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420 Birthday Blitz

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

420 Birthday Blitz for Leanne Murray and Freak

“Leanne Murray and Freak’s 420 Birthday Blitz”

  • Judas Rising
  • David Shankle
  • Scars of Armageddon

@Top Fuel Saloon
Saturday, April 20
Doors = 7:00 pm
All Ages
Tickets = $10 at the door

David Shankle

David Shankle GroupDavid Shankle is a legendary guitar virtuoso and master instructor. Also known as “David ‘The Shred Demon’ Shankle”, he is one of the most respected and talented composer guitarists shredding up the metal scene today. Shankle is also well known for playing 7 string over-the-neck scales, arpeggios and string skipping, along with being a master of many other guitar techniques. David was a member of Manowar from 1988 to 1994, playing on the epic platinum album “The Triumph Of Steel” and co-writing “Master Of The Wind”, “The Burning”, “Ride the Dragon” and “Demon’s Whip”. David left in 1994, after countless sold-out tours all over the world, and attended Roosevelt Music University in Chicago to improve his jazz and classical guitar skills. David’s signature over the neck style guitar playing can be seen on many videos including “Ashes To Ashes” and the 2005 Manowar Earthshaker Fest DVD. Now having refined and nearly perfected his craft, David brings decades of experience and hard work to the table with the David Shankle Group (DSG)

On vocals is Warren Halvarson.DSG is about pure talent and has been tagged “Dangerous Speed Guitar” by many well known and talented musicians. Warren. A Chicago native who began his singing career in the mid 1980’s while fronting a band called Crystal Axe which also featured Michael Posch. Then Warren briefly fronted a fusion metal band called NVS, which featured Mike Garrett of Zoetrope & Supermercado. During the early 1990’s, Warren continued to hone his vocal skills by fronting the Broad St. Bullies. During the next several years, Warren worked on numerous original projects with artists including Johnny Monaco, Enuff Znuff and Joey Kornatowski, Lynch/NVS. Warren is one of the most respected and talented vocalists in the Chicago metal scene today. His range, power, clarity and dynamic stage presence are well known to legions of fans.

DSG has introduced the metal world, to a new breed of speed, while at the same time displaying awesome classical guitar and balladry on the band’s debut album “Ashes To Ashes”. Which was released in 2003 on Magic Circle Music. DSG in 2007 released their second album “Hellborn” on “Magic Circle Music”. DSG is currently in the studio working on new songs for an album. David states, “This new album is guaranteed to melt your face”. (Source)

Scars of Armageddon

Scars of ArmageddonScars of Armageddon (SOA) is a AMerican Power Metal band hailing from Chicago, Illinois. Dave Kraus (Vocals, guitars), George Lohan (Guitars), Paul Postelnik (bass) and Jason Krieger (drums) have developed a unique blend of power metal, with hints of Thrash and prog peeking through. Since the band’s inception in 2011, SOA self released their first LP and has played more than 100 shows in the Midwest that has seen them share the stage which such international acts such as Primal Fear, Anvil, Riot, Into Eternity, Grim Reaper, Helstar, Leatherwolf, Nonpoint and more. SOA has been featured on numerous radio stations throughout the United States, Europe, South America and Japan. Additionally the band maintains an active social media presence on Facebook and Instagram, and their music can be found on bandcamp, ITunes, Amazon, Pandora, Spotify, Reverbnation and YouTube. (Source)


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275 S Hickory St.
Braidwood, IL 60408 United States
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