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Onslaught, Mpire of Evil, Evildead and Motorthrone


Hawthorne Theatre (map) Southeast
Tue., March 20, 7 p.m. 2012 All Ages


There are many reasons for metal fans to be very excited about the Scream for Violence tour. First, there's English thrash legends Onslaught, who since 1985 have never once jumped the pond to bring their metal forces to the US. Second, there is Mpire of Evil (a name that feels very gross to type). Mpire formed in 2010 and features Mantas, Antton, and the Demolition Man, who all spent time as members of Venom at one point or another. Unfortunately, the not-so-exciting part of this show is both band's new stuff. Onslaught's recent efforts are pretty basic thrash with little to no frills. It's not the worst, but there's not much to it. Mpire of Evil (ICK!!!) kind of sound like your uncle's thrash band would if they did a reunion show. It's incredibly clunky, and feels like old men desperately trying to rehash past glories. But it'll be worth attending, because you can rest assured that Onslaught will reach into their back catalog, and Mpire will play lots of classic Venom songs, even though for part of the time you may have to grin and bear it. ARIS WALES

Hawthorne Theatre

1507 SE Cesar E. Chavez, Portland, OR 97214

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  • Tue., March 20, 7 p.m. 2012
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