BAMF Spotlight: Casket of Cassandra
Saturday, May 21, 2011 Leave a comment
Every week, Wrecked will be highlighting 2-3 bands playing the upcoming Bay Area Metal Festival. Check out Casket of Cassandra, the East Bay’s newest emerging metalcore outfit.
Casket of Cassandra is a metalcore band based out of the San Ramon area that really remind me of the old glory days when metalcore was first starting out; when the sound was fresh and I was watching these bands play at The Pound in San Francisco (RIP). Since then, metalcore has become a bit of a bad word, but I think there’s always room for good metalcore bands today. Casket of Cassandra definitely brings me back to those days, and that’s not a bad thing at all. The first thing most listeners will notice is the presence of female frontwoman, Amanda Maddera, and her vocal style, not unlike Light This City’s Laura Nichol — but that’s where the similarities end. Casket has a much more raw and in your face sound, with guitarist and back up vocalist Riley Olacsi providing appropriate doses of melody to give you something to sing along to. The band has also built up some internet-meme worthy notoriety for their metalcore cover of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance”, which you can check out here. I’m really looking forward to seeing this band tear up the stage at the BAMF festival this July.
Click the jump to check out some samples of Casket of Cassandra…
Casket of Cassandra is an innovative new band From the East Bay Metalcore scene with surprises at every turn, playing monstrously brutal breakdowns and blast beats, and sweet soulful melodies. Formed in 2009, This band is notorious for putting on explosive live performances. Fans of heavy and extreme music will not be disappointed.
Check out the official music video for “To Fear One’s Self,” from their EP The Makings of a False Truth:
To get more info on Casket of Cassandra, head over to their official facebook page.
BAMF 2011 will be kicking your face in on July 16. Tickets are $15 pre sale ($20 at the doors) and are sure to sell out quickly, so buy your tickets today!