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Salome & Ocean @ Public Assembly (Show No Mercy) – pics

words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Justina Villanueva

Ocean
Ocean

February 15th was a challenge… logistically and emotionally: Logistically because I had planned to catch as much of both Show No Mercy’s Ocean/Salome/Riff Cannon/Batillus event AND Zoroaster / Amenra / A Storm Of Light show as possible. Emotionally because obviously, there were some casualties… namely Ocean who I only caught 15 minutes of, and Batillus and Riff Cannon who I completely missed. Frown. The single positive out of missing this trio of bands is that Batillus are good ‘ol local boys, so the chances to catch them again in NYC are much greater in the near future. If you have a chance to catch them (and I have before) you should.

Now on to more positives…. I was able to catch most of the Europa show (more on that later) and almost all Salome, who were just devastating! The thundering duo of R. Moore (guitars) and Deal (drums) punctuated an already frightening performance by lead howler Kat. Hell hath no fury like Kat’s shredded voicebox…. how a sound that unholy comes out of a person that small, I will never know. Make sure to look for them when they make it up to NYC next, and if you are going to be in ATL for the OMG Fest (read: Scion Rock Fest), make sure and catch them…. they’ll be on early.

More pictures below…

Batillus…

Ballitus

Ballitus

Ballitus

Ballitus

Ballitus

Ballitus

Riff Cannon…

Riff Cannon

Riff Cannon

Riff Cannon

Riff Cannon

Riff Cannon

Riff Cannon

Riff Cannon

Salome…

Salome

Salome

Salome

Salome

Salome

Salome

Salome

Ocean…

Ocean

Ocean

Ocean

Ocean

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