Kim Martin-Minor Tribute Night

Herman's Hideaway presents

Kim Martin-Minor Tribute Night

VipërWitch, Attack on Venus, FAST CRASH

Thu, July 12, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm


Birthed into existence through the gates of Oblivion, this story begun its lore.

Lynx the Huntress, after a night of innumerable libations in her cold dark sanctum once again finding her self in loneliness, anger and regret. She yearned for the days of yore when heavy metal meet steal and the term “hard as nails” was a way of life. Everyone had forgotten, life was now easy and mankind became soft. The Thunder Domes were torn down, going Viking was now illegal. People ate kale and fermented mushroom drink and even the women became operatic and dainty. She had nothing to hunt, nothing to feel and counted the days till the mead took her away from this fragile world. Her days as a mercenary found her soulless and far from her path.

Yet, someone was listening… something that night…something dark and lustful for the same things. Almost the same….

This beast , thrown to the void, a name long lost, but its role in the constant terror and the eventual annihilation of the cosmos, the Viperwitch appears.

It heard her calls and answered. Yet , Lynx was not the only soul in desolation and spiritual turmoil that night. In secret silence The Viperwitch whispered to her the 3 names whom also unknowingly took part under the fateful full moon, its eventual rein over the sacred land if not meet with steel and fury would once again call this its domain of death and sorrow.

Lynx went forth seeking these three legendary beast. From the cold deserts, to the concrete wasteland and the red sea she found the legendary Wolf of Battle Cadence, The Siren of Strings and Screams and lastly The Demon from Hellfire. This is their metal and this is their legend.
Attack on Venus
Attack on Venus
With roots reaching back more than a decade, the Fort Collins, CO trio, Attack on Venus, though new in current form, boasts the nucleus of two local music veterans and one well traveled addition. Alan Hlavacek (Bass, Vocals) and Travis Mason (Guitar, Backup Vocals), not strangers to the local scene, have collaborated together in numerous projects over the years. Johnny Claiborne (Drums), a Colorado native who found himself bound for Brooklyn, New York by way of Phoenix, Arizona, finally landing back in northern Colorado, completes the band.

“100% of this band are songwriters. The music we started writing, i felt, was above anything else we’ve ever done” says Mason, “the energy was at a different level than it ever was before. We know what we’re good at.” “Everybody is always in it together” adds Hlavacek. Perhaps that is the reason why trying to figure out who to compare this band to is not an easy task. According to Hlavacek, “We are still in a state of progression. We are at a point where we’ve gotten really good at feeding off of each other and compromising, striving to come up with better stuff, to find another level.” “We’ve agreed not to set ourselves in a certain genre” mentions Claiborne, “ we want to have all different styles of songs so that we’re able to cater to our audience depending on the show.”

When you hear the songs that this band has released, as a listener, you can’t help but feel the range of emotion in the music. The sound is raw, heavily alternative, but with a current twist. It’s as if the heavyweights of the grunge era stood in line and took turns pummeling Katy Perry in her beautiful face, because they wanted her to be as hideous and foul as could be, only to realize that they were all actually best friends and then wrote songs together. In reality, “I don’t take influences anymore from what i like to listen to. It’s the things around me, stuff going on in my life, it’s more about the life experience” says Hlavacek. “They’re based on pure emotion” a reflective Travis Mason adds, “when you’re pissed off, songs are going to be heavier.”

All bands have common goals, and what Attack on Venus wants is no different from what any band wants. “We’re always going to play shows” says Johnny. “If someone can connect with what i do, or what we do, then we’ve accomplished what we wanted to,” adds Mason. Rest assured, Attack on Venus is a band that can deliver in the studio as well as throttle an audience with a high energy live show. This band of friends is always writing new material, constantly pushing each other to make that next step an easier one to take. When asked about the future, Alan Hlavacek conveys what he and his band mates have learned during their music rich lives: “really, it’s not about how far you take it, it’s about what you get out of it.”

Written by Mark Karst
Venue Information:
Herman's Hideaway
1578 South Broadway
Denver, CO, 80210