The denizens of the Azalea City have to give credit to the longevity of the local metal scene. Throughout the years, this facet of the Mobile underground has been able to maintain its relevance. With this in mind, it is especially admirable to see one of Mobile’s own embarking on a tour that will take them beyond the boundaries of the Southeast.

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For quite some time, D.R.E.A.D. has been a role model for other Mobile metal hopefuls. This group has exhibited the drive and work ethic that many local bands tend to lack. It also helps that D.R.E.A.D.’s driving, thrashed-out metal sound maintains a unique vehemence and intricacy that is all their own.

This show will act at the jump-off for D.R.E.A.D.’s “Sinners Are Saints Tour.” This road trip will take them to the West Coast to perform at the legendary Whisky-A-Go-Go. Along the way, they will make a few stops in Arizona, Texas and Louisiana.

Excessum, Age of Expiration and 21 Rising will be the line-up’s support.

D.R.E.A.D., Excessum, Age of Expiration, 21 Rising
Date: Friday, May 8, at 8 p.m.
Venue: VFW Post 49, 2528 Government Blvd., 251-471-9438
Tickets: $7 at the door