King Dude, 16, Eye of Nix, Noise-A-Tron

Saints presents

King Dude


Eye of Nix


Fri, November 9, 2018

8:00 pm

$7.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

King Dude
King Dude
In a time when American folk music has lost touch with its bloody roots, King Dude seeks to illuminate
the darkness with sex, death, love, insanity, and Lucifer’s light. Since 2006, his devotional rock ‘n’ roll has
been both the medium and the message; his throaty baritone and devilishly visceral songwriting the tools
he wields to ignite the fiery spirit of revelation in all who encounter him.
Thanks to past releases on Dais, Avant!, Bathetic, Clan Destine, and Ván records, a number of
high-profile festival appearances, and a relentless tour schedule—often alongside the likes of Ghost and
Earth—the silver-tongued singer/songwriter has found an ever-expanding global audience with whom to
share his prophetic vision of hope and salvation: a willing congregation whose raised voices and
stomping feet reliably turn his shows into Luciferian tent revivals.
King Dude is a blue-eyed Mephistopheles with an acoustic guitar; he dresses like Johnny Cash and sings
like he cut in line in front of Robert Johnson at the crossroads. His voice can shift from haunting and
vulnerable to thunderous near-Biblical fury in the space of a breath, marrying the sacred to the profane
with pomp, circumstance, and a curled lip. He sings about death the way he sings about fucking. With
inspiration torn from country, blues, Americana, and British folk (and a background in heavy metal), King
Dude’s raw, hypnotic hymns channel the past while staring straight ahead into a revelatory future.
-(16)- is a Sludge Metal band from Los Angeles California that is currently signed to Relapse Records. Their latest album, Deep Cuts from Dark Clouds was released in 2012.

The band -(16)- was formed in Santa Ana, Ca. by Bobby Ferry (guitar), Cris Jerue (vocals), and Jason Corley (drums) in 1992. Finding a lasting bass player was a problem until Tony Baumeister joined in 1993. The band's first full-length album entitled "Curves That Kick" was released in 1993 on legendary artist Pushead's label "Bacteria Sour." Working with Pushead enabled the band to have the album released in Japan, as well as the opportunity to tour Japan, which happened in the summer of 1994. The band then did select live dates with Slayer, the Melvins, Unsane, Jawbreaker. The follow-up record "Drop Out" was relased by Pessimiser/Theologian records in 1996 (although it was recorded nearly two years earlier). It received critical acclaim, but the band did not tour, and only performed locally and semi-locally.

Jason Corley was ejected from the band at the end of 1994, and replaced by Andy Hassler. Phil Vera was also added as a 2nd guitarist. The band released "Blaze of Incompetence" in 1997 (again on Pessimiser/Theologian), and did a US tour with Grief in 1998. Andy Hassler was fired shortly after the tour. R.D. Davies replaced Andy, but he overdosed on heroin 6 months later and was replaced by Mark Sanger. The next album, "Zoloft Smile," was recorded in 1999/2000, but wasn't released until 2002 by At A Loss Recordings. By the time the album was actually released, Bobby and Tony had both quit the band. The rest of the guys carried on with Phil being the lone guitar player. Nial McGaughey and later, Rafa Martinez (Black Cobra) handled bass duties. Phil took over vocal duties in 2003, after Cris was forced to go to rehab for alcohol and drug dependency. The band toured the US and Japan as a three-piece (Phil, Mark, Rafa), until calling it quits in 2004.

The band reunited in 2007 (Bobby, Cris, Jason, Tony) and subsequently got a deal with Relapse Records. Their Relapse debut, "Bridges to Burn," was relased in Jan. 2009. The band parted ways with Jason Corley again (notice a pattern), and recruited Mateo Pinkerton (ex Buzzov-en, Crom) as their new drummer. They have toured Europe twice, played the Hellfest in France. In early 2012 they released their album "Deep cuts from Dark Clouds" and toured the eastern US with label mates Tombs. In 2013 Dion Thurman came in as new drummer and Barney Firks came in as a new bass player.In 2014 the played Roadburn, toured Europe, played the Day of the Shred and Southwest Terror festivals in the U.S. We shared the stage with a bunch of amazing bands like Bl'ast, Neurosis, Nails, Indian, The Shrine, Inter Arma, Noothgrush, Grime, Graves at Sea, ASG, and a crapload of bands I'm forgetting. Currently -(16)- is writing new songs, planning tours and playing regional live shows.
Eye of Nix
Eye of Nix
When you think of two piece bands, you usually get what you expect. Rarely are you ever blown away by the lack of members creating all of the sound you have come to expect from full bands. Not that it's a bad thing, but something more often than not sounds lacking. This is what makes Noise-A-Tron so unique amongst the trend of minimalist musicians. Noise-A-Tron is one drummer, Jason Bledsoe, and one bass player (who doubles on keyboard, synth and samples), Lea Bledsoe.

Jason started playing drums in 1995 in a small rural area of Indiana, and after a brief move to Washington, ended up in Florida playing with the band Bullhead. The band had recorded 2 EP's, and in the summer of 2000, added Terror Organ bassist Lea Rudko. Lea was born in Michigan and grew up in Los Angeles, California where she began to play bass. At 21 Lea moved to Tampa, Florida and was the creative force behind two piece experimental noise project Terror Organ with Angel Corpse singer/bassist Pete Helmkamp. After both bands had disbanded in early 2002, both Jason and Lea had started playing with The Human Echo and were married in 2005. The Human Echo put out two full-length LP's, and after several tours, finally called it quits in early 2009. From there the ashes of The Human Echo became Noise-A-Tron in August of 2009.

Noise-A-Tron's music is both parts heavy and atmospheric noise. It's a sonic assault that's melodic, moody, menacing, and equally overwhelming. Even with the lack of a vocalist it never loses any of its edge, and it never gets stale. The band's debut self-titled EP, released in August of 2010, is a perfect example of the genres finest attributes. It showcases all of the bands ability to churn out abrasive riffs layered with noise and sampling, without being redundant. The band never holds on to an idea for too long, so it never wears out its welcome. Live the band is able to perfectly replicate those layers of sound. Watching the band is also an experience. Jason is a heavy hitter on the drums. He keeps things tight and solid, while Lea goes back and forth from her 8-string bass to her keyboards and mixer, constructing all the riffs and filling in all the blanks. Everything falls perfectly into place.
Venue Information:
210 Broadway Ave E
Seattle, WA, 98122