Mac Sabbath, A Drive-Thru Metal Feast

 

 

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Mac Sabbath performs at Moxi Theater in Greeley on October 1, 2015. Photos by Tina Hagerling, heyreverb.com.

Imagine getting an anonymous call from a singer, who wants to meet you to possibly hire you as their band manager. You are sitting at a burger joint, in Chatsworth, Ca. enjoying a box of the worldwide known finger food, fries; salty and crispy when suddenly you see a figure approaching you. This figure wears a red and yellow outfit, diabolical clown painted face and red hair. This creature now tells you that you are his destined music manager, and the world is ready to see his music show. You gasp and look around, in disbelief, thinking this is a prank. The clown now persists and invites you to their underground show, which takes place in a basement. You stand there curiously watching the performance as Mac Sabbath covers Black Sabbath’s songs changing the lyrics to food related verses. Mac Sabbath straight from Los Angeles, are on the rise in the horror drive-thru metal scene, underground as they are their “N.I.B.” cover video on YouTube is famous, even reposted by Black Sabbath. Horror music manager Mike Odd recounts his experience as he met the lead singer of Mac Sabbath, who is out touring the Rock Sham-Shake Festival with support of Syka and The U.S. Americans. This is what Mike Odd said about this underground, mysterious band Mac Sabbath.

Hostile Jo: “What drove the artists to cover Black Sabbath and re-write the lyrics into food verses?

Mike Odd: “The lead singer told me he is a messenger from the ‘70’s who is here to spread the message about government food control issues.”

HJ: “Why did you decide to manage this band?”

Mike: “Many venues have asked the same, and I let the band show them why I chose to do it. They are spreading this message about food controlled by the government. About the heavy substance people are in-taking on a regular basis if not daily.”

HJ: “Why are there no CD’s by this artists?”

HJ: “Well, the lead singer has this phobia of technology, he lives in the 1970’s era and would much rather record on an A-track format.”

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Mac Sabbath performs at Moxi Theater in Greeley on October 1, 2015. Photos by Tina Hagerling, heyreverb.com.

HJ: “Have you had any luck finding a recording studio who works with A-tracks?”

Mike: “Not yet, even though cassettes are becoming popular again no one seems to even have an A-track player anymore.”

HJ: “How are they becoming successful with out music albums releases, or that much coverage?”

Mike: “The band likes the underground fan base, they have toured in Europe with bands like Kiss, Slipknot, and Motley Crue. Things are moving so fast ever since their video of ‘N.I.B’ cover went up, Black Sabbath actually posted that on Facebook and twitter, and with in days the video had one million hits. Ultimately I am the delicate balance between maximum exposure and enough exposure for their drive-thru metal show.”

HJ: “What are some reactions from fans, or people that seem them live?”

Mike: “Every venue is quite frankly confused, they don’t understand what they are doing. Once the show is over the spectators understand the message, and every one gets super in to it.”

HJ: “They are touring at the moment, any chance to catch them in Los Angeles knowing they are Los Angeles locals?

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Photo By: Tyson Zoltan

HJ: “They are touring right now on the Rock Sham-Shake Festival with locals from each city. They have booked a show in Orange County, at The Observatory in July with support from Metalichi but the exact dates are to be determined.”

Los Angeles based band is now touring the states, and Dallas, Texas is their first victim to suffer coronary attack. Perhaps their antics will not change, but they are making sure their fans become aware of the government controlled food and this mysterious genre of Drive-thru metal.

Reported By: Hostile Jo

 

MAC SABBATH Tour Dates:

3/3 – Dallas, TX @ Trees

3/4 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

3/5 – New Orleans, LA @ Publiq House

3/6 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall

3/7 – Tallahassee, FL @ Sidebar Theater

3/9 – Orlando, FL @ The Social

3/10 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Local 662

3/11 – Gainesville, FL @ The Wooly

3/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl Atlanta

3/14 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In

3/15 – Chattanooga, TN @ Revelry Room

3/16 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Music Hall

3/17 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre

3/18 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood

3/20 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVA

3/21 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound

3/22 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East

3/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

3/24 – Mechanicsburg, PA @ Whiskey Ridge

3/25 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom

3/26 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon

3/27 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf

3/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird

3/30 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Cafe

3/31 – Fort Worth, TX @ Rail Club

4/2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom

 

“… one of the most interesting bands to come around in a long, long time. They have Dead Kennedys’ outrageous sense of humor mixed with total irreverence and ornate style on top of a solid, engaging performance (even if the crowd is reluctant to respond). So while this whole thing was probably thought up after eating too many pot brownies, it is one of the most brilliant ideas in a long time.”­

Troy Farah, Phoenix New Times

 “This is not a drill. Be it exchanging Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” for a “Pair-a-buns” or “Iron Man” for a “Frying Pan,” these food-focused musical dweebs are cooking up something hot ’n’ ready just for you.”Alicia Lutes, MTV.com

“The most impressive—and terrifying—thing about Mac Sabbath is that they’re actually really good. Ronald channels his inner Ozzy onstage, from the manic jumping to the frantic hand waving…” Bryan Rolli, Paste Magazine

 “Even if the songs are dripping with onions and extra cheese, Mac Sabbath put on one righteous stage show, complete with smoke machines, gritty power chords, and endless head-banging.”Chris Coplan, ConsequenceofSound.net

 

Named by Buzzfeed as one of the “13 Metal Bands You Didn’t Know How to React To”

 

Check out their live performances

 “Frying Pan”

    “Pair-a-Buns”

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