Fireball Ministry, Spirit in the Room, Open Hand, Late Set by The Freeks

Thu Dec 18 2014

8:00 PM Doors

The Viper Room

8852 Sunset Boulevard West Hollywood, CA 90069

Ages 21+

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  • Fireball Ministry

    Fireball Ministry

    Stoner Metal

    Fireball Ministry ain’t got a rule book. If shit rocks, it rocks. Period.
    From the beginning, the hard rockin’ and hard partyin’ crew have aggressively steered clear of pretentiousness,
    trends and all manner of poseurdom, throwing down analog-soaked, bottom-heavy tunes and tipping a hat toward
    the best of the past without sounding like a mere retread or novelty.
    Famously described as Sabbath partying with Priest and Grand Funk Railroad, there’s no nonsense in the
    Fireball camp. James A. Rota II (guitar, vocals), Emily J. Burton (guitar), John Oreshnick (drums) and recent
    addition, legendary bassist Scott Reeder (The Obsessed, Kyuss), call ‘em as they see ‘em, refuse to kiss ass
    and have flown the flag for authenticity for a dozen years.
    A clandestine and subversive cadre of true-believers from all walks of life have spread the good word about
    Fireball Ministry since they relocated from New York City to Hollywood, where the band has mooched a brew
    or three from the rich and famous without losing themselves or their sound. The list of legendary icons who
    have invited Fireball Ministry to share their stages reads like a crucial discography of desert island riffs: Dio.
    Judas Priest. Alice Cooper. Blue Oyster Cult. Uriah Heap. Motörhead. And the list goes on...
    Fireball asked an important question with their debut in 1999: Ou Est La Rock? In 2001 they released an EP on
    Small Stone, FMEP, enlisting the bass rumblings of Brad Davis (Fu Manchu). Four years later, the rumble rang
    louder from the underground, with MTV News taking notice of The Second Great Awakening (Nuclear Blast).
    Their third album, 2005’s Their Rock Is Not Our Rock (Century Media), was recorded at Dave Grohl's 606 West studio,
    and like their previous album, produced by genre legend Nick Raskulinecz (Rush, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains).
    The album won the band an appearance on “Last Call with Carson Daly” as well as support slots with CKY, Opeth,
    Clutch and Bam Margera’s Viva La Bands tour. In 2010 Fireball Ministry released their self-titled fourth studio album
    Fireball Ministry, produced by Andrew Alekel (Fu Manchu, Kyng).
    As with each stage of their career, Fireball Ministry is determined to define success on their own terms and to
    forge ahead with lives as free from compromise as possible.
    “I don’t want to ever have to make excuses for our band or what we’ve done, ever,” says Rota, without spite or malice
    in his voice. “If that means that I don’t own four summer homes somewhere and a fleet of classic cars, well then, so
    be it. I couldn’t live with myself if I ever had to say, ‘There was a point where I totally lost it [creatively], but I sure made
    a bunch of money doing it.’
    “It’s not for us,” he concludes simply. “It never has been. And it never will be.
  • Spirit in The Room

    Spirit in The Room

    Rock & Roll

    "So…Spirit In The Room are really pretty special. Occupying that weird and wonderful space between late 60s LA, The Doors, the Manson gang, EST, Hawkwind, Spiritualized and how the fog used to hang around Stonehenge when I was a kid, their sound is fuzzy and warm to the ear but with a really deliciously malevolent touch…really great stuff…" 
    -Steffan Charizi (editor of Metallica's So What! magazine)
  • Open Hand

    Open Hand

    Heavy Metal

    Justin Isham, Erik Valentine, Ethan Novak

  • Special Late Set by The Freeks

    Special Late Set by The Freeks

    Rock & Roll

    Led by Ruben Romano (founding member of FuManchu and Nebula) and supported by Bob Lee on drums (Claw Hammer, Backbiter, Mike Watt), Tom Davies on bass (Nebula), Esteban Chavez on keys, and Jonathan Hall on guitar (Angry Samoans, Backbiter), the Freeks deliver raw, unrefined, screaming fuzzed psychedelic rock’n’roll music that is dream bent with tension and laced with Full On passion.

    The Freeks were conceived in 2007 when Romano contacted a handful of talented friends from across the globe including Jack Endino, John McBain (Monster Magnet), Scott Reeder (Kyuss), Isaiah Mitchell (Earthless), Lorenzo Woodrose (Baby Woodrose) and the Purple Wizard of Woo, Bernie Worell (Parliament, Funkadelic, Talking Heads) and collaborated to contribute to Romano’s musical ideas. Together, the freek alliance spawned a self-titled debut release supported by Cargo-Germany records.

    The Freeks sophomore effort comes at you “Full On” and proudly proclaims, The Freeks are back for more! The Freeks return to the raw essentials of their punk rock roots and mix it with their stoner rock legacy to create a fresh blend of high-octane psychedelic punk rock’n’roll!

Fireball Ministry, Spirit in the Room, Open Hand, Late Set by The Freeks

Thu Dec 18 2014 8:00 PM Doors

The Viper Room West Hollywood CA
Fireball Ministry, Spirit in the Room, Open Hand, Late Set by The Freeks
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