Band: The Maension, Fearless, Excessum
Date: Thursday, Aug. 20 at 9 p.m.
Venue: Alchemy Tavern, 7 S. Joachim St.,
Tickets: Call 251-441-7741 for more info



Alchemy Tavern is bringing LoDa an evening of modern metal. The crowd will have a chance to experience three metal outfits with three very unique styles.

Excessum’s metal sound has been locally forged. Featuring Nappie winner Dillon Winstanley on drums, Excessum pulls influences from death, doom and thrash styles. The quartet delivers a powerful live set riddled with sonic intensity.

Fearless will add its “hillbilly metal” to this mix. Hailing from Sweden, Fearless takes the stage donned in long beards, flannel and overalls. They accent this look with a pitchfork guitar and shovel bass. However, the audience shouldn’t be fooled by the band’s rural persona. Fearless has a setlist filled with rage that will whip the crowd into the pit.

Hollywood serves as home for many metal bands, and The Maension is one of them. The Maension’s songs take on the air of an intricate orchestral piece. Each track is layered with a variety of vocals and instrumentation. The band’s aurally deep sound is best experienced through its latest single, “Retrospection.”