Influential crossover thrash metal act Mordred will unleash their regained power live with a hometown performance on Friday, January 22nd at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, alongside fellow Bay Area thrashers Death Angel and Molten. The show will be the band’s first performance of 2022, and another opportunity to experience songs from Mordred’s 2021 comeback album, The Dark Parade, live. Tickets to see the concert in-person are now available now. Fans that are unable to attend will still have an opportunity to partake in the evening’s thrash metal indulgences, as the festivities will also be available to experience via livestream tickets and on VOD for seven days after the show. More information on purchasing the livestream for this concert can be found at this link.
Says the band, “It’s amazing to be playing with our old friends Death Angel. The first show that I recall Mordred playing with them was Friday, April 11, 1986 at Ruthie’s Inn in Berkeley, CA, almost 26 years ago. It’s so cool that we all are still around crushing after all these years. We get to play with them AND play songs from our new album ‘The Dark Parade.’ What could be a better way to ring in the new year? We can’t wait for the show!”
The upcoming performance on January 22nd is the first of many 2022 performances to be announced by Mordred, with info on more live shows to be revealed in the weeks to come. Their latest record, “The Dark Parade”, was released in July 2021 by M-Theory Audio and features five-sixths of the personnel from Mordred’s acclaimed 1991 record In This Life, plus new drummer Jeff Gomes (formerly of Fungo Mungo and MIRV).
The new album was the follow-up to Mordred’s acclaimed 2020 EP Volition and their first full-length record since 1994’s The Next Room. The Dark Parade showcases a band that that has returned to the metal scene with a revitalized energy and successfully recaptured their classic sound, which is rooted in thrash metal but veers off the straightforward path for more adventurous musical explorations by utilizing funk-infused musicianship and hip-hop influences. The final result is a record that sounds as fresh now as the band did during their initial decade of existence. CD, digital, and pre-order limited-edition black with red splatter vinyl editions of The Dark Parade are available for purchase now.