rhythm section, crushing guitar riffs, and a powerfully dynamic frontman, Fallen Suns is sure to bring a familiar yet refreshing approach to rock and metal.
Viza - (Set time: 10:45 PM)
Viza
Viza continues to captivate the global music scene with an erratically amusing blend of energized international rock. Unique in its musical arsenal is the inclusion Viza continues to captivate the global music scene with an erratically amusing blend of energized international rock. Unique in its musical arsenal is the inclusion of oud and percussion blended with more traditional rock elements such as guitar, bass and drums. This fascinating fusion, combined with dramatic and powerful live performances have garnered Viza significant success all over the world.

Recorded by Jared Gosselin (D12, Macy Gray) at Frank Zappa’s UMRK Studios, Viza’s fifth album, “Carnivalia” is the band’s most animated work – a journey through a symbolic theme park derived from satirical and dramatic influences. Inspired from Gogol Bordello’s multicultural rhapsodies and System of a Down’s notorious screams and riffs, Carnivalia embodies Viza’s groundbreaking songwriting and experimentation which has amazed audiences with a mesmerizing blend of instruments, various styles and continued evolution of Viza’s sound.

In September 2012, Viza will embark on its second tour with System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian for his “Harakiri” World Tour, a nearly 6 week endeavor featuring 19 performances all around the world. In 2010, Viza also supported Tankian’s "Imperfect Harmonies" Tour in Europe in the cities of Hamburg, Cologne, Paris, Zurich, Bologna, Athens and Yerevan. “Loving the new record; Carnivalia’s awesome. I love hearing the new influences and the fun loving spirit and musical wizardry. Overall a really great effort,” said Tankian. “Viza is one of the most unique and interesting bands I have ever encountered. Their live shows are energetic and fun,” he added. Tankian has worked extensively with the group, serving as Executive Producer of Viza’s previous album entitled “Made In Chernobyl”, and also sang as a guest vocalist on the album’s “Viktor” track.

Formerly known as Visa, the band released two EPs and two full length albums, along with a award winning music video. The band's De Facto, Eros and Made In Chernobyl albums incorporated music pervaded with sonorities from various influences and musical styles and blended elements of aggressive rock, dance and satirical social commentary.

Among the band’s extensive touring schedule, Viza has performed at one of Europe’s largest and most prestigious music events at Hungary’s Sziget Festival’s mainstage (alongside Korn, The Killers, Axwell, The Vaccines, The XX among several others) as part of a month long European tour in August 2012. Viza has also performed at Sweden’s Malmofestivalen, Norway's Kartfestivalen, Slovenia's Schengenfest and Trnfest and Greece’s Rockwave Festival (alongside The Prodigy, Gogol Bordello, Flogging Molly, Marky Ramone’s Blitzkreig), and has toured Europe 6 times in the past 2 years alone.

Demonstrating a knack for reinventing old rock classics, Viza recently covered the Doors tune "Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)" by adding its own strong seasonings and aggressive fusion style in a compelling reimagination of this classic rock ballad. The song is available for free download here and will be featured on Viza's upcoming tour with Serj Tankian.

Aside from a passion for music, touring and song writing, Viza’s extensive performances around the globe also serve as their voice for promoting social consciousness of human rights and community issues – as well as providing opportunities to fundraise for various charities, homeless shelters and orphanages. oud and percussion blended with more traditional rock elements such as guitar, bass and drums. This fascinating fusion, combined with dramatic and powerful live performances have garnered Viza significant success all over the world.

Recorded by Jared Gosselin (D12, Macy Gray) at Frank Zappa’s UMRK Studios, Viza’s fifth album, “Carnivalia” is the band’s most animated album – a journey through a symbolic theme park derived from satirical and dramatic influences. Inspired from Gogol Bordello’s multicultural rhapsodies and System of a Down’s notorious screams and riffs, Viza’s groundbreaking songwriting and experimentation has amazed audiences with a mesmerizing blend of instruments, various styles and continued evolution of Viza’s sound.

“Loving the new record; Carnivalia’s awesome. I love hearing the new influences and the fun loving spirit and musical wizardry. Overall a really great effort,” said System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian. In 2010, Viza supported Tankian’s solo tour in Europe in the cities of Hamburg, Cologne, Paris, Zurich, Bologna, Athens and Yerevan. “Viza is one of the most unique and interesting bands I have ever encountered. Their live shows are energetic and fun,” he added. Tankian also served as Executive Producer of Viza’s previous album entitled “Made In Chernobyl”.

Formerly known as Visa, the band released two EPs and two full length albums, along with a award winning music video. The band's De Facto, Eros and Made In Chernobyl albums incorporated music pervaded with sonorities from various influences and musical styles and evolved by blending elements of aggressive rock, dance and satirical social commentary.

In January 2012, to launch the release of “Carnivalia”, Viza embarked on a special “Strangest Show on Earth” European tour in the cities of Hamburg, Copenhagen, Oslo, Frankfurt, Munich, Cologne, Berlin, Prague, Budapest, Zagreb, Ljubljana, and Paris. Fresh off the return of this successful tour, Viza is preparing for a very exciting 2012 filled with more shows in Europe and North America.

Among the band’s extensive touring schedule, Viza has performed at Sweden’s Malmofestivalen and Greece’s Rockwave Festival (alongside Prodigy, Gogol Bordello, The Ramones), and has already been invited to perform at Norway’s Kartfestivalen and Hungary’s Sziget festival this upcoming summer, one of Europe’s largest and most prestigious music events, as part of a 3 week long
12-date European tour. This will be Viza's 6th European tour in the past 2 years.

Viza recently covered the Doors Classic "Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)" by adding its own strong seasonings and aggressive fusion style in a compelling reimagination of this classic rock tune. The song is available for free download here and will be featured on Viza's upcoming European tour.

Aside from a passion for music, touring and song writing, Viza’s extensive performances around the globe also serve as their voice for promoting social consciousness of human rights and community issues – as well as providing opportunities to fundraise for various charities, homeless shelters and orphanages.
Aeonic Impulse - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
Aeonic Impulse
Hailing from Redondo Beach, California, Aeonic Impulse consists of a five-piece progressive rock collective. Drawing influence from the world around them, A.I. strives to take each song they write in a focused, creative direction. In August 2015 the band released their debut album, A Night For The Troubled , a six-part narrative which has been described as "very imaginatively presented - from delicate prog to metal and indie rock. A very fine debut by a band with lots of promise". (Classic Rock Society Magazine)

Aeonic Impulse was conceptualized at a rooftop party on the 4th of July, 2011, when the original members performed together for the first time, covering some of their favorite bands and long-time influences such as Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, and Iron Maiden. Since then they have spent several years crafting A Night For The Troubled with a few rotations in members. With each member coming from a completely different musical background, the band wanted to create music that brought all of these personal aspects together into something special and eclectic. Aeonic Impulse has performed with numerous acts including; Volto, Fates Warning, Chon, Evan Brewer, Last Chance to Reason, An Endless Sporadic, Lordi, and Orphaned Land.

Aeonic Impulse is currently in the process of writing their second album. Always pushing themselves, the band hopes to bring something new and exciting to the forefront.
Trendkill Revolution - (Set time: 7:45 PM)
Trendkill Revolution
We are what you see. So instead of us trying to tell you, we'll let the music speak for itself.

But for a write up, no one has said it better yet. Thanks Brandon “B-Mac” McCarthy for this review at Jose Mangin's Affliction Metal Night:

"Getting the party started was a Pantera cover band called Trendkill Revolution. Mangin is a known Pantera fan and felt it was the best to kick off the festivities. Trendkill was awesome to watch up there. They did not perform a lot of the known classics, but the songs they did perform
were out of this world. Singer Luis Delgado brought sheer aggressiveness and persistence to the vocals. It would not be a true Pantera cover band without the guitarist and drummer brother pack.
Enter the Chavez brothers, Jason (guitar) and Chad (drums). Jason was radical in his guitar playing, as if the spirit of Dimebag Darrell entered his body and took over. Both Mangin and I had to join in the fun when we sang some verses. Delgado came down and I helped sing to “Cowboys From Hell.” This will be the closest I will ever get to seeing Pantera live and I would see Trendkill Revolution again."
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change