@AfterBurnmusic @KungFuSaloon The entire FDNY have been hailed as heroes since 9-11, and rightfully so. At least 4 of them are metal heroes as well. AfterBurn is a dynamic metal band comprised of four New York City firefighters - Mike Gallino (drums), John Lopez (bass), Joe Martin (guitars), and Richie Apps (vocals) - who set Austin ablaze with a slew of fiery sets during SXSW 2012.
I was lucky enough to catch them at the outdoor stage at Kung Fu Saloon (where the above photo of Mike and Joe was taken) and at the 13th Annual Texas Rock Fest outdoor stage located at 7th/Neches. AfterBurn play metal in the purest sense. No gimmicks, no weird tunings, nothing dropped, nothing sampled. Metal. Fearless, heartfelt metal.
Supporting AfterBurn is a no-brainer. These cats are bad-asses.
Photo of AfterBurn at the outdoor stage hosted by Kung Fu Saloon in Austin, Texas, on March 14, 2012, by Timothy ‘The Impaler’ Schwader © theimpalerspeaks @impalerspeaks