5 things to know about LA’s Steel Panther before the comedic metal band’s Halloween show

By Gary Graff

The Oakland Press

Steel Panther is not the kind of band to rest on its buttocks, or in quarantine, for too long.

This is, after all, the band that plays “Balls Out” and provides “All You Can Eat”– a minimum of according to its cd titles.

The comedic metal quartet from Los Angeles has actually already done 2 extensively created streaming concerts, with a third on the method for Halloween from the Viper Space on the Sundown Strip. And Also Steel Panther has actually ventured right into the globe to play in the flesh through drive-in concerts. Guitar player Satchel (real name Russell Parrish) tells us it’s excellent to be betting real groups once more– also if the setting is a bit unusual …

– Satchel, 49, claims Steel Panther’s drive-in performances have actually been “wonderful,” although the experience is different than standard place concerts. “It’s a little excessive, if you ask me. They had it established to make sure that individuals can not obtain super close to the stage due to all the policies and also laws. I suggest, you can most likely to the grocery store and also stand six feet apart, right? But they’re essentially placing cars and trucks no more detailed than 80 feet from the front of the stage. A minimum of they’ve obtained PAs, which make it loud, like a performance. It’s still a great deal of enjoyable.”

– A certain obstacle, he includes, is determining the crowd feedback during the concert. “When you’re done playing you need to wait to hear the sound of the claps as well as the horns beeping; Since they’re until now away it takes some time for the noise to take a trip to the phase. When you’re playing in a club or a theater, or a sector, also, the audience is close enough to see that’s enjoying. When they’re that far at (the drive-ins) you need to presume they’re having fun and they wouldn’t be there if they really did not like your band.”

– Besides the online days, Steel Panther has revealed its following streaming show– “The Halloweenie Flight Livescream,” taking location at 2 p.m. on Oct. 31 (tickets via bit.ly/ halloweenieride). “It’s from the Viper Room (in Los Angeles), which is where we really started in the year 2000. It simply took off instantly; The very first week we had 20 people, the next week we had 200 people and also after that we marketed out weekly for many years and also ultimately transferred to larger locations. So this’ll be type of like a go back to our roots.”

– As for 20 years of Steel Panther, Pouch– who also played in Rob Halford’s Battle and bands such as Battle & & Tranquility and Van Halen homage band the Atomic Punks– states that, “I feel extremely fortunate. We have actually all been very privileged to locate a band like Steel Panther, where we really delight in playing with each various other as well as playing this music. The last twenty years have gone by in the blink of an eye; I can keep in mind that initial show we did at the Viper Room like it was yesterday. We have actually found a way to enjoy at every program, so I assume we’re gon na keep rocking till one of us dies on phase. We have no intentions of quiting.”

– Steel Panther’s last album, “Heavy Steel Rules,” came out in 2015, however Satchel says the pandemic has been good for generating more new music. “That’s one point that’s good concerning being compelled to be in your house for 6 months– it makes it extremely simple to be creative. I composed perhaps 10 or 12 tracks in the initial 3 months of being secured up, ’cause there was absolutely nothing else to do. As well as I’m continuing to write tunes as we accompany, so I can not wait to make the following document.”

If you enjoy

When: 2 p.m. Oct. 31

Where: steelpantherrocks.com

Expense: $15 ahead of time; $17 day of program

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