Medicine Hat punks Western Death make Lethbridge debut


 I only caught the first act at a cool punk show at Inferno, but was pleased to catch the second gig over of Medicine Hat punk/hardcore band Western Death. Penitentz unfortunately had to cancel, I missed local punk band the Scallywags and couldn’t stay around for Brandon’s Moledebater.Western Death playing  Inferno, May 7. Photo by Richard Amery

 But I was impressed by Western Death, who featured former Lethbridgian Jeff Vanden Elzen on bass. They were working in drummer Chad Schiebelebin who also plays in the Browns and Medicine Hat metal band Ohmwar who played Inferno last week.

 Western Death played classic punk style music along the lines of Black Flag and  SNFU, a touch of the Misfits and a smattering of the Smalls plus some hot guitar solos, May 7 at Inferno.

 After being offered a beer by one of the 20 some fans in attendance, frontman Jim Rissling joked “I can’t drink too much otherwise these guys get mad at me.”

 They played a fun entertaining, energetic set.
One of many highlights was the shot and sweet “Mechanical Town.”

— By Richard Amery, L.A.  Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 May 2015 10:46 )