On September 12, at 9 p.m. sharp, Urban Lounge will host a night of metal might where hot-rockin’ thrashers Deathblow and symphonic steel forgers Sonic Prophecy will be inducted into the SLUG Localized hall of fame, and Mister Richter will open. The show is made possible by sponsors Fat Tire, Spilt Ink SLC and KRCL 90.9FM, and by readers not unlike yourself.
Holger, the band’s frontman, vocalist and guitarist, explains that Deathblow formed in Logan, Utah, playing covers of bands such as Death and Megadeth, “and other bands with ‘death’ in their name,” says Udem (guitar), who bears an uncanny resemblance to Steve Perry circa 1985. After a short while as a cover band, they relocated to Salt Lake City and began penning their own songs. Since that time, the band has had numerous lineup changes and instrument reassignments, but the current form of Deathblow is tighter and more technical than ever.