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Dead Army introduces Nick Bohle’s vocals

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It was all about metal and hard rock at the Slice, Saturday, July 27.NIck Bohle performing with Dead Army, July 27 at the Slice. Photo by Richard Amery
I caught the end of new Celtic rock band Nyght Blaed’s set of energetic Celtic rock. I could barely see them due to minimal  lights on the stage, but I could hear them.

 They sported Celtic Tribal tattoos, and the lead singer Cordell shrieked while playing spirited pipe lines on a bank of keyboards. He was telling a variety of stories too, but I missed them.
I mostly wanted to see Dead Army.

 Unfortunately frontman Rob Morrison had lost his voice and after the first song, turned over lead vocals to new member Nick Bohle, who has been all over the place this week , acting in Fort Whoop Up’s “Life on the Whoop Up Trail,” and filming the Wide skies music Festival.

Bohle proved to be an exceptional frontman, channelling his early ’90s angst, sounding like  a blend of Eddie Vedder, Our Lady Peace and I Mother Earth.
That freed Morrison up to concentrate on soloing and rhythm guitar though Bohle added a little of each of those as well.
 The band’s sound  referenced ’80s shred style two handed tapping and a whole lot of ’90s alternative rock. The rhythms were pure ’80s heavy metal  delay leaden guitar.

 Bohle sang in an impressive howl. The vocals were also drenched in delay, so I couldn’t understand a word of Bohle’s between song banter.
 But the audience loved them and called them back for a heavy cover of the Beatles’ “Come Together.”
 They will be back at the Slice, Aug.10.

—by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 07 August 2019 09:28 )  
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