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The Press Gang tear up things punk metal style

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It was punk night at Inferno, April 4.
I arrived as many of the crowd trickled in from the Marilyn Manson concert at the Enmax.
 I just missed experimental punk group the Junkies Rush and local metal band Penitentz but caught an extremely fast and fun set of metal influenced punkThe Press Gang’s Colin McCulloch rocking the tongue at Inferno. Photo by Richard Amery music by Calgary’s the Press Gang.

They shared a similar vibe to fellow Calgary Beer Core members Citizen Rage, but weren’t nearly as angry.

They reminded me a lot of SNFU, but added a variety of other musical styles including a touch of spaghetti Western music like  fellow Calgary veterans Huevos Rancheos and a snippet of Celtic music to   a couple other songs.

They had more of a fun, ’70s metal feel to their music and even added  a touch of Celtic influence.

 They played a pretty hot mix of metal and punk music with elements of the Dayglo Abortions and DRI.

So there were plenty of  fleet fingered riffs, hot solos, blended with punk intensity and a whole lot of energy on stage. A mosh pit quickly formed in front of the stage and dissipated as the =y eneded what seemed like a ll to fast set.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 15 April 2015 10:55 )  
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