Resurrected VIO-LENCE Announce Second Reunion Show, Rumored To Be Opening For OVERKILL Later This Year


San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal legends VIO-LENCE have announced the follow-up their already-sold out, one-off appearance at the Metro Operahouse in Oakland, California on April 13th, which is a matinee show taking place the following day at the same venue.

Unlike the first date, however, the April 14th show will not see VIO-LENCE perform their classic 1988 debut album “Eternal Nightmare” in its entirety, but rather a different set. The news of this show was broken by guitarist Phil Demmel, who wrote the following message on his Instagram account:

The Palm Sunday Matinee Massacre. Thanks to all our friends we have added a Matinee (2pm doors) show the day after on Sunday April 14th. TIX WILL BE RELEASED ON Saturday January 19th at 8pm Link: Different set, a Different show. Maybe surprise jammers? Thank you all so much from all of us!!!!

The resurrected VIO-LENCE features four-fifths of the “Eternal Nightmare” lineup – Demmel, vocalist Sean Killian, bassist Deen Dell and drummer Perry Strickland – while Ray Vegas fills in for their other guitarist Robb Flynn, who has been the frontman of MACHINE HEAD for decades.

It is not clear whether VIO-LENCE will announce more dates nor are they planning to record a new album, which would have been their first since 1993’s “Nothing To Gain“.

The band will reportedly play some shows with OVERKILL on the North American West Coast of the latter’s “The Wings Of War” tour this summer/fall.

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