Following a 10-hour southbound trip from Salt Lake City to Mesa, my girlfriend and I basked in the freedom from Utah’s polluted air and spring snow in the warm Arizona sun. We started toward the venue and, just outside the entrance, we stumbled upon Greg Bennick (Trial, vocals) exchanging dialogue with a group of his friends. As we walked downstairs to the Underground, which was the basement of the venue Nile, we were told that it was going to get hot.