Friday, June 21, 2019

GROWING UP GREEN! Wake up!! Wake up!! One more peak in the past before we head to Europe!

In the early ‘80’s, when we had the Bootleggers’ Metal Club, the first foreign bill of bands we were discussing bringing over was the package of Celtic Frost, Voivod and Running Wild. Their agent sent me a really cool press kit and I was surprised to find these photos in Igor’s scrapbook of Dana’s memorabilia. These were from 1985. The police stole the club before we were able to confirm the dates and the rest is history!!

After the club was taken, I dabbled in promoting shows at other venues. One of the bands I brought to Phoenix was Nuclear Assault, who became close friends with our family. They even stayed at our house a few times, which drive the neighbors into a frenzy!

Atrophy was a band in Tucson who I discovered from their demo Chemical Dependency. I got them a deal with Roadrunner Records and for one year they were the number one selling act at Roadrunner. One of their albums, Violent By Nature, featured a 4 year old Richie Cavalera on the cover, which was designed by the amazing Paul Stottler. I still love their music!

I will be going to Europe tomorrow for 7 weeks with Soulfly and a couple grandkids in tow, so be sure to check out my blogs which will take you on tour with us!! Thank you all for sharing!

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