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: https://oaklandmetro.org/event/330551 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“.