by James Werner
In two weeks local Tucson sludge favorite Godhunter will be embarking on a tour that will take them from Los Angeles to New Orleans. It's good to see Tucson metal getting out and around other cities, and they will be playing 23 dates over two months, including SXSW. The tour will come through Tucson Feb. 6 at the Rock and and ends March 16 at the Rock as well. The Feb 6. show will also include Solid Giant and Red Shield from Louisiana, and locals Thorncaster.
Godhunter hits your gut with nice heavy rhythms, as heard on "Wolves of the North," a great local staple, and "(Dead Hooker by the side of) The Road," a bluesy groove with some nice flying notes, among others. Thorncaster brings a heavy rhythmic drum-heavy metal sound. Red Shield will be bringing drony, slow heavy hits on the strings although their "Disquiet Follows the Soul" picks up the pace a bit. Solid Giant is in-your-face mellow metal with slamming drives and growling vocals.