Chris Nolan (Catalyst vocalist) loves underground heavy metal and is such a big fan of the local music scene, he put the two together and is releasing the compilation “Underground Florida Music [METAL] Vol. 1” Feb. 1.
The free downloadable compilation can be had at the file sharing site Mediafire.com.
Additionally, Nolan’s already prepping Vol. 2 and seeks new acts for it immediately.
North Port’s nearly-year-old Lethal Blend (named for front guy “Lethal” Steven Blend) welcomed new bassist, Kevin Wallace, and has begun recording new music.
Previous songs are available on its Reverbnation page and one can experience this progressive metal act, 10 p.m. Feb. 4 at Yvette’s Sport Bar (497-5515) in Venice with 16 Penny and Charlotte County’s Wallow Sound.
• Accomplished singer/songwriter Joe B. (aka Joe Bonfiglio) put out the new single “Living in Limbo,” which can be heard and downloaded at Reverbnation. Kick back and chill with the Palmetto folkster at the Anna Maria Olive Oil Outpost’s (896-3132) “Porch Party” Friday (1/20) at 5 p.m.
• Former Eclipse band member Bruce Wallace celebrates his eight-song CD release 7 p.m. Jan. 29 at Unity Church of Sarasota. “Before and After” is a concept album about Wallace’s recovery from heart disease and alcoholism, which he fully recorded and performed solo. The semi-retired performer brings in numerous friends at the live show to help out instrumentally. Admission is $5, and the disc sells for $15 (it also can be purchased at the church’s bookstore and Fogt’s Music).
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