Sometimes, one must sit back and marvel at the variety of music—especially metal—that exists in SLC. SLUG is proud to tap two bands who represent different faces of metal: power-proggers Disforia and Western thrashers Dead Revelator. Come see them and Founders of Ruin at June’s Localized showcase at Urban Lounge on Friday the 13th for a measly $5! The show is 21+ and sponsored by Fat Tire, Spilt Ink and KRCL 90.9 FM.
Of course, it hasn’t been all sunshine and unicorn farts for the group. They lost a bassist for some time and put vocalist John Yelland on double duty as the fill-in. Yelland says he is glad it is over. His vocal style— reminiscent of the soaring pipes of dudes like Geoff Tate and James LaBrie—is not an easy one to pull off, even without an instrument strapped around his chest. “Playing bass and singing at the same time, something suffered, and usually it was the bass,” says Yelland. They fixed that with the addition of new bassist Alex Facholas. They also hired Dayton Anderson, who answered the band’s prayers of a consistent second guitarist, alongside founding member and lead guitarist Chad Anderson.