Los Angeles, CA's very own MATRIARCHS may have joined the heavy music game only two years ago, but are already making big waves. This Friday, the band will perform with metal masters Soulfly at the House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. The show begins at 7:00PM and you can purchase tickets via Live Nation here.
In a band statement, the MATRIARCHS states, “We're excited to perform this Friday with Soulfly at such a great venue! It's an honor to perform with a band that's been so influential to us.”
After cutting their teeth on the local hardcore scenes of Los Angeles, New York, France, and Northern California, founding guitarists Ben Levi and vocalist Richard Barthel formed MATRIARCHS on the idea that they could fuse together the visual aesthetic and presentation of more thought provoking heavy acts like Tool or Converge with the sonic ferocity and energy of hardcore. Their debut EP does just that and more – with thought provoking lyrics, the precision and technicality usually found in metal and the energy and ferocity of their predecessors…and of course, breakdowns. Featuring ex-members of well-known bands like Hoods, Ruckus, and Avoid Serious Injury, MATRIARCHS brings a unique brand of punk influenced metal.
Ben Levi – Guitar
Marty Cole – Guitar
Richard Barthel – Vocals
Alfred Santa Cruz – Drums
Miguel Vasquez – Bass