San Francisco’s mighty punk/thrash veterans WALKEN will take the stage in their hometown this Sunday evening, opening for Hammers of Misfortune and the almighty Saint Vitus! The all-ages festivities shall be held at the DNA Lounge and kick off at 7pm. This will be WALKEN’s first live show since they killed it opening for Death Angel in December.
WALKEN self-released their self-titled debut full length in late 2009, immediately picking up Relapse Distribution for the album. Their hearty blend of classic Bay Area thrash and empowering punk rock fury is well-known throughout their hometown region and beyond, due to a decade of experience recording and playing out together, and with the release of Walken, have rooted themselves a bit more with both metal and punk crowds internationally.
7/27/2010 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA w/ Saint Vitus, Hammers of Misfortune, Stone Axe [buy tix]
“Walken are skillful in their execution of songs, crafting and building each tune into something instantly memorable…” – HellrideMusic.com
“They make proggy crossover thrash that somehow doesn’t suck. Two of them play in Grayceon, who also don’t suck.” – Decibel Magazine
“…the band’s raw thrashing is heavily indebted to very early Bay Area metal bands such as Metallica, Exodus and Testament, but with unexpected bluesiness in the riff department.” – Aquarius Records