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Film Rewind: Metal Summit IV at Sound Exchange 01/22/2010

Submitted by admin on January 25, 2024 – 8:30 am4 Comments

by Ramon LP4

I made a brief stop by Saturday’s Metal Summit IV at Sound Exchange.  The show was awesome and the fans? Fucking phenomenal!!!  I only were able to catch two of the bands playing but that’s OK because I mainly wanted to catch some of the fans and just show off how cool they all were.  So consider this post just that, a celebration of the fans who keep the Metal alive - this one’s for you.

The Gravestones - a flurry of hair and metal!

Dallas' The Gravestones

Tom Arnold and Frasier Dawson "Up The Irons!"

Chris Herrera battles the metal section of Sound Exchange.

Gary Sulivan & James O'Reilly: "Gary, how could you leave our beer unattended?!"

Andrew Wells and Joshua Vickery. Joshua explains it all, 'This is about scene unity and awareness and getting young blood to come in and keep the scene alive which is something the scene desperately needs.'

Kim Gordon, Carly, Papa Josh, and Cary Gordon. Papa Josh (of MSRcast.com) says "Support or abort!"

Mike Depravis Nocturnus, Carly, Michelle "Wife of Kriptos"

Ulfr - Bassist of Epic Death "Self promotion is very metal."


Jeff of Mhinotahn "The heavier, the better"

Ryan Metts, Ward Drawhorn, Jason Reno, and Scott. "Metal Never Dies."


Kurt Brennan of Sound Exchange flying the Motorhead and the B.O.C.

Vaste Burai from Longview, TX were pretty awesome.

...and ends our visit to Sound Exchange and the fourth metal summit.

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  • Carcass John says:

    Would have been nice for a little bio on each band and to thank Stephanie Baylis of D’struxion Produxions for helping the out-of-town bands make a little gas money the night before at The White Swan. Especialy after nearly all the locals left and didn’t even get to stay and hear TURBID NORTH or VASTE BURAI. Major props to them and THE GRAVESTONES for terrorizing Houston…for basically FREE! Any of you H-town bands willing to drive to DFW and show us what you got? BTW, Kurt and Sound Exchange…YOU RULE!!! Please buy records, tapes and CDs from SE. Downloading is killing the music business!

  • admin says:

    All good points


    Normally I would take the time to review the bands but Saturday night my time was restricted and I only had about an hour to pop my head in. Not much time granted but enough to appreciate what was going on. Fear not, I’ll be hitting a lot more metal shows in my rounds of the Houston music scene so don’t worry - just consider this a very small prologue to more and better coverage in the future. Granted, my time was limited here but I hope that in a small way that this migh peak someone’s interest into attending more metal shows.


    PS. I think Houston has some bands that are worth DFW’s time.

  • Cryptos says:

    I am grateful for any press coverage that our metal scene receives, so thank you, thank you. The fact that you came out at all speaks volumes.

  • Andrew says:

    Real amazed by the local talent and the show that Turbid North put on. Lot’s of good memories at sound exchange and this was added to the list of ‘em

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